WILDSOUND PERFORMERS – Actors in 2016

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ARTISTADAM MCNAMARA ARTISTAISHA EVELYNA ARTISTALAN SCHONFIELD
ARTISTALICIA PAYNE ARTISTALICIA RYAN ARTISTALLAN MICHAEL BRUNET
ARTISTALLISON KAMPF ARTISTAMAKA UMEH ARTISTAMANDA PEREIRA
ARTISTANDREA LAWRENCE ARTISTANGELA CAVALLIN ARTISTANGELICA ALEJANDRO
ARTISTBECKY SHRIMPTON ARTISTBENJAMIN CAMENZULI ARTISTBENJAMIN HARRIS
ARTISTBRANDON KNOX ARTISTBROGAN CAULFIELD ARTISTCAN VAN WYCK
ARTISTCASSANDRA GUTHRIE ARTISTCHARLES GORDON ARTISTCHRIS REID-GEISLER
ARTISTCHRISTINA SANTOS ARTISTCHRISTOPHER HURON ARTISTCORY BERTRAND
ARTISTCOURTNEY KEIR ARTISTCRAIG ESTRELLA ARTISTDAN CRISTOFORI
ARTISTDANA THODY ARTISTDANIELLE NICOLE ARTISTDAVID GUTHRIE
ARTISTDAVID OCCHPINTI ARTISTDAVID STRAUS ARTISTDENEY FORREST
ARTISTDENNIS BARHAM ARTISTDEVIN UPHAM ARTISTDONALD MOLNAR
ARTISTDORIAN KOLINAS ARTISTELIZABETH GRIFFIN ARTISTELIZABETH OWENS SKIDMORE
ARTISTELIZABETH ROSE MORISS ARTISTERYNN BROOK ARTISTFRANCES STECYK
ARTISTGABRIEL DARKU ARTISTGEOFF MAYS ARTISTGEORGIA GRANT
ARTISTHANNAH BRENEN ARTISTHEATHER DICKE ARTISTHOLLY SARCHFIELD
ARTISTHUGH RITCHIE ARTISTISAAC ALFIE ARTISTISABELLA BONTORIN
ARTISTJANE SMYTHE ARTISTJARRID TERRELL ARTISTJEFF SINASIC
ARTISTJENNIFER FERRIS ARTISTJOHN FRAY ARTISTJOHN LESTER PHILLIPS
ARTISTJONATHAN SHABOO ARTISTJOVAN KOCIC ARTISTJUDY THRUSH
ARTISTJULIAN FORD ARTISTJULIE C SHEPPARD ARTISTKALEB ALEXANDER
ARTISTKARI-MICHAEL HELAVA ARTISTKATE VARADI ARTISTKATELYN VANIER
ARTISTKAYLA LAKHANI ARTISTKELCI STEPHENSON ARTISTKELLY DALY
ARTISTKHEON CLARKE ARTISTKIRAN FRIESEN ARTISTKRIS HAGEN
ARTISTLAURA DARBY ARTISTLAURA KYSWATY ARTISTLAUREN TOFFAN
ARTISTLAVINIA LATHAM ARTISTLORNE HIRO ARTISTMALLORY PALMER
ARTISTMANDY MAGNAN ARTISTMANDY MAY CHEETHAM ARTISTMARK BOUTROS
ARTISTMARK SPARKS ARTISTMARSHA MASON ARTISTMARTIN HUSS
ARTISTMATTHEW LAWRENCE ARTISTMAYA WOLOSZYN ARTISTMEGGIE MCKINNON
ARTISTMEGHAN ALLEN ARTISTMICHAEL GATY ARTISTMICHAEL KAZARIAN
ARTISTMICHAEL LAKE ARTISTMICHELLE ALEXANDER ARTISTMOHOGANY BROWN
ARTISTMOUI NENE ARTISTNADIA GIGI INARA ARTISTNATHAN BRAGG
ARTISTNEIL BENNETT ARTISTNEIL KULIN ARTISTNICK BAILLIE
ARTISTNICK HENDRICK WICHT ARTISTNOAH CASEY ARTISTNORMA DAWN DUNPHY
ARTISTPAUL FALKOWSKI ARTISTPERCY ALEXANDER HARRIS ARTISTPETER NELSON
ARTISTPETER-MARK RAPHAEL ARTISTPETRA O’TOOLE ARTISTRACHEL SALSBERG
ARTISTRAIS MUOI ARTISTRANDY BAUMER ARTISTRIKKI WRIGHT
ARTISTROB NOTMAN ARTISTROSELIE WILLIAMSON ARTISTRYAN ANNING
ARTISTSANDRA KRSTIN ARTISTSANDY KELLERMAN ARTISTSASHA RAJAMANI
ARTISTSCOTT BEAUDIN ARTISTSCOTT MCCULLOCH ARTISTSEAN BALLANTYNE
ARTISTSEAN KAUFMANN ARTISTSHELLY ANTONY ARTISTSTEPHEN FLETT
ARTISTSTEVE MITCHELL ARTISTSTEVE RIZZO ARTISTSUCHITHTHA DESILVA
ARTISTSUSAN Q WILSON ARTISTTEE SCHNEIDER ARTISTTRACEY BELTRANO
ARTISTUCAL SHILLINGFORD ARTISTVAL COLE ARTISTVICTORIA URQUHART
ARTISTVIKTORIA NAPOLENOVA ARTISTVINCE JERAD ARTISTZACK AMZALLAG
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VIDEO PITCH for A Long Way Home by Marian Richardson Whetsell

