THRILLER Best Scene Script Reading of REVELATION, by Jonah Jones

Genre: Horror, Thriller

Three demons, four humans and the whole angel hierarchy are involved in the mess-up that has ensued after a botched Apocalypse. While the angels seek to cover their mistakes, the humans and the demons set out to discover the truth and the future of their species.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Laura Kyswaty
Tanguray: Allan Michael Brunet
Sarah: Sarah Evelyn
Jake: Hugh Ritchie
Izzimus: Nick Baillie
Jake: Hugh Ritchie

Get to know the writer:

1. What is your screenplay about?

Revelation is about the Day of Judgement, which for all sorts of reasons has become the week of Judgement and is rapidly heading towards being The Month of Judgement.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Comedy/fantasy.

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

Heavily based on the use of CGI. Most of the characters are angels or demons. The way the motion capture is used in Lord of the Rings/Planet of the Apes would be appropriate.

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

Apocalypse-ish Soonish.

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

Probably the Charlton Heston Ben Hur or North by Northwest.

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

It started as a radio series (where you don’t need to see the characters) but when CGI showed how good it had become, I converted it to film. I probably took six months in the middle of other stuff I was working on.

7. How many stories have you written?

A lot – in the hundreds as short stories, stage plays and some radio plays.

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

I really couldn’t tell you. I listen to music most of the time I’m writing. Mostly Progressive Sixties; Beatles, early Pink Floyd, Yardbirds, Cream etc. In recent music I’ve become a big fan of Joe Bonamassa. He plays the guitar the way I think I play the guitar as long as their is no recorded evidence that I’m playing.

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

Getting the threads of the plot to work together. I simplified a lot in order not to confuse the audience. The original radio series was a great deal more complicated because I gave myelf thirteen half-hour episodes.

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

Music. I play guitar and mess about on midi keyboards. We’ve used some of my stuff on the radio plays and are about to use some guitar effects on a short film I’m directing. I’ve just started directing short films and I’m loving that. I’m also keen on wild-life in general and specifically that which we get around the place I live – South Wales in the UK. I enjoy drawing too.

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

They’ve always worked well for me. No complaints.

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

I’ve had several pieces performed by the WildSounders and it’s always been useful simply to watch and possibly re-adjust. In general, I’ve found that feedback varies from the helpful to the “were they reading the same script?” WildSound are always positive in their comments and thereby encouraging and every writer needs that.

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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

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THRILLER Best Scene Reading of BAY WINDOW, by Bryan Farrell

 

CAST LIST: 

Morgan (f) – Lada Darewych
John Anglin – Hugh Ritchie
Narration – Victoria Urquhart
Morris – Geoff Mays
Pierce – Sean Ballantyne

Get to know the writer:

 1. What is your screenplay about?

A man who finds and loses the love of his life, while doing his job as a detective: solving a murder that leads to uncovering the mystery behind Alcatraz’s most famous escape.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Mystery/Noir/Crime

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

Picks up where a great movie left off: Escape from Alcatraz. Captures the imagination as it takes the audiences on an adventure of solving a great mystery, as a roller coaster romance unfolds. Appeals to wide range of audience members and brings back to mind the classic noir films of Hitchcock and Huston/Hammett while adding edgy modern tones.

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

Noir mystery.

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

Vertigo

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

On and off for 15 years.

7. How many stories have you written?

I have written 16 screenplays, most original, a few for hire/based on novels. I am also working on short story collection.

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

“Didn’t I Blow Your Mind?” Delfonics

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

The long process of learning to find the heart of a story and to tell it well; i.e. maturation as a film writer; learning to listen to your characters.

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

Baseball, boxing, horse racing, all literature, music, painting, poetry, my baby girl.

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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 Reading, of CONTINENTALIS, by Aurèle N’DJA

CAST LIST:

Gaut – Sean Ballantyne
Benjamin – Hugh Ritchie
Narration – Julie C. Sheppard
Liza – Lada Darewych
May – Victoria Urquhart
Zach – Geoff Mays

Get to know the writer:

1. What is your screenplay about?

The story is set up in a post-apocalyptic drought ridden world; where a man who’s determined to prove his father innocent of a crime he didn’t commit finds himself involved in the very same dirty deeds his father is accused of.​

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

​It’s a sci fi thriller feature screenplay.​

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

​I believe the story offers a good entertainment. This screenplay is the first installment of a saga and I think that such a franchise would be welcome by the audience. It treats about teleportation, water resources; and on a human perspective, about trust, love, devotion, self-confidence, betrayal and faith.​

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

​New world.​

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

Die Hard with a Vengeance.​

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

​For the record, I first wrote Continentalis as a novel. It took me two years to build this world in my mind, then on the paper. After a while, I decided to write the screenplay out from the book, and it took me around 6 months to do so. Such exercise is very constructive and exciting, trying to fold a 300-page story into a 100-page screenplay; I learned a lot.​

