1st Scene Festival Testimonial – May 16 2020

 

Screenwriter Cecilia Michelangeli (The Ambiguous Couch Affair)

This was actually the first festival I’ve sent this specific screenplay. In fact it’s difficult to find festivals that take into consideration unfinished screenplay (and that are not excessively expensive). The feedback that I’ve received was very good, with some curious suggestions. However, I’m aware that it’s impossible to judge or comment on a first scene without knowing anything about the rest of the story, especially without being able to talk about certain choices and nuances.

Watch the Screenplay Reading: 

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

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

Winning SHORT Screenplay Reading of PAGE NINE, by Henry Brown

A young actress in a community theater group learns an important lesson about life against her will when she has a confrontation with herself.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Allison Kampf
Mike (M): Allan Michael Brunet
Desiree/Desiree Prime (F): Hannah Ehman
Cathy (F): Kyana Teresa
Scott (M): Scott Beaudin

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 Festival Testimonial – May 4 2020

sherwin allen

I love this festival, good communication and the actors always do a brilliant job on the scripts.

 

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

FEEDBACK Film and Writing Festival.
At least six events a month! Daily deadlines to submit.

Upcoming Festival Deadlines

SCREENPLAY CONTESTSUBMIT your FEATURE Script
TV CONTESTSUBMIT your TV PILOT or TV SPEC Script
FILM CONTESTSUBMIT your SHORT Film
SCREENPLAY CONTESTSUBMIT your FIRST Scene Screenplay

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1st Scene Festival Testimonial – April 22 2020

Kristy Leigh Lussier

Fantastic experience! Very thrilled to have our comedy screenplay “The Wreckers” selected and showcased ….and the feedback we received was above and beyond what we thought! So helpful and beneficial. 🙂 As well these guys are so active on Twitter promoting all the selected projects – its nice to see their commitment to helping new writers / filmmakers grow! Thanks again !

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.

WATCH past and recent script winning readings! CLICK HERE and see what happens when your script wins.

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: 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

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