Category Archives: writing festival winners

Winning SHORT Screenplay Reading: Hawk Bells, by Kristian Mercado Figueroa

 

A story told via the perspective of a Taino Indigenous mother and daughter during Puerto Rico’s colonization. We experience their day to day lives and the violent shift as we explore the practice of slavery and usage of Hawk Bells during that time period.

CAST LIST:

Teacher: Max Ackerman
Narration: Geoff Mays
Yahima: Maiza Dubhe
Casiguaya: Jennifer Lieberman

 

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Denissa Palmer, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

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JULY 2019 BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY WINNING READINGS

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ACTORLGBT BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: A FOUR SIDED BED, by Elizabeth Searle
July 2019 Winner

ACTORLGBT BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: AND SO THE CAGED BIRD GOES, by Taylor Matson
July 2019 Winner

ACTORHORROR BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: THE STAFFORD MULTIPLEX THEATER, by Billy Smith
July 2019 Winner

ACTORHORROR BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: DELPHINE, by Bill Bradshaw
July 2019 Winner

ACTORFEMALE BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: TROUBLE WITH FRIENDS, by Karen Matthews
July 2019 Winner

ACTOR BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: ORSON WELLES ASHES, by Debra Knox
July 2019 Winner

ACTORFEMALE BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: OLD DYKES, by Elise Dhaene
July 2019 Winner

ACTORFEMALE BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: DRAGGING THE MARK, by Suzy Stein
July 2019 Winner

ACTORFEMALE BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: THE TERRAN CHRONICLES, by Lisa Kirkwood
July 2019 Winner

ACTORCOMEDY BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: NO PROBLLAMA, by Krystal Bird
July 2019 Winner

ACTOR BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: FAMILY CRISIS LIVE IN, by Anna Patterson
July 2019 Winner

ACTORHORROR BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: THE MEAT EATERS, by Danny Howell
July 2019 Winner

ACTORROMANCE BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: RAINBOW HUNTING, by Conor McFarland
July 2019 Winner

ACTOR BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY:
July 2019 Winner

ACTOR BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: THE GILDED AGE, by Richard A. Schwartz
July 2019 Winner

ACTOR BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: CETACEANS, by Paul Nurkowski
July 2019 Winner

ACTORLGBT BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: THE PARDON, by Anthony Maddalena
July 2019 Winner

 

 

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Denissa Palmer, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

Winning Feature Screenplay Reading: SAILING SARAH, by Phil Davey

After 14 years in jail, a father seeks to reconnect with his daughter.

CAST LIST:

Beth: Judy Thrush
Ling: Daniel Jones
Lucas: Peter Nelson
Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Jason: Steve Rizzo
Sarah: Emily Weir
Julie: Caroline Concordia


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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Denissa Palmer, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, 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

January 2019 Feature Screenplay Winning Readings

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festival posterWINNING FEATURE SCREENPLAY: Like a Bloody Monkey by Maurizio Caduto
festival posterWINNING FEATURE SCREENPLAY: At The Mercy of Faith by Samuel Taylor

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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

Novel Writing Festival Holiday Specials

Just wanted to touch base and let you know about the Holiday Specials for the Novel Writing Festival.

Go to: https://novelwritingfestival.com/

Submit your Full Novel, or submit for a professional actor performance reading video for only $35. Great to promote your book. Everything is 30% off.

You can always submit your novel logline for free at the Story Pitches site: www.storypitches.com

Hope to see you submit.

Thanks,