EUREKA - Junior Sophie Halpin has been writing since well, before she could write. As a small child, she would dictate stories for her parents to type up for her.
She has also had a long love of writing poetry and short stories, as well as a bit of playwriting experience. In the fourth grade, Halpin wrote a play about the solar system and following year, she wrote one about the Boston Tea Party. This past fall, her English teacher, Jessica Bushong, encouraged her to try her hand at playwriting again and write a 10-minute play for a contest. Halpin agreed and while she has yet to hear back, her play is going places. She has turned Perfect Places into a short film.
“I’ve always loved making movies or videos with my friends,” Halpin said.
The piece is a dark comedy and centers around the robbery of a gas station and the unexpected friendships that come from it. Classmates Amanda Albertson, Josh Irvin, Macy Littell and Gabby Rogers all have parts in the film.
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