1st Scene Screenplay – CHILDREN OF THE DUST, by John McCarney

 

Genre: Drama

In an intertwining story based on true events, three very different men have a part in saving as many babies from war-torn Vietnam as they can.

CAST LIST:

Corrie: Geoff Mays
Narrator: Olivia Jon
Daly: Shawn Devlin
Jenkins:  Allan Cooke

Get to know the writer:

 1. What is your screenplay about?

The true story of a maverick airline CEO and a Volkswagen driving hippie, who risk their lives to save discarded mixed race orphans in collapsing war torn Vietnam.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Action Adventure.

3. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

To celebrate the human spirit and how ordinary people can change the fate of so many, by doing the right thing at the worst time.

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

Exhilarating and gripping.

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

Braveheart.

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

18 months.

7. How many stories have you written?

One….so far.

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

Thunder Road – Bruce Springsteen

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

Initially, my personal, emotional connection to the events and my guilt about being safe while others perished.

Craft wise, learning to enjoy taking notes, evaluating them and then applying them to subsequent drafts where appropriate.

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

Competitive sports and mentoring people about life choices and making everyone have a little better day by making them smile.

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

Absolutely the best. The easiness of entering festivals and ability to update drafts is awesome.

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

The idea of a possible table read of my script was exciting to think about. Also, the proffesional feedback. I believe the note taking process is crucial to getting better. I loved both the positive feedback and other suggestions that were made. Some I already used in the new draft and a few I didn’t. But I feel that feedback should always be embraced and then applied as the writer feels appropriate.

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

Director: Matthew Toffolo

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

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1pg SHORT Script of I GOT YOU BABE, by Roland Zistler

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR: Becky Shrimpton
Milligan: Scott Beaudin
Greenwood: Anthony Tran

Get to know the writer: 

What is your screenplay about?

It`s about a woman being raped and abused, but turns out to be a police officer working on a case against a serial rapist misusing his power.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Crime/Comedy

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

To give rape vistims hope and strengths and show rapists we`ll get them.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Shock relief

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

Pulp fiction

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

One day

How many stories have you written?

Dozens

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

Imagine – Lennon

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

One page is short!

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

My kids

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

Easy to submit, had to work out the difference between posting a film and a screenplay. Great and indispensible tool!

 

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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

1pg SHORT Screenplay – FALLING, by Bernhard Riedhammer

Genre: Romance, Drama

When you fall, it’s always good to have a family to pick you up.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Jane Hailes
Matt: Nick Wicht
Heather: Kelci Stephenson

Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

It’s about losing, coping, and hoping… and finally stop falling.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Drama

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

The tragedy of losing loved ones is something everybody can relate to, but instead of solely driving home a dramatic message, the story is interwoven with romantic and humorous moments, which provides a heart-warming touch.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Sad & Hopeful

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

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

4 Days

How many stories have you written?

About 30

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

Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns n’ Roses.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

None

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Neuroscience

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

Best thing ever!

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

The festival had a lot of positive reviews.

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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

Winning 1st Scene Screenplay of LURE, by Clark Moriarty

Genre: Horror, Thriller

When a group of Instasnap addicted Crazy Rich Kids ignore warnings not to go to the haunted Gomen island, fun soon turns to horror when an deadly augmented reality game forces them to #PlayOrDie. We like to think of it as Super Rich Kids of Instagram meets The Hunger Games.

CAST LIST:

Narration: Xavier de Guzman
Sofia: Carina Cojeen
Lily: Angelica Alejandro
Archie: Anthony Yu
Slick: Fabio Abreu

Get to know the writer:
 
What is your screenplay about?

When a group of InstaSnap addicted Crazy Rich Kids ignore warnings not to go to the haunted Gomen Island, fun soon turns to horror when an activated augmented reality game forces them to #PlayOrDie

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Horror

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

I think an audience would find it thrilling, scary and an entertaining night out/in, plus with all the tech stuff I think it’s really ‘now’ and is perfect for its natural audience.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Creepy horror.

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

Silence of the Lambs

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

Since January this year.

How many stories have you written?

5 feature screenplays, 1 TV pilot, three novels, 1 stage-play.

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

Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac – or pretty much most other songs by Fleetwood Mac.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Time poverty – I was supposed to be finishing my second novel…

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Animal Welfare/Rescue, particularly dogs.

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

I think it’s a brilliant tool. So useful to see so many amazing film competitions/festivals you probably wouldn’t hear about otherwise.

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

I thought it would be absolutely brilliant to hear audience feedback. It’s so key to hear this and often you don’t hear it until the very end of the filming process (when it’s too late to change it!). The initial feedback we received from the festival readers was very encouraging.

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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