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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

WATCH THE WINNING FEATURE SCREENPLAY FOR OCTOBER 2018

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

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

WATCH the WINNING FEATURE SCREENPLAY FOR SEPTEMBER 2018

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THE BLIGHT, by Jerron Spencer & Jeffrey Stackhouse

Forced into Detroit’s The Blight, eight ordinary women must band together to save themselves and the world from Lovecraftian horror with a sci-fi twist. Garden tools, two guns, and one plucky aluminum bat will help them battle their way through rubble-strewn streets and hidden laboratories against mutants, monsters and the military.
CAST LIST:

Abril/Jocelyn: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Kaylie/Suzanne: Carina Cojeen
Chassity: Katelyn Varadi
Narrator: Hugh Ritchie
Linnie: Sylvia Normandeau
Bella: Zena Driver
Kat: Rachel Rain Packota
Barney: Russell Batcher

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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 SCREENPLAYS – 49 IN TOTAL!

 

STORYHORROR FEATURE Screenplay: THE BLIGHT by Jerron Spencer & Jeffrey Stackhouse
September 2018

STORYTV PILOT Screenplay: SOL by James FOx
September 2018

STORYTV SPEC Screenplay: UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT by Anna Hotter & Michael Rodriguez
September 2018

STORYTV 1st Scene Screenplay: JILLIAN AND THE SHARKS by Josephine Perry
September 2018

STORY Short Screenplay: PURGATORY: A LOVE STORY by Alice L. Lee
September 2018
STORYLGBT 1st Scene Screenplay: OFF SCRIPT by Tamar Palmer
September 2018
STORYLGBT 1st Scene Screenplay: SIGHT UNSEEN by Nicholas Downs & Susan Mac Nicol
September 2018
STORYSCI-FI 1st Scene Screenplay: JUBILATION by Meghan Fitzmartin
September 2018
STORY1st Scene Screenplay: MARKED by Leah Pollack
September 2018
STORYLA BEST SCENE Screenplay: THE ILLUMINATI BELLADONNA by Caitlin Carter
September 2018
STORYLA BEST SCENE Screenplay: THE TATTOOED BLONDE by Paul Sargia
September 2018
STORYCOMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay: ON THE VERGE by Rita Martinos
September 2018
STORYFEMALE BEST SCENE Screenplay: TREED by Staci Greason
September 2018
STORYFEMALE BEST SCENE Screenplay: SANDS OF THE MIRAGE by Aissa Martell
September 2018
STORYFEMALE BEST SCENE Screenplay: REMEMBER KENT STATE by Cicely Wynne
September 2018
STORY BEST SCENE Screenplay: CATATONIC CHRISTMAS by Mike Hoberg
September 2018
STORYACTION BEST SCENE Screenplay: HERO OF HEROES by Rodrigo Juatco
September 2018
STORYACTION BEST SCENE Screenplay: ANAHNA by Fritz Mueller
September 2018
STORYFANTASY BEST SCENE Screenplay: WILD WILD WASTELAND by Zander James
September 2018
STORYFANTASY BEST SCENE Screenplay: THE VENUS SYNDROME by Lynn Vincentnathan
September 2018
STORYFANTASY BEST SCENE Screenplay: XIGHTFALL by Julian Blondell
September 2018
STORYFANTASY BEST SCENE Screenplay: MAJOR TOM AND THE ALIEN GIRL by Mirka Kettunen
September 2018
STORYLGBT BEST SCENE Screenplay: WHEN TRUTH COMES OUT by Lissette Camacho
September 2018
STORYLGBT BEST SCENE Screenplay: PLANS FOR THE HOLIDAYS by Terry Connell
September 2018
STORYLGBT BEST SCENE Screenplay: MARRED by Dallas Rico
September 2018
STORYLGBT BEST SCENE Screenplay: MY GIRL by Judy Klingoffer
September 2018
STORYLGBT BEST SCENE Screenplay: SIMON SIMONE by Ross Munro
September 2018
STORYLGBT BEST SCENE Screenplay: SOMEWHERE BETWEEN LOVE AND JUSTICE by S.W. Andersen
September 2018
STORYLGBT BEST SCENE Screenplay: KINKY GRACE by Mitchelle P. Ganem
September 2018
STORYLGBT BEST SCENE Screenplay: LITTLE EARTHQUAKES by Todd Bird
September 2018
STORYLGBT BEST SCENE Screenplay: JILLIAN’S PEAK by Charzette Torrence & Danielle Johnson
September 2018
STORY LGBT BEST SCENE Screenplay: COMPLETE AND UNCOMPROMISED by Johna Walsh
September 2018
STORY LGBT BEST SCENE Screenplay: DEAR TOM HARDY I LOVE YOU by Waide Riddle
September 2018
STORY LGBT BEST SCENE Screenplay: CLOUDY SKIES OF CONNECTICUT by Lissette Camacho
September 2018
STORY LGBT BEST SCENE Screenplay: ADULTHOOD by Sam Morgan MacNeil
September 2018
STORY LGBT BEST SCENE Screenplay: CAKE by Christianne Charles
September 2018
STORY LGBT BEST SCENE Screenplay: TAKE ME TO EUROHEAVEN by Fatih Melek
September 2018
STORY LGBT BEST SCENE Screenplay: THE UNVARNISHED TALES OF THE GREEN FAIRY by Jacob Cullen
September 2018
STORY LGBT BEST SCENE Screenplay: ACCEPTANCE IS by Belle Angel
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
STORYCOMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay: MAE DAY by Ashley Rubay & Annick Blomdahl
September 2018
STORY COMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay: TUGNETT: A LOVE SUPREME by Nate Yacos
September 2018
STORY COMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay: MADNESS by Cory Huizar
September 2018
STORY COMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay: THE WORDSMITH by Matthew Holy
September 2018
STORYTHRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay: THE PLAYLISTS by Michael Kotsiros
September 2018