1pg. Short Screenplay Reading: She Knows, by Dave Cowzer

Having “that conversation” is not easy for a traditional father and his alternative son…

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Regan Brown
Malcom: Scott McCullouch
Kevin: Daniel Jones

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

1st Scene DIVERSITY Screenplay Reading: Made In America, by Rikki Rivera

Made In America is about a real girl named Rikki Rivera whose life parallels the inception of the notorious MS13. From having a father who fought as a guerrilla soldier in El Salvador’s civil war, her challenging escape with her mother into America and growing up on the violent streets of East LA as an active gang member, Rikki was exposed to much but somehow managed to never allow her integrity to be compromised – even when facing perilous conditions. In the end she becomes pregnant and is forced to emulate the path of her past to escape the treacherous world she inherited in order to rescue her unborn child from the chains of a similar fate.

CAST LIST:

Little Rick: Cassandra Guthrie
Raul: Luke Robinson
Narrator: Regan Brown
Private: Daniel Jones
Captain: Scott McCullouch

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

1pg. Short Screenplay: Your Government In Action, by Sam B Miller II

CAST LIST:

Hoffman: Julie Sheppard
McPherson: Luke Robinson
Narrator: Regan Brown
Heinbaum: Daniel Jones
Collier: Scott McCullouch

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 LA Festival Feature Screenplay: RANCH EXIT, by Molly Waterman

An ambitious GMO scientist must convince stubborn owners of an organic ranch to partner with her agro-chemical corporation or risk losing her job, and worse, her reputation.

CAST LIST:

Haughton: Luke Robinson
Lassiter: Scott McCullouch
Cathy: Julie Sheppard
Narrator: Regan Brown
Isabel: Vanessa Quagliara
Marcus: Daniel Jones
Lala: Cassandra Guthrie

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

Top LA Festival Screenplays of 2019

Watch the winning readings performed by professional actors. 20 screenplays in total.

4 Full Feature Screenplay Readings:

Winning Feature Screenplay Reading: That 80s Guy, by Craig Fones, Larry Coulter
https://lafeedbackfilmfestival.com/2019/12/17/winning-feature-screenplay-reading-that-80s-guy-by-craig-fones-larry-coulter/

Winning Feature Screenplay Reading: THE NEED FOR SOMETHING NEW, by John T. Frederick
https://lafeedbackfilmfestival.com/2019/12/16/winning-feature-screenplay-reading-the-need-for-something-new-by-john-t-federick/

Winning Feature Screenplay Reading: TRANSFERENCE, by Mark C. Spera
https://lafeedbackfilmfestival.com/2019/12/16/winning-feature-screenplay-reading-transference-by-mark-c-spera/

Winning Feature Screenplay Reading: PERSEVERANCE, by Josh Brushett
https://lafeedbackfilmfestival.com/2019/06/03/winning-feature-screenplay-reading-perseverance-by-josh-brushett/

3 Short Screenplay Readings:

1pg. Short Screenplay: Day After Disaster: The Changing Earth Series, by Sara F. Hathaway
https://lafeedbackfilmfestival.com/2019/12/27/1pg-short-screenplay-day-after-disaster-the-changing-earth-series-by-sara-f-hathaway/

1pg. Short Screenplay: Energy, by Devin Klos
https://lafeedbackfilmfestival.com/2019/12/27/1pg-short-screenplay-energy-by-devin-klos/

1pg. Short Screenplay Reading: The Last Time I Saw Mary, by Adam Steinfeld
https://lafeedbackfilmfestival.com/2019/12/18/1pg-short-screenplay-reading-the-last-time-i-saw-mary-by-adam-steinfeld/

13 Best Scene Screenplay Readings:

Best Scene Reading: Anemoia, by Kendrick Smith
https://lafeedbackfilmfestival.com/2019/12/18/best-scene-reading-anemoia-by-kendrick-smith/

Best Scene Reading: The Camping Lawyer, by Lea Ann Vandygriff
https://lafeedbackfilmfestival.com/2019/12/17/best-scene-reading-the-camping-lawyer-by-lea-ann-vandygriff/

LA Festival BEST Scene Reading: THE SNOW QUEEN by Jacob Leyva
https://lafeedbackfilmfestival.com/2019/11/18/la-festival-best-scene-reading-the-snow-queen-by-jacob-leyva/

LA Festival Best Scene: BELLES OF THE DAY, by Jayne DAlessandro Cox
https://lafeedbackfilmfestival.com/2019/11/18/la-festival-best-scene-belles-of-the-day-by-jayne-dalessandro-cox/

LA Festival Best Scene Reading: DRAGONSTEEL, by Sam Tracton
https://lafeedbackfilmfestival.com/2019/10/30/la-festival-best-scene-reading-dragonsteel-by-sam-tracton/

LA Festival Best Scene Screenplay Reading: ONE YEAR IN AMHERST, by Stuart Calloway
https://lafeedbackfilmfestival.com/2019/10/06/la-festival-best-scene-screenplay-reading-one-year-in-amherst-by-stuart-calloway/

LA Festival Best Scene Reading: The Miscalculation, by Stephen Davis
https://lafeedbackfilmfestival.com/2019/10/06/la-festival-best-scene-reading-the-miscalculation-by-stephen-davis/

LA Festival Best Scene Reading: Two Parts: THE DISC, by Dewayne Hill
https://lafeedbackfilmfestival.com/2019/09/23/la-festival-best-scene-reading-two-parts-the-disc-by-dewayne-hill/

LA Festival Best Scene Reading: GLASS ANGEL, by Lea Ann Vandygriff
https://lafeedbackfilmfestival.com/2019/09/23/la-festival-best-scene-reading-glass-angel-by-lea-ann-vandygriff/

LA Festival Best Scene Reading: Blood and Roses, by John McCarney
https://lafeedbackfilmfestival.com/2019/09/12/la-festival-best-scene-reading-blood-and-roses-by-john-mccarney/

LA Festival Best Scene Reading: SOMEONE ELSE”S WAR, by John Prather
https://lafeedbackfilmfestival.com/2019/09/10/la-festival-best-scene-reading-someone-elses-war-by-john-prather/

LA Festival BEST SCENE Reading of The Adorables by Michael Gavino
https://lafeedbackfilmfestival.com/2019/03/11/la-festival-best-scene-reading-of-the-adorables-by-michael-gavino/

1st Scene Screenplay Reading of Fish Food by Brian McWha
https://lafeedbackfilmfestival.com/2019/01/30/1st-scene-screenplay-reading-of-fish-food-by-brian-mcwha/

1pg. Short Screenplay: Day After Disaster: The Changing Earth Series, by Sara F. Hathaway

Dystopian Fiction

Day After Disaster is an apocalyptic, adventure in which a dynamic woman, mother, and wife struggles, against all odds, to find her family, dead or alive in a world being torn apart by rapid climate change.

CAST LIST:

NARRATION – David Jackson
Doug Pennington – Neil Bennett
Erika Moore – Krista Barzso

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

1pg. Short Screenplay Reading: The Last Time I Saw Mary, by Adam Steinfeld

Two solitary souls pass on by, one a traveling pretty no-nonsense corporate woman, the other a struggling stand-up comedian.

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Kat Smiley
Sam: Sean Ballantyne
Mary: Jillian Robinson

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

Best Scene Reading: Anemoia, by Kendrick Smith

CAST LIST:

Narration: Carina Cojeen
Dr. Rayner: Geoff Mays
Devon: Aaron 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

Winning Feature Screenplay Reading: That 80s Guy, by Craig Fones, Larry Coulter

A Middle-aged man trapped under hypnosis still thinks it’s the 1980’s as he pursues his now divorced, old high school interest.

CAST LIST:

Barbara: Christina Leonard
Robin: Erica Levene
Narration: Carina Cojeen
Hayden Bell: Aaron Maxwell
Brandon: Aaron Williams
Asher: Geoff Mays

Hayden Bell, with his love of everything 80’s, has his 80’s music and style and a friendly smile. What he doesn’t have is enough courage to face the girl who he always liked, the popular prom Queen, Robin Stassler, and with their 30th high school reunion fast approaching, he turns to an alternative method for dealing with his fears. Hypnosis. As fate would now have it, the treatment may have worked too well as the lovable shy guy now turns into what he once was… a teenager in the 80’s! Now laser focused on making all the right moves with Robin. It’s up to his erratic brother, Brandon Bell, to get his mind in order before the rest of the class of 1988 finds out… or worse.

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 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