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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?

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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

Listen to WILDsound PODCAST May 11th – BONNIE BROOKBY – LGBT FESTIVAL WINNING SCREENPLAY WRITER. (THE THINGS WE MISS)

LISTEN on ITunes via iTunes, or LISTEN at www.wildsoundpodcast.com

Matthew Toffolo chats with the Winning LGBTQ Feature Screenplay writer Bonnie Brookby (02:13). They chat about the feature script writing process, adding character depth to your story, her roots in Texas, and the importance of LGBTQ themed screenplays.

You can watch the full reading performed by professional actors here: https://youtu.be/ld2MiyYVX3A

Then Matthew says good-bye to longtime WILDsound employee Kierston Drier, who set up this very podcast (33:15). Using his high school football career as an analogy to her career at WILDsound.

PODCAST will upload 2-3 times a week from here on out, mainly interviewing the winning filmmakers and screenplay writers from the various WILDsound festivals in Los Angeles & Toronto.

Submit your LGBT Short Film & Screenplay via FilmFreeway to the LGBT Toronto Film Festival: https://filmfreeway.com/LGBTTorontoFilmFestival

Submit any screenplay or short film to the WILDsound Film Festival: https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/

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

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

TOY STORY 1995 – Films that changed cinema

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Are you on team Woody? Or team Buzz? Are you more “Howdy there, partner?” or “To infinity, and beyond!” Today on The Film Podcast, Matthew and Kierston open up their childhood toy chests and discuss why Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story changed Cinema forever

WATCH NOW – Randy Newman’s “You Got a Friend in Me”

WATCH NOW – Toy Story short film

WATCH NOW – Toy Story The Musical

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY Podcast – Films that Changed Cinema

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It is crazy wild ride here on Matthew Toffolo and Kierston Drier’s journey through space, time and cinematic history. Come hop in their flying saucer today as they zip around the science-fiction wonder that is 2001: A space Odyssey.

WATCH NOW – Original Movie Trailer.

The Dawn of Man – Watch the famous scene from the movie.

I’m Sorry Dave – Watch the famous scene from the movie.

Highlight from the PODCAST:

3 Reasons why this is one of the most influential films of all time:

1) Most influential film for future filmmakers and film talent. So much of 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY in future films.

– Elevated SCI-FI into the mainstream.

– Pioneer of visual effects

– The way filmmakers use music and score – epic

2) The Massive Scope

– Tells the entire evolution of man from limited apes to being taken over by artificial intelligence.

– If you look at the birth of cameras, and then motion camera (film) – this film was the peak of that creation.

– Let the visuals tell the story. using the visual medium. 142 minutes – only 20 minutes of dialogue

3) Birth of the blockbuster

– 12 million to make – grossed $190 million

Other notables:

– Oscar Winner for Best Visual Effects

Nominated for Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Art Direction

That’s it.

NO NOMINATIONS for Best Picture. Best Cinematography. Best Score. Best Sound Design.