Screenplay Festival: February 15, 2018 Event

The FEEDBACK Screenplay Festival’s 7th event of 2018 gives you a full reading of the winning comedy feature screenplay. Plus, readings of 4 best scene readings, and 3 short screenplay readings.

If there was a theme to this evening, it would be “Dirty Comedy”

CAST LIST: Peter Nelson, Neil Bennett, Daniel Cristofori, Peter-Mark Raphael, Brogan Caulfield, Regan Brown, Emily Weir

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Comedy Feature Screenplay – POOP MOVIE, by Byron Erwin

Genre: Animation, Comedy

See the world from the Poop’s point of view as a cowardly outcast discovers his courage and bravery when he battles the evil Toilet Paper Empire in this animated action adventure.

CAST LIST:

Mr. Tee Pee: Daniel Cristofori
Lily: Emily Weir
Tootsie Roll: Brogan Caulfield
Narrator: Peter Nelson
Duke: Peter-Mark Raphael
Browneye: Neil Bennett
Floater: Regan Brown

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1pg. Comedy Short Screenplay – A PARTING OF THE WAYS, by Marc Lalonde

Genre: Comedy

What does Ying-Yang really mean?

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Peter Nelson
Woman with Dog: Emily Weir

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CRIME Short Screenplay – WHEN THE DUST SETTLES, by Derek W. Wright

Genre: Crime drama

On the day of New York’s most savage terrorist attack, mayhem and carnage fills the air. When the dust settles, two of the heroes believed to be victims of the terrorists actually left traces of their blood on the hands of an American.

CAST LIST:

Sgt. Jones: Daniel Cristofori
Kenny: Peter-Mark Raphael
Clem: Neil Bennett
Narrator: Peter Nelson
Gwen: Regan Brown
Tamara: Emily Weir
Xavier: Brogan Caulfield

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SCI-FI Short Screenplay – TOGETHER, by Jade S. Bokhari

Genre: Sci-Fi, Action

As an apocalyptic asteroid heads to earth, a bereaved father hunts down his child’s killer; so dead or alive, his family is together to face the end.

CAST LIST:

Man: Peter-Mark Raphael
Ellie: Emily Weir
Narrator: Peter Nelson
Joe: Neil Bennett
Alice: Regan Brown

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COMEDY Best Scene Screenplay – OCCUPY WALLY STREETSKI, by Mike Hoberg

Genre: Comedy

Funny things happen on Wall Street.

CAST LIST:

Finn: Brogan Caulfield
Reporter: Emily Weir
Narrator: Peter Nelson
Wally: Daniel Cristofori
Atticus: Neil Bennett

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THRILLER Best Scene Screenplay – BACK FROM THE DEAD, by Jonah Jones

Genre: Thriller, Horror

A man walks through the fire.

CAST LIST:

Colonel: Neil Bennett
Narrator: Peter Nelson
Witch: Emily Weir
Desborough: Regan Brown

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HORROR Best Scene Screenplay – TOUCH TABLE, by Scott Timmins

Genre: Psychological Horror/Thriller

When a troubled teenaged daughter of a Lutheran pastor, who no longer believes in God, discovers she has the ‘gift’ of second sight she must decide whether or not to use her power to help local police stop a serial killer. The decision this suicidal young woman choses is a twist no one will see coming, with audiences debating the ending long after this “Se7en meets The Dead Zone” film is over.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Peter Nelson
Rick: Brogan Caulfield
Michelle: Emily Weir

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STAGE PLAY Best Scene – BETWEEN THE LINES, by Dean Gilbert Tonkin & Stephen Gregory Barnes

Genre: Drama – two acts

Gathered at Ferlinghetti’s City Lights in 1959, an anti-establishment, avant-garde bevy of The Beat Generation share unfiltered views of the world through their kaleidoscopes of impulsive banter, improvisational music, songs, poems, and peer pique. Fifty years later, both the survivors and spirits of the dead Beats return to Ferlinghetti’s with their lenses in sharper focus to let us in on what really lies….between the lines.

CAST LIST:

Worm: Peter-Mark Raphael
Maxwell: Daniel Cristofori
Narrator: Emily Weir
Melvin/Rabbi: Neil Bennett
Bird: Brogan Caulfield
Simone: Regan Brown

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

Camera Op: Mary Cox

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Screenplay Festival: February 8, 2018 Event

The FEEDBACK Screenplay Festival’s 6th event of 2018 gives you a full reading of the winning TV PILOT screenplay. Plus, readings of 5 best scene readings, 5 short screenplay readings, and a TV Pilot 1st scene reading.

If there was a theme to this evening, it would be “Your past always comes back!”

Full Cast list: Val Cole, Gary Graham, John Fray, Kelci Stephenson,
James Dooley

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TV PILOT – FAMILY SECRETS, by Allison Osborne

Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Abigail Sullivan thinks she’s successfully run from her mob past, until the FBI catches up to her and gives her an ultimatum. Help them catch the rest of her criminal family or go to jail for the rest of her life.

Cast List:

Alvarez: Gary Graham
Ryker: James Dooley
Narrator: Val Cole
Brad: John Fray
Abigail: Kelci Stephenson

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1st Scene Reading – THE LAST CAMPOS, by Mike Meade

Genre: Drama, Thriller

A couple gets lost in the woods.

Cast List:

Kevin: James Dooley
Man: Gary Graham
Narrator: Val Cole
Bill: John Fray
Chelsea: Kelci Stephenson

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TV PILOT 1st Scene Reading – BY TOUCH, by Robert Cox

Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama

Anton Michaels is a college professor with a gift. To some people in the police force Anton is used to help catch criminals with his abnormal psychometric abilities. After an explosion at a nuclear power plant leaves one man as a prime suspect, Anton is called in by his friend Father John to help find his nephew David who he swears could not be involved with the rigged explosion but has mysteriously disappeared.

Cast List:

Jimmy: James Dooley
Woman: Kelci Stephenson
Narrator: Val Cole
Anton: John Fray
Father John: Gary Graham

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TV PILOT Best Scene Reading – WHAT THE HELL, by Melissa Willis

Genre: Comedy

A single-camera comedy that follows a free-spirited young woman who’s lost everything and her four friends who are all forced to recreate their lives and themselves one humiliating, semi-permanent situation at a time.

Cast List:

Jamie: James Dooley
Narrator: Val Cole
Amy: Kelci Stephenson
The Messenger: Gary Graham

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LGBT Best Scene Reading – LOOK IN MY EYES, by Eddie Baca

Genre: Drama

Gay sober military man meets Crimean Muslim taxi driver in NYC.

Cast List:

Narrator: Val Cole
Eddie: John Fray
Karim: James Dooley

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SCI-FI Best Scene Reading – THE ITALIAN VACATION, by Claudia Marinelli

Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller, Drama

Racing the boundaries of infinity in space.

Cast List:

Narrator: Val Cole
Giordano: Gary Graham
Rachel: Kelci Stephenson

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Sci-Fi Best Scene Reading – THE REBORN, by Andrew S. Fisk

Genre: Sci-Fi

A world-class scientist is abducted by six people he brought back to life….and transformed into invincible warriors.

Cast List:

Carl: John Fray
Ellen: Kelci Stephenson
Narrator: Val Cole
Paul: Gary Graham
William: James Dooley

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SHORT Screenplay Reading – AFTERLIFE ESTATES, by Laina Burgess

Genre: Comedy

Key figures and gods from all of the world’s religions meet at the Afterlife Estates office to go over the year’s numbers.

Cast List:

Guru: James Dooley
Narrator: Val Cole
Allah: Gary Graham
Noah: John Fray

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SHORT Screenplay Reading – THE ORDER, by Jean Buschmann

Genre: Mystery, Suspense

If all the world’s a stage, who’s behind the curtain?

Cast List:
TV Commentator: James Dooley
Max: Gary Graham
Narrator: Val Cole
Nadia: Kelci Stephenson
Ethan: John Fray

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SHORT Screenplay Reading – MOTORIST, by Julie Thor Fryd

Genre: Drama

“A depressed used-car dealer tries to convince a motorist, who every night runs over wounded animals, to also run him over”

Cast List:

Jeep: Kelci Stephenson
Voiceover: John Fray
Narrator: Val Cole
Volvo: James Dooley
Ford: Gary Graham

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SHORT Screenplay Reading – THE TRENCH, by Chris Beadnell

Genre: War, Drama

After successfully shelling the German trench on the Somme battlefield, the British soldiers move in to clear the area of any enemy survivors.

Cast List:

Eason: John Fray
Carter: Gary Graham
Narrator: Val Cole

German Soldier: James Dooley

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

Camera Op: Mary Cox

Screenplay Festival: February 1, 2018 Event

The FEEDBACK Screenplay Festival’s 5th event of 2018 features a full reading of a historical bio-pic feature screenplay that is considered one of the top spec scripts in the world today. Plus, readings of 8 1st scene readings.

