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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

February 2015 First Scene Screenplay Winners (4). Watch performance readings

The communication, organisation and feedback these guys offer are fantastic and scriptwriters of all disciplines and experience should be jumping at the service WILDsound provide. The best thing about it is they are as enthusiastic as you about your work. Thank you to everyone involved with WILDsound.

– Grant Reid, on the WILDsound 1st Scene Screenplay Festival Experience.

WILDsound has named their 1st Scene Festival Winners for February. Watch the readings performed by professional actors:

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

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

Readings performed by professional actors.

Deadline Feb. 28th: FIRST SCENE (first 10pgs) SCREENPLAY FESTIVAL Get your works showcased at 2015 festival events.
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:

Interview with First Scene Winner Jacob F. Keller, (The Curse of Sam Hain)

It was the first contest I’ve come across that didn’t require an entire screenplay to be submitted. A first scene allows for a much more focused effort on polishing a really good sample. Getting those 5-10 pages right takes a few days to a week while an entire screenplay can take many weeks or months to get right. Plus, the price of submission made it much more appealing. Really, there was nothing to lose.

– Jacoob F. Keller, on why he submitted to the WILDsound Festival (Review)

    Watch the 1st Scene Reading THE CURSE OF SAM HAIN:

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Frances Townend
Belenus – Sean Ballantyne
Sam Hain- Neil Kulin
Daughter – Julia Vally
Rider – Kaleb Alexander
Wife – Jacqueline Brown
Man #1 – Charles Gordon
Man #1 – Rob Salerno

Submit your First Scene Screenplay:
http://www.wildsound.ca/firstscenescreenplaycontest.html

Matthew Toffolo interviews Jacob F. Keller:

Matthew: What is your screenplay about?

Jacob: The lone survivor of a crash landing on a distant world becomes the surprising savior to the aborigines facing genocide.

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

Jacob: It’s Cast Away meets Alien. It is a story that is can be both visually and metaphorically engaging with its strong ties to Dante’s Inferno. It is also a role that a lot of actors fight over. It has a lot going for it.

Matthew: How long have you been writing stories?

Jacob: It started in junior high. So, 20 years? Yeah, that’s about right.

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

Jacob: Easy, Ghostbusters. Probably watched it 30-40 times. I can almost quote the whole thing.

Matthew: What artists would you love to work with?

Jacob: It’s not so much about who I work with but what kind of projects I would want if I could choose. There are properties I would love a shot at, things nobody has thought about developing or projects that haven’t gone anywhere. I’ll work with anyone that has the same passions I do.

Matthew: How many stories/screenplays have you written?

Jacob: Last I counted 7 finished, and another 4-5 in various stages of development.

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

Jacob: Ideally, still living and working in Hollywood developing any number of projects in various forms.

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

Jacob: I try to get an early start and save personal errands and such for the afternoon and evening. If I flip it, I’m usually too worn out to sit in front of a computer for 3-4 hours. I also try to break it down in chunks. If I write one scene or get a problem figured out, I’l reward myself with some Netflix or playing one of my video games. And I always walk away mid-scene so I know exactly where to start the next day.

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

Jacob: Old school, 8-bit video games. I play almost every day as a break between projects. And my family. I have one brother but many, many cousins all across the country and we try to stay in touch as best we can over Facebook.

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

Jacob: Don’t follow trends or write what you think a producer or executive wants to read. Write what you want to write. Your passion will shine through and the right audience will find you.