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

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Deadline November 10th – Thriller/Suspense Screenplay Festival (Save $15)

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

Thriller/Suspense Screenplay Readings Performed in 2016 (as of May 2016):
13 – Screenplays Performed
4 – Feature Scripts
3 – TV Pilots
4 – Short Scripts
2 – Best Scene Scripts

(Scroll down and watch winning performance videos)

Get your screenplay performed by professional actors at the Thriller/Suspense Festival.

The #1 Thriller/Suspense Festival and Contest in the World today!

– 0ffers screenwriters, novelists and storytellers at all levels the fantastic opportunity to hear their stories read aloud using TOP PROFESSIONAL ACTORS (see below for recent performance readings).

– One of the best places in the world for the writers to sell their script and/or obtain and agent.

– No matter what happens, you will receive full feedback on your work by our established committee. No other place in the world will you get coverage for the price you pay.

– Even if you’re just looking for feedback of your work, this is the festival for you.

– It’s there for all to see. The proof is in the viewership. These videos garner 1000s of views online. Some of the screenplay readings are more popular than actual studio films made!

– We specialize in showcasing Thriller/Suspense stories and making sure that when the work is ready, the writer will benefit by at least obtaining a solid agent.

The RULES are simple:

1. Write a story. Edit the heck out of it. .

2. Email your work to submission@thrillersuspensefestival.com   in .pdf, .doc, .wpd, .rtf, format. Or, if submitting your film, please send us a Vimeo or download link.

In the body in the email please add your:
– FULL NAME
– CITY AND COUNTRY
– TITLE OF STORY/FILM
– TYPE OF WORK (short film, TV script, Feature script, short script, novel, short story)
– (optional) and a 1-2 line synopsis of your story/film.

PLEASE ADD YOUR FULL CONTACT INFO (especially email address) on the title page of your work.

3. Pay the $35 submission fee ($15 off regular submission) via the   button here:
Buy Now Button

OR, Submit via FilmFreeway, the exclusive way our festival accepts submissions.:

WATCH Winning Thriller Screenplay and Story Readings:

Submit to the Thriller/Suspense Festival via FilmFreeway

Submit via FilmFreeway:

I always thought that once a film is finished (or abandoned, as someone said once…), it no longer belongs to the filmmakers – it belongs to the audience. This festival is the perfect illustration of that. I very much appreciate the fact that your audience took the time to watch MEDIATION in the first place, and then chose to stay after the screening to discuss it. As a writer-director, I couldn’t ask for more – if there is an audience that cares enough to talk about a film I wrote and directed, then I’ve done my job.
– Francisco Lorite (Mediation Short Film)

The monthly festival that showcases the best of Thriller/Suspense Genre Stories and Films from around the world.

Next Festival Dates:
October 27 2016
February 23 2017

Submit your film or story and get it showcased at the Festival.

Screenplay Festival occurs monthly. Watch the 2016 winners:

January 2016:
January 2016 Thriller/Suspense Films/Screenplays/Stories

February 2016:
February 2016 Thriller/Suspense Films/Screenplays/Stories

March 2016:
March 2016 Thriller/Suspense Films/Screenplays/Stories

April 2016:
April 2016 Thriller/Suspense Films/Screenplays/Stories

May 2016:
May 2016 Thriller/Suspense Films/Screenplays/Stories

June 2016:
June 2016 Thriller/Suspense Films/Screenplays/Stories

July 2016:
July 2016 Thriller/Suspense Films/Screenplays/Stories

August 2016:
August 2016 Thriller/Suspense Films/Screenplays/Stories

September 2016:
September 2016 Thriller/Suspense Films/Screenplays/Stories

– With THRILLER screenplays and films, there will always be a market. This is a genre that will always be popular. Agents and producers are always looking for the next great writer and the next great filmmakers who tell great THRILLER stories. So if that is you, we will showcase your script or short film and make sure the right people see your work.

Aylan lies face down, Poetry by Angelina Llongueras

Genre: Rhyme, Thriller

Aylan lies face down by Angelina Llongueras

Aylan lies on the ground
face down,
the sea
has delicately poised him
on the beach,
right where the sand
and the water meet,
only a bucket missing
at his feet
for him to build a castle
in the delicate evening sun.

Aylan lies face down.

Mme Lagarde is happy
he has not outlived
the age where pensions
cease to be cost efficient
for those that, like her, rob them,

and suck the blood and flesh
of sweet «cheap» children
from «cheap» countries
scourged and devastated
by outsourced armies
made of private thugs
to avoid restitutions,
children placed,
like a satanic offer,
to her feet, so she can take a bath
made of their fragile delicacy,
and feel rejuvenated,
like that Hungarian countess
of the middle ages.

Aylan lies face down,
sleeping the infinite sleep,
together with his Syrian family,
his parents, and his eldest brother, 5 year old Galip.
Aylan was 3.

Poseidon,
came out of the deep inner sea,
that sea which is untouched
in the heart of all Mediterranean peoples,
and crossed the outer sea
of desolation
his trident caught in the plastic bag islands,
in the oil spills,
in the echo of the absent dolphins,
in the dying fish,
in the noise of the discotheques
where rich tourists drink up
the heat that’s left of the summer
amid an alcoholic void
and let their anguish
like a urbanizable profitable forest
burn to ashes in the stupor…

Aylan lies face down.

Poseidon has taken Aylan
to ride the hologram

of an extinct sea horse
in a fit of compassion,
for the suffocation of his little 3 year old heart

He has taken him
to a visit to the recent ghosts
whose voices fill the sea,
with omens of doom
for those of us living
without seeing the ongoing genocide
of children like Aylan,
who flee from a land
filled with demons bought
and trained with the huge sums
of the neo-cons,
to create terror, poverty
and doom,
and earn Mr Mc Cain, Mr Walfowitz,
and yes, old Kissinger,
billions worth of weapon sales.

He has taken him to play
with many, many other children,
from Africa and the middle East,
who have welcomed him
and his family…

Aylan lies face down.

Poseidon has not bothered
to go inland
to show him a Greece
that has become a branch of Mac Donalds,
sold to the monsters of greed,
rather,
the sun,
in his bountiful wisdom,
has caressed Aylan,
and softly let him reach
the shore of a utopian Greek island
to which he has come to be poised
with a calm expression
looking down, under the sea,
that inner sea, Poseidon
lets him see
with eyes of wonder
for ever open.

Aylan lies face down,
and sleeps,
and dreams,
and wakes me,
and shakes me,
and is inside the water of my tears
as I sing a lullaby
for him
who lies face down
on the shore
of the Mediterranean common grave,
of my Mediterranean sea,
my inner sea,
my inner pain,
my inner heartbreak
where Aylan,
for ever,
lies
face down.

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Deadline for POETRY Festival – Get your poem made into a MOVIE and seen by 1000s. Three options to submit:
http://www.wildsound.ca/poetrycontest.html

WATCH this month’s poetry readings performed by professional actors:
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/may_2015_poetry_readings.html

Watch Recent Poetry Readings:

Watch Previous Poems turned into movies:

Highlights from the Thursday August 18 2016 FEEDBACK Film Festival event.

The theme of the HORROR/THRILLER AUGUST 2016 FILM FESTIVAL was:
“FEAR”.

Every film showcased on the night was about characters dealing with their inner fears.

Here’s the summary of each film:

– FOOTPRINTS: Hunter searches for his family.

– DRAWN TO FEAR: A rare book has a life of its own.

– KADDISH!: Trouble at a motorway service area.

– PREFERENTIAL OPERATION: Four men kidnap a bank manager.

– DON’T LET THEM IN: An author is consumed by the urban legend of the Black Eyed Kids.

– A FILM BY VERA VAUGHN: A film within a film within a film.

– DO NOT DISTURB: A man takes a detour on his way home from the office.

It’s a new beginning to the FEEDBACK Film Festival at the Carlton Cinemas in downtown Toronto, Canada. Great things are coming in the 2016 season as we will be showcasing a festival now twice month!

Take a look at the Audience Feedback Videos from our NEW Film Festival. Some of the best short films in the world today were showcased.

AUDIENCE FESTIVAL AWARDS

Best Film: KADDISH!

Best Performances: PREFERENTIAL OPERATION

Best Cinematography: FOOTPRINTS

Scariest Film: DRAWN TO FEAR

DO NOT DISTURB, 13min, UK
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterA FILM BY VERA VAUGHN, 10min, USA
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterDON’T LET THEM IN, 13min, USA
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterPREFERENTIAL OPERATION, 20min, Spain
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterKADDISH!, 6min, France
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterDRAWN TO FEAR, 7min, USA
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterFOOTPRINTS, 13min, Canada
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

Deadline August 25th – Thriller/Suspense Screenplay Festival (Save $15)

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

Thriller/Suspense Screenplay Readings Performed in 2016 (as of May 2016):
13 – Screenplays Performed
4 – Feature Scripts
3 – TV Pilots
4 – Short Scripts
2 – Best Scene Scripts

(Scroll down and watch winning performance videos)

Get your screenplay performed by professional actors at the Thriller/Suspense Festival.

The #1 Thriller/Suspense Festival and Contest in the World today!

– 0ffers screenwriters, novelists and storytellers at all levels the fantastic opportunity to hear their stories read aloud using TOP PROFESSIONAL ACTORS (see below for recent performance readings).

– One of the best places in the world for the writers to sell their script and/or obtain and agent.

– No matter what happens, you will receive full feedback on your work by our established committee. No other place in the world will you get coverage for the price you pay.

– Even if you’re just looking for feedback of your work, this is the festival for you.

– It’s there for all to see. The proof is in the viewership. These videos garner 1000s of views online. Some of the screenplay readings are more popular than actual studio films made!

– We specialize in showcasing Thriller/Suspense stories and making sure that when the work is ready, the writer will benefit by at least obtaining a solid agent.

The RULES are simple:

1. Write a story. Edit the heck out of it. .

2. Email your work to submission@thrillersuspensefestival.com   in .pdf, .doc, .wpd, .rtf, format. Or, if submitting your film, please send us a Vimeo or download link.

In the body in the email please add your:
– FULL NAME
– CITY AND COUNTRY
– TITLE OF STORY/FILM
– TYPE OF WORK (short film, TV script, Feature script, short script, novel, short story)
– (optional) and a 1-2 line synopsis of your story/film.

PLEASE ADD YOUR FULL CONTACT INFO (especially email address) on the title page of your work.

3. Pay the $35 submission fee ($15 off regular submission) via the   button here:
Buy Now Button

OR, Submit via FilmFreeway, the exclusive way our festival accepts submissions.:

WATCH Winning Thriller Screenplay and Story Readings:

Deadline August 25th – Thriller/Suspense Novel Festival

SAVE $50 off the regular submission for full novel submissions. Garner FULL FEEDBACK on your novel by our committee of industry professionals. Get a transcript of your novel performed by professional actors at the Thriller/Suspense Festival.

Thriller/Suspense Novel Readings so far in 2015 as of November 2015:
11 – Novels/Stories Performed
(Scroll down and watch winning performance videos)

The #1 Thriller/Suspense Festival and Contest in the World today!

– 0ffers novelists and storytellers at all levels the fantastic opportunity to hear their stories read aloud using TOP PROFESSIONAL ACTORS (see below for recent performance readings).

– One of the best places in the world for the writers to add sales to their self-published novel and/or obtain and agent.

– No matter what happens, you will receive full feedback on your work by our established committee. No other place in the world will you get coverage for the price you pay.

– Even if you’re just looking for feedback of your work, this is the festival for you.

– It’s there for all to see. The proof is in the viewership. These videos garner 1000s of views online.

– We specialize in showcasing Thriller/Suspense stories and making sure that when the work is ready, the writer will benefit by at least obtaining a solid agent.

The RULES are simple:

1. Write a story. Edit the heck out of it. .

2. Email your work to submission@thrillersuspensefestival.com   in .pdf, .doc, .wpd, .rtf, format.

In the body in the email please add your:
– FULL NAME
– CITY AND COUNTRY
– TITLE OF STORY/FILM
– TYPE OF WORK
– (optional) and a 1-2 line synopsis of your story/film.

PLEASE ADD YOUR FULL CONTACT INFO (especially email address) on the title page of your work.

3. Submit a Chapter of your Novel and Pay the $40 submission fee via the   button here:
Buy Now Button

OR, Submit your NOVEL NOVEL and Pay the $170 submission fee ($50 off) via the button here:
Buy Now Button
WATCH Winning Thriller Story Readings: