1st Scene Screenplay Reading: BEACON, by Sina Sultani

After awakening in an abandoned shelter, two women must fight to retain their memories against a kidnapper desperate to harvest them.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Allison Kampf
ZAKARIA (F): Elizabeth Rose Morriss

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

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

1st Scene Screenplay Reading: CLEOPATRA: THE ALEXANDRIAN WOMEN, by Mark Davis

As Rome devours the world of her ancestors, an eleven-year-old Cleopatra must choose a side when a rebellion tears her family apart. Focusing on pivotal events in the life of one of Rome’s greatest enemies, this series unmasks the misunderstood legend of the real Cleopatra.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Allison Kampf
TRYPTOPHAN: Val Cole
POLYXENA/AULETES: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
EURYDIKE/BERENIKE: Hannah Ehman

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: PRIVATE INVESTIGATIONS, by Brendan O’Connell

The opening sequence between Helen and the recorded Emergency Operator creates an unsettling feeling of visual dissonance for the audience, particuarly when the “perky muzak” overtakes the heavy breathing and awkward moments of silence.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Allison Kampf
EMERGENCY OPERATOR (F): Hannah Ehman
HELEN (F): Val Cole
Recorded Voice and WOMAN (F): Kyana Teresa
EILEEN (F): Alicia Ryan

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

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

Watch 1st Scene Winner: AVALON by Ed Vaughan

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

AVALON by Ed Vaughan

SYNOPSIS:

Avalon follows the journey of two childhood friends who make a pact to get revenge for their parents who were killed by terrorists.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Allison Kampf
JIMMY – Hugh Ritchie
TONY – Sean Kaufmann
IRENE – Meggie McKinnon
MOMMA CHU – Susan Wilson

Watch 1st Scene Winner: GRANDMA DEE AND THE LOST CONTINENT by Mark Perlick

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

GRANDMA DEE AND THE LOST CONTINENT by Mark Perlick

SYNOPSIS:

This screenplay is about a woman who seeks healing by searching for the lost records of Atlantis, believing that these records contain the spiritual secrets that can transform and rehabilitate us all.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Susan Wilson
YOUNG GRANDMA – Meggie McKinnon
PROCTOR – Sean Kaufmann
PSYCH OFFICER – Hugh Ritchie
HIPPY – Allison Kampf