2016 ANGEL Films, Screenplays, Stories

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

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – THE ACCIDENTAL ANGEL
October 2016 Reading
Written by Oren Weitz

ACTOR1st Scene Screenplay – EXISTENTIAL QUANDARY
June 2016 Reading
Written by Brandon Maline

ACTOR1st Scene -PURGATORY
January 2016 Reading
Written by Alex A. Kecskes

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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:

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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 – UNGODLY by Bill Osinski

Best Scene from the screenplay UNGODLY Screenplay
Written by Bill Osinski

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Chris Reid Geisler
MALIK – Noah Casey
GUARD – Ucal Shillingford
YORK – Brian Carleton
MEENA – Angela Cavallin

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller

The Nuwaubian cult of Dwight York.

Get to know the winning writer:

1. What is your screenplay about?

UNGODLY is the true story of a Brooklyn street kid who declared himself a god, and, for the next 35 years, got away with running a crime cult.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Genre is true crime, with a strong element of a racial and psychological thriller.

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

UNGODLY would make a great movie, because of its compelling, cinematic story line, and because the role of the anti-hero is so rich and challenging (think TRAINING DAY or THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND),

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

Two words: “Outrage” and “Courage”.

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

I’ll never tire of watching CHINATOWN.

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

I wrote this screenplay in about three months, and spent time on subsequent re-writes. However, I spent more than three years writing my non-fiction book of the same title, upon which the screenplay is based. Plus, I reported on the story for six years before that as a journalist.

6. How many stories have you written?

I’ve written two non-fiction books, both true crime, a novel manuscript based on the life of Victoria Woodhull, the first woman to run for President of the U.S. (1870-72), and I’ve written nine screenplays. I’ve also worked as a journalist for 11 different newspapers around the U.S.

7. What motivated you to write this screenplay?

After covering the story that became UNGODLY, I knew it deserved to be told as a movie.

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

The obstacles came when I was writing the book. My newspaper refused to give me a leave to do the writing, primarily because the story challenges conventional wisdom about race, so I had to do the work on my own time, using up my vacations and getting up at 6 am to write. Also, the Governor of Georgia got the University of Georgia Press to backtrack on publishing the book, because he is a character in the story and he did not like my truthful portrayal of him. So, after two years of working with the UGA Press, I had to find another publisher at the last minute. My only problem with writing the screenplay was sorting out the many characters in the story, in order to make the screenplay more coherent.

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

I love to travel; we just left Cuba the day before Castro died. As a reporter, I reported from nearly all the U.S. states and went to at least 10 foreign countries.I am addicted to political news, particularly the last presidential campaign. I believe that Hillary suffered from the same double standards and anti-woman biases that beset Victoria Woodhull(the subject of my novel and screenplay VICTORIA THE FIRST) 145 years ago.

10. What advice to you have for other writers?

When I was a college student, I was fortunate enough to take creative writing from Michael Shaara (Pulitzer Prize winner for “The Killer Angels). He often told us, paraphrasing, “I can’t teach you how to write. All I can do is encourage you to sit down and write.” The world and the marketplace will pass judgment on your writing, but you must first supply the discipline to spend a set amount of time every day at your craft.

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

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson


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Best Scene Screenplay – CELLULAR MEMORY by Jesse Prevost

Best Scene from the screenplay CELLULAR MEMORY Screenplay
Written by Jess Prevost

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Angela Cavallin
MIKE – Ucal Shillingford
DR. WONG – Noah Casey
CHIEF – Brian Carleton
REPORTER – Dana Thody
REPORTER – Chris Reid Geisler

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Horror, Thriller

Devout Christian Ben suffers a heart attack and is fortunate to get a transplant. The risky surgery works and everything seems fine, until Ben starts acting strangely; drinking more, skipping church. His family notices but isn’t sure what to make of it at first.

Get to know the winning writer:

1. What is your screenplay about?

When a religious man accidentally receives a heart transplant from a serial killer, he struggles with sadistic urges that erode his sanity and isolate him from his once-loving family.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Hoŕror/Thriller

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

Because, at the core of this story is something we can all connect with: a sense of misplaced identity. Have you ever felt out of place? Have you ever felt weird in your own skin? Have you ever questioned what you’re doing and where you’re going? Of course you have, it’s part of being human; which is why everyone can relate to the protagonist, (not the killing part…I hope), but the theme of “feeling lost; feeling like you’re unsure who you aŕe at that moment”. However, this script uses unique and interesting characters with well defined archs to deliver the story. The story itself is littered with small twists and turns that keep the reader, and thus, the audience, wanting to know what’s next. So, hopefully, the audience will be on the edge of seat the whole time, all while learning something about themselves. And that is why I feel that this screenplay should be made into a movie.

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

Lost Faith.

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

I have to give that to Shawshank Redemption. I’ve seen that movie more times than any other. It’s a great, emotional story of how hope never dies; something the world needs today if you ask me.

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

I started this script probably back in 2013. The idea to write the script goes back over 10 years, but the actual writing began in 2013. It was put on hold for a while once my girlfriend and I found out we were having a baby and getting married. So it was a busy year and I didn’t get much done. So, I spent that time studying the craft, learning new tricks, and when I was ready to come back to it I had all these new tools to implement. It was great. I leaned a lot writing this one.

6. How many stories have you written?

Well, I’ve been writing stories since I was knee high to a duck. When I was s kid, I wrote a story that was so good, the school had it put into their library to be checked out and read by other students, which it was. In terms of scripts, I’ve written close to a dozen shorts and am currently half-way through the second draft of a feature comedy.

7. What motivated you to write this screenplay?

My love for film and telling stories is what motivated me to start the script. But my daughter being born is what pushed me to finish it. I thought “if I give up on my dreams, then what kind of message am I sending my daughter?”. And I’ve been grinding ever since.

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

Numerous ones. Like I said, we had just got married and had a baby; working part time opposite shifts… it was hard. But when you want something bad enough you’ll do whatever it takes. Another obstacle is “sacrifice”. I have to sacrifice time with my family to get the writing done, which is hard.

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

Other than being passionate about my family, I’d have to say “the cosmos”. Space fascinates me. To me, space resembles our own imaginations: endless, vast and full of wonder.

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

I would tell other writers to make sure this is what you want. It’s hard. It’s a craft that takes lots of sacrifice, time, and dedication to hone. Be ready to be shot down. Sounds harsh but it’s true. As long as you believe in yourself and show the universe that you want it through working for it, then someday, somethings gotta give.

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

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson


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