Best Scene Reading of DRIVER’S SIDE, by Zander Jones

Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller

Driver’s Side is a film-noir inspired look into the life of a man depressed and alone, simply looking for love.

Narrator: Val Cole
Jason: Neil Bennett
Cristina: Lauren Toffan

Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

A sheltered adolescent pursues a dangerous relationship that is beyond his control after the death of his devoutly religious parents.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Drama/Neo noir

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

It’s an authentic depiction of a young man’s loss of innocence and gradual coming of age while trying to stay true to his closest held beliefs versus exploring the pitfalls of forbidden temptations.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Excitingly heartbreaking

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

City of God/Oldboy/The Godfather

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

A little over a year (on and off)

How many stories have you written?

3 short films and now working on a larger serial format project that recycles all of the main characters and their back stories from all three shorts in a completely new narrative.

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

Modjo – Lady Hear Me Tonight

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Self doubt, not believing in the story, negative feedback. Just the usual. 🙂

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Tennis. Technology. Travel. Languages. Education. Augmented Reality. News. Mass media. Corporate espionage. Power. Love. Manipulation. Honesty. And everything in between.

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

The site makes it easy to manage submissions and keep track of deadlines, announcement dates etc.

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

I initially entered the script because I wanted to gain some quality feedback to push myself to write the most engaging story possible. Some of the feedback was quite harsh but I would also prefer it this way. I find it motivates me to work harder and overall write better scripts. It also means I don’t have to interpret someone just trying to be polite or massage the criticism in too delicately.

 

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

Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Mary Cox

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SEPTEMBER 2017 WINNING STORIES, SCREENPLAYS and FILMS

26 short films. 23 screenplays. 6 short stories and novels = 55 winning videos (record setting!)

ACTORSEPTEMBER 2017 ROMANCE FILM FESTIVAL 
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ACTORSEPTEMBER 2017 COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL 
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from the Los Angeles Festival.
ACTORSEPTEMBER 2017 FAMILY & ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL 
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from the Toronto Festival.
ACTORSEPTEMBER 2017 CRIME & THRILLER FILM FESTIVAL 
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ACTORANIMATION Feature Screenplay – STORM DRAGON
September 2017 Reading
by Joey Curtis & Danny Klein
ACTORTHRILLER Feature Screenplay – WORD GAMES
September 2017 Reading
by Joel Stern
ACTORTV SPEC Screenplay – QUANTICO Show
September 2017 Reading
by Leslie Lyshkob
ACTORTV SPEC Screenplay – BOJACK HORSEMAN show
September 2017 Reading
by Cameron Chapman
ACTORFAN FICTION Screenplay – WELCOME TO CRYSTAL LAKE (Friday the 13th)
September 2017 Reading
by Mike Mead
ACTORTV 1st Scene Screenplay – KODAK MOMENT
September 2017 Reading
by John Cruz Alarid
ACTORTV 1st Scene Screenplay – CELTIC BLOOD
September 2017 Reading
by Richard William Masterson
ACTOR1st Scene Screenplay – BROTHER’S MCSHANE
September 2017 Reading
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ACTORFAMILY 1st Scene Screenplay – FOREVER CHARLEE
September 2017 Reading
by Hank Isaac
ACTORSTUDENT 1st Scene Screenplay – THE BOXMAN
September 2017 Reading
by Alexander Beale
ACTORSCI-FI 1st Scene Screenplay – THE FLUTE OF PEACE
September 2017 Reading
by Gunel Asgarova
ACTOR1st Scene Screenplay – SERAPHINA
September 2017 Reading
by Joe Tofuri
ACTORSTUDENT Short Screenplay – PALACES
September 2017 Reading
by Taryn Procsal
ACTORSTUDENT Short Screenplay – ROSIE
September 2017 Reading
by Amalia Williamson
ACTORCOMEDY Short Screenplay – TWITS
September 2017 Reading
by Alison McGrath
ACTOR1pg. COMEDY Short Screenplay – CLEAN BEAT
September 2017 Reading
by Bernhard Riedhammer
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – BREAKDOWN
September 2017 Reading
by J. Logan Alexander
ACTORCANADIAN Short Screenplay – X-13
September 2017 Reading
by Asim Abraham
ACTORACTION Best Scene Screenplay – VOLUNTEER
September 2017 Reading
by Janine Cobain & Gary McElkerney
ACTORCRIME Best Scene Screenplay – HICK
September 2017 Reading
by Marianna Moneymaker
ACTORTV THRILLER Best Scene Screenplay – JOYTON SHREW
September 2017 Reading
by Ian Bradburn
ACTORSTAGE PLAY BEST SCENE – VENGEANCE OF THE SHREW
September 2017 Reading
by Bree Katz
ACTORSTAGE PLAY Best Scene – 
September 2017 Reading
by Linda Collison
ACTORSHORT STORY Transcript – OFF THE HOOK
September 2017 Reading
by Lionel Walfish
ACTORSHORT STORY Transcript – GIVE ME TRUTH OR GIVE ME SILENCE
September 2017 Reading
by Melissa R. Mendelson
ACTORSHORT STORY Transcript – IN THE CEMETERY
September 2017 Reading
by Mari Tamez
ACTORNOVEL Transcript – BRIAR EARTH
September 2017 Reading
by Paul Tapp
ACTORNOVEL Transcript – COURAGE THE MOUSE
September 2017 Reading
by Cornelia Fick
ACTORNOVEL Transcript – BODIE
September 2017 Reading
by Anne Sweazy Kulja
ACTORSEPTEMBER 2017 Poetry Readings
Watch readings performed by Laura Kyswaty
ACTORAUGUST 2017 WINNING STORIES, SCREENPLAYS, and FILMS 
12 short films. 16 screenplays, 3 novels and short stories transcripts = 31 winning works.

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

Camera Op: Mary Cox

Winning ANIMATION Feature Screenplay – STORM DRAGON, by Joey Curtis and Danny Klein

Watch the Winning SEPTEMBER 2017 Feature screenplay.

An outcast dragonfly unites a crew of misfit swamp critters to save the life of a boy trapped in a hurricane.

Genre: Animation, Family, Drama, Adventure

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Laura Kyswaty
B-Fly/Luther: Cameron LeRoy
Skylar: Rachel Rain Packota
Tatsu: Cory Bertrand
Pondhawk: Jim Canale
Aura: Regan Brown

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

Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Mary Cox

Winning Feature Screenplay – THE LAST PRISON by Richard Geiwitz

Watch the Winning AUGUST 2017 Screenplay. 

Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy,

Judith, known as the “Mother Creator” by her robots, faces a takeover when the robots feel they are not being treated fairly.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Val Cole
Judith: Mandy May Cheetham
R-14: Angelica Alejandro
Reeve: Ryan Yusep
Alain: Peter Mark Raphael
Joshua: Allan Michael Brunet

Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

The story follows Judith, a robotics genius who designed and programmed robots to mine a moon of Saturn, which is uninhabitable to man. The bots are designed to think independently and problem-solve. There are three series: administrative, worker and repair. The workers begin to resent their assigned role. They want more input into running the colony. The administrators disagree, citing their assigned programs. There’s a worker’s strike, exports stop and Judith is sent to face her creations, wondering if they are now smarter than she.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

The main genre is Sci-Fi, but social and political as well.

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

 This screenplay should be made into a movie because it will be an entertaining drama set in another world, while also being thought-provoking. It looks into the future of man versus machine, creator versus creation, but also takes a look at society today.

How would you describe this script in two words?

 Frighteningly possible.

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

 “Network,” the most visionary film of all time.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

 It was written in the mid-eighties. If I recall correctly, it took about 6-8 months. My inability to land an agent put it on the shelf for a long time. I converted it into a novella, but didn’t sell it. I recently turned it back into a screenplay, updating certain technical aspects and reworking dialogue. Maybe the third time is the charm.

How many stories have you written?

I’ve written ten feature screenplays, three short scripts and two treatments. So, far, they’ve won or placed in 71 contests. There are a few other scripts from the past I might update along with new projects in the works.

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

 “Pride” – U2

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

 Technical issues. Computers, programs and robotics were different in the 1980s when this was first written. Researching the recent rewrite was fascinating. Also, creating the future as envisioned today. Of course, this is a more social issue story than scientific. So putting the Bible and Plato’s Republic into outer space was interesting.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I love Asian culture, philosophy and architecture. I’m fascinated by the Feng Shui design of ancient cities in China and Japan. I love watching movies and TV series from around the world, stories you can’t find in Hollywood.

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

It’s easy to use and actually fun, like shopping on Amazon. There are a lot of festivals to choose from. It’s easy to search for festivals and the many filters save a lot of time.

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

I’ve always liked the feedback. It really points out what needs another look. Other scripts I’ve entered haven’t won, so I was completely shocked when this one did. I had to read the email a couple extra times before I believed it.

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

Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Mary Cox

WILDsound Announces its June 2017 Screenplay Winners (21 in total)

Watch the winning screenplays for June 2017 performed by professional actors:

Submit your screenplay to the festival today at http://www.wildsoundfestival.com

21 Winners for June 2017:

1 Feature Screenplay:

ARRANGING MIA by Joanie Fox

2 TV Screenplays:

JUNKED by Alice Dennard
DOCTOR WHO Spec by Paul Hewitt

8 Short Screenplays:

NOTHING IS FREE by Terry Milner & Rebecca Brillhart
BATROOM by Crafty St. James
GIRL IN THE PAINTING by Scott Williamson
SWITCHMAN by Henry Leeker
I KNOW by Steve Vasiliou
NIGHT SHIFT by Yanjuan Song
900 PAGES by Juanita Cepero
THE PARK PERVERT by Mark Levitt

2 1st Scene Screenplays:

GOOD INTENTIONS by Sandy Tovray Greenberg
GRAVITY’S PULL by Robert Sivigny

8 Best Scene Screenplays:

DADDY by Bernard Leed
POLITICALLY BROKEN by Lawrence Whitener
FOR A GOOD LIFE by Natalia Maslin
ABRAHAM’S CONFLICT by J.R. Rodriguez
SQUID JIGGERS by Judi Blaze
CADEBY by David James Keogh
CONTINENTALIS by Aurele Ndja
TURNT by Haldane Dane Hamilton

Deadline June 30th: Screenplay Festival

Deadline June 30th: Screenplay Festival – Get FULL FEEDBACK. Get script performed by professional actors
http://www.wildsound.ca/screenplaycontest.html

READ 100s of testimonials from past submitters –
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/feature-screenplay-submission-testimonials-wildsound-screenplay-contest-review

Multiple winners every single month! Watch recent and past winners:

 

WATCH Mid-Year SHORT SCREENPLAY Winners (January-June 2017)

Watch the Winning SHORT Screenplay winners for the first half of 2017:

 

ACTORANIMATION SHORT Screenplay – BATROOM
June 2017 Reading
by Crafty St. James

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ACTORFAMILY SHORT Screenplay – GIRL IN THE PAINTING
June 2017 Reading
by Scott Williamson

ACTORSCI-FI SHORT Screenplay – SWITCHMAN
June 2017 Reading
by Henry Leeker

ACTORUnder 5min. SHORT Screenplay – I KNOW
June 2017 Reading
by Steve Vasiliou

ACTORUnder 5min. SHORT Screenplay – NIGHT SHIFT
June 2017 Reading
by Yanjuan Song

ACTORUnder 5min. SHORT Screenplay – 900 PAGES
June 2017 Reading
by Juanita Cepero

ACTOR1pg. SHORT Screenplay – THE PARK PERVERT
June 2017 Reading
by Mark Levitt

ACTORCOMEDY SHORT Screenplay – MARRIAGE COUNSELING 101
May 2017 Reading
by Mark Engberg
ACTORSCI-FI SHORT Screenplay – THE VOLUNTEER
May 2017 Reading
by Christopher Michaels

ACTORCRIME SHORT Screenplay – CLOCKWORK
May 2017 Reading
by Eric Hackler
ACTORTHRILLER SHORT Screenplay – COLD COMFORT
April 2017 Reading
Written by Mick Sims
ACTORFANTASY SHORT Screenplay – POLLY
April 2017 Reading
Written by Eric P. Granger
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

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – 5 THINGS NOT TO FEED YOUR BABY
February 2017 Reading
Written by Todd A. Jackson
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – LATE NIGHT
February 2017 Reading
Written by Deepa Dharmaraj
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – BOOM
February 2017 Reading
Written by Dimitri Devyatkin
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – BANH YOU
February 2017 Reading
Written by Steve Cleary
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – TWO GEESE AND A LADY GIRAFFE
February 2017 Reading
Written by Chanda Walker
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – BREW MASTER
February 2017 Reading
Written by Kelly Jean Karam
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – DIASPORA
January 2017 Reading
Written by David Brin
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – COMES AROUND
January 2017 Reading
Written by Gunnar Halldorsson
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – MODERN LOVE
January 2017 Reading
Written by Hannah Dillon
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – PFFF
January 2017 Reading
Written by Dimitri Devyatkin
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – I CAN CATCH A BULLET
January 2017 Reading
Written by Reynaldo A. Garza
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – LOVE HURTS
January 2017 Reading
Written by Michael Gavino

 

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