Tag Archives: Paul Corricelli

WILDsound Announces its June 2016 Winning Feature Screenplay

Submit your Feature Screenplay to the Festival Today: http://www.wildsound.ca/screenplaycontest.html

Watch the Winning Feature Screenplay Reading from June 2016. All screenplays performed by professional actors. Get to know the writer.

Feature Screenplay Reading: INKED IN BLOOD, by Paul Corricelli

 

Genre: Horror, Crime, Thriller

Synopsis:

A young man with a tortured past discovers that you really can go home again. To kill.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Marsha Mason
AESOP – Alan Shonfield
EDSALL/DW – Allan Michael Brunet
JASON/SEYMOUR – David Strauss
CANDICE – Roselie Williamson

****

Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

June 2016 Winning Feature Screenplay Reading: INKED IN BLOOD, by Paul Corricelli

Watch the June 2016 Winning Feature Screenplay

INKED IN BLOOD, by Paul Corricelli

Genre: Horror

Synopsis:

A young man with a tortured past discovers that you really can go home again. To kill.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Marsha Mason
AESOP – Alan Shonfield
EDSALL/DW – Allan Michael Brunet
JASON/SEYMOUR – David Strauss
CANDICE – Roselie Williamson

Get to know writer Paul Corricelli:

1. What is your screenplay about?

INKED IN BLOOD is the story of a tortured, tattooed albino named Aesop Quarrels. Seventeen years after escaping from a living hell, he has returned to exact his revenge on all those who wronged him. One by one he will make them pay. Not only to mend the shattered pieces of his own life, but for his mother’s suffering as well.

Past horrors begin to unfold as he embarks on a twisting trail of carnage that will ultimately lead to Aesop facing the one man responsible for their suffering – his father, and in the process he will uncover a hidden family secret that threatens to tear him apart.

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

Inked In Blood has a memorable cast of characters that keep the story moving. It’s the kind of film that could develop a strong cult following. It also lends itself to a sequel and a continuing franchise.

3. How would you describe this script in two words?

Quirky and dark.

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

The Big Lebowski.

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

I actually wrote this screenplay several years ago, but wasn’t able to generate any interest in it. After letting it sit for a year and a half, I spent about four months rewriting it, and made some major changes. After entering it in a few contests I started placing in the finals of several contests, and then won a few.

6. How many stories have you written?

I have three completed screenplays, and a fourth that I’m currently rewriting. I also have a couple of shorts, and a new screenplay idea that I’m fleshing out.
7. What motivated you to write this screenplay?

While writing random scenes as a writing exercise, It was the image and character of a tattooed Albino seeking revenge for the terrible things done to him in his youth that I first created. I wrote the scene with Aesop and Kim in the diner first, and felt like I had more story to tell with this character.

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

Because the story jumps around the timeline quite a bit, the biggest challenge was to keep the continuity correct. I also made an effort to keep the flashbacks to only those I felt were necessary to the story, since there are so many of them.

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

Photography. I do fine art photography on the side. I am also very interested in directing because of the photography.

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

I heard of the festival through friends and was intrigued by the live performance aspect. I was really thrilled with the feedback I received. I am always open to constructive feedback, and I’m always looking for ways to make my writing better. The feedback I got was extremely helpful and helped me to polish my story.

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

I think it’s important to have people who’s opinion you trust, and contests like this one, read your script and give you feedback. You also have to be open to new ideas and feedback. Don’t fall in love with your writing. You have to be willing to change, or cut things that don’t work. You may not always agree with the feedback you get, but it can often lead to new ideas as you work through it.

(It was feedback from a producer – who didn’t deal with my genre, that inspired me to rewrite Inked In Blood after setting it aside for far too long)

****

Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

VIDEO PITCH for “INKED IN BLOOD”, by Paul Corricelli

Watch the Video Pitch for INKED IN BLOOD:

Get to know writer Paul Corricelli:

1. What is your story about?

INKED IN BLOOD is a gritty horror screenplay about a tortured, tattooed young albino named Aesop Quarrels. Seventeen years after escaping from a living hell, he has returned to the town he ran away from as a child, to exact his revenge on all those who wronged him. One by one he will make them pay. Not only to mend the shattered pieces of his own life, but for his mother’s suffering as well.

Past horrors begin to unfold as he embarks on a twisting trail of carnage that will ultimately lead to Aesop facing the one man responsible for their suffering – his father, and in the process he will uncover a hidden family secret that threatens to tear him apart.

2. Why should people know about yourself and your story?

Inked In Blood won the 2014 Table Read My Screenplay Contest, Park City, Horror category. I have been working in the film industry for 20 years (unfortunately not as a writer-yet) and have learned a great deal about film making in the process.

My protagonist is an antihero, but he is not just a cold blooded killer. He kills to wright the wrongs done to himself, and the only other person who ever loved him. He does however have a conscious, and knows he will someday be held accountable for his action. He struggles with his decisions, and whether he’s justified in his actions. I think that makes him more human, more relatable.

The story is very character driven, and you’ll meet quite a few interesting people along the way.

3. How long have you been writing stories?

I’ve been writing stories for about ten years, although as a teenager I would write and draw my own comic books. After twelve years in the music industry, I returned to rediscover my love for writing.

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

The movie I’ve seen the most in my life would have to be, The Big Lebowski. I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve watched it.

5. Who would you like to collaborate with on a creative project?

If I could collaborate with anyone, it would have to be the Coen Brothers or Quenten Tarantino. (A guy can dream)

6. How many stories/screenplays have you written?

I’ve written six screenplays, and two shorts. I also have several Ideas “in the works.”

7. What motivated you to write this story?

I started this screenplay for two reasons. While working on a TV show, a few crew members-and aspiring writers, decided to have a writing contest among themselves, and the subject had to be thriller or horror. After getting in on the action and struggling to come up with a story idea, I had a clear “vision” (if you will), of a scene that takes place in a diner, where my protagonist is sitting with the girl who tormented him in grade school, and things quickly escalate.

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

Since I work in the film industry, it’s really hard to get any writing done while I’m working. If I get an Idea on the job, I usually jot down some notes and revisit them on the weekend. When I’m not working I have a pretty regimented plan for writing. I go somewhere relatively quiet (yes, usually a coffee shop), and try to spend a few hours writing a day.

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

I went to art school, and I’m pretty passionate about photography. I have had my work featured in galleries around Los Angeles and in New York. I’ve been lucky enough to have some of my work published, and I’ve also won a few awards, so It’s something I try to keep up with.

10. What influenced you to have your story made into a video pitch?

I’m a pretty quiet person, and I have to admit I’m not very good at promoting myself. I’ve dedicated myself to really pushing my work this year, and when I saw your service I thought it was a great idea.

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

Keep writing, even when you’re stuck. I’ve been lucky enough to have spent several years working on a David Milch show. He would, very often, have long dialogs on set (with the actors) about their characters, what motivates them, their flaws, etc. It was like getting a free writing class everyday. His advice when you’re stuck (or even if you’re not), is to write a conversation between two people. No description, no names, just write. When you’re done put it away, then repeat the same process the next day. I took his advice, and practice this often. It’s really helped me.

    * * * * *

Deadlines to 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

Horror Feature Film Movie Pitches

Free logline submissions. The Writing Festival network averages over 95,000 unique visitors a day.
Great way to get your story out: http://www.wildsound.ca/logline.html

Submit your Film, Screenplay, Novel, Story, or Poem anytime to the festival today: http://www.wildsound.ca

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

Deadline May 15th for Writing Festival – Books, Poems, Scripts – http://www.wildsound.ca

Read HORROR Feature Film Pitches:

Title: INKED IN BLOOD
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/inked_in_blood_by_paul_corricelli.html
Written by: Paul Corricelli
Genre: Horror
Type: FEATURE SCRIPT

Title: FIJI: THE BEGINNING
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/fiji_the_beginning_by_harun_shah.html
Written by: Harun Shah
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Paranormal
Type: FEATURE SCRIPT

Title: BIZANGO: THE ISLAND
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/bizango_the_island_by_john_allen.html
Written by: John Allen
Genre: Action, Adventure, Animation, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller, War
Type: FEATURE SCRIPT

Title: FATHOM
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/fatham_by_adam_miller.html
Written by: Adam Miller
Genre: Science Fiction/Horror
Type: FEATURE SCRIPT

Title: THE VENTRILOQUIST
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_ventriloquist_by_michael_mortimer.html
Written by: Michael Mortimer
Type: Feature Screenplay
Genre: Drama/Horror

Title: MIRRORMAN AND THE ZOMBIES FROM HELL
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/mirrorman_and_the_zombies_from_hell_by_robert_evans.html
Written by: Robert Evans
Type: FEATURE SCRIPT
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Title: THE OFFERING
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_offering_by_adam_ethan_crow.html
Written by: Adam Ethan Crow
Genre: Horror
Type: Feature Screenplay

Title: SUBURBAN GOTHIC
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/suburban_gothic_by_anton_diether.html
Written by: Anton Diether
Genre: Psych-Horror
Type: Feature Screenplay

Title: HORS D’OEUVRES TO THE GODS
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/hors_doeuvres_to_the_gods_by_ralph_d_shorter.html
Written by: Ralph D. Shorter
Genre: Horror
Type: Feature Screenplay

Title: EVIL ELF CLAN
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/evil_elf_clan_by_tommy_dee.html
Written by: Tommy Dee
Genre: Horror Comedy
Type: Feature Screenplay

Title: WELCOME TO SHADOW VALLEY
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/welcome_to_shadow_valley_by_vincent_marshall.html
Written by: Vincent Marshall
Genre: Thriller/Horror
Type: Feature Screenplay

Title: DEMONIZED
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/demonized_by_nadia_carmon.html
Written by: Nadia Carmon
Genre: Horror
Type: Feature Screenplay