If there was a theme to this evening, it would be “Taking back what is rightfully yours”.

Full cast: Rob Notman, Kerrie Lamb, Carina Cojeen, Charles Gordon, Ida Jagaric, Andrea Meister, Jarod Terrell, Sean C. Dwyer.

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Feature Screenplay – THE DISPLACED, by Renata Manzo Scruggs

Genre: Drama, History

In 1930’s Virginia, a widow battles the government when it seizes her land to create Shenandoah National Park.

CAST LIST:

Ginny: Andrea Meister
Lebo: Jarod Terrell
Owen: Rob Notman
Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Carter: Sean C. Dwyer
Esme: Kerrie Lamb
Will: Charles Gordon
Addie: Ida Jagaric

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ROMANCE 1st Scene Script – SOMETHING LIKE FATE, by Matthew Huntington

Genre: Drama, Romance

A brainy teen turns to horoscopes and psychics to predict her future after surviving a car crash. But nothing could prepare her for finding and falling in love with her soul mate – who just happens to be her best friend’s boyfriend.

CAST LIST:

Old Man: Charles Gordon
Father: Sean C. Dwyer
Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Erin: Andrea Meister
Lani: Kerrie Lamb

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TV PILOT 1st Scene Script – FAT VS EVIL, by Alex Sheldon

Genre: Sci-Fi, Comedy

In a world where superheroes are as common as garage bands, plus size retail worker Iris gains awesome powers she wants nothing to do with.

CAST LIST:

Bette: Andrea Meister
Rancor: Charles Gordon
Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Iris: Kerrie Lamb
Jake: Rob Notman
Commander: Jarod Terrell

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TV PILOT 1st Scene Script – JAKOB’S COVE, by Travis Darkow

Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Suspense

A crazy mash up of The X-Files and Supernatural, but with more violence, old school noir detective movies like The Maltese Falcon, and the soundtrack style of Stranger Things or It Follows, 80’s synthesizer and all.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Det. Jameson: Charles Gordon

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TV PILOT 1st Scene Script – CHARACTERS, by Chris Harris

Genre: Comedy

After his New York acting dreams are sabotaged by his “evil stepmother,” Jason, a young 20s brown kid, is forced to take the only acting job available to him, becoming a prince in a sketchy Tampa theme park. In true Florida fashion, Jason learns “The Most Magicalest Place Ever,” delivers the best of Florida, from pedophiles and meth-heads, to sassy homosexuals with vendettas. Jason must learn to navigate these choppy waters if he wants to be an actor and survive as a Character.

CAST LIST:

Princess 1: Andrea Meister
Kangy Kangaroo: Rob Notman
Russell: Sean C. Dwyer
Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Izzy: Charles Gordon
Jason: Jarod Terrell
Princess 2: Kerrie Lamb

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MYSTERY 1st Scene Script – THE PLAYLISTS, by Michael Kotsiros

Genre: Mystery, Drama, Suspense

A married couple are separately lured to a remote location by a gifted but troubled composer, who uses music to reveal his hidden agenda.

CAST LIST:

Kelly: Andrea Meister
Mary: Ida Jagaric
Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Rachel: Kerrie Lamb
Joel: Sean C. Dwyer
Chubby Courier: Jarod Terrell

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HORROR 1st Scene Script – WHILE THE VILLAGE SLEEPS, by Chloë Bellande

Genre: Horror, Teen, Thriller

A group of friends spend a night in a cabin and play a werewolf card game…only to find out that the game is now playing them.

CAST LIST:
Jason: Jarod Terrell
Sarah: Ida Jagaric
Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Connie: Kerrie Lamb
Kaileigh: Andrea Meister

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THRILLER 1st Scene Script – FORTY WINKS, by Mitch Moldofsky

Genre: Thriller, Mystery

A near-future dream expert with dream-reading technology, known professionally for her stance that “dreams mean nothing”, freaks when her husband’s dreams reveal an affair and a murder–hers.

CAST LIST:

Judge: Charles Gordon
Jazz Singer: Carina Cojeen
Narrator: Ida Jagaric
Pros. Attorney: Rob Notman
Greg: Sean C. Dwyer
Det. Morgan: Jarod Terrell
Carol: Kerrie Lamb

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LGBT 1st Scene Script – DELIVERY GIRL, by Katherine Grant Krieger

Genre: Drama, Comedy, Coming of Age

Adopted at birth, 20-something conflicted lesbian Trisha Donahue enlists her treacherous bi-sexual girlfriend to help search for her birth mother.

CAST LIST:

Max: Jarod Terrell
Motorist: Rob Notman
Sarah: Ida Jagaric
Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Trisha: Andrea Meister
Abigail: Kerrie Lamb
Danny: Charles Gordon

Producer: Matthew Toffol – http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

Camera Op: Mary Cox

January 2018 – Interviews with award winning screenwriters:

7 Screenwriter Interviews from award winners:

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Carl F. Zimmermann (TOE TAG MURDERS)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Carl F. Zimmermann (TOE TAG MURDERS)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter JoAnn Hess (FRAMER)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter JoAnn Hess (FRAMER)

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

Interview with Winning TV PILOT Writer Katie Grotzinger (MINNIE NOIR)
Interview with Winning TV PILOT Writer Katie Grotzinger (MINNIE NOIR)

Interview with Winning TV Pilot Writer Ed Vela (PSI-COM)
Interview with Winning TV Pilot Writer Ed Vela (PSI-COM)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Sheri Davenport (EYES OF DAWN)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Sheri Davenport (EYES OF DAWN)

Interview with winning screenwriters Edward Ocean & Michael Sgueglia (THE NOWHERE MAN)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2018/01/09/interview-with-winning-screenwriters-edward-ocean-michael-sgueglia-the-nowhere-man/

Screenplay Festival: January 21, 2018 Event

The FEEDBACK Screenplay Festival’s 3rd event of 2018 features a full reading of a LGBT feature screenplay that is considered one of the top spec scripts in the world today. Plus, readings of 12 best scenes in various genres.

If there was a theme to this evening, it would be “It’s never what it seems”.

FULL CAST LIST: Hugh Ritchie, Susan Q. Wilson, Jane Smythe, Allan Michael Brunet, Sarah Evelyn, Laura Kyswaty, Katelyn Varadi, Nick Baillie

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LGBT Feature Screenplay Reading of LOVE IS FREE WILL, by Amanda Samaroo

Genre: Drama, Romance, Sports

In the mountains of North Carolina a high school football coach’s love for his teenage daughter comes into clash with his religious views when he learns that she is a lesbian in this story of family and acceptance.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Laura Kyswaty
Jake: Nick Baillie
Becca: Katelyn Varadi
Rachel: Jane Smythe
Sarah: Susan Q. Wilson
Jan: Sarah Evelyn
Preacher Greene: Allan Michael Brunet
Luke: Hugh Ritchie

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STAGE PLAY Best Scene Script Reading of RARE COINS SPENT, by Beth Fine

Genre: Historical Fiction Drama

Rare Coins Spent describes how St. Lawrence, Rome’s Archdeacon in 258 A.D., traded treasures from wealthy Christians for supplies to help poor congregants. Meanwhile, pernicious decadence, warfare, and inflation were bringing Rome to the brink of bankruptcy which Caesar Valerian then obtusely blamed on Christians and ordered their leaders’ immediate death.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Susan Q. Wilson
Lauro: Hugh Ritchie
Sixtus: Nick Baillie
Gallienus: Allan Michael Brunet

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SHORT STORY Best Scene Script Reading of TERROR AT THE STERLING, by Jeff Dawson

Genre: Horror

“Terror at the Sterling” is a short horror story based on actual events where the desk clerk is required to perform a simple eviction that plunges him back to the unsolved murders from thirty years ago.

CAST LIST:

Narrator/Mel: Hugh Ritchie
RJ: Nick Baillie
911 Operator: Susan Q. Wilson
Sergeant: Allan Michael Brunet

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HORROR Best Scene Script Reading of TOUCH, by Scott Timmins

Genre: Psychological Horror/Thriller

When a troubled teenaged daughter of a Lutheran pastor, who no longer believes in God, discovers she has the ‘gift’ of second sight she must decide whether or not to use her power to help local police stop a serial killer. The decision this suicidal young woman choses is a twist no one will see coming, with audiences debating the ending long after this “Se7en meets The Dead Zone” film is over.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Laura Kyswaty
Rick: Hugh Ritchie
Michelle: Sarah Evelyn

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HORROR Best Scene Script Reading of REVELATION, by Jonah Jones

Genre: Horror, Thriller

Three demons, four humans and the whole angel hierarchy are involved in the mess-up that has ensued after a botched Apocalypse. While the angels seek to cover their mistakes, the humans and the demons set out to discover the truth and the future of their species.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Laura Kyswaty
Tanguray: Allan Michael Brunet
Sarah: Sarah Evelyn
Jake: Hugh Ritchie
Izzimus: Nick Baillie
Jake: Hugh Ritchie

