Top 5 LA Festival Screenplays from the last year

Watch the readings of the top screenplays performed by professional actors:

CHILDREN OF THE DUST, by John McCarney
https://lafeedbackfilmfestival.com/2018/03/19/1st-scene-screenplay-children-of-the-dust-by-john-mccarney/

In an intertwining story based on true events, three very different men have a part in saving as many babies from war-torn Vietnam as they can.

THE PLAYLISTS, by Michael Kotsiros
https://lafeedbackfilmfestival.com/2018/02/17/mystery-1st-scene-script-the-playlists-by-michael-kotsiros/

A married couple are separately lured to a remote location by a gifted but troubled composer, who uses music to reveal his hidden agenda.

RODNEY AND THE TRIPPY TIME TRAVELING TALE OF TRIPPING, by Brandon M. Prosek
https://lafeedbackfilmfestival.com/2018/07/01/short-screenplay-rodney-and-the-trippy-time-traveling-tale-of-tripping-by-brandon-m-prosek/

Rodney is thrust into a bizarre situation when his older self arrives to try to change time and prevent millions from dying, including himself.

THE HITLER PARADOX, by James Hughes
https://lafeedbackfilmfestival.com/2018/07/17/winning-short-script-the-hitler-paradox-by-james-hughes/

Two time travelers find themselves in conflict as they aim to bring Hitler to justice, although in vastly different ways.

THE TEMPS, by Julia Montanez
https://lafeedbackfilmfestival.com/2018/07/30/winning-tv-pilot-screenplay-the-temps-by-julia-montanez/

A modern day quirky comedic TV show based in New York City. A man hires his unemployed best friend and his 3 roommates to assist him in salvaging his job. An unorthodox team is formed as they discover the ultimate significance of what true friendship can mean on life’s unleveled journey.

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1pg. Short Screenplay of THE CLICHE by Eileen Wilson

CAST LIST:

Denzel (40s) – 1 – ADRIAN CARLOS CARTER
Narration – KYANA TERESA
Sara (40s) – 5 – PAOLA SCATTOLON
Dave (40s) – 4 – PETER NELSON

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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

LA Feedback Film Festival Testimonial – November 27 2018

Thank You very much for this excellent Feedback. It will help me to correct so many mistakes. I’ll work on this script right away! Wishing all the best to the Festival! Will submit again shortly.
– Florence N.

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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

Best Scene Reading of Homefront by Alexander Stathis

A shell-shocked soldier, George Ganakis, looks to reunite with his family as he returns from the strife of the Korean War. Though, civilian life isn’t as easy as he thought as he struggles to adjust to civilian life, experiencing wartime flashbacks. While attempting to find a job, he slowly learns that his service meant nothing to the nation. George even has to ask his brother, Andrew, for his help for a job.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Kat Smiley
Duncan: Shawn Devlin
George: 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

Winning Feature Screenplay Reading of Fear by Peter Jang

 

The father of a slain Muslim-American soldier attempts to help a bullied Middle Eastern teen who has turned to Muslim extremists online as the current wave of Islamophobia hits their Pennsylvania town.

CAST LIST:

Monica: Cassandra Guthrie
Ibrahim: Sam Fazli
Joseph: Shawn Devlin
Narrator: Kat Smiley
Suliman: Sean Ballantyne
Anthony: John Marcucci
Hasna: Zena Driver
Linda: Corinne Sutton-Smith

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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