Watch the Winning First Scene Screenplay Readings from January to July 2015 (submit your own 10pgs by July 5th)

Deadline July 5th: FIRST SCENE (first 10pgs) SCREENPLAY FESTIVAL Get it performed at the festival. Full feedback
http://www.wildsound.ca/firstscenescreenplaycontest.html

– Submit the first stages of your film, get it performed at the festival, and get full feedback!

Watch the 20 Winning 1st Scene Screenplay Readings from June to July 2015

1st Scene SCRIPT – SOMBRA
July 2015 Reading
Written by Claire Wasmund
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/sombra.html

1st Scene SCRIPT – YONKHEER
July 2015 Reading
Written by Wendy Jane Henson
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/yonkheer.html

1st Scene SCRIPT – MEMOIRS OF A DOCKET
June 2015 Reading
Written by Damien Michael Aulsberry
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/memoirs_of_a_docket.html

1st Scene SCRIPT – IT CAME UPON A MID-NIGHTMARE
June 2015 Reading
Written by Gregory Lane
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/it_came_upon_a_mid-nightmare.html

1st Scene SCRIPT – ETERNITY
June 2015 Reading
Written by Kevin Bibo
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/eternity.html

1st Scene: LITTLE PROFESSOR
May 2015 Reading
Written by Monte Light & Cooper Holmes
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/little_professor.html

1st Scene: BELLE BREZING
May 2015 Reading
Written by Margaret Swim
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/belle_brezing.html

1st Scene: GOOD NIGHT, CRONKITE
May 2015 Reading
Written by Rita Doyle Roberts
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/good_night_cronkite.html

1st Scene: MYA’S TRUTH
May 2015 Reading
Written by Thomas L. Ferguson
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/myas_truth.html

1st Scene – STILL IN THE GAME
April 2015 Reading
Written by George R. Flowers
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/still_in_the_game.html

1st Scene – FLAT PENNIES
April 2015 Reading
Written by Robert Ward
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/flat_pennies.html

1st Scene – THE SINGING TREE
March 2015 Reading
Written by Marilyn Pesola & Peter Moss
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_singing_tree.html

1st Scene – THE UMPIRE HAS NO BALLS
March 2015 Reading
Written by Debbie Bolsky
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_umpire_has_no_balls.html

1st Scene SCRIPT – LEGRAND
February 2015 Reading
Written by Angelina Carkic
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/legrand.html

1st Scene SCRIPT – HELLCAT
February 2015 Reading
Written by J. Alan Hostetter
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/hellcat_1st_scene.html

1st Scene – SPARKS
February 2015 Reading
Written by Megan K. Bickel
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/sparks.html

1st Scene – THE CURSE OF SAM HAIN
February 2015 Reading
Written by Jacob F. Keller
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_curse_of_sam_hain.html

1st SCENE READING – DEATH GRIP
January 2015 Reading
Written by Tracy Sherwood
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/death_grip.html

FIRST SCENE: MY LAST DUCHESS
January 2015 Reading
Written by Grant Reid
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/my_last_duchess.html

FIRST SCENE: DIETRICH DANZIG
January 2015 Reading
Written by John Pisano-Thomsen
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/dietrich_danzig.html

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Part 2 – War Feature Film Pitches and Loglines

War Screenplay Festival Contest. Due Date July 5th:
http://www.wildsound.ca/war_contest.html

Part 2 – War Feature Film Movie Pitches:

Title: LAZARUS THE MOVIE
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/lazarus_the_movie_by_richard_welch.html
Written by: Richard Welch
Type: FEATURE SCRIPT
Genre: Non-fiction/History

Title: GIMO
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/gimo_by_lydia_damiano-manager.html
Written by: Lydia Damiano-Manager
Type: FEATURE SCRIPT
Genre: Suspense/Drama

Title: ALL BOXED IN
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/all_boxed_in_joseph_dushan_seagraves.html
Written by: JOSEPH DUSHAN SEAGRAVES
Genre: Drama / War
Type: Feature Script

Title: I RODE WITH CULLEN BAKER
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/i_rode_with_cullen_baker_by_rlb_hartmann.html
Written by: RLB Hartmann
Type: Feature Script
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Coming of Age, Historical, Civil War

Title: BROKEN WINGS
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/broken_wings_by_em_spairow.html
Written by: E.M. Spairow
Type: Feature Script
Genre: Drama

Title: THROUGH ENEMY LINES
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/through_enemy_lines_by_douglas_e_strait.html
Written by: Douglas E. Strait
Type: Feature Script
Genre: War

Title: THE BILL UNDERWOOD STORY
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_bill_underwood_story_by_gary_and_carolyn_dover.html
Written by: Gary & Carolyn Dover
Type: FEATURE SCRIPT
Genre: Biography

Title: FOOTSTEPS OF MY FATHER
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/footsteps_of_my_father_by_erik_v_wolter.html
Written by: Erik V Wolter
Type: FEATURE SCRIPT
Genre: Drama, War, Thriller, Family

Title: TIME CORRECTION
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/time_correction_by_niksa_maric.html
Written by: NIKSA MARIC
Type: FEATURE SCRIPT
Genre: SCI-FI/THRILLER

Title: PROMISES
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/promises_by_lee_forgang.html
Written by: Lee Forgang
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Type: FEATURE SCRIPT

Title: BIZANGO: THE ISLAND
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/bizango_the_island_by_john_allen.html
Written by: John Allen
Genre: Action, Adventure, Animation, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller, War
Type: FEATURE SCRIPT

Title: TWO PROMISES
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/two_promises_by_simon_wilkinson.html
Written by: Simon Wilkinson
Genre: True Story / Drama / War
Type: Feature Screenplay

Title: DANGER IN THE CLOUDS
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/danger_in_the_clouds_by_john_donnellan.html
Written by: John Donnellan
Genre: This is a True Adventure Story
Type: Feature Script

Title: DEATH GRIP
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/death_grip_by_tracy_sherwood.html
Written by: Tracy Sherwood
Genre: Suspense Drama
Type: FEATURE SCRIPT

Title: A SPLENDID LITTLE WAR
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/a_splendid_little_war_by_larry_kostroff.html
Written by: Larry Kostroff
Genre: Action
Type: FEATURE SCRIPT

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Also, Free logline submissions. The Writing Festival network averages over 95,000 unique visitors a day.
Great way to get your story out: http://www.wildsound.ca/logline.html

Deadlines TODAY to Submit your Screenplay, Novel, Story, or Poem to the festival: http://www.wildsound.ca

Watch recent Writing Festival Videos. At least 15 winning videos a month: http://www.wildsoundfestival.com

WILDsound Festival January 2015 Summary: 49 video performances. 3 movies made

WILDsound began 2015 with a bang! Overall, 49 story videos were completed using the top acting talent in North America today. Plus, we made 3 short films: One adapted from a novel and two poems.

To submit your story or script to the festival and be showcased for future events, go to http://www.wildsound.ca

Watch the performance videos now:

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

NOVEL READING – SERENITY
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/serenity.html
January 2015 Reading
Written by Tom Beakley

SHORT STORY – SHEPHERD’S HAVEN
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/shepherds_haven.html
January 2015 Reading
Written by Joan Walters

IN THE CLEFT Chapter 10
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/in_the_cleft_chapter_10.html
January 2015 Novel Reading
Written by Dana L. Goodman

FIRST SCENE: MY LAST DUCHESS
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/my_last_duchess.html
January 2015 Reading
Written by Grant Reid

FIRST SCENE: DIETRICH DANZIG
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/dietrich_danzig.html
January 2015 Reading
Written by John Pisano-Thomsen

1st SCENE READING – DEATH GRIP
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/death_grip.html
January 2015 Reading
Written by Tracy Sherwood

SHORT SCREENPLAY – THE PARTICULAR DAY
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/a_particular_day.html
January 2015 Reading
Written by Roberto Lezzi

BEST SCENE READING – I’M STILL HERE
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/im_still_here.html
January 2015 Reading
Written by Sean Elwood

JANUARY 2015 Poetry Readings
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/january_2015_poetry_readings.html
30 Poems
Performed by Alissa DeGrazia

WATCH VIDEO LOGLINE PITCHES
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/watch_video_logline_pitches.html
8 Pitches
Daily stories turned into movies.

Watch the movies:

SANDROS NOTEBOOK Part 3
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/sandros_notebook_part_3.html
Novel turned into Movie
Written by Alberto Russo

POETRY MOVIE: A SILICIAN CURSE
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/coming_to_syracuse_part_2.html
Part 2: Coming to Syracuse by Rollan McCleary

POETRY MOVIE: TOURISTS AND VISITORS TO SIRACUSA
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/coming_to_syracuse_part_3.html
Part 3: Coming to Syracuse by Rollan McCleary

From MovieBytes: 1st Scene Screenplay Festival Names January Winners

The best thing for a writer is to get feedback- not just to be told ‘that was good’ but honest and constructive feedback. That’s what WILDsound offers. It was a good experience having individuals from overseas have a different perspective on my work.

– Writer Grant Reid, from his MovieBytes Interview

Read Grant’s Entire Inteview from MovieBytes:
http://www.moviebytes.com/ContestDetail.cfm?tab=tab4&InterviewID=756&ContestNumber=2924

From MovieBytes:
http://www.moviebytes.com/ContestDetail.cfm?StoryID=4875&ContestNumber=2924&tab=tab3

FIRST SCENE (first 10pgs) SCREENPLAY FESTIVAL Get your works showcased at 2015 festival events.
http://www.wildsound.ca/firstscenescreenplaycontest.html

– Submit the first stages of your film, get it performed at the festival, and get full feedback!

WATCH past 1st Scene Festival readings:

Watch the 3 winning first scene readings from the January 2015 1st Scene Writing Festival:

MY LAST DUCHESS
Written by Grant Reid
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/my_last_duchess.html

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.

DIETRICH DANZIG
Written by John Pisano-Thomsen
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/dietrich_danzig.html

SYNOPSIS:
A 95-year-old Pink Triangle survivor recalls his romance with a Nazi Officer’s son in 1935 that led to his interment at Dachau.

