SCI-FI Best Scene Reading: MERGE PROTOCOL, by Victor Grippi

Logline: When a software engineer regains consciousness to find himself trapped in the crumbled remains of his office cubicle, he is forced to search his fragmented memory in order to determine what’s happened and how to save himself and the other survivors.

 CAST LIST:
Narrator: Elizabeth Morriss
Gray: Peter Mark Rapheal
Alice; Zena Driver

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/FANTASY Feature Screenplay: The Venusian Chronicles, by Lynn Vincentnathan

 

 

The story is about Dr. Ishi Banesa, a mild-mannered linguist passing as a human, whose ancestors came from Venus. His life’s mission is to help save Earth from the same fate that destroyed Venus. When astronauts discover an ancient spaceship wreck on the Moon, Ishi fears his mission will be derailed and he and his grandmother will be discovered and harmed. To complicate matters the Dean has threatened his job if he doesn’t publish his works soon, works that will out him. He also feels an increasing need to tell the truth to his grad assistant, who is falling in love with him. But when “Space Alien Vigilantes” start harassing and killing innocent people, mistaking them for space aliens, Ishi can no longer hide his identity. With time running out, Ishi must reveal his identity and divert the danger to himself, or more innocent people will be killed. But will that thwart his plans to help save Earth from runaway warming?

CAST LIST: 

Nora/Laura: Angelica Alejandro

Ben/Kip/George: Peter Mark Rapheal

Edward/Hank: Peter Nelson

Narrator: Elizabeth Morriss

Ishi: Kaleb Alexander

Julie; Zena Driver

Yaris: Jen Daniels

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