THRILLER Best Scene Script Reading of SLAVE CHILDREN, by Michael Faunce-Brown

 

Genre: Action, Thriller

Logline: A relentless but impulsive ex S.A.S. mercenary hunts the predatory slave trader who has snatched his young nephews before they are sold on, disappearing for ever. (High Concept)

CAST LIST:

NARRATION – Vanessa Quagliara
Simon – Trevor Marlatt
Englishman – Peter Nelson
Baxter – Sean Ballantyne
Jenny – Katelyn Vanier

Get to know the writer: 

What is your screenplay about?

1.Tom,17, orphaned, has his huge, remote cattle property gradually taken from him by his “friend” Kit, and must endure abuse/torture before prevailing.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Thriller

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

It has a wide audience, is unique, low budget and good analysis.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Page turning.

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

The Others

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

6 months.

How many stories have you written?

12 screenplays, 9 books.

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

Shenandoah.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Obstacles. Keeping re-writes fresh. Making dialogue suitable.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Passionate about travel. 48 countries so far.

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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 Best Scene Script Reading of SHADOWS AND DEMONS, by Dominique Mayfair

 

Genre: HORROR,SUPERNATURAL THRILLER

Logline: A SOCIOLOGIST BECOMES INVOLVED WITH A CHARMING AND MYSTERIOUS MAN NOT REALISING THAT HE BELIEVES HER DEAD GAY LOVER IS HIS OWN REINCARNATED LATE WIFE.

CAST LIST:

NARRATION: Trevor Marlatt
Gabby – Katelyn Vanier
Prudence – Vanessa Quagliara
Mia – Julie C. Sheppard
Father – Peter Nelson

Get to know the writer: 

 

What is your screenplay about?

A sociologist becomes involved with a charming and mysterious man not realizing he believes her dead gay lover is his own reincarnated late wife. Gabrielle hears noises that have no right to be present and she is haunted by nightmares only an insane person could conjure up.

While living happily with her partner fate has other plans and tragedy strikes, which sets Gabrielle on a journey which will ultimately change her life forever. This however is just the beginning of a strange and tumultuous journey intertwining religion, the occult, science, beliefs and memories.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Supernatural thriller

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

I believe my screenplay should be made into a movie because it is well written, telling an extremely detailed and intricate story that will keep the audience captivated from beginning to end. I have put a lot of sweat, blood and tears literally into this story and to see it come to its final fruition on the screen is what I believe it deserves.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Mind Boggling.

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

Stigmata.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

The book took me many years and the screenplay took 6 months of continuous hard work ghosted by Lynn Santer.

How many stories have you written?

I have written 2 novels and a range of Warped Fairy Tales.

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

I listen to Hell Yeah a lot and find it hard to single out one song because I relate to the majority. Plus I listen to a lot of New Orleans jazz. Without those I would be doomed.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

I faced many obstacles, from serious health issues to a separation. It was a tremendously difficult time in my life.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Animals, music and living happily ever after in New Orleans.

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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 BEST Scene Screenplay of GOD SMACK, by Diana Lanham

 

Genre: Thriller, Fantasy, Horror

After an internet story goes viral linking a local man to supernatural events, his seemingly perfect life starts to unravel.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Jane Hailes
Martyn: Nick Wicht
Sam: Todd Thomas Dark
David: Charles Gordon
Tyler: Penelope Park
Rittu: Kelci Stephenson

Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

Set in Seattle, GOD SMACK is a supernatural thriller about Sam Landers, a local veterinarian who seems to have it all – he’s charming, attractive, has a successful clinic. But Sam’s upbeat, go-with-the-flow exterior is hiding a dark family secret. After a mysterious global event kills off a third of the population in one night, a strange coincidence seemingly links Sam to the event. A scared planet, desperate for an explanation, latches onto his story and it goes viral, making Sam the center of the social media universe. As religious fanatics, the government, and dark, supernatural forces begin to converge on him, Sam’s perfect life starts to unravel, threatening to expose his secret and forcing him to face his worst fears.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Supernatural Thriller / Supernatural Dark Comedy

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

I think God Smack strikes a great balance between being character-driven AND plot-driven. I write what I like to watch in the theater…everyday situations that have an undercurrent of magic or the supernatural, with some sex and laughter thrown in. God Smack has that. It has big cinematic moments but still feels grounded like an Indie.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Ummmm…I got nothin’

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

Lord of the Rings Trilogy

. How long have you been working on this screenplay?

