Winning Short Screenplay: ELEVEN YEARS OF LIGHT, by Keith Soforic

Winning Screenplay – ELEVEN YEARS OF LIGHT
Written by Keith Soforic
CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Elizabeth Morriss
Daniel Chung
CHARLIE – John Fray
AUTOMATED VOICE – Cora Matheson

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Sci-Fi, War, Drama

Two men try to escape the bombs of a brutal war by using a T.D.U. (Time Dilation Unit) prototype.


Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

The Homeland is overcome by enemy forces. All friends and family are presumed dead. Two men try to escape the bombs of this brutal war by using a T.D.U. (Time Dilation Unit) prototype to alter their imminent demise.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Science-Fiction/Drama

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

I think it’s an intriguing situation in a contained environment with minimal characters, that asks a philosophical question, most people face everyday…How much of your time are you willing to sacrifice for the price of freedom?

How would you describe this script in two words?

Cheating Fate.

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

Not sure if these are the movies that I’ve watched the most, but several stand out; THE FOUNTAIN, THE PRESTIGE, ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND, THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS, and AMERICAN MOVIE.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

I had the initial idea and title about five years ago.

How many stories have you written?

Two Features, seven Shorts, and about a dozen Short Stories.

What is your favorite song?

The Italian singer-songwriter, Zucchero Fornaciari’s rendition of GUANTANAMERA

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

The biggest obstacle in finishing this particular script was keeping it five pages or less, without losing too much of the story.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Finding Forest Fenn’s hidden treasure.

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

I liked the challenge of telling a story in a only five pages. It’s good practice for keeping a tight script. I haven’t shown the script around very much, but received very positive feedback from some close friends.

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

Camera Operator: Kierston Drier

Editor: John Johnson

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne


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Winning SHORT Screenplay – MILKSHAKE, by Max Thackara

Winning Screenplay – MILKSHAKE
Written by Max Thackara

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Val Cole
TEDDY – Dan Cristofori
WAITRESS – Cassandra Guthrie
ALICE – Jane Hailes

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Romance, Drama

A young couple have an awkward meet in a 50s diner.

 
Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

It is a short script about a relationship between two young lovers, very much a cliché!

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Romance

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

This short script I believe would make an excellent and very emphatic short film for its use of music and soft tone.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Bitter sweet.

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

Probably ‘Step Brothers’

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

I wrote this short script over a few days after having the idea/setting in mind for a while.

How many stories have you written?

As I haven’t been writing for long I am working on a number of scripts ideas at the moment, but have also written probably 3 or 4 short stories I’m proud of.

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

Starman (David Bowie)

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

I was unsure of the ending and how I wanted the story to unfold, but I have since changed it rather a lot with an ending I now feel is much more appropriate.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I was unsure of the ending and how I wanted the story to unfold, but I have since changed it rather a lot with an ending I now feel is much more appropriate.

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

I entered the festival as I believed this was one of my best short scripts. The feedback was brilliant and influenced me in the rewrite I completed recently. I was thrilled to be selected as obviously a lot of this is subjective, also it hopefully confirmed that my writing isn’t as awful as it was 6 months ago!

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

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

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FEBRUARY 2017 WINNING SCREENPLAYS

