FAMILY Best Scene Reading of FAMILY TREE by Andrea N. Carr

“Family Tree” by novelist Andrea N. Carr with a family saga where an incarcerated woman gains a four-day release to attend the funeral after, her sister’s suicide while babysitting her 13 year old son. Story uncovers dark secrets with suspense and pacing that is in comparison to Raymond Carver. I conducted an interview with the author on the power of storytelling to create empathy and change. Cristina Deptula, Literary Publicist


Church Rep – 2 – PAOLA SCATTOLON
Secretary (m) – 4 – ADRIAN CARLOS CARTER
Narration – NICK DOLAN
Angel (f) – 20 – KYANA TERESA
Mr. Seinfeld – 3 – PETER NELSON

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Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Ritchie, Isabal Cupryn, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

FAMILY Best Scene Script Reading of SERAPHIM RISING, by Andy McGuire


Genre: Family, Drama

A street-wise 12 year old name JASON PINCH learns of his newfound responsibilities via MICHAEL, the archangel. Also in the scene is MYLEENA, an ex-soldier who’s fate has become intertwined with Pinch’s.


NARRATION: Vanessa Quagliara
Myleena – Julie C. Sheppard
Pinch – Trevor Marlatt
Michael – Peter Nelson

Get to know the writer: 

  What is your screenplay about?

A young homeless thief accidentally acquires the powers of Heaven when he steals from a rogue angel. He must learn the responsibility of weilding such power while being hunted by the rogue. Fortunately, he has help.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Action adventure
Superhero/comic book

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

Even with the glut of Marvel and DC films, Seraphim Rising stands out with its theological (but never heavy-handed) overtones. Additionally, the protagonist is a child and to see a child’s idea of what to do with super powers is more interesting than an adult.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Angelic super action

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

Fight Club

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

2 years

How many stories have you written?

Over 10

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

Not sure. But favorite musical artist is Rise Against, bar none.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Trying not to make it preachy and thus more accessible.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Board games, movies, comics


Producer: Matthew Toffolo

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

Camera Operator: Mary Cox