MAY 2018 THRILLER Stories, Screenplays, and Short Film

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

 

festival posterTUESDAY 10:08AM, 13min., Canada, Crime/Mystery

festival posterPREY, 13min., UK, Thriller/Horror

festival posterCHERI, 6min., France, Thriller/Suspense

festival posterCONSURGO, 12min., USA, Thriller/Suspense

festival posterCROSSROADS, 12min, USA, Thriller/Drama

ACTORAMERICAN SNAKE PIT – Feature Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
Dan Tomasulo

ACTORMIRRORS – Under 5mi. Short Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by R. Harris Smith

ACTORTOUCH – Best Scene Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Scott Timmins

ACTORSIDEKICKS – NOVEL Reading
May 2018 Reading
by Linda Palmer

ACTORTHE AFTERLIFE – SHORT STORY Reading
May 2018 Reading
by R.G. Renauld

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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

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April 2018 THRILLER Stories, Screenplays, and Short Film

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

 

festival posterORNAMENT OF BEAUTY, USA, Thriller/Fantasy

ACTORPREY FOR THE DAY – Feature Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by Richard M. Kjeldgaarad
ACTORJOHN Q TV Best Scene Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by Jason Jung
ACTORDISCORDANT – 1st Scene Screenplay<bR

ACTORFEAR OF THE DOPPELGANGER – 1st Scene Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by Jonah Jones
ACTORTHE FLIGHT OF SOULS – ACTION Best Scene Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by Guy Quigley
ACTORRUNAWAY SHIP – ACTION Best Scene Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by Carl Soderberg
ACTORTHE MUSHROOM KING – ACTION Best Scene Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by Steve Trebilcock
ACTORTORNADO RIDER RHODES – ACTION Best Scene Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by Stevie T.
ACTORWILD MIND – Fantasy/Sci-Fi Best Scene Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by Fujio Torikai
ACTORDESTINY FORTUNE FATE Novel Reading
April 2018 Reading
by Scott Lorenz

 

 

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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

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

2017 THRILLER Feature Screenplays (6)

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

 

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

ACTORTHRILLER Feature Screenplay – WORD GAMES
September 2017 Reading
by Joel Stern

ACTORTHRILLER Feature Screenplay – THE TWIN WITHIN
July 2017 Reading
by Gunnar E. Garrett

ACTORACTION FEATURE Screenplay – THE FLIGHT OF THE SOULS
May 2017 Reading
by Guy Quigley

ACTORFEATURE Screenplay – NEMESIS
March 2017 Reading
Written by Carl Joglar

FEATURE Screenplay – INCURABLE
January 2017 Reading
Written by Jeff York

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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

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

Winning THRILLER Feature Screenplay: THE TWIN WITHIN by Gunnar E Garrett Jr

Genre: Thriller, Horror, Drama

The murder-suicide that left a thirteen-year-old girl without a mother and father triggers voices within encouraging her to kill.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Julian Ford
Amy: Penelope Corrin
Kevin: Dan Cristofori
Morgan/Heather: Rachel Salsberg
Madison: Emily Weir
Matt: Steve Rizzo

 Get to know the winning writer:

What is your screenplay about?

This screen play is about a dysfunctional couple who adopts a deeply disturbed set of twin girls who’ve witnessed their mother murdered by their father, and then turning the gun on himself. Now untrusting of anyone, one twin will do anything to protect them both from harm, including ridding their life of anyone she considers a threat.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

This is a Thriller/Suspense, that also leans into the Horror Category.

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

Like The Sixth Sense and Fight Club, this screenplay gives the audience to feel as they’ve figured out the film, they know where its headed and what’s going to happen, until… Oh no! They were wrong. The fact that I’ve written this film in one location with no extras, and a small cast also allows it to be shot on a lower budget, but still at a high quality, giving the investors a larger ROI than most films. Not to mention it’s creepy as F@$& with a little humor sprinkled in.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Incredibly deceptive.

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

The movie i’ve seen the most times in my life has to be The Slammin’ Salmon, with Hot Rod coming in a close second.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

I’ve been working on this screenplay for about nine months, and have done a couple rewrites since this reading, tightening the script for better production values.

How many stories have you written?

I’ve written seven screenplays to date, one is currently in production, Riley’s Rainbow, and The Weak Outdoors, is currently in Pre-Production.

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

Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Isreal Kamakwiwo’ole

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

The largest obstacle in this screenplay was to hide the fact that there was only one girl, and the her twin sister was just a mental disorder… A genetic disposition passed down by her father. Since this table read, we’ve done another two rewrites, better adjusting for this, though once we bring in a Director, we expect him or her to add input resulting in , I’m sure at least one more rewrite.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Outside of writing, my other real passion is spending time with my children, watching them grow and learn through hard work and effort in whatever it is they are involved in.

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

I entered the festival because, like every screenplay, rewrites are necessary, and without reputable feedback, the rewrites are useless. As far as the feedback I received for my work, even though no one is ever excited to her where they could have done better, it was all correct, and those adjustments needed to be made to take a film from being considered good, to great.

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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