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FEBRUARY 2019 BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY WINNING READINGS

FilmFreeway exclusive Festival:

 

ACTORBest Scene SCREENPLAY: THE CAREGIVER by Christopher Santos

ACTORBest Scene SCREENPLAY: HE IS GONE by Gregory Allen

ACTORBest Scene SCREENPLAY: …AND THEN THIS HAPPENED by Steve Feld

ACTORBest Scene SCREENPLAY: YOUR ROARING TWENTIES by Kristina Rezek

ACTORBest Scene SCREENPLAY: VIVA by Renee Rubio

ACTORBest Scene SCREENPLAY: MOON OVER THE HILL by Stan Barton

ACTORBest Scene SCREENPLAY: MESSS by Grace Nguyen

ACTORBest Scene SCREENPLAY: ROCKMOMAGER by Adam Nixon

ACTORBest Scene SCREENPLAY: ODE TO WOMEN by Aster Banani

ACTORBest Scene SCREENPLAY: HEADSTRONG by Tali Zingman

ACTORBest Scene SCREENPLAY: INDIGENOUS by ML de la Garza

Best Scene SCREENPLAY: BEAST by Mike Meade

ACTORBest Scene SCREENPLAY: WOMEN OF STEEL by Marilyn Lee

ACTORBest Scene SCREENPLAY: AMARIS by Ian White

ACTORBest Scene SCREENPLAY: JONNY QUEST by Alan Rosenfeld

ACTORBest Scene SCREENPLAY: DREAM by Randall Talton

ACTORBest Scene SCREENPLAY: UNCELEBRATED PASSING by Randall Talton

ACTORBest Scene SCREENPLAY: THE PROPHECIES by Ray Cecire

ACTORBest Scene SCREENPLAY: LIES HAMBURGERS AND CUFFLINKS by Gustavo Freitas

 

 

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Fraser, Andy Camp, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

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Best Scenes of the Screenplay THE UNDERTOW by Louisa C de Cossey

The Undertow charters the relationship between a mother and daughter in 1990’s Ireland. As one comes to terms with her sexuality, the other struggles to find her independence and agency in a country where the personal is political and being oneself can come with grave consequences.

Synopsis:

Set in rural Ireland, Undertow is a character portrait of a unique and powerful mother/daughter relationship. The film focuses on a pivotal year in the life of our protagonist, Saoirse 15, a fiercely independent young woman.

Saoirse struggles to understand her mother Tara, when she comes out to her husband during Saoirse's senior year in secondary school. Tara's confession initially breaks up Saoirse’s family at a time when Saoirse is first learning about her own sexuality. In a country where homosexuality is illegal, Saoirse must keep her mother's secret and steer her own course.

Saoirse and her father find solace through sailing at sea, but with a tumultuous marriage on its last leg, Saoirse must find a way to accept her mother’s new relationship and a sudden change of scenery.

Through a series of increasingly rebellious acts, Saoirse comes to understand her own limitations and redefines her perception of Tara and her unconventional family.

CAST LIST:

Soairse – Sydney Addison-Rudat
Sean – Luke Robinson
Narration – Vanessa Burns
Bill – Russell Batcher
Tara – Pip Dwyer

Writer Biography – Louisa de Cossy

Louisa

Louisa is a graduate cum laude from UC Berkeley’s Art Practice Department where she specialized in film production. After graduating, Louisa studied and then worked at the Saul Zaentz media center where she helped to run the Berkeley Digital Film Institute. During that time Louisa consulted on the production and development of films such as Zaytoun, Witness11, IOU, and most recently Up Pohnpei.

 

http://www.louisadecossy.com

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

Director: Matthew Toffolo

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

Best Scene Reading #2: TOUCH, by Scott Timmins

Genre: Psychological Horror/Thriller

When a troubled teenaged daughter of a Lutheran pastor, who no longer believes in God, discovers she has the ‘gift’ of second sight she must decide whether or not to use her power to help local police stop a serial killer. The decision this suicidal young woman choses is a twist no one will see coming, with audiences debating the ending long after this “Se7en meets The Dead Zone” film is over.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: John Leung
Michelle: Mandy May Cheetham
Stephanie: Anjelica Alejandro

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

SEPTEMBER 2018 SCREENPLAYS – 49 IN TOTAL!

 

STORYHORROR FEATURE Screenplay: THE BLIGHT by Jerron Spencer & Jeffrey Stackhouse
September 2018

STORYTV PILOT Screenplay: SOL by James FOx
September 2018

STORYTV SPEC Screenplay: UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT by Anna Hotter & Michael Rodriguez
September 2018

STORYTV 1st Scene Screenplay: JILLIAN AND THE SHARKS by Josephine Perry
September 2018

STORY Short Screenplay: PURGATORY: A LOVE STORY by Alice L. Lee
September 2018
STORYLGBT 1st Scene Screenplay: OFF SCRIPT by Tamar Palmer
September 2018
STORYLGBT 1st Scene Screenplay: SIGHT UNSEEN by Nicholas Downs & Susan Mac Nicol
September 2018
STORYSCI-FI 1st Scene Screenplay: JUBILATION by Meghan Fitzmartin
September 2018
STORY1st Scene Screenplay: MARKED by Leah Pollack
September 2018
STORYLA BEST SCENE Screenplay: THE ILLUMINATI BELLADONNA by Caitlin Carter
September 2018
STORYLA BEST SCENE Screenplay: THE TATTOOED BLONDE by Paul Sargia
September 2018
STORYCOMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay: ON THE VERGE by Rita Martinos
September 2018
STORYFEMALE BEST SCENE Screenplay: TREED by Staci Greason
September 2018
STORYFEMALE BEST SCENE Screenplay: SANDS OF THE MIRAGE by Aissa Martell
September 2018
STORYFEMALE BEST SCENE Screenplay: REMEMBER KENT STATE by Cicely Wynne
September 2018
STORY BEST SCENE Screenplay: CATATONIC CHRISTMAS by Mike Hoberg
September 2018
STORYACTION BEST SCENE Screenplay: HERO OF HEROES by Rodrigo Juatco
September 2018
STORYACTION BEST SCENE Screenplay: ANAHNA by Fritz Mueller
September 2018
STORYFANTASY BEST SCENE Screenplay: WILD WILD WASTELAND by Zander James
September 2018
STORYFANTASY BEST SCENE Screenplay: THE VENUS SYNDROME by Lynn Vincentnathan
September 2018
STORYFANTASY BEST SCENE Screenplay: XIGHTFALL by Julian Blondell
September 2018
STORYFANTASY BEST SCENE Screenplay: MAJOR TOM AND THE ALIEN GIRL by Mirka Kettunen
September 2018
STORYLGBT BEST SCENE Screenplay: WHEN TRUTH COMES OUT by Lissette Camacho
September 2018
STORYLGBT BEST SCENE Screenplay: PLANS FOR THE HOLIDAYS by Terry Connell
September 2018
STORYLGBT BEST SCENE Screenplay: MARRED by Dallas Rico
September 2018
STORYLGBT BEST SCENE Screenplay: MY GIRL by Judy Klingoffer
September 2018
STORYLGBT BEST SCENE Screenplay: SIMON SIMONE by Ross Munro
September 2018
STORYLGBT BEST SCENE Screenplay: SOMEWHERE BETWEEN LOVE AND JUSTICE by S.W. Andersen
September 2018
STORYLGBT BEST SCENE Screenplay: KINKY GRACE by Mitchelle P. Ganem
September 2018
STORYLGBT BEST SCENE Screenplay: LITTLE EARTHQUAKES by Todd Bird
September 2018
STORYLGBT BEST SCENE Screenplay: JILLIAN’S PEAK by Charzette Torrence & Danielle Johnson
September 2018
STORY LGBT BEST SCENE Screenplay: COMPLETE AND UNCOMPROMISED by Johna Walsh
September 2018
STORY LGBT BEST SCENE Screenplay: DEAR TOM HARDY I LOVE YOU by Waide Riddle
September 2018
STORY LGBT BEST SCENE Screenplay: CLOUDY SKIES OF CONNECTICUT by Lissette Camacho
September 2018
STORY LGBT BEST SCENE Screenplay: ADULTHOOD by Sam Morgan MacNeil
September 2018
STORY LGBT BEST SCENE Screenplay: CAKE by Christianne Charles
September 2018
STORY LGBT BEST SCENE Screenplay: TAKE ME TO EUROHEAVEN by Fatih Melek
September 2018
STORY LGBT BEST SCENE Screenplay: THE UNVARNISHED TALES OF THE GREEN FAIRY by Jacob Cullen
September 2018
STORY LGBT BEST SCENE Screenplay: ACCEPTANCE IS by Belle Angel
September 2018
STORY BEST SCENE Screenplay: TO HELL AND BACK by Agnese Pagliarani
September 2018
STORY BEST SCENE Screenplay: WELCOME TO PRUITVILLE by Tom Mason
September 2018
STORY BEST SCENE Screenplay: WOLFPACK FENCERS by Adam Lapallo
September 2018
STORY BEST SCENE Screenplay: CORNFIELDS by Fernely Durand
September 2018
STORY BEST SCENE Screenplay: BROWN DOG by Andrew Ward
September 2018
STORYCOMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay: MAE DAY by Ashley Rubay & Annick Blomdahl
September 2018
STORY COMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay: TUGNETT: A LOVE SUPREME by Nate Yacos
September 2018
STORY COMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay: MADNESS by Cory Huizar
September 2018
STORY COMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay: THE WORDSMITH by Matthew Holy
September 2018
STORYTHRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay: THE PLAYLISTS by Michael Kotsiros
September 2018

