1st Scene Festival Testimonial – March 18 2019

I found the synopsis written by the festival judge was much better than the one I had written.

A Film Freeway Preferred Festival:

Watch the Screenplay Reading: 

A soldier with the enhanced ability to control robots with her mind finds herself the target of mysterious government-related forces when she returns to Earth after a war.

CAST LIST :

Driver: Kevin Gabel
President: Regan Brown
Narration: Laura Kyswaty
Captain: Peter Nelson
Charm: Emily Weir

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February 2019 1st Scene Screenplay Winners

We also accept online submissions through Film Freeway. Click on the link BELOW to submit online through this middle-man resource website.

 

ACTOR1st Scene SCREENPLAY: ASHPODEL by Giselle Damier

ACTOR1st Scene SCREENPLAY: KYD’S GAME by Marc Rosenberg

ACTOR1st Scene SCREENPLAY: NIGHT OF THE WITCH by Mike Meade

ACTOR1st Scene SCREENPLAY: WORTH WAITING FOR by Ellen Winburn

ACTOR1st Scene SCREENPLAY: DRONES DRIVERS by Haley Isleib

 

 

 

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Fraser, Andy Camp, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

1st Scene Festival Testimonial – March 4 2019

I thought it would be absolutely brilliant to hear audience feedback. It’s so key to hear this and often you don’t hear it until the very end of the filming process (when it’s too late to change it!). The initial feedback we received from the festival readers was very encouraging.

– Clark Moriarty

A Film Freeway Preferred Festival:

Genre: Horror, Thriller

When a group of Instasnap addicted Crazy Rich Kids ignore warnings not to go to the haunted Gomen island, fun soon turns to horror when an deadly augmented reality game forces them to #PlayOrDie. We like to think of it as Super Rich Kids of Instagram meets The Hunger Games.

CAST LIST:

Narration: Xavier de Guzman
Sofia: Carina Cojeen
Lily: Angelica Alejandro
Archie: Anthony Yu
Slick: Fabio Abreu

1st Scene Screenplay Reading of Kyds Game by Marc Rosenberg

An ex-CIA operative is recruited to collect damning video evidence that could turn the Russian population against its current President, but finds himself caught in a web of deceit and danger.

CAST LIST:

Wexler: Kevin Robinson
Boy Rebel: Kevin Gabel
Narration: Laura Kyswaty
Supervisor: Peter Nelson
Girl/Camera: Emily Weir

Marc Rosenberg is an American screenwriter and producer, with professional roots in Australia. Rosenberg currently splits his time between Los Angeles and Sydney,[1] having taught screenwriting and film production in the U.S., India, Norway, China and Australia.Rosenberg has contributed to Film International Magazine and written a screenwriting guide, The Screenplay Tree: Story Structure Made Easy.

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Fraser, Andy Camp, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

January 2019 1st Scene Screenplay Winners

We also accept online submissions through Film Freeway. Click on the link BELOW to submit online through this middle-man resource website.

 

festival posterEUROPEAN 1ST SCENE SCREENPLAY: Starfarers by David Hearne

festival posterFEMALE FESTIVAL 1ST SCENE SCREENPLAY: Drones Drivers by Haley Isleib
festival posterCOMEDY 1ST SCENE SCREENPLAY: Pain in the A by Beth Rehman

festival posterLA 1ST SCENE SCREENPLAY: Fish Food by Brian McWha
festival posterTHRILLER 1ST SCENE SCREENPLAY: Dancing in the White Room by David Sabbath

 

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Fraser, Andy Camp, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

1st Scene Festival Testimonial – January 14 2019

As a girl, it is not always easy to find representation in the film industry. Female Film Festival was the first festival to promote my work to the public. The feedback was extremely helpful and encouraged me to write consecutive drafts.

Watch the Screenplay Reading: 

Horror, Science Fiction, Fantasy

An insect-obsessed preteen girl struggles to create a great science fair project amidst an absentee mother, a relentless bully, and a fungal monstrosity of a foster mother.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Jarrod Terrill
Mikey: Rhys Harrison
Frankie: Gauri Prasad
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Alice: Rachel Salsberg
Claudia: Nancy Kenny

A Film Freeway Preferred Festival:

TOP 10 First Scene Screenplays of 2018

Here are the TOP 10 winning readings for 2018 out of over 500 submissions.

ACTORCOMEDY 1st Scene Screenplay – THE WRECKERS
January 2018 Reading
by Kristy Leigh Lussier
ACTORDRAMA 1st Scene Screenplay – SCUPPERNONGS
January 2018 Reading
by Lynne Ashe
ACTOR1st Scene TV Screenplay – FAT VS EVIL
February 2018 Reading
by Alex Sheldon
ACTORROMANCE 1st Scene Screenplay – SOMETHING LIKE FATE
February 2018 Reading
by Matt Huntington
ACTORDISCORDANT – 1st Scene Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by Ferdinand W. Gernandt
ACTORLGBT 1st Scene Screenplay – DELIVERY GIRL
February 2018 Reading
by Katherine Grant Krieger
ACTORWinning 1st Scene Script: UNTIL THE DAY by Craig Andrews

ACTORWinning 1st Scene Script: REMEMBERING LIZ by Joan Beilstein

ACTORWinning 1st Scene Script: EDEN by Jean Barker

STORY1st Scene Screenplay: MARKED by Leah Pollack
September 2018