Winning SHORT Fantasy Screenplay Reading of Servile(?), by Travis Darkow

 

An unknown agency tests a top secret compound on an unwilling subject, revealing sinister implications.

CAST LIST:

NARRATION – Brian Carleton
Man – 3 – Jolly Amaoko
Guard – 7 – Russell Batcher

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Fraser, Andy Camp, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

Winning Sci-fi SHORT Screenplay Reading of STUCK by Katy Erin


CAST LIST:

NARRATION – Brian Carleton
Angelica (20s black) – 100 – Bree Ali
Grant (f 30s) – 92 – Stephanie Herrera

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Fraser, Andy Camp, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

Winning Fantasy Short Screenplay Reading of The Dance of the Desert Mermaids by Colleen Asbury

A weary traveler enlists the help of Desert Mermaids that help guide soften his passing into the next phase of his life, which is being a cactus.

Narrator: Mandy May Cheetham

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

Short Screenplay – BLOOD DRIVE by Myke J Friscia

BLOOD DRIVE
Written by Myke Friscia

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Sean Ballantyne
SIMON – Chris Reid Geisler
JACKIE – Angela Cavallin
HUMAN RESOURCES – Dana Thody
BOSS – Brian Carleton
LAWYER – Ucal Shillingford
DOG – Noah Casey

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Thriller, Crime, Horror

A man’s life spirals out of control when he becomes obsessed with meeting the woman behind the voice of his car navigation system.

Get to know the winning writer:

1. What is your screenplay about?

Things go terribly awry for a man who becomes obsessed with meeting the woman behind the voice of his car navigation system.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

A dark comedy, Twilight Zone-like thriller

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

It is unique in that it is a SOLO actor performance. The outside world exists only as voices heard, but not seen. Being that, it can be made on an extremely low budget. It’s darkly funny, thrilling and entertaining for an audience for beginning to end. It is a challanging and fun role for an actor. It’s based on a situation where millineal technology backfires in way that could possibly happen to anyone.

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

Quirky. Thrilling.

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

The original Star Wars!

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

About a year and a half on and off.

6. How many stories have you written?

10 Features, 3 original TV pilots, 10 shorts.

7. What motivated you to write this screenplay?

A story I read that something similar happened. I thought it was a great premise for a story that was based on reality. I also tried to come up with something easily producable.

8. What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

For contest purposes, trying to keep the whole story under 30 pages while keeping it entertaining, while at the same time developing the characters. Also trying to write it in such a way that only one physical actor was needed for the whole story, which was very challanging in itself.

9. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I love movies! But also am passionate about baseball, Texas Hold’em and getting involved with my daughter’s school activities.

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

Keep learning about your craft and never stop. Try every means available to get your work out there, all the while just keep writing and writing. Write what you know best. Experiment with different genres, concepts, story lengths and formats. Never give up!

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Winning FANTASY/SCI-FI Short Screenplay – NOTE TO SELF by Humayun Mirza

Watch the October 2016 Winning Short Screenplay.

NOTE TO SELF
Written by Humayun Mirza

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Thriller

A scientist invents a radical new form of brain therapy but must subject herself to the first human trial.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Hugh Ritchie
BECKY – Cass Van Wyck
COMPANY MAN – Paul Whitaker
WOMAN – Becky Shrimpton
MAN – Benjamin Camenzuli
DR. LIN – Jane Smythe
MICHAEL – Percy Alexander Harris

Get to know the winning writer:

What is your screenplay about?

What if you could heal your passed traumas by playing your fears and anxieties against one another?

What genres does your screenplay under?

Science Fiction.

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

It’s a very visual story, the main character has psychological flaws that everyone can identify with and it has an uplifting resolution.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Far out.

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

The Empire Strikes Back.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

3 months.

How many stories have you written?

30+

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

I was getting bored at a film festival and wondered what kind of film I would find rewarding in that context. I’d also had a dream about being chased by a dog.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

None really. I did a first draft in one sitting and every time I got feedback I would either re-evaluate or rewrite.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Filmmaking; I’m a director as well.

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

Keep writing, get feedback. Rewrite. Enter competitions.

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

Casting: Sean Ballantyne

Editing: John Johnson

Today’s Fantasy Screenplay Reading: ASCENT by Brough Hansen

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ASCENT
Written by Brough Hansen
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SYNOPSIS:

Ascent follows the life of a little girl as she grows up and becomes a great inventor.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Holly Sarchfield

Part 2: Best of SHORT Screenplay Fantasy/Sci-Fi Loglines:

Deadline for Fantasy/Sci-Fi Screenplay Festival (Feature, Short, TV Pilot)
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Best of SHORT Screenplay Fantasy/Sci-Fi Loglines:

Title: Toads & Bluebottles
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/toads_and_bluebottles_by_david_cordon.html
Written by: David Cordon
Genre: Animation
Type: Short Script

Title: TIME LOCK
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/time_lock_by_derek_thomas.html
Written by: Derek Thomas
Genre: Sci-Fi
Type: Short Script

Title: TATTER WINGS
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/tatter_wings_by_jr_mcrae.html
Written by: J.R.McRae
Type: SHORT SCRIPT
Genre: Medieval Fantasy Drama, Animation

Title: Stoneheart
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/stoneheart_by_olha_trofimchuk.html
Written by: Olha Trofimchuk
Type: Short Screenplay
Genre: Sci-Fi

Title: SPACE OPERA
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/space_opera_by_alexander_trapp.html
Written by: Alexander Trapp
Genre: Sci-Fi/Comedy
Type: SHORT SCRIPT

Title: Space Case
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/space_case_by_agata_zema.html
Written by: Agata Zema
Type: Short Screenplay
Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Comedy

Title: S&M IN SPACE
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/sm_in_space_by_jj_hillard.html
Written by: J. J. Hillard
Type: SHORT SCRIPT
Genre: Sci-Fi

Title: IN THE SHADE OF THE SILK-COTTON TREE
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/in_the_shade_of_the_silk-cotten_tree_by_aline_armant.html
Written by: Aline Armant
Genre: Fantasy
Type: Short Script

Title: THE SELKIE PRINCESS
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_selkie_princess_by_simon_wilkinson.html
Written by: Simon Wilkinson
Type: Short Script
Genre: Animation

Title: SECRETS AND LIES
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/secrets_and_lies_by_jesse_prevost.html
Written by: Jesse Prevost
Type: Short Film
Genre: Sci-Fi

Title: THE SECOND LAST MAN ON EARTH
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_second_last_man_on_earth_by_jordan_hall.html
Written by: Jordan Hall
Genre: Zombie, Comedy, Rom-com, Action, Sci-Fi
Type: Short Script

Title: RECOVERY
http://www.wildsound.ca/recovery_by_dan_boomgarden.html
Written by: Dan Boomgarden
Genre: Sci-Fi
Type: Short Screenplay