SCI-FI Best Scene Script Reading of THE TIME JOB, by Thomas Tinnerello

 

Type: Feature Screenplay

Genre: Sci-Fi / Action

Logline: The Time Job is a Sci-Fi Action Thriller about Jerry, a down-on-his-luck thief who time travels to help a mysterious tycoon steal an artifact from 1931, but when the heist ends disastrously Jerry must race to retrieve the artifact and return to the present or be erased from existence.

Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

The Time Job is about a horribly unlucky thief named Jerry who is
trying desperately to go straight in order to give unborn child and
himself the best future possible. Nothing he does seems to work, no
one is overlooking his criminal past. Then a mysterious billionaire
calling himself Mr. Wells, gives him the chance to participate in a
one-of-a-kind heist with a two million dollar pay out: steal a
priceless Persian idol from a museum that burned down in 1931. Turns
out Wells has funded the creation of a time machine in order to
retrieve the lost idol which had belonged to his family, now he wants
it back. Jerry and his best friend Dodd, a fun loving safe cracker,
jump to depression era Florida but, after the heist, they discover
Wells and the idol are not what they seem to be. Now their lives, even
their very existence is in jeopardy. So now they have to team up with
cops and some very famous criminals to get the idol back and get home
before time literally runs out.

It’s really about what happens when desperate people compromise their
values to survive in this world and the struggle between taking
something because it’s easy and doing the right thing which is always
hard.

There’s also a nice little redeeming love story in their which asks
the question: are you really defined by your job? Or can love make you
do and be something more?

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Science Fiction Action Heist Thriller

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

Because it’s a fresh take on the one last heist big score movie.
Putting time travel into the context of a heist thriller makes this
story unique and compelling. It adds fantastical new layers of
complications and high stakes for a caper movie. But it’s not a dour
piece its really a fun ride with a core group of endearing funny and
rough and tumble characters who surprise the audience every step of
the way.

Someone who read it told me the constant propulsive force of the
narrative going from place to place reminded him of “Raiders of the
Lost Ark,” and it really is that kind of big screen throwback
Hollywood entertainment. But it also does something no other heist
movie does: it takes characters normally on the sidelines and makes
them the leads. Jerry is the “wire man” he cuts security wires and
sabotages security systems. This is a guy who doesn’t want to be the
hero, the George Clooney mastermind. But through this crisis he learns
to be a leader and use his skills to his advantage. I’ve never seen a
movie about that guy, and I think that would be a fun role to play for
any actor.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Twisty Ride

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

Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

About five years now. Which is how old my son is so, the script must
have partially come from my initial anxiety about becoming a father.

How many stories have you written?

If we include prose fiction AND scripts, lets see I’ve been writing
since I was about eighteen I’m thirty-six now so… I would say
twenty- twenty five.

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

Safety Dance by Men Without Hats

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

This was my second feature film screenplay my first being a terrible
indie drama that will never be made. I had zero confidence going into
this I learned all the formatting basics on this script. I wrote it
during my long hours at an unemployment office. I would look for jobs
for an hour and when I had run out of places to look online I wrote
and wrote and wrote. I was also a stay at home dad during the week and
we were living with my mother in law so ironically writing a script
about time travel the greatest enemy I faced was Time itself.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Christian Philosophy, History, Science, and being a husband and father.

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

I have had no complaints or issues I can think of.

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

I believe I saw a post about it on social media a while ago and after
doing some research I thought this would be a novel way to promote the
script in the hopes that it gets produced. The feedback has been
extremely helpful and I hope to see this script evolve into its most
perfect version of itself.

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

Camera Op: Mary Cox

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Winning FAN FICTION Feature Screenplay – BLACK WIDOW: FUGITIVE, by Brooke Elowe

FAN FICTION Film and Writing Festival

 

Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Fantasy

After the events of Captain America: Civil War, Natasha Romanoff is on the run. Branded a fugitive for violating the Sokovia Accords, Natasha tries to keep her head down and lay low, but there’s no rest for the world’s greatest spy…

CAST LIST: 
Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Natasha: Kiran Friesen
Ava: Alicia Ryan
Ivan: David Occhipinti
Tony Stark: Christopher Huron
Nick Fury: Peter Nelson
Tori Raven: Carly Tisdall

Get to know the writer: 

 1. What is your screenplay about?

The story follows Natasha Romanoff, better known as the Black Widow, after the events of Captain America: Civil War, so it’s set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Natasha was branded a fugitive for violating the Sokovia Accords and is currently being hunted from all sides. She must not only protect herself but also a young girl from her past: Ava Orlova.

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January 2018 Winning Fantasy/Sci-Fi Films, Screenplays & Stories

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

 


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ACTORTV Best Scene Screenplay – NOVEMBER OF MY SOUL
January 2018 Reading
by Jack Trammell
ACTORTV Best Scene Screenplay – FUTRE TENSE
January 2018 Reading
by Kyle Williamson
ACTORHORROR 1st Scene Screenplay – RED LIGHT
January 2018 Reading
by Dempsey Tillman & Ted Dewberry
ACTORSCI-FI SHORT Screenplay – VIRTUALLY FINE
January 2018 Reading
by Gil Saint
ACTORMYSTERY Best Scene Screenplay – UNDER THE WELL
January 2018 Reading
by Max. J. Eber
ACTORSCI-FI Best Scene Screenplay – TANGLED SPIRIT
January 2018 Reading
by Eric P. Granger
ACTORFANTASY Best Scene Screenplay – LOD A COMBINED REVENGE
January 2018 Reading
by Andy Bethea
ACTORFANTASY Best Scene Screenplay – THE SWORDBEARER
January 2018 Reading
by Tim Morell
ACTORFANTASY Best Scene Screenplay – MEDUSA
January 2018 Reading
by Lisette R. Norton
ACTORANIMATION Best Scene Screenplay – PHANTASMAGORIA 2020
January 2018 Reading
by Itzhak Begerano
ACTORANIMATION Best Scene Screenplay – THE 3 ROCKET RACERS
January 2018 Reading
by Philip Dumas
ACTORTHRILLER Best Scene Screenplay – CONTINENTALIS
January 2018 Reading
by Aurele Ndja
ACTOR NOVEL Transcript Reading – CURLY AND TUBS AND THE GALLOPING ROT
January 2018 Reading
by Kim Montgomery
ACTOR NOVEL Transcript Reading – THE KA
January 2018 Reading
by Mary Deal
ACTOR NOVEL Transcript Reading – STORIES NOT FOR CHILDREN
January 2018 Reading
by Georgi Ivanov

10 page SCI-FI SHORT Script Reading of VIRTUALLY FINE by Gil Saint

 

Genre: Sci-FI, Comedy, Satire

What good is living in the world of tomorrow if you’re still haunted by all the problems of today? That’s the question at the center of this dystopian dark comedy. But science may finally have an answer: an experimental device that can change anyone’s world view, even Miller, the future’s most pathetic sad-sack of a man.

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Miller: Peter-Mark Raphael
Jeanie: Ali Chappell
Virtual Shrink: Val Cole
Clown: Gabriel Darku

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

Camera Op: Mary Cox

SCI-FI BEST SCENE Reading of CHASING WHITE INFINITY, by Claudia Marinelli

 

Genre: SCI-FI/THRILLER/ADVENTURE

IN OUTER SPACE, FORMER VRS CHAMPION VALEN SURIA, NOW DISABLED, OVERCOMES HIS ENEMIES AND HIS OWN LIMITS RACING TO THE BOUNDARIES OF INFINITY.

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Dost: Scott McCulloch
Valen: Peter-Mark Raphael
Manish Mastap: Gabriel Darku

Get to know the writer:

  1) What is your screenplay about?

Why do human beings try constantly to surpass themselves? Probably because we’re limited, but we can’t prevent ourselves to strive for infinity. This human struggle is the theme for this screenplay. Valen, my protagonist, is disable because of a racing car accident, but he struggles to overcome his limits. As he races through empty outer space, with the inanimate stars and planets’ company, he wonders about who he is, and the deeper reasons for his need to race at incredible speed, and risk his own life.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Science fiction, action, sports, thriller, and romance.

3. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

The story is highly entertaining, geared towards a wide audience of all ages, but suitable for children.

I used real Formula One tracks for my story(Suzuka, Laguna Seca, and Imola where top speeding cars, like Ferrari racing cars, race), and real accidents to make the story believable. My son, an Aerodynamic engineer who worked for a Formula One team was my consultant for the more technical aspects of racing. My main character was inspired by Alex Zanardi, a Formula One racer who lost his legs in and accident. The supporting characters contribute lighter storylines – Dost is a funny mechanic crazy about cooking, and eating, Star is a woman racer, courageous, smart, empatic, and loving, the perfect match for Valen, and Manish (the bad guy) very cunning.

But, most important, the story explores the eternal question about human condition: in spite of our physical limits, we can’t help but strive for infinity…

4. How would you describe this script in two words?

Entertaining, deep.

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

Many of them but I love to watch “ET” and “Gattaca” again and again.

6. How long have you been working on this screenplay?

The screenplay is an adaptation of my own sci-fi novel (La Corsa e l’Infinito – The Race and Infinity) published in 2009 in Italy. The screenplay began under the supervision of Professor Christine DeSmet (University of Wisconsin) and with the many revisions I would guess it took me a year to write it.

7. How many stories have you written?

I wrote two novels (“950, 49th Street Brooklyn New York” and “La Corsa e l’Infinito”) both published in Italy, and many short stories. Since I turned to screenwriting in 2011, I wrote six short screenplays (two have been produced in Italy “Un Amato Funerale” and “The Rosary”) and two long features, “Chasing White Infinity” is the first one, “The Italian Vacation” (comedy) the second one. I also had my first stage play, “A Little Monster’s Joirnal” published in the US in 2004.

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

An Italian song: “Il cielo in una stanza” (The Sky in a Room) by Italian singer and song writer Gino Paoli.

9. What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

I had an hard time to develop the “thriller” component of the story. I wanted the story to be intriguing. Manish, my antagonist, had to be cunning, and above suspicion. His bad side had to come out at the end, it was hard to make him act as my protagonist’s friend, knowing he was the “bad guy”. I was happy to come out with the right solution, and be able to finish the screenplay.

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

I am passionate about stage plays, and movies. As a teenager, (living in France, Italy and Germany) I read tons of stage plays (screenplays were not available at the time, as there was no internet), and novels. All these years spent reading were necessary for me to become a writer.

I am passionate about the Art of movies, how the images can tell feelings, mood, and stories. It’s fascinating. My passion for traveling made me visit many countries, and I’m also passionate about cooking (well… I’m Italian). My three children, that I love dearly, are also one of my passions and sometimes my inspiration.

http://www.fantaricette.blogspot.com
http://www.amorecinema.wordpress.com

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

Camera Op: Mary Cox

SCI-FI Best Scene Reading of TANGLED SPIRIT, by Eric P. Granger

CAST LIST:

Christi – Lada Darewych
Paul – Hugh Ritchie
Narration – Julie C. Sheppard
Lexington – Sean Ballantyne
Esteban – Geoff Mays
Stella – Victoria Urquhart

Get to know the writer:

 1. What is your screenplay about?

The rising spirits of recently deceased persons becoming entangled and returning to Earth in the wrong bodies and a single mother desperately trying to save her young son’s missing spirit.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

SciFi thriller

3. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

It proposes answers to mankind’s oldest question: What happens to our spirit when we die?

4. How would you describe this script in two words?

Thought provoking.

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

Galaxy Quest

6. How long have you been working on this screenplay?

Two years

7. How many stories have you written?

Working on my 10th screenplay, a book of short stories, and 5 Stage plays.

8. What is your favorite song?

Tiny Hands

9. What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Time. Quiet.

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

Exploring, Writing songs, Fishing.

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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

FANTASY Best Scene Reading of MEDUSA, by Lisette R. Norton

CAST LIST:

Massey (f) – Victoria Urquhart
Jasper – Hugh Ritchie
NARRATION- Julie C. Sheppard
Zag – Geoff Mays
Max (f) – Lada Darewych

Get to know the writer: 

 1. What is your screenplay about?

The screenplay is about a group of young antique dealers who stumble upon Medusa’s Tomb and unknowingly unleash hell on earth.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Sci Fi/Fantasy

3. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

This screenplay should be made into a movie because it’s a wonderful story written to entertain and capture the audience.

4. How would you describe this script in two words?

Bad Ass

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

Nightmare on Elm Street

6. How long have you been working on this screenplay?

I worked on this screenplay for 1 year

7. How many stories have you written?

7

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

Sweet Love by Anita Baker

9. What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

I really didn’t face any obstacles finishing this script.

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

Music, Art and Food.

 

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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