HIGHLIGHT & VIDEOS: March 2020 THRILLER/SUSPENSE Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:
BEST SCI-FI FILM: ALORA
BEST THRILLER FILM: LILI SEES YOU
BEST PERFORMANCES: MY SARAH
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: ULYSSES
BEST SOUND & MUSIC: ANACRONTE

Theme of night: Twists of betrayal .

NOTE: Festival took place during the COVID-19 virus lockdown so all screenings were held in private.

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterHELLO, WORLD, 11min., USA, Sci-Fi/Romance
festival posterANACRONTE, 15min., Argentina, Sci-Fi
festival posterMY SARAH, 4min., UK, Sci-Fi
festival posterALORA, 9min., USA, Sci-Fi
festival posterULYSSES, 8min., Mexico, Sci-Fi
festival posterLILI SEES YOU, 14min., Sweden, Thriller
festival posterFOOD CART, 18min., USA, Thriller

The beginning of a (temporary) new era.

See you at the festivals. Whenever that happens!

– Matthew Toffolo

THRILLER Festival 1st Scene Reading: M For Mole Murder, by Sonja Knyssok

Willy Wuehlman is a mole who lives in a tree. Since he had a traumatic experience in his childhood when his parents died, he suffers from claustrophobia and is unable to go through tunnels. When he is accused to be the murderer of his aunt, he has to overcome his fear. But he does not know that some strange mutated killer roots of garden flowers waiting for him in the dark.

CAST LIST:

Molly: Nkasi Ogbonnah
Woodpecker: Saen Ballantyne
Narrator: Hannah Ehman
Willy: Cameron Stannard
Ricky: Bill Poulin

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

Best Scene Reading of Serial School by Paul Pastore — First Scene Screenplay Festival

A sadistic school for serial killers terrorizes New York with horrifying torture and mutilation. CAST LIST: Delbacher – Russell Batcher Bobby – Luke Robinson Narration – Alex Clay Lizzie – Vanessa Burns Jesse – Sydney Addison-Rudat Maria – Pip Dwyer Submit exclusively via FilmFreeway: *** Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com Director: Kierston Drier Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne […]

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Winning Short Screenplay – Last Minute by Ray Salazar — First Scene Screenplay Festival

Originally posted on Los Angeles feedback film festival: LAST MINUTE Written by Ray Salazar CAST LIST: NARRATOR – Laura Kyswaty JANE – Kelly Daly JESSE – Gabriel Darku SYNOPSIS: Drama A guy buys an ingredient for his girlfriend’s cupcake recipe that is going to be entered into a contest. Get to know the winning writer:…

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1st Scene Screenplay Reading of Kyds Game by Marc Rosenberg — First Scene Screenplay Festival

An ex-CIA operative is recruited to collect damning video evidence that could turn the Russian population against its current President, but finds himself caught in a web of deceit and danger. CAST LIST: Wexler: Kevin Robinson Boy Rebel: Kevin Gabel Narration: Laura Kyswaty Supervisor: Peter Nelson Girl/Camera: Emily Weir Marc Rosenberg is an American screenwriter […]

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1st Scene Screenplay Reading of Kyds Game by Marc Rosenberg — First Scene Screenplay Festival

An ex-CIA operative is recruited to collect damning video evidence that could turn the Russian population against its current President, but finds himself caught in a web of deceit and danger. CAST LIST: Wexler: Kevin Robinson Boy Rebel: Kevin Gabel Narration: Laura Kyswaty Supervisor: Peter Nelson Girl/Camera: Emily Weir Marc Rosenberg is an American screenwriter […]

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1st Scene Screenplay Reading: CRAZY PILL, by Ariana Berenson — First Scene Screenplay Festival

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 […]

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