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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Part 1 – Western Feature Film Pitches

Western Screenplay Festival Contest. Due Date July 5th:
http://www.wildsound.ca/western_contest.html

Watch Part 1 – Western Feature Film Pitches and Loglines:

Title: SILVER SKULL CREEK
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/silver_skull_creek_by_ryan_gallant.html
Written by: Ryan Gallant
Type: Feature Script
Genre: Vampire/Western

Title: MAN ADRIFT
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/man_adrift_by_gary_kern.html
Written by: Gary Kern
Type: Feature Script
Genre: Comedy + Drama + Western = Western dramedy.

Title: THROWDOWN AT BROKEN AXE
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/throwdown_at_broken_axe_by_richard_geiwitz.html
Written by: Richard Geiwitz
Type: Feature Script
Genre: Western, Crime, Drama

Title: THE ENCOUNTER
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_encounter_by_norman_ray_fitts.html
Written by: Norman Ray Fitts
Type: Feature Script
Genre: Action/Adventure/Scf-Fi/Western

Title: GIOACCHINO LUPARA (Shotgun Jack)
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/gioacchino_lupara_by_thomas_ascenzi.html
Written by: Thomas Ascenzi
Type: FEATURE SCRIPT
Genre: Action/Adventure, Western.

Title: THE NEW MEXICO TERRITORY
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_new_mexico_territory_by_terrell_johnson.html
Written by: Terrell Johnson
Type: FEATURE SCRIPT
Genre: Time Period-Western/Horror

Title: HADES AWAITS
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/hades_awaits_by_nathan_hill.html
Written by: Nathan Hill
Genre: Western
Type: FEATURE SCRIPT

Title: The Day the West Stood Still
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_day_the_west_stood_still_by_jim_fisher.html
Written by: Jim Fisher
Genre: Cheesy Comedy Western
Type: FEATURE SCRIPT

Title: Angel with a Sixshooter
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/angel_with_a_sixshooter_by_gil_luna.html
Written by: Gil Luna
Genre: Western
Type: Feature Screenplay

Title: Tomorrow’s A New Day
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/tomorrows_a_new_day_by_alexandra_watson.html
Written by: Alexandra Watson
Genre: Western
Type: Feature Script

Title: MAYNO, THE BANDIT OF MARENGO
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/mayno_the_bandit_of_marengo_by_liliana_angeleri.html
Written by: LILIANA ANGELERI
Genre: FAMILY, ADVENTURE-DRAMA (Historical from 1790-1820), Italian Western
Type: Feature Film

Title: Warriors of the High Sierras
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/warriors_of_the_high_sierras_by_david_fisher.html
Written by: David Fisher
Type: Feature Film
Genre: History, Western

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Horror Feature Screenplay Loglines and Pitches Part 7

Submit your LOGLINE to the Writing Festival network for exposure

http://www.wildsound.ca/logline.html

– There’s even an option to have a video made for the logline and have it performed. Submit loglines for any story and genre.

Read Today’s Horror Screenplay Loglines Part 5:

Title: DAM!
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/dam_by_david_edward_wagner.html

Written by: David Edward Wagner

Type: FEATURE SCRIPT

Genre: Horror/Comedy

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Title: THROUGH THE GLASS CEILING, DARKLY
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/through_the_glass_ceiling_darkly_by_richard_welch.html

Written by: Richard Geiwitz

Type: FEATURE SCRIPT

Genre: Comedy, Satire

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Title: THE VENTRILOQUIST
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_ventriloquist_by_michael_mortimer.html

Written by: Michael Mortimer

Type: Feature Screenplay

Genre: Drama/Horror

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Title: EBENEZER: THE UNTOLD STORY
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/ebenezer_the_untold_story_by_joseph_a_and_shea_d_sacco.html

Written by: Joseph A. & Shea D. Sacco

Type: FEATURE SCRIPT

Genre: Horror

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Title: THE MAELSTROM
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_maelstrom_by_biljana_malesevic.html

Written by: Biljana Malesevic

Type: FEATURE SCRIPT

Genre: Fantasy/Horror

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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

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Title: WEIRD THREATS
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/weird_threats_by_mark_wagner.html

Written by: Mark Wagner

Type: FEATURE SCRIPT

Genre: Horror

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Title: S.A. UNDEAD
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/sa_undead_by_re_ebert.html

Written by: R.S. Ebert

Type: Feature Screenplay

Genre: Horror, Dark Comedy, Action, Thriller, Adventure

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Title: ISLAND IN THE BAY
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/island_in_the_bay_by_rhys_bufford.html

Written by: Rhys Bufford

Type: Feature Screenplay

Genre: Horror

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Title: SHADOW OF THE SUCCUBUS
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/shadow_of_the_succubus_by_john_condenzio.html

Written by: John Condenzio

Type: FEATURE SCREEENPLAY

Genre: Horror

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Title: PARADIGM
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/paradigm_by_matthew_sidney_long_and_john_mark_huckabee.html

Written by: Matthew Sidney Long & John Mark Huckabee

Type: FEATURE SCREEENPLAY

Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller, War, Western

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Title: THE TEASDALE PRIMER (for MBAs)
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_teasdale_primer_by_darian_land.html

Written by: Darian Land

Genre: Gothic, Horror, Supernatural

Type: Feature Screenplay

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Title: SHADOWS AND DEMONS
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/shadows_and_demons_by_dominique_mayfair.html

Written by: Dominique Mayfair

Genre: HORROR,SUPERNATURAL THRILLER

Type: Feature Screenplay

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Title: SCHOOL SPIRITS
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/school_spirits_by_jim_curtis.html

Written by: Jim Curtis

Genre: Horror / Supernatural

Type: Feature Script

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Title: THE PREY
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_prey_by_luke_alfaroli.html

str Written by: Luke Alfaroli

Type: FEATURE SCRIPT

Genre: Thriller

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Title: THE POSSESSION OF INNOCENCE
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_possession_of_innocence_by_robert_sandage.html

Written by: Robert Sandage

Type: FEATURE SCRIPT

Genre: Horror, Thriller, Comedy

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