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.


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


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