Category Archives: screenplays

Best Scene Reading of Catatonic Christmas by Mike Hoberg

 

CAST LIST:

Billy – Geoff Mays
Doris – Katelyn Varadi
Narration – Norma Dawn Dunphy
Doug – Shawn Devlin
Jim – Sean Ballantyne

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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

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September 2018 – Read the best of SCREENWRITER Interviews

Interview with Screenwriter Kate Whitehead (SKATE NIGHT)
Interview with Screenwriter Kate Whitehead (SKATE NIGHT)

Interview with Screenwriter John Alexander Fraser (NORTHWOOD)
Interview with Screenwriter John Alexander Fraser (NORTHWOOD)

Interview with Screenwriter Jorge Abreu (I FEARED FOR MY LIFE)
Interview with Screenwriter Jorge Abreu (I FEARED FOR MY LIFE)

Interview with Screenwriter Eddie Baca (LOOK INTO MY EYES)
Interview with Screenwriter Eddie Baca (LOOK INTO MY EYES)

Interview with Screenwriter Helene Taylor (BUREAU 121)
Interview with Screenwriter Helene Taylor (BUREAU 121)

Interview with Screenwriter Albert Tevanyan (DWELLERS OF SUNSHINE GARDENS)
Interview with Screenwriter Albert Tevanyan (DWELLERS OF SUNSHINE GARDENS)

Interview with Screenwriter Troy Harvey Graham (SHE DREAMS OF PLASTIC TIARAS)
Interview with Screenwriter Troy Harvey Graham (SHE DREAMS OF PLASTIC TIARAS)

Interview with TV PILOT Screenplay Winner Josephine A. Perry (MY MOTHER MURDERED MY FATHER)
Interview with TV PILOT Screenplay Winner Josephine A. Perry (MY MOTHER MURDERED MY FATHER)

Interview with Screenwriter M. V. Montgomery (PUNKER AND PROPHET)
Interview with Screenwriter M. V. Montgomery (PUNKER AND PROPHET)

Interview with Screenwriter Javier Torregrosa (Rick and Morty – What Have You Learnt Morty?)
Interview with Screenwriter Javier Torregrosa (Rick and Morty – What Have You Learnt Morty?)

Interview with Screenwriter George Deihl Jr. (ALGORITHM)
Interview with Screenwriter George Deihl Jr. (ALGORITHM)

Interview with Screenwriter Jean Barker (EDEN)
Interview with Screenwriter Jean Barker (EDEN)

Interview with Screenwriter Mary C. Ferrara (RED SHIRT)
Interview with Screenwriter Mary C. Ferrara (RED SHIRT)

Interview with Screenwriter Chris Warner (THE SIDEKICK RULES)
Interview with Screenwriter Chris Warner (THE SIDEKICK RULES)

Interview with Screenwriter John McCarney (OPERATION BABYLIFT)
Interview with Screenwriter John McCarney (OPERATION BABYLIFT)

Interview with Screenwriter Lisa Kirkwood (A VOYAGER IN CHRONOSPACE)
Interview with Screenwriter Lisa Kirkwood (A VOYAGER IN CHRONOSPACE)

Interview with Screenwriter Jac Brennan (REFLECTION)
Interview with Screenwriter Jac Brennan (REFLECTION)

Interview with Screenwriter Charles Leipart (Affair Of The Poisons)
Interview with Screenwriter Charles Leipart (Affair Of The Poisons)

Interview with Screenwriter Jessie Garcia (THE PROFESSOR)
Interview with Screenwriter Jessie Garcia (THE PROFESSOR)

Interview with Screenwriter Stephen Bodossian (COUNTRY ROADS)
Interview with Screenwriter Stephen Bodossian (COUNTRY ROADS)

Interview with Screenwriter Suzanne Lutas (INSIDE THE WORLD OF ZOE SANDER)
Interview with Screenwriter Suzanne Lutas (INSIDE THE WORLD OF ZOE SANDER)

Interview with Screenwriter Adam Lapallo (THE CRIMSON LEGACY)
Interview with Screenwriter Adam Lapallo (THE CRIMSON LEGACY)

Interview with Screenwriter Gustavo Freitas (OPERATION BROTHER SAM)
Interview with Screenwriter Gustavo Freitas (OPERATION BROTHER SAM)

Interview with Screenwriter Kris Bauske (THE BOOK WRITER)
Interview with Screenwriter Kris Bauske (THE BOOK WRITER)

WINNING FEATURE SCREENPLAYS FOR AUGUST 2018

 

ACTORACTION FEATURE Screenplay: OPERATION BROTHER SAM by Gustavo Freitas
August 2018

 

 

Submit your Film & Screenplay via FilmFreeway:

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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

AUGUST 2018 SCREENPLAYS – 33 IN TOTAL!


ACTORACTION FEATURE Screenplay: OPERATION BROTHER SAM by Gustavo Freitas
August 2018

ACTORTV Screenplay: MY MOTHER MURDERED MY FATHER by Josephine A. Perry
August 2018

ACTORTV SPEC Screenplay: RICK & MORTY by Javier Torregrosa
August 2018

ACTORSCI-FI 1st Scene Screenplay: APHELION by Karl Van Allen
August 2018

ACTORCOMEDY 1st Scene Screenplay: THE SIDEKICK RULES by Chris Warner
August 2018

ACTORDIVERSITY 1st Scene Screenplay: SINGLE BLACK FEMALE by Jasmine Pittman
August 2018

ACTORDIVERSITY Short Screenplay: BUREAU 121 by Helene Taylor
August 2018

ACTORSCI-FI Short Screenplay: ALGORITHM by George Deihl Jr.
August 2018

ACTORLGBT Short Screenplay: LOOK IN MY EYES by Eddie Baca
August 2018

ACTORLGBT Short Screenplay: CONVERTED by Dana Quercioli
August 2018

ACTORLGBT Short Screenplay: OLDFISH by Kate Whitehead & Esha Khan
August 2018

ACTORLGBT Short Screenplay: SKATE NIGHT by Kate Whitehead
August 2018

ACTORUnder 5min. Short Screenplay: 1801 BUCK by Jalen Thompson
August 2018

ACTORUnder 5min. Short Screenplay: IT LIVES WITHIN by Matty Farrugia
August 2018

ACTORShort Screenplay: NORTHWOOD by John Fraser
August 2018

ACTORShort Screenplay: WHERE I’M LEFT by Annaliese Von Der Burg
August 2018

ACTORFAN FICTION BEST SCENE Screenplay: FIELDS OF BLOOD by Mike Meade
August 2018

ACTORACTION BEST SCENE Screenplay: OPERATION BABYLIFT by John McCarney
August 2018

ACTORFEMALE BEST SCENE Screenplay: RED SHIRT by Mary C. Ferrara
August 2018

ACTORSCI-FI BEST SCENE Screenplay: A VOYAGER IN CHRONOSPACE by Lisa Kirkwood
August 2018

ACTORSCI-FI BEST SCENE Screenplay: GRADIENT DESCENT by Justin Fontentot
August 2018

ACTORSCI-FI BEST SCENE Screenplay: THE SON OF GUN by Matt Mendez
August 2018

ACTORCOMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay: THE BOOK WRITER by Kris Bauske
August 2018

ACTORTHRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay: THE PROFESSOR by Jessie Garcia
August 2018

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay: THE CRIMSON LEGACY by Adam Lapallo
August 2018

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay: THE MAN WITH A GLOVE by Suzanne Lutas
August 2018

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay: SLOPPY SECONDS by Toni Nagy, Bridget Barkan, Antonia M. Nagy
August 2018

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay: INSIDE THE WORLD OF ZOE SANDER by Suzanne Lutas
August 2018

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay: THE CRIMSON LEGACY by Adam Lapallo
August 2018

ACTORCRIME BEST SCENE Screenplay: AFFAIR OF THE POISONS by Charles Leipart
August 2018

ACTORTHRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay: REFLECTION by Jac Brennan
August 2018

ACTORTHRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay: DWELLERS OF SUNSHINE GARDENS by Albert Tevanyan
August 2018

ACTORTHRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay: SPY HIGH by Jeff Woodward
August 2018

Screenplay Festival: Thursday August 23rd – Winning Best Scene Screenplays

CAST LIST: Regan Brown, David Lapsley, Hartley O. Gyamfi, Justin Hay, Esther Rogers, Georgia Grant

BEST SCENE SCRIPTS and CAST BREAKDOWN:

Best Scene: CORNFIELDS by Fernely Durand

Wendy – 1 – Georgia Grant
Sam – 3 – David Lapsley
Narration – Justin Hay
Rocky – 14 – Hartley O. Gyamfi
Beth – 14 – Esther Rogers

COMEDY Best Scene: MADNESS by Cory Huizar

Assistant – 1 – Georgia Grant
Wesley – 7 – Hartley O. Gyamfi
Narration – Regan Brown
Montgomery 40s – 10 – David Lapsley
Secretary of Defense 50s – 6 – Justin Hay

COMEDY Best Scene: THE WORDSMITH by Matthew Holy

Waiter – 4 – Hartley O. Gyamfi
Narration – Regan Brown
Harry – 25 – David Lapsley
Jane – 26 – Esther Rogers

COMEDY Best Scene: MAE DAY by Ashley Rubay and Annick Blomdahl

Jack – 5 – David Lapsley
Joe – 6 – Hartley O. Gyamfi
Narration – Justin Hay
Grandma Mae – 16 – Regan Brown
Ellie – 11 – Esther Rogers
Val – 5 – Georgia Grant

SCI-FI Best Scene: 42 TRIBES by Nyobaywa

Darega – David Lapsley
Tefnut – Esther Rogers
Narration – Regan Brown
Ha-Eko – Justin Hay
HeruVenGulGah – Hartley O. Gyamfi
Okala – Georgia Grant

SCI-FI Best Scene: MAJOR TOM AND THE ALIEN GIRL by Mirka Kettunen

Narration – Justin Hay
Tom – 14 – Hartley O. Gyamfi
Scotty – 18 – Esther Rogers

LGBT Best Scene: WHEN TRUTH COMES OUT by Lissette Camacho

Yani (f) – 7 – Regan Brown
Cori (f) – 6 – Georgia Grant
Narration – David Lapsley
Rafael (m) – 13 – Hartley O. Gyamfi
Elora (f) – 13 – Esther Rogers

LGBT Best Scene: THE UNVARNISHED TALES OF THE GREEN FAIRY by Jacob Cullen

Drunken Mess – 2 – Justin Hay
Narration – Georgia Grant
Janine – 21 – Esther Rogers
Gabe – 13 – David Lapsley

LGBT Best Scene: TEN DOLLAR HOUSE by Rick Kinnebrew

Beverly – 4 – Georgia Grant
Edgar – 11 – Justin Hay
Narration – Esther Rogers
Sally – 15 – Regan Brown
Bob – 16 – David Lapsley

LGBT Best Scene: TAKE ME TO EUROHAVEN by Fatih Melek

Nikos – 8 – David Lapsley
Matt (20s) – 13 – David Lapsley
Narration – Regan Brown
Ali (20s) – 24 – Hartley O. Gyamfi
David (30s) – 15 – Justin Hay
Christian – 2 – Justin Hay

LGBT Best Scene: SOMEWHERE BETWEEN LOVE AND JUSTICE by S.W. Andersen

Narration – Esther Rogers
Jo – Georgia Grant
Sarah – Regan Brown

LGBT Best Scene: SIMON/SIMONE by Ross Munro

Narration – Regan Brown
Roger – 20 – David Lapsley
Simone – 19 – Georgia Grant

LGBT Best Scene: PLANS FOR THE HOLIDAYS by

Stephan – 10 – David Lapsley
Big Dawn – 10 – Georgia Grant
Narration – Esther Rogers
Terry – 12 – Hartley O. Gyamfi
Terry’s Mom – 6 – Regan Brown
Terry’s Dad – 4 – Justin Hay

LGBT TV Best Scene: MARRED by Dallas Rico

Joy (white 30s)- 5 – Regan Brown
Zelda (30s) black- 11 – Georgia Grant
Narration – Justin Hay
Mar 20s black- 18 – Hartley O. Gyamfi
Kaleb (30s black) – 18 – David Lapsley

LGBT TV Best Scene: ADULTHOOD by Sam Morgan Macneil

Freddie 20s – 7 – Hartley O. Gyamfi
Greta 20s – 8 – Regan Brown
Narration – Justin Hay
Tammy 20s – 13 – Esther Rogers
Ezra 20s – 15 – Georgia Grant
Sawyer 20s – 2 – David Lapsley

LGBT Best Scene: MY GIRL by Judy Spencer

Narration – Regan Brown
Vivian – 31 – Georgia Grant
Rose – 30 – Esther Rogers

LGBT Best Scene: CAKE by Christianne

Narration – Georgia Grant
Lauren (40s) – 9 – Regan Brown
Tabby (20s) – 10 – Esther Rogers

LGBT Best Scene: LITTLE EARTHQUAKES by Todd Bird

Casey – 3 – Hartley O. Gyamfi
Man/Nolan – 2 – Justin Hay
Narration – Esther Rogers
Maggie – 13 – Georgia Grant
Troy – 10 – David Lapsley

LGBT Best Scene: KINKY GRACE by Mitchell P. Ganem

Kerry – 14 – Esther Rogers
Narration – David Lapsley
Kinky – 28 – Georgia Grant
Ellen – 16 – Regan Brown

LGBT Best Scene: COMPLETE AND UNCOMPROMISED by Johna Walsh

Gabby – 3 – Regan Brown
Narration – Justin Hay
Helen – 20 – Georgia Grant
Brenda – 10 – Esther Rogers

LGBT Best Scene: CLOUDY SKIES OF CONNETICUT (pt 1) by Lissette Camacho

Frankie – 3 – Hartley O. Gyamfi
Diana – 7 – Esther Rogers
Narration – David Lapsley
Lucy – 16 – Georgia Grant
Rosa – 11 – Regan Brown

LGBT Best Scene: CHOKING BACK TEARS by Oren Weitz

Reha – 1 – Georgia Grant
Amandine – 1 – Regan Brown
Narration – Esther Rogers
Matthew – 18 – Hartley O. Gyamfi
Aaron – 6 – David Lapsley
Ruben – 1 – Justin Hay

LGBT Best Scene: A TRIP TO ROME by Joe Petricca

Narration – Hartley O. Gyamfi
Patrick – 20 – David Lapsley
Rey – 17 – Justin Hay

LGBT Best Scene: DEAR TOM HARDY by Waide Aaron Riddle

Narration – Georgia Grant
Lee – David Lapsley
Tom – Hartley O. Gyamfi

Female Best Scene: LOOKING FOR RUTH by Celeste Helminski

Denny – 4 – Justin Hay
Narration – Hartley O. Gyamfi
April – 14 – Georgia Grant
Mrs. Wallace – 11 – Regan Brown

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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: AUGUST 16, 2018 EVENT

A showcase of a winning TV screenplays, short and 1st scene scripts.

CAST LIST: Twain Ward, Pearl Ho, Elizabeth Rose Morriss, John Leung, Julie C. Sheppard, Katelyn Vanier, Peter Nelson

Female Festival TV PILOT: MY MOTHER MURDERED MY FATHER by Josephine A. Perry

Genre: Drama, Thriller

When she learns her mother’s been released on parole for the murder of her father 25 years earlier, a bi-racial woman suffering from panic attacks faces inner demons and the possibility of losing her career as a counselor for troubled teens.
(Inspired by a true event )

CAST LIST:

Dev: Twain Ward
Doug: Peter Nelson
Sally: Pearl Ho
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Francesca: Katelyn Vanier
Claudine: Julie C. Sheppard
Rob: John Leung

TV Spec Screenplay: Rick and Morty – What Have You Learnt Morty? by Javier Torregrosa

Genre: Comedy, Adventure

Morty struggles to study for his exam, Rick decides to help Morty to learn by showing him first hand. Meanwhile Jerry starts a new job that doesn’t turn out as expected.

CAST LIST:

Mortar: Pearl Ho
Beth: Julie C. Sheppard
Jerry: Twain Ward
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Rick: Peter Nelson
Morty: John Leung
Summer: Katelyn Vanier

LGBT 1st Scene Screenplay: PUNKER AND PROPHET by M. V. Montgomery

Genre: Drama

Two LGBTQ women from very different backgrounds form a close bond and help to fight each other’s battles.

CAST LIST:

Heather: Julie C. Sheppard
Ginny: Pearl Ho
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Bill: Peter Nelson
Heather: Katelyn Vanier

1st Scene Screenplay: APHELION by Karl van Allen

Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy

Following a tragic death in the family physicist Hank Keating and his research partner open a gateway to another reality, promising a second chance and unleashing a malicious alien sentience in the space between spaces, threatening to destroy everything they’ve ever known.

CAST LIST:

Diana: Katelyn Vanier
Hank: Twain Ward
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Michael: John Leung
Claire: Pearl Ho

1st Scene Screenplay: OPERATION BABYLIFT by John McCarney

Genre: Drama

The true story of a hard drinking, Bowie knife toting, Airline CEO, a Volkswagen van driving hippie and an Iowa housewife, who risk their lives, to save abandoned orphans in collapsing war torn Vietnam.

CAST LIST:

Reverend: Twain Ward
Conklin: John Leung
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Daly 50s: Peter Nelson
Leann: Katelyn Vanier

DIVERSITY Short Screenplay: BUREAU 121 by Helene Taylor

Genre: Romance, Thriller

A North Korean hacker must decide between defection and love or family and life as a cyber warfare terrorist.

CAST LIST:

Mother: Julie C. Sheppard
Jin’s Father: Peter Nelson
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Jin: John Leung
Min-Seo: Pearl Ho
General: Twain Ward

DIVERSITY Short Screenplay: I FEARED FOR MY LIFE by Jorge Abreu

Genre: Drama

Officers experience courageous circumstances during their tours that in an instance become decisions of life and death. A therapist gets a rookie to relive his nightmarish trail of his first time drawing his firearm. She is task with concluding if his actions was justify, or racially fear based.

CAST LIST:

Janey: Pearl Ho
Officer McBrady: Peter Nelson
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Eric: John Leung
Dr. Grey: Julie C. Sheppard
Yamal: Twain Ward

LGBT Short Screenplay: LOOK IN MY EYES by Eddie Baca

Genre: Drama

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

CAST LIST:

Karim: Twain Ward
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Eddie: Peter Nelson
Henry: John Leung

Short Screenplay NORTHWOOD by John Fraser

Genre: Action, Thriller

The commander of a nuclear submarine struggles to deal with an accident during NATO submarine exercises that quickly escalates into a deadly international conflict.

CAST LIST:

Jack: John Leung
Alex: Twain Ward
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Geoff: Peter Nelson
Maryann: Katelyn Vanier

Sci-Fi Short Screenplay: ALGORITHM by by George Deihl Jr.

Genre: Sci-Fi, Adventure

Designated to save her home planet, a woman must make a choice between devotion to her humanity and the glorification of The Algorithm.

CAST LIST:

The Algorithm: Peter Nelson
Male: John Leung
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Female: Pearl Ho
Ship’s Computer: Katelyn Vanier
Him: Twain Ward

Under 5min. Short: 1801 BUCK by Jalen Thompson

Genre: Thriller, Drama

A dramatic piece about the sexual exploitation an enslaved African family endures leading up to the murder of their slaveholder.

CAST LIST:

Adell: Katelyn Vanier
Amiyah: Pearl Ho
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Cassell: Twain Ward
Ibo: John Leung

Under 5min. Short: IT LIVES WITHIN by Matty Farrugia

Genre: Thriller, Drama

A middle aged woman finds herself in trouble when the power goes out and she starts hearing strange noises.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Sara: Pearl Ho
Weatherman: Peter Nelson

Short Screenplay: WHERE I’M LEFT by Annaliese von der Burg

Genre: Drama

This is a short film dealing with suicide and how it affects the loved ones left behind still searching for answers. How you can love someone so much, but sometimes everything isn’t always enough to save someone.

CAST LIST:

Man: John Leung
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Grace: Pearl Ho
Kaya: Julie C. Sheppard

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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

AUGUST 2018 – READ THE BEST OF SCREENWRITER INTERVIEWS

Interview with Winning Screenwriter John Dummer (FORGET-ME-NOTS)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter John Dummer (FORGET-ME-NOTS)

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

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Tyler G. (FIRE ALARM)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Tyler G. (FIRE ALARM)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Robert Dodrill (POLE)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Robert Dodrill (POLE)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Vance Walker (GO-GO BOY)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Vance Walker (GO-GO BOY)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Sean Elwood (WHERE THE BAD KIDS GO)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Sean Elwood (WHERE THE BAD KIDS GO)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Ron Riekki (FOR GOOD BEHAVIOR)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Ron Riekki (FOR GOOD BEHAVIOR)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Meg Bowen (LOVERS IN PARADISE)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Meg Bowen (LOVERS IN PARADISE)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Jim Norman (TAKE THE SHOT)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Jim Norman (TAKE THE SHOT)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Jenny Kleiman (AMERICAN PRINCESS)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Jenny Kleiman (AMERICAN PRINCESS)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Jeff Heckler (MARCO POLO)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Jeff Heckler (MARCO POLO)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Craig Andrews (UNTIL THE DAY)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Craig Andrews (UNTIL THE DAY)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Christopher K. Jones (TV Pilot – Headcase)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Christopher K. Jones (TV Pilot – Headcase)

Interview with Screenwriter Max Federman (ABANDON ALL HOPE)
Interview with Screenwriter Max Federman (ABANDON ALL HOPE)

Interview with Screenwriter James Hughes (THE HITLER PARADOX)
Interview with Screenwriter James Hughes (THE HITLER PARADOX)

Interview with Screenwriter Michael Meade (FIELDS OF BLOOD)
Interview with Screenwriter Michael Meade (FIELDS OF BLOOD)