Short Screenplay – THE FALL, by Alix Kruntorad

THE FALL
Written by Alix Kruntorad

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Action, Thriller

A bustling New York City morning, interrupted by a suicide.

CAST LIST:

WOMAN – Cass Van Wyck
WOMAN 2 – Jane Smythe
NARRATOR – Becky Shrimpton

Get to know the winning writer:

What is your screenplay about?

This screenplay is about a normal, bustling, city morning, shaken by death.

What genres does your screenplay under?

Thriller!

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

This screenplay should be turned into a movie because there is so much potential with it, specifically mental health awareness.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Surprise twist!

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

Oh my gosh! I have no idea. I love movies, and have seen thousands. I don’t know which ones
I’ve seen the most.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

I only worked on this screenplay for a few hours, but it’s based off of an idea that I’ve been working on for years.

How many stories have you written?

I’ve been writing films since elementary school. I don’t know how many times I forced my mom to chase me around the house with a video camera. I’ve written two shorts, a feature, a reality tv show, poems, and am working on four more feature films.

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

I’m a very big advocate of mental health awareness, so I love writing things that can help others.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

This screenplay only took a short time to finish; however, the feature film that I based this short on, has been difficult to finish due to other projects getting in the way, and writers block!

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I love to act, model, and direct.

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

Keep writing! Collaboration is a wonderful way to meet new people and gain new ideas. Definitely keep writing.

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

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

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Short Screenplay – MONKEY MODEL, by Barry Brennessel

MONKEY MODEL

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Drama

A women faces a very difficult decision on life or death.

CAST LIST:

MARCO – Hugh Ritchie
SHEILA – Jane Smythe
NARRATOR – Becky Shrimpton

Get to know the winning writer:

What is your screenplay about?

Doomed relationships.

What genres does your screenplay under?

Drama

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

It might possibly make people feel better about their lives. And since it’s so short, there would probably be no admission fee!

How would you describe this script in two words?

Choices. Consequences.

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

It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, probably tied with Fargo, and Cocteau’s Orphee close behind.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

It took about a week.

How many stories have you written?

Approximately a dozen screenplays, 4 novels, and 3 short story collection. And a few radio ads. 🙂

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

I loved the challenge of telling a story in one page.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

It was tough to make a cohesive story in so short a format.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Travel, gardening, history, language, and chocolate.

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

Don’t be afraid to experiment.

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

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

Short Screenplay: I NEVER KNOCK by John Ervin

I NEVER KNOCK

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Comedy

A has-been movie star contemplates killing herself on-stage during the opening night of a Broadway show in 1955, when she is interrupted by several visitors to her dressing room.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Hugh Ritchie
REBECCA – Jane Smythe
FANNY – Cass Van Wyck
BRODERICK – Benjamin Camenzuli
OLIVIA – Becky Shrimpton
LEE – Paul Whitaker

Get to know the winning writer:

What is your screenplay about?

A has-been movie star contemplates killing herself on-stage during the opening night of a Broadway show in 1955, when she engages in insults, fisticuffs, bottle-throwing and gun-play with several visitors to her dressing room.

What genres does your screenplay under?

Comedy, Historical

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

Movie and theatre stars of the golden age of Hollywood and Broadway should be celebrated and remembered, especially in this age of instant entertainment and online pseudo-stars who don’t put in the work and pay their dues like the classic ones did.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Shockingly funny.

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

The Shawshank Redemption (which, among many other things, involves a classic Hollywood movie icon)

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

One year

How many stories have you written?

Twenty-five

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

My love of classic Hollywood films starring Bette Davis, Barbra Stanwyck, Humphrey Bogart and other icons of the era, as well as my admiration for the theatre, both on and off Broadway.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Having free time to write it, what with personal and work-related obligations distracting from what was a very enjoyable process.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Politics, social causes, traveling, and seeing as many new releases and old favorites in film as I can.

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

Write every day, no matter how busy life can be or frustrating the process is, because creativity only happens during the actual function of writing.

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

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson