Category Archives: feature film

Winning DIVERSITY Feature Screenplay: LIKE A BLOODY MONKEY by Maurizio Caduto

Logline: A Malay trans woman is forced into prostitution in jail and fights to survive and regain power over herself.

Synopsis: Malaysia, 1998: KARIM collects his brother Amir from the beach while Amir’s friends make fun of him. Flash forward to 2015 and we met ZEHRA as she leaves boyfriend DAVE in bed and goes to work. At work she talks to her friend Farah, a trans woman who is showing off her surgery. On being asked if Zehra wants breast work done, she says she is happy being as God made her. On the way to a club that night, Dave coerces Zehra into oral sex in his car despite watching police cameras. At the club we see a man (SHAVED HEAD MAN) leave before they enter. Zehra and Dave dance until the club is raided by police. Dave abandons Zehra and the police check her ID – we discover that she was Karim from the first scene. A police officer offers to let her go in exchange for sex and she assaults him. She is arrested for the assault and for “cross-dressing”, sentenced to 1 year in prison.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Val Cole
Zehra: Zena Driver
Warden: Nick Baillie
Menni/Jensen: Peter Mark Raphael
Dave/Peter: Russell Batcher
Farah: Valerie Courville
Hafiz: Ryan Singh

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

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

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Ritchie, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

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December 2018 Feature Screenplay Winners

FilmFreeway exclusive Festival:

STORYFEATURE Screenplay: WOMEN AND CHILDREN FIRST by Tara C. Hall
December 2018

STORYFEATURE Screenplay: THE MEMPHIS MAFIA by Jason B. Williams
December 2018

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

Director: Matthew Toffolo
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: Kimberly Villarruel
Camera Operator: Mary Cox
 

 

 

Winning Feature Screenplay: The Memphis Mafia by Jason B. Williams

A disillusioned member of Elvis Presley’s entourage and an ex-stripper try to smuggle five million dollars in diamonds out of the country, without being caught by Colonel Parker or killed by the mob, on the back of Elvis’s American Eagle jumpsuit.

CAST LIST:

Elvis: Brandon Knox
Andy: Harry Judge
Narrator: Val Cole
Layla James: Alex Simpson
Judd: Randy Baumer
Vic: Brian Carlton

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Ritchie, Isabal Cupryn, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

Winning Feature Film: THE NEW SCHOOL by Evan R. Schullery

SYNOPSIS

Northwood High School is in lockdown after gunshots are heard. Two months earlier, troubled teenager, Justin Koenig joins Carol O’Connell’s class. But Carol is made uneasy by her new pupil, which is made worse when a former colleague is fatally wounded in a Boston school. With Northwood staff and parents discussing whether teachers should be armed, Carol decides to take matters into her own hand. Applying to take a controversial training program, and getting a gun permit, Carol tries to convince colleague Heather of Justin’s fascination with the recent Boston shooting. However following an outburst, Carol is suspended, but soon pieces together clues that Justin is going to carry out a shooting. Rushing to the school, she accidentally shoots Heather in an effort to stop Justin. With Carol arrested, a shocked Justin dumps a bag from his locker.

CAST LIST:

Mr. Koenig: Nick Hendrik
Justin: Gabriel Darku
Demarco : Scott McCullogh
Narrator: Matt Barnes
Carol: Susan Wilson
Heather: Kyana Teresa
Patricia: Olivia Barret

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

September 2018 – Read the best of FEATURE FILM Pitches and Loglines

Feature Film: Uniforms (formerly Machismo, Machisma) by Maja Ramirez
https://storypitches.wordpress.com/2018/09/07/feature-film-uniforms-formerly-machismo-machisma-by-maja-ramirez/

Feature Film: CADENCE OF THE BATTLE CRY by Brandon Gillum
Feature Film: CADENCE OF THE BATTLE CRY by Brandon Gillum

Feature Film: HOLY COWARDS by Stephen Boncella
Feature Film: HOLY COWARDS by Stephen Boncella

Feature Film: THIRTY DAYS OF RED by Geraldine Solon and Anthony Guilianti
Feature Film: THIRTY DAYS OF RED by Geraldine Solon and Anthony Guilianti

Feature Film: MARY CASTERS by Mark Mackey
Feature Film: MARY CASTERS by Mark Mackey

Feature Film: The Princess Bride II: The Ransom of Hollyhock by Richard M. Renneboog
Feature Film: The Princess Bride II: The Ransom of Hollyhock by Richard M. Renneboog

Feature Film: WHERE KOMAINU CRY by Frank Baruch
Feature Film: WHERE KOMAINU CRY by Frank Baruch

Feature Film: THE FRUIT BRIGADE by Dea Divi
Feature Film: THE FRUIT BRIGADE by Dea Divi

Feature Film: Casting the Runes by Felice Picano
Feature Film: Casting the Runes by Felice Picano

Feature Film: One Over The Eight by Brock Young and Kirk Lansdon
Feature Film: One Over The Eight by Brock Young and Kirk Lansdon

Feature Film: Samantha Rutledge PI, A Killer Case by Iannis Aliferis
Feature Film: Samantha Rutledge PI, A Killer Case by Iannis Aliferis

Feature Film: Dark Side of the Street by Niksa Maric
Feature Film: Dark Side of the Street by Niksa Maric

Feature Film: SERIAL DREAMING by Ross Lang
Feature Film: SERIAL DREAMING by Ross Lang

Feature Film: MEAT by Chima Idigo
Feature Film: MEAT by Chima Idigo

Feature Film: PRESERVATION by David Kline
Feature Film: PRESERVATION by David Kline

Feature Film: HELL ON EARTH by Daniel Cook
Feature Film: HELL ON EARTH by Daniel Cook

Feature Film: Rich Land by Matt Scafid
Feature Film: Rich Land by Matt Scafid

Feature Film: MAVERICKS by Valeed Cheema
Feature Film: MAVERICKS by Valeed Cheema

Feature Film: SHOW, DON’T TELL by Dawn Brown
Feature Film: SHOW, DON’T TELL by Dawn Brown

Feature Film: SEA FOOD by Luis Ribes
Feature Film: SEA FOOD by Luis Ribes

Feature Film: Diaspora by Joe Aloisi
Feature Film: Diaspora by Joe Aloisi

Feature Film: MIRACLE MAN FROM HOMELESS TO HOLLYWOOD by Glenn Gannon
Feature Film: MIRACLE MAN FROM HOMELESS TO HOLLYWOOD by Glenn Gannon

WINNING FEATURE SCREENPLAYS FOR JULY 2018

 

ACTORWinning CRIME Feature Film: INDIAN COUNTY by Troy Kelly

ACTORWinning LGBT Feature Film: GO-GO BOY by Vance Walker

 

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

Director: Matthew Toffolo

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

Winning Feature Screenplays for June 2018

ACTORFALLING STAR – Feature Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Katie Marshall

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

Director: Matthew Toffolo

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox