Watch the Feature Screenplay Winning Performance Readings for 2015 (so far…)

Deadline June 30th: FEATURE Screenplay Festival – Get FULL FEEDBACK. Get script performed by professional actors
http://www.wildsound.ca/screenplaycontest.html

Watch the Winning Feature Screenplays for 2015 (so far…)

Feature SCRIPT – I’M STILL HERE
June 2015 Reading
Written by Sean Elwood
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/im_still_here_feature_script.html

SYNOPSIS:

After a car accident nearly kills him, a young man begins to experience strange occurrences around his home, leaving him to believe that his near-death experience has opened the door between the living and the dead. As he attempts to uncover the truth, he discovers that his sanity might be at stake.

Feature Script: ORIGINS
May 2015 Reading
Written by Michael Panek & Guershon Moreno
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/origins.html

SYNOPSIS:

A small group of civilans and scientist flee their homeworld after an alien invasion, and take refuge on Earth.

Feature Script: GOD’S WILL
May 2015 Reading
Written by Jamison P. Derfler
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/gods_will.html

SYNOPSIS:

“God’s Will” tells the story of Ian, a man who has the woman he loves cruelly murdered in front of him, so he makes a pact with Lucifer to get revenge — only to discover that God has sent helpers of his own to correct his path.

Feature Script: THE THIRD BOMB
April 2015 Reading
Written by Phillip Parker
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_third_bomb.html

SYNOPSIS:

“The Third Bomb” is a WWII adventure in which a top US pilot crash lands in Japanese territory and must stop an ambitious Japanese commander from capturing his secret cargo – the third atomic bomb.

Feature Script – BESA
March 2015 Reading
Written by Michael Miceli
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/besa.html

SYNOPSIS:

Besa is the story of a loyal Italian father, forced to defend his son who has inadvertently sparked a New York mob war between Sicilian and Albanian crime families.

FEATURE SCRIPT – TO DIE IN TENNESSEE
February 2015 Reading
Written by Verlynn Kneifl & Laurie Larsen
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/feature_script_to_die_in_tennessee.html

SYNOPSIS:

William Clark recalls the perilous Lewis & Clark Expedition and its aftermath, casting a startling new perspective on the impetuous life and mysterious death of fellow explorer Meriwether Lewis.

FEATURE SCRIPT: THE FIREWORKS STAND
January 2015 Reading
Written by David M. Hyde
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_fireworks_stand.html

SYNOPSIS:

When lawyer Tom Johnson drives his car into a local firework stand, which is owned by former preacher Marvin Temple. This sets up a chain of events that bring people to faith and understanding of what life is all about. .

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

READ 100s of testimonials from past submitters –
http://www.wildsound.ca/wildsound_festival_review.html

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WILDsound Festival January 2015 Summary: 49 video performances. 3 movies made

WILDsound began 2015 with a bang! Overall, 49 story videos were completed using the top acting talent in North America today. Plus, we made 3 short films: One adapted from a novel and two poems.

To submit your story or script to the festival and be showcased for future events, go to http://www.wildsound.ca

Watch the performance videos now:

FEATURE SCRIPT: THE FIREWORKS STAND
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_fireworks_stand.html
January 2015 Reading
Written by David M. Hyde

NOVEL READING – SERENITY
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/serenity.html
January 2015 Reading
Written by Tom Beakley

SHORT STORY – SHEPHERD’S HAVEN
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/shepherds_haven.html
January 2015 Reading
Written by Joan Walters

IN THE CLEFT Chapter 10
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/in_the_cleft_chapter_10.html
January 2015 Novel Reading
Written by Dana L. Goodman

FIRST SCENE: MY LAST DUCHESS
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/my_last_duchess.html
January 2015 Reading
Written by Grant Reid

FIRST SCENE: DIETRICH DANZIG
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/dietrich_danzig.html
January 2015 Reading
Written by John Pisano-Thomsen

1st SCENE READING – DEATH GRIP
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/death_grip.html
January 2015 Reading
Written by Tracy Sherwood

SHORT SCREENPLAY – THE PARTICULAR DAY
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/a_particular_day.html
January 2015 Reading
Written by Roberto Lezzi

BEST SCENE READING – I’M STILL HERE
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/im_still_here.html
January 2015 Reading
Written by Sean Elwood

JANUARY 2015 Poetry Readings
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/january_2015_poetry_readings.html
30 Poems
Performed by Alissa DeGrazia

WATCH VIDEO LOGLINE PITCHES
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/watch_video_logline_pitches.html
8 Pitches
Daily stories turned into movies.

Watch the movies:

SANDROS NOTEBOOK Part 3
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/sandros_notebook_part_3.html
Novel turned into Movie
Written by Alberto Russo

POETRY MOVIE: A SILICIAN CURSE
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/coming_to_syracuse_part_2.html
Part 2: Coming to Syracuse by Rollan McCleary

POETRY MOVIE: TOURISTS AND VISITORS TO SIRACUSA
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/coming_to_syracuse_part_3.html
Part 3: Coming to Syracuse by Rollan McCleary

Watch January Writing Festival Winners

WATCH RECENT WINNING WRITING and FILM FESTIVAL VIDEOS

Full Feedback on all entries. Get your script, novel, short story, or poem performed by professional actors. At least 10 performances and movies made a month! Email us at info@wildsound.ca for any questions or inquiries about the festival.

Go to http://www.wildsound.ca and submit your story today.

FEATURE SCRIPT: THE FIREWORKS STAND
January 2015 Reading
Written by David M. Hyde
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_fireworks_stand.html

SHEPHERD’S HAVEN
January 2015 Short Story Reading
Written by Joan Walters
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/shepherds_haven.html

JANUARY 2015 Poetry Readings
12 Poems
Performed by Alissa DeGrazia
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/january_2015_poetry_readings.html

NOVEL READING – SERENITY
January 2015 Reading
Written by Tom Bleakley
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/serenity.html

POETRY MOVIE: TOURISTS AND VISITORS TO SIRACUSA
Part 3: Coming to Syracuse by Rollan McCleary
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/coming_to_syracuse_part_3.html

BEST SCENE READING – I’M STILL HERE
January 2015 Reading
Written by Sean Elwood
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/im_still_here.html

1st SCENE READING – DEATH GRIP
January 2015 Reading
Written by Tracy Sherwood
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/death_grip.html

SHORT SCREENPLAY – THE PARTICULAR DAY
January 2015 Reading
Written by Roberto Lezzi
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/a_particular_day.html

POETRY MOVIE: A SILICIAN CURSE
Part 2: Coming to Syracuse by Rollan McCleary
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/coming_to_syracuse_part_2.html

FIRST SCENE: MY LAST DUCHESS
January 2015 Reading
Written by Grant Reid
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/my_last_duchess.html

FIRST SCENE: DIETRICH DANZIG
January 2015 Reading
Written by John Pisano-Thomsen
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/dietrich_danzig.html

IN THE CLEFT Chapter 10
January 2015 Novel Reading
Written by Dana L. Goodman
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/in_the_cleft_chapter_10.html

WATCH Winning Writing Festival Videos:

Interview with writer David M. Hyde, Feature Script Winner for THE FIREWORKS STAND

WILDsound is a unique opportunity to showcase your work. Not only is the feedback terrific, but I do not know of any other festival that will create a production of the winning works.

– Writer David M. Hyde on the WILDsound experience

    Watch David’s Winning Feature Script: THE FIREWORKS STAND

    SYNOPSIS:

    When lawyer Tom Johnson drives his car into a local firework stand, which is owned by former preacher Marvin Temple. This sets up a chain of events that bring people to faith and understanding of what life is all about.

    CAST LIST:

    NARRATOR – Susan Q Wilson
    Tom Johnson – Rob Young
    Marvin – Barry Minshull
    Susan – Krista Morin
    James/Richard – Todd Dulmage
    Justine/Amanda – Alissa DeGrazia
    Ben – Jacob Klick
    Brenda – Mandy May Cheetham

WILDsound Matthew Toffolo interviews writer David M. Hyde:

Matthew: What is your screenplay about?

David: A local politician has one thing on his mind, to win the election, until he crashes his car into a fireworks stand and everything blows apart.

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

David: The Fireworks Stand fun, family entertainment that addresses, in alight hearted way, our culture’s misconception about what success really is.

Matthew: How long have you been writing stories?

I have been writing stories for at least thirty years. I have been specifically focusing on screenplays for the last three years.

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

David: The movie I have seen the most would be It’s A Wonderful Life, although my favorite movie is probably Waking Ned Divine.

Matthew: What artists would you love to work with?

David: I have a tremendous respect for Morgan Freeman, both as an actor and a person. I wrote the part of Marvin Temple with many of Mr. Freeman’s characters in mind.

Matthew: How many stories/screenplays have you written?

David: Not counting works in progress, I have written two screenplays. The Fireworks Stand was my first. I have two other projects in process and a file drawer full of future ideas.

Matthew: Ideally, where would you like to be in 5 years?

David: Sitting at my desk, writing.

Matthew: Describe your process; do you have a set routine, method for writing?

David: I prefer to write in the mornings. If my schedule allows, I will typically write from 8-1 and then take a break until evening when I will edit. With three kids at home, instrumental music with noise canceling headphones is an essential element.

Matthew: Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

David: My passion is to use the gifts God has given me to make a difference in the world, wherever that opportunity may arise.

Matthew: Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

David: Learn your craft and follow your passion (in that order).

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Deadline Jan. 15th for Novels, Screenplays (Feature, TV), and Poems. Submit to the Writing Festival today: http://www.wildsound.ca/

Watch this month’s and past winning writing festival readings:
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com