THRILLER Movie Scene of the Day: You’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat. From JAWS (1975)

The crew gets their first face-to-face look at the massive shark.

FILM DESCRIPTION:
Based on Peter Benchley’s best-selling novel, Steven Spielberg’s 1975 shark saga set the standard for the New Hollywood popcorn blockbuster while frightening millions of moviegoers out of the water. One early summer night on fictional Atlantic resort Amity Island, Chrissie decides to take a moonlight skinny dip while her friends party on the beach. Yanked suddenly below the ocean surface, she never returns. When pieces of her wash ashore, Police Chief Brody (Roy Scheider) suspects the worst, but Mayor Vaughn (Murray Hamilton), mindful of the lucrative tourist trade and the approaching July 4th holiday, refuses to put the island on a business-killing shark alert. After the shark dines on a few more victims, the Mayor orders the local fishermen to catch the culprit. Satisfied with the shark they find, the greedy Mayor reopens the beaches, despite the warning from visiting ichthyologist Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss) that the attacks were probably caused by a far more formidable Great White. One more fatality later, Brody and Hooper join forces with flinty old salt Quint (Robert Shaw), the only local fisherman willing to take on a Great White–especially since the price is right. The three ride off on Quint’s boat “The Orca,” soon coming face to teeth with the enemy.

CREDITS:
TM & © Universal (1975)
Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw
Director: Steven Spielberg
Producers: Richard D. Zanuck, David Brown
Screenwriters: Peter Benchley, Carl Gottlieb

Submit to the Screenplay Festival (Feature, Short) – Deadline Today

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Submit to the TV Festival (Pilot, Spec) – Deadline Today

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ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – THE SPECTRAL CITY
July 2016 Reading
Written by Arthur Vincie
ACTORTV SPEC Screenplay – BROOKLYN NINE-NINE
June 2016 Reading
Written by Linsen Oyosa
ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – WILD MAGIC
June 2016 Reading
Written by Julie Nichols
ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – CIVILIAN
June 2016 Reading
Written by Gina Scanlon
ACTORFAN FICTION Screenplay – SPACE 2099 (based on Space 1999)
June 2016 Reading
Written by Kevin D Story
ACTORTV SPEC Screenplay – THE MINDY PROJECT “Culture Club”
May 2016…

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Submit to the Novel Festival (Full, 1st chapter, performance reading) – Deadline Today

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DEADLINE June 15th: 1st CHAPTER/FULL NOVEL Festival.
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May 2017 THRILLER Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

Submit your Thriller/Suspense Screenplay to the Festival: https://thrillersuspensefestival.com/

 

ACTORTHRILLER BEST Scene – THE ALIBI
May 2017 Reading
by Wendy Appelbaum

ACTORNOVEL Transcript: LIGHT OF HOPE
May 2017 Reading
by S.T. Collins
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

ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – ROUND TRIP
May 2017 Reading
by Sherwin Allen
ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – AVES
May 2017 Reading
by Daniel L. Burke

ACTORCRIME SHORT Screenplay – CLOCKWORK
May 2017 Reading
by Eric Hackler
ACTORACTION FEATURE Screenplay – THE FLIGHT OF THE SOULS
May 2017 Reading
by Guy Quigley

festival posterWALKING SUPPLY, 25min, Canada, Crime/Thriller
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festival posterKOOKIE, 12min, Canada, Horror
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festival posterFANTOME, 13min, Canada, Horror/Drama
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festival posterVOYEUR, 15min, Canada, Thriller/Spy
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festival posterSEEDS, 12min, UK, Thriller/Sci-Fi
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