November 2016 Fantasy/Sci-Fi Films/Screenplays/Stories

Submit your Fantasy/Sci-Fi Screenplay & Film to the Festival:http://fantasyscififestival.com

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

ACTORSHORT Story – THE QUANDARY
November 2016 Reading
Written by Ann Barlow
ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – THE BURIED MOON AND HER DAUGHTER
November 2016 Reading
Written by Rena Dunsworth
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
ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – THE MYSTERIOUS LIFE OF MADELEINE
November 2016 Reading
Written by Eve Noel

festival posterMIDNIGHT WALK, 4min., Australia, Thriller
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – CHILDREN OF CHAOS
November 2016 Reading
Written by Kara Dueck
ACTORSHORT Story – HILDA’S LAMENT
November 2016 Reading
Written by Lionel Walfish
ACTORNovel Transcript – GUARDIAN
November 2016 Reading
Written by Marc W Johnson
ACTORNovel Transcript – BECOMING HERO
November 2016 Reading
Written by Jen Finelli

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

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Read the best of 2016 SCI-FI Feature Film Loglines

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CLICK the links and read the best of SCI-FI Feature Film Loglines for 2016.

THE MADNESS OF ETHAN DONALDSON, by James Banner

ESCAPE TO PLANT B346, by Thomas Thorpe

WIRED, by Caroline Mariejeanne

ADAM EVE AND TYRONE, by Howard Johnson

ANOTHER DIMENSION, by Jeffrey Pier

UNDEAD HEARTACHE, by Paul Rose

ONLY HUMAN, by Wes Gray

THE AGE OF RESURRECTION, by T.R. Dass

BLOTEFLY, by Vaughn Jennings-White

JUSTICE LEAGUE MARTIAN WARRIOR, by Tosin Omotayo

THE FABRIC OF TIME, by Jared Hall

PURE BLOOD, by Tosin Omotayo

JAMESTOWN, by Edward H. Spruill

FEEDBACK, by Stuart Haag

ALL THE CREATURES, by H. Turk

AXPLAR, by Jelena Janjic

CLARION, by PR Mitchell

HARMONY AE, by Justin Bredahl

ROBOTOPIA, by Chad Bowman

THE SPACE DRIFTER, by Shaun Jooste

PAPERCLIP, by Marshall White

ROME OF THE DEAD, by Sherwin Allen

Read the best of 2016 FANTASY Feature Film Loglines

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THE OLD NATION, by Josh Richards

CHARMED PRINCE OF GODS, by Jarod Winchester

NECROMANCER, by Christopher Sorensen

10000 MISSISSIPPI, by Adelehin Ijasan

MIRABELLA, by Jason Melby

SUPERHEROINE AND HER FATHER, by Terezia Derbala

MAN WITHOUT A RACE, by Kofi Poku Jr.

NILE, by Peter Mbulo

THE ANTi-CHRIST, by Thomas Williams

HER DAGUERREOTYPE, by Jim Starr

SHIPWRECK ON SHADOWWORLD, by David Beshears

SUNKEN BONES, by Eric Monteiro

AMERICAN INDIAN UPRISING, by Allen Cody

PURE BLOOD, by Tosin Omotayo

SEAHORSE COVE, by Randy White

EDI SCISSORHANDS, by Racheli Frishman

NO LIMIT, by Fotis Notis

ATOMS, by Elie Choufany

DREAMS, by Jonathan Colon

ALL THE CREATURES, by H. Turk

MILLION DOLLAR CARD, by Dean B. Kaner

HER SOUL INTENTION, by Linda Hullinger

HEROES AND VILLAINS, by Anna Stinnett

TV Pilot Screenplay – OLYMPUS RISING by C M Landrus

Watch the September 2016 Winning TV PILOT Screenplay.

OLYMPUS RISING by C M  Landrus

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Julian Ford
ASHER – Nick Hendrick Wicht
WILDHOFF – Sean Ballantyne
MICAH – Kheon Clarke
RYKER – Donald Molnar
DIANA – Alicia Payne
TEGAN – Katelyn Varadi

Get to know the writer:

What is your TV Pilot screenplay about?

The gods of Mt. Olympus awaken as human teenagers to struggle with the immortal bonds of kinship while reclaiming their rightful places as rulers of humankind.

Why should this screenplay be made into a TV show?

As a high concept genre show that employs Greek mythology as a backdrop to tell human stories, Olympus Rising is highly marketable and will have no problems finding an audience. It is also set up to generate many seasons of adventure and potential spinoffs. With a diverse cast that speaks to the modern era, the characters of Olympus Rising will keep audiences hooked with their relatable struggles loosely veiled under a fantasy umbrella.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Trauma-informed fantasy

What TV show do you keep watching over and over again?

The Twilight Zone (the original)

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

As of fall 2016, Olympus Rising will be three years in the works.

How many stories have you written?

I wrote my first short story when I was nine years old. After that I lost count.

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

In 2013 I crashed and burn on a major project that I had been preparing for for over six months. Frustrated and depressed, I shut myself away in my little apartment and binged on zinfandel, dark chocolate, The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, and Heroes. Then I decided to write my own TV pilot where the protagonist was a total loser. I wanted to do something that was fantasy but didn’t want vampires, werewolves, or witches. I decided to use Greek mythology because, even though it’s prevalent in storytelling, I hadn’t seen anything that really used it directly in a while. The line, “Olympus rising” just popped in my head, and I started to develop ideas from that. Within a few days I had an outline, and it took about two or three days to pound out the first draft.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Compared to other writing projects, Olympus Rising, has gone really smoothly. I had a pretty clear idea of what I wanted from the beginning and have had tons of great feedback from people I trust. Every time I got feedback, I would take the time to rewrite it and tried to be flexible yet true to the characters and stories I had envisioned, and I didn’t worry about the time it would take me. I just set my own timelines by which I wanted to have this project polished.

One of the issues that kept coming up was making sure my protagonist was strong enough in the pilot to lead the whole show even though it has an ensemble cast, and in the pilot, Asher shares much of the main story with Micah. Plus Asher is supposed to be kind of a loser (by unfair societal standards), and it can be hard to make a loser engaging and strong.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I love learning languages and practicing martial arts.

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

I wanted to start submitting my pilot to festivals just to get some initial feedback and see how it played out to give me a better idea of what to do next. I also wanted to start small and work my way up to bigger festivals. Fantasy Sci-fi seemed like a very supportive group that would enjoy reading a fantasy pilot. The feedback was encouraging.

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

I’m not a big fan of advice, especially from other people. Just do what works best for you, and don’t let other people (including me) tell you how it should be done.

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

Editor: John Johnson

Casting Director: Sean Ballatyne

Feature Screenplay – FOR ALL MANKIND by Matthew O’Connell

Watch the August 2016 Winning Fantasy/Sci-FI Screenplay

FOR ALL MANKIND  by Matthew O’Connell

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

In this high concept, atomic-era, sci-fi adventure, a brilliant WWII veteran and his determined daughter lead a team of mercenaries across the globe in a race to recover a mysterious, supernatural artifact with the power to permanently alter the future of humanity.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Holly Sarchfield
ARTHUR – Peter Nelson
PRITCHETT – Kris Hagen
MARY – Elizabeth Griffin
BLAZANOV/COLIN – Geoff Mays
IVANA – Dorian Kolinas

Get to know the winning writer:

What is your screenplay about?

For All Mankind follows a brilliant, British WWII veteran and his daughter during the height of the Cold War as they attempt to solve an ancient, supernatural mystery. They recruit an international team of mercenaries to travel to the ruins of Maya to recover a powerful artifact before their Russian nemesis can claim it.

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

This movie was conceived as a large scale, big-screen adventure. It’s a classic action/adventure that mixes in plenty of levity, original sci-fi elements, and surprising story turns. It captures the spirit of films like Raiders of the Lost Ark, King Kong, Stargate, Jurassic Park, and 2001: A Space Odyssey.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Astronomic adventure.

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

Back to the Future.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

I’ve been working on this for a couple years. It’s been through a lot of drafts!

How many stories have you written?

From shorts to features, probably dozens. For polished, marketable work, I have a few award-winning features and a couple of pilots. There’s more info on those on my site: http://www.matthewgoconnell.com

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

I wanted to write something that I would get excited about seeing in the theater. I wanted it to be a big, fun, exciting movie that was also intelligent and emotional. I also wanted to challenge myself to write something big, since most of my work is more contained.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

The first draft was over 160 pages and included a lot more mythology and locations and set pieces. I did a lot of research on the ancient civilizations mentioned in the script in order to make the mythology real and organic, and a lot more research on celestial and geographic events to make sure this story had a real, historical foundation. But I got consistent feedback that the deeper science and mythology were slowing the story down, so I had to cut a lot of it out. Maybe it’ll make the sequel!

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I have also produced and shot movies, so anything relevant to film/TV production is of interest to me. I’m interested in technology too, and write for a technology publishing company.

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

The affordable entry rate and quick turnaround were appealing. But more than that, I appreciate how the festival supports a wide range of written work, including fan fiction, shorts, and more. It’s great to see that. And everyone involved has been genuinely interested in making the work better and increasing its exposure.

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

The hardest part of writing is finishing the first draft. If you can do that, you can do the rest.

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

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

June 2016 Fantasy/Sci-Fi Films/Screenplays/Stories

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

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
ACTOR
MONTH TO MONTH, 12min, USA, Drama/Fantasy

Watch Audience FEEDBACK Video of the Short Film from June 2016 Film Festival
ACTORJACK IS PRETTY, 26min, USA, Fantasy/Family
Watch Audience FEEDBACK Video of the Short Film from June 2016 Film Festival
ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – WILD MAGIC
June 2016 Reading
Written by Julie Nichols

ACTORNOVEL Reading – ALEX THE INVENTOR
June 2016 Reading
Written by Gordon Brynelson
ACTORBest Scene Screenplay – FOR ALL MANKIND
June 2016 Reading
Written by Matthew O’Connell

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Watch April 2016 Winning Fantasy Short Screenplay Reading

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Short Screenplay: WALL IN THE GARDEN
by Thorsten Loos

SYNOPSIS:

Genres: Mystery, Fantasy, Drama

When a mysterious wall emerges around Helen’s and Harold’s property, reality catches up with their picture-perfect lives.
CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Geoff Mays
HELEN – Danielle Nicole
HAROLD – Scott McCulloch
ROY – Hugh Ritchie

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson