Read the best of 2016 THRILLER/SUSPENSE Feature Film Loglines – Part 3

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BEDLAM ON THE RAILS, by Wayne Johnson

FIEND, by Andrew Samuelsen

BED OF LIES, by Lani Aisida

PRIVATE DUDDELS, by Thobias Dhaeyere

MODERN PERSECUTION, by Jennifer Cole

THE DELIVERY, by Jayson Amoroso

DEVIL’S ISLAND, by Matthew Riehl

AXPLAR, by Jelena Janjic

CLARION, by PR Mitchell

THORNE, by Sean Williams

OPPRESSED, by Jeff Thompson

ROBOTOPIA, by Chad Bowman

SET FOR LIFE, by Jason Rist

LACUNA, by Steve Walters

A BOY AND HIS SOLDIER, by Spencer Guerrero

BLOODSPITE, by Fleurette M. Van Gulden

SURVIVING DESTINY, by Doris Lee

LUMP SUM, by Messan Amlon

PRESUMPTION OF GUILT, by Alisha Williams

THE LITTLE GIRL, by Heidi Thatcher-Nalley

August 2016 Thriller/Suspense Films/Screenplays/Stories

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ACTORSHORT Story – CELIA’S NIGHT OUT
August 2016 Reading
Written by Agata Zema

ACTORCHAPTER 1 Novel – OBITER DICTA
August 2016 Reading
Written by Lucian M.

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – RED DOT
August 2016 Reading
Written by Mark Richards

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – MATCHSTICK
August 2016 Reading
Written by Mike Fardy

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – DESPERATE CROSSING
August 2016 Reading
Written by Thomas Thorpe

ACTORSHORT Story – A DANGEROUS OCCUPATION
August 2016 Reading
Written by Randall Krzak

ACTORSHORT Story – COLORED TIES
August 2016 Reading
Written by Oz Greek

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – SOMETHING UNDER THE BED
August 2016 Reading
Written by Scott Pittock

ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – SURVEILLANCE
August 2016 Reading
Written by Chris Gebhardt & Jenn Russi


festival posterDO NOT DISTURB, 13min, UK
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festival posterA FILM BY VERA VAUGHN, 10min, USA
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festival posterDON’T LET THEM IN, 13min, USA
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festival posterPREFERENTIAL OPERATION, 20min, Spain
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KADDISH!, 6min, France

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DRAWN TO FEAR, 7min, USA

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festival posterFOOTPRINTS, 13min, Canada
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JAILBREAK, 1min., USA, Animation/Crime

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

 

 

 

July 2016 Thriller/Suspense Films/Screenplays/Stories

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ACTORFEATURE Screenplay – FIEND
July 2016 Reading
Written by Jeff York

ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – NINE SCARS
July 2016 Reading
Written by Kelly Crawford

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – MATERNAL FEAR
July 2016 Reading
Written by Stephen Milek

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – ELAN VITAL
July 2016 Reading
Written by Maroun Rached

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Feature Horror Thriller Screenplay: THE BOO, by Scott McEntire

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SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Thriller, Suspense, Horror, Drama

Synopsis: Ronnie is a small-town sheriff in the South who still talks to his dead wife on a daily basis. His estranged sister-in-law, Brooke, is dealing with the sudden loss of her husband while still trying to conquer the mental demons of her past. Healing an old family rift becomes all the more difficult when those demons turn out to not merely be figments of her imagination.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Sean Kaufmann
BROOKE – Kelci Stephenson
RONNIE – Zack Amzallag
OLIVIA/ANGELA – Jennifer Ferris
LUCIEN – Moui Nene
RAYLAND – Sean Ballantyne

Get to know writer Scott McEntire:

1. What is your screenplay about?

“The Boo” is a Southern gothic thriller about a small-town, widowed sheriff who unexpectedly bonds with his estranged sister-in-law, now faced with having to overcome the sudden death of her American Marine husband, and their external struggle with The Boo Hag, who according to Gullah tradition in the SE United States, is the cousin of the vampire who steals the skin of a woman while she sleeps to find a way to attack men.

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

“The Boo” bridges the horror film genre to the Southern gothic thriller genre. Both genres have been terribly successful through too many horror films to name, and with Southern gothic stories like Mud, Slingblade, Smokey and the Bandit, etc. The budget for this movie would not have to be large, staying true to its horror film roots. And this is a story that has not yet been told. Originality is in short supply in today’s market, and this is worth the reach.

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

Mystical estrangement.

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

Snatch

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

Three and a half years.

6. How many stories have you written?

Half a dozen. Two are actual feature films now (“Anyone” and “With You”). The short films I’ve written are “TwinkleTown”, “Rent Party”, “Simple”, “Avarice”, and “Eye For An Eye”.

7. What motivated you to write this screenplay?

This was a story pitched by a friend of mine, Brittany Sparkles, who knew the idea of The BooHag from a recent trip to South Carolina. This was during a 48-Hour film competition, and while her idea was passed over, she and I talked a lot that weekend so I could understand the story. From there, we altered it from a strict horror story to a multi-level Southern gothic thriller-horror film that strays into the world of the supernatural. Ultimately, I didn’t want to let a friend down who blessed me with this story to put into script form.

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

An ex-girlfriend to didn’t understand why I was spending so much time with my friend, Brittany. Ha! The obstacle for this story primarily time. In the beginning, I was frequently researching about The Boo Hag. Then it was finding time to track my outline before finally putting pen to paper and writing the actual script. Going over it tooth and nail over multiple versions, then having friends come in to read for me, then making adjustment based on what I was hearing, before finally saying it is “good enough” and put it into competition!

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

My kids, my beautiful girlfriend, filmmaking as a whole, acting, golf, and the happiness of the most rambunctious rescue dog for which I could have asked!

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

Not only do you get to hear/see your words comes to life by persons you don’t know, but it happening outside of where you can offer any direction, too. It’s up to the script! The videos of script reads and film screenings make the Thriller Festival one of a kind. The initial feedback I received led me to scout through my script with new eyes. Sure enough, every tip they have was a glaring weakness that needed fixing. I was more than happy to fix it!

11. Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

Time spent planning early is probably three times less than fixing a screw up after you’ve completed it. Create your outline. Write as much story as you can (trigger phrases, trigger words, certain emotions that must happen), but not necessarily any dialogue. Story leads to plot, which leads to characters. Characters lead to interactions, which then lead to dialogue. Grow. Always grow.

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Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

 

 

Watch March 2016 Winning Thriller Feature Screenplay Table Reading

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March 2016 Winning Feature Screenplay.

Watch MOTHS TO FLAME Feature Screenplay by Fredric Maffei:

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Fran Townend
NICK – John Marcucci
HENRY – Jonathan Robbins
SYLVIA/BARBIE – Annie MacKay
BUNNY – Nikita Ivy Boston

 

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

Read Best of Today’s THRILLER/SUSPENSE Feature Film Movie Pitches

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VOICELESS, by Janice Foster

PREDACEOUS, by Omar Sheikh

BABY BUX, by Kieran Faloone

EMBRACING JOHN GREY, by Brent Jordan

THE MYSTERY OF THE FIFTH GOSPEL, by April Mae M. Berza

CITY OF SKELETONS, by Robert Robinson

DREAMLAND, by Brian Stead

THE ILLUSION OF TIME, by Rebecca Bussanmas

CHASING REDEMPTION, by Daniel Douglas

UNTHINKABLE TARGETS, by Francisco Ramos

Today’s NEW Thriller/Suspense Movie Pitches

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OPERATION NOW, by Ryan Bey

CAPTIVE QUARTET, by L Fabry

LAMBS TO THE SLAUGHTER, by Los Silva

TIME OUT, by Khaja Vali Syed

SAND BLOSSOMS, by Mark Sammut

INDELIBLE, by Juan Bustillo

APERTURE, by Ben Schreiber

AN ABSOLUTE KING, by Mohd Faraz

MOST LIKELY TO RULE THE WORLD, by Breanna Barton-Shaw

HEATHER, by Leonardo Millan

THE WILL, by Ariel Alexander

THE DA PINCHI CODE, by Oliver Swartz

MODUS OPERANDI, by James Helsing

Thriller Logline of the Day: AGAINST ALL ODDS, by Tamual Dorsey

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LOGLINE PITCH:

ACTORTitle: Against All Odds

Written by: Tamuel Dorsey

Type: Feature Script

Genre: Crime, Mob, Thriller

Logline: Two female detectives try to stop notorious Libyan war criminal from taking over New York City underworld.

Interested in this logline, please email us at info@wildsound.ca and we’ll forward your email to the writer.

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Thriller Logline of the Day: Don’t Kill Me Again by Nanci Grady

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ACTORTitle: Don’t Kill Me Again

Written by: Nanci Grady

Type: Feature Film

Genre: Thriller, Suspense

Logline: When a psychologist’s young patients reveal that they and their invisible friends died together in a previous life, the psychologist must prevent history from repeating and protect the children and herself from being committed as insane. Inspired by true events.

Interested in this logline, please email us at info@wildsound.ca and we’ll forward your email to the writer.

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DECEPTION Stories from the Writing Festival

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Watch the best of DECEPTION Stories, Screenplays, and Short Film Moderation videos from the festival.

ACTORFEATURE SCRIPT READING – THE FIX FACTORY
October 2014 Reading
Written by Kyle Jenkins

 Consequence of Lying by Marcus Ako

ACTOR1ST SCENE SCRIPT – MINSAE: THE DARK KINGDOM
July 2014 Reading
Written by Jennifer Sparkman

SCREENPLAYChapter 1 Novel: APRIL SNOW
September 2015 Reading
by Lynn Stewart

ACTORTV SPEC – MAD MEN “A Hold on Me”
July 2013 Reading
Written by Moneesa Credle

ACTORTV PILOT – Westbound
October 2015 Reading
Written by Jeff Alulis

ACTOR1ST SCENE SCRIPT – UNDERCOVER
July 2014 Reading
Written by Maria Hammarblad

ACTORTV PILOT – I Heart My Demons
December 2015 Reading
Written by Rebecca Scott

ACTORTV SPEC – The Americans
December 2015 Reading
Written by Addison A.A. Bhuyan

ACTORFEATURE SCRIPT – Death Don’t Us Part
October 2015 Reading
Written by Olaf Baumann

SCREENPLAYShort Story: MIDNIGHT MADNESS
June 2015 Reading
Written by JeryLyn Harrington


festival posterCHICKLAND
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2015
11min, France, Comedy/Sci-Fi

Watch THRILLER/SUSPENSE Stories from the Writing and Film Festival: