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

1st Scene Screenplay Reading: Amateurs, by Alice Hartzog

Genre: Comedy

Returning to his hometown following a disastrous breakup, a former rock star tries to redeem himself by helping others–and finds himself entangled in an unlikely romance

CAST LIST:

Drew: Sean Ballatyne
Davis: Gene Abella
Narrator: Laura Kyswaty
Hayes: Ted Powers
Shawna: Kiran Friesen
Punk Girl: Caroline Concordia

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: The Ambigious Couch Affair, by Cecilia Michelangeli

Randall and Evelyn run a struggling furniture store in a quiet community. The peace is disturbed when a nervous would-be armed robber, Parker Ray, enters the store demanding money.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Laura Kyswaty
Randall: Geoff Mays
Evelyn: Kiran Friesen

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

JULY 2019 1st Scene Screenplay Winners

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ACTOR1st Scene TV SCREENPLAY: VAPOR, by Eric White
July 2019 Winner

ACTORACTION BEST SCENE TV SCREENPLAY: BEGINNERS HISTORY, by Emily Cheever
July 2019 Winner

ACTORROMANCE 1st Scene SCREENPLAY: BLUE CHRISTMAS, by Bethany Maines
July 2019 Winner

ACTORCOMEDY 1st Scene SCREENPLAY: BORN IN LA, by Marlene Sharp
July 2019 Winner

 

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Denissa Palmer, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

JUNE 2019 1st Scene Screenplay Winners

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ACTORSCI-FI 1ST SCENE SCREENPLAY: URRACA, by Eva Everett Irving
June 2019 Winner

ACTORACTION 1ST SCENE SCREENPLAY: JOHNNY’S PICO, by Sean Monahan Scott
June 2019 Winner

 


 

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Denissa Palmer, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

MAY 2019 1st Scene Screenplay Winners

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ACTORFAN FICTION 1ST SCENE: STAR TREK: QUICKSILVER, by Mary Blakney
May 2019 Winner

ACTORTHRILLER 1ST SCENE: THE VOYEUR WIKI, by Kevin Glikmann
May 2019 Winner

ACTOR1ST SCENE: CRAZY PILL, by Ariana Berenson
May 2019 Winner

 

 

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Denissa Palmer, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

 

 

 

1st Scene Screenplay Reading: CRAZY PILL, by Ariana Berenson

Taking regular medication for her mental illness, Olivia confides in her therapist Brooke over the need to get her own life back on track, free of her parents. Meets Ian at a party, her anxieties soon go into retreat as a relationship soon develops between them. However, Olivia becomes steadily suspicious of Ian, after she gathers evidence to suggest he may have killed his father. Testing his patience, Olivia keeps probing until discovering the contents of his basement. Coming clean, Ian invites himself to Olivia’s parents’ family night whereupon Olivia exposes and fatally stabs him. With a renewed sense of confidence, Olivia vows to embrace life.

CAST LIST:

Alice (60s) – 1 – Carrie Schiffler
Narration – Michael Ruhs
Olivia (20s) – 27 – Ella A
Brooke (30s) – 19 – Barbara Bergeron

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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