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Submit the First Scenes of your Screenplay and get it performed by professional actors

Deadline: 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 past 1st Scene Festival readings:

Watch Recent Winning 1st Scene Screenplay Readings:

1st Scene Script: THE MANTLE
August 2015 Reading
by Frank Edward Kelly
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_mantle.html

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

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

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See the best of the July 2015 Film and Writing Festival. 2 Movies Made. 5 Short Films Showcased. 10 Screenplays Performed. 5 Novels/Stories Read. 10 Twitter Short Stories Made

Watch winning stories and movies showcased at the Writing and Film Festival in from JULY of 2015: Short, Feature, TV Screenplays. Short Stories. Novels. Stage Plays. Poems. Stories from festival made into movies.
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/july_2015_stories.html

See the best of the July 2015 Film and Writing Festival. 2 Movies Made. 5 Short Films Showcased. 10 Screenplays Performed. 5 Novels/Stories Read. 10 Twitter Short Stories Made

Watch the Best of the Festival:

Feature SCRIPT – THE PAPER ROUTE
July 2015 Reading
Written by Danny M. Howell
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_paper_route.html

Feature SCRIPT – BROWNIE AND FRAN
July 2015 Reading
Written by Arthur S Brown & Rory Leahy
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/brownie_and_fran.html

TV SPEC – ORPHAN BLACK
July 2015 Reading
Written by Jacqueline Birche
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/orphan_black.html

TV PILOT – RUST
July 2015 Reading
Written by Cody Carson
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/rust.html

SHORT SCRIPT – HOW IT STARTS
July 2015 Reading
Written by Ed Vassie
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/how_it_starts.html

FAN FICTION – DOCTOR WHO
July 2015 Reading
Written by Mark Renshaw
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/doctor_who.html

July 2015 Twitter Short Stories
Watch the 25 Winning Readings
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/july_2015_twitter_short_stories.html

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

Chapter 1 NOVEL Reading: RED STORM
July 2015 Reading
Written by Thom Tate
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/07/05/red-storm-chapter-1-reading-by-thom-tate/

SHORT STORY Reading: MY LIFE IN ORBIT
July 2015 Reading
Written by Ken W. Simpson

JULY 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from July 30th event
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/july_2015_film_festival.html

CHILDREN’S BOOK: COTTON CAN
Story about being different.
by 3 Sisters

POETRY MOVIE: FIRST KISS
Genre: Romance, Love, Kiss
by Lilliana Rose

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

1st Scene Reading: YONKHEER by Wendy Jane Henson

Watch 1st Scene Reading of YONKHEER:

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Sean Ballantyne
Jan – Brett J. Kelly
Cornelis – Jason J. Thomas
Agnes – Danielle Nicole
Hilde/Rachel – Maya Woloszyn
Magdalene – Holly Sarchfield

Get to know writer Wendy Jane Henson:

1. What is your screenplay about?

A rowdy romp with the young lord of a manor when only his wit, daring, and a saucy barmaid can save his life.

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

Offering tongue-in-cheek humor, strong characters and compelling storyline full of skullduggery and romance, it will delight audiences, male or female, age 13 and up. Based on real people and actual events, the struggles and feelings of the characters seem modern despite the fact they lived in the 1600s.

3. How long have you been writing stories?

My mother said I started acting out stories for my dolls when I was 2. I wrote a first novel at 11. (Unpublished. But most first novels are.) I wrote my first show at 13. (A spring program for my 8th grade choir.) I was first published nationally at 15. How long ago that was, I’m not going to tell you. ;o)

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

It’s not particular movies I’m inclined to watch so much as it is work by great directors, writers and actors. I have a Top Ten List if you’d like to see it.

5. What artists would you love to work with?

Great writers, directors, and actors.

6. How many stories/screenplays have you written?

OMG. I never kept count. I just keep track of the high scores and wins. My resume is attached. It pretty well covers the past 15 years. I usually sum up by saying besides three produced plays, I have two books in print, one of which is SCREENWRITNG: STEP BY STEP, a college level textbook that’s available worldwide. I’ve had some screenwriting awards and was a Nicholl Fellowship finalist. My history also includes five options, four trips through development hell, and one “almost produced” feature film. My new book, WRITING DRAMA STEP BY STEP, will be released this summer.

7. What motivated you to write this screenplay?

My family genealogy and colorful family stories about my colonial Dutch ancestors who arrived in 1632. I used the real people as foundations for the fictional characters. The action is based on real events from the lives of my ancestors and colonial Dutch history.

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

Almost daily. 9 am to 1 pm. I believe good fiction can be accurately fact-based, so I do lots of research.

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

First and foremost, my family. Otherwise, theater, film, television.

10. What influenced you to enter the WILDsound Festival?

Curiosity. It sounded like a very interesting program. It’s revealing and very helpful to hear actors read one’s material.

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

If you want to write, do it for the love of doing the thing. Do it because it would be unthinkable for you to stop. But if you write because you want a quick path to fortune and frame, the odds are you will be disappointed.

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Deadline: 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 past 1st Scene Festival readings: