1st Scene STAGE PLAY Reading of THE LEOPARD AND THE CALF. by Joe Pugh

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Jerry O’Malley died in Hospice, but now he’s trapped in a locked lobby room with a stopped clock and his worst nightmare- his childhood bully Doug Hansen, who probably died getting stabbed while out jogging. Turns out they can’t leave this room until they make peace with each other. Which will be hard to do, since these two people have a long and horrible history.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Jerry: Dan Cristofori
Doug: Connor Lyon

Get to know the writer: 

 What is your play about?

It is about an honest and heartfelt (post-mortem) conversation between a high school bully and his victim many decades later.

What genres does your play fall under?

That’s a toughie – it is a short play, certainly. It should not take more than a half hour to act out. I would call it a relationship drama with a touch of comedy woven in.

Why should this play be made into a stage play?

This play is about real men grappling with real men’s issues. I have written it in the hopes that past and present victims as well as past and present bullies may learn something and experience some healing catharsis.

How would you describe this play in two words?

Healing encounter.

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

Jesus of Nazareth

How long have you been working on this play?

It has been percolating in my head for several years. I probably started writing it about two years ago and completed it a year and a half later with help from WILDsound editing.

How many stories have you written?

About ten or so…mostly very short. Some of them are also about inner healing; a few have religious themes.

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

Avalon’s Testify to Love

What obstacles did you face to finish this play?

Trying to overcome my negative emotions when I worked to express the bully’s memories and teenage point of view.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

People mostly: my boyfriend, my kids and the members of my support group. Also the outdoors and my efforts to support environmental causes.

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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 Screenplay – LETTERS TO AMELIA, by Ceidrik Heward

Festival for Drama in Film, Screenplays, Novels

 

Genre: Drama

A teenage girl, hypnotized into committing a murder, meets a wise old nun who dramatically changes her life by helping her inspire thousands of other women.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Marcia: Norma Dunphy
Amelia: Lindsay Gerro

Get to know the writer: 

 What is your screenplay about?

LETTERS TO AMELIA is about a teenage girl with low self esteem, searching for the meaning of her life.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Drama

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

It will provide inspiration and guidance to the young audiences who view the film.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Inspirational, engaging

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

Goodbye Mr. Chips (Peter O’Toole version)

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

4 months. I had already written the book which the screenplay is based…

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THRILLER Best Scene Screenplay – CURIOUS BUDDIES, by Janet Caulfield

Thriller/Suspense Film and Writing Festival

Genre: Crime, Thriller

It’s not your Mother’s Buddy Movie. It’s a combo meal! It’s a little bit of LETHAL WEAPON, DIE HARD, THE SOCIAL NETWORK with a SIDE of TAKEN. Experienced FBI Agent hires and befriends a young INTERNET ENTREPRENEUR to help rescue a six year old girl taken Hostage in a FALL OUT SHELTER by a Ruthless Psychopath.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Anna: Norma Dunphy
Josh: David Occhipinti
Bill: Dennis Barham
Operator: Lindsay Gerro

Get to know the writer: 

1. What is your screenplay about?

Curious Buddies is about the rescue of a six year old girl taken hostage in a fall out shelter by a ruthless psychopath. The story centers around the trials and tribulations of a veteran FBI agent and the assistance of a young internet entrepreneur during the case investigation to save her.  It’s a whirlwind, action packed thriller, spanning three days set in Washington…

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Poetry Reading: A Single Atom, by Ivor Steven

POETRY FESTIVAL. Submit to site for FREE. Submit for actor performance. Submit poem to be made into film.

Performed by Elizabeth Rose Morriss

Get to know the poet:

  What is the theme of your poem?

The poem is about my turmoil of thoughts and doubts, between my recently departed wife, and my starting up of a new relationship.

What motivated you to write this poem?

Lots of bad dreams and guilt.

How long have you been writing poetry?

I’ve been writing poetry for twenty-two years, although I’ve only been going public with my writings for the last eight years.

If you could have dinner with one person (dead or alive), who would that be?

I’d love to have dinner with Leonard Cohen.

What influenced you to submit to have your poetry performed by a professional actor?

The curiousity factor of listening to my words being articulated by some-one else, and to have my poem heard by the large audience of Poetry Festival’s readers.

Do you write other…

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