An aspiring Calgary screenwriter will receive an inspirational Christmas present this year: an opportunity to hear her words read by a group of British actors.
The screenplay by Kate Watson-Cougle For you I found was selected by the British Urban Film Festival in London as the Official Selection. The festival does a live 20-page reading of the script on December 9 and gives Watson-Cougle an award on December 10.
For you I found tells the story of a woman, injured by the death of her alcoholic father, who leaves her home in Iowa, goes to New York and tries to get her life back.
Kate Watson-Cougle, Calgary screenwriter for For You I Found
Watson-Cougle grew up in Calgary (McKenzie Lake) and attended Lord Beaverbrook High School, before studying film and television acting at the Vancouver Film School and earning a degree in communications.
In Vancouver, he wrote a short film created in 2018.
And long before that, in the fourth grade, he wrote a school essay on David Suzuki that won an award.
The mother of a two and a half year old son, whose favorite author is Jack Kerouac, has been married for three and a half years. He said he started writing For you I found a few months before the pandemic struck in March 2013, although the idea to do so had popped into her head long before.
“I know this issue plays out in the lives of some or (more) people in one form or another,” he told CTV News in an email. “Seeing who we are, why we do what we do, where we learned what we learned, is not easy, but I think it is necessary to live the life you feel in your heart that you really want.”
“I am passionate about spirituality and self-knowledge because it has helped me a lot.”
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