FAMILY SHORT Best Scene Script Reading of CHRISTMAS WINGS, by Lily Rose

 

Genre: Animation, Fantasy

Zarna is a shadow fairy born without wings. To fit in she steals wings from living creatures. This year she’s looking for her own set of Christmas Wings.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Laura Kyswaty
Teacher Humy: Allan Michael Brunet
Quanilla: Susan Q. Wilson
Zarna: Katelyn Varadi
Sparla: Sarah Evelyn
Bilton: Hugh Ritchie

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Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

My Screenplay, Christmas Wings, is about a shadow fairy, Zarna who was born without wings. She is the only shadow fairy without wings, and she feels left out, and to fit in she uses her magic to steal wings from other living creatures. At Christmas, she wants her own Christmas wings, and goes to steal the wings from an Angel. Instead, the Angel sends her to hell, where Zarna begins to see the damage to has done to other living creatures and is repentant.

The screenplay is about Zarna’s journey of how she learns to accept who she is, even though she is different as she has no wings, as well as accepting others for who they are.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Animated, short film, family, fantasy.

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

Because it would be a movie suitable for all ages with a story line that all could relate to.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Inspiring and Imaginative.

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

I love the movie, The Sound of Music. I would watch it yearly when growing up. I still enjoy watching and singing along to the movie.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

I’ve been working on this screenplay off and on now for a few years.

How many stories have you written?

I’ve written over ten stories in various genres, horror, fantasy, steampunk, contemporary, romance and I have also published two collections of poetry.

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

Recently, I’ve enjoyed listening (alot) to the song, This is Me, from The Showman. I find it positive and uplifting, and the tune stays in my mind!

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Initially this screenplay was written in a short story format, so I had to learn how to convert it to a script format and style which is very different writing novels.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I’m passionate about sharing what I’ve learnt on my writing journey and helping others to be inspired to find their own creative expression.

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

I’ve had a very positive experience working with FilmFreeway and their submission platform. It’s always gone smoothly with good outcomes.

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

I entered the festival because I wanted to see if my screenplay, Christmas Wings, would be well received, if it really did have potential to be made into a movie, and to see what feedback I could get on my story. I’ve been happy with the feedback I’ve received.

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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January 2018 FAMILY Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

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


festival posterOUR WONDERFUL NATURE, 3min., Germany, Animation
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festival posterEGGS AND SOLDIERS, 20min., USA, Drama/Family
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festival posterEVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY, 30min., Austria, Drama/Thriller
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festival posterLILAC TV Pilot, 15min., USA, Adventure/Family
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ACTORTV Best Scene Screenplay – AMERICAN SCHOOL
January 2018 Reading
by Michael Hager
ACTOREUROPEAN SHORT Screenplay – THE BIKERS’ WAVE
January 2018 Reading
by Damien Mazza
ACTOR FAMILY Best Scene Screenplay – THE SHOW TO DIE FOR
January 2018 Reading
by Martin Cox
ACTORMYSTERY Best Scene Screenplay – UNDER THE WELL
January 2018 Reading
by Max. J. Eber
ACTORWAR Best Scene Screenplay – NO HONOUR AMONG FAMILY
January 2018 Reading
by Shawn McCormack
ACTOR NOVEL Transcript Reading – CURLY AND TUBS AND THE GALLOPING ROT
January 2018 Reading
by Kim Montgomery
ACTOR NOVEL Transcript Reading – AUNT SOOKIE ME
January 2018 Reading
by Michael Scott Garvin
ACTOR NOVEL Transcript Reading – SHARLEYS LESSONS
January 2018 Reading
by RK Vetter
ACTOR SHORT STORY Reading – EVERYTHING
January 2018 Reading
by Lionel Walfish

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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

2017 FAMILY Short Screenplays (8)

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

 

 

ACTORCOMING SHORT Screenplay – VALERIE VERSUS EARTH
November 2017 Reading
by Jason Boaden
ACTORUNDER 5min. SHORT Screenplay – BABY LOUIE
July 2017 Reading
by Mark Richards

ACTORSTUDENT SHORT Screenplay – BRANCHES
July 2017 Reading
by Holyn Thigpen

ACTORFAMILY SHORT Screenplay – GIRL IN THE PAINTING
June 2017 Reading
by Scott Williamson
ACTORFANTASY SHORT Screenplay – POLLY
April 2017 Reading
Written by Eric P. Granger

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – TWO GEESE AND A LADY GIRAFFE
February 2017 Reading
Written by Chanda Walker
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – 5 THINGS NOT TO FEED YOUR BABY
February 2017 Reading
Written by Todd A. Jackson

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – MODERN LOVE
January 2017 Reading
Written by Hannah Dillon

 

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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

