KGNOW interviews Moderator Shepsut Wilson

 Join Shepsut Wilson and LA Feedback Film Festival Every Month in Los Angeles.

This video was shot prior to the airing of LA Feedback Film Festival’s November 2018 event at Regal Cinemas near LA Live in Downtown Los Angeles.

Brought to you by WILDSOUND, the free festival is held the first Thursday of every month from 7-9pm.

Moderated by award-winning actress Shepsut Wilson, the event shows some of the world’s best short films with critique and commentary provided by the eclectic audience, which typically ranges from studio professionals, writers, producers, developing talent across the full spectrum of movie-making and others from the community.

In the video, Shepsut comments on the amazing aspects of the festival and it’s growth in Los Angeles.

KGNOW thanks Shepsut Wilson for the interview!

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Short Screenplay – Drac’s Cafe by Scot Walker

Watch the August 2016 Winning 1pg. Short Screenplay 

Drac’s Cafe  by Scot Walker

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Fantasy, Comedy

Dracula, Political Correctness and Greenwich Village.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Sean Ballantyne
DRACULA- Lorne Hiro
SERVER – David Straus
GAY VAMP – Rais Muoi

Get to know the winning writer: 

What is your screenplay about?

It’s a protest piece shortened from a fifteen minute play that was produced in Washington DC. As a gay man, I’m angry that the US government refused to accept blood donations from gay men and women. This is still sickeningly true after the massacre at the gay nightclub in Orlando—the survivors and friends, husbands, wives of the dead and wounded are barred from donating blood.

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

I’m a retired teacher and a long time activist—it’s time that people become more aware of issues affecting their GLBTQ friends and neighbors.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Boldly creative.

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

Gone With the Wind.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

Only the gods know. It’s been produced in a much longer version and now minimized into a one-page script, so on and off, many hours. Many rewrites, Much fun!

How many stories have you written?

You’ll have to ask Apollo the Sun God for that information (see
that one-minute play on this same site. It was a winner of the L.. A. Fringe Film Festival. Or you could email me for more information about my half century’s worth of stories, poems, novels and plays at scotwalker2004@yahoo.com. There is only one “t” in Scoit. I was too poor to afford the second “t.”

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

It’s a chance to educate more people about the inequities in the Land of the Free.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

None. There is no such thing as an obstacle when a writer creates. As Maya Angelou once said, “When a writer begins a story, the entire universe conspires to help you.”

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Music, theatre, travel, gardening, mentoring, animals, the rain forest, and mostly urging the next generations to think outside the box—to be something differ to challenge, and dare to be.

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

Listen to your characters. Give them a little space in your head as you sit down to type YOUR story. Then let them run wild and free. Let them dictate their story to you.

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

Editor: John Johnson

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne