Screenplay Festival: January 14, 2018 Event

The FEEDBACK Screenplay Festival’s 2nd event of 2018 features a reading of an original screenplay of the RICK & MORTY TV show, plus two short scripts and 22 best scenes.

If there was a theme to this evening, it would be TENSE COMEDY.

CAST LIST: Peter-Mark Raphael, Val Cole, Scott McCulloch, Gabriel Darku, Elizabeth Rose Morriss, Ali Chappell

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TV SPEC Script Reading of RICK and MORTY TV Show, by Daniel Richardson

Genre: Comedy, Animation

After shooting Summer and Morty with a ray that forces them to spout their inner monologues, Rick takes Beth out on a space adventure for her birthday.

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Rick: Scott McCulloch
Morty: Gabriel Darku
Beth: Val Cole
Summer: Ali Chappell
Jerry: Peter-Mark Raphael

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10 page SCI-FI SHORT Script Reading of VIRTUALLY FINE by Gil Saint

Genre: Sci-FI, Comedy, Satire

What good is living in the world of tomorrow if you’re still haunted by all the problems of today? That’s the question at the center of this dystopian dark comedy. But science may finally have an answer: an experimental device that can change anyone’s world view, even Miller, the future’s most pathetic sad-sack of a man.

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Miller: Peter-Mark Raphael
Jeanie: Ali Chappell
Virtual Shrink: Val Cole
Clown: Gabriel Darku

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13 page EUROPEAN SHORT Script Reading of THE BIKERS’ WAVE, by Damien Mazza

Genre: Drama, Family

A hopeless father tries to find hope in a journey to take his sick child to hospital.

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Max: Peter-Mark Raphael
Mr. Pickles: Scott McCulloch
Mrs. Pickles: Val Cole
Ben: Gabriel Darku

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TV COMEDY BEST SCENE Reading of AMERICAN SCHOOL, by Michael Hager

Genre: Comedy, Sitcom

A fish out of water comedy whereby two expats cope with bugs and perils and other misfits while living in Latin America and working in a private school run by a bipolar-ish principal.

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Matt Goddard: Peter-Mark Raphael
Pete Sanderson: Scott McCulloch
Gladys Sanderson: Val Cole
Sarah Goddard: Ali Chappell

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TV COMEDY BEST SCENE Reading of FUNNY FARM, by Deshon Porter & Donnell Porter

Genre: Comedy, Political

A hotshot young politician pus his campaign on hold when he pleads insanity to escape jail time, but he spends more time trying to earn his career back than his sanity.

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Jessica: Ali Chappell
Server: Scott McCulloch
Sam: Gabriel Darku
Cashier: Val Cole
Delivery Person: Peter-Mark Raphael

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TV COMEDY BEST SCENE Reading of A MATTER OF BAD TASTE, by Gene Gwynne

Genre: Adult Comedy

The Grubb family experience the effects of advertising as Sis appears on voyeur TV; little Brother stays home to watch porno; while Mon and Dad eat out at a crappy restaurant; sponsored by Queerios, S&M’s, Pap Smear Ribbon Beer, and B S Coffee.

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Jacqui: Ali Chappell
Host: Scott McCulloch
Jack: Gabriel Darku

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TV COMEDY BEST SCENE Reading of Crude Investigations, by Chris Roberts

Genre: Comedy

Logline: In this mockumentary, a frustrated and guilt-ridden ghost hunter and his comically inept squad of investigators have one night to find evidence of the afterlife to save their cable TV show.

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Val Cole
Harv: Peter-Mark Raphael
Chris: Scott McCulloch
Sohrab: Gabriel Darku

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TV COMEDY BEST SCENE Reading of ED’S DOOR & WINDOW CO., by Parker Cross Jr.

Genre: Comedy

When a small business owner dies without any heirs, the employees decide to keep running the company. Unfortunately, they’re all either defective, dangerous or despicable. Why would a dying man ever force these horrible people to work together?

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Val Cole
Watermelon Ellen: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Jesus: Peter-Mark Raphael
De Sean: Gabriel Darku
Laura: Ali Chappell
Heil: Scott McCulloch

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TV SCI-FI BEST SCENE Reading of NOVEMBER OF MY SOUL, by Jack Trammell

Genre: Paranormal, Drama, Sci-Fi

November of My Soul is a paranormal TV pilot that chronicles a team of investigative misfits. Penny Walsh typifies them, working with children with profound disabilities by day, but chasing ghosts by night. Their cases take them to places where many unexplained things happen and are documented, but most importantly, to places where human behavior can’t be explained, and is the most paranormal activity of all.

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Michael: Scott McCulloch
Margaret: Val Cole
Josh: Gabriel Darku

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TV THRILLER BEST SCENE Reading of MOISH’S MOB, by David R. Weinraub

Genre: Crime, Mob, Thriller

Partnering with the Israeli Mossad, brilliant, bisexual and manipulative Saul Cohen leads five neighborhood friends from Moish’s Luncheonette in North Philly, on a takeover of the South Philly mob, and into the world of international intrigue.

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Saul: Peter-Mark Raphael
Don: Scott McCulloch

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TV THRILLER BEST SCENE Reading of CELTIC BLOOD, by Richard William Masterson

Crime Thriller

Logline: A young Irish criminal rebuilds his boss’s empire in the US, while becoming a target of a massive conspiracy within the FBI.

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Teddy: Peter-Mark Raphael
Connelly/Fitzpatrick: Scott McCulloch
Michael: Gabriel Darku

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TV HORROR BEST SCENE Reading of PEEL, by Matthew Torti

Genre: Horror

Logline: A struggling make-up artist is given the opportunity to work alongside the industry’s most successful actor, who is secretly a real life monster.

