Category Archives: Testimonials

DIVERSITY Festival Testimonial – January 14 2019

Screenwriter P.J. Palmer (NORTH STAR)

When I first read about this festival, my initial reaction was “why have I not heard of this before?!” I felt happy that there was a festival dedicated to Diversity – and that the festival also did table readings. Which is something I really love. The feedback was very encouraging. Which, as a writer who spends most of the time writing alone, was very much appreciated.

Watch the Screenplay Reading: 

While struggling to keep his marriage intact, a rural rancher makes hard sacrifices to survive an ongoing crisis.

CAST LIST:

News Anchor: Jarrod Terrill
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
James: Kirk Gordon
Erin: Gauri Prasad

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WILDsound Festival Testimonial – January 9 2019

I am so grateful for your festival and that you chose my script as a winner – one of the results when I first announced that I had won this festival was that a producer in Calgary reached out… long story short – we are going into production in the spring!!! This was a direct result of this contest win.

– P.J. Palmer

 

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Watch Recent Winning Readings

WILDsound Festival Testimonial – October 24 2018

 

 Screenwriter Sheila Warren (MOVING ON)

I read the reviews and they were very positive. This was the first festival I sent this script to and I was very encouraged by the feedback. It identified pacing, story and character elements that worked well and the areas that needed revision. The feedback was encouraging and constructive. It helped me reach greater story depth in my latest draft.
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It’s 1970, when feminism and civil action confront traditional, conservative values. When tragedy strikes Anne’s family, she finds the times are not as progressive as she believed.

CAST LIST:

Anne: Mandy May Cheetham
Narrator: Sean Ballantyne
Mitch: Adrian Currie
Alan: Liam Kinahan

DIVERSITY Festival Testimonial – September 4 2018

Screenwriter Helene Taylor (BUREAU 121)

I was excited to write something I knew would require Asian actors to perform. In light of the movements going on in the industry right now it’s absolutely time for more minority actors to headline. Diversity festival was an obvious choice. The feedback was excellent. I was surprised at how detailed and helpful it was (in fact, more so than some professionals sites I’ve used in the past for other screenplays). The feedback elevated my script on so many levels I wouldn’t have seen on my own. Thank you for your support!
Watch the Winning Short Script Reading: 

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

WILDsound Festival Testimonial – July 25 2018

 

Margaret Dane
Margaret Dane

Having my screenplay table read at WILDsound was an absolute dream! The staff was very communicative, helpful, and supportive. The actors did a spectacular job on the read. Very pleased. WILDsound does a superb job!

5 Star Review

Genre: Fantasy, Drama

Peter is having a typical, banal mid-life crisis, and cannot see a way out of the mess he has made of his life. He can only see one way out, and has decided to go for the rope and hang himself.

CAST LIST:

Ariel: Alicia Payne
Narrator: Hugh Ritchie
Carmine: Rais Moui
Peter: Tim Paul McCarthy

WILDsound Festival Testimonial – July 20 2018

Jamie Shannon
Jamie Shannon

So nice to have the support of this great film festival. WILDsound really brings the people and the fans out

5 Star Review

THE LEGEND OF RASPUTIN, 13min., Canada, Family/Animation
Directed by Jamie Shannon

Mystic, prophet, healer, love-god – Grigori Rasputin’s unique talents bring him to St. Petersburg’s luxurious Winter Palace to heal the dying Prince Alexei, heir to the throne, in the waning days of Tsarist rule. When Rasputin succeeds, he becomes spiritual aid to the royal family, and infamous national celebrity to a public that is becoming increasingly critical of its rulers.

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July 2018 – Read the best of Filmmaker Interviews

Interview with Filmmaker Isaac Elliott (A STATIC WIND)
Interview with Filmmaker Isaac Elliott (A STATIC WIND)

Interview with Filmmaker Samantha Casia Kaiza-Williams (SUPPLE HEARTS)
Interview with Filmmaker Samantha Casia Kaiza-Williams (SUPPLE HEARTS)

Interview with Filmmaker Julian Friedrich (01)
Interview with Filmmaker Julian Friedrich (01)

Interview with Screenwriter Roberto Tomeo (HEART OF GOLD)
Interview with Screenwriter Roberto Tomeo (HEART OF GOLD)

Interview with Animator/Filmmaker Ran Sheng (STAR RUNNER)
Interview with Animator/Filmmaker Ran Sheng (STAR RUNNER)

Interview with Filmmaker Christopher Sferrazza (BEAST)
Interview with Filmmaker Christopher Sferrazza (BEAST)
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Interview with Filmmaker Joseph Catte (STREAM OF DOUBTS)
Interview with Filmmaker Joseph Catte (STREAM OF DOUBTS)

Interview with Animator/Filmmaker Tim Ballard (OH MY…)
Interview with Animator/Filmmaker Tim Ballard (OH MY…)

Interview with Filmmaker Roman De Giuli (LAND OF MINE)
Interview with Filmmaker Roman De Giuli (LAND OF MINE)

Interview with Filmmaker Iván Sáinz-Pardo (AINHOA)
Interview with Filmmaker Iván Sáinz-Pardo (AINHOA)

Interview with Filmmakers Michael Boctor & Dylan Hancook (CHEATER)
Interview with Filmmakers Michael Boctor & Dylan Hancook (CHEATER)

Interview with Filmmaker Matt Provenzano (EDGAR’S INVENTION)
Interview with Filmmaker Matt Provenzano (EDGAR’S INVENTION)

Interview with Filmmakers Laura Commisso & Sarah Campbell (COOL GIRLS Web Series)
Interview with Filmmakers Laura Commisso & Sarah Campbell (COOL GIRLS Web Series)

Interview with Filmmaker Terez Koncz (THE LETTERS)
Interview with Filmmaker Terez Koncz (THE LETTERS)

Interview with Filmmaker H. Yagmur Kartal (SOLUK (THE BREATH))
Interview with Filmmaker H. Yagmur Kartal (SOLUK (THE BREATH))

Interview with Filmmaker Gabriel Galand (ABOVE THE MIST)
Interview with Filmmaker Gabriel Galand (ABOVE THE MIST)

Interview with Filmmaker Marc Adamson (AFTER WE HAVE LEFT OUR HOMES)
Interview with Filmmaker Marc Adamson (AFTER WE HAVE LEFT OUR HOMES)

Interview with Filmmaker Lia Williamson (DAUGHTER)
Interview with Filmmaker Lia Williamson (DAUGHTER)

Interview with Filmmaker Ross Godwin (9 SECONDS)
Interview with Filmmaker Ross Godwin (9 SECONDS)

Interview with Filmmaker/Animator Michele Haines (SAM THE HAM)
Interview with Filmmaker/Animator Michele Haines (SAM THE HAM)

Interview with Lawyer/Producer Shannon Harvey-Fung, Esq. (LEGAL FOX Web Series)
Interview with Lawyer/Producer Shannon Harvey-Fung, Esq. (LEGAL FOX Web Series)

Interview with Filmmakers Anna Maria Hozian & Brad Riddell (OTHER PEOPLE’S CHILDREN Web Series)
Interview with Filmmakers Anna Maria Hozian & Brad Riddell (OTHER PEOPLE’S CHILDREN Web Series)

Interview with Filmmakers Laura Commisso & Sarah Campbell (COOL GIRLS Web Series)
Interview with Filmmakers Laura Commisso & Sarah Campbell (COOL GIRLS Web Series)