LA Feedback Film Festival Testimonial – May 16 2020

Screenwriter Lea Ann Vandygriff (GLASS ANGEL)

Honestly, what you are offering for the investment is beyond affordable. For the indie screenwriter, just getting our work out there is tough and costly. The feedback and quality of this festival are far above the price we pay.
You guys are awesome!

Watch the Screenplay Reading: 

A prominent family in Ireland is torn apart by a deadly accident. Sir Andrew turns away from his crippled daughter, Calina, because he cannot bare the sight of her. He slips into a depression and turns to alcohol for comfort. Sir Andrew’s estranged sister for help. Lady Amelia not backing down from her brother’s fury gives him an ultimatum.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss

Sir. Andrew: David Jackson
Edward: Ron Boyd
Mildred: Victoria Murdoch
Anna: Lyndsay Clarkson

SHORT Screenplay Reading: Shadow Dance, by Danica Edelbrock

A young woman finds herself through the simplistic, natural beauty around her.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Allison Kampf

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

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.

CAST LIST:

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 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

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1st Scene Script Reading: In Too Deep: The Brian Futz Story, by Zack R. Smith & Andrew Miller

30 years after the murders of the most prolific screenwriting duo of the 1980’s, their final screenplay has finally been brought to life — ‘In Too Deep’ is the story of a disgraced college swimmer returning to the pool at age 40 looking for a shot at redemption.

CAST LIST:

Narration: Esther Tribault
Meriwether: Pierre Simpson

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 Script Reading: INFILTRATION, by Blake Ellis

After a cartel hit squad attacks his remote border ranch, a retired veteran must lead his millennial step-daughter and doomsday-prepper neighbor to safety, but he soon discovers the mastermind of this attack has much bigger plans, and out here, there’s no one else who can stop them in time.

CAST LIST:

Jim: Ron Boyce
Carol: Tiffany Davidson
Narration: Esther Tribault
Commando: Atesh
Amy: Nadine Charleson
Rand: Pierre Simpson

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 Script Reading: Blackballed, by Phillip Hollins

CAST LIST:

Bucky: Scott Hilton
Nicole: Nadine Charleson
Narration: Esther Tribault
Travis: Pierre Simpson
Dr. Pendergrass: Ron Boyce

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

LA Festival 1st Scene Script Reading: AWAY WITH MY HEART, by Hoyt Richards

A washed up, womanizing, alcoholic country singer is forced to revaluate his life when he discovers not only is he dying of cancer but he also has a twenty-year old daughter that he never knew he had.

CAST LIST:

Stage Manager: Sean Ballantyne
Beau: Pierre Simpson
Narration: Esther Tribault
Sally: Elizabeth Erhart
Groupie Girl: Nadine Charleson
Carol: Tiffany Davison

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 Script Reading: Reset Button, by Paul Root

Thirty-something “ne’er do” well Cameron discovers his dear Grandmother, Peggy, has cancer, and not long to live. Not able to cope, Cameron hits rock bottom, until Peggy tells him if he completes a simple list, he stands to inherit a small fortune. After a chance meeting with the steel willed and wild Laura, Cameron is swept around the world, and finally having a life worth living…but will he accept it?

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Cameron: Nikolai Afanasev
Peggy: Julie Sheppard

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: 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