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DRAMA Best Scene Script Reading of 12 BARS, by Charmaine Inezia Lewis

Genre: Drama, Inspirational

A successful teacher’s forced return to her small hometown brings about the fight of her life as she struggles to hold together the family torn apart by her mother’s death.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Laura Kyswaty
Katrina: Jane Smythe
Raven: Katelyn Varadi
Cop: Allan Michael Brunet

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DRAMA Best Scene Script Reading of SPRING FORWARD, by Christine L. Keefer

Genre: Drama

An advertising associate from Los Angeles, is about to embark on a most desired promotion when she is asked to accompany some very special clients in New York for a Sunday brunch. She celebrates her promotion on a Saturday night, forgets to set her clocks ahead for daylight savings time, misses her flight, loses her job and starts a process of soul searching, metamorphic events that change her life for the better.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Laura Kyswaty
Dana: Jane Smythe
Adam: Allan Michael Brunet

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SPORTS Best Scene Script Reading of FULL CONTACT, by Dave Kraft

Genre: Sports Action Drama

When the NFL’s most feared linebacker demolishes a division opponent, his QB best friend with a career-jeopardizing hit, only the power of forgiveness and one Super Bowl dream can stop their lives from spiraling out of control and lift them back to triumph.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Laura Kyswaty
Tai Yung Zhang: Nick Baillie
Coach Warfield: Allan Michael Brunet
Joe Buck: Hugh Ritchie
Lorei: Katelyn Varadi

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COMEDY Best Scene Script Reading of CESAR & MAX, by Susan Klos

Genre: comedy, road trip, coming of age, bromance

When teenaged boys, Cesar and Max, best friends from very different socio-economic backgrounds, get into trouble at home and at school, they take off to Mexico in search of Cesar’s long lost father and along the way learn the importance of friendship and family.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Sean Ballantyne
Max: Nick Baillie
Cesar: Hugh Ritchie
Velo: Allan Michael Brunet
Espie: Sarah Evelyn

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CRIME Best Scene Script Reading of INFIDELITY by Akil Goin and Kareem Richardson

Genre: Crime/Drama

An ambitious lawyer’s heart, morals, career and relationship is tested when she’s seduced and blackmailed into defending an old flame for her best friend’s murder.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Sean Ballantyne
Joshua: Nick Baillie
Claudia: Katelyn Varadi
Felicity: Susan Q. Wilson
Judge: Hugh Ritchie

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FAMILY SHORT Best Scene Script Reading of CHRISTMAS WINGS, by Lily Rose

Genre: Animation, Fantasy

Zarna is a shadow fairy born without wings. To fit in she steals wings from living creatures. This year she’s looking for her own set of Christmas Wings.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Laura Kyswaty
Teacher Humy: Allan Michael Brunet
Quanilla: Susan Q. Wilson
Zarna: Katelyn Varadi
Sparla: Sarah Evelyn
Bilton: Hugh Ritchie

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SCI-FI Best Scene Script Reading of THE TIME JOB by Thomas Tinnerello

Genre: Sci-Fi / Action

The Time Job is a Sci-Fi Action Thriller about Jerry, a down-on-his-luck thief who time travels to help a mysterious tycoon steal an artifact from 1931, but when the heist ends disastrously Jerry must race to retrieve the artifact and return to the present or be erased from existence.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Susan Q. Wilson
Jerry: Hugh Ritchie
Miranda: Katelyn Varadi
Dodd: Nick Baillie
Card: Allan Michael Brunet

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WESTERN Best Scene Script Reading of SILVER SKULL CREEK by Ryan Gallant

Genre: Vampire/Western

When ranch-hand Ben Marsh’s fiance is kidnapped by a gang of outlaws under the thrall of an ancient bloodsucking evil, he strikes a desperate deal with the gang’s ousted leader to hunt down the band and rescue his beloved.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Laura Kyswaty
Curtis: Hugh Ritchie
Frank: Allan Michael Brunet
Bill: Nick Baillie
Ivy: Jane Smythe

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TV SCI-FI BEST SCENE Reading of MORPH, by Christine Davis

Genre: Sci-Fi, Crime

Logline: “Morph” is a Sci-Fi story in which Jack Oberman is a Los Angeles homicide detective who gets captured by the killers he pursues, mad scientists who alter his DNA and turn him into a monster.

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Sean Ballantyne
Morty: Allan Michael Brunet
Jack: Nick Baillie

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

Camera Op: Mary Cox

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

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 
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from the Los Angeles Festival.
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 
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from the Toronto Festival.
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
by
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