2016 BATTLE Films, Screenplays, Stories

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

 


festival posterAFRO CRAB, 4min, Taiwan, Animation/Comedy
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festival posterA FEW RUBBER BANDS MORE, 5min., USA, Comedy/Western
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festival posterFOOTPRINTS, 13min, Canada
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ACTORBEST Scene Screenplay – THE LAST INDIAN WAR
November 2016 Reading
Written by Michael Graf

ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – RICK & MORTY “The Rickgotiator”
August 2016 Reading
Written by David Cryan

ACTORFAN FICTION Screenplay – SPACE 2099 (based on Space 1999)
June 2016 Reading
Written by Kevin D Story


festival poster#UNITED WE WIN
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UK, 40min, War/Documentary

ACTORFAN FICTION Screenplay – THE MASK OF LEIA
August 2016 Reading
Written by Ian Wilson

ACTORFan Fiction TV Screenplay – POWER (Green Lantern)
May 2016 Reading
Written by Hisonni Johnson

ACTORShort Screenplay – SCENARIO 957
May 2016 Reading
Written by Amy E. Jones


festival posterFANTASY FOOTBALL: A NERD’S TALE
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2min, USA, Action/Comedy


festival posterKARATE GIRL BRAWL
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10min, Canada, Action/Thriller


festival posterFOOTPRINTS, 13min, Canada
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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Johnson

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2016 ASSASSINATION Films, Screenplays, Stories

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ACTORSHORT Screenplay – RED DOT
August 2016 Reading
Written by Mark Richards

ACTORNOVEL Reading – OBITER DICTA
June 2016 Reading
Written by Lucien M.

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – TO KILL GANDHI
September 2016 Reading
Written by James M. Freeman

 

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Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Johnson

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2016 ARTIST Films, Screenplays, Stories

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festival posterCOLOR, 6min, USA, Experimental/Student
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festival posterHEY YOU, IT’S ME, 8min., USA, Webseries/Comedy
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MUD SLINGERS, 7min., USA, Documentary

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ACTORDRAGON DREAMING, 5min, Australia, Documentary
Short Film from July 2016 Film Festival


festival posterSEA OF INK, 3min, USA, Animation/Drama
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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Johnson

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2016 AIRPLANE Films, Screenplays, Stories

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ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – REACH FOR THE SKY
November 2016 Reading
Written by Eric Carlson


festival posterMAYDAY, 13min. France, Horror/Fantasy
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ACTOR1st Scene Screenplay – MONSTER BENEATH THE ICE
April 2016 Reading
Written by Jerry Kokich


festival posterFISH
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10min, USA, Family/Drama

ACTORBEST SCENE – ABSYNTHIA
January 2016 Reading
Written by Seregon O’Dassey

ACTOR1st Scene -GUNNISON
January 2016 Reading
Written by Daniel Duane

ACTORChapter 7 Reading – THE FURLITES OF ARORIEL
January 2016 Reading
Written by Marie J.S. Phillips

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Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Johnson

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2016 SPORTS Films, Screenplays, Stories

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ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – FREE AGENTS
December 2016 Reading
Written by Mario Scott Waller

ACTORBEST Scene Screenplay – THE LAST INDIAN WAR
November 2016 Reading
Written by Michael Graf


festival posterTHE CHAMPION, 17min, USA, Documentary
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September 2016 Film Festival

ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – CATCH!
July 2016 Reading
Written by Jerry Nield

ACTORSHORT STORY – TEARS OF JOY
July 2016 Reading
Written by I.E. Hughes

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – THE GOAL
September 2016 Reading
Written by Jeremy Rigby


festival posterCHAMPION
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8min, Argentina, Documentary/Animal


festival posterWRESTLING ZA’ATARI
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11min, Jordan, Documentary/Sports


festival posterFANTASY FOOTBALL: A NERD’S TALE
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2min, USA, Action/Comedy

ACTORTV PILOT – LIFE IN THE FAST LANE
January 2016 Reading
Written by Debi Calabro


festival posterCASTE A WAVE
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22min, USA, Documentary

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

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Johnson

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Best Scene Screenplay Reading of REACH FOR THE SKY by Eric Carlson

Watch the November 2016 Winning Best Scene Screenplay.

Best Scene from REACH FOR THE SKY Screenplay

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Andrea Lawrence
BUCK – Cory Bertrand
JONES – Vince Jerad
GHAN – Peter-Mark Raphael
LIZZY – Cassandra Guthrie

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Family, Drama, Biography

In 1964, a young idealistic industrial arts teacher accepts a teaching job in a small rural Missouri high school where he defies the status quo and motivates a group of poor performing students to build an airplane that he promises to fly.

Get to know the winning writer:

What is your screenplay about?

Based on a true story: In 1964, a young idealistic industrial arts teacher (Bill Ghan) accepts a teaching job in a small rural Missouri high school where he defies the status quo and motivates a group of poor performing students to build an airplane that he promises to fly.

As a footnote, Bill Ghan still lives in Missouri, and although he has retired from teaching, he still inspires young people through his participation in his local Experimental Aircraft Association chapter where he continues to build and restore airplanes.

What genres does your screenplay under?

Inspirational True Story/Biopic/Drama/Family

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

I believe this story shows there are heroes in all walks of life. A young school teacher – Bill Ghan – challenges his students to do something they did not believe possible – build a fully functional airplane – and then he showed his absolute faith in their efforts by flying it.

And 50 years later over 100 high schools nationwide have an aviation program like the one he started. That was never his original intent, but his efforts turned out to be a great catalyst to create greater opportunities for high school students. His success was then discovered by others and emulated throughout the country.

Bill Ghan’s story needs to be told to show us ordinary people can achieve extraordinary things.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Quietly inspirational

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

To Kill a Mockingbird – an extraordinary film

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

I began this project in October 2015. The editing continues to this day.

How many stories have you written?

About 30 screenplays. Some have done very well, others were quietly placed on the shelf because the promise of the premise wasn’t quite achieved.

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

I believe the stories of what I call “quiet heroes” like Bill Ghan need to be told to show others that success does not have to be measured in epic proportions. Throughout his career, Mr. Ghan made a difference in thousands of high school student’s lives, one student at a time. And it started with one bold idea, implemented back in 1964; that idea later changed the course of high school curricula throughout the country.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

The initial draft was relatively easy. The editing has been the most challenging – trying to tighten the story and ensure the story-line flowed seamlessly from start to finish. It goes on to this day.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Music and travel. I play the drums, which is my other creative release.

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

First, keep writing. Producers will inevitably ask “what else do you have?”, so you need a stack of completed, polished scripts you can offer. Personally, my goal has been to develop and write at least one new script a year – and I have been able to stick with my goal for the past ten years.

Second, enter contests to measure your script against others – especially ones with feedback. If your script does well, then you are probably on to something good. If not, rewrite, rewrite, and rewrite. If it still doesn’t work, move on. Accept the fact your premise isn’t working.

Keep a list of projects you’d like to develop. That way you’re never worried about what you will do next. (So many stories, so little time is my motto.)

Join a screenwriting group, or start one. You’d be surprised how feedback and interaction with fellow writers helps your own writing. I have been a member of the Virginia Screenwriting Forum for over 10 years, and I credit any success I have achieved to my fellow VSF writers who provide inspiration and encouragement.

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

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson


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