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SCRIPT MOVIE: Perseverance, by Josh Brushett


Sarah Murphy is content for now, working as a bank teller. She is adjusting to her love life, now living with partner Christopher, with the wedding just over a week away. Everything feels the way it should, however she cannot escape the feeling of dread as if there’s more to her fate than a simple happy ending. When an armed robbery takes place at the bank where she works, Sarah finds herself making the ultimate sacrifice. Thrust into a world she does not understand, neither heaven nor hell but definitely the afterlife Sarah must now figure out how to move on, with the guidance of the mysterious Woman in White and Sarah’s own sense of morality.

Summary of scene:

The scene in question towards the end when Sarah has made her peace with being dead and is virtually ready to move on but needs to say goodbye first.


Narrator: Matt Barnes
Sarah: Val Cole
Chloe: Danielle Nicole
Silvia: Esther Thibault
Chris: Manny Pacheco

Visual Design by Kimberly Villarruel

Produced by Matthew Toffolo


Script Movie: Mind Force, by James Zeankowski

Detective Robby Banks uses his self hypnotic telepathy powers to find missing persons and their captors.

Genre: Supernatural Crime Drama TV Pilot


Narrator: Matt Barnes
Detective Robby Banks – Geoff Mays
Detective Marty Worhol – Sean Tabares
Chief Grant McKenzie – Manny Pacheco
COP – Danielle Nicole

Visual Design & Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Produced by Matthew Toffolo

Screenplay Movie: RAYMOND CARVER AND DERRIDA’S ZOMBIE ARMY, Written by James Fitzmaurice

Visual Design and Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Produced by Matthew Toffolo


Narration: Matt Barnes

Raymond: Justin Cole

Lois: Lindy Thurrell

Phoebe: Val Cole

Maryann: Esther Theeboo


It’s the 1960s and a blizzard is raging in Iowa City, a place where Kurt Vonnegut, Jr teaches in the Writers’ Workshop and Gayatri Spivak holds classes in literary theory. This evening Raymond Carver is worried about his wife’s possible infidelity. As Carver is stewing over Maryann’s lateness, Lois, a pretty undergraduate, pops out of the bathroom, regales him with theory, and seduces him. Phoebe Dronfield, a fake fictional character from Vonnegut’s “Slaughter House Five,” rides to the rescue, revealing Lois as a theory-monster, brain-eating zombie. With red-rimmed eyes and a greenish tinge to her face, Lois emerges from the bedroom to explain about Jacques Derrida’s idea of endless layers of meaning, deconstruction, and mise en abyme. Dronfield puts paid to the “missing I beam” idea and helps to peel back the layers of Lois’s identity to reveal the undergraduate’s harmlessness. All ends happily with wife Maryann’s actual demobilization from the Zombie Army. But why has Maryann chosen to buy cauliflower at the grocery store?

Screenplay Movie: CATCH!, by Jerry Nield

Synopsis: Could David really defeat Goliath?

A historical madcap comedy drama depicting family values, romance, morals, religion, gambling, corruption and revenge.

Written by Jerry Nield
Produced by Matthew Toffolo
Visual Design and Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Voice Over Performers:

Matt Barnes
Val Cole
Geoff Mays
Danielle Nicole
Manny Pacheco
Steve Rizzo

Screenplay MOVIE: PINK LAVA, by Sharon Powers

Visual Design by Kimberly Villarruel

Produced by Matthew Toffolo

Logline: Follow spirited and charismatic 13 year-old surfer girl Saylor as her FOMO fuels her crafty schemes to explore beaches and situations outside her self-perceived confines of living on an old houseboat, going to school and working in her mom’s surf shop.

SAYLOR RYAN – Esther Teebo


MELANIE RYAN – Danielle Nicole

NARRATOR – Matt Barnes

In order to surf Saylor’s favorite surf break for an epic swell, Saylor devises a plan (lie) to ditch school telling her counselor she needs to leave to help with her mom’s surf club. He wants her to be more involved in activities so happily lets her go. After a series of mishaps, she doesn’t make it to her favorite spot, she ends up surfing the only place she did NOT want to surf at. This is the following scene where she is caught in her lie.

Screenplay MOVIE: NORTHWOOD, by John Fraser


Genre: Action, Thriller

The commander of a nuclear submarine struggles to deal with an accident during NATO submarine exercises that quickly escalates into a deadly international conflict.

Visual Design by Kimberly Villarruel

Produced by Matthew Toffolo

Narration: Matt Barnes
Jack: Manny Pacheco
Geoff: Geoff Mays
Tom: Sean Tabares
Alex: Steve Rizzo
Maryam: Val Cole

Winning Feature Film: THE NEW SCHOOL by Evan R. Schullery


Northwood High School is in lockdown after gunshots are heard. Two months earlier, troubled teenager, Justin Koenig joins Carol O’Connell’s class. But Carol is made uneasy by her new pupil, which is made worse when a former colleague is fatally wounded in a Boston school. With Northwood staff and parents discussing whether teachers should be armed, Carol decides to take matters into her own hand. Applying to take a controversial training program, and getting a gun permit, Carol tries to convince colleague Heather of Justin’s fascination with the recent Boston shooting. However following an outburst, Carol is suspended, but soon pieces together clues that Justin is going to carry out a shooting. Rushing to the school, she accidentally shoots Heather in an effort to stop Justin. With Carol arrested, a shocked Justin dumps a bag from his locker.


Mr. Koenig: Nick Hendrik
Justin: Gabriel Darku
Demarco : Scott McCullogh
Narrator: Matt Barnes
Carol: Susan Wilson
Heather: Kyana Teresa
Patricia: Olivia Barret


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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox