Winning Best Scene Screenplays for February 2018

Watch readings of the winning screenplays performed by professional actors:

ACTORROMANCE Best Scene Screenplay – SHE’S A DREAM
February 2018 Reading
by Amanda Marie
ACTORCOMEDY Best Scene Screenplay – CESAR & MAX
February 2018 Reading
by Susan Klos
ACTORCRIME Best Scene Screenplay – INFIDELITY
February 2018 Reading
by Akil Goin & Kareem Richardson
ACTORDRAMA Best Scene Screenplay – SPRING FORWARD
February 2018 Reading
by Christine L. Keefer
ACTORDRAMA Best Scene Screenplay – BLACK HEART BOOK
February 2018 Reading
by Carol Hoffman & Rosezelle Boggs Qualls
ACTORDRAMA Best Scene Screenplay – ANA’S ORLOV
February 2018 Reading
by Bradford Lee Walton
ACTORDRAMA Best Scene Screenplay – WHEN OUR CHERRY TREE IS IN BLOOM
February 2018 Reading
by Marian Buric
ACTORDRAMA Best Scene Screenplay – THE PASTOR’S WIFE DOES CRY
February 2018 Reading
by Brenda Matthews
ACTORDRAMA Best Scene Screenplay – SOMALILAND
February 2018 Reading
by Clinton West
ACTORFAMILY Best Scene Screenplay – CHRISTMAS WINGS
February 2018 Reading
by Lily Rose
ACTORHORROR Best Scene Screenplay – TOUCH
February 2018 Reading
by Scott Timmins
ACTORTHRILLER Best Scene Screenplay – REVELATION
February 2018 Reading
by Jonah Jones
ACTORWAR Best Scene Screenplay – DANGER IN THE CLOUDS
February 2018 Reading
by John Donnellan
ACTORFANTASY Best Scene Screenplay – THE TIME JOB
February 2018 Reading
by Thomas Tinnerello
ACTORSCI-FI Best Scene Screenplay – CHASING WHITE INFINITY
February 2018 Reading
by Claudia Marinellil
ACTORSTAGE PLAY Best Scene Screenplay – RARE COINS SPENT
February 2018 Reading
by Beth Fine
ACTORBIOGRAPHY Best Scene Screenplay – CATCH
February 2018 Reading
by Jerry Nield
ACTORWESTERN Best Scene Screenplay – SILVER SKULL CREEK
February 2018 Reading
by Ryan Gallant
ACTORBIOGRAPHY Best Scene Screenplay – THE REDEMPTION OF JOHN PARKER
February 2018 Reading
by John Connell

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

Camera Op: Mary Cox

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Winning BEST SCENE SCREENPLAYS for January 2018

