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WILDsound Performer: Adam Martignetti

See the 100s of actors who performed at the Writing Festival in 2015: http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/wildsound_performers.html

ADAM MARTIGNETTI: http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/adam_martignetti.html

Height: 5’9

Hair: Brown

Eyes: Brown

Adam performed in 15 screenplays for the Writing Festival in 2015. Ranging from roles in the TV shows The Americans, Family Guy, and Bob’s Burgers to playing a bumbling boyfriend in a comedy/horror stage play.

CLICK the links and watch Adam Martignetti perform:

ACTORTV SPEC SCRIPT – FAMILY GUY
June 2015 Reading
Written by Dan Chan

ACTORTV SPEC SCRIPT – IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA
June 2015 Reading
Written by Keith Black

ACTORSHORT SCRIPT – ENGINEEMBRYO
June 2015 Reading
Written by Jon Sturgess

ACTORBEST SCENE SCRIPT – HELTER SHELTER
June 2015 Reading
Written by Yancey Derringer Banks

ACTORTV PILOT SCRIPT – SEX THERAPY
June 2015 Reading
Written by Michelle J Brezinski

ACTORFEATURE SCRIPT – 66 West
October 2015 Reading
Written by Christopher Willis

ACTORSTAGE PLAY – Scary Scary Night
October 2015 Reading

ACTORSHORT SCRIPT – PTSD
September 2015 Reading
Written by Paul Myerberg

ACTORTV SPEC – Bob’s Burgers
November 2015 Reading
Written by Travis McMaster & Tony Interdonato

ACTORBEST SCENE – Comic Cons
December 2015 Reading
Written by Peter Harmon & Larry Postel

ACTORBEST SCENE – Seeking Will Ferrell

December 2015 Reading
Written by Rob Ingalls

ACTORBEST SCENE – On Three
December 2015 Reading
Written by Ed Vassie

ACTORTV PILOT – Vincent Locke: Villain-At-Law
December 2015 Reading
Written by Christiaan Alexander Kutlik

ACTORTV SPEC – The Americans
December 2015 Reading
Written by Addison A.A. Bhuyan

ACTORSHORT SCRIPT – WALK WITH THE DEVIL
June 2015 Reading
Written by Alison C. Hall

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1st Scene Screenplay Festival Announces its September 2015 Winners

Watch the Winning Readings for the 1st Scene and Short Screenplay Winners

Script #1 – 1st Scene Reading of HOW TO HOLD IS ALL IN
September 2015 Reading
Written by Gwen Goodkin
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/how_to_hold_it_all_in.html

SYNOPSIS:

How to Hold it All in is about a guy who’s lost the loves of his life.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Angelica Alejandro
LYLE – Gabriel Darku
MARV – Ben Hur
CHIC-JINX – Chris Reid-Geisler

Script #2 – 1st Scene Reading of FACSIMILE
September 2015 Reading
Written by Gary Makin
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/facsimile.html

SYNOPSIS:

In a future Los Angeles, a homicide detective’s investigation into the attempted murder of a young woman becomes the ultimate case of identity theft when a powerful corporation is implicated.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Angelica Alejandro
WOMAN – Laura Kyswaty
MORALES – Ben Hur
ORTIZ/DRIVER – Gabriel Darku
TAXI DRIVER – Chris Reid-Geisler
EVERS – Holly Sarchfield

Script #3 – SHORT SCRIPT – PTSD
September 2015 Reading
Written by Paul Myerberg
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/ptsd.html

SYNOPSIS:

A PTSD soldier, living on the streets, finds his anonymity shattered when he saves a woman from assault.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Sara Price
MAX CARNEY – Sako Kababji
NEPTUNE – Elizabeth Owens Scidmore
KATRINA – Kelly Daly
GANGBANGER – Adam Martignetti
COUNSELOR – Nick Baillie
POLICEMAN – Dan Cristofori

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Deadline: FEATURE Screenplay Festival – Get FULL FEEDBACK. Get script performed by professional actors
http://www.wildsound.ca/screenplaycontest.html

Watch WINNING Screenplay Readings – Watch videos of past winners performed by professional actors
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/feature_script_readings.html

READ 100s of testimonials from past submitters –
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/feature-screenplay-submission-testimonials-wildsound-screenplay-contest-review

Short Screenplay PTSD by Paul Myerberg (plus interview)

Watch the Short Screenplay Reading of PTSD:

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Sara Price
MAX CARNEY – Sako Kababji
NEPTUNE – Elizabeth Owens Scidmore
KATRINA – Kelly Daly
GANGBANGER – Adam Martignetti
COUNSELOR – Nick Baillie
POLICEMAN – Dan Cristofori

Get to know writer Paul Myerberg:

1. What is your screenplay about?

A PTSD soldier, living on the streets, finds his anonymity shattered when he saves a woman from assault.

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

It’s themes of loneliness are universal as are the push-pull of love and violence.

3. How would you describe this story in one sentence?

An action/drama which takes a reclusive, PTSD soldier from solitude to taking the first steps back to a normal life with his family.

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

I have no idea. Films that pop to mind are everything from Alien to Lawrence of Arabia to Groundhog Day. All these were great in their own way.

5. This is a very tight, emotionally engaging and fun screenplay. How long have you been working on this screenplay?

6-8 months.

6. How many stories have you written?

Around 15.

7. What motivated you to write this screenplay?

I needed a new avenue in which to promote my work. I thought a short screenplay would be an ideal vehicle. Once I decided on an approximate length I started to think in terms of how to create a beginning, middle and end in such a short time. From there, subject matter. PTSD is an affliction I’ve delved into before, and in fact have a full-length screenplay, Skilled To Kill, about a PTSD character. Although Skilled To Kill is also an action/drama, it’s very different than this short.

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

This went relatively easy. I was fortunate to get some outstanding feedback along the way from my wife, my ProSeries alumni group, and WILDsound. Good, non-destructive feedback is vital for me as a writer.

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

Music. 🙂 120 years ago I was a singer-song writer, and all this time later I’m getting played in Spain, the UK and Europe, and am currently awaiting contracts on a re-release of an album of my songs. I sang and wrote under the name Paul Martin, and find music as exciting as writing screenplays, although on a different pallet.

10. What influenced you to enter the WILDsound Festival? What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received?

WILDsound seems more in touch with the writer than other contest or festivals. Some contests are very arbitrary and it’s like shoving your work and money into a dark hole, never to be seen or heard from again. WILDsound’s feedback was succinct and identified the area that needed work, as well as gave me encouragement.

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

Keep writing. Keep going. Keep trying.

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DEADLINE: SHORT Screenplay Contest Festival SAVE $10 – FULL FEEDBACK. Get script performed at festival (winner every month)
http://www.wildsound.ca/shortscriptcontest.html

Watch Recent Winning Short Screenplay Readings:
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/short_script_readings.html

Read Recent Testimonials about the Short Screenplay Festival:
Testimonials

Stage Play Reading of SCARY SCARY NIGHT by E Michael Lunsford

Watch the Stage Play Reading of SCARY SCARY NIGHT:

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Kelly Daly
DEREK – Adam Martignetti
JEREMY – Nick Baillie
PRUDENCE – Elizabeth Owens Scidmore
NUSSBAUM – Dan Cristofori
ALBERT – Sako Kababji
FORMALDA/SARAH – Sara Price

Get to know writer E Michael Lunsford:

1. What is your stage play about?

Scary, Scary Night is a quirky Halloween comedy about chasing your dreams and overcoming your fears.

2. Why should this stage play be produced?

Actually, this play will be produced, in the Fall of 2016, by the Shawnee Playhouse in Shawnee on the Delaware, PA, after receiving rave reviews from a partial staged reading and winning their annual festival competition.

3. This story has a lot going for it. How would you describe this story in one sentence?

As Prudence and Derek start Halloween by arriving late at the costume store, they’re unaware that the evil store manager has a dead body he needs to offload, that he decides to stash it in the local funeral home run by Derek’s somewhat kooky parents, Jeremy and Formalda Hyde.

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

The Red Shoes Ballet

5. This is a very tight, emotionally engaging and fun stage play. How long have you been working on this play?

From mid-2012 through 2014, 2½ years

6. How many stories have you written?

37 ½

7. What motivated you to write this play?

I grew up listening to musicals, and always dreamed of writing a musical comedy. One day it struck me that there’s a gap in the theatre world: no musicals focused on Halloween. After I wrote the book, music and lyrics for 21 songs, an astute creative director told me the script was so funny, it could easily stand alone as a non-musical comedy that would be appreciated by theatres not equipped to stage a complete musical.

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

My own doubts. Everything else to do with finishing this play was surprisingly easy to overcome.

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

I’m passionate about composing music and inventing (I have 27 patents).

10. What influenced you to enter the WILDsound Festival? What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received?

When I first read about the WILDsound festival, it seemed a perfect place to submit my play, especially since winning the competition would mean a full staged reading by professional actors. I was grateful for the praise in the initial feedback, but stung at first by the criticisms that included suggestions for improvement. After a couple of days, though, I had to admit that the critique was correct, and I should make the changes suggested. Now the comedy is even funnier, and I have WILDsound to thank for that.

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

Three tips:
1. Forget “Just Do It!” Make a sign for your desk that reads, “Just Start it!”
2. In the words of James Thurber, “Don’t get it right, just get it written.”
3. Submit your work everywhere you can, even if there’s a submission fee.

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http://www.wildsound.ca/play_contest.html

WINNERS get their stageplay read at the Writing Festival.

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Feature Screenplay Reading of 66 WEST by Christopher Willis (plus interview)

Watch the Feature Screenplay Reading of 66 WEST:

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Adam Martignetti
MILLIE – Kelly Daly
ROGER/NORTH – Nick Baillie
YANCEY/BROWN – Dan Christofori
JOSEPH – Sako Kababji
DOTTIE – Elizabeth Owens Scidmore
LILLY – Sara Price

Get to know writer Christopher Willis:

1. What is your screenplay about?

This is the story of a spunky teenage girl in 1935 who leaves her abject poverty in dust bowl Oklahoma to follow her dreams to Hollywood. Along the way she befriends three misfits that help her to realize that her real life is far richer than the one she’d dreamed about for so long.

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

It is an entertaining coming of age story set in 1935 that relates to modern day themes.

3. This story has a lot going for it. It’s part Family, part Adventure, part History, part Drama, part Action, part Comedy. How would you describe this story in one sentence?

Riffing on the Wizard of Oz, this story follows a young girl from tragic poverty in dust bowl Oklahoma to the bright lights of the 1935 Academy awards.

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

Jaws.

5. This is a very tight, emotionally engaging and fun screenplay. How long have you been working on this screenplay?

This script took about 15 months and a dozen revisions to get it to where it is now. Is it finished? I’d like to think so, but I know better.

6. How many stories have you written?

Seven features, five shorts, one TV pilot, and a bunch of short stories.

7. What motivated you to write this screenplay?

I wanted to write a coming of age story that related issues felt by teenagers today to those from 80 years ago.

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

I received feedback regarding the “pace” of the script which required a significant rewrite.

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

Mental health in children. I am a psychologist.

10. What influenced you to enter the WILDsound Festival?

I won a WILDsound competition for the first ten pages of this script.

11. What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received?

The feedback was very helpful in guiding the rewrites.

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

Once the creative juices have yield up a first draft, be methodical in rewriting subsequent drafts.

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Deadline: FEATURE Screenplay Festival – Get FULL FEEDBACK. Get script performed by professional actors
http://www.wildsound.ca/screenplaycontest.html

Watch WINNING Screenplay Readings – Watch videos of past winners performed by professional actors
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/feature_script_readings.html

READ 100s of testimonials from past submitters –
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/feature-screenplay-submission-testimonials-wildsound-screenplay-contest-review

Short Script Reading: WALK WITH THE DEVIL by Alison C Hall (plus interview)

Watch the Short Script Reading: WALK WITH THE DEVIL:

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Sean Ballantyne
OFELIA – Victoria Kucher
JULIET – Marsha Mason
RAMONA – Lorry Ayers
DON ANTONIO – Allan Brunet
PINCERS – Dan Cristofori
JULIET – Adam Martignetti
GOON – Geoff Mays

Get to know writer Alison C. Hall:

1. What is your screenplay about?

Walk with the Devil is a supernatural drama in which a young sex slave must choose between kidnapping a girl for her pimp or suffer his vicious abuse — all the while fully aware of the Devil’s eyes on her, waiting for her fall.

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

The script should be made into a movie because it presents a universal moral dilemma (i.e. using others for one’s own interests), an unusual female character as protagonist (an abused prostitute) and it has a unique setting (a Sicilian Baroque town where reality and supernatural elements intertwine to tell a story of heroic self-sacrifice).

3. How long have you been writing stories?

I’ve been writing stories for five years now.

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

The movie I’ve seen most in my life is the family/adventure “The Goonies.”

5. What artists would you love to work with?

I’d love to work with Tim Burton, Chris Columbus, Ted Elliot, Jennifer Lee, Terry Rossio and Steven Spielberg.

6. How many stories/screenplays have you written?

I’ve written three shorts and two feature-length scripts.

7. What motivated you to write this screenplay?

What motivated me to write Walk with the Devil is my fascination for the suggestive and grotesque Sicilian Baroque, the use of active female main characters and the moral dilemmas that are sparked by the desire to survive versus one’s moral duty towards others.

8. Describe your process; do you have a set routine, method for writing?

I always start my writing process by knowing my story’s ending, which usually embodies the story’s theme; I’ll then reverse-engineer the plot points in order to have a cause-and-effect main plot line while ensuring it supports the theme. Because there are countless ways of how a plot line can develop, I’ll brainstorm several by taking into account my main characters’ goals.

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

I am passionate about reading myths, legends, and world literature.

10. What influenced you to enter the WILDsound Festival?

I loved how professionally other scripts were performed on WILDsound and wanted to have my script read as well.

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

My biggest advice is to outline any script before writing it. It’s an essential tool to work out all the story issues before committing to one hundred and plus pages of script.

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DEADLINE: SHORT Screenplay Contest Festival SAVE $10 – FULL FEEDBACK. Get script performed at festival (winner every month)
http://www.wildsound.ca/shortscriptcontest.html

Watch Recent Winning Short Screenplay Readings:
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/short_script_readings.html

Read Recent Testimonials about the Short Screenplay Festival:
Testimonials

– Get FULL FEEDBACK on your script. Winners get their script performed by professional actors at the Writing Festival!

Short Script Reading: ENGINEEMBRYO by Jon Sturgess (plus interview)

Watch the Winning Performance Reading of ENGINEEMBRYO:

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Sean Ballantyne
Wife – Victoria Kucher
Husband – Adam Martignetti
Doctor – Allan Brunet

Interview with screenwriter John Sturgess:

1. What is your screenplay about?

“Engineembryo” is about a pregnant woman and her husband deciding if they want a doctor to fix their baby’s genetic code when they learn the baby will not be funny.

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

The script should be made into a movie because it is a very humorous and original take on genetic engineering. It brings a sense of comic relief to a subject that sometimes prompts solemnity and even discomfort.

3. How long have you been writing stories?

I have been writing screenplays, novels, short stories, and poems as a pastime for 15 years. However, for the past year, I have been making an earnest effort to break into the film industry with high quality short and feature screenplays.

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

The movie I have seen the most in my life is probably “Taxi Driver”. At one point in college, I watched it every night for three weeks straight. I probably shouldn’t admit this, but I see a lot of myself in Travis Bickle.

5. What artists would you love to work with?

So many actors inspire my work, but a few stand out from the rest. I love Daniel Day-Lewis, Joaquin Phoenix, Marion Cotillard, and Olivia Cooke. And while I’m daydreaming, I might as well hire myself onto a Wes Anderson production so I could learn more about directing from him.

6. How many stories/screenplays have you written?

I’ve finished one feature screenplay, one comedy pilot, and seven short screenplays. I also have about ten features and pilots in the works.

7. What motivated you to write this screenplay?

I watched a 20/20 segment about the dark side of genetic engineering. Doctors discussed the possibility of parents choosing the traits, such as hair color and height, they want their children to have, which led to a discussion of Hitler’s eugenics and whether or not the practice of genetic engineering was morally acceptable. I thought it would be funny to show the more ridiculous side of genetic engineering, such as deciding whether one’s child should like regular Cheerios more than Honey Nut Cheerios or go through a dreadlocks phase.

8. Describe your process; do you have a set routine, method for writing?

When I write, I give myself a rough outline from the beginning to the end of a story. Then I set about making each point in the outline into a scene in a screenplay. I don’t work from beginning to end. I jump around and go back and forth. Some scenes are reworked 15 times before others are ever started. I also go from project to project, which is why I have so many unfinished screenplays. It’s all pretty chaotic.

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

I am an artist as well as a writer. I draw realistic portraits in pencil and have developed a unique style of shading. I am also passionate about football, pretty ladies, and pizza.

10. What influenced you to enter the WILDsound Festival?

I entered the WILDsound Festival to get some feedback on my work. All writers believe they are great writers, but I wanted someone else to give me some assurance to know that I wasn’t wasting my time in this field. I also hoped I might get some recognition from the festival, which could help in promoting myself as a screenwriter.

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

Keep writing. Don’t expect your first screenplay to launch you to fortune and fame. Writing takes a ridiculous amount of time and practice, and rejection lurks around every corner. But you should be stubborn enough to continue on your path, and you’ll start seeing some of those rejections turn into acceptances. Then you don’t have to cry yourself to sleep anymore!

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DEADLINE: SHORT Screenplay Contest Festival SAVE $10 – FULL FEEDBACK. Get script performed at festival (winner every month)
http://www.wildsound.ca/shortscriptcontest.html

Watch Recent Winning Short Screenplay Readings:
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/short_script_readings.html

Read Recent Testimonials about the Short Screenplay Festival:
Testimonials

– Get FULL FEEDBACK on your script. Winners get their script performed by professional actors at the Writing Festival!