Why Screenplay Contests work: Interview with Screenwriter Michael Meade (Friday the 13th: Vengeance)

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The theme of this episode is that Screenplay Contests Work! As we see from interviewing Michael Meade from Portland, Oregon.

Interview starts at (3:17). Matthew Toffolo chats with Michael about his Fan Fiction screenplay win “Welcome to Crystal Lake”, based on the Friday the 13th series, in 2017.

Two years later, Michael is the writer of the feature film of Friday the 13th, called “Vengeance”, coming to a cinema near you in a few weeks.

And join the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/F13Vengeance/

Michael also talks about currently working rewrites on the feature film “Nightfall”, his original screenplay that was optioned and is set to go into production next year, directed by Matthew Tibbenhaum.

This podcast was sponsored by the 1 Page Screenplay Contest. Submit your 400 word or less story and get it performed by a professional actor and made…

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Winning TV Spec Screenplay Reading: THE GOLDBERGS TV Show by Elizabeth Shum

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Beverly uses a Caboodle to glamourize Barry into “Bowie”, who sings against Erica to win Lainey’s extra Guns N’ Roses ticket – becoming “The Labyrinth” muse Adam needs to remove his writer’s block.

CAST LIST:

Erica – 30 – KATELYN VARADI
Murray – 22 – PETER NELSON
Beverly – 70 – PAOLA SCATTOLON
Narration – Sean Ballantyne
Barry – 64 – NICK DOLAN
Adam – 43 – ADRIAN CARLOS CARTER
Lainey – 32 – KYANA TERESA

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

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Winning Short Screenplay – Hanging Out In Malaysia by Wolfgang Schuler

Los Angeles feedback film festival

HANGING OUT IN MALAYSIA
Written by Wolfgang Schuler

CAST LIST:

GATE ATTENDANT – Laura Kyswaty
PASSENGER – Peter Nelson
NARRATOR – Gabriel Darku

SYNOPSIS:

Drama/Thriller

a naive Aussie business man arrives in Malaysia in 1986 during the week when the first westerners, an Australian and a British man, were sentenced to death and hanged under Malaysia’s tough drug trafficking laws.

Get to know the winning writer:

What is your screenplay about?

It’s about a naive Aussie business man arriving in Malaysia in 1986 during the week when the first westerners, an Australian and a British man, were sentenced to death and hanged under Malaysia’s tough drug trafficking laws.

What genres does your screenplay under?

Drama/Thriller

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

It’s not everyday that you visit a country, unbeknownst of what is about to occur, and feel that everyone is looking at you for all the…

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Winning Short Screenplay – Last Minute by Ray Salazar

Los Angeles feedback film festival

LAST MINUTE
Written by Ray Salazar

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Laura Kyswaty
JANE – Kelly Daly
JESSE – Gabriel Darku

SYNOPSIS:

Drama

A guy buys an ingredient for his girlfriend’s cupcake recipe that is going to be entered into a contest.

Get to know the winning writer:

What is your screenplay about?

My screenplay is about a guy who buys an ingredient for his girlfriend’s cupcake recipe that is going to be entered into a contest.

What genres does your screenplay under?

I think the genre would best fit into drama.

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

It should be made into a film because it’s simple and make people get a reaction.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Surprisingly intriguing.

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

That is hard question because I would binge watch movies when I…

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1st Scene Festival Testimonial – September 21 2018

I wanted to enter my script into festivals that offered a feedback option because I felt I was in a good place, but I felt it still needed polishing. I certainly didn’t expect to not only be selected but be a winning Screenplay either! The feedback I received was very helpful and I am applying the notes I was given to my newer drafts. I am very happy I submitted to this festival and I will do so again with any new scripts/screenplays in the future.

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

Watch Screenplay Reading: 

A mysterious outlaw called the “Wolf of the West” has been wreaking havoc upon settlers in the budding frontier. David Kessler, an aspiring paranormal scientist believes the Wolf is supernatural and journeys out West to prove it and to document any other strange phenomena he sees. Along the way he joins forces with Winnona Argento, a young woman who is more than she seems and Federal Marshal Travis Crabtree, a hardened but honorable lawman. Together they travel the West and face against myths, legends, and monsters as well as outlaws and bandits while at the same time learning to find the balance between pacifism and survival in this harsh terrain and time period.

CAST LIST:

Ticket Man:  Geoff Mays
Father: 
 Russell Batcher
Narrator: 
Kat Smiley
Sybil: 
Tiffany Davidson
Tobias: 
Bryan Kling
Mother: 
Katelyn Vanier

AUGUST 2018 ANIMATION Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

FEEDBACK Animation Film & Screenplay Festival

Submit via FilmFreeway:

 

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay: INSIDE THE WORLD OF ZOE SANDER by Suzanne Lutas
August 2018

festival posterMARGARET AND THE MOON, 12min, USA, Sci-Fi/Animation

festival posterPERSONA, 2min., UK, Animation/Experimentalfestival posterKCLOC, 3min., India, Documentary/Animation
festival posterNOT THE SAME RIVER. NOT THE SAME MAN, 4min., Animation/Experimental

festival posterAUGENBLICKE – A BLINK OF AN EYE, 4min., Animation/Drama

 

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

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

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: John Johnson, Isabal Cupryn, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

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JULY 2018 ANIMATION Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

FEEDBACK Animation Film & Screenplay Festival

Submit via FilmFreeway:

 

festival posterTHE LEGEND OF RASPUTIN, 13min., Canada, Family/Animation

 

 

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

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

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: John Johnson, Isabal Cupryn, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

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