FAMILY Feature Screenplay – QUEST FOR LIGHT by Byron Anderson

Winning Screenplay – QUEST FOR LIGHT
Written by Byron Anderson

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Amaka Umeh
BALTHASAR – David Straus
GASPAR – Devin Upham
MELCHOIR – Mark Sparks
VARIOUS – John Marcucci

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Family, Adventure, Religion, Action

Captivated by an extraordinary star, three Persian warrior priests journey along the Silk Road battling evil and struggle with their faith until they are transformed by God on their way to Bethlehem.


Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

Captivated by an extraordinary star, three warrior priests journey through Persia battling evil and struggling with their faith until they are transformed by God on their way to Bethlehem.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Action, Adventure, Christmas, Faith-based, Family Friendly, Spiritual

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

Quest for Light – Adventure of the Magi is a Christian-themed action adventure which appeals to a broad demographic. Christian viewers will appreciate the Bible-based story which holds true to Christian theology. The fast-paced-action story and it’s historically accurate depiction of the First Century Silk Road appeals to the broader audience. The story provides a fresh perspective on the Biblical account of the nativity and the significance of the Persian priests who abandoned their kingdoms on a quest for a foreign god.

Intrigued by the mystery and theological significance of the Magi, I based the story on Scripture and historical accounts of the era, including the events and circumstances surrounding Christ’s birth. The significance of God’s star and the role of the Magi are brought into focus in the Christmas miracle of God coming to live among men, as a baby born to a virgin.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Christmas Adventure

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

Raiders of the Lost Ark

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

Five Years

How many stories have you written?

Two, this screenplay and the novel by the same title

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

Beatles, Back in the USSR

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Learning the mechanics if a screenplay

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Sports

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

The Family theme of the festival got my attention and the feedback was instructive and encouraging

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FAMILY Feature Film of the Day: The Truth about Huntington’s, by Dominique Seward

PITCH:

ACTORTitle: The Truth about Huntington’s

Written by: Dominique Seward

Type: Feature Film

Genre: Drama, Family, History, Biography

Logline: “The Truth about Huntingtons” is a film that explores the topic of whether or not a person can cope with the reality of being a prison in his or her own body.

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March 2017 FAMILY Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

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ACTORFAN FICTION Screenplay – EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND
March 2017 Reading
Written by Marc Mulcahy
ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – WELCOME TO ARCADIA
March 2017 Reading
Written by Jason Lan
ACTORNOVEL Transcript Reading – BRIAR EARTH
March 2017 Reading
Written by Paul Tapp
ACTORNOVEL Transcript Reading – RYAN GORDON
March 2017 Reading
Written by Art Blum

 

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2017 – Read the best of FAMILY Feature Film Loglines and Movie Pitches

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MY GUARDIAN ANGEL, by Philip Naiman


KELSEY’S QUAIL, by Kendalynn Newborn Bolton


MID-LIFE CRISIS, by Chris Schnitzius and Frank Floyd


INTO THE VINES, by Kim Troike


FALLING THROUGH CRACKS, by Cindy Yee Kong


SUPERHEROINE AND HER FATHER, by Terezia Derbala


ALL THE CREATURES, by H. Turk


SEAHORSE COVE, by Randy White


A SILENT, by Manish Kumar


SHIPWRECK ON SHADOWWORLD, by David Beshears


SUNKEN BONES, by Eric Monteiro


THE GREAT TRAGEDY, by Lisa Dunbar


MILLION DOLLAR CARD, by Dean B. Kaner


OUT FLYING PAST MY BEDTIME, by Linda Falcao


THE CHRISTMAS STORM, by Maha Awad


SURVIVING DESTINY, by Doris Lee


JESSICA: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN INFANT, by Jeffrey Von Glahn Phd.

February 2017 FAMILY Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

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

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – I SPY WITH MY LITTLE FLY
February 2017 Reading
Written by Adam Luff
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – WORMHOLE 276
February 2017 Reading
Written by Veronica R. Tabares

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

ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – EKKO
February 2017 Reading
Written by Johnny Walker
ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – BROKEN FRAME
February 2017 Reading
Written by Stephen Boncella

ACTORFEATURE Screenplay – PIXYLATIONS
February 2017 Reading
Written by Joe Laudati

 

 

 

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FAMILY BEST SCENE Screenplay – WORMHOLE 276, by Veronica R Tabares

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Winning Screenplay – WORMHOLE 276
Written by Veronica R. Tabares
CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Geoff Mays
MARVI – Talia Price
JACOT – Casey Estey
TANK – John Lester Phillips

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Family, Sci-Fi

In a futuristic space city, two teenagers travel through a wormhole to find themselves in a strange ancient land; planet earth in the 21st century.

What is your screenplay about?

In a futuristic space city, two teenagers travel through a wormhole to retrieve a box of dangerous inventions that could destroy humankind. They find themselves in a strange ancient land; planet earth in the 21st century.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Science Fiction and Family

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

We need more movies that can be enjoyed by the entire family. Movies with excitement, comedy, drama, and heart. Movies that don’t keep parents on edge, ready cover the eyes and muffle the ears of their children.

Besides, there really aren’t enough movies that portray the grand relationship, the one between grandparents and grandchildren. And even fewer with grandparents who are vibrant, active, successful scientists ready to take on the world.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Grand Journey

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

It’s a tie between Return to Me and the Raiders of the Lost Ark. I know they’re very different from each other, but which one I want to see depends on my mood.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

About a year and a half. I’d work on it, switch to another project, and come back to it again. It came together a bit faster than I expected. I think it wanted to be written, so it didn’t throw any temper tantrums.

How many stories have you written?

More than I can count. I’ve been doing it a while.
So, I’ll focus on the stories that became books or scripts.
My ninth book will be out this summer (six novels and three picture books) and I have two additional picture books waiting to be illustrated.
Add to that six screenplays and four shorts, and the total is twenty-one.

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

I adore science fiction and will write it whenever given the opportunity.
I found a short I’d written for a class, read it, and realized it had potential to become a feature. I flipped the focus, expanded the story, and had a lot of fun with the characters. It was a blast!

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Life always manages to throw a few obstacles in the way of writing, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. After all, I need to live life to write about it. Each obstacle I encounter is fodder for future stories.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Family, family, and more family! Oh, and archaeology. And computer stuff.

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

I could write until my fingers came to life and danced off the keyboard by themselves, but what good would that do? All those words on the page are just that, words, until they’re proven able to communicate a story.

Which means a stranger must read my screenplay and understand it. I chose to enter the festival because I enjoy writing material that is appropriate for families. It’s a good fit.

The feedback was excellent! I really appreciate the comments and hope to work them into the script soon.

How has your Network ISA experience been like?

Fantastic! It’s great to have so many resources in one place.

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January 2017 FAMILY Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

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TV SPEC Screenplay – MODERN FAMILY “Relax, I Got This”
January 2017 Reading
Written by Edward Pronley

BEST Scene – KIDICIDE
January 2017 Reading
Written by Kelly Karam
ACTORBEST Scene – NO MORE GOODYBES
January 2017 Reading
Written by Rebekah R. Ganiere

ACTORBEST Scene – SANDWICH
January 2017 Reading
Written by Deborah Klika
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – MODERN LOVE
January 2017 Reading
Written by Hannah Dillon

 

 

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

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