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

ACTORFEATURE Screenplay – PIXYLATIONS
February 2017 Reading
Written by Joe Laudati
ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – ECHOES OF BONNIEVILLE
February 2017 Reading
Written by Simon Schneider
ACTORTV SPEC Screenplay – THE FLASH TV series
February 2017 Reading
Written by Nader Hobballah
ACTORFAN FICTION Screenplay – POPEYE “SPINACH RUN”
February 2017 Reading
Written by Neil Chase
ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – BROKEN FRAME
February 2017 Reading
Written by Stephen Boncella
ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – EKKO
February 2017 Reading
Written by Johnny Walker
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – 5 THINGS NOT TO FEED YOUR BABY
February 2017 Reading
Written by Todd A. Jackson
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – LATE NIGHT
February 2017 Reading
Written by Deepa Dharmaraj
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – BOOM
February 2017 Reading
Written by Dimitri Devyatkin
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – BANH YOU
February 2017 Reading
Written by Steve Cleary
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – TWO GEESE AND A LADY GIRAFFE
February 2017 Reading
Written by Chanda Walker
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – BREW MASTER
February 2017 Reading
Written by Kelly Jean Karam
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – WORMHOLE 276
February 2017 Reading
Written by
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – BEDLAM ON THE RAILS
February 2017 Reading
Written by Wayne E. Johnson
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – HEIDI
February 2017 Reading
Written by Keith Makenas
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – I SPY WITH MY LITTLE FLY
February 2017 Reading
Written by Adam Luff
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – HYPOTHERMIA
February 2017 Reading
Written by Jax Lemon
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – OBEDIENCE
February 2017 Reading
Written by Michael Potts

FEBRUARY 2017 WINNING STORIES, SCREENPLAYS, and FILMS

18 screenplays. 14 short films. 4 novels. 4 short stories = 40 works showcased!

ACTORFEBRUARY ROMANCE 2017 FILM FESTIVAL
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from February 13th event.
ACTORFEBRUARY ACTION/THRILLER 2017 FILM FESTIVAL
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from February 23rd event.
ACTORFEATURE Screenplay – PIXYLATIONS
February 2017 Reading
Written by Joe Laudati
ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – ECHOES OF BONNIEVILLE
February 2017 Reading
Written by Simon Schneider
ACTORTV SPEC Screenplay – THE FLASH TV series
February 2017 Reading
Written by Nader Hobballah
ACTORFAN FICTION Screenplay – POPEYE “SPINACH RUN”
February 2017 Reading
Written by Neil Chase
ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – BROKEN FRAME
February 2017 Reading
Written by Stephen Boncella
ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – EKKO
February 2017 Reading
Written by Johnny Walker
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – 5 THINGS NOT TO FEED YOUR BABY
February 2017 Reading
Written by Todd A. Jackson
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – LATE NIGHT
February 2017 Reading
Written by Deepa Dharmaraj
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – BOOM
February 2017 Reading
Written by Dimitri Devyatkin
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – BANH YOU
February 2017 Reading
Written by Steve Cleary
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – TWO GEESE AND A LADY GIRAFFE
February 2017 Reading
Written by Chanda Walker
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – BREW MASTER
February 2017 Reading
Written by Kelly Jean Karam
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – WORMHOLE 276
February 2017 Reading
Written by
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – BEDLAM ON THE RAILS
February 2017 Reading
Written by Wayne E. Johnson
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – HEIDI
February 2017 Reading
Written by Keith Makenas
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – I SPY WITH MY LITTLE FLY
February 2017 Reading
Written by Adam Luff
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – HYPOTHERMIA
February 2017 Reading
Written by Jax Lemon
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – OBEDIENCE
February 2017 Reading
Written by Michael Potts
ACTORNOVEL Transcript – MEI MENG: THE LOST PANDA
February 2017 Reading
Written by Andrew Fisk
ACTORNOVEL Transcript – SIMULATION
February 2017 Reading
Written by Ami Blackwelder
ACTORNOVEL Transcript – VERONICA’S PAPERS
February 2017 Reading
Written by Anthony Colin Wright
ACTORNOVEL Transcript – FORTUNATE SON
February 2017 Reading
Written by Daniel T. Pawlowski
ACTORSHORT STORY – POST MORTEM REBELLION
February 2017 Reading
Written by Jax Lemon
ACTORSHORT STORY – THE POET
February 2017 Reading
Written by Stephen Karnaghan
ACTORSHORT STORY – SEEDY HOTEL SEX
February 2017 Reading
Written by R. James Turley
ACTORSHORT STORY – ON THE HILL
February 2017 Reading
Written by Kenya Abney
ACTORJANUARY 2017 WINNING STORIES, SCREENPLAYS, and FILMS
20 screenplays. 7 short films. 3 novels. 7 short stories = 37 works showcased!
ACTORWatch the JANUARY 2017 Poetry Readings
Performed by Hugh Ritchie, and Val Cole.
ACTOR2016 FILM FESTIVAL VIDEOS
18 Film Festivals. 2 cities. 131 Films. 32 Countries.
ACTOR2016 FEATURE SCREENPLAY READINGS
19 winning performance readings.
ACTOR2016 SHORT STORY READINGS
69 winning performance readings.
ACTOR2016 NOVEL TRANSCRIPT READINGS
36 winning performance readings.
ACTOR2016 1st. SCENE SCREENPLAY READINGS
31 winning performance readings.
ACTOR2016 TV SPEC SCREENPLAY READINGS
13 winning performance readings.
ACTOR2016 TV PILOT SCREENPLAY READINGS
19 winning performance readings.
ACTOR2016 SHORT SCREENPLAY READINGS
103 winning performance readings.
ACTOR2016 BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY READINGS
52 winning performance readings.
ACTOR2016 FAN FICTION SCREENPLAY READINGS
12 winning performance readings.
ACTORWILDsound Performers
List of actors who performed at the Writing Festival from 2013 to present.