WILDsound Festival Testimonial – July 25 2018

 

Margaret Dane
Margaret Dane

Having my screenplay table read at WILDsound was an absolute dream! The staff was very communicative, helpful, and supportive. The actors did a spectacular job on the read. Very pleased. WILDsound does a superb job!

5 Star Review

Genre: Fantasy, Drama

Peter is having a typical, banal mid-life crisis, and cannot see a way out of the mess he has made of his life. He can only see one way out, and has decided to go for the rope and hang himself.

CAST LIST:

Ariel: Alicia Payne
Narrator: Hugh Ritchie
Carmine: Rais Moui
Peter: Tim Paul McCarthy

SCREENPLAY FESTIVAL: JULY 26, 2018 EVENT

A showcase of the best TV and 1st Scene Screenplays.

FULL CAST LIST::

Katelyn Vanier, Jolly Amoako, Dana Thody, Tiffany Davidson, Ted Powers, Bryan Kling, Kat Smiley

SCI-FI TV PILOT: SOL, by James Fox

Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama

In the year 2242 citizen and soldier alike are plunged into a dark and violent interplanetary civil war, the scale of which is unprecedented in Human history. Desperate for survival, leaders emerge to protect their families, friends, and futures.

CAST LIST:

Lisa Colt: Katelyn Vanier
John Stavlos: Bryan Kling
Randall James: Jolly Amoako
Narrator: Kat Smiley
Simon Bongani: Ted Powers
Frankie Zoya: Dana Thody
Heather Umani: Tiffany Davidson

TV SPEC: UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT, by Anna Hotter & Michael Rodriguez

Genre: Comedy

A spec from the popular Netflix show.

CAST LIST:

Robot: Ted Powers
Zach: Bryan Kling
Jacqueline: Katelyn Vanier
Narrator: Kat Smiley
Kimmy: Dana Thody
Titus: Jolly Amoako
Terri Lee: Tiffany Davidson

SCI-FI TV 1st Scene: JUBILATION, by Meghan Fitzmartin

Genre: Sci-Fi, Action

After attempting to commit suicide, teenaged AMANDA GERHARDT moves to the most magical town in Florida.

CAST LIST:

Eliot: Dana Thody
Amanda: Tiffany Davidson
Narrator: Kat Smiley
Linda: Katelyn Vanier
Martin: Ted Powers
Beau: Jolly Amoako

LGBT 1st Scene: OFF SCRIPT, by by Tamar Palmer

Genre: Drama

On the verge of making her dreams a reality, a 16-year-old aspiring actress discovers that her parents’ marriage isn’t what she believed and everything she thought she understood about relationships is turned upside down. As she struggles to hold on to her version of “happily ever after,” her mother must decide how much she’s willing to risk to be true to herself.

CAST LIST:

Hermia: Dana Thody
Harry: Ted Powers
Narrator: Kat Smiley
Rachel: Tiffany Davidson
Daniel: Bryan Kling
Adina: Katelyn Vanier

COMEDY 1st Scene: THE SIDEKICK RULES, by Chris Warner

Genre: Comedy, Romance

If the rom-com sidekick always has the best lines, then it’s time to give him the lead role. Oscar keeps trying to cover for his hero, but his connection with Penelope starts to get in the way.

CAST LIST:

Oscar: Ted Powers
Narrator: Kat Smiley
Harry: Jolly Amoako
Penelope: Tiffany Davidson

1st Scene: SINGLE BLACK FEMALE, by Jasmine Pittman

Genre: Comedy, Romance

When a young black woman who’s unlucky in love falls for a man who seems perfect, their secrets threaten to pull them apart.

CAST LIST:

Conductor: Jolly Amoako
Narrator: Kat Smiley
Nia: Tiffany Davidson
Sloane: Dana Thody

1st Scene: WHITTAKER ALGER AND DICK, by Stephen Witty

Genre: Drama

An interconnected story about Whittaker Chambers, Alger Hiss, and Richard Nixon against the background of the hysteria of the post-war 1940s.

CAST LIST:

Esther: Katelyn Vanier
Narrator: Kat Smiley
Bagley: Ted Powers
Chambers: Bryan Kling

TV 1st Scene: JILLIAN AND THE SHARKS, by Josephine Perry

Genre: Drama

A conflicted professor desperate to hide her lifestyle from her Jehovah’s Witness family faces her fears when she begins proceedings to gain custody of her bi-racial brother and sister, emotionally abused by her mother. With outrageous musical numbers, Big Love Meets Community…all based on real events.

CAST LIST:

Mr. Bismark: Ted Powers
Young Girl’s Voice: Tiffany Davidson
Narrator: Kat Smiley
Jillian: Dana Thody
Mrs. Bismark: Katelyn Vanier

LGBT 1st Scene: SIGHT UNSEEN, by Nicholas Downs

Genre: Drama

Tragedy brings together a reserved but brilliant sculptor and an outgoing gallery owner, friends whose love was sidetracked—but was always meant to be deeper.

CAST LIST:

Nurse: Katelyn Vanier
Jon: Ted Powers
Narrator: Kat Smiley
Cody: Bryan Kling
Nathan: Jolly Amoako

1st Scene: MARKED, by Leah P

Genre: Horror, Action

A mysterious outlaw called the “Wolf of the West” has been wreaking havoc upon settlers in the budding frontier. David Kessler, an aspiring paranormal scientist believes the Wolf is supernatural and journeys out West to prove it and to document any other strange phenomena he sees. Along the way he joins forces with Winnona Argento, a young woman who is more than she seems and Federal Marshal Travis Crabtree, a hardened but honorable lawman. Together they travel the West and face against myths, legends, and monsters as well as outlaws and bandits while at the same time learning to find the balance between pacifism and survival in this harsh terrain and time period.

CAST LIST:

Ticket Man: Jolly Amoako
Father: Ted Powers
Narrator: Kat Smiley
Sybil: Tiffany Davidson
Tobias: Bryan Kling
Mother: Katelyn Vanier

ACTION Best Scene: AFFAIR OF THE POISONS, by Charles Leipart

Genre: Action, Adventure

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Kat Smiley
Marie-Claire: Dana Thody
Xavier: Ted Powers

ACTION Best Scene: OPERATION BABYLIFT, by John McCarney

Genre: Action, History

In an intertwining story based on true events, three very different men desperately save as many babies from war-torn Vietnam as they can.

CAST LIST:

Daly: Jolly Amoako
Narrator: Kat Smiley
Jenkins: Bryan Kling
Ambassador: Ted Powers

SCI-FI Best Scene: FRENCH TOAST, by Joshua David Ashburn

CAST LIST:

Pierce: Ted Powers
Narrator: Kat Smiley
James: Bryan Kling
Babs: Katelyn Vanier

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

WILDsound Festival Testimonial – July 7 2017

Margaret Dane
Margaret Dane

Having my screenplay table read at WILDsound was an absolute dream! The staff was very communicative, helpful, and supportive. The actors did a spectacular job on the read. Very pleased. WILDsound does a superb job!

5 Star Review
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Genre: Fantasy, Drama

Peter is having a typical, banal mid-life crisis, and cannot see a way out of the mess he has made of his life. He can only see one way out, and has decided to go for the rope and hang himself.

CAST LIST:

Ariel: Alicia Payne
Narrator: Hugh Ritchie
Carmine: Rais Moui
Peter: Tim Paul McCarthy