Sci-Fi/Fantasy Testimonial – March 19 2019

I actually owe quite a bit to a colleague at work for urging me to enter, if not specifically this festival, science-fiction based festivals in general. I had mentioned to him that I was doing well in other festivals, but I couldn’t seem to break the top 20 or 10. He suggested that maybe I should enter festivals that were specifically for the genre(s) my screenplay was in. His thinking was that other festivals may be making the mistake of not taking this type off work as seriously as they should — instead rewarding more traditionally “important” pieces. It was excellent advice. And now, here we are!

The feedback was very good and helped me to put the last bit of detail work into the script I needed to really “dot my i’s and cross my t’s.” I was confident in the work prior to getting the notes, but it really helped to hear things that would take it over the top.

– Thomas Clary (The Switch)

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After an unexplained global event, where everyone on Earth has switched bodies, FBI Agent Cooper Langford must recapture every serial killer he’s ever put in jail after they’ve “escaped” into other people. They look nothing like they did before; they have different DNA and fingerprints… But one thing hasn’t changed — their desire to kill.

CAST LIST:
Mille: Regan Brown
Bertie: Peter Nelson
Wentworth: Kevin Gabel
Narration: Laura Kyswaty
Cooper: Kevin Robinson
Waters: Patrice Henry
Trillium: Emily Weir

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Sci-Fi/Fantasy Testimonial – March 4 2019

I thought it was great that they were engaged and we didn’t screw up our big reveal with the Marauder character.

Getting feedback is such an integral part to growing as an artist and storyteller. I love getting people’s reactions and hearing what bits went over well and where I may have missed the mark. Also, by now I’ve seen the film about 2 hundred times, so I can’t be objective. I was really happy to hear what the audience thought of it, how they interpreted the world we’d laid out. I thought all the comments were on point and it definitely gave me some stuff to think about for my next go around as a director.

  • Brendon Rathbone

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Sci-Fi/Fantasy Testimonial – February 26 2019

To be honest I was just looking for festivals that might appreciate a good sci-fi story with a bunch of theme. I knew a lot of readers would miss the complexity of the play, but I was confident others would just enjoy the story at face value and perhaps even work out the theme.

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Earth has been decimated by climate change. When a cynical environmental scientist and his crew aboard the International Space Station make contact with a lush and resourceful alien planet, Earth’s warring nations fight to stake a claim.

CAST LIST:

Sarah – KAT SMILEY
NARRATION – JESSICA BOWMER
James – STEVE SWITZMAN
Nate – STEPHEN SANDQUIST

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Sci-Fi/Fantasy Testimonial – January 20 2019

Wow, thank you! I’m really impressed that you guys took on performing the script; it’s so visual I didn’t think it would work like that but you’ve shown that it can. Hats off to your actors and especially Hugh Ritchie for narrating.

– Humayun

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