A Fun Comedy Feature Screenplay By Kristy Leigh Lussier & Lee Vander Boegh
"The Wreckers" screenplay by Kristy Leigh Lussier & Lee Vander Boegh is a Portland Comedy Film Festival 2018 Official Selection. Synopsis "Professional “wreckers” Ellen and Trevor travel the country ruining weddings for a living -- and have a reputation for being the best in the business. No job is too big, no vows are too sacred. When a new client, Brad, offers them the paycheck of a lifetime, the duo face their greatest challenge yet: Throwing a fake wedding. Brad, a closet gay man, can’t receive his inheritance until he marries a wife, and his only hope is that Ellen and Trevor can pull off the most elaborate, convincing fake ceremony ever. But between drunk chauffeurs, handsy in-laws and Brad's crazy & overly religious family, Ellen and Trevor begin to unravel, which leads them to recognize there’s something real between the two of them. When they finally reveal the true feelings they have always had for each other, one last surprise guest arrives and puts the whole plan, and their relationship, on the path of destruction."
"The Wreckers" Inspiration
Weddings: Two people celebrating “the most important day of their lives” by stressing over the tiniest details and lashing out at the slightest hint of imperfection. What an unbearable waste of a perfectly good Saturday. My writing partner and I have been to countless weddings, but the only ones we remember are those that went tragically wrong. Which lead to an idea: Let's start a business making weddings truly memorable by turning them into disasters. “Nobody's going to remember the stitching in your veil, but they WILL remember the crazy guest who puked on the cake,” we'd proclaim at Wedding Expos. “If you really want an event to remember, pay us to trash it. ”Oddly, the idea didn't sit well with brides-to-be. But made for a great opening act. So, why not write it?
Writer's Biography: Kristy Leigh Lussier & Lee Vander Boegh
risty Leigh Lussier: Award winning screenwriter and actress, Lussier has contributed to and produced over 20 short and feature independent films, as well as worked on and off camera for major studio features. Recently a 2017 Finalist in the Women in Cinema International Screenplay Contest and 2018 Semi-Finalist for The Athena List, she also won the Best of Category and Finalist Title for Best Sports Script (An Unbalanced Line) in the Las Vegas International Screenplay Competition and The Best of Screenwriting Award 2017 for the Twin Falls Film Festival. Previously a Quarter-finalist Top 250 in Project Greenlight, Top 20% in Nicholl Fellowship and Top 20% Final Draft Big Break Contests. The Wreckers is the fifth full length feature screenplay penned by Lussier, with two previous scripts having been optioned for production. Lee Vander Boegh: Emmy Award winning producer/editor, Vander Boegh has been involved in film and television for over 10 years, and has contributed to many award-winning film projects in the Boise area. His short film, Dead Bed, is currently circulating festivals around the world, including NYC Fright Fest, Umbertidead Horror Film Festival in Italy, Sin City Horror Festival, North Portland Underground Film Festival and the Dam Short Film Festival in Nevada, US. Dead Bed won Best Special Effects at the 2017 Hollywood Dead Film Festival and Best Idaho Film of 2017 at the Twin Falls Film Festival.