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Submit the First Scenes of your Screenplay and get it performed by professional actors

Deadline: 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 past 1st Scene Festival readings:

Watch Recent Winning 1st Scene Screenplay Readings:

1st Scene Script: THE MANTLE
August 2015 Reading
by Frank Edward Kelly
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_mantle.html

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

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

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Also, Free logline submissions. The Writing Festival network averages over 95,000 unique visitors a day.
Great way to get your story out: http://www.wildsound.ca/logline.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

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

1st Scene Performance: It Came Upon A Mid-Nightmare, by Gregory Lane (plus interview)

Watch the 1st Scene Reading of IT CAME UPON A MID-NIGHTMARE:

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Susan Wilson
JACOB – Julian Ford
RYAN – Sean Ballantyne
FEZZIWIG – Sean Kaufmann
SALLY – Antosia Fiedur

Get to know writer Gregory Lane:

1. What is your screenplay about?

The three Spirits of Christmas are kidnapped by the three Demons of Christmas. Now it’s their turn to corrupt the most kindhearted, generous and foolhardy man on earth into a coldhearted, greedy bastard… with bad manners too!

2. Why should this script be made into a movie?

Everyone loves a good holiday movie. Especially a fractured fairytale when it’s made for jaded adults.

3. How long have you been writing stories?

Several years – mostly banging out the bad stuff to eventually achieve something worth reading.

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

Every year without fail… It’s A wonderful Life & A Christmas Carol. There is not a lot going on for us jews on Christmas Eve!

5. How many stories/screenplays have you written?

5 screenplay – 1 novel & several treatments of stories ideas worth pursuing.

6. Ideally, where would you like to be in 5 years?

In a small hotel in Colorado, just finishing my latest screenplay. I have a smoke and glass of champagne Then on my way home in a snow storm I’m captured and held hostage by my biggest fan. But mostly, being able to just sit and write as a full time job.

7. Describe your process; do you have a set routine, method for writing?

Guilt of not getting off my butt is a good motivator. That and rent. Music playing, talking out loud as my characters. Sometime getting away from the computer just sitting and day dreaming by playing the movie I envision in my head over and over again scene by scene. Line by line. Working out various paths the story might take. Then going back to the computer to write it down.

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

Movies in general, I’m a total film buff. However I enjoy a good political discussion and taking pictures of my two cat, MacGuffen and Marlon Brando. Yes, I’m that kind of a nerd.

9. What influenced you to enter the WILDsound Festival?

I distane most common screenplay iron clad “rules”. Scripts have to be this exactly this long or by page 30 exactly this has to happen. Film history tells us this is not always the case. However some “fundamental rules” I believe do apply. They can’t be broken, it’s in our guts and human nature. The idea that you must grab hold of your audience in the first 10 minutes is fundamental as a story teller. I appreciate a festival that sees the potential in getting someone to keep turning the pages of a screenplay to find out what happens next.

10. Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

Keep asking yourself what type of movie would you like to see today? If it exist… go rent it! If it does not… go write it!

11. What motivated you to write this screenplay?

I love a good twist on a story classic. I also wanted to address the issue of keeping the spirit of christmas all year round in a jaded and cynical society.

12. What is the tone of your screenplay?

It Came Upon A Mid-Nightmare is an adult comedy. It’s an outlandish satire in the vain of MontyPython and Mel Brook

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Free logline submissions. The Writing Festival network averages over 95,000 unique visitors a day.
Great way to get your story out: http://www.wildsound.ca/logline.html

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

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