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SCREENPLAY MOVIE: BLIND VAMPIRE, by Eric White

Synopsis:
A blind vampire survives thanks to her seeing-eye dog.

Summary of where we are when the best scene occurs:

The opening scene scripts the 17th-century barn action sequence leading to the vampire Dreven’s blinding. This scene, 350 years later in the modern world, shows Dreven having adapted to her blindness through the use of a service dog.

Visual Design by Kimberly Villarrueel

Produced by Matthew Toffolo

CAST LIST:
Matt Barnes
Val Cole
Danielle Nicole
Manny Pacheco
Steve Rizzo
Esther Teeboo
Lindy Thurrell

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SCRIPT MOVIE: Perseverance, by Josh Brushett

Synopsis:

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.

CAST LIST:

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

Visual Design by Kimberly Villarruel

Produced by Matthew Toffolo

WATCH & LISTEN. WATCH: BEFORE YOU WOKE SHORT FILM. LISTEN: TO DIRECTOR DAVID BRADBURN ON MAKING THE FILM

Before you listen to this podcast, WATCH the 4 minute short film BEFORE YOU WOKE on Vimeo.

Watch NOW: 

Then LISTEN To the PODCAST on iTunes.

Then come back here and listen to the podcast with Director/Writer of the short film David Bradburn.

If there is a theme to this episode, it’s would be: “It’s All About your Team!” or “It’s All About your Crew!”

A great episode on the art of making a short film. David praises his terrific cast and crew.

His Cast: Christian Litke (and Stunt Coordinator) & Kiea Houseton

His Producing team: Teresa Mathew & Angela Verdino (and Production Designer)

Composer: DC McAuliffe

Cinematographer: Joel McGinty

Film Editor:B.A. Lewandowski

Sound Designer: Evan B. Hisey

Key Grip: Francis Edward

Camera Operator: Joe Mastrino

This episode was sponsored by the 1 page short story contest.

Interview with screenwriter Mark Renshaw (DOCTOR WHO: My Doctor)

LISTEN to the PODCAST on ITunes

If there is a theme to this episode it would be “Oh Doctor, My Doctor”

Great chatting with the very talented writer Mark Renshaw about his Doctor Who spec screenplay.

Watch the Fan Fiction Reading of DOCTOR WHO “My Doctor”:

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Sean Ballantyne
MARK – Peter Nelson
MATT SMITH – Andrei Preda
DAVROS/THE MASTER – Jason Martorino
CUSHING/TROUGHTON/MCGANN DOCTORS – Scott Beaudin
TENNANT/PERTWEE/BAKER DOCTORS – Cole Reid
AMY – Meghan Allen
WENDY – Julie Burris

Continue reading Interview with screenwriter Mark Renshaw (DOCTOR WHO: My Doctor)

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

Visual Design and Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Produced by Matthew Toffolo

CAST LIST:

Narration: Matt Barnes

Raymond: Justin Cole

Lois: Lindy Thurrell

Phoebe: Val Cole

Maryann: Esther Theeboo

Synopsis

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: MOTORIST, by Julie Thor Fryd

Summary of where we are when the scene occurs

At first, we see Ford. He´s driving along in his car. He finds a wounded animal, gets out of his car, examines the animal, writes in his notebook, and runs the animal over. Afterwards he drives over the crest of the hill, and spots two figures, in the middle of the road. Ford just manages to swerve round them. A man- VOLVO- is lying on the road, and a woman JEEP- is standing next to him.
It´s night, and we are on a road.

Visual Design by Kimberly Villarruel

Produced by Matthew Toffolo

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Val Cole
Volvo/Voice Over: Geoff Mays
Jeep: Danielle Nicole
Ford: Manny Pacheco

The story takes place in the middle of the night, mostly on a dark road.

Before “the scene” we meet Ford driving in his car, looking for wounded animals. We also see Volvo, leaving his house and car business for the last time. He wants to commit suicide (or wants other people to kill him) Before he leaves, he puts an excessive amount of food, into his cats dish, and pats it on the head. He also puts keys in all the car ignitions. We also watch Jeep driving very fast.

Ford is a 60 year old man, who mourns over his deceased wife. He regrets, that he wasn´t able to accept the fact that she was sick and dying. To compensate, Volvo has dedicated his night vision to animals. Night after night he seeks out animals, that have been driven over, and left injured and bleeding on the road. He finishes what others could not complete.
One night he drives along in his car, and spots two figures in the middle of the road. Ford just manages to swerve round them. A man VOLVO is lying on the road, and a woman JEEP, is standing next to him. They are arguing.

Volvo is a depressed used car dealer. He´s lying in the middle of the road, hoping that someone will drive him over.
Volvo think Jeep is a lousy driver, because she didn´t hit him with her car. Jeep says, that she didn´t wanted to run him over, but actually Jeep is a dangerous motorist, who thinks she´s immortal. She does “hit and run” for a hobby
Volvo insists that Ford or Jeep runs him over, and refuses to get away from the road.
Volvo is finishing a book called “The Perfect Motorist” Therefore, now and then, he´s talking to a Dictaphone.

At last after “the scene” Ford accepts to run Volvo over. But he finds it very difficult. He keeps a log of the animals he runs over, and he´s not sure where he should list Ford. He think it would be improper if he grouped him with foxes and hedgehogs.

All three are momentarily inattentive while we hear a vehicle approaching. They are caught in the headlights of an oncoming car…

Summary of where we are when the scene occurs

At first, we see Ford. He´s driving along in his car. He finds a wounded animal, gets out of his car, examines the animal, writes in his notebook, and runs the animal over. Afterwards he drives over the crest of the hill, and spots two figures, in the middle of the road. Ford just manages to swerve round them. A man- VOLVO- is lying on the road, and a woman JEEP- is standing next to him.
It´s night, and we are on a road.

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