The Greatest of These
It’s incredible what sheet music can do. With dots, lines, and lyrics on a handful of pages, one might communicate emotion, tell a story, and convey setting and character relationships. In just a few pages, the words and harmony can inspire. In this sense, the screenplay for The Greatest of These is like sheet music to a beautiful song that hasn’t been performed yet.
The aspects are here for the artists: the calm backdrops to ground the emotion, the story of Sophie and her grandmother as they’re each processing loss, the topic and performance of music, the communication of the faith of the characters.
Different artists may interpret sheet music differently, and different artists may interpret a screenplay differently. It will be interesting to see and hear how the screenplay for The Greatest of These is adapted. From this screenplay, there is room for the artists to intentionally interpret and produce a lovely story of love amidst loss.
What will the short film from this screenplay be like? That’s somewhat like asking what a song will sound like by looking at the sheet music. We may watch the short film when it’s produced. But from this screenplay, it seems that The Greatest of These is moving forward on a sweet note.
Though there is some sadness and loss, there’s also hopefulness. The screenplay for The Greatest of These is Dove-Approved for All Ages.
The Dove Take:
This screenplay for a short film has emotion in its story of music and love.