September 2017 THRILLER Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

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ACTORTV THRILLER Best Scene Screenplay – JOYTON SHREW
September 2017 Reading
by Ian Bradburn

ACTOR1st Scene Screenplay – SERAPHINA
September 2017 Reading
by Joe Tofuri

ACTORSTUDENT 1st Scene Screenplay – THE BOXMAN
September 2017 Reading
by Alexander Beale

ACTORTV 1st Scene Screenplay – CELTIC BLOOD
September 2017 Reading
by Richard William Masterson

ACTORTV 1st Scene Screenplay – KODAK MOMENT
September 2017 Reading
by John Cruz Alarid

ACTORFAN FICTION Screenplay – WELCOME TO CRYSTAL LAKE (Friday the 13th)
September 2017 Reading
by Mike Mead

ACTORTV SPEC Screenplay – QUANTICO Show
September 2017 Reading
by Leslie Lyshkob

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

festival posterTWISTED SOBRIETY, 14min, Thriller/Sci-Fi
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festival posterNO WAVE, 11min, Canada, Thriller/Mystery
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festival posterAMBER, 14min, USA, Thriller/Drama
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festival posterDOMESTICITY, 4min, UK, Thriller/Drama
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festival posterFOREIGN SOUNDS, 8min, USA, Crime/Thriller
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festival posterPOND, 6min, Canada, Action/Crime
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festival posterPUSHING, 10min, USA, Family/Drama
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ACTORSHORT STORY Transcript – IN THE CEMETERY
September 2017 Reading
by Mari Tamez

 

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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

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Best Scene TV Screenplay of JOYTON SHREW, by Ian Bradburn

A murder, an explosion, a bumbling work partner, a girlfriend who has left her and a secret underground facility designed to train real life action heroes. British detective Selina Jennings has a lot on her plate.

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Laura Kyswaty
Bob Banks: Cory Bertrand
Gary Collins: Jim Canale
Selina Jennings: Regan Brown

 Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

A mysterious town with bizarre inhabitants, a lot of whom have even more bizarre secrets. The events leading up to an incident that shakes the town to its core is told through different perspectives in each episode.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Comedy thriller.

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

I feel it has an intriguing mystery as well as comedy to balance out the more serious story aspects.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Inclusive, bizarre.

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

Shaun of the Dead.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

v

How many stories have you written?

Six.

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

Spanish Sahara by Foals

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Figuring out the tone for the story and the back stories behind all my characters.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Video games and reading.

You entered your screenplay via FilmFreeway. What has been your experiences working with the submission platform site?

Very positive, it’s simple and easy to use.

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

I wanted to send out the script I had been working on to get feedback. I felt the feedback I received was constructive and will help me with my future drafts.

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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 Reading of SQUID JIGGERS by Judi Blaze

Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama, Romance

Just when Monique is sure love is behind her, Trevor rearranges her world; a world complicated by Toad’s impending parole from prison. Monique’s life becomes a chaotic mixture of love with Trevor and growing anxiety over Toad. Even as her relationship with Trevor blooms, she is haunted by the stalker in the shadows, the man who perversely twists their past relationship to coerce her into taking him back.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Monique: Konstantina Mantelos
Bartender: Jack Comerford
Toad: Jordy Kieto

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Camera Operator: Kierston Drier

Editor: John Johnson

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

THRILLER Best Scene Reading of TASTE MY REVENGE by Dimitri Devyatkin

Winning Screenplay – TASTE MY REVENGE
Written by Dimitri Devyatkin

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Julian Ford
ARCHITECT – Mandip Brar
PHARAOH – Zane O’Connor
TARAS – Sean Ballantyne
FARIDA – Kayla Lakhani

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Thriller, Fantasy

In the ancient city of Thebes, the Pharaoh orders his Architect to design a new Treasury. Given no choice, the Architect agrees to the deadly assignment, although he knows the Pharaoh will have him killed after it is finished.

Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

“Taste My Revenge” tells one of the oldest stories in the world. Based on Herodotus’ “The Histories” from about 440 BC, considered the founding work of history in Western literature, it is the story of Pharaoh Rhamsinitus or Ramses III and his legendary Treasury. The action takes place in 1186 BC in Thebes, Ancient Egypt. The Architect who builds the Treasury knows he will be killed after it is completed, a common precaution to keep any secrets from being shared. But this Architect Horemb plans his revenge on the Pharaoh even though it would come after his own death. However, the long term ramifications of the Architect’s revenge result an even more cruel fate.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

The screenplay is a psychological thriller, a period piece (based in Ancient Egypt), combined with action, romance and mystery.

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

One of the world’s greatest stories, it will reverberate with modern audiences. Audiences will thrill to the exotic locations, ancient Egyptian mystery and culture, and find many threads that are as current as a modern thriller.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Crime pays.

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

Modern Times (Charlie Chaplin), Night at the Opera (Marx Brothers)

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

Story since childhood, screenplay for 1 year

How many stories have you written?

30+

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

Red House (Jimi Hendrix)

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

none

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

History, politics, international cultures, emotions, art, nature, music, love.

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

Glad to offer my film as a thriller. The feedback is super helpful.

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne


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

Watch the Winning Best Scene Screenplay Reading for February 2017.

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
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson