Short Film: SWEET YOYO, 18min., Canada, Family/Drama

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Nine-year-old Yoyo must confront the reality of being diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes with her single mother Hannah.

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Short Film: HIGH CALORIE, 17min., Turkey, Family/Drama

High calorie posterHigh Calorie is a tale about a very fat boy ‘Meftun’ who lives with his grandmom in Istanbul. Due to his obesity, some people have prejudices towards him. However, he is happy and at peace with himself. One day he meets a girl named Sahika on the internet. Although Meftun show his face and body, Sahika hides her face on the webcam. She stipulates that she will show her face fully, in case Meftun loses a great deal of weight. Therefore, Meftun starts a diet and does a lot of physical exercises in order to get the deal through. During this slimming process, Meftun experiences some funny and touching occasions. He often visualizes Sahika’s face while he’s running. Due to some bad incidents, he takes guard against Sahika and forces her to reveal her face from then on.

  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Drama
  • Runtime:
    17 minutes 29 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 25, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Turkey
  • Country of Filming:
    Turkey
  • Film Language:
    Turkish
  • Shooting Format:
    RED
  • Film Color:
    Color

Short Film: SWEETER, 13min., USA, Family/Drama

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A precocious six-year-old switches places with her young mother for a day to discover the true meaning of working twice as hard for half as much.

  • Film Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Family
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    November 25, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    ProRes 422 HQ
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color

Short Film: PRIEST TO PRIEST, 9min., USA, Family/Drama

LOGLINE: A nine-year-old priest seeks a mentor to help him defeat the antichrist, a devious middle-school bully.

SYNOPSIS:
Billy Tread (9) delivers a passionate prayer and is overheard by the unconventional, wise Father Williams. Billy introduces himself to Father Williams as a fellow priest but before he can ask for his counsel in defeating the antichrist (Axel Greene, grade 7) he must listen to Father William’s strange confession.

  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 25 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 8, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color

Short Film: ABOUT PATIENCE, 24min., Switzerland, Family/Drama

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He scores goals like Ronaldo. Though reading out loud or writing doesn’t work as well. But as shy Noah falls in love with a girl, neither nimble feet nor a quick tongue matter and the key to fortune is something else: patience.

  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Über die Geduld
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Romance, Drama, Childhood
  • Runtime:
    24 minutes 39 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 11, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 CHF
  • Country of Origin:
    Switzerland
  • Country of Filming:
    Switzerland
  • Film Language:
    Swiss German
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital ProRes422HQ HD
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color

Short Film: JOYA MIA, 5min., USA, Family/Drama

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The prompt for this film was “ever since that day, things will never be the same”. The story of a girl, Julia, and her grandfather. Julia grows up with a fierce bond with her grandfather, and as she gets older, so does he – and his memory is disappearing. One day he sees Julia as a complete stranger, and that devastates her, and must learn how to cope the best way she can.

  • Film Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 22 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 5, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color

 

Get to know the short film: PUSHING, 10min, USA, Family/Drama

Played at the September 2017 Film Festival

Test3 smallA homeless man, living on the fringes of society, feels out of touch with the speed and exclusivity of his surroundings. He retreats into his imagination to a time where he was better capable of fitting in and was accepted by others. When he is disrupted by a police officer, he initially sees him as a grave threat. However, through an act of kindness, he learns that this particular officer may truly want to help him. In return, he offers forgiveness and shares a bit of himself and how he experiences the world in his own unique way.

  • Ryan LaPine
    Director
  • Ryan LaPine
    Writer
  • Kristina Denton
    Producer
  • Ashlee LaPine
    Producer
  • Bryan Barbarin
    Key Cast
  • Todd Lanker
    Key Cast
  • Film Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 9, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    HDV
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No

July 2017 FAMILY Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

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

 

ACTORSHORT STORY Reading – THEY DROVE ON STREETS PAVED WITH KINDNESS
July 2017 Reading
by John Bauer

ACTORFAMILY BEST SCENE Screenplay – ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE
July 2017 Reading
by Sandy Tovray Greenberg

ACTORUNDER 5min. SHORT Screenplay – BABY LOUIE
July 2017 Reading
by Mark Richards

ACTORSTUDENT SHORT Screenplay – BRANCHES
July 2017 Reading
by Holyn Thigpen

ACTORANIMATION TV PILOT Screenplay – CHICKEN COP
July 2017 Reading
by Bryan Cahill

festival posterA MONSTER CALLED CHARLES, 15min, UK, Fantasy/Drama
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

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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

Family/Drama Feature Film of the Day: RED THUNDER, by George Pullen

Title: RED THUNDER 
Written by: George Pullen

Type: Feature Script

Genre: Family, Drama

Logline: A struggling dyslexic adolescent and his dog, fearing homelessness, rises up against all odds to contend for a lifetime.

Interested in this logline, please email us at info@wildsound.ca and we’ll forward your email to the writer.

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Family Best Scene Reading – NO MORE GOODBYES, by Rebekah R Ganiere

January 2017 Winning FAMILY Best Scene Reading.

Best Scene from the screenplay NO MORE GOODBYES Screenplay
Written by Rebekah Ganiere

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Victoria Kucher
TRISTAN – Hugh Ritchie
BETTY – Julie Sheppard
STAN – David Occhipinti
SHERIFF – Robert Notman
ER NURSE – Olivia Jon

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Family, Drama

When two foster brothers lose their carer they find themselves in danger of being separated. They go on the run, finding new family along the way.

Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

After the death of his foster mother, sixteen-year-old Mark goes on the run- fulfilling his promise to keep him and his eight-year-old foster brother, Tristan, together. But when their car dies in a small town, Mark finds that hiding out and caring for a young child with PTSD isn’t as easy as he thought.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Family Film, Drama

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

It helps us to look at what it takes to consider someone family. With the country divided in so many ways right now this movie shows that people of any age, race, or religion can come together to form a family. And the sacrifices that family makes for each other.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Brotherly sacrifice

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

Star Wars and the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. I’ve been a nerd for a very long time.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

Honestly, not long. I wrote it in one week last July. But I am a very quick writer. This was my first screenplay. I’ve edited it half a dozen times since then, but that’s about all. I’ve been a published author for three years and so when an idea hits me I bang it out quick.

How many stories have you written?

Stories? Man, I have no idea. I currently have 18 novels published. And sixty plus ideas still waiting to be written. I have four screenplays and a pilot I’ve written in the last six months. And several unfinished works as well.

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

My son. He is eight and he’s an actor and I have wanted to write something that would really showcase his funny, quirky, loving personality. And he has a friend who is also an actor who is sixteen. So I thought, realistically where would an eight year old and a sixteen year old meet and become best friends?

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Making sure if felt real and authentic. I wanted this to be a story that people could watch and see themselves in, or someone they know and relate to it with characters we cried with and rooted for. That takes some doing.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I am a homeschooling mom of 4 beautiful kids. Three daughters and a son. I spend a lot of time driving them around to auditions and dance classes and other classes. We as a family love Comic Cons. We go to about seven a year and cosplay. So sewing and prop making and crafting take a lot of my time as well.

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

I loved the title. Festival for Family. I felt that was exactly the kind of audience I wanted to appeal to. The initial feedback I have gotten is awesome. Some of the notes were ones I had already been thinking about myself and so they just confirmed the changes I already wanted to make.

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

Write what you are passionate about not what you think the market wants. The market is always changing and if you try to write to what you think people want to see by the time you are done, the market will have changed. But if you write what you are passionate about and what you love, at the end of the day, even if no one sees it, you will love what you did. And that’s the most important thing of all.

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

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson


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