2016 AIRPLANE Films, Screenplays, Stories

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

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

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Johnson

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WILDsound Announces its DECEMBER 2016 WINNING SCREENPLAYS

The last month of 2016 was a landmark month for the festival. Not only did they showcase 4 film festival dates in Los Angeles and Toronto, they also performed the most screenplay winning readings ever in one month. While most festivals and the industry itself shuts down in December, WILDsound had its most productive month in its history.

Watch the winning screenplay readings now performed by some of the top actors in Toronto and Los Angeles working today:

http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/december_2016_winning_screenplays.html

1 Feature Screenplay Winner
– TRIAL & ERIN by Larry Shulruff

2 TV Screenplay Winners
– MIDLIFE CRISIS by Erica Barfield Peterson
– RICK AND MORTY TV Spec by Matthew Feldman

1 Fan Fiction Screenplay Winner
– HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER by Eugene Ramos

5 1st Scene Screenplay Winners
– DOORLOCKER by Tony DiSibio & BL Cooper
– UPSPOKEN by Amber Epling
– YOU’VE CHANGED by Sam Sexton
– SHE DRIVES ME CRAZY by Elisha Barnes
– MALICIOUS INTENT by Mike Briock

1 Short Screenplay Winner
– BLOOD DRIVE by Myka J. Friscia

There was also 20 Best Scene Screenplay Readings performed.

Plus, 29 Winning 1pg. Short Screenplay Readings performed.

Overall, an incredible 59 screenplays performed at the festival in just December 2016 alone.

 

WILDsound Announces its November 2016 Screenplay Winners (24)

Watch the winning screenplay readings performed by professional actors at the festival in NOVEMBER 2016. 24 winning screenplays!

Watch them all here: http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/november_2016_winning_screenplays.html

1 – Feature Screenplay Winner

– DUE SOUTH by Evan R. Schullery

3 – Television Screenplay Winners

– CHILDREN OF CHAOS by Kara Dueck

– THE MYSTERIOUS LIFE OF MADELEINE by Eve Noel

– UNBREAKABLE KIMM SCHMIDT (Spec) by Sarah Cassell

3 – 1st Scene Screenplay Winners

– THE BURIED MOON AND HER DAUGHTER by Rena Dunsworth

– 20/20 SEARCH OFR INDEPENDENCE by Harold L. Brown

– GOD’S LITTLE GAG by Sean Nash

6 – Best Scene Screenplay Winners

– ARMS OF MORPHEUS by John Christopher Thomas

– PLACE TO BE by Natalia Maslin

– THE LAST INDIAN WAR by Michael Graf

– FAMILY OF SPIES by Susan Lambert Hatem

– WAITING TO CRUMBLE by John Ott

– REACH FOR THE SKY by Eric Carlson

1 – Fan Fiction Screenplay Winner

– GILLIGAN’S ISLAND OF THE DEAD by Jerry Kokich

10 – Short Screenplay Winners

– BRAZILIAN FANTASY by Melissa L. White

– CASABLANCA SLING by Naomi Lewis

– CLOSURE by Devin Klos

– COMMENCEMENT by Dan Borengasser

– FORGIVENESS by Sherwin Allen

– EXORCISE by Matt Holland

– BASTURD by Michael Egan

– EMPATHY IN THE ELEVATOR by Keith Makenas

– GINGER BIG DOG by Jimena Carias

– THE LAST ANNIVERSARY DINNER by Patrick Coleman Duncan

Evan R Schullery – November 2016 Feature Screenplay Winner

Watch the Winning Feature Screenplay for November 2016.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Val Cole
GUS – Cory Bertrand
AL – Matthew Lawrence
CARL – Peter-Mark Raphael
BEAVER – Vince Jerad
FRAN – Andrea Lawrence
VARIOUS – Cassandra Guthrie

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Family, Animation, Comedy, Adventure

Gus, a misfit goose who can’t fly, gets left behind by his family migrating south for the winter. He sets off to look for his family; along with Beaver, who wants to find his own family he lost as a young beaver. And Carl, a scrawny squirrel who is lovesick for an uninterested porcupine.

Get to know the winning writer:

What is your screenplay about?

A bratty gosling who can’t fly is abandoned by his family when they migrate south, so he undertakes the journey on webbed foot with two furry companions and a questionable “instink.”

What genres does your screenplay under?

“Due South” is an animated family/comedy.

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

“Due South” should be made into a movie because it appeals to the whole family and is an underdog tale. There are zany characters that kids will enjoy and adult humor as well. Both will keep everyone entertained and engaged the whole way through. It also addresses universal themes like family, friendship, identity, and the ability to change given the right experience.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Family fun.

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

Rocky IV- it’s always on television and if I don’t watch it I’ll feel un-American.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

I wrote the first draft of this screenplay several years ago and it has been through a few drafts since then. I took months off from working on it before approaching it again with fresh eyes. It’s hard to declare that something is “done” after you’ve invested so much time and energy into it, but I’m happy with where it is now and overjoyed that this contest is recognizing it.

How many stories have you written?

I have written several screenplays and have many more in different stages.

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

The concept of a young goose being left behind and having to make the journey on foot appealed to me. I’m not sure where that came from, but the structure of the story fell into place pretty easily and provided a good framework to start writing it. Once I started throwing around some ideas for a meaningful ending, I was motivated to finish it.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

The toughest part about writing any screenplay is finding an idea that inspires you enough to spend hours, weeks, months, and even years writing it. It’s one thing to think of a good idea, but another to see it through to completion. For me, if I’m inspired enough by the moment at the end of the story that defines it’s true meaning, then I will be motivated to do whatever I have to do to finish it.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Music, educating the youth of America, and thwarting the apocalypse.

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

I found the festival online and thought “Due South” would be great for it. I was impressed with the detailed feedback I received on it- the suggestions were very helpful. I could tell that the reader really read the story and I am humbled by the positive response. It means a lot!

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

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John 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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Submit via FilmFreeway: The Monthly Festival for Drama

Entering its exciting 2nd year, the Festival for Drama is a showcase of the best of NEW writers from around the world. We perform the winning works using some of the most talented acting professionals in the world today.

What we make sure for and foremost is that all submissions receive full feedback from industry professionals on their work.

Read recent testimonials from submitted screenwriters:
Screenplay Testimonials

Transcript: There’s nothing like it — an absolutely nurturing process, with the absolute best written feedback of any contest, immediate on-line access to table reads of dozens of fine scripts, and the thrill of seeing a screenplay so dear to me come to life thtrough the voices of professional actors.
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Chai Karve – September 2016 TV SPEC Screenplay Winner (Modern Family)

TV SPEC of MODERN FAMILY
Written by Chai Karve
Read 10 Questions with the writer

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Val Cole
ALEX – Mandy Magnan
PHIL/CAMERON – Devin Upham
JAY/MITCHELL – Neil Kulin
LILY/HALEY – Lauren Toffan
LUKE/MANNY – Scott Beaudin
CLAIRE/GLORIA – Katelyn Vanier

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Comedy, Family

A plots: Alex tries to land an internship. Jay tries to learn technology. Haley tries to maintain a long-distance relationship. Mitchell tries to engage with Lily.

B plots: Gloria uses idioms to a fault. Claire and Phil jockey to help Alex. Luke offers sage relationship advice. Lily and Cameron are football bros.


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