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SCREENPLAY FESTIVAL: AUGUST 16, 2018 EVENT

A showcase of a winning TV screenplays, short and 1st scene scripts.

CAST LIST: Twain Ward, Pearl Ho, Elizabeth Rose Morriss, John Leung, Julie C. Sheppard, Katelyn Vanier, Peter Nelson

Female Festival TV PILOT: MY MOTHER MURDERED MY FATHER by Josephine A. Perry

Genre: Drama, Thriller

When she learns her mother’s been released on parole for the murder of her father 25 years earlier, a bi-racial woman suffering from panic attacks faces inner demons and the possibility of losing her career as a counselor for troubled teens.
(Inspired by a true event )

CAST LIST:

Dev: Twain Ward
Doug: Peter Nelson
Sally: Pearl Ho
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Francesca: Katelyn Vanier
Claudine: Julie C. Sheppard
Rob: John Leung

TV Spec Screenplay: Rick and Morty – What Have You Learnt Morty? by Javier Torregrosa

Genre: Comedy, Adventure

Morty struggles to study for his exam, Rick decides to help Morty to learn by showing him first hand. Meanwhile Jerry starts a new job that doesn’t turn out as expected.

CAST LIST:

Mortar: Pearl Ho
Beth: Julie C. Sheppard
Jerry: Twain Ward
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Rick: Peter Nelson
Morty: John Leung
Summer: Katelyn Vanier

LGBT 1st Scene Screenplay: PUNKER AND PROPHET by M. V. Montgomery

Genre: Drama

Two LGBTQ women from very different backgrounds form a close bond and help to fight each other’s battles.

CAST LIST:

Heather: Julie C. Sheppard
Ginny: Pearl Ho
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Bill: Peter Nelson
Heather: Katelyn Vanier

1st Scene Screenplay: APHELION by Karl van Allen

Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy

Following a tragic death in the family physicist Hank Keating and his research partner open a gateway to another reality, promising a second chance and unleashing a malicious alien sentience in the space between spaces, threatening to destroy everything they’ve ever known.

CAST LIST:

Diana: Katelyn Vanier
Hank: Twain Ward
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Michael: John Leung
Claire: Pearl Ho

1st Scene Screenplay: OPERATION BABYLIFT by John McCarney

Genre: Drama

The true story of a hard drinking, Bowie knife toting, Airline CEO, a Volkswagen van driving hippie and an Iowa housewife, who risk their lives, to save abandoned orphans in collapsing war torn Vietnam.

CAST LIST:

Reverend: Twain Ward
Conklin: John Leung
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Daly 50s: Peter Nelson
Leann: Katelyn Vanier

DIVERSITY Short Screenplay: BUREAU 121 by Helene Taylor

Genre: Romance, Thriller

A North Korean hacker must decide between defection and love or family and life as a cyber warfare terrorist.

CAST LIST:

Mother: Julie C. Sheppard
Jin’s Father: Peter Nelson
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Jin: John Leung
Min-Seo: Pearl Ho
General: Twain Ward

DIVERSITY Short Screenplay: I FEARED FOR MY LIFE by Jorge Abreu

Genre: Drama

Officers experience courageous circumstances during their tours that in an instance become decisions of life and death. A therapist gets a rookie to relive his nightmarish trail of his first time drawing his firearm. She is task with concluding if his actions was justify, or racially fear based.

CAST LIST:

Janey: Pearl Ho
Officer McBrady: Peter Nelson
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Eric: John Leung
Dr. Grey: Julie C. Sheppard
Yamal: Twain Ward

LGBT Short Screenplay: LOOK IN MY EYES by Eddie Baca

Genre: Drama

Gay sober military man meets Crimean Muslim taxi driver in NYC.

CAST LIST:

Karim: Twain Ward
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Eddie: Peter Nelson
Henry: John Leung

Short Screenplay NORTHWOOD by John Fraser

Genre: Action, Thriller

The commander of a nuclear submarine struggles to deal with an accident during NATO submarine exercises that quickly escalates into a deadly international conflict.

CAST LIST:

Jack: John Leung
Alex: Twain Ward
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Geoff: Peter Nelson
Maryann: Katelyn Vanier

Sci-Fi Short Screenplay: ALGORITHM by by George Deihl Jr.

Genre: Sci-Fi, Adventure

Designated to save her home planet, a woman must make a choice between devotion to her humanity and the glorification of The Algorithm.

