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‘Over The Moon’: Read The Screenplay For The Empowerment Tale That Became The Late Audrey Wells’ Love Letter To Her Daughter

‘Over The Moon’: Read The Screenplay For The Empowerment Tale That Became The Late Audrey Wells’ Love Letter To Her Daughter

Exclusive: The late Audrey Wells was a prolific screenwriter and director whose work focused on strong female characters, from 2003’s Under the Tuscan Sun and 1999’s Guinevere through to 2018’s The Hate U Give. That trend continued with Over the Moon, Netflix’s animated musical about based on a Chinese myth about a determined 14-year-old girl named Fei Fei who, coping with the loss of her mother, builds a rocket ship and blasts off, hoping to meet a mythical moon goddess.

Wells was brought on to pen the screenplay in March 2016; by that time she had already known that she had cancer and that the script would be her final work.

After a trip to China for inspiration she turned in a draft nine months later. Peilin Chou, the producer who brought Wells aboard the project, remembered weeping after reading it.

“She told me it was the most important script she had ever written,

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