This week’s writing festival is a showcase of the July 2016 winning TV PILOT screenplays. Plus, a Fan Fiction screenplay from the TV show “Star Trek”, and 1 winning short screenplay performance reading.
They will be performed by some of the top actors working in Toronto today.
Here are the details of the screenplays being performed:
Short Screenplay: Bowling for Concubines, by Vanessa Marlowe
Genre: Mockumentary, Comedy
Synopsis: Investigative reporters, Jean Burbank and Robert Ibsen, explore the highly controversial game of Bowling for Concubines in this satirical mockumentary. Involving bowling balls and actual human concubines as pins, B.F.C. forces a nation to question its own morals. Should fun come at any cost? Some say yes. These questions and more will be answered via variously dubious testimonies.
Fan Fiction: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine “Power Loss” by Jennifer Renner
Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Adventure, Drama
Synopsis: Episode 32.5 of the TV series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. The station welcomes visitors from a planet in the Gamma Quadrant that allows only women to hold positions of authority.
TV PILOT: The Spectral City, by Arthur Vincie
Genre: Sci-Fi, War, Supernatural
Synopsis: Three refugees, thrown together by chance, flee a modern-day civil war set in an unspecified country. Evading the army, rebels, bandits, gods, and demons, they head to the one place no one dares go – the Haunted City at the heart of the country. There they seek out the White Witch, who rules the City and who’s either their ticket out or their worst nightmare.
TV PILOT: Digital Natives, by Adam Preston
Genre: Comedy, Sitcom
Synopsis: When it all goes wrong for Phil Burrows he moves to London’s trendy Shoreditch district to reinvent himself as an on-the-pulse hipster in the place where it’s all happening. Not so hip or on-the-pulse is the fact that this involves moving in with his gran, Alice, who has lived there since year dot. To his horror Phil finds that a strange, vain, deluded twentysomething vlogger has wormed his way into her affections and now occupies the spare room. But horror turns to hope – could the technologically savvy Sam Fazackalee hold the secrets to his success?
Go to http://www.wildsound.ca and submit your screenplay to the festival today. Full Feedback on all entries. Get your script performed by professional actors at the festival.
Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson