Watch the November 2017 1st Scene Script Winners

 

ACTORROMANCE 1st Scene Screenplay – RED RIBBONS
November 2017 Reading
by Zach Closs
ACTORACTION 1st Scene Screenplay – THE SNOWMEN
November 2017 Reading
by Jeff Swanson
ACTORFAMILY 1st Scene Screenplay – AS AN ACTRESS
November 2017 Reading
by Maria Hinterkoerner
ACTOR1st Scene Screenplay – LURE
November 2017 Reading
by Clark Moriarty
ACTORSCI-FI 1st Scene Screenplay – BUCCANEERS OF THE ASTEROID BELT
November 2017 Reading
by Jeff Racho

 

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

Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Mary Cox

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1st Scene Screenplay – YOU’VE CHANGED, by Sam Sexton

Watch the December 2016 Winning 1st Scene Screenplay.

YOU’VE CHANGED
Written by Sam Sexton

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Sean Ballantyne
BRAD – Craig Estrella
RITA – Rachel Salsberg
GLORIA – Georgia Grant
HOST – Christopher Huron
OFFICER – Rais Moui
ALICE – Petra O’Toole
HUSBAND – Charles Gordon

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Comedy, Horror

About a mental health nurse, Alice, who is bitten by one of her patience and begins to change into a werewolf.

Get to know the winning writer:

1. What is your screenplay about?

You’ve Changed is about a mental health nurse who is bitten by a patent and begin to change into a werewolf.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Horror / Comedy

2. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

You’ve Changed deserves to be made into a movie for the following reasons 1. It uses the werewolf as a means to explore themes of mental health and relationships. 2. It is about a rational person trying to understand the supernatural change that they are going though. 3. You’ve Changed more then anything else is an entertaining, action packed, horror comedy, set in rural Australia, that follows in the footsteps of American Werewolf in London.

3. How would you describe this script in two words?

Werewolf Nurse

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

The Big Lebowski

5. How long have you been working on this screenplay?

You’ve Changed has taken about a year to write.

6. How many stories have you written?

This is the first complete feature draft I have written, I am currently in the process of writing my second and I have written a number of short films as well.

7. What motivated you to write this screenplay?

Part of it was just to develop the discipline of sitting down, writing and finishing a screenplay. I have also always been a big fan of classic horror monsters and I wanted to write something that paid homage to those monsters.

8. What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

The part I spent the most time on was the structure and making sure that the logic was sound.

9. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Appart from writing I am passionate about film making as a complete process, I recently made a short film which got into a number of festivals around Australia including the Perth Revelation International film festival.

10. What influenced you to enter the festival? What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received?

I wrote this script as part of an honours year at Griffith University and generally the feedback I got was positive, the screenplay it’s self as awarded a Distinction. However this is only a first draft and there are things I do want to change about it.


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

Editor: John Johnson

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Sept. 2016 Winner: OLD BONES by Dermott Hayes

Watch the September 2016 Winning 1st Scene Screenplay.

OLD BONES
Written by Dermott Hayes

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Fantasy, Crime, Drama

We lose our soul when we bury the dead without dignity and for the sake of manna. Two brothers are caught in a dilemma of conscience, to lose their jobs or their souls.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Steve Rizzo
COSTELLO – Steve Mitchell
SEAMUS – Randy Baumer
JOHN – John Fray
VOICE – Dan Cristofori

Get to know the winning writer:

What is your screenplay about?

It’s about devalued morals and the cheap currency of souls. People put so little value on their souls, they will trade them for a job and diminish the world they live in, as a result.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Contemporary Film Noir Drama

How would you describe this script in two words?

Dark Satire

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

Casablanca

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

Six months

How many stories have you written?

59, that I can lay my hands on, probably a couple of hundred.

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

It began as a short story when I read about a change in the city rules regarding significant archaeological finds in building sites of the old city. I wondered what would happen if, in a competitive environment, something was found but hidden and then destroyed, to avoid costs and delays. Then I thought, given the type of locations being excavated and the changing face of Dublin, in terms of population and religions and changing social profiles,well, what if?

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

It was a completely new experience for me so I had to learn on the job, how to adapt my own story and then think in a new medium, film, and how a screenplay involves, at all times, action and movement. The Wildsound feedback was very helpful in those terms.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Film, luckily enough.

Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

Learn to put some distance between you and your work. It makes it easier to absorb and use criticism to your advantage.

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

Editor: John Johnson

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

 

Watch 1st Scene Winner: LITTLE PROFESSOR by Monte Light & Cooper Holmes

 

Submit your First Scene to the Festival: http://firstscenescreenplay.com

LITTLE PROFESSOR by Monte Light & Cooper Holmes

SYNOPSIS:

It’s a surreal crime thriller about three Las Vegas college students saddled with crippling debt. They break some laws, raise havoc. But when their friend overdoses on drugs, they take it on themselves to pay his out-of-control medical bills, which means they have to rob a very ruthless bank. Finally they must seek revenge against a manipulative drug dealer.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Angelica Alejandro
SAM – Steve Rizzo
JACK STROOP – Craig Estrella
ZEBRA – David Occhipinti
DANNY – Sean Ballantyne
PRETTY WOMAN – Holly Sarchfield

Watch 1st Scene Winner: BELLE BREZING by Margaret Carlyle Price

BELLE BREZING by Margaret Carlyle Price

SYNOPSIS:

BELLE BREZING is a haunting love story about a loyal paperboy on a high-stakes mission: To guide his former lover to remember the secret that forged her rise to fame but closed her heart to love.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Sean Ballantyne
Belle – Becky Shrimpton
Miss Flora – Michelle Lecky
Gil – Ryan Anning
Lacey – Mandy Mclean

BELLE BREZING by Margaret Carlyle Price

SYNOPSIS:

BELLE BREZING is a haunting love story about a loyal paperboy on a high-stakes mission: To guide his former lover to remember the secret that forged her rise to fame but closed her heart to love.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Sean Ballantyne
Belle – Becky Shrimpton
Miss Flora – Michelle Lecky
Gil – Ryan Anning
Lacey – Mandy Mclean

Watch 1st Scene Winner: MYA’S TRUTH by Thomas L. Ferguson

Submit your First Scene to the Festival: http://firstscenescreenplay.com

MYA’S TRUTH by Thomas L. Ferguson

SYNOPSIS:

A reluctant writer finally gets the courage to follow her repressed dreams and her ambitious boyfriend to Hollywood, but his dark secret and her reconnection with a former flame, both threaten to turn those dreams and her reality into an emotional nightmare.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Val Cole
MYA – Leah Doz
MONA – Erynn Brook
CANDACE – Graciela Martinez
JASMINE – Jillian Cameron
ROBERT – John Marcucci
WALTER – Rob Salerno

Watch 1st Scene Winner: DOG FACE by C.L. Pike

Deadline to Submit your 1st Scenes (up to 10 pages) to the Festival: http://firstscenescreenplay.com

DOG FACE by C.L. Pike

SYNOPSIS:

DOG FACE is the story of 3 werewolves cursed with the gift of alchemy, and the humans who enter their environment.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Susan Wilson
BULL – Hugh Ritchie
DAVE – Sean Kaufmann