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Feature Screenplay Reading: GATES OF HELL by Pamela Green and Everett House Sr.

Watch the March 2016 Feature Screenplay Winner

GATES OF HELL Feature Screenplay Reading:

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Sean Ballantyne
EVERETT – Ryan Anning
MABEL – Alicia Ryan
VARIOUS – Steve Rizzo
VARIOUS – Suchiththa DeSilva
VARIOUS – Nadia Gigi Inara

Get to know writer Pamela Green:

What is your screenplay about?

This screenplay entails the life of Everett House as he grows up in a poor, Christian home in a Midwest city following the Great Depression, portraying his passion for playing the steel guitar just as his invalid father had, and then, beginning at age 17, portraying Everett’s years in a mental asylum. While in the institution, Everett undergoes shock treatment and other psychiatric practices popular to that era. But through it all, Everett finds God to be his stable source of strength, hope, and deliverance, and he is left with a divine promise concerning his future that his testimony will one day be used to warn mankind of the mark in the forehead.

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

This screenplay is a timely warning about the devastating effects of shock treatment from someone who experience it firsthand and who also saw its debilitating effects upon countless others, and warns about the mark in the forehead as foretold in the Book of Revelation. The story also offers people an anchor of hope through Jesus Christ if they will turn to Him.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Divine warning

What movie have you seen the most times in your life?

Meet Me in St. Louis and Mulan

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

I’ve been working off and on for about seven years on this screenplay, as well as on Part II of it.

Is this a film geared towards the Christian audience?

This film is geared toward all faiths and even Atheists.

How true is this story?

This story is based on the life testimony of my dad, Everett House, with a little improvising done to make the scenes flow. Much of it is word for word from what my dad had told me over the years, and the miracles and divine interventions are true to my dad’s testimony, with the exception of some name changes here and there. Some of the events have also been confirmed to me by the testimony of one of his doctors.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

It actually took much longer than I had anticipated. Most of the time I had to use the library’s computer and had to pay for a babysitter and transportation and copies from $25.00 per week that I was able to use toward the movie. I wasted a lot of money making copies of the screenplay prematurely, thinking it was finished.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I love Jesus, the Bible, and church. When I was little I had wished that church was five days a week instead of school. I also love kids and people in general. I love art. I used to draw and paint some. I especially loved drawing faces, but had gotten away from it. Hopefully I will again soon. I also love baking, making crafts, and shopping. I would love to play the saxophone, but never even tried. I love flowers and other beautiful things, and hiking (which I don’t really do now, but hopefully will), and reading, and I love music and animals and cutesy houses. I also believe in prayer and would like to pray more for people to be healed, and maybe do missions work or counseling, and I love to help the homeless.

What influenced you to enter the festival? What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received?

After wondering what I should do next concerning the script, I went to sleep one night and had a dream that a man at a desk was holding my script. In the dream I asked the man if he liked the script. He said, “We loved it.” Then I looked over to the left side of the desk and saw George Clooney sitting there, leaning toward in the desk. He looked at me and asked, “Got any part for me?” So then a while after, when thinking again about what I should do, I remembered the dream and looked up George Clooney on Facebook. I pressed “like” on his page, and then began receiving invitations from his page to enter the WILDsound Film Festival. I still hesitated for a number of months, still a little skeptical, and then I read a prophecy about a sign of a set time to act being the month of the blue moon. But thinking I had until the end of the month I stalled, and then the contest was put on hold for a while. Then a few years later I heard another prophecy about getting another chance and this time don’t drop the ball, and how it would be under the same conditions, so I looked on the calendar and, sure enough, the blue moon was coming up again. So that time I entered.

I was very pleased with the professional, thorough feedback that I received each time from WILDsound Film Festival. I found their wisdom and advice very beneficial in polishing up my writing skills and in pulling together a more smooth-sounding screenplay.

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

When writing, I think it’s best to take your time and do a more thorough job than to speed through the process and make many mistakes and have to go back hundreds of times and make corrections.

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

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

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March 13 2016 Writing Festival Event

This week’s screenplay festival is a showcase of faith, triumph, and ideals. We will be showcasing a feature screenplay, short screenplay, and two best scenes of a feature.

Here are the details of the works that will be performed.

#1 – Feature Screenplay – GATES OF HELL

Written by: Everett House and Pamela Green

Genre: Biography, Drama

Synopsis: GATES OF HELL is a biography of a tenacious Christian youth, including being institutionalized and undergoing years of shock treatment and other atrocities while maintaining his faith.

#2 – Short Screenplay – BEST INTERESTS

Written by James M. Freeman

Genre: Action, History, Drama

Synopsis: To protest inhumane treatment and unfair rejection of his application for refugee status, a teenage Vietnamese asylum seeker challenges the authority of a Hong Kong detention camp commandant, resisting the commandant’s efforts to force him to repatriate.

#3 – Best Scene – SCREAMING MY HEART OUT

Written by Janyce Lapore

Genre: Drama

Synopsis: The actions of 4 girls, from the same Italian family, coming of age in a small steel mill town in the late 60’s, threatens the very fiber of Italian American life as each girl defies tradition and expectation to find a future that lies beyond the bou… See more

$4 – Best Scene – THE HOOPLA

Written by Thomas Nesti

Genre: Drama, Comedy

Synopsis: Asher tries to have a serious relationship for the first time in his life while he works in a struggling movie theater trying to survive.

Watch the October 2015 Best Scene Readings

DEADLINE October 15th: Submit your best scene from your screenplay. Have it performed using professional actors:
http://www.wildsound.ca/submit_your_favorite_scene.html

Watch the 3 Best Scene Readings Performed by professional actors at the festival:

BEST SCENE – Unlikely Angels
Written by Anne Nemes

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Charles Gordon
PETE – Rob Salerno
MIKE – Jerald Bezener
MARGOT – Julie Burris

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Best Scene SCRIPT – Symposium
Written by Peter Harmon and Larry Postel

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Jane Smythe
DANNY – Peter Nelson
ZOE – Becky Shrimpton
ALEX – Sean Ballantyne
LANDO – Bubba

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Best Scene SCRIPT – Capstone Lost & Found
Written by Pamela Green

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Kiran Friesen
EVERETT – Peter Nelson

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WATCH the past best scene readings and see what happens when you submit:
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/best_scene_readings.html

Watch the October 2015 Winning Screenplay Readings (so far)

It’s the first week of October and WILDsound has already performed and posted 11 screenplay winners this month, including 3 feature screenplay winning readings.

Submit your screenplay to the festival today: http://www.wildsound.ca

Click and Watch each winning video, plus learn more about the writers and cast:

STAGE PLAY – Scary Scary Night
October 2015 Reading
Written by E. Michael Lunsford
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/scary_scary_night.html

FEATURE SCRIPT – Pontiff No Return
October 2015 Reading
Written by Eric Boyd
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/pontiff_no_return.html

FEATURE SCRIPT – 66 West
October 2015 Reading
Written by Christopher Willis
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/feature_66_west.html

FEATURE SCRIPT – Death Don’t Us Part
October 2015 Reading
Written by Olaf Baumann
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/death_dont_us_part.html

BEST SCENE – Unlikely Angels
October 2015 Reading
Written by Anne Nemes
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/best_scene_unlikely_angels.html

TV PILOT – Westbound
October 2015 Reading
Written by Jeff Alulis
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/westbound.html

SHORT SCRIPT – Symposium
October 2015 Reading
Written by Tom Grady
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/symposium.html

1st. SCENE SCRIPT – Mercy
October 2015 Reading
Written by George Lewis
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/mercy.html

1st. SCENE SCRIPT – The Arv
October 2015 Reading
Written by Joshua Collins
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_arv.html

Best Scene SCRIPT – Symposium
October 2015 Reading
Written by Peter Harmon and Larry Postel
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/best_scene_comic_cons.html

Best Scene SCRIPT – Capstone Lost & Found
October 2015 Reading
Written by Pamela Green
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/best_scene_capstone_lost_and_found.html

Watch Best Scene Reading of CAPSTONE LOST AND FOUND, by Pamela Green

Watch Best Scene Reading of CAPSTONE LOST AND FOUND

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Kiran Friesen
EVERETT – Peter Nelson

Get to know writers Pamela Green:

1. What is your screenplay about?

After having been put through shock treatment and other psychiatric atrocities while locked away in a mental institution during the 1950’s, Everett is finally let go and begins his new life journey, where he has further divine encounters, as well as struggles, and is reminded of a divine promise and mandate, that his testimony from his hospital days will be used in a movie to warn the world of the coming mark in the forehead.

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

It should be made into a movie because it includes a warning from God of a prophesied apocalyptic destruction that will hit mankind in the not-so-distant future. Also, it includes testimonies of God’s faithfulness toward those who put their trust Him, and highlights God’s love for the lost.

3. How would you describe this story in one sentence?

It depicts the life journey of Everett’s post-hospital days, including various struggles, encounters of divine nature, testimonies of the “lost” being found, and also sobering warnings about the coming mark of the Beast.

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

I have seen a lot of Disney movies over and over due to my children watching them, but I think the one I saw the most (that I myself wanted to see) was Meet Me in St. Louis.

5. This is a very tight, emotionally engaging, and fun screenplay. How long have you been working on this screenplay?

I began writing the screenplay in May of 2009 (at first, both screenplays were combined) and have worked on it off and on since then.

6. How many stories have you written?

I’ve written two screenplays about my dad, with his input. I also wrote one about my life, but then tore it up.

7. What motivated you to write this screenplay?

To begin with, my dad would often tell me as a child of his experiences in the hospital, including shock treatment, and he would often refer to this machine as “the beast”. He also mentioned a few times in my life about his promise from God that one day a movie would be made of his life that would be used to warn the world of the coming mark in the forehead. The “mark of the beast” was a common phrase I heard from my dad growing up. Then, a lot of things happened in my life after I went away to college that pointed me toward making the movie, such as God visiting me in a dream. But one day, in 2006 or 2007, after returning from visiting my parents and being reminded of the movie promise by my dad, I was sitting on my bed, wondering if there was something I could do to help him make the movie, and was asking God if He wanted me to help somehow when, suddenly, my husband rushed into the room and blurted out, ” Whatever the Lord tells you to do, you have to be obedient!”. But I was depressed and discouraged from various life trials and got to the point where I didn’t want to go on. Then one night at a laundromat a stranger approached me and prayed for me, saying, “You must live! You must live! You have a heavy calling that must be fulfilled! I then asked the lady what that calling was. She said “I don’t know.. but you do.” That night I went to sleep wondering what it could be. Then the next morning as soon as I woke up, the first thought that came to my mind was, “The movie! God wants me to make the movie!” The last straw was when I received the June, 2009 edition of the Johns Hopkins Newsletter (I received it early, in May of 2009) that was highlighting shock treatment as a way to treat depression. My dad had always said that one day shock treatment would be revived and it would be endorsed and pushed on the public masses instead of just poor souls locked away and forgotten in mental hospitals.

8. What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Much of the time, I either didn’t have a home computer, or didn’t have word processing on my home computer, or my computer would break. I went to the library a lot and had to pay my kids to watch the younger kids a lot of times, coming from the $25 per week that I could use for making the movie. I also thought that I was finished many times and would print off the script, only to find that I had more corrections to make. Also, getting the information from my dad and piecing it together in the right sequence was very tricky. Some events he couldn’t always remember the exact order in which they occurred, so I had to kind of do trial and error. Plus, he lives long distance from me, so sometimes it was difficult to get a hold of him when I had a question.

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

Most of all, I love Jesus, and am thankful to Him for saving my soul and always loving me and being there for me. I also love the Bible and love to hear preaching and love to sing and listen to singing, especially Christian songs. I love and am thankful for my family. I love all people, in general, especially children, orphans, and elderly, and the handicapped, discouraged, abused, addicts, and poor, and lost souls. I would somehow like to help mankind, like having a ministry to the poor, or working with children, or helping families, or praying for the discouraged or sick. I’ve been miraculously healed many times, so I definitely believe in healing. I love to tell others that Jesus can save them and give them eternal life and that He has a great plan for them. I like to encourage people, especially those who feel like giving up, and let them know that Jesus makes life worth living. Even in our difficult situations, we can still pray and trust God and know that He can work things out for our good and that He has our best interest at heart. I love beautiful things, like rainbows, and beautiful colors, and butterflies, and flowers, and beautiful old houses, and the great outdoors. I also love to bake, and I love animals, and art, especially drawing, painting, and crafts. My dad loves to sing and play the steel guitar and sometimes writes poetry, and likes to paint and do carpentry.

10. What influenced you to enter the WILDsound Festival? What were your
feelings on the initial feedback you received?

One day, a few years back, I asked the Lord to direct me concerning what I should do next with the movie. Then I had a dream that I was standing before a desk and a man was seated at the desk, holding my script. In the dream, I asked the man if he liked the script. He said “Yes… we loved it.” Then I looked over to the left of the desk and there was George Clooney, kind of leaning in toward the desk. He looked at me and said “Got any part for me?” Then, days later, I remembered the dream again and went to George Clooney’s Facebook page and pressed the “like” button. Then, I started receiving advertisements from his page for WILDsound Film Festival all the time. But when I thought about what I should do, I still wasn’t sure until, one month, I believed the Lord was pushing me to enter during that particular month, since it was the month of the “blue moon”. But I didn’t listen fully to understand what God was saying, for, assuming that I had the whole month to enter the contest, which had been running regularly for a long while, instead closed up before the end of the month, so I missed it. Then a preacher friend on Facebook randomly said that sometimes in life we may be alert and ready, then, all of a sudden, we aren’t paying attention and drop the ball. When she said that, I realized I had missed my opportunity. Then, a few months ago, a preacher on Facebook said that God was giving someone another chance, that a certain situation would come around again, set up just how it was before, “only this time”, he warned, “don’t drop the ball”. So, I took that as my cue that the Lord wanted me to enter the contest.

I was very excited to receive the feedback from WILDsound. It was great to actually hear what someone else had to say regarding the script, especially in an in-depth way, and at a professional level. I believe that I was given a lot of great wisdom and practical pointers that have helped to open my eyes and improve my movie-writing skills.

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

Try not to be in such a hurry to finish your screenplay or else it may actually end up taking much longer than you had anticipated due to overlooked mistakes. Take your time and, in the long run, end up saving time. “Haste makes waste.” Backing away from it for a while and then returning can help give you a fresh, new perspective. I believe it would be good to use a screenwriting program. I didn’t, but I think it would have made some things a great deal easier and quicker. Another thing, it’s good to give yourself breaks and enough sleep, and be sure and get exercise and eat right. You will feel like doing a better job if you take good care of yourself and are more relaxed and healthy.

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DEADLINE: Submit your best scene from your screenplay. Have it performed using professional actors:
http://www.wildsound.ca/submit_your_favorite_scene.html

Watch the winning AUGUST 2015 STORIES from the Writing Festival

Watch winning stories and movies showcased at the Writing and Film Festival in from AUGUST of 2015: Short, Feature, TV Screenplays. Short Stories. Novels. Stage Plays. Poems. Stories from festival made into movies.

Feature SCRIPT – THE LAST ADVENTURE OF SHAY BLAZE
Written by Howard Fridkin
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_last_adventures_of_shay_blaze.html

Short Screenplay Reading of THE DEAD END
Written by Piotr Jamroz
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_dead_end.html

TV SPEC Reading of CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM
Written by Chris Agnew
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/curb_your_enthusiasm_chris_agnew.html

TV PILOT Reading of HAUNTED HEART
Written by Robert Herold
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/haunted_heart.html

TV PILOT SCRIPT – WASHED UP
Written by Leila Ben-Abdallah
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/washed_up.html

1st Scene Script: THE MANTLE
by Frank Edward Kelly
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_mantle.html

Chapter 1 Novel: WHAT IF ITS ALL BEEN A LIE
by Nancy Arant Williams
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/08/01/what-if-its-all-been-a-lie-chapter-1-reading-by-nancy-arant-williams/

1st Scene Script: THE TEST
by Loris Simon Salum
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_test.html

10pg. Stageplay: THE TEA PARTY
by Gregory Cole
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_tea_party.html

1st Scene Script: REDNECK CHRISTMAS
by JC Mercer Jr.
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/redneck_christmas.html

