No, that's not my script Carole Lombard's reading... but with luck, in the not-too-distant future, some actress will. That's because my romantic comedy screenplay "Stand Tall!" has reached finalist status at the Los Angeles CineFest.
What does this mean? According to the director of the event, if someone in the industry asks about the work, "we'll let them know how to contact you directly." Hey, it's a start.
"Stand Tall!" is a charming little story about a casino waitress who needs to "get bigger" (in the bust, that is) so she can moonlight as an exotic dancer to help pay her young nephew's medical expenses. A scientist friend and customer of hers suggests an experimental operation to enlarge her breasts, and she indeed gets bigger -- in an unintended way. The very moment the procedure occurs, a minor earthquake throws the device off kilter, and she's instead tripled in size to 16 feet, 3 3/8 inches tall.
He unsuccessfully tries to undo her growth as she stays in his lab (a converted trucking warehouse), and they also find they're falling in love. The casino's billionaire owner tracks her down, promises to pay the nephew's hospital bills, then signs her to a million-dollar contract to sing and dance at his showroom. She becomes the top attraction in Vegas, a beautiful giant beloved by young and old... but when the scientist is kidnapped by a mobster, will she have to sacrifice the size she's come to like to save the man she's come to love?
You can read the latest version of the script -- it's 105 pages, but a smooth read, I promise -- by visiting https://filmfreeway.com/projects/476988. If you know any producers, please bring them over.