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Read best of 2017 HISTORY Feature Film Loglines

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LIBERTY, by Chris Cartusciello


O CRY AFRIKA, by William Teller


HOLY-WAR, by Joseph R. Shellim


HER DAGUERREOTYPE, by Jim Starr


WILD RUSSIAN MOTHER, by Zack Richardson


CHIMES OF FREEDOM, by John Mackenzie


JAMESTOWN, by Edward H. Spruill


MODERN PERSECUTION, by Jennifer Cole


FREEDOM FORT, by Clint Williams


NINO, by Lazarus Aliyev


IDA, by Rikard Drakenlordh

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O CRY AFRIKA, by William Teller

HOLY-WAR, by Joseph R. Shellim

HER DAGUERREOTYPE, by Jim Starr

WILD RUSSIAN MOTHER, by Zack Richardson

CHIMES OF FREEDOM, by John Mackenzie

JAMESTOWN, by Edward H. Spruill

MODERN PERSECUTION, by Jennifer Cole

FREEDOM FORT, by Clint Williams

NINO, by Lazarus Aliyev

IDA, by Rikard Drakenlordh

 

TV CONTESTSUBMIT your TV PILOT or TV SPEC Script
Voted #1 TV Contest in North America.
FILM CONTESTSUBMIT your SHORT Film
Get it showcased at the FEEDBACK Festival
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SCREENPLAY CONTESTSUBMIT your FEATURE Script
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Ground Zero, Poetry by, Melissa R. Mendelson

Genre: Life, History, Spiritual, American, Patriotic

Ground Zero
by, Melissa R. Mendelson

The subway rocks me asleep,
and I forget.
The city streets shake with noise,
and a million footsteps thunder
against concrete.
And I become lost.
Time ticks by,
and everyone is on schedule.
Nothing breaks their routine,
but I pause.
I stop to remember
what took place
so long ago,
and I see yesterday
standing there
with tears falling against darkness.
And I remember the wave of emotion
that gripped me,
that threatened to drown me,
but I rode those waves
with my pen.
And the city became alive once more,
and we walk a million moments
of our lives,
alive.
But do we still remember,
or is it easy to
forget?

 

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Farewells of Mt. Auburn, Poetry by Mark-Curtis Dunn

Genre: History, Life, War

Farewells of Mt. Auburn

i
Crisp Spring after last snow melt
Greens buds atop a frosty hillock.
Forest branches reach to azure turned golden
Where beneath emerald, secret paths among headstones
Meander up hill and down to strain the breast.
Only intimates would know
Demure scrolled marble weary white by the years
Still to bring gasps and tears for those who rest.

ii
Bonded in serenity as in life
Infant child, doting mother, upright father
Cast into grief so sudden, long sighs to heave
Until joined once more
With mirror grey granite blazoned names.

iii
Hillside helmeted herald
Pearly wings outstretched, spear at the ready,
Proclaims in perpetuity
Such a gift her forbears beneath brought
To span that earthly chasm
Between light and shade, friend and foe,
Before temporal borders close the day.

iv
Maiden sphinx sarcophagus,
Mighty, majestic, martial,
Hosts phalanx ghosts
Lock step, bayonets drawn, wheel to flank
Amid clamor, clash, and red calamity
On many Little Round Tops,
To bind the laws for freedoms all.

v
Departing day drapes
On shadowy granite gate,
Sylvan sequestered sanctuary spires,
Terraced turreted tower.
Give air to all creation.
Care for these souls who remain in trust,
Humble markers to obelisk monuments,
And light their crown celestial unceasing.
— Mark-Curtis Dunn
© 2016

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See the best of HISTORY Stories from the Festival (January-June 2016)

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ACTORFeature Screenplay – CATCH THE DEVIL
April 2016 Reading
Written by Martin Blinder
ACTOR1st Scene Screenplay – ELISSA OF TYRE
March 2016 Reading
Written by Alan Mehanna
ACTORShort Screenplay – BEST INTERESTS
March 2016 Reading
Written by James M. Freeman

festival posterOH MY OH AGAMI
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4min, Egypt, Documentary/Poetry
ACTORNovel 1st Chapter Reading – MYSTIC VILLAGE
April 2016 Reading
Written by Jeannine Fortier
ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – THE REAPER: REBELLION “AFTERLIFE”
May 2016 Reading
Written by Mark S. MacDonald, Darsey Meredith

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

A Kinda Life, Poetry by Denise Stephani

Genre: Girl Power!, History, Life

A Kinda Life
by Denise Stephani

http://www.denisestephani.com

For Malala who was shot in the head and left for dead & all the women and girls in the Gender War

Has life been kind to you? He said
As her heart stopped and bled
She sighed and shook her head
If I could’ve I would’ve fled

Life sucks for us ducks
What’s bad for the goose is good for the gander
Life is angled for the power of the boys den
It’s hard to be the shoved out hen

If Sallys had equal money
Blokes would lose the power to control the honey
If Janes could have equal learning
Guys would feel their egos burning

For thousands of years they have kept us down
They have snatched and held the gender crown
Marys have smiled behind a tear and frown
But now us Jennies must turn it all upside-down

Has life been kind to you? He queried
You look so tired and wearied
No, she stuttered
To see it you must be kind
Most Johns push our struggles from their mind.

When we talk of rape
They say ‘Peel a grape’
When we say that we’ve been battered
They say: To listen would leave me shattered
Man-made Sheila pain
Is silenced for their gain

Has life been kind to you? She said
I wish I could lie inside your bed
And have your life instead
Not be the prey – who is left for dead

Life sucks for us ducks
What’s bad for the goose is good for the gander
Life is angled for the power of the boys den
It’s hard to be the shoved out hen

For thousands of years they have kept us down
And they have snatched and held the gender crown
Marys have smiled behind a tear and frown
But now us Jennies must turn it all upside-down

Has life been kind to you? He asked
Has life been kind?

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Lindow Man, Poetry by Kathleen McCoy

Genre: Survival, Life, Society, History, Biography

Lindow Man
by Kathleen McCoy

100 B.C. – 100 A.D.
Discovered in 1984 in the Lindow Moss Bog near Manchester and conveyed to The British Museum

Starlight directly entered
the right side of his skull.

He has been left with half
of one right leg. The other

is just gone. Yet time has kept
his speechless lips full,

writ large upon his smashed
and slanted leather face—

clubbed twice at twenty-five, then
strangled, throat slashed.

Did they come in their Druidic
hoods as friends, with their wily

eyes, their toasting silver
cup of mistletoe that steamed,

chimed, swirled, like a belly dancer
whose iron sword

glistened in moonlight? The savage
bells rang for centuries. And all of this

to keep the trees in flower,
the fields rife with grain and honey.

The ridiculous bogged down,
preserved in peat, half a man

who lived half a life
with a half-life of two millennia,

the pounding in the chest
of the wolf’s next meal.

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http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/august_2015_poetry_readings.html