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FEBRUARY 2019 FEATURE SCREENPLAY WINNING READINGS

FilmFreeway exclusive Festival:

 

ACTORFEATURE SCREENPLAY: SALACIOUS by Mona Fuller

Screenplay Movies:

ACTORSCREENPLAY MOVIE: HOMETOWN KILL BOX by Richard M. Kjeldgaard

ACTORSCREENPLAY MOVIE: THE ALGORITHM by George Deighl Jr.

ACTORSCREENPLAY MOVIE: THE BLACK HEART BOOK by Carol Hoffman & Rosezelle Boggs-Qualls

ACTORSCREENPLAY MOVIE: THE FLIGHT OF THE SOULS by Guy Quigley

 

 

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

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RSVP last 3 (FREE) Toronto Film Festival Events of 2018:

RSVP the last 3 remaining Toronto FEEDBACK Film Festival events for 2018. And we’re saving the best for last!
Dance/Music Short Film Festival – Thur. Nov. 29th. 7pm​

See the full program and info for each film and filmmaker: https://experimentalfilmfestival.com/next-festival-event/

RSVP your tickets at: festival@experimentalfilmfestival.com

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Sci-Fi/Fantasy Short Film Festival – Thur. Dec. 6th. 7pm

See the full program and info for each film and filmmaker: https://fantasyscififestival.com/next-festival/

RSVP your tickets at: tickets@wildsound.ca

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Female Directors Short Film Festival – Thur. Dec. 13th. 7pm

See the full program and info for each film and filmmaker: https://femalefilmfestival.com/next-film-festival-event/

RSVP your tickets at: festival@femalefilmfestival.com

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These lineups are a showcase of the best short films from around the world – guaranteed!

To RSVP, simply go to the festival program page and get your tickets there.

Tickets are FREE or Pay What you Like to cover the cinema costs.

Feature Film Pitch: Feedback, by Stuart Haag

LOGLINE PITCH:

ACTORTitle: Feedback

Written by: Stuart Haag

Type: Feature Film

Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller

Logline: When a man with amnesia gets an urgent letter from himself both warning of a terrible future and detailing how to stop it, he is drawn into a series of increasingly mind-bending events as the letter changes with each of his actions. But when he learns the truth about himself, he must take desperate measures to ensure that humanity has a future.

Interested in this logline, please email us at info@wildsound.ca and we’ll forward your email to the writer.

Have a logline? Submit your logline to the festival for FREE Today.

Get to know the Short Film ROBBIE THE RABBIT. Playing at the September 2015 Film Festival

RSVP your TICKETS to the Thursday Sept. 24th best of shorts film festival:
http://www.wildsound.ca/torontofilmfestivals.html

robbie_the_rabbit_4ROBBIE THE RABBIT, Drama/Family, 7min, Ireland
Directed by Rian Smith

A tragic childhood friendship between two boys leaves one of them obsessed with rabbits.

Writers
Rian Smith

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Producers
Colman MacCionnaith, Finbarr Crotty

Film Type: Short, Student

Film Color: Color

First-time Filmmaker: Yes

Student Project: Yes

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Get to know director Rian Smith:

Recently graduating from the National Film School, Rian Smith has taken an award winning script (Student Media Awards Best Film Script 2015) to deliver his debut short Robbie the Rabbit. Drawing on his experiences and skills developed during his time as a student, Rian has directed a film which is both humorous and heartbreaking.

With excellent performances from previously unknown child actors, up-and-coming actor Conall Keating (Fair City) and renowned Irish comedian Andrew Stanley, Robbie the Rabbit tells an unforgettable story of a tragic childhood friendship between two boys, which leaves one of them obsessed with rabbits.

Get to know the short film POLAR WHERE?. Playing at the Thurs. Aug. 27th Film Festival

RSVP your FREE Tickets to the Festival
Thursday August 27th. 7pm. Carlton Cinemas in downtown Toronto
http://www.wildsound.ca/torontofilmfestivals.html

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POLAR WHERE?, Animation/Comedy, 1min, UK
Directed by Terry Thomas

A polar bear is in search for his lost friend in this short animated comedy adventure.

