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Watch the Winning Short Story Readings for May 2016

ACTORShort Story Reading – AFTERNOON CABARET
May 2016 Reading
Written by Grey Hall
ACTORShort Story Reading – THE END
May 2016 Reading
Written by Lionel Walfish
ACTORShort Story Reading – MR “NAUGHTY” BECOMES MR “NICE”
May 2016 Reading
Written by Laura Anne Ewald
ACTORShort Story Reading – THROWING KIDS
May 2016 Reading
Written by Erik Linthorst
ACTORShort Story Reading – THE POND IS TOO CROWDED
May 2016 Reading
Written by Stacey R. Janik
ACTORShort Story Reading – TEARS FOR MY BABY SISTER
May 2016 Reading
Written by Jody T. Morse
ACTORShort Story Reading – MY ROAMEO, WHERE ART THOU MY ROAMEO
May 2016 Reading
Written by Michelle Assor
ACTORShort Story Reading – LOST LOVE
May 2016 Reading
Written by Catherine Hammer
ACTORShort Story Reading – HELD UP
May 2016 Reading
Written by Bree Katz
ACTORShort Story Reading – TOGETHER AND SEPARATE
May 2016 Reading
Written by Herb Schultz
ACTORShort Story Reading – THE DAD SWEATER
May 2016 Reading
Written by Joshua Collins
ACTORShort Story Reading – LORNA’S ISLAND
May 2016 Reading
Written by Louise Johnson

1st Scene Screenplay Festival Announces its October 2015 Winners

Watch the winning First Scene Scripts performed by professional actors:

#1 – 1st. SCENE SCRIPT – Mercy
Written by George Lewis

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

SYNOPSIS:

Mercy is a story that looks into the past and the future through the experiences of a man who wants to end racism and in doing so he becomes instrumental in electing the first African American President of the United States.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Kiran Friesen
PRESIDENT/JEROME – Bubba
MAX ROBERTS – Peter Nelson
TREY – Sean Ballantyne
ROSE – Fran Townend

#2 – 1st. SCENE SCRIPT – The Arv
Written by Joshua Collins

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

SYNOPSIS:

A film is about a lethal obsession and how it can alter a persons perception of their world. As well as a very uncovered subject matter(in film)–aero-technology.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Fran Townend
ALAYAS – Sean Ballantyne
MARK/MARDALE – Peter Nelson
VOICE OVER – Becky Shrimpton
Steven – Bubba

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Deadline: FIRST SCENE (first 10pgs) SCREENPLAY FESTIVAL Get script 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 the October 2015 Winning 1st Scene Screenplay Readings

Deadline November 5th: FIRST SCENE (first 10pgs) SCREENPLAY FESTIVAL Get it performed at the festival. Full feedback
http://www.wildsound.ca/firstscenescreenplaycontest.html

1st. SCENE SCRIPT – Mercy
Written by George Lewis

SYNOPSIS:

Mercy is a story that looks into the past and the future through the experiences of a man who wants to end racism and in doing so he becomes instrumental in electing the first African American President of the United States.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Kiran Friesen
PRESIDENT/JEROME – Bubba
MAX ROBERTS – Peter Nelson
TREY – Sean Ballantyne
ROSE – Fran Townend

1st. SCENE SCRIPT – The Arv
Written by Joshua Collins

SYNOPSIS:

A film is about a lethal obsession and how it can alter a persons perception of their world. As well as a very uncovered subject matter(in film)–aero-technology.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Fran Townend
ALAYAS – Sean Ballantyne
MARK/MARDALE – Peter Nelson
VOICE OVER – Becky Shrimpton
Steven – Bubba

Watch the October 2015 Winning Screenplay Readings (so far)

It’s the first week of October and WILDsound has already performed and posted 11 screenplay winners this month, including 3 feature screenplay winning readings.

