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Susan Q. Wilson – January 21, 2018 ACTOR

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WILDsound Performer Jan. 31st Event: Susan Q. Wilson

Actor Susan Q. Wilson will be performing at the January 31 2016 Writing Festival event.

See the winning screenplays that will be performed at the festival on the 31st

susan_q_wilsonHeight: 5’2

Hair: Salt and Pepper

Eyes: Blue

Watch past screenplay readings the actor has performed in:

ACTORPerformed Feature – I’M GOING SOMEWHERE ELSE
November 2013 Reading
Written by Laura Morton

ACTORPerformed – SOUTH PARK “Follow Your Dreams”
June 2014 Reading
Written by James Tison

ACTORPerformed – PARENTHOOD “Don’t Give Up On Him Yet”
June 2014 Reading
Written by Cara Rothenberg

ACTORPerformed – MOM “Strip Poker and Guilt Trip”
June 2014 Reading
Written by Micah Goldman and Griff Kohout

ACTORPERFORMED – ARCHER TV Spec Script
August 2014 Reading
Written by Jay Mayhoffer

ACTORPERFORMED – POUND FOR POUND TV Pilot Script
August 2014 Reading
Written by Travis Hodgkins

ACTORSHORT SCRIPT – MOVING DAY
August 2014 Reading
Written by Jane Gilson

ACTORTV PILOT SCRIPT – UP COUNTRY MOTORS
November 2014 Reading
Written by John Fuhrman

ACTORSHORT SCRIPT – DOUBLE CROSS
November 2014 Reading
Written by Cat Stewart & Stephen Hoover

ACTORBEST SCENE SCRIPT – A THEATRE NEAR YOU
November 2014 Reading
Written by Jason Reeves

ACTORFIRST SCENE: MY LAST DUCHESS
January 2015 Reading
Written by Grant Reid

ACTORFIRST SCENE: DIETRICH DANZIG
January 2015 Reading
Written by John Pisano-Thomsen

ACTORFEATURE SCRIPT: THE FIREWORKS STAND
January 2015 Reading
Written by David M. Hyde

ACTORTV SPEC – RICK & MORTY “Crime and Punishrick”
November 2014 Reading
Written by Michael Kellner

ACTORTV SPEC – MODERN FAMILY “Chairity Case”
November 2014 Reading
Written by Josh Bressler

ACTORTV SPEC – JESSIE “We Don’t Have a Clooney”
April 2015 Reading
Written by Giuseppe LiMandri

ACTORTV SPEC – COUGAR TIME “Jammin Me”
April 2015 Reading
Written by Felicity Flesher

ACTORTV PILOT – FAUST
April 2015 Reading
Written by Niel Thompson

ACTOR1st Scene – FLAT PENNIES
April 2015 Reading
Written by Robert Ward

ACTOR1st Scene – STILL IN THE GAME
April 2015 Reading
Written by George R. Flowers

ACTORBest Scene – LEGACY
April 2015 Reading
Written by Marc W. Johnson

ACTOR1st Scene SCRIPT – ETERNITY
June 2015 Reading
Written by Kevin Bibo

ACTOR1st Scene SCRIPT – IT CAME UPON A MID-NIGHTMARE
June 2015 Reading
Written by Gregory Lane

ACTOR1st Scene SCRIPT – MEMOIRS OF A DOCKET
June 2015 Reading
Written by Michael Damien

ACTORFeature SCRIPT – I’M STILL HERE
June 2015 Reading
Written by Sean Elwood

ACTORBest Scene Reading of GATES OF HELL
August 2015 Reading
Written by Pamela Green

ACTORShort Screenplay Reading of THE DEAD END
August 2015 Reading
Written by Piotr Jamroz

ACTORTV PILOT Reading of HOT FLASH HIGH
August 2015 Reading
Written by Molly Driscoll

ACTORTV PILOT Reading of HAUNTED HEART
August 2015 Reading
Written by Robert Herold

ACTORTV SPEC Reading of CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM
August 2015 Reading
Written by Chris Agnew

ACTORFEATURE SCRIPT – BELLE BREZING
November 2015 Reading
Written by Margaret Carlyle Price

ACTOR1st Scene SCRIPT – GRANDMA DEE AND THE LOST CONTINENT
November 2015 Reading
Written by Mark Perlick

ACTORSHORT SCRIPT – TRUE COLORS
November 2015 Reading
Written by Giuseppe LiMandri

ACTOR1st Scene SCRIPT – AVALON
November 2015 Reading
Written by Ed Vaughan

ACTOR1st Scene SCRIPT – DOG FACE
November 2015 Reading
Written by C.L. Pike

WILDsound Performer: SUSAN Q WILSON

See the 100s of actors who performed at the Writing Festival in 2015:http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/wildsound_performers.html

SUSAN Q WILSON : http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/susan_q_wilson.html

Height: 5’2

Hair: Salt and Pepper

Eyes: Blue

Susan is perhaps the Writing Festival’s most popular actor. In the last 3 years she has performed in over 50 screenplays.