Writers
Terry Thomas

Producers
Terry Thomas

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Key Cast
Terry Thomas
Ben Cochrane

Animator
Terry Thomas

Film Type: Animation, Short

Runtime: 1 minute 35 seconds

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Completion Date: April 4, 2013

Production Budget: 0 GBP

Country of Origin: United Kingdom

Country of Filming: United Kingdom

Shooting Format: Digital

Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Film Color: Color

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Deadline FEEDBACK Toronto Film Festival:
http://www.wildsound.ca/submityourfilm.html

– FULL FEEDBACK on your film from the audience. Garner an audience feedback video on your film.

Watch the best of KIDNAPPING Stories and Movies from the Festival

Watch the best of stories with a Kidnapping situation or genre from the Film and Writing Festival.
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/kidnapping_stories.html

Deadlines to Submit your Screenplay, Novel, Story, or Poem to the festival: http://www.wildsound.ca

Watch recent Writing Festival Videos. At least 15 winning videos a month: http://www.wildsoundfestival.com

WRONG PLACE, WRONG CRIME
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK Video
Germany, Crime
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/wrong_place_wrong_crime.html

MOUSSE
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK Video
Sweden, Drama
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/mousse.html

FEATURE SCRIPT – FEATURE: FLEET WEEK: EVANESCENCE
December 2014 Reading
Written by David Redstone
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/fleet_week_evanescence.html

1ST SCENE SCRIPT – THE HAKU
September 2014 Reading
Written by Gina Surles
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_haku.html

1ST SCENE SCRIPT – FOR THE LOVE OF PETE
July 2014 Reading
Written by David Kurtz
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/for_the_love_of_pete.html

1ST SCENE SCRIPT – JACK’S MERMAID
July 2014 Reading
Written by Lois Wickstrom
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/jacks_mermaid.html

1ST SCENE SCRIPT – EAGLES
March 2014 Reading
Written by David Jack Smith
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/eagles.html

1ST SCENE SCRIPT – OF THEIR OWN ACCORD
March 2014 Reading
Written by Justuce Heninger
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/of_their_own_accord.html

1ST SCENE SCRIPT – THE DARKNESS OF THE MOOR
March 2014 Reading
Written by James Everett
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_darkness_of_the_moor.html

HOW (NOT) TO ROB A TRAIN
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK Video
4min, Comedy/Adventure, Canada
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/how_not_to_rob_a_train.html

Climactic Scene – DIETRICH DANZIG
February 2015 Reading
Written by John Pisano-Thomsen
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/dietrich_danzig_climactic_scene.html

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

JACK SPADE: DREAM DETECTIVE Video Pitch
Novel
Written by Carl A. Chase
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/03/25/video-pitch-for-jack-spade-dream-detective-by-carl-a-chase/

SHORT SCRIPT – WALK WITH THE DEVIL
June 2015 Reading
Written by Alison C. Hall
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/walk_with_the_devil.html

Interview with Director James Brylowski (A Mile In These Hooves)

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Video for the Short Film A MILE IN THESE HOOVES:

“A Mile In These Hooves” was awarded Best Film at the WILDsound May 2015 FEEDBACK Film Festival.

Follow the film’s progress on the facebook page- http://www.facebook.com/amileinthesehooves

Matthew Toffolo interviews director James Brylowski:

Matthew: What motivated you to make this film?

James: I knew that I wanted to make a film that encompassed my two passions, absurd and bizarre comedy and landscape cinematography. The idea of making a film about a couple of people in a 2-person donkey costume was kicking around in my head for a while. Eventually it hit me to incorporate my 2-person donkey costume idea into a road trip film, and so the journey began. I loved the idea of showing these majestic and beautiful landscapes juxtaposed by this ridiculous donkey costume walking through them.

Matthew: From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take for you to make this film?

James: Probably around 1.5 years. There was a break waiting on BravoFACT funding.

For the main shoot, we crammed 5 of us, the giant donkey costume and all of our gear and drove from Toronto to LA and back shooting. We put 14,000 KM on the rental van over the course of 3 weeks. Then, we shot in studio when we got back for another 4 days and a few little shoots around Ontario and Quebec.

