SCI-FI BEST Scene Reading: Girl Out of Time, by Jay J. Falconer

An orphaned street girl with mysterious time-traveling abilities battles future humans across time and space in a deadly fight for not only her future, but that of humanity’s.

CAST LIST:

Nurse: Olivia Barrett
Warden: Ted Powers
Narrator: Val Cole
Alison: Mercedez De Castro
Derek: Wilfred Lee
Jim: Trevor Howes

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 TV Pilot Screenplay: NOVA: FIRST FLIGHT, by Rachel Fischer

The ceasefire in the war between Earth and the citizens on nearby space colonies is jeopardized when a freighter on a diplomatic mission goes missing and former enemies Aleksey Amhail and Benjamin Thomas must put aside their differences to find the ship and preserve the peace.

CAST LIST:

Torque: Trevor Howes
Abigail: Veronika Gribanova
Rockaway: Ted Powers
Narrator: Val Cole
Aleksey: Olivia Barrett
Benjamin: Wilfred Lee
Maralee: Mercedez De Castro

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/FANTASY Short Screenplay Reading: The Last Breath Of Winter, by Thom Holland

A huntsman battles a brutal winter and the spirits that inhabit the forest around his family’s home.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Val Cole

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Denissa Palmer, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

SCI-FI 1st Scene Screenplay Reading: URRACA, by Eva Everett Irving

Argentinian writer Gabriel De Lara receives national success with his novel, but in the wake of tragedy he struggles to produce the next best-seller. When a young, Canadian translator shows up at his door, he immediately recognizes that she is different. Catherine’s intentions are unclear at first, but she becomes instrumental in his creative process, forcing Gabriel to witness the real-life manifestation of his mythological protagonist, Urraca.

CAST LIST:

Interviewer: Isabel Kruse
Narrator: Val Cole
Paco: Ryan Singh
Gabriel: Jarrod Terrill

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Denissa Palmer, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

Screenplay Movie: Past Presence, by Kevin Mongelli

Genre: Fantasy, Sci-FI

Professor STEPHEN EMERSON (50’s) is obsessed with a book, THE DNALYM RHAPSODY, written by EDGAR GRAVES. It explains his theory of past lives and the ability of man to tap into his consciousness to see his or her other lives. One of Dr. Emerson’s patients commit suicide after it is believed that she saw into her past lives. Several years prior, Edgar, along with his colleagues, DAVIS, SUZANNE, and JULIO ran an experiment on a homeless man. Edgar has a secret lab and an extraordinary machine that allows the person to explore their past.

Visual Design by Kimberly Villarruel

Voice Actors:
Matt Barnes
Danielle Nicole
Val Cole
Geoff Mays
Esther Teeboo
Manny Pacheco

Produced by Matthew Toffolo

Screenplay Movies: BIOS, by Michael Clohesy

Life as we know it is thrown into question when a disparate group of young creatives attempt to unravel the multi-generational mystery surrounding the reemergence of a reclusive artist, one who aspires to save the world by forever changing the face of the planet.

CAST LIST:
Narration: Danielle Nicole
Miranda: Val Cole
Kita: Esther Thibbo

Visual Design by Kimberly Villarruel

Produced by Matthew Toffolo

SCREENPLAY MOVIE: Robots From Neptune, by J. David Thayer

Visual Design by Kimberly Villarruel

Produced by Matthew Toffolo

VOICE ACTORS:
Matt Barnes
Danielle Nicole
Geoff Mays
Val Cole

They want our garbage. They can’t have it.

Deep within the icy cloud layers of Neptune live the X-tonians: a mighty race of silicone-based lifeforms who regularly breathe a toxic mixture of methane and carbon dioxide. However, their world is dying. The factories of their highly industrialized society continually belch great plumes of clean air into the atmosphere bringing the X-Tonian race to the brink of extinction. In desperation, His Majesty King XYY9Z3 dispatches his horde of Receptacle Robots to Earth. Their mission: to liberate and harvest all of our garbage, toxic waste, and pollution, leaving a wake of clean destruction behind. And you might think we’d be okay with all that.

Writer Biography – J. David Thayer

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Elementary school principal living in Texas. Working on several novels and short stories. Published in The First Line Literary Journal.

 

Writer Statement

 

It occurred to me about five years ago that we really needed a new robot invasion movie, but not one that was in any way believable. The golden age of science fiction was a time when we still believed that the solar system might actually harbor advanced civilizations. We transferred our Red Scare paranoia over to the safer alien and/or robot invasions scenarios in order to vent pent-up anxiety–much like today’s zombie apocalypse phenomenon acts as a somewhat silly substitute for the very real fear of total societal collapse underpinning its appeal.

Put another way, I miss the silly robot invasion genre. I wanted to write a script that harkens back to that time, and I failed. I ended up writing something else instead. I wasn’t even setting out to make an animated film, but that is clearly what ROBOTS FROM NEPTUNE is. Two more scripts are also underway: RFN2: The Venus Casino and RFN3: Pax Neptunia. I hope you enjoy the first installment.