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Jimmy:Peter-Mark Raphael
Creedance: Scott McCulloch

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TV CRIME BEST SCENE Reading of LASTVIEW, by Candace Taylor Johnson

Genre: Crime Fiction

Lastview is a Crime Fiction in which a former police officer who witnesses the past events of dishonesty, war, love and loss of her former partner at a mystifying crime scene. She struggles to forget the vision and must gain control of her new position as the Warden of a Prison called Lastview.

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Val Cole
Tasha: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Wills: Peter-Mark Raphael
Thomas: Scott McCulloch
Teal: Ali Chappell
Oren: Gabriel Darku

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TV ADVENTURE BEST SCENE Reading of FUTURE TENSE, by Kyle Williamson

Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure, Mystery, Thriller

Young, Rogue James Bond attempts to save the world from an extinction level event.

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Val Cole
Max: Peter-Mark Raphael
Unnamed Woman: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Garrison: Scott McCulloch
Rob Lucas: Gabriel Darku

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DRAMA BEST SCENE Reading of ANA’S ORLOV, by Bradford Lee Walton

Genre: Action/Drama

A grieving sister becomes an undercover assassin within the sex slave industry, and in a battle of life and death, must seduce her enemies to discover the truth behind her sister’s kidnap.

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Val Cole
Vlad: Peter-Mark Raphael

Liz: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Hans: Scott McCulloch
Margaret: Ali Chappell

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DRAMA BEST SCENE Reading of WHEN OUR CHERRY TREE IS IN THE WOODS, by Mariana Buric

Genre: Drama

Thomas is a teenager who longs for family love, but he finds this far away from home.

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Father: Scott McCulloch
Alex: Peter-Mark Raphael
Thomas: Gabriel Darku

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DRAMA BEST SCENE Reading of SOMALILAND, by Clinton West

Genre: Drama, History

During 1993’s Operation Restore Hope in Somalia, a young sailor goes from naive innocent to battle weary veteran when he is inexplicably sent to join a combat Marine mission aimed at feeding a starving nation which quickly turns from a humanitarian effort to escalating clan warfare.

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Jerome: Peter-Mark Raphael
Gunny: Scott McCulloch
Dave: Gabriel Darku

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DRAMA BEST SCENE Reading of THE BLACK HEART BOOK, by Carol Hoffman and Rosezelle Boggs-Qualls

Genre: Drama/Action/Adventure

A righteous family man finds his faith shaken by greedy neighbors and land disputes. When he happens upon a newspaper advertisement for a book with special powers and decides to buy it, he begins a spiritual journey that will test the moral fiber of his entire family.

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Alex: Peter-Mark Raphael
Black Dog: Sean Ballantyne

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DRAMA BEST SCENE Reading of THE PASTOR’S WIFE DOES CRY, by Brenda Matthews

Genre: Drama

After losing everything and divorcing a drug using husband, a young woman finds solace in church. She meets the associate pulpit minister who was appointed Pastor of the most prestigious church. After marriage, this love story transforms into the Pastor’s spousal abuse, untreated bi-polar, and addictive prescription drug usage.

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Val Cole
Claxton: Peter-Mark Raphael
Lady Bea: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Sis. Ware: Ali Chappell
Shahd: Scott McCulloch
Shaun: Gabriel Darku

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BIOGRAPHY BEST SCENE Reading of THE REDEMPTION OF JOHN PARKER, by John Connell

Genre: Biography, Drama, History

An embittered slave succeeds in business and buys his freedom, but inner peace eludes him until he joins forces with white abolitionists to risk life and limb as an Underground Railroad “conductor” pursued by slave owners and a sociopathic slave hunter.

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
John Parker: Gabriel Darku
Cookie: Ali Chappell
White Nurse: Val Cole
Michael: Scott McCulloch
Will: Peter-Mark Raphael

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BIOGRAPHY BEST SCENE Reading of CATCH!, by Jerry Nield

Genre: Biography

Could David really defeat Goliath?

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Val Cole

Bertha: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Martha: Ali Chappell
Edison: Scott McCulloch
Ogre: Peter-Mark Raphael
Rufus: Gabriel Darku

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ROMANCE BEST SCENE Reading of SHE’S A DREAM, by Amanda Marie

Genre: Romantic-Comedy

Popstar TK Angel has become disillusioned with having everything his heart desires, but with pressures of possibly losing his contract, he seeks solace on a remote island, falls for a local girl, and experiences real love for the first time. Will he be able to trust her after she finds out who he is?

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Kayley: Ali Chappell
Chiara: Val Cole
Travon: Gabriel Darku

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SCI-FI BEST SCENE Reading of CHASING WHITE INFINITY, by Claudia Marinelli

Genre: SCI-FI/THRILLER/ADVENTURE

IN OUTER SPACE, FORMER VRS CHAMPION VALEN SURIA, NOW DISABLED, OVERCOMES HIS ENEMIES AND HIS OWN LIMITS RACING TO THE BOUNDARIES OF INFINITY.

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Dost: Scott McCulloch
Valen: Peter-Mark Raphael
Manish Mastap: Gabriel Darku

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WAR BEST SCENE Reading of DANGER IN THE CLOUDS, by John Donnellan

Genre: This is a True Adventure Story

Type: Feature Script

He flew with danger for sixteen years. One day danger got the best of him! This is the very exciting true story of one of a most unforgettable man, raised on a farm in Sodus, Michigan. His very exciting life really begins at the age of 13 when he was allowed to drive the family’s new Model T ford. You see, neither his Dad or his Mother had an inclination to drive the new car, but Joe did!

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Joe: Peter-Mark Raphael
Lindy: Gabriel Darku
Sheriff: Scott McCulloch

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Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

Camera Op: Mary Cox

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