Director BIO: John Gray (THE DESECRATED)

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John Gray is a New York based writer-director. He created the long running hit CBS series GHOST WHISPERER, as well as writing and directing many award winning and critically acclaimed movies for television, such as MARTIN AND LEWIS, starring Sean Hayes and Jeremy Northam, A PLACE FOR ANNIE with Sissy Spacek, HAVEN with Natasha Richardson and Anne Bancroft, and many others. He has also written and directed several studio and independent features, including the award winning WHITE IRISH DRINKERS, starring Stephen Lang and Karren Allen, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival.

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Short Film: THE DESECRATED, 8min., USA, Thriller/Mystery

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A young morgue attendant encounters an unwelcome visitor.

  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 48 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 2, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    35,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital Alexa
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:40
  • Film Color:
    Color

Short Film: BLOODBURN, 7min., Netherlands, Crime/Thriller

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What if someone commits a horrible crime and afterwards gets promoted to a powerful position within de Department of Defense where he is legally untouchable? In a desperate attempt, a young soldier forces a high ranking officer into a confrontation by hijacking a bar. The young soldier gives him a choice between two options: confessing or paying the ultimate price.

  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Bloedbrand
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Noir, neo noir, thriller, suspense
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 55 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 10, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Netherlands
  • Country of Filming:
    Netherlands
  • Film Language:
    Dutch
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Arri Alexa XT
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35:1
  • Film Color:
    Color

Short Film: ACCOMPLICE, 19min., Spain, Thriller

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Alex gets the feeling that he’s being followed after a stranger in the park tells him that she has killed a man.

  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Thriller
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 42 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 13, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Germany
  • Country of Filming:
    Spain
  • Film Language:
    English, Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color

March 2019 Film/Story/Screenplay Winners

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

 

ACTORBEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: NOSTRADAMUS MISSION by Daniel M. Berghoff
March 2019 Winner

ACTORSCREENPLAY MOVIE: THE SHROUD TRINITY by Frank McEvoy

ACTORTHRILLER SHORT SCREENPLAY: TOO OLD TO TRICK OR TREAT, by Tammy Gross
March 2019 Winner

ACTORBEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: HE TRIED TO KILL ME by Gail B. Robinson
March 2019 Winner

ACTORBEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: BURDEN OF THE BLOOD MOON by Paige Brien
March 2019 Winner

ACTORFANTASY BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: THE SEVEN CIRCLES by Eylem Cagla Sayman
March 2019 Winner

 

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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

Winning SHORT Thriller Screenplay Reading of Too Old to Trick-or-Treat by Tammy Gross

 

A teen finds there may be a trick among her Halloween treats.

CAST LIST:

Meg – 1 – Stephanie Herrera
NARRATION – Russell Batcher
Chelsea – 10 – Sarah Bedford
Autumn – 9 – Bree Ali

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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