APRIL 2017 WINNING SCREENPLAYS

Watch the winning screenplay readings performed by professional actors at the festival in APRIL 2017. 14 winning screenplays!

ACTORFAMILY FEATURE Screenplay – QUEST FOR LIGHT
April 2017 Reading
Written by Byron Anderson
ACTORFAN FICTION TV PILOT Screenplay – THE GHOST AND MRS. MUIR
April 2017 Reading
Written by Richard Mueller
ACTORTV SPEC Screenplay – BOB’S BURGERS
April 2017 Reading
Written by Matthew J. Gonzalez
ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – PAST PRESENCE
April 2017 Reading
Written by Kevin Mongelli
ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – SPARKS
April 2017 Reading
Written by Jon Freda
ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – THE DEBT
April 2017 Reading
Written by Michelle Patkowski
ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – SANDSTORM
April 2017 Reading
Written by Neil Chase
ACTORTHRILLER SHORT Screenplay – COLD COMFORT
April 2017 Reading
Written by Mick Sims
ACTORWAR SHORT Screenplay – ELEVEN YEARS OF LIGHT
April 2017 Reading
Written by Keith Soforic
ACTORFANTASY SHORT Screenplay – POLLY
April 2017 Reading
Written by Eric P. Granger
ACTORLAST SCENE Screenplay – SHOULD I DIE BEFORE I WAKE
April 2017 Reading
Written by Nicholas R. Zingarelli
ACTORLGBT BEST Scene Screenplay – 2-12 DELTA
April 2017 Reading
Written by David Brichetto
ACTORCOMEDY BEST Scene Screenplay – SEEKING WILL FERRELL
April 2017 Reading
Written by Rob Ingalls
ACTORCOMEDY BEST Scene Screenplay – FATE’S PECULIAR SENSE OF HUMOR
April 2017 Reading
Written by N. Triton
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MARCH 2017 WINNING SCREENPLAYS

Watch the winning screenplay readings performed by professional actors at the festival in MARCH 2017. 18 winning screenplays!

ACTORFEATURE Screenplay – NEMESIS
March 2017 Reading
Written by Carl Joglar
ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – WHEN THE WORLD WAS SQUARE
March 2017 Reading
Written by Irwin Greenstein
ACTORLGBT WEB SERIES Screenplay – LITTLE SISTA
March 2017 Reading
Written by Charmaine Bingwa
ACTORFAN FICTION Screenplay – EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND
March 2017 Reading
Written by Marc Mulcahy
ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – EVEN HERE I EXIST
March 2017 Reading
Written by Dylan Stump
ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – REARRANGING ROXY
March 2017 Reading
Written by Bridget Bell McMahon
ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – WELCOME TO ARCADIA
March 2017 Reading
Written by Jason Lan
ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – MONSTER MURDER MYSTERY
March 2017 Reading
Written by Arran McDermott
ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – THE COURIER
March 2017 Reading
Written by Michael Dambrosio
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – SUNFLOWER CARE
March 2017 Reading
Written by Della Greenawalt
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – MILKSHAKE
March 2017 Reading
Written by Max Thackara
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – REBEKAH’S CLOSET
March 2017 Reading
Written by Amy Malinda Jackson
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – CYCLE
March 2017 Reading
Written by Iman Davari
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – PEN & PENCIL
March 2017 Reading
Written by Devone Jones
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – THE MIDDLING CLASS
March 2017 Reading
Written by Amanda J. Bermudez
ACTORFANTASY BEST SCENE Screenplay – ATHENS
March 2017 Reading
Written by M. Lee Brutsche
ACTORROMANCE BEST SCENE Screenplay – TURN THE TABLES
March 2017 Reading
Written by Dale Baker and Herschel Medlin
ACTORHORROR BEST SCENE Screenplay – THE INTERVIEW
March 2017 Reading
Written by Laszlo Tamasfi

Best Scene Screenplay of BAD PRESS, by Adam Santa Maria

Best Scene from the screenplay BAD PRESS Screenplay
Written by Adam Santa Maria

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Robert Notman
ALLEN – Hugh Ritchie
MELANY – Victoria Kucher
MANNY – David Occhipinti
JOYCE – Olivia Jon

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Comedy, Drama

After being sacked by Melany, the mother of one of his ‘golden goose’ clients, publicist Allen Kentwood conspires to get revenge and his client back under control. Despite warnings from his PA Joyce, Allen employs a shady Mexican named Manny to plant drugs on Melany, and in doing so enable an opportunity for Allen to rescue her and win back favour.

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

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson


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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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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 Reading of WAITING TO CRUMBLE by John Ott

Watch the November 2016 winning best scene screenplay.

Best Scene from WAITING TO CRUMBLE Screenplay

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Andrea Lawrence
IRENE – Val Cole
BOBBY – Vince Jerad
STU – Peter-Mark Raphael
VICTORIA – Cassandra Guthrie
ROB – Matthew Lawrence

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy

Separated from his wife Barbara in the nursing home in which they live, Stuart White befriends Rob Jefferies, a new resident. Soon their friendship turns into more and Stu and Rob become romantically involved.

Get to know the winning writer:

What is your screenplay about?

It’s about two elderly men who live in a nursing home and who fall in love with each other. One is a widower, and the other’s wife has dementia. Their families have very mixed reactions to the love affair. It’s also about issues of aging and how that affects love and sex.

What genres does your screenplay under?

Probably comedy, but it has dramatic elements. I suppose it could also be called a drama with comedic elements. Is there a category called a funny drama?

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

It’s a timely issue. With the LGBT movement and people feeling a freedom to be themselves at any age, situations like this will become more commonplace. A significant part of the story is how the families react to what the men are doing. Regardless of how a person feels about this issue, most of us have a family member or friend who is part of the LGBT community, whether or not we know it.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Entertainingly thought-provoking. (Is that two?)

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

Interesting question. Growing up, it would have been “Gone With the Wind,” as that was my parents’ favorite film. Back then it was still being released theatrically from time to time, and our family always went to see it. And I still enjoy watching the classic “It’s a Wonderful Life,” which remains touching, but not sappy, no matter how many times you watch it. I have a weakness for old classics. With no overt sex or violence, there had to be a good script, good direction, and good acting to keep an audience’s attention. My children, like most children, watched the same movies over and over when they were young. I thought my son would never tire of “Nightmare Before Christmas.” For the girls, it was “Twister,” “I’ll Fly Away,” and “Watcher in the Woods.” Those four films were constantly playing at our house. Remember, those were their choices, not mine.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

I probably worked on it for over a year, but I’d put it away for long periods of time. I have a bad habit of starting something, but not finishing. For some reason, I felt a need to finish this one.

How many stories have you written?

Does that mean finished? I have several other finished screenplays, maybe three, but this is the first one I’ve entered in a contest. I began writing short stories as a child and wrote a short play in middle school. I have a book that was completed years ago. I recently dug it up and began editing and rewriting. I also have another collection of writings I hope to one day put in book form. And I have a number of projects, including a couple of plays, that were begun but remain unfinished.

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

I felt it was a timely and important topic to address. In another generation situations like this will not be uncommon. This isn’t just a gay story, it’s also about aging, which is universal if we live long enough. But so much has changed since I wrote the screenplay. Gay marriage was not yet legal, and I was totally unaware of the Netflix television series, “Grace and Frankie” with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. The first time I saw that show, which was long after my screenplay was finished, I thought “They stole my idea!” Actually, it’s different in many ways because the focus in the TV show is the wives and the divorces and how the women are coping with the loss of their marriages. The situation is totally different in my screenplay, where the focus is on the men. The only real similarity is that two older men fall in love. How many love stories have been made into films during the past 100 years? This is just one more.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

I work full-time, I’m married, and my children, while young adults, still need time and attention. We live in the country and have animals, so finding time and motivation is always an obstacle for me.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I act in local community theatre productions, which I do about once a year. Theatre, even community theatre, takes a lot of time, and my work schedule generally won’t allow more than one production a year. I also enjoy spending time with family and trying to keep up with everything around the farm.

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

If you feel called to write, then just write. Don’t worry about having that perfect topic. Don’t worry about having that perfect character or perfect storyline. There’s a theory of writing called free writing, You sit down and begin writing, even if you have absolutely nothing to say. You just write, one word after another, one sentence after another. Before long, you’ll find a story. Or maybe a story will find you.

I tend to write from a character point of view, but I like it best when my ending pops into my head early on. I may not know the route my character will take to arrive at that ending, but I like knowing the final destination. This motivates me and give me a sense of purpose. I don’t always write this way, as sometimes I have no idea of the ending until we get there. For me, once I have created the character, then he or she will simply live, and all I have to do is write down what’s happening.

I don’t do it, but my personal goal is to become more disciplined and to write something everyday. My son, who also writes, encourages me to do this, to write a paragraph (or equivalent) every day. I absolutely agree with this, but I just don’t do it. I guess I should make this another New Year’s resolution that I won’t keep, like going to the gym and eating Brussels sprouts.

My advice for writers can be summed up in three words: write, write, write.

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

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson


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Best Scene from PORT SUDAN Screenplay by Jack Sherry

Best Scene from PORT SUDAN Screenplay

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Drama

An argument between the French and the English.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Becky Shrimpton
RON – Hugh Ritchie
JEAN CLAUDE – Percy Alexander Harris
SIMBA – Benjamin Camenzuli
FATHER GRIBALDI – Paul Whitaker
LAURA – Jane Smythe

Get to know the winning writer:

What is your screenplay about?

Port Sudan is about a CIA Agent who gets in over her head when she discovers uranium smuggling along the Congo Trail.

What genres does your screenplay under?

Action Adventure

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

How would you describe this script in two words?

Action adventure

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

Back to the Future

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

Four years

How many stories have you written?

I have completed two short stories, two novels and four screenplays.

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

I produced four documentaries for Discovery Channel called Wild Destinations. In these programs, a four-man crew traveled to remote locations and shot stories about what was going on. I used this four-man team as a basis for two of my screenplays, including Port Sudan. Basically the team goes into a location, gets into a scrap and has to extricate itself. Part of this idea was used for the screenplay from which this scene came.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Since this screenplay is based on a true story, I faced obstacles in telling too much about what is really going on out there.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Golf

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

Think about who your characters are – where do they come from? What was their education? What formed their personality?

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

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson