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

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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Short Film: ALORA, 9min., USA, Sci-Fi

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A possible Earth-like planet has been discovered within the goldilocks zone near a star, A-107A. A mother, training for the mission of a lifetime as a NASA astronaut, has to make a choice between her dream of space flight and the love of her daughter whom she would leave behind.

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HIGHLIGHTS, WINNERS & VIDEOS: JULY 2019 SCI-FI/FANTASY FEEDBACK Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:

BEST FILM: NOW

BEST PERFORMANCES: THE MONSTER

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: THIS IS FINE

BEST MUSIC: SLASHED!

THEME: Reborn

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterLOST AT SEA, 16min., USA, Thriller/Mystery festival posterI’M SORRY, 4min., USA, Horror/Found Footage
festival posterTHIS IS FINE, 7min, USA, Sci-Fi/Drama festival posterSLASHED!, 8min., UK, Horror/Comedy
festival posterNOW, 16min, USA, Sci-Fi/Fantasy festival posterTHE MONSTER, 11min., Horror/Thriller
festival posterNOMADIC CLOUD, 5min., Sci-Fi/Animation festival posterTHE DUMPSTER ROOM, 11min., USA, Horror/Thriller

The theme of the July 2019 LA Action/Horror/Sci-Fi/Thriller Feedback Film Festival in Toronto was “Deceiving Appearances”.

Each film was about a character or situation of nothing appearing what it seems.

The 7th event of the Los Angeles festivals in 2019.

5 more festivals to go in LA this year.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

Winning Sci-Fi/Fantasy Short Screenplay Reading: Fata Morgana’s, by Anthony Catino

A dying man travels to the edge of the universe to visit a brothel staffed with alien sex workers who provide extraordinary services, both real and imaginary, so he can end his life with the help of his wife.

CAST LIST:

Nuralla: Christina Leonard
Commander: Aaron Maxwell
Narration: Sean Ballantyne
Hogur: Carina Cojeen
Jaze: Aaron Williams
Dex: Geoff Mays

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

Short Film: SIEGE, 15min., Canada, Sci-Fi

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In a futuristic universe, Aditya tries to commit suicide to escape the bloody violence orchestrated by his brother. He now has to choose between being eternally captive in the illusory world of coma pushing him on the edge between life and death, or facing the atrocities of reality, in order to accomplish his destiny by becoming a symbol of hope.

  • Film Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 34 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 4, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    India
  • Country of Filming:
    India
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    4K Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35:1
  • Film Color:
    Color