Winning LGBT Short Screenplay – CRYSTAL by Jessica Perla

LGBTQ+ Toronto Film Festival

 Genre: LGBT, Drama, Romance

After a conversation with an ex at a dog park, Crystal has doubts about her current relationship.


Narrator: Julian Ford
Crystal: Penelope Corrin
Paul: Steve Rizzo
Devlin: Rachel Salsberg

Get to know the winning writer:

What is your screenplay about?

It’s about a broken up couple meeting each other to 1) exchange a dog they share custody of and 2) discuss when he should stop by and pick up the stuff that he left behind.

Crystal brings to the meeting her current girlfriend for support and Paul mocks the relationship with his one-sided view of a romantic relationship. His mockery gets in Crystal’s head that later when playing video games with Devlin, she attempts to initiate sex. Delvin stops her from taking it too far.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Drama, romance

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?


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