The ISA Reviews: BROOKLYN w / Development Program Alum, Jessica Jolly (ISA Sponsored)

Posted: Dec 15, 2015 Hosted By: Jeff York Guest: Jessica Jolly

In another installment of the ISA's Page 2 Screen podcast series, Jeff York brings on one of development program stars, Jessica Jolly. Jessica is an American writer living in London and thankfully her adventure overseas was not nearly as challenging as Ellie's was in the film, Brooklyn! Jolly came on early with the ISA's Development Program when her TV pilot, "First Position" was optioned by Eclectic Pictures.


Brooklyn is a timely film since it delves into the personal adventure of an immigrant trying to create a new life in a new country. Specifically, the story revolves around an Irish immigrant in 1950s New York who falls for a tough Italian plumber, but faces temptation from another man when she returns to her homeland for a visit. So, obviously there is a romantic quality to the story, but there is inevitably a sense of self-discovery here - something we can all relate to.


Jessica and Jeff break down the story, offer their opinions on the film as a whole, and offer up an extremely entertaining review of romantic drama. Listen in. Offer your own opinions by Tweeting at us. You can find the ISA on Twitter @NetworkISA, Jeff York @JeffYorkWriter or Jessica Jolly at @ItsJessicaJolly. Share your thoughts and join in on what is proving to be a very popular new podcast series from The International Screenwriters' Association. Thanks and enjoy the show.