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

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

 

STORYNOVEL TRANSCRIPT: SPACE TANGENTS by Jerry L. Harvy Jr.
November 2018

STORYNOVEL TRANSCRIPT: MOON SPYER by Susan Wingate
November 2018

STORYSCI-FI BEST SCENE: Star Whores and the Impotence Ray by Joel Karlinsky
November 2018

STORYSCI-FI BEST SCENE: A Brief World on Hypersleep Studies by Chiliagon
November 2018

STORYTV BEST SCENE: PAX GRAVITATE by Paul R. Price
November 2018

STORYTV BEST SCENE: PANDORA by Karen Matthews
November 2018

 

 

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: John Johnson, Isabal Cupryn, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

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Short Film: FAEW, 7min., Canada, Animation, Sci-Fi

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In an epic journey that span thousands of years and millions of miles, we are witness to some of the greatest human achievements born out of the most intrinsic elements.

  • Film Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Genres:
    Sci-fi
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 6 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 21, 2018
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:41
  • Film Color:
    Color

Short Film: UNCLE GRIOT, 5min., UK, Fantasy/Animation

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A young girl takes her uncle for a walk.

Project Links
  • Film Type:
    Animation
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 34 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 10, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Shooting Format:
    digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:35:1
  • Film Color:
    Color

Director Biography – George A. Velez (MR. E, P.I.)

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George A. Velez is a New York based filmmaker. He graduated from Pace University in 2015 with a degree in English. He has helped produce videos in collaboration with Warner Bros., NBCUniversal, and 21st Century Fox. Right now, he is rewriting his feature and working on short films.

Short Film: MR. E, P.I., 14min., USA, Sci-Fi/Mystery

Two brothers investigate a possible alien abduction while struggling to understand each other.

  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Mystery
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 24 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 11, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    RED
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35:1
  • Film Color:
    Color

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Director Biography – Stuart T Birchall (A P E X)

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Writer / Director / Producer

Birchall, a self taught artist, has been writing and directing since 1998. The multiple award winning director quickly established himself as one of the most prominent and original music promo directors in the rock scene. Working with the likes of ‘Bring Me The Horizon’, ‘Young Guns’, ‘Bullet For My Valentine’, ‘Cradle Of Filth’ ‘Architects’ & ‘Enter Shikari’, for Sony, Virgin EMI, Columbia & Universal.

His dark and broody asthetic translated well through his short films conceptual design and photography. An enigmatic all round artist who is not afraid to challenge audiences and break conventions.

Birchall is currently writing an original sci-fi series alongside feature film development.

IMDB – http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3381841/resume?ref_=nm_ov_res

 

Director Statement

 

APEX was born out of my passion for science fiction, it has been a key inspiration throughout my life, from the child gazing out into the star fields above to cowering under covers at old black and white movies. Through the written work of Asimov, Orwell, P.K Dick, R. A Wilson, Clarke, Wells, Huxley to the visual work of Kubrick, Tarkovsky, Cameron and Scott. We a specific impact of the Alien franchise resonating deeply with me from my childhood.

I have been developing my first sci-fi novel for a few years and this has allowed me the opportunity to begin exploring concepts and ideas that I have been collecting and archiving for many years.
As a self taught professional, I have always admired the innovation and belief in artist willing to push out into the unknown and challenge conventions.

2018 marks ten years as an independent filmmaker, so it seemed a fitting time to begin translating my sci-fi ideas to the screen! APEX is very much the beginning of a new and exciting chapter for me as a director, I aim for these early representations of my conceptual ideas to serve as a precursor of what is to come.

So with gratitude I present APEX for your consideration.

Short Film: A P E X, 4min., UK, Sci-Fi/Fantas

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“Emergence of a hybrid human-alien consciousness from the void”

APEX explores the emergence of a higher life form, the convergence of intelligence and higher consciousness in the primordial void of infinite potential. A portal through which something greater and far more malevolent has emerged.

This conceptual film was inspired by a love of the ‘Alien’ franchise and the work of H.R Giger. I wanted to explore the Alien concept set in a future abstraction. We witness a genetic hybrid emerging from the void, composed of the alien and human DNA. The creature: a biological zenith represents the pinnacle in biological evolution and higher consciousness, the being represents balance, a queen and creator, the APEX of being.

I employed symbolism to build a subtext, using light (illumination) that symbolises the beginning or awareness or consciousness, the cube (structure) that represents the totality of human intelligence, alongside the blackness in both liquid and solid form to represent the void.

Project Links
  • Film Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Sci-fi, Experimental, Thriller, arthouse
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 20, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color