Category Archives: Best friends

BEST Scene Screenplay Reading: PRAYER, by D T Michels

Facing the imminent death of her ten year old son, Meredith’s faith is both rocked and hardened when her prayers inexplicably manifest themselves into the form of a Jack Russell Terrier who seemingly appears out of nowhere and eases his way into the hearts of a splintering family.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Elizabeth Morriss
Loyd: Peter Mark Rapheal
Meredith: Angelica Alejandro

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

BEST Scene Script Reading; AMONG US, by Arturo Portillo

An old military science experiment goes horribly wrong in a small Nebraskan town, unleashing blood-thirsty creatures on its citizens.

CAST LIST:

Rachel: Mercedez De Castro
Cliff: Wilfred Lee
Lane: Ted Powers
Narrator: Val Cole
Sheriff Sherub: Trevor Howes
Morgan: Olivia Barrett
Betty: Veronika Gribanova

 

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

Watch FANTASY Best Scene Script Reading of IN PRIMORDIAL SILENCE, by Irene Leonardou

Genre: Sci-Fi, Mystery

Logline: A Quantum physicist and an archaeological team discover a prehistoric text concerning with Human’s evolutionary abilities but they accept attack by a mysterious force. Running away they pass in an alternative reality where acquire the ability to re-Create the World.

CAST LIST:

NARRATION – Julie C. Sheppard
Nassim – Vanessa Quagliara
Douglass – Trevor Marlatt
Daphne – Katelyn Vanier
Virgil – Peter Nelson
Pascal – Fiona Mongillo

Get to know the writer:

    1. What is your screenplay about?

The “In Primordial Silence” is about a quantum physicist and an archaeological team that discover a prehistoric text concerning with Human’s evolutionary abilities but they accept attack by a mysterious force. Running away they meet an intergalactic girl and they pass in an alternative world where acquire the ability to recreate our Reality.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Fantasy / Sci-Fi / Adventure

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

Because it has to convey an important global message to all people, regardless of nationality or religion – and this is why it needs a really brave producer!

 How would you describe this script in two words?

Humanity’s Evolution

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

“The Lord of the Rings” (all of them!)

 How long have you been working on this screenplay?

3 – 4 years

  How many stories have you written?

I don’t remember… many!

  What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)

“The Blue Café” (Chris Rea)

 What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Wasn’t exactly obstacles – I.P.S. is the adaptation of my book titled “The Secret of the Gods”. Well, turned it into screenplay new ideas were constantly popping up and so I had to tie them all together from the begging again and again.

A general obstacle of mine is the language because English isn’t my first language.

  Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

To researching about the Unknown in metaphysical level. And reading as well.

 

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

Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Mary Cox

WESTERN Best Scene Script Reading of SILVER SKULL CREEK, by Ryan Gallant

Genre: Vampire/Western

When ranch-hand Ben Marsh’s fiance is kidnapped by a gang of outlaws under the thrall of an ancient bloodsucking evil, he strikes a desperate deal with the gang’s ousted leader to hunt down the band and rescue his beloved.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Laura Kyswaty
Curtis: Hugh Ritchie
Frank: Allan Michael Brunet
Bill: Nick Baillie
Ivy: Jane Smythe

Get to know the writer: 

1. What is your screenplay about?

“Silver Skull Creek” is about finding redemption or embracing damnation in the face of evil, and the inevitable cost of both.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Western and horror.

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

I believe that the mythic quality of a classic Hollywood western a la The Searchers, combined with the visceral supernatural chills and spills of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, would be a winning thrill ride on a big screen.

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

Cowboys v. Vampire.

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

“Aliens” or “Jurassic Park”, I’m not sure exactly which…

6. How long have you been working on this screenplay?

I wrote the outline and began the first draft in 2011, finished in 2012, then through several rewrites, I polished it into the current version in 2016.

7. How many stories have you written?

Two feature-length screenplays that I feel comfortable in promoting at the moment (including this one), seven more feature-length screenplays that are in various states of completion, five short screenplays, and one novel based on one of my unfinished features, the Canadian spy thriller “Crimson Zero”.

8. What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the
most times in your life?)

In general, it would have to be “Thunderstruck” by AC/DC. Though for the inspirational purposes of this screenplay, I listened to a lot of Johnny Cash, particularly “Ain’t No Grave”, hopefully for obvious reasons.

9. What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Self-confidence is always an issue, as the perfectionist in me is never truly satisfied. Just finding the discipline within me to finish the first draft was the first major hurdle, as well as juggling life’s responsibilities and stresses in between for every subsequent rewrite over the years.

10. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I’ve been into podcasting for the past year and a half, and am currently co-hosting a movie review podcast with my friend called “The Ryan & Dave Show”. Aside from that, I’m fascinated (and currently alarmed) by American politics, and I like to watch movies/TV, read and game, and pretty much gather inspiration for my work wherever else I can while being, at heart, a fan of great stories.

11. You entered your screenplay via FilmFreeway. What has been your
experiences working with the submission platform site?

The platform was user-friendly, and the submission and entry fee processing was simple and efficient. I was in and out in no time!  

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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

Best Scene of Living Proof by Herschel Medlin

Best Scene from the screenplay LIVING PROOF Screenplay
Written by Herschel Medlin

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Laura Kyswaty
TRAVIS – Gabriel Darku
CARL – John Fray

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Sci-Fi, Horror

This screenplay is about friends who are former U.S. Marines who get together for a reunion on a remote ranch. During their reunion, a friend is abducted by unknown forces who use the thought-to-be extinct Thylacine. They unite together to solve the mystery of their friends disappearance. While they investigate the disappearance, they encounter a silent triangle ship in the night (The Phoenix Lights Incident of 1997). They soon learn that their friend was taken to an underground alien base in the Arizona wilderness. This leads to an epic rescue mission and they enter the base to discover the horrors of the greater alien plan. The base consists of mutated and altered humans and animals and a portal or gateway to an area on Mars known as Cydonia.

Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

This screenplay is about friends who are former U.S. Marines who get together for a reunion on a remote ranch. During their reunion, a friend is abducted by unknown forces who use the thought-to-be extinct Thylacine. They unite together to solve the mystery of their friends disappearance. While they investigate the disappearance, they encounter a silent triangle ship in the night (The Phoenix Lights Incident of 1997). They soon learn that their friend was taken to an underground alien base in the Arizona wilderness. This leads to an epic rescue mission and they enter the base to discover the horrors of the greater alien plan. The base consists of mutated and altered humans and animals and a portal or gateway to an area on Mars known as Cydonia.

What genres does your screenplay under?

Sci-Fi/Horror

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

I am willing to listen to feedback and evaluate it. I want this to be the best and most exciting movie, that we have ever seen. This screenplay should be made because it is a mixture of movies made over 30 years ago (The Thing-1982) and another popular movie (Uncommon Valor-1982). It is an exciting mystery and adventure that can be made for the whole family (The four quads). It is original and highly marketable. This would also appeal to those interested in mystery, sci fi, military, animals, and can be a great source of entertainment for the whole family. This would be one of those quintessential movies that you would need to buy for your DVD or digital movie collection.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Mysterious fun.

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

Aliens-1986

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

Over 5 years with numerous rewrites.

How many stories have you written?

Two complete stories.

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

A passion to see a movie about the Phoenix Lights incident and how friendship can motivate friends to do the impossible.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Time. Learning how to write a screenplay.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

My family. Camping. Hunting.

Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

Follow your dreams. Listen to feedback for your script and evaluate it. Writing a screenplay is difficult and it will always be under construction.

Minor fixes to the screenplay were implemented and added to the screenplay per your feedback. It is attached.

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

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson


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Best Scene from THE ACCIDENTAL ANGEL Screenplay by Oren Weitz

Best Scene from THE ACCIDENTAL ANGEL Screenplay

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Hugh Ritchie
DANIEL – Benjamin Camenzuli
RIONA – Cass Van Wyck
MOLLY – Becky Shrimpton

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Action

Daniel is about to learn the truth about his childhood, and find the strength to grow back his wings. All but to realize he was predestined to save the world from a new world war, and to reveal some even darker truths about himself.

Get to know the winning writer:

What is your screenplay about?

An 18 year old boy realizes he has the ability to grow back his angel wings and that his destiny is to prevent the next world war, but by doing so he will have to make some sacrifices.

What genres does your screenplay under?

It’s a drama with an action and fantasy angle.

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

It’s a coming of age story with a twist. The blending of intimate moments, suspense brought on by the global scale attacks and fantasy creates a thought provoking story. Audiences will be left contemplating and talking about what they just saw long after they’ve left the theater.

How would you describe this script in two words?

A bitter foretelling of humankind’s fate.

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

Princess Bride

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

Approximately one year.

How many stories have you written?

Three completed scripts and a fourth on its way.

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

The spark came from a single scene I had in my mind, the scene in which the antagonist slays the protagonist’s father. That single scene alongside the rise in terrorism on a global scale served as what motivated me back in November 2014 to write this story.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Keeping a good balance between the social-political issues and the coming of age story. And, also, maintaining a balance between the realistic and fantastic motifs.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Photography

Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

Always take a break from the story and step away from it, forget about it for a while.

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

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

FRIENDSHIP Stories from the FEEDBACK Film & Writing Festival

Deadlines to Submit your Screenplay, Novel, Story, or Poem to the festival: http://www.wildsound.ca

Watch the best of FRIENDSHIP stories that were showcased at the FEEDBACK Film & Writing Festival:

SHORT SCRIPT – THE PROMISE IN A BUBBLE
February 2015 Reading
Written by Rachel Reaugh

FEATURE SCRIPT – TO DIE IN TENNESSEE
February 2015 Reading
Written by Verlynn Kneifl & Laurie Larsen

FIRST SCENE: MY LAST DUCHESS
January 2015 Reading
Written by Grant Reid

ACTORChapter 4 NOVEL Reading: TURNSTILES
July 2015 Reading
Written by Andrea McKenzie Raine

TV SPEC – CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM
February 2015 Reading
Written by Mark Melara

SCREENPLAYChapter 13 Novel: FORTY DAYS AND NINE MONTHS
June 2015 Reading
Written by James Jeffrey Paul

ACTOR10pg. STAGE PLAY – HELEN REDDY WOULD BE ASHAMED
June 2015 Reading
Written by Katie Grotzinger

MOVIESA MILE IN THESE HOOVES
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15min, Mockumentary, Canada

Short Film Showcase

ACTOR1st Scene: LITTLE PROFESSOR
May 2015 Reading
Written by Monte Light & Cooper Holmes

ACTORTV SPEC: GIRLS “Camping”
May 2015 Reading
Written by Yolanda R. Easiley

ACTORTV SPEC: NEW GIRL “Career Day”
May 2015 Reading
Written by Melissa K. Willis

ACTORTV SPEC – COUGAR TIME “Jammin Me”
April 2015 Reading
Written by Felicity Flesher


festival posterCHUB
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27min, USA, Youth/Drama


festival posterBONFIRE
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13min, Canada, Teen/Drama

ACTORSHORT – BATMAN/SUPERMAN FAN Script
March 2015 Reading
Written by Glenn Magas & Dale Fabrigar

ACTOR1st Scene – THE SINGING TREE
March 2015 Reading
Written by Marilyn Pesola & Peter Moss

ACTORBREW DAYS Video Pitch
TV PILOT
Written by Tyler Omoth

ACTORChapter 1 NOVEL Reading: DIARIES OF KARMA
July 2015 Reading
Written by Bam

ACTORChapter 21 NOVEL – One Hot Summer
November 2015 Reading
Written by Ian Barker

ACTORTV PILOT Reading of HOT FLASH HIGH
September 2015 Reading
Written by Molly DriscolL

ACTORTV PILOT – Westbound
October 2015 Reading
Written by Jeff Alulis

ACTORTV SPEC Reading of CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM
September 2015 Reading
Written by Chris Agnew

ACTORFeature SCRIPT – THE PAPER ROUTE
July 2015 Reading
Written by Danny M. Howell

ACTORFeature SCRIPT – BROWNIE AND FRAN
July 2015 Reading
Written by Arthur S Brown & Rory Leahy

ACTORFEATURE SCRIPT Reading of THREE PLAY
September 2015 Reading
Written by John-Arthur Ingram

ACTORFEATURE SCRIPT – 66 West
October 2015 Reading
Written by Christopher Willis

ACTORFEATURE SCRIPT – FEI JI
December 2015 Reading
Written by James C. Peters

ACTORBEST SCENE- Gonies
November 2015 Reading
Written by Phil Stokes

ACTORBEST SCENE – Comic Cons
December 2015 Reading
Written by Peter Harmon & Larry Postel


festival posterTHE LAST POST
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2015
15min, UK, Comedy/Social Media


festival posterLOVE AT FIRST HEIGHT
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2015
12min, Comedy/Romance, Singapore


festival posterROBBIE THE RABBIT
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2015
Drama/Family, 7min, Ireland


festival posterCHICKLAND
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2015
11min, France, Comedy/Sci-Fi


festival posterWHEN MORNING BREAKS OUT
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Ecaudor, Drama


festival posterTHE HANDSOME SHADOWS
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Ireland, Drama


festival posterTHE PACKAGE
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Romance, Brazil

ACTORTV SPEC – NEW GIRL “Summer’s Over”
February 2014 Reading
Written by Micah Goldman & Griff Kohout

ACTORTV SPEC – SOUTH PARK “Follow Your Dreams”
June 2014 Reading
Written by James Tison

ACTOR TV PILOT – THE SHARE
December 2013 Reading
Written by Emily Chadwick Weiss

ACTORWHERE TWO ROADS MEET
April 2014 Reading
Written by Paula Carlson

ACTORSANDRO’S NOTEBOOK Part 1
Novel turned into Movie

Written by Albert Russo

SCREENPLAYSELECTED SCENES: TO DIE IN TENNESSEE
December 2014 Reading
Written by Verlynn Kneifl & Laurie Larsen

ACTORFIRST SCENE – WHERE SERPENTS LIE
November 2014 Reading
Written by Tom Pavlock

ACTOR1ST SCENE SCRIPT – THE SCIENCE OF IMAGINARY SOLUTIONS
September 2014 Reading
Written by Stephen Fretz


festival posterMY BUDDY
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24min, Canada, Drama/Future

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