Today’s NEW Thriller/Suspense Movie Pitches

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OPERATION NOW, by Ryan Bey

CAPTIVE QUARTET, by L Fabry

LAMBS TO THE SLAUGHTER, by Los Silva

TIME OUT, by Khaja Vali Syed

SAND BLOSSOMS, by Mark Sammut

INDELIBLE, by Juan Bustillo

APERTURE, by Ben Schreiber

AN ABSOLUTE KING, by Mohd Faraz

MOST LIKELY TO RULE THE WORLD, by Breanna Barton-Shaw

HEATHER, by Leonardo Millan

THE WILL, by Ariel Alexander

THE DA PINCHI CODE, by Oliver Swartz

MODUS OPERANDI, by James Helsing

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Watch the January 2016 Winning Writing Festival Videos

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

Watch all of the winning writings for January 2016. 1 novel made into a movie. 1 feature screenplay reading. 2 TV Pilots. 1 Spec screenplay. 4 novel readings. 2 1st scene screenplays. 2 short screenplays. 10 Twitter Short Stories. 12 Poetry Readings.

Deadlines to Submit your Screenplay, Novel, Story, or Poem to the festival: http://www.wildsound.ca
Watch recent Writing Festival Videos. At least 15 winning videos a month: http://www.wildsoundfestival.com

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo

Editor: John Johnson

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

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Movie Review: I Confess (1953) Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Festival Reviews

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I CONFESS MOVIE POSTERI CONFESS, 1953
Classic Movie Review

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Starring Montgomery Cliff, Anne Baxter, Karl Malden
Review by Steve Painter

SYNOPSIS:

Refusing to give into police investigators’ questions of suspicion, due to the seal of confession, a priest becomes the prime suspect in a murder.

REVIEW:

Alfred Hitchcock was notorious for loathing actors. He once famously remarked that actors should be “treated like cattle.” His least favorite kind of actors were those who used “The Method” technique pioneered by Stanislavski and taught by Lee Strasberg at The Actors’ Studio. Despite his dislike for method actors, one of Hitchcock’s best films starred one of the greatest Method technicians. The movie was I Confess (1953), and its star was Montgomery Clift.

I Confess is not one of Hitchcock’s well known movies. This is hard to believe considering that…

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February 25 2016 – Festival Lineup

The Thriller Film Festival lineup for the February 25 2016 event has been scheduled.

Take a look at the 7 films that will be showcased. Featuring the best of thriller shorts from all over the world. (Full details of the films will be posted by February 5 2016).

CANTATA IN C MAJOR, 7min, USA, Horror/Musical
Directed by Ronnie Cramer

Six-hundred-five film clips are assembled and used to create a piece of electronic music. As the visual component appears in the center of the screen, the original analog audio is sent to the left channel while it is simultaneously converted into digital music data and sent to the right channel. The digital data is also transposed into traditional musical notation and displayed on the screen as it is converted. The film includes an animated ‘chalkboard’ introduction that explains the entire process.

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CHATEAU SAUVIGNON: TERROIR, 13min, USA, Horror/Family
Directed by David Maire

Follows the isolated adolescent son of a storied vintner family who finds himself torn between obeying his father’s callous restrictions and preventing his ailing mother from deteriorating further. When a doting woman and her indifferent son arrive seeking a tasting and tour of the winery, Nicolas sees an opportunity to help care for his mother, as well as prove his worth to his choleric father.

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VICIOUS, 12min, UK, Horror
Directed by Oliver Park

Lydia’s sister Katie died in mysterious circumstances. When she returns home late one night to find her front door unlocked, a series of strange occurrences suggest she isn’t alone.

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THE ART OF GESTURE, 16min, France, Horror/Thriller
Directed by Ivan Radkine

In a disused chapel, a man is being tortured in a strange way.

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TIME TO EAT, 4min, USA, Horror/Comedy
Directed by Luke Guidici

After being sent to timeout, a mischievous boy’s trip to the basement leads to a monstrous revelation.

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BALLERINA, 5min, USA, Horror/Thriller
Directed by Marc Thomas

A woman at home alone encounters a malevolent presence in the form of a… music box?

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SILENTY WITHIN YOUR SHADOW, 14min, UK, Horror/Thriller
Directed by Scott Lyus

As their relationship grows, Lucette’s obsession for ventriloquism and her dummy Hugo starts to strain her relationship with Jace. To Luctette Hugo is more than just a dummy, he’s her best friend and represents her ambition as an artist, to her, he’s very much real.

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Interview with 1st AD Mathew Dunne (War for the Planet of the Apes)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

The role of an Assistant Director on a film includes tracking daily progress against the filming production schedule, arranging logistics, preparing daily call sheets, checking cast and crew, and maintaining order on the set. 

It was a pure pleasure to sit down with 1st Assistant Director Mathew Dunne. Mathew has worked on some of the top action movies in the last 20 years, including: Starship Troopers (1998), The Last Samurai (2003), Mission Impossible III (2006), Live Free or Die Hard (2007),  X-Men: First Class (2011), Iron Man 3 (2013), and the last 3 Planet of the Apes movies. As of this interview, Mathew is currently working on War for the Planet of the Apes, coming out in 2017.

Matthew Toffolo: In a typical Hollywood production, how many weeks before shooting does the 1st AD come aboard the film? When setting the schedule for the production, who is generally in the…

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Interview with Graphic Designer Tina Charad (Maleficent, Fifty Shades of Grey)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

Graphic Designer creates the props and set-pieces for film productions and works directly with the Production Designer. Depending on the period and genre, these can be newspapers, love letters, shop signs, posters, cigarette boxes, logos. Basically, they create the original materials needed for a film that haven’t yet been invented.  

I was fortunate enough to interview the extremely talented Graphic Designer Tina Charad. In the last 10 years she has worked on over 30 productions including the films “Robin Hood”, “Edge of Tomorrow”, “World War Z”, “Pirates of the Caribbean”, “The Fifth Wave”, and “RocknRolla”.

Matthew Toffolo: Is there a film or two that you’re most proud of?

Tina: Well, in terms of pure indulgence, of being spoilt and designing beauty day after day, it would be 47 Ronin. Perhaps Maleficent too – for the same reasons.

Tina created images in the film “47 Ronin”:
47_ronin_imageMatthew: How long…

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