WILDsound Announces its October 2017 Screenplay Winners (20)

WILDsound announces its screenplay winners for October 2017. Watch the winning scripts performed by professional actors.

20 Winning Screenplays for October:

1 – Feature Screenplay
NOWHERE-VILLE, b Richard M. Kjeldgaard

2 – TV Pilots
THE BIGGEST LITTLE, by Craig Paige
THE UPSIDE OF OVER, by Dan Hass

2 – Fan Fiction Screenplays
BLACK WIDOW: FUGITIVE, by Brooke Elowe
LIVING IN CRIME ALLEY, by Rob Ayling

4 – 1st Scene Screenplays
THE MONSTER HUNTERS CODE, by Ryan Brannan
MY ATARI CHRISTMAS, by Chris Parrish
DEFYING THE TIDE, by Anna Bamberger
BUNNYMAN BRIDGE, by Colin K. Stewart

5 – Short Screenplays
RED, by Heath Haris
THE PERFECT GIFT, by John Scott Schaf
LULU, by Tracey Lion Cachet
ALMOST NEVER TOO LATE, by Jeffrey Howe
THE RECEIPT, by Hazel Allen

6 – Best Scene Screenplays
VAMPIRE ACADEMY, by Melissa Birks
BRENDA IN DHARMALAND, by Anne M. Robinson
CURIOUS BUDDIES, by Janet Caulfield
LETTERS TO AMELIA, by Ceidrik Heward
VINDICATION, by Louetta Jensen
DARK HEROES, by Peter Sims

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October 2017 – Read Interviews with Winning Screenwriters

Read selected interviews from recent winning screenwriters and their work. Interviews by Matthew Toffolo

Winning Feature Screenwriter – Joel Stern
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/10/interview-with-winning-screenwriter-joel-stern-word-games/

Winning Fan Fiction Screenwriter – Mike Meade
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/09/interview-with-winning-screenwriter-mike-meade-fan-fiction-welcome-to-crystal-lake/

Winning 1st Scene Screenwriter – Holt Boggs
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/10/interview-with-winning-screenwriter-holt-boggs-brothers-mcshane/

Winning Short Screenwriter – J. Logan Alexander
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/10/interview-with-winning-screenwriter-j-logan-alexander-breakdown/

Winning Sci-Fi Screenwriter – Gunel Asgarova
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/09/interview-with-winning-screenwriter-gunel-asgarova-the-flute-of-peace/

Winning Comedy Screenwriter Alison McGrath
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/09/interview-with-winning-screenwriter-alison-mcgrath-twits/

Winning Action Screenwriters – Janine Cobain & Gary McElkerney
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/09/interview-with-winning-screenwriters-janine-cobain-gary-mcelkerney-volunteer/

Winning Student Screenwriter – Taryn Procsal
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/09/interview-with-winning-screenwriter-taryn-procsal-palaces/

Winning TV Screenwriter – John Cruz Alarid
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/09/interview-with-winning-screenwriter-john-cruz-alarid-kodak-moment/

 

WILDsound Announces its September 2017 Winning Screenplays

Watch the winning screenplay readings performed by professional actors.

A record setting 23 screenplays.

2 Feature Screenplays
– STORM DRAGON, by Joey Curtis & Danny Klein
– WORD GAMES, by Joel Stern

2 TV Spec Screenplays
– QUANTICO Spec, by Leslie Lyshkob
– BOJACK HORSEMAN Spec, by Cameron Chapman

1 Fan Fiction Screenplay
– WELCOME TO CRYSTAL LAKE (Friday the 13th), by Mike Mead

7 1st Scene Screenplays
– KODAK MOMENT, by John Cruz Alarid
– CELTIC BLOOD, by Richard William Masterson
– BROTHER’S MCSHANE, by Holt Boggs
– FOREVER CHARLEE, by Hank Isaac
– THE BOXMAN, by Alexander Beale
– THE FLUTE OF PEACE, by Gunel Asgarova
– SERAPHINA, by Joe Tofuri

6 Short Screenplays
– PALACES, by Taryn Procsal
– ROSIE, by Amalia Williamson
– TWITS, by Alison McGrath
– CLEAN BEAT, by Bernhard Riedhammer
– BREAKDOWN, by J. Logan Alexander
– X-13, Asim Abraham

5 Best Scene Screenplays
– HICK, by Marianna Moneymaker
– JOYTON SHREW, by Ian Bradburn
– VENGEANCE OF THE SHREW, by Bree Katz
– LOOKING FOR REDFEATHER, by Linda Collison
– THE VOLUNTEER, by Janine Cobain & Gary McElkerney

 

AUGUST 2017 WINNING STORIES, SCREENPLAYS and FILMS

12 short films. 16 screenplays. 3 novel and short story transcripts = 31 winning readings.

ACTORAUGUST 2017 FEMALE FILM FESTIVAL 
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from the Toronto Festival.
ACTORAUGUST 2017 DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL 
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from the Toronto Festival.
ACTORWINNING FEATURE Screenplay – PEACE PLEDGE
August 2017 Reading
by George M. Johnson
ACTORWINNING FEATURE Screenplay – THE LAST PRISON
August 2017 Reading
by Richard Geiwitz
ACTORTV SPEC Screenplay – RICK & MORTY
August 2017 Reading
by Daniel Richardson
ACTORSTUDENT TV PILOT Screenplay – EVERHART
August 2017 Reading
by K. Wayman Dodd
ACTORLGBT TV PILOT Screenplay – THE DISAPPEARANCE
August 2017 Reading
by Jess Harris Distefano
ACTORFAN FICTION Screenplay – ROCKETEERS
August 2017 Reading
by Gil Saint
ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – WEBBED
August 2017 Reading
by Robert Drusetta
ACTOR1st SCENE HORROR Screenplay – SILHOUETTE
August 2017 Reading
by Lukas Hassel
ACTOR1st SCENE HISTORY Screenplay – THE LEGEND OF JAMESTOWN
August 2017 Reading
by Sherwin Allen
ACTOR1st SCENE ADVENTURE Screenplay – THE GATE
August 2017 Reading
by Della Vance Greenwalt
ACTOR1st SCENE CRIME Screenplay – THE BIRTHING FIELD
August 2017 Reading
by Robert Thorpe
ACTORSCI-FI SHORT Screenplay – SID
August 2017 Reading
by Auriga Ifill
ACTOR1PG. SHORT Screenplay – DAB A DUCK TAPE
August 2017 Reading
by Stephanie Annis
ACTORUnder 5min. SHORT Screenplay – KEEP SMILING
August 2017 Reading
by Courtney Wallace
ACTORCOMEDY SHORT Screenplay – EVERYONE HAS THEIR DEMONS
August 2017 Reading
by Dustin Prince
ACTORLGBT BEST SCENE Screenplay – DADDY
August 2017 Reading
by Bernard Leed
ACTORSHORT STORY Reading – GOD’S HANDS
August 2017 Reading
by Michael Coleman
ACTORSHORT STORY Reading – MOON HATERS
August 2017 Reading
by Simon Ciappara
ACTORNOVEL Transcript – ZAPINETTE GOES TO THE NORTH POLE
August 2017 Reading
by Albert Russo
ACTORAUGUST 2017 Poetry Readings
Watch readings performed by Val Cole

Winning ANIMATION Feature Screenplay – STORM DRAGON, by Joey Curtis and Danny Klein

Watch the Winning SEPTEMBER 2017 Feature screenplay.

An outcast dragonfly unites a crew of misfit swamp critters to save the life of a boy trapped in a hurricane.

Genre: Animation, Family, Drama, Adventure

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Laura Kyswaty
B-Fly/Luther: Cameron LeRoy
Skylar: Rachel Rain Packota
Tatsu: Cory Bertrand
Pondhawk: Jim Canale
Aura: Regan Brown

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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

Winning 1st Scene of SERAPHINA, by Joe “Tuffy” Tofuri

 

 A beautiful, kindly Irish woman – bestowed a special gift at birth – comes to the aid of a 1950’s New England family-in-crisis unaware she is being hunted by a revenge-seeking, depression-era zealot.

Genre: Family, Thriller, Drama

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Laura Kyswaty
The Doctor: Brandon Knox
The Vicar: Rob Notman
Joshua: Luke Robinson
The Midwife: Julie McCarthy
Seraphina: Lindsay Rolland Mills

Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

SERAPHINA is about a heartwarming, beautiful Irish woman who was graced at birth with a special gift from God.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Drama.

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

I firmly believe that SERAPHINA would tug at the heartstrings of people around the world. This is the story of a wonderful, kind woman whose only mission in life is helping people in need, and finally has the chance to see her lifelong dream come to fruition…to have a loving family of her own. Without a single reservation, this movie would appeal to broad audiences of all ages.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Heartwarming – Moving.

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

Casablanca

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

Over 13-years.

How many stories have you written?

I am the published author of 7 novels, and have developed well over 20 screenplays.

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

Since I Don’t Have You by the “Skyliners”

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

The most difficult and frustrating obstacle for me was ensuring the Irish dialogue and brogue were spot on. In July of 2017, I retained a wonderful Irish author from the old country to read and edit the Irish dialogue. She ensured that even though Seraphina was born and raised in Ireland, as the years passed by in America, her beautiful Irish brogue would oh-so-gently soften…but just a wee bit, dontcha know!

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Movies!

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

Filmfreeway is an outstanding platform for screenwriters to showcase their work.

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

The feedback was outstanding! I was filled with exhilaration and could not wait to tell my wife! But WILDsound has touched me this way before. I’ve entered the WILDsound festival numerous times over the years. I once received feedback for one of my scripts where the individual who wrote the feedback overwhelmed me with positive motivation and the desire to continue with my writing. The following is what he/she wrote about my protagonist, Jamerson Banks, in my script, MEADOW FALLS…

Hands down, Jamerson Banks is one of the most enjoyable characters ever created for the page and silver screen. He is irascible, ornery, quick-witted – and deeply wounded, by his own actions in the metaphysical sense, by the actions of others in the quite literal physical sense. His story is so detailed, his flaws so specific – we can’t wait to hear what happens next, even when he’s at his worst.

Thank you, WILDsound!!!

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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

Winning THRILLER Feature Screenplay: WORD GAMES, by Joel Stern

Genre: Thriller, Horror, Drama

A commercial airliner flying to Paris explodes off the U.S. East Coast killing sixteen members of a high school French Club and a young pianist destined for greatness; a pair of deranged teens go on a terrifying high school shooting spree ending the life of a young girl devoted to serving God and mankind. If there is a master plan, how could these horrific events be allowed to happen?

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Val Cole
Sal: Kris Hagen
Dave: Peter Nelson
Monica: Shania Belton
Julie: Katelyn Varadi
Tanya/Shannon: Carina Cojeen
Lassen: Mike Ruderman
Bill: Nick Wicht

 Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

“Word Games” is about two strangers in a nursing home who are isolated because of the “Blizzard of the Millennium” . One man – Sal Genesinni – is the janitor. The other is Dave Phillips, an old man, wheelchair bound, who was found abandoned in the storm. While Phillips’ true identity remains a mystery, he and Genesinni play “Scrabble” to kill time. As they spell certain words it takes us back in time to real life events. As they recall these events they actually change what happened. This affects the destiny of the promising young people they speak of. As the story unfolds, we realize their “game” is a battle of wits between good and evil – one they engage in as different people throughout time.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Suspense/Horror

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

“Word Games” would provide moviegoers with a suspenseful, alternative view of destiny and attempt to explain why bad things happen to good people.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Story in two words: Inescapable destiny.

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

The movie I’ve seen the most: “Pineapple Express”

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

I wrote the short story two years ago (now on Amazon). I began writing the screenplay in January, 2016.

How many stories have you written?

I’m currently writing my third screenplay. I began my first, “Trickle Down”, a dramatic comedy based on the 2007 mortgage meltdown, in 2012.

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

Favorite song – Rod Stewart’s “Have I Told You Lately…”

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Obstacles to writing screenplay: Trying to think as God

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Other passions: Sports, politics, travel, history

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

Film Freeway: Easy to work with

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

I entered the festival to gage interest in my work and to get it produced. “Word Games” also won a Finalist Award at the Cannes Film Festival Screenwriting contest in April of this year.

I was thrilled with the feedback I received. I made a few clarifications when asked to.

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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