August 2017 FAMILY Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

Submit your Family Film or Screenplay to the Festival: http://festivalforfamily.com

 

ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – WEBBED
August 2017 Reading
by Robert Drusetta
ACTORFAN FICTION Screenplay – ROCKETEERS
August 2017 Reading
by Gil Saint


festival posterTHE MAN WHO DOESN’T SLEEP, 15min, Canada, Drama
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festival posterMAGIC RADIO, 9min, USA, Family/Comedy
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festival posterWALLY, 24min, USA, LGBT, Documentary
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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

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2015 Family Screenplays

Watch the winning family screenplay readings from 2015 performed by professional actors.

Submit your family screenplay to the festival today: https://festivalforfamily.com/

ACTORFEATURE SCRIPT: THE FIREWORKS STAND
January 2015 Reading
Written by David M. Hyde
ACTORTV SPEC – JESSIE “We Don’t Have a Clooney”
April 2015 Reading
Written by Giuseppe LiMandri
ACTOR1st Scene: GOOD NIGHT, CRONKITE
May 2015 Reading
Written by Rita Doyle Roberts
ACTORTV PILOT SCRIPT – WASHED UP
August 2015 Reading
Written by Leila Ben-Abdallah
ACTORTV SPEC – Modern Family
December 2015 Reading
Written by Debi Calabro
ACTORFeature SCRIPT – THE PAPER ROUTE
July 2015 Reading
Written by Danny M. Howell

ACTORFEATURE SCRIPT – A Ghost Story of Christmas
December 2015 Reading
Written by Eddie Yaroch
ACTOR1st Scene SCRIPT – LOVELESS
December 2015 Reading
Written by Chris Courtney Martin
ACTORBEST SCENE- Gonies
November 2015 Reading
Written by Phil Stokes
ACTORSHORT SCRIPT – Five Days in Calcutta
November 2015 Reading
Written by Fred Perry
ACTORSHORT SCRIPT – TRUE COLORS
November 2015 Reading
Written by Giuseppe LiMandri
ACTORSHORT SCRIPT – PTSD
September 2015 Reading
Written by Paul Myerberg

 

Watch the Family 1st Scene Script Reading of JACK’S MERMAID, by Lois Wickstrom

Deadline Oct. 5th: FIRST SCENE (first 10pgs) SCREENPLAY FESTIVAL Get it performed at the festival. Full feedback
http://www.wildsound.ca/firstscenescreenplaycontest.html

Watch the First Scene Reading of JACK’S MERMAID:

SYNOPSIS:

When the mysterious toy store owner gives orphaned Jack a real mermaid, his aunt and uncle must learn the difference between real and imaginary, before the mermaid kidnaps him, and they never see him again.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Helen Kas
JACK – Andy Bridge
BUDDY – Vincent Marciano
BARSIN – David Schaap
DARA – Holly Sarchfield
DOLLY – Laura Kyswaty
GRANDMA – Joan Ban

Watch the Family 1st Scene Script Reading of THE DARKNESS OF THE MOOR, by James Everett

Deadline Oct. 5th: FIRST SCENE (first 10pgs) SCREENPLAY FESTIVAL Get it performed at the festival. Full feedback
http://www.wildsound.ca/firstscenescreenplaycontest.html

Watch the First Scene Reading of THE DARKNESS OF THE MOOR:

SYNOPSIS:

It’s about a guy who can’t tell if the devil’s taken his daughter or if he’s relapsing back into mental health problems

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Judy Thrush
HEATHER – Aidan Black Allen
OLIVER – David Poon
LYNTHER – Gene Abella
STEVE – Clinton Pontes
ANNE-MARIE – Anjelica Alejandro
OPERATOR – Victoria Kucher

Read interview with writer James Everett:

1. Why should your script be made into a film?

It’s an exciting story that takes you to another world. It’s what film / TV should do I think.

2. How long have you been writing screenplays?

10 years.

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

Back to the Future.

4. What artists would you love to work with?

Bill Nighy, Alfred Molina, Glenn Close, Maggie Smith, Christopher Lloyd, Imogen Poots, Juliette Binoche, John Malcovich, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Ian McShane, Kayvan Novak, Billy Crystal

5. How many stories/screenplays have you written?

20+ all at various stages

6. Ideally, where would you like to be in 5 years?

Writing features / my own TV shows

7. Describe your process; do you have a set routine, method for writing?

Get up early. Get it done in first half of day if possible then go back to the real world.

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

Music, theatre, skateboarding, Lego, stand up comedy, London, New York, Billy Crystal

9. What influenced you to enter script contest?

To have your work brought to life. It’s why you bother in the first place.

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

Never give up. Always accept you’ll never stop learning.

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Deadline October 10th for Family Film and Writing Festival
https://festivalforfamily.com/