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A child’s place, Twitter Short Story by Ligia Ojeda

Watch the 140 Character Short Story:  A child’s place

 Get to know writer Ligia Ojeda:

1) What is your very short story about?

My story is based on an ontological reflection of a child vision (my son), and the astonishment caused by magic realism of the human condition.

2) What motivated you to write this story and submit it to the festival?

My motivations are the Twitter culture (expressing shortly and precisely in a
multicultural platform) and the interest in the mysteries of human life.

3) What movie have you seen the most in your life?

Great expectations / Alfonso  Cuarón

4) How many scripts and stories have you written?

Just tweets, some letters and reflections.


5) What artists would you love to work with?

Bjork and Beth Gibbons

6) What is your passion in life?

I have various passions that include Buddhism, Philosophy, and artistic expressions.

7) Any tips for other writers who want to write a 140 character short story?

Love Twitter.
Twitter @LigiaBoc

 

 

 

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Submit your own Twitter Short Story for FREE to the Festival:
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/140_characters.html

Performer: Becky Shrimpton

Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo

Editor: John Johnson

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Never Say Never, Twitter Short Story by David Court

Watch 140 Character Short Story: NEVER SAY NEVER

Get to know writer David Court:

1) What is your very short story about?
Obsession, and the limits to which it will reach.  And as much so taking an everyday (and somewhat overused) expression, and adding a macabre element to it by taking it to its absolute literal level.

2) What motivated you to write this story and submit it to the festival?

It was originally a drabble (a hundred word short story) I’d had sitting around for a while – I write a lot of short stories – and it seemed like the most straightforward one to adapt.  It’s much easier to condense a 100 word idea down to 140 characters, than anything of any greater length of depth.

3) What movie have you seen the most in your life?

Aliens.  I’m a huge fan of both Alien and Aliens, but the sequel slightly edges it out in terms of how many times I’ve actually watched it.  It’s as close to cinematic perfection as you can get, in my eyes, and it’s still hardly dated.  I dread to think how many times I’ve watched it.

4) How many scripts and stories have you written?

Dozens.  In my spare time, I’m a wannabe author and have two collections of short stories out there, and a third (hopefully) at the proofing stage and on the way in the middle of 2016.  Id I’m allowed a shameless plug, I can often be found haunting my blog at www.davidjcourt.co.uk

5) What artists would you love to work with?

I’m a comic fan who grew up in Britain, so have a lifelong passion for 2000ad, the best anthology comic on the market.  Carlos Ezquerra, the co-creator of Dredd, is a hero of mine – It’d be a dream come true for him to illustrate anything I did.  Even just one of my shopping lists – the man is a living legend.

6) What is your passion in life?

Create.  And don’t waste any time doing so.  Life is way too short, so if you have any urge to do anything creative, do it now.  I left it quite late to start doing anything serious with my writing, and it’s a big regret.  I’ll happily adorn the “Don’t be like me” poster.

7) Any tips for other writers who want to write a 140 character short story?

I’m personally a sucker for a great twist ending.  If you can achieve that with brevity, you’ve got my vote.
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Submit your own Twitter Short Story for FREE to the Festival:
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/140_characters.html

Performer: Becky Shrimpton

Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo

Editor: John Johnson

Remembering, Twitter Short Story by Shire Lyon

Watch the 140 Character Short Story: REMEMBERING

Get to know writer Shire Lyon:

1) What is your very short story about?

It’s about the first time you kiss someone, when it’s sort of unexpected, unsolicited…when you just feel like you really connect with someone and you don’t even know why

2) What motivated you to write this story and submit it to the festival?

I love writing, so I always enjoy submitting work. I was especially fascinated by this contest because you have such a small amount of words to convey a deep experience.

3) What movie have you seen the most in your life?

I always love to watch movies more than once if I enjoy them. I’ve probably seen Gone With The Wind more times than any other movie. I love it’s romanticism and I also love the Victorian era. I was always in love with closing my eyes and picturing I was a rich Southern belle who went to balls and stuff like that.

4) How many scripts and stories have you written?

I’m not really sure. I’ve only written one or two scripts, but I’ve written a lot of stories and poetry. I started writing when I was about 11, and I haven’t stopped.

5) What artists would you love to work with?

There are lots of artists I would love to work with for many reasons. The list is probably far to long for here but I’ll list a few: Seth MacFarlane, Sir Patrick Stewart, Amanda Tapping and Jenna Coleman.

6) What is your passion in life?

My passion in life is to make people feel strong emotions and explore their imagination. I know that sounds rather cliched, but I love writing because you can give such a gift to someone. You can make them laugh, cry, experience so many things and a good piece of writing can stick with someone for the rest of their life. I also love video, photography and art for the very same reason. I usually write, but I do like to dabble in other art forms that convey the same type of thing.

7) Any tips for other writers who want to write a 140 character short story?

Make it personal. If you can feel it, then you can give that experience to someone else. A story doesn’t have to be pages long to make someone understand an emotion.

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Submit your own Twitter Short Story for FREE to the Festival:
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/140_characters.html

Performer: Becky Shrimpton

Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo

Editor: John Johnson

Hope, Twitter Short Story by Tanya S. Thamkruphat

Watch the 140 Character Short Story: HOPE

Get to know writer Tanya S. Thamkruphat

1) What is your very short story about?

It’s about having conflicting, tumultuous emotions and when you have lost direction in your life. This story is a reminder that hope is always present, no matter what is happening in your life.

2) What motivated you to write this story and submit it to the festival?

Personally, I’ve experienced this exact scenario and I felt this story was a powerful message I wanted to share. I know there are others out there who might be experiencing the same thing and I wanted them to know that there will be brighter days ahead, to not give up.

3) What movie have you seen the most in your life?

I’ve seen “Stardust” too many times to count. It’s one my favorite Neil Gaiman stories!

4) How many scripts and stories have you written?

Over the years, I’ve had a handful of magazine and newspaper articles, and a few personal essays published. Currently, I’m working on several book projects I hope to publish over the next year.

5) What artists would you love to work with?

There are no artists I currently want to work with, but I would love to collaborate with authors like Amy Tan, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Neil Gaiman.

6) What is your passion in life?

My life passion is simply to live life with no regrets.

7) Any tips for other writers who want to write a 140 character short
story?

My only tip is write with your heart. It will help you concisely write what you need to express.

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Submit your own Twitter Short Story for FREE to the Festival:
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/140_characters.html

Performer: Becky Shrimpton

Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo

Editor: John Johnson

The Argument, Twitter Short Story by Paula Roscoe

Watch the 140 Character Short Story: The Argument

1) What is your very short story about?

My main genre for writing is anything supernatural, so it seemed fitting for that to be my subject. I visualised a man having an argument with his girlfriend, the twist is – she is dead!

2) What motivated you to write this story and submit it to the festival?

I cannot remember how I found out about this competition, but I thought writing a scene in 140 characters was a real challenge and I was up for that.

3) What movie have you seen the most in your life?

I watch a lot of movies. I am a real film buff and watched them again and again. My favourite film ever and one I have watched so many times I cannot count, is ‘Somewhere in Time’ with Jane Seymour and Christopher Reeve, it is true supernatural love story. I even had the music play as I walked down the aisle, I love everything about it.

4) How many scripts and stories have you written?

I have written three award-winning novels so far, ‘Echoes’ ‘Freya’s Child’ and ‘Adventures of Faerie folk’. I am currently editing two more and working on ‘Echoes’ screenplay. Many years ago I wrote historical articles for a Welsh magazine. I have also had two short stories published in two Anthologies.

5) What artists would you love to work with?

I would love to work with the talented artist, Amanda Clark, for my faerie stories, but we’ll see. If I ever got ‘Echoes’ on the screen, I hope to work with many talented artists who know their stuff better than me!

6) What is your passion in life?

