Winning BEST SCENE Feature Screenplay Reading: SINS OF OUR FATHERS, by Albert Ferranti

Now in his 20’s, Duaae seizes upon an unexpected opening to extract from his foster sister the last crucial piece of the puzzle of why his foster father bludgeoned his biological father, an itinerant preacher, to death on an isolated Pennsylvania farm ten years before, if only she can stay alive long enough at the hands of a local mobster to reveal it.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Allison Kampf
Locksmith/Duane/Exton: Steve Rizzo
Rose/Norma: Hannah Ehman

Winning BEST SCENE TV Screenplay Reading: COMING OF AGE, by Karin de la Peña Collison

It’s 1965 and Charlotte, a 13-yr old, English, parochial school girl , is forced to confront her sexuality when her stage-manager mother, finding her husband in their bed with the au père girl, yanks Charlotte away from him and plunges her into the capsizing world of a live theatre tour.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Allison Kampf
Dominic/Edward/Harry: Steve Rizzo
Charlotte: Hannah Ehman
Tricia: Elizabeth Rose Morriss

Best Scene Reading: The Camping Lawyer, by Lea Ann Vandygriff

CAST LIST:

Rebecca: Carina Cojeen
Sydney: Christina Leonard
Narrator: Aaron Williams
Narration: Sean Ballantyne
Jim: Geoff Mays
Josiah: Aaron Maxwell Williams

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

LA Festival BEST Scene Reading: THE SNOW QUEEN by Jacob Leyva

CAST LIST:

Skinny: Russell Batcher
Keelut: Brandon Knox
Narrator: Hugh Ritchie
Miki: Regan Brown
Mother Bandit: Kristen Pepper
Tuk: James Chapman

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

LA Festival Best Scene Reading: Journey Of Innocence Lost, by Lea Ann Vandygriff

CAST LIST :

Dillion: Aaron Maxwell Williams
Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Daniel: Michael Ruhs
Mildred: Katelyn Varadi

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

LA Festival Best Scene Reading: DRAGONSTEEL, by Sam Tracton

After breaking a sacred law in an attempt to protect his sister from the monsters that killed their mother, Cedric Armor must master a mystical shield in order to stop a war from breaking out.

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Shala: Hartley O. Gyamfi
Kylar: Sheldon Graham

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

LA Festival Best Scene Screenplay Reading: ONE YEAR IN AMHERST, by Stuart Calloway

“One Year In Amherst” is a coming-of-age story with a dash of teen romance and sentimentality. The year is 1969 and 15 year old Clark is working at a gas station in Amherst. There he makes friends with an older boy, Dan Mallow aka Tyro, who introduces him to marijuana. When Clark’s father discovers this, they fall out. Later at the station, Tyro involves Clark in a theft, forcing them to flee to a mountain hideout where Clark learns the truth about Tyro.

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Clark: Aaron WIlliams
Liz: Barb Scheffler
Calvin: Andrew Ball

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

LA Festival Best Scene Reading: EMERGENCY PSYCHIATRIC SERVICE-EPS Pilot, by Holly Scarabosio

Psychiatric nurse Helena moves from Milwaukee to San Francisco to take a new job — accompanied by her fiancé Jake. They plan to start a new life together — she as a psychiatric nurse at a prominent EPS—Emergency Psychiatric Services; he as a computer tech and would-be writer. Plans don’t always work out.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Bill Poulin

Gaytan: Peter Nelson
Helena: Lyndsay Clarkson
Samantha: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Jackie: Victoria Murdoch

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

TV Best Scene Reading of Squad by Louric Rankine

Teens of color deal with their disorganized high school and personal problems by talking in a group chat- which happens to concretize in a virtual white room.

CAST LIST:

Louis: John Marcucci

Jamal: Sam Fazli

Narrator: Kat Smiley

Libretta: Cassandra Guthrie

Amatou: Zena Driver

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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

Best Scene Reading of THE WAITING ROOM by Joel Stern

In this suspense/comedy, Bill Egan, a crusty Alcatraz corrections officer, suddenly finds himself in a waiting room along with a one-armed Medal of Honor award winner-turned hitman, a ditzy bank teller and a Bronx street hoodlum. From different time periods, they try to piece together the events that brought them there.
Little do they know they are about to face the ultimate judgement.

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller

CAST LIST:

Linda: Cassandra Guthrie
Chuck: John Marcucci
Narrator: Kat Smiley
Bill: Shawn Devlin
Oscar: Sean Ballantyne
Reggie: Sam Fazli

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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