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Jerry Kokich – November 2016 FAN FICTION Screenplay Winner

 

Watch the Winning Fan Fiction Screenplay for November 2016.

CAST LIST:NARRATOR – Mallory Palmer
SKIPPER – Peter Nelson
GILLIGAN – Hugh Ritchie
GINGER – Kheon Clarke
MR. HOWELL – Julian Ford
MARY ANN – Angelica Alejandro
LOVEY – Kelci Stephenson 

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

A reinvention of the popular series with the same castaways (reinvented) who end up having to fight off Zombies during the night on the far away island.

Get to know the winning writer:

What is your fan fiction screenplay about?

“Gilligan’s Island of The Dead” is a reboot of the classic TV comedy, with everything turned on its head… and zombies!

Why does this modern day twist of the iconic TV show work?

With updated characters, including Gilligan and The Skipper as a gay couple, and the Howells as the Madoffs hiding from the Feds, the series also capitalizes on the current zombie craze.

How would you describe this TV show in 2 words?

Zombie Survival

What TV show have you seen the most times in your life?

The Avengers from the 1960’s!

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

It took about three months to write.

How many stories have you written?

Well over fifty.

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

Funny story, that. NBC had decided to do a reboot of the TV comedy, The Munsters. They spent millions on the pilot, including building the full size Munsters house. Halfway through the filming of the pilot, they realized it was going to be such a total disaster, they pulled the plug on the series before they had even finished shooting. I was joking with some friends about it on Facebook, and said. “We should do a reboot of Gilligan’s Island with zombies!” I stopped dead. I thought, hey, that’s not a bad idea. I actually detest when old shows are redone and changed, and I’m not a zombie fan, but I decided to put everything I don’t like into this. Of course, it wins a contest!

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

. I really didn’t face any obstacles writing it. I knew the old series very well. I read some books on the making of the series, including one by series creator, Sherwood Schwartz, and watched a documentary produced by Dawn Wells, who played Mary Ann. I did try to market the script, but the Schwartz estate and CBS have the rights, so that was a dead end.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I was a professional ballet dancer with The Joffrey Ballet for eight years, and I now teach in LA. I’m very passionate about my students and their development as dancers.

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

I submitted a first scene to you guys that won, and the feedback was wonderful, so I decided to enter this full script. I recommend your contests to all my writer friends. The feedback on this project was fantastic. Of course, I loved the praise. The suggestions and criticisms were extremely precise and helpful. What I really appreciated was that you got what I was trying to do. I wanted to take the original series in a completely different direction, but one that made sense in relation to the original characters.

Any advice for other writers?

A much smarter man than I said, 95% of writing is re-writing, so start writing. Don’t sit around thinking about writing, just write. Then write some more. Then enter a Wildsound contest! Also, never assume a woman is pregnant.

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson


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Feature Film Pitch: Ali Baba and The Forty Thieves by Jerry Kokich

LOGLINE PITCH:

ACTORTitle: Ali Baba and The Forty Thieves

Written by: Jerry Kokich

Type: Feature Film

Genre: action-adventure

Logline: “Out of the burning sands of The Arabian Nights, an epic tale of treasure, treachery and triumph!”

WGA Reg. 1628982

Interested in this logline, please email us at info@wildsound.ca and we’ll forward your email to the writer.

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Interested in this logline, please email us at info@wildsound.ca and we’ll forward your email to the writer.

Have a logline? Submit your logline to the festival for FREE Today.

 

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writing CONTEST1st CHAPTER or FULL NOVEL CONTEST
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TV PILOT Pitch: Gilligan’s Island of The Dead, by Jerry Kokich

LOGLINE PITCH:

ACTORTitle: Gilligan’s Island of The Dead

Written by: Jerry Kokich

Type: TV PILOT

Genre: Action/adventure AND ZOMBIES!

Logline: What if those seven stranded castaways were not who you thought they were?

Interested in this logline, please email us at info@wildsound.ca and we’ll forward your email to the writer.

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March 20 2016 Writing Festival Event

This week’s screenplay festival is a showcase of the best of 1st Scene Screenplays, TV Sitcom Pilots, and a classic Twilight Zone Fan Fiction screenplay.

Here are the details of the works that will be performed.

#1 – 1st Scene Script – Monster Beneath The Ice

Written by Jerry Kokich

Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller

Synopsis: A good, old fashioned “B” picture for your first scene enjoyment.

EVGENY and VLADIMIR discuss when the supply plane will arrive. Outside, Evgeny is almost knocked down by a moving ridge in the ice, but Vladimir saves him. The ridge destroys shacks and machinery, and the incoming plane just manages to rescue them.

#2 – 1st Scene Script – The Wedding Thief

Written by Brett Bacon

Genre: Comedy, Crime

Synopsis:  A professional thief pilfers money from the super-rich at weddings until he is caught stealing from the Italian mob and then is forced to take a priceless work of art from the Russian mob or die trying.

#3 – 1st Scene Script – Man Seeking Money

Written by Steve Mikals

Genre: Comedy

Synopsis: Aided by their human friends, chimpanzees with typewriters try to climb the Evolutionary ladder.

 #4 – Short Screenplay – Gary’s Girls

Written by Mckenzie Trent

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Synopsis: A young woman with too many bumps in the road is in the process of giving up on life when an unlikely source, her dad’s new girlfriend and her former high school resident mean girl, pushes her out of her comfort zone.

#5 – Fan Fiction – Twilight Zone “Punchline”

Written by Jaime Medina

Genre: Mystery, Thriller

Synopsis: A failed comedian makes a deal with the Devil to switch places with the Vegas star who stole his act!

#6 – TV Sitcom Pilot – MAILROOMIES

Written by Jacques Edeline

Genre: Comedy

Synopsis: Pilot about a young man (Charlie) who starts at the bottom of the food chain in the Hollywood industry.

#7 – TV Sitcom Pilot – MARRIAGE EQUALITY

Written by Jamie Pierce

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Synopsis: A gay couple deals with two life-changing events on Mother’s Day.

 

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

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Feature Film Loglines and Pitches for Today

Submit your logline for FREE today (Any type. Any genre)

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READ Feature Film Pitches:

Title: Wingmen
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/wingmen_by_joe_donato.html
Written by: Joe Donato
Genre: Historical Family Drama
Type: Feature Film

Title: MAYNO, THE BANDIT OF MARENGO
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/mayno_the_bandit_of_marengo_by_liliana_angeleri.html
Written by: LILIANA ANGELERI
Genre: FAMILY, ADVENTURE-DRAMA (Historical from 1790-1820), Italian Western
Type: Feature Film

Title: One Step Toward Zero
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/one_step_toward_zero_by_kipp_mathews.html
Written by: Kipp Mathews
Genre: Drama
Type: Feature Film

Title: Psyche
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/psyche_by_timothy_charles_melkus.html
Written by: Timothy Charles Melkus
Genre: Fantasy
Type: Feature Film

Title: The Competition
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_competition_by_jerry_kokich.html
Written by: Jerry Kokich
Genre: Family, Ballet, Young Adult
Type: Feature Film

Title: PARALYSIS
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/paralysis_by_dan_cassell.html
Written by: Dan Cassell
Genre: Silent (No Dialogue), Psychological Horror
Type: Feature Film

Title: Teapots and Treachery
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/teapots_and_treachery_by_gabi_plumm.html
Written by: Gabi Plumm
Genre: Rom/Com/Drama
Type: Feature Film

Title: The Man who Mistook his Hands for Elephant Feet
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_man_who_mistook_his_hands_for_elephant_feet_by_banks_helfrich.html
Written by: Banks Helfrich
Genre: Comedy, Psychological, Wonky, Surreal, Pachydermal
Type: Feature Film

Title: FLYING LIONS
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/flying_lions_by_colin_ososki.html
Written by: Colin Ososki
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Sci-fi
Type: Feature Film

Title: CROWD CONTROL
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/crowd_control_by_dawn_brown.html
Written by: Dawn Brown
Genre: Drama
Type: Feature Film

Title: Shy
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/shy_by_don_riemer.html
Written by: Don Riemer
Genre: Horror/Sci-Fi
Type: Feature Film

Title: Ripper
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/ripper_by_sandra_smith.html
Written by: Sandra Smith
Genre: Thriller/Drama/Mystery
Type: Feature Film

Title: Snow Advisory
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/snow_advisory_by_lisa_beuk.html
Written by: Lisa Beuk
Genre: Thriller/Drama
Type: Feature Film

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