1st Scene Screenplay Festival – April 29 2020

Lyndal Simpson (THE FARRELL GIRL)

The feedback that I received was incredibly detailed and constructive. Divided into sections such as PLOT, and even TYPOS. I found that I was able to immediately improve my script as a result. I really appreciated how specific the feedback was in the way that it referred to identifiable paragraphs, dialogue or plot points.

 

Watch the Screenplay Reading: 

Two young sisters, sole survivors of a family massacre, must find one another after almost twenty years of separation, when the chief suspect in the killings seeks to hunt them down once more.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Allison Kampf
Caitlin (F): Mandy May Cheetham
Rosie (F): Julie Sheppard
Brodie (M): Fabio Abreu
Alice (F): Cassandra Guthrie

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

ALL SUBMITTED SCRIPTS GET FULL FEEDBACK – The goal of the WILDsound Film and Screenplay Festival is to help everyone involved grow as an artist, so we will offer feedback to jump start you to your next draft. If you are not fully satisfied with the feedback you receive, we will send it off to new committee members until you are fully satisfied. We understand where new and mid-level writers are coming from and we want to help you as much as we can.

1st Scene Festival Testimonial – April 7, 2020

Jen Grubbs

Thank you, First Scene! Communication was amazingly prompt. Thanks for walking me through the process. It was a positive experience and I learned along the way. Highly recommend!

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

Watch over 150 1st Scene Screenplay Festival Winners:

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Top 1st Scene Festival Screenplays of 2019

Watch the winning readings performed by professional actors. 12 screenplays in total.

1st Scene Screenplay Reading: Day of the Bad Hair, by Jason Stratton
https://firstscenescreenplay.com/2019/12/28/1st-scene-screenplay-reading-day-of-the-bad-hair-by-jason-stratton/

1st Scene Screenplay Reading: Acceptance, by Laurent Auclair
https://firstscenescreenplay.com/2019/12/28/1st-scene-screenplay-reading-acceptance-by-laurent-auclair/

1st Scene Screenplay Reading: Flesh And Bone, by John McCarney
https://firstscenescreenplay.com/2019/12/27/1st-scene-screenplay-reading-flesh-and-bone-by-john-mccarney/

DIVERSITY 1st Scene Screenplay Reading: ELECTABLE, by Liann Kaye
https://firstscenescreenplay.com/2019/12/18/diversity-1st-scene-screenplay-reading-electable-by-liann-kaye/

1st Scene Script Reading: The Soul Reason, by Roy Tuck
https://firstscenescreenplay.com/2019/10/25/1st-scene-script-reading-the-soul-reason-by-roy-tuck/

1st Scene Screenplay Reading: OPERATIVE D, by Sam Tracton
https://firstscenescreenplay.com/2019/09/23/1st-scene-screenplay-reading-operative-d-by-sam-tracton/

1st Scene Screenplay Reading: DON’T TELL A SOUL, by Dan Stone
https://firstscenescreenplay.com/2019/09/23/1st-scene-screenplay-reading-dont-tell-a-soul-by-dan-stone/

DIVERSITY 1st Scene Screenplay Reading: Rainbow Hunting, by Conor McFarland
https://firstscenescreenplay.com/2019/08/27/diversity-1st-scene-screenplay-reading-rainbow-hunting-by-conor-mcfarland/

1st Scene Screenplay Reading: Amateurs, by Alice Hartzog
https://firstscenescreenplay.com/2019/08/27/1st-scene-screenplay-reading-amateurs-by-alice-hartzog/

1st Scene Screenplay Reading: The Ambigious Couch Affair, by Cecilia Michelangeli
https://firstscenescreenplay.com/2019/08/27/1st-scene-screenplay-reading-the-ambigious-couch-affair-by-cecilia-michelangeli/

1st Scene Screenplay Reading: CRAZY PILL, by Ariana Berenson
https://firstscenescreenplay.com/2019/05/21/1st-scene-screenplay-reading-crazy-pill-by-ariana-berenson/

1st Scene Screenplay Reading of Kyds Game by Marc Rosenberg
https://firstscenescreenplay.com/2019/02/28/1st-scene-screenplay-reading-of-kyds-game-by-marc-rosenberg/

1st Scene Screenplay Reading: Day of the Bad Hair, by Jason Stratton

A plucky small town girl must defend her home from a pack of carnivorous (and hairy!) alien outlaws.

CAST LIST:

Tawny – Tracy Rowland
NARRATION – Neil Bennett
Babs – Krista Barzso
Jimmy – Marcus Bernacci

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

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1st Scene Screenplay Reading: Acceptance, by Laurent Auclair

In the USA after a bad break-up, Sydneysider Michael meets Eve and agrees to join her in a road trip across the States to see the locations where his favourite movies have been filmed. The cathartic journey will allow them both to face their troubled past and to move on to a better future.

CAST LIST:

Backpacker – Marcus Bernacci
Backpacker – Rebecca MacDonald
NARRATION – Neil Bennett
Michael – David Jackson
Eve – Krista Barzso

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

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1st Scene Screenplay Reading: Flesh And Bone, by John McCarney

An escaped serial killer stalks a young couple who suffer from mental illness.

CAST LIST:

Sherry – Rebecca MacDonald
Partner – Marcus Bernacci
NARRATION – Tracy Rowland
Sheriff (m 40s) – Neil Bennett
Caleb – David Jackson

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

1st Scene Script Reading: The Soul Reason, by Roy Tuck

 

All Jim wants out of life is to do a job he’s proud of and to provide for his family. The one he’s been highly trained to do. Jim’s job just happens be the taking and recycling souls. One day, “on the job” an accident takes place that threatens to permanently alter his life and life on Earth.

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Val Cole
Jim: Sean Ballantyne
Receptionist: Mercedez De Castro

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

1st Scene Screenplay Reading: OPERATIVE D, by Sam Tracton

After a bloody and seemingly impossible assassination, NYPD Detective James MacIntyre starts to see clues tying the murders to his past.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss

Hadden: Ron Boyd
Blake: Peter Nelson
Benny: Bill Poulin
Delia/Sara: Lyndsay Clarkson
James: David Jackson

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

1st Scene Screenplay Reading: DON’T TELL A SOUL, by Dan Stone

A spirit possesses the body of a high-school student and seduces other teens, feeding on their souls if they ‘tell,’ but things get complicated when she befriends a new kid in town as she tries to elude three bounty hunters.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss

Ian: David Jackson
Priest: Ron Boyd
Olivia: Lyndsay Clarkson
Head Nurse: Victoria Murdoch

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

DIVERSITY 1st Scene Screenplay Reading: Rainbow Hunting, by Conor McFarland

Unable to talk to his crush without vomiting, a nervous nineteen-year-old decides to confess his feelings during a work convention, but finds himself conflicted when he hits it off with the hotel clerk.

CAST LIST:

Kevin: Geoff Mays
Gordon: Gene Abella
Katie: Kiran Friesen
Narrator: Laura Kyswaty
Marshall: Sean Ballatyne
Audrey: Caroline Concordia
Fred: Ted Powers

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch