Parts #1 & #2 – Best Scene Script Readings: By Way Of Prague

Part #1 reading of By Way of Prague:


Narrator: Allison Kampf
Tucker: Geoff Mays
Ambassador Bowes: Steve Rizzo
Charlie Greyeyes: Sean Ballantyne

Part #2 reading of By Way of Prague:


Narrator: Allison Kampf
Sergei: Steve Rizzo
Washerwoman: Hannah Ehman

Winning DIVERSITY 1st Scene Script Read: Exes And Ohs, by Isabella Rebecca Vergun, Isobel Bradbury

Scotty and Kat are BFFFs (Best Friends For-Fucking-Ever). So when Kat wants to elope with Hazel, a girl she’s only known for six months, Scotty knows that it’s his job to stop Kat from making a huge mistake. Armed with the knowledge of Hazel’s recent breakup from her douchey ex-boyfriend, Topher, Scotty makes Topher an offer: road trip with him to stop the wedding, and maybe he can even win Hazel back in the process. But with the girls speeding toward the altar and the boys hot on their heels, the thin lines between love and hate blur enough to make everyone wonder where this road trip is really taking them.


Narrator: Allison Kampf
Scotty: Steve Rizzo
Kat: Hannah Ehman

Winning BEST SCENE Feature Screenplay Reading: SINS OF OUR FATHERS, by Albert Ferranti

Now in his 20’s, Duaae seizes upon an unexpected opening to extract from his foster sister the last crucial piece of the puzzle of why his foster father bludgeoned his biological father, an itinerant preacher, to death on an isolated Pennsylvania farm ten years before, if only she can stay alive long enough at the hands of a local mobster to reveal it.


Narrator: Allison Kampf
Locksmith/Duane/Exton: Steve Rizzo
Rose/Norma: Hannah Ehman

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.


Narrator: Allison Kampf
Dominic/Edward/Harry: Steve Rizzo
Charlotte: Hannah Ehman
Tricia: Elizabeth Rose Morriss

Winning TV 1st Scene Screenplay Reading: The Lake, by Adam Seidel

Following the death of her father, the black sheep of the family returns for the will reading and learns that she has been named the CEO of his million dollar business, but when she suspects that something sinister might be going on, she decides to stick around and investigate.


Narrator: Allison Kampf
Mary: Hannah Ehman
Howard: Steve Rizzo

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.


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

SCRIPT MOVIE: Total Fiction, by Lauren Unger and Larry Unger

 A story about the drug smuggling business into the USA during the 1960’s, One man was able to ride the wave of adventure, danger, and lost in his request for liberating Americans through fighting the prohibition of Marijuana.

Visual Design and Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Produced by Matthew


Narrator: Allison Kampf
THE MAN and NARRATOR: Geoff Mays
Leah: Kyana Teresa
Conseula: Alicia Ryan
Betty/Receptionist/Female VO: Hannah Ehman
Eddie/Captain Pete: Steve Rizzo
Jerry Calvari/Movie Star: BIll Poulin

Winning SHORT Screenplay Reading: Love By Default, by Maria Zalloum

She’s the dream of any young passionate screenwriter. A dream that’s taken away too fast.


Salwa (F): Miriam Capper
Jeanne (F): Cassandra Guthrie
Jury Member #1/Old Man #1/Guard #1 (M): Allan Michael Brunet
Jury Member #2/Old Man #2/Guard #2(M): Bill Poulin
Jury Member #3/The Bartender/Raphael/Creepy Neighbor (M): Steve Rizzo
The Woman/Yasmine (F): Julie Sheppard

Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo

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



*Scene Synopsis:
Isabel is a GMO scientist who has just joined AgCorp, a large agro-chemical company. She wants AgCorp to fund her non-chemical GMO process to create seeds that thrive in extreme climates and harsh soil conditions. Lassiter, AgCorp’s CEO, wonders if her controversial project is too risky for AgCorp, or if it will make the century-old company more relevant to consumers looking for cleaner food options.

Editor & Visual Design by Kimberly Villarruel

Produced by Matthew Toffolo


Narrator: Lindy Thurrell
Isabel: Danielle Nicole
Haughton: Matt Barnes
Lassiter: Manny Pacheco
Jones: Steve Rizzo
IP Director: Geoff Mays

SCRIPT MOVIE: Day After Disaster, by Sara F. Hathaway

“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 tormented by Mother Nature.”

Editor and Visual Design by Kimberly Kimberly

Produced by Matthew Toffolo


Narrator: Esther Thibault
Erika Moore: Danielle Nicole
Henry Duncan: Manny Pacheco
Steve: Matt Barnes
Dave: Geoff Mays
Doug Pennington: Steve Rizzo