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.
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.
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.
13 page EUROPEAN SHORT Script Reading of THE BIKER’S WAVE, by Damien Mazza
Genre: Drama, Family
A hopeless father tries to find hope in a journey to take his sick child to hospital.
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.
TV COMEDY BEST SCENE Reading of FUNNY FARM, by Nicholas Geisler
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.
TV COMEDY BEST SCENE Reading of A MATTER OF BAD TASTE, by Gene Gwynn
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.
TV COMEDY BEST SCENE Reading of Crude Investigations, by Chris Roberts
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.
TV COMEDY BEST SCENE Reading of ED’S DOOR AND WINDOW CO., by Parker Cross Jr.
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?
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.
TV SCI-FI BEST SCENE Reading of MORPH, by Christine Davis
Genre: Sci-Fi, Crime
Logline: “Morph” is a Sci-Fi story in which Jack Oberman is a Los Angeles homicide detective who gets captured by the killers he pursues, mad scientists who alter his DNA and turn him into a monster.
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.
TV THRILLER BEST SCENE Reading of CELTIC BLOOD, by Richard William Masterson
Logline: A young Irish criminal rebuilds his boss’s empire in the US, while becoming a target of a massive conspiracy within the FBI.
TV HORROR BEST SCENE Reading of PEEL, by Matthew Torti
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.
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.
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.
DRAMA BEST SCENE Reading of ANA’S ORLOV, by Bradford Walton
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.
DRAMA BEST SCENE Reading of BONDED, by Mariana Buric
Thomas is a teenager who longs for family love, but he finds this far away from home.
DRAMA BEST SCENE Reading of SOMALILAND, by Clint 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.
DRAMA BEST SCENE Reading of THE BLACK HEART BOOK, by Carol Hoffman and Rosezelle Boggs-Qualls
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.
DRAMA BEST SCENE Reading of THE PASTORS WIFE DOES CRY, by Brenda Matthews
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.
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.
BIOGRAPHY BEST SCENE Reading of CATCH, by Jerry Nield
Could David really defeat Goliath?
Narrator: Val Cole
ROMANCE BEST SCENE Reading of SHE’S A DREAM, by Amanda Marie
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?
SCI-FI BEST SCENE Reading of CHASING WHITE INFINITY, by Claudia Marinelli
IN OUTER SPACE, FORMER VRS CHAMPION VALEN SURIA, NOW DISABLED, OVERCOMES HIS ENEMIES AND HIS OWN LIMITS RACING TO THE BOUNDARIES OF INFINITY.
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!
Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com
Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson
Camera Op: Mary Cox