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

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

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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

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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.

 

*****

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

Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne


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Watch the APRIL 2017 Winning BEST SCENE Screenplays

LAST SCENE Screenplay – SHOULD I DIE BEFORE I WAKE
April 2017 Reading
Written by Nicholas R. Zingarelli
ACTORCOMEDY BEST Scene Screenplay – SEEKING WILL FERRELL
April 2017 Reading
Written by Rob Ingalls
ACTORCOMEDY BEST Scene Screenplay – FATE’S PECULIAR SENSE OF HUMOR
April 2017 Reading
Written by N. Triton
ACTORLGBT BEST Scene Screenplay – 2-12 DELTA
April 2017 Reading
Written by David Brichetto

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WILDsound Announces its January 2017 BEST SCENE Screenplay Winners

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ACTORBEST Scene – KIDICIDE
January 2017 Reading
Written by Kelly Karam

ACTORBEST Scene – THE UNCONQUERABLE
January 2017 Reading
Written by Jonathan Fear

ACTORBEST Scene – THE LEGEND OF YAKATUTCH
January 2017 Reading
Written by Sean Francis Ellis

ACTORBEST Scene – THE ROSY HUE OF THE DYING DAY
January 2017 Reading
Written by Lauren Hoekstra

ACTORBEST Scene – NO MORE GOODYBES
January 2017 Reading
Written by Rebekah R. Ganiere

ACTORBEST Scene – SANDWICH
January 2017 Reading
Written by Deborah Klika

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Best Scene Reading of The Rosy Hue Of The Dying Day by Lauren Hoekstra

Best Scene from the screenplay THE ROSY HUE OF THE DYING Screenplay
Written by Lauren Hoekstra

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Peter Nelson
KIRA – Kelly Daly
BAHRI – John Fray
DENVER – Gabriel Darku

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Crime, Romance

Story of an impulsive high-school girl who gets accidentally caught up in a guns-for-drugs deal gone wrong. Trapped with the drug-runners fleeing the cartel, she plays a dangerous game of cat and mouse with the leader, who’s keeping her till she sleeps with him, no matter the cost.


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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

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Best Scene Screenplay of BAD PRESS, by Adam Santa Maria

Best Scene from the screenplay BAD PRESS Screenplay
Written by Adam Santa Maria

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Robert Notman
ALLEN – Hugh Ritchie
MELANY – Victoria Kucher
MANNY – David Occhipinti
JOYCE – Olivia Jon

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Comedy, Drama

After being sacked by Melany, the mother of one of his ‘golden goose’ clients, publicist Allen Kentwood conspires to get revenge and his client back under control. Despite warnings from his PA Joyce, Allen employs a shady Mexican named Manny to plant drugs on Melany, and in doing so enable an opportunity for Allen to rescue her and win back favour.

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

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson


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