Winning SCI -FI FANTASY Short Screenplay – NOTHING IS FREE, by Terry Milner and Rebecca Brillhart

Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Drama, Comedy

Nothing Is Free is a drama short set in a dystopian world where Leonard and Hendrick are stuck in the basement of a skyscraper. The elevator is broken, the doors beyond the stairwell are locked and they must always keep one hand on a wall panel otherwise an alarm goes off. Hendrick wants to escape but Leonard isn’t so sure they can make it.

Narrator: Val Cole
Leonard: Twaine Ward
Hendrick: Peter Nelson
Chinese Woman: Penelope Park

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

Camera Operator: Kierston Drier

Editor: John Johnson

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

FANTASY Short Screenplay – SWITCHMAN by Henry Leeker

Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Fantasy

A small boy in a rural town with no authority figures questions the bizarre system in place where justice & judgement is carried out by a forest-dwelling creature known as the “Switchman.”

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Switchman: Brian Carleton
Tony: Jordy Kieto
Melissa: Andrea Meister
Children: Konstantina Mantelos
McCabe: Anthony Botelho
George: Jack Comerford
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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Camera Operator: Kierston Drier

Editor: John Johnson

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Sci-Fi Winning Short Screenplay – THE VOLUNTEER, by Christopher Michaels

Winning Screenplay – THE VOLUNTEER
Written by Christopher Michaels

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Becky Shrimpton
JASON – Jason Martorino
WADE – Brogan Caulfield
BLONDE – Kelci Stephenson

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Mystery

The Volunteer is about a man, who witnesses the beginning of the end for man kind.

Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

The Volunteer is about a man, who witnesses the beginning of the end for man kind. After he is grown up and lives underground with a totalitarianism rule he decides that his group needs to fight back, so he heads up to the surface for the first time not knowing what he will find, to help him fight.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Science Fiction/Action/Adventure/Mystery.

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

This screenplay not only introduces elements that have been seen before, but a brand new world of mystery, and the unknown. It forces audiences to wonder what is going to happen next. It also pulls audiences in within the first 5 minutes.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Frozen Unknown.

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

There are actually two that I’ve seen the most throughout my life. 12 Monkeys and Back to the Future. Both stories involve mystery, ask question and are trying to prevent a dangerous life changing event. Both use humor, and fear of what lies out there to hook the audience in.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

This particular screenplay was written on a rainy day. I was sitting down to watch 12 monkeys again when it hit me about a frozen tundra.

How many stories have you written?

Right now I have written 2 pilots, 3 short screenplays, and I am working on a third pilot.

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

I have a few songs that I really love.

U2 – Beautiful Day
Train – All American Girl
Imagine Dragon – Radioactive.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

This was the first time I wrote a short without having anything really planned out. I just sat down and started to write the script. Part of it came to me because of the experience of going on a cruise line (in the very first part of the script). The other parts of the script came to me from my own experiences of camping. I would always run into the most interesting creatures when I camped in Wisconsin. Plus being out in the wilderness you never know what you are going to run into. Part of it also came from playing video games and the experiences of the creatures.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I am a big movie lover… I get out with my friends on $5.00 Tuesday to see lots of movies. On the side I partially run a meetup group called the Cineaphiles, music lover, bookworms. We go to movies a lot, especially with summer coming up. The next one up is Alien: Covenant looking very forward to this one.

Video Games is another thing, that I love to do. My younger brother is graduating with a degree in video game programming and I love to play them. The most recent one being Zelda: Breath of the wild. It also helps fuel my imagination.

The outdoors. Being in Chicago when the weather is nice I try to get outside as much as I can, it helps me think, and just enjoy and clear my mind. Plus the weather fascinates me. It can be sunny here one minute and literally as I was writing this it clouded up. It’s now sunny again.

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

I had been entering other scripts in this festival in the past. I love getting the feedback plus you guys have always been wonderful. You are well known and I look forward to see what comes of this.

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

Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne


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2016 Fantasy/Sci-Fi Screenplays

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Watch the best of Fantasy/Sci-Fi in 2016:

 

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – LITTLE GIRL BRIDE
December 2016 Reading
Written by Kris Pajarito
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – CARE AND CLEANING
December 2016 Reading
Written by Robin Kenny
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – LIVING PROOF
December 2016 Reading
Written by Herschel Medlin
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – ESCAPE FROM PLAIN MIDDLE
December 2016 Reading
Written by Carolyn Reese
ACTORBEST SCENE TV Screenplay – TALATRICS
December 2016 Reading
Written by Cecilia Copeland
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – THE PINE CONE
December 2016 Reading
Written by Dimitri Devyatkin
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – THE LAW OF PUNCTUALITY
December 2016 Reading
Written by Joy Lin
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – MYSTIC MORNING
December 2016 Reading
Written by Craig Fleming
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – BUREAUCRACY
December 2016 Reading
Written by Sharmini Kumar
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – BARGAIN
December 2016 Reading
Written by David Brin
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – TINK
December 2016 Reading
Written by Edward Ybarra
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – UP FROM THE DEPTHS: THE RISE OF MEGALODON
December 2016 Reading
Written by William F. Molnar
ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – CHILDREN OF CHAOS
November 2016 Reading
Written by Kara Dueck
ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – THE MYSTERIOUS LIFE OF MADELEINE
November 2016 Reading
Written by Eve Noel
ACTORTV PILOT BEST Scene Screenplay – ARMS OF MORPHEUS
November 2016 Reading
Written by John Christopher Thomas
ACTORSHORT Screenplay (Under 5pg.) – BRAZILIAN FANTASY
November 2016 Reading
Written by Melissa L White
ACTORSHORT Story – THE QUANDARY
November 2016 Reading
Written by Ann Barlow

ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – THE BURIED MOON AND HER DAUGHTER
ACTORLONG SHORT Screenplay – NOTE TO SELF
October 2016 Reading
Written by Humayun Mirza

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – THE ACCIDENTAL ANGEL
October 2016 Reading
Written by Oren Weitz

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – THE STRUGGLE
October 2016 Reading
Written by Janice Kennedy

ACTORFEATURE Screenplay: CHARLOTTE SOMETIMES
October 2016 Reading
Written by Cate Carson

ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay: WILLOWWOOD
October 2016 Reading
Written by Christopher Locke

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay: LOONATOONA
September 2016 Reading
Written by Shockadelic

ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay: OLD BONES
September 2016 Reading
Written by Dermott Hayes

ACTORFEATURE Screenplay: LUCIDAE
September 2016 Reading
Written by Jacqueline Marett

ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – OYMPUS RISING
September 2016 Reading
Written by C M Landrus

ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – OYMPUS RISING
September 2016 Reading
Written by C M Landrus

ACTORFEATURE Screenplay: LUCIDAE
September 2016 Reading
Written by Jacqueline Marett

ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – RICK & MORTY “The Rickgotiator”
August 2016 Reading
Written by David Cryan

ACTORFAN FICTION Screenplay – THE MASK OF LEIA
August 2016 Reading
Written by Ian Wilson

ACTORFEATURE Screenplay
August 2016 Reading
Written by Matthew O’Connell

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – SOMETHING UNDER THE BED
August 2016 Reading
Written by Scott Pittock

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – DRAC’S CAFE
August 2016 Reading
Written by Scot Walker

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – ELAN VITAL
July 2016 Reading
Written by Maroun Rached

ACTORFAN FICTION Screenplay – STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE
July 2016 Reading
Written by Jennifer Renner

ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – THE SPECTRAL CITY
July 2016 Reading
Written by Arthur Vincie

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – ELAN VITAL
July 2016 Reading
Written by Maroun Rached

ACTORFEATURE Screenplay – THE CHARLOTTETOWN JACKHAMMER
July 2016 Reading
Written by Marc Lalonde

ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – THE SPECTRAL CITY
July 2016 Reading
Written by Arthur Vincie

ACTORFAN FICTION Screenplay – STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE
July 2016 Reading
Written by Jennifer Renner

ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – NINE SCARS
July 2016 Reading
Written by Kelly Crawford

ACTORBest Scene Screenplay – FOR ALL MANKIND
June 2016 Reading
Written by Matthew O’Connell

ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – WILD MAGIC
June 2016 Reading
Written by Julie Nichols

ACTORBest Scene Screenplay – QUEST FOR MIHTE LUGH
June 2016 Reading
Written by Ray Whittinger

ACTOR1st Scene Screenplay – STARBOUND
June 2016 Reading
Written by Alex A. Kecskes
ACTORFAN FICTION Screenplay – SPACE 2099 (based on Space 1999)
June 2016 Reading
Written by Kevin D Story

ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – THE REAPER: REBELLION “AFTERLIFE”
May 2016 Reading
Written by Mark S. MacDonald, Darsey Meredith

ACTORFan Fiction TV Screenplay – POWER (Green Lantern)
May 2016 Reading
Written by Hisonni Johnson

ACTORFan Fiction Feature Screenplay – STAR WARS Episode I: THE REDEMPTION OF SKYWALKER
May 2016 Reading
Written by Brian O’Flaherty

ACTOR1st Scene Screenplay – PUPPETS
May 2016 Reading
Written by James Griffiths

ACTORShort Screenplay – SCENARIO 957
May 2016 Reading
Written by Amy E. Jones

ACTORFan Fiction Screenplay – TWILIGHT ZONE “Punchline”
April 2016 Reading
Written by Jaime Medina

ACTORShort Screenplay Screenplay – WALL IN THE GARDEN
April 2016 Reading
Written by Thorsten Loos

ACTORStage Play Reading – BEYOND THE GLASS
March 2016 Reading
Written by Francis DiClemente

ACTOR1st Scene Screenplay – ELISSA OF TYRE
March 2016 Reading
Written by Alan Mehanna

ACTORBest Scene Screenplay – MISPRINTS
February 2016 Reading
Written by Adam Preston

ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – MINDWALKER
February 2016 Reading
Written by Thorsten Loos

ACTORFeature Screenplay – HENRIETTA’S ODYSSEY
February 2016 Reading
Written by L.R. Whittinger

ACTORShort Screenplay – TURN ON DESIRE
February 2016 Reading
Written by Lauren Hoekstra

ACTOR1st Scene Screenplay – THE SHOT
February 2016 Reading
Written by Michael DeMattia

ACTORShort Screenplay – ANIMAL SKINS
February 2016 Reading
Written by Bryan Ott

ACTOR1st Scene -PURGATORY
January 2016 Reading
Written by Alex A. Kecskes

ACTOR1st Scene -GUNNISON
January 2016 Reading
Written by Daniel Duane
ACTORTV PILOT – LACIE BIDWELL
January 2016 Reading
Written by Jameel Khan

ACTORBEST SCENE – ABSYNTHIA
January 2016 Reading
Written by Seregon O’Dassey

 

 

 

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Short Screenplay – BLOOD DRIVE by Myke J Friscia

BLOOD DRIVE
Written by Myke Friscia

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Sean Ballantyne
SIMON – Chris Reid Geisler
JACKIE – Angela Cavallin
HUMAN RESOURCES – Dana Thody
BOSS – Brian Carleton
LAWYER – Ucal Shillingford
DOG – Noah Casey

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Thriller, Crime, Horror

A man’s life spirals out of control when he becomes obsessed with meeting the woman behind the voice of his car navigation system.

Get to know the winning writer:

1. What is your screenplay about?

Things go terribly awry for a man who becomes obsessed with meeting the woman behind the voice of his car navigation system.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

A dark comedy, Twilight Zone-like thriller

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

It is unique in that it is a SOLO actor performance. The outside world exists only as voices heard, but not seen. Being that, it can be made on an extremely low budget. It’s darkly funny, thrilling and entertaining for an audience for beginning to end. It is a challanging and fun role for an actor. It’s based on a situation where millineal technology backfires in way that could possibly happen to anyone.

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

Quirky. Thrilling.

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

The original Star Wars!

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

About a year and a half on and off.

6. How many stories have you written?

10 Features, 3 original TV pilots, 10 shorts.

7. What motivated you to write this screenplay?

A story I read that something similar happened. I thought it was a great premise for a story that was based on reality. I also tried to come up with something easily producable.

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

For contest purposes, trying to keep the whole story under 30 pages while keeping it entertaining, while at the same time developing the characters. Also trying to write it in such a way that only one physical actor was needed for the whole story, which was very challanging in itself.

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

I love movies! But also am passionate about baseball, Texas Hold’em and getting involved with my daughter’s school activities.

10. Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

Keep learning about your craft and never stop. Try every means available to get your work out there, all the while just keep writing and writing. Write what you know best. Experiment with different genres, concepts, story lengths and formats. Never give up!

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Best Scene Screenplay – UP FROM THE DEPTHS: THE RISE OF MEGALODON by William F Molnar

Best Scene from the screenplay UP FROM THE DEPTHS – THE RISE OF MEGALODON Screenplay
Written by William Molnar

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Angela Cavallin
CAPTAIN HUGHES – Brian Carleton
DR. KIM – Noah Casey
STEVE – Chris Reid Geisler
DR. COLEMAN – Ucal Shillingford

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller

A giant, believed to be extinct, monster dinosaur killer shark called ‘Megalodon’ must come out of the depths of the ocean to find food. His destructive path around North America challenges modern technology to stop an appetite that is unprecedented!

Get to know the winning writer:

1. What is your screenplay about?

Up from the Depths -The Rise of Megalodon,” chronicles the deadly
path of a thought to be extinct killer prehistoric shark that must rise from the depths of the ocean to find
food. Megalodon’s destructive path around the America’s challenges modern technology to stop an
appetite that is unprecedented.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Action Film | Adventure | Sci-fi | Thriller | Fantasy

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

It is a modern day “Jaws,” meets “Jurassic World,”
both of which were blockbusters; Jaws needs an updated version and this is the script that does it.

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

Modern Day Jaws

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

Warriors

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

3 years

6. How many stories have you written?

This was the 1st of my now 3 screenplays

7. What motivated you to write this screenplay?

My son, whom loves sea creatures inspired the story.

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

None, that I can recall, when you are
passionate about a story it just has to come out.

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

I am an inventor and television producer.

10. What advice to you have for other writers?

Be passionate, persistent and patient.

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

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson


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Winning FANTASY/SCI-FI Short Screenplay – NOTE TO SELF by Humayun Mirza

Watch the October 2016 Winning Short Screenplay.

NOTE TO SELF
Written by Humayun Mirza

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Thriller

A scientist invents a radical new form of brain therapy but must subject herself to the first human trial.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Hugh Ritchie
BECKY – Cass Van Wyck
COMPANY MAN – Paul Whitaker
WOMAN – Becky Shrimpton
MAN – Benjamin Camenzuli
DR. LIN – Jane Smythe
MICHAEL – Percy Alexander Harris

Get to know the winning writer:

What is your screenplay about?

What if you could heal your passed traumas by playing your fears and anxieties against one another?

What genres does your screenplay under?

Science Fiction.

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

It’s a very visual story, the main character has psychological flaws that everyone can identify with and it has an uplifting resolution.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Far out.

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

The Empire Strikes Back.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

3 months.

How many stories have you written?

30+

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

I was getting bored at a film festival and wondered what kind of film I would find rewarding in that context. I’d also had a dream about being chased by a dog.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

None really. I did a first draft in one sitting and every time I got feedback I would either re-evaluate or rewrite.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Filmmaking; I’m a director as well.

Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

Keep writing, get feedback. Rewrite. Enter competitions.

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

Casting: Sean Ballantyne

Editing: John Johnson