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Short Screenplay Winning Readings 2014

Sharing your screenplay and receiving feedback from passionate group of individuals is any screenwriters dream.

– Danish Renzeu, Screenplay Writing on his experiences with the WILDsound Festival (Review)

What a great year for Short Scripts. WILDsound performed 9 shorts this year at the festival. By this time next year most of these scripts will be made into a film. And in 2015 WILDsound will perform at least 15 short films at the festival.

    WATCH the SHORT SCRIPT Readings from the WILDsound Festival:

Here are the 2014 Short Script Winners:

GIVE MY LOVE TO ROSE
December 2014 Reading
Written by Michael Sieve

BOOMERANG THE GREAT
November 2014 Reading
Written by Ana R. Dominick

DOUBLE CROSS
November 2014 Reading
Written by Cat Stewart & Stephen Hoover

ROLLING
October 2014 Reading
Written by Fiona Smith

MOVING DAY
August 2014 Reading
Written by Jane Gilson

LOVING, DYING, OR BEING KILLED
July 2014 Reading
Written by Danish Renzu

CAGEY
June 2014 Reading
Written by JJ Hillard

SCREAMWRITER
May 2014 Reading
Written by Lee Forgang

THE QUEEN BEE AND HER MEN
March 2014 Reading
Written by Emily LaBlanc

Watch all the short scripts performed at the festival:
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/short_script_readings.html

Submit your own short script to the festival and get it performed. FULL FEEDBACK on all entries:
http://www.wildsound.ca/shortscriptcontest.html

BOOMERANG THE GREAT, November Short Script Winner. Get to know writer Ana R. Dominick

It was terrific. I very much enjoyed seeing my script performed! It was helpful to hear & see my dialogue read out loud. Now I know where to make further improvements. 😛

– Ana R. Dominick, on watch her Short Script performed at the WILDsound Screenplay Festival (Review)

Ana’s short script was the November 2014 festival winner. Watch the reading here:

SYNOPSIS:

A lonely 9-year-old American girl embarks on a primal voyage across the Pacific Ocean to find her long-gone mama in Australia.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Amaka Umeh
BOOMERANG – Michelle Alexander
ROXY/WOMAN – Marsha Mason
NATHAN/DRIVER – Geoff Mays
SKATER/PASSENGER – Rob Notman

Learn more about this script: http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/boomerang_the_great.html

WILDsound’s Matthew Toffolo chatted with Ana R. Dominick about her short script win:

Matthew Toffolo: What’s your screenplay about?

A lonely and resourceful girl who, after her Grandpa dies, embarks on a tireless odyssey from the Mojave to Australia to reunite with her estranged Mama.

MT: Why should this script be made into a movie?

I’m Australian & have lived away from home for many years — I was feeling homesick for Oz & my family when I first started writing the script. I also sail often as a hobby (& wanted to find a way to include it in my story :P).

MT: What influenced you to write this screenplay?

Deals with universal themes of family, triumph through adversity, & “even the smallest of us can succeed” — all packed in a fun adventure with a compelling underdog protagonist!

MT: I know that your story has also been written as a feature screenplay. Have you imagined this story as an animation? If not, how do you visualize it?

I wrote the script as live action, but it could indeed by animated (have gotten this feedback a few times). A Hybrid is also possible. For example, the sailing sequences & ocean obstacles could be conveyed in a standalone watercolor sequence.

MT: What movie have you seen the most in your life?

I’ve watched “Home Alone” (1990) countless times as a child & young teen — probably because I’m an only child & related to a lot of time “home alone” 😛

MT: What artists would you love to work with?

I’d love to work with or be mentored by the Coen Bros, Spike Jonze, or Steven Spielberg. I enjoy the Coens/Jonze’ unique worlds & characters, & Spielberg’s humanist/empathetic storytelling.

MT: What influenced you to submit to the WILDsound festival?

The possibility of having my script performed, and Wildsound’s various contests & feedback options really set this festival apart!

MT: What are you passionate about in life?

I’m passionate about writing, cinema, sailing, filmmaking, & my family (dog incl).

MT: Do you have a set routine when writing? Any advice you like to give to other writers?

I write at least 5 days per week and make sure I write new pages each week. My advice to other writers is to try to do the same. First try to develop an overall theme to guide you, then get the first draft on paper, since writing is re-writing & more re-writing 🙂

– Enjoy!