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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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

 

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

FANTASY Best Scene Reading of THE SWORDBEARER SAGA, by Tim Morell

CAST LIST:

Narration – Victoria Urquhart
Corwin – Sean Ballantyne
Ravenwolf – Geoff Mays

Get to know the writer:

1. What is your screenplay about?

The story is the final chapter in the saga of a warrior’s journey from brutal conqueror to epic hero and of the love that led to his redemption.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

It’s an Adventure/Fantasy

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

Well, you would have to make the other three first so this would film would be the conclusion to a story that I believe offers consistently interesting characters and conflicts in a world that taps into the same market that projects like the Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones draws from.

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

I wouldn’t (that’s two words right?)

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

Seen or watched? That’s two different things. Have probably seen Jaws about 10 or 12 times. Have watched Shakespeare in Love and the Apartment at least as often and went to see Wind River three times in three days.

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

This particular script went fairly quickly, but the first chapter of the saga, though I didn’t know that was what it was at the time, was the first script I ever wrote about 8 million years ago.

7. How many stories have you written?

There’s four in this cycle. About four that I was paid to write but have no particular attachment to, about five others of my own that I’m pretty happy with, and a handful of ideas in the drawer that I keep telling myself I will get to some day.

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

Don’t really have one. Maybe something by Sade if I absolutely had to pick

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

My own inertia. The idea came pretty fully formed after a comment that someone made about the previous script in the cycle, The Red Desert. When I added a bit of business to accommodate their notes that led to a line that led to the idea for this script and it came together pretty quickly after that. Then the challenge was just to sit down and do the work.

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

Am I passionate about writing? I don’t know, I have sort of a love/hate relationship with the process. I am passionate about the idea of Love but have proven to be particularly inept at solving its mysteries.

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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 Novels & Short Stories (25)

 

ACTORNOVEL Reading – THE FULL MOOD: A PRIESTESS TALE
October 2017 Reading
by Pen Augustin

ACTORNOVEL Reading – THE FOOTSTOOL INCIDENT
January 2017 Reading
Written by Stephen Karnaghan

ACTORNOVEL Reading – DAWN OF CHRYSALIS
January 2017 Reading
Written by Sam B. Miller II

ACTORSHORT STORY – POST MORTEM REBELLION
February 2017 Reading
Written by Jax Lemon

ACTORNOVEL Transcript – FORTUNATE SON
February 2017 Reading
Written by Daniel T. Pawlowski

ACTORNOVEL Transcript – MEI MENG: THE LOST PANDA
February 2017 Reading
Written by Andrew Fisk

ACTORNOVEL Transcript Reading – BRIAR EARTH
March 2017 Reading
Written by Paul Tapp

ACTORNOVEL Transcript Reading – A POOR MAN’S TRUCE
June 2017 Reading
by H.E. Scott

ACTORNOVEL Transcript Reading – RYAN GORDON
March 2017 Reading
Written by Art Blum

ACTORNOVEL Transcript: OUTBREAK MUTINY
May 2017 Reading
by Jay Sandlin

ACTORNOVEL Transcript: ELLA: A STEPMUMS TALE
May 2017 Reading
by J.L. Higgs

ACTORNOVEL Transcript – DREAMDALES DARK HEARTS
July 2017 Reading
by Jeremy Roberts

ACTORSHORT STORY Reading – GOD’S HANDS
August 2017 Reading
by Michael Coleman

ACTORSHORT STORY Transcript – GIVE ME TRUTH OR GIVE ME SILENCE
September 2017 Reading
by Melissa R. Mendelson

ACTORNOVEL Transcript – BRIAR EARTH
September 2017 Reading
by Paul Tapp

ACTORNOVEL Reading – SNAYGILL: SLITHERY TEMPTATIONS
October 2017 Reading
by Michelle B. Assor

ACTORNOVEL Reading – PRIESTESS OF THE FOREST: A DRUID JOURNEY
October 2017 Reading
by Ellen Evert Hopman

ACTOR Novel Transcript Reading – THE ADVENTURES OF TEK DANGER & LARRY APPLEBAUM
November 2017 Reading
by Rich Hynes

ACTORARIA LEFT LUGGAGE Novel Transcript Reading
November 2017 Reading
by Geoff Nelder
ACTORSWEET DREAMS: SEARCHING FOR ROY BUCHANAN Novel Transcript Reading
December 2017 Reading
by Tory Gates
ACTORSKYMERGE Novel Transcript Reading
December 2017 Reading
by Deepak Menon
ACTORJUST ANOTHER DESERT SUNSET Novel Transcript Reading
December 2017 Reading
by Nikki Broadwell
ACTORLEMMONS JOURNEY Novel Transcript Reading
December 2017 Reading
by Philip Oyok
ACTORSUPERHIGHWAY Novel Transcript Reading
December 2017 Reading
by James Oldman
ACTORGHOST IN THE PORCELAIN Novel Transcript Reading
December 2017 Reading
by Melissa R. Mendelson

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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 Best Scene Screenplays (16)

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

ACTORREVAMPED MODELS – FANTASY BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Joseph Killeen
PRIMORDIAL SILENCE – FANTASY BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Irene Leonardou
ACTORTHE PSYCHONAUTS – THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Jonah Jones
ACTORTHE ERRANTS WAR – FANTASY BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Philip Tice
ACTORKOPKILLER – THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Shane McCabe
ACTORBEST Scene – THE LEGEND OF YAKATUTCH
January 2017 Reading
Written by Sean Francis Ellis

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – WORMHOLE 276
February 2017 Reading
Written by Veronica R. Tabares

ACTORACTION BEST Scene – A SECRET JOURNEY
May 2017 Reading
by Gary A. Piazza

ACTORDRAMA BEST Scene – ALL OF THEIR COLORS
May 2017 Reading
by Leonidas Vyzas Asimakopoulos

ACTORACTION BEST Scene – FIEND
May 2017 Reading
by Andrew Samuelsen

ACTORFANTASY BEST Scene – BRAD ACTUALLY
May 2017 Reading
by Jeremy Bonali & Alex Quinn

ACTORTHRILLER BEST Scene – TASTE MY REVENGE
May 2017 Reading
by Dimitri Devyatkin

ACTORTHRILLER BEST Scene – TASTE MY REVENGE
May 2017 Reading
by Dimitri Devyatkin

ACTORSCI-FI BEST Scene – AMERICAN INDIAN UPRISING
May 2017 Reading
by Allen Cody

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – CONTINENTALIS
June 2017 Reading
by Aurele Ndja

ACTORACTION BEST SCENE Screenplay – STRANDED
November 2017 Reading
by Christopher Andre
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – FROM A KIDS POINT OF VIEW
November 2017 Reading
by Chad Smith

ACTORTHRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay – GOD SMACK
November 2017 Reading
by Diana Lanham

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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