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FEBRUARY 2019 SCREENPLAYS – 33 IN TOTAL

Submit your Film & Screenplay via FilmFreeway:

ACTORSCREENPLAY MOVIE: HOMETOWN KILL BOX by Richard M. Kjeldgaard ACTORSCREENPLAY MOVIE: THE ALGORITHM by George Deighl Jr.
ACTORSCREENPLAY MOVIE: THE BLACK HEART BOOK by Carol Hoffman & Rosezelle Boggs-Qualls ACTORSCREENPLAY MOVIE: THE FLIGHT OF THE SOULS by Guy Quigley
ACTORFEATURE SCREENPLAY: SALACIOUS by Mona Fuller

ACTORTV PILOT SCREENPLAY: OLD DYKES by Elise Dhaene
ACTORTV PILOT SCREENPLAY: THE SWITCH by Thomas Clary

ACTORSHORT SCREENPLAY: MAKE IT REAL by Clara Davila
ACTORSHORT SCREENPLAY: ADVENTURE TIME by Daniel Fishbayn ACTOR1st Scene SCREENPLAY: ASHPODEL by Giselle Damier
ACTOR1st Scene SCREENPLAY: KYD’S GAME by Marc Rosenberg ACTOR1st Scene SCREENPLAY: NIGHT OF THE WITCH by Mike Meade
ACTOR1st Scene SCREENPLAY: WORTH WAITING FOR by Ellen Winburn ACTOR1st Scene SCREENPLAY: DRONES DRIVERS by Haley Isleib
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

 

Winning DIVERSITY Short Screenplay: I FEARED FOR MY LIFE by Jorge Abreu

Genre: Drama

Officers experience courageous circumstances during their tours that in an instance become decisions of life and death. A therapist gets a rookie to relive his nightmarish trail of his first time drawing his firearm. She is task with concluding if his actions was justify, or racially fear based.

CAST LIST:

Janey: Pearl Ho
Officer McBrady: Peter Nelson
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Eric: John Leung
Dr. Grey: Julie C. Sheppard
Yamal: Twain Ward

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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

Winning DIVERSITY Short Screenplay: BUREAU 121 by Helene Taylor

Genre: Romance, Thriller

A North Korean hacker must decide between defection and love or family and life as a cyber warfare terrorist.

CAST LIST:

Mother: Julie C. Sheppard
Jin’s Father: Peter Nelson
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Jin: John Leung
Min-Seo: Pearl Ho
General: Twain Ward

Writer Biography

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Helene Taylor Writer Biography

Helene Taylor has worked in front and behind the scenes in the film and television industry for over fifteen years. Her first screenplay writing project she wrote in her teens won a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation mentorship, she moved on to writing a small environmental television program for Delta Cable TV and won a Canadian Cable Television Award (Producer) for Best PSA.

Helene lived in the New York City area for fifteen years and in that time worked on a variety of student films, short film projects, features and television series.

She graduated LAByrinth Theater Company’s Master program sharpening her playwright skills with teachers such as George C. Wolfe, Jose Rivera (Motorcycle Diaries) and is Alumni of Atlantic Theater Acting School. Helene’s most recent project, DISCORD (short film) is with co-writer Jax Smith (Leo Award Winner) and co-producer Ashley Alexander under her production company Orange Knapsack Productions Ltd.

She studies writing with Gotham Writers Workshops, the Academy of Film Writing Masters Program and is enrolled in Capilano University’s Creative Writing Associates Degree Program. Her website details her writing projects and background: http://www.bigapplechick.com

Writer Statement

Writers Notes: Short Film. Eleven Minutes. A glimpse of the life of hacker Jin, based on the very real Bureau 121 group. He’s in love but can he leave what he knows and get past the realities of modern day technology and how dictated the western world is to it? He may be a hacker, but being locked in rooms destroying technology isn’t the same as living a regular life in the western world surrounded by it. Is it worth the risk to defect causing his family back home potential harm? The writer wanted to illustrate this contrast and the mental obstacles facing those who have been trained to love country before themselves. A stark visual contrast between a North Korea apartment and the modernness of an upscale, technology savvy Vancouver hotel.

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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

Winning Short Screenplay: WHERE I’M LEFT by Annaliese von der Burg

Genre: Drama

This is a short film dealing with suicide and how it affects the loved ones left behind still searching for answers. How you can love someone so much, but sometimes everything isn’t always enough to save someone.

CAST LIST:

Man: John Leung
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Grace: Pearl Ho
Kaya: Julie C. Sheppard

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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

SCREENPLAY FESTIVAL: AUGUST 9, 2018 EVENT

 A showcase of a winning Action Feature Screenplay, and 5 short scripts.

 
CAST LIST:
Amber Copeland, Neil Bennett, Ryan Singh, Kevin P. Gabel, Carina Cojeen, Charles Gordon

 ACTION Feature Screenplay: OPERATION BROTHER SAM by Gustavo Freitas

Genre: Action, Political Thriller

During the Cold War, an intelligence officer, haunted by the death of his wife, must confront a corrupt politician who plans to start a military dictatorship in Brazil.

CAST LIST:

Thomas: Charles Gordon
Camilla: Amber Copeland
Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Mark: Kevin P. Gabel
Colton: Neil Bennett
Garrett: Ryan Singh

LGBT Short Screenplay: CONVERTED by Dana Quercioli

Genre: Comedy

Andy McCloskey escaped gay conversion therapy to become a drag queen, going from pray-the-gay-away to slay all day.

CAST LIST:

David: Neil Bennett
Dr. Tomassini: Charles Gordon
Narrator: Sean Ballantyne
Andy: Kevin P. Gabel
Deven: Amber Copeland
Danny: Ryan Singh

LGBT Short Screenplay: SKATE NIGHT by Kate Whitehead

Genre: Comedy

Agoraphobic skateboarder Cindy has a life that is rich in avatars but poor in human interaction. When she decides to make the leap to dating live people, everything turns out to be just as chaotic as she had feared.

CAST LIST:

DJ Strangelove: Neil Bennett
Genie: Kevin P. Gabel
Narrator: Charles Gordon
Jolene: Carina Cojeen
Cindy: Amber Copeland
Police Officer: Ryan Singh

LGBT Short Screenplay: OLDFISH by Kate Whitehead, Esha Khan

Genre: Horror, Thriller

Tariq and Kylee want to put Grandma in a home. Unfortunately, Grandma’s girlfriend Mrs. Zane is not ready to give her up.

CAST LIST:

Dr. Harriet: Charles Gordon
Tariq: Kevin P. Gabel
Narrator: Neil Bennett
Organ Player: Carina Cojeen
Kylee: Amber Copeland

COMEDY Short Screenplay: COUNTRY ROADS by Stephen Bodossian

Genre: Comedy

A lazy father takes his four-year-old daughter to rural North Jersey to meet her favorite movie character, Bambi, in hopes of proving to her that he is a fun dad and to gain a parenting win over his ex-wife. He soon learns that finding Bambi is much more difficult than anticipated.

CAST LIST:

Allie: Carina Cojeen
Narrator: Kevin P. Gabel
Eddie: Ryan Singh
Nicole: Amber Copeland

1pg. COMEDY Short Screenplay: HEART OF GOLD by Daniele Lince

Genre: Comedy, Drama

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Ricky: Ryan Singh
Silvia: Amber Copeland

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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

Winning Short Screenplays for April 2018

Watch readings of the winning screenplays performed by professional actors:

ACTORIN THE WOODS – Short Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by Rachel Greenhoe
ACTORSEEKER – Family Short Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by Kaitlyn Kowalski
ACTORRAY IN SPACE – Sci-Fi Short Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by John Celona
ACTORINFINITE NOT BEYOND – 1pg. Short Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by T.J. Peters

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

Director: Matthew Toffolo
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: Kimberly Villarruel
Camera Operator: Mary Cox

Winning SHORT Screenplay Reading – MOTORIST, by Julie Thor Fryd

Genre: Drama

“A depressed used-car dealer tries to convince a motorist, who every night runs over wounded animals, to also run him over”

Cast List:

Jeep: Kelci Stephenson
Narrator: Val Cole
Volvo: James Dooley
Ford: Gary Graham

Get to know the writer:

1. What is your screenplay about?

“We often hear that it´s better to knock down an animal than to attempt an emergency stop”

FORD one of the characters, runs over wounded animals every night. One night he meets VOLVO, a depressed used car dealer, who tries to convince to also run him over. JEEP The last characte, also considers to help FORD.

“Joy in driving comes from the person behind the wheel. Give way, wave on, drive smoothly”

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Absurd, road movie.

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

The idea is original. The story is beautiful, tragic and funny at the same time.

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

Original, poetic.

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

“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” Charlie Kaufman

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

About a year. I started working on the script in NYC. During a reading of one of my scripts.

7. How many stories have you written?

A Lot! I write scripts for theatres as well. Some of my scripts are supported by “The Danish Arts Foundation”

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

“Mercy seat” Nick Cave.

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

I guess I always think it´s a little difficult to write the ending.

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

Literature, My kids, Music…

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

I don´t know it very well, but so far it works great!

12. What influenced you to enter the festival?

I thought it was a great opportunity, to get connected to some collaboraters. I was exited, and I´m looking forward to see what´s going to happen next…

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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