Matthew: How long do you think it would REALLY take two guys to travel from Toronto to Venice Beach in a two man costume?

James: I actually worked it all out and I think that my estimates were pretty accurate. I think it’d take a team about 3 to 3.5 months to walk from Toronto to LA in a 2-person donkey costume. If someone wants to prove me wrong, I double dog dare you. *

Honestly though, I kind of don’t think anyone could do it. We shot in the South West for the majority of the shoot where it was 105-110 F degrees outside and hotter inside the costume. I don’t think you’d want to be in a costume in that heat for days on end, or for 10 min for that matter. You’d end up looking like a prune…or worse…a rotten plumb.

* Disclaimer, don’t do it…you probably won’t live for too long.

Matthew: What was the biggest obstacle you faced in completing this film?

James: A Mile in these Hooves was an ambitious project from the start. I wore a lot of hats, writing, producing, directing, editing and as the cinematographer of the film, so there were times that it was tough. Thankfully, I had a lot of friends, family and colleagues who helped out.

The initial shoot across the USA was challenging, yet a ton of fun. A lot of the film is set in the south west in the desert, so there were times that it was 109 degrees and my stand ins (one was my wife, as the ass of the donkey) would wrap frozen towels around their necks in an effort to keep cool. We’d do 15 second takes, then take a break.

When shooting in studio, there were times when I had my two actors, Ned Petrie and Jordan Gray, myself with my camera, lights, a sound recordist and makeup artist all inside the donkey. Let’s just say that it was cozy. So, a lot of challenges with production can be attributed to dealing with all of the logistics of shooting in and enduring that 2-person costume.

Matthew: How is the film scene in your city and country?

James: I’m based in Toronto. Toronto and Canada has a really great film scene. We have tons of talented actors, comedians, writers, producers, directors, editors, etc. There are a lot of interesting projects coming out of Canada right now.

Matthew: What were your initial reactions when watching the Toronto audience talking about your film in the feedback video?

James: I’ve been lucky enough to have A Mile in these Hooves screen at quite a few festivals now. I think we’ve screened at around 25 festivals, so far. and, I’ve attended a bunch of them. I can honestly say that attending WILDsound was one of the most unique and interesting festival experiences. For most of the festivals I’ve attended, at the end of the shorts program, I head up to the front with the other filmmakers and do a Q&A with the audience. People ask questions about the concept, production, etc. For WILDsound, it was kind of nerve racking. I was wondering if anyone would say “well that sucked” not knowing I was sitting there. Then, it’d be awkward when Matthew would be like, “here’s that guy that made that crappy film!” and, I’d have to wave and be like “Hi everyone…that was my crappy film….hello there!” Honestly though, it was really nice to hear positive comments and feedback about my film. and, knowing that they didn’t know I was there and that they COULD have torn it apart made the comments feel really genuine and I really appreciate it. I think someone said “that’s the kind of movie I like to watch.” and, for me. It doesn’t get any better than that. For a film that’s as absurd as it is, I really poured by blood sweat and tears into it (I wept most nights), but seriously, I spent a ton of time and energy on it and there were a lot of times when I remember thinking “What if nobody cares or likes it?” In the end, if the film has made one person laugh and brought them some enjoyment, I’m happy.

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

James: Jurassic Park. I recently met Laura Dern (Dr Ellie Sattler) at the Maui Film Fest. I’d had a few drinks and I think I may have talked about dinosaurs for too long. Sorry Laura. #1 T-Rex fan, right here.

Trivia- what was the name of the actor-goat in Jurassic Park? (This is not so much trivia as it is a question…I’d like to know. Please email me if you have the answer.)

Matthew: What is next for you? A new film?

James: I have a few projects in development, which I’m super excited about. Things are under wraps right now.

Thanks for the interview Matthew. I just want to say to anyone who hasn’t been to WILDsound who’s reading this. Go and check it out. It’s a unique and interesting experience and most importantly, it’s fun.

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WILDsound Festival runs monthly in downtown Toronto, Canada. Go to http://www.wildsound.ca/torontofilmfestivals.html to RSVP your tickets and see what’s playing next.