2016 Testimonials from the Fantasy/Sci-Fi Festival

Read testimonials from the 2016 Fantasy/Sci-Fi Festival:

SCREENPLAYS

Your feedback was a model of constructive criticism. It has encouraged us to keep on working as well as allowed us to learn. We will follow your advice and try to give our script the best possible treatment.

– Eze & Sergi P.

Thank you for the feedback, which was as unexpected as it was welcomed! I thought I was going to be upset when I saw it had been rejected. But, it is just the sort of feedback I have been after since completing the screenplay!

– Debbie D.

Wow, thank you! I’m really impressed that you guys took on performing the script; it’s so visual I didn’t think it would work like that but you’ve shown that it can. Hats off to your actors and especially Hugh Ritchie for narrating.

– Humayun

I appreciate all the feedback. Always interesting to get another reader’s angle on it. Thanks so much!

– Jeff B.

Thanks very much for the thorough and thoughtful feedback – and for the fantastic opportunity! I am beyond excited that your festival has chosen to perform my entire script

– Matthew O.

Thank you for your detailed feedback of my script. I found your critique to be very helpful and I will revise the script to reflect those recommendations. I hope to complete it in time to resubmit.

– Mike D.

Thank you so much for your input. It was right on. I loved it. It was just what I needed in order to improve the structure of the plot. I will work on it starting with your notes. I can actually visualize the difference already. I look forward to resubmitting and participating in your contest with a future draft. I just can’t thank you enough for you encouragement.

– Nicholas Z.

Thank you for your kind words and notes on my pilot. I’m reworking the script to the proper format and making some of the changes you have suggested. I’m also working on making the center of the series clear.

– Bill A”

SHORT FILMS

I’m glad they liked the film:)

– Kirill Proskura (A SHADOW OF DARA)

I was very pleased to hear people really understand the twists and turns of film, the conflict of the lead character, and the desire to see what was on ‘the other side’. As a filmmaker, you make lots of little decisions based on your instinct, and it was wonderful to hear people really connecting with the material.

– Jon Silverberg (DISAPPEARED)

I was very surprised! There is no other festival that offers this, it’s great! To see the public reaction and to take part in the festival. There was a little debate about the fact that the film was shot in French while the atmosphere is American, it was interesting. This has pleased all the film crew, Sylvain Ott, composer joins me in thanking you for the price of the best music.

– Jordan Inconstant (YO SOY PEDRO)

I loved it. It was a totally new experience for me. I’ve obviously shown the film to a lot of friends and people I meet, and it is great to see their reaction as they watch the film. But having people who know about film talk about and comment on your work is something very different. The fact that the audience picked up on some of the small details about the characters & story line gives me a renewed devotion to finish up the series.

– Matt Burniston (The Mega Plush)

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)

I was all gitty! I thought they had some really interesting things to say. I was amazed at how much they were able to pick up on in just one viewing. I can’t say this enough, I really love the concept of getting video feedback from the audience.

– Marc-Andre Morissette (20:15)

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2016 Fantasy/Sci-Fi Screenplays

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

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

 

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – LITTLE GIRL BRIDE
December 2016 Reading
Written by Kris Pajarito
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – CARE AND CLEANING
December 2016 Reading
Written by Robin Kenny
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – LIVING PROOF
December 2016 Reading
Written by Herschel Medlin
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – ESCAPE FROM PLAIN MIDDLE
December 2016 Reading
Written by Carolyn Reese
ACTORBEST SCENE TV Screenplay – TALATRICS
December 2016 Reading
Written by Cecilia Copeland
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – THE PINE CONE
December 2016 Reading
Written by Dimitri Devyatkin
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – THE LAW OF PUNCTUALITY
December 2016 Reading
Written by Joy Lin
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – MYSTIC MORNING
December 2016 Reading
Written by Craig Fleming
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – BUREAUCRACY
December 2016 Reading
Written by Sharmini Kumar
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – BARGAIN
December 2016 Reading
Written by David Brin
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – TINK
December 2016 Reading
Written by Edward Ybarra
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – UP FROM THE DEPTHS: THE RISE OF MEGALODON
December 2016 Reading
Written by William F. Molnar
ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – CHILDREN OF CHAOS
November 2016 Reading
Written by Kara Dueck
ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – THE MYSTERIOUS LIFE OF MADELEINE
November 2016 Reading
Written by Eve Noel
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
ACTORSHORT Story – THE QUANDARY
November 2016 Reading
Written by Ann Barlow

ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – THE BURIED MOON AND HER DAUGHTER
ACTORLONG SHORT Screenplay – NOTE TO SELF
October 2016 Reading
Written by Humayun Mirza

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – THE ACCIDENTAL ANGEL
October 2016 Reading
Written by Oren Weitz

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – THE STRUGGLE
October 2016 Reading
Written by Janice Kennedy

ACTORFEATURE Screenplay: CHARLOTTE SOMETIMES
October 2016 Reading
Written by Cate Carson

ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay: WILLOWWOOD
October 2016 Reading
Written by Christopher Locke

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay: LOONATOONA
September 2016 Reading
Written by Shockadelic

ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay: OLD BONES
September 2016 Reading
Written by Dermott Hayes

ACTORFEATURE Screenplay: LUCIDAE
September 2016 Reading
Written by Jacqueline Marett

ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – OYMPUS RISING
September 2016 Reading
Written by C M Landrus

ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – OYMPUS RISING
September 2016 Reading
Written by C M Landrus

ACTORFEATURE Screenplay: LUCIDAE
September 2016 Reading
Written by Jacqueline Marett

ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – RICK & MORTY “The Rickgotiator”
August 2016 Reading
Written by David Cryan

ACTORFAN FICTION Screenplay – THE MASK OF LEIA
August 2016 Reading
Written by Ian Wilson

ACTORFEATURE Screenplay
August 2016 Reading
Written by Matthew O’Connell

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – SOMETHING UNDER THE BED
August 2016 Reading
Written by Scott Pittock

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – DRAC’S CAFE
August 2016 Reading
Written by Scot Walker

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – ELAN VITAL
July 2016 Reading
Written by Maroun Rached

ACTORFAN FICTION Screenplay – STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE
July 2016 Reading
Written by Jennifer Renner

ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – THE SPECTRAL CITY
July 2016 Reading
Written by Arthur Vincie

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – ELAN VITAL
July 2016 Reading
Written by Maroun Rached

ACTORFEATURE Screenplay – THE CHARLOTTETOWN JACKHAMMER
July 2016 Reading
Written by Marc Lalonde

ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – THE SPECTRAL CITY
July 2016 Reading
Written by Arthur Vincie

ACTORFAN FICTION Screenplay – STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE
July 2016 Reading
Written by Jennifer Renner

ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – NINE SCARS
July 2016 Reading
Written by Kelly Crawford

ACTORBest Scene Screenplay – FOR ALL MANKIND
June 2016 Reading
Written by Matthew O’Connell

ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – WILD MAGIC
June 2016 Reading
Written by Julie Nichols

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

ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – THE REAPER: REBELLION “AFTERLIFE”
May 2016 Reading
Written by Mark S. MacDonald, Darsey Meredith

ACTORFan Fiction TV Screenplay – POWER (Green Lantern)
May 2016 Reading
Written by Hisonni Johnson

ACTORFan Fiction Feature Screenplay – STAR WARS Episode I: THE REDEMPTION OF SKYWALKER
May 2016 Reading
Written by Brian O’Flaherty

ACTOR1st Scene Screenplay – PUPPETS
May 2016 Reading
Written by James Griffiths

ACTORShort Screenplay – SCENARIO 957
May 2016 Reading
Written by Amy E. Jones

ACTORFan Fiction Screenplay – TWILIGHT ZONE “Punchline”
April 2016 Reading
Written by Jaime Medina

ACTORShort Screenplay Screenplay – WALL IN THE GARDEN
April 2016 Reading
Written by Thorsten Loos

ACTORStage Play Reading – BEYOND THE GLASS
March 2016 Reading
Written by Francis DiClemente

ACTOR1st Scene Screenplay – ELISSA OF TYRE
March 2016 Reading
Written by Alan Mehanna

ACTORBest Scene Screenplay – MISPRINTS
February 2016 Reading
Written by Adam Preston

ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – MINDWALKER
February 2016 Reading
Written by Thorsten Loos

ACTORFeature Screenplay – HENRIETTA’S ODYSSEY
February 2016 Reading
Written by L.R. Whittinger

ACTORShort Screenplay – TURN ON DESIRE
February 2016 Reading
Written by Lauren Hoekstra

ACTOR1st Scene Screenplay – THE SHOT
February 2016 Reading
Written by Michael DeMattia

ACTORShort Screenplay – ANIMAL SKINS
February 2016 Reading
Written by Bryan Ott

ACTOR1st Scene -PURGATORY
January 2016 Reading
Written by Alex A. Kecskes

ACTOR1st Scene -GUNNISON
January 2016 Reading
Written by Daniel Duane
ACTORTV PILOT – LACIE BIDWELL
January 2016 Reading
Written by Jameel Khan

