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

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

 


festival posterEDEN HOSTEL, 14min., Spain, Comedy/Drama
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterVIKING TOOTHACHE, 4min, USA, Action/Fantasy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

ACTORTV Best Scene Screenplay – NOVEMBER OF MY SOUL
January 2018 Reading
by Jack Trammell
ACTORTV Best Scene Screenplay – FUTRE TENSE
January 2018 Reading
by Kyle Williamson
ACTORHORROR 1st Scene Screenplay – RED LIGHT
January 2018 Reading
by Dempsey Tillman & Ted Dewberry
ACTORSCI-FI SHORT Screenplay – VIRTUALLY FINE
January 2018 Reading
by Gil Saint
ACTORMYSTERY Best Scene Screenplay – UNDER THE WELL
January 2018 Reading
by Max. J. Eber
ACTORSCI-FI Best Scene Screenplay – TANGLED SPIRIT
January 2018 Reading
by Eric P. Granger
ACTORFANTASY Best Scene Screenplay – LOD A COMBINED REVENGE
January 2018 Reading
by Andy Bethea
ACTORFANTASY Best Scene Screenplay – THE SWORDBEARER
January 2018 Reading
by Tim Morell
ACTORFANTASY Best Scene Screenplay – MEDUSA
January 2018 Reading
by Lisette R. Norton
ACTORANIMATION Best Scene Screenplay – PHANTASMAGORIA 2020
January 2018 Reading
by Itzhak Begerano
ACTORANIMATION Best Scene Screenplay – THE 3 ROCKET RACERS
January 2018 Reading
by Philip Dumas
ACTORTHRILLER Best Scene Screenplay – CONTINENTALIS
January 2018 Reading
by Aurele Ndja
ACTOR NOVEL Transcript Reading – CURLY AND TUBS AND THE GALLOPING ROT
January 2018 Reading
by Kim Montgomery
ACTOR NOVEL Transcript Reading – THE KA
January 2018 Reading
by Mary Deal
ACTOR NOVEL Transcript Reading – STORIES NOT FOR CHILDREN
January 2018 Reading
by Georgi Ivanov

10 page SCI-FI SHORT Script Reading of VIRTUALLY FINE by Gil Saint

 

Genre: Sci-FI, Comedy, Satire

What good is living in the world of tomorrow if you’re still haunted by all the problems of today? That’s the question at the center of this dystopian dark comedy. But science may finally have an answer: an experimental device that can change anyone’s world view, even Miller, the future’s most pathetic sad-sack of a man.

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Miller: Peter-Mark Raphael
Jeanie: Ali Chappell
Virtual Shrink: Val Cole
Clown: Gabriel Darku

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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

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

Sci-Fi/Fantasy Festival – Thursday Feb. 22nd

The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival is back for 2018.. Our home is The Carlton Cinemas, located in the heart of downtown Toronto at 20 Carlton Street. The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm.

Continuing to showcase the best of short films from around the world, while maintaining our audience feedback format moderated by Kierston Drier. Showcasing a festival twice a month in Toronto in 2018!

Tickets for 2018 are PAY WHAT YOU LIKE. Purchase your tickets online via Paypal or Credit Card. Tickets are first come first serve.

If you like to obtain seats in advance and pick them up on the day of the event (come for FREE, or make a donation), please email us attickets@wildsound.ca and we’ll reserve seats for you.

You can pick up the tickets on the day of the event at the cinema. Tickets are first come, first serve. This festival has sold out 68 out of its last 70 events!

You will be able to buy alcohol (beer, wine, liquor), popcorn, candy, and refreshments before the show.

Here is the full program of films. Festival starts at 7pm sharp!

FIRST ACT PROGRAM


BREAKER, 10min., Japan/Canada, Sci-Fi/Action
Directed by Philippe McKie

In tomorrow’s Tokyo, the technologically-enhanced body of a young mercenary hacker is overrun by a sentient data weapon. Wanted, the parasitic A.I becomes her only ally as she is chased across the city by those seeking to salvage it.

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SKIN DEEP, 20min., UK, Fantasy 
Directed by Tim Willrich

Obsessed by appearance, a woman applies mysterious cream to help reignite her stagnant marriage. But when her skin peels away, her obsession soon turns his fantasy into a nightmare.

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MONSIEUR HERNST, 15min., France, Sci-Fi/Drama 
Directed by Cappello Vincent

Mr. HERNST has forgotten everything, even his own identity. Facing him, his doctor pushes trough the ages of his life trying to recover the memory of the event that made him forget everything.

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SECOND ACT PROGRAM


LILITH, 19min., USA, Sci-Fi/Drama 
Directed by David Odio

Set in a gritty, dystopian society, women are collected as commodities and taught only one designated skill. When a young girl named Lilith defies the system, her curiosity challenges the patriarchal rule and the city’s way of life.

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BACK PAGE RIPPER, 5min. USA, Sci-Fi/Mystery 
Directed by Stephen Rutterford

A girl must solve the mystery of who ripped the last page out of her mystery novel.

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MAN-AT-ARMS, 10min, UK, Fan Fiction//Animation 
Directed by Steven R. Lawson

Based on the Masters of the Universe series. Long before He-Man and Skeletor do battle, Evil-Lyn is ruler of Eternia. She feasts on the souls of vanquished kings to gain power,and with enough power she will become Master of the Universe.

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TEARS IN THE RAIN, 11min., South Africa, Fan Fiction/Sci-Fi 
Directed by Christopher Harvey 

Tears In The Rain is a short film set in the world of Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (1968) as well as the motion picture Blade Runner (1982).

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The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival is back for 2018.. Our home is The Carlton Cinemas, located in the heart of downtown Toronto at 20 Carlton Street. The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm

Short Film: LILITH, 19min., USA, Sci-Fi/Drama

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Set in a gritty, dystopian society, women are collected as commodities and taught only one designated skill. When a young girl named Lilith defies the system, her curiosity challenges the patriarchal rule and the city’s way of life.

Project Links
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Sci-fi, Drama
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes 54 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 12, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, RED
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35:1
  • Film Color:
    Color

Director BIO: Philippe McKie (BREAKER)

Director Biography

Philippe mckie director

Philippe is an award-winning filmmaker born in Montreal, Canada.
Since graduating from the Mel-Hoppenheim School of Cinema he has been living and making films in Japan. His films explore multiple genres ranging from psychological-dramas, to period pieces and science fiction.
Beginning in 2010 with his short-film ARIA, made in his first-year at film-school, his films have been selected in festivals around the world and received multiple prizes and distinctions.
Since 2011 he has been based in Tokyo, Japan.

Selected Filmography:

SHŪEN (Japan, 2015) Color, 15mins, HD
* Silver Award Horror Spotlight Awards

Healing Waters (Japan, 2014) Color, 3mins, HD
* Grand Prize winner 2014 Shikoku Film festival

Where The Heart Is (Japan, 2014) Color, 2mins, HD
* Silver Winner Chiba Film Festival

Shades of Grey on the Silver Screen (Montreal, 2011) B/W, 15mins, S-16mm
* 35th Festival des Films du Monde, Montreal, Canada, 2011

ARIA (Montreal, 2010) Color, 6mins, 16mm
* Winner best Film Jury’s prize 8th Festival Neatworks, Canada 2011