Watch Susan perform in selected screenplays:

ACTORFEATURE SCRIPT: THE FIREWORKS STAND
January 2015 Reading
Written by David M. Hyde

ACTORFIRST SCENE: DIETRICH DANZIG
January 2015 Reading
Written by John Pisano-Thomsen

ACTORFIRST SCENE: MY LAST DUCHESS
January 2015 Reading
Written by Grant Reid

ACTORTV SPEC – JESSIE “We Don’t Have a Clooney”
April 2015 Reading
Written by Giuseppe LiMandri

ACTORTV PILOT – FAUST
April 2015 Reading
Written by Niel Thompson

ACTORTV SPEC – COUGAR TIME “Jammin Me”
April 2015 Reading
Written by Felicity Flesher

ACTORFeature SCRIPT – I’M STILL HERE
June 2015 Reading
Written by Sean Elwood

ACTORTV PILOT Reading of HOT FLASH HIGH
August 2015 Reading
Written by Molly Driscoll

ACTORShort Screenplay Reading of THE DEAD END
August 2015 Reading
Written by Piotr Jamroz

ACTORTV PILOT Reading of HAUNTED HEART
August 2015 Reading
Written by Robert Herold

ACTORTV SPEC Reading of CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM
August 2015 Reading
Written by Chris Agnew

ACTORFEATURE SCRIPT – BELLE BREZING
November 2015 Reading
Written by Margaret Carlyle Price

ACTORSHORT SCRIPT – TRUE COLORS
November 2015 Reading
Written by Giuseppe LiMandri

TV PILOT Reading of HOT FLASH HIGH by Molly Driscoll

Watch the Winning TV PILOT Reading of HOT FLASH HIGH:

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Susan Wilson
GRACE – Antosia Fiedur
RILEY – Rochelle Burke
DIANE – Maya Woloszyn
ALEX/BRANDON – Paul Falkowski
TREVOR – Aieron Munro
CHARLIE – Robert Notman
DR. BROWNSTEIN – Charles Gordon
NURSE WILSON – Susan Q. Wilson

Get to know writer Molly Driscoll:

1. What is your TV PILOT screenplay about?

After a medical crisis, 16 year-old GRACE’S perfect high school life is threatened when she undergoes “medically induced menopause,” effectively draining her of hormones. Determined to keep her idyllic life, Grace tries to hide her new condition, but her body might not be so willing.

2. Why should this screenplay be made into a television show?

I think because everything about it is a surprise. In “Hot Flash High,” my goal was to write characters you thought you knew, but with a second glance, you realize you don’t know them at all. Also, I wanted to explore how your life changes when you get diagnosed with a life altering, non-curable, yet not life threatening disease. Meaning, Grace’s life will never be the same, and in the pilot, she’s barely scraps the surface of that issue. It will be an ongoing struggle for her to discover her new normal as she learns more about her disease and how it will affect her in the future.

3. This story has a lot going for it. High School setting with a unique spin. How did you get the idea for the teenage menapause angle?

The story is based on my own struggle with endometriosis and entering menopause at twenty-four. I think one of the greatest perks of being a writer is whenever you have a struggle, you can rationalize that one day it will make for excellent material. I decided to set “Hot Flash High” in high school and not the early twenties because people always think of hormone crazed teenagers. One thought kept running through my head, “what would high school be like without hormones?”

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

I have always been more of a TV person. Even before binging was a thing, I would binge with my TV DVDs and before that old school recorded VCR tapes of favorite shows. My-go to binges are Dawson’s Creek, Felicity, Friends, and more, recently Arrow and Jane the Virgin.

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

I started the first draft on this script about two years ago, so it has had several rewrites!

6. How many stories have you written?

When I started out I wrote three screenplays, but since then I have been focused solely on television. I have written four spec teleplays and three original pilots. I am also currently working on a new original pilot.

7. What would you say the theme of your TV PILOT is?

“Hot Flash High” is about redefining yourself after life strips away what you always thought was a defining characteristic. All of these characters have roles that their world projects on them and they have to decide whether they want those roles or not. Grace, in particular, is on a journey to discover her voice. It was a very conscious decision to have her voiceover be in contradiction with her dialogue. Ultimately, I would love to see those two elements align as Grace grows as a person and learns to speak her mind more.

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

I think when writing a pilot there’s a struggle of what to reveal and what to keep hidden. Also, balancing between A, B, and C stories in a =-0p9pilot is always rough because you have such limited space to introduce a whole world of characters.

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

I have always loved fashion. If I was not a writer, I think I would love styling. People who get all the high end freebies because they have a fashion or lifestyle blog, have totally figured out life. I also think writers’ block abets this passion because whenever I hit a stumbling point, my online shopping takes a hit.

10. What influenced you to enter the WILDsound Festival? What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received?

I loved the idea of the YouTube read. We all get flooded with emails, so the opportunity to send a link instead of a script was very appealing. Everyone has been great at WILDsound and the feedback was spot on. Especially one note, which really helped clarify the final act.

11. Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

Rewrite, rewrite, rewrite. Also, take time in between those rewrites because it’s amazing how clear things become with a little distance. While you are taking that time, be working on something else because you always need to be writing. It’s like working out. It’s really hard to get in shape, but easy to get out of it.

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Deadline: SUBMIT TV PILOT/SPEC Script – Get FULL FEEDBACK. Get script performed by professional actors
http://www.wildsound.ca/tvscreenplaycontest.html

Watch WINNING TV PILOT Screenplay Readings
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/tv_pilot_readings.html

Watch WINNING TV SPEC Screenplay Readings
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/tv_spec_readings.html

READ 100s of testimonials for past submitters –
TV Screenplay Testimonials from the WILDsound Festival

Interview with writer David M. Hyde, Feature Script Winner for THE FIREWORKS STAND

WILDsound is a unique opportunity to showcase your work. Not only is the feedback terrific, but I do not know of any other festival that will create a production of the winning works.

– Writer David M. Hyde on the WILDsound experience

    Watch David’s Winning Feature Script: THE FIREWORKS STAND

    SYNOPSIS:

    When lawyer Tom Johnson drives his car into a local firework stand, which is owned by former preacher Marvin Temple. This sets up a chain of events that bring people to faith and understanding of what life is all about.

    CAST LIST:

    NARRATOR – Susan Q Wilson
    Tom Johnson – Rob Young
    Marvin – Barry Minshull
    Susan – Krista Morin
    James/Richard – Todd Dulmage
    Justine/Amanda – Alissa DeGrazia
    Ben – Jacob Klick
    Brenda – Mandy May Cheetham

WILDsound Matthew Toffolo interviews writer David M. Hyde:

Matthew: What is your screenplay about?

David: A local politician has one thing on his mind, to win the election, until he crashes his car into a fireworks stand and everything blows apart.

Matthew: Why should this script be made into a movie?

David: The Fireworks Stand fun, family entertainment that addresses, in alight hearted way, our culture’s misconception about what success really is.

Matthew: How long have you been writing stories?

I have been writing stories for at least thirty years. I have been specifically focusing on screenplays for the last three years.

Matthew: What movie have you seen the most in your life?

David: The movie I have seen the most would be It’s A Wonderful Life, although my favorite movie is probably Waking Ned Divine.

Matthew: What artists would you love to work with?

David: I have a tremendous respect for Morgan Freeman, both as an actor and a person. I wrote the part of Marvin Temple with many of Mr. Freeman’s characters in mind.

Matthew: How many stories/screenplays have you written?

David: Not counting works in progress, I have written two screenplays. The Fireworks Stand was my first. I have two other projects in process and a file drawer full of future ideas.

Matthew: Ideally, where would you like to be in 5 years?

David: Sitting at my desk, writing.

Matthew: Describe your process; do you have a set routine, method for writing?

David: I prefer to write in the mornings. If my schedule allows, I will typically write from 8-1 and then take a break until evening when I will edit. With three kids at home, instrumental music with noise canceling headphones is an essential element.

Matthew: Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

David: My passion is to use the gifts God has given me to make a difference in the world, wherever that opportunity may arise.

Matthew: Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

David: Learn your craft and follow your passion (in that order).

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Deadline Jan. 15th for Novels, Screenplays (Feature, TV), and Poems. Submit to the Writing Festival today: http://www.wildsound.ca/

Watch this month’s and past winning writing festival readings:
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com

Interview with Grant Reid, Winning 1st Scene Screenplay Writer for MY LAST DUCHESS

WILDsound have a fantastic record for getting writers noticed and have an enormous community that’s still growing. It seemed like far too good an opportunity to miss.

– Grant Reid on why he submitted (and won!) to the WILDsound Screenplay Festival (Review)

    WATCH the 1st Scene Reading of MY LAST DUCHESS performed by professional actors:

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Susan Q Wilson
Catherine – Alissa DeGrazia
Thomas – Jacob Klick
Alexander – Rob Young
Duke – Todd Dulmage

SYNOPSIS:

When recently single Thomas moves next door and strikes a friendship with Catherine, Alexander spirals into a dark paranoia. With his sanity at stake Alexander is on the brink of losing everything.

Interview with Grant Reid:

Matthew Toffolo: What is your screenplay about?

‘My Last Duchess’ focuses on the fallible transformation that happens in humans when jealousy turns their love for someone into possession. It centralises on a paranoid husband (Alexander) who believes his recently available neighbour (Thomas) is stealing his wife (Catherine)– and that she is letting him do so. Alexander spirals into a dark abyss of assumptions and foregone conclusions.

Matthew: Why should this script be made into a movie?

Why shouldn’t it? Nine out of ten people will admit to being paranoid about a relationship once in their lives, maybe because they think they love the person. Think Gone Girl, Headhunters, Blue Valentine… Great stories about relationships. ‘My Last Duchess’ is more personal, and it has a fantastic twist.

Matthew: How long have you been writing stories?

I’ve been writing stories consistently as a hobby for about two and a half years, having been introduced to scriptwriting at university. However I’ve been telling stories for as long as I can remember! Not all of them were true, but screened drama never reflects truth. There’s just something satisfying about telling a story to someone and having them listen and experience the story themselves.

Matthew: What movie have you seen the most in your life?

Dumb And Dumber. It’s an absolute classic of a comedy. Closely following is Forrest Gump, Drive and anything made by Stanley Kubrick.

Matthew: What artists would you love to work with?

Ryan Gosling and Jake Gyllenhaal are the leading men of the new generation, and I think they’d be any writer/director/producer’s dream pairing. I had Garrett Hedlund in mind for the role of Thomas here with Bennett Miller to direct.

Matthew: How many stories/screenplays have you written?

I have two computers and lots of USB drives filled with scripts and story ideas. I have even more notebooks and scrap paper…

Matthew: Ideally, where would you like to be in 5 years?

Accepting an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay isn’t likely to happen in five years. I’d love to have had a serial commissioned for a second season, whether that be on TV or on-demand streaming outlets.

Matthew: Describe your process; do you have a set routine, method for writing?

I like to write my key scenes– where the audience are going to feel most gripped. After that I can plot my build-up. I write mostly at night when I can’t sleep, or when I have a long period of uninterrupted time. Then I go back and rewrite about 85% of it! Everything’s carefully planned, I just know the first draft is never as good as the second.

Matthew: Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

My main hobby at the moment is digital photography, as I see it as the primitive steps into filmmaking. I’ve always been a gamer as well, playing pretty every Final Fantasy game that’s ever been released. That’s probably where my affection for story-telling began. I’m also very much a family man. They will always come first.

Matthew: Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

Don’t waste a single line of script. If you can condense 3-4 lines of text into a sentence do it everywhere you can. And keep re-reading and re-writing. Network with as many people as you can as well. They don’t have to be industry professionals, as long as you can say, “I have this idea for a script, what do you think?”, they’re a useful contact.

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Deadline: SUBMIT your FEATURE Screenplay to the Writing Festival. Get your works showcased at 2015 festival events.
http://www.wildsound.ca/screenplaycontest.html

– Get FULL FEEDBACK on your script. Winners get their script performed by professional actors at the Writing Festival!

Watch WINNING Screenplay Readings – Watch videos of past winners performed by professional actors
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/winning_screenplays.html

READ 100s of testimonials for past submitters –
http://www.wildsound.ca/wildsound_festival_review.html