2016 Family Screenplays

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

Watch the best of Family Screenplays from2016. CLICK and watch the winning readings: 

ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – DOORLOCKER
December 2016 Reading
Written by Tony DiSibio & BL Cooper
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – THE THREE LODGERS
December 2016 Reading
Written by Bayo Baker
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – TINK
December 2016 Reading
Written by Edward Ybarra
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
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
ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – THE BURIED MOON AND HER DAUGHTER
November 2016 Reading
Written by Rena Dunsworth
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – REACH FOR THE SKY
November 2016 Reading
Written by Eric Carlson
ACTORBEST Scene Screenplay – FAMILY OF SPIES
November 2016 Reading
Written by Susan Lambert Hatem
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – PARADISE AT MAIN AND ELM
October 2016 Reading
Written by Barry Brennessel

ACTORFEATURE Screenplay: CHARLOTTE SOMETIMES
October 2016 Reading
Written by Cate Carson

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – 3 FAMILIES
September 2016 Reading
Written by J.D. Poland

ACTORTV SPEC Screenplay: MODERN FAMILY
September 2016 Reading
Written by Chai Karve

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – DUE SOUTH
July 2016 Reading
Written by Evan Schullery

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – THE BLUE DRESS
July 2016 Reading
Written by Dave Riese

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – THE FACTS OF LIFE
July 2016 Reading
Written by Chris Beadnell

ACTORFAN FICTION Screenplay – STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE
July 2016 Reading
Written by Jennifer Renner

ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – WILD MAGIC
June 2016 Reading
Written by Julie Nichols

ACTORBest Scene Screenplay – SEED OF THE WOMAN
June 2016 Reading
Written by Gary R. Billings
ACTORShort Screenplay – CARRION
May 2016 Reading
Written by Karen Palmer

ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – MARRIAGE EQUALITY
April 2016 Reading
Written by Jamie Pierce

ACTORBest Scene Screenplay – LE CHAT NOIR
April 2016 Reading
Written by Paula Sewell

ACTORFeature Screenplay – GATES OF HELL
March 2016 Reading
Written by Pamela Green and Everett House Sr.

ACTORBest Scene Screenplay – SCREAMING MY HEART OUT
March 2016 Reading
Written by Janyce Lapore

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
ACTORFeature Screenplay – FOUR FOR THE BORDER
February 2016 Reading
Written by Toby Roberts
ACTORTV PILOT – LIFE IN THE FAST LANE
January 2016 Reading
Written by Debi Calabro

 

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

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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/