In 2017 David Roussève completed the feature length screenplay Twit, based on his evening-length dance/theater work Stardust. Twit was a finalist for “Best Music-Inspired feature” and a semi-finalist for “Best Dramatic Feature” in the 2017 Nashville Film Festival’s screenplay competition. In the same year Twit was also named a semi-finalist finalist for the Los Angeles Outfest Screenwriter’s Lab.
A coming of age story for the twitter generation, Twit follows a lonely 12-year-old gay African American, nicknamed Twit for his obsession with twitter, as he retreats into his imagination to save his soul from a relentless cesspool of bullying. Expressing himself through a series of tweets he is sending–but that no one is following–and guided the fantastical BFFs in his mind (including characters escaped from black and white films, a seven foot white rabbit, and the compassionate dancers that spring from his mind) Twit’s journey leads from violence to an unexpected spiritual redemption.
Roussève is currently seeking backers and producers for the feature film Twit. He hopes to begin production in the near future. Check back often for updates!