DEATH GRIP
Written by Tracy Sherwood
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/death_grip.html

SYNOPSIS:
A female war hero home from Iraq struggles with PTSD while trying to resume her life as a soccer mom. But the married soldier hides an even darker secret…she witnessed the death of her lover overseas who also happens to be the husband of her now widowed sister.

Watch January Writing Festival Winners

WATCH RECENT WINNING WRITING and FILM FESTIVAL VIDEOS

Full Feedback on all entries. Get your script, novel, short story, or poem performed by professional actors. At least 10 performances and movies made a month! Email us at info@wildsound.ca for any questions or inquiries about the festival.

Go to http://www.wildsound.ca and submit your story today.

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

SHEPHERD’S HAVEN
January 2015 Short Story Reading
Written by Joan Walters
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/shepherds_haven.html

JANUARY 2015 Poetry Readings
12 Poems
Performed by Alissa DeGrazia
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/january_2015_poetry_readings.html

NOVEL READING – SERENITY
January 2015 Reading
Written by Tom Bleakley
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/serenity.html

POETRY MOVIE: TOURISTS AND VISITORS TO SIRACUSA
Part 3: Coming to Syracuse by Rollan McCleary
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/coming_to_syracuse_part_3.html

BEST SCENE READING – I’M STILL HERE
January 2015 Reading
Written by Sean Elwood
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/im_still_here.html

1st SCENE READING – DEATH GRIP
January 2015 Reading
Written by Tracy Sherwood
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/death_grip.html

SHORT SCREENPLAY – THE PARTICULAR DAY
January 2015 Reading
Written by Roberto Lezzi
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/a_particular_day.html

POETRY MOVIE: A SILICIAN CURSE
Part 2: Coming to Syracuse by Rollan McCleary
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/coming_to_syracuse_part_2.html

FIRST SCENE: MY LAST DUCHESS
January 2015 Reading
Written by Grant Reid
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/my_last_duchess.html

FIRST SCENE: DIETRICH DANZIG
January 2015 Reading
Written by John Pisano-Thomsen
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/dietrich_danzig.html

IN THE CLEFT Chapter 10
January 2015 Novel Reading
Written by Dana L. Goodman
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/in_the_cleft_chapter_10.html

WATCH Winning Writing Festival Videos:

Interview with Tracy Sherwood, 1st Scene Script Winner for DEATH GRIP

The prize of having your script performed by professional actors was a huge incentive to enter the festival competition. That kind of presentation makes for a wonderful calling card to give industry pros. But it was the reputation and reviews for WILDsound that sealed the deal for me.

– Writer Tracy Sherwood on the WILDsound Experience

    WATCH the 1st Scene Reading of DEATH GRIP
    CAST LIST:

    NARRATOR – Sean Ballantyne
    Ben – Jim Canale
    Sammy – Rob Salerno
    Kat – Ida Jagaric
    Jackie – Danielle Nicole
    Shayna – Alissa DeGrazia

Interview with Tracy Sherwood:

1. What is your screenplay about?

“Death Grip” is the story of Kat Hartley, a female war hero home from Iraq returning to her life as a soccer mom while struggling with PTSD.

“Death Grip” will be published as an e-novel in early 2015.

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

More female soldiers are coming home to the expectation of resuming their roles as mothers and caretakers. Yet, not much attention has been paid to their specific needs or pressures once off the battlefield and in their backyards.

3. How long have you been writing stories?

I have been writing stories since learning how to print in the first grade. But my breakout fiction was in fifth grade with “Ragtop the Clumsy Dog.” I got an A+ for that one. Hopefully, my writing’s improved in the years since because my handwriting certainly hasn’t.

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

It is probably a tie between “Gone With The Wind;” “Chinatown;” “The Graduate;” and “Network.” I’ll throw “Something’s Gotta Give” in there for good measure because it’s such a fun movie. However, I lose track after the 20-something viewing because when a film is truly layered it doesn’t matter how many times you’ve seen it. The 100th time feels like the first–you always find some new element that surprises and delights.

5. What artists would you love to work with?

There are so many talented artists that I would be thrilled to be invited to the dance by just about any one of them. In particular, I would like to work with Kathryn Bigelow.

6. How many stories/screenplays have you written?

I have written five feature film scripts, four short film scripts and about a dozen short stories/essays.

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

Directing.

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

My process is not having a process. However, a cup of PG Tips tea (2 bags) and the page is my oyster.

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

My faith and my family.

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

No matter how many reasons there are to not write today, it only takes one word plunked into your story to keep it going until tomorrow. Eventually these words will line up like a powerful army against excuses to fade out until you actually reach Fade Out.

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FIRST SCENE (first 10pgs) SCREENPLAY FESTIVAL Get your works showcased at 2015 festival events.
http://www.wildsound.ca/firstscenescreenplaycontest.html

– Submit the first stages of your film, get it performed at the festival, and get full feedback!

WATCH past 1st Scene Festival readings: