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Why Screenplay Contests work: Interview with Screenwriter Michael Meade (Friday the 13th: Vengeance)

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The theme of this episode is that Screenplay Contests Work! As we see from interviewing Michael Meade from Portland, Oregon.

Interview starts at (3:17). Matthew Toffolo chats with Michael about his Fan Fiction screenplay win “Welcome to Crystal Lake”, based on the Friday the 13th series, in 2017.

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Two years later, Michael is the writer of the feature film of Friday the 13th, called “Vengeance”, coming to a cinema near you in a few weeks.

Watch the Trailer for Friday the 13th: Vengeance

And join the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/F13Vengeance/

Michael also talks about currently working rewrites on the feature film “Nightfall”, his original screenplay that was optioned and is set to go into production next year, directed by Matthew Tibbenhaum.

This podcast was sponsored by the 1 Page Screenplay Contest. Submit your 400 word or less story and get it performed by a professional actor and made into a video.

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WINNING FEATURE SCREENPLAYS FOR JULY 2018

 

ACTORWinning CRIME Feature Film: INDIAN COUNTY by Troy Kelly

ACTORWinning LGBT Feature Film: GO-GO BOY by Vance Walker

 

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

Director: Matthew Toffolo

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

May 2018 – Read the best of Filmmaker Interviews

Read 14 interviews from up and coming filmmakers that had their film shown at the FEEDBACK Film Festival events. By Matthew Toffolo

Interview with Filmmaker Andy Fortenbacher (ORNAMENT OF BEAUTY)
Interview with Filmmaker Andy Fortenbacher (ORNAMENT OF BEAUTY)

Interview with Filmmaker Christian Arnold (CHRICKE)
Interview with Filmmaker Christian Arnold (CHRICKE)

Interview with Filmmaker Declan Quinlan (BOY)
Interview with Filmmaker Declan Quinlan (BOY)

Interview with Filmmaker Mark McKinsey (VOWS)
Interview with Filmmaker Mark McKinsey (VOWS)

Interview with Filmmaker Ramon Blanquer (SAMFAELINI: BUSBY BERKELEY’S DREAM ABERRATIONS)
Interview with Filmmaker Ramon Blanquer (SAMFAELINI: BUSBY BERKELEY’S DREAM ABERRATIONS)

Interview with Filmmaker Dazhi Huang (NIGHT LIVE)
Interview with Filmmaker Dazhi Huang (NIGHT LIVE)

Interview with Filmmaker Sari Eran Herskovitz (TRAIN)
Interview with Filmmaker Sari Eran Herskovitz (TRAIN)

Interview with Filmmaker Kat Scott (EPINEPHRINE)
Interview with Filmmaker Kat Scott (EPINEPHRINE)

Interview with Filmmaker Shaun Wright (A GOOD BLINDER)
Interview with Filmmaker Shaun Wright (A GOOD BLINDER)

Interview with Filmmaker Alberto Nacci (VOICES)
Interview with Filmmaker Alberto Nacci (VOICES)

Interview with Filmmaker Leigh Bloomfield (THE NIGHT SKY)
Interview with Filmmaker Leigh Bloomfield (THE NIGHT SKY)

Interview with Filmmaker John Vollmer (JOY! BLUE MOON)
Interview with Filmmaker John Vollmer (JOY! BLUE MOON)

Interview with Filmmaker Robert Nazar Arjoyan (I PROMISED HER LIFE)
Interview with Filmmaker Robert Nazar Arjoyan (I PROMISED HER LIFE)

Interview with Filmmaker Kaitlin Creadon (FOR THE LOVE OF THE CHILD)
Interview with Filmmaker Kaitlin Creadon (FOR THE LOVE OF THE CHILD)

April 2018 – Interviews with Award Winning Screenwriters

Read interviews with 18 award winning screenwriters for April 2018. By Matthew Toffolo.

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Mike Hoberg (OCCUPY WALLY STREETSKI)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Mike Hoberg (OCCUPY WALLY STREETSKI)

Interview with Winning Screenwriters Kelsey Ann Wacker and Nathan Simpson (THE DEN)
Interview with Winning Screenwriters Kelsey Ann Wacker and Nathan Simpson (THE DEN)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Eddie Baca (LOOK INTO MY EYES)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Eddie Baca (LOOK INTO MY EYES)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Michael Clohesy (BIOS)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Michael Clohesy (BIOS)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter J. David Thayer (ROBOTS FROM NEPTUNE)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter J. David Thayer (ROBOTS FROM NEPTUNE)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Amy Jackson (REBEKAH’S CLOSET)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Amy Jackson (REBEKAH’S CLOSET)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Janice Walker (FIRST TIME FOR PENNY)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Janice Walker (FIRST TIME FOR PENNY)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Taylor Zaccario (DIMAGGIO)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Taylor Zaccario (DIMAGGIO)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Derek W. Wright (WHEN THE DUST SETTLES)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Derek W. Wright (WHEN THE DUST SETTLES)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Christine Sherwood (CHERRY GLAZED)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Christine Sherwood (CHERRY GLAZED)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Jade S. Bokhari (TOGETHER)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Jade S. Bokhari (TOGETHER)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Victoria Mitchell (THE BLUE ROOM)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Victoria Mitchell (THE BLUE ROOM)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Sharon Powers (ENTANGLED)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Sharon Powers (ENTANGLED)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter John McCarney (CHILDREN OF THE DUST)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter John McCarney (CHILDREN OF THE DUST)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Keith Famie (MAIRE’S JOURNEY)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Keith Famie (MAIRE’S JOURNEY)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Melissa Willis (WHAT THE HELL)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Melissa Willis (WHAT THE HELL)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Robert Cox (TOUCH)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Robert Cox (TOUCH)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Byron Erwin (POOP MOVIE)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2018/04/06/interview-with-winning-screenwriter-byron-erwin-poop-movie/

March 2018 – Interviews with Film Festival Directors

Read this month’s interviews with Film Festival directors from all over the world. Interviews by Matthew Toffolo.

Interview with Festival Director Lari Teräs (Toronto Int’l Spring of Horror & Fantasy Film Festival (TISH))
Interview with Festival Director Lari Teräs (Toronto Int’l Spring of Horror & Fantasy Film Festival (TISH))

Interview with Festival Director Mike Messier (AVALONIA Film Festival)
Interview with Festival Director Mike Messier (AVALONIA Film Festival)

Interview with Festival Director Banks Helfrich (LIFE SCREENINGS Festival)
Interview with Festival Director Banks Helfrich (LIFE SCREENINGS Festival)

Interview with Festival Director Elena Altman (BASH- Bay Area Short Film Festival)
Interview with Festival Director Elena Altman (BASH- Bay Area Short Film Festival)

Interview with Festival Director Larry Rosen (Northeast Film Festival Horror Fest)
Interview with Festival Director Larry Rosen (Northeast Film Festival Horror Fest)

February 2018 SHORT FILMS – 22 movies showcased at 3 festivals in Los Angeles & Toronto

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos for all 22 short films performed at the 3 festivals in February 2018 in Los Angeles and Toronto.

Festival moderators are SHEPSUT WILSON, and KIERSTON DRIER.

FEMALE DIRECTOR’S & COMEDY Festival – February 1, 2018

festival posterTHE CRYING CHEF, 6min., USA, Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

festival posterTHE FUTURE RICHARD DENISONS, 16min, USA, Comedy/Time Travel
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

festival posterFORGOTTEN FLORA, 5min., USA, Animation/Drama
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

festival posterMADEIRA, 14min., USA, Drama
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

festival posterPAPER PALACES, 6min., USA, Drama
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

festival posterTHE FBI BLEW UP MY ICE SKATES, 7min., USA, Animation/Drama
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

festival posterAN ACTOR PREPARES, 4min., USA, Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

festival posterGF, 25min., USA, Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

ROMANCE Festival – February 14, 2018


festival posterVIOLET AND JUNE, 6min., Canada, Romance/Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterWHAT IF…?, 14min., Hungary, Romance/Drama
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterEASY, A 3 MINUTE LOVE STORY, 3min., USA, Romance/Drama
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterTHE WEDDING SONG, 13min, USA, Romance/Drama
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterGOD CAME ‘ROUND, 5min, Italy, Romance/Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival poster116, 15min., USA, Experimental
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterTHE WRITER’S WOMAN, 23min., Mexico, Romance/Drama
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

FANTASY/SCI-FI FESTIVAL – February 22, 2018


festival posterBREAKER, 10min., Japan/Canada, Sci-Fi/Action
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterSKIN DEEP, 20min., UK, Fantasy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterMONSIEUR HERNST, 15min., France, Sci-Fi/Drama
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterLILITH, 19min., USA, Sci-Fi/Drama
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterBACK PAGE RIPPER, 5min. USA, Sci-Fi/Mystery
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterMAN-AT-ARMS, 10min, UK, Fan Fiction//Animation
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterTEARS IN THE RAIN, 11min., South Africa, Fan Fiction/Sci-Fi
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

Produced by Matthew Toffolo

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy, Kierston Drier

Festival Camera Operators: Zack Arch, Aser Santos Jr., Isabel Cupryn

Festival Editor: John Johnson

And many thanks to all the volunteers of the festival!

January 2018 – Interviews with award winning screenwriters:

7 Screenwriter Interviews from award winners:

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Carl F. Zimmermann (TOE TAG MURDERS)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Carl F. Zimmermann (TOE TAG MURDERS)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter JoAnn Hess (FRAMER)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter JoAnn Hess (FRAMER)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Robert Cox (DRAGONSONG)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Robert Cox (DRAGONSONG)

Interview with Winning TV PILOT Writer Katie Grotzinger (MINNIE NOIR)
Interview with Winning TV PILOT Writer Katie Grotzinger (MINNIE NOIR)

Interview with Winning TV Pilot Writer Ed Vela (PSI-COM)
Interview with Winning TV Pilot Writer Ed Vela (PSI-COM)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Sheri Davenport (EYES OF DAWN)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter Sheri Davenport (EYES OF DAWN)

Interview with winning screenwriters Edward Ocean & Michael Sgueglia (THE NOWHERE MAN)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2018/01/09/interview-with-winning-screenwriters-edward-ocean-michael-sgueglia-the-nowhere-man/