2016 ALIEN Films, Screenplays, Stories

See the best of the 2016 Festival: Short Films, Screenplays, Novels, Stories

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – CARE AND CLEANING
December 2016 Reading
Written by Robin Kenny

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – LIVING PROOF
December 2016 Reading
Written by Herschel Medlin


festival posterA SHADOW OF DARA, 14min., Bulgaria, Sci-Fi
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September 2016 Film Festival


festival posterDARKNESS FALLS, 15min, Sweden, Sci-Fi/Thriller
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September 2016 Film Festival

ACTORSHORT STORY – STARMAN – LIFE ON TRAPPIST ONE
July 2016 Reading
Written by Dermott Hayes

ACTOR1st Scene Screenplay – STARBOUND
June 2016 Reading
Written by Alex A. Kecskes

ACTOR1st Chapter Reading – THE MAGIC PILLOW
March 2016 Reading
Written by K.J. Kratz

ACTORFeature Screenplay – HENRIETTA’S ODYSSEY
February 2016 Reading
Written by L.R. Whittinger


festival posterYO SOY PEDRO
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10min, France, Sci-Fi/Comedy

ACTOR1st Scene -GUNNISON
January 2016 Reading
Written by Daniel Duane

ACTORChapter 7 Reading – THE FURLITES OF ARORIEL
January 2016 Reading
Written by Marie J.S. Phillips

ACTORNovel 1st Chapter Reading – MYSTIC VILLAGE
April 2016 Reading
Written by Jeannine Fortier

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Johnson

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WILDsound Announces its DECEMBER 2016 WINNING SCREENPLAYS

The last month of 2016 was a landmark month for the festival. Not only did they showcase 4 film festival dates in Los Angeles and Toronto, they also performed the most screenplay winning readings ever in one month. While most festivals and the industry itself shuts down in December, WILDsound had its most productive month in its history.

Watch the winning screenplay readings now performed by some of the top actors in Toronto and Los Angeles working today:

http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/december_2016_winning_screenplays.html

1 Feature Screenplay Winner
– TRIAL & ERIN by Larry Shulruff

2 TV Screenplay Winners
– MIDLIFE CRISIS by Erica Barfield Peterson
– RICK AND MORTY TV Spec by Matthew Feldman

1 Fan Fiction Screenplay Winner
– HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER by Eugene Ramos

5 1st Scene Screenplay Winners
– DOORLOCKER by Tony DiSibio & BL Cooper
– UPSPOKEN by Amber Epling
– YOU’VE CHANGED by Sam Sexton
– SHE DRIVES ME CRAZY by Elisha Barnes
– MALICIOUS INTENT by Mike Briock

1 Short Screenplay Winner
– BLOOD DRIVE by Myka J. Friscia

There was also 20 Best Scene Screenplay Readings performed.

Plus, 29 Winning 1pg. Short Screenplay Readings performed.

Overall, an incredible 59 screenplays performed at the festival in just December 2016 alone.

 

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WATCH the WINNING 2016 FEATURE SCREENPLAY FESTIVAL READINGS:

ACTORFEATURE Screenplay – TRIAL & ERIN
December 2016 Reading
Written by Larry Shulruff
ACTORFEATURE Screenplay – DUE SOUTH
November 2016 Reading
Written by Even R. Schullery
ACTORFEATURE Screenplay: CHARLOTTE SOMETIMES
October 2016 Reading
Written by Cate Carson
ACTORFEATURE Screenplay: LAWN BOYS
September 2016 Reading
Written by Steve Cleary
ACTORFEATURE Screenplay: LUCIDAE
September 2016 Reading
Written by Jacqueline Marett
ACTORFEATURE Screenplay – FOR ALL MANKIND
August 2016 Reading
Written by Matthew O’Connell
ACTORFEATURE Screenplay – FIEND
July 2016 Reading
Written by Jeff York
ACTORFEATURE Screenplay – THE CHARLOTTETOWN JACKHAMMER
July 2016 Reading
Written by Marc Lalonde
ACTORFEATURE Screenplay – INKED IN BLOOD
June 2016 Reading
Written by Paul Corricelli
ACTORFeature Screenplay – THE BOO
May 2016 Reading
Written by Scott McEntire
ACTORFan Fiction Feature Screenplay – STAR WARS Episode I: THE REDEMPTION OF SKYWALKER
May 2016 Reading
Written by Brian O’Flaherty
ACTORFeature Screenplay – CATCH THE DEVIL
April 2016 Reading
Written by Martin Blinder
ACTORFeature Screenplay – MISPRINTS
April 2016 Reading
Written by Adam Preston
ACTORFeature Screenplay – DEAD NORTH
April 2016 Reading
Written by Alexander Nachaj
ACTORFeature Screenplay – MOTHS TO FLAME
March 2016 Reading
Written by Fredric Maffei
ACTORFeature Screenplay – GATES OF HELL
March 2016 Reading
Written by Pamela Green and Everett House Sr.
ACTORFeature Screenplay – FOUR FOR THE BORDER
February 2016 Reading
Written by Toby Roberts
ACTORFeature Screenplay – HENRIETTA’S ODYSSEY
February 2016 Reading
Written by L.R. Whittinger
ACTORFeature Screenplay – CRIME EXTRAORDINAIRE
January 2016 Reading
Written by Howard Fridkin

Best Scene Screenplay from Death of a Ladies’ Man by Salim Allybokus

Best Scene from the screenplay DEATH OF A LADIES MAN Screenplay
Written by Salim Allybokus

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Laura Kyswaty
MISCHA – Kelly Daly
MALCOLM – John Fray
WAITER – Peter Nelson

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: TV PILOT, Comedy, Thriller

Tells the story of an amoral relationship counsellor who delights in destroying relationships.

Get to know the winning writer:

What is your screenplay about?

“Death of a Ladies’ Man” tells the story of an amoral relationship counsellor who delights in destroying relationships. He’s also dead and narrating the final 3 years of his life from beyond the grave as he tries to ascertain who killed him and why. I wanted to write from the perspective of a loathsome, morally-bankrupt individual, who’s also so charismatic that he actually challenges the audience to like him.

What genres does your screenplay under?

The submitted script is the pilot episode of a 6-part TV Comedy-Thriller. I would say that it’s a black comedy with the character development and dense plotting of a drama as well as the excitement of a whodunit murder-mystery.

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

Although this has been written as a TV Series, it has a cinematic, film-noir feel to it which could conceivably translate well to a feature-length film.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Blackly comic.

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

‘Synecdoche, New York’.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

It’s been redrafted a few times, so just over a year in total.

How many stories have you written?

This is the first screenplay that I’ve written. However, I’m currently working on a feature, a short and two more comedy pilots.

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

I think the best comedy emanates from inherently contradictory situations and I felt that relationship counselling, which essentially depends upon the problems in people’s personal lives, would be a great starting point. I was also excited about writing from the perspective of a villain and by the challenge of inviting the audience to sympathise with him in some way.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

As it’s my first screenplay, I felt a daily insecurity of whether or not I should be pursuing a career in writing at all. Therefore, the obstacles I faced were not just the constant redrafts, but my own internal insecurities.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I’m also very passionate about music. I play guitar and write songs when I’m not working on screenplays.

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

I’m a new writer, so I wouldn’t want to overstate my expertise. However, it’s not just important to trust yourself and what you’re trying to create, but to also very carefully choose the people you place your trust in. In any create field, it’s vital to surround yourself with like-minded individuals who will inspire you and cultivate your creativity.

Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson


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Best Scene Screenplay of O’, Cry Afrika by William Teller

Best Scene from the screenplay O CRY AFRIKA Screenplay
Written by William Teller

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Laura Kyswaty
EDMUND – Gabriel Darku
CAPTAIN VAN FOIGHT – Peter Nelson

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Drama, Historical Drama

A mercenary in King Leopold’s Congo grows a conscience, helping enslaved locals escape while also throwing his superiors off track by agreeing to find and stop whoever it is helping set them free.

Get to know the winning writer:

What is your screenplay about?

A mercenary in King Leopold’s Congo grows a conscience, helping enslaved locals escape while also throwing his superiors off track by agreeing to find and stop whoever it is helping set them free.

What genres does your screenplay under?

Drama, Historical Drama

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

Not only does it tell an important story of a lesser known genocide, it speaks to ideas of guilt, grace, forgiveness and humanity.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Tightening Noose

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

Schindler’s List

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

1 year

How many stories have you written?

Five

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

A love of history, storytelling and to start a conversation about how to move forward.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Self doubt as a writer, which I suppose it always there, but not letting the history or the larger narrative drown out or minimize the characters.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Travel, teaching, learning and food, especially food.

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

Don’t get fooled by the muse fallacy. Write every day, if you’re feeling it, if you’re not feeling it. No matter what, write.

Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson


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Best Scene Screenplay – THE WORK OF ZOMBIES by Patricia Semler

Best Scene from the screenplay THE WORK OF ZOMBIES Screenplay
Written by Patricia Semler
CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Noah Casey
MIKE – Ucal Shillingford
GUS – Brian Carleton
LUCY – Dana Thody

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Horror, Crime, Suspense

Detective Mike Chaldelaine thought he left his demons back in New Orleans. But zombies are robbing banks in Savannah and Mike’s forced to reveal his own voodoo training to thwart the crazed priest and rescue the muck-raking reporter fanning the hysteria.

Get to know the winning writer:

1. What is your screenplay about?

A guilt-haunted cop has to reconcile his own demons when he’s tasked with tracking down bank robbing zombies, and must deal with the arrogant young voodoo priest behind the robberies by engaging in a duel of voodoo magics.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Thriller, horror

2. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

The Work of Zombies turns the zombie trope on its head by returning the creatures to their roots in voodoo mysticism.

3. How would you describe this script in two words?

Atmospheric chills

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

The Great Escape

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

4 years – 1 year to a draft that won the Big Bear Lake Intl Film Festival. 3 years of tweaking to tighten the story, with Quarter and Semi-finalist finishes in bigger contests

6. How many stories have you written?

Features – 16. Television scripts for my original series 40+

7. What motivated you to write this screenplay?

James had the idea – zombies robbing banks. He wanted to approach this from the cop’s point of view and using voodoo instead of brain-eaters was the clincher.

8. What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Research into voodoo, creating a need for the antagonist that wasn’t a cliché, research into police procedures

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

I’m a voracious reader of fiction and non-fiction. i.e., History, alternate history, sciences, arcane arts, whatever peaks my curiosity. I do needlework and build model ships. The behind the scenes business of making movies fascinates me.

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

Read the books, attend conferences and classes, absorb the formalities of form and ignore your internal editor until your piece is first draft finished. Tweak until you’re happy, then celebrate your effort. Get feedback or try a few contests. Start on the next story. And don’t forget to put your demons on paper. It’s the best place for them.

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Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson


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WILDsound Announces its November 2016 Screenplay Winners (24)

Watch the winning screenplay readings performed by professional actors at the festival in NOVEMBER 2016. 24 winning screenplays!

Watch them all here: http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/november_2016_winning_screenplays.html

1 – Feature Screenplay Winner

– DUE SOUTH by Evan R. Schullery

3 – Television Screenplay Winners

– CHILDREN OF CHAOS by Kara Dueck

– THE MYSTERIOUS LIFE OF MADELEINE by Eve Noel

– UNBREAKABLE KIMM SCHMIDT (Spec) by Sarah Cassell

3 – 1st Scene Screenplay Winners

– THE BURIED MOON AND HER DAUGHTER by Rena Dunsworth

– 20/20 SEARCH OFR INDEPENDENCE by Harold L. Brown

– GOD’S LITTLE GAG by Sean Nash

6 – Best Scene Screenplay Winners

– ARMS OF MORPHEUS by John Christopher Thomas

– PLACE TO BE by Natalia Maslin

– THE LAST INDIAN WAR by Michael Graf

– FAMILY OF SPIES by Susan Lambert Hatem

– WAITING TO CRUMBLE by John Ott

– REACH FOR THE SKY by Eric Carlson

1 – Fan Fiction Screenplay Winner

– GILLIGAN’S ISLAND OF THE DEAD by Jerry Kokich

10 – Short Screenplay Winners

– BRAZILIAN FANTASY by Melissa L. White

– CASABLANCA SLING by Naomi Lewis

– CLOSURE by Devin Klos

– COMMENCEMENT by Dan Borengasser

– FORGIVENESS by Sherwin Allen

– EXORCISE by Matt Holland

– BASTURD by Michael Egan

– EMPATHY IN THE ELEVATOR by Keith Makenas

– GINGER BIG DOG by Jimena Carias

– THE LAST ANNIVERSARY DINNER by Patrick Coleman Duncan