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

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

 

festival posterBLACK BIRD, 4min., USA, Experimental/Fantasy

festival posterCHRICKLE, 7min., Sweden, LGBT/Experimental

festival posterORNAMENT OF BEAUTY, USA, Thriller/Fantasy

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
ACTORIN THE WOODS – Short Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by Rachel Greenhoe
ACTORRAY IN SPACE – Sci-Fi Short Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by John Celona
ACTORTRANSIT – ACTION Best Scene Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by Charles Lo Manto
ACTORTHE MUSHROOM KING – ACTION Best Scene Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by Steve Trebilcock
ACTORWILD MIND – Fantasy/Sci-Fi Best Scene Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by Fujio Torikai
ACTORS.F.O – Fantasy/Sci-Fi Best Scene Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by Lawrence Whitener
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
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
ACTORCROWN AND STEEL Novel Reading
April 2018 Reading
by Anna L. Walls

 

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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: TRUMPETS IN THE SKY, 12min., Belguim, Sci-Fi

Received 10213384570909003

In a near, dystopian future an earshattering sound has plagued the world for six months. Gabriëlle and her deaf son Raphael struggle to survive in a a society on the brink of collapsing since the start of “The Horn”.

  • Film Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 8, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    800 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Belgium
  • Country of Filming:
    Belgium
  • Film Language:
    Dutch
  • Shooting Format:
    digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:40
  • Film Color:
    Color

Short Film: PHARMA LAB TRAINING VIDEO: 1, 9min., USA, Fantasy

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A training video gone wrong for the government’s new pharmaceutical testing facility!

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  • Film Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 45 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 11, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    3,700 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35:1
  • Film Color:
    Color

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

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

 

festival posterTHE SURVIVOR, 12min., UK, Sci-Fi/Drama
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festival posterTHE CASSETTE, 5min., USA, Drama
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ACTORTV 1st Scene Screenplay – TOUCH
March 2018 Reading
by Robert Cox
ACTORFAN FICTION SHORT Screenplay – FALLEN: A STAR WARS STORY
March 2018 Reading
by George Deihl Jr.

ACTORSCI-FI SHORT Screenplay
March 2018 Reading
by Jade S. Bokhari
ACTORFANTASY 1st SCENE Screenplay – ENTANGLED
March 2018 Reading
by Sharon Powers

ACTORFANTASY BEST SCENE Screenplay
March 2018 Reading
by J. David Thayer
ACTORFANTASY BEST SCENE Screenplay – BIOS
March 2018 Reading
by Michael Clohesy

ACTORNOVEL Transcript Reading – ODE TO THE DARKEST DAYS
March 2018 Reading
by M. Ryan Hollows
ACTORSHORT STORY Reading – NOOKMIS
March 2018 Reading
by Athena Wisenrich

ACTORSHORT STORY Reading – KIEL
March 2018 Reading
by Keith Brandon

 

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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

FANTASY BEST Scene Reading of BIOS, by Michael Clohesy

Genre: Fantasy, Mystery

Life as we know it is thrown into question when a disparate group of young creatives attempt to unravel the multi-generational mystery surrounding the reemergence of a reclusive artist, one who aspires to save the world by forever changing the face of the planet.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Olivia Jon
Kita: Jennifer Vallance
Miranda: Lesley Ballantyne

Get to know the writer: 

 1. What is your screenplay about?

BIOS surrounds the life, love and destiny of two people, born lifetimes apart but who share the same consciousness, who must come together and harness their shared potential in order to avert a cataclysmic ecological disaster.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

BIOS is a Sci-fi mystery drama. Kinda like LOST with some elements of Dark thrown in, even though it was conceived well before Dark entered the zeitgeist.

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

The reason BIOS should be made in to TV series is because the themes of Indigenous land rights, the cost of ecological preservation, the role of technology in overcoming adversity and the importance of critical thinking in a world full of ‘fake news’ are all crucial in today’s increasingly interconnected yet myopically corporatised global society.

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

Head. Trip.

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

The movie I’ve seen most in my life is probably Back to the Future Part II. Mainly because the TV channel in Australia that had the rights to it, seemed to play it and Part III every couple of months. Not Part I though weirdly, but I assume that was because it was the turn of the millennium, and implied themes of incestuous behaviour didn’t really fly with the ratings board back then. If only there was a way to go back and change things…

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

I worked on the version of BIOS this scene comes from off and on over the course of 5 months.

7. How many stories have you written?

I recently returned to writing after a break of four years, after I studied it during my post graduate diploma. Since this time last year, as well as BIOS, I have also written a short film ‘Min Min’ surrounding the psychedelic disappearance of a woman on her honeymoon at Uluru in Outback Australia.

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

As a voracious consumer of music that is a crazy hard question, but I’d have to say that Hall & Oates – Out Of Touch, Chaka Khan – Ain’t Nobody and Drake – Hold On We’re Going Home are definitely all up there, along with instrumental jams like Hans Zimmer – Time and John Murphy – Sunshine (Adagio in G Minor)

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

The biggest obstacle that I faced was time, which I see now is the recurring motif of this Q&A. Working erratic/ long hours freelancing in the Australian TV Industry, then trying to carve out time to ‘be creative’ as well as living a full active life. These are just a few of my many #firstworldwhitemanproblems

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

I’m passionate about active adventure and challenges, be they physical or mental, for if it challenges and pushes you, then anything that happens along the way is progress. That, and understanding the forces behind how the world works, who we are and how things got to be the way they are, in both the internal and cosmic sense… so basically I read a lot of science, anthropology and devour podcasts and travel the world as much as possible.

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

Film Freeway has been real smooth to use. easy to navigate and control my submissions to various competitions and programs. Two shakas up from me.

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

I was influenced to enter the festival primarily because it gave me a chance to get professional feedback on an original story that had been bursting out of my head over the middle of 2017. I was also very intrigued by the prize of having professional actors bring your story to life, which is something I never expected, especially considering this was the second screenplay I developed as a screenwriter, so I’m very grateful for such a cool opportunity.

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

Director: Matthew Toffolo

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

FANTASY Best Scene Reading of LOD A COMBINED REVENGE by Andy Bethea

 

CAST LIST:

Crowd member – Lada Darewych
Bubba – Hugh Ritchie
NARRATION – Julie C. Sheppard
Lex – Geoff Mays
Braniac – Sean Ballantyne

Get to know the writer:

1. What is your screenplay about?

How and why Lex Luther formed the Legion of Doom (I know it was Grodd)

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Action; Fiction; Adventure; Fantasy

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

Most SH movies are told from the “Hero” side but what makes villains become villains? This film gives a different perspective on the good v/s evil

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

Captivatingly exciting. (you didn’t say they had to make sense together)

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

toss up between the “Bourne Trilogy” and “Batman” films.

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

I completed it several years ago but I think I worked on it a few months.

7. How many stories have you written?

Completed? about 12 / Still working? maybe 10

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

I’m sure it would be something by Micheal Jackson, can’t narrow it down to 1

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

I had to be sure that I wasn’t recreating what I’ve seen in SH movies but still keeping the characters intact. (true fans don’t like change in their heroes)

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

Acting. I have had an opportunity to work on a few films, one is currently in theaters, “Tragedy Girls”, I play Alexandria Shipp’s (new Storm) father. Brianna Hildebrand (Teenage Warhead/Deadpool) is her best friend and Elise Neale (Logan) plays my wife. So it was really cool to work with that many people from XMen films.  

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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

2017 SCI-FI/FANTASY Feature Screenplays (4)

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

 

FEATURE Screenplay – INCURABLE
January 2017 Reading
Written by Jeff York

ACTORFEATURE Screenplay – PIXYLATIONS
February 2017 Reading
Written by Joe Laudati

ACTORWINNING FEATURE Screenplay – THE LAST PRISON
August 2017 Reading
by Richard Geiwitz

ACTORNOWHERE MAN – TIME TRAVEL Feature Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Edward Ocean & Michael Sgueglia

 

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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