Oscar-nominated screenwriter Lucy Alibar is back with an adorable space-themed comedy called Troop Zero. You might remember her 2012 indie film Beasts of the Southern Wild, a southern fairy tale set in a Louisana bayou that was nominated for four Oscars including Best Screenplay, Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actress.
Troop Zero is also set in the south. This time it’s rural Georgia in 1977 and focuses on Christmas Flint, a quirky youngster who’s eager to join a Girl Scout troop so she can be recorded on the Golden Record scheduled to be sent into space with Voyager 1.
In this episode, Lucy talks about her own childhood, feeling like a misfit, her love for space, and adapting her plays for the screen.
Troop Zero is currently streaming on Amazon.
Listen to the podcast below.
Shanee Edwards graduated from UCLA Film School with an MFA in Screenwriting and is currently the film critic for SheKnows.com. She recently won the Next MacGyver television writing competition to create a TV show about a female engineer. Her pilot, Ada and the Machine, is currently in development with America Ferrera’s Take Fountain Productions. You can follow her on Twitter: @ShaneeEdwards