1st Scene Festival Testimonial – June 16 2020

Screenwriter Julia Sauder (DR. NEVES)

Definitely the free feedback was a large draw. I was very happy with the feedback. It was encouraging and constructive. Well done and professional. And I especially liked the grammar notes.

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Watch the Screenplay Reading: 

After practicing first on a manufactured ape, an ambitious doctor creates life while losing control of his own.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Shawn Devlin
Neves: Colin Sandquist
Woman: Melie B Rondeau

1st Scene Screenplay Festival Testimonial – June 8 2020

Screenwriters Vicki Cargill, Adam Cargill (STEVE & OLIVIA)

Adam : We loved the idea of a festival that might actually table read the screenplay – and we were fortunate enough to have it happen! The feedback was very valuable – both with format and structure. Overall, we’ve been blown away by the level of support and promotion we have received.

Vicki : The feedback we received sent us over the moon! It was such a shot of positivity. Thanks!

Watch the Screenplay Reading:

When his grand comeback falls flat, a Broadway legend finds himself out of favour and out of luck. Finding the sister he never knew he had leads him on a journey of separation, hope and redemption that answers the question: what is a family?

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Shawn Devlin
Steve: Colin Sandquist
Jonathan: Neil Bennett

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 Testimonial – June 4 2020

Screenwriter Arturo Portillo (AMONG US)

I wanted to see my writing come to life. To see how others interpret my material.

My initial feeling was being surprised about how the actors interpreted my characters.

Watch the Screenplay Reading: 

CAST LIST:

Cash: Trevor Howes
Teller: Wilfred Lee
Narrator: Val Cole
Bunny: Mercedez De Castro
Sandy: Veronika Gribanova
Bum: Ted Powers

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 Festival Testimonial – June 3 2020

Screenwriter Bethany Maines (BLUE CHRISTMAS)

I entered because I really wanted to get feedback and it felt like a festival that matched my screenplay. The feedback was incredibly helpful and adorably Canadian since they used the word “whilst”. I got feedback, not just about industry standards for some of my first-timer formatting mistakes, but also about content and how to strengthen my script. I used the feedback to make changes that I’m very happy about (and secretly wish I could go back and add them to the novella).

Watch the Screenplay Reading: 

Drunken TV news cameraman Jake Garner thought he was tackling an intruder. But no, Jake just took out the fantastically attractive dog sitter. Mortified, Jake does what any man would who has just been dumped right before Christmas would do—give the offended party all his ex’s things. Meanwhile, Blue Jones is determined to do whatever it takes to get her grandmother the best cancer treatment possible, even if that means some high-rise burglary from one of her worst dog-sitting clients, the failure to walk, feed or book a pet-sitter for a three day weekend, Grace Lorra. But Blue didn’t count on Grace’s ex, Jake, showing up and drunkenly handing over all of Grace’s belongings— including her adorable French Bulldog, Jacques. It takes no time at all for Blue to fall in love with Jacques, but Blue also finds herself wondering if it would be so bad to return to the scene of the crime to reconnect with Jake. But as Christmas draws closer, Grace pressures Jake to return the dog and Blue is targeted by mysterious assailants. Can Jake find Blue and Jacques before her stalkers do? And can Jake and Blue stop these mystery men without also getting Blue arrested for theft? For Blue, Christmas has never been quite so dangerous. For Jake, Christmas has never been quite so Blue.

CAST LIST:

Grace: Victoria Murdoch
Jake: David Rowan
Narration: Esther Thibault
Blue: Mojeane Sadr
Cindy: Julie Sheppard

1st Scene Screenplay Festival Testimonial – May 29 2020

Jen Grubbs
Jen Grubbs

Thank you, First Scene! Communication was amazingly prompt. Thanks for walking me through the process. It was a positive experience and I learned along the way. Highly recommend!

5 Star Review

We also 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 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 – April 30 2020

 

Screenwriter Phillip Hollins (BLACKBALLED)

All screenwriters want to know how their work stacks up among their peers. It’s important to gain traction. WILDSound has a reputation of being a solid contest. The feedback was great. It mirrored similar comments from other competitions.

Screenplay Reading: 

CAST LIST:

Bucky: Scott Hilton
Nicole: Nadine Charleson
Narration: Esther Tribault
Travis: Pierre Simpson
Dr. Pendergrass: Ron Boyce

1st Scene Screenplay Festival – April 29 2020

Lyndal Simpson (THE FARRELL GIRL)

The feedback that I received was incredibly detailed and constructive. Divided into sections such as PLOT, and even TYPOS. I found that I was able to immediately improve my script as a result. I really appreciated how specific the feedback was in the way that it referred to identifiable paragraphs, dialogue or plot points.

 

Watch the Screenplay Reading: 

Two young sisters, sole survivors of a family massacre, must find one another after almost twenty years of separation, when the chief suspect in the killings seeks to hunt them down once more.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Allison Kampf
Caitlin (F): Mandy May Cheetham
Rosie (F): Julie Sheppard
Brodie (M): Fabio Abreu
Alice (F): Cassandra Guthrie

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.

Top 1st Scene Festival Screenplays of 2019

Watch the winning readings performed by professional actors. 12 screenplays in total.

1st Scene Screenplay Reading: Day of the Bad Hair, by Jason Stratton
https://firstscenescreenplay.com/2019/12/28/1st-scene-screenplay-reading-day-of-the-bad-hair-by-jason-stratton/

1st Scene Screenplay Reading: Acceptance, by Laurent Auclair
https://firstscenescreenplay.com/2019/12/28/1st-scene-screenplay-reading-acceptance-by-laurent-auclair/

1st Scene Screenplay Reading: Flesh And Bone, by John McCarney
https://firstscenescreenplay.com/2019/12/27/1st-scene-screenplay-reading-flesh-and-bone-by-john-mccarney/

DIVERSITY 1st Scene Screenplay Reading: ELECTABLE, by Liann Kaye
https://firstscenescreenplay.com/2019/12/18/diversity-1st-scene-screenplay-reading-electable-by-liann-kaye/

1st Scene Script Reading: The Soul Reason, by Roy Tuck
https://firstscenescreenplay.com/2019/10/25/1st-scene-script-reading-the-soul-reason-by-roy-tuck/

1st Scene Screenplay Reading: OPERATIVE D, by Sam Tracton
https://firstscenescreenplay.com/2019/09/23/1st-scene-screenplay-reading-operative-d-by-sam-tracton/

1st Scene Screenplay Reading: DON’T TELL A SOUL, by Dan Stone
https://firstscenescreenplay.com/2019/09/23/1st-scene-screenplay-reading-dont-tell-a-soul-by-dan-stone/

DIVERSITY 1st Scene Screenplay Reading: Rainbow Hunting, by Conor McFarland
https://firstscenescreenplay.com/2019/08/27/diversity-1st-scene-screenplay-reading-rainbow-hunting-by-conor-mcfarland/

1st Scene Screenplay Reading: Amateurs, by Alice Hartzog
https://firstscenescreenplay.com/2019/08/27/1st-scene-screenplay-reading-amateurs-by-alice-hartzog/

1st Scene Screenplay Reading: The Ambigious Couch Affair, by Cecilia Michelangeli
https://firstscenescreenplay.com/2019/08/27/1st-scene-screenplay-reading-the-ambigious-couch-affair-by-cecilia-michelangeli/

1st Scene Screenplay Reading: CRAZY PILL, by Ariana Berenson
https://firstscenescreenplay.com/2019/05/21/1st-scene-screenplay-reading-crazy-pill-by-ariana-berenson/

1st Scene Screenplay Reading of Kyds Game by Marc Rosenberg
https://firstscenescreenplay.com/2019/02/28/1st-scene-screenplay-reading-of-kyds-game-by-marc-rosenberg/