A Long Way Home by Marian Richardson Whetsell

Performed by Becky Shrimpton

A Long Way Home
Screenplay by
@Marian Richardson Whetsell
Genre: Period Piece Drama
Logline: A young African-American girl in post-slavery era endures struggles & hardships to fulfill her dream to become a teacher.
Synopsis
Anna Maria is a typical mixed heritage child of the south who developed into a beautiful woman, from East Texas. She was from a poor but proud family who believed in hard work and deep Christian values. The civil war had recently ended & the thick smell of freedom electrified the air. Anna’s dream—to become a teacher! In the 1860’s change and reformation was the order of the day. The Indians and Black folks often co-habited together to survive. There was one particular family that aroused Anna’s interest. Why? Because, of a young brave by the name of Lonewolf. He was about the same age as she was and they seemed to hit it off right away. And, before long they were best friends.
Over the years, their friendship blossomed into love and one heated day, passion overtook them, resulting in her becoming pregnant, at the most difficult and unexpected time. You see, her family’s fresh planted crops, had been washed away by a sudden storm. Her father had borrowed money from the local white banker just to plant the crops.
Family discussions ensued about the two lovebirds and a decision was made for them to marry. A beautiful interfaith marriage ceremony took place in the community with all in attendance. But instead of an evening of wedded bliss, the newlyweds endured a night of pure hell. A Rusk insurgency sympathizer group attacked Lonewolf’s Cherokee encampment. Anna was rescued by her father and the Indians fled for their lives. Anna—a new bride—now a widow? She was alone, pregnant, enduring hardships and not knowing what, when or what to do! And, was still alone, when she bore a beautiful baby girl.
In the meantime, her family’s financial situation worsens. The family unit begun to disintegrate, after the local white banker’s demands became treacherous and seamy, taking direct aim at Anna’s pretty mother. In the ole’ south when money is owed—you pay—one way—or the other!
One day after discovering a lead on Lonewolf whereabouts, Anna struck out on horseback to find her long lost spouse. After a dangerous and frightful journey, she finally made to him—only to find, he had a new love—a maiden! Rejected and heartbroken, she returned home an embittered woman and threw herself into her studies. She graduated and was the only student accepted into college. Before long, Anna was off to her new life. There she found new friends and eventually a new love. But life always throws you a curveball, just when daylight is in sight. Her curveball—Lonewolf showing up at Tantamount College. When the old meet the new—fire ignites, in more ways than one. Anna Maria had some hard choices to makes and some difficult challenges to surmount. Would she be determined to meet her goal, or would she just plain give up. Which road would Anna take….Only Anna Maria knew—only Anna would know!

VIDEO PITCH for Jessica: The autobiography of an infant by Jeffrey Von Glahn, Ph. D.

Jessica: The autobiography of an infant by Jeffrey Von Glahn, Ph. D.

Get to know the writer:

What is your story about?

My client in her therapy re-experienced many psychologically dramatic
events from the earliest days of her life, and with her adult mind
described her experience at the time in words. It’s just like
listening to an infant who could talk describe every psychologically
dramatic moment of its life as it was happening.

Why should people know this story?

Prior to this book, infants did not have a voice or a spokesperson for
their experiencing. The life of an infant is far more exciting than you
can possibly imagine.

This story has a lot going for it. How would you describe this story in two words?

Absolutely spell-binding

What movie have you seen the most in your life?

Lawrence of Arabia

How long have you been working on this story?

It took me twenty years to write it.

How many stories have you written?

This one.

What motivated you to write this story?

HAD TOO. Besides the uniqueness of Jessica’s experience, I heard and
watched it all. No one else has that experience.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Being a psychotherapist, and hopefully one day living in a society that
has as its mission statement the well-being of all of its citizens.

Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

Writing well is a learned skill, and just like any other skill it takes
constant practice to get better. The key to betting better is to
practice the weakest aspects of your writing. Hint: Study the writing of
an author that inspires/engages you. See if you can figure out how
it’s different from your writing.

Video Pitch for The Great Tragedy, Feature Film by Lisa Dunbar

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Get to know the writer Lisa Dunbar: 

1. What is your story about?

My story is about two young boys Daron Greenlay and Brutus Amos. Daron and Brutus become victims in an abused environment. When Daron’s Grandparents who are Vivian and Chandler Housing have Daron and Brutus in their home Vivian and Chandler end up putting Daron and Brutus in an orphanage. Daron lost both of his parents. Daron’s mother dies in a car wreck in the beginning of the story. Daron’s father hangs himself in the living room of his home. Daron and Brutus have no one to take care of them until a police officer who is Howard Carter and his wife Jodie ends up adopting the two boys at the end of the story.

2. Why should people know this story?

People should know this story because this story is about child abuse. Child abuse is something that people need to pay attention to. Some where every few minutes there is a innocent child being abused. Rather that abuse is emotional, verbal, or even physical it’s still abuse. No child should be abused and I wanted to bring up child abuse because it is something that should be taken seriously.

3. This story has a lot going for it. How would you describe this story in two words?

I would describe this story as amazing and helpful. It’s amazing of what those two young boys go through. It’s helpful because it can help people learn about child abuse.

4. What movie have you seen the most in your life?

The movie that I have seen the most in my life would have to be “Enter The Dragon.”

5. How long have you been working on this story?

I wrote “The Great Tragedy” as a book it four months to write. “The Great Tragedy” was published in 2014. Then I wrote the screenplay. The screenplay took a month to write which was last year. Ever since last year I’ve been trying to find someone who could make it into a movie.

6. How many stories have you written?

I have written six stories so far that are published. I have one story that I wrote that is not published. I have a book of poems that I have published.

7. What motivated you to write this story?

What motivated me to write this story is child abuse. I want people to know just how serious it is. Another thing that motivated me to write this story is that I wanted to make a difference in the world. No child should be abused. It’s one of the things that can be prevented.

8. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Other than writing I am passionate about music, art, and history.

9. Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

My advice to the other writers. Keep your head up. Don’t let no one stop you from doing what you love. Go for your dreams and aim high. Let your head touch the clouds. Your dreams can come true. Don’t give up. If you feel like you’ve failed. Keep trying. That’s what I tell my friends.

VIDEO PITCH for THE HOMELESS DETECTIVE by Larry Hankin

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Get to know writer Larry Hankin:

1. What is your story about?

It’s about getting involved for the wrong reason, and that doing a good deed doesn’t always bring the desired result, but doing a good deed often brings the right result.

2. Why should people know this story?

When we lived in caves the dangers were primarily visible and natural: snakes, animals, the weather. Nowadays the danger is Assumptions, Greed, and Lies. Very Invisible.

3. This story has a lot going for it. How would you describe this story
in two words?

Funny, True.

4. What movie have you seen the most in your life?

Chaplin’s, “The Kid”.

5. How long have you been working on this story?

This particular “Emmett Sagittarius Deemus” story: 2 months. But I’ve been working on Emmett’s character for about ten years in my own little film shorts way.

6. How many stories have you written?

Tons. For Emmett specifically as a screen character: about 30 or 40. I write stories all the time. Film short, screenplays, modern funny fables stories – all about Emmett or his younger self – “Sometimes Jones”. I also write Emmett’s rants. Writing is easier now that I trust myself more. Even when the story might be weak here or there, I trust that if a just trust my self and Let It Be, I’ll spot it. Knowing your own work, that’s the craft I’m trying to master: with trusted friends who are writers and/or readers (you can’t be “An Independent” alone). But, short “Stories” are mostly easy (screenplays and comedy are hard). But, it’s trying to get onto a “platform” and finding your audience that’s the real hard part. It’s like trying to jump on a merry-go-round spinning like mom’s plastic lettuce drier. I’m a very late starter. I had a whole other life going in acting.

7. What motivated you to write this story?

I wanted to see Emmett in a long form story on a screen. I like to watch him. He’s actually growing. It’s cool to see. I also wanted to see if I had anything to say and it’s harder to hide the fact that you don’t in The Longer Forms. And also it keeps me busy and out of trouble. I’m very curious. It’s not always a rewarded or rewarding experience.

8. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Snorkeling. It’s quieter under water. There are fewer cell phones. And, surprisingly, the sharks down there are less confrontational than the ones in L.A.

9. Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

None. I’m still learning. but, I’d be willing to give myself a few tips: find your voice – to repeat – find your voice (tenacity) – I’m beginning to find mine now that I’m committed. Commit. And find out what kind of writer you really are. I want to see the finished puzzle on a screen: basically, I’m a storyteller – from way back: Aesop and Cervantes are my Bob Dylans. And him too. The writing’s gotta be good and driven and entertaining (focus-engendering). Some are born with it, some to it. Learn. And some things I just know. That’s what I want to know if I’ve learned: what do I know that is worth sharing about Homo sapiens that I can make people laff (sic) their asses off: The Big Boffo: connection. Apatow, Allen, Jacques Tati, Keaton, Chaplin. But that’s just me: a funny storyteller. A juggling idea clown. I’m a pointer, a mocker: a satirist, but I’m really just trying to help make The Big Picture a little clearer. Know thyself, what happens next, keep it moving, “kill your children”, have somethin’ to say, be friggin’ funny or forget it, would I really sit through this? But that’s just advice to me.

Video Pitch for Purpose Driven, Feature Film by Erika Kovacs

Watch the Video Pitch – PURPOSE DRIVEN:

Get to know writer Erika Kovacs:

1. What is your story about?

“Purpose-Driven” is a romantic drama about a brilliant young woman determined to undergo a globally opposed brain-to-brain interface with her dog to find her purpose and claim her inheritance before she dies of a deadly cancer.

2. Why should people know this story?

It is a lesson about determination and the perseverance of the human spirit. It also champions science, progress, and the power of love.

3. This story has a lot going for it. How would you describe this story
in two words?

Edgy and unique. (Different and meaningful)

4. What movie have you seen the most in your life?

I don’t really understand the relevance of this question. I watched all kinds of movies.

If you asked what are my favorites, then my answer would be the ones with substance.

5. How long have you been working on this story?

About six months.

6. How many stories have you written?

Including my novels and short stories, I wrote over 15.

7. What motivated you to write this story?

To make an impact. I write to inspire people and provide a different view of the world. I’d like to compel people to think about the message long after watching/reading it. My hope is to make my audience think outside the box.

8. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

To spread truth and science. To make the world a better place.

9. Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

Stay true yourself. Stay focused and don’t get discouraged by the obstacle.

Video Pitch for TELEPORTED, Feature Screenplay by G.R. Holton

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Get to know G.R. Holton:

1. What is your story about?

Teleported is about three young teens who get mysteriously transported to the edge of the known universe to assist a race of beings turn back on their defense shield before they are enslaved by an evil overlord from another planet.

2. Why should people know this story?

It is a story of working together. Brothers and sisters having to overcome their usual ways to get themselves out of a very bad situation.

3. This story has a lot going for it. How would you describe this story in two words?

Blood binds.

4. What movie have you seen the most in your life?

I’m a big fan of both science fiction. Star Wars, Star Trek, 2001 – A Space Odyssey, mostly all the space genre films.

5. How long have you been working on this story?

I started writing the novel back in 2008 with the screenplay to follow in 2009. I’ve gone back to it many times to polish it after receiving feedback from contests.

6. How many stories have you written?

I’ve written five published novels, seven screenplays, and published a children’s picture book on not judging by appearance alone.

7. What motivated you to write this story?

It actually came to me in a dream after trying to write a screenplay for someone else. It was two of my sisters and I on a strange planet inside a cave.

8. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I’m a 100% disabled veteran, a Mason, and a Shriner. I love doing cosplay as the Green Lantern GarRee. I have a wonderful wife, five awesome children, and three of the most beautiful and smartest granddaughters a Pop pop could ever get.

9. Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

Three words: Faith, Focus, and Patience. Have faith in what you are writing, keep your focus on the story, and have the patience to write it well.