Best Scene Screenplay – WHO KILLED HONOR BRIGHT by Patricia Hughes

Best Scene from the screenplay WHO KILLED HONOR BRIGHT Screenplay
Written by Patricia Hughes

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Dan Thody
YEATS – Noah Casey
JOHN – Brian Carleton

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Mystery, Thriller, History, Biography, Action

In 1925 Honor Bright’s murder set Dublin on fire.

Get to know the winning writer:

1. What is your screenplay about?

Answers to old riddles: who was my father’s father? Why was my
grandmother murdered and who killed her? Why was Yeats so ill and
depressed from 1925 onwards?

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

It’s been called a thriller, espionage, crime, or murder novel. It’s also a story about love, Irish history, and William Butler Yeats’s up-dated biography.

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

This true story is a blockbuster – and it’s never been told before.

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

Fast moving; unforgettable.

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

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy; both versions are brilliant.

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

Nine months – the book took me two years – or eleven if you include the

6. How many stories have you written?

Five stories, all non-fiction. Truth is stranger than fiction.

7. What motivated you to write this screenplay?

Finding answers to riddles about my father’s family and my grandmother – and clear her name, we always knew she wasn’t a prostitute. When I found out the truth I wanted to tell the whole world.

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

Putting the right words into the mouths of the characters. As far as possible they speak their own words.

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

Cooking, travel, dancing, music and wine. And people to enjoy them with.

10. What advice to you have for other writers?

Everybody’s different, and you are as good as everybody else.

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

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson


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Cate Carson – October 2016 Feature Screenplay Winner

CHARLOTTE SOMETIMES
Written by Cate Carson

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Family, Drama, Fantasy

After losing her mother, a vexed 9 y.o. girl discovers a dream machine hidden in her deaf father’s workshop, but an unexpected friendship with a quirky boy becomes the real cure to her loneliness.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Michelle Alexander
CHARLOTTE – Katelyn Varadi
OLIVER – Gabriel Darku
MS. GRAY – Sandy Kellerman
OLDER CHARLOTTE – Julie C. Sheppard
OLDER OLIVER – Rikki Wright

Get to know the winning writer:

What is your screenplay about?

After losing her mother, a vexed 8 y.o. girl discovers a dream machine hidden in her deaf father’s workshop, but an unexpected friendship with a quirky boy becomes the real cure to her loneliness.

What genres does your screenplay under?

Family/Holiday/Dramedy

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

Everyone experiences grief and everyone needs love to heal. This film is one that can speak to all ages and will bring audiences on an adventure while making them laugh and cry, but most importantly – feel.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Quirky and endearing

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

Liar Liar, Forrest Gump and either the Die Hard series or Lethal Weapon series. This is a very tough question.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

Two years

How many stories have you written?

Probably around 10

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

I heard of someone named Charlotte Sometimes, fell in love with it and built a character and story around it.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Making sure the whimsical fantasy elements aligned well with the real world. Making sure everything had a purpose. I was grateful for the extensive feedback from this festival because it helped me more critically analyze and fix this portion of my screenplay.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I am also a director, actor and producer. I own a company called Sensorium Pictures. Besides film I love creating other types of art, photography, the outdoors and am passionate about finding my place as a humanitarian. I have always wanted to help people and telling their stories is only one avenue for doing that.

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

Write and keep writing. Try to show your work to people who are better than you. There will always be someone with value to add. Submitting to a few festivals with script feedback can be a tremendous help – especially after you have exhausted your inner circle and want fresh eyes. Your friends and family count only if they know what they’re talking about.

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

Casting: Sean Ballantyne

Editing: John Johnson

Watch all of the October 2016 Winning Writing Festival Readings & Film Festival Videos

Watch October 2016 Winning Readings and Films

ACTORHIGHLIGHTS October 2016 ACTION/CRIME FEEDBACK Film Festival
Best of the Oct. 20, 2016 Fest.
ACTORFEATURE Screenplay: CHARLOTTE SOMETIMES
October 2016 Reading
Written by Cate Carson
ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay: NIGHT WIND TO BAHIA
October 2016 Reading
Written by Thomas Thorpe
ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay: CRIME CYCLE
October 2016 Reading
Written by Donald R. Brown
ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay: WILLOWWOOD
October 2016 Reading
Written by Christopher Locke
ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay: EMMETT IN PEOPLELAND
October 2016 Reading
Written by Larry Hankin
ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay: THE VISA
October 2016 Reading
Written by Conrad Haynes
ACTORTV SPEC Screenplay: UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT Kimmy is a VIP
October 2016 Reading
Written by Mike Miller
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – PORT SUDAN
October 2016 Reading
Written by Jack Sherry
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – PARADISE AT MAIN AND ELM
October 2016 Reading
Written by Barry Brennessel
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – LOVE IS NOT LOVE
October 2016 Reading
Written by Stephen Keep Mills
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – THE ACCIDENTAL ANGEL
October 2016 Reading
Written by Oren Weitz
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 Story – DIRE CIRCUMSTANCES
October 2016 Reading
Written by Alisha M Risen Kent
ACTORWatch the October 2016 Poetry Readings
October 2016 Reading
Performed by Michelle Alexander and Val Cole.
ACTORSHORT Story – TOUCHING MY SPINE
October 2016 Reading
Written by Monique Amado
ACTORNOVEL READING – THE PESSARY
October 2016 Reading
Written by Juliet M. Nevins, MD
ACTORSHORT Story – DIRE CIRCUMSTANCES
October 2016 Reading
Written by Alisha M Risen Kent
ACTORSHORT Story – A TOXIC GAME
October 2016 Reading
Written by Marianne Hagadorn
ACTORSHORT Story – TRUE NORTH
October 2016 Reading
Written by Hal Ackerman
ACTORSHORT Story – GOBLIN
October 2016 Reading
Written by J.F. Capps
ACTORSHORT Story – DEAD END JOB
October 2016 Reading
Written by Alice Lacey
ACTORSHORT Story – ASTRONAUTS SWEAR THE THE VIEW IS NEVER DULL
October 2016 Reading
Written by James Hartley
ACTORSHORT Story – IN THE CLEARING
October 2016 Reading
Written by Steve Bensinger
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WILDsound Announces its October 2016 Winning Screenplays (26)

Watch all of the winning screenplay readings performed by professional actors. 26 winners for the month of October 2016.

Watch them all here: http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/october_2016_winning_screenplays.html

1 – Feature Screenplay Winner

CHARLOTTE SOMETIMES by Cate Carson

 

4 – TV Screenplay Winners

WILLOWWOOD by Christopher Locke

EMMETT IN PEOPLELAND by Larry Hankin

THE VISA by Conrad Haynes

UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT Spec by Mike Miller

 

2 – 1st Scene Screenplay Winners

NIGHT WIND TO BAHIA by Thomas Thorpe

CRIME CYCLE by Donald R. Brown

 

4 – Best Scene Screenplay Winners

PORT SUDAN by Jack Sherry

PARADISE AT MAIN AND ELM by Barry Brennessel

LOVE IS NOT LOVE by Stephen Keep Mills

THE ACCIDENTAL ANGEL by Oren Weitz

 

5 – Long Short Screenplays (over 15 pages)

THE SON, THE FATHER by Lukas Hass

NOTE TO SELF by Humayun Mirza

TOGETHER by Jade Syed-Bokhari

CUCKOLD PICASSO by James R. Adams II and Lance Larson

THE MIGHTY BIRD by Brian Gililland

 

10 – Short Screenplays (under 15 pages)

THE TEACHER by Josh Goodman

WHAT’S IN A NAME by Ted Stanley

HAPPY LITTLE PILLS by Kennedy Erin

SYMPATHY by Steven Sinnenberg

THE STRUGGLE by Janice Kennedy

THE MIDDLING CLASS by Amanda J. Bermudez

PRIME SUSPECT by Adam Dwyer

THE FALL by Alix Kruntorad

MONKEY MODEL by Barry Brennessel

I NEVER KNOCK by John Ervin

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Watch the Winning October 2016 BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY Readings

Watch the winning screenplays performed by professional actors.

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – PORT SUDAN
October 2016 Reading
Written by Jack Sherry
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – PARADISE AT MAIN AND ELM
October 2016 Reading
Written by Barry Brennessel
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – LOVE IS NOT LOVE
October 2016 Reading
Written by Stephen Keep Mills
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – THE ACCIDENTAL ANGEL
October 2016 Reading
Written by Oren Weitz

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

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

Watch the Winning October 2016 SHORT SCREENPLAY Readings

Watch the winning screenplays performed by professional actors.

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 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

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

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

Best Scene from LOVE IS NOT LOVE Screenplay by Stephen Keep Mills

Best Scene from LOVE IS NOT LOVE Screenplay
CAST LIST:NARRATOR – Sean Ballantyne
FIRST MAN – Benjamin Camenzuli
FRANK – Paul Whitaker
CW1 – Percy Alexander Harris
CW2 – Hugh Ritchie
FIRST WOMAN – Cass Van Wyck
JOELLE – Becky Shrimpton
SECOND WOMAN WOMAN – Jane Smythe

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Drama, Romance

It’s all the gray that makes the glue.

Get to know the winning writer:

What is your screenplay about?

It’s about love and my story takes a different look at it. We all know the romances and the quest for perfection—but in my view, Love is made from all the parts we don’t even notice. My logline: “It’s all the grey that makes the glue.” There are no formulas, only the unseen exchange of vulnerabilities.

What genres does your screenplay under?

It’s a love story. A romance. Narrative Fiction.

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

The images are good and it’s a fable and I think film is the best medium for story-telling.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Satiric. Sexy.

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

Oddly enough, A Man for all Seasons and that’s because Paul Scofield’s performance is one of a kind. That was a long time ago, now I watch everything with Jeanne Moreau.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

Much too long. I had a first reading of it 5 years ago. The script never seemed right to me and I’ve hammered and hacked away at it, getting rid of characters, adding others, removing entire scenes. I have to make this now because time’s running out and there has to be a statute of limitations on re-writes.

How many stories have you written?

Around 50.

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

Desire. At 69, I’m surprised how alive I still am and at the same time how much of my life is behind me. I wrote this to find a perspective for both the loss of and quest for Life that I feel with aging.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

I just had to get the script right for myself. That took a while and in that meantime, the hope always is that at some point you’ll get to where you have the confidence to make it happen.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Red Wine.

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

Writers who are dramatists, ie. not novelists, need to know the nature of scene-making—what can the actor’s performance bring, what can the editor do, what music is needed—you can’t just write, you have to create a piece that can be furthered by the brilliance of others. And don’t forget to be entertaining.

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

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson