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JULY 2018 – READ THE BEST OF NEW SCREENPLAY STORY PITCHES

CORNFIELDS by Fernely Durand
Feature Film: CORNFIELDS, by Fernely Durand

ROADRUNNER by AJ Scherkenbach
Feature Film: ROADRUNNER, by AJ Scherkenbach

NORTHWOOD by John Alexander Fraser
Short Film: NORTHWOOD, by John Alexander Fraser

THE TRIP by Sepehr Golmakani
Feature Film: THE TRIP, by Sepehr Golmakani

REBIRTH by Drew Bombarider
Feature Film: REBIRTH, by Drew Bombardier

THE WORLD’S TALLEST CHEF by Jeff Goldfarb
Feature Film: The World’s Tallest Chef, by Jeff Goldfarb

SHOOTING by Isaac Sweeney
Short Film: SHOOTING, by Isaac Sweeney

CIRCLE OF EIGHT by Kathryn L. Scurry
Feature Film: CIRCLE OF EIGHT, by Kathryn L. Scurry

A CENTURY OF DREAMS by Brian Brockway
Feature Film: A CENTURY OF DREAMS, by Brian Brockway

YOU’VE GOT SCAM by Brian Brockway
Feature Film: YOU’VE GOT SCAM, by Brian Brockway

THE UMP by Jeff Haber
TV PILOT: THE UMP, by Jeff Haber

STRONG STYLE STORY by Wendell Darnell Mitchell II
Feature Film: Strong Style Story, by Wendell Darnell Mitchell, II

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June 2018 – Read the best of new screenplay story pitches

THE DUTCHMAN, by Robert Morgan
Feature Film: THE DUTCHMAN, by Robert Morgan Callahan

INSIDE THE WORLD OF ZOE SANDER, by Suzanne Lutas
TV PILOT: Inside the World of Zoe Sander, by Suzanne Lutas

THE FUTURE, by Jonathan Rumbolt
Feature Film: THE FUTURE, by Jonathan Rumbolt

SENTINELS OF TZURAC ZARKWIN REVENGE, by James Raven & Danielle Kaheaku
Feature Film: Sentinels of Tzurac- Zarkwin’s Revenge, by James Raven & Danielle Kaheaku

UNTITLED PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER, by Jerry Kokich
Feature Film: Untitled Psychological Thriller, by Jerry Kokich

OSWALD AND THE END OF THE WORLD, by Chris A. Wright & Adam Harvey
Feature Film: Oswald and the End of the World, by Chris A. Wright & Adam Harvey

THE NEW SCHOOL,by Evan R. Schullery
Feature Film: The New School, by Evan R. Schullery

OROBORO ISLAND, by Oleg Bazylewicz & Karen Buckton
TV Pilot: Oroboro Island, by Oleg Bazylewicz & Karen Buckton

GIOVANNI, by Will Ryan
Short Film: Giovanni, by Will Ryan

THE BLISS WISH, by Marcus D. Russell
TV PILOT: The Bliss Wish, by Marcus D. Russell

SLOPPY SECONDS, by Toni Nagy
Feature Film: Sloppy Seconds, by Toni Nagy and Bridget Barkan

ASHANTI REVENGE, by Nell London
Feature Film: Ashanti Revenge, by Nell London

THE MAN WITH A GLOVE, by Suzanne Lutas
Feature Film: The Man with a Glove, by Suzanne Lutas

AFOAKOM ONCE LOST NEVER REGAIN, by Joseph DANJIE
Feature Film: AFOAKOM: once lost never regain

A CYBER LIFE, by Pavle Petrovic
Short Film: A Cyber-Life Tale, by Pavle Petrovic

ROCK AND ROLL DREAM, by Chi Hsiu Chen
Feature Film: Rock And Roll Dream, by Chi Hsiu Chen

CHILD OF THE SHROUD, by David Young & Lana White
Feature Film: Child of the Shroud, by David Young and Lana White

MANSPIDER, by Andy Watters
Feature Film: MANSPIDER, by Andy Watters

This week’s movie reviews: Hollywood and Indy

Read the best of NEW Movie Reviews:

Film Review: FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM

The book contains the history of Magizoology and describes 85 magical species found around the world. To get into the spirit of Harry Potter, Albus Dumbledore, headmaster of Hogwarts (not shown in the film), provides the Foreword and explains the purpose of the special edition of this book (the Comic Relief charity). At the end, he tells the reader, “…The amusing creatures described hereafter are fictional and cannot hurt you.” He repeats the Hogwarts motto: “Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus”, Latin for “Never tickle a sleeping dragon”.

Film Review: QUAND ON A 17 ANS (BEING 17) (France 2016) ****

Directed by Téchiné with a script he wrote in collaboration with Céline Sciamma, the film follows the romantic and sexual awakening of two seventeen year old boys as their initial animosity, expressed in violence, morphs into love. For the not-so French literate, Being 17 borrows its title from the second half-line of the first verse of Roman, (1870) by Arthur Rimbaud: On n’est pas sérieux quand on a dix-sept ans.

Film Review: AN EYE FOR AN EYE (Documentary)

Israeli filmmaker Ilan Ziv’s (SIX DAYS IN JUNE) documentary tells the story of death row inmate Mark Stroman and the friendship he forges with one of his surviving victims Rais Bhuiyan, who set about to save Stroman from death row as part of his Muslim faith beliefs.

Film Review: NOCTURNAL ANIMALS. Starring: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal

The protagonist of the piece is a successful Los Angeles arts gallery owner and designer by the name of Susan (Amy Adams). Susan often has sleepless nights and could thus be classified as a nocturnal animal. Her ex-husband Tony (Jake Gyllenhaal) has recently completed a book titled NOCTURNAL ANIMALS, about three redneck thugs who prey on a family after carjacking them. Tony sends Susan a copy of his manuscript to read as a privileged reader.

Movie Review: TENGU: BIRDMAN OF THE MOUNTAINS (2016)

Tengu: Birdman of the Mountains,  is a film that will delight you with its symbology, its imagery and it’s excellent fight sequences, but it goes far beyond that. This film represents of genre-hybrid that should be welcomed into cinema with open arms. It is highly commendable thing to be able to successfully blend genres together, and this film is able to do that. With effortless ease a viewer can watch this film and find something in it to enjoy even if they are not conventionally a viewer of action.

Movie Review: THE TRAP (2016)

Subtle and steamy, with mounting tension in every scene, The Trap is a suspense film, turned mystery film, turned action film. Cleverly designed with red-herrings and hidden details, there must be a special nod of appreciation to the film’s editor.

Movie Review: MOTEL MOTEL (2016)

This film makes nods to several well established cult classics, such as Pulp Fiction to name one of many. The unreliable narrator, the highly subjective non-lateral plot and the avant-garde supernatural air, make the film a cultural cinematic work of art. Think Wes Anderson, if Wes Anderson was dark and perturbed and less whimsical.

 

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Best of Hollywood and Indy Movie Reviews from around the word. CLICK the links and read the reviews. 

Film Review: TROLLS (USA 2016) ***

The new Dreamworks animation released by 20th Century Fox, TROLLS is a happy enough 3D computer-animated musical buddy comedy film based on the dolls of the same name created by Dane Thomas Dam way back in 1959.

Film Review: DOCTOR STRANGE (USA 2016) ***

The Marvel superhero DOCTOR STRANGE gets his first debut on the big screen complete with 3D. Though the character has appeared in a TV movie and animated film before, he is given a fresh treatment which is a good thing considering that there are already too many super hero action movies each year.

HACKSAW RIDGE (USA/Australia 2016) ***** Top 10

After about a decade absence from the director’s chair (his last film was the misunderstood APOCALYPTO in 2006), the director of BRAVEHEART and THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST returns in top form as if redeem in himself of all the bad press he had garnered since he said and did some foolish things. It’s another situation in this 21st century social media era where the outside events of the director “tarnish” the actual film itself. Think “Birth of the Nation”. Two films that should potentially receive multiple Oscar nominations. But will they? And should they?

Film Review: THE DAVID DANCE

The film tackles quite a few issues. At the film start, David listens and calls a rival radio show in which an Anita Byrant type woman, June Hendley (Jordan Baker) makes her stance against homosexuals. She is against gay marriage, gay sex and almost everything gay just like the original Byrant. An easy target no doubt, David through his show gets the better of her. David then meets his new technician Chris (Guy Adkins) who pines for him.

Film Review: THE VIOLIN TEACHER (Brazil 2016) ***

THE VIOLIN TEACHER, which opens at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, serves both as an art house film and a crowd pleaser. From the film’s very first frame, the audience sees the protagonist, a talented but tortured soul named Laerte (Lazaro Ramos) unable to fulfil his promise during an important violin audition for the famous São Paulo Symphonic Orchestra.

