Guillaume Fradin – Director’s BIO. Thriller Short film SEEDS

Film playing at the Best of EUROPEAN Cinema FEEDBACK Film Festival. Thursday May 18th. 7pm. Downtown Toronto. Get your FREE Tickets

 Director BIO

Guillaume Fradin has a background in engineering, and has been working in visual effects for 15 years, leading teams on Avatar, Gravity and The Martian.

 Director Statement

Scientists are nowadays explorers. Whether they launch rockets in space, built submarines to explore the deepest oceans and work to understand how our brains and bodies work, they strive to break barriers.

SEEDS is about one type of those scientists, the astronauts, whose curiosity to visit other planets leads them to make enormous sacrifices.


festival posterSEEDS, 12min, UK, Thriller/Sci-FI

THRILLER Last Scene Reading of SHOULD I DIE BEFORE I WAKE, by Nicholas R Zingarelli

Winning Screenplay – SHOULD I DIE BEFORE I WAKE
Written by Nicholas R. Zingarelli

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Elizabeth Morriss
ROB – Daniel Chung
TOMMY – John Fray
ANNA – Cora Matheson

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Thriller, Romance, Crime

Young gangster, Nicky Little Gypsy’s life is complicated by his girlfriend being pursued romantically by a police officer, his little brother becoming more and more interested in a life of crime and a mobster that wants him dead.


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Winning THRILLER Short Screenplay – COLD COMFORT, by Mick Sims

Winning Screenplay – COLD COMFORT
Written by Mick Sims

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Elizabeth Morriss
WOMAN – David Occhipinti
MAN – John Fray
WOMAN – Cora Matheson

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Thriller, Horror

A serial killer confesses to a random call center caller about his murders.


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March 2017 THRILLER Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

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ACTORNOVEL Transcript Reading – RYAN GORDON
March 2017 Reading
Written by Art Blum

ACTORNOVEL Transcript Reading – THE ASSIGNMENT
March 2017 Reading
Written by George Ivanov Nenchev

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
ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – EVEN HERE I EXIST
March 2017 Reading
Written by Dylan Stump

ACTORFEATURE Screenplay – NEMESIS
March 2017 Reading
Written by Carl Joglar

 

 

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

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Highlights and Winners: February 2017 THRILLER FEEDBACK Film Festival

festival posterMIDNIGHT SIGNS, 4min, Italy, Thriller/Animation
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festival posterTHE TRAITOR, 5min, Czech Republic, Action/Thriller
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festival posterMARAUDER, 13min, Canada, Action/Fantasy
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festival posterTRUE COPY, 11min, Russia, Thriller/Sci-Fi
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festival posterLAST BASE, 15min, Norway, Action/Thriller
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festival posterAPPRAISAL, 8min, UK, Thriller
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festival posterWEEKEND OF HEROES, 15min, Italy, Action/Crime
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The ACTION/THRILLER FEBRUARY 2017 FEEDBACK Film Festival was truly a great success.

The theme of the festival was “OPEN ENDED ENDINGS”.

Every film showcased had an ending for sure – but it also left a continuining story for the characters presented. So if any of these filmmakers want to make a sequel – they can!

NOTE: This was the 3rd festival showcasing the best of Action Short Films at the festival. And the 4th festival that was moderated by Amanda Lomonaco. She was terrific and will be moderating 6 more festivals in 2017.

This was one of those rare festival nights where every single film presented received multiple votes for “Best Film” of the night.

The Action / Crime / Thriller Festival nights are now becoming my favourites. Many of these terrific films don’t get a fair shake from other festival programmers because they appear to be too “mainstream” for the short film market.

Before I started the FEEDBACK Festival, I worked at more than a few film festivals, TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) being one of them. It was there where I truly understood what programmers are looking for – and the films presented at this festival are NOT what they are looking for.

When I decided to dedicate an entire festival for these genres, I have to say that I was a bit worried. I didn’t know if we were going to receive a fair share of quality films from around the world in the Action/Crime genres in particular. And boy was I wrong. Hence the reason why there are 4 more festivals in these genres scheduled in Los Angeles & Toronto in 2017.

See you at the festivals in 2017.

– Matthew Toffolo

Take a look at the Audience Feedback Videos from our NEW Film Festival. Some of the best short films in the world today were showcased.

AUDIENCE FESTIVAL AWARDS

Best Film: TRUE COPY

Best Performances: APPRAISAL

Best Cinematography: THE LAST BASE

Best Music: The music from MARAUDER

2017 – Read the best of THRILLER/SUSPENSE Feature Film Loglines and Movie Pitches

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FOUR IN THE DOOR, by Alan Barkley & Linda Barkley


COSIMA, by George Pacich and Keith Sexton


THE PHARAOH AND THE THIEF, by Dimitri Devyvatkin


HEIDI, by Keith Makenas


THE DRIVER, by Kuhle Sikota


PRIVATE BUREAU, by Mica


THE ALIBI, by Wendy Appelbaum


THE OLD NATION, by Josh Richards


A WINTER TOUR, by Alex Southey


A GIRL WITH A MASTERMIND, by Priya Mistry


KING OF ROCK, by Anthony Morris


http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/a_wink_of_the_black_eye_by_mark_wagner.html
THREE THE MOVIE, by Elisabetta Minen


RANSOM HOLLOW, by Jeffrey Slocum


BURN THROUGH ME, by Shawn McCormack


THE BOARDER, by Blair Gibson


FEEDBACK, by Stuart Haag


BROOKDALE HAUNTINGS, by Rebecca Paniagua

A SEASON OF STRAWBERRIES, by Judy Bednarek

SIN, by April de Nyse

PATRIOTE PERIL, by Thomas Thorpe

FOX HUNT, by Robert McElherson

SOMEBODY’S KNOCKING, by Sherril M. Kinney

THE ORDER, by Ben Jacob

ALREADY IN, by Vince Jeffers

UNPARALLELED, by Liam McCann

10000 MISSISSIPPI, by Adelehin Ijasan

THE FULL MOON, by Lee Aurora


THE GOLDEN NIGHTINGALE, by Hammoudi Abdelouahab


QUEEN OF THE HIMALAYAS, by Purna Bahadur Rai Nachhring


ROLL THE DICE, by Lynn Winiarczyk


BEHIND 13, by Rebecca A. Raymer


ASCENT FUSION, by Ruslan Tlif


TWO FINS ON A FISH, by Kent Flaagan


SALVAGE AND RECOVERY THE HEIST, by Lynn Winiarczy


THE CANCUN INCIDENT, by Lynn Winiarczyk


DREXLER, by Carlton L. Winston


FOXHUNT, by Emily Schooley


IN 10 DAYS, by Kevin Goodson


OMINOUS, by Kyle Stuck


FAIR DEALING, by Pinakee Sher


SEASIDE, by George Pacich


LIGHTLESS, by Dhruv Kanungo


INTO THE SMOKE, by Robert O’Sullivan


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

THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay Reading – BEDLAM ON THE RAILS by Wayne E Johnson

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Winning Screenplay – BEDLAM ON THE RAILS
Written by Wayne E. Johnson

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Geoff Mays
LUMAN – Philip Krusto
DUKE – Casey Estey
PORTER – John Lester Phillips

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Thriller, Crime, Action

Two armed, down-on-their-luck young hoods, a speeding streamliner, and a bad idea result in railway pandemonium not seen since the days of Butch Cassidy.

Get to know the writer:

What is your best scene screenplay about?

Bedlam on the Rails is the true story of the last two moving train robbers in America. In 1949, Luman Ramsdell, 23, and Duke Ashton, 20, made a snap decision to rob the B&O Ambassador, the streamliner taking them to Ohio from Florida.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

True story, true crime

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

It is a unique, historical event. When asked, the average person and even historians will say that the last moving train robbery was performed by Butch Cassidy’s gang. Bedlam has two main characters that, even though they are on the wrong side of the law, the audience can relate to them. I would set the tone of this film somewhere between Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and Bonnie and Clyde.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Bad idea

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

Kelly’s Heroes

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

About a year ago I was contacted by Wilson Casey, the author of the book Bedlam on the West Virginia Rails, interested in the possibility of turning his book into a movie. I read his book and finished a draft in a couple of weeks. After sending it to a few producers, and making revisions, this final version was completed in November of 2016. I’d say I’ve worked on it for nine months.

How many stories have you written?

My novel, The Militarized Zone: What Did You Do in the Army, Grandpa? was published in November. Ive had eight or nine short stories published in print and online. In 2015, one of my screenplays won an award from Writer’s Digest. Others have been runners-up, semifinalists and quarter finalists in various screenwriting contests.

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

As I read the book, it seemed like a natural for the screen. It was an interesting story with colorful characters, and, for a true story, a good plot and resolution.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Along with his own research, author Wilson Casey interviewed Luman Ramsdell over a period of about three years and wrote his story in Luman’s words, which were great for the book. But in many instances the dialogue in conversations had to be modified to be acceptable for a screenplay. I’d say dialogue was the biggest challenge, since the events are written as they actually happened.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I’m a member of a veteran’s group and help our older vets when we go on field trips. We’re bringing the Moving Vietnam Wall to our area later this year. I volunteer in art classes at our local elementary school and I donate to animal protection charities.

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

You were open and willing to look at my material and your feedback was invaluable. I always wonder if my scripts hit the right points and by what you indicated in the feedback, I succeeded and I’m on the right track.

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo
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Editor: John Johnson