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SCRIPT MOVIE: Danger In The Clouds, by John Donnellan

Genre: This is a True Adventure Story

He flew with danger for sixteen years. One day danger got the best of him! This is the very exciting true story of one of a most unforgettable man, raised on a farm in Sodus, Michigan. His very exciting life really begins at the age of 13 when he was allowed to drive the family’s new Model T ford. You see, neither his Dad or his Mother had an inclination to drive the new car, but Joe did!

CAST LIST

Narrator: Geoff Mays
Joe: Manny Pacheco
Mike Cull: Gary Wheeler
Man on Horse: Steve Rizzo

Visual Design by Kimberly Villarruel

Produced by Matthew Toffolo

SCRIPT MOVIE: AMERICAN SNAKE PIT, by Daniel Tomasulo

Based on the writer’s novel. In 1987, following a public outcry about its questionable medical practices, Staten Island’s Willowbrook State School for people with intellectual disabilities closed its doors for good.

Flat broke and almost finished with graduate school, Dan Tomasulo — now a core faculty member at Columbia University’s Spirituality Mind Body Institute — was hired to relocate Willowbrook’s most severely disabled inhabitants into a groundbreaking community-based group home.

Point in script: At this point in the script, I’d already left my wife, gotten the new job and been assaulted by Sophia—where there is now died blood on my jacket

CAST LIST:
NARRATOR – Lindy Thurrell
ALBERT – Steve Rizzo
DR. DAN – Geoff Mays
TAIMI – Esther Teeboo

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

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?