Short Story: PERNOD
by Lionel Walfish
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/07/31/pernod-short-story-reading-by-lionel-walfish/

Chapter 3 Novel: WINGS OF HOPE
by Hillary Hoffman
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/07/30/wings-of-hope-chapter-3-performance-reading-by-hillary-hoffman/

Chapter 1 Novel: TO FLY AGAIN
by Rachelle Hasnas
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/08/02/to-fly-again-part-1-reading-by-rachelle-hasnas/

Chapter 2 Novel: EDGE: EAST WIND IN PARADISE
by Carl Jackson
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/08/02/edge-east-wind-in-paradise-chapter-2-by-carl-jackson/

Best Scene Reading of GATES OF HELL
Written by Pamela Green
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/best_scene_gates_of_hell.html

WATCH AUGUST 2015 Poetry Readings
Poems performed by professional actors
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/august_2015_poetry_readings.html

August 2015 Twitter Short Stories
See the 10 winners
Read the August 2015 TWITTER Short Story Winners – 10 Stories!

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Deadlines August 31st: Submit your Screenplay, Novel, Story, or Poem to the festival: http://www.wildsound.ca

Watch recent Writing Festival Videos. At least 15 winning videos a month: http://www.wildsoundfestival.com

Watch Best Scene Reading of GATES OF HELL by Pamela Green

Watch GATES OF HELL Best Scene Reading:

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Susan Wilson
EVERETT – Aieron Munro
ATTENDANT – Robert Notman
MABEL – Maya Woloszyn
DALE – Charles Gordon
JEREMIAH – Paul Falkowski
NURSE – Antosia Fiedur
WORKER – Rochelle Burke

Get to know writer Pamela Green:

1. What is your screenplay about?

My screenplay skims the early life of my dad, Everett House, as he grows up in a poor, Christian home during the 1930’s and 40’s, and then basically covers his years spent in a mental institution, where he undergoes shock therapy and other atrocious psychiatric practices during the 1950’s. It also reveals God strategically planting him there at this particular time in history in order to hinder the antichrist from setting up his beast system too soon, and it leaves Everett with a divine promise and mandate for his future, that one day his testimony from the hospital days will be used to warn the world of the coming mark in the forehead.

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

This screenplay should be made into a movie because it is part of a warning from God of the destruction that is about to come upon mankind in the near-future, and is a testimony of God’s faithfulness toward those who trust Him even through adverse situations.

3. How would you describe this story in one sentence?

It is a captivating story of a Christian youth’s journey as he searches to find meaning for his life and to fulfill God’s purposes, resulting in him receiving a divine promise and mandate while in the hospital concerning the future, in warning others of the mark in the forehead, and is also a testimony of experiencing God’s faithfulness firsthand as Everett locked away and forced through shock treatments and other adverse circumstances, yet is divinely rescued and restored.

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

I have seen a lot of Disney movies over and over again due to my children watching them, but I think the main movie that I saw the most that I myself wanted to see was Meet Me in St. Louis.

5. How long have you been working on this screenplay?

I began writing the screenplay in May of 2009 and have worked on it off and on since then. Currently, I am still working on it, making corrections, though it is now almost complete.

6. How many stories have you written?

I’ve written two screenplays, both about my dad, but I also wrote one about my life, but then I tore it up.

7. What motivated you to write this screenplay?

There was a long series of events that motivated me to write this screenplay, the first of which was my dad telling me many times as a child of his experiences in the hospital, including shock treatment, and that he would often refer to this machine as “the beast”. He also mentioned to me a few times in my youth, and a few times when I was grown, about his promise from God that one day experiences from his life would be turned into a movie, especially the experiences from the hospital days, and that the movie would be used some day to warn the world of the coming mark in the forehead. The “mark of the beast” was a common phrase I heard from him growing up. Then, a lot of things happened in my life when I went away to college that pointed me to making the movie, such as God visiting me in a dream, etc, But one day, in 2006 or 2007, I was sitting on my bed, wondering if there was something I could do to help my dad make the movie and was asking God if He wanted me to help make the movie, when suddenly my husband barged into the room and said ” Whatever the Lord tells you to do, you have to be obedient.”. The last straw was when I received the June, 2009 edition of the Johns Hopkins Newsletter (I received it early, in May of 2009) that was highlighting shock treatment as a way to treat depression. My dad had always said that one day shock treatment would be revived and would be endorsed and pushed on the public masses instead of just those poor souls locked away and forgotten in the mental hospitals.

