Category Archives: winning writers

Winning Feature Screenplay: CHANGES, by Neal Doran

Toby is a typical gamer kid approaching the woes of puberty. The after school routine with his bookish friend Nic is spent navigating the London tube line trying to figure the most efficient route to make the infamous 1609 train. However, when one of the popular kids start riding the tube with them they become increasingly involved with a group of girls from another school travelling the same way.

CAST LIST:

Various: Sean Ballantyne
Clare: Leanne Hoffman
Nik: Caleb Jaques
Chris: Ross Cummings
Narration: Carina Cojeen
Toby: Aaron Williams
Jen: Victoria Murdoch
Mandy/Smiley: Natalie Morgan

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Fraser, Andy Camp, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

MARCH 2019 BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY WINNING READINGS

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ACTORLA BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: THE ADORABLES by Michael Gavino
March 2019 Winner

ACTORBEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: REAR ENDED by Susie Schecter
March 2019 Winner

ACTORBEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: BAD LIES by Terry Lynam
March 2019 Winner

ACTORBEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: FINALLY by Troy Boyce & Sean Nash
March 2019 Winner

ACTORBEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: HE TRIED TO KILL ME by Gail B. Robinson
March 2019 Winner

ACTORBEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: UNFAITHFUL LOVE by Nicole Gray
March 2019 Winner

ACTORBEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: NOSTRADAMUS MISSION by Daniel M. Berghoff
March 2019 Winner

ACTORBEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: BURDEN OF THE BLOOD MOON by Paige Brien
March 2019 Winner

ACTORFANTASY BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: THE SEVEN CIRCLES by Eylem Cagla Sayman
March 2019 Winner

ACTORROMANCE BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: AND THEN THIS HAPPENED by Steve Feld
March 2019 Winner

ACTORBEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: BLACK LIVES MATTER by Mark Thiru
March 2019 Winner

 

 

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Fraser, Andy Camp, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

 

MARCH 2019 SHORT SCREENPLAY WINNING READINGS

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ACTORSCI-FI SHORT SCREENPLAY: STUCK by Katy Erin
March 2019 Winner

ACTORSCI-FI SHORT SCREENPLAY: SERVILE by Travis Darkow
March 2019 Winner

ACTORTHRILLER SHORT SCREENPLAY:
March 2019 Winner

ACTORLGBT SHORT SCREENPLAY:
March 2019 Winner

ACTORFEMALE SHORT SCREENPLAY:
March 2019 Winner

 

 

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Fraser, Andy Camp, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

Feature Screenplay Reading: Ube Bubog Volume 1 #School of Hard Knocks, by Sway Stagall

Ding Bangus, a skateboarding Filipino college dropout is mistakenly marked for death by motorcycle riding vigilante assassins and must rely on Clutch ‘Cobra’ Carsten – a crazy American UFC fighter wannabe – to save his life!

CAST LIST:
Various: Madeleine Eddy
Governor Mukong: Isai Riveras Blas
Narrator: Val Cole
Ding: Dustin Ragucos
Clutch: Steve Rizzo

Writer Biography

Writers should go out into the world, far away from their comfort zones, and find a story to tell that is truly meaningful. There are so many stories the world is just holding onto.. But it’s no mystery why armchair novelists are having ‘writer’s block’, they aren’t tapping into these tremendous human interest stories – without a champion, that are waiting, just over their horizon.

Writer Statement

A good martial arts comedy film is about the human spirit rising to meet an intractable social problem – and overcoming it.

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Fraser, Andy Camp, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

Winning Feature Screenplay Reading of THE EARL OF SUSSEX, by Larry Woldenberg


 
Three friends in the grip of a mid-life crisis make up a fancy old friend so they can head to Vegas for a fake bachelor’s party, but must contend with con-men, petty crooks and their angry wives if they’re to have their one last hoorah.

CAST LIST:

Jane: Anne McMaster
Rosa: Amber Copeland
Al: Ron Boyd
Narration: Carina Cojeen
Merv: Shawn Devlin
Vic: Allen Brunet
The Dwarf: Lee-Orr Orbach
Stella: Avelyn Grey
 

 

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Fraser, Andy Camp, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

FEBRUARY 2019 BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY WINNING READINGS

FilmFreeway exclusive Festival:

 

