Murder Mystery Best Scene Reading of Next Batter Up by David Goldstein

A murder mystery. The lead detective was part of a HS baseball team, whose members are being brutally murdered 20 years later. As the investigation proceeds He finds two possible suspects, but becomes a potential victim himself.

CAST LIST:

Elliot: John Leung

Clarisse: Mandy May Cheetham

Narrator: Anjelica Alejandro

Detective: Adrian Currie

Gino: Liam Kinahan

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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

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Thriller/Crime Best Scene Reading of KILLING MOSES by Ricardo Fleshman

Thriller; Private Detective Moses Byone and effeminate partner, former antiques dealer Armond Fontenot get more than they bargain for in the seedy underbelly of 1970s New Orleans.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Mandy May Cheetham

Moses: John Leung

Armond: Adrian Currie

 

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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

Thriller/Romance Best Scene Reading of Wiggle Room Richard Geiwitz

Average Joe vacations at a Mexican resort and returns with a beautiful woman who’s hooked up with drug cartel killers.

CAST LIST:

David: John Leung
Chucho: Liam Kinahan
Narrator: Anjelica Alejandro
David: John Leung
Dabria: Mandy May Cheetham

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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: CHRISTMAS PAST AND PRESENT by Michael Zielinski

The primary couple for the romantic screenplay CHRISTMAS PAST AND PRESENT are CHAD MORGAN and WHITNEY PAXTON. They see each other at the ski lodge at Christmastime for the first time since high school 15 years ago. He was the star quarterback, she was overweight and had a hopeless crush on him. He body shamed her at a Christmas dance their senior year, an incident that transformed both their lives.

CAST LIST:

Narrator:  Allen Michael Brunet

Chad:  Kevin Gabel
Whitney: Ariel Brooker

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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 Short Script – THE HITLER PARADOX, by James Hughes

Genre: Sci-Fi, Comedy

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

CAST LIST:

Eva: Tayna Bevan
Hitler: Scott McCulloch
Narrator: Kate Fenton
Tiom: Danilo Reyes
Jonny: Michael Lake

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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 TV PILOT Reading of FAMILY SECRETS, by Allison Osborne

Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Abigail Sullivan thinks she’s successfully run from her mob past, until the FBI catches up to her and gives her an ultimatum. Help them catch the rest of her criminal family or go to jail for the rest of her life.

Cast List:

Alvarez: Gary Graham
Ryker: James Dooley
Narrator: Val Cole
Brad: John Fray
Abigail: Kelci Stephenson

Get to know the writer: 

 1. What is your TV Pilot screenplay about?

Family Secrets is about a girl growing up in the mob and deciding to escape and leave that life behind. She starts a new life that is quickly interrupted by the FBI. They give her an ultimatum: help the FBI hunt down amd catch her criminal family, or get thrown in jail.

2. Why should this screenplay be made into a TV show?

I feel like my screenplay involves a different take on the classic mob genre, with relatable characters and exciting action scenes.

3. How would you describe this script in two words?

Intriguing. Exciting.

4. What TV show do you keep watching over and over again?

24 and Justified.

5. How long have you been working on this screenplay?

I’ve been working on this script for about 6 months.

6. How many stories have you written?

Over a dozen different short stories, novels, and scripts

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

Fast Car – Tracy Chapman

8. What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

This screenplay is actually from one of my novels. The challenge was taking a novel and making it visual and for the screen.

9. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Animals and vet care.

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

This festival seemed very good and the feedback i have recieved has been very constructive!

11. You entered your screenplay via FilmFreeway. What has been your experiences working with the submission platform site?

I really like FilmFreeway. Its great having all my submissions in one place.

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

Just keep writing. It sounds silly, but if you want to be a writer, you have to write. Also, dont be afraid to be criticized.

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

Camera Op: Mary Cox

Winning SHORT Screenplay – BREAKDOWN, by J. Logan Alexander

 

Liz and Alec are en route to a wedding when they turn the corner and hit the runaway bride with their car.

Genre: Comedy, Romance

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Laura Kyswaty
Liz: Lindsay Rolland Mills
Alec: Brandon Knox
Cop: Luke Robinson
Bride: Premika Leo

Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

Liz and Alec are en route to a wedding for Alec’s boss and arguing about their own relationship woes when they collide with the runaway Bride. Battle lines are drawn when Liz and Alec oppose each other about what to do: Liz is determined to help her, but Alec insists on leaving immediately for fear of losing his job. Things get complicated after the Bride disappears into the woods and an inquisitive Cop arrives on the scene—further dividing Liz and Alec—and forcing them in a predicament: tell the truth and face the consequences, or lie to escape scot-free.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Dark Comedy

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

Well, it is a movie now. Breakdown is my MFA thesis film. We are currently in post-production.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Anti-romantic Comedy.

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

Boogie Nights or Fight Club.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

Roughly 10 months.

How many stories have you written?

Too many to count. My previous film, Wrung, follows a bull-rider and his dead beat dad. It’s available on my website, http://www.jloganalexander.com.

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

This Must Be The Place by Talking Heads.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Film school bureaucracy, minimal budget, record breaking low temperatures in Massachusetts (48 degrees in June), gale force winds, and a steady three days of rain.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Directing. There is nothing I love more than seeing a crew of artists working together to achieve something. I love working with actors. My job is to just get actors in front of a camera.

You entered your screenplay via FilmFreeway. What has been your experiences working with the submission platform site?

The platform is fantastic. Very intuitive.

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

I like to get unbiased feedback from festivals after I write a few drafts of whatever I’m working on. Getting rejections from other film fests galvanizes you–makes you want to try harder, be better.

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

Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Mary Cox