ACTOR BIOGRAPHY Best Scene Screenplay – MUSICAL PAWNS
January 2018 Reading
by Ron Graner
ACTOR FAMILY Best Scene Screenplay – THE SHOW TO DIE FOR
January 2018 Reading
by Martin Cox
ACTORMYSTERY Best Scene Screenplay – UNDER THE WELL
January 2018 Reading
by Max. J. Eber
ACTORMYSTERY Best Scene Screenplay – BELLY UP
January 2018 Reading
by Tita AnnTares
ACTORDRAMA Best Scene Screenplay – WHO’S YOUR DADDY
January 2018 Reading
by Richard C. Rosenblum
ACTORDRAMA Best Scene Screenplay – PRODIGAL
January 2018 Reading
by Chris Courtney Martin
ACTORCOMEDY Best Scene Screenplay – ROCK AND ROLL MOTHER TERESA
January 2018 Reading
by Stefano Jay Bozzo
ACTORCOMEDY Best Scene Screenplay – LOS BEVERLY HILLS
January 2018 Reading
by B. Daniel Martinez
ACTORCOMEDY Best Scene Screenplay – MODEL U.N.
January 2018 Reading
by KC
ACTORCOMEDY Best Scene Screenplay – MCSUCK
January 2018 Reading
by Christopher Grant & Frank Caggiano
ACTORCOMEDY Best Scene Screenplay – GRANDMA DEE AND THE LSOT CONTINENT
January 2018 Reading
by Mark Perlick
ACTORCOMEDY Best Scene Screenplay – COURTING LUCREZIA
January 2018 Reading
by Christopher Hudson
ACTORCOMEDY Best Scene Screenplay – LULLABY
January 2018 Reading
by Peter E. Agbonifo
ACTORWAR Best Scene Screenplay – BASS REEVES
January 2018 Reading
by Sam Bass
ACTORWAR Best Scene Screenplay – THE BOUHLER HAUS
January 2018 Reading
by BetteLou Tobin
ACTORWAR Best Scene Screenplay – NO HONOUR AMONG FAMILY
January 2018 Reading
by Shawn McCormack
ACTORWAR Best Scene Screenplay – HOW TO HOLD IT ALL IN
January 2018 Reading
by Gwen Goodkin
ACTORWAR Best Scene Screenplay – RED CRUCIBLE
January 2018 Reading
by Ira Altman
ACTORSCI-FI Best Scene Screenplay – TANGLED SPIRIT
January 2018 Reading
by Eric P. Granger
ACTORFANTASY Best Scene Screenplay – LOD A COMBINED REVENGE
January 2018 Reading
by Andy Bethea
ACTORFANTASY Best Scene Screenplay – THE SWORDBEARER
January 2018 Reading
by Tim Morell
ACTORFANTASY Best Scene Screenplay – MEDUSA
January 2018 Reading
by Lisette R. Norton
ACTORANIMATION Best Scene Screenplay – PHANTASMAGORIA 2020
January 2018 Reading
by Itzhak Begerano
ACTORANIMATION Best Scene Screenplay – THE 3 ROCKET RACERS
January 2018 Reading
by Philip Dumas
ACTORHORROR Best Scene Screenplay – HOLIDAY KILL
January 2018 Reading
by Steve Hunyi
ACTORHORROR Best Scene Screenplay – CHASING THE ZOMBIE
January 2018 Reading
by Erick Hoffman
ACTORHORROR Best Scene Screenplay – MESSAGE FROM BEYOND
January 2018 Reading
by Paige Brien
ACTORHORROR Best Scene Screenplay – THE HOSTEL X
January 2018 Reading
by Raymond Davenport
ACTORTHRILLER Best Scene Screenplay – BAY WINDOW
January 2018 Reading
by Bryan Farrell
ACTORTHRILLER Best Scene Screenplay – CURIOUS BUDDIES
January 2018 Reading
by Janet Caulfield
ACTOR THRILLER Best Scene Screenplay – RUNNING WITH WOLVES
January 2018 Reading
by TJ Chester
ACTORTHRILLER Best Scene Screenplay – MODUS OPERANDI
January 2018 Reading
by James Helsing
ACTORTHRILLER Best Scene Screenplay – CONTINENTALIS
January 2018 Reading
by Aurele Ndja

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

Camera Op: Mary Cox

TV Best Scene Screenplay of RANGERS: PROGENITORS OF FREEDOM, Timothy M Kestrel

 

Genre: History, Thriller, Drama

After his attempts to escape from the American colonies fail, a young orphan woodsman Finn finds himself trapped in a remote frontier fort surrounded by troubled people with dark secrets during the French & Indian War.

CAST LIST:

Narration: Carina Cojeen
Robert: Isai Rivera Blas
Finn: Anthony Yu
Catherina: Angelica Alejandro
Richard: Xavier de Guzman
Kopf: Fabio Abreu

Get to know the writer: 

What is your TV Pilot screenplay about?

It’s about making a moral choice and to live with the consequences. The beef of the show is that the only real freedom we have is in that we all can choose our reactions to even most horrible events, but we also must accept the impact of our response.

