Winning 1pg SHORT Script Reading of THE PARK PERVERT, by Mark Levitt

Genre: Comedy

Public leering, sexual harassment, not just another day in the park.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Sal: Hugh Ritchie
Karen: Ariel Brooker
Syrus: Geoff Mays
Karen: Ariel Brooker

Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

Its about cover-ups, deception, and lust

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Comedy and drama

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

Because it doesn’t have super-heroes and an inflated budget so it will make all its money back.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Pervy ethics

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

Shawshank Redemption…Get busy living, or get busy watching Shawshank, that’s damn right!

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

On and off, through a couple of versions, iterations, for a few years

How many stories have you written?

Over 80

What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)

Probably, God Only Knows by Beach Boys.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Trimming it down to just a page and hitting all the comedic notes was tough, but it was a good challenge to know I could do it.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Acting

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

I admired the festival’s goals to give honest and positive feedback to fledgling filmmakers. Its tough to rated against more seasoned filmmakers with heftier budgets and its easy to get discouraged by film festivals who value finesse over stories and do not reply to submissions. It’s great to hear feedback from audience members and people who just love to encourage filmmakers.

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

Camera Operator: Kierston Drier

Editor: John Johnson

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

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WATCH the WINNING 2016 FEATURE SCREENPLAY FESTIVAL READINGS:

ACTORFEATURE Screenplay – TRIAL & ERIN
December 2016 Reading
Written by Larry Shulruff
ACTORFEATURE Screenplay – DUE SOUTH
November 2016 Reading
Written by Even R. Schullery
ACTORFEATURE Screenplay: CHARLOTTE SOMETIMES
October 2016 Reading
Written by Cate Carson
ACTORFEATURE Screenplay: LAWN BOYS
September 2016 Reading
Written by Steve Cleary
ACTORFEATURE Screenplay: LUCIDAE
September 2016 Reading
Written by Jacqueline Marett
ACTORFEATURE Screenplay – FOR ALL MANKIND
August 2016 Reading
Written by Matthew O’Connell
ACTORFEATURE Screenplay – FIEND
July 2016 Reading
Written by Jeff York
ACTORFEATURE Screenplay – THE CHARLOTTETOWN JACKHAMMER
July 2016 Reading
Written by Marc Lalonde
ACTORFEATURE Screenplay – INKED IN BLOOD
June 2016 Reading
Written by Paul Corricelli
ACTORFeature Screenplay – THE BOO
May 2016 Reading
Written by Scott McEntire
ACTORFan Fiction Feature Screenplay – STAR WARS Episode I: THE REDEMPTION OF SKYWALKER
May 2016 Reading
Written by Brian O’Flaherty
ACTORFeature Screenplay – CATCH THE DEVIL
April 2016 Reading
Written by Martin Blinder
ACTORFeature Screenplay – MISPRINTS
April 2016 Reading
Written by Adam Preston
ACTORFeature Screenplay – DEAD NORTH
April 2016 Reading
Written by Alexander Nachaj
ACTORFeature Screenplay – MOTHS TO FLAME
March 2016 Reading
Written by Fredric Maffei
ACTORFeature Screenplay – GATES OF HELL
March 2016 Reading
Written by Pamela Green and Everett House Sr.
ACTORFeature Screenplay – FOUR FOR THE BORDER
February 2016 Reading
Written by Toby Roberts
ACTORFeature Screenplay – HENRIETTA’S ODYSSEY
February 2016 Reading
Written by L.R. Whittinger
ACTORFeature Screenplay – CRIME EXTRAORDINAIRE
January 2016 Reading
Written by Howard Fridkin

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ACTORTV PILOT – MIDLIFE CRISIS
December 2016 Reading
Written by Erica Barfield Peterson
ACTORTV PILOT BEST Scene Screenplay – ARMS OF MORPHEUS
November 2016 Reading
Written by John Christopher Thomas
ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay: WILLOWWOOD
October 2016 Reading
Written by Christopher Locke
ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay: EMMETT IN PEOPLELAND
October 2016 Reading
Written by Larry Hankin
ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay: THE VISA
October 2016 Reading
Written by Conrad Haynes
ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – OYMPUS RISING
September 2016 Reading
Written by C M Landrus
ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – DIGITAL NATIVES
August 2016 Reading
Written by Adam Preston
ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – SURVEILLANCE
August 2016 Reading
Written by Chris Gebhardt & Jenn Russi
ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – THE SPECTRAL CITY
July 2016 Reading
Written by Arthur Vincie
ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – WILD MAGIC
June 2016 Reading
Written by Julie Nichols
ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – CIVILIAN
June 2016 Reading
Written by Gina Scanlon
ACTORFAN FICTION Screenplay – SPACE 2099 (based on Space 1999)
June 2016 Reading
Written by Kevin D Story
ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – THE REAPER: REBELLION “AFTERLIFE”
May 2016 Reading
Written by Mark S. MacDonald, Darsey Meredith
ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – SMITHEREENS
May 2016 Reading
Written by Hershel D. Rephun
ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – MAILROOMIES
April 2016 Reading
Written by Jacques Edeline
ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – REC’D
March 2016 Reading
Written by Chris Courtney Martin
ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – MINDWALKER
February 2016 Reading
Written by Thorsten Loos
ACTORTV PILOT – LACIE BIDWELL
January 2016 Reading
Written by Jameel Khan
ACTORTV PILOT – LIFE IN THE FAST LANE
January 2016 Reading
Written by Debi Calabro
ACTORTV PILOT – Vincent Locke: Villain-At-Law
December 2015 Reading

Short Screenplay – THE STRUGGLE by Janice Kennedy

THE STRUGGLE
Written by Janice Kennedy

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Dark Comedy

Life and Death meet and it’s all over for Life until Hope enters the picture.

CAST LIST:

VOICE – Rikki Wright
LIFE – Gabriel Darku
NARRATOR – Michelle Alexander

Get to know the winning writer:

What is your screenplay about?

The struggle between Life and Death.

What genres does your screenplay under?

Comedy.

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

It’s got a clown in it.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Life / Death

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

“It’s A Wonderful Life”

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

All my life.

How many stories have you written?

Many.

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

I was asked to write a one-minute play by my playwrights group in Seattle. I thought I’d challenge myself to writing about the struggle between Life and Death in one page. When I read about the LA FEEDBACK festival of one-page screenplays, I decided to adapt my stage play into a screenplay.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Trying to lay out the struggle between Life and Death in one page.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

My husband.

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

Keep writing.

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

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

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

Short Screenplay – Freedom by Scot Walker

Watch the September 2016 Winning Short Screenplay.

FREEDOM
Written by Scot Walker

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Satire

What is the meaning of the 2nd Amendment? How much “freedom” doe sit imply? Is there no limit to the “freedom” to own arms, even when those arms include missile launchers, automatic weapons, poison gas and atomic weapons? But more importantly, why must the Supreme Court decide such issues? Is there no common sense in the number, amount and type of arms Americans should be allowed to buy?

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Julian Ford
GUY – Sean Ballantyne

Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

What is the meaning of the 2nd Amendment? How much “freedom” doe sit imply? Is there no limit to the “freedom” to own arms, even when those arms include missile launchers, automatic weapons, poison gas and atomic weapons? But more importantly, why must the Supreme Court decide such issues? Is there no common sense in the number, amount and type of arms Americans should be allowed to buy?

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Satire.

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

A film can be distributed to far many more viewers. This is a message that I feel very compassionate about. It’s time Americans begin to have a real dialogue about the effects of owning weapons and even if we need to own them.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Ironic satire.

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

The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (with my all time favorite actor: Ingrid Bergman).

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

It’s a very short play so the actual composition took an hour or so, however, it is a concept (and controlling arms) that has been brewing inside my soul for many decades.

How many stories have you written?

Including plays and novels and shorts stories over the course of the past 55 years, probably hundreds. You can google me Scot Walker author (one “t” in Scot; I was too poor to afford the second “t”.) or checking out my novels, poetry and short stories at Smashword or write to me at century21theatre@yahoo.com for more information.

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

The arrogance of the NRA.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Saving the planet, international travel, tutoring,

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Take nothing personally. And never stop writing.

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

Editor: John Johnson

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Short Screenplay – The Confessional by Jeremy Rigby

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The Confessional  by Jeremy Rigby

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Drama, Dark

With an unholy twist from a private confession, Jason, 15 unexpectedly exposes a potentially greater sin when provoked by a Priest in a confessional.

CAST LIST:

JASON – Sean Ballatyne
PRIEST – Julian Ford

Get to know the winning writer:

What is your screenplay about?

The Confessional is controversial with a thought provoking twist. From a private confession, Jason, 12, unexpectedy exposes a breach of trust and a far greater sin when pressed by the Priest.

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

I feel it is a story that would appeal to many different types of people and as it is short could be very appealing to festivals.

From a production perspective it could be produced on a very small budget as the confessional could be created in a studio / dark room with lighting. For a new Producer / Director this would be a perfect screenplay to take on board.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Thought provoking.

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

World’s fastest Indian starring Anthony Hopkins. It ticks my every box. It is visually stunning and is based on an amazing true story. Anthony Hopkins does a superb job portraying New Zealand racing icon Burt Monro.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

I actually wrote this screenplay sitting on a train. Sometimes the words just seem to write themselves. I then over the next couple of days read and re-read a number of times making many small changes before I was happy to submit to the festival.

How many stories have you written?

I currently have six feature screenplays, a number of shorts screenplays and over fifty television concepts and outlines that are avaliable for option or representation. I have a produced tv series and am in final post production for a short film An Afterlife which I wrote and produced.

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

I really liked the challenge and concept of writting a one page screenplay that included a start, middle and an end. I feel very proud that I managed to achieve this.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

I think the hardest part of any screenplay is having it make sence in a compelling way. In this story creating a believable and surpising twist in one page was my biggest obstacle.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I love magic and performing. Being a street entertainer in Japan in the 90’s I found myself at times in change rooms with different Anerican performers who were always writing. What were they writing? The next Hollywood blockbuster of course! With time up my sleeve I thought I could do the same. Twenty years later and that is still my belief.

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

In this industry positive exposure on many different levels is important in building networks and contacts. I saw this festival as being unique in that it would offer through the live reading a valuable insight into my writting.

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

Accept that your work can always be better.
Accept criticism.
Be flexible.
Never give up.

P.S. I would be happy for this screenplay to go to a good home. Email if interested.

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

Editor: John Johnson

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne