Best Scene Reading of TURN THE TABLES, by Herschel Medlin

 

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Music, turntables, big hair, brawls, girls, and revenge are just a few words to describe this story of Generation X. Turn the Tables is the bare-knuckle yet hilarious flashback tale of love lost, again and again, like the scratches on a 12″ vinyl record.

Narrator: Val Cole
Carl: Gabriel Darku
Travis: Noah Casey
Emcee: Neil Bennett

Get to know the writer: 

 What is your screenplay about?

Two young DJ’s, determined to leave a musical legacy behind in their home town, before they join the Marines, compete for their love interests, their honor, and the title of 1991 world DJ champions. The only thing in their way is a rival DJ gang known as “The Crew”, that have some information on them that could derail their futures for good.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Drama/Comedy

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

This story is a tribute to music and the art of DJing. The story is set in 1991 and shows the trials and tribulations of being a DJ. Before there were cell phones and social media, people went to dances to hear music, have fun, and make memories that will last a lifetime.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Memorable/Unique.

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

Saving Private Ryan.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

Part time, off and on for a few years.

How many stories have you written?

Two.

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

AC/DC Back in Black

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Time. Time was the biggest obstacle. I just wished that I could write full time to put down on paper, all the stories that I think about.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Camping and hunting.

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

It was easy to submit to the contest. I had no issues at all. The experience was great. I wished all contest submissions went this smoothly.

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

I entered the festival because it was an easy process. I did not feel any pressure and I felt that the feedback I would receive would be worth it. It was worth it.

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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

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Best Scene Reading of LAST CHANCE, by Zander Jones

 

Genre: Comedy

A short farcical comedy.

Narrator: Val Cole
Carlos: Gabriel Darku
Captain: David Schaap
Laighton: Noah Casey
Tess: Clare Blackwood
Svetlana: Lauren Toffan

Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

A frustrated bachelorette signs up to an unconventional dating agency and finds herself in a violent gun battle on her first date.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Action/comedy

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

It’s a fast paced action depicting what it takes to develop a lasting relationship in the modern age that will have the audience laughing and then discussing the deeper implications.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Absurdly real

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

City of God/Oldboy/The Godfather

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

A little over a year (on and off)

How many stories have you written?

3 short films and now working on a larger serial format project that recycles all of the main characters and their back stories from all three shorts in a completely new narrative.

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

Modjo – Lady Hear Me Tonight

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Self doubt, not believing in the story, negative feedback. Just the usual. 🙂

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Tennis. Technology. Travel. Languages. Education. Augmented Reality. News. Mass media. Corporate espionage. Power. Love. Manipulation. Honesty. And everything in between.

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

The site makes it easy to manage submissions and keep track of deadlines, announcement dates etc.

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

I initially entered the script because I wanted to gain some quality feedback to push myself to write the most engaging story possible. Some of the feedback was quite harsh but I would also prefer it this way. I find it motivates me to work harder and overall write better scripts. It also means I don’t have to interpret someone just trying to be polite or massage the criticism in too delicately.

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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 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

SEPTEMBER 2017 WINNING STORIES, SCREENPLAYS and FILMS

26 short films. 23 screenplays. 6 short stories and novels = 55 winning videos (record setting!)

ACTORSEPTEMBER 2017 ROMANCE FILM FESTIVAL 
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from the Los Angeles Festival.
ACTORSEPTEMBER 2017 COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL 
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from the Los Angeles Festival.
ACTORSEPTEMBER 2017 FAMILY & ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL 
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from the Toronto Festival.
ACTORSEPTEMBER 2017 CRIME & THRILLER FILM FESTIVAL 
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from the Toronto Festival.
ACTORANIMATION Feature Screenplay – STORM DRAGON
September 2017 Reading
by Joey Curtis & Danny Klein
ACTORTHRILLER Feature Screenplay – WORD GAMES
September 2017 Reading
by Joel Stern
ACTORTV SPEC Screenplay – QUANTICO Show
September 2017 Reading
by Leslie Lyshkob
ACTORTV SPEC Screenplay – BOJACK HORSEMAN show
September 2017 Reading
by Cameron Chapman
ACTORFAN FICTION Screenplay – WELCOME TO CRYSTAL LAKE (Friday the 13th)
September 2017 Reading
by Mike Mead
ACTORTV 1st Scene Screenplay – KODAK MOMENT
September 2017 Reading
by John Cruz Alarid
ACTORTV 1st Scene Screenplay – CELTIC BLOOD
September 2017 Reading
by Richard William Masterson
ACTOR1st Scene Screenplay – BROTHER’S MCSHANE
September 2017 Reading
by
ACTORFAMILY 1st Scene Screenplay – FOREVER CHARLEE
September 2017 Reading
by Hank Isaac
ACTORSTUDENT 1st Scene Screenplay – THE BOXMAN
September 2017 Reading
by Alexander Beale
ACTORSCI-FI 1st Scene Screenplay – THE FLUTE OF PEACE
September 2017 Reading
by Gunel Asgarova
ACTOR1st Scene Screenplay – SERAPHINA
September 2017 Reading
by Joe Tofuri
ACTORSTUDENT Short Screenplay – PALACES
September 2017 Reading
by Taryn Procsal
ACTORSTUDENT Short Screenplay – ROSIE
September 2017 Reading
by Amalia Williamson
ACTORCOMEDY Short Screenplay – TWITS
September 2017 Reading
by Alison McGrath
ACTOR1pg. COMEDY Short Screenplay – CLEAN BEAT
September 2017 Reading
by Bernhard Riedhammer
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – BREAKDOWN
September 2017 Reading
by J. Logan Alexander
ACTORCANADIAN Short Screenplay – X-13
September 2017 Reading
by Asim Abraham
ACTORACTION Best Scene Screenplay – VOLUNTEER
September 2017 Reading
by Janine Cobain & Gary McElkerney
ACTORCRIME Best Scene Screenplay – HICK
September 2017 Reading
by Marianna Moneymaker
ACTORTV THRILLER Best Scene Screenplay – JOYTON SHREW
September 2017 Reading
by Ian Bradburn
ACTORSTAGE PLAY BEST SCENE – VENGEANCE OF THE SHREW
September 2017 Reading
by Bree Katz
ACTORSTAGE PLAY Best Scene – 
September 2017 Reading
by Linda Collison
ACTORSHORT STORY Transcript – OFF THE HOOK
September 2017 Reading
by Lionel Walfish
ACTORSHORT STORY Transcript – GIVE ME TRUTH OR GIVE ME SILENCE
September 2017 Reading
by Melissa R. Mendelson
ACTORSHORT STORY Transcript – IN THE CEMETERY
September 2017 Reading
by Mari Tamez
ACTORNOVEL Transcript – BRIAR EARTH
September 2017 Reading
by Paul Tapp
ACTORNOVEL Transcript – COURAGE THE MOUSE
September 2017 Reading
by Cornelia Fick
ACTORNOVEL Transcript – BODIE
September 2017 Reading
by Anne Sweazy Kulja
ACTORSEPTEMBER 2017 Poetry Readings
Watch readings performed by Laura Kyswaty
ACTORAUGUST 2017 WINNING STORIES, SCREENPLAYS, and FILMS 
12 short films. 16 screenplays, 3 novels and short stories transcripts = 31 winning works.

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

Camera Op: Mary Cox

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 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

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

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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.