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Winning Short Screenplay: Of the sea by Marc Gatschner

 

An aging surfer reflects on his past while facing an uncertain future.

CAST LIST:

Mark: Peter Mark Raphael
Gonzo: : Isaiah Kolundzic
Narrator: Esther Thibault
Sarah: Monica Knox
Rev: Dan Cristofori

You can also submit via FilmFreeway:

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: John Johnson, Isabal Cupryn, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

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WATCH THE WINNING SHORT SCREENPLAYS FOR OCTOBER 2018


STORYSHORT Screenplay: SHOOTING by Isaac Sweeney
October 2018

STORY1PG. SHORT Screenplay: LEXY WOOS AMBER by Matt Schutt
October 2018

STORYSHORT Screenplay: DON JOHNS DISAPPOINTED MAN by M.V Montgomery
October 2018

STORYSCI-FI SHORT Screenplay: THE DANCE OF THE DESERT by Colleen Asbury
October 2018

STORY1PG. SHORT Screenplay: FIGHT CLUB REBUTTAL by Matt Schutt
October 2018

JUNE 2018 Winning SHORT Screenplays

Submit your Film & Screenplay via FilmFreeway:

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

 

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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

Winning SHORT Screenplays for May 2018

ACTORBURSTING FOR A BREAK – 1pg. COMEDY Short Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Kelly Lamphaer Dash

ACTORMIRRORS – Under 5mi. Short Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by R. Harris Smith

ACTOR4TH ROW CENTER – Short Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Frank Vespe

ACTORTHE BROKEN KINGDOM – Short Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Mark Renshaw

ACTORTHE SEEKER – Short Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Kaitlyn Kowalski

ACTORA SHORT DROP AND A SUDDEN STOP – Short Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Margaret Dane

ACTORSANCTUARY CITY – Short Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Stephanie Annis

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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

SHORT Screenplay Reading – AFTERLIFE ESTATES, by Laina Burgess

 

Genre: Comedy

Key figures and gods from all of the world’s religions meet at the Afterlife Estates office to go over the year’s numbers.

Cast List:

Guru: James Dooley
Narrator: Val Cole
Allah: Gary Graham
Noah: John Fray

Get to know the writer: 

 1. What is your screenplay about?

My screenplay is about the idea that perhaps the leaders of the major world religions work together inside a crappy office with a Dunder Mifflin vibe.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Comedy.

3. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

It’s smart and it’s funny, and it takes a satirical and unique look at something that none of us could possibly know anything about.

4. How would you describe this script in two words?

Charmingly Irreverent

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

Probably Bridesmaids.

6. How long have you been working on this screenplay?

I worked on this screenplay for a few months.

7. How many stories have you written?

There’s no telling how many stories I’ve written. I’ve made a few short films, one feature length, and I’ve got several scripts in the works.

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

For some reason I can’t quite fathom, “It’s All Coming Back” by Celine Dion is my eternal jam.

9. What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

I wouldn’t say I faced many obstacles writing this screenplay. Perhaps my biggest challenge was pushing away the producer devil on my shoulder saying “How would you ever shoot this? You don’t have the budget to give Brahma all the arms he needs.” As a filmmaker, sometimes I get ahead of myself and forget to just enjoy the storytelling process.

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

I’m passionate about my 3 year old beagle pup named Piper.

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

I’m relatively familiar with FilmFreeway, and I’ve found that it’s pretty user-friendly.
 

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

Camera Op: Mary Cox

Winning SHORT SCREENPLAYS for January 2018

ACTOREUROPEAN SHORT Screenplay – THE BIKERS’ WAVE
January 2018 Reading
by Damien Mazza
ACTORSCI-FI SHORT Screenplay – VIRTUALLY FINE
January 2018 Reading
by Gil Saint

 

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

Camera Op: Mary Cox

SHORT Screenplay Reading – EVERYONE HAS THEIR DEMONS, by Dustin Prince

Watch the August 2017 Winning Short Screenplay.

Genre: Thriller, Comedy

The willpower of a recovering alcoholic is put to the test when he takes shelter from the apocalypse in a sports bar.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Hugh Ritchie
John: Nick Wicht
Luke: David Occhipinti
Pop Star: Michael Lake
Business Woman: Alicia Payne

Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

One man’s struggle to stay sober against all odds.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Comedy/sci-fi

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

All characters has a strong presence.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Risk/Reward

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

The Punisher

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

Two days to write and one to revise.

How many stories have you written?

Nine.

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

Arctic Monkeys- when the sun goes down

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Finding the proper ending.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Sometimes passionate with my wife….if I’m lucky.

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

To receive proper and helpful feedback that we actually put to good use. Thank you!

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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