New Screenplay: "The Incredible Life of Joey Coletta"
A semifinalist in the 2020 Fresh Voices Screenplay competition, The Incredible Life of Joey Coletta
is a delightful tale for all ages, innovatively written in the form of a screenplay.
Los Angeles, 1957: A young boy is plucked from obscurity to become the star of a new family situation comedy. But can his real-life family survive? And can a nine-year-old survive in the fast-paced world of Hollywood?The Incredible Life of Joey Coletta
is a funny, heartwarming tribute to the beloved domestic sitcoms of the 1950s and '60s. A story about family, faith and creativity, it explores growing up in mid-century America and what it was like to be a child star during the golden age of television.
Amazon review:"A warm, engaging piece and also extremely funny. It takes place in 1957 and makes obvious allusions to the family comedies of the 1950s such as "Father Knows Best" and, above all, "Leave it to Beaver" and is presented in an emotionally touching manner. Cleverly constructed with a number of laugh-out-loud lines."https://www.amazon.com/Incredible-Life- ... 1983126632
About the author:
Michael De Sapio is a writer and musician from Alexandria, Virginia. His essays on aesthetic and religious topics have appeared in Fanfare
, and The Twilight Zone Museum