Movie Review: TENGU: BIRDMAN OF THE MOUNTAINS (2016)

This poetic fantasy action film, hailing from the United Kingdom and coming to us from director Samuel Smith, is a study in genre splicing. Tengu: Birdman of the Mountains has the poetic elements of a romance, the luxurious visuals of a fantasy, the tension and suspense of a thriller, and the fight scenes of a high-concept action film. Told through the eyes of a child, our hero watches as his highly skilled father, endowed with supernatural natural strength from his Chi, fights off terrifying bird-like villains from this family’s mountain home. Packed with stunning fight sequences that highlight the filmmakers’ excellent technical skills, this piece is a must-see for anyone who enjoys action.

Movie Review: BARROW (2016)

The crime mystery science-fiction short Barrow, coming to us from Australia courtesy director Wade Savage, is a powerful, efficient, masterful piece of cinema. It makes nods to a wide variety of genre motifs including mystery, crime, science fiction and horror, among others, and integrates them seamlessly. The story is rich and engaging, following the story of a young forensic scientist on her quest to understand the mystery forces that saved her life during a brutal and horrifying attack on her family years before.

Movie Review: BLACKWELL SUMMERS MYSTERY (2016)

Blackwell Summers Mystery, a 12 minute American short from director Emily Dell, focuses on Grace Blackwell and Raven Summers, two sexy detectives with their own private investigation company in the heart of the 1970s. Smart, cunning and sexy, both ladies use their strengths and skills to take down the villain while leaving space for the audience to laugh the whole time.

Movie Review: MOTEL MOTEL (2016)

Rich in symbology and complex layering, Motel Motel this crime mystery film by Belgian director Ellen J. Babeliowsky. It follows our hero, Hjalmar, finds himself sharing an old motel room with an unpleasant partner- a severed human ear. This ear disturbs him, erodes him, and ultimately drives him to act by reaching the motel’s owner to change his room. Curiously, no one believes his story- that his room is occupied by a human ear.

Film Review: INFERNO (Da Vinci Code 3!)

In a few years time, you can argue, no one will even remember Ron Howard’s INFERNO, based on Dan Brown’s 2013 novel of the same name. It will open around the world, make a little money for the studios and talent, and then it will just disappear.

 

November 2016 – Read the best of Feature Film Pitches

Read the best of FEATURE Movie Pitches. CLICK the link and read the loglines:

MAN IN THE MIRROR, by Juanita Brown
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/man_in_the_mirror_by_juanita_brown.html

GESTATION, , by Ntwsaki Rampine
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/gestation_by_ntswaki_rampine.html

DEATH EXPERIMENTAL, by Sean Williams
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/death_experimental_by_sean_williams.html

ANIMATED BACKSTREET BOYS, by Felipe Herrera
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/animated_backstreet_boys_by_felipe_herrera.html

CRAZY FRYING PAN, by Mykola Prut
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/crazy_frying_pan_by_mykola_prut.html

WWII DIARY, by Mack Williams
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/wwii_diary_by_mack_williams.html

KELSEY’S QUAIL, by Kendalynn Newborn Bolton
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/kelseys_quail_by_kendalynn_newborn_bolton.html

ESCAPE TO PLANET B346, by Thomas Thorpe
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/escape_to_planet_b346_by_thomas_thorpe.html

LEAVES OF WRATH, by Hilde Susan Jaegtnes
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/leaves_of_wrath_by_hilde_susan_jaegtnes.html

NOW THEN AND FOREVER, by Jerry Kokich
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/now_then_and_forever_by_jerry_kokich.html

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Feature Film Pitch: THE GRAND SCAM by David Snieckus

LOGLINE PITCH:

ACTORTitle: THE GRAND SCAM

Written by: David Snieckus

Type: Feature Film

Genre: Drama

Logline: Three individuals face the loss of their home and family and sanity through the foreclosure mill process and dig into the systematic deception and corruption of the current monetary and banking system, struggle with the perceived perceptions, overcome them and and are rewarded with a re-united family and reimbursements.

Synopsis: Through the crisis of the foreclosure process, various individuals learn how the monetary system with its bankers, lawyers, judges and courts work to ILLEGALLY evitct families from their homes. With help from famikly and friends the victims of foreclosure learn how to stop arguing and stay in honor and become responsible for thier financial wellbeing.

