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MARCH 2019 BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY WINNING READINGS

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ACTORLA BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: THE ADORABLES by Michael Gavino
March 2019 Winner

ACTORBEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: REAR ENDED by Susie Schecter
March 2019 Winner

ACTORBEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: BAD LIES by Terry Lynam
March 2019 Winner

ACTORBEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: FINALLY by Troy Boyce & Sean Nash
March 2019 Winner

ACTORBEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: HE TRIED TO KILL ME by Gail B. Robinson
March 2019 Winner

ACTORBEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: UNFAITHFUL LOVE by Nicole Gray
March 2019 Winner

ACTORBEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: NOSTRADAMUS MISSION by Daniel M. Berghoff
March 2019 Winner

ACTORBEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: BURDEN OF THE BLOOD MOON by Paige Brien
March 2019 Winner

ACTORFANTASY BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: THE SEVEN CIRCLES by Eylem Cagla Sayman
March 2019 Winner

ACTORROMANCE BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: AND THEN THIS HAPPENED by Steve Feld
March 2019 Winner

ACTORBEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: BLACK LIVES MATTER by Mark Thiru
March 2019 Winner

 

 

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Fraser, Andy Camp, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

 

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Feature Screenplay Reading: Ube Bubog Volume 1 #School of Hard Knocks, by Sway Stagall

Ding Bangus, a skateboarding Filipino college dropout is mistakenly marked for death by motorcycle riding vigilante assassins and must rely on Clutch ‘Cobra’ Carsten – a crazy American UFC fighter wannabe – to save his life!

CAST LIST:
Various: Madeleine Eddy
Governor Mukong: Isai Riveras Blas
Narrator: Val Cole
Ding: Dustin Ragucos
Clutch: Steve Rizzo

Writer Biography

Writers should go out into the world, far away from their comfort zones, and find a story to tell that is truly meaningful. There are so many stories the world is just holding onto.. But it’s no mystery why armchair novelists are having ‘writer’s block’, they aren’t tapping into these tremendous human interest stories – without a champion, that are waiting, just over their horizon.

Writer Statement

A good martial arts comedy film is about the human spirit rising to meet an intractable social problem – and overcoming it.

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Fraser, Andy Camp, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

Watch THRILLER Best Scene Reading of SQUID JIGGERS by Judi Blaze

Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama, Romance

Just when Monique is sure love is behind her, Trevor rearranges her world; a world complicated by Toad’s impending parole from prison. Monique’s life becomes a chaotic mixture of love with Trevor and growing anxiety over Toad. Even as her relationship with Trevor blooms, she is haunted by the stalker in the shadows, the man who perversely twists their past relationship to coerce her into taking him back.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Monique: Konstantina Mantelos
Bartender: Jack Comerford
Toad: Jordy Kieto

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

Camera Operator: Kierston Drier

Editor: John Johnson

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Watch 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!

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

Camera Operator: Kierston Drier

Editor: John Johnson

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

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

FEBRUARY 2019 BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY WINNING READINGS

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ACTORBest Scene SCREENPLAY: THE CAREGIVER by Christopher Santos

