Welcome to the final post of WIP Week, which involves a screenplay that was not written under the NaNoWriMo umbrella; in fact, this work was finished on October 31, 2010, mere hours before I started writing World On A Plate. It’s a bit of a mess… but what a fine mess it is, now that it’s being polished from rough draft form. Ladies and gentlemen, we give you the life and loves of Daly City’s own Julie Bonifacio.
What else is going on? I no longer have a problem with writing about a place that I’ve never been to before; Daly City is, basically, my stand-in for Manila. I also have no problems with my original pegs for the story, since I can still see this working with older versions of both Anna Maria Perez de Tagle as Julie and Rafe Spall – with a workable American accent – as Neil.
(Note: Flip City is not to be confused with Domesticity: The Movie, with Anna PdT playing Meimei and either Jensen Ackles or Chris Evans as Potatoface McHotness. I’m keeping those names on the script, BTW. And Peter Sarsgaard can always play himself.)