HIGHLIGHT & VIDEOS: June 2018 THRILLER Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:

BEST FILM: THE DOLLMAKER

SCARIEST FILM: IT BEGAN WITHOUT WARNING

BEST PERFORMANCES: ADDICT

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: BEAST

BEST MUSIC: THE LETTERS

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterBEAST, 20min., Australia, Thriller/Film Noir festival posterTHE LETTERS, 18min., UK, Thriller/Drama
festival posterSTALKER, 7min., Czech. Republic, Horror/Thriller festival posterGORGE, 3min., USA, Horror
festival posterABOVE THE MIST, 8min, Canada/South Korea, Horror festival posterTHE DOLLMAKER, 10min, USA, Horror/Fantasy
festival posterADDICT, 15min, Israel, Horror/Comedy festival posterIT BEGAN WITHOUT WARNING, 6min., USA, Horror

The theme of the June 2018 HORROR/THRILLER FEEDBACK Film Festival in Los Angeles was “Sins”. Every single film was about a world and/or characters dealing with sins and conflicts of the past.

This is the festival that I’ll always remember because I consider it the turning point of the Los Angeles FEEDBACK Film Festival. It wasn’t the easiest event to get through for the crew, but they grinded it out and produced the best night we’ve had so far in Los Angeles. The feedback videos are great (make sure you watch them), put together by our new editor Kimberly Villarruel, who was the MVP of the night.

In Toronto, the great team (lead by Mary Cox & Kierston Drier) had been a part of the festival for over 2 years before they were brought on in a moderator & leadership capacity. So they were able to witness many events, and see how they can achieve success despite the muliple conflicts that can occur when producing an event where the audience’s comments are the only thing that really matter

In Los Angeles, it was a fast process for all of them. Shepsut Wilson, who moderates the festival in Los Angeles, only attended two events before she took the mic to lead the discussion. So she’s literally been doing and learning on the job at the same time. And our Festival Director’s Rachel Elder, and Natasha Levy worked at a few events in a 12 month span before they took the leadership duties. So the first few events were definitely a work in progress and learning curve for everybody.

Then June 2018 appeared and we found out what the Los Angeles team were made of. They demand perfection in a festival with so many moving parts that perfection is impossible to obtain. But attempting to get to that goal is what turns something good into something great.

Before I get too “motivational speaker”, I simply wanted to say that we have arrived in Los Angeles and we are saying put forever! With a team like this, we have nowhere to go but up for a long, long time.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

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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

HIGHLIGHT & VIDEOS: May 2018 THRILLER Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:

BEST FILM: BREAK ROOM

BEST PERFORMANCES: CROSSROADS

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: CONSURGO

BEST MUSIC: 9 SECONDS

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterBREAK ROOM, 15min., Canada, Action/Drama festival poster9 SECONDS, 18min., USA, Action/Sci-Fi
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

The theme of the May 2018 Action/Crime/Thriller FEEDBACK Film Festival was “Hidden Truths”. Every single film was about a world or characters dealing with underlying truths that are always playing conflict to the surface of the story.

I love when we showcase these genres at the festival. What filmmakers are coming up these days with when using these genres are their template tone is truly remarkable. Our audiences in Los Angeles and Toronto love when we show them too as you can see in the FEEDBACK Videos that there isn’t an empty seat inside the cinema.

One of the issues on the Festival circuit is that these types of films also do not get the acceptances that they should. A lot of festivals don’t want to program these films because they don’t know where to put them on their schedule. That is the #1 reason why we started doing a special event for JUST these types of films.

There is a great social commentary happening too with all 7 films we programmed at this festival. There is great action taking place, but they are also stories about important issues.

Great festival event. Can’t wait to program the next one.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

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

THRILLER/SUSPENSE Festival – Monday May 21st (Toronto)

The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival is back for 2018.. Our home is The Carlton Cinemas, located in the heart of downtown Toronto at 20 Carlton Street. The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm.Continuing to showcase the best of short films from around the world, while maintaining our audience feedback format moderated by Kierston Drier. Showcasing a festival twice a month in Toronto in 2018!

