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FREE Event – SHORT Film (Romance & Comedy) Festival. Thur. Sept 7th. LA Regal Cinemas. 7pm


SPECIAL EVENT: Thursday September 7th. 7pm. Regal L.A. LIVE Cinemas. 1000 W Olympic Blvd.


1st ACT – Showcase of the best of ROMANCE Short Films.
2nd ACT – Showcase of the best of COMEDY Short Films.

8 multiple award winning short films in total. The best films from around the world in the last year!

Must see festival for fans of either or both films and filmmakers, while maintaining our audience feedback format. This is the festival where the audience is the main character.

Check out the program page and to RSVP your tickets. Or, simply reply to this email and request the # of tickets you require.

You can come for FREE or make a donation on the night. Or, you can RSVP on the program page and make a donation via paypal or credit card.


Giving you films from all corners of the world in different genres and formats.


Winning Feature Screenplay – THE LAST PRISON by Richard Geiwitz

Watch the Winning AUGUST 2017 Screenplay. 

Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy,

Judith, known as the “Mother Creator” by her robots, faces a takeover when the robots feel they are not being treated fairly.


Narrator: Val Cole
Judith: Mandy May Cheetham
R-14: Angelica Alejandro
Reeve: Ryan Yusep
Alain: Peter Mark Raphael
Joshua: Allan Michael Brunet

Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

The story follows Judith, a robotics genius who designed and programmed robots to mine a moon of Saturn, which is uninhabitable to man. The bots are designed to think independently and problem-solve. There are three series: administrative, worker and repair. The workers begin to resent their assigned role. They want more input into running the colony. The administrators disagree, citing their assigned programs. There’s a worker’s strike, exports stop and Judith is sent to face her creations, wondering if they are now smarter than she.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

The main genre is Sci-Fi, but social and political as well.

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

 This screenplay should be made into a movie because it will be an entertaining drama set in another world, while also being thought-provoking. It looks into the future of man versus machine, creator versus creation, but also takes a look at society today.

How would you describe this script in two words?

 Frighteningly possible.

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

 “Network,” the most visionary film of all time.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

 It was written in the mid-eighties. If I recall correctly, it took about 6-8 months. My inability to land an agent put it on the shelf for a long time. I converted it into a novella, but didn’t sell it. I recently turned it back into a screenplay, updating certain technical aspects and reworking dialogue. Maybe the third time is the charm.

How many stories have you written?

I’ve written ten feature screenplays, three short scripts and two treatments. So, far, they’ve won or placed in 71 contests. There are a few other scripts from the past I might update along with new projects in the works.

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

 “Pride” – U2

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

 Technical issues. Computers, programs and robotics were different in the 1980s when this was first written. Researching the recent rewrite was fascinating. Also, creating the future as envisioned today. Of course, this is a more social issue story than scientific. So putting the Bible and Plato’s Republic into outer space was interesting.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I love Asian culture, philosophy and architecture. I’m fascinated by the Feng Shui design of ancient cities in China and Japan. I love watching movies and TV series from around the world, stories you can’t find in Hollywood.

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

It’s easy to use and actually fun, like shopping on Amazon. There are a lot of festivals to choose from. It’s easy to search for festivals and the many filters save a lot of time.

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

I’ve always liked the feedback. It really points out what needs another look. Other scripts I’ve entered haven’t won, so I was completely shocked when this one did. I had to read the email a couple extra times before I believed it.


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

Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Mary Cox

RSVP the August Toronto Film Festival Events. Female (24th) & Documentary (31st)

To finish our summer season of festivals in Los Angeles and Toronto, we are saving the best for last with an amazing lineup of short films from around the world.

RSVP your tickets for any (or both) event by simply go to the festival program page and get your tickets there. Tickets are FREE or Pay What you Like to cover the cinema costs.

FEMALE Short Film Festival – Thursday August 24th. 7pm. Carlton Cinemas

– 8 Films from 5 Countries (Brazil, Canada, India, UK, USA) of the best short films from Female Directors. Easily a lineup of the best films you’ll ever see in the world today!

See the full program and info for each film and filmmaker.


DOCUMENTARY Short Film Festival – Thursday August 31st, 7pm. Carlton Cinemas

– This is a special evening of the best of LGBT Documentary Shorts. Plus, an award winning film on the history of Disney Cartoons; And a polarizing film on the history of illegal adoptions by the Catholic Church. These are MUST SEE films.

See the full program and info for each film and filmmaker.

WILDsound Announces its JULY 2017 Screenplay Winners

17 Winning Screenplays from July 2017 performed by professional actors.

Watch the Winning Works for the Month:

1 Winning Feature Screenplay:
Thriller – THE TWIN WITHIN by Gunnar E. Garrett

3 Winning TV Screenplays:

3 Winning 1st Scene Screenplays:
FEMALE – GOD’S WORK by Tara C. Hall

8 Winning Short Screenplays:
LGBT – CRYSTAL by Jessica Perla
STUDENT – BRANCHES by Holyn Thigpen
Under 5min. – ONE STOP SHOP by Hazel Allen
Under 5min – THE PLAGIARIST by James M. Freeman
Under 5min – BABY LOUIE by Mark Richards
1pg. – ORSON WELLES ASHES by Debra Knox
1pg. – LOVE OF GOD by Kushal Dhungana

2 Winning Best Scenes:
HISTORY – NEVER SPEAK MY NAME by Jo Ann Allen & Stampp Corbin
FAMILY – ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE by Sandy Tovray Greenberg


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

Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Mary Cox

Last Chance to RSVP the FANTASY/SCI-FI Best of Short Film Festival. (Tomorrow) Thursday July 27th. 7pm

A showcase of the best short films around the world today in the FANTASY/SCI-FI Genre.

Free Event: Toronto Short Film Festival

Place: Carlton Cinemas
Time: Thursday July 27th, 7pm

Email: tickets@wildsound.ca
Or, simply reply to this email and state the # of tickets you require.

Program Info: http://www.wildsound.ca/scififantasytorontofilmfestival.html

An amazing lineup of the best of short films from the last year.

WILDsound Performer Mena Massoud gets lead role in Aladdin live action film (as Aladdin)

Congrats to WILDsound Performer Mena Massoud for grabbing the lead role in the live action film of ALADDIN. The film also stars Will Smith as the Genie.

Mena performed in various scripts for the festival, including the lead role in WEECHO.

Watch the screenplay reading here: 

WEECHO – 1st scene script winning reading
Written by Kevin Gebhard
Rye, New York

CLICK HERE and read the entire winning screenplay


NARRATOR – Marta Legrady
WEECHO – Mena Massoud
CROTTY – Dan Goldberg
LYNCH – Rob Stone
WOMAN – Natalie Gallard
COP – Jimmy Makris


Photographer Weecho Marti’s shots of a fiery crash reveal a conspiracy murder he is haunted to avenge for the beautiful victim. In his quest to track down the murderous antagonist, he crosses paths with a spymaster who becomes his mentor. Together they navigate an espionage and smuggling labyrinth to bring Weecho face to face with his archenemy in a death-to-the-loser climax.

10 Questions with the Writer

1. Why should your script be made into a film?

“Weecho” is a compelling espionage thriller designed to appeal to a wide audience, in particular the 18-34 age group. The movie can be shot in one urban area (e.g. New York, Vancouver, L.A.) on a moderate budget. The story concludes with the elements in place for a series. As the young photographer’s spymaster-mentor points out, “Weecho’s camera can take him anywhere.”

2. How long have you been writing screenplays?

Fifteen years. My script “Back to Even” was produced as a feature film starring Lorenzo Lamas.

3. What film have you seen the most in your life?

“Three Days of the Condor”

4. What artists in the film industry would you love to work with?

Director Clint Eastwood

5. How many screenplays have you written?


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

I would like to be playing character roles in screenplays I write.

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

I start my screenplays with an offbeat, underdog character confronted with an inciting incident that drives him through the story, concluding with a double-twist climax that puts him to the test, resolves his conflict, and leaves him a different person.

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

I am passionate about my character acting, and about my wildlife photography and portraiture art.

9. What influenced you to enter the WILDsound Script Contest?

WILDsound’s feedback and one-on-one communication got my work to where I felt it was contest worthy.

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

Keep writing. And re-writing. Watch movies. If appropriate, read the books they were adapted from.


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