Tag Archives: Esther Thibault

BEST Scene Reading of HIT THE SWTICH, by LaToya Morgan, Jan Johnson Goldberger (Story)

Two rival South Los Angeles. gangs, one Black and one Latino, battle each other for money, respect and territory. The contest takes place in the city’s largest underground low-rider championship.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Esther Thibault
Luis: Brandon Knox
Hector: Hadi Kubba
Junior: Luke Robinson
Tanya: Rosalie Vagalatis

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Denissa Palmer, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

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SCREENPLAY MOVIE: BLIND VAMPIRE, by Eric White

Synopsis:
A blind vampire survives thanks to her seeing-eye dog.

Summary of where we are when the best scene occurs:

The opening scene scripts the 17th-century barn action sequence leading to the vampire Dreven’s blinding. This scene, 350 years later in the modern world, shows Dreven having adapted to her blindness through the use of a service dog.

Visual Design by Kimberly Villarrueel

Produced by Matthew Toffolo

CAST LIST:
Matt Barnes
Val Cole
Danielle Nicole
Manny Pacheco
Steve Rizzo
Esther Teeboo
Lindy Thurrell

SCRIPT MOVIE: Perseverance, by Josh Brushett

Synopsis:

Sarah Murphy is content for now, working as a bank teller. She is adjusting to her love life, now living with partner Christopher, with the wedding just over a week away. Everything feels the way it should, however she cannot escape the feeling of dread as if there’s more to her fate than a simple happy ending. When an armed robbery takes place at the bank where she works, Sarah finds herself making the ultimate sacrifice. Thrust into a world she does not understand, neither heaven nor hell but definitely the afterlife Sarah must now figure out how to move on, with the guidance of the mysterious Woman in White and Sarah’s own sense of morality.

Summary of scene:

The scene in question towards the end when Sarah has made her peace with being dead and is virtually ready to move on but needs to say goodbye first.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Matt Barnes
Sarah: Val Cole
Chloe: Danielle Nicole
Silvia: Esther Thibault
Chris: Manny Pacheco

Visual Design by Kimberly Villarruel

Produced by Matthew Toffolo

Screenplay MOVIE: PINK LAVA, by Sharon Powers

Visual Design by Kimberly Villarruel

Produced by Matthew Toffolo

Logline: Follow spirited and charismatic 13 year-old surfer girl Saylor as her FOMO fuels her crafty schemes to explore beaches and situations outside her self-perceived confines of living on an old houseboat, going to school and working in her mom’s surf shop.

SAYLOR RYAN – Esther Teebo

RACHEL “PRISHA” SMITH – Val Cole

MELANIE RYAN – Danielle Nicole

NARRATOR – Matt Barnes

In order to surf Saylor’s favorite surf break for an epic swell, Saylor devises a plan (lie) to ditch school telling her counselor she needs to leave to help with her mom’s surf club. He wants her to be more involved in activities so happily lets her go. After a series of mishaps, she doesn’t make it to her favorite spot, she ends up surfing the only place she did NOT want to surf at. This is the following scene where she is caught in her lie.

DIVERSITY TV PILOT: CORNELIUS ADAMS, by Jonathan D. Mabee

 

A veteran on the rebound from war, finds himself in the midst of a galactic struggle for the soul of the universe.

Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama, War

CAST LIST:

Marrt: Isaiah Kolundzic
Breeta: Erica Levene
Chloe the Sheep: Cari Haim
Narration: Esther Thibault
Cornelius: Gabriel Darku
Captain Tek: Julie Sheppard
Sessi Obre: Charles Gordon

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Fraser, Andy Camp, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

Winning Short Screenplay: Of the sea by Marc Gatschner

 

An aging surfer reflects on his past while facing an uncertain future.

CAST LIST:

Mark: Peter Mark Raphael
Gonzo: : Isaiah Kolundzic
Narrator: Esther Thibault
Sarah: Monica Knox
Rev: Dan Cristofori

You can also submit via FilmFreeway:

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: John Johnson, Isabal Cupryn, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

Winning TV PILOT: Confessions of an Apotemnophile: I Think I Am by Connie Wilson & Dan Decker

 

Two men are plunged into the weird world of apotemnophiles: those individuals who want to have perfectly healthy legs amputated, and drama ensues.

CAST LIST:

Dr. Corcoran: Isaiah Kolundzic
Cindy: Monica Knox
Narrator: Esther Thibault
George: Peter Mark Raphael
Paul: Dan Cristofori
Receptionist: Norma Dunphy

Submit your Film & Screenplay via FilmFreeway:

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: John Johnson, Isabal Cupryn, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch