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

Winning 1st Scene Feature Screenplay Reading: The Faye Realm, by Genevieve Knights

Ripped from bad school day into a fantastical world, if a superficial teen girl can’t learn to love and see past physical beauty she will be trapped, alone, forever.

CAST LIST:

Faye: Hannah Ehman
Mom/Blonde Friends Mom: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Blond Friend: Val Cole

Winning 1st Scene Screenplay Reading: THE RED CLOTH, by Bo Svenson

 Largely based on historical facts, “The Red Cloth” tells of men and women fleeing the cruelty of early Christianity in what is now Norway, their arrival in North America five hundred years before Columbus, and the birth there of the first European child.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Allison Kampf
Parks Canada Voice/Norse Boy (M): Sean Ballantyne
Young Norse (F): Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Grumpy Norse (F): Val Cole
Ibrahim (M): Geoff Mays
Thorall (M): Steve Rizzo

Winning Feature Screenplay Reading: TRANSFERENCE, by Mark C. Spera

H.C.A.T. (Human Consciousness Attribute Transfer) is about to change the world, but both the technology and its creator Dr. Robert Courtney are in danger. The Government wants to exploit it and one very powerful individual must destroy it. Unknowingly breaching the divide between the natural and super natural, Dr. Courtney with the help of a small rebel group, must now fight to save his technology, his life and the future of all mankind.

CAST LIST:

Dwight: Erik Hicks
Agent Tibideaux: Charles Gordon
Taka: Wildred Lee
Narrator: Elizabeth Morriss
Court: Gene Abella
Rachel/Lily: Tiffany Elefano
O’Mally: Tim McCarthy

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: BELLES OF THE DAY, by Jayne DAlessandro Cox

 Logline: Although dead, he still survives in the hearts of the women who loved him. (Synopsis: Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson flashback to Jefferson’s early years and his journey to manhood, during his final days confined to his alcove bed, giving the audience a fly-on-the-wall perspective of the personal life and events that shaped his illustrious life.)

CAST LIST:

Helper Slav: Peter Nelson
Wormley: Kaleb Alexander
Narrator: Elizabeth Morriss
Eston: Peter Mark Rapheal
Sally Hemmings: Jen Daniels

 

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 Reading: Two Parts: THE DISC, by Dewayne Hill

Part 1:

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss

Bishop: Ron Boyd
Priest Jacob: Peter Nelson

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Part 2:


CAST LIST:

Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss

Priest Jacob: Peter Nelson
Agent Hudson: Lyndsay Clarkson

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

LA Festival Best Scene Reading: GLASS ANGEL, by Lea Ann Vandygriff

A prominent family in Ireland is torn apart by a deadly accident. Sir Andrew turns away from his crippled daughter, Calina, because he cannot bare the sight of her. He slips into a depression and turns to alcohol for comfort. Sir Andrew’s estranged sister for help. Lady Amelia not backing down from her brother’s fury gives him an ultimatum.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss

Sir. Andrew: David Jackson
Edward: Ron Boyd
Mildred: Victoria Murdoch
Anna: Lyndsay Clarkson

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 TV Spec Screenplay: Rick and Morty – What Have You Learnt Morty? by Javier Torregrosa

Genre: Comedy, Adventure

Morty struggles to study for his exam, Rick decides to help Morty to learn by showing him first hand. Meanwhile Jerry starts a new job that doesn’t turn out as expected.

CAST LIST:

Mortar: Pearl Ho
Beth: Julie C. Sheppard
Jerry: Twain Ward
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Rick: Peter Nelson
Morty: John Leung
Summer: Katelyn Vanier

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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