A showcase of a winning TV screenplays, short and 1st scene scripts.

CAST LIST: Twain Ward, Pearl Ho, Elizabeth Rose Morriss, John Leung, Julie C. Sheppard, Katelyn Vanier, Peter Nelson

Female Festival TV PILOT: MY MOTHER MURDERED MY FATHER by Josephine A. Perry

Genre: Drama, Thriller

When she learns her mother’s been released on parole for the murder of her father 25 years earlier, a bi-racial woman suffering from panic attacks faces inner demons and the possibility of losing her career as a counselor for troubled teens.
(Inspired by a true event )


Dev: Twain Ward
Doug: Peter Nelson
Sally: Pearl Ho
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Francesca: Katelyn Vanier
Claudine: Julie C. Sheppard
Rob: John Leung

TV Spec Screenplay: Rick and Morty – What Have You Learnt Morty? by Javier Torregrosa

Genre: Comedy, Adventure

Morty struggles to study for his exam, Rick decides to help Morty to learn by showing him first hand. Meanwhile Jerry starts a new job that doesn’t turn out as expected.


Mortar: Pearl Ho
Beth: Julie C. Sheppard
Jerry: Twain Ward
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Rick: Peter Nelson
Morty: John Leung
Summer: Katelyn Vanier

LGBT 1st Scene Screenplay: PUNKER AND PROPHET by M. V. Montgomery

Genre: Drama

Two LGBTQ women from very different backgrounds form a close bond and help to fight each other’s battles.


Heather: Julie C. Sheppard
Ginny: Pearl Ho
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Bill: Peter Nelson
Heather: Katelyn Vanier

1st Scene Screenplay: APHELION by Karl van Allen

Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy

Following a tragic death in the family physicist Hank Keating and his research partner open a gateway to another reality, promising a second chance and unleashing a malicious alien sentience in the space between spaces, threatening to destroy everything they’ve ever known.


Diana: Katelyn Vanier
Hank: Twain Ward
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Michael: John Leung
Claire: Pearl Ho

1st Scene Screenplay: OPERATION BABYLIFT by John McCarney

Genre: Drama

The true story of a hard drinking, Bowie knife toting, Airline CEO, a Volkswagen van driving hippie and an Iowa housewife, who risk their lives, to save abandoned orphans in collapsing war torn Vietnam.


Reverend: Twain Ward
Conklin: John Leung
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Daly 50s: Peter Nelson
Leann: Katelyn Vanier

DIVERSITY Short Screenplay: BUREAU 121 by Helene Taylor

Genre: Romance, Thriller

A North Korean hacker must decide between defection and love or family and life as a cyber warfare terrorist.


Mother: Julie C. Sheppard
Jin’s Father: Peter Nelson
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Jin: John Leung
Min-Seo: Pearl Ho
General: Twain Ward

DIVERSITY Short Screenplay: I FEARED FOR MY LIFE by Jorge Abreu

Genre: Drama

Officers experience courageous circumstances during their tours that in an instance become decisions of life and death. A therapist gets a rookie to relive his nightmarish trail of his first time drawing his firearm. She is task with concluding if his actions was justify, or racially fear based.


Janey: Pearl Ho
Officer McBrady: Peter Nelson
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Eric: John Leung
Dr. Grey: Julie C. Sheppard
Yamal: Twain Ward

LGBT Short Screenplay: LOOK IN MY EYES by Eddie Baca

Genre: Drama

Gay sober military man meets Crimean Muslim taxi driver in NYC.


Karim: Twain Ward
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Eddie: Peter Nelson
Henry: John Leung

Short Screenplay NORTHWOOD by John Fraser

Genre: Action, Thriller

The commander of a nuclear submarine struggles to deal with an accident during NATO submarine exercises that quickly escalates into a deadly international conflict.


Jack: John Leung
Alex: Twain Ward
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Geoff: Peter Nelson
Maryann: Katelyn Vanier

Sci-Fi Short Screenplay: ALGORITHM by by George Deihl Jr.

Genre: Sci-Fi, Adventure

Designated to save her home planet, a woman must make a choice between devotion to her humanity and the glorification of The Algorithm.


The Algorithm: Peter Nelson
Male: John Leung
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Female: Pearl Ho
Ship’s Computer: Katelyn Vanier
Him: Twain Ward

Under 5min. Short: 1801 BUCK by Jalen Thompson

Genre: Thriller, Drama

A dramatic piece about the sexual exploitation an enslaved African family endures leading up to the murder of their slaveholder.


Adell: Katelyn Vanier
Amiyah: Pearl Ho
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Cassell: Twain Ward
Ibo: John Leung

Under 5min. Short: IT LIVES WITHIN by Matty Farrugia

Genre: Thriller, Drama

A middle aged woman finds herself in trouble when the power goes out and she starts hearing strange noises.


Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Sara: Pearl Ho
Weatherman: Peter Nelson

Short Screenplay: WHERE I’M LEFT by Annaliese von der Burg

Genre: Drama

This is a short film dealing with suicide and how it affects the loved ones left behind still searching for answers. How you can love someone so much, but sometimes everything isn’t always enough to save someone.


Man: John Leung
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Grace: Pearl Ho
Kaya: Julie C. Sheppard


Producer: Matthew Toffolo

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

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