Scriptwriter of the Month: Nadya Todorova

Nadya Todorova is Bulgarian scriptwriter who got selected for interfilm Berlin’s Script Pitch this year. She graduated Scriptwriting from prestigious FAMU (Prague) and she is living between Sofia and Berlin. Apart from scripts, she also writes poetry.

To find out more about Nadya check out her MTSW profile.

If you are interested in what we’re doing with interfilm Berlin, check out their web page.

And enjoy our short conversation with Nadya!

  • What makes the 5 films on your Top 5 list so special?

Haha, well, that’s a hard question, since they’re all very different. They just spoke to me, each of them in their own way.

  • Why did you decide to go into film?

It was so long ago that I’m not really sure anymore. I’ve always liked telling stories and I like it when people listen to me. I guess it’s a form of narcissism – if someone watches your movie, they are sure to give you their full attention.

  • Commercial films or art house?

Both. Depending on the mood. But we definitely need both.

  • How and when did you begin writing?

Oh, a million years ago. I wrote a lot when I was a kid, then stopped for a while. Wrote as a teenager, but I was trying to be artsy and wrote stuff way out of my style. Then I found writing again while I was working at a call centre that was sucking the life out of me – so I needed to save my soul, more or less.

  • Where do you like to write the most?

At home.

  • What kind of music do you listen while writing?

If I have to listen to music, then it would be something with no lyrics and preferably super ambient. I’m very easily distracted, so I like writing in complete silence, phone off, with no one bothering me.

  • Where do ideas come from?

I wish I knew.

  • If you could go anywhere in space and time, where would that be?

I’d go visit Van Gogh and I would be his friend.