Just under a year.

How many stories have you written?

· A novel, House of Aegea (Amazon); currently working on the sequel

· A TV Pilot and one episode (adapted from House of Aegea)

· God Smack

· Currently working on another TV Pilot called The Kinderlings of Coupeville. Season One: When a young girl goes missing in their small town, six adult siblings with extra sensory powers all have the same dream about where she’s buried. A moral dilemma ensues over whether or not they should go to the police. (side note: the characters are all based on my siblings)

What is your favorite song?

Even Flow by Pearl Jam

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Free time doesn’t necessarily equal creativity. When you have the time to write, you don’t necessarily have the words. The worst is when you need to focus on your day job but your characters and plot lines start banging around in your head trying to get written.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I spend most of my spare time walking my dog in the woods or by the water, going to movies or binge watching shows like Legion and Stranger Things with my husband and daughter. I’m also passionate about cake and good wine.

You entered your screenplay via FilmFreeway. What has been your experiences working with the submission platform site?

It’s been a great experience so far, very easy to navigate. I like that you’re able to see reviews and comments from other creatives.

What influenced you to enter the festival?

What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received? I picked this contest based on the genre and the live reading element. Hearing your words come to life would be incredibly exciting. And the feedback I received was great. There are always pearls to be found in feedback, whether you liked the comments or not. But it definitely makes a difference when you receive comments from someone who gets your story and the characters, which is what I felt from my reader. I definitely tried to incorporate his/her thoughts and tighten up my script.

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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

October 2017 THRILLER Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

Submit your Thriller/Suspense Screenplay to the Festival: https://thrillersuspensefestival.com/

 

ACTORNOVEL Reading – FORBIDDED
October 2017 Reading
by F. Stone

ACTORNOVEL Reading – KILER CONVERSATIONS
October 2017 Reading
by Stephanie Parker McKean

ACTORCRIME BEST SCENE Screenplay – VINDICATION
October 2017 Reading
by Louetta Jensen

ACTORTHRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay – CURIOUS BUDDIES
October 2017 Reading
by Janet Caulfield
ACTORTHRILLER 1st Scene Screenplay – BUNNYMAN BRIDGE
October 2017 Reading
by Colin K. Stewart

ACTORADVENTURE 1st SCENE Screenplay – THE MONSTER HUNTERS CODE
October 2017 Reading
by Ryan Brannan
ACTORFAN FICTION BATMAN Screenplay – LIVING IN CRIME ALLEY
October 2017 Reading
by Rob Ayling

ACTORFAN FICTION BEST SCENE Screenplay – BLACK WIDOW: FUGITIVE
October 2017 Reading
by Brooke Elowe
ACTORCRIME TV PILOT Screenplay – THE BIGGEST LITTLE
October 2017 Reading
by Craig Page

ACTORACTION FEATURE Screenplay – NOWHERE-VILLE
October 2017 Reading
by Richard M. Kjeldgaard

festival posterGIRL #2, 9min, USA, Horror/Comedy
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festival posterSPEECHLESS, 7min, Horror/Thriller
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festival posterANTICA, 11min., Canada, Horror/Thriller
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festival posterLIZ DRIVES, 8min, Australia, Horror
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festival posterMILK MAN, 10min., UK, Horror/Comedy
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festival posterMY BODY, 6min, Germany, Horror
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festival posterSTUDDED NIGHTMARE, 9min., Canada, Horror
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festival posterTHE DARKNESS KEEPER, 18min, Spain, Thriller/Suspense
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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