CAST LIST:

The Algorithm: Peter Nelson
Male: John Leung
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Female: Pearl Ho
Ship’s Computer: Katelyn Vanier
Him: Twain Ward

Under 5min. Short: 1801 BUCK by Jalen Thompson

Genre: Thriller, Drama

A dramatic piece about the sexual exploitation an enslaved African family endures leading up to the murder of their slaveholder.

CAST LIST:

Adell: Katelyn Vanier
Amiyah: Pearl Ho
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Cassell: Twain Ward
Ibo: John Leung

Under 5min. Short: IT LIVES WITHIN by Matty Farrugia

Genre: Thriller, Drama

A middle aged woman finds herself in trouble when the power goes out and she starts hearing strange noises.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Sara: Pearl Ho
Weatherman: Peter Nelson

Short Screenplay: WHERE I’M LEFT by Annaliese von der Burg

Genre: Drama

This is a short film dealing with suicide and how it affects the loved ones left behind still searching for answers. How you can love someone so much, but sometimes everything isn’t always enough to save someone.

CAST LIST:

Man: John Leung
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Grace: Pearl Ho
Kaya: Julie C. Sheppard

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

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SCREENPLAY FESTIVAL: AUGUST 9, 2018 EVENT

 A showcase of a winning Action Feature Screenplay, and 5 short scripts.

 
CAST LIST:
Amber Copeland, Neil Bennett, Ryan Singh, Kevin P. Gabel, Carina Cojeen, Charles Gordon

 ACTION Feature Screenplay: OPERATION BROTHER SAM by Gustavo Freitas

Genre: Action, Political Thriller

During the Cold War, an intelligence officer, haunted by the death of his wife, must confront a corrupt politician who plans to start a military dictatorship in Brazil.

CAST LIST:

Thomas: Charles Gordon
Camilla: Amber Copeland
Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Mark: Kevin P. Gabel
Colton: Neil Bennett
Garrett: Ryan Singh

LGBT Short Screenplay: CONVERTED by Dana Quercioli

Genre: Comedy

Andy McCloskey escaped gay conversion therapy to become a drag queen, going from pray-the-gay-away to slay all day.

CAST LIST:

David: Neil Bennett
Dr. Tomassini: Charles Gordon
Narrator: Sean Ballantyne
Andy: Kevin P. Gabel
Deven: Amber Copeland
Danny: Ryan Singh

LGBT Short Screenplay: SKATE NIGHT by Kate Whitehead

Genre: Comedy

Agoraphobic skateboarder Cindy has a life that is rich in avatars but poor in human interaction. When she decides to make the leap to dating live people, everything turns out to be just as chaotic as she had feared.

CAST LIST:

DJ Strangelove: Neil Bennett
Genie: Kevin P. Gabel
Narrator: Charles Gordon
Jolene: Carina Cojeen
Cindy: Amber Copeland
Police Officer: Ryan Singh

LGBT Short Screenplay: OLDFISH by Kate Whitehead, Esha Khan

Genre: Horror, Thriller

Tariq and Kylee want to put Grandma in a home. Unfortunately, Grandma’s girlfriend Mrs. Zane is not ready to give her up.

CAST LIST:

Dr. Harriet: Charles Gordon
Tariq: Kevin P. Gabel
Narrator: Neil Bennett
Organ Player: Carina Cojeen
Kylee: Amber Copeland

COMEDY Short Screenplay: COUNTRY ROADS by Stephen Bodossian

Genre: Comedy

A lazy father takes his four-year-old daughter to rural North Jersey to meet her favorite movie character, Bambi, in hopes of proving to her that he is a fun dad and to gain a parenting win over his ex-wife. He soon learns that finding Bambi is much more difficult than anticipated.

CAST LIST:

Allie: Carina Cojeen
Narrator: Kevin P. Gabel
Eddie: Ryan Singh
Nicole: Amber Copeland

1pg. COMEDY Short Screenplay: HEART OF GOLD by Daniele Lince

Genre: Comedy, Drama

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Ricky: Ryan Singh
Silvia: Amber Copeland

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

SCREENPLAY FESTIVAL: AUGUST 2, 2018 EVENT

A showcase of 25 best scene screenplays from all over the world.

THRILLER Best Scene – THE PLAYLISTS

Rachel – Salma Dharsee
Archibald – Shawn Devlin
Narration – Norma Dawn Dunphy
Clara – Katelyn Varadi
Lewis – Omar Aufi
Reggie – Zain Warraich

THRILLER Best Scene – DWELLERS OF SUNSHINE GARDENS

Fly – Omar Aufi
Narration – Norma Dawn Dunphy
Freshman – Zain Warraich
Socrates – Shawn Devlin

Female Best Scene – RED SHIRT

Dana – Katelyn Varadi
Dan (40s) – Omar Aufi
Narration – Shawn Devlin
Muriel (40s) – Norma Dawn Dunphy
Julia (40s) – Salma Dharsee
Waiter – Zain Warraich

THILLER Best Scene – THE PROFESSOR

Narration – Zain Warraich
Female Detective – Norma Dawn Dunphy
The Professor – Shawn Devlin

THRILLER Best Scene – SPY HIGH

Monarch – Omar Aufi
Narration – Salma Dharsee
Mitch – Zain Warraich
Prof. Conigliaro – Shawn Devlin

THRILLER Best Scene – OPERATION BROTHER SAM

Colton– Zain Warraich
Narration – Norma Dawn Dunphy
Mark – Omar Aufi
Thomas Greene – Shawn Devlin

SCI-FI Best Scene – XIGHTFALL

Clarice – Norma Dawn Dunphy
Tito – Shawn Devlin
Narration – Salma Dharsee
Eli – Omar Aufi
Tom – Zain Warraich

SCI-FI Best Scene – WILD WILD WASTELAND

Kaiden – Zain Warraich
Darren – Omar Aufi
Narration – Norma Dawn Dunphy
Laura – Katelyn Varadi
Lord Lanceford – Shawn Devlin

SCI-FI Best Scene – VENUS SYNDROME

Joe – Zain Warraich
Chev – Zain Warraich
Narration – Katelyn Varadi
Rick – Omar Aufi
Leyland – Shawn Devlin

Sci-Fi Best Scene – THE SON OF GUN

President Hayden – Shawn Devlin
Narration – Salma Dharsee
Gunner Jr – Omar Aufi
Maddix – Zain Warraich

Best Scene – CATATONIC CHRISTMAS

Billy – Omar Aufi
Doris – Salma Dharsee
Narration – Norma Dawn Dunphy
Doug – Shawn Devlin
Jim – Zain Warraich

FEMALE Best Scene – REMEMBER KENT STATE

Margaret – Salma Dharsee
Announcer – Omar Aufi
Narration – Norma Dawn Dunphy
Case – Zain Warraich
Lucy – Katelyn Varadi
Walter Kronkite – Shawn Devlin

COMEDY Best Scene – TUGNETT

Brandon – Omar Aufi
Blond – Katelyn Varadi
Narration – Norma Dawn Dunphy
Ted – Shawn Devlin
Redhead –Salma Dharsee

COMEDY Best Scene – ACCIDENTAL FEMINIST

Anne (8) – Katelyn Varadi
Eugene (teen) – Zain Warraich
Narration – Shawn Devlin
Beverly (13) – Salma Dharsee
Rita (40s) – Norma Dawn Dunphy
Chad – Omar Aufi

ACTION Best Scene – HERO OF HEROES

Lord Wen – Shawn Devlin
Lady Pura – Norma Dawn Dunphy
Narration – Zain Warraich
Ping – Shawn Devlin
Wu – Omar Aufi
Marah – Katelyn Varadi

ACTION Best Scene – ANAHNA

Nikita (m) – Shawn Devlin
Waitress – Katelyn Varadi
Narration – Norma Dawn Dunphy
Danny – Omar Aufi
Maddie – Salma Dharsee

SCI-FI Best Scene – GRADIENT DESCENT

Narration – Katelyn Varadi
Camilla – Norma Dawn Dunphy
Claire – Salma Dharsee

SCI-FI Best Scene – VOYAGER IN CHRONOSPACE

Narration – Norma Dawn Dunphy
Jeanie – Salma Dharsee
Vis – Omar Aufi

FEMALE Best Scene – SANDS OF THE MIRAGE

Mr. Parnell – Shawn Devlin
Sage (m) – Omar Aufi
Narration – Zain Warraich
Ronen (f) – Katelyn Varadi
Evan (f) – Salma Dharsee
Chloe – Norma Dawn Dunphy

COMEDY Best Scene – ON THE VERGE

Lily – Salma Dharsee
Narration – Shawn Devlin
Theo – Zain Warraich
Salma – Katelyn Varadi

FEMALE Best Scene – TREED

Kate (late 30s) – Salma Dharsee
Narration – Zain Warraich
Ruby (older) – Norma Dawn Dunphy
Mort (30s) – Omar Aufi

BEST Scene – CRIMSON LEGACY

Narration – Salma Dharsee
Bill/Vasile – Shawn Devlin
Damien – Zain Warraich

COMEDY Best Scene – THE BOOK WRITER

Narration – Katelyn Varadi
Larry – Zain Warraich
Doyle – Omar Aufi

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

SCREENPLAY FESTIVAL: JULY 26, 2018 EVENT

A showcase of the best TV and 1st Scene Screenplays.

FULL CAST LIST::

Katelyn Vanier, Jolly Amoako, Dana Thody, Tiffany Davidson, Ted Powers, Bryan Kling, Kat Smiley

SCI-FI TV PILOT: SOL, by James Fox

Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama

In the year 2242 citizen and soldier alike are plunged into a dark and violent interplanetary civil war, the scale of which is unprecedented in Human history. Desperate for survival, leaders emerge to protect their families, friends, and futures.

CAST LIST:

Lisa Colt: Katelyn Vanier
John Stavlos: Bryan Kling
Randall James: Jolly Amoako
Narrator: Kat Smiley
Simon Bongani: Ted Powers
Frankie Zoya: Dana Thody
Heather Umani: Tiffany Davidson

TV SPEC: UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT, by Anna Hotter & Michael Rodriguez

Genre: Comedy

A spec from the popular Netflix show.

CAST LIST:

Robot: Ted Powers
Zach: Bryan Kling
Jacqueline: Katelyn Vanier
Narrator: Kat Smiley
Kimmy: Dana Thody
Titus: Jolly Amoako
Terri Lee: Tiffany Davidson

SCI-FI TV 1st Scene: JUBILATION, by Meghan Fitzmartin

Genre: Sci-Fi, Action

After attempting to commit suicide, teenaged AMANDA GERHARDT moves to the most magical town in Florida.

CAST LIST:

Eliot: Dana Thody
Amanda: Tiffany Davidson
Narrator: Kat Smiley
Linda: Katelyn Vanier
Martin: Ted Powers
Beau: Jolly Amoako

LGBT 1st Scene: OFF SCRIPT, by by Tamar Palmer

Genre: Drama

On the verge of making her dreams a reality, a 16-year-old aspiring actress discovers that her parents’ marriage isn’t what she believed and everything she thought she understood about relationships is turned upside down. As she struggles to hold on to her version of “happily ever after,” her mother must decide how much she’s willing to risk to be true to herself.

CAST LIST:

Hermia: Dana Thody
Harry: Ted Powers
Narrator: Kat Smiley
Rachel: Tiffany Davidson
Daniel: Bryan Kling
Adina: Katelyn Vanier

COMEDY 1st Scene: THE SIDEKICK RULES, by Chris Warner

Genre: Comedy, Romance

If the rom-com sidekick always has the best lines, then it’s time to give him the lead role. Oscar keeps trying to cover for his hero, but his connection with Penelope starts to get in the way.

CAST LIST:

Oscar: Ted Powers
Narrator: Kat Smiley
Harry: Jolly Amoako
Penelope: Tiffany Davidson

1st Scene: SINGLE BLACK FEMALE, by Jasmine Pittman

Genre: Comedy, Romance

When a young black woman who’s unlucky in love falls for a man who seems perfect, their secrets threaten to pull them apart.

CAST LIST:

Conductor: Jolly Amoako
Narrator: Kat Smiley
Nia: Tiffany Davidson
Sloane: Dana Thody

1st Scene: WHITTAKER ALGER AND DICK, by Stephen Witty

Genre: Drama

An interconnected story about Whittaker Chambers, Alger Hiss, and Richard Nixon against the background of the hysteria of the post-war 1940s.

CAST LIST:

Esther: Katelyn Vanier
Narrator: Kat Smiley
Bagley: Ted Powers
Chambers: Bryan Kling

TV 1st Scene: JILLIAN AND THE SHARKS, by Josephine Perry

Genre: Drama

A conflicted professor desperate to hide her lifestyle from her Jehovah’s Witness family faces her fears when she begins proceedings to gain custody of her bi-racial brother and sister, emotionally abused by her mother. With outrageous musical numbers, Big Love Meets Community…all based on real events.

CAST LIST:

Mr. Bismark: Ted Powers
Young Girl’s Voice: Tiffany Davidson
Narrator: Kat Smiley
Jillian: Dana Thody
Mrs. Bismark: Katelyn Vanier

LGBT 1st Scene: SIGHT UNSEEN, by Nicholas Downs

Genre: Drama

Tragedy brings together a reserved but brilliant sculptor and an outgoing gallery owner, friends whose love was sidetracked—but was always meant to be deeper.

CAST LIST:

Nurse: Katelyn Vanier
Jon: Ted Powers
Narrator: Kat Smiley
Cody: Bryan Kling
Nathan: Jolly Amoako

1st Scene: MARKED, by Leah P

Genre: Horror, Action

A mysterious outlaw called the “Wolf of the West” has been wreaking havoc upon settlers in the budding frontier. David Kessler, an aspiring paranormal scientist believes the Wolf is supernatural and journeys out West to prove it and to document any other strange phenomena he sees. Along the way he joins forces with Winnona Argento, a young woman who is more than she seems and Federal Marshal Travis Crabtree, a hardened but honorable lawman. Together they travel the West and face against myths, legends, and monsters as well as outlaws and bandits while at the same time learning to find the balance between pacifism and survival in this harsh terrain and time period.

CAST LIST:

Ticket Man: Jolly Amoako
Father: Ted Powers
Narrator: Kat Smiley
Sybil: Tiffany Davidson
Tobias: Bryan Kling
Mother: Katelyn Vanier

ACTION Best Scene: AFFAIR OF THE POISONS, by Charles Leipart

Genre: Action, Adventure

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Kat Smiley
Marie-Claire: Dana Thody
Xavier: Ted Powers

ACTION Best Scene: OPERATION BABYLIFT, by John McCarney

Genre: Action, History

In an intertwining story based on true events, three very different men desperately save as many babies from war-torn Vietnam as they can.

CAST LIST:

Daly: Jolly Amoako
Narrator: Kat Smiley
Jenkins: Bryan Kling
Ambassador: Ted Powers

SCI-FI Best Scene: FRENCH TOAST, by Joshua David Ashburn

CAST LIST:

Pierce: Ted Powers
Narrator: Kat Smiley
James: Bryan Kling
Babs: Katelyn Vanier

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

SCREENPLAY FESTIVAL: JULY 12, 2018 EVENT

A showcase of winning Feature and Best Scene Screenplays.

FULL CAST LIST:
Pearl Ho, Zena Driver, Amaka Umeh, Russell Batcher,
Elizabeth Rose Morriss, Hugh Ritchie, Rachel Rain Packota, Sylvia Normandeau

Horror Feature Script: THE BLIGHT, by Jerron Spencer

Genre: Horror, Thriller

Forced into Detroit’s The Blight, eight ordinary women must band together to save themselves and the world from Lovecraftian horror with a sci-fi twist. Garden tools, two guns, and one plucky aluminum bat will help them battle their way through rubble-strewn streets and hidden laboratories against mutants, monsters and the military.

CAST LIST:

Abril: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Kaylie: Pearl Ho
Chassity: Amaka Umeh
Narrator: Hugh Ritchie
Linnie: Sylvia Normandeau
Bella: Zena Driver
Kat: Rachel Rain Packota
Barney: Russell Batcher

Romance Short Script: PURGATORY: A LOVE STORY, by Alice L. Lee

Genre: Romance, Fantasy

An arrogant, self satisfied man named, RICHARD (DICK) YORK, has the misfortunate of insulting the wrong witches in New York City’s Central Park. Turned into a toad and unable to lie, Dick must find a true love and loyal heart to break the spell. In this world of Facebook, Snap Chats and Tweets, would a toad be able to get anyone to spare a moment to help him, much less be his true love and loyal heart?

CAST LIST:

Alys: Sylvia Normandeau
Abby: Amaka Umeh
Olivia: Pearl Ho
Narration: Zena Driver
Richard: Russell Batcher
Helena: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Katherine: Rachel Rain Packota
Frog/Tom: Hugh Ritchie

SHE DREAMS OF PLASTIC TIARAS, by Troy Harvey Graham

Genre: Comedy, Drama

A woman visits a plastic surgeon with the hope of changing the future for her daughter.

CAST LIST:

Prada: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Dr. Sanderson: Russell Batcher
Narration: Sean Ballantyne
Delmot: Hugh Ritchie
Amberly: Pearl Ho

THRILLER Best Scene Reading of REFLECTION by Jac Brennan

Genre: Thriller, Horror, Crime

Set in Los Angeles California, Kendall Lane a journalist for the LA Times, along with two LAPD detectives are investigating a random murder, so they thought. Later discovered, a serial killer (copycat of Jack the Ripper), is terrorizing the city. Kendall has faced her share of monsters, but this monster killer, makes her question everything she knew about herself. One gruesome murder scene, a picture of a young girl was left behind, Kendall immediately knew the connection between the victims, she was the reason these men were being hunted and brutally tortured. How? She never told, hoping no one knew, but someone did find out. Through vivid nightmares, Kendall gets a rare glimpse inside a killer’s mind, what she saw, no one could ever imagine. So, the demented, twisted game of pay back begins.

CAST LIST:

Reggie: Russell Batcher
Narrator: Hugh Ritchie
Alex: Zena Driver
Kendall: Amaka Umeh

FEMALE Best Scene Reading of RED SHIRT, by Mary C. Ferrara

Genre: Comedy, Romance

A woman goes on a blind date and runs into an old high school friend in the bathroom; chaos ensues!

CAST LIST:

Dan: Russell Batcher
Dana: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Narrator: Hugh Ritchie
Muriel: Zena Driver
Julia: Sylvia Normandeau

Best Scene Reading of FIELD OF BLOOD, by Mike Meade

Genre: Horror, Thriller

Continuing horror story by Mike Meade.

CAST LIST:

Scott: Russell Batcher
Narrator: Hugh Ritchie
Nicki: Pearl Ho
Mabel: Sylvia Normandeau

TV Best Scene Reading of INSIDE THE WORLD OF ZOE SANDER, by Suzanne Lutas

Genre: Family, Comedy, Animation.

When a kid becomes a trendy designer overnight, she must learn to navigate through the cut-throat world of fashion with only the help of her working-class single mom, and her imaginary friend, a talking magazine cut-out of her favorite supermodel.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Hugh Ritchie
Lily: Rachel Rain Packota
Zoe: Elizabeth Rose Morriss

Best Scene Reading of SLOPPY SECONDS, by Toni Nagy & Bridget Barkan
Antoniamnagy

Genre: Comedy

When you find yourself in a giant penis costume having an existential crisis wondering if love is merely an illusion of self-torture while trying to convince your boyfriend not to break up with you, it’s time to reevaluate your life choices.

CAST LIST:

PFDA: Amaka Umeh
Minnie: Rachel Rain Packota
Narration: Sean Ballantyne
Jake: Hugh Ritchie
Mr. Buxton: Russell Batcher

Zara: Sylvia Normandeau

Best Scene Reading of THE MAN WITH A GLOVE, by Suzanne Lutas

Genre: Supernatural Thriller

A gifted art intern is forced by a desperate necromancer seeking after a cure for her son’s deadly disease to restore a 16th century painting believed to contain the secret to the Fountain of Youth.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Hugh Ritchie
Stuart: Russell Batcher
Claire: Zena Driver

 

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

Screenplay Festival: June 14, 2018 Event

A showcase of the winning feature screenplay, and short scripts.

Full CAST LIST: Kelly Seo, Shawn Devlin, Cory Bertrand, Sam Fazli, Abbas Wahab, Laurel Galt, Elizabeth Rose Morriss

LGBT Feature Script – GO-GO BOY, by Vance Walker

Genre: Drama, Romance

It’s 1990 and LA’s hottest go-go dancer is living a carefree, hedonistic life until he tests positive for the AIDS virus and realizes he must change everything about his life if he’s going to survive.

CAST LIST:

Jo: Kelly Seo
Garland: Abbas Wahab
William: Shawn Devlin
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Art: Cory Bertrand
Nate: Sam Fazli
Edie: Laurel Galt

Best Scene of AT THE MERCY OF FAITH, by Samuel Taylor

Genre: Drama

A fourteen year old preacher renounces his faith in God in the wake of a traumatic event. Eighteen years later, the terrifying demons from his past viciously return to disrupt the harmony of his home and claim his soul for the god of their hell.

CAST LIST:

Receptionist: Laurel Galt
Security Guard: Shawn Devlin
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Marvin: Abbas Wahab
Man/John: Sam Fazli

SCI-FI Short Script – BRAD ACTUALLY: TIRE BY TRIAL, by Caleb Quinn

Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Comedy

The continuing adventures of the greatest hero in the universe, Brad Callahan, and of his sister, Christine, who doesn’t trust him.

CAST LIST:

Christine: Kelly Seo
Vega: Laurel Galt
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Brad: Sam Fazli
Newton: Abbas Wahab
Judge: Shawn Devlin

THRILLER Short Script – FOR GOOD BEHAVIOR, by Ron Riekki

Genre: Thriller, Drama

A lawyer has an award-winning actress come into a prison to teach his client how to cry on the stand.

CAST LIST:

Lawyer: Shawn Devlin
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Leeann: Kelly Seo
Teej: Abbas Wahab

Short Script – BROCCOLI, or (LITTLE LARRY’S BIG IMPOSSIBLE DREAM), by by Tiger Ji

Genre: Drama, Comedy

In the dangerous slums of Detroit, two eccentric drug dealers, Little Larry and Petey Pitts, yearn for better lives.

CAST LIST:

Steph/Bobby: Cory Bertrand
Sully: Sam Fazli
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Little Larry: Abbas Wahab
Petey: Shawn Devlin

Short Script – BENCHSIDE WARFARE, by Zander Jones

Genre: Drama

This is a short piece that comments on the struggle that immigrants face trying to simply enjoy the small moments during a time of heightened racial profiling.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Ari: Sam Fazli

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

Screenplay Festival: June 6, 2018 Event

A showcase of the winning feature screenplay, 1st scenes, and short scripts.

CAST LIST: Danilo Reyes, Julie C. Sheppard, Tayna Bevan, Kate Fenton, John Marcucci, Samantha Carly, Scott McCulloch, Michael Lake

FEATURE Script – INDIAN COUNTY, by Troy Kelly

Genre: Crime, Drama

An up-and-coming white-collar defense lawyer gets caught up in a fraud scheme and must take on the pro bono defense of a Native American man facing the death penalty in order to restore his reputation.

CAST LIST:

Agent Forrest: Danilo Reyes
Carole: Julie C. Sheppard
Nona: Tayna Bevan
Narrator: Kate Fenton
Carter: John Marcucci
Kari: Samantha Carly
Agent Gust: Scott McCulloch
Agent James: Michael Lake

SCI-FI 1st Scene Script – FORGET-ME-NOTS, by John Dummer

Genre: Sci-Fi, Horror, Drama

A grieving astrobiologist and two uninvited guests await a supernova explosion that will destroy all life on Earth. A mysterious plant threatens to bring matters to an even swifter end.

CAST LIST:

Newscaster: Julie C. Sheppard
Audrey: Tayna Bevan
Narrator: Kate Fenton
Evan: Scott McCulloch
Girl: Samantha Carly

THRILLER 1st Scene Script – FIELDS OF BLOOD, by Michael Meade

Genre: Thriller, Horror

Passing through a small Mid-West town and lending a helping hand to a stranger soon turns into a nightmare for Scott in this tense, paranoid horror thriller. A short screenplay by Mike Meade.

CAST LIST:

Earl: Scott McCulloch
Trucker: Danilo Reyes
Nicki: Tayna Bevan
Narrator: Kate Fenton
Bobby Jean: Julie C. Sheppard
Courtney: Samantha Carly
Scott: Michael Lake

HORROR Short Screenplay – THE SNEEZE, by Martin Reese

Genre: Horror, Fantasy

One man’s failure to exercise proper etiquette when someone sneezes leads to a case of demonic possession.

CAST LIST:

Phil: Michael Lake
Narrator: Kate Fenton
Neal: Danilo Reyes
Office Worker: Scott McCulloch

Short Script – THE HITLER PARADOX, by James Hughes

Genre: Sci-Fi, Comedy

Two time travelers find themselves in conflict as they aim to bring Hitler to justice, although in vastly different ways.

CAST LIST:

Eva: Tayna Bevan
Hitler: Scott McCulloch
Narrator: Kate Fenton
Tiom: Danilo Reyes
Jonny: Michael Lake

Under 5min. Short Script – GOD OF INSECTS, by James R. Cowley

Genre: Comedy

An insect fanatic of study brings to light a new purpose.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Kate Fenton
Harry; Scott McCulloch

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox