SUSPENSE Feature Film of the Day: SUBURBAN GOTHIC, by Anton Diether

Title: SUBURBAN GOTHIC 

Written by: Anton Diether

Genre: Psych-Horror

Type: Feature Screenplay

Logline: Character-driven psychological horror thriller set in a suburban house, inspired by Henry James’ “Turn of the Screw”. Two children seem to be haunted by their dead mother’s secret lover, as seen through the eyes of a young, troubled woman hired as a temporary nanny while their father leaves town on business. Their suburban house evolves into a nightmare world of psychological evil and madness. Semifinalist at 2012 Austin Film Festival.

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THRILLER Feature Film of the Day: LORD OF STRIFE, by A.A. Mombasa

Title: LORD OF STRIFE 

Written by: A A Mombasa

Genre: Thriller

Type: Feature screenplay

Logline: A noble and fearsome enforcer pledges to kill himself if he fails to capture a penniless drifter who seeks personal redemption by defending innocent people from the enforcer’s boss.

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Winning THRILLER Feature Screenplay: THE TWIN WITHIN by Gunnar E Garrett Jr

Genre: Thriller, Horror, Drama

The murder-suicide that left a thirteen-year-old girl without a mother and father triggers voices within encouraging her to kill.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Julian Ford
Amy: Penelope Corrin
Kevin: Dan Cristofori
Morgan/Heather: Rachel Salsberg
Madison: Emily Weir
Matt: Steve Rizzo

 Get to know the winning writer:

What is your screenplay about?

This screen play is about a dysfunctional couple who adopts a deeply disturbed set of twin girls who’ve witnessed their mother murdered by their father, and then turning the gun on himself. Now untrusting of anyone, one twin will do anything to protect them both from harm, including ridding their life of anyone she considers a threat.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

This is a Thriller/Suspense, that also leans into the Horror Category.

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

Like The Sixth Sense and Fight Club, this screenplay gives the audience to feel as they’ve figured out the film, they know where its headed and what’s going to happen, until… Oh no! They were wrong. The fact that I’ve written this film in one location with no extras, and a small cast also allows it to be shot on a lower budget, but still at a high quality, giving the investors a larger ROI than most films. Not to mention it’s creepy as F@$& with a little humor sprinkled in.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Incredibly deceptive.

What movie have you seen the most times in your life?

The movie i’ve seen the most times in my life has to be The Slammin’ Salmon, with Hot Rod coming in a close second.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

I’ve been working on this screenplay for about nine months, and have done a couple rewrites since this reading, tightening the script for better production values.

How many stories have you written?

I’ve written seven screenplays to date, one is currently in production, Riley’s Rainbow, and The Weak Outdoors, is currently in Pre-Production.

What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)

Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Isreal Kamakwiwo’ole

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

The largest obstacle in this screenplay was to hide the fact that there was only one girl, and the her twin sister was just a mental disorder… A genetic disposition passed down by her father. Since this table read, we’ve done another two rewrites, better adjusting for this, though once we bring in a Director, we expect him or her to add input resulting in , I’m sure at least one more rewrite.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Outside of writing, my other real passion is spending time with my children, watching them grow and learn through hard work and effort in whatever it is they are involved in.

What influenced you to enter the festival? What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received?

I entered the festival because, like every screenplay, rewrites are necessary, and without reputable feedback, the rewrites are useless. As far as the feedback I received for my work, even though no one is ever excited to her where they could have done better, it was all correct, and those adjustments needed to be made to take a film from being considered good, to great.

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

Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Mary Cox

THRILLER Short Film of the Day: POWERCELL, by Paul Surtees

Title: POWERCELL 

Written by: Paul Surtees

Type: Short Script

Genre: Thriller

Logline: When a mysterious viral outbreak causes a spike in London’s rising mortality rate, a young newspaper journalist sets out to find out the truth and land the biggest story of his career. It is not long before the trail leads him to a powerful cartel beyond the reach of the law, as happy to trade in lives as in money.

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THRILLER TV Show of the Day: GENOME by Anna Geldart

VIDEO PITCH

Title: GENOME

Written by: Anna Geldart

Genre: Crime Thriller/ Sci-Fi

Type: TV PILOT Screenplay

Logline: June is a DNA researcher who finds out, and works to reveal that the government is secretly manipulating data and is involved in eugenics and its consequences.

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THRILLER Feature Film of the Day: PERILOUS INVOLVEMENT, by Gabriela Anez

Title: PERILOUS INVOLVEMENT 

Written by: Gabriela Anez

Type: FEATURE SCRIPT

Genre: Suspense/Drama

Logline: The alleged victim of a highly publicized statutory rape case is found dead in the midst of the trial, and all accusatory fingers point at the defendant, a once-reputable South Carolina high school teacher.

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WILDsound Performer Mena Massoud gets lead role in Aladdin live action film (as Aladdin)

WILDsound Festival

Congrats to WILDsound Performer Mena Massoud for grabbing the lead role in the live action film of ALADDIN. The film also stars Will Smith as the Genie.

Mena performed in various scripts for the festival, including the lead role in WEECHO.

Watch the screenplay reading here: 

WEECHO – 1st scene script winning reading
Written by Kevin Gebhard
Rye, New York

CLICK HERE and read the entire winning screenplay

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Marta Legrady
WEECHO – Mena Massoud
CROTTY – Dan Goldberg
LYNCH – Rob Stone
WOMAN – Natalie Gallard
COP – Jimmy Makris

SYNOPSIS:

Photographer Weecho Marti’s shots of a fiery crash reveal a conspiracy murder he is haunted to avenge for the beautiful victim. In his quest to track down the murderous antagonist, he crosses paths with a spymaster who becomes his mentor. Together they navigate an espionage and smuggling labyrinth to bring Weecho face to face with…

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