ACTORBEST SCENE – ABSYNTHIA
January 2016 Reading
Written by Seregon O’Dassey

 

 

 

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

December 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 December 2016:


festival posterHELIO, 20min., USA, Sci-Fi/Action
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

festival posterMARTY: A WILD WEST NEVERLAND, 16min., USA, Fantasy/Adventure
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – THE PINE CONE
December 2016 Reading
Written by Dimitri Devyatkin
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – THE LAW OF PUNCTUALITY
December 2016 Reading
Written by Joy Lin
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – MYSTIC MORNING
December 2016 Reading
Written by Craig Fleming
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – BUREAUCRACY
December 2016 Reading
Written by Sharmini Kumar
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – BARGAIN
December 2016 Reading
Written by David Brin
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – TINK
December 2016 Reading
Written by Edward Ybarra
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – UP FROM THE DEPTHS: THE RISE OF MEGALODON
December 2016 Reading
Written by William F. Molnar
ACTORNOVEL Transcript Reading – ZOMBIE TURKEYS
December 2016 Reading
Written by Andy Zach
ACTORBEST SCENE TV Screenplay – TALATRICS
December 2016 Reading
Written by Cecilia Copeland
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – LITTLE GIRL BRIDE
December 2016 Reading
Written by Kris Pajarito
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – CARE AND CLEANING
December 2016 Reading
Written by Robin Kenny
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – LIVING PROOF
December 2016 Reading
Written by Herschel Medlin
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – ESCAPE FROM PLAIN MIDDLE
December 2016 Reading
Written by Carolyn Reese

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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

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

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

BEST SCENE from FOR ALL MANKIND by Matthew O’Connell

Watch the June 2016 Sci-Fi Best Scene Screenplay Winner.

FOR ALL MANKIND by Matthew O’Connell

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: 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 – Val Cole
IVANA – Laura Darby
PRITCHETT – John Lester Phillips
BLAZANOV/ENU – Christopher Huron
ARTHUR – Jeff Sinasic
COLIN – Deney Forrest
MARy – Tracey Beltrano

Get to know the winning writer: 

1. 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 mystery. They recruit an international team of mercenaries to travel to the ruins of Maya to recover a powerful, supernatural artifact before their Russian nemesis can claim it.

2. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

This movie is just plain fun. It’s envisioned to be seen on a big screen surrounded by fanfare. It’s a classic, old-fashioned adventure that mixes in fresh, original sci-fi elements. I love each and every character in here, and it’s an escalating journey filled with surprise and action with plenty of levity. It captures the spirit of films like Raiders of the Lost Ark, King Kong, Stargate, Jurassic Park, and 2001: A Space Odyssey. I think fans of smart science fiction and big action will enjoy the ride.

3. How would you describe this script in two words?

Astronomic adventure.

4. What movie have you seen the most times in your life?

Back to the Future.

5. How long have you been working on this screenplay?

I’ve been working on this for about 1-2 years. It’s been through a lot of drafts!

6. How many stories have you written?

From shorts to features, probably dozens. For polished, marketable work, I have three features and two pilots.

7. What motivated you to write this screenplay?

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

8. 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!

9. 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.

10. 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.

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

Every writer is nervous about showing their work. Every writer also knows that they can revise and polish their work endlessly. The toughest part about being a writer is knowing when your work is strong enough to show to people without revising it for eternity. The more you write, the better those instincts get.

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

February 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 February 2016:

ACTORBest Scene Screenplay – MISPRINTS
February 2016 Reading
Written by Adam Preston

ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – MINDWALKER
February 2016 Reading
Written by Thorsten Loos

ACTORFeature Screenplay – HENRIETTA’S ODYSSEY
February 2016 Reading
Written by L.R. Whittinger

ACTORShort Screenplay – TURN ON DESIRE
February 2016 Reading
Written by Lauren Hoekstra

ACTOR1st Scene Screenplay – THE SHOT
February 2016 Reading
Written by Michael DeMattia

ACTORShort Screenplay – ANIMAL SKINS
February 2016 Reading
Written by Bryan Ott

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

Read Today’s SCI-FI Feature Film Movie Pitches

Submit your Feature Screenplay to the Festival today. FULL FEEDBACK:
http://www.wildsound.ca/screenplaycontest.html

Read Today’s SCI-FI Feature Film Movie Pitches

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HOME, by Peter L. Brown

DREAMLAND, by Brian Stead

THE ILLUSION OF TIME, by Rebecca Bussanmas

STAR WARS HEART OF THE BLADE, by John Travers

ADAM EVE AND TYRONE, by Howard Tubbs

YATRI, by Sashen Naicker