Winning SCI-FI/FANTASY Feature Screenplay: The Venusian Chronicles, by Lynn Vincentnathan

 

 

The story is about Dr. Ishi Banesa, a mild-mannered linguist passing as a human, whose ancestors came from Venus. His life’s mission is to help save Earth from the same fate that destroyed Venus. When astronauts discover an ancient spaceship wreck on the Moon, Ishi fears his mission will be derailed and he and his grandmother will be discovered and harmed. To complicate matters the Dean has threatened his job if he doesn’t publish his works soon, works that will out him. He also feels an increasing need to tell the truth to his grad assistant, who is falling in love with him. But when “Space Alien Vigilantes” start harassing and killing innocent people, mistaking them for space aliens, Ishi can no longer hide his identity. With time running out, Ishi must reveal his identity and divert the danger to himself, or more innocent people will be killed. But will that thwart his plans to help save Earth from runaway warming?

CAST LIST: 

Nora/Laura: Angelica Alejandro

Ben/Kip/George: Peter Mark Rapheal

Edward/Hank: Peter Nelson

Narrator: Elizabeth Morriss

Ishi: Kaleb Alexander

Julie; Zena Driver

Yaris: Jen Daniels

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 – Deeptanshu Sinha (SIEGE)

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Deeptanshu Sinha is a visionary director whose films portray out of the box visionary ideas with true to life characters. They are made on a large visual scale and are designed for the ultimate cinematic experience.

Deeptanshu has been in the field of filmmaking since the last 7 years. Starting off as a Screenwriter, he has 2 feature length spec screenplays to his name and has been a Screenwriter for over 20 short films. He further pursued Direction and has directed 22 short films in the last 3 years. He is also well versed with the technical aspects of filmmaking as he been an Editor for over 15 short films.

Deeptanshu holds a B.Sc. degree in Filmmaking with specialization in Direction from Whistling Woods International, India. He further specialized as an Editor and Director during his time at Vancouver Film School, Canada.

With strong grasp on script to screen execution, Deeptanshu aims to be a complete filmmaker who will raise the bar with every film he makes and change the way we experience films.

July 2019 Film/Story/Screenplay Winners

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ACTORSCREENPLAY MOVIE: MIND FORCE, by James Zeankowski
July 2019 Winner

ACTORTV SPEC SCREENPLAY: WESTWORLD, by Brenda Holiday
July 2019 Winner

ACTOR1st Scene TV SCREENPLAY: VAPOR, by Eric White
July 2019 Winner

ACTORSCI-FI SHORT SCREENPLAY: THE LAST BREATH OF WINTER, by Thom Holland
July 2019 Winner

ACTORFEMALE BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: THE TERRAN CHRONICLES, by Lisa Kirkwood
July 2019 Winner

ACTOR BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: CETACEANS, by Paul Nurkowski
July 2019 Winner

ACTORNOVEL TRANSCRIPT: CANDELJACK BOOK ONE, by Jeffrey Anthony Campos
July 2019 Winner

festival posterRED & THE KINGDOM OF SOUND, UK, Animation/Fantasy

festival posterNOMADIC CLOUD, 5min., Sci-Fi/Animation

festival posterNOW, 16min, USA, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

festival posterTHIS IS FINE, 7min, USA, Sci-Fi/Drama

 

 

 

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Denissa Palmer, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

May 2019 Film/Story/Screenplay Winners

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ACTORSCREENPLAY MOVIE: PAST PRESENCE, by Kevin Mongelli
May 2019 Winner

ACTORSCREENPLAY MOVIE: SPACE TRUCKERS, by Mike D’Ambrosi
May 2019 Winner

ACTORFEATURE SCREENPLAY: PERSEVERANCE, by Josh Brushett
May 2019 Winner

ACTORFAN FICTION 1ST SCENE: STAR TREK: QUICKSILVER, by Mary Blakney
May 2019 Winner

ACTORSCI-FI SHORT SCREENPLAY: EARTHING, by Llewellyn Michael Bates
May 2019 Winner

ACTORFANTASY BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: COSMOSIS OF WORLDS, by Richard Trask
May 2019 Winner

festival posterTHE NOISE OF THE LIGHT, 23min., France, Sci-Fi

festival posterLIFE OR DEATH DEBATES, 6min., USA, Sci-Fi

festival posterANTENNA, 16min., Germany, Sci-Fi

festival posterIT’S A MESS, 30min., USA, Fantasy

festival posterSONGBIRD, 14min., UK, Fantasy

 

 

 

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Denissa Palmer, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

March 2019 Film/Story/Screenplay Winners

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ACTORSCREENPLAY MOVIE: ROBOTS FROM NEPTUNE by J. David Thayer

ACTORSCREENPLAY MOVIE: STARLIGHT by John Roger

ACTORTV PILOT SCREENPLAY: CORNELIUS ADAMS, by Jonathan D. Mabee
March 2019 Winner

ACTORTV BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: HERO FAMILY by Roderick Sloan
March 2019 Winner

ACTORSCI-FI SHORT SCREENPLAY: STUCK by Katy Erin
March 2019 Winner

ACTORSCI-FI SHORT SCREENPLAY: SERVILE by Travis Darkow
March 2019 Winner

ACTORFANTASY BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: THE SEVEN CIRCLES by Eylem Cagla Sayman
March 2019 Winner

festival posterTHE NOISE OF THE LIGHT, 23min., France, Drama/Sci-Fi

 

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Fraser, Andy Camp, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

January 2019 Film/Story/Screenplay Winners

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festival posterTV BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: The Immortal King Jesus by Justin Lamar Petty

festival posterTV BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: The Portal by Farook Qais
festival posterEUROPEAN 1ST SCENE SCREENPLAY: Starfarers by David Hearne

festival poster BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: Beast by Michael Meade
festival posterNOVEL READING: Omie 17 by G. Michael Smith

 

 

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Fraser, Andy Camp, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

 

 

 

 

Top 30 Sci-Fi/Fantasy BEST SCENE Screenplays of 2018

Watch the best scene readings of the TOP screenplays of the last year.

ACTORSCI-FI Best Scene Screenplay – TANGLED SPIRIT
January 2018 Reading
by Eric P. Granger
ACTORFANTASY Best Scene Screenplay – THE SWORDBEARER
January 2018 Reading
by Tim Morell
ACTORFANTASY Best Scene Screenplay – MEDUSA
January 2018 Reading
by Lisette R. Norton
ACTORFANTASY Best Scene Screenplay – THE TIME JOB
February 2018 Reading
by Thomas Tinnerello
ACTORSCI-FI Best Scene Screenplay – CHASING WHITE INFINITY
February 2018 Reading
by Claudia Marinellil
ACTORFANTASY BEST SCENE Screenplay
March 2018 Reading
by J. David Thayer
ACTORFANTASY BEST SCENE Screenplay – BIOS
March 2018 Reading
by Michael Clohesy
ACTORESC(APE) ONLINE TV Best Scene Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by Christopher Kerr
ACTORDRAGONS AND WOLVES – TV Best Scene Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by Drew Henriksen
ACTORTHE PARADOX MAN – Fantasy/Sci-Fi Best Scene Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by Larry Thomas
ACTORSPACE TRUCKERS – Fantasy/Sci-Fi Best Scene Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by Michael Dambrosio
ACTORS.F.O – Fantasy/Sci-Fi Best Scene Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by Lawrence Whitener
ACTORUNEARTHLY – Fantasy/Sci-Fi Best Scene Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by David Dalessandro
ACTORTHE GIRL WITH NO BRAIN – Fantasy/Sci-Fi Best Scene Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by Royce Adkins
ACTOR2084 – Fantasy/Sci-Fi Best Scene Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by Virgo Velasquez
ACTORPLANET B346 – Fantasy/Sci-Fi Best Scene Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by Tom Thorpe
ACTORHYPNOS – Fantasy/Sci-Fi Best Scene Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by Alexandra Dyranis
ACTORM DEMON KILLER – SCI-FI Best Scene Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Mark Hammond
ACTORMAGIC MAN – SCI-FI Best Scene Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Norma Hickox
ACTORTHE CUT – SCI-FI Best Scene Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Christopher Kerr
ACTORPAST PRESENCE – FANTASY Best Scene Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Kevin Mongelli
ACTORIT’S A NIGHTMARE – SCI-FI Best Scene Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Nicole Quinn
ACTORSCI-FI BEST SCENE Screenplay: THE SON OF GUN by Matt Mendez
August 2018
ACTORSCI-FI BEST SCENE Screenplay: A VOYAGER IN CHRONOSPACE by Lisa Kirkwood
August 2018
STORYFANTASY BEST SCENE Screenplay: THE VENUS SYNDROME by Lynn Vincentnathan
September 2018
STORYFANTASY BEST SCENE Screenplay: XIGHTFALL by Julian Blondell
September 2018
STORYFANTASY BEST SCENE Screenplay: MAJOR TOM AND THE ALIEN GIRL by Mirka Kettunen
September 2018
STORYSCI-FI BEST SCENE Screenplay: SPACE FISH by Hank Biro & Kai Clark
October 2018
STORYSCI-FI BEST SCENE: Star Whores and the Impotence Ray by Joel Karlinsky
November 2018
STORYSCI-FI BEST SCENE: A Brief Word on Hypersleep Studies : Chiliagon by Joshua Ashburn
November 2018