Why should this screenplay be made into a TV show?

This project is unlike any of its genres because it is exciting and dangerous, yet the themes and plot are relevant to modern audiences. Evocative use of historical figures provides a classic patina to the show. Audiences will love this American saga that covers the lives of many generations, dazzling geographic milieus and incorporates solid history. The story unfolds in a verdant natural paradise where the only evil is a man. They mainly respond to the elements of American frontier folklore that is presented in a new, compelling way.

The characters, fraught with their everyday problems in a war-torn frontier, provides compelling character stories for several seasons. They all have personal, individual emotional situations and dark secrets.

They have to make tough moral choices in difficult situations with no clear right or wrong. They cannot be sure that the choices they make are the right ones. They try to balance between love, regret, loneliness, debauchery, and moral values. The relationships in the storyline are valid and authentic full of emotion, sex, passion, hard times, and complexity.

How would you describe this script in two words?

The overall story, as told, is very vivid, visual and exciting. OK, that’s more than two, but it’s from Cinequest.

What TV show do you keep watching over and over again?

Deadwood

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

2+ years

How many stories have you written?

I have written three books, three TV pilots, one short story, one short period drama for Virtual Reality, and have another five period drama stories in various stages of development.

What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)

The Boys Are Back in Town from Irish hard rock band Thin Lizzy.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Serious self-doubt if I can pull it off. Writing a great screenplay is difficult.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

While I’m not writing exciting period drama stories, I draw inspiration from my love of history, Stoic philosophy, and my military experience as a US Army Ranger.

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

A significant portion of the TV series I wrote takes place in Quebec. I discovered that the WILDsound Festival is growing by leaps and bounds and realized it is a perfect venue to introduce the story in Canada.

You entered your screenplay via FilmFreeway. What has been your experiences working with the submission platform site?

I love working with FilmFreeway, I highly recommend them. They have been most supportive throughout my projects and have provided me access to many competitions I didn’t even know existed.

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

Trust your vision, take feedback with a pinch of salt, and always be writing!

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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

 

Best Scene Reading of MURDER GO ROUND, by Phillip E Hardy

 

Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Logline: When a former detective, crippled in a racially motivated shooting discovers several strange women’s photos in a family album, he begins to unravel a mystery that might prove his father was responsible for a string of unsolved murders.

Narrator: Val Cole
Roland: Gabriel Darku
Bob Reno: David Schaap
Officer Jones: Noah Casey
Otis: Neil Bennett

Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?:

Detective Joe innocenti loses his job, his girlfriend and the use of his
left arm when he is nearly killed in a racially motivated, drive by
shooting. After putting the pieces of his life back together, he returns to
his childhood home upon his father’s death. With sizable inherited wealth
and estate, Joe goes through his father things and attempts to reconcile
with his ex-girlfriend. He also discovers disturbing evidence that his
father may be tied to victims of several famous unsolved murder cases. While
examining a case called the Scarlet Letter Murders, Joe will unite with a
90-year old detective named Roland, who worked on the crime nearly sixty
years ago. Roland’s story is also explored as a subplot that begins in the
late 1950’s.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Pilot: One hour crime drama

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

This is for fans of crime drama shows such as “True Detective”, “Fargo” and
films like “LA Confidential”. If offers the perspective viewer action,
humor, irony and solid characters arcs.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Film Noir

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

The Godfather

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

The Original Draft was written in two weeks and has been revised a few times
over the past year.

How many stories have you written?

Thirty

What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most
times in your life?)

Alone Again, Or by Love

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

My primary obstacles with most screenplays are creating compelling stories,
with good character arc and the requisite challenges and conflict to make
the story a page turner.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I’m a longtime musician and I’ve very passionate about playing and listening
to great music.

You entered your screenplay via FilmFreeway. What has been your
experiences working with the submission platform site?

Film Freeway is a wonderful, user friendly hosting platform. Much easier to
use than competing script hosting websites.

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

I’d seen the name over the past several years. Wildsound offers free logline
hosting, so why wouldn’t a screenwriter take advantage of that? And the fees
for other services are reasonable. Wildsound’s feedback has been positive
and professional.

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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

BEST Scene Reading of CONTINENTALIS, by Aurèle N’DJA

Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller

Benjamin Monroe, eager to prove his father innocent of a crime he did not commit; goes back to his hometown only to find himself caught in the same dirty deeds his father is accused to. It’s Jumper meets Logan’s Run.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Benjamin: Hugh Ritchie
Graham: Geoff Mays

Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

​The story is set up in a post-apocalyptic drought ridden world; where a man who’s determined to prove his father innocent of a crime he didn’t commit finds himself involved in the very same dirty deeds his father is accused of.​

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

​It’s a sci fi thriller feature screenplay.​

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

​I believe the story offers a good entertainment. This screenplay is the first installment of a saga and I think that such a franchise would be welcome by the audience. It treats about teleportation, water resources; and on a human perspective, about trust, love, devotion, self-confidence, betrayal and faith.​

How would you describe this script in two words?

​New world.​

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

​Probably Die Hard with a Vengeance.​

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

​For the record, I first wrote Continentalis as a novel. It took me two years to build this world in my mind, then on the paper. After publishing the novel, I felt I needed to “see” it, I wanted people to really see what I see in my head. So, I decided to write the screenplay out from the book, and it took me around 6 months to do so. Such exercise is very constructive and exciting, trying to fold a 300-page story into a 100-page screenplay; I learned a lot.​

How many stories have you written?

​Couple of novels and few screenplays in different genres: romantic drama, sci fi, action, thriller, fantastic, horror.​

What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)

​It really depends on the period, if I’m writing or not, how do I feel, etc. From time to time I find one song I really like and I can listen to it 12 hours non-stop. For example, the song I’ve been listening a lot while writing this story is Medicine by The 1975.​

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

​​I faced three major obstacles during the writing:
I’m French, and not being a native English speaker appeared to be quite challenging in finding the right words to make the dialogues feel natural and smooth,

This screenplay being an adaptation, it was heart-breaking to cut some scenes I enjoyed writing in the book but were not crucial in the film. The difficulty was to keep certain coherence in adjusting the story to fit a reasonable screen time,

Being a sci fi story, it’s a challenge to describe sci fi elements (e.g. technology) in a screenplay so they can be understood just looking at it, rather than explaining their functioning in a book paragraph.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

​I like video games but I can’t find anymore the time to play between my job and the writing, which became a real passion through these past years.​

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

​I think I came across this festival by chance. I submitted the logline for this screenplay with no big expectations and found myself very surprised when it was elected logline of the day in April. The feedback I received was positive with constructive recommendations that I’m going to look into to strengthen the craft of the story. I think that’s a huge opportunity offered to authors to get such exposure on the industry and the market. Thanks for giving me that chance!

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

Camera Operator: Kierston Drier

Editor: John Johnson

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Best Scene Reading of ALL OF THEIR COLORS, by Leonidas Vyzas Asimakopoulos

Watch the May 2017 Winning Best Scene Screenplay.

Winning Screenplay – ALL OF THEIR COLORS
Written by Leonidas Vyzas-Asimakopoulos

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Val Cole
THE WOMAN – Ali Chappell
MARK – Rob Notman
METALHEAD – Michael Pearson

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance, Fantasy

A struggling and anxious artist is pleasantly surprised when one of his sketches of a beautiful woman comes to life, only for him to see. But things get complicated when she starts seeking the ability to become a real human being in the world. MIDNIGHT IN PARIS pairs up with STRANGER THAN FICTION in this existential tragicomedy.

Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

An aspiring artist unavoidably hates his lonely life and miserable career, until one of his sketches, that of a beautiful woman resembling his mother, comes to life, only for him to see. But things take unexpected turns as she starts fancying the idea of being a real human being out into the world.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

There’s no specific genre I would categorize it. I would certainly cross some genres out. It’s not horror, although it does contain some horrific dream imagery about the characters’ relationship fears. It’s not comedy, although there are some darkly absurd interactions of Mark (the protagonist) with a chorus of everyday people. Lastly, it might be a drama, but not a sheer one; not everything sources from conflict, the heroes’ tragedies come from their mere changes of heart.

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

It’s the only medium available out there to transcend its essential meaning. Mark speaking to the audience, the dreams and close-ups, the montage successions between two irrelevant moments, messing with the soundscape… everything is inserted in there to serve the story, and can only be present in a movie, not in a book, not in a graphic novel. The same plot could exist in a story for these mediums too, but it would have to take a completely different approach, and even conclusion.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Bright grey.

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

That would be Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill (12 times each ‘Volume’). It’s a movie coming from the auteur’s heart, even its downfalls seem to be an artistic triumph, because they come directly from mr. Tarantino’s intentions.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

A lifetime, then two years and a half, and then two months.

How many stories have you written?

Three, with each one seeming like it comes from a different person (maybe that’s the truth too).

What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)

Nantes by Beirut. Saying the same lyrics in a different context to convey changing feelings is just a form of ingenious simplicity that I’ve never encountered before (or after).

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Procrastination (our century’s plague), growing up, moving out, surviving in a new environment, trying to finish college, working, eating, sleeping.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I must stress out that I really love writing, in any possible form, be it dramatical (theater plays, screenplays, books) or for a newspaper. Other than that I really love criminal law, which I’m also studying, reading (another form of writing, too, I guess), hiking, and taking very, very long trips in completely different places.

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

I found it on FilmFreeway and upon reading the description I honestly felt like my submission budget would be well spent. And what a great decision that was! Not only was the feedback insightful, it also felt like coming from someone who actually grasped both the soul and bones of the story, with all its humane mistakes and draft missteps. I felt like receiving feedback from a great friend, who also bears deep knowledge of the screenwriting world.

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

Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne


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TV Best Scene Reading of INFINITY’S EDGE, by Anthony M Dionisio

Watch the May 2017 Winning Best Scene Screenplay.

Winning Screenplay – INFINITY’S EDGE
Written by Anthony M. Dionisio

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Val Cole
HARDING – Peter Nelson
ZACHARY – Twaine Ward
DEVIN – Rob Notman
TIMON – Michael Pearson
LACI – Penelope Park

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Adventure

Infinity’s Edge is a sci-fi television pilot best described as a cross between a firefighter/paramedic show and Star Trek Voyager with a sprinkle of Battlestar Galactica on top.

Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

Infinity’s Edge is a pilot (1 or 2 part) teleplay about the adventures of a lost rescue space ship struggling to find a way back to Earth.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Sci-Fi/Adventure/T.V.

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

Infinity’s Edge is a character-driven Sci-Fi exploration about multiple groups of people (all from different backgrounds) who untie and work together, despite a lack of leadership, to form a common bond. It has the proven elements found in successful shows such as Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek Voyager, and the various Firefighter genre of shows we see thriving in today’s market.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Confidence. Survival.

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

Star Trek II The Wrath of Khan.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

On and off for almost 4 years now.

How many stories have you written?

5 stories in screenplay format. Several real life stories within the local Law Enforcement community.

What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)

Metallica – Master of Puppets.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

The strict demands of the Teleplay page limit (I’m still facing it!)

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Movies, Self Improvement, Cinematic Photography, Drone Photography.

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

I have been associated with amateur table-readers in the past. The professionalism and scope of WILDsound seemed like a well placed allocation of my funds. The resulting feedback from 3 of my stories with the WILDsound crew was genuine, well thought out, professional, patient, extremely helpful and very reasonably priced. I will use them again for sure.

 

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

Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne


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