TV PILOT 1st Scene of KODAK MOMENT, by John Cruz Alarid

When a vintage camera is accidentally found at a flea market, long buried secrets about the JFK assassination stand to be reborn. Paranoid camera buff JIM turns to his film developer grandfather GRAMPS and Chinese reporter girlfriend NATALIE race the clock to bring the ultimate truth to light, even as forces of the Illuminati hunt both of them down.

Genre: Drama, Political, Crime, Thriller

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Laura Kyswaty
Jim: James Boutcher
Ester: Julie McCarthy
Natalie: Lindsay Rolland Mills
Pilot: Luke Robinson
Gramps: Brandon Knox

 Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

Kodak Moment is a chilling thriller TV pilot spec script about the ILLUMINATI, a secret Dark Organization that conspires to control world affairs by masterminding events, governments and corporations.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

When a vintage camera is accidentally found at a garage sale and the film developed, long buried secrets about the JFK assassination stand to be reborn, setting off a spiraling turn of events and discoveries that threaten our heroes lives and their countries’ national security. A British journalist and her American conspiracy-minded boyfriend race the clock, the NSA and the ILLUMINATI to bring the ultimate truth to light. JFK meets EMEMY OF THE STATE and THE X-FILES.

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

Conspiracy theories rule the media. The timing is perfect for a Showtime/HBO style series that exposes the truth of the Illuminati and its intentions regarding Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s), the Iraq War, the ’08 recession, Global Warming and the Roswell 1947 UFO crash.

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

My favorite all time movie is Robert Wise’s The Day the Earth Stood Still. favorite movies are sci-fi thrillers as well as romantic comedies.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

I have been working on KODAK MOMENT since 1999. I first wrote it as a feature script. It won Best Feature Screenplay in the 2006 Moondance International Film Festival and some other minor accolades. I was challenged to adapt it as TV series. My first draft finished 4th in the Over One Hour category in the recent Larry Brody’s People’s Pilot writing competition.

How many stories have you written?

So far I’ve written five screenplays and one TV Pilot script.

1). PSYCHIC WARRIORS is an Action Thriller written along the lines of the X-MEN and BOURNE IDENTITY franchises that follows the journey of a Marine helicopter pilot and family man who receives psychic powers from an unmanned alien spaceship and is recruited by the CIA. But when he learns of the Agency’s plans, he must escape back home and protect his family.

2.) LUCIFER’S REVENGE is a Horror Thriller that follows the journey of LUCIFER who was cast down unto Hell for his disagreement over the fate of mankind. However, God agreed to give him seven years of unchecked reign over Earth before the Armageddon. In 2021, he returns to possess the President of the United States. His goal: save mankind before the coming of Christ wreaks absolute destruction.

3.) NUMBER ONE RULE! is a showbiz comedy about a radio jock who enters therapy to help him come to terms with certain childhood issues so that he can marry a rich daddy’s girl and live the good life.

4.) The Road To Shambala is a high-spirited romantic comedy with a pulse-pounding rock ‘n’ roll flavor, set against the exotic and picturesque land of China. The story centers on a hapless American musician who, through a twist of fate, is not only given an opportunity to live his dream of performing on stage, but is also given a second chance to find love with the one woman he could never forget.

The Road To Shambala is currently under review at Paramount and Universal. They’ve had it since June. Still waiting for a response. No news is good news.

I’m current working on my 6th feature script, BLUE COATS, an action adventure about U.S. Marshals on the hunt for a fugitive on the Indian Reservation. BLUE COATS is U.S. Marshals meets The X-Files on the Indian Reservation.

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

I survived the Sixties. I’m a classic rocker. AC/DC’s top on my long list of favorite tunes. I love music. Even though some critics frown against indicating what music to use in scripts, I often do it. It helps me write.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

My biggest obstacle I’ve had with Kodak Moment is developing it into a TV series. TV is an entirely different animal with a complete a separate set rules to follow.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Besides writing, I’m passionate about Rock N Roll. I recently bought myself a Roland digital drum set and started taking drum lessons. My fantasy is to sit in on for a set with AC/DC.

You entered your screenplay via FilmFreeway. What has been your experiences working with the submission platform site?

My experience entering my script via FilmFreeway was a breeze. The site is very user friendly. I refer submitting PDF files of my scripts. Printing scripts gets costly.

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

The opportunity of winning a table reading of my script greatly influenced me wanting to enter your festival. A table reading by actors is an excellent tool in determining what works and what doesn’t in ones script. I’ve had two of my scripts table read by actors. I highly recommend it.

The feedback I received from your reader was excellent. I took some of the suggestions was able to tighten down and trim my script by a couple pages. I’m considering re-entering in the next competition.

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

Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Mary Cox

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WILDSOUND PERFORMERS – Actors in 2016

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ARTISTADAM MCNAMARA ARTISTAISHA EVELYNA ARTISTALAN SCHONFIELD
ARTISTALICIA PAYNE ARTISTALICIA RYAN ARTISTALLAN MICHAEL BRUNET
ARTISTALLISON KAMPF ARTISTAMAKA UMEH ARTISTAMANDA PEREIRA
ARTISTANDREA LAWRENCE ARTISTANGELA CAVALLIN ARTISTANGELICA ALEJANDRO
ARTISTBECKY SHRIMPTON ARTISTBENJAMIN CAMENZULI ARTISTBENJAMIN HARRIS
ARTISTBRANDON KNOX ARTISTBROGAN CAULFIELD ARTISTCAN VAN WYCK
ARTISTCASSANDRA GUTHRIE ARTISTCHARLES GORDON ARTISTCHRIS REID-GEISLER
ARTISTCHRISTINA SANTOS ARTISTCHRISTOPHER HURON ARTISTCORY BERTRAND
ARTISTCOURTNEY KEIR ARTISTCRAIG ESTRELLA ARTISTDAN CRISTOFORI
ARTISTDANA THODY ARTISTDANIELLE NICOLE ARTISTDAVID GUTHRIE
ARTISTDAVID OCCHPINTI ARTISTDAVID STRAUS ARTISTDENEY FORREST
ARTISTDENNIS BARHAM ARTISTDEVIN UPHAM ARTISTDONALD MOLNAR
ARTISTDORIAN KOLINAS ARTISTELIZABETH GRIFFIN ARTISTELIZABETH OWENS SKIDMORE
ARTISTELIZABETH ROSE MORISS ARTISTERYNN BROOK ARTISTFRANCES STECYK
ARTISTGABRIEL DARKU ARTISTGEOFF MAYS ARTISTGEORGIA GRANT
ARTISTHANNAH BRENEN ARTISTHEATHER DICKE ARTISTHOLLY SARCHFIELD
ARTISTHUGH RITCHIE ARTISTISAAC ALFIE ARTISTISABELLA BONTORIN
ARTISTJANE SMYTHE ARTISTJARRID TERRELL ARTISTJEFF SINASIC
ARTISTJENNIFER FERRIS ARTISTJOHN FRAY ARTISTJOHN LESTER PHILLIPS
ARTISTJONATHAN SHABOO ARTISTJOVAN KOCIC ARTISTJUDY THRUSH
ARTISTJULIAN FORD ARTISTJULIE C SHEPPARD ARTISTKALEB ALEXANDER
ARTISTKARI-MICHAEL HELAVA ARTISTKATE VARADI ARTISTKATELYN VANIER
ARTISTKAYLA LAKHANI ARTISTKELCI STEPHENSON ARTISTKELLY DALY
ARTISTKHEON CLARKE ARTISTKIRAN FRIESEN ARTISTKRIS HAGEN
ARTISTLAURA DARBY ARTISTLAURA KYSWATY ARTISTLAUREN TOFFAN
ARTISTLAVINIA LATHAM ARTISTLORNE HIRO ARTISTMALLORY PALMER
ARTISTMANDY MAGNAN ARTISTMANDY MAY CHEETHAM ARTISTMARK BOUTROS
ARTISTMARK SPARKS ARTISTMARSHA MASON ARTISTMARTIN HUSS
ARTISTMATTHEW LAWRENCE ARTISTMAYA WOLOSZYN ARTISTMEGGIE MCKINNON
ARTISTMEGHAN ALLEN ARTISTMICHAEL GATY ARTISTMICHAEL KAZARIAN
ARTISTMICHAEL LAKE ARTISTMICHELLE ALEXANDER ARTISTMOHOGANY BROWN
ARTISTMOUI NENE ARTISTNADIA GIGI INARA ARTISTNATHAN BRAGG
ARTISTNEIL BENNETT ARTISTNEIL KULIN ARTISTNICK BAILLIE
ARTISTNICK HENDRICK WICHT ARTISTNOAH CASEY ARTISTNORMA DAWN DUNPHY
ARTISTPAUL FALKOWSKI ARTISTPERCY ALEXANDER HARRIS ARTISTPETER NELSON
ARTISTPETER-MARK RAPHAEL ARTISTPETRA O’TOOLE ARTISTRACHEL SALSBERG
ARTISTRAIS MUOI ARTISTRANDY BAUMER ARTISTRIKKI WRIGHT
ARTISTROB NOTMAN ARTISTROSELIE WILLIAMSON ARTISTRYAN ANNING
ARTISTSANDRA KRSTIN ARTISTSANDY KELLERMAN ARTISTSASHA RAJAMANI
ARTISTSCOTT BEAUDIN ARTISTSCOTT MCCULLOCH ARTISTSEAN BALLANTYNE
ARTISTSEAN KAUFMANN ARTISTSHELLY ANTONY ARTISTSTEPHEN FLETT
ARTISTSTEVE MITCHELL ARTISTSTEVE RIZZO ARTISTSUCHITHTHA DESILVA
ARTISTSUSAN Q WILSON ARTISTTEE SCHNEIDER ARTISTTRACEY BELTRANO
ARTISTUCAL SHILLINGFORD ARTISTVAL COLE ARTISTVICTORIA URQUHART
ARTISTVIKTORIA NAPOLENOVA ARTISTVINCE JERAD ARTISTZACK AMZALLAG
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September 2016 – Read the best of NEW TV PILOT Loglines:

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Read the best of NEW TV PILOT Loglines: 

LAWS OF PROTECTION, by Caretta Neal
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/laws_of_protection_by_caretta_neal.html

PLAY OF LIFE, by Lana Sokolaj
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/play_of_life_by_lana_sokolaj.html

LIFE GETS BETTER TODAY, by Russ Comber
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/life_gets_better_today_by_russ_comber.html

SIN EATER, by Nader Hobballah
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/sin_eater_by_nader_hobballah.html

FORBIDDEN SECRETS, by Salena O’Neal
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/forbidden_secrets_by_salena_oneal.html

SUPERHEROIN, by Brian Du
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/superheroin_by_brian_du.html

BILLOW 1, by Vashaun Baker
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/billow_1_by_vashaun_baker.html

ODD JOBS, by Brie Eley
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/odd_jobs_by_brie_eley.html

SHAMAM OF THE NORTH, by Tamuna Tsertsvadze
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/shaman_of_the_north_by_tamuna_tsertsvadze.html

THIS AIN’T THE DMV, by Karla Ilic
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/this_aint_the_dmv_by_karla_ilic.html

SON OF A PREACHER MAN, by Brandon Edwards
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/son_of_a_preacher_man_by_brandon_edwards.html

TV Pilot Pitch: Prisoner Of War by Jack Tighearnane Windter

Title: Prisoner Of War

Written by: Jack Tighearnane Windter

Type: TV PILOT

Genre: Drama

Logline: A soldier is coming home to face a different kind of battle, where the battlefield is his state of mind, the enemy is his war trauma, and his goal is mending the relationship with his husband and his daughter. A story about realizing that when you are on a tour of duty, the world does not stop turning back home.

Interested in this logline, please email us at info@wildsound.ca and we’ll forward your email to the writer.

