Category Archives: First Scene Screenplay

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

Winning 1st Scene of SERAPHINA, by Joe “Tuffy” Tofuri

 

 A beautiful, kindly Irish woman – bestowed a special gift at birth – comes to the aid of a 1950’s New England family-in-crisis unaware she is being hunted by a revenge-seeking, depression-era zealot.

Genre: Family, Thriller, Drama

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Laura Kyswaty
The Doctor: Brandon Knox
The Vicar: Rob Notman
Joshua: Luke Robinson
The Midwife: Julie McCarthy
Seraphina: Lindsay Rolland Mills

Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

SERAPHINA is about a heartwarming, beautiful Irish woman who was graced at birth with a special gift from God.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Drama.

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

I firmly believe that SERAPHINA would tug at the heartstrings of people around the world. This is the story of a wonderful, kind woman whose only mission in life is helping people in need, and finally has the chance to see her lifelong dream come to fruition…to have a loving family of her own. Without a single reservation, this movie would appeal to broad audiences of all ages.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Heartwarming – Moving.

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

Casablanca

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

Over 13-years.

How many stories have you written?

I am the published author of 7 novels, and have developed well over 20 screenplays.

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

Since I Don’t Have You by the “Skyliners”

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

The most difficult and frustrating obstacle for me was ensuring the Irish dialogue and brogue were spot on. In July of 2017, I retained a wonderful Irish author from the old country to read and edit the Irish dialogue. She ensured that even though Seraphina was born and raised in Ireland, as the years passed by in America, her beautiful Irish brogue would oh-so-gently soften…but just a wee bit, dontcha know!

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Movies!

You entered your screenplay via FilmFreeway. What has been your experiences working with the submission platform site?

Filmfreeway is an outstanding platform for screenwriters to showcase their work.

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

The feedback was outstanding! I was filled with exhilaration and could not wait to tell my wife! But WILDsound has touched me this way before. I’ve entered the WILDsound festival numerous times over the years. I once received feedback for one of my scripts where the individual who wrote the feedback overwhelmed me with positive motivation and the desire to continue with my writing. The following is what he/she wrote about my protagonist, Jamerson Banks, in my script, MEADOW FALLS…

Hands down, Jamerson Banks is one of the most enjoyable characters ever created for the page and silver screen. He is irascible, ornery, quick-witted – and deeply wounded, by his own actions in the metaphysical sense, by the actions of others in the quite literal physical sense. His story is so detailed, his flaws so specific – we can’t wait to hear what happens next, even when he’s at his worst.

Thank you, WILDsound!!!

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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