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 available next week.
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.
STAGE PLAY Best Scene Script Reading of RARE COINS SPEND, 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.
SHORT STORY Best Scene Script Reading of TERROR AT THE STERLING, by Jeff Dawson
“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.
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.
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.
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.
DRAMA Best Scene Script Reading of SPRING FORWARD, by Christine L. Keefer
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.
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.
COMEDY Best Scene Script Reading of Cesar and 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.
CRIME Best Scene Script Reading of Infidelity by Akil Goin and Kareem Richardson
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.
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.
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.
WESTERN Best Scene Script Reading of Silver Skull Creek by Ryan Gallant
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.
Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com
Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson
Camera Op: Mary Cox