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Watch the Feature Screenplay Winning Performance Readings for 2015 (so far…)

Deadline June 30th: FEATURE Screenplay Festival – Get FULL FEEDBACK. Get script performed by professional actors
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Watch the Winning Feature Screenplays for 2015 (so far…)

Feature SCRIPT – I’M STILL HERE
June 2015 Reading
Written by Sean Elwood
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/im_still_here_feature_script.html

SYNOPSIS:

After a car accident nearly kills him, a young man begins to experience strange occurrences around his home, leaving him to believe that his near-death experience has opened the door between the living and the dead. As he attempts to uncover the truth, he discovers that his sanity might be at stake.

Feature Script: ORIGINS
May 2015 Reading
Written by Michael Panek & Guershon Moreno
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/origins.html

SYNOPSIS:

A small group of civilans and scientist flee their homeworld after an alien invasion, and take refuge on Earth.

Feature Script: GOD’S WILL
May 2015 Reading
Written by Jamison P. Derfler
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/gods_will.html

SYNOPSIS:

“God’s Will” tells the story of Ian, a man who has the woman he loves cruelly murdered in front of him, so he makes a pact with Lucifer to get revenge — only to discover that God has sent helpers of his own to correct his path.

Feature Script: THE THIRD BOMB
April 2015 Reading
Written by Phillip Parker
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_third_bomb.html

SYNOPSIS:

“The Third Bomb” is a WWII adventure in which a top US pilot crash lands in Japanese territory and must stop an ambitious Japanese commander from capturing his secret cargo – the third atomic bomb.

Feature Script – BESA
March 2015 Reading
Written by Michael Miceli
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/besa.html

SYNOPSIS:

Besa is the story of a loyal Italian father, forced to defend his son who has inadvertently sparked a New York mob war between Sicilian and Albanian crime families.

FEATURE SCRIPT – TO DIE IN TENNESSEE
February 2015 Reading
Written by Verlynn Kneifl & Laurie Larsen
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/feature_script_to_die_in_tennessee.html

SYNOPSIS:

William Clark recalls the perilous Lewis & Clark Expedition and its aftermath, casting a startling new perspective on the impetuous life and mysterious death of fellow explorer Meriwether Lewis.

FEATURE SCRIPT: THE FIREWORKS STAND
January 2015 Reading
Written by David M. Hyde
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_fireworks_stand.html

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. .

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Watch WINNING Screenplay Readings – Watch videos of past winners performed by professional actors
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Interview with Phillip Parker, Feature Screenplay Winner (The Third Bomb)

While I was writing my script, I used the ‘text to voice’ feature on Final Draft so I could hear what it would sound like to have my story read out loud. The computer voices are pretty bad, but it did help me hone the dialogue. When I discovered the WILDsound Festival, and the chance to get my story read by flesh and blood actors, I was all in! I’m thrilled that I was selected. This will be a great learning tool that will help me polish my script even more. I’m sure I will wonder why I never got some real people together earlier to have a read through of my story. It really is an invaluable way to improve your writing.

– Phillip Parker, on why he submitted to the WILDsound Writing Festival (Review)

    Watch the Full Reading of THE THIRD BOMB:

    CAST LIST:

    NARRATOR – Becky Shrimpton
    Mark – Jason Martorino
    Harry/Locke – Jason J. Thomas
    Sgt. Mizumi – Derek Chan
    Capt. Tanaka – Scott Dion Brown
    Zack/Ralph – Nathan Kohn
    Lt. Shiro – Ben Hur
    Yunmei – Angelica Alejandro
    Jill – Stephanie Seaton

Interview with screenwriter Phillip Parker:

1. What is your screenplay about?

The third atomic mission has crashed in Japanese territory and the rule-following pilot is ordered to detonate his bomb, but when an ambitious Japanese commander throws him into a prison filled with Allied POWs, he must learn to put humanity before duty if any of them are to escape the island alive.

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

First and foremost, because this story deals with thematic questions that are universal, no matter the time period or culture. On a story level, it is about the good of the many vs. the good of the few, and asks the question – Is the good of the many always the right choice? On a character level, it posits the moral dilemma – What if you, or people you know, are part of the few? In today’s troubled world, filled with ongoing proxy wars, tangled alliances and terrorists who hide amongst civilian populations, these questions are more relevant than ever.

3. How long have you been writing stories?

I wrote my first story when I was in 8th grade. I was in love with the Lord of the Rings back then. I liked drawing maps of Middle Earth and writing short stories about wizards and hobbits. My teacher thought I was great, but my interest got side tracked when I discovered girls. Much later, I wrote some travel articles that were published and an honor’s thesis at college that got top marks, but still, I hadn’t found a mentor who could make me see that, hey, I really liked writing and could make a career out of it. Maybe my parents thought it was a path to poverty, so they never encouraged it lol.

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

It’s a toss-up between Casablanca and The Last of the Mohicans

5. What artists would you love to work with?

Michael Mann, Mathew McConaughey, Wolfgang Peterson, Jennifer Lawrence

6. How many stories/screenplays have you written?

Two feature screenplays and the beginnings of a third, one half-hour TV episodic, plus several published travel and marketing articles.

7. Ideally, where would you like to be in 5 years?

Career-wise? I’d like to have sold a spec or two. Writing on staff for TV show would be great. Just being a writer for hire and paying the bills doing the thing I love most would be a dream come true. It’s a dream I intend to make come true.

8. Describe your process; do you have a set routine, method for writing?

For the last 7 years I’ve had a full time job at the BBC as a Creative Producer. It’s long and demanding work. To fit in some writing around that, and my lovely girlfriend, I have to sacrifice something, and that something is usually sleep. I get up around 430-5am every day, do an hour or so of power writing, then go to work. In the evenings, I try to sneak in an hour or so, too. On the weekends, I write as much as I can until my girlfriend drags me out of my cave to remind me what the sun looks like. Not surprisingly, I’ve been known to fall asleep, sitting up, with my hands on the keyboard

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

Despite all my hours devoted to writing, I actually love the outdoors. I like adrenaline pumping stuff. It gets the juices flowing and reminds you how precious and fun life can be.

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

There is a saying: “Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most won’t, so you can live the rest of your life like most can’t.” The same goes for writers. If you really want to make a career out of it, you have to do it every day, even if that means sacrificing things you love. Just don’t sacrifice love itself J

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Deadline April 15th: FEATURE Screenplay Festival – Get FULL FEEDBACK. Get script performed by professional actors
http://www.wildsound.ca/screenplaycontest.html

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

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

Today’s Feature Screenplay Loglines and Story Pitches.

Read today’s feature screenplay loglines. New writers from around the world. Films coming to a cinema near you.

Title: Holy Cream Puff
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/holy_cream_puff_by_nicolas_ardanaz.html
Written by: Nicolas Ardanaz

Genre: Comedy/Drama/Family

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Title: HITLER’S ASTROLOGER
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/hitlers_astrologer_by_david_bryant_perkins.html
Written by: David Bryant Perkins

Genre: Historical Drama

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Title: GREENSWORD
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/greensword_by_donald_bingle.html
Written by: Donald Bingle

Genre: Action, Comedy

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Title: SECOND DANCE
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/second_dance_by_dexter_williams.html
Written by: Dexter Williams

Genre: Drama, Supernatural

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Title: THE DONOR
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_donor_by_sharon_burtner.html
Written by: Sharon Burtner

Genre: Thriller

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Title: The Contractor
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_contractor_by_berdine_lavoy.html
Written by: Berdine LaVoy

Genre: Drama, Crime

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Title: THE INVENTOR AND HIS WIFE
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_inventor_and_his_wife_by_francis_navarro.html
Written by: Francis Navarro

Genre: Comedy

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Title: FEROCIOUS: John Paul Jones and Catherine the Great
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/ferocious_by_dimitri_devyatkin.html
Written by: Dimitri Devyatkin

Genre: History, Biography, Drama, War

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Title: The Third Bomb
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_third_bomb_by_phillip_parker.html
Written by: Phillip Parker

Genre: War, Action, Adventure

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Title: Lisa and Sharon Get Married in Utah
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/lisa_and_sharon_get_married_in_utah_by_ann_chamberlin.html
Written by: Ann Chamberlin

Genre: Comedy

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Title: INFERNO
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/inferno_by_sean_breathnach.html
Written by: SEAN BREATHNACH

Genre: Psychological thriller

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Title: Unemployment
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/unemployment_by_olanrewaju_giwaluque.html
Written by: Olanrewaju Giwa

Genre: Drama, Family, Western, Adventure, Adaptation.

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Submit your own Logline for FREE. Any type (feature, novel, TV etc..) or genre:
http://www.wildsound.ca/logline.html

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