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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:
FAN FICTION – D FOR DEXTER by Jessi Thind
WESTERN TV PILOT – SIRINGO by Nathan Ward
ANIMATION TV PILOT – CHICKEN COP by Bryan Cahill

3 Winning 1st Scene Screenplays:
FANTASY – THE FLUTE OF PEACE by Gunel Asgarova
FEMALE – GOD’S WORK by Tara C. Hall
ROMANCE – WAITING TO CRUMBLE by John Ott

8 Winning Short Screenplays:
LGBT – CRYSTAL by Jessica Perla
SCI-FI – A DAY IN CONNECTED LIFE by Michael E. Lucas
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

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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

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

CAST LIST:

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

SYNOPSIS:

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?

Fourteen.

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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