Category Archives: War

WAR Best Scene Reading of THE BOUHLER HAUS, by BetteLou Tobin

CAST LIST:

Martin – Geoff Mays
Karl – Hugh Ritchie
Narration – Victoria Urquhart
Helen – Lada Darewych
Anna – Julie C. Sheppard
Wilhelm – Sean Ballantyne

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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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WAR Best Scene Reading of NO HONOUR AMONG FAMILY, by Shawn McCormack

 

CAST LIST:

Savannah Murphy – Julie C. Sheppard
John Murphy – Geoff Mays
Narration – Lada Darewych
William Murphy – Sean Ballantyne
Jack Morrison – Hugh Ritchie

Get to know the writer: 

 1. What is your screenplay about?

My screenplay is about a young soldier and father in the War of 1812, having to track down defeat his vengeful father, in order to save his daughter.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

The genres that my screenplay falls under afe: Action, Historical, Period, War.

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

This screenplay should be made into a movie, because not only does it show how far a father will go to protect his family, but it’s also set during the War of 1812, between the British ND Americans and shows the starting point on how Canada was created.

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

Fantastic and Moving.

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

The movie that I’ve seen the most in my life would have to be: The Lion King.

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

I have been working on this screenplay for a couple years.

7. How many stories have you written?

I have written about four stories so far and just finished my lastest one about: The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

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

My favorite song would have to be: I just can’t wait to be king, from the lion king soundtrack.

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

The obstacles I faced to finish this screenplay, is getting all the real-life soldiers from the war and the battles from the war perfect.

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

Apart from writing, I am passionate about cooking and am a full-time cook.

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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

WAR Best Scene Reading of HOW TO HOLD IT ALL IN, by Gwen Goodkin

CAST LIST:

Harriet – Victoria Urquhart
Marv – Sean Ballantyne
Narration – Lada Darewych
Buddy – Hugh Ritchie
Henry – Geoff Mays

Get to know the writer:

 1. What is your screenplay about?

How to Hold it All In is about a man who’s reflecting on the mistakes he’s made throughout his life and how they’ve affected his closest relationships…and himself.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Drama, War, Historical

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

It has a solid plot and suspense. Pathos, but also commercial appeal.

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

Regret, reconnection

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

Wizard of Oz

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

On and off for years

7. How many stories have you written?

I’ve had ten short stories published, a few essays (https://www.gwengoodkin.com/fiction-memoir/) I’ve written a couple plays and screenplays, a television pilot, a novel…

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

Eulogy by Tool (listened to the most? Let it Go, thanks to my 3 daughters)

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

None. The obstacles to getting this on the screen are far, far greater.

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

Reading, baking and women’s rights

 

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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

WAR Best Scene Reading of RED CRUCIBLE, by Ira Altman

CAST LIST:

Hershel – Hugh Ritchie
Government official – Sean Ballantyne
Narration – Victoria Urquhart
Passerby 1 – Geoff Mays
Passerby 2 -Lada Darewych

Get to know the writer:

 1. What is your screenplay about?

Hershl grows up a virtual orphan on the streets of Warsaw and the shtetl of Grodzisk between the two great wars of the twentieth century.

The early years are years of severe deprivation, the death of his mother when he’s but eight years old and abandonment by his father. The horrific twists and turns of his life cause him to join the outlawed communist party of Poland.

On the eve of WWII, he and his new bride, Hanele, escape the clutches of the invading Nazis only to become ensnared in the limitless archipelago of slavery of the various work camps of the Soviet Union.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Historical Biopic

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

It’s a dramatic depiction of events that have not even as of now been explored in film

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

Red Crucible

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

Defiance

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

Two years

7. How many stories have you written?

9

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

Dance Me to the End of Love

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

Multiple rewrites

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

Philosophy

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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

WAR Best Scene Reading of BASS REEVES, by Sam Bass

 

CAST LIST:

Old Choctaw – Sean Ballantyne
NARRATOR (VO) – Victoria Urquhart
Narration – Julie C. Sheppard
Bass – Geoff Mays
Clerk – Hugh Ritchie

Get to know the writer: 

 1. What is your screenplay about?

BASS REEVES, U.S. Marshall is the dynamic true story of a Civil War slave that evolved from his brutal existence to becoming the first black U.S.

Marshall working under the hanging judge, Isaac Parker, This bold screenplay is a biography, adventure film noir set in the American Midwest with compelling spectator elements of; action, a bold hero, raw real life, and survival. This is an adventure that excels like the screenplays: 12 Years a Slave, True Grit and Django and has an A-list director that wants to direct if needed.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

– Biography, Action, and Adventure

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

– The bold starring character in this screenplay is a true unsung American hero that deserves recognition for his brave deeds and service to his country. This story is one of those low budget rare stories that will deliver at the box office.

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

– Rare and Dynamic.

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

– The latest True Grit.

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

– Two years.

7. How many stories have you written?

– Fifty +.

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

– Born to be Wild,

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

No obstacles, it flowed as if it was meant to be written. The obstacle was in getting people to review it.

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

– Learning more about making quality interesting TV and feature films.

 

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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

Read best of 2017 WAR Feature Film Loglines

CLICK the link and read the best of 2017 WAR Film Pitches: 

 
BLUEBIRDS, by Simon Wilkinson


WWII DIARY, by Mack Williams


INTO THE VINES, by Kim Troike


HER DAGUERREOTYPE, by Jim Starr


WILD RUSSIAN MOTHER, by Zack Richardson


FIEND, by Andrew Samuelsen


PAPERCLIP, by Marshall White


FEELS LIKE HOME, by Chad Bowman


A BOY AND HIS SOLDIER, by Spencer Guerrero

OPERATION COLDFEET, by Clintton C. West

THE ERRANTS WAR, by Philip Tice

BLOOD AND VENGEANCE, by Ron Chepesiuk

VIGILANT, by Anthony Henderson

THREE DAYS TO DEPARTURE, by James Van Liew

ENDLESS WAR (BEHIND THE COUPE), by Emmanuel Lavalie

NO HONOR AMONG FAMILY, by Shawn McCormack

IF I SHOULD DIE BEFORE I WAKE, by Kevin Goodson

 

 

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2016 WAR Films, Screenplays, Stories

See the best of the 2016 Festival: Short Films, Screenplays, Novels, Stories

 


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ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – THE SPECTRAL CITY
July 2016 Reading
Written by Arthur Vincie

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – THE TRENCH
July 2016 Reading
Written by Chris Beadnell

ACTORSHORT Story – THOUGHT OF A SOLDIER
August 2016 Reading
Written by Cornelia Fick

ACTORBest Scene Screenplay – THE MESSIAH PROJECT
June 2016 Reading
Written by David E. Baugnon


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15min, USA, Documentary/Society


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UK, 40min, War/Documentary

ACTORFeature Screenplay – CATCH THE DEVIL
April 2016 Reading
Written by Martin Blinder

ACTORBest Scene TV Pilot – THE TWO EMPERORS
February 2016 Reading
Written by Paul Gross

ACTORShort Screenplay – US NAVY CINE-KODAK
January 2016 Reading
Written by Stephen M. Hunt

 

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

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Johnson

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