Watch the Winning First Scene Screenplay Readings from January to July 2015 (submit your own 10pgs by July 5th)

Deadline July 5th: FIRST SCENE (first 10pgs) SCREENPLAY FESTIVAL Get it performed at the festival. Full feedback
http://www.wildsound.ca/firstscenescreenplaycontest.html

– Submit the first stages of your film, get it performed at the festival, and get full feedback!

Watch the 20 Winning 1st Scene Screenplay Readings from June to July 2015

1st Scene SCRIPT – SOMBRA
July 2015 Reading
Written by Claire Wasmund
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/sombra.html

1st Scene SCRIPT – YONKHEER
July 2015 Reading
Written by Wendy Jane Henson
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/yonkheer.html

1st Scene SCRIPT – MEMOIRS OF A DOCKET
June 2015 Reading
Written by Damien Michael Aulsberry
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/memoirs_of_a_docket.html

1st Scene SCRIPT – IT CAME UPON A MID-NIGHTMARE
June 2015 Reading
Written by Gregory Lane
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/it_came_upon_a_mid-nightmare.html

1st Scene SCRIPT – ETERNITY
June 2015 Reading
Written by Kevin Bibo
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/eternity.html

1st Scene: LITTLE PROFESSOR
May 2015 Reading
Written by Monte Light & Cooper Holmes
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/little_professor.html

1st Scene: BELLE BREZING
May 2015 Reading
Written by Margaret Swim
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/belle_brezing.html

1st Scene: GOOD NIGHT, CRONKITE
May 2015 Reading
Written by Rita Doyle Roberts
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/good_night_cronkite.html

1st Scene: MYA’S TRUTH
May 2015 Reading
Written by Thomas L. Ferguson
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/myas_truth.html

1st Scene – STILL IN THE GAME
April 2015 Reading
Written by George R. Flowers
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/still_in_the_game.html

1st Scene – FLAT PENNIES
April 2015 Reading
Written by Robert Ward
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/flat_pennies.html

1st Scene – THE SINGING TREE
March 2015 Reading
Written by Marilyn Pesola & Peter Moss
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_singing_tree.html

1st Scene – THE UMPIRE HAS NO BALLS
March 2015 Reading
Written by Debbie Bolsky
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_umpire_has_no_balls.html

1st Scene SCRIPT – LEGRAND
February 2015 Reading
Written by Angelina Carkic
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/legrand.html

1st Scene SCRIPT – HELLCAT
February 2015 Reading
Written by J. Alan Hostetter
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/hellcat_1st_scene.html

1st Scene – SPARKS
February 2015 Reading
Written by Megan K. Bickel
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/sparks.html

1st Scene – THE CURSE OF SAM HAIN
February 2015 Reading
Written by Jacob F. Keller
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_curse_of_sam_hain.html

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

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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 Grant Reid, Winning 1st Scene Screenplay Writer for MY LAST DUCHESS

WILDsound have a fantastic record for getting writers noticed and have an enormous community that’s still growing. It seemed like far too good an opportunity to miss.

– Grant Reid on why he submitted (and won!) to the WILDsound Screenplay Festival (Review)

    WATCH the 1st Scene Reading of MY LAST DUCHESS performed by professional actors:

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Susan Q Wilson
Catherine – Alissa DeGrazia
Thomas – Jacob Klick
Alexander – Rob Young
Duke – Todd Dulmage

SYNOPSIS:

When recently single Thomas moves next door and strikes a friendship with Catherine, Alexander spirals into a dark paranoia. With his sanity at stake Alexander is on the brink of losing everything.

Interview with Grant Reid:

Matthew Toffolo: What is your screenplay about?

‘My Last Duchess’ focuses on the fallible transformation that happens in humans when jealousy turns their love for someone into possession. It centralises on a paranoid husband (Alexander) who believes his recently available neighbour (Thomas) is stealing his wife (Catherine)– and that she is letting him do so. Alexander spirals into a dark abyss of assumptions and foregone conclusions.

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

Why shouldn’t it? Nine out of ten people will admit to being paranoid about a relationship once in their lives, maybe because they think they love the person. Think Gone Girl, Headhunters, Blue Valentine… Great stories about relationships. ‘My Last Duchess’ is more personal, and it has a fantastic twist.

Matthew: How long have you been writing stories?

I’ve been writing stories consistently as a hobby for about two and a half years, having been introduced to scriptwriting at university. However I’ve been telling stories for as long as I can remember! Not all of them were true, but screened drama never reflects truth. There’s just something satisfying about telling a story to someone and having them listen and experience the story themselves.

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

Dumb And Dumber. It’s an absolute classic of a comedy. Closely following is Forrest Gump, Drive and anything made by Stanley Kubrick.

Matthew: What artists would you love to work with?

Ryan Gosling and Jake Gyllenhaal are the leading men of the new generation, and I think they’d be any writer/director/producer’s dream pairing. I had Garrett Hedlund in mind for the role of Thomas here with Bennett Miller to direct.

Matthew: How many stories/screenplays have you written?

I have two computers and lots of USB drives filled with scripts and story ideas. I have even more notebooks and scrap paper…

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

Accepting an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay isn’t likely to happen in five years. I’d love to have had a serial commissioned for a second season, whether that be on TV or on-demand streaming outlets.

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

I like to write my key scenes– where the audience are going to feel most gripped. After that I can plot my build-up. I write mostly at night when I can’t sleep, or when I have a long period of uninterrupted time. Then I go back and rewrite about 85% of it! Everything’s carefully planned, I just know the first draft is never as good as the second.

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

My main hobby at the moment is digital photography, as I see it as the primitive steps into filmmaking. I’ve always been a gamer as well, playing pretty every Final Fantasy game that’s ever been released. That’s probably where my affection for story-telling began. I’m also very much a family man. They will always come first.

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

Don’t waste a single line of script. If you can condense 3-4 lines of text into a sentence do it everywhere you can. And keep re-reading and re-writing. Network with as many people as you can as well. They don’t have to be industry professionals, as long as you can say, “I have this idea for a script, what do you think?”, they’re a useful contact.

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Deadline: SUBMIT your FEATURE Screenplay to the Writing Festival. Get your works showcased at 2015 festival events.
http://www.wildsound.ca/screenplaycontest.html

– Get FULL FEEDBACK on your script. Winners get their script performed by professional actors at the Writing Festival!

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

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

Today’s Short Screenplay Pitches and Loglines

Read today’s short script story pitches. Scripts that will be made into a short film very soon.

Go to the Logline page and submit your story (any type, any genre) today: http://www.wildsound.ca/logline.html

Holiday Special – Submit your own short script to the festival and get it performed. FULL FEEDBACK on all entries:
http://www.wildsound.ca/shortscriptcontest.html

TODAY’S LOGLINES:

Title: Protest Seen
http://wildsoundfestival.com/protest_seen_by_donald_bingle.html

Written by: Donald Bingle

Genre: Drama

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Title: Afterlife Estates
http://wildsoundfestival.com/afterlife_estates_by_laina_burgess.html

Written by: Laina Burgess

Genre: Comedy

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Title: Power Cell
http://wildsoundfestival.com/power_cell_by_ben_davies.html

Written by: Ben Davies

Genre: Mystery/Suspense

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Title: Suffering
http://wildsoundfestival.com/suffering_by_shunequika_gilmore.html

Written by: Shunequika Gilmore

Genre: Drama, Crime, Mystery

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Title: Roadkill Junkyard
http://wildsoundfestival.com/roadkill_junkyard_by_eve_hands.html

Written by: Eve Hands

Genre: Mystery, Suspense

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Title: Medusa Melrose: Drag Queen Hypnotistm
http://wildsoundfestival.com/medusa_melrose_drag_queen_hypnotistm_by_dexter_williams.html

Written by: Dexter Williams

Genre: Comedy

Title: THE ABSENT DOORWAY
http://wildsoundfestival.com/the_absent_doorway_by_matt_allock.html

Written by: Matt Allcock

Genre: Horror

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Title: My Last Duchess
http://wildsoundfestival.com/my_last_duchess_by_grant_reid.html

Written by: Grant Reid

Genre: Thriller

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