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Mid Year Review: Watch 10 Winning TV PILOT Screenplays

Deadline to submit your TV screenplay to the festival: http://www.wildsound.ca/tvscreenplaycontest.html

Watch the Winning TV PILOT Screenplay Readings from January to June 2016 from the Writing Festival:

ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – WILD MAGIC
June 2016 Reading
Written by Julie Nichols

ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – CIVILIAN
June 2016 Reading
Written by Gina Scanlon

ACTORFAN FICTION Screenplay – SPACE 2099 (based on Space 1999)
June 2016 Reading
Written by Kevin D Story

ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – THE REAPER: REBELLION “AFTERLIFE”
May 2016 Reading
Written by Mark S. MacDonald, Darsey Meredith

ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – SMITHEREENS
May 2016 Reading
Written by Hershel D. Rephun

ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – MAILROOMIES
April 2016 Reading
Written by Jacques Edeline

TV PILOT Screenplay – REC’D
March 2016 Reading
Written by Chris Courtney Martin

TV PILOT Screenplay – MINDWALKER
February 2016 Reading
Written by Thorsten Loos

ACTORTV PILOT – LACIE BIDWELL
January 2016 Reading
Written by Jameel Khan

ACTORTV PILOT – LIFE IN THE FAST LANE
January 2016 Reading
Written by Debi Calabro

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

Deadline TODAY: TV PILOT/SPEC Script Festival

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Thank you for your encouraging words and for this great chance you are giving me. If I had to rate your feedback, I would give it 110 over 100 !! In fact, it is thanks to your previous feedback that I was able to improve this piece: even when they are harsh, your comments are always constructive, thorough and motivating.
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– Andrew Vestrand, (On the Nut)

These notes are very helpful in my advancing this piece and as a new writer I am extremely pleased with the generally positive reinforcement here.
– R. Christian Frostholm (Consequences)

 

TV Festival Announces its 4 December 2015 TV Pilot/Spec Screenplay Winners

Watch the table readings of each script performed by professional actors. 

2 Winning TV Pilots:

#1 – TV PILOT – Vincent Locke: Villain-At-Law 
December 2015 Reading
Written by Christiaan Alexander Kutlik

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

Genre: Animation, Comedy, Comic Book

SYNOPSIS: 

Besides the super-hero aspect, what Vincent Locke: Villain-At-Law is about is average people trying to make their own mark in world where everyone else seems extraordinary.

CAST LIST: 

NARRATOR – Becky Shrimpton 
LOCKE – Adam Martignetti
FORD – Erynn Brook
BODYBUILDER – Allan Michael Brunet
PROSECUTOR/CHANG – Devin Upham
WHITE QUEEN – Lauren Toffan

#2 – TV PILOT – I Heart My Demons 

December 2015 Reading

Written by Rebecca Scott

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

SYNOPSIS: 

A comedy about the plight of being human, having desires, urges and needs – that contradict society, health, convention, and common sense. Basically a young near-do well wakes up one morning to find his personal demons have come to life and are moving into make his life hell. 

CAST LIST: 

NARRATOR – Sean Kaufmann 
EVAN – Robert Notman
ROCKY – Antosia Fiedur
RENE/CLAUDIA – Jane Smythe
CLEMANTINE/JUDITH – Jane Hailes
MATTHEW/FRED/BUSTER – Kari-Michael Helava 
ANDREWS/JOE/THE KOREAN – Sean Ballantyne

2 Winning TV Spec Screenplays:

#1 – TV SPEC – Modern Family 

December 2015 Reading

Written by Debi Calabro

http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/modern_family_2015.html

SYNOPSIS: 

This episode it about the ups and the downs of parenthood but ultimately it’s all good in the end.

CAST LIST: 

NARRATOR – Sean Kaufmann
GLORIA – Jane Hailes
CLAIRE – Jane Smythe
PHIL/MITCHELL – Kari-Michael Helava 
CAMERON/LUKE/MANNY – Robert Notman
LILY – Antosia Fiedur
JAY – Sean Ballantyne

#2 – TV SPEC – The Americans 

December 2015 Reading

Written by Addison A.A. Bhuyan

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

SYNOPSIS: 

The Americans – Revolution & Resolution is about how Elizabeth and Philip are forced to take action when they are betrayed by their daughter, Paige.

CAST LIST: 

NARRATOR – Becky Shrimpton
PHILIP – Devin Upham
PAIGE – Erynn Brook
ELIZABETH – Lauren Toffan
HENRY – Adam Martignetti
PASTER TIM/STAN – Allan Michael Brunet