GORE Stories from the Writing Festival

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festival posterFAMILIAR
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Horror, Canada

ACTORWATCH – HANNIBAL TV Show Spec
April 2014 Reading
by Ibba Armancas

ACTORSHORT STORY READING – THE BABYSITTER
July 2014 Reading
Written by Sean Hood


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2015
6min, Horror/Mystery, Canada

SCREENPLAYChapter 1 Novel: WHAT IF ITS ALL BEEN A LIE
August 2015 Reading
by Nancy Arant Williams


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2015
5min, Greece, Experimental/Fantasy

SCREENPLAYChapter 6 Novel: STAY AWHILE
June 2015 Reading
Written by Anthony Vecchiarello

ACTORTV PILOT Reading of HAUNTED HEART
August 2015 Reading
Written by Robert Herold

ACTOR1st Chapter: THE SZGANY CHRONICLES
May 2015 Reading
Written by David John Roberts III

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DECEPTION Stories from the Writing Festival

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ACTORFEATURE SCRIPT READING – THE FIX FACTORY
October 2014 Reading
Written by Kyle Jenkins

 Consequence of Lying by Marcus Ako

ACTOR1ST SCENE SCRIPT – MINSAE: THE DARK KINGDOM
July 2014 Reading
Written by Jennifer Sparkman

SCREENPLAYChapter 1 Novel: APRIL SNOW
September 2015 Reading
by Lynn Stewart

ACTORTV SPEC – MAD MEN “A Hold on Me”
July 2013 Reading
Written by Moneesa Credle

ACTORTV PILOT – Westbound
October 2015 Reading
Written by Jeff Alulis

ACTOR1ST SCENE SCRIPT – UNDERCOVER
July 2014 Reading
Written by Maria Hammarblad

ACTORTV PILOT – I Heart My Demons
December 2015 Reading
Written by Rebecca Scott

ACTORTV SPEC – The Americans
December 2015 Reading
Written by Addison A.A. Bhuyan

ACTORFEATURE SCRIPT – Death Don’t Us Part
October 2015 Reading
Written by Olaf Baumann

SCREENPLAYShort Story: MIDNIGHT MADNESS
June 2015 Reading
Written by JeryLyn Harrington


festival posterCHICKLAND
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2015
11min, France, Comedy/Sci-Fi

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CONSPIRACY Stories from the Writing Festival

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ACTOR1ST SCENE SCRIPT – WEECHO
July 2013 Reading
Written by Kevin Gebhard


festival posterTHE WHEEL OF TIME
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12min, Turkey, Thriller/Future

1st Scene Reading of FACSIMILE
September 2015 Reading
Written by Gary Makin

ACTORFEATURE SCRIPT – Pontiff No Return
October 2015 Reading
Written by Eric Boyd

ACTORTHE DECISION Video Pitch
Novel
Written by CP Munro

TV PILOT – ERASER
February 2015 Reading
Written by Kim Godfrey

ACTORFEATURE SCRIPT Reading of LEGACY
September 2015 Reading
Written by Marc W. Johnson

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CHASE Scene Stories from the Writing Festival

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Animation / Adventure, USA


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2015
2min., France, Animation/Experimental

ACTORFeature Screenplay Reading – SHOOTING STAR
September 2014 Reading
Written by Richard Harrison

ACTOR1ST SCENE SCRIPT – 66 WEST
December 2013 Reading
Written by Christopher Willis


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7min, Australia, Comedy/Romance

ACTOR1ST SCENE SCRIPT – THE OTHER SIDE
March 2014 Reading
Written by Barb Markusa


festival posterSNAIL TRAIL
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Experimental / Animation, Germany

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APOCALYPSE Stories from the Writing Festival

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festival posterCOME TO SLEEP
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War, UK

ACTORBest Scene Reading of GATES OF HELL
August 2015 Reading
Written by Pamela Green

ACTORFIRST SCENE – WAYFARERS
November 2014 Reading
Written by Arnon Z. Shorr

ACTORNOVEL Chapter 5 – The Origin of F.O.R.C.E.
October 2015 Reading
Written by Sam B Miller II

ACTOR1ST SCENE SCRIPT – MOTHER AND SON
September 2014 Reading
Written by David Serra

ACTORTV PILOT – THE PURE
February 2014 Reading
Written by Jessica Seguin

ACTORTV PILOT – Max Cobra
October 2015 Reading
Written by Brad Heisler

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Movie Review: SON OF SAUL (2015, Hungary)

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son_of_saul_posterSON OF SAUL (Hungary 2015) ***

Directed by Laszlo Nemes

Review by Gilbert Seah

SON OF SAUL, this year’s Cannes Grand Jury Prize Winner might not be the film for everyone. Lazlo Neme’s film has no narrative, is minimal in structure and is difficult to follow in terms of logic or story. But still, it is a gruesome watch.

Nemes’ film, with cinematographer Matyas Erdely, like the Dardennes Brothers filming with a hand held camera about head level on the side of the protagonist following him using a protagonist’s-eye view makes all the action feel more real.

The protagonist is part of a squad in a Holocaust concentration camp with the duty of herding in the prisoners for gassing and then cleaning up. As the titles indicate, they too will normally have their turn (being gassed) after…

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2015 Winning Thriller/Suspense Novels

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ACTORChapter 1 NOVEL Reading: RED STORM
July 2015 Reading
Written by Thom Tate

SCREENPLAYChapter 1 Novel: WHAT IF ITS ALL BEEN A LIE
August 2015 Reading
by Nancy Arant Williams

SCREENPLAYNovel Transcript: NORTH HALL
September 2015 Reading
by Julian Lev

SCREENPLAY1st Chapter: THE DECISION
April 2015 Reading
Written by C.P. Munro

2015 Action/Adventure Winning Novels

Action/Adventure Film & Screenplay Festival

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SCREENPLAYChapter 2 Novel: EDGE: EAST WIND IN PARADISE
August 2015 Reading
by Carl Jackson
SCREENPLAYChapter 1 Novel: WHAT IF ITS ALL BEEN A LIE
August 2015 Reading
by Nancy Arant Williams
SCREENPLAYChapter 1 Novel: COURAGE UNDER FIRE
September 2015 Reading
by Vanayssa Somers
ACTORChapter 7 NOVEL – From the Sky
November 2015 Reading
Written by J E Nicassio
ACTORChapter 3 NOVEL – Follow in the Tigerman’s Footsteps
November 2015 Reading
Written by Colin Guest
ACTORCHAPTER 1 Reading – Liquid Diamond
December 2015 Reading
Written by Sebastien Blue
ACTORChapter 1 NOVEL Reading: RED STORM
July 2015 Reading
Written by Thom Tate
ACTORNOVEL Chapter 5 – The Origin of F.O.R.C.E.
October 2015 Reading
Written by Sam B Miller II
ACTORWatch Novel turned into Movie
Sandro’s Notebook
88min. movie
Written…

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TV Festival Announces its 4 December 2015 TV Pilot/Spec Screenplay Winners

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Watch the table readings of each script performed by professional actors. 

2 Winning TV Pilots:

#1 – TV PILOT – Vincent Locke: Villain-At-Law 
December 2015 Reading
Written by Christiaan Alexander Kutlik

http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/vincent_locke_villain_at_law.html

Genre: Animation, Comedy, Comic Book

SYNOPSIS: 

Besides the super-hero aspect, what Vincent Locke: Villain-At-Law is about is average people trying to make their own mark in world where everyone else seems extraordinary.

CAST LIST: 

NARRATOR – Becky Shrimpton 
LOCKE – Adam Martignetti
FORD – Erynn Brook
BODYBUILDER – Allan Michael Brunet
PROSECUTOR/CHANG – Devin Upham
WHITE QUEEN – Lauren Toffan

#2 – TV PILOT – I Heart My Demons 

December 2015 Reading

Written by Rebecca Scott

http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/i_heart_my_demons.html

SYNOPSIS: 

A comedy about the plight of being human, having desires, urges and needs – that contradict society, health, convention, and common sense. Basically a young near-do well wakes up one morning to find his…

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Holiday Special – Submit via Film Freeway and Save

Holiday Special. Use the code “thrillerdeal” and get $10 off the regular submission.

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Read recent testimonials of writers/filmmakers works showcased at the Thriller/Suspense Festival:

I was very moved and excited by watching the feedback video. It’s so amazing to see how people react.
– Erich Steiner, (Short Film, In the Still of the Night)

I truly believe that a table read is the next best thing in seeing my script on the big screen — so I entered my new thriller “The Devil’s Larceny.”
– Howard Fridkin, (Feature Script, The Devil’s Larceny)

I always thought that once a film is finished (or abandoned, as someone said once…), it no longer belongs to the filmmakers – it belongs to the audience. This festival is the perfect illustration of that. I very much appreciate the fact that your audience took the time to watch MEDIATION in the first place, and then chose to stay after the screening to discuss it. As a writer-director, I couldn’t ask for more – if there is an audience that cares enough to talk about a film I wrote and directed, then I’ve done my job.
– Francisco Lorite (Mediation Short Film)

I had heard rumors the feedback was genuine, and it did NOT disappoint. It helped me get to what you are about to watch and enjoy!
– Marc W Johnson (Legacy, Feature Film)

It was amazing to see the audience interact with the film. As a short filmmaker you rarely get the opportunity to get that much of detailed feedback from an audience. The general statement “It looks beautiful, but what the hell is going on” didn’t come as that much of a surprise as it is similar to reactions we received from other audiences 🙂 However, I myself enjoy films (or any piece of art for that matter) where there is lots of room for personal interpretation. So it is not that much about the intention of the writer or director, but more about what the audience makes of it for themselves. So in that sense I very much enjoyed the different interpretations and speculations concerning the story.
– Daniel Reimer, (Short Film, Bell Tower Enigma)