Winning SCI-FI TV Pilot Screenplay: Fabrications, by James Tichenor

When a plucky recovering addict hitches rides to get to her nine-year-old son the trucker who picks her up turns out to be carrying a load which threatens their entire world.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Allison Kampf

TERRY (M): Steve Rizzo

GRIZZLED DRIVER and CAR DRIVER (M): Bill Poulin

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

BEST SCENE SCI-FI Screenplay Reading: Rion City, by Stephanie Fuentes

It’s the year 2119 and private investigator Ash Fox only has one rule: no missing person cases. However, a break in his latest case thanks to his secret power – his ability to change genders instantly – causes that one rule to be tested.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Allison Kampf

SILVY and RANGER (F): Hannah Ehman

ASH (M): Steve Rizzo

YESENIA (F): Val Cole

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

SCi-FI Best Scene Screenplay (TV PILOT) Reading of SHITSTORM, by David Luz

The most popular girl in school discovers that she might be the only one who can save the world from multiple impending apocalypses, but that’s just not fitting into her plans right now.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Allison Kampf
Abby (F): Hannah Ehman
Mrs. Wilcox (F): Kyana Teresa
Doctor Chillings (M): Steve Rizzo

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

SCI-FI TV 1st Scenes of Screenplay Reading: Kingdom, by Kyujin Kim

After the death of the beloved King, his young but cunning Successor must use subterfuge to get rid of a powerful and influential courtier in order to protect the throne and regain the control over his kingdom.

CAST LIST:

Narration: Allison Kampf
Horus (M): Allan Michael Brunet
Koinos (M): Fabio Abreu
Limur (M): Geoff Mays
Eunuch (M): Steve Rizzo
Shapur (M): Gary Wheeler

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

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SCI-FI 1st Scenes of Screenplay Reading: Love Never Sleeps, by KD Farris

Kimberly, still grieving the loss of her parents, has given up on love, but when her childhood hero comes to life in the form of the man of her dreams, she discovers the path to her true self is even more important than the one to true love.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Allison Kampf
Candace (F): Mandy May Cheetham
Little Kimberly (F): Cassandra Guthrie
Edward (M): Steve Rizzo
Annabelle: Miriam Capper
Dahvin: Allan Michael Brunet

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

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HORROR/SCI-FI 1st Scenes of Screenplay Reading: Posthuman by Mark McKee

 Follow his death and resurrection, a boy is hunted by a mysterious government organization hell-bent on learning the secrets of the afterlife.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Allison Kampf
Darren (M): Allan Michael Brunet
Bruce (M): Geoff Mays
Elderly Woman (F): Mandy May Cheetham
Nurse (F): Cassandra Guthrie
Clerk (M): Steve Rizzo

 

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 Short Screenplay – A DAY IN A CONNECTED LIFE, by Michael E. Lucas

Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Comedy

Mark wants a nice snack and a beer but his kitchen has other ideas.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Julian Ford
Mark: Steve Rizzo
Amicus: Dan Cristofori
Toilet/Beautiful Face: Emily Weir
Mistress: Penelope Corrin
The Phone: Rachel Salsberg

Get to know the winning writer:

What is your screenplay about?

A Day In A Connected Life is a dark SciFi comedy set in the near future in the smart house of a 36-year-old Silicon Valley techie. After a long run, Mark comes home with a strained heart and a need to have a cold beer. His house won’t listen to his irrational needs; they would disrupt his diet and endanger his heart. The refrigerator, toilet, and phone gang up on him to ensure he does what’s best for him. His hilarious argument with the refrigerator (to give him a beer) only encourages his artificially intelligent house to parent Mark toward rational decisions. But, Mark’s emotions just continue to drive him. He ignores their rational choices and they don’t understand his emotions

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Humor and SciFi

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

A.I. (Artificial Intelligence) will be predominant in our lives before 2030. Our current attitude, that machines are to serve us, must change. We will be interacting not with machines, but reflections of our own consciousness

How would you describe this script in two words?

Hilariously Plausible

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

The movie is The Matrix and the TV series is the 2004 version of Battle Star Galactica.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

I first started it in 2014 and then I put it down for 21/2 years. I finished it in March 2017

How many stories have you written?

I have written 3 stories.

What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)

I like the blues. Robert Cray is my go to man.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Time and responsibilities were ever present through the process. Writing the back story first, helped me to trim a 23 page script to 13 pages.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Poetry

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

I was looking for professional feed back. I also am looking for recognition. The first feeling was happiness. My craftsmanship was validated. I knew I was at least on the right track. The feedback also helped with a script problem that had eluded me.

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

Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Mary Cox

Sci-Fi/Fantasy Winning Screenplay: ORIGINS

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ORIGINS
Written by Michael Panek & Guershon Moreno
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CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Angelica Alejandro
DRAGOLA – Craig Estrella
CAPTAIN STIBOR – Steve Rizzo
GORGIAS – David Occhipinti
LONDO – Sean Ballantyne
KIERAN – Holly Sarchfield

SYNOPSIS:

A small group of civilans and scientist flee their homeworld after an alien invasion, and take refuge on Earth.