October 2017 FAMILY Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

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ACTORFAMILY 1st SCENE Screenplay – MY ATARI CHRISTMAS
October 2017 Reading
by Chris Parrish
ACTORADVENTURE 1st SCENE Screenplay – THE MONSTER HUNTERS CODE
October 2017 Reading
by Ryan Brannan

festival posterTHE DARKNESS KEEPER, 18min, Spain, Thriller/Suspense
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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

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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

June 2016 2016 Family Films/Screenplays/Stories

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

Watch the best of Family from June 2016:

ACTORShort Story Reading – MAMA’S PURFECT DAY
June 2016 Reading
Written by Richard Marra
ACTORBest Scene Screenplay – SEED OF THE WOMAN
June 2016 Reading
Written by Gary R. Billings
ACTORJACK IS PRETTY, 26min, USA, Fantasy/Family
Watch Audience FEEDBACK Video of the Short Film from June 2016 Film Festival
ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – WILD MAGIC
June 2016 Reading
Written by Julie Nichols
ACTORShort Story Reading – DESTINY OF JOY
June 2016 Reading
Written by Mary Eastham
ACTORShort Story Reading – CULT FAN
June 2016 Reading
Written by Gina Lee Ronhovde

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: 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

Watch Family Short Script: FIVE DAYS IN CALCUTTA

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Watch the Winning Family Screenplay Reading
FIVE DAYS IN CALCUTTA
by Fred Perry

SYNOPSIS:

A ridiculously botched suicide attempt reunites two brothers who are polar opposites.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Sean Ballantyne
BERNIE – Brett Kelly
SID – Steve Shand
WOMAN’S VOICE – Aidan Black Allen

 

DOG Stories from the Writing Festival

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ACTORDIAMOND AND THE FOSTERS
Full Movie

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SCREENPLAYShort Screenplay: GRAVEL HEART
April 2015 Reading
Written by Michael Curtis

ACTORSHORT SCRIPT – PRESENTS
August 2013 Reading
Written by Todd Bronson

MOVIESCORTO
AUDIENCE FEEDBACK

10min, Film Noir/Comedy

Short Film Showcase

SHORT SCREENPLAY – THE PARTICULAR DAY
January 2015 Reading
Written by Roberto Lezzi

ACTORChapter 21 NOVEL – One Hot Summer
November 2015 Reading
Written by Ian Barker


festival posterFIXED
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7min, Australia, Comedy/Family

ACTORNOVEL Chapter 4 – Large is the Smallest We’ve Got
October 2015 Reading
Written by Jed Hamilton

ACTORNOVEL READING – Large is the Smallest We Got
December 2015 Reading
Written by Jed Hamilton


festival posterHOW (NOT) TO ROB A TRAIN
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4min, Comedy/Adventure, Canada

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


festival posterTURKEY
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2015
Comedy/Family, 17min, USA

Watch Family Stories from the Festival:

SON Stories from the Writing Festival

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festival posterDAUGHTER
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USA, Drama


festival posterFIVE DOLLARS
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Canada, Drama


festival posterMY HERITAGE
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Mockumentary, CAN


festival posterFAMILIAR
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Horror, Canada


festival posterOH WILLY
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Animation, Netherlands


festival posterPICTURE PERFECT
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Drama, USA


festival posterA STORY FOR THE MODLINS
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Documentary, Spain


festival posterA PRETTY FUNNY STORY
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Dark Comedy, CAN

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

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

ACTORSHORT SCRIPT – THE QUEEN BEE AND HER MEN
March 2014 Reading
Written by Emily LaBlanc

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

ACTORPOUND FOR POUND TV Pilot Script
August 2014 Reading
Written by Travis Hodgkins

ACTORSHORT STORY READING – STRANGE THINGS HAPPEN IN NEVADA
September 2014 Reading
Written by Katarzyna Kochany

ACTORNOVEL READING – From PRISONER PRODIGAL PAWN
November 2014 Reading
Written by Robert J. Sparkman

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

ACTORIN THE CLEFT Chapter 10
Novel Reading

Written by Dana L. Goodman

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

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

ACTORSTAGE PLAY – Scary Scary Night
October 2015 Reading
Written by E. Michael Lunsford

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

ACTORFeature Script – BESA
March 2015 Reading
Written by Michael Miceli

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

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

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 – THE LAST ADVENTURE OF SHAY BLAZE
August 2015 Reading
Written by Howard Fridkin

ACTORFEATURE SCRIPT – FEI JI
December 2015 Reading
Written by James C. Peters

ACTORBest Scene Reading of FEI JI
September 2015 Reading
Written by James C. Peters

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


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


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


festival posterROBBIE THE RABBIT
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2015
Drama/Family, 7min, Ireland


festival posterTURKEY
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2015
Comedy/Family, 17min, USA


festival posterTWISTED
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2015
14min, Australia, Drama/Thriller

Watch Family Stories from the Festival: