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JULY 2018 WINNING STORIES, SCREENPLAYS AND FILMS

26 short films, 23 screenplays, 6 novels & short stories = 55 winning videos

festival posterMUM, 13min., India, Drama

festival posterDOWN TIME, 15min., France, Drama

festival posterJUST SAYING, 14min., UK, Drama/Dark Comedy

festival posterUNDER THE BED, 5min, USA, Horror/Thriller

festival posterPUPPETS AND PUSHPINS, 4min., Canada, Dance/Music Video

festival posterESKIMO, 6min., USA, Drama

festival posterBREATHLESS, 7min., USA, Drama/Crime

festival posterTHE BUTTER KNIFE, 6min., USA, Comedy/Romance

festival posterHIT, 4min., New Zealand, Sports/Drama

festival posterGRANDFATHERHOOD, 27min., Russia, Drama/Family

festival posterHIT, 4min., New Zealand, Sports/Drama

festival posterTHE CLIMB, 9min., UK, Drama

festival posterSISTER IN ARMS, 9min., UK, Crime/Drama

festival posterTHE CALL, 10min., USA, Horror

festival posterCARL, 17min., USA, Drama

festival posterSNUG AS A BUG, 11min., UK, Comedy

festival posterHIGH CALORIE, 17min., Turkey, Family/Drama

festival posterSWEETER, 13min., USA, Family/Drama

festival posterPRIEST TO PRIEST, 9min., USA, Family/Drama

festival posterTHE LEGEND OF RASPUTIN, 13min., Canada, Family/Animation

festival posterJOYA MIA, 5min., USA, Family/Drama

festival posterSWEET YOYO, 18min., Canada, Family/Drama

festival posterA PLACE IN THE CITY, 18min., USA, LGBT/Documentary

festival posterTHE LOVE INDUSTRY, 20min., USA, LGBT/Documentary

festival posterTHE LAST GIRL, 13min., Denmark, LGBT/Romance

festival posterMASQUERADE, 10min., USA, LGBT/Drama

festival posterWHO I AM, 17min, UK, LGBT/Drama

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ACTORWinning CRIME Feature Film: INDIAN COUNTY by Troy Kelly

ACTORWinning LGBT Feature Film: GO-GO BOY by Vance Walker

ACTORWinning TV PILOT: THE TEMPS by Julia Montanez

ACTORWinning 1st Scene Script: UNTIL THE DAY by Craig Andrews

ACTORWinning THRILLER 1st Scene Script: MARCO POLO by Jeff Heckler

ACTORWinning FEMALE 1st Scene Script: AMERICAN PRINCESS by Jenny Kleiman

ACTORWinning SCI-FI 1st Scene Script: POLE by Robert Dodrill

ACTORWinning DRAMA 1st Scene Script: TAKE THE SHOT by Jim Norman

ACTORWinning HORROR 1st Scene Script: WHERE THE BAD KIDS GO by Sean Elwood

ACTORWinning 1st Scene Script: REMEMBERING LIZ by Joan Beilstein

ACTORWinning 1st Scene Script: EDEN by Jean Barker

ACTORWinning THRILLER 1st Scene Script: FIELDS OF BLOOD by Michael Meade

ACTORWinning FANTASY 1st Scene Script: FORGET ME NOTS by John Dummer

ACTORWinning Under 5min. Short Screenplay – NOSTALGIC by Shannon Michelle

ACTORWinning FANTASY Short Screenplay – MAYBE TOMORROW I’LL SEE YOU by Steve N. Bradford

ACTORWinning Short Screenplay – BROCCOLI by Tiger Ji

ACTORWinning COMEDY Short Screenplay – FIRE ALARM by Tyler G.

ACTORWinning THRILLER Short Screenplay – FOR GOOD BEHAVIOR by Ron Riekki

ACTORWinning SCI-FI Short Screenplay – BRAD ACTUALLY “Trial by Trial” by Caleb Quinn

ACTORWinning HORROR Short Screenplay – THE SNEEZE by Martin Reese

ACTORWinning Short Screenplay – THE HITLER PARADOX by James Hughes

ACTORWinning Under 5min. Short Screenplay – GOD OF INSECTS by James R. Cowley

ACTORAT THE MERCY OF FAITH by Samuel Taylor

ACTORNovel Reading: S.A.M. by C.A. Jarest

ACTORNovel Reading: WOES OF HUMANITY by Bhekuzulu Khumalo

ACTORNovel Reading: THE SANGUINARIAN ID by L.M. Labat

ACTORNovel Reading: LEAVING PANAMAS PARADISE by Julie Bawden-Davis

ACTORNovel Reading: WHAT IF I GO by Polly White

ACTORShort Story Reading: THE WYCLIFFE SIX by James Stack

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JUNE 2018 WINNING STORIES, SCREENPLAYS AND FILMS

35 short films, 32 screenplays, 8 short stories & novels = 75 winning videos.

festival poster01, 7min., Germany, Experimental/Animation festival posterSTAR RUNNER, 2min., USA, Animation/Experimental
festival posterTWICE UPON A TIME, 14min., Serbia, Animation/Fantasy festival posterOH MY…., 4min,., USA, Animation/Music Video
festival posterOH! UGANDA, 5min., Uganda, Animation/Documentary festival posterLAND OF MINE, 4min., Germany, Experimental
festival posterWHERE AM I – COLACOASTER, 3min., Italy/Austria, Music Video festival posterSUNFLOWER SUTRA, 4min., Netherlands, Music Video
festival posterTROUBLE, 3min., Austria, Music Video festival posterSUPPLE HEARTS, 5min., UK, Experimental
festival posterHAUL, 5min., Czech Republic, Music Video
festival posterBURIED, 14min., UK, Thriller/War festival posterAINHOA, 19min, Spain, Drama/Thriller
festival posterSTREAM OF DOUBTS, 11min., France, Drama/Fantasy festival posterMEASURE, 2min, UK, Horror/Drama
festival posterLIFE ON MARS, 16min., Spain, Drama festival posterVINDICTE, 26min., Germany, Drama/Family
festival posterSOUNDS OF FREEDOM, 5min, USA, TV WEB SERIES/Drama festival posterHEINOUS GIRLS, 5min., Canada, TV WEB SERIES/Comedy
festival posterCOOL GIRLS “HOW TO THROW A GIRLS NIGHT OUT”, 8min., Canada, TV WEB SERIES/Comedy festival posterCROW’S PEAK, 4min., USA, TV WEB SERIES/Animation/Comedy
festival posterLEGAL FOX: A TASTE OF TRUMP, 3min., USA Drama/Comedy festival posterOTHER PEOPLE’S CHILDREN, 5min., USA, TV WEB SERIES/Comedy
festival posterEDGAR’S INVENTION, 8min., USA, Comedy/Sci-Fi festival posterCHEATER, 7min., USA, Comedy/Drama
festival posterA STATIC WIND, 15min., Australia, Drama festival posterNOT THIS AGAIN, 8min, USA, Drama/Romance
festival posterBEAST, 20min., Australia, Thriller/Film Noir festival posterTHE LETTERS, 18min., UK, Thriller/Drama
festival posterSTALKER, 7min., Czech. Republic, Horror/Thriller festival posterGORGE, 3min., USA, Horror
festival posterABOVE THE MIST, 8min, Canada/South Korea, Horror festival posterTHE DOLLMAKER, 10min, USA, Horror/Fantasy
festival posterADDICT, 15min, Israel, Horror/Comedy festival posterIT BEGAN WITHOUT WARNING, 6min., USA, Horror
ACTORFALLING STAR – Feature Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Katie Marshall

ACTORTHE LAST DREAM WARRIOR – Fan Fiction Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Mike Meade
ACTORGOD OF INSECTS – HORROR Short Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by James R. Cowley

ACTORME & CINDERELLA – HORROR Short Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Jason Boaden
ACTORABANDON ALL HOPE – THRILLER Short Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Max Federman

ACTORHEART OF GOLD – 1pg. Short Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Roberto Tomeo
ACTORMISTAKES – 1pg. Short Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Rene Collier

ACTORREAL TIME DENIAL – 1pg. Short Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Linda Hullinger
ACTORTHE GATE – 1pg. Short Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Savannah S. Ward
ACTORBROKEN FRAME – Best Scene Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Stephen Boncella

ACTORTOTEM – ACTION Best Scene Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Heidi Morrell

ACTORTHE LAST VIKINGS – ACTION Best Scene Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by David Thorndill

ACTORTHE PERFECT GIFT – COMEDY Best Scene Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by John Scott Schaf

ACTORBARNABY OF MULCH – COMEDY Best Scene Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by John Broadhead

ACTORORCHIDS UNDERWEAR AND TORTELLINI – COMEDY Best Scene Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by James Rosenfield

ACTORTHE HEIST – COMEDY Best Scene Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Ryan Northcott

ACTORTHE WONDERFUL INVENTION OF DR. BLANK – COMEDY Best Scene Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Obayed Khan

ACTORI WILL LOVE YOU – FEMALE Best Scene Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Anich D’Jae

ACTORTHE ACCIDENT – FEMALE Best Scene Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Tanisha Bazemore

ACTORPAST PRESENCE – FANTASY Best Scene Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Kevin Mongelli

ACTORIT’S A NIGHTMARE – SCI-FI Best Scene Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Nicole Quinn

ACTORTHE PLAYLISTS – THRILLER Best Scene Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Michael Kotsiros

ACTORFOUR NEGRO GIRLS IN A CHURCH – Best Scene Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Phillip E. Hary

ACTORTOUCH – Best Scene Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Scott Timmins

ACTORWOLVES OF WESTMINSTER – Best Scene Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Jonah Jones

ACTORHEADCASE – TV PILOT Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Christopher K. Jones

ACTORTHE GLOBAL FUND – TV Best Scene Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Josep Colomer

ACTORTHE WRONG TICKET – TV CRIME Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by John Ravitz

ACTORHALFWAY TO MARS – 1st Scene LGBT Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Fabian Martin

ACTORPIANO LESSONS – 1st Scene LGBT Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Nevada McPherson

ACTORCROSSSING THE COWHOUSE – 1st Scene LGBT Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by David Lykes Keenan

ACTORUNBALANCED LIFE – 1st Scene Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Kristy Leigh Lussier

ACTORTHE ART OF DECEPTION – Novel Transcript
June 2018 Reading
by Alexander Jayson

ACTORFIRST CONTACT – Novel Transcript
June 2018 Reading
by James Jackson

ACTORROGUE MARAUDER – Novel Transcript
June 2018 Reading
by Cherie Waggie

ACTORFALLING – Short Story Reading
June 2018 Reading
by KL Crighton

ACTORGERMAN’S CAT – Short Story Reading
June 2018 Reading
by David N. Hawkins

ACTORBUSKING AT THE CASH TILL – Short Story Reading
June 2018 Reading
by Abass Collier

ACTORHOME – Short Story Reading
June 2018 Reading
by Christina Hamlett

ACTORTHE WSC – Short Story Reading
June 2018 Reading
by Lionel Walfish

DRAMA Best Scene Reading of FOR A GOOD LIFE by Natalia Maslin

Genre: Drama, Family

A young hockey prodigy loses his brother and deals with the consequences as he learns a new family dynamic and develops a new father-son relationship.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Morgan: Konstantina Mantelos
Bill: Brian Carleton
Tim: Jack Comerford

Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

A young hockey prodigy is forced to abandon the home he knows and the hockey team he loves. He moves with his mother to her childhood home, there he learns new family dynamics and unknowingly building a relationship with his biological father.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Drama

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

It’s an honest Canadian story that focuses on family values and the trials and tribulations of being both a father and a son.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Canadian Drama

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

Raiders of the Lost Ark

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

From concept to completion, almost two years.

How many stories have you written?

Four

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

I can’t pick just one. I have so many favorites that to pick one would be impossible. I also couldn’t say what song I listened to most. I listen to a lot of music.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Finding the time to write.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I love traveling and exploring new places with my family be it in my own backyard or on the other side of the world.

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

I entered WILDsound last year submitting a different screenplay. I was really pleased with the feedback I received then that I submitted this recent one. Again, I was really pleased with the concise and very helpful feedback.

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

Camera Operator: Kierston Drier

Editor: John Johnson

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Happy Birthday: Ryan Murphy

ryanmurphy.jpgRyan Murphy

Born: November 30, 1965 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Married to:
David Miller (4 July 2012 – present) (1 child)

[on what it takes to be a provocateur] I never think I’m creating anything controversial, and I’m always surprised when it is. I’ll admit, when I first started and was doing “Nip/Tuck,” I was really trying to sort of make a statement about hedonism and narcissism and sexuality, and I spent half my day fighting battles on that show. I had huge standards problems, and I’d have big fights with [FX’s] John Landgraf, whom I love now, and Peter Liguori. Now I never fight… I’m less interested in shocking now. Being emotional is more interesting to me. It’s funny because I don’t get as many standards notes as I used to. I guess what I’m interested in is what has become much more personal to me and thus much more heartfelt and maybe less scandalous. Also, I find that in television, the true taboo is never violence, it’s sex, and I’m writing less about sex and more about love at this point.

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Happy Birthday: Neil Gaiman

neilgaiman.jpgNeil Gaiman

Born: November 10, 1960 in Portchester, England, UK

It’s not a bad thing for a writer not to feel at home. Writers – we’re much more comfortable at parties standing in the corner watching everybody else having a good time than we are mingling.

[his novel] The Ocean at the End of the Lane is a novel of childhood and memory. It’s a story of magic, about the power of stories and how we face the darkness inside of us. It’s about fear, and love, and death and families. But, fundamentally, I hope, at its heart, it’s a novel about survival.

This is a work of fiction. All the characters in it, human and otherwise, are imaginary, excepting only certain of the fairy folk, whom it might be unwise to offend by casting doubt on their existence. Or lack thereof.

 

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FILM CONTESTSUBMIT your SHORT Film
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writing CONTEST1st CHAPTER or FULL NOVEL CONTEST
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Justin Prince – September 2016 FAN FICTION Screenplay Winner (TMNT)

Fan Fiction: VIGILANTE: The Origins of Casey Jones (TMNT)
Written by Justin Prince
Read 10 Questions with the writer

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Steve Rizzo
CASEY – Randy Baumer
BOSS – Dan Cristofori
HUN – Steve Mitchell
CRISTO – John Fray
VAN – Kaleb Alexander
APRIL – Norma Dawn Dunphy

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller

After an injury put a halt to his plans of playing hockey in the NHL, Casey Jones doesn’t believe life can get much worse. He soon finds out just how wrong he is. Faced with a tragedy Jones takes justice into his own hands, becoming a hockey mask wearing vigilante. (Based on the character from Eastman and Laird’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles).


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Frederick Julius – September 2016 1st Scene Screenplay Winner

VOODOO LOVE
Written by Frederick Julius
Read 10 Questions with the writer

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Steve Rizzo
TUCKA – Kaleb Alexander
DAMIEN – Randy Baumer
MR. KING – Steve Mitchell
EL TORRO – John Fray
ASIA – Heather Dicke
CASSANDRA – Norma Dawn Dunphy

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Drama, Romance, Crime

A black-hearted vixen lures an ambitious hustler into her mansion as he seeks out a forbidden love. When merciless thugs come to rob and kill, it’ll cost him his fortune to save her lost soul.


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SCREENPLAY CONTESTSUBMIT your Best Scene Screenplay or FEATURE Script
FULL FEEDBACK on all entries. Get your script performed
SCREENPLAY CONTESTFIRST SCENE (first 10pgs) SCREENPLAY CONTEST
Submit the first stages of your film and get full feedback!