2017 NOVELS & SHORT STORIES (10)


ACTORAN UNCOMMON FAMILY Novel Transcript Reading
December 2017 Reading
by Christa Polkinhorn
ACTORGETAWAY DAY Novel Transcript Reading
December 2017 Reading
by Ken White
ACTORTIMETRIPPERS Novel Transcript Reading
November 2017 Reading
by Hamish Robertson
ACTORNOVEL Transcript – COURAGE THE MOUSE
September 2017 Reading
by Cornelia Fick

ACTORSHORT STORY Reading – THEY DROVE ON STREETS PAVED WITH KINDNESS
July 2017 Reading
by John Bauer

ACTORNOVEL Transcript: DIGBY’S DIARY
May 2017 Reading
by E.D. Bird
ACTORNOVEL Transcript: THE SCENT OF MY SON: IN GOD WE TRUST
May 2017 Reading
by Adrienne Miranda

ACTORNOVEL Transcript Reading – RYAN GORDON
March 2017 Reading
Written by Art Blum
ACTORNOVEL Transcript Reading – BRIAR EARTH
March 2017 Reading
Written by Paul Tapp

ACTORNOVEL Transcript – MEI MENG: THE LOST PANDA
February 2017 Reading
Written by Andrew Fisk

 

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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

2016 Family Novels and Short Stories

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

Watch the best of Family NOVELS & SHORT STORIES from 2016. CLICK and watch the winning readings: 

 

ACTORNOVEL Transcript Reading – A CHANCE FOR LIFE
December 2016 Reading
Written by Laura Anne Ewald
ACTORSHORT Story – A CHRISTMAS REUNION
November 2016 Reading
Written by Joy Lin
ACTORNOVEL Prologue – THE ACE OF KINGS
August 2016 Reading
Written by Dan Levinson

ACTORSHORT STORY – TALKING YEOW
July 2016 Reading
Written by Lynne Adams Barze

ACTORSHORT STORY – LEFT ON LUNDY
July 2016 Reading
Written by James R. Cavell

ACTORSHORT STORY – DESPITE DEMENTIA
July 2016 Reading
Written by Janet Bennett Cox

ACTORShort Story Reading – CULT FAN
June 2016 Reading
Written by Gina Lee Ronhovde

ACTORShort Story Reading – DESTINY OF JOY
June 2016 Reading
Written by Mary Eastham
ACTORShort Story Reading – MAMA’S PURFECT DAY
June 2016 Reading
Written by Richard Marra

ACTORShort Story Reading – TEARS FOR MY BABY SISTER
May 2016 Reading
Written by Jody T. Morse

ACTORShort Story Reading – TOGETHER AND SEPARATE
May 2016 Reading
Written by Herb Schultz

ACTORShort Story Reading – MR “NAUGHTY” BECOMES MR “NICE”
May 2016 Reading
Written by Laura Anne Ewald

ACTORShort Story Reading – THROWING KIDS
May 2016 Reading
Written by Erik Linthorst

ACTOR1st Ch. Novel Transcript – TJ’S LAST SUMMER IN CAPE COD
May 2016 Reading
Written by Garfield Whyte

ACTORShort Story Reading – AFTERNOON CABARET
May 2016 Reading
Written by Grey Hall

ACTORShort Story Reading – COUNT WILLIAM
April 2016 Reading
Written by Tegon Maus

ACTORNovel Chapter 1 Reading – EXOTIQA
April 2016 Reading
Written by M. Black

ACTOR1st Chapter Reading – THE MAGIC PILLOW
March 2016 Reading
Written by K.J. Kratz

ACTORNovel Transcript Reading – INTO THE SHADOWS
March 2016 Reading
Written by Marie Jones

ACTORWatch Novel Made into Movie: AAHBC
Written by Albert Lewis
ACTORChapter 7 Reading – THE FURLITES OF ARORIEL
January 2016 Reading
Written by Marie J.S. Phillips

 

 

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

November 2016 Family Films/Screenplays/Stories

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

Watch the best of Family from November 2016:

ACTORBEST Scene Screenplay – FAMILY OF SPIES
November 2016 Reading
Written by Susan Lambert Hatem
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – REACH FOR THE SKY
November 2016 Reading
Written by Eric Carlson
ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – THE BURIED MOON AND HER DAUGHTER
November 2016 Reading
Written by Rena Dunsworth
ACTORFEATURE Screenplay – DUE SOUTH
November 2016 Reading
Written by Even R. Schullery
ACTORBEST Scene Screenplay – PLACE TO BE
November 2016 Reading
Written by Natalia Maslin
ACTORSHORT Screenplay (Under 5pg.) – CLOSURE
November 2016 Reading
Written by Devin Klos
ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – CHILDREN OF CHAOS
November 2016 Reading
Written by Kara Dueck
ACTORSHORT Story – A CHRISTMAS REUNION
November 2016 Reading
Written by Joy Lin

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

August 2016 Family Films/Screenplays/Stories

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

Watch the best of Family from August 2016:


festival poster101 CUPCAKES, 13min, Australia, Family/Drama
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ACTORNOVEL Prologue – THE ACE OF KINGS
August 2016 Reading
Written by Dan Levinson


festival posterLUCY, 16min, Greece, Family/Drama
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festival posterGHOSTBOY, 9min., UK, Animation/Comedy
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festival posterAWESOME BEETLE’S COLORS, 3min, Latvia, Animation/Musical
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festival poster
INSIDE, 3min., Belguim, Animation/Comedy

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festival poster5476 Miles, 4min, UK, Animation/Music Video
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festival posterSPARROW DUET, 4min, USA, Animation/Experimental
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festival posterA SMALL VOICE, 2min, UK, Animation/Drama
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festival posterBOTTOMLESS, 2min, USA, Animation/Biography
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festival posterSEA OF INK, 3min, USA, Animation/Drama
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festival poster1916, 4min, UK, Animation/Drama
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festival posterTIME SMASH, 2min., USA, Animation/Sci-Fi
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festival poster
JAILBREAK, 1min., USA, Animation/Crime

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

February 2016 Family Films/Screenplays/Stories

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

Watch the best of Family from February 2016:

ACTORFeature Screenplay – HENRIETTA’S ODYSSEY
February 2016 Reading
Written by L.R. Whittinger
ACTORFan Fiction – DOCTOR WHO “The Time Cuckoo”
February 2016 Reading
Written by David Gilbank & Paul Renhard

festival posterCHATEAU SAUVIGNON: TERROIR
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13min, USA, Horror/Family

ACTORFeature Screenplay – FOUR FOR THE BORDER
February 2016 Reading
Written by Toby Roberts

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

January 2016 Family Films/Screenplays/Stories

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

Watch the best of Family from January 2016:

ACTORWatch Novel Made into Movie: AAHBC
Written by Albert Lewis

ACTORTV PILOT – LIFE IN THE FAST LANE
January 2016 Reading
Written by Debi Calabro

ACTORChapter 7 Reading – THE FURLITES OF ARORIEL
January 2016 Reading
Written by Marie J.S. Phillips

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

Family VIDEO PITCH: Shepherd’s Haven, J.J. Selig

Submit your Screenplay to the Family Festival Today: https://festivalforfamily.com/

Watch the Video Pitch Logline for the Family Short Story:

Title: SHEPHERD’S HAVEN

Written by: J.J. Selig

Genre: Family

Type: SHORT STORY

LOGLINE: Shepherd’s Haven is a family story about a career-minded business woman who meets a homeless mother and her daughter and their lives are forever changed.

2015 Winning Family & Kids Novels

Submit your Novel to the Family Festival Today: https://festivalforfamily.com/family-kids-novel-writing-festival/

Watch the Winning Festival Festival Novel Performance Readings:

ACTOR1st Chapter: THE SZGANY CHRONICLES
May 2015 Reading
Written by David John Roberts III

ACTORNovel Transcript – NOT TO TALK ABOUT UNTIL NOW
March 2015 Reading
Written by Kirsten Marie Wohlgemuth

ACTORChapter 2 NOVEL Reading: CORR SYL THE TERRIBLE
July 2015 Reading
Written by Garry Rogers

ACTORCHAPTER 1 Reading – Bader Field
December 2015 Reading
Written by Carl David

SCREENPLAYChapter 3 Novel: WINGS OF HOPE
August 2015 Reading
by Hillary Hoffman

SCREENPLAYChapter 1 Novel: TO FLY AGAIN
August 2015 Reading
by Rachelle Hasnas

Watch a Family Novel Transcript reading of NOT TO TALK ABOUT UNTIL NOW

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

NOT TO TALK ABOUT UNTIL NOW
Chapters 4 and 5 Transcript reading of the Novel
by Kirsten Marie Wohlgemuth

Get to know the writer:
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/03/19/interview-with-kirsten-marie-wohlgemuth-winning-novelist-not-to-talk-about-until-now/

STORY Read By – Val Cole

Best Scene Novel genre: Drama, Family

SYNOPSIS:

An autobiography of a woman’s relationship with a toxic mother, the search for my biological father, and the dysfunctional relationships in her immigrant family.

Watch DIAMOND AND THE FOSTERS Full Movie Watch the entire 5 chapter novel.

Deadline: SUBMIT your NOVEL (both your 1st chapter or full novel accepted)
And we’ll make it into a MOVIE
http://www.wildsound.ca/audio_video_book.html

Watch the Family Book turned into a Movie: DIAMOND AND THE FOSTERS:

by Michael David Weis

Produced by Matthew Toffolo

Narration by Becky Shrimpton

Edited by Yujin Song

To learn more about this novel, go to:
http://www.diamondandthefosters.com/

BUY NOW on Amazon – The entire poetic novel of this amazing story.
http://www.amazon.ca/Diamond-Fosters-Michael-David-Weis/dp/1596636351?tag=chrome0f-20

SYNOPSIS:

Diamond and the fosters is:

More than just a story book. It’s a gift. A gift of words for quiet hearts, yearning for a voice.

It’s a two-fold achievement: On it’s face: a rhyming, rhythmic rendition of comical events. While underneath: a bold and healthy swim into the strong waves of adolescent emotion.

Diamond is a young girl in a very difficult situation. How would you feel if someone picked you up from your house, from your family, and took you to a different house. Gave you a different family, and told you to go ahead and live the rest of your life?

Written in poetic verse, Diamond and the fosters is five fun stories that synthesize to tell the story of a special little girl, the family who loves her, and their simple, stable secrets to building a new life…together.

“Things that we love, we hold very tight. Keeping them safe with all of our might”

– Foster-Mom Cathy