APRIL 2017 WINNING SCREENPLAYS

Watch the winning screenplay readings performed by professional actors at the festival in APRIL 2017. 14 winning screenplays!

ACTORFAMILY FEATURE Screenplay – QUEST FOR LIGHT
April 2017 Reading
Written by Byron Anderson
ACTORFAN FICTION TV PILOT Screenplay – THE GHOST AND MRS. MUIR
April 2017 Reading
Written by Richard Mueller
ACTORTV SPEC Screenplay – BOB’S BURGERS
April 2017 Reading
Written by Matthew J. Gonzalez
ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – PAST PRESENCE
April 2017 Reading
Written by Kevin Mongelli
ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – SPARKS
April 2017 Reading
Written by Jon Freda
ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – THE DEBT
April 2017 Reading
Written by Michelle Patkowski
ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – SANDSTORM
April 2017 Reading
Written by Neil Chase
ACTORTHRILLER SHORT Screenplay – COLD COMFORT
April 2017 Reading
Written by Mick Sims
ACTORWAR SHORT Screenplay – ELEVEN YEARS OF LIGHT
April 2017 Reading
Written by Keith Soforic
ACTORFANTASY SHORT Screenplay – POLLY
April 2017 Reading
Written by Eric P. Granger
ACTORLAST SCENE Screenplay – SHOULD I DIE BEFORE I WAKE
April 2017 Reading
Written by Nicholas R. Zingarelli
ACTORLGBT BEST Scene Screenplay – 2-12 DELTA
April 2017 Reading
Written by David Brichetto
ACTORCOMEDY BEST Scene Screenplay – SEEKING WILL FERRELL
April 2017 Reading
Written by Rob Ingalls
ACTORCOMEDY BEST Scene Screenplay – FATE’S PECULIAR SENSE OF HUMOR
April 2017 Reading
Written by N. Triton
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MARCH 2017 WINNING SCREENPLAYS

Watch the winning screenplay readings performed by professional actors at the festival in MARCH 2017. 18 winning screenplays!

ACTORFEATURE Screenplay – NEMESIS
March 2017 Reading
Written by Carl Joglar
ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – WHEN THE WORLD WAS SQUARE
March 2017 Reading
Written by Irwin Greenstein
ACTORLGBT WEB SERIES Screenplay – LITTLE SISTA
March 2017 Reading
Written by Charmaine Bingwa
ACTORFAN FICTION Screenplay – EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND
March 2017 Reading
Written by Marc Mulcahy
ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – EVEN HERE I EXIST
March 2017 Reading
Written by Dylan Stump
ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – REARRANGING ROXY
March 2017 Reading
Written by Bridget Bell McMahon
ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – WELCOME TO ARCADIA
March 2017 Reading
Written by Jason Lan
ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – MONSTER MURDER MYSTERY
March 2017 Reading
Written by Arran McDermott
ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – THE COURIER
March 2017 Reading
Written by Michael Dambrosio
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – SUNFLOWER CARE
March 2017 Reading
Written by Della Greenawalt
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – MILKSHAKE
March 2017 Reading
Written by Max Thackara
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – REBEKAH’S CLOSET
March 2017 Reading
Written by Amy Malinda Jackson
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – CYCLE
March 2017 Reading
Written by Iman Davari
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – PEN & PENCIL
March 2017 Reading
Written by Devone Jones
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – THE MIDDLING CLASS
March 2017 Reading
Written by Amanda J. Bermudez
ACTORFANTASY BEST SCENE Screenplay – ATHENS
March 2017 Reading
Written by M. Lee Brutsche
ACTORROMANCE BEST SCENE Screenplay – TURN THE TABLES
March 2017 Reading
Written by Dale Baker and Herschel Medlin
ACTORHORROR BEST SCENE Screenplay – THE INTERVIEW
March 2017 Reading
Written by Laszlo Tamasfi

Devone Jones – March 2017 SHORT Screenplay Winner

Winning Screenplay – PEN & PENCIL
Written by Devone JonesCAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Frances Townend
PEN – Kayla Farris
SAMANTHA – Vanessa Quagliara
PENCIL – Peter Mark Raphael
PETER – Jonah Akler-Silliman
CLASSMATE – Christopher Huron
PROFESSOR – Charles Gordon

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Romance, Animation, Comedy

On the day of a pop quiz, Pen and Pencil meet each other on a classroom desk. Meanwhile, Samantha has been juggling between work and school, she misplaces the cap to her favorite pen.

Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

The screenplay takes place on the day of a pop-quiz, where Pencil helps Pen search for her missing cap, but Samantha, who has been juggling between school and work doesn’t remember where she left it.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Pen & Pencil would be an animation/comedy

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

I think Pen & Pencil should be made into a movie because it has art and education together, which makes a fun read. But when you add in its humor, it can be so much more entertaining to watch.

How would you describe this script in two words?

I’d describe this screenplay as “Artful Humor”.

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

The Mask is a movie I’d say I watched more than any other movie.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

I’ve been working on this screenplay for about a year.

How many stories have you written?

I’ve written two stories.

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

I listen to the song “Changes” by Tupac Shakur a lot.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

I had to drop out of school and relocate out of state to finish the screenplay.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Besides writing I’m passionate about directing and producing in the film world, but mainly about social issues and gender and racial equality in our society.

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

I was taking a screenwriting class in San Diego and that influenced me to writing this screenplay and entering it in festivals afterwards.

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

Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Kierston Drier

Casting: Sean Ballantyne

Iman Davari – March 2017 SHORT Screenplay Winner

Winning Screenplay – CYCLE
Written by Iman DavariCAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Val Cole
KAMRAN – Dan Cristofori

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Comedy, Crime

Kamran, along with his friend Faramarz, decides to rob his grandmother’s house. Aided by his friend, Kamran plans the robbery and his grandmother’s murder. After killing the grandmother and finding her money and jewelry, he also murders Faramarz. The robbery and the murder are both repeated at different ages. At the end, we see the bodies of the old woman, Kamran and Faramarz with different murders in different parts of the house.
Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

About conscientious people who can not be released from the cycle of behavior.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

mystery,crime,thriller

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

For most people life you are involved in a vicious circle.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Kamran, along with his friend Faramarz, decides to rob his grandmother’s house. Aided by his friend, Kamran plans the robbery and his grandmother’s murder. After killing the grandmother and finding her money and jewelry, he also murders Faramarz. The robbery and the murder are both repeated at different ages. At the end, we see the bodies of the old woman, Kamran and Faramarz with different murders in different parts of the house.

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

My favorite director Quentin Jerome Tarantino
I saw all his films.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

Over 8 years

How many stories have you written?

More than 20 scripts

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

good ye my lover , James Blunt
Yiannis Chryssomallis
Mohammad Reza Shajarian
and…

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

In our country there’s filmmaking career.
And the script is often in social discourse.
And I would love to work in other genres.
There are no independent producer. And have worked to the desired style.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

director
Acting
Photography

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

I met with the elders of cinema.
And you get experience in different fields of filmmaking

 

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

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

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BEST SCENE Screenplay – ESCAPE TO PLANET B346, by Thomas Thorpe

Winning Screenplay – ESCAPE TO PLANET B346
Written by Thomas Thorpe

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Val Cole
WILLIAM – Dan Cristofori
SIMONE – Jane Hailes
COE – Sean Ballantynea>

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Romance, Drama, LGBT

Attempting the precise flyby of a black hole, untrained survivors of a lethal virus arrive in an uncharted region of our galaxy searching for refuge, but encounter an ancient race intent on eliminating outsiders.

What is your screenplay about?

A transport ship carrying settlers to a distant planet heads towards a black hole. A virus contracted in the Centauri System has wiped out the crew and most of the passengers. Two survivors attempt to navigate the ship, but miss the planned flyby trajectory and end up in an uncharted part of the galaxy. Finally arriving at a habitable planet, William and Elizabeth land in separate escape pods far apart.

William tracks his missing wife, but discovers glucose processing plant run by Coel, one of a few remaining overseers left by an ancient race.William is drugged and wakes up next to the owner’s dead body. Accused of the killing, William is held hostage by the notorious overseer, Afon and learns that his wife may have been taken to the capital city Ronna to participate in a blood transfusion purported to save Domed, young leader of the planet’s native race and who has contracted a similar virus.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Sci fy, adventure, thriller, suspense

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

Truely unique story, with the subtext of finding one’s place in the universe and making the choice between health, wealth or happiness.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Life prevails

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

Jaws, Star Wars, Jurassic Park

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

Two years, adapting from my novel which was written ten years ago.

How many stories have you written?

Eight published novels, four feature screenplays

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

Star Wars theme

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Adapting novel to the visual medium.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Astronomy, space exploration, golf, movies

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

Hearing the reading, receiving excellent feedback.


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

Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Kierston Drier

Casting: Sean Ballantyne

SEE over 200 GENRES from 2016 STORIES from the WRITING FESTIVAL

GENRES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

#-C GENRE
19th Century
Action/Adventure
Addiction
Adultery
African American
Airplane
Alcoholism
Alien
Angel
Animation
Apocalypse
Artist
Assassination
Baby
Bar
Battle
Beach
Biography
Birds
Blood
Bully
Business
Cat
Catholic
Chase
Chicago
Church
CIA
Civil War
Coffee

C-F GENRE
Coming of Age
Computer
Conspiracy
Con
Corporation
Corruption
Crime/Mystery
Daughter
Demon
Depression
Detective
Devil
Divorce
Doctor
Documentary
Dragon
Drama
Drugs
Environmental
Escape
Experimental
Family
Fantasy
FBI
Farm
Father
Father/Daughter

F-H GENRE
Father/Son
Female
Femme Fatale
Fight
Film Noir
Fire
Football
Food
Forest
Friendship
Funeral
Future
Gambling
Gay
General
Ghost
Global Warming
God
Gore
Grandparents
Gun
Haunting
Heaven
Heist
Helicopter
Hell

H-M GENRE
High School
History
Hitchhiking
Hostage
Hotel
Hospital
Hong Kong
Homeless
Hollywood
Internet
Island
Inventor
Jealousy
Jewish
Journalist
Kidnapping
Killer
King
Kiss
Lesbian
Loneliness
Las Vegas
Lawyer
Love
Love Triangle
Lust
Mafia

M-P GENRE
Magic
Marijuana<BR
Marine
Mentor/Protege
Mission
Money
Monster
Mother
Mother/Daughter
Mother/Son
Movies about Movies
Murder
Musical
Musician
Nazi
New York City
Office
Orphan
Paris
Police
Political
Poverty
Pregnancy
Priest
Prison

P-S GENRE
Psychiatrist
Psychopath
Quest
Rabbit
Rape
Refugee
Relationship
Religion
Reporter
Restaurant
Revenge
Road Trip
Robbery
School
Scientist
Sci-Fi
Serial Killer
Sheriff
Siblings
Small Town
Snow
Soldier
Son
Space
Spaceship
Sports

S-Z GENRE

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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