Winning SHORT Screenplay Reading: Pandora’s Adversaries, by Jason Harley

My story addresses the dangers of anti-feminist sentiment, or the irrational hatred of any identifiable group, for that matter. There is a terrific opportunity here for a strong female hero in LENA, the protagonist. The story is heavily character driven and requires minimal special effects. The battle of wits between LENA and GRIFFIN, the antagonist, is central to the story and its climax.

CAST LIST:

Carmen: Rebecca MacDonald
Thayne: Thomas Fournier
Narrator: Justine Christensen
Lena: Georgia Grant
Harvey: Nick Hendrik

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 Sci-Fi TV SPEC Screenplay of BLACK MIRROR: Matchsticks 2.0., by Shane W Smith

“Perfect is the enemy of special.

When the government starts to use data mining software in order to identify genetically imperfect citizens, the software’s lead designer must come to terms with what it means to be perfect, and decide what kind of life he wants for his children.

CAST LIST:

Sally: Rebecca MacDonald
Brad: Peter Valdron
Narrator: Justine Christensen
Daniel: Nick Hendrik
Mara: Georgia Grant
Tag: 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

SCI-FI Festival 1st Scene Reading: Beautiful Surfaces, by Drew Robinson

In a world where aging has been eradicated, the heir apparent to the immortality industry discovers problems with the anti-aging drugs and finds herself caught in a conspiracy that threatens not only those she loves but also the very fabric of this new, everlasting society.

CAST LIST:

Man: Bill Poulin
Narrator: Sean Ballantyne
Yona: Hannah Ehman
Mia: Nkasi Ogbonnah

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

SCI-FI Festival 1st Scene Reading: Event Point, by Dirk Patton

A former soldier accused of murdering two police officers is recruited by a secret government organization to be sent back in time to undo terror attacks.

CAST LIST:

Samantha: Nkasi Ogbonnah
Narrator: Hannah Ehman
Deputy 1: Cameron Stannard
Deputy 2: Isaiah Kolundzic

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

SCI-FI 1st Scene Screenplay Reading: Dark Angels, by Andronica Marquis

Cast from Heaven to Earth, a beautiful demon, torn between her conflicted dark angel clan and the flailing human race, fights her demon nature to find love and fulfill her destiny.

CAST LIST:

Narration: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Ronny: Gabriel Darku
Desiree: Katelyn Varadi

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 Sci-Fi Feature Screenplay: Starfarers & Tharnians In Space, by David Hearne

In the far-flung future, a conflicted space pilot will fulfil an ancient family prophecy and discover a plot to start an intergalactic war. Rather than stop the war, his enemy realises that with the right motivation, he can actually be the catalyst for it. On the planet Callon, a group of peace-keepers led by Jarre encounter the Tharnian Empire. Jarre escapes after clashing with a tharnian named Rugor.

CAST LIST:

Wright: Sean Ballantyne
Masterdon: Matt Schichter
Ganna: Katelyn Varadi
Narration: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Jarre: Ted Powers
Ky: Gabriel Darku
Vegas: Miriam Capper

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 – Raúl Koler, Emiliano Sette (ANACRONTE)

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Raúl Isidoro Koler y Emiliano Sette

Raúl Koler is an Argentinean artist that has been developing a series of interdisciplinary projects since the 1990’s that include works in literature, photography and film.
Among his works we can find:
Mandato Familiar – Novel – 1996
Describes the ups and downs of two jewish families that, escaping the horrors of the first world war, settled down in the colonies created by Baron Hirsh in Basavilbaso, Entre Ríos, Argentina.
Trancoso – Novel – 1998
Set in the Brazilian northeast, it shows the impact generated by “the progress”, incarnated in the arrival of tourism to a little village defenseless to capitalism’s voracity.
La cadena de Huayna Capac – Historical Novel – 2006
Written with thorough detail and in ancient Spanish, tells the story of Francisco Pizarro, who in the beginnings of the 1500 conquers the Incan Empire. Simultaneously, Teodoro, a lawyer in our present time, denounces Spain in the international tribunals.
De aquí y allá – Photography Book – 2013
Set in the northeast of Brazil and in the city of La Plata, Argentina
Anacronte – Short Story – 2014
Describes the becoming of mankind in its eternal struggle to circumvent the designs of the Sorcerers of Evil that, in the form of an arrow, reward or punish effort or sloth.
Anacronte – Short Animated Film (3-D CGI) – 2016
A spin-off from his short story Anacronte. It’s a unique 3-D CGI animation piece in Latin America in technical quality and storytelling.

Emiliano Sette

In 2011 he is called upon to make the script for the television series “El payaso PLIM PLIM, a hero from the heart”.
He won the Martín Fierro Award in 2012 for Best Children’s Cable Program, and was nominated as Best Children’s Air Television Program in the 2013 edition of the Martin Fierro’s Awards.
Distinguished with a special mention for the category “child’s programs” in the ATVC Awards granted by the Argentine Association of Cable Television.
Winner of the “INFANCIAS INCAA Award” with his short animated film Reflejos.
Winner of the “Contest for the Development and International Promotion of Animation Projects 2013” organized by INCAA with his animation series Noticiero.
Director and screenwriter of the animation series Mili, winner of EXPOTOONS 2013.
Director and screenwriter of Náufragos, TV series distinguished by INCAA in the Federal Animation Contest.
Director and screenwriter of Transmedia contents in studios, production agencies and institutions such as Magic Gardens Animation Studios, Celeste Studios, La República de los Niños and Smilehood, among others.

Director Biography – Nicholas Muthersbaugh (ALORA)

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Nicholas Muthersbaugh is a Director/Producer for an owned and operated NBCUniversal broadcast station in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas. In two years, he’s garnered over 10 top awards, including an Emmy for his work at NBC. “Alora” is his second short film, the first of which is “LFTA” (Look Feel Touch Adore), a thriller found on IndieFlix.com, and Vimeo. “Alora” is co-written, co-produced, and directed by Mr. Muthersbaugh.

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