Martha Bradford Papadopoulos
screenwriter in Boston, MA
Working at Script Works Boston, I’ve recently completed a script, “A Thousand Things This Summer.”
It’s the summer of 1965 and the most iconic rock n’ roll concert is about to happen. Francie, 13, is precocious but shy. Although she’s the poorest girl in her exclusive girls’ school, an outcast, Francie follows her own lead and hatches an improbable plan to meet the Beatles, her source of happiness, no matter what.
Francie’s unlikely alliance with a fellow classmate who is the richest girl in her school sets her farfetched plan into motion.
In the summer of 1965, Beatlemania reigned. The thought of seeing the Beatles in New York at Shea Stadium ignited the dreams of thousands of Beatlemaniacs.
“A Thousand Things This Summer” captures the magic and excitement of the early days of Beatlemania through the eyes of Francie and Elaine. Their goal to meet the Beatles that summer forges a friendship and memories that will influence and stay with them forever.
A University of California graduate, I’ve worked in finance, real estate, a start-up, and social work. Throughout my work stages, I tended to my first loves of film and writing, combined the two to become a screenwriter, studying at UCLA, Emerson (East,) and Screenwriting U.
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