This week’s writing festival is genre heavy as we will be performing the winning adventure/sci-fi feature screenplay, plus the horror & fantasy short film winners.
They will be performed by some of the top actors working in Toronto today.
Here are the details of the screenplays and stage play being performed:
# 1 – Feature Screenplay – FOR ALL MANKIND by Matthew O’Connell
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In this high concept, atomic-era, sci-fi adventure, a brilliant WWII veteran and his determined daughter lead a team of mercenaries across the globe in a race to recover a mysterious, supernatural artifact with the power to permanently alter the future of humanity.
#2 – Short Screenplay – SOMETHING UNDER THE BED by Scott Pittock
Genre: Thriller, Sci-Fi
A scientist may or may not be hiding the key to the future under his bed.
#3 – Short Screenplay – MATCHSTICK by Mike Fardy
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Caitlyn’s therapist convinces her to try a new form of hypnosis that allows her to communicate with her anxiety but when her thoughts appear as a violent, ghostly woman Caitlyn discovers her therapist has held back crucial information about the procedure.
#4 – Best Scene StagePlay – DEATH SURPRISES THE EXECUTIONER by E. Thomalen
Genre: History, Drama, War
The play opens and closes with scenes from the gulag where two prisoners discuss the relationship of leaders to followers. The central story of the play is about the rise and unexpected fall of Lavrenti P. Beria, the Soviet Minister of the Interior and State Security as well as master of the gulag system.
Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson