Robyn is a young florist who turned her home into her business. Unfortunately, her business is failing, leaving her to overwork herself and do the job alone. When she enters her greenhouse connected to her home, she is suddenly transported to a tropical, magical island that's crawling with giant creatures. Through the help of an adventurous fly and a hard-working beast, Robyn finds her way back home while also learning about work-life balance.
This screenplay features songs from Cosmo Sheldrake throughout the piece. Although official copyright has not been set up yet, I have talked with the musician's agent, who has given me permission to write this for my school project.
Project Type:Student, Screenplay
Genres:Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Road Trip
Number of Pages:104
Country of Origin:United States
Student Project:Yes - Millersville University
Lauren Statuti is a recent graduate of Millersville University, earning her Bachelors degree in Media Arts Production and minor in Creative Writing in early May of 2023. Though she focuses more on short stories and poems, her feature-length screenplay from her college career is a height in her writing career.
This screenplay is a love letter to not only my younger self, but also to the musical works of Cosmo Sheldrake, who's songs are featured throughout the script. This was my first time writing a screenplay this lengthy, and having the guidance of my wonderful professor really encouraged me to keep pushing forward.
During the time of writing this, I had just recently been released from the behavioral hospital due to bipolar disorder, and was put on heavy medication that made it incredibly difficult to even think, let alone write! I've had this story in the back of my mind for a long time, so I finally said to myself, "all right, let's make the dream come true."
This screenplay is reminiscent of that spirit and tone. There's the overarching theme of "there's no such thing as wasting time," which is also present in most of Cosmo's songs that were used. I wanted to write something fun and whimsical, with a hint of lore and history to the Isle that older audiences could latch onto. I also tried to incorporate a message that everyone can relate to, which is the idea of work and play being a tag team versus one coming before the other. Thus the dialogue is very playful and energetic, while also being down-to-Earth when needed be.