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Read Poem: I HAD YOU BUT…, by Gladys Muturi

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Growing inside me for nine months had me at pause
But now I realize why
Why now? I’ve come so far
’til I have taken a halt
I had you but now I’m sad
I can’t stop crying now
I overfeed myself to get the milk you deserve
My breasts swell in pain
Heavy like a pound ton weighing down on me
You’re not a mistake
You’re the best mistake
I wish I should’ve known better
No, it’s not your fault, It’s mine
Daddy’s not here, I’m here
You had me at hello around the clock
24/7, every week, morning, noon and night
Exhausted, no plans for me just you
I love you, but I’m powerless
My energy is drowned out
like a candle blown from the wind
I’m crying now
Yet you comfort me
I look up
I thank God I had you
I had you and I want…

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Read Poem: Quarantine, by TAK Erzinger

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heave euphoric
bruised in crocuses

heaven ruptures
in rain

Spring appears
in uncertainty

out the cold
fevered by wind

Next to me
your mouth open
a hive

humming in
familiar warmth

relief and comfort
a ritual aubade.

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Read Poem: Silently Screaming, by Naa Lamiorkor Boye

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You hurt me, you break me then you leave me.
You claim that you love me and yet you refuse to let me see.
You hold me back from who I can be.
You never let me go or set me free.

You bound me and cage me and lock me away.
Nothing I cry can keep you at bay.
You always need to shout instead of say.
But I love you anyway.

You hit me and hurt me and say you are sorry.
You say it is a problem and I shouldn’t worry.
But then an argument turns into something gory.
Will you ever end this horrible story?

Now I am broken and do not say a thing.
I flinch and shudder at the slightest ding.
I barely open my mouth to even sing.
I feel like a bird with a broken wing.

Are you…

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Read Poem: Lady Leanne and the Highwayman, by Jilly Henderson-Long

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a fanciful story in rhyme

Tha Lady Leanne heard a rumour
“There’s a highwayman out on the loose!”
She knew that if ever they caught him,
he surely would be for the noose.
He was certainly some kind of mystery,
for never a word did he speak,
he merely appeared before travellers,
pistols raised to make them feel weak.
He dressed all in black was the story,
from his head right down to his toes,
except for the pure white bandanna,
pulled up to cover his nose.
They called him the Ghost Shadow Rider,
all anyone saw was his eyes,
and he soon became some sort of hero,
for he always surrendered his prize.
He’d steal all the gold and the jewelery
and carry it off into town,
where he’d give it all out to the poor folk,
still without making a sound.
Then he would vanish for days

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Interview with Winning Screenwriter Joe Kourieh (Voosch And Helina)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

“Voosch And Helina” was the March 2020 SCI-FI/FANTASY SHORT Screenplay Winner.

Matthew Toffolo: What is your screenplay about?

Joe Kourieh: This Sci-Fi short is about something all too familiar – a World War – but in an unfamiliar place (under the sea). Humans’ dominance over the planet has been lost and they are now at the mercy of warring animal alliances. The characters in this scene represent a drastic hierarchy, and are trapped within it (for some, literally). The moral truth of the situation is different from everyone’s perspective. The Octopoids blame the humans for some grave developments on Earth – but does that justify a genocide?

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

It is a Sci-Fi and also a drama piece. I would imagine that if produced it would likely be animation.

3. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

I believe it does the ideal…

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Interview with Filmmaker Marc SAEZ (FOLLOW THE ARROW)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

FOLLOW THE ARROW played to rave reviews at the February 2020 ROMANCE Film Festival in Toronto.

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Marc SAEZ: I wanted to talk about desire, sensuality, love but also talk about appearances that can be deceiving and dive people into the cinematographic universe that I love by surprising them. I like films that open up different paths and can give way to different debates and visions at the end.

2. From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take for you to make this short?

The film was shot in only 3 and a half days. It was a real challenge. The scenes from the beginning in the studio, when she falls in the painting and the love scenes were shot in a studio on the same day, it was a real marathon. I cannot quantify the overall completion…

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Interview with Screenwriter Paul Sargia (THE TATTOOED BLONDE)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

Matthew Toffolo: What is your screenplay about?

Paul Sargia: Bungee jumping… skydiving… stock car racing! Nothing can shake the numbness a divorced, wealthy ex-hedge fund manager feels until he’s hit by a car driven by an eccentric Wall Street icon.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?


3. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

Because it’s a time when the public needs to be reassured, once again, that there’s pure joy in life beyond the material pleasures we enjoy. Sometimes it takes getting knocked down before one wakes up to that fact.

4. How would you describe this script in two words?

Life resurrected.

5. What movie have you seen the most times in your life?

Casablanca — It’s a great story, and also has a great message about putting the priorities that are closest to your heart above the ones that are only dictated…

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