May 2018 – Read the best of Winning Screenwriter Interviews

Read 29 interviews of the winning screenwriters for May 2018. Best new writers in the world today. By Matthew Toffolo

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Nicole Stuart (THE EGG AND I)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Nicole Stuart (THE EGG AND I)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Bridget Bell (Rearranging Roxy)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Bridget Bell (Rearranging Roxy)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Bristol MacDonald (RETURN TO FREEDOM)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Bristol MacDonald (RETURN TO FREEDOM)

Interview with Winning Screenwriters Alexandra Dyranis-Maounis & Athanasia Michopoulou (HYPNOS)
Interview with Winning Screenwriters Alexandra Dyranis-Maounis & Athanasia Michopoulou (HYPNOS)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Virgo Velasquez (2084)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2018/05/07/interview-with-winning-screenwriter-virgo-velasquez-2084/

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Royce Adkins (THE GIRL WITH NO BRAIN)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Royce Adkins (THE GIRL WITH NO BRAIN)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter David Dalessandro (UNEARTHLY)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2018/05/07/interview-with-winning-screenwriter-david-dalessandro-unearthly/

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Lawrence Whitener (S.F.O.)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Lawrence Whitener (S.F.O.)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Fujio Torikai (WILD MIND)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2018/05/07/interview-with-winning-screenwriter-fujio-torikai-wild-mind/

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Christopher Stapleton (ALLEGIANCE)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2018/05/07/interview-with-winning-screenwriter-christopher-stapleton-allegiance/

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Yvonne Fein (APRIL’S FOLLY)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Yvonne Fein (APRIL’S FOLLY)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter M.R. Cooper (CAPTAIN CURTAIN ADVENTURES)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter M.R. Cooper (CAPTAIN CURTAIN ADVENTURES)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Stevie T. (TORNADO RIDER RHODES)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Stevie T. (TORNADO RIDER RHODES)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Steve Trebilcock (THE MUSHROOM KING)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Steve Trebilcock (THE MUSHROOM KING)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Theodore Carl Soderberg (RUNAWAY SHIP)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Theodore Carl Soderberg (RUNAWAY SHIP)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Guy Quigley (THE FLIGHT OF SOULS)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Guy Quigley (THE FLIGHT OF SOULS)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Charles Lo Manto (TRANSIT)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Charles Lo Manto (TRANSIT)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter T.J. Peters (The Infinite, Not Beyond)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter T.J. Peters (The Infinite, Not Beyond)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter John Celona (RAY IN SPACE)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter John Celona (RAY IN SPACE)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Kaitlyn Kowalski (SEEKER)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Kaitlyn Kowalski (SEEKER)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Jonah Jones (FEAR OF THE DOPPELGANGER)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Jonah Jones (FEAR OF THE DOPPELGANGER)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Troy Kelly (INDIAN COUNTRY)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Troy Kelly (INDIAN COUNTRY)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Ferdinand W. Gernandt (DISCORDANT)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Ferdinand W. Gernandt (DISCORDANT)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Josep Colomer (THE GLOBAL FUND)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Josep Colomer (THE GLOBAL FUND)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Drew Henriksen (DRAGONS & WOLVES)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Drew Henriksen (DRAGONS & WOLVES)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Christopher Kerr (ESC.(APE) ONLINE)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Christopher Kerr (ESC.(APE) ONLINE)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Jason Jung (JOHN Q)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Jason Jung (JOHN Q)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Katie Grotzinger (SCOOBY-DOO: AGE OF AQUARIUS)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Katie Grotzinger (SCOOBY-DOO: AGE OF AQUARIUS)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter (PREY FOR THE DAY)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter (PREY FOR THE DAY)

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Screenplay Festival: April 26, 2018 Event

A showcase of the best TV PILOTS, shorts, and 1st scene screenplays from around the world today:

FULL CAST LIST: Rais Moui, Tim Paul McCarthy, Lara Amersey, Alicia Payne, Scott McCulloch, Hugh Ritchie, Georgia Grant, Jane Smythe

TV PILOT COMEDY – REMOTELY WORKING, by Bill Baber

Genre: Comedy

This sitcom web series pilot features five quirky diverse millennials who work remotely for an international tech corporation. They struggle with online meetings, living on the road, and working from “wherever.” Each lone wolf must cooperate with the others, or everyone will be fired. Meanwhile, none of these independent co-dependents has a personal life that is even remotely working. (Single-camera TV-14)

CAST LIST:

Anna: Alicia Payne
Nav: Tim Paul McCarthy
Akihiro: Scott McCulloch
Narrator: Hugh Ritchie
Phil: Rais Moui
Kate: Jane Smythe
Chloe: Lara Amersey

TV PILOT SCI-FI – GALAPAGOS, by by Lukas Hassel

Genre: Sci-Fi, Adventure

It’s year 2437. 3000 meters under the icy crust of earth, the last remaining pocket of humanity struggles to answer the question: Is life for the sake of living any life at all?Extinction is the rule. Survival, the exception.

CAST LIST:

Red: Lara Amersey
Charlotte: Jane Smythe
Captain: Rais Moui
Narrator: Hugh Ritchie
Dan: Scott McCulloch
Bram: Tim Paul McCarthy
Laura: Georgia Grant
Ash: Alicia Payne

Under 5 Minute Short – MIRRORS, by R. Harris Smith

Genre: Horror, Thriller

Young Rachel is getting ready for bed, but as she sleeps, she worries her reflection might be watching her. Once her eyes are closed, her bedroom mirror reflection gets off the bed and presses itself against the mirror. Tapping to get out

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Hugh Ritchie
Rachel: Georgia Grant

Short Film Script – A SHORT DROP AND A SUDDEN STOP, by by Margaret Dane

Genre: Fantasy, Drama

Peter is having a typical, banal mid-life crisis, and cannot see a way out of the mess he has made of his life. He can only see one way out, and has decided to go for the rope and hang himself.

CAST LIST:

Ariel: Alicia Payne
Narrator: Hugh Ritchie
Carmine: Rais Moui
Peter: Tim Paul McCarthy

Short Film Script – THE SEEKER, by Kaitlyn Kowalski

Genre: Drama

A young girl struggles between helping her family, and doing the right thing.

CAST LIST:

Jasmine: Alicia Payne
Dale: Scott McCulloch
Harry: Rais Moui
Narrator: Hugh Ritchie
Gretchen: Lara Amersey
Maria: Georgia Grant
Bridget: Jane Smythe

Short Film Script – THE BROKEN KINGDOM, by Mark Renshaw

Genre: Comedy, Fantasy

In an alternate timeline in which Guy Fawkes blew up parliament and overthrew the English monarchy, on its anniversary half a century later, a French-American businessman finds himself on the run with Scottish Freedom Fighters after he inadvertently commits an act of heresy.

CAST LIST:

Female Reporter: Alicia Payne
Tramp/Angus: Scott McCulloch
Emilia: Lara Amersey
Narrator: Hugh Ritchie
Felix: Tim Paul McCarthy
Renee: Jane Smythe
Soldier: Rais Moui

Short Film Script – SANCTUARY CITY by Stephanie Annis

Genre: Animation, Adventure

Zen Ben is a shy tour guide. After witnessing the injuries of Lily Ladybug and Becky Butterfly, Zen Ben demands repairs. Repairs seem impossible after Queen Lee tricks Zen Ben with an opportunity to win the Philanthropy Awards.

CAST LIST:

Slick Rick: Tim Paul McCarthy
Lily Ladybug: Jane Smythe
Narrator: Hugh Ritchie
Queen Lee: Georgia Grant
Zen Ben: Scott McCulloch
Vicky: Lara Amersey

1pg. Comedy Short – BURSTING FOR A BREAK, by Kelly Lamphear-Dash

Genre: Comedy

A worker in a cubicle is about to explode if she doesn’t get a break.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Hugh Ritchie
Steffi: Jane Smythe
Co-Worker: Rais Moui

1st Scene Script Reading of TRIGGERS, by Robert J. Sawyer

Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Action/Adventure

After an experiment to cure PTSD goes awry, one of fifteen people is now able to read the President’s memories — and the race is on to find out which one it is before national security is blown all to hell.

CAST LIST:

Susan: Jane Smythe
Daryll: Rais Moui
Narrator: Hugh Ritchie
Jerrison: Scott McCulloch
Manny Cheung: Tim Paul McCarthy

FEMALE TV 1st Scene Script Reading of MY MOTHER MURDERED MY FATHER, by Joanna Perry-Folino

Genre: Drama, Crime

Follows the story of a 30-year-old middle school counselor desperate to uncover the truth of her mother’s conviction for her father’s murder 25 years in the past in order to come to terms with her demons.

CAST LIST:

Claudine: Georgia Grant
Dev: Rais Moui
Narrator: Hugh Ritchie
Francesca/Frankie: Alicia Payne
Carla: Lara Amersey

FEMALE 1st Scene Script Reading of WAVERLY RIDING, by Carla Miles

Genre: Drama, Crime

A single mother in a financial crisis engineers a robbery at the supermarket she works in.

CAST LIST:

April: Lara Amersey
Narrator: Hugh Ritchie
Kat: Georgia Grant
Waverly: Jane Smythe

ANIMATION 1st Scene Script Reading of THE PAPER PRINCESS, by Stephanie Barnes

Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy

When a courageous princess is transformed into paper, she goes on an epic journey to save her home from an evil sorcerer, learning that true strength comes from within.

CAST LIST:

King Jasper: Tim Paul McCarthy
Aeren: Scott McCulloch
Narrator: Hugh Ritchie
Tania: Alicia Payne
Paige: Lara Amersey
Chancellor: Rais Moui

LGBT 1st Scene Script Reading of THE THINGS WE MISS, by Bonnie Brookby

Genre: Drama, Romance

Two long-estranged childhood friends, suddenly thrust back into one another’s lives, must grapple with their turbulent history as they unearth and reconstruct the decades-long romance their mothers shared.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Hugh Ritchie
Young Mother: Lara Amersey
Jamie: Alicia Payne

SCI-FI 1st Scene Script Reading of THE FIRST A.I. PRESIDENT, by Bernard S. Smith

Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama

Robert Conroy has five days to stop the swearing in of the first A.I. elected to be President of the United States, believing the primary directives against harming humankind have been corrupted by a solar flare.

CAST LIST:

Marcia: Alicia Payne
Nelson: Rais Moui
Narrator: Hugh Ritchie
Simon: Tim Paul McCarthy
Washire: Scott McCulloch

TV COMEDY BEST SCENE Reading: PAYCHECK 2 PAYCHECK, by Chris Skeeter

Genre: Comedy

Five friends from high school find themselves struggling with money, love, and life in the real world.

CAST LIST:

Drew: Scott McCulloch
Laten: Tim Paul McCarthy
Narrator: Hugh Ritchie
Rickey: Rais Moui
Shanna: Lara Amersey

FOUR NEGRO GIRLS IN A CHURCH

Cynthia: Lara Amersey
Narrator: Hugh Ritchie
Addie Mae: Alicia Payne
Denise: Georgia Grant

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

HORROR 1st Scene Screenplay – FEAR OF THE DOPPELGANGER, by Jonah Jones

 

Genre: Horror, Thriller

The plot involves the lives of two versions of the same man who made a different decision years previously. As the story progresses, they both learn about the legend that if you meet your doppelganger, you will die.

CAST LIST:

Linda: Cassandra Sirois
Pamela: Vanessa Quaglaira
Narrator: Val Cole
Michael: James Murray
Phil: Nick Wicht

Get to know the writer:

 1. What is your screenplay about?

Michael; a man who made a decision in his teenage years which he regrets and his other self, Micky, who made the right decision and is now his doppelganger. The doppelganger knows about the protagonist and also knows that if they ever meet, they will both die.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Mystery, thriller, sci-fi.

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

Having the two characters played by the same actor wouldn’t work in any other medium except perhaps a novel. The science behind interference patterns can easily be explained but makes for great visual moments of patterns and wave-forms. Any cinematographer would drool at the possibilities.

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

Waves collide

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

I’ve answered this before but I don’t remember what I said so I’ll go with Ben Hur (the Charlton Heston version)

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

This is very much draft one because I’ve been busy on other projects but probably two months.

7. How many stories have you written?

Again – I’ve answered this before and I can’t remember. I’m currently away from my main computer – at the Myrtle Beach International Film Festival where they’re showing Letters Home, a film I directed. To return to the question; I’ve been writing stories in one form or another for forty years so I have a fair few of them on my hard drive.

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

Everything on my car CD player. Certain songs will always be in my head. Mostly 1960s British. Just heard Fields of Gold in a MacDonald’s. Could be that.

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

Trying to make the science of interference patterns easy to understand but not allowing the film to become a schoolroom.

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

Wild-life, playing guitar, cartooning. I recently took up film directing and I’m enjoying that very much.

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

They are easy to work with and efficient with it. I also hawk our films around the festivals. Film Freeway makes that so much easier.

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

This site feels like a home from home. The atmosphere is always encouraging, rather than critical and all of us could do with more carrot and less stick.

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

Director: Matthew Toffolo

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

Winning Feature Screenplay Reading – PREY FOR THE DAY, by Richard M. Kjeldgaard

Genre: Thriller/Suspense

An early 30’s couple is flown from California to Florida by a Real Estate Investor with an opportunity that appears too good to be true. Once they arrive the couple soon realizes they have fallen into the hands of a con man and his “Henchmen”. They are robbed, taken hostage and beaten as their journey to financial security soon becomes a fight for survival and terrifying encounters in an abandoned home development out in the middle of nowhere.

CAST LIST:

Tara: Cassandra Sirois
Billy: James Murray
Kathy: Vanessa Quaglaira
Narrator: Val Cole
John: Dan Fox
Miguel: Nick Wicht
Mendez: Fabio Abreu

Get to know the writer:

1. What is your screenplay about?

John and Kathy Pearson are an early 30’s, financially successful couple living an Los Angeles and are flown out Miami to meet a Real Estate Investor, Miguel, with a Real Estate investment plan that seems too good to be true, rehabbing abandoned neighborhoods from the Real Estate bubble for great returns on investment. After showing them a few of the areas the pair becomes suspicious when Miguel invites some of “Contractors” out to meet them. They are subsequently tied up, beaten and forced to transfer all their money to Miguel. After the deal is done Miguel goes back on his word and orders his men to murder them. John breaks free and turns the tables on Miguel and his henchmen. John and Kathy flee into the swampy, derelict neighborhood they were originally lured. Miguel, having survived the escape hires “Human Hunters” and puts a price on their heads. From there it’s a cat and mouse game of survival in an worn down area far from any civilization

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Suspense/Thriller

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

It’s an edge of your seat, action thriller which will have an audience thinking “What’s next?. The backstory of the couple makes them characters the audience will cheer for and the bad guys characters the audience will genuinely hate. The isolation of the locale adds to the atmosphere and feeling of helplessness..

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

Page turner.

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

John Carpenter’s Halloween.

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

Took close to six months. Rewrote the story several times giving the two main characters more of a backstory and introduced more bad characters in the “Abandoned community”. The ending took a few rewrites as well to make it credible. Had to give the story more of that emotional roller coaster feel to it.

7. How many stories have you written? Scripts (Feature) Three horror, Three suspense/thrillers, Five character driven dramas, three short screenplays (20 pages) and A TV sitcom idea (Pilot and three scripts for the idea) a while back.

8. What is your favorite song?

(Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?) Any song off the original BOSTON album.

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

The pacing of the story was the most difficult part. Keeping the visuals, action scenes and characters all together and at a pace that was believable without taking anything or anyone to a situation that might confuse the reader. Also making the John and Kathy characters that I call “Transitional”

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

Reading biographies (For inspiration) Real Estate investing, Travel and Photography.

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

Great. A combination of guidance and encouragement through the writing process.

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

Feedback has been great. They definitely are thorough in their reading as I can tell from their notes. Again, always encouraging!!

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

Director: Matthew Toffolo

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

 

Screenplay Festival: April 19, 2018 Event

FULL CAST LIST: Val Cole, Petra O’Toole, Neil Bennett, Scott Beaudin, John Fray, Nick Wicht

FEATURE Screenplay Reading of FOR A GOOD LIFE, by Natalia Maslin

Genre: Drama, Family

A young hockey prodigy loses his brother and deals with the consequences as he learns a new family dynamic and develops a new father-son relationship.

CAST LIST:

Bill: Neil Bennett
Ben: Scott Beaudin
Narrator: Sean Ballantyne
Adam: John Fray
Morgan: Val Cole
Tim: Nick Wicht

1st Scene Reading of THE GREAT ADVENTURE OF THE BENTLEY GIRLS, by Elisa Herrmann

Genre: Historical Drama

Set in England in the early 1800s, and tells the story of the Bentleys, a family composed of Aunt Lucy, the matriarch, and her three orphan nieces, Eliza, Julia, and Mary. Aunt Lucy’s goal in life is to arrange good marriages to her nieces, fulfilling a promise she made to her sister in her deathbed, sister who had been disowned by their father.

CAST LIST:

Mr. Ridley: Nick Wicht
Narrator: Sean Ballantyne
Lucy: Val Cole
Mr. Johnson: John Fray

FAN FICTION Best Scene Reading of THE LAST CAMPOUT, by Mike Meade

Genre: Drama, Thriller, Horror

Five friends on a campout in the Pacific NW are stalked by an unknown killer.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Sean Ballantyne
Chelsea: Val Cole
Anthony: John Fray

Short Screenplay – 4TH ROW CENTER, by Frank Vespe

Genre: Drama, Fantay

A teenager meets her Broadway star hero.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: John Fray
Elizabeth: Val Cole
Johnny: Neil Bennett

ACTION Best Scene Reading of THE KANDAHAR MAN, by J. Jermaine Jones

Genre: Action, Adventure

A battlefield medic and her Marine unit in Afghanistan investigate a missing patrol to discover a legendary wild man may be responsible.

CAST LIST:

Jose: Scott Beaudin
Franco: Nick Wicht
Narrator: John Fray
Cierra: Val Cole
Maya: Kierston Drier

SCI-FI Best Scene Reading of DESTINY’S VESSEL, by Suzanne LUTAS

Genre: Sci-Fi, Adventure

The story starts on planet Stellanor in the Orion galaxy at a crucial moment in intergalactical politics, against a background of mounting tension due to a catastrophic shortage of natural resources, since the drought-stricken planets are ready to invade the fertile ones — unless an Intergalactic Alliance is sealed.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: John Fray
Destiny: Val Cole
Ethan: Nick Wicht

COMEDY Best Scene Reading of EASY AS PIE, by John Wood

Genre: Comedy

The number one sales rep battles her conniving rival in a sales contest for the presidency of a pie company put on by the CEO, the inventor of the world’s first negative calorie food.

CAST LIST:

Marie: Petra O’Toole
Narrator: Val Cole
Lenny: Nick Wicht
Homer: Neil Bennett

COMEDY Best Scene Reading of THE STATE OF WYOMING, by Gillian Will

Genre: Comedy

Blue blood black sheep Elliot Vance could charm the slither off a snake. Or he could if he gave a flip.

CAST LIST:

Nebraska: Neil Bennett
Delaware: Nick Wicht
Narrator: John Fray
Tara: Val Cole
Elliot: Scott Beaudin

TV COMEDY Best Scene Reading of TIME SLIP, by Meredith Hill

Genre: Pilot, Comedy, Fantasy

A young woman addicted to alcohol and pills accidentally discovers a time slip in her backyard and uses it to escape her unsatisfying life. As she travels through time to party, she continues to be forced to learn life lessons against her will. Though, whether she’s actually traveling through time or just experiencing the side effects of her addictions isn’t entirely clear.

CAST LIST:Genre: Romance, Comedy

The story is a romantic comedy set in London during the 2009 financial crisis. People are becoming more and more cynical and true love is fainting away. Aphrodite (the Goddess of Love and Beauty) has been blamed by Zeus for the deterioration of love and was punished to live for eternity into the body of an ugly drunkard beggar (named AfroDude).

Bearpaw: Val Cole
Narrator: John Fray
Raphael: Scott Beaudin
Chaz: Kierston Drier

BEST SCENE Reading of FATE’S PECULIAR SENSE OF HUMOR, by N. Triton

CAST LIST:

Nigel: Scott Beaudin
Doctor Drake: Neil Bennett
Narrator: Val Cole
Hugh Jordan: Nick Wicht
Helen: Petra O’Toole

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

Screenplay Festival: April 12, 2018 Event

CAST LIST: Kimberley Wells, Brianna Riche, Luke Robinson, Daniel Cristofori, John Marcucci, Carina Cojeen, Ted Powers, Kesley Dann

Feature Screenplay – AMERICAN SNAKE PIT, by Dan Tomasulo

Genre: Drama, Comedy, Crime

Young Doctor Dan is a stuck-in-graduate school, some-day-would-be psychologist with a failing marriage and dead-end job. Desperate to change his place in the world, he takes a job at Walden House. This group home recently took on violent patients from the notorious Willowbrook, the worst asylum in American history. Doctor Dan attends an employment seminar and discovers he’s the only one applying for the job. He accepts the offer with no clue what awaits him.

CAST LIST:

Mayor Billings: Daniel Cristofori
Gwennie: Kimberley Wells
Chief Willy: Ted Powers
Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Dr. Dan: John Marcucci
Taimi: Kesley Dann
Harold: Luke Robinson
Meredith: Brianna Riche

ACTION Best Scene Reading of THE LAST VIKINGS, by David Thorndill

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, History

In the Middle Ages when the Little Ice Age causes famine and conflict in the doomed Greenlandic colony a desperate Viking clan leader attempts to escape by sailing to Iceland, but pirates, storms and treacherous sea ice force them to sail to North America. With the help of a native Micmac woman and a Huron ally they battle Mohawk warriors on their journey to a new homeland beyond the mighty falls of Niagara.

CAST LIST:

Abdul: Luke Robinson
Elizabeth: Brianna Riche
Olaf: John Marcucci
Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Peter: Daniel Cristofori
Joseph: Ted Powers
Rebecca: Kimberley Wells

ACTION Best Scene Reading of TOTEM, by Heidi Morrell

Genre: Action, Drama

An ex-911 operator, travels to his childhood home, and runs into trouble with the local tree poachers. He’s rescued by a mysterious Native American man who lives off the land.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Gavin: Daniel Cristofori
Orson: Ted Powers

TV COMEDY Best Scene Reading of DELIVER ME PIZZARIE, by Anne Luong

Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama

Sammy is a well meaning but somewhat accident prone teenage girl. She also has a crush on her brother’s friend Drew, but he seems to be more interested in her more attractive friend Trisha.

CAST LIST:

Tom: Daniel Cristofori
Trisha: Kimberley Wells
Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Sammy: Brianna Riche
Drew: Luke Robinson

COMEDY Best Scene Reading of ORCHIDS UNDERWEAR AND TORTELLINI, by James Rosenfield

Genre: Comedy, Crime, Adventure

When live wire cougar/underwear CEO Sybil Sabine decides to wed her hunk young poster boy, all hell breaks loose, including blackmail, kidnapping, and murder. Will our heroine make it to the altar?

CAST LIST:

Lucia: Brianna Riche
Mrs. Sergio: Kesley Dann
Amado:John Marcucci
Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Alfonsio: Daniel Cristofori
Papa: Ted Powers
Bodyguard: Luke Robinson
Aida: Kimberley Wells

COMEDY Best Scene Reading of THE HEIST, by Ryan Northcott

Genre: Comedy, Crime

Two hapless thieves attempt to rob a payday loan store, but two of the patrons have other plans.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Kyle: Daniel Cristofori
Slim: Luke Robinson

COMEDY Best Scene Reading of THE WONDERFUL INVENTION OF DR. BLANK, by Obayed Khan

Genre: Comedy

A larger than life story of a mad scientist tries to invent something that works to impress a girl

CAST LIST:

Officer #1: Ted Powers
Officer #2: Luke Robinson
Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Old Lady #1: Brianna Riche
Old Lady #2: Kimberley Wells

SCI-FI Best Scene Reading of PAST PRESENCE, by Kevin Mongelli

Genre: Fantasy, Sci-FI

Professor STEPHEN EMERSON (50’s) is obsessed with a book, THE DNALYM RHAPSODY, written by EDGAR GRAVES. It explains his theory of past lives and the ability of man to tap into his consciousness to see his or her other lives. One of Dr. Emerson’s patients commit suicide after it is believed that she saw into her past lives. Several years prior, Edgar, along with his colleagues, DAVIS, SUZANNE, and JULIO ran an experiment on a homeless man. Edgar has a secret lab and an extraordinary machine that allows the person to explore their past.

CAST LIST:

Alicia: Kimberley Wells
Alexine: Brianna Riche
Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Edgar: Luke Robinson
Krystyn: Kesley Dann
Dr. Emerson: Ted Powers

SCI-FI Best Scene Reading of IT’S A NIGHTMARE, by Nicole Quinn

Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Mina is a rogue dreamer fostered in the Off-grid of Winkin City. How will she suurvive being the Night Mare’s human sacrifice?

CAST LIST:

Bubba: John Marcucci
Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Bob: Daniel Cristofori
Mina: Kimberley Wells

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

Director: Matthew Toffolo

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

April 2018 – Interviews with Award Winning Screenwriters

Read interviews with 18 award winning screenwriters for April 2018. By Matthew Toffolo.

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Mike Hoberg (OCCUPY WALLY STREETSKI)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Mike Hoberg (OCCUPY WALLY STREETSKI)

Interview with Winning Screenwriters Kelsey Ann Wacker and Nathan Simpson (THE DEN)
Interview with Winning Screenwriters Kelsey Ann Wacker and Nathan Simpson (THE DEN)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Eddie Baca (LOOK INTO MY EYES)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Eddie Baca (LOOK INTO MY EYES)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Michael Clohesy (BIOS)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Michael Clohesy (BIOS)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter J. David Thayer (ROBOTS FROM NEPTUNE)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter J. David Thayer (ROBOTS FROM NEPTUNE)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Amy Jackson (REBEKAH’S CLOSET)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Amy Jackson (REBEKAH’S CLOSET)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Janice Walker (FIRST TIME FOR PENNY)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Janice Walker (FIRST TIME FOR PENNY)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Taylor Zaccario (DIMAGGIO)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Taylor Zaccario (DIMAGGIO)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Derek W. Wright (WHEN THE DUST SETTLES)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Derek W. Wright (WHEN THE DUST SETTLES)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Christine Sherwood (CHERRY GLAZED)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Christine Sherwood (CHERRY GLAZED)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Jade S. Bokhari (TOGETHER)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Jade S. Bokhari (TOGETHER)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Victoria Mitchell (THE BLUE ROOM)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Victoria Mitchell (THE BLUE ROOM)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Sharon Powers (ENTANGLED)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Sharon Powers (ENTANGLED)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter John McCarney (CHILDREN OF THE DUST)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter John McCarney (CHILDREN OF THE DUST)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Keith Famie (MAIRE’S JOURNEY)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Keith Famie (MAIRE’S JOURNEY)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Melissa Willis (WHAT THE HELL)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Melissa Willis (WHAT THE HELL)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Robert Cox (TOUCH)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Robert Cox (TOUCH)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Byron Erwin (POOP MOVIE)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2018/04/06/interview-with-winning-screenwriter-byron-erwin-poop-movie/