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.


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

Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo

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