June 2018 – Read Interview of the best NEW Screenwriters from around the world:

23 Interviews in TOTAL of the best new screenwriters:

Interview with Screenwriter Bo Liebman ((A) UTOMATED (I)IRRITATION)

Interview with Screenwriter Bo Liebman ((A) UTOMATED (I)IRRITATION)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Christopher Kerr (THE CUT)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Christopher Kerr (THE CUT)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Norma Hickox (MAGIC MAN)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2018/06/04/interview-with-winning-screenwriter-norma-hickox-magic-man/

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Mark Hammond (M – DEMON KILLER)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Mark Hammond (M – DEMON KILLER)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Suzanne LUTAS (DESTINY’S VESSEL)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Suzanne LUTAS (DESTINY’S VESSEL)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Deborah Klika (UNFINISHED BUSINESS)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Deborah Klika (UNFINISHED BUSINESS)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter John Roger (STARLIGHT: LONG WAY HOME)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter John Roger (STARLIGHT: LONG WAY HOME)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter J. Jermaine Jones (THE KANDAHAR MAN)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter J. Jermaine Jones (THE KANDAHAR MAN)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Stephanie Annis (SANCTUARY CITY)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Stephanie Annis (SANCTUARY CITY)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Margaret Dane (A SHORT DROP AND A SUDDEN STOP)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Margaret Dane (A SHORT DROP AND A SUDDEN STOP)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Kaitlyn Kowalski (THE SEEKER)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Kaitlyn Kowalski (THE SEEKER)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Mark Renshaw (THE BROKEN KINGDOM)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Mark Renshaw (THE BROKEN KINGDOM)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter R. Harris Smith (MIRRORS)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter R. Harris Smith (MIRRORS)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Kelly Lamphaer Dash (BURSTING FOR A BREAK)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Kelly Lamphaer Dash (BURSTING FOR A BREAK)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Carla Miles (WAVERLY RIDING)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Carla Miles (WAVERLY RIDING)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Stephanie Barnes (THE PAPER PRINCESS)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Stephanie Barnes (THE PAPER PRINCESS)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Robert J. Sawyer (TRIGGERS)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Robert J. Sawyer (TRIGGERS)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Elisa Herrman (THE GREAT ADVENTURE OF THE BENTLEY GIRLS)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Elisa Herrman (THE GREAT ADVENTURE OF THE BENTLEY GIRLS)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Bonnie Brookby (THE THINGS WE MISS)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Bonnie Brookby (THE THINGS WE MISS)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Chris Skeeter (PAYCHECK 2 PAYCHECK)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Chris Skeeter (PAYCHECK 2 PAYCHECK)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Joanna Perry-Folino (MY MOTHER MURDERED MY FATHER)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Joanna Perry-Folino (MY MOTHER MURDERED MY FATHER)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Bill Baber (REMOTELY WORKING)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Bill Baber (REMOTELY WORKING)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Lukas Hassel (GALAPAGOS)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Lukas Hassel (GALAPAGOS)

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Winning Screenplay & Story Videos for May 2018

31 screenplay readings. 9 novels & short story = 40 winning readings in total.

ACTORFOR A GOOD LIFE – Feature Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Natalia Maslin

ACTORAMERICAN SNAKE PIT – Feature Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
Dan Tomasulo

ACTORGALAPAGOS – TV Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Lukas Hassel

ACTORREMOTELY WORKING – Comedy TV Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Bill Baber
ACTORMY MOTHER MURDERED MY FATHER – 1st Scene TV Screenplay
May 2018 Reading

ACTORTIME SLIP – Best Scene TV Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Meredith Hill
ACTORTWEED – Best Scene TV Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Christopher SCott McClure Phd.

ACTORDELIVER ME PIZZARIE – Best TV Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Anne Luong
ACTORPAYCHECK 2 PAYCHECK – Best Scene TV Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Chris Skeeter

ACTORTHE LAST CAMPOUT – FAN FICTION Best Scene Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Mike Meade
ACTORTHE THINGS WE MISS – LGBT 1st Scene Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Bonnie Brookby

ACTORTHE GREAT ADVENTURE OF THE BENTLEY GIRLS – FAN FICTION 1st Scene Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Elisa Herrman

ACTORTRIGGERS – 1st Scene Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Robert J. Sawyer

ACTORTHE PAPER PRINCESS – ANIMATION 1st Scene Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Stephanie Barnes

ACTORWAVERLY RIDING – FEMALE 1st Scene Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Carla Miles

ACTORTHE FIRST A.I. PRESIDENT – FANTASY 1st Scene Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Bernard S. Smith

ACTORBURSTING FOR A BREAK – 1pg. COMEDY Short Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Kelly Lamphaer Dash

ACTORMIRRORS – Under 5mi. Short Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by R. Harris Smith

ACTOR4TH ROW CENTER – Short Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Frank Vespe

ACTORTHE BROKEN KINGDOM – Short Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Mark Renshaw

ACTORTHE SEEKER – Short Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Kaitlyn Kowalski

ACTORA SHORT DROP AND A SUDDEN STOP – Short Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Margaret Dane

ACTORSANCTUARY CITY – Short Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Stephanie Annis

ACTORTHE KANDAHAR MAN – ACTION Best Scene Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by J. Jermaine Jones
ACTORSTARLIGHT: LONG WAY HOME – ACTION Best Scene Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by John Roger

ACTORTHE SKY BELOW – COMEDY Best Scene Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Stacey Derasmo
ACTORTHE STATE OF WYOMING – COMEDY Best Scene Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Gillian Will

ACTORUNFINISHED BUSINESS – COMEDY Best Scene Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Deborah Klika
ACTORDESTINY’S VESSEL – SCI-FI Best Scene Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Susanne Lutas

ACTORM DEMON KILLER – SCI-FI Best Scene Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Mark Hammond
ACTORMAGIC MAN – SCI-FI Best Scene Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Norma Hickox

ACTORTHE CUT – SCI-FI Best Scene Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Christopher Kerr
ACTORTOUCH – Best Scene Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Scott Timmins

ACTORSIDEKICKS – NOVEL Reading
May 2018 Reading
by Linda Palmer
ACTORA KIND OF MARRIAGE – SHORT STORY Reading
May 2018 Reading
by Stevie Turner

ACTORTHE SECOND CHANCE GARDENER – SHORT STORY Reading
May 2018 Reading
by Sharon Gunason Pottinger
ACTORTHE AFTERLIFE – SHORT STORY Reading
May 2018 Reading
by R.G. Renauld

ACTORWHO’S AT THE DOOR – SHORT STORY Reading
May 2018 Reading
by Mary Barr

ACTORAVALEIGH’S AMAZING ADVENTURES – SHORT STORY Reading
May 2018 Reading
by Rita Cragwall

ACTORPOSTMORDERNISTIC LOVE – SHORT STORY Reading
May 2018 Reading
by Mary Matshine

Screenplay Festival: June 14, 2018 Event

A showcase of the winning feature screenplay, and short scripts.

Full CAST LIST: Kelly Seo, Shawn Devlin, Cory Bertrand, Sam Fazli, Abbas Wahab, Laurel Galt, Elizabeth Rose Morriss

LGBT Feature Script – GO-GO BOY, by Vance Walker

Genre: Drama, Romance

It’s 1990 and LA’s hottest go-go dancer is living a carefree, hedonistic life until he tests positive for the AIDS virus and realizes he must change everything about his life if he’s going to survive.

CAST LIST:

Jo: Kelly Seo
Garland: Abbas Wahab
William: Shawn Devlin
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Art: Cory Bertrand
Nate: Sam Fazli
Edie: Laurel Galt

Best Scene of AT THE MERCY OF FAITH, by Samuel Taylor

Genre: Drama

A fourteen year old preacher renounces his faith in God in the wake of a traumatic event. Eighteen years later, the terrifying demons from his past viciously return to disrupt the harmony of his home and claim his soul for the god of their hell.

CAST LIST:

Receptionist: Laurel Galt
Security Guard: Shawn Devlin
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Marvin: Abbas Wahab
Man/John: Sam Fazli

SCI-FI Short Script – BRAD ACTUALLY: TIRE BY TRIAL, by Caleb Quinn

Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Comedy

The continuing adventures of the greatest hero in the universe, Brad Callahan, and of his sister, Christine, who doesn’t trust him.

CAST LIST:

Christine: Kelly Seo
Vega: Laurel Galt
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Brad: Sam Fazli
Newton: Abbas Wahab
Judge: Shawn Devlin

THRILLER Short Script – FOR GOOD BEHAVIOR, by Ron Riekki

Genre: Thriller, Drama

A lawyer has an award-winning actress come into a prison to teach his client how to cry on the stand.

CAST LIST:

Lawyer: Shawn Devlin
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Leeann: Kelly Seo
Teej: Abbas Wahab

Short Script – BROCCOLI, or (LITTLE LARRY’S BIG IMPOSSIBLE DREAM), by by Tiger Ji

Genre: Drama, Comedy

In the dangerous slums of Detroit, two eccentric drug dealers, Little Larry and Petey Pitts, yearn for better lives.

CAST LIST:

Steph/Bobby: Cory Bertrand
Sully: Sam Fazli
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Little Larry: Abbas Wahab
Petey: Shawn Devlin

Short Script – BENCHSIDE WARFARE, by Zander Jones

Genre: Drama

This is a short piece that comments on the struggle that immigrants face trying to simply enjoy the small moments during a time of heightened racial profiling.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Ari: Sam Fazli

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

Screenplay Festival: June 6, 2018 Event

A showcase of the winning feature screenplay, 1st scenes, and short scripts.

CAST LIST: Danilo Reyes, Julie C. Sheppard, Tayna Bevan, Kate Fenton, John Marcucci, Samantha Carly, Scott McCulloch, Michael Lake

FEATURE Script – INDIAN COUNTY, by Troy Kelly

Genre: Crime, Drama

An up-and-coming white-collar defense lawyer gets caught up in a fraud scheme and must take on the pro bono defense of a Native American man facing the death penalty in order to restore his reputation.

CAST LIST:

Agent Forrest: Danilo Reyes
Carole: Julie C. Sheppard
Nona: Tayna Bevan
Narrator: Kate Fenton
Carter: John Marcucci
Kari: Samantha Carly
Agent Gust: Scott McCulloch
Agent James: Michael Lake

SCI-FI 1st Scene Script – FORGET-ME-NOTS, by John Dummer

Genre: Sci-Fi, Horror, Drama

A grieving astrobiologist and two uninvited guests await a supernova explosion that will destroy all life on Earth. A mysterious plant threatens to bring matters to an even swifter end.

CAST LIST:

Newscaster: Julie C. Sheppard
Audrey: Tayna Bevan
Narrator: Kate Fenton
Evan: Scott McCulloch
Girl: Samantha Carly

THRILLER 1st Scene Script – FIELDS OF BLOOD, by Michael Meade

Genre: Thriller, Horror

Passing through a small Mid-West town and lending a helping hand to a stranger soon turns into a nightmare for Scott in this tense, paranoid horror thriller. A short screenplay by Mike Meade.

CAST LIST:

Earl: Scott McCulloch
Trucker: Danilo Reyes
Nicki: Tayna Bevan
Narrator: Kate Fenton
Bobby Jean: Julie C. Sheppard
Courtney: Samantha Carly
Scott: Michael Lake

HORROR Short Screenplay – THE SNEEZE, by Martin Reese

Genre: Horror, Fantasy

One man’s failure to exercise proper etiquette when someone sneezes leads to a case of demonic possession.

CAST LIST:

Phil: Michael Lake
Narrator: Kate Fenton
Neal: Danilo Reyes
Office Worker: Scott McCulloch

Short Script – THE HITLER PARADOX, by James Hughes

Genre: Sci-Fi, Comedy

Two time travelers find themselves in conflict as they aim to bring Hitler to justice, although in vastly different ways.

CAST LIST:

Eva: Tayna Bevan
Hitler: Scott McCulloch
Narrator: Kate Fenton
Tiom: Danilo Reyes
Jonny: Michael Lake

Under 5min. Short Script – GOD OF INSECTS, by James R. Cowley

Genre: Comedy

An insect fanatic of study brings to light a new purpose.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Kate Fenton
Harry; Scott McCulloch

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

May 2018 – Read the best of Winning Screenwriter Interviews

Read 29 interviews of the winning screenwriters for May 2018. Best new writers in the world today. By Matthew Toffolo

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Nicole Stuart (THE EGG AND I)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Nicole Stuart (THE EGG AND I)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Bridget Bell (Rearranging Roxy)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Bridget Bell (Rearranging Roxy)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Bristol MacDonald (RETURN TO FREEDOM)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Bristol MacDonald (RETURN TO FREEDOM)

Interview with Winning Screenwriters Alexandra Dyranis-Maounis & Athanasia Michopoulou (HYPNOS)
Interview with Winning Screenwriters Alexandra Dyranis-Maounis & Athanasia Michopoulou (HYPNOS)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Virgo Velasquez (2084)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2018/05/07/interview-with-winning-screenwriter-virgo-velasquez-2084/

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Royce Adkins (THE GIRL WITH NO BRAIN)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Royce Adkins (THE GIRL WITH NO BRAIN)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter David Dalessandro (UNEARTHLY)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2018/05/07/interview-with-winning-screenwriter-david-dalessandro-unearthly/

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Lawrence Whitener (S.F.O.)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Lawrence Whitener (S.F.O.)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Fujio Torikai (WILD MIND)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2018/05/07/interview-with-winning-screenwriter-fujio-torikai-wild-mind/

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Christopher Stapleton (ALLEGIANCE)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2018/05/07/interview-with-winning-screenwriter-christopher-stapleton-allegiance/

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Yvonne Fein (APRIL’S FOLLY)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Yvonne Fein (APRIL’S FOLLY)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter M.R. Cooper (CAPTAIN CURTAIN ADVENTURES)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter M.R. Cooper (CAPTAIN CURTAIN ADVENTURES)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Stevie T. (TORNADO RIDER RHODES)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Stevie T. (TORNADO RIDER RHODES)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Steve Trebilcock (THE MUSHROOM KING)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Steve Trebilcock (THE MUSHROOM KING)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Theodore Carl Soderberg (RUNAWAY SHIP)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Theodore Carl Soderberg (RUNAWAY SHIP)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Guy Quigley (THE FLIGHT OF SOULS)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Guy Quigley (THE FLIGHT OF SOULS)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Charles Lo Manto (TRANSIT)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Charles Lo Manto (TRANSIT)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter T.J. Peters (The Infinite, Not Beyond)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter T.J. Peters (The Infinite, Not Beyond)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter John Celona (RAY IN SPACE)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter John Celona (RAY IN SPACE)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Kaitlyn Kowalski (SEEKER)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Kaitlyn Kowalski (SEEKER)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Jonah Jones (FEAR OF THE DOPPELGANGER)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Jonah Jones (FEAR OF THE DOPPELGANGER)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Troy Kelly (INDIAN COUNTRY)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Troy Kelly (INDIAN COUNTRY)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Ferdinand W. Gernandt (DISCORDANT)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Ferdinand W. Gernandt (DISCORDANT)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Josep Colomer (THE GLOBAL FUND)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Josep Colomer (THE GLOBAL FUND)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Drew Henriksen (DRAGONS & WOLVES)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Drew Henriksen (DRAGONS & WOLVES)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Christopher Kerr (ESC.(APE) ONLINE)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Christopher Kerr (ESC.(APE) ONLINE)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Jason Jung (JOHN Q)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Jason Jung (JOHN Q)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Katie Grotzinger (SCOOBY-DOO: AGE OF AQUARIUS)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Katie Grotzinger (SCOOBY-DOO: AGE OF AQUARIUS)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter (PREY FOR THE DAY)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter (PREY FOR THE DAY)

Screenplay Festival: May 3, 2018 Event

A showcase of a LGBT feature screenplay, plus 8 best scene feature film readings.

LGBT Feature Screenplay of FALLING STAR, by Katie Marshall

Genre: Drama, Romance

Driven to a mental breakdown by those profiting from her fame, a young pop star is forced to keep her sexuality a secret and faces a deadly choice until a chance encounter with a hotel chef transforms both of their lives.

CAST LIST:

Tony: Russell Batcher
Guy: Peter Nelson
Chad: David Straus
Sarah: Norma Dawn Dunphy
Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Brooke: Ariel Booker
Alexa: Elizabeth Owens Skidmore
Terri: Esther Thibault

COMEDY Best Scene Reading of THE PERFECT GIFT, by John Scott Schaf

Genre: Comedy, Romance

An insensitive workaholic, in order to save his marriage, goes on a Valentine’s Day journey for the perfect gift. It becomes a journey not only for gifts but for self discovery.

Scene #1 – CAST LIST:

Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Hank: David Straus
Clerk: Esther Thibault

Scene #2 – CAST LIST:

Erin: Esther Thibault
Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Clerk: Peter Nelson
Hank: David Straus

COMEDY Best Scene Reading of BARNABY OF MULCH, by John Broadhead

Genre: Comedy, Crime

A tortured small town playwright, struggling to write a historical play for the town’s annual centennial celebration, casts a mysterious stranger who has plans to kill one of the townspeople to satisfy a long-term grudge.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Will: Peter Nelson
Father Bob: Russell Batcher

FEMALE Festival Best Scene Reading of I WILL LOVE YOU, by Anich D’Jae

Genre: Drama, Romance

Imagine Waiting to Exhale meets Rachel Getting Married. It’s been nearly ten years since the Wright sisters lost their father. Yet they’re still dealing with the aftermath of life without their parents. Chian Wright, the oldest of four, has taken care of her family since she was thirteen, and watched her mother died tragically during the birth of her youngest sister Micah. Years later she’s still haunted by that fateful day.

CAST LIST:

Micah: Elizabeth Owens Skidmore
Chian: Ariel Booker
Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Chelsea: Norma Dawn Dunphy
Mariah: Esther Thibault

FEMALE Festival Best Scene Reading of THE ACCIDENT, by Tanisha Bazemore

Genre: Drama

“The Accident” is a film about Theresa, a woman with a victim mentality who feels that everything in her life is in turmoil. As she experiences having a major accident the wounds of her past love resurface. Will she end up losing him for good because of her own insecurities?

CAST LIST:

Office Bob: Russell Batcher
Hosea: Chad: David Straus
Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Theresa: Norma Dawn Dunphy
Officer Jeremy: Peter Nelson

THRILLER Best Scene Reading of THE PLAYLISTS, by by Michael Kotsiros

Genre: Thriller, Drama

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:

Joel: Russell Batcher
Lewis: Peter Nelson
Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Rachel: Elizabeth Owens Skidmore
Archibald: David Straus
Chiara: Ariel Booker

Best Scene Reading of WOLVES OF WESTMINSTER, by Jonah Jones

Genre: Drama

A new screenplay by the writer.

CAST LIST:

Ragfrank: Peter Nelson
Roderick: David Straus
Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Eleanor: Esther Thibault
Abigail: Norma Dawn Dunphy
Passerby: Russell Batcher

Best Scene 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:

Pastor Barton: Russell Batcher
Det. Jansen: Peter Nelson
Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Michelle: Esther Thibault
Det. Schmidt: David Straus

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

HORROR 1st Scene Screenplay – FEAR OF THE DOPPELGANGER, by Jonah Jones

 

Genre: Horror, Thriller

The plot involves the lives of two versions of the same man who made a different decision years previously. As the story progresses, they both learn about the legend that if you meet your doppelganger, you will die.

CAST LIST:

Linda: Cassandra Sirois
Pamela: Vanessa Quaglaira
Narrator: Val Cole
Michael: James Murray
Phil: Nick Wicht

Get to know the writer:

 1. What is your screenplay about?

Michael; a man who made a decision in his teenage years which he regrets and his other self, Micky, who made the right decision and is now his doppelganger. The doppelganger knows about the protagonist and also knows that if they ever meet, they will both die.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Mystery, thriller, sci-fi.

3. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

Having the two characters played by the same actor wouldn’t work in any other medium except perhaps a novel. The science behind interference patterns can easily be explained but makes for great visual moments of patterns and wave-forms. Any cinematographer would drool at the possibilities.

4. How would you describe this script in two words?

Waves collide

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

I’ve answered this before but I don’t remember what I said so I’ll go with Ben Hur (the Charlton Heston version)

6. How long have you been working on this screenplay?

This is very much draft one because I’ve been busy on other projects but probably two months.

7. How many stories have you written?

Again – I’ve answered this before and I can’t remember. I’m currently away from my main computer – at the Myrtle Beach International Film Festival where they’re showing Letters Home, a film I directed. To return to the question; I’ve been writing stories in one form or another for forty years so I have a fair few of them on my hard drive.

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

Everything on my car CD player. Certain songs will always be in my head. Mostly 1960s British. Just heard Fields of Gold in a MacDonald’s. Could be that.

9. What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Trying to make the science of interference patterns easy to understand but not allowing the film to become a schoolroom.

10. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Wild-life, playing guitar, cartooning. I recently took up film directing and I’m enjoying that very much.

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

They are easy to work with and efficient with it. I also hawk our films around the festivals. Film Freeway makes that so much easier.

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

This site feels like a home from home. The atmosphere is always encouraging, rather than critical and all of us could do with more carrot and less stick.

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

Director: Matthew Toffolo

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox