Winning TV SCI-FI 1st Scene Screenplay Reading: Caldeea, by Casey Gillespie

After finding themselves linked to an enemy witch-hunter, a trio of magical siblings must decide whether they will kill him or work with him to overthrow their tyrannical queen.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Allison Kampf
Crowd/Townsman/Ciaran: Bill Poulin
Crowed/Townswoman/Young Girl/Cid: Hannah Ehman
Tobias: Sean Ballantyne
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Winning TV SCI-FI 1st Scene Screenplay Reading: Alienated, by Amy Wincott

When an uptight high school student gets abducted by aliens, she needs to prove she’s not crazy before an underground scientific organization causes her to lose her grip on reality.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Allison Kampf
Holly: Kyana Teresa
Warren: Bill Poulin

1st Scene TV Pilot SCI-FI Screenplay Reading: Rave Wave, by Devan Gavin

TJ is a superhuman in the budding world of new technology, questionable morality, and an endless line of people dragging him into the role of a superhero to help fix their problems while, admittedly, improving his powers.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Allison Kampf
TJ: Geoff Mays
Lana: Kyana Teresa

1st Scene SHORT SCI-FI Script Reading: BTW I’m An Alien, by J. L. Paxxiel

A famous political commentator discovers his loving wife has a secret that will turn his life upside down.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Allison Kampf
Ron Stewie/Male Voice (M): Allan Michael Brunet
Travis Noory (M): Geoff Mays
Don/Someone (M): Shawn Devlin

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

Winning SCI-FI TV Pilot Screenplay: Fabrications, by James Tichenor

When a plucky recovering addict hitches rides to get to her nine-year-old son the trucker who picks her up turns out to be carrying a load which threatens their entire world.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Allison Kampf

TERRY (M): Steve Rizzo

GRIZZLED DRIVER and CAR DRIVER (M): Bill Poulin

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

TV PILOT SCI-FI Screenplay Reading: Rogue “Eye For An Eye”, by Allison Osborne

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Allison Kampf

Oliver Duncan/Jimmy (M): Scott Beaudin

Belle (F): Elizabeth Rose Morrris

Stu/Charlie (M): 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

Fantasy/Sci-Fi Festival Testimonial – May 15 2020

I was really scared to watch the feedback but found the experience very rewarding and elucidating. It’s rare that an emerging filmmaker gets to hear back from an audience in such a raw way. It was interesting to hear people’s perspectives on the film, which seemed quite varied. I loved the woman who said it made her think about whether it might be better to live 80 minutes rather than 80 years if you were happy. I also laughed when one audience member said they thought the central characters were cousins. Maybe I compromised clarity for the sake of suspense a little too much.

– Brooke Goldfinch (RED ROVER)

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HIGHLIGHTS, WINNERS & VIDEOS: MAY 2020 SCI-FI/FANTASY FEEDBACK Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:
BEST FANTASY FILM: MR. SUSHI
BEST ACTION FILM: LUNCHTIME IS OVER
BEST THRILLER FILM: SERIAL DATER
BEST PERFORMANCES: WASTERS
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: THE SECRET BOX
BEST SOUND & MUSIC: TIDE OF GHOSTS

Theme of night: Outside influences.

NOTE: Festival took place during the COVID-19 virus lockdown so all screenings were held in private.

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterEL VIAJE, 15min., USA, Thriller/Drama

festival posterTHE SECRET BOX, 10min., 10min., Austria, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

festival posterFOREVER MINE, 1min., USA, Thriler/Noir

festival posterWASTERS, 15min, USA, Action

festival posterCEMETERY TALES: A Tale of Two Sisters, 20min., USA, Thriller

festival posterMR. SUSHI, 13min., USA, Fantasy

festival posterLUNCHTIME IS OVER, 6min,. USA, Action

festival posterTHE KOI, 15min., Action

festival posterSERIAL DATER, 6min., USA, Thriller

festival posterTIDE OF GHOSTS, 26min, UK, Thriller/Supernatural

The beginning of a (temporary) new era.

See you at the festivals. Whenever that happens!

– Matthew Toffolo

SCi-FI Best Scene Screenplay (TV PILOT) Reading of SHITSTORM, by David Luz

The most popular girl in school discovers that she might be the only one who can save the world from multiple impending apocalypses, but that’s just not fitting into her plans right now.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Allison Kampf
Abby (F): Hannah Ehman
Mrs. Wilcox (F): Kyana Teresa
Doctor Chillings (M): Steve Rizzo

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

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