8. What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Much of the time, I either didn’t have a home computer, or didn’t have word processing on my home computer, or my computer was broken. I went to the library a lot and had to pay my kids to watch the younger kids a lot of times, coming from the $25 per week that I could use for making the movie. I also thought that I was finished many times and printed off the script, only to find that I had more corrections to make. Also, getting the information from my dad and piecing it together in the right sequence was very tricky. Some events he couldn’t always remember the exact order that they occurred, so I had to kind of do trial and error. Plus, he lives long distance from me, so sometimes it was difficult to get a hold of him when I had a question.

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

Most of all, I love Jesus, and am thankful to Him for saving my soul and always loving me and being there for me. I love and am thankful for my family. I love all people, in general, especially children and the elderly, and those who are handicapped or discouraged, or abused, or addicts, or poor. I would somehow like to help mankind, like having a ministry to the poor, or working with children, or helping families, or praying for the discouraged or sick. I’ve been miraculously healed many times, so I definitely believe in healing. I love to tell others that Jesus can save them and give them eternal life and that He has a great plan for them. I like to encourage people, especially those who want to give up, and let them know that Jesus makes life worth living. Even in our difficult situations, we can still pray and trust God and know that He can work things out for our good and that He has our best interest at heart. I love beautiful things, like rainbows, and beautiful colors, and butterflies, and flowers, and beautiful old houses, and the great outdoors. I also love to bake, and I love animals, and art, especially drawing, painting, and crafts.

10. What influenced you to enter the WILDsound Festival? What were your
feelings on the initial feedback you received?

One day, a few years back, I asked the Lord to direct me concerning what I should do next with the movie. Then I had a dream that I was standing before a desk and a man was seated at the desk, holding my script. In the dream, I asked the man if he liked the script. He said “Yes… we loved it.” Then I looked over to the left of the desk and there was George Clooney, kind of leaning in toward the desk. He looked at me and said “Got any part for me?” Then, days later, I remembered the dream again and went to George Clooney’s Facebook page and pressed the like button. Then, I started receiving advertisements from his page for WILDsound Film Festival all the time. But when I thought about what I should do, I still wasn’t sure until, one month, I believed the Lord was pushing me to enter during that particular month, since it was the month of the “blue moon”. But I didn’t listen fully to understand what God was saying, for, assuming that I had the whole month to enter the contest, which had been running regularly for a long while, instead closed up before the end of the month, so I missed it. Then a preacher friend on Facebook randomly said that sometimes in life we may be alert and ready, then, all of a sudden, we aren’t paying attention and drop the ball. When she said that, I realized I had missed my opportunity. Then, a few months ago, a preacher on Facebook said that God was giving someone another chance, that a certain situation would come around again, set up just how it was before, “only this time”, he warned, “don’t drop the ball”. So, I took that as my cue that the Lord wanted me to enter the contest.

I was very excited to receive the feedback from WILDsound. It was great to actually hear what someone else had to say regarding the script, especially in an in-depth way, at a professional level. I believe that I was given a lot of great wisdom and practical pointers that have helped to open my eyes and improve my movie-writing skills.

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

Try not to be in such a hurry to finish your screenplay or else it may actually end up taking much longer than you had anticipated due to overlooked mistakes. Take your time and, in the long run, end up saving time. Haste makes waste. Also, I think it would be good to use a screenwriting program. I didn’t, but I think it would have made some things a great deal easier and quicker. Another thing, it’s good to give yourself breaks and enough sleep, and be sure and get exercise and eat right. You will feel like doing a better job if you take good care of yourself and are more relaxed and healthy.

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DEADLINE: Submit your best scene from your screenplay. Have it performed using professional actors:
http://www.wildsound.ca/submit_your_favorite_scene.html

WATCH the past best scene readings and see what happens when you submit:
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/best_scene_readings.html