ACTORBest Scene SCREENPLAY: THE CAREGIVER by Christopher Santos

ACTORBest Scene SCREENPLAY: HE IS GONE by Gregory Allen

ACTORBest Scene SCREENPLAY: …AND THEN THIS HAPPENED by Steve Feld

ACTORBest Scene SCREENPLAY: YOUR ROARING TWENTIES by Kristina Rezek

ACTORBest Scene SCREENPLAY: VIVA by Renee Rubio

ACTORBest Scene SCREENPLAY: MOON OVER THE HILL by Stan Barton

ACTORBest Scene SCREENPLAY: MESSS by Grace Nguyen

ACTORBest Scene SCREENPLAY: ROCKMOMAGER by Adam Nixon

ACTORBest Scene SCREENPLAY: ODE TO WOMEN by Aster Banani

ACTORBest Scene SCREENPLAY: HEADSTRONG by Tali Zingman

ACTORBest Scene SCREENPLAY: INDIGENOUS by ML de la Garza

Best Scene SCREENPLAY: BEAST by Mike Meade

ACTORBest Scene SCREENPLAY: WOMEN OF STEEL by Marilyn Lee

ACTORBest Scene SCREENPLAY: AMARIS by Ian White

ACTORBest Scene SCREENPLAY: JONNY QUEST by Alan Rosenfeld

ACTORBest Scene SCREENPLAY: DREAM by Randall Talton

ACTORBest Scene SCREENPLAY: UNCELEBRATED PASSING by Randall Talton

ACTORBest Scene SCREENPLAY: THE PROPHECIES by Ray Cecire

ACTORBest Scene SCREENPLAY: LIES HAMBURGERS AND CUFFLINKS by Gustavo Freitas

 

 

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Fraser, Andy Camp, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

TOP 30 BEST SCENE SCREENPLAYS OF 2018

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STORYBEST scene Screenplay: THE NIGHT WITCHES by Steven Prowse
December 2018

STORYBEST scene Screenplay: JONNY QUEST by Alan Rosenfeld
December 2018

STORYBEST scene Screenplay: BROTHER PROOF by Michael Geoffrey
December 2018

STORYBEST scene Screenplay: BOUDOIR CELL by Mark Curtis Dunn
December 2018

STORYBEST scene Screenplay: BROOKLYN WALLS by Kevin W. Brooks
December 2018

STORYDRAMA BEST SCENE Screenplay: SILENT NOTES by Dawn Brown
October 2018

STORYBEST SCENE Screenplay: REVIVED by Richard M. Kjeldgaard
October 2018

STORY BEST SCENE Screenplay: CATATONIC CHRISTMAS by Mike Hoberg
September 2018
STORY BEST SCENE Screenplay: TO HELL AND BACK by Agnese Pagliarani
September 2018
STORY BEST SCENE Screenplay: WELCOME TO PRUITVILLE by Tom Mason
September 2018
STORY BEST SCENE Screenplay: WOLFPACK FENCERS by Adam Lapallo
September 2018
STORY BEST SCENE Screenplay: CORNFIELDS by Fernely Durand
September 2018
STORY BEST SCENE Screenplay: BROWN DOG by Andrew Ward
September 2018
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay: SLOPPY SECONDS by Toni Nagy, Bridget Barkan, Antonia M. Nagy
August 2018

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay: INSIDE THE WORLD OF ZOE SANDER by Suzanne Lutas
August 2018

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay: THE CRIMSON LEGACY by Adam Lapallo
August 2018

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay: THE MAN WITH A GLOVE by Suzanne Lutas
August 2018

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay: THE CRIMSON LEGACY by Adam Lapallo
August 2018

ACTORBROKEN FRAME – Best Scene Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Stephen Boncella

ACTORFOUR NEGRO GIRLS IN A CHURCH – Best Scene Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Phillip E. Hary

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – THE DEN
March 2018 Reading
by Kelsey Ann Wacker and Nathan Simpson
ACTORWAR Best Scene Screenplay – DANGER IN THE CLOUDS
February 2018 Reading
by John Donnellan
ACTORBIOGRAPHY Best Scene Screenplay – CATCH
February 2018 Reading
by Jerry Nield
ACTORWESTERN Best Scene Screenplay – SILVER SKULL CREEK
February 2018 Reading
by Ryan Gallant
ACTORBIOGRAPHY Best Scene Screenplay – THE REDEMPTION OF JOHN PARKER
February 2018 Reading
by John Connell
ACTOR BIOGRAPHY Best Scene Screenplay – MUSICAL PAWNS
January 2018 Reading
by Ron Graner
ACTORWAR Best Scene Screenplay – THE BOUHLER HAUS
January 2018 Reading
by BetteLou Tobin
ACTORWAR Best Scene Screenplay – NO HONOUR AMONG FAMILY
January 2018 Reading
by Shawn McCormack
ACTORWAR Best Scene Screenplay – HOW TO HOLD IT ALL IN
January 2018 Reading
by Gwen Goodkin
ACTORWAR Best Scene Screenplay – RED CRUCIBLE
January 2018 Reading
by Ira Altman