TV BEST SCENE Reading of DARK HEROES, by Peter Sims

 

Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure

Four scientifically enhanced heroes, shunned by society after defending the planet from an alien attack, set out to redeem themselves by rescuing their alien-napped leader only to discover that they have secrets from their past that even they don’t know about. The heroes must find the answers to learn about their true selves and save the Earth.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Neptus: Nick Baillie
Mercurius: Fabio Abreu
Satius: Lindsay Gerro

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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

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DRAMA Best Scene Reading of FOR A GOOD LIFE by Natalia Maslin

Genre: Drama, Family

A young hockey prodigy loses his brother and deals with the consequences as he learns a new family dynamic and develops a new father-son relationship.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Morgan: Konstantina Mantelos
Bill: Brian Carleton
Tim: Jack Comerford

Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

A young hockey prodigy is forced to abandon the home he knows and the hockey team he loves. He moves with his mother to her childhood home, there he learns new family dynamics and unknowingly building a relationship with his biological father.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Drama

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

It’s an honest Canadian story that focuses on family values and the trials and tribulations of being both a father and a son.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Canadian Drama

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

Raiders of the Lost Ark

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

From concept to completion, almost two years.

How many stories have you written?

Four

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

I can’t pick just one. I have so many favorites that to pick one would be impossible. I also couldn’t say what song I listened to most. I listen to a lot of music.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Finding the time to write.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I love traveling and exploring new places with my family be it in my own backyard or on the other side of the world.

What influenced you to enter the festival? What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received?

I entered WILDsound last year submitting a different screenplay. I was really pleased with the feedback I received then that I submitted this recent one. Again, I was really pleased with the concise and very helpful feedback.

*****

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

Camera Operator: Kierston Drier

Editor: John Johnson

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

BEST Scene Reading of CONTINENTALIS, by Aurèle N’DJA

Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller

Benjamin Monroe, eager to prove his father innocent of a crime he did not commit; goes back to his hometown only to find himself caught in the same dirty deeds his father is accused to. It’s Jumper meets Logan’s Run.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Benjamin: Hugh Ritchie
Graham: Geoff Mays

Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

​The story is set up in a post-apocalyptic drought ridden world; where a man who’s determined to prove his father innocent of a crime he didn’t commit finds himself involved in the very same dirty deeds his father is accused of.​

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

​It’s a sci fi thriller feature screenplay.​

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

​I believe the story offers a good entertainment. This screenplay is the first installment of a saga and I think that such a franchise would be welcome by the audience. It treats about teleportation, water resources; and on a human perspective, about trust, love, devotion, self-confidence, betrayal and faith.​

How would you describe this script in two words?

​New world.​

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

​Probably Die Hard with a Vengeance.​

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

​For the record, I first wrote Continentalis as a novel. It took me two years to build this world in my mind, then on the paper. After publishing the novel, I felt I needed to “see” it, I wanted people to really see what I see in my head. So, I decided to write the screenplay out from the book, and it took me around 6 months to do so. Such exercise is very constructive and exciting, trying to fold a 300-page story into a 100-page screenplay; I learned a lot.​

How many stories have you written?

​Couple of novels and few screenplays in different genres: romantic drama, sci fi, action, thriller, fantastic, horror.​

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

​It really depends on the period, if I’m writing or not, how do I feel, etc. From time to time I find one song I really like and I can listen to it 12 hours non-stop. For example, the song I’ve been listening a lot while writing this story is Medicine by The 1975.​

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

​​I faced three major obstacles during the writing:
I’m French, and not being a native English speaker appeared to be quite challenging in finding the right words to make the dialogues feel natural and smooth,

This screenplay being an adaptation, it was heart-breaking to cut some scenes I enjoyed writing in the book but were not crucial in the film. The difficulty was to keep certain coherence in adjusting the story to fit a reasonable screen time,

Being a sci fi story, it’s a challenge to describe sci fi elements (e.g. technology) in a screenplay so they can be understood just looking at it, rather than explaining their functioning in a book paragraph.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

​I like video games but I can’t find anymore the time to play between my job and the writing, which became a real passion through these past years.​

What influenced you to enter the festival? What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received?

​I think I came across this festival by chance. I submitted the logline for this screenplay with no big expectations and found myself very surprised when it was elected logline of the day in April. The feedback I received was positive with constructive recommendations that I’m going to look into to strengthen the craft of the story. I think that’s a huge opportunity offered to authors to get such exposure on the industry and the market. Thanks for giving me that chance!

*****

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

Camera Operator: Kierston Drier

Editor: John Johnson

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Best Scene Reading of ALL OF THEIR COLORS, by Leonidas Vyzas Asimakopoulos

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Winning Screenplay – ALL OF THEIR COLORS
Written by Leonidas Vyzas-Asimakopoulos

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Val Cole
THE WOMAN – Ali Chappell
MARK – Rob Notman
METALHEAD – Michael Pearson

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance, Fantasy

A struggling and anxious artist is pleasantly surprised when one of his sketches of a beautiful woman comes to life, only for him to see. But things get complicated when she starts seeking the ability to become a real human being in the world. MIDNIGHT IN PARIS pairs up with STRANGER THAN FICTION in this existential tragicomedy.

Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

An aspiring artist unavoidably hates his lonely life and miserable career, until one of his sketches, that of a beautiful woman resembling his mother, comes to life, only for him to see. But things take unexpected turns as she starts fancying the idea of being a real human being out into the world.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

There’s no specific genre I would categorize it. I would certainly cross some genres out. It’s not horror, although it does contain some horrific dream imagery about the characters’ relationship fears. It’s not comedy, although there are some darkly absurd interactions of Mark (the protagonist) with a chorus of everyday people. Lastly, it might be a drama, but not a sheer one; not everything sources from conflict, the heroes’ tragedies come from their mere changes of heart.

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

It’s the only medium available out there to transcend its essential meaning. Mark speaking to the audience, the dreams and close-ups, the montage successions between two irrelevant moments, messing with the soundscape… everything is inserted in there to serve the story, and can only be present in a movie, not in a book, not in a graphic novel. The same plot could exist in a story for these mediums too, but it would have to take a completely different approach, and even conclusion.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Bright grey.

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

That would be Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill (12 times each ‘Volume’). It’s a movie coming from the auteur’s heart, even its downfalls seem to be an artistic triumph, because they come directly from mr. Tarantino’s intentions.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

A lifetime, then two years and a half, and then two months.

How many stories have you written?

Three, with each one seeming like it comes from a different person (maybe that’s the truth too).

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

Nantes by Beirut. Saying the same lyrics in a different context to convey changing feelings is just a form of ingenious simplicity that I’ve never encountered before (or after).

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Procrastination (our century’s plague), growing up, moving out, surviving in a new environment, trying to finish college, working, eating, sleeping.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I must stress out that I really love writing, in any possible form, be it dramatical (theater plays, screenplays, books) or for a newspaper. Other than that I really love criminal law, which I’m also studying, reading (another form of writing, too, I guess), hiking, and taking very, very long trips in completely different places.

What influenced you to enter the festival? What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received?

I found it on FilmFreeway and upon reading the description I honestly felt like my submission budget would be well spent. And what a great decision that was! Not only was the feedback insightful, it also felt like coming from someone who actually grasped both the soul and bones of the story, with all its humane mistakes and draft missteps. I felt like receiving feedback from a great friend, who also bears deep knowledge of the screenwriting world.

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

Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne


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TV Best Scene Reading of INFINITY’S EDGE, by Anthony M Dionisio

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Winning Screenplay – INFINITY’S EDGE
Written by Anthony M. Dionisio

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Val Cole
HARDING – Peter Nelson
ZACHARY – Twaine Ward
DEVIN – Rob Notman
TIMON – Michael Pearson
LACI – Penelope Park

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Adventure

Infinity’s Edge is a sci-fi television pilot best described as a cross between a firefighter/paramedic show and Star Trek Voyager with a sprinkle of Battlestar Galactica on top.

Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

Infinity’s Edge is a pilot (1 or 2 part) teleplay about the adventures of a lost rescue space ship struggling to find a way back to Earth.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Sci-Fi/Adventure/T.V.

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

Infinity’s Edge is a character-driven Sci-Fi exploration about multiple groups of people (all from different backgrounds) who untie and work together, despite a lack of leadership, to form a common bond. It has the proven elements found in successful shows such as Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek Voyager, and the various Firefighter genre of shows we see thriving in today’s market.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Confidence. Survival.

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

Star Trek II The Wrath of Khan.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

On and off for almost 4 years now.

How many stories have you written?

5 stories in screenplay format. Several real life stories within the local Law Enforcement community.

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

Metallica – Master of Puppets.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

The strict demands of the Teleplay page limit (I’m still facing it!)

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Movies, Self Improvement, Cinematic Photography, Drone Photography.

What influenced you to enter the festival? What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received?

I have been associated with amateur table-readers in the past. The professionalism and scope of WILDsound seemed like a well placed allocation of my funds. The resulting feedback from 3 of my stories with the WILDsound crew was genuine, well thought out, professional, patient, extremely helpful and very reasonably priced. I will use them again for sure.

 

*****

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

Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne


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Watch the APRIL 2017 Winning BEST SCENE Screenplays

LAST SCENE Screenplay – SHOULD I DIE BEFORE I WAKE
April 2017 Reading
Written by Nicholas R. Zingarelli
ACTORCOMEDY BEST Scene Screenplay – SEEKING WILL FERRELL
April 2017 Reading
Written by Rob Ingalls
ACTORCOMEDY BEST Scene Screenplay – FATE’S PECULIAR SENSE OF HUMOR
April 2017 Reading
Written by N. Triton
ACTORLGBT BEST Scene Screenplay – 2-12 DELTA
April 2017 Reading
Written by David Brichetto

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Best Scene Reading of TURN THE TABLES, by Dale Baker and Herschel Medlin

Winning Screenplay – TURN THE TABLES
Written by Dale Baker and Herschel Medlin

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Frances Townend
EMCEE – Peter Mark Raphael
CARL – Jonah Akler-Silliman
JOE – Christopher Huron
HENRY – Charles Gordon

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Music, turntables, big hair, brawls, girls, and revenge are just a few words to describe this story of Generation X. Turn the Tables is the bare-knuckle yet hilarious flashback tale of love lost, again and again, like the scratches on a 12″ vinyl record.


Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

High school mobile DJ’s Travis and Carl set their sights on the DJ World Championship, while heartache, complicated home lives, and a rival DJ crew are all hell-bent on their destruction.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Drama/Coming of Age

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

Music is enjoyed by nearly everyone in the world. Nearly all your memories from your life have a soundtrack of the era attached to them. This film would show the background on how that soundtrack is delivered while keeping non DJ enthusiasts entertained.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Generation X.

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

Aliens (1986)/Can’t Buy Me Love (1987)

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

Part time, off and on for several years.

How many stories have you written?

Six. (Not just screenplays)

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

ACDC-Back in Black
Van Halen – Unchained

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Receiving feedback and making changes to the script. It is constantly under construction. With co-writers, many times it is a struggle to come to a consensus on how a scene will play out. Many hours went into these brainstorming sessions.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Camping. Shooting guns.

What influenced you to enter the festival? What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received?

The feedback that we received was very insightful and it let us know that we still had a lot of work to do.

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

Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Kierston Drier

Casting: Sean Ballantyne