7. How many stories have you written?

​5 screenplays in different genres: romantic drama, sci fi, action, thriller, fantastic, horror.​

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

​It really depends on the period, if I’m writing or not, how I feel, etc. From time to time I find one song I really like and I can listen to it 12 hours non-stop. For example, the song I’ve been listening to a lot while writing this story is Medicine by The 1975.​

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

​​I faced three major obstacles during the writing:
I’m French, and not being a native English speaker appeared to be quite challenging in finding the right words to make the dialogues feel natural and smooth,

This screenplay being an adaptation, it was heart-breaking to cut some scenes I enjoyed writing in the book but were not crucial in the film. The difficulty was to keep certain coherence in adjusting the story to fit a reasonable screen time,

Being a sci fi story, it’s a challenge to describe sci fi elements (e.g. technology) in a screenplay so they can be understood just looking at it, rather than explaining their functioning in a book paragraph.

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

Spending time with my family.
 

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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 Reading of MODUS OPERANDI, by James Helsing

 

CAST LIST:

Irene – Julie C. Sheppard
Vincent 30s – Hugh Ritchie
Narration – Victoria Urquhart
Stoughton 60s – Sean Ballantyne
Roman 30s – Geoff Mays

Get to know the writer:

1. What is your screenplay about?
An unorthodox female Scotland Yard Inspector and a troubled San Francisco detective suspect his club dancer boyfriend is behind a series of grisly murders that recreate Jack the Ripper’s crimes.


2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?
Murder Mystery/Erotic Thriller


3. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?
“Modus Operandi” is diverse and embraces colorblind casting. My male leads are Latino and my leading lady is over 70. There is a dwarf and a hearing-impaired character, as well – both are police officers and figure prominently into the plot. And for the financiers out there: there are no car chases, heavy CGI or explosions! Plus: everybody loves a good mystery. In this case: a great one!


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


5. What movie have you seen the most times in your life?
It’s a tie: “The Wizard of Oz” and “The Sound of Music.”


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


7. How many stories have you written?
Multiple screenplays in a variety of genres, a few stage plays and two TV pilots.
 
 
8. What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)
I don’t have a favorite as my musical tastes are eclectic. Which song have I *heard* the most in my life? Probably “Happy Birthday”!!!! 


9. What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?
Keeping the page count down! My characters often took over the writing process and generated some outstanding backstory… but I had to discipline them to stay focused on the main story. As absorbing as a detail is, that almost always translates to a higher page count.


10. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?
Directing, producing, Halloween season, true crime history, coffee and cooking.

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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 Reading of RUNNING WITH WOLVES, by T.J. Chester

 

CAST LIST

Derrick (m) – Hugh Ritchie
Rae (f) – Lada Darewych
Narration – Sean Ballantyne
Red (m) – Geoff Mays
China (f) – Julie C. Sheppard
Bay Bay (f) – Victoria Urquhart

Get to know the writer: 

 1. What is your screenplay about?
After being evicted from her home, a promiscuous young woman is forced into a life of crime, aiding her companions in committing armed robberies, but when she has a change of heart and needs to find a way out, fear and desperation keep her at their side.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?
My screenplay falls under Action/Crime/Thriller genres.

3. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?
This screenplay should be made into a movie because no one is doing anything like it right now; three, young, African-American, women go on a vicious crime spree for reasons other than being poor. This screenplay is about liberation, redemption and revenge.

4. How would you describe this script in two words?
I would describe this script as powerful and riveting.

5. What movie have you seen the most times in your life?
A movie that I have seen the most times in my life is The Color Purple.

6. How long have you been working on this screenplay?
I have worked on this screenplay for 3 years.

7. How many stories have you written?
I have written a total of thirteen stories, six screenplays, six novels and one TV series.

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

I really don’t have a favorite song. However, I listen to R & B songs pretty much all the time.

9. What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?
I don’t face any obstacles finishing. This screenplay is completed!

10. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?
Besides writing, I am passionate about producing and directing.

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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

2017 THRILLER Short Screenplays (11)

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

 

ACTORFAN FICTION Screenplay – POPEYE “SPINACH RUN”
February 2017 Reading
Written by Neil Chase

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – LATE NIGHT
February 2017 Reading
Written by Deepa Dharmaraj
ACTORTHRILLER SHORT Screenplay – COLD COMFORT
April 2017 Reading
Written by Mick Sims

ACTORI WALK THE LINE – STUDENT Short Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Keagan Tan
ACTORFAN FICTION BATMAN Screenplay – LIVING IN CRIME ALLEY
October 2017 Reading
by Rob Ayling

ACTORFAN FICTION Screenplay – WELCOME TO CRYSTAL LAKE (Friday the 13th)
September 2017 Reading
by Mike Mead

ACTORCOMEDY SHORT Screenplay – EVERYONE HAS THEIR DEMONS
August 2017 Reading
by Dustin Prince

ACTORUnder 5min. SHORT Screenplay – KEEP SMILING
August 2017 Reading
by Courtney Wallace
ACTORFANTASY SHORT Screenplay – NOTHING IS FREE
June 2017 Reading
by Terry Milner & Rebecca Brillhart

ACTORCRIME SHORT Screenplay – CLOCKWORK
May 2017 Reading
by Eric Hackler
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – COMES AROUND
January 2017 Reading
Written by Gunnar Halldorsson

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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

2017 THRILLER Best Scene Screenplays (41)

 

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

 

ACTORTV BEST SCENE Screenplay – RANGERS PROGENITORS OF FREEDOM
November 2017 Reading
by M. Kestrel
ACTORTHRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay – GOD SMACK
November 2017 Reading
by Diana Lanham
ACTORHORROR BEST SCENE Screenplay – HOOMANS
November 2017 Reading
by Chris Furian
ACTORACTION BEST SCENE Screenplay – STRANDED
November 2017 Reading
by Christopher Andre
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – MURDER GO ROUND
November 2017 Reading
by Phillip E. Hardy
ACTORREVAMPED MODELS – FANTASY BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Joseph Killeen
ACTORMARTYR – THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Diamond Monique Washington
ACTORSINGLE SOUL – THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Gunnar Halldorsson
ACTORTHE BREAK IN – THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Carole A. Parker
ACTORCHILLS – THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Mark Wagner
ACTORTHE PSYCHONAUTS – THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Jonah Jones
ACTORFOOTSTEPS OF MY FATHER – THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Erik V. Wolter
ACTORKOPKILLER – THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Shane McCabe
ACTORSLEEPING PROPHETS – THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Alex Moreno
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – HYPOTHERMIA
February 2017 Reading
Written by Jax Lemon

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – HEIDI
February 2017 Reading
Written by Keith Makenas
ACTORSOMETHING TO PROVE – THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Nic Penrake
ACTORDOUBLE BLIND TEST – THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Herb Schultz
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – OBEDIENCE
February 2017 Reading
Written by Michael Potts

ACTORRETIRE WITH A VIEW – THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Behzad Sedghi
ACTORSHADOWS AND DEMONS – THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Dominique Mayfair
ACTORSLAVE CHILDREN – THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Michael Faunce Brown
ACTORMIND OF A POLITICAL ASSASSIN – THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Stephen W. Lincoln & Steven Michael Farney
ACTORCRIME BEST SCENE Screenplay – VINDICATION
October 2017 Reading
by Louetta Jensen

ACTORTHRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay – CURIOUS BUDDIES
October 2017 Reading
by Janet Caulfield

ACTORFAN FICTION BEST SCENE Screenplay – BLACK WIDOW: FUGITIVE
October 2017 Reading
by Brooke Elowe
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – CONTINENTALIS
June 2017 Reading
by Aurele Ndja

ACTORTHRILLER BEST Scene Screenplay – SQUID JIGGERS
June 2017 Reading
by Judi Blaze

ACTORTHRILLER BEST Scene – THE ALIBI
May 2017 Reading
by Wendy Appelbaum

ACTORACTION BEST Scene – A SECRET JOURNEY
May 2017 Reading
by Gary A. Piazza

ACTORACTION BEST Scene – FIEND
May 2017 Reading
by Andrew Samuelsen

ACTORTHRILLER BEST Scene – TASTE MY REVENGE
May 2017 Reading
by Dimitri Devyatkin

ACTORTHRILLER BEST Scene – FOUR IN THE DOOR
May 2017 Reading
by Alan & Linda Barkley

ACTORCRIME BEST Scene – BEDLAM ON THE RAILS
May 2017 Reading
by Wayne E. Johnson

ACTORLAST SCENE Screenplay – SHOULD I DIE BEFORE I WAKE
April 2017 Reading
Written by Nicholas R. Zingarelli

ACTORHORROR BEST SCENE Screenplay – THE INTERVIEW
March 2017 Reading
Written by Laszlo Tamasfi

ACTORFANTASY BEST SCENE Screenplay – ATHENS
March 2017 Reading
Written by M. Lee Brutsche

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – BEDLAM ON THE RAILS
February 2017 Reading
Written by Wayne E. Johnson

BEST Scene – THE UNCONQUERABLE
January 2017 Reading
Written by Jonathan Fear

ACTORBEST Scene – THE ROSY HUE OF THE DYING DAY
January 2017 Reading
Written by Lauren Hoekstra
BEST Scene – KIDICIDE
January 2017 Reading
Written by Kelly Karam

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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