WILDsound Festival January 2015 Summary: 49 video performances. 3 movies made

WILDsound began 2015 with a bang! Overall, 49 story videos were completed using the top acting talent in North America today. Plus, we made 3 short films: One adapted from a novel and two poems.

To submit your story or script to the festival and be showcased for future events, go to http://www.wildsound.ca

Watch the performance videos now:

FEATURE SCRIPT: THE FIREWORKS STAND
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_fireworks_stand.html
January 2015 Reading
Written by David M. Hyde

NOVEL READING – SERENITY
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/serenity.html
January 2015 Reading
Written by Tom Beakley

SHORT STORY – SHEPHERD’S HAVEN
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/shepherds_haven.html
January 2015 Reading
Written by Joan Walters

IN THE CLEFT Chapter 10
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/in_the_cleft_chapter_10.html
January 2015 Novel Reading
Written by Dana L. Goodman

FIRST SCENE: MY LAST DUCHESS
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/my_last_duchess.html
January 2015 Reading
Written by Grant Reid

FIRST SCENE: DIETRICH DANZIG
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/dietrich_danzig.html
January 2015 Reading
Written by John Pisano-Thomsen

1st SCENE READING – DEATH GRIP
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/death_grip.html
January 2015 Reading
Written by Tracy Sherwood

SHORT SCREENPLAY – THE PARTICULAR DAY
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/a_particular_day.html
January 2015 Reading
Written by Roberto Lezzi

BEST SCENE READING – I’M STILL HERE
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/im_still_here.html
January 2015 Reading
Written by Sean Elwood

JANUARY 2015 Poetry Readings
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/january_2015_poetry_readings.html
30 Poems
Performed by Alissa DeGrazia

WATCH VIDEO LOGLINE PITCHES
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/watch_video_logline_pitches.html
8 Pitches
Daily stories turned into movies.

Watch the movies:

SANDROS NOTEBOOK Part 3
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/sandros_notebook_part_3.html
Novel turned into Movie
Written by Alberto Russo

POETRY MOVIE: A SILICIAN CURSE
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/coming_to_syracuse_part_2.html
Part 2: Coming to Syracuse by Rollan McCleary

POETRY MOVIE: TOURISTS AND VISITORS TO SIRACUSA
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/coming_to_syracuse_part_3.html
Part 3: Coming to Syracuse by Rollan McCleary

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Full Feedback on all entries. Get your script, novel, short story, or poem performed by professional actors. At least 10 performances and movies made a month! Email us at info@wildsound.ca for any questions or inquiries about the festival.

Go to http://www.wildsound.ca and submit your story today.

FEATURE SCRIPT: THE FIREWORKS STAND
January 2015 Reading
Written by David M. Hyde
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_fireworks_stand.html

SHEPHERD’S HAVEN
January 2015 Short Story Reading
Written by Joan Walters
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/shepherds_haven.html

JANUARY 2015 Poetry Readings
12 Poems
Performed by Alissa DeGrazia
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/january_2015_poetry_readings.html

NOVEL READING – SERENITY
January 2015 Reading
Written by Tom Bleakley
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/serenity.html

POETRY MOVIE: TOURISTS AND VISITORS TO SIRACUSA
Part 3: Coming to Syracuse by Rollan McCleary
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/coming_to_syracuse_part_3.html

BEST SCENE READING – I’M STILL HERE
January 2015 Reading
Written by Sean Elwood
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/im_still_here.html

1st SCENE READING – DEATH GRIP
January 2015 Reading
Written by Tracy Sherwood
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/death_grip.html

SHORT SCREENPLAY – THE PARTICULAR DAY
January 2015 Reading
Written by Roberto Lezzi
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/a_particular_day.html

POETRY MOVIE: A SILICIAN CURSE
Part 2: Coming to Syracuse by Rollan McCleary
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/coming_to_syracuse_part_2.html

FIRST SCENE: MY LAST DUCHESS
January 2015 Reading
Written by Grant Reid
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/my_last_duchess.html

FIRST SCENE: DIETRICH DANZIG
January 2015 Reading
Written by John Pisano-Thomsen
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/dietrich_danzig.html

IN THE CLEFT Chapter 10
January 2015 Novel Reading
Written by Dana L. Goodman
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/in_the_cleft_chapter_10.html

WATCH Winning Writing Festival Videos:

Today’s Short Screenplay Loglines and Pitches

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 Short Screenplay Loglines:

Title: THE SELKIE PRINCESS
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_selkie_princess_by_simon_wilkinson.html

Written by: Simon Wilkinson

Type: Short Script

Genre: Animation

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Title: THE LATE SHOW
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_late_show_by_coletta_preacely-garcia.html

Written by: Coletta Preacely-Garcia

Type: Short Script

Genre: Horror

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Title: TOBOLOWSKY AND THE GIRL
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/tobolowsky_and_the_girl_by_denis_mcardie.html

Written by: Denis McArdie

Type: Short Script

Genre: Drama

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Title: JOURNEY BACK
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/journey_back_by_glida_bothwell.html

Written by: Glida Bothwell

Type: Short Script

Genre: Drama

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Title: TORMENT
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/torment_by_joe_robertson.html

Written by: Joe Robertson

Type: Short Script

Genre: Mystery/Suspense

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Title: TALES OF A NON- GYMNOPHOBE
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/tales_of_a_non_gymophobe_by_donald_shaw.html

Written by: Donald Shaw

Type: Short Script

Genre: Drama

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Title: CHRISTMAS WINGS
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/christmas_wings_by_lily_allen.html

Written by: Lily Rose

Type: Short Script

Genre: Animation, Family

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Title: THE NATURE OF ALL REALITY (& other things)
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_nature_of_reality_by_raleigh_marcell.html

Written by: Raleigh Marcell

Type: Short Script

Genre: Dramedy

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Title: THE PARTICULAR DAY
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_particular_day_by_roberto_lezzi.html

Written by: Roberto Lezzi

Type: Short Script

Genre: Black Comedy

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Title: RUNNING FROM A FISH
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/running_from_a_fish_by_charles_g_franklin.html

Written by: Charles G. Franklin

Type: Feature Script

Genre: Tragicomedy

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Watch Recent Winning Short Screenplay Readings:
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/short_script_readings.html

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Interview with writer ROBERTO LEZZI, Short Screenplay Winner January 2015

The feedback WILDsound has given my world has been vital. It puts me into the right direction to improve my script in the best possible way. It is true what they say: WILDsound Film Festival is unique.

– Roberto Lezzi on the WILDsound experience.

    WATCH Short Screenplay “A Particular Day”
    CAST LIST:

    NARRATOR – Sean Ballantyne
    Dog – Rob Salerno
    Homeless Man – Jim Canale
    Lady – Danielle Nicole

Interview with Roberto Lezzi:

1. What is your screenplay about?

“The particular day” is a dark story about an unusual dog walking alone in a small square, thinking and reflecting about its ‘particular day’ that finally comes in a very unexpected way. It is a thin reflection on slavery through the use of rhetorical form.

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

This story takes the viewer attached to his chair in a crescendo of emotions and thoughts to the end. It is ironic and deep at the same time. You smile and think about the condition of the human soul through the eyes of a dog, a metaphor of a modern slave. I think it is suited to be realized also as a cartoon in the style of movies like “Valzer with Bashir”.

3. How long have you been writing stories?

I started a few years ago, following my passion for writing. I attended a screenwriting course in Italy and wrote several short film scripts just waiting to be made into movies.

I also have a blog, http://www.robertolezzi.it, where I published short stories and poems (in Italian but now looking for collaborators to translate into English and spread them everywhere). I also wrote a novel, “Chantilly Cream”, in search of an agent for the publication, and I started the second one. In short, Agent Wanted! Hurry!

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

My tastes range from the saga of “Back to the Future” to “Into the wild”. I think it’s important to “taste” everything to find their own style.

5. What artists would you love to work with?

My compatriot Paolo Sorrentino, director of “Great Beauty” and 2014 Oscar Award as best foreign movie. I think he is a master at creating characters out of the ordinary. I like also Martin Scorsese. As actors, Al Pacino.

6. How many stories/screenplays have you written?

I write a lot, but just as much. Short screenplays, plays for theater, short stories, poetry and a novel. I also wrote a film script entitled “God never run”, but what I’m most proud of is all that I have not yet written (and will be even more).

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

At the top of the charts of best-selling books of all time with my first novel “Chantilly Cream” and, at the same time, with my first film as a screenwriter.

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

When an idea comes it is a miracle. The miracle of creativity. So I do everything to not lose it. I write everywhere but leave it there for a while ‘. Then resume and begin to develop it. Usually I do not make a plan of work but I write as I can and when I can. I can write 40 pages in a day and not write anything for a month. It depends. The important thing is not to lose the idea.

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

I play football, my passion. I read a lot and I love going to the cinema and theater.

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

Be yourself and try to astonish the reader. Write only when the miracle of creativity occurs and do everything you can to second it.