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Feature Film Pitch: Gestation by Ntswaki Rampine

LOGLINE PITCH:

ACTORTitle: Gestation

Written by: Ntswaki Rampine

Type: Feature Film

Genre: Horror

Logline: An arrogant, naive teenage girl visits her uncle in a small remote town, there she meets a handsome young man that gets possessed by his jealous ghost mother.

Synopsis: A male figure drags an unconscious woman in a dark, misty forest. The woman is in a basement, tied up to a stretcher. The unknown male cuts the woman’s abdomen and takes out a lump of blood clot. He digs a hole outside and buries the woman alive.

3 years later, Ben Thorn is still searching for his wife. His brother in law Steve Coin drives his 17 year old daughter to come and stay with her uncle for a while to clear her head. There she meets Rod Dawn (25) in a grocery store, without Chelsea noticing he stuffs an old, dirty cotton sleeve underneath his coat on the wrist. Rod invites her to his cabin later, she gets to the cabin and Rod quickly puts on his t-shirt hiding human claw scratches and bruises on his back. Things get heavy between the two, while kissing on Rod’s bed, he slips his hand on Chelsea’s tummy and pulls away instantly, he tells her he can’t do this. Chelsea upset, leaves.

Chelsea gets home and Ben notices she’s upset and she doesn’t talk to him. In the morning, she apologies to Ben and goes to Rod’s place and apologies too, she confides in him how the death of her mother has never been easy on her. Afterwards they become close and Chelsea introduces Rod to her uncle.

Rod at his cabin gets intensively thrown out of the burnt nursery room by nothing, he has a terrified look on his face as he sits outside the room.

Over the next couple of nights, various paranormal activities occur : Chelsea taking a shower hears someone swing the door open and stack a pile of towels on the sink and she thought it was Ben but it wasn’t. One night, Chelsea sleeping, two skinny, burnt hands with human claws come out underneath her bed and slip under her pyjamas and presses on her tummy. Chelsea tries to get hold of Rod but he is ignoring her.

Dr. Smit stops at the cabin; as he’s walking towards the door a burnt pregnant woman wearing an old, dirty cotton maternity dress stands at the door angry, she vanishes as Dr. Smit gets to the door.

Rod finally decides to talk to Chelsea. He comes to her house and asks Chelsea to take off her shirt, he sees the nasty bruises and explains to her that his mother Ruth is the one who’s been hurting her. Chelsea is confused because she knows Rod’s mother died years ago in a fire. Rod explains that she still lives with him, she stays in the nursery room and she is a jealous woman and pregnant too.

Chelsea tries to tell her uncle about Rod and his mother but he wouldn’t listen to her. That night, Ruth attacks Chelsea and Ben at their house but Chelsea manages to escape to the dark forest. Chelsea gets to the cabin, Ruth fight and tries to kill her till Rod starts to resurface on Ruth, she then spits him out. Ruth then possesses Chelsea, shutting her in. Rod shouts at her mother to spit Chelsea out, Ruth spits her out. Rod tells his mother that he needs his life back and no matter what she will always be his mother. Ruth gives in and turns into a clearer not burnt any more ghost, she floats in the nursery room and all of a sudden something erupts from inside, shaking the entire cabin. Rod and Chelsea open the door of the nursery and it no longer burnt but a normal nursery room.

While Rod and Chelsea are in there, there is a knock at the door. Rod goes to see who it is, he comes back with a terrified face. A hand pushes him inside the nursery and Ben appears holding a syringe on Rod’s neck, Chelsea freezes, he injects it on Rod and knocks Chelsea out.

Ben drags unconscious Chelsea in the forest back to the basement of his house. Ben pushes Chelsea on a stretcher and stops below a roof light. The light beam illuminates Chelsea’s bloody face. Ben cries that Chelsea knew that his wife was cheating on him but she kept quiet. He takes out a glass bottle with jelly-like blood clot and he shows Chelsea his wife’s baby in the bottle, he says he saved the baby from hell and he’s going to do the same with Chelsea’s baby. He makes a deep cut on her abdomen. Out of the blue, Rod slams Ben on the face with an axe and rescues Chelsea but she has lost a lot of blood.

In the morning, the police, paramedics are at the scene at Ben’s house. Steve gets to the house and rushes to see his dead daughter and Ben. Steve fights Rod, blaming him.

Over the black screen : Steve Coin shot himself in Chelsea’s bedroom. Rod Dawn is currently in a mental institution.

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