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Best Scene Reading of FOUR NEGRO GIRLS IN A CHURCH, by Phillip E. Hardy

 

CAST LIST:

Cynthia: Lara Amersey
Narrator: Hugh Ritchie
Addie Mae: Alicia Payne
Denise: Georgia Grant

Get to know the writer:

 1. What is your screenplay about?

It’s about the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in 1963 in Birmingham,
Alabama; one of the meteors of the civil rights movement in America.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Historical Drama

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

It’s a compelling story with memorable characters and intelligent dialogue.
Moreover, it’s a historically important subject in American history and the
civil rights struggle during the mid-1960s.

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

Powerfully moving

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

The Godfather

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

Originally for a month; but it’s been rewritten a few times.

7. How many stories have you written?

34

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

Can’t think of one right now.

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

I wanted a copy of the court transcripts for the real Dynamite Bob Chambliss
trial. That took some searching to locate before I found what I needed.

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

I enjoy my relationship with my wife, good dining and playing drums.

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

Very good and I’m happy with Film Freeway.

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

The Wildsound Festival has a good reputation, they provide thoughtful and
useful feedback about the work and they do a nice job with providing actors
to do the read through videos. A big thumbs up from me!

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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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Best Scene Reading of MURDER GO ROUND, by Phillip E Hardy

 

Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Logline: When a former detective, crippled in a racially motivated shooting discovers several strange women’s photos in a family album, he begins to unravel a mystery that might prove his father was responsible for a string of unsolved murders.

Narrator: Val Cole
Roland: Gabriel Darku
Bob Reno: David Schaap
Officer Jones: Noah Casey
Otis: Neil Bennett

Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?:

Detective Joe innocenti loses his job, his girlfriend and the use of his
left arm when he is nearly killed in a racially motivated, drive by
shooting. After putting the pieces of his life back together, he returns to
his childhood home upon his father’s death. With sizable inherited wealth
and estate, Joe goes through his father things and attempts to reconcile
with his ex-girlfriend. He also discovers disturbing evidence that his
father may be tied to victims of several famous unsolved murder cases. While
examining a case called the Scarlet Letter Murders, Joe will unite with a
90-year old detective named Roland, who worked on the crime nearly sixty
years ago. Roland’s story is also explored as a subplot that begins in the
late 1950’s.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Pilot: One hour crime drama

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

This is for fans of crime drama shows such as “True Detective”, “Fargo” and
films like “LA Confidential”. If offers the perspective viewer action,
humor, irony and solid characters arcs.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Film Noir

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

The Godfather

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

The Original Draft was written in two weeks and has been revised a few times
over the past year.

How many stories have you written?

Thirty

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

Alone Again, Or by Love

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

My primary obstacles with most screenplays are creating compelling stories,
with good character arc and the requisite challenges and conflict to make
the story a page turner.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I’m a longtime musician and I’ve very passionate about playing and listening
to great music.

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

Film Freeway is a wonderful, user friendly hosting platform. Much easier to
use than competing script hosting websites.

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

I’d seen the name over the past several years. Wildsound offers free logline
hosting, so why wouldn’t a screenwriter take advantage of that? And the fees
for other services are reasonable. Wildsound’s feedback has been positive
and professional.

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

Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Mary Cox