Winning FAMILY Short Screenplay – GIRL IN THE PAINTING by Scott Williamson

Genre: Family, Fantasy

A curious young girl is shocked to find a tormented soul trapped in her grandmother’s favourite painting, but she soon discovers there are even more sinister plans afoot.

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Sean Ballantyne
Kate: Andrea Meister
Beryl: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Witch: Konstantina Mantelos
Caretaker: Anthony Botelho

Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

A curious young girl is shocked to find a tormented soul trapped in her grandmother’s favourite painting, but she soon discovers there are even more sinister plans afoot.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Family. Fantasy. Gothic undertones.

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

I think kids will fall in love with the story, and Kate in particular. My kids did. It’s packed with gothic fantasy, mystery and a strong young female protagonist. I’d love to see it on the big screen one day.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Bloody awesome.

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

I’m an avid movie-goer and have seen lots over the years. If I had to choose my most frequently watched movie I couldn’t go past Top Gun. Hey, who didn’t want to be a jet fighter pilot going Mach 10 with their hair on fire?

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

It literally poured onto the page. I think I wrote it in a morning. The editing, however, took a little longer; about a week or so.

How many stories have you written?

I’ve now pumped out four short film scripts, all of which have won awards over the last 6 months. I’ve got another six or seven scripts being developed, including a feature film and tv pilot.

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

That’s a hard one to answer. I love Guns ‘n Roses, Queen, Robbie Williams. Very eclectic. Sympathy for the Devil has seen a bit of air time lately.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Writing and working full-time is never easy but this script just flowed. I guess you know it’s going to be okay when you don’t have to think too much about writing it.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I love my kids, my Triumph Speed Triple (motorcycle), and building my financial technology business. Writing is definitely my passion however. Hey, maybe one day I’ll be writing for full time.

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

I signed up to FilmFreeway at the beginning of the year but have been pretty selective about entering film festivals. There aren’t too many that focus on family films which is a shame, so when I saw the Festival for Family I jumped at the opportunity. The feedback was tremendous. It prompted me to re write the ending to make it more satisfying and I’m so glad I did. My script sparkled after the changes.

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

Camera Operator: Kierston Drier

Editor: John Johnson

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

May 2017 FAMILY Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

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ACTORFAMILY BEST Scene – MY GUARDIAN ANGEL
May 2017 Reading
by Philip Naiman
ACTORACTION BEST Scene – A SECRET JOURNEY
May 2017 Reading
by Gary A. Piazza
festival posterSEEDS, 12min, UK, Thriller/Sci-Fi
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ACTORFANTASY BEST Scene – BRAD ACTUALLY
May 2017 Reading
by Jeremy Bonali & Alex Quinn
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

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

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FAMILY Best Scene Reading of MY GUARDIAN ANGEL, by Philip Naiman

Winning Screenplay – MY GUARDIAN ANGEL
Written by Philip Naiman

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Julian Ford
PETE – Mandip Brar
THE ANGEL – Allan Brunet

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Family, Comedy

When family man Pete Nelson is fatally struck by lightning he needs the help of his guardian angel, his daughters and Ouija board to ensure that his family is taken care so that he and his family can move on.

 Get to know the writer:

What is your novel about?

My continued search for justice for the brutal murder of my son.

What genres would you say this novel is in?

True Crime/ Inspiration and Faith

How would you describe this story in two words?

Unconscionable injustice

What movie have you seen the most in your life?

What a Wonderful Life

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

What a wonderful world/somewhere over the rainbow.

Do you have an all-time favorite novel?

To kill a Mockingbird

What motivated you to write this story?

The deep love and devotion I have for my son and knowing that the truth must be told. I have been beaten down continually over the past 10 years and these wrong doers must be held accountable and stopped.

My story details the beastly hate, greed and injustice that permeates through our society every day. I want to make a difference and all lives matter.

If you could have dinner with one person (dead or alive), who would that be?

My son Joseph

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

My faith, children, extending kindness to others, movies,
Music, singing, dance, Bible study, uplifting others, advocacy and never giving up.

What influenced you to enter your story to get performed?

Finally Knowing the truth and having all the proof that my sons brutal and tragic murder has been covered up by law-enforcement and prosecutors at every level.

So many people are supporting me to get my story out there for all people to know and understand that this horrific and hideous nightmare could happen to any parent.

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

When you know in your heart that your story must be told, write it. It is good to journal with dates and facts.

Always let your heart and soul guide you and when you begin put together a 1-2 page summary of the main theme, The plot thickening and your goals.

I had an important, crucial message to send; when you do make sure you deliver it.

*****

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

Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

April 2017 FAMILY Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

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ACTORFANTASY SHORT Screenplay – POLLY
April 2017 Reading
Written by Eric P. Granger

ACTORTV SPEC Screenplay – BOB’S BURGERS
April 2017 Reading
Written by Matthew J. Gonzalez
ACTORFAMILY FEATURE Screenplay – QUEST FOR LIGHT
April 2017 Reading
Written by Byron Anderson

festival posterGEORGE, 7min, USA, Documentary
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festival posterTHE LONG GOODBYE: AN ALZHEIMER’S STORY, 5min, USA, Documentary
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festival posterTHE NEON STRUGGLE, 38min, USA, Documentary
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festival posterRIGHT HERE OR OVER THERE, 16min, France, Drama
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festival posterBENDED BONDS, 6min, Belgium, Drama
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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

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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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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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