Geoffrey Fletcher’s interest in film began as a child, working with a video camera, a cast of toys and his own imagination. He continued as a passionate amateur for many years, throughout college and after graduating as he worked as a university professor. Throughout, he continued to write and direct his own short films.
"It was a very long journey from when I got my first movie camera to going to film school, and then a huge gap between film school and Precious. I took a lot of jobs that had nothing to do with film, but I never stopped studying, writing, and imagining."
In 2006, after watching one of Geoffrey’s short films, Lee Daniels asked Geoffrey to write a screenplay based on the book, Push by Sapphire. It went on to become Precious – an international success that has earned armfuls of awards, including Best Adapted Screenplay at the 82nd Academy Awards.
"It's a beautiful thing to want to create. Everyone can tell a story, sometimes we just need that window of opportunity. Enjoy The Script. The rest is up to you".
Read Fletcher's script for the Bombay Sapphire Imagination Series and submit your take on it before August 1st here