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: Fellowship, by Bonnie Brookby

CAST LIST:

NARRATION – Tracy Rowland
John – Neil Bennett

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: 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

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

LA Festival Best Scene: BELLES OF THE DAY, by Jayne DAlessandro Cox

 Logline: Although dead, he still survives in the hearts of the women who loved him. (Synopsis: Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson flashback to Jefferson’s early years and his journey to manhood, during his final days confined to his alcove bed, giving the audience a fly-on-the-wall perspective of the personal life and events that shaped his illustrious life.)

CAST LIST:

Helper Slav: Peter Nelson
Wormley: Kaleb Alexander
Narrator: Elizabeth Morriss
Eston: Peter Mark Rapheal
Sally Hemmings: Jen Daniels

 

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