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/

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 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

JUNE 2019 1st Scene Screenplay Winners

We also accept online submissions through Film Freeway.

 

ACTORSCI-FI 1ST SCENE SCREENPLAY: URRACA, by Eva Everett Irving
June 2019 Winner

ACTORACTION 1ST SCENE SCREENPLAY: JOHNNY’S PICO, by Sean Monahan Scott
June 2019 Winner

 


 

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Denissa Palmer, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

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.

CAST LIST:

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

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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