Winning Feature Screenplay – THE LAST PRISON by Richard Geiwitz

Watch the Winning AUGUST 2017 Screenplay. 

Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy,

Judith, known as the “Mother Creator” by her robots, faces a takeover when the robots feel they are not being treated fairly.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Val Cole
Judith: Mandy May Cheetham
R-14: Angelica Alejandro
Reeve: Ryan Yusep
Alain: Peter Mark Raphael
Joshua: Allan Michael Brunet

Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

The story follows Judith, a robotics genius who designed and programmed robots to mine a moon of Saturn, which is uninhabitable to man. The bots are designed to think independently and problem-solve. There are three series: administrative, worker and repair. The workers begin to resent their assigned role. They want more input into running the colony. The administrators disagree, citing their assigned programs. There’s a worker’s strike, exports stop and Judith is sent to face her creations, wondering if they are now smarter than she.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

The main genre is Sci-Fi, but social and political as well.

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

 This screenplay should be made into a movie because it will be an entertaining drama set in another world, while also being thought-provoking. It looks into the future of man versus machine, creator versus creation, but also takes a look at society today.

How would you describe this script in two words?

 Frighteningly possible.

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

 “Network,” the most visionary film of all time.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

 It was written in the mid-eighties. If I recall correctly, it took about 6-8 months. My inability to land an agent put it on the shelf for a long time. I converted it into a novella, but didn’t sell it. I recently turned it back into a screenplay, updating certain technical aspects and reworking dialogue. Maybe the third time is the charm.

How many stories have you written?

I’ve written ten feature screenplays, three short scripts and two treatments. So, far, they’ve won or placed in 71 contests. There are a few other scripts from the past I might update along with new projects in the works.

What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)

 “Pride” – U2

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

 Technical issues. Computers, programs and robotics were different in the 1980s when this was first written. Researching the recent rewrite was fascinating. Also, creating the future as envisioned today. Of course, this is a more social issue story than scientific. So putting the Bible and Plato’s Republic into outer space was interesting.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I love Asian culture, philosophy and architecture. I’m fascinated by the Feng Shui design of ancient cities in China and Japan. I love watching movies and TV series from around the world, stories you can’t find in Hollywood.

You entered your screenplay via FilmFreeway. What has been your experiences working with the submission platform site?

It’s easy to use and actually fun, like shopping on Amazon. There are a lot of festivals to choose from. It’s easy to search for festivals and the many filters save a lot of time.

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

I’ve always liked the feedback. It really points out what needs another look. Other scripts I’ve entered haven’t won, so I was completely shocked when this one did. I had to read the email a couple extra times before I believed it.

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

Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Mary Cox

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VIDEO PITCH for Jessica: The autobiography of an infant by Jeffrey Von Glahn, Ph. D.

Jessica: The autobiography of an infant by Jeffrey Von Glahn, Ph. D.

Get to know the writer:

What is your story about?

My client in her therapy re-experienced many psychologically dramatic
events from the earliest days of her life, and with her adult mind
described her experience at the time in words. It’s just like
listening to an infant who could talk describe every psychologically
dramatic moment of its life as it was happening.

Why should people know this story?

Prior to this book, infants did not have a voice or a spokesperson for
their experiencing. The life of an infant is far more exciting than you
can possibly imagine.

This story has a lot going for it. How would you describe this story in two words?

Absolutely spell-binding

What movie have you seen the most in your life?

Lawrence of Arabia

How long have you been working on this story?

It took me twenty years to write it.

How many stories have you written?

This one.

What motivated you to write this story?

HAD TOO. Besides the uniqueness of Jessica’s experience, I heard and
watched it all. No one else has that experience.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Being a psychotherapist, and hopefully one day living in a society that
has as its mission statement the well-being of all of its citizens.

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

Writing well is a learned skill, and just like any other skill it takes
constant practice to get better. The key to betting better is to
practice the weakest aspects of your writing. Hint: Study the writing of
an author that inspires/engages you. See if you can figure out how
it’s different from your writing.

WILDsound Performer Jan. 17th Event: JOVAN KOCIC

Actor JOVAN KOCIC will be performing at the January 17 2016 Writing Festival event.

See the winning screenplays that will be performed at the festival on the 17th

jovan_kocicHeight: 5’6

Hair: Dark Brown

Eyes: Hazel

Currently represented

This will be the first time Jovan will performing at the festival.

THE NOT SO AMAZING POEM FOR AN AMAZING GIRL – Poetry Reading by Abhishek Jha

Watch the Poetry Reading: THE NOT SO AMAZING POEM FOR AN AMAZING GIRL

Poetry performed by actor Jason Martorino

Get to know writer Abhishek Jha:

1) What is the theme of your poem?

The theme of the poem is about the special girl in one’s life and how wonderful you feel when you are around them.

2) How would you like people to respond when they read or watch your poetry reading?

They could either respond in writing or post videos with their comments.

3) How long have you been writing poetry?

Have started writing about a year back.

4) Do you have a favorite poet?

“Ode to the West Wind” by P.B Shelley

5) What influenced you to submit to WILDsound and have your poetry performed by a professional actor?

A friend told me to submit since it is a good platform to showcase your piece to the world.

6) Do you write other works? scripts? Short Stories? Etc..?

I write short stories as well.

7) What is your passion in life?

Passion in life is to start start my own company and do good for the world.

Deadline: FREE POETRY Festival – Get poem made into a MOVIE and seen by 1000s. Three options to submit:
http://www.wildsound.ca/poetrycontest.html

Short Story Reading – LILLIAN ON SUNDAY by Lionel Walfish

Watch LILLIAN ON SUNDAY Short Story:

Short Story performed by actor Val Cole

Get to know writer Lionel Walfish:

1. What is your short story about?

Loneliness and delusion.

2. Why should this story be read by people?

Recognition of human frailties.

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

Unfulfilled longings .

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

Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Strangers on a Train’.

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

Two hour draft, three hour refining .

6. Do you have an all-time favorite novel?

‘You Can’t Go Home Again’ – Thomas Wolfe.

7. What motivated you to write this story?

Most of my very short stories involve personality issues.

8. What artist would you love to have dinner with?

If he were still alive, Charles Dickens.

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

Theatre, dance and opera.

10. What influenced you to enter the Short Story Festival?

For my short stories, the Short Story Festival at ‘Wildsound’ is a wonderful venue!

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

Keep writing…..and write some more !

Deadline Sept. 30th: FEATURE Screenplay Festival

Deadline Sept. 30th: FEATURE Screenplay Festival – Get FULL FEEDBACK. Get script performed by professional actors

Click to Submit:
http://www.wildsound.ca/screenplaycontest.html

Watch the Two September Feature Screenplay Winners:

LEGACY, Supernatural/Thriller

THREE PLAY, Comedy/Romance

Watch WINNING Screenplay Readings – Watch videos of past winners performed by professional actors
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/feature_script_readings.html

READ 100s of testimonials from past submitters –
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/feature-screenplay-submission-testimonials-wildsound-screenplay-contest-review