Check out Elizabeth Searle’s ON MY MIND piece on VIDA/HerKind
Caitlin McCarthy received her Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Emerson College. An award-winning screenwriter at international film festivals and labs, Caitlin has two feature films in development: WONDER DRUG with producer/star Alysia Reiner and Oscar-nominated director Joan Stein Schimke; and RESISTANCE with director Si Wall. Caitlin is also partnering on writing/creating the TV series PASS/FAIL with Jim Forbes, a multiple Emmy, ALMA, AP and Golden Mic award-winning writer, producer, correspondent and narrator; and developing the TV series FREE SKATE with creative producer and choreographer Michael Masionis. In addition to screenwriting, Caitlin serves as an English teacher at an inner-city public high school.
We are happy to reprint Caitlin McCarthy’s post on the film THE WAY.
And check out Caitlin and Elizabeth Searle ‘tracked down’ by the TrackGals in the Boston Herald…
THE WAY is the way to go! By Caitlin McCarthy
This week, I was one of the lucky winners on Facebook who scored a VIP ticket to the Boston advance screening of Emilio Estevez’s new film THE WAY, starring his father Martin Sheen. (“Like” THE WAY on Facebook if you want to hear breaking news about their screenings, meet-and-greets, activities, etc.) THE WAY is about an American father who travels to France to recover the body of his estranged son who died while traveling “El camino de Santiago” from France to Santiago de Compostela. Written and directed by Emilio Estevez, THE WAY is a powerful and inspirational story about family, friends, and the challenges we face while navigating this ever-changing and complicated world. It was filmed entirely in Spain and France along the actual Camino de Santiago.
Before I continue, I have a confession to make: As a screenwriter, it’s very hard for me to suspend disbelief during a film. I find myself noting the inciting incident, plot points, objective correlative – you name it. But that didn’t happen during THE WAY. Much to my surprise, I found myself crying within the first 15 minutes of the film. Martin’s performance was *that* moving, and Emilio’s script was *that* tight. Now I know what you’re thinking: Why would I want to see a film that makes me cry? Is this some kind of religious film? I’m not into that. (more…)