Winning SHORT Sci-Fi Screenplay Reading: Voosch And Helina, by Joe Kourieh

In the far future, the world is engulfed in a war with genocidal implications. One young soldier, faced with an innocent victim, juggles the pressures of duty and conscience in his many arms.

CAST LIST:

Human 2: Nick Hendrik
Human 1: Peter Valdron
Narrator: Justine Christensen
Helina: Rebecca MacDonald
Gaard: Thomas Fournier

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

Winning Sci-Fi TV SPEC Screenplay of BLACK MIRROR: Matchsticks 2.0., by Shane W Smith

“Perfect is the enemy of special.

When the government starts to use data mining software in order to identify genetically imperfect citizens, the software’s lead designer must come to terms with what it means to be perfect, and decide what kind of life he wants for his children.

CAST LIST:

Sally: Rebecca MacDonald
Brad: Peter Valdron
Narrator: Justine Christensen
Daniel: Nick Hendrik
Mara: Georgia Grant
Tag: Thomas Fournier

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

SCI-FI 1st Scene Screenplay Reading: Dark Angels, by Andronica Marquis

Cast from Heaven to Earth, a beautiful demon, torn between her conflicted dark angel clan and the flailing human race, fights her demon nature to find love and fulfill her destiny.

CAST LIST:

Narration: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Ronny: Gabriel Darku
Desiree: Katelyn Varadi

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

Director Biography – Nathan Hong Fisher (HELLO, WORLD)

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Nathan Hong Fisher is an NYC filmmaker, originally from Seattle.

In 2017 he co-created the series TableTalk; distributed by Fullscreen Media. His film Backtrack received jury commendation at the 2016 Filminute festival and his upcoming work includes The 49th Day, Martin Eden, Sunlit Night, and the NBC series The Village.

He is also developing a series based in Backtrack’s universe and adapting his novella Human+ into a limited series.

Short Film: HELLO, WORLD, 11min., USA, Sci-Fi/Romance

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A near future love story: Hello, World is about the trial a couple will go through to hold into one another. Gayle and Bennett are at the end of their lives and make the decision to try and continue their existence together through technology.

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Director Biography – Raúl Koler, Emiliano Sette (ANACRONTE)

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Raúl Isidoro Koler y Emiliano Sette

Raúl Koler is an Argentinean artist that has been developing a series of interdisciplinary projects since the 1990’s that include works in literature, photography and film.
Among his works we can find:
Mandato Familiar – Novel – 1996
Describes the ups and downs of two jewish families that, escaping the horrors of the first world war, settled down in the colonies created by Baron Hirsh in Basavilbaso, Entre Ríos, Argentina.
Trancoso – Novel – 1998
Set in the Brazilian northeast, it shows the impact generated by “the progress”, incarnated in the arrival of tourism to a little village defenseless to capitalism’s voracity.
La cadena de Huayna Capac – Historical Novel – 2006
Written with thorough detail and in ancient Spanish, tells the story of Francisco Pizarro, who in the beginnings of the 1500 conquers the Incan Empire. Simultaneously, Teodoro, a lawyer in our present time, denounces Spain in the international tribunals.
De aquí y allá – Photography Book – 2013
Set in the northeast of Brazil and in the city of La Plata, Argentina
Anacronte – Short Story – 2014
Describes the becoming of mankind in its eternal struggle to circumvent the designs of the Sorcerers of Evil that, in the form of an arrow, reward or punish effort or sloth.
Anacronte – Short Animated Film (3-D CGI) – 2016
A spin-off from his short story Anacronte. It’s a unique 3-D CGI animation piece in Latin America in technical quality and storytelling.

Emiliano Sette

In 2011 he is called upon to make the script for the television series “El payaso PLIM PLIM, a hero from the heart”.
He won the Martín Fierro Award in 2012 for Best Children’s Cable Program, and was nominated as Best Children’s Air Television Program in the 2013 edition of the Martin Fierro’s Awards.
Distinguished with a special mention for the category “child’s programs” in the ATVC Awards granted by the Argentine Association of Cable Television.
Winner of the “INFANCIAS INCAA Award” with his short animated film Reflejos.
Winner of the “Contest for the Development and International Promotion of Animation Projects 2013” organized by INCAA with his animation series Noticiero.
Director and screenwriter of the animation series Mili, winner of EXPOTOONS 2013.
Director and screenwriter of Náufragos, TV series distinguished by INCAA in the Federal Animation Contest.
Director and screenwriter of Transmedia contents in studios, production agencies and institutions such as Magic Gardens Animation Studios, Celeste Studios, La República de los Niños and Smilehood, among others.