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“The Paradigm Shift” written by Judson Vaughan

The Paradigm Shift Screenwriter Judson Vaughan Austin Comedy Short Film Festival Fall 2017

The Paradigm Shift

The comedy short screenplay, The Paradigm Shift, is an official selection of the Austin Comedy Short Film Festival Fall 2017.

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  • Category: Short Screenplay
  • Screenwriter: Judson Vaughan
  • Tagline: “A man finds himself in trouble when his new purchase - a 20 sided dice - from the Deep Dark Web, present's more a change of lifestyle than just a simple game of dice!"

Judson Vaughan Biography

Recent winner of the Royal Reel Award at the Canada International Film Festival 2016 and winner at the 34th Long Island Film Festival 2016 - Richard Vetere Screenplay competition, for his first feature screenplay 'Trigger'. He's currently In the process of writing his first horror feature screenplay and has begun writing a pilot for television coming soon too, genre: Sc-fi/Drama. Writer and director of the multi-award winning short fantasy horror Soul Breaker and script writer and director of the forthcoming thriller BURN - a fantastically twisted psychological horror, currently in full post.

The Paradigm Shift: The Story Behind The Story

  1. What inspired you to write this screenplay and how did you come up with the title?
    “I had this moment to myself one day, whilst drinking coffee! I've always been captivated by the idea of other worlds, what it means, how it happens, why it happens, even our own, could there be another realm - parallel to ours, multi-verse even? The title came about halfway through me writing the piece, to be honest.”
  2. What was your inspiration for some of the characters in your screenplay? “People I'm friends with, random people I've met and even family.”
  3. In your mind, where do you see this story taking place and why? “It had to be realistic, kind of a kitchen-sink drama/comedy almost, I wrote it around my kitchen and local bar/pub - the story literally seeped out of the very fabric of my home.”
  4. Do you have plans to fund the production of this film independently? If so, where are you at, in the process? “Yes I'd very much like to. My last short thriller/horror is doing well on the film festival circuit. We just won the 17th Shriekfest!”
  5. Has creating this screenplay helped your writing career in any way? “Yes, why not? In terms of sheer experience in finishing another screenplay. Practice, another piece written. That it's being selected; liked by film festivals. It's a real honour, humbling in fact, to think that people/judges are actually taking the time to read my work. I mean, there's a genuine audience that's engaging with it. That's inspiring.”
  6. What were some of the creative challenges that you encountered while writing this screenplay? “Because of it's concept, even though the very science of it is fiction, I had to make sure it was feasible, relatable, technically watertight (the theory of what it reveals) so you can kinda still go with it.”
  7. How do you promote your screenplay on social media or other online websites. “Sometimes on Twitter. I should do it more, maybe even start a facebook page, insta maybe? Hmm you've got me thinking now! Certainly on my website.”
  8. Can you list any awards, nominations or official selections for this film? “Official selection and finalist in two categories at Oaxaca Film Festival, Official Selection at Nola Horror Film Festival and of course Austin Comedy Film Festival! Wooop!!”

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