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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

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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)

SCREENPLAY FESTIVAL: AUGUST 9, 2018 EVENT

 A showcase of a winning Action Feature Screenplay, and 5 short scripts.

 
CAST LIST:
Amber Copeland, Neil Bennett, Ryan Singh, Kevin P. Gabel, Carina Cojeen, Charles Gordon

 ACTION Feature Screenplay: OPERATION BROTHER SAM by Gustavo Freitas

Genre: Action, Political Thriller

During the Cold War, an intelligence officer, haunted by the death of his wife, must confront a corrupt politician who plans to start a military dictatorship in Brazil.

CAST LIST:

Thomas: Charles Gordon
Camilla: Amber Copeland
Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Mark: Kevin P. Gabel
Colton: Neil Bennett
Garrett: Ryan Singh

LGBT Short Screenplay: CONVERTED by Dana Quercioli

Genre: Comedy

Andy McCloskey escaped gay conversion therapy to become a drag queen, going from pray-the-gay-away to slay all day.

CAST LIST:

David: Neil Bennett
Dr. Tomassini: Charles Gordon
Narrator: Sean Ballantyne
Andy: Kevin P. Gabel
Deven: Amber Copeland
Danny: Ryan Singh

LGBT Short Screenplay: SKATE NIGHT by Kate Whitehead

Genre: Comedy

Agoraphobic skateboarder Cindy has a life that is rich in avatars but poor in human interaction. When she decides to make the leap to dating live people, everything turns out to be just as chaotic as she had feared.

CAST LIST:

DJ Strangelove: Neil Bennett
Genie: Kevin P. Gabel
Narrator: Charles Gordon
Jolene: Carina Cojeen
Cindy: Amber Copeland
Police Officer: Ryan Singh

LGBT Short Screenplay: OLDFISH by Kate Whitehead, Esha Khan

Genre: Horror, Thriller

Tariq and Kylee want to put Grandma in a home. Unfortunately, Grandma’s girlfriend Mrs. Zane is not ready to give her up.

CAST LIST:

Dr. Harriet: Charles Gordon
Tariq: Kevin P. Gabel
Narrator: Neil Bennett
Organ Player: Carina Cojeen
Kylee: Amber Copeland

COMEDY Short Screenplay: COUNTRY ROADS by Stephen Bodossian

Genre: Comedy

A lazy father takes his four-year-old daughter to rural North Jersey to meet her favorite movie character, Bambi, in hopes of proving to her that he is a fun dad and to gain a parenting win over his ex-wife. He soon learns that finding Bambi is much more difficult than anticipated.

CAST LIST:

Allie: Carina Cojeen
Narrator: Kevin P. Gabel
Eddie: Ryan Singh
Nicole: Amber Copeland

1pg. COMEDY Short Screenplay: HEART OF GOLD by Daniele Lince

Genre: Comedy, Drama

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Ricky: Ryan Singh
Silvia: Amber Copeland

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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 2, 2018 EVENT

A showcase of 25 best scene screenplays from all over the world.

THRILLER Best Scene – THE PLAYLISTS

Rachel – Salma Dharsee
Archibald – Shawn Devlin
Narration – Norma Dawn Dunphy
Clara – Katelyn Varadi
Lewis – Omar Aufi
Reggie – Zain Warraich

THRILLER Best Scene – DWELLERS OF SUNSHINE GARDENS

Fly – Omar Aufi
Narration – Norma Dawn Dunphy
Freshman – Zain Warraich
Socrates – Shawn Devlin

Female Best Scene – RED SHIRT

Dana – Katelyn Varadi
Dan (40s) – Omar Aufi
Narration – Shawn Devlin
Muriel (40s) – Norma Dawn Dunphy
Julia (40s) – Salma Dharsee
Waiter – Zain Warraich

THILLER Best Scene – THE PROFESSOR

Narration – Zain Warraich
Female Detective – Norma Dawn Dunphy
The Professor – Shawn Devlin

THRILLER Best Scene – SPY HIGH

Monarch – Omar Aufi
Narration – Salma Dharsee
Mitch – Zain Warraich
Prof. Conigliaro – Shawn Devlin

THRILLER Best Scene – OPERATION BROTHER SAM

Colton– Zain Warraich
Narration – Norma Dawn Dunphy
Mark – Omar Aufi
Thomas Greene – Shawn Devlin

SCI-FI Best Scene – XIGHTFALL

Clarice – Norma Dawn Dunphy
Tito – Shawn Devlin
Narration – Salma Dharsee
Eli – Omar Aufi
Tom – Zain Warraich

SCI-FI Best Scene – WILD WILD WASTELAND

Kaiden – Zain Warraich
Darren – Omar Aufi
Narration – Norma Dawn Dunphy
Laura – Katelyn Varadi
Lord Lanceford – Shawn Devlin

SCI-FI Best Scene – VENUS SYNDROME

Joe – Zain Warraich
Chev – Zain Warraich
Narration – Katelyn Varadi
Rick – Omar Aufi
Leyland – Shawn Devlin

Sci-Fi Best Scene – THE SON OF GUN

President Hayden – Shawn Devlin
Narration – Salma Dharsee
Gunner Jr – Omar Aufi
Maddix – Zain Warraich

Best Scene – CATATONIC CHRISTMAS

Billy – Omar Aufi
Doris – Salma Dharsee
Narration – Norma Dawn Dunphy
Doug – Shawn Devlin
Jim – Zain Warraich

FEMALE Best Scene – REMEMBER KENT STATE

Margaret – Salma Dharsee
Announcer – Omar Aufi
Narration – Norma Dawn Dunphy
Case – Zain Warraich
Lucy – Katelyn Varadi
Walter Kronkite – Shawn Devlin

COMEDY Best Scene – TUGNETT

Brandon – Omar Aufi
Blond – Katelyn Varadi
Narration – Norma Dawn Dunphy
Ted – Shawn Devlin
Redhead –Salma Dharsee

COMEDY Best Scene – ACCIDENTAL FEMINIST

Anne (8) – Katelyn Varadi
Eugene (teen) – Zain Warraich
Narration – Shawn Devlin
Beverly (13) – Salma Dharsee
Rita (40s) – Norma Dawn Dunphy
Chad – Omar Aufi

ACTION Best Scene – HERO OF HEROES

Lord Wen – Shawn Devlin
Lady Pura – Norma Dawn Dunphy
Narration – Zain Warraich
Ping – Shawn Devlin
Wu – Omar Aufi
Marah – Katelyn Varadi

ACTION Best Scene – ANAHNA

Nikita (m) – Shawn Devlin
Waitress – Katelyn Varadi
Narration – Norma Dawn Dunphy
Danny – Omar Aufi
Maddie – Salma Dharsee

SCI-FI Best Scene – GRADIENT DESCENT

Narration – Katelyn Varadi
Camilla – Norma Dawn Dunphy
Claire – Salma Dharsee

SCI-FI Best Scene – VOYAGER IN CHRONOSPACE

Narration – Norma Dawn Dunphy
Jeanie – Salma Dharsee
Vis – Omar Aufi

FEMALE Best Scene – SANDS OF THE MIRAGE

Mr. Parnell – Shawn Devlin
Sage (m) – Omar Aufi
Narration – Zain Warraich
Ronen (f) – Katelyn Varadi
Evan (f) – Salma Dharsee
Chloe – Norma Dawn Dunphy

COMEDY Best Scene – ON THE VERGE

Lily – Salma Dharsee
Narration – Shawn Devlin
Theo – Zain Warraich
Salma – Katelyn Varadi

FEMALE Best Scene – TREED

Kate (late 30s) – Salma Dharsee
Narration – Zain Warraich
Ruby (older) – Norma Dawn Dunphy
Mort (30s) – Omar Aufi

BEST Scene – CRIMSON LEGACY

Narration – Salma Dharsee
Bill/Vasile – Shawn Devlin
Damien – Zain Warraich

COMEDY Best Scene – THE BOOK WRITER

Narration – Katelyn Varadi
Larry – Zain Warraich
Doyle – Omar Aufi

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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

JULY 2018 SCREENPLAYS – 23 in total!

ACTORWinning CRIME Feature Film: INDIAN COUNTY by Troy Kelly

ACTORWinning LGBT Feature Film: GO-GO BOY by Vance Walker

ACTORWinning TV PILOT: THE TEMPS by Julia Montanez

ACTORWinning 1st Scene Script: UNTIL THE DAY by Craig Andrews

ACTORWinning THRILLER 1st Scene Script: MARCO POLO by Jeff Heckler

ACTORWinning FEMALE 1st Scene Script: AMERICAN PRINCESS by Jenny Kleiman

ACTORWinning SCI-FI 1st Scene Script: POLE by Robert Dodrill

ACTORWinning DRAMA 1st Scene Script: TAKE THE SHOT by Jim Norman

ACTORWinning HORROR 1st Scene Script: WHERE THE BAD KIDS GO by Sean Elwood

ACTORWinning 1st Scene Script: REMEMBERING LIZ by Joan Beilstein

ACTORWinning 1st Scene Script: EDEN by Jean Barker

ACTORWinning THRILLER 1st Scene Script: FIELDS OF BLOOD by Michael Meade

ACTORWinning FANTASY 1st Scene Script: FORGET ME NOTS by John Dummer

ACTORWinning Under 5min. Short Screenplay – NOSTALGIC by Shannon Michelle

ACTORWinning FANTASY Short Screenplay – MAYBE TOMORROW I’LL SEE YOU by Steve N. Bradford

ACTORWinning Short Screenplay – BROCCOLI by Tiger Ji

ACTORWinning COMEDY Short Screenplay – FIRE ALARM by Tyler G.

ACTORWinning THRILLER Short Screenplay – FOR GOOD BEHAVIOR by Ron Riekki

ACTORWinning SCI-FI Short Screenplay – BRAD ACTUALLY “Trial by Trial” by Caleb Quinn

ACTORWinning HORROR Short Screenplay – THE SNEEZE by Martin Reese

ACTORWinning Short Screenplay – THE HITLER PARADOX by James Hughes

ACTORWinning Under 5min. Short Screenplay – GOD OF INSECTS by James R. Cowley

ACTORAT THE MERCY OF FAITH by Samuel Taylor

SCREENPLAY FESTIVAL: JULY 26, 2018 EVENT

A showcase of the best TV and 1st Scene Screenplays.

FULL CAST LIST::

Katelyn Vanier, Jolly Amoako, Dana Thody, Tiffany Davidson, Ted Powers, Bryan Kling, Kat Smiley

SCI-FI TV PILOT: SOL, by James Fox

Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama

In the year 2242 citizen and soldier alike are plunged into a dark and violent interplanetary civil war, the scale of which is unprecedented in Human history. Desperate for survival, leaders emerge to protect their families, friends, and futures.

CAST LIST:

Lisa Colt: Katelyn Vanier
John Stavlos: Bryan Kling
Randall James: Jolly Amoako
Narrator: Kat Smiley
Simon Bongani: Ted Powers
Frankie Zoya: Dana Thody
Heather Umani: Tiffany Davidson

TV SPEC: UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT, by Anna Hotter & Michael Rodriguez

Genre: Comedy

A spec from the popular Netflix show.

CAST LIST:

Robot: Ted Powers
Zach: Bryan Kling
Jacqueline: Katelyn Vanier
Narrator: Kat Smiley
Kimmy: Dana Thody
Titus: Jolly Amoako
Terri Lee: Tiffany Davidson

SCI-FI TV 1st Scene: JUBILATION, by Meghan Fitzmartin

Genre: Sci-Fi, Action

After attempting to commit suicide, teenaged AMANDA GERHARDT moves to the most magical town in Florida.

CAST LIST:

Eliot: Dana Thody
Amanda: Tiffany Davidson
Narrator: Kat Smiley
Linda: Katelyn Vanier
Martin: Ted Powers
Beau: Jolly Amoako

LGBT 1st Scene: OFF SCRIPT, by by Tamar Palmer

Genre: Drama

On the verge of making her dreams a reality, a 16-year-old aspiring actress discovers that her parents’ marriage isn’t what she believed and everything she thought she understood about relationships is turned upside down. As she struggles to hold on to her version of “happily ever after,” her mother must decide how much she’s willing to risk to be true to herself.

CAST LIST:

Hermia: Dana Thody
Harry: Ted Powers
Narrator: Kat Smiley
Rachel: Tiffany Davidson
Daniel: Bryan Kling
Adina: Katelyn Vanier

COMEDY 1st Scene: THE SIDEKICK RULES, by Chris Warner

Genre: Comedy, Romance

If the rom-com sidekick always has the best lines, then it’s time to give him the lead role. Oscar keeps trying to cover for his hero, but his connection with Penelope starts to get in the way.

CAST LIST:

Oscar: Ted Powers
Narrator: Kat Smiley
Harry: Jolly Amoako
Penelope: Tiffany Davidson

1st Scene: SINGLE BLACK FEMALE, by Jasmine Pittman

Genre: Comedy, Romance

When a young black woman who’s unlucky in love falls for a man who seems perfect, their secrets threaten to pull them apart.

CAST LIST:

Conductor: Jolly Amoako
Narrator: Kat Smiley
Nia: Tiffany Davidson
Sloane: Dana Thody

1st Scene: WHITTAKER ALGER AND DICK, by Stephen Witty

Genre: Drama

An interconnected story about Whittaker Chambers, Alger Hiss, and Richard Nixon against the background of the hysteria of the post-war 1940s.

CAST LIST:

Esther: Katelyn Vanier
Narrator: Kat Smiley
Bagley: Ted Powers
Chambers: Bryan Kling

TV 1st Scene: JILLIAN AND THE SHARKS, by Josephine Perry

Genre: Drama

A conflicted professor desperate to hide her lifestyle from her Jehovah’s Witness family faces her fears when she begins proceedings to gain custody of her bi-racial brother and sister, emotionally abused by her mother. With outrageous musical numbers, Big Love Meets Community…all based on real events.

CAST LIST:

Mr. Bismark: Ted Powers
Young Girl’s Voice: Tiffany Davidson
Narrator: Kat Smiley
Jillian: Dana Thody
Mrs. Bismark: Katelyn Vanier

LGBT 1st Scene: SIGHT UNSEEN, by Nicholas Downs

Genre: Drama

Tragedy brings together a reserved but brilliant sculptor and an outgoing gallery owner, friends whose love was sidetracked—but was always meant to be deeper.

CAST LIST:

Nurse: Katelyn Vanier
Jon: Ted Powers
Narrator: Kat Smiley
Cody: Bryan Kling
Nathan: Jolly Amoako

1st Scene: MARKED, by Leah P

Genre: Horror, Action

A mysterious outlaw called the “Wolf of the West” has been wreaking havoc upon settlers in the budding frontier. David Kessler, an aspiring paranormal scientist believes the Wolf is supernatural and journeys out West to prove it and to document any other strange phenomena he sees. Along the way he joins forces with Winnona Argento, a young woman who is more than she seems and Federal Marshal Travis Crabtree, a hardened but honorable lawman. Together they travel the West and face against myths, legends, and monsters as well as outlaws and bandits while at the same time learning to find the balance between pacifism and survival in this harsh terrain and time period.

CAST LIST:

Ticket Man: Jolly Amoako
Father: Ted Powers
Narrator: Kat Smiley
Sybil: Tiffany Davidson
Tobias: Bryan Kling
Mother: Katelyn Vanier

ACTION Best Scene: AFFAIR OF THE POISONS, by Charles Leipart

Genre: Action, Adventure

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Kat Smiley
Marie-Claire: Dana Thody
Xavier: Ted Powers

ACTION Best Scene: OPERATION BABYLIFT, by John McCarney

Genre: Action, History

In an intertwining story based on true events, three very different men desperately save as many babies from war-torn Vietnam as they can.

CAST LIST:

Daly: Jolly Amoako
Narrator: Kat Smiley
Jenkins: Bryan Kling
Ambassador: Ted Powers

SCI-FI Best Scene: FRENCH TOAST, by Joshua David Ashburn

CAST LIST:

Pierce: Ted Powers
Narrator: Kat Smiley
James: Bryan Kling
Babs: Katelyn Vanier

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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