By Amanda Castillo
Bordering the line between patient and friend, Dr. Olivia Bowen and Crystal Chavez discuss an incident that has affected one of Crystal’s relationships. The two work through ‘the incident,’ showing Dr. Bowen’s intentions are not what they seem.
This process first started when I talked with my mentor Kate, brainstorming a couple of ideas before finally writing a script that I felt I could best put to use and film. For this film, I worked with some of my good friends at Emerson College where I’m studying film. We spent a couple of months doing casting calls and hosting auditions as well as finding a viable crew to help make this film come to life. In the end, we had a pretty small set, but we made do with what we had and I couldn’t be happier. With this film, I really just wanted to explore the nuances of different relationships with people and how lines can become blurred when different jobs are involved. Overall, I had a blast making this, and I can’t wait to do it again sometime in the future!
Amanda Castillo is a class of 2020 Girls Write Now alum and a Publishing 360 Mentee from the Bronx, NY. In their sophomore year of high school, they joined GWN where they got to write and hone their craft. It was there she met her mentor, Miden Wood who was a screenwriter for Nickelodeon. She made Castillo fall in love with screenwriting and visual storytelling. Now, Castillo is a Junior studying Media Arts Production at Emerson College, looking to continue writing and telling stories with characters that represent the world around her. Her GWN mentor currently is Kate Mulley.