Thursday, August 27, 2009

Read All About It

It took me some time to get used to the idea, but I am putting the screenplay for A Sad State of Affairs online for anybody who is curious to be able to read it. It's being hosted at

I have only been hesitant because I don't know if people will read it the same way I hope to present it on film.  But, I suppose if it fails to entertain, then it is my own fault!  Besides, I've seen a lot of unproduced feature film screenplays posted online, so why not? 

A Sad State of Affairs is the story of a guy who tries collect money while standing in the middle of deserted rural intersections.  Incidentally he has enough money to stay at a  small roadside motel, where he becomes smitten with Sandra, a nice young lady who's room is next door to his.  He tries to win her over by letting all the air out of her tires, but Sandra is a complex woman, and it will take a little more effort than that.

By the way, it is a musical (sort of), so you will see a few song lyrics in here, but I don't have any actual recordings finished yet.

So, here you go: 
Download or read the screenplay

(I hope you enjoy it.)

Monday, July 20, 2009

Hi There

So, we're just getting the site off the ground. I'm pretty much a one-man operation for now writing the script and trying to recruit the acting talent for Squire's first feature, A Sad State of Affairs. It will be a quirky comedy romance that covers five days in the life of a small-time political rookie who meets a fellow who hopes to single-handedly revive the vaudeville theater industry, despite his complete lack of business or theater experience.

We'll be shooting primarily in Morris, Illinois in August and September. I'll be editing it throughout the fall, and will be submitting it to film festivals in the Winter and Spring.

If you're interested in being part of the crew, or have an acting interest, let me know. This is a painfully-low budget picture, but it should be a lot of fun to make and, hopefully, to watch.

M.A. Lanoue

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