2017 PARENT Stories, Novels, Films, Screenplays (January-June)

Watch the best of creative works showcased in this genre at the festival in the first half of 2017.

festival posterRIGHT HERE OR OVER THERE, 16min, France, Drama
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festival posterIN A WARM DARK PLACE, 10min, USA, Drama/Thriller
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ACTORSHORT Screenplay – 5 THINGS NOT TO FEED YOUR BABY
February 2017 Reading
Written by Todd A. Jackson

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

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Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Festival Moderators: Amanda Lomonaco, Kierston Drier, Matthew Toffolo

Camera Operators: Mary Cox, Marko Cvijetinovic

2017 MOTHER/DAUGHTER Stories, Novels, Films, Screenplays (January-June)

Watch the best of creative works showcased in this genre at the festival in the first half of 2017.

ACTORFEMALE TV PILOT Screenplay – JUNKED
June 2017 Reading
by Alice Dennard

ACTORLGBT Feature Screenplay – ARRANGING MIA
June 2017 Reading
by Joanie Fox
ACTORLGBT TV PILOT – FAUK MY LIFE
May 2017 Reading
by Stephanie Neroes

ACTORTV SPEC Screenplay – BOB’S BURGERS
April 2017 Reading
Written by Matthew J. Gonzalez
festival posterRIGHT HERE OR OVER THERE, 16min, France, Drama
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ACTORFAN FICTION Screenplay – EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND
March 2017 Reading
Written by Marc Mulcahy
TV SPEC Screenplay – MODERN FAMILY “Relax, I Got This”
January 2017 Reading
Written by Edward Pronley

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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Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Festival Moderators: Amanda Lomonaco, Kierston Drier, Matthew Toffolo

Camera Operators: Mary Cox, Marko Cvijetinovic

2017 FATHER/DAUGHTER Stories, Novels, Films, Screenplays (January-June)

Watch the best of creative works showcased in this genre at the festival in the first half of 2017.

festival posterTHE FINAL FAIRYTALE, 1min, UK, Family
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ACTORTHRILLER BEST Scene – FOUR IN THE DOOR
May 2017 Reading
by Alan & Linda Barkley
ACTORLGBT TV PILOT – FAUK MY LIFE
May 2017 Reading
by Stephanie Neroes

ACTORTV SPEC Screenplay – BOB’S BURGERS
April 2017 Reading
Written by Matthew J. Gonzalez
festival posterRIGHT HERE OR OVER THERE, 16min, France, Drama
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ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – REARRANGING ROXY
March 2017 Reading
Written by Bridget Bell McMahon
ACTORFAN FICTION Screenplay – EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND
March 2017 Reading
Written by Marc Mulcahy

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

FAN FICTION Screenplay – UNIVERSAL SAINT BATMAN
January 2017 Reading
Written by Nathan Trumbull
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

Festival Moderators: Amanda Lomonaco, Kierston Drier, Matthew Toffolo

Camera Operators: Mary Cox, Marko Cvijetinovic

2016 MOTHER/SON St

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


festival posterMAN’S BEST FRIEND, 7min. UK, Family/Animation
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ACTORFEATURE Screenplay – DUE SOUTH
November 2016 Reading
Written by Even R. Schullery

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


festival posterGHOSTBOY, 9min., UK, Animation/Comedy
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ACTORFeature Screenplay – GATES OF HELL
March 2016 Reading
Written by Pamela Green and Everett House Sr.


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

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


festival posterTIME TO EAT
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4min, USA, Horror/Comedy

Winning FAMILY Feature Screenplay – CHARLOTTE SOMETIMES by Cate Carson

Watch the October 2016 Winning Family Feature Screenplay.

CHARLOTTE SOMETIMES
Written by Cate Carson

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Family, Drama, Fantasy

After losing her mother, a vexed 9 y.o. girl discovers a dream machine hidden in her deaf father’s workshop, but an unexpected friendship with a quirky boy becomes the real cure to her loneliness.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Michelle Alexander
CHARLOTTE – Katelyn Varadi
OLIVER – Gabriel Darku
MS. GRAY – Sandy Kellerman
OLDER CHARLOTTE – Julie C. Sheppard
OLDER OLIVER – Rikki Wright

Get to know the winning writer:

What is your screenplay about?

After losing her mother, a vexed 8 y.o. girl discovers a dream machine hidden in her deaf father’s workshop, but an unexpected friendship with a quirky boy becomes the real cure to her loneliness.

What genres does your screenplay under?

Family/Holiday/Dramedy

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

Everyone experiences grief and everyone needs love to heal. This film is one that can speak to all ages and will bring audiences on an adventure while making them laugh and cry, but most importantly – feel.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Quirky and endearing

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

Liar Liar, Forrest Gump and either the Die Hard series or Lethal Weapon series. This is a very tough question.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

Two years

How many stories have you written?

Probably around 10

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

I heard of someone named Charlotte Sometimes, fell in love with it and built a character and story around it.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Making sure the whimsical fantasy elements aligned well with the real world. Making sure everything had a purpose. I was grateful for the extensive feedback from this festival because it helped me more critically analyze and fix this portion of my screenplay.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I am also a director, actor and producer. I own a company called Sensorium Pictures. Besides film I love creating other types of art, photography, the outdoors and am passionate about finding my place as a humanitarian. I have always wanted to help people and telling their stories is only one avenue for doing that.

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

Write and keep writing. Try to show your work to people who are better than you. There will always be someone with value to add. Submitting to a few festivals with script feedback can be a tremendous help – especially after you have exhausted your inner circle and want fresh eyes. Your friends and family count only if they know what they’re talking about.

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Casting: Sean Ballantyne

Editing: John Johnson

Today’s Family Screenplay Reading: MODERN FAMILY TV Spec

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MODERN FAMILY TV SPEC
Written by Debi Calabro
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SYNOPSIS:

This episode it about the ups and the downs of parenthood but ultimately it’s all good in the end.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Sean Kaufmann
GLORIA – Jane Hailes
CLAIRE – Jane Smythe
PHIL/MITCHELL – Kari-Michael Helava
CAMERON/LUKE/MANNY – Robert Notman
LILY – Antosia Fiedur
JAY – Sean Ballantyne

MOTHER Stories from the Writing Festival

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ACTORDIAMOND AND THE FOSTERS
Full Movie

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festival posterTHIS DEWDROP WORLD
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Documentary, USA


festival posterDAUGHTER
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USA, Drama


festival posterFIVE DOLLARS
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Canada, Drama


festival posterOH WILLY
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Animation, Netherlands

ACTORTV SPEC – MOM “Strip Poker and Guilt Trip”
June 2014 Reading
Written by Micah Goldman and Griff Kohout

ACTORTV SPEC – PARENTHOOD “Don’t Give Up On Him Yet”
June 2014 Reading
Written by Cara Rothenberg

ACTORTV SPEC – MODERN FAMILY “Chairity Case”
November 2014 Reading
Written by Josh Bressler

ACTOR“Airport Scene” from JUST ONE MORE BUCK
September 2014 Reading
Written by Debra Charney

ACTOR1st SCENE SCRIPT READING – PROMISES
October 2014 Reading
Written by Lee Forgang

ACTOR1ST SCENE SCRIPT – MOTHER AND SON
September 2014 Reading
Written by David Serra

ACTOR1ST SCENE SCRIPT – MINSAE: THE DARK KINGDOM
July 2014 Reading
Written by Jennifer Sparkman

ACTORTV PILOT – GOTHAM NIGHTS
June 2013 Reading
Written by Adam Kennedy

ACTORTV SPEC – RICK & MORTY “Crime and Punishrick”
November 2014 Reading
Written by Michael Kellner


festival posterA STORY FOR THE MODLINS
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Documentary, Spain

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


festival posterTOY BOY
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8min, Canada, Documentary/Family

ACTORIN THE CLEFT Chapter 10
Novel Reading

Written by Dana L. Goodman

ACTORTV PILOT Reading of HOT FLASH HIGH
September 2015 Reading
Written by Molly DriscolL

ACTORTV SPEC – Bob’s Burgers
November 2015 Reading
Written by Travis McMaster & Tony Interdonato


festival posterFIXED
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7min, Australia, Comedy/Family

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 – BELLE BREZING
November 2015 Reading
Written by Margaret Carlyle Price

ACTORTV SPEC SCRIPT – FAMILY GUY
June 2015 Reading
Written by Dan Chan

1st Scene SCRIPT – GIVE ME A REASON
December 2015 Reading
Written by Theresa Drew

ACTORSHORT SCRIPT – TRUE COLORS
November 2015 Reading
Written by Giuseppe LiMandri


festival posterTURKEY
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2015
Comedy/Family, 17min, USA

MOVIESANYWHERE
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9min, Panorama/Fantasy, Portugal

Short Film Showcase


festival posterSTEADI-KID
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2015
Comedy/Commercial, 1min, USA


festival posterIN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT
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2015
Drama/History, 13min, Austria


festival posterGREECE
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16min, Canada, Drama


festival posterCHUB
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27min, USA, Youth/Drama

ACTORTV SPEC – ARROW “Second Chances”
March 2015 Reading
Written by Molly Driscoll

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


festival posterALEX
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14min, Spain, Family/Drama

ACTORFeature SCRIPT – I’M STILL HERE
June 2015 Reading
Written by Sean Elwood

ACTOR1st Scene: MYA’S TRUTH
May 2015 Reading
Written by Thomas L. Ferguson

ACTOR1st Scene: GOOD NIGHT, CRONKITE
May 2015 Reading
Written by Rita Doyle Roberts


festival posterTWISTED
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2015
14min, Australia, Drama/Thriller

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