1pg SHORT SCREENPLAY – BOOM, by Dimitri Devyatkin

Winning Screenplay – BOOM
Written by Dimitri Devyatkin

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Andrea Meister
HIKER – Gabriel Cameron
VOICE – Brian Carleton

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Comedy

A hiker suffers a terrible fall and tries to reason with God.


Get to know the winning writer:

What is your screenplay about?

Life, death, reason, religion, belief.

What genres does your screenplay under?

Mind-bursting, philosophical, poetic entertainment, comedy

How would you describe this script in two words?

A “few matters” to clear up!

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

This screenplay is exactly designed to be a 1 page film. It can give two actors a chance to perform really deep roles, requiring passion and vibrant meaning. It is built like a Japanese Haiku. Please invite two truly passionate actors to perform the roles!

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

Modern Times, Day at the Races

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

All my life

How many stories have you written?

30+

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

experiences in my own life – seeing life and death, realizing how fragile our existence is.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

None

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Film making, media projects, peace and justice on Earth.

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

This is now the 4th play I’ve submitted. I have yet to hear any feedback and would deeply appreciate hearing from any of you! Plus or minus, good or bad. Anything! Please send comments or critique. I will happily call or communicate with you more with my feedback as well/ if you like!

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

2016 LOS ANGELES Stories

See the best of LA based stories, films, and screenplays showcased at the festival:


festival posterHEY YOU, IT’S ME, 8min., USA, Webseries/Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – BLOOD DRIVE
December 2016 Reading
Written by Myka J. Friscia

ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay: EMMETT IN PEOPLELAND
October 2016 Reading
Written by Larry Hankin

ACTORChapter 2 Reading – LARGE IS THE SMALLEST WE GOT
January 2016 Reading
Written by Jed Hamilton

ACTOR
MONTH TO MONTH, 12min, USA, Drama/Fantasy

Watch Audience FEEDBACK Video of the Short Film from June 2016 Film Festival

Winning Short Screenplay – I Can Catch A Bullet by Reynaldo A Garza

Best Scene from the screenplay I CAN CATCH A BULLET Screenplay
Written by Reynaldo A Garza

CAST LIST:

HOMLESS MAN – Peter Nelson
NARRATOR – Laura Kyswaty
PASSENGER – Gabriel Darku

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Comedy

Two brothers on a road trip.


Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

Two brothers in a roadtrip.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Comedy (dark)

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

Its funny and new.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Bullet catch

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

Mad max

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

About 17 minutes.

How many stories have you written?

Over 200

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

Finding the free time

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

The idea was there

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

Dont stop writing

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

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

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Winning Short Screenplay – Diaspora by David Brin

Best Scene from the screenplay DIASPORA Screenplay
Written by David Brin

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Dan Cristofori
WOMAN SCIENTIST – Laura Kyswaty
DRIVE – Gabriel Darku

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Sci-Fi

If we ever detect a signal from beyond, scientists think they will be in charge of first contact. But maybe not!


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

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

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Audience Feedback: HEAD SPACE, 5min, Drama/Thriller

See the best of the December 8, 2016 Los Angeles FEEDBACK Film Festival

AUDIENCE FEEDBACK VIDEO:

  MOVIE POSTERHEAD SPACE, 5min, Drama/Thriller
Directed by Emma Huibregtse

A single mother concerned with her son’s inability to cope, sees the tables turn when faced with danger.

Director’s Statement: After numerous scripts of mine were returned by USC faculty members claiming the concepts were “too big” for the scope of our class projects – we had only $1,500 and 5 weeks to make a film from casting to final sound mix! – I knew I had to keep my story simple. In a last minute panic the night before our scripts were due I came up with the concept for Head Space, resorting to the affordable unique location of under the kitchen table as my primary setting.

With my strong interest in cinematography I was inspired by the unique shot compositions and angles offered by a child’s limited perspective in an unusual space. I have no idea how this story came out of me, but I’m glad it did. As my first major production it was an honor to collaborate with our dedicated cast and crew. As a trumpet player music has always played a vital role in my films and the opportunity to work with composer Steve Gaboury to develop the score was incredible. Recording with our live jazz band brought our visuals to an entirely new level. It was a pleasure to work along side such creative professionals. We hope you enjoy the film!

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Audience Feedback: HELIO, 20min., USA, Sci-Fi/Action

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  MOVIE POSTERHELIO, 20min., USA, Sci-Fi/Action
Directed by Teddy Cecil

One worker sparks an uprising when he attempts to break free of his dystopian underworld.

Introduction

HELIO is a short, visceral film centered on a post-apocalyptic underground society where its citizens mine to sustain their dark existence. Presented by Shadow Council Productions, in association with Innovate Entertainment, HELIO is an independent film from first-time writer/director Teddy Cecil. With the ambitious production scale and challenging VFX elements, the process took almost two years to complete from inception to final cut. This project represents Shadow Council’s first of many properties to be developed and produced in-house.

Director’s Statement

HELIO is the culmination of many talented yet under appreciated artists collaborating tirelessly to create a film where, if we’re successful, you won’t even notice all that’s been accomplished. Instead, you’ll be enjoying the adventure.

Company

Shadow Council Productions is a Los Angeles-based production company dedicated to creating innovative media content. Founded in 2010 and run by Teddy Cecil, Nick Cofino and Brett Miller, Shadow Council started as a small creative outlet, packaging and filming promotional material for other producers and artists. Once the three friends and business partners gained the experience and momentum needed, they shifted focus towards their own projects, the first of which was HELIO.

Shadow Council’s objective is to create unique and epic visual experiences and bring them to audiences everywhere across multiple platforms. Every Shadow Council production is treated like a passion project designed to be commercially viable.

For more information on HELIO or Shadow Council Productions, please email SCP at inquiries@shadowcouncil.com.

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Audience Feedback: ENCORE, 10min, Drama/Musical

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AUDIENCE FEEDBACK VIDEO:

  MOVIE POSTERENCORE, 10min, Drama/Musical
Directed by Kris Theorin

Lifelong friends November and Rosie, a popular YouTube duo, are hosting a live stream tour of November’s new apartment, an event that forces them to confront their impending separation and uncertain future in real time and online in front of their 500,000 YouTube fans.

Director’s Statement: Encore is a look at the age-old scenario of someone growing up and moving away. It’s something that forces people to change and reevaluate their life. My brothers and I were dealing with this while filming Encore. I was graduating form college and they were graduating from high school. Realizing you are growing apart from old friends is something everyone faces at some point. We wanted to show a unique modern twist on the situation and the world of YouTube stars proved to be an interesting perspective to approach it from. These ordinary teens and twenty-somethings’s find their everyday lives and hobbies a source of entertainment for thousand of people. They have to perform for an audience while doing simple everyday things like walking through their own house. Our film shows what might happen when difficult real life problems arise while they are trying to perform for a crowd.

Film Type:Short, Student

Genres:Coming of age, drama

Runtime:10 minutes 10 seconds

Completion Date:August 22, 2016

Production Budget:7,000 USD

Country of Origin:United States

Country of Filming:United States

Film Language:English

Shooting Format:RED

Aspect Ratio:16:9

Film Color:Color

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