Category Archives: Best Scene Script Reading

BEST Scene Script Reading: Under The Osprey’s Eye, by Joan Bellstein

A Civil War murder mystery unfolds when Tara rents a 180-year old house, in Piney Point, Maryland, for the summer. Nightmares, apparitions, a priest, and a physic medium, help Tara, her family, and friends, uncover what happened at the house one horrifying night in June 1864, involving the infamous Point Lookout Prisoner of War camp, which incarcerated Confederate soldiers.

CAST LIST:

Tara: Pascale Behrman
Narration: Kat Smiley
Zoe: Aimie Poulin
Bree: Jillian Robinson

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 Reading: UNWELCOME, by Federico Casal

After a near-future civil war, a runaway ex-Navy Seal is sent to a ghost town to retrieve a special device from an underground research facility that mysteriously exploded.

CAST LIST:

Narration: Hannah Ehman
Andrew: Michael Ruhs
Punchline: Ron Boyd

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

DIVERSITY Festival Best Scene Reading: Palmetto, by Greg Emmerth

Jack Greer, his long term relationship ended, returns to his childhood home in Charleston, South Carolina for his estranged mother’s birthday.

CAST LIST:

Conner: Shawn Devlin
Narration: Hannah Ehman
Jamie: Ron Boyd
Jack: Michael Ruhs

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 Reading: The Musketeers And The Zombies, by Robert Cole

CAST LIST:

Aramis: Brandon Knox
Athos: Russell Batcher
Narrator: Kristen Pepper
D’Artangnas: Hugh Ritchie
Olivia: Regan Brown
Porthos: James Chapman

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 Screenplay Reading: The Real Thing, by Matthew Papadopoulos

A virgin college student creates his virtual perfect girlfriend… then falls for her real-life lookalike who is anything but perfect.

CAST LIST:

Jack: Kaleb Alexander
Narrator: Elizabeth Morriss
Adam: Peter Mark Rapheal
Male Golfer: Peter Nelson
Female Golfer: Jen Daniels

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 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 Reading: One Year In Amherst, by Stuart Calloway

“One Year In Amherst” is a coming-of-age story with a dash of teen romance and sentimentality. The year is 1969 and 15 year old Clark is working at a gas station in Amherst. There he makes friends with an older boy, Dan Mallow aka Tyro, who introduces him to marijuana. When Clark’s father discovers this, they fall out. Later at the station, Tyro involves Clark in a theft, forcing them to flee to a mountain hideout where Clark learns the truth about Tyro.

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Tyro: Aaron WIlliams
Clark: Michael Ruhs

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