Tickets for 2018 are PAY WHAT YOU LIKE. Purchase your tickets online via Paypal or Credit Card. Tickets are first come first serve.  To obtain seats in advance and pick them up on the day of the event (come for FREE, or make a donation), please email us atfestivalevent@wildsoundfestival.com and we’ll reserve seats for you.

FIRST ACT PROGRAM – THRILLER SHORTS


PREY, 13min., UK, Thriller/Horror 
Directed by James MillarAfter being pursued by a supernatural force John must do everything he can to protect what means the most to him.

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CHERI, 6min., France, Thriller/Suspense 
Directed by Laure BagnaudA woman thinks that the man she covets is going to ask for it in marriage, but an imponderable one disturbs her expectations and nothing happens as she imagined.

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CONSURGO, 12min., USA, Thriller/Suspense
Directed by Luigi ComandatoreShows us that when the need to be something other than what we are, becomes too much to bare, sometimes we choose the extreme solution to our problem. The result can change us forever, but leave us with conflicted feelings that are still too much to bare.

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CROSSROADS, 12min, USA, Thriller/Drama
Directed by Marvin NuecklausKaren, a young, traumatized and abused woman is interrogated after she was found unconscious in a desolate desert. According to her, she witnessed a murder and is forced to relive the traumatic events in order to bring light to this case. A case that first seems straightforward but the story has holes due to her memory loss, the evidence doesn’t quite match, and a non-processed childhood trauma seems to hold the key to crack the case.

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SECOND ACT PROGRAM – ACTION/CRIME SHORTS


BREAK ROOM, 15min., Canada, Action/Drama
Directed by Andy HourahineAn ambitious, young teacher, trying hide a rough past, is offered her dream job at a prestigious, private school but finds the unique staff has something more in mind than hitting the books on her first day.

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9 SECONDS, 18min., USA, Action/Sci-Fi
Directed by Ross GodwinForced to live in hiding with her father at the outskirts of a war-torn and besieged city, nine year old Anika tries her best to be a kid. Several times a day, an air-raid siren sounds, and a bomb lands somewhere in the vicinity exactly 9 seconds later, like clockwork. Overcome with curiosity for the outside world, she goes against the wishes of her father and slips out of the bunker, but wanders too far from home as chaos breaks out. She must learn to grow up quickly in order to make it back home.

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TUESDAY 10:08AM, 13min., Canada, Crime/Mystery
Directed by Jane Tattersall & Thomas PepperA homeless man is shot dead by police and a junior inspector with the Special Investigation Unit is caught in the incident. Unsure of the validity of the official police report, the junior inspector decides to do her own analysis of the many different video recording of the shooting.

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The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm on Monday May 21, 2018

Continuing to showcase the best of short films from around the world, while maintaining our audience feedback format moderated by Kierston Drier. Showcasing a festival twice a month in Toronto in 2017!

THRILLER Festival – Thursday – June 7th (Los Angeles)

The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival coming to Los Angeles.. Our LA home is Regal L.A. LIVE Cinemas, located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles (beside the Staples Center) at 1000 W Olympic Blvd.. The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm.Showcasing the best of short films from around the world, while maintaining our audience feedback format moderated by Shepsut Wilson.

Tickets are FREE or PAY WHAT YOU LIKE. Reserve your tickets online.

If you like to obtain seats in advance and pick them up on the day of the event (come for FREE, or make a donation), please email us at latickets@wildsoundfestival.com  and we’ll reserve seats for you.

1st ACT PROGRAM – THRILLER & HORROR


BEAST, 20min., Australia, Thriller/Film Noir
Directed by Christopher Sferrazza In a small town on the eastern coast of Australia lives the quiet and caring Sophie. Her only relationships are with town gossip Bea, with whom she works at the local butcher, and her grandson Liam, a single paramedic.

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THE LETTERS, 18min., UK, Thriller/Drama
Directed by Terez KonczImpatient adoptive parents send secret letters to the teenage orphan Zolika, before meeting him in person. His emerging courage and hope helps him stand up for himself against his bully Feri, and dream of a better future for him and his beloved Dori. While the parents prepare for his arrival outside, Zolika has to find the ultimate solution to make sure his beloved Dori gets free from the orphanage.

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STALKER, 7min., Czech. Republic, Horror/Thriller
Directed by Oldrich AntosLaura has been through a traumatic experience lately. She wakes up in her apartment at night and is not sure if the threat is still there. Is this a life threatening situation, or is everything just her imagination?

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2nd ACT PROGRAM – THRILLER & HORROR


GORGE, 3min., USA, Horror
Directed by Maxwell Seiler & Gabriel FrancisA woman enters the woods in search of something ancient and evil.

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ABOVE THE MIST, 8min, Canada/South Korea, Horror
Directed by Gabriel GalandA young man seeks an assisted suicide with an illegal agency in South Korea.

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THE DOLLMAKER, 10min, USA, Horror/Fantasy 
Directed by Al LougherA grieving mother latches on to a magical surrogate for her lost child. But small miracles come with big consequences.

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ADDICT, 15min, Israel, Horror/Comedy
Directed by Nir YanivGershon is an addict. He’s being filmed for a documentary. Unfortunately, his vice isn’t alchohol or drugs – it’s blood.

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IT BEGAN WITHOUT WARNING, 6min., USA, Horror 
Directed by Santiago C. Tapia & Jessica Curtright“The time has come”, the Walrus said. And all the little Oysters stood and waited in a row. From Couper Samuelson, Executive Producer of GET OUT.

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The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival coming to Los Angeles.. Our LA home is Regal L.A. LIVE Cinemas, located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles (beside the Staples Center) at 1000 W Olympic Blvd.. The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm.

Showcasing the best of short films from around the world, while maintaining our audience feedback format moderated byShepsut Wilson.

Tickets for are FREE or PAY WHAT YOU LIKE. Reserve your tickets online.

If you like to obtain seats in advance and pick them up on the day of the event (come for FREE, or make a donation), please email us at latickets@wildsoundfestival.com and we’ll reserve seats for you.

February 2018 THRILLER Stories, Screenplays, and Short Film

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

 

ACTORSCI-FI Best Scene Screenplay – CHASING WHITE INFINITY
February 2018 Reading
by Claudia Marinellil
ACTORWESTERN Best Scene Screenplay – SILVER SKULL CREEK
February 2018 Reading
by Ryan Gallant
ACTORFANTASY Best Scene Screenplay – THE TIME JOB
February 2018 Reading
by Thomas Tinnerello
ACTORCONSPIRACY Short Screenplay – THE ORDER
February 2018 Reading
by Jean Buschmann
ACTOR 1st Scene Screenplay – THE PLAYLISTS
February 2018 Reading
by Michael Kotsiros
ACTORTHRILLER 1st Scene Screenplay – FORTY WINKS
February 2018 Reading
by Mitch Moldofsky
ACTOR1st Scene TV Screenplay – JAKOB’S COVE
February 2018 Reading
by Travis Darkow
ACTORWINNING TV PILOT Screenplay – FAMILY SECRETS
February 2018 Reading
by Allison Osborne

festival posterBREAKER, 10min., Japan/Canada, Sci-Fi/Action
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterTEARS IN THE RAIN, 11min., South Africa, Fan Fiction/Sci-Fi
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK</a
ACTORHORROR Best Scene Screenplay – TOUCH
February 2018 Reading
by Scott Timmins
ACTORTHRILLER Best Scene Screenplay – REVELATION
February 2018 Reading
by Jonah Jones
ACTOR SHORT STORY Reading – TERROR AT THE STERLING
February 2018 Reading
by Jeff Dawson
ACTOR SHORT STORY Reading – THE WAY OF CATS
February 2018 Reading
by Garon Whited

 

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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