An Introduction To The Goodbye Place

Julia Balzano Featured, The Good Bye Place

Hello and thank you for checking out our website. My name is Julia Balzano and I’m an intern at Shooters Productions, as well as the author of The Goodbye Place . But what IS The Goodbye Place? I’m here to tell you all about it.

The Goodbye Place was born as the result of a contest held by Shooters. It was called Script To Film and the winner would get to have his or her script shot, edited, and produced into a film. I’ve always been interesting in writing and moviemaking, so I decided to take a shot and write a script. Even better, the category was one of my favorite genres: horror. Several weeks and terrible scripts later, I settled on a concept. Death is abundant in the horror genre, being one of mankind’s most universal fears. The challenge was presenting death in an interesting way, one that was shrouded in mystery instead of dripping at the end of a bloody machete. So came The Goodbye Place, a script that asks questions about how we deal with loss – and the lengths that we will go to prevent it.

I found out that I was the winner of the Script To Film Contest on the way to driver’s ed and needless to say that turned out to be a pretty great evening. This was something I had always fantasized about but never dreamed possible. And that’s where Shooters came in. Having already worked with them on my band’s music video, I knew how insanely talented these guys were. I trusted them completely with my script and in turn they came to me with ideas and let my voice my opinions about the specifics of the shoot. Even better, after accompanying them on the first couple of shoots for the film, I was able to become their intern. For that, I am so incredibly grateful. Being a part of this film has been an experience I will carry for the rest of my life and we’ve only just begun. Perhaps the highest compliment I can give is that Shooters is more than just a production studio. They are artists, true filmmakers who take the time to go over the story again and again just to make sure every detail is executed to the best of their ability. I am so proud to be their intern and their friend, and I can’t wait for everyone to see the result of our work. The Goodbye Place will astonish you with what Shooters Productions is capable of. Keep checking back for updates on our progress and thank you so much for reading.

– Julia

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