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Winning Short Screenplay: Deportación, by Megan Caulfield

A woman’s world is shattered when U.S. Marshals storm her home to arrest her husband–an Italian whose checkered past catches up with him when the law discovers his expired immigration status. This cinematic recreation of true events portrays the trauma endured by those left behind when the people we love are ripped from our lives.

CAST LIST:

Lead Marshal: Aaron Maxwell Williams
Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Megan: Kristen MacCulloch
Salvatore: Michael Ruhs

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

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BEST Scene Script Reading: LETTERS FROM THE END OF INFINITY, by Tomas D’Amico

Letters From The End of Infinity by the author, Tomas D’ Amico explores life towards the earth’s end. The Milky Way Galaxy and Andromeda have collided. All of the lands are anticipating the impending doom of an exploding sun.

CAST LIST:

Watch: Mercedez De Castro
Kenneth: Trevor Howes
Narrator: Val Cole
Travis: Wilfred Lee
Elizabeth: Olivia Barrett

 

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

Winning Short Screenplay: Heretics, by Adon Blake

After their village is massacred, a peasant family escapes into the woods in a desperate attempt to survive the second wave.

CAST LIST:
NARRATION – SEAN BALLANTYNE
Fabek – 15 – GENE ABELA
Alka – 53 – DIANA FRANZ
Sylwester – 11 – THOMAS FOURMIER
Elderly Woman – JULIE C. SHEPPARD
Young Woman – SARAH DESOUZA-COELHO

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

Best Scene Reading of THE NIGHT WITCHES by Steven Prowse

 

CAST LIST:

Anna (f) – 4 – KATELYN VARADI
Von Weich – 3 – PETER NELSON
Narration – NICK DOLAN
Yev (f) – 6 – KYANA TERESA
Raskova (f) – 2 – PAOLA SCATTOLON
Klug – 3 – ADRIAN CARLOS CARTER

A Film Freeway Preferred Festival:

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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: Hugh Ritchie, Isabal Cupryn, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

Best Scene Table Reading: THE HOOPLA by Thomas Nesti

Watch the March 2016 Winning Best Scene Reading

THE HOOPLA Best Scene Reading:

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Sean Ballantyne
GRACE – Nadia Gigi Inara
ASHER – Steve Rizzo

Get to know writer Thomas Nesti:

1. What is your screenplay about?

Love and the world’s last movie theater.

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

It breaks the rules. *audience oohs*

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

Innocence lost.

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

Halloween

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

Since September.

6. How many stories have you written?

Really only one that I keep changing.

7. What motivated you to write this screenplay?

Escapism.

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

This one time the computer froze. #firstworldproblems

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

Fitness and lying on questionnaires.

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

WildSound offers more than most festivals and is very Canadian – accepting, honest, and encouraging. I hear they even give brownies to the actors.

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

– Whenever possible, have your final confrontation in a hall of funhouse mirrors.
– You need at least one dance and/or rap battle.
– Have them lose their cell phones – no one wants to watch people text their way out of problems.
– Set it in a fake city so you don’t piss anyone off
– Try not to climax too early.

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

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson