1st Scene THRILLER Screenplay Reading: Angel City, by Al Mertens

July, 1977. After reuniting with family in the backwoods town of Angel City, a young black man struggles to survive after sparking a chain of catastrophic events. A tale of Southern Gothic horror.

CAST LIST:

Marian: Vanessa Quagliara
Jamie: Daniel Jones
Jake: Luke Robinson
Narrator: Regan Brown
Carol: Cassandra Guthrie
Old Cook: Julie Sheppard
Latham: Scott McCullouch

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

THRILLER 1st Scene Screenplay Reading of THE VOYEUR WIKI, by Kevin Glikmann

 

A mild-manner computer virus help desk technician searches for the meaning of love and finds himself entangled in a battle for his soul against a super hacker inflicting emotional terrorism across the nation.

CAST LIST:

Kurietia (20s) – 3 – Barbara Bergeron
Auto Conductor – 1 – Steve Saet
Narration – David Occhipinti
Father (30s) – 13 – Michael Ruhs
Daughter (12) – 7 – Ella A

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Fraser, Andy Camp, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

THRILLER 1st Scene Screenplay of Dancing in the White Room by David Sabbath

First you use machines; then you wear machines; then you… A message splattered on the subway walls fifty years ago and now, today, the battle cry of the anti-techno revolution.

CAST LIST:

Michael – Malcolm Allcorn
Male #2 – Brogan Caulfield
Narration – Bree Ali
Bromm – Ted Power
Female – Katelyn Varadi
Announcer – Danielle Nicole

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Fraser, Andy Camp, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

TOP 10 THRILLER Screenplays of 2018

Watch the table readings of the TOP Thriller scripts of 2018

STORYTHRILLER 1st Scene Reading: THE GIRL IN THE WELL by Richard Webb
November 2018

ACTORWinning THRILLER 1st Scene Script: MARCO POLO by Jeff Heckler

ACTORTHRILLER 1st SCENE Screenplay – THE BLUE ROOM
March 2018 Reading
by Victoria Mitchell
ACTORTHRILLER 1st Scene Screenplay – FORTY WINKS
February 2018 Reading
by Mitch Moldofsky
STORYTHRILLER SHORT Screenplay: JIMMY by Michael Aliotti
December 2018

ACTORWinning THRILLER Short Screenplay – FOR GOOD BEHAVIOR by Ron Riekki

STORYTHRILLER SHORT Screenplay: STATESIDE by Matthew Bernal
December 2018

ACTORABANDON ALL HOPE – THRILLER Short Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Max Federman

ACTORTHRILLER Best Scene Screenplay – BAY WINDOW
January 2018 Reading
by Bryan Farrell
STORYHORROR/THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay: PRESERVATION by David Kline
October 2018

2018 THRILLER 1st Scene Readings (17)

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

STORYTHRILLER 1st Scene Reading: THE GIRL IN THE WELL by Richard Webb
November 2018

ACTORWinning THRILLER 1st Scene Script: MARCO POLO by Jeff Heckler

ACTORTHRILLER 1st SCENE Screenplay – THE BLUE ROOM
March 2018 Reading
by Victoria Mitchell
ACTORTHRILLER 1st Scene Screenplay – FORTY WINKS
February 2018 Reading
by Mitch Moldofsky
ACTOR 1st Scene Screenplay – THE PLAYLISTS
February 2018 Reading
by Michael Kotsiros
ACTORACTION 1st Scene Screenplay – ZOMBIE CRUIZE
January 2018 Reading
by A.K.A. Smith
ACTORHORROR 1st Scene Screenplay – RED LIGHT
January 2018 Reading
by Dempsey Tillman & Ted Dewberry
ACTORCRIME TV 1st Scene Screenplay – KILLING MOSES
January 2018 Reading
by Ricardo M. Fleshman
ACTOR1st Scene TV Screenplay – JAKOB’S COVE
February 2018 Reading
by Travis Darkow
ACTORFAN FICTION 1st Scene Screenplay – THE LAST CAMPOUT
March 2018 Reading
by Mike Meade
ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – CHILDREN OF THE DUST
March 2018 Reading
by John McCarney
ACTORDISCORDANT – 1st Scene Screenplay<bR

ACTORFEAR OF THE DOPPELGANGER – 1st Scene Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by Jonah Jones
ACTORWinning SCI-FI 1st Scene Script: POLE by Robert Dodrill

ACTORWinning HORROR 1st Scene Script: WHERE THE BAD KIDS GO by Sean Elwood

ACTORWinning THRILLER 1st Scene Script: FIELDS OF BLOOD by Michael Meade

STORY1st Scene Screenplay: MARKED by Leah Pollack
September 2018

 

AUGUST 2018 THRILLER Stories, Screenplays, and Short Film

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

 

ACTORNovel Reading: THE SANGUINARIAN ID by L.M. Labat

ACTORTHRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay: SPY HIGH by Jeff Woodward
August 2018

ACTORTHRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay: DWELLERS OF SUNSHINE GARDENS by Albert Tevanyan
August 2018

ACTORTHRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay: REFLECTION by Jac Brennan
August 2018

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay: THE MAN WITH A GLOVE by Suzanne Lutas
August 2018

ACTORTHRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay: THE PROFESSOR by Jessie Garcia
August 2018

ACTORFAN FICTION BEST SCENE Screenplay: FIELDS OF BLOOD by Mike Meade
August 2018

ACTORShort Screenplay: NORTHWOOD by John Fraser
August 2018

ACTORUnder 5min. Short Screenplay: IT LIVES WITHIN by Matty Farrugia
August 2018

ACTORUnder 5min. Short Screenplay: 1801 BUCK by Jalen Thompson
August 2018

ACTORLGBT Short Screenplay: OLDFISH by Kate Whitehead & Esha Khan
August 2018

ACTORACTION FEATURE Screenplay: OPERATION BROTHER SAM by Gustavo Freitas
August 2018

ACTORTV Screenplay: MY MOTHER MURDERED MY FATHER by Josephine A. Perry
August 2018

 

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: John Johnson, Isabal Cupryn, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

THRILLER 1st Scene Reading – MARCO POLO, by Jeff Heckler

Genre: Thriller, War

Christmas time in Bastogne, Belgium, 1944. The allied forces are under heavy fire by the German army.

CAST LIST:

Declan: Dorian Shine
Narrator: Val Cole
Mosch: Justin Darmanin
Wendy: Jolly Amoako

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

March 2018 THRILLER Stories, Screenplays, and Short Film

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

 

festival posterI NEED YOU, 5min., USA, Thriller/Romance
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ACTORFAN FICTION SHORT Screenplay – FALLEN: A STAR WARS STORY
March 2018 Reading
by George Deihl Jr.

ACTORFAN FICTION 1st Scene Screenplay – THE LAST CAMPOUT
March 2018 Reading
by Mike Meade
ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – CHILDREN OF THE DUST
March 2018 Reading
by John McCarney

ACTORTHRILLER 1st SCENE Screenplay – THE BLUE ROOM
March 2018 Reading
by Victoria Mitchell
ACTORFANTASY BEST SCENE Screenplay
March 2018 Reading
by J. David Thayer

ACTORTHRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay – BACK FROM THE DEAD
March 2018 Reading
by Jonah Jones

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – TOUCH TABLE
March 2018 Reading
by Scott Timmins

ACTORNOVEL Transcript Reading – THE DAMASCUS COVER
March 2018 Reading
by Howard Kaplan

 

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: John Johnson, Isabal Cupryn, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

THRILLER 1st Scene Screenplay – THE BLUE ROOM, by Victoria Mitchell

 

Genre: Thriller, Horror

This is a ghost story about a blind man, one haunted room and a not-so-virtuous team of paranormal investigators.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Olivia Jon
Woman: Jennifer Vallance
Male Voice: Shawn Devlin

Get to know the writer:

 1. What is your screenplay about?

It’s about a group of unscrupulous ghost-hunters that find what they’re looking for… and more.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Horror.

3. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

The screenplay embraces our favorite elements from Roger Corman and John Carpenter. We wanted to make a small film, single-location, but with enough drive and intrigue to keep the story moving forward. These types of films are very difficult to write effectively, but when they work… they’re magic.

4. How would you describe this script in two words?

Lynch-Lite.

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

Dr. Strangelove.

6. How long have you been working on this screenplay?

On and off for several years. Picking it up, here and there. Always came back to it because we were having so much fun.

7. How many stories have you written?

Stories? Too many to list. I published many in small literary magazines, back when I was fresh out of college. We’ve worked on probably ten screenplays together.

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

Cold Shot – Stevie Ray Vaughan.

9. What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

There were no real obstacles, other than time constraints. It wasn’t a difficult process. As I said, we were having so much fun writing it, there weren’t any obstacles to speak of. When you like what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.

10. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Film, of course. Travel. History. Museums.

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

Seems very intuitive.

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

Looking for exposure. As for feedback, we’re still neophytes.

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

Camera Op: Mary Cox

THRILLER 1st Scene Script – FORTY WINKS, by Mitch Moldofsky

Genre: Thriller, Mystery

A near-future dream expert with dream-reading technology, known professionally for her stance that “dreams mean nothing”, freaks when her husband’s dreams reveal an affair and a murder–hers.

CAST LIST:

Judge: Charles Gordon
Jazz Singer: Carina Cojeen
Narrator: Ida Jagaric
Pros. Attorney: Rob Notman
Greg: Sean C. Dwyer
Det. Morgan: Jarod Terrell
Carol: Kerrie Lamb

Get to know the writer: 

 1. What is your screenplay about?

Forty winks is about the struggle between knowledge and fear, belief and self-doubt. The main character is a scientist, supposedly unemotionally committed to conclusions drawn from years of research, her life’s work. But when this commitment comes into conflict with her beliefs about herself, her marriage and by extension her sense of self worth, it falters, because of a deep and very human insecurity, the possibility or “what if” that she is wrong, that she is unworthy, that she is unloved.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

It’s an erotic thriller and a mystery-drama, but the tension beneath the surface is often superseded by the comedy of life.

3. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

It’s exciting and really intriguing with the angle of looking into dreams, the realistic nature of their representation (random, mundane, absurd, frightening), the macabre turn they take in terms of adultery and murder, and the whodunit guessing game between multiple characters.

4. How would you describe this script in two words?

Waking Nightmare

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

Sunset Boulevard

6. How long have you been working on this screenplay?

A year

7. How many stories have you written?

Dozens

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

You Send Me

9. What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?
Getting the third act right

10. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Women’s rights

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

Fine

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

I like readings. I thought the reader misunderstood my intentions a little.

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

Camera Op: Mary Cox