December 2017 FAMILY Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

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

 

ACTORAN UNCOMMON FAMILY Novel Transcript Reading
December 2017 Reading
by Christa Polkinhorn
ACTORSERAPHIM RISING – FAMILY BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Andy McQuire
ACTORGETAWAY DAY Novel Transcript Reading
December 2017 Reading
by Ken White
festival posterGLORIOUS VICTORY, 2min., USA, Animation 
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterPURRS AND ‘OL MAN BLUES, 2min., Canada, Animation
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterPINK BUBBLES, 3min., Taiwan, Animation
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterBARRY THE BLOBFISH, 2min., USA, Animation
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterIN A HEARTBEAT, 4min., USA, LGBT/Animation
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
ACTORMINNIE NOIR TV PILOT
December 2017 Reading
by Katie Grotzinger
ACTORFOOTSTEPS OF MY FATHER – THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Erik V. Wolter

 

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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

November 2017 FAMILY Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

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

 

festival posterPOST NO BILLS, 5min, Canada, Animation/Adventure
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterFIRM WITH PURPOSE, 5min, USA, Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterTHE FOREST PRINCESS, 5min, USA, Fantasy/Family
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
ACTORCOMING SHORT Screenplay – VALERIE VERSUS EARTH
November 2017 Reading
by Jason Boaden
ACTORTIMETRIPPERS Novel Transcript Reading
November 2017 Reading
by Hamish Robertson

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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 FAMILY FEATURE SCREENPLAY – THE SPIRIT OF COLUMBUS, by Eric W. Carlson

 

(Adventure/Drama; based on a true story.) In 1964, Ohio housewife & amateur pilot Jerrie Mock races professional aviatrix Joan Merriam Smith in a daring attempt to become the first woman to successfully fly solo around the world.

Genre: Family, Drama, History, Adventure

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Jane Hailes
Jerrie: Penelope Park
Joan: Kelci Stephenson
Russ: Todd Thomas Dark
Williams: Charles Gordon
Sharp: Nick Wicht

Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

In 1964, Ohio housewife and amateur pilot Jerrie Mock races professional aviatrix Joan Merriam Smith in a daring attempt to become the first woman to successfully fly solo around the world.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

True story/Adventure/Drama

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

Jerrie Mock is an inspiration to all women (and others) who wish to achieve something meaningful, despite significant odds against success. (As a trivia note, her small Cessna 180 hangs in the Dulles annex of the Air and Space museum. If you are in the area, go look at it. You will be surprised at how small and fragile her airplane looks. It’s amazing she flew it 23,000 miles in 29 days.)

How would you describe this script in two words?

Courageous women.

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

To Kill a Mockingbird.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

I began the research in the summer of 2016. I finished the first draft in February 2017, and immediately started the revisions and editing.

How many stories have you written?

Well over 20 screenplays.

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

I Saw Her Standing There, by the Beatles – the true essence of a rock and roll song with its simple premise and pure raw sound.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

I wanted to get this story right to honor Jerrie, so my editing process was long (and is still ongoing). Her story needs to be told.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Music (I’m a drummer), history, movies, and traveling.

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

It’s a great submission platform. I’ve entered over a dozen scripts into numerous contests, and never had a problem.

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

The feedback I received was the best from any contest, bar none. I have advised all of the writers in my screenwriting group to enter if they have a script that would fit the tone of your contest. I used the notes I received to do a rewrite, and they really strengthened my script. The fact that you had actors breathe life into my story was the absolute icing on the cake. It’s rare that we writers receive such an honor and opportunity.

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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

2017 – Best of FAMILY Feature Film Screenplays

Read movie pitches and loglines of FAMILY screenplays in 2017:

TO SHOW TO DIE FOR, by Martin Cox

GERMS, by Mark Littleton

WHEELER, by Peter Weed

FATED MEMORIES, by Judith Ann McDowell

THE NIECE, by Martin Ponferrada

THE ANTI-BULLYING CLUB, By Shynell S. Formey

EVERYTHING’S OKAY, by Joseph J. Zielinski and Alesia Shute

LOVELIFE, by Donald E. Lacy Jr.

LAST BUS UNTIL TOMORROW, by Patrick P. Stafford

RED THUNDER, by George Pullen

MAYA AND THE CRYSTAL SKULL, by Robyn Opie Parnell

THE PASSING, by DC General

KABBADI BUDDIES, by Ash Sharma

JACK’S MERMAID, by Lois June Wickstrom and Jean Lorrah

TEARS IN HEAVEN, by Chris Ramlochan and Rock Ramlochan

LESSONS FROM THE GYPSY CAMP, by Elizabeth Appell
 

JULIAN’S JOURNEY, by Renee McClellan

LOCAL SUGAR, by Andrew Garrett