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Watch the Feature Screenplay Winning Performance Readings for 2015 (so far…)

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Watch the Winning Feature Screenplays for 2015 (so far…)

June 2015 Reading
Written by Sean Elwood


After a car accident nearly kills him, a young man begins to experience strange occurrences around his home, leaving him to believe that his near-death experience has opened the door between the living and the dead. As he attempts to uncover the truth, he discovers that his sanity might be at stake.

Feature Script: ORIGINS
May 2015 Reading
Written by Michael Panek & Guershon Moreno


A small group of civilans and scientist flee their homeworld after an alien invasion, and take refuge on Earth.

Feature Script: GOD’S WILL
May 2015 Reading
Written by Jamison P. Derfler


“God’s Will” tells the story of Ian, a man who has the woman he loves cruelly murdered in front of him, so he makes a pact with Lucifer to get revenge — only to discover that God has sent helpers of his own to correct his path.

Feature Script: THE THIRD BOMB
April 2015 Reading
Written by Phillip Parker


“The Third Bomb” is a WWII adventure in which a top US pilot crash lands in Japanese territory and must stop an ambitious Japanese commander from capturing his secret cargo – the third atomic bomb.

Feature Script – BESA
March 2015 Reading
Written by Michael Miceli


Besa is the story of a loyal Italian father, forced to defend his son who has inadvertently sparked a New York mob war between Sicilian and Albanian crime families.

February 2015 Reading
Written by Verlynn Kneifl & Laurie Larsen


William Clark recalls the perilous Lewis & Clark Expedition and its aftermath, casting a startling new perspective on the impetuous life and mysterious death of fellow explorer Meriwether Lewis.

January 2015 Reading
Written by David M. Hyde


When lawyer Tom Johnson drives his car into a local firework stand, which is owned by former preacher Marvin Temple. This sets up a chain of events that bring people to faith and understanding of what life is all about. .

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Watch Feature Screenplay Winner: ORIGINS, by Michael Panek & Guershon Moreno

    Watch the Full Performance Reading of ORIGINS:


    NARRATOR – Angelica Alejandro
    DRAGOLA – Craig Estrella
    CAPTAIN STIBOR – Steve Rizzo
    GORGIAS – David Occhipinti
    LONDO – Sean Ballantyne
    KIERAN – Holly Sarchfield

Get to know winning writer Michael Panek:

1. What is your screenplay about?

A small group of civilans and scientist flee their homeworld after an alien invasion, and take refuge on Earth.

2. Why should this script be made into a movie?

This script deals with Aliens and vampires, who doesn’t love Aliens and Vampires.

3. How long have you been writing stories?

I have been writing stories off an on for several years, a few years ago, i thought a movie would be a cool project.

4. What movie have you seen the most in your life?

The movie ive seen the most of, would have to be Star Trek, and Star Wars. But it was Farscape that sparked my imagination.

5. What artists would you love to work with?

Ben Browder, from Farscape, i think of him as the brother i never had. Big fan.

6. How many stories/screenplays have you written?

I have written mostly short stories with no success, this is my first full length screenplay.

7. Ideally, where would you like to be in 5 years?

Ideally, id like to be an extra in films and an advisor or mentor for other aspiring writers.

8. Describe your process; do you have a set routine, method for writing?

I don’t have a routine or process, i just make notes of ideas and thoughts that i have, then i put them into sentences that work.

9. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Apart from writing, my other passions are, Enviromental issues, and Astronomy.

10. What influenced you to enter the WILDsound Festival?

I’ve known about Wildsound Festival for some time, i haven’t had much luck with other festivals, and had thrown in the towel, but with your judges feedback on entries, i thought it would be nice to see what kind of feedback i would get, to see if i should keep going or call it quits, this was a big surprise for me, i know i’m still a work in progress, but the potential is there to be one of the greats.

11. Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

My advice to other writers is to follow your passion, don’t get discouraged, there will be setbacks, highs and lows, you have to try, don’t ever give up.