Writing is too obvious isn’t it, but it’s true! If I cannot write, it’s like asking me not to breathe. I have so many stories floating around in my head, it would be carnage if I stopped!

7) Any tips for other writers who want to write a 140 character short story?

Have a go – nothing to lose and it helps with your writing skills.

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Submit your own Twitter Short Story for FREE to the Festival:
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/140_characters.html

Performer: Becky Shrimpton

Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo

Editor: John Johnson

WILDsound Announces its January 2016 Feature & Short Screenplay Winners

Watch the winning screenplays performed by professional actors.

Feature Screenplay – CRIME EXTRAORDINAIRE
Written by Howard Fridkin

http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/crime_extraordinaire.html

SYNOPSIS:

Genres: Action, Adventure, Thriller, Crime

For the ultimate revenge, an internationally renowned mystery writer uses his latest novel as a blueprint to steal the Eiffel Tower.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Holly Sarchfield
MONIER – Lorne Hiro
LAMADOUR – Peter Nelson
MANDRELL – Dan Cristofori
WORCHEV/FELICE – Geoff Mays
LORRAINE – Katelyn Vanier

Short Screenplay – US NAVY CINE-KODAK
Written by Stephen M. Hunt

http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/us_navy_cine-kodak.html

SYNOPSIS:

Genres: War, Thriller, Drama

France, 1941; an American undercover war correspondent is overwhelmed by an old woman’s unique and unbelievable response to local, Nazi atrocities.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Holly Sarchfield
DUBIN – Dan Cristofori
TESSIER/BREUGEL – Geoff Mays
WOMAN – Katelyn Vanier

Short Screenplay – THE NEW NEIGHBORS
Written by Filippo Santaniello

http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_new_neighbors.html

SYNOPSIS:

Genres: Horror, Thriller

Three friends are screening and selecting short films for a low budget horror film festival when the babysitter from the floor below rings the bell. Something bad has happened and she needs help.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Peter Nelson
VIVIAN – Katelyn Vanier
ZACH – Dan Cristofori
ASHLEY – Holly Sarchfield
ALEX – Geoff Mays
ASIAN BOY – Lorne Hiro


Director/Producer – Matthew Toffolo
Casting Director – Sean Ballantyne
Editor – John Johnson

January 17 2016 Writing Festival Details

The writing festival will be presenting the best of TV Screenplays:  2 Original TV Pilot Screenplays, 1 TV Spec Screenplay, and a Best Scene TV Pilot Screenplay at the upcoming January 3 2016 event.

Here are the details of the winning scripts we’ll be performing:

#1 – TV Pilot – LACIE BIDWELL, by Jameel Khan 

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Thriller, Science Fiction, Mystery

SYNOPSIS:

Twelve years after her father created the zombie virus that killed thousands in downtown Indianapolis, Lacie Bidwell is in college and still feeling the effects of the family name. She tries to move on an live a relatively normal life. But when a mys

#2 – TV Pilot – LIFE IN THE LAST LANE, by Debi Calabro

Genre: Sports, Comedy

SYNOPSIS: 

A character-based comedy that explores the fascinating and high stakes world of horse racing, the people that the track draws in and the inevitable conflicts that ensue from the giant personalities who are addicted to living life in the fast lane.

#3 – TV Spec of the TV Show (Netflix) UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT “Kimmy Gets Addicted” by Jen Turriff

Genre: Comedy

SYNOPSIS: 

Kimmy quickly becomes addicted to an iPad game. As she discovers she unknowingly made in-app purchases, she has to find a creative way to pay her debts. Meanwhile, Titus battles his own obsession and Jacqu

#4 – TV Best Scene -Absynthia by Seregon O’Dassey

Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama

SYNOPSIS:

An attack on a mercenary airship, while on a seemingly innocent cargo run sends the lives of the Captain and her crew into their not so innocent pasts. Will the events that unfold destroy the future for everyone that the government had carefully and deliberately planned?

 

Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson