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/

 

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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

 

JULY 2017 WINNING STORIES, SCREENPLAYS and FILMS

18 short films. 17 screenplays, 4 novels and short stories transcripts = 39 winning works.

Watch Recent Winning Readings

Watch JULY Winning Readings and Film Festivals

ACTORJULY 2017 EXPERIMENTAL & MUSIC VIDEO FILM FESTIVAL
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from the Toronto Festival.

ACTORTHRILLER Feature Screenplay – THE TWIN WITHIN
July 2017 Reading
by Gunnar E. Garrett

ACTORFAN FICTION TV PILOT Screenplay – D FOR DEXTER
July 2017 Reading
by Jessi Thind

ACTORWESTERN TV PILOT Screenplay – SIRINGO
July 2017 Reading
by Nathan Ward

ACTORANIMATION TV PILOT Screenplay – CHICKEN COP
July 2017 Reading
by Bryan Cahill

ACTORFANTASY 1st Scene Screenplay – THE FLUTE OF PEACE
July 2017 Reading
by Gunel Asgarova

ACTORFEMALE 1st Scene Screenplay – GOD’S WORK IS NEVER DONE
July 2017 Reading
by Tara C. Hall

ACTORROMANCE 1st Scene Screenplay – WAITING TO CRUMBLE
July 2017 Reading
by John Ott

ACTORLGBT SHORT Screenplay – CRYSTAL
July 2017 Reading
by Jessica Perla

ACTORSCI-FI SHORT Screenplay – A DAY IN CONNECTED LIFE
July 2017 Reading
by Michael E. Lucas

ACTORSTUDENT SHORT Screenplay – BRANCHES
July 2017 Reading
by Holyn Thigpen

ACTORUNDER 5min. SHORT Screenplay – THE PLAGIARIST
July 2017 Reading
by James M. Freeman

ACTORUNDER 5min. SHORT Screenplay – BABY LOUIE
July 2017 Reading
by Mark Richards

ACTORUNDER 5min. SHORT Screenplay – ONE STOP SHOP
July 2017 Reading
by Hazel Allan

ACTOR1pg. SHORT Screenplay – ORSON WELLES ASHES
July 2017 Reading
by Debra Knox

ACTOR1pg. SHORT Screenplay – FOR THE LOVE OF GOD
July 2017 Reading
by Kushal Dhungana

ACTORFAMILY BEST SCENE Screenplay – ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE
July 2017 Reading
by Sandy Tovray Greenberg

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – NEVER SPEAK MY NAME
July 2017 Reading
by Jo Ann Allen & Walter G. Meyer & Stampp Corbin

ACTORNOVEL Transcript – DREAMDALES DARK HEARTS
July 2017 Reading
by Jeremy Roberts

ACTORSHORT STORY Reading – ARYAN BLOD
July 2017 Reading
by Albert Russo

ACTORSHORT STORY Reading – THEY DROVE ON STREETS PAVED WITH KINDNESS
July 2017 Reading
by John Bauer

ACTORSHORT STORY Reading – FLATULENT FRED
July 2017 Reading
by Bill Lawrence

ACTORJULY 2017 Poetry Readings
Watch readings performed by Val Cole

ACTORJUNE 2017 WINNING STORIES, SCREENPLAYS, and FILMS
31 shorts films. 21 screenplays. 4 novels and short stories = 56 winning works

ACTORMAY 2017 WINNING STORIES, SCREENPLAYS, and FILMS
12 shorts films. 22 screenplays. 7 novels and short stories = 41 winning works

ACTORAPRIL 2017 WINNING STORIES, SCREENPLAYS, and FILMS
20 shorts films. 14 screenplays. 4 novels and short stories = 38 winning works

ACTORMARCH 2017 WINNING STORIES, SCREENPLAYS, and FILMS
16 short films. 18 screenplays. 4 novels and short stories = 38 winning works

ACTORFEBRUARY 2017 WINNING STORIES, SCREENPLAYS, and FILMS
18 screenplays. 13 short films. 4 novels. 4 short stories = 39 works showcased!

ACTORJANUARY 2017 WINNING STORIES, SCREENPLAYS, and FILMS
20 screenplays. 7 short films. 3 novels. 7 short stories = 37 works showcased!

ACTOR2016 FILM FESTIVAL VIDEOS
18 Film Festivals. 2 cities. 131 Films. 32 Countries.

ACTOR2016 FEATURE SCREENPLAY READINGS
19 winning performance readings.

ACTOR2016 SHORT STORY READINGS
69 winning performance readings.

ACTOR2016 NOVEL TRANSCRIPT READINGS
36 winning performance readings.

ACTOR2016 1st. SCENE SCREENPLAY READINGS
31 winning performance readings.

ACTOR2016 TV SPEC SCREENPLAY READINGS
13 winning performance readings.

ACTOR2016 TV PILOT SCREENPLAY READINGS
19 winning performance readings.

ACTOR2016 SHORT SCREENPLAY READINGS
103 winning performance readings.

ACTOR2016 BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY READINGS
52 winning performance readings.

ACTOR2016 FAN FICTION SCREENPLAY READINGS
12 winning performance readings.

ACTORWILDsound Performers
List of actors who performed at the Writing Festival from 2013 to present.

WILDsound Announces its May 2017 Screenplay Winners (20 in total)

Watch the winning screenplays for May 2017 performed by professional actors:

Submit your screenplay to the festival today at http://www.wildsoundfestival.com

20 Winners for May 2017:

2 Feature Screenplays:

MARVEL ZOMBIES, by Christopher J. Valin
THE FLIGHT OF THE SOULS, by Guy Quigley

2 TV Screenplays:

FAUK MY LIFE, by Stephanie Neroes
SUPERNATURAL TV Spec, by Bonnie Bonaduce

3 Short Screenplays:

MARRIAGE COUNSELING 101, by Mark Engberg
THE VOLUNTEER, by Christopher Michael
CLOCKWORK, by Eric Hackler

3 1st Scene Screenplays:

TRISKEL, by Brian K. Palmer
MY GUARDIAN ANGEL, by Philip Naiman
THROUGH A GLASS CEILING, by Richard Geiwitz

10 Best Scene Screenplays:

BEDLAM ON THE RAILS, by Wayne E. Johnson
AMERICAN INDIAN UPRISING, by Allen Cody
FOUR IN THE DOOR, by Alan & Linda Barley
TASTE MY REVENGE, by Dimitri Devyatkin
BRAD ACTUALLY, by Jeremy Bonali & Alex Quinn
FIEND, by Andrew Samuelsen
A SECRET JOURNEY, by Gary A. Piazza
THE ALIBI, by Wendy Appelbaum
ALL OF THEIR COLORS, by Leonidas Vyzas Asimakopoulos
INFINITY’S EDGE, by Anthony M. Dionisio

FEBRUARY 2017 WINNING SCREENPLAYS

Watch the winning screenplay readings performed by professional actors at the festival in FEBRUARY 2017. 18 winning screenplays!

ACTORFEATURE Screenplay – PIXYLATIONS
February 2017 Reading
Written by Joe Laudati
ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – ECHOES OF BONNIEVILLE
February 2017 Reading
Written by Simon Schneider
ACTORTV SPEC Screenplay – THE FLASH TV series
February 2017 Reading
Written by Nader Hobballah
ACTORFAN FICTION Screenplay – POPEYE “SPINACH RUN”
February 2017 Reading
Written by Neil Chase
ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – BROKEN FRAME
February 2017 Reading
Written by Stephen Boncella
ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – EKKO
February 2017 Reading
Written by Johnny Walker
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – 5 THINGS NOT TO FEED YOUR BABY
February 2017 Reading
Written by Todd A. Jackson
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – LATE NIGHT
February 2017 Reading
Written by Deepa Dharmaraj
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – BOOM
February 2017 Reading
Written by Dimitri Devyatkin
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – BANH YOU
February 2017 Reading
Written by Steve Cleary
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – TWO GEESE AND A LADY GIRAFFE
February 2017 Reading
Written by Chanda Walker
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – BREW MASTER
February 2017 Reading
Written by Kelly Jean Karam
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – WORMHOLE 276
February 2017 Reading
Written by
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – BEDLAM ON THE RAILS
February 2017 Reading
Written by Wayne E. Johnson
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – HEIDI
February 2017 Reading
Written by Keith Makenas
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – I SPY WITH MY LITTLE FLY
February 2017 Reading
Written by Adam Luff
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – HYPOTHERMIA
February 2017 Reading
Written by Jax Lemon
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – OBEDIENCE
February 2017 Reading
Written by Michael Potts

Jack Sherry – October 2016 Best Scene Screenplay Winner

Best Scene from PORT SUDAN Screenplay
Written by Jack Sherry
Read 10 Questions with the writer

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Becky Shrimpton
RON – Hugh Ritchie
JEAN CLAUDE – Percy Alexander Harris
SIMBA – Benjamin Camenzuli
FATHER GRIBALDI – Paul Whitaker
LAURA – Jane Smythe

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Drama

An argument between the French and the English.


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WATCH Best Scene Readings

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – 3 FAMILIES
September 2016 Reading
Written by JD Poland
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay: LOONATOONA
September 2016 Reading
Written by Shockadelic
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – ELAN VITAL
July 2016 Reading
Written by Maroun Rached
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – DUE SOUTH
July 2016 Reading
Written by Evan Schullery
ACTORBest Scene Screenplay – AS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT
June 2016 Reading
Written by Philip Naiman
ACTORBest Scene Screenplay – QUEST FOR MIHTE LUGH
June 2016 Reading
Written by Ray Whittinger
ACTORBest Scene Screenplay – SEED OF THE WOMAN
June 2016 Reading
Written by Gary R. Billings
ACTORBest Scene Screenplay – THE MESSIAH PROJECT
June 2016 Reading
Written by David E. Baugnon
ACTORBest Scene Screenplay – MATSQUI MASSACRE
April 2016 Reading
Written by Mark Curtis Dunn & Pamela C. Royal

 

Donald R. Brown – October 2016 1st Scene Screenplay Winner

Watch the October 2016 Winning 1st Scene Screenplay.

CRIME CYCLE
Written by Donald R. Brown

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Crime, Thriller, Horror

A seemingly all-American family regularly rent out their guest home as a game to satisfy their urge to kill, but when their most recent tenants arrive they have a new set of plans in store for the sadistic bunch.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Michelle Alexander
MADELINE – Katelyn Varadi
ABIGAIL – Julie C. Sheppard
NATHANIEL – Gabriel Darku
JOSEPH – Rikki Wright
NEWS ANCHOR – Sandy Kellerman

Get to know the winning writer:

What is your screenplay about?

Crime Cycle is about a seemingly perfect All-American family that regularly rents out their guest home as a game to satisfy their urge to kill.

What genres does your screenplay under?

It’s a thriller/horror film.

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

Because it captures the essence of race relations in our country today. It’s thought provoking. It’ll help people realize how close we really are to finding ourselves in a reality similar to the one in my script.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Overwhelmingly realistic

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

The Wizard of Oz

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

4 months

How many stories have you written?

9

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

Hollywood. I wanted to write a script that demanded the attention of everyone from studio heads to agents and script readers.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Trying to find an end to enhancing the script. I’m a perfectionist, but at the same time I know there’s no such thing as the perfect screenplay. Struggling with that dynamic is always tough.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Reading. Movies. Anything that keeps my mind occupied. I try to have a real zest for life.

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

Persistence is crucial. You’ll probably fail over 100 times before you even get your first taste of success. Always be writing something.

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

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson