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Best Scene Reading of WOLVES OF WESTMINSTER, by Jonah Jones

Genre: Drama

A new screenplay by the writer.

CAST LIST:

Ragfrank: Peter Nelson
Roderick: David Straus
Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Eleanor: Esther Thibault
Abigail: Norma Dawn Dunphy
Passerby: Russell Batcher

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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

HORROR 1st Scene Screenplay – FEAR OF THE DOPPELGANGER, by Jonah Jones

 

Genre: Horror, Thriller

The plot involves the lives of two versions of the same man who made a different decision years previously. As the story progresses, they both learn about the legend that if you meet your doppelganger, you will die.

CAST LIST:

Linda: Cassandra Sirois
Pamela: Vanessa Quaglaira
Narrator: Val Cole
Michael: James Murray
Phil: Nick Wicht

Get to know the writer:

 1. What is your screenplay about?

Michael; a man who made a decision in his teenage years which he regrets and his other self, Micky, who made the right decision and is now his doppelganger. The doppelganger knows about the protagonist and also knows that if they ever meet, they will both die.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Mystery, thriller, sci-fi.

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

Having the two characters played by the same actor wouldn’t work in any other medium except perhaps a novel. The science behind interference patterns can easily be explained but makes for great visual moments of patterns and wave-forms. Any cinematographer would drool at the possibilities.

4. How would you describe this script in two words?

Waves collide

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

I’ve answered this before but I don’t remember what I said so I’ll go with Ben Hur (the Charlton Heston version)

6. How long have you been working on this screenplay?

This is very much draft one because I’ve been busy on other projects but probably two months.

7. How many stories have you written?

Again – I’ve answered this before and I can’t remember. I’m currently away from my main computer – at the Myrtle Beach International Film Festival where they’re showing Letters Home, a film I directed. To return to the question; I’ve been writing stories in one form or another for forty years so I have a fair few of them on my hard drive.

8. What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the
most times in your life?)

Everything on my car CD player. Certain songs will always be in my head. Mostly 1960s British. Just heard Fields of Gold in a MacDonald’s. Could be that.

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

Trying to make the science of interference patterns easy to understand but not allowing the film to become a schoolroom.

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

Wild-life, playing guitar, cartooning. I recently took up film directing and I’m enjoying that very much.

11. You entered your screenplay via FilmFreeway. What has been your
experiences working with the submission platform site?

They are easy to work with and efficient with it. I also hawk our films around the festivals. Film Freeway makes that so much easier.

12. What influenced you to enter the festival? What were your feelings
on the initial feedback you received?

This site feels like a home from home. The atmosphere is always encouraging, rather than critical and all of us could do with more carrot and less stick.

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

Director: Matthew Toffolo

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

Screenplay Festival: January 21, 2018 Event

The FEEDBACK Screenplay Festival’s 3rd event of 2018 features a full reading of a LGBT feature screenplay that is considered one of the top spec scripts in the world today. Plus, readings of 12 best scenes in various genres.

If there was a theme to this evening, it would be “It’s never what it seems”.

FULL CAST LIST: Hugh Ritchie, Susan Q. Wilson, Jane Smythe, Allan Michael Brunet, Sarah Evelyn, Laura Kyswaty, Katelyn Varadi, Nick Baillie

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LGBT Feature Screenplay Reading of LOVE IS FREE WILL, by Amanda Samaroo

Genre: Drama, Romance, Sports

In the mountains of North Carolina a high school football coach’s love for his teenage daughter comes into clash with his religious views when he learns that she is a lesbian in this story of family and acceptance.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Laura Kyswaty
Jake: Nick Baillie
Becca: Katelyn Varadi
Rachel: Jane Smythe
Sarah: Susan Q. Wilson
Jan: Sarah Evelyn
Preacher Greene: Allan Michael Brunet
Luke: Hugh Ritchie

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STAGE PLAY Best Scene Script Reading of RARE COINS SPENT, by Beth Fine

Genre: Historical Fiction Drama

Rare Coins Spent describes how St. Lawrence, Rome’s Archdeacon in 258 A.D., traded treasures from wealthy Christians for supplies to help poor congregants. Meanwhile, pernicious decadence, warfare, and inflation were bringing Rome to the brink of bankruptcy which Caesar Valerian then obtusely blamed on Christians and ordered their leaders’ immediate death.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Susan Q. Wilson
Lauro: Hugh Ritchie
Sixtus: Nick Baillie
Gallienus: Allan Michael Brunet

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SHORT STORY Best Scene Script Reading of TERROR AT THE STERLING, by Jeff Dawson

Genre: Horror

“Terror at the Sterling” is a short horror story based on actual events where the desk clerk is required to perform a simple eviction that plunges him back to the unsolved murders from thirty years ago.

CAST LIST:

Narrator/Mel: Hugh Ritchie
RJ: Nick Baillie
911 Operator: Susan Q. Wilson
Sergeant: Allan Michael Brunet

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HORROR Best Scene Script Reading of TOUCH, by Scott Timmins

Genre: Psychological Horror/Thriller

When a troubled teenaged daughter of a Lutheran pastor, who no longer believes in God, discovers she has the ‘gift’ of second sight she must decide whether or not to use her power to help local police stop a serial killer. The decision this suicidal young woman choses is a twist no one will see coming, with audiences debating the ending long after this “Se7en meets The Dead Zone” film is over.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Laura Kyswaty
Rick: Hugh Ritchie
Michelle: Sarah Evelyn

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HORROR Best Scene Script Reading of REVELATION, by Jonah Jones

Genre: Horror, Thriller

Three demons, four humans and the whole angel hierarchy are involved in the mess-up that has ensued after a botched Apocalypse. While the angels seek to cover their mistakes, the humans and the demons set out to discover the truth and the future of their species.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Laura Kyswaty
Tanguray: Allan Michael Brunet
Sarah: Sarah Evelyn
Jake: Hugh Ritchie
Izzimus: Nick Baillie
Jake: Hugh Ritchie

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DRAMA Best Scene Script Reading of 12 BARS, by Charmaine Inezia Lewis

Genre: Drama, Inspirational

A successful teacher’s forced return to her small hometown brings about the fight of her life as she struggles to hold together the family torn apart by her mother’s death.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Laura Kyswaty
Katrina: Jane Smythe
Raven: Katelyn Varadi
Cop: Allan Michael Brunet

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DRAMA Best Scene Script Reading of SPRING FORWARD, by Christine L. Keefer

Genre: Drama

An advertising associate from Los Angeles, is about to embark on a most desired promotion when she is asked to accompany some very special clients in New York for a Sunday brunch. She celebrates her promotion on a Saturday night, forgets to set her clocks ahead for daylight savings time, misses her flight, loses her job and starts a process of soul searching, metamorphic events that change her life for the better.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Laura Kyswaty
Dana: Jane Smythe
Adam: Allan Michael Brunet

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SPORTS Best Scene Script Reading of FULL CONTACT, by Dave Kraft

Genre: Sports Action Drama

When the NFL’s most feared linebacker demolishes a division opponent, his QB best friend with a career-jeopardizing hit, only the power of forgiveness and one Super Bowl dream can stop their lives from spiraling out of control and lift them back to triumph.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Laura Kyswaty
Tai Yung Zhang: Nick Baillie
Coach Warfield: Allan Michael Brunet
Joe Buck: Hugh Ritchie
Lorei: Katelyn Varadi

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COMEDY Best Scene Script Reading of CESAR & MAX, by Susan Klos

Genre: comedy, road trip, coming of age, bromance

When teenaged boys, Cesar and Max, best friends from very different socio-economic backgrounds, get into trouble at home and at school, they take off to Mexico in search of Cesar’s long lost father and along the way learn the importance of friendship and family.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Sean Ballantyne
Max: Nick Baillie
Cesar: Hugh Ritchie
Velo: Allan Michael Brunet
Espie: Sarah Evelyn

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CRIME Best Scene Script Reading of INFIDELITY by Akil Goin and Kareem Richardson

Genre: Crime/Drama

An ambitious lawyer’s heart, morals, career and relationship is tested when she’s seduced and blackmailed into defending an old flame for her best friend’s murder.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Sean Ballantyne
Joshua: Nick Baillie
Claudia: Katelyn Varadi
Felicity: Susan Q. Wilson
Judge: Hugh Ritchie

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FAMILY SHORT Best Scene Script Reading of CHRISTMAS WINGS, by Lily Rose

Genre: Animation, Fantasy

Zarna is a shadow fairy born without wings. To fit in she steals wings from living creatures. This year she’s looking for her own set of Christmas Wings.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Laura Kyswaty
Teacher Humy: Allan Michael Brunet
Quanilla: Susan Q. Wilson
Zarna: Katelyn Varadi
Sparla: Sarah Evelyn
Bilton: Hugh Ritchie

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SCI-FI Best Scene Script Reading of THE TIME JOB by Thomas Tinnerello

Genre: Sci-Fi / Action

The Time Job is a Sci-Fi Action Thriller about Jerry, a down-on-his-luck thief who time travels to help a mysterious tycoon steal an artifact from 1931, but when the heist ends disastrously Jerry must race to retrieve the artifact and return to the present or be erased from existence.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Susan Q. Wilson
Jerry: Hugh Ritchie
Miranda: Katelyn Varadi
Dodd: Nick Baillie
Card: Allan Michael Brunet

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WESTERN Best Scene Script Reading of SILVER SKULL CREEK by Ryan Gallant

Genre: Vampire/Western

When ranch-hand Ben Marsh’s fiance is kidnapped by a gang of outlaws under the thrall of an ancient bloodsucking evil, he strikes a desperate deal with the gang’s ousted leader to hunt down the band and rescue his beloved.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Laura Kyswaty
Curtis: Hugh Ritchie
Frank: Allan Michael Brunet
Bill: Nick Baillie
Ivy: Jane Smythe

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TV SCI-FI BEST SCENE Reading of MORPH, by Christine Davis

Genre: Sci-Fi, Crime

Logline: “Morph” is a Sci-Fi story in which Jack Oberman is a Los Angeles homicide detective who gets captured by the killers he pursues, mad scientists who alter his DNA and turn him into a monster.

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Sean Ballantyne
Morty: Allan Michael Brunet
Jack: Nick Baillie

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

Camera Op: Mary Cox