ACTORBest Scene SCREENPLAY: HE IS GONE by Gregory Allen

ACTORBest Scene SCREENPLAY: …AND THEN THIS HAPPENED by Steve Feld

ACTORBest Scene SCREENPLAY: YOUR ROARING TWENTIES by Kristina Rezek

ACTORBest Scene SCREENPLAY: VIVA by Renee Rubio

ACTORBest Scene SCREENPLAY: MOON OVER THE HILL by Stan Barton

ACTORBest Scene SCREENPLAY: MESSS by Grace Nguyen

ACTORBest Scene SCREENPLAY: ROCKMOMAGER by Adam Nixon

ACTORBest Scene SCREENPLAY: ODE TO WOMEN by Aster Banani

ACTORBest Scene SCREENPLAY: HEADSTRONG by Tali Zingman

ACTORBest Scene SCREENPLAY: INDIGENOUS by ML de la Garza

Best Scene SCREENPLAY: BEAST by Mike Meade

ACTORBest Scene SCREENPLAY: WOMEN OF STEEL by Marilyn Lee

ACTORBest Scene SCREENPLAY: AMARIS by Ian White

ACTORBest Scene SCREENPLAY: JONNY QUEST by Alan Rosenfeld

ACTORBest Scene SCREENPLAY: DREAM by Randall Talton

ACTORBest Scene SCREENPLAY: UNCELEBRATED PASSING by Randall Talton

ACTORBest Scene SCREENPLAY: THE PROPHECIES by Ray Cecire

ACTORBest Scene SCREENPLAY: LIES HAMBURGERS AND CUFFLINKS by Gustavo Freitas

 

 

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Fraser, Andy Camp, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

TOP 30 BEST SCENE SCREENPLAYS OF 2018

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STORYBEST scene Screenplay: THE NIGHT WITCHES by Steven Prowse
December 2018

STORYBEST scene Screenplay: JONNY QUEST by Alan Rosenfeld
December 2018

STORYBEST scene Screenplay: BROTHER PROOF by Michael Geoffrey
December 2018

STORYBEST scene Screenplay: BOUDOIR CELL by Mark Curtis Dunn
December 2018

STORYBEST scene Screenplay: BROOKLYN WALLS by Kevin W. Brooks
December 2018

STORYDRAMA BEST SCENE Screenplay: SILENT NOTES by Dawn Brown
October 2018

STORYBEST SCENE Screenplay: REVIVED by Richard M. Kjeldgaard
October 2018

STORY BEST SCENE Screenplay: CATATONIC CHRISTMAS by Mike Hoberg
September 2018
STORY BEST SCENE Screenplay: TO HELL AND BACK by Agnese Pagliarani
September 2018
STORY BEST SCENE Screenplay: WELCOME TO PRUITVILLE by Tom Mason
September 2018
STORY BEST SCENE Screenplay: WOLFPACK FENCERS by Adam Lapallo
September 2018
STORY BEST SCENE Screenplay: CORNFIELDS by Fernely Durand
September 2018
STORY BEST SCENE Screenplay: BROWN DOG by Andrew Ward
September 2018
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay: SLOPPY SECONDS by Toni Nagy, Bridget Barkan, Antonia M. Nagy
August 2018

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay: INSIDE THE WORLD OF ZOE SANDER by Suzanne Lutas
August 2018

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay: THE CRIMSON LEGACY by Adam Lapallo
August 2018

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay: THE MAN WITH A GLOVE by Suzanne Lutas
August 2018

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay: THE CRIMSON LEGACY by Adam Lapallo
August 2018

ACTORBROKEN FRAME – Best Scene Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Stephen Boncella

ACTORFOUR NEGRO GIRLS IN A CHURCH – Best Scene Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Phillip E. Hary

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – THE DEN
March 2018 Reading
by Kelsey Ann Wacker and Nathan Simpson
ACTORWAR Best Scene Screenplay – DANGER IN THE CLOUDS
February 2018 Reading
by John Donnellan
ACTORBIOGRAPHY Best Scene Screenplay – CATCH
February 2018 Reading
by Jerry Nield
ACTORWESTERN Best Scene Screenplay – SILVER SKULL CREEK
February 2018 Reading
by Ryan Gallant
ACTORBIOGRAPHY Best Scene Screenplay – THE REDEMPTION OF JOHN PARKER
February 2018 Reading
by John Connell
ACTOR BIOGRAPHY Best Scene Screenplay – MUSICAL PAWNS
January 2018 Reading
by Ron Graner
ACTORWAR Best Scene Screenplay – THE BOUHLER HAUS
January 2018 Reading
by BetteLou Tobin
ACTORWAR Best Scene Screenplay – NO HONOUR AMONG FAMILY
January 2018 Reading
by Shawn McCormack
ACTORWAR Best Scene Screenplay – HOW TO HOLD IT ALL IN
January 2018 Reading
by Gwen Goodkin
ACTORWAR Best Scene Screenplay – RED CRUCIBLE
January 2018 Reading
by Ira Altman