WILDsound Announces its January 2017 Short Screenplay Winners

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ACTORSHORT Screenplay – DIASPORA
January 2017 Reading
Written by David Brin

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – COMES AROUND
January 2017 Reading
Written by Gunnar Halldorsson

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – MODERN LOVE
January 2017 Reading
Written by Hannah Dillon

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – PFFF
January 2017 Reading
Written by Dimitri Devyatkin

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – I CAN CATCH A BULLET
January 2017 Reading
Written by Reynaldo A. Garza

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – LOVE HURTS
January 2017 Reading
Written by Michael Gavino

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – PROTEST SEEN
January 2017 Reading
Written by Donald J. Bingle

 

 

 

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SHORT SCREENPLAY – PROTEST SEEN by Donald J. Bingle

Watch the Winning January 2017 Short Screenplay.

Best Scene from the screenplay PROTEST SEEN Screenplay
Written by Donald J Bingle

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Val Cole
PROTESTER – David Straus
YOUNG MAN – Gabriel Darku
FLAME BOY – Nick Wicht
GIVER – Charles Gordon
BUSINESS WOMAN – Shannon McNally

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Drama

What if they held a protest and nobody paid attention?


Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

It’s about how America reacts to protest.

What genres does your screenplay under?

Dark humor; drama.

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

In just a few pages, it touches on the commitment of protesters, the importance of protest movements, the futility of protest movements, and the apathy of the American public.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Protesting apathy.

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

Hard to say. No VCRs or DVRs when I was a kid. Probably something like the original Journey to the Center of the Earth (with Pat Boone) or Harvey (Jimmy Stewart) or Princess Bride.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

I wrote it many years ago, but the process of actually writing it wasn’t that extended. It’s only a few pages.

How many stories have you written?

I have five books and fifty or so shorter stories published in the thriller, mystery, science fiction, horror, steampunk, comedy, romance, and memoir genres, along with a couple screenplays and a dozen or so adventures for role-playing game systems. More about me and my writing at http://www.donaldjbingle.com.

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

It was a creativity exercise triggered by a prompt.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Screenplay formatting is a challenge for those who primarily write short stories.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Causation. People don’t think about both the intended and unintended consequences of their actions and they don’t seem to care about the reasons why people may disagree with them about all sorts of important subjects.

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

The feedback was specific, helpful, and good. I entered because I believe Protest Seen would make a good, limited budget, limit cast, limited location project for a film student to tackle and submit to film festivals, but I don’t have ready access to people who might be looking for that kind of project.

Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

Understand not only your strengths, but your weaknesses, and challenge yourself to write things you never would have imagined yourself writing to develop your craft and expand your skill sets.

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

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HORROR SHORT SCREENPLAY – COMES AROUND by Gunnar Halldorsson

Watch the January 2017 winning short screenplay.

Best Scene from the screenplay COMES AROUND Screenplay
Written by Gunnar Halldorsson

CAST LIST:

TOM – Nick Wicht
BONNIE – Shannon McNally
PAMELA – Catherine D’Angelo
CECIL – David Straus
NARRATOR – Charles Gordon

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Horror, Thriller

A couple on the run happen across a murderous farmstead when their getaway vehicle overturns – will they survive?


Get to know the winning writer:

What is your screenplay about?

What you throw out in to the universe comes back

What genres does your screenplay under?

Horror

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

Frightning, funny and tensional

How would you describe this script in two words?

Unexpected horror

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

Scarface

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

One year

How many stories have you written?

Five

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

An Australian looking for a short. I live in Iceland LOL

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Time

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Nature

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

The concept. The feedback was fantastic

Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

Never stop imagining —

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

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2016 Winning Short Screenplays

Watch the 103 winning short screenplays performed by professional actors in the 2016 season.

WATCH the best of script readings
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – BLOOD DRIVE
December 2016 Reading
Written by Myka J. Friscia
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – SUNDAY DRIVE
December 2016 Reading
Written by Paige Brien
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – BUREAUCRACY
December 2016 Reading
Written by Sharmini Kumar
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – CARE AND CLEANING
December 2016 Reading
Written by Robin Kenny
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – FORGIVENESS
December 2016 Reading
Written by Michael Adrian Lockett
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – HANGING OUT IN MALAYSIA
December 2016 Reading
Written by Wolfgang Schuler
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – LAST MINUTE
December 2016 Reading
Written by Ray Salazar
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – LAST RITES
December 2016 Reading
Written by Martin Keady
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – LITTLE GIRL BRIDE
December 2016 Reading
Written by Kris Pajarito
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – MISCHIEF AND THE MYSTIC
December 2016 Reading
Written by Michael Gavino
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – THE THREE LODGERS
December 2016 Reading
Written by Bayo Baker
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – JANE’S INNER VOICE
December 2016 Reading
Written by Ian Wilson
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – MYSTIC MORNING
December 2016 Reading
Written by Craig Fleming
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – REASONS UNKNOWN
December 2016 Reading
Written by Nicholas Failla
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – SAY YOU’RE SORRY
December 2016 Reading
Written by Despina Moraitou
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – TABITHA SPEAKS
December 2016 Reading
Written by John Gigrich
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – THE LAW OF PUNCTUALITY
December 2016 Reading
Written by Joy Lin
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – SCAR
December 2016 Reading
Written by Joy Lin
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – THE PINCH
December 2016 Reading
Written by Claire Brown
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – THE PINE CONE
December 2016 Reading
Written by Dimitri Devyatkin
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – THE SAND AND WATER OF STYX
December 2016 Reading
Written by Peer Ynt
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – VERONICA
December 2016 Reading
Written by Craig Griffiths
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – A LITTLE BIT OF HEAVEN
December 2016 Reading
Written by Stephanie Thompson
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – COLLAPSE
December 2016 Reading
Written by David Sweet
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – CURIOUS BUDDIES
December 2016 Reading
Written by Janet Caulfied
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – DELI DILEMMA
December 2016 Reading
Written by Jim Norman
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – THE PROVING GROUNDS
December 2016 Reading
Written by Michael Boyd
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – BARGAIN
December 2016 Reading
Written by David Brin
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – A DAY AT THE BEACH
December 2016 Reading
Written by Todd Gordon
ACTORSHORT Screenplay (Under 5pg.) – FORGIVENESS
November 2016 Reading
Written by Sherwin Allen
ACTORSHORT Screenplay (Under 5pg.) – EXORCISE
November 2016 Reading
Written by Matt Holland
ACTORSHORT Screenplay (Under 5pg.) – BASTURD
November 2016 Reading
Written by Michael Egan
ACTORSHORT Screenplay (Under 5pg.) – BRAZILIAN FANTASY
November 2016 Reading
Written by Melissa L White
ACTORSHORT Screenplay (Under 5pg.) – CASABLANCA SLING
November 2016 Reading
Written by Naomi Lewis
ACTORSHORT Screenplay (Under 5pg.) – CLOSURE
November 2016 Reading
Written by Devin Klos
ACTORSHORT Screenplay (Under 5pg.) – COMMENCEMENT
November 2016 Reading
Written by Dan Borengasser
ACTORSHORT Screenplay (Under 5pg.) – EMPATHY IN THE ELEVATOR
November 2016 Reading
Written by Keith Makenas
ACTORSHORT Screenplay (Under 5pg.) – GINGER BIG DOG
November 2016 Reading
Written by Jimena Cari?as
ACTORSHORT Screenplay (Under 5pg.) – THE LAST ANNIVERSARY DINNER
November 2016 Reading
Written by Patrick Coleman Duncan
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – THE TEACHER
October 2016 Reading
Written by Josh Goodman
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – WHAT’S IN A NAME
October 2016 Reading
Written by Ted Stanley
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – HAPPY LITTLE PILLS
October 2016 Reading
Written by Kennedy Erin
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – SYMPATHY
October 2016 Reading
Written by Steven Sinnenberg
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – THE STRUGGLE
October 2016 Reading
Written by Janice Kennedy
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – THE MIDDLING CLASS
October 2016 Reading
Written by Amanda J. Bermudez
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – PRIME SUSPECT
October 2016 Reading
Written by Adam Dwyer
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – THE FALL
October 2016 Reading
Written by Alix Kruntorad
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – MONKEY MODEL
October 2016 Reading
Written by Barry Brennessel
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – I NEVER KNOCK
October 2016 Reading
Written by John Ervin
ACTORLONG SHORT Screenplay – TOGETHER
October 2016 Reading
Written by Jade Syed-Bokhari
ACTORLONG SHORT Screenplay – THE SON, THE FATHER
October 2016 Reading
Written by Lukas Hass
ACTORLONG SHORT Screenplay – NOTE TO SELF
October 2016 Reading
Written by Humayun Mirza
ACTORLONG SHORT Screenplay – CUCKOLD PICASSO
October 2016 Reading
Written by James R. Adams II and Lance Larson
ACTORLONG SHORT Screenplay – THE MIGHTY BIRD
October 2016 Reading
Written by Brian Gililland
ACTORSHORT Story – WATERMELON EATING CONTEST
October 2016 Reading
Written by Teri B. Clark
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – IF I DIE
September 2016 Reading
Written by Jean Nicole Rivers
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – TRUE REGRET
September 2016 Reading
Written by Matt Kasper
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – JULIE & ROM
September 2016 Reading
Written by Behzad Sedghi
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – PLEASE HOLD
September 2016 Reading
Written by Tricia Stewart Shiu
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – WHAT IT FEELS LIKE
September 2016 Reading
Written by Travis Calvert
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – THE GOAL
September 2016 Reading
Written by Jeremy Rigby
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – RAGING LOVE
September 2016 Reading
Written by Kevin Mongelli
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – SAMMY’S PARROT
September 2016 Reading
Written by Dimitri Devyatkin
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – SAFE WORD
September 2016 Reading
Written by Darren Coyle
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – GLORIOUS
September 2016 Reading
Written by Brent Beath
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – BLAME GAME
September 2016 Reading
Written by Sonny Dyon
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – PARTNERS
September 2016 Reading
Written by Rupert Aspden
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – TO KILL GANDHI
September 2016 Reading
Written by James M. Freeman
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – DRAC S CAFE
August 2016 Reading
Written by Scot Walker
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – SOMETHING UNDER THE BED
August 2016 Reading
Written by Scott Pittock
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – DELTA SELECTION
August 2016 Reading
Written by Marty Smith
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – VESTIGES OF A LIFE
August 2016 Reading
Written by Christopher Willis
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – DESPERATE CROSSING
August 2016 Reading
Written by Thomas Thorpe
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – ROUGH SLEEPER
August 2016 Reading
Written by Stephen M. Hunt
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – MATCHSTICK
August 2016 Reading
Written by Mike Fardy
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – RED DOT
August 2016 Reading
Written by Mark Richards
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – THE CONFESSIONAL
August 2016 Reading
Written by Jeremy Rigby
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – THE BLUE DRESS
July 2016 Reading
Written by Dave Riese
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – TREED
July 2016 Reading
Written by Sally Spitzli
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – FIRE!
July 2016 Reading
Written by Steve Biggs
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – THE FACTS OF LIFE
July 2016 Reading
Written by Chris Beadnell
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – STRANGER
July 2016 Reading
Written by Jason Smith
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – THE TRENCH
July 2016 Reading
Written by Chris Beadnell
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – PRO-PETE
July 2016 Reading
Written by Julie Merrick
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – MATERNAL FEAR
July 2016 Reading
Written by Stephen Milek
ACTORShort Screenplay – DEATH�S LADY LOVE
June 2016 Reading
Written by Stephen M. Hunt
ACTORShort Screenplay – LESS THAN HOMELESS
June 2016 Reading
Written by Allan B. Hill
ACTORShort Screenplay – OZARK
June 2016 Reading
Written by Craig Mrock
ACTORShort Screenplay – SCENARIO 957
May 2016 Reading
Written by Amy E. Jones
ACTORShort Screenplay – CARRION
May 2016 Reading
Written by Karen Palmer
ACTORShort Screenplay – FIFTY FIVE SECONDS
May 2016 Reading
Written by Kwasi Mensah
ACTORShort Screenplay – CUTTING REMARKS
May 2016 Reading
Written by Erin Richardson
ACTORShort Screenplay Screenplay – WALL IN THE GARDEN
April 2016 Reading
Written by Thorsten Loos
ACTORShort Screenplay – GARY’S GIRLS
April 2016 Reading
Written by Mckenzie Trent
ACTORShort Screenplay – LEROY’S DREAM
March 2016 Reading
Written by Diarra McCormick
ACTORShort Screenplay – BEST INTERESTS
March 2016 Reading
Written by James M. Freeman
ACTORShort Screenplay – LOVES LABORS LOST
February 2016 Reading
Written by Stanley Eisenhammer
ACTORShort Screenplay – COMPLICIT
February 2016 Reading
Written by Andrew L. Schwartz
ACTORShort Screenplay – ANIMAL SKINS
February 2016 Reading
Written by Bryan Ott
ACTORShort Screenplay – FOR HOPE
February 2016 Reading
Written by Cindy Lee
ACTORShort Screenplay – TURN ON DESIRE
February 2016 Reading
Written by Lauren Hoekstra
ACTORShort Screenplay – US NAVY CINE-KODAK
January 2016 Reading
Written by Stephen M. Hunt
ACTORShort Screenplay – THE NEW NEIGHBORS
January 2016 Reading
Written by Filippo Santaniello

Myke J Friscia – December 2016 SHORT Screenplay Winner

BLOOD DRIVE
Written by Myke Friscia

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Sean Ballantyne
SIMON – Chris Reid Geisler
JACKIE – Angela Cavallin
HUMAN RESOURCES – Dana Thody
BOSS – Brian Carleton
LAWYER – Ucal Shillingford
DOG – Noah Casey

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Thriller, Crime, Horror

A man’s life spirals out of control when he becomes obsessed with meeting the woman behind the voice of his car navigation system.

Get to know the winning writer:

1. What is your screenplay about?

Things go terribly awry for a man who becomes obsessed with meeting the woman behind the voice of his car navigation system.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

A dark comedy, Twilight Zone-like thriller

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

It is unique in that it is a SOLO actor performance. The outside world exists only as voices heard, but not seen. Being that, it can be made on an extremely low budget. It’s darkly funny, thrilling and entertaining for an audience for beginning to end. It is a challanging and fun role for an actor. It’s based on a situation where millineal technology backfires in way that could possibly happen to anyone.

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

Quirky. Thrilling.

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

The original Star Wars!

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

About a year and a half on and off.

6. How many stories have you written?

10 Features, 3 original TV pilots, 10 shorts.

7. What motivated you to write this screenplay?

A story I read that something similar happened. I thought it was a great premise for a story that was based on reality. I also tried to come up with something easily producable.

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

For contest purposes, trying to keep the whole story under 30 pages while keeping it entertaining, while at the same time developing the characters. Also trying to write it in such a way that only one physical actor was needed for the whole story, which was very challanging in itself.

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

I love movies! But also am passionate about baseball, Texas Hold’em and getting involved with my daughter’s school activities.

10. Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

Keep learning about your craft and never stop. Try every means available to get your work out there, all the while just keep writing and writing. Write what you know best. Experiment with different genres, concepts, story lengths and formats. Never give up!

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Melissa L White – November 2016 SHORT Screenplay Winner

BRAZILIAN FANTASYWritten by Melissa L. White

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Cory Bertrand
GREGORY – Vince Jerad
WAITER – Matthew Lawrence
ZIA – Cassandra Guthrie

 

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Romance, Fantasy, Drama

A lonely woman fantasizes about a handsome stranger, and then she pleasantly surprised when her fantasy becomes reality.

Get to know the winning writer:

What is your screenplay about?

My screenplay is about a lonely woman whose fantasy becomes her reality.

What genres does your screenplay under?

Romance

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

My screenplay should be made into a movie because it’s a unique story where a woman’s fantasy about meeting a handsome stranger in a bar comes to fruition. It’s about romance, passion, and being in the right place at the right time. It also has a pleasant surprise at the ending.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Fantasy realized.

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

The English Patient

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

I wrote a 3 page short story last year, (based on a short poem I wrote for a poetry class in colled), then I adapted the short story into a one page script for this contest. The adaptation took about an hour to write.

How many stories have you written?

I’ve written 18 feature screenplays, 15 short scripts, 6 novels, and 55 short stories.

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

I connected with Matthew Toffolo on LinkedIn and he told me about the contest.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Trying to condense a longer story to fit the one page max page limit for the contest was the only obstacle I faced.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Watching films.

Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

My advice to other writers: Keep writing, write every day and never give up your dream of becoming a successful writer.

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

Editor: John Johnson

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Naomi Lewis – November 2016 SHORT Screenplay Winner

CASABLANCA SLING
Written by Naomi LewisCAST LIST:NARRATOR – Andrea Lawrence
JOHN – Vince Jerad
BOGART – Matthew Lawrence
MAN – Peter-Mark Raphael
ANN – Cassandra Guthrie

 

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Comedy

An audience finds out what happens when a couple takes their baby to an iconic film.

Get to know the winning writer:

What is your screenplay about?

A movie audience is in for a surprise when a couple takes their baby to an iconic film.

What genres does your screenplay under?

Comedy.

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

It takes a situation many of us have found ourselves in at the movies and makes a short, funny statement.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Fun, fun.

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

Spy Game.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

One month.

How many stories have you written?

30

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

It was a challenge to tell a story in one minute. I like challenges.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Believing it was worth doing – always the first obstacle.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Reading, watching films and family.

Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

Put your bottom in the chair every day and before long you’ve finished a project.

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

Editor: John Johnson

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne