WILDsound Performer: JARRID TERRELL. April 3/2016 Event

Actor JARRID TERRELL will be performed at the writing festival on April 3 2016.

See the highlights of the April 3rd festival

 

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JARRID TERRELL

Height: 5’10

Hair: Brown

Eyes: Blue/Green

See actor’s past festival performances:

ACTOR1st Scene – THREE PLAY
March 2015 Reading
Written by John-Arthur Ingram

ACTOR1st Scene – THE SINGING TREE
March 2015 Reading
Written by Marilyn Pesola & Peter Moss

ACTORFeature Script – BESA
March 2015 Reading
Written by Michael Miceli

ACTORBest Scene – LONELY HEROES
March 2015 Reading
Written by Eddie Upnick

ACTORX-Mas Scene – MEMORIES OF LIFE’S DREAMS
March 2015 Reading
Written by June Fleming

ACTORPerformed – PARENTHOOD “Don’t Give Up On Him Yet”
June 2014 Reading
Written by Cara Rothenberg

ACTORPerformed – MOM “Strip Poker and Guilt Trip”
June 2014 Reading
Written by Micah Goldman and Griff Kohout

ACTORPerformed – SOUTH PARK “Follow Your Dreams”
June 2014 Reading
Written by James Tison

ACTORTV PILOT – Hail Mary
November 2015 Reading
Written by Stan Williamson

ACTORBEST SCENE – No Hope For Gomez
November 2015 Reading
Written by Graham Parke

ACTORBEST SCENE – The Charlottetown Jackhammer Imbroglio
November 2015 Reading
Written by Marc Lalonde

ACTORTV SPEC – Silicon Valley
October 2015 Reading
Written by Jennifer McAuliffe

ACTORTV PILOT – Max Cobra
October 2015 Reading
Written by Brad Heisler

ACTOR1st Scene Screenplay – ROAD TO TEXAS
February 2016 Reading
Written by Emanuel Ruggeri

ACTOR1st Scene Screenplay – THE SHOT
February 2016 Reading
Written by Michael DeMattia

ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – MINDWALKER
February 2016 Reading
Written by Thorsten Loos

ACTORTV SPEC Screenplay – THE BIG BANG THEORY
February 2016 Reading
Written by David Minaskanian

ACTORShort Screenplay – COMPLICIT
February 2016 Reading
Written by Andrew L. Schwartz

ACTORShort Screenplay – ANIMAL SKINS
February 2016 Reading
Written by Bryan Ott

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SHORT SCRIPT Table Reading – COMPLICIT by Andrew L Schwartz

COMPLICIT was the February 2016 Winning Short Screenplay. 

Watch COMPLICIT by Andrew L  Schwartz:

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Sean Ballantyne
LT. HAMMELSTEIN – Sean Kaufmann
CLARITA/MARIE – Kelci Stephenson
SCHEINBERG – Chris Reid-Geisler
SGT. SACCO – Jarrid Terrell
PAP PAP – Sasha Rajamani

Get to know writer Andrew L  Schwartz:

1. What is your short screenplay about?

Complicit is about a former Nazi who goes on the run after he learns he may have to stand trial for his past transgressions.

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

This story focuses on a very real and relevant question that we as human beings need to face: has too much time passed for these men to be held accountable for their actions?

3. How would you describe this script in two words?

Morally challenging.

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

The Return of the King or The Departed.

5. How long have you been working on this screenplay?

I have been working on Complicit for over half a year. It has gone though many rewrites, and I have explored many different ways to examine character arcs.

6. How many stories have you written?

Over the years, I have written many stories. Currently, I have written three complete screenplays in my canon.

7. What motivated you to write this screenplay?

I read an article about a 94-year-old former Nazi who was tried and convicted for war crimes during WWII. I decided to dive deeper into this phenomenon and write a story about it.

8. What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Writing the perfect ending.

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

I am passionate about collecting and listening to vintage vinyl records, particularly from artists such as The Beatles, Bob Dylan and The Band.

10. What influenced you to enter the festival?

What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received? I entered this festival because I believe the opportunity to have my script read by professionals is invaluable. It gives life to the words, and will help me fine tune the nuances of the story. When I received my initial feedback, I was nervous because the script was deemed good, but still needed one solid rewrite in order for it to be included. So, I hit the drawing board unsure of where the new rewrite was going to take me, but in the end it worked out.

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

Get as many people as you can to read your script. Encourage your peers to offer advice, and always listen to the council of those closest to you. When it comes time to write a new script, WRITE IT. Practice discipline when you write and finish your script before moving onto the next project.

 

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

SHORT SCRIPT Table Reading – ANIMAL SKINS by Bryan Ott

ANIMALS SKINS was the February 2016 Winning Short Screenplay. 

Watch ANIMAL SKINS by Bryan Ott:

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Sean Kaufmann
HUNTER – Sasha Rajamani
PIM – Kelci Stephenson
SCARBOY – Chris Reid-Geisler
WILD BOY – Jarrid Terrell

Get to know writer Bryan Ott:

1. What is your short screenplay about?

In writing Animal Skins, I didn’t consciously start with any specific theme in mind and attempt to explore that idea through the narrative and characters. I usually uncover the central idea as the story is evolving and the threads and connective areas surface and I begin to pull them out. The ideas and areas of human experience that I am interested in and most affected by myself in my own life are in the flaws and shortcomings on the central characters that I am developing through the natural progression of the world of the story and the structure. My stories tend to focus on ideas of separation and loss (most often of a family member) and the central characters inner struggle to reconnect with people they would rather not have in their lives. The idea of being comfortable when the key relationships in your life are broken and not seeing the need to fix them in any way. Animal Skins explores these ideas in a genre setting but, in this 20 page short script, doesn’t try to solve them. Pim, the central character, has a long road ahead of her.

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

The story was written to be made into an animated film. Working with an Animator friend of mine, we began some early character design work and a general concept for the look and techniques we would use to tell this story. The landscapes and set pieces would all be practical, shot live in camera, with the characters animated in 3D. It is still possible this is how the film will end up. So when writing the short, I always had practical considerations in mind, like the number of sets we would need to build and how I could maximize locations by using them repeatedly in different scenes. This short would be very costly to make as a live-action film, but it was never intended to end up as one. But as I continue to develop these characters and the world of this film, I see it now more as a graphic novel, where I can expand on some of the fantastical elements of the narrative.

3. How would you describe this script in two words?

Understated Fantasy

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

The Searchers – John Ford

5. How long have you been working on this screenplay?

Off and on for about a year

6. How many stories have you written?

I have written 4 features and a handful of short films. In graduate school, I directed a feature I wrote and have written and directed a few short films since.

7. What motivated you to write this screenplay?

The idea for the film came from the title of a song I really like by Dry the River, a UK band that has recently broken up. The song lyrics have nothing to do with the finished script, but I found the title Animal Skins evocative. It generated images in my mind and a general tone that sent me to the keyboard.

8. What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

This script taught me the value of feedback and accepting criticism. It went through various incarnations. Even when I thought it was done and I was proud of it, I sent it out and it got chewed up and spit back at me. It forced me to keep attacking the story and keep rewriting.

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

I need to watch a film a day and have been doing that for many years. The day doesn’t feel complete otherwise. My two kids though are who I give most of my energy to.

10. What influenced you to enter the festival? What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received?

I was very interested in the prospect of hearing the script read aloud. Feedback is invaluable. It is up to the writer to decipher what is constructive and useful and what is subjective and maybe not necessary to dwell to much on. But when you hear the same criticism from different people, it is probably a good idea to rethink things.

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

There is this amazing buzz I feel after writing. After spending hours inside your own head, exploring the “what if’s” of story and character and when little things start to connect and ideas lead to more ideas, it’s hard to re-enter the real world again for a few moments. Everything is a bit off. Like the moment when you exit a movie theater and the sun hits your eyes or that dizzy, light headed feeling when you stand up to quickly and you need to hold onto something. My students always as me where do great ideas come from. I don’t know. But I feel, a great film story is a writers exploration of original ideas structured in layers of unexpected nuance and familiarity of form. Form is learnable. Great ideas are not.

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

 

 

 

 

 

WILDsound Performer Feb. 7th Event: JARRID TERRELL

Actor will be performing at the February 7 2016 Writing Festival event.

See the winning screenplays that will be performed at the festival

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Watch past screenplay readings the actor has performed in:

ACTOR1st Scene – THREE PLAY
March 2015 Reading
Written by John-Arthur Ingram

ACTOR1st Scene – THE SINGING TREE
March 2015 Reading
Written by Marilyn Pesola & Peter Moss

ACTORFeature Script – BESA
March 2015 Reading
Written by Michael Miceli

ACTORBest Scene – LONELY HEROES
March 2015 Reading
Written by Eddie Upnick

ACTORX-Mas Scene – MEMORIES OF LIFE’S DREAMS
March 2015 Reading
Written by June Fleming

ACTORPerformed – PARENTHOOD “Don’t Give Up On Him Yet”
June 2014 Reading
Written by Cara Rothenberg

ACTORPerformed – MOM “Strip Poker and Guilt Trip”
June 2014 Reading
Written by Micah Goldman and Griff Kohout

ACTORPerformed – SOUTH PARK “Follow Your Dreams”
June 2014 Reading
Written by James Tison

ACTORTV PILOT – Hail Mary
November 2015 Reading
Written by Stan Williamson

ACTORBEST SCENE – No Hope For Gomez
November 2015 Reading
Written by Graham Parke

ACTORBEST SCENE – The Charlottetown Jackhammer Imbroglio
November 2015 Reading
Written by Marc Lalonde

ACTORTV SPEC – Silicon Valley
October 2015 Reading
Written by Jennifer McAuliffe

ACTORTV PILOT – Max Cobra
October 2015 Reading
Written by Brad Heisler

Best Scene Reading of THE CHARLOTTETOWN JACKHAMMER IMBROGLIO by Marc Lalonde

Watch THE CHARLOTTETOWN JACKHAMMER IMBROGLIO Best Scene:

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Holly Sarchfield
MISS WINDIG – Christina Santos
MAN – Geoff Mays
CLERK – Jarrid Terrell
MR. BLATT – David Occhipinti

Get to know writer Marc Lalonde:

1. What is your screenplay about?

Nothing. It’s a Swiss watch: sophisticated movements interlocking in an intricate mechanism.

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

Actors would enjoy making it, audiences would enjoy watching it.

3. How would you describe this story in two words?

Uproariously unpredictable .

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

Seven Samurai.

5. How long have you been working on this screenplay?

Three years.

6. How many stories have you written?

I wrote a number of stories years ago, but they went nowhere, so, I hunkered down and became a translator.

7. What motivated you to write this screenplay?

I wanted to see whether or not I could. And I was bored witless with translation. But now I’m back to being OK with it.

8. What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

This screenplay isn’t finished and I doubt it ever will be. I’ll always find something that needs fixing.

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

Passions are something you have when you’re young. When you get older, you’re just relieved to wake up in the morning.

10. What influenced you to enter the WILDsound Festival? What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received?

The WILDsound Festival is Canadian. I’m Canadian. The script is Canadian and doesn’t hide its Canadianness. I figured the WILDsound Festival would be a great launch pad for The Charlottetown Jackhammer Imbroglio. As for the initial feedback, it made me tighten the script which became five pages shorter as a result. Lean and mean is good.

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

Read. Read. Read.

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DEADLINE: Submit your best scene from your screenplay. Have it performed using professional actors:
http://www.wildsound.ca/submit_your_favorite_scene.html

WATCH the past best scene readings and see what happens when you submit:
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/best_scene_readings.html

Watch Best Scene Reading of NO HOPE FOR GOMEZ by Graham Parke

Watch NO HOPE FOR GOMEZ Best Scene:

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – David Occhipinti
GOMEZ – Geoff Mays
LARGE GUY – Jarrid Terrell
SUSIE – Christina Santos
BLONDE – Holly Sarchfield
TEACHER – Lorry Ayers

Get to know writer Graham Parke:

1. What is your screenplay about?

No Hope for Gomez! is the story of a guy who’s convinced life is verifiably harder on him than it is on others. When he falls for an assistant in a mysterious drug trial, he teams up with a misguided YouTube dating guru to reel in The One, but soon the trial’s side-effects have him questioning his increasingly strange experiences, and the dating guru turns out to be very different from what he made himself out to be.

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

I think it would make a great series as there is a wealth of quirky/zany material to be mined with these characters battling life, bad luck, and relationships in their own, off-beat ways. The series is based on my three award winning independent novels.

3. How would you describe this story in two words?

Off-beat, endearing.

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

N/A

5. How long have you been working on this screenplay?

This particular project started out as a novel, which won a few indie awards (including a Kirkus best of Indie listing) a couple of years ago, then turned into a pilot episode.

6. How many stories have you written?

Too many to count. But if you want a number, let’s just say… erm… seventy-four-and-a-half.

7. What motivated you to write this screenplay?

The idea of turning No Hope for Gomez! into a TV show has been on my mind for a while. When a draft pilot started winning screenwriting competitions, I thought I might be on to something…

8. What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

None.

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

Apart from writing I’m passionate about re-writing, getting feedback, more re-writing, and, I guess, polishing.

10. What influenced you to enter the WILDsound Festival? What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received?

As writers we want high quality feedback and we want it now. Wildsound runs all year round and gives professional feedback, that’s hard to beat in my opinion.

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

Yes. Other writers should maybe quit and find something that pays way better. It would certainly make my life easier. It’s not a rule, of course, just a suggestion.

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DEADLINE: Submit your best scene from your screenplay. Have it performed using professional actors:
http://www.wildsound.ca/submit_your_favorite_scene.html

WATCH the past best scene readings and see what happens when you submit:
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/best_scene_readings.html

Watch TV PILOT Reading of HAIL MARY by Stan Williamson

Watch HAIL MARY, TV Pilot Reading:

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Christina Santos
MARY SPARKS- Holly Sarchfield
JASON SPARKS – Jarrid Terrell
STEVEN CAMPBELL – Geoff Mays
JUDGE/PERKINS – David Occhipinti
VICKY/HANNA – Lorry Ayers

Get to know writer Stan Williamson:

1. What is your TV PILOT about?

Named by her father after a football pass with little chance of success, a quick-witted former pro beach volleyball player takes on the exclusive boys club of professional sports by becoming a sports agent/attorney.

2. Why should this screenplay be made into a TV Show?

The similarity of the world of Hail Mary to that of The Good Wife suggests that it could capture the same enduring popularity. The sports agency with its sexy young players replaces the law firm with its stuffy older clients. Instead of solid and reliable, Hail Mary is current, it’s hot, and it delivers the excitement that only sports can bring. But, in Hail Mary, we’re not just talking about football. We’re talking about every major sport on earth. Baseball, basketball, hockey, tennis, soccer, you name it. The opportunity for cameo appearances by sports stars is as unlimited as the number of stories there are to tell. Where will the sports stories come from? Just turn on the news. There’s an episode born every day.

3. How would you describe this story in two words?

Two words? Hail Mary. In Mary’s line of work, every shot at success is a long shot. You either win big or you crash and burn.

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

It’s a tie. The Graduate and Chinatown.

5. How long have you been working on this screenplay?

I wrote the three storylines separately, then I mixed them together. Two months to stir and one to bake.

6. How many stories have you written?

More than ten feature screenplays. One produced. One Pilot. One novel. One song.

7. What motivated you to write this screenplay?

This is an exciting time for television. I had to give it a try.

8. What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Rewriting is always the hardest part.

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

I like music, movies, books. I like to run. But all roads lead back to the keyboard.

10. What influenced you to enter the WILDsound Festival? What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received?

I liked the idea of hearing it performed in voices other than the ones in my head. The feedback was both positive and constructive. It was reassuring to know that I was on the right path.

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

Stop making excuses. Write every day.