Screenwriter Spotlight: Winner Questionnaire (Jordan Bonn)

Screenwriter Spotlight: Wineer Questionnaire (Jordan Bonn)

(Jordan Bonn)

By Jen B.

Question 1. Whats your name and where are you from?

Jordan Bonn

Jordan Bonn

Question 2. Whats the title of your screenplay?

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Question 3. Whats the logline and how did you come up with the
concept for your screenplay?

“A girl once thought missing crash lands in the midwest, and an alien armada not far behind.” I had researched the psychological impact of alien abductions and discovered that regardless of what those people saw, they all came out of it different than before. I wanted to push that onto my protagonist, and it fed into my strengths.

Question 4. Tell us about your history as a screenwriter. Where did your journey begin?

This was technically my first screenplay, the first one I actually finished and revised like any other screenplay. That was 2017-2018. Since then I’ve written more, and I’m proud of the work I’ve done.

Question 5. What motivates you to be a screenwriter or filmmaker?

I just love
writing scripts and stories, its something I’ve always wanted to do and tried
to do when I was younger. I love a good story, and I wanted to tell one.

Question 6. What is the biggest challenge you have encountered as a screenwriter and filmmaker?

I’m my own worst
critic, and like many didn’t accept criticism at first. Luckily I learned that
listening to other people’s opinions on my work can make my work better,
regardless of the feedback.

Whats the most important thing you want audiences
to take away when watching your films or reading your screenplays.

That the world
we live in is strange, wonderful, horrible, and filled with all kinds of people
that fit those descriptions.

Question 7. Ideally, where do you see yourself in 5 years?

A Writer’s Room
for either a network show, or more likely streaming.

Whats your favorite film of all time? If you cant single out a film, give us your top 3.

Evil Dead 2,
Perfect Blue, Stepbrothers

Question 8. Whats your earliest favorite childhood movie?

Muppets Take
Manhattan

Question 9. What’s your name and where are you from?

Jordan Bonn

Question 10. What’s the title of your screenplay?

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Question 11. What’s the logline and how did you come up with the concept for your screenplay?

“A girl once thought missing crash lands in the midwest, and an alien armada not far behind.” I had researched the psychological impact of alien abductions and discovered that regardless of what those people saw, they all came out of it different than before. I wanted to push that onto my protagonist, and it fed into my strengths.

Tell us about your history as a screenwriter. Where did your journey begin?

This was technically my first screenplay, the first one I actually finished and revised like any other screenplay. That was 2017-2018. Since then I’ve written more, and I’m proud of the work I’ve done.

Question 12. What motivates you to be a screenwriter or filmmaker?

I just love writing scripts and stories, its something I’ve always wanted to do and tried to do when I was younger. I love a good story, and I wanted to tell one.

Question 13. What is the biggest challenge you have encountered as a screenwriter and filmmaker?

I’m my own worst critic, and like many didn’t accept criticism at first. Luckily I learned that listening to other people’s opinions on my work can make my work better, regardless of the feedback.

What’s the most important thing you want audiences to take away when watching your films or reading your screenplays.

That the world we live in is strange, wonderful, horrible, and filled with all kinds of people that fit those descriptions.

Question 14. Ideally, where do you see yourself in 5 years?

A Writer’s Room for either a network show, or more likely streaming.

What’s your favorite film of all time? If you can’t single out a film, give us your top 3.

Evil Dead 2, Perfect Blue, Stepbrothers

Question 15. What’s your earliest favorite childhood movie?

Muppets Take Manhattan

Question 16. Who’s your favorite cinema hero?

I don’t have heroes in cinema, but a screenwriter I enjoy I’d say is Charlie Kaufman.

Question 17. Who’s your personal hero?

I say this instead of having heroes, because I personally don’t have an idol like that: “You don’t need heroes. Work on being a better you.”

I don’t have
heroes in cinema, but a screenwriter I enjoy I’d say is Charlie Kaufman.

Question 18. Whos your personal hero?

I say this
instead of having heroes, because I personally don’t have an idol like that:
“You don’t need heroes. Work on being a better you.” 

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