Submit your screenplay to the festival today: http://www.wildsound.ca

Click and Watch each winning video, plus learn more about the writers and cast:

STAGE PLAY – Scary Scary Night
October 2015 Reading
Written by E. Michael Lunsford
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/scary_scary_night.html

FEATURE SCRIPT – Pontiff No Return
October 2015 Reading
Written by Eric Boyd
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/pontiff_no_return.html

FEATURE SCRIPT – 66 West
October 2015 Reading
Written by Christopher Willis
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/feature_66_west.html

FEATURE SCRIPT – Death Don’t Us Part
October 2015 Reading
Written by Olaf Baumann
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/death_dont_us_part.html

BEST SCENE – Unlikely Angels
October 2015 Reading
Written by Anne Nemes
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/best_scene_unlikely_angels.html

TV PILOT – Westbound
October 2015 Reading
Written by Jeff Alulis
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/westbound.html

SHORT SCRIPT – Symposium
October 2015 Reading
Written by Tom Grady
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/symposium.html

1st. SCENE SCRIPT – Mercy
October 2015 Reading
Written by George Lewis
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/mercy.html

1st. SCENE SCRIPT – The Arv
October 2015 Reading
Written by Joshua Collins
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_arv.html

Best Scene SCRIPT – Symposium
October 2015 Reading
Written by Peter Harmon and Larry Postel
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/best_scene_comic_cons.html

Best Scene SCRIPT – Capstone Lost & Found
October 2015 Reading
Written by Pamela Green
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/best_scene_capstone_lost_and_found.html

Watch 1st Scene Reading of THE ARV, by Joshua Collins

Watch THE ARV 1st Scene Reading:

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Fran Townend
ALAYAS – Sean Ballantyne
MARK/MARDALE – Peter Nelson
VOICE OVER – Becky Shrimpton
Steven – Bubba

Get to know the writer Joshua Collins:

1. What is your screenplay about?

In short, the film is about a lethal obsession and how it can alter a persons perception of their world. As well as a very uncovered subject matter(in film)–aero-technology.

But overall, the experience might leave (hopefully) wondering/discussing idea’s that have never crossed their minds regarding aero-technology and energy sources.

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

Considering the state of our world’s condition and the struggle we find ourselves trying to right a very evident problem, the film is a different look at what is more than possible (via-solutions). It also gives light to the ‘why’ on more than one occasion, but utilizing a fun and impacting format to do so. Rather than a documentary this film could speak with people of all ages by way of classic film-making.

The film could open up doors for many conversations that just aren’t happening, and that’s sad.

3. How would you describe this story in one sentence?

The ARV can only be experienced and yet hard to believe its happening.

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

There isn’t just one, there’s never just one:

Tarkovsky’s STALKER
Michael Haneke’s THE SEVENTH CONTINENT
KUBRIKS 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY

5. This is a very tight, emotionally engaging and fun screenplay. How long have you been working on this screenplay?

Research took well over a year, but the writing took about two months.

6. How many stories have you written?

A lot. A lot, a lot.

7. What motivated you to write this screenplay?

I was blown away that the sci-fi/drama genre was lacking in anything that dealt with a real human problem–sustainable energy source.

Also that many films that ever dealt with anything extra-terrestrial based were far too cliché and over-done. This film, THE ARV, finally gives a real life look at the reality of such a complex subject matter.

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

Having to learn quantum physics on an elementary level to create the real dialogue the story contains. One cannot simply make it up or just learn ‘key phrases’. A lot of scientists would go see this film and the last thing I’d want is to be laughed at. So, having to learn the principles of General relativity, Newton’s Laws of Motion etc…

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

Directing, directing, acting, music, life, Buddhism. And directing.

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

I was drawn to the festival based on its format. Hearing your screenplay read aloud by actors for the first time is a big plus.

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

Humans need stories to understand ourselves but at the same time to relinquish control of their perception’s. A writers job is to be responsible for what we give to them (the audience)…and in hopes that their perception is somewhat or altogether altered.

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Deadline: FIRST SCENE (first 10pgs) SCREENPLAY FESTIVAL Get script performed at the festival. Full feedback

http://www.wildsound.ca/firstscenescreenplaycontest.html