 

JANUARY 2017 WINNING STORIES, SCREENPLAYS, and FILMS

20 screenplays. 7 short films. 3 novels. 7 short stories = 37 works showcased

ACTORFAN FICTION Screenplay – UNIVERSAL SAINT BATMAN
January 2017 Reading
Written by Nathan Trumbull
ACTORFEATURE Screenplay – INCURABLE
January 2017 Reading
Written by Jeff York
ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – DOWN WITH THE BUREAUCRACY
January 2017 Reading
Written by Dimitry Pompee
ACTORTV SPEC Screenplay – MODERN FAMILY “Relax, I Got This”
January 2017 Reading
Written by Edward Pronley
ACTORBEST Scene – SANDWICH
January 2017 Reading
Written by Deborah Klika
ACTORBEST Scene – KIDICIDE
January 2017 Reading
Written by Kelly Karam
ACTORBEST Scene – THE UNCONQUERABLE
January 2017 Reading
Written by Jonathan Fear
ACTORBEST Scene – THE LEGEND OF YAKATUTCH
January 2017 Reading
Written by Sean Francis Ellis
ACTORBEST Scene – THE ROSY HUE OF THE DYING DAY
January 2017 Reading
Written by Lauren Hoekstra
ACTORBEST Scene – NO MORE GOODYBES
January 2017 Reading
Written by Rebekah R. Ganiere
ACTOR1st SCENE Script – INT. CAR – NIGHT
January 2017 Reading
Written by Martin Keady
ACTOR1st SCENE Script – FAN SITE
January 2017 Reading
Written by Elisha Barnes
ACTOR1st SCENE Script – OCD
January 2017 Reading
Written by Quyen Tran
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – PROTEST SEEN
January 2017 Reading
Written by Donald J. Bingle
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
ACTORHIGHLIGHTS – Sci-Fi/Fan Fiction January 2017 Film Festival
Best of the Jan. 26, 2017 night.
ACTORNOVEL Reading – THE FOOTSTOOL INCIDENT
January 2017 Reading
Written by Stephen Karnaghan
ACTORNOVEL Reading – DAWN OF CHRYSALIS
January 2017 Reading
Written by Sam B. Miller II
ACTORSHORT Story – THE MISCREANT
January 2017 Reading
Written by Lionel Walfish
ACTORSHORT Story – THE PAPERBOY
January 2017 Reading
Written by George G. Moore
ACTORSHORT Story – MURDER IS A BREEZE
January 2017 Reading
Written by M Maureen Skahan
ACTORSHORT Story – MARIONETTE
January 2017 Reading
Written by Melissa R. Mendelson
ACTORSHORT Story – SHADOWS
January 2017 Reading
Written by Kelly J. Kratz
ACTORSHORT Story – A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE IN BUTZBACH
January 2017 Reading
Written by D.K. Christi
ACTORSHORT Story – TELL ME TO GO
January 2017 Reading
Written by Thomas Cannon
ACTORNOVEL Reading – DEADLY SERIOUS
January 2017 Reading
Written by A.J. Thibault

FAMILY SHORT Screenplay: TWO GEESE AND A LADY GIRAFFE by Chanda Walker

Watch the winning kids writing family screenplay for 2017.

Winning Screenplay – TWO GEESE AND A LADY GIRAFFE
Written by Chanda Walker

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – John Fray
JEFF – Brian Carleton
VALERIE – Andrea Meister
ELVIS – Gabriel Cameron
LADY GIRAFFE – Cynthia Crofoot
GRANDMA – Victoria Urquhart
HARRY – Peter Mark Raphael

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Family

Talking animals teach children various basic concepts on a playground, such as the alphabet.

Get to know the winning writer:

What is your screenplay about?

2 GEESE AND LADY GIRAFFE is about two siblings who wants to go to the park with their grandmother, and comes across surprising adventures.

What genres does your screenplay under?

It would be kids.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Fun-loving.

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

It’s a great screenplay because it teaches a lot. During the summer months sometimes kids forget what was taught in school. The key here is keeping small kids on track with the curriculum taught at school, while still having fun.

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

Friday the 13th. Every now and then I watch scary movies.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

For a while on and off.

How many stories have you written?

All together ten.

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

I love kids.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

None, as a writer I make time.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I like reading.

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

I was influenced by the many festivals. I think they are good. The feedback was wonderful. It strengthens you as a writer. I was so happy and excited with the last feedback results I received. Thanks wildsound studios.


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

2016 Feature Screenplay Winners

Watch the 19 Feature Screenplay readings performed by professional actors from the 2016 season.

WATCH the best of script readings
ACTORFEATURE Screenplay – TRIAL & ERIN
December 2016 Reading
Written by Larry Shulruff
ACTORFEATURE Screenplay – DUE SOUTH
November 2016 Reading
Written by Even R. Schullery
ACTORFEATURE Screenplay: CHARLOTTE SOMETIMES
October 2016 Reading
Written by Cate Carson
ACTORFEATURE Screenplay: LAWN BOYS
September 2016 Reading
Written by Steve Cleary
ACTORFEATURE Screenplay: LUCIDAE
September 2016 Reading
Written by Jacqueline Marett
ACTORFEATURE Screenplay – FOR ALL MANKIND
August 2016 Reading
Written by Matthew O’Connell
ACTORFEATURE Screenplay – FIEND
July 2016 Reading
Written by Jeff York
ACTORFEATURE Screenplay – THE CHARLOTTETOWN JACKHAMMER
July 2016 Reading
Written by Marc Lalonde
ACTORFEATURE Screenplay – INKED IN BLOOD
June 2016 Reading
Written by Paul Corricelli
ACTORFeature Screenplay – THE BOO
May 2016 Reading
Written by Scott McEntire
ACTORFan Fiction Feature Screenplay – STAR WARS Episode I: THE REDEMPTION OF SKYWALKER
May 2016 Reading
Written by Brian O’Flaherty
ACTORFeature Screenplay – CATCH THE DEVIL
April 2016 Reading
Written by Martin Blinder
ACTORFeature Screenplay – MISPRINTS
April 2016 Reading
Written by Adam Preston
ACTORFeature Screenplay – DEAD NORTH
April 2016 Reading
Written by Alexander Nachaj
ACTORFeature Screenplay – MOTHS TO FLAME
March 2016 Reading
Written by Fredric Maffei
ACTORFeature Screenplay – GATES OF HELL
March 2016 Reading
Written by Pamela Green and Everett House Sr.
ACTORFeature Screenplay – FOUR FOR THE BORDER
February 2016 Reading
Written by Toby Roberts
ACTORFeature Screenplay – HENRIETTA’S ODYSSEY
February 2016 Reading
Written by L.R. Whittinger
ACTORFeature Screenplay – CRIME EXTRAORDINAIRE
January 2016 Reading
Written by Howard Fridkin