John Meadows always wanted to make movies. After high school, where he focused on theatre, and a four-year film program at Ryerson, he realized that writing was the tool he would use to break into the world of filmmaking. And it worked.John’s big break came after he sent out 300 cold query letters to agents in Los Angeles and got three back. That’s right, three. Two were of the “not interested” variety and the third was a generic, photocopied letter saying he could send his scripts down. So, while it wasn’t exactly the warm and fuzzy response that a writer dreams about, it was an opportunity nonetheless and John capitalized by sending down his best work possible.
“I made sure,” he says, “that I had a very evocative opening that grabbed you by page 4, a strong twist at page 20, a strong midpoint, and then another twist at the end. Basically, I just made it as tight a script as I could and it sort-of rose above the slush pile.”