Michael Kospiah is a dedicated screenwriter who has dreamed of being a writer since he was twelve. His screenplay, The Suicide Theory was picked up and turned into a film after quite a while in circulation and he is here today to talk about the script, the process and the film which is released on June the 10th.
Michael has been putting his work out there on the internet, getting harsh criticism, dealing with trolls, and cruel internet morons, but he worked through it and has written and sold his concepts to an Australian production company called Seven8 Media.
This is just a story of amazing perseverance and self-examination. Michael has been working, writing, and developing his skills for years and is now working with an awesome production company to get his films and stories out there into the world. If I wanted to sum up this entire interview in one word, it would be “Perseverance” because you can never be stopped, unless you believe all of those people who want to keep you down.
Steven Ray was never quite normal. But when the love of his life Annie is killed in a hit-and-run incident at a city cross walk, his violent and bizarre behavior becomes uncontrollable. One night, as Steven plots his next murder, a body drops from the sky and lands on his cab. Enter Percival, who’s unsuccessful attempt at jumping off a building not only interferes with Steven’s plans, but the chance encounter also introduces the two into each others sad and lonely lives.
Percival believes he’s cursed after miraculously surviving each suicide attempt and concludes fate brought he and Steven together. So he hires Steven to assist him in suicide. Steven does not believe in fate and thinks Percival is desperate and delusional. But he accepts the offer. Easy money. After Percival continues to miraculously survive each attempt on his life, Steven starts to believe. He tries to help Percival figure out ways to break the curse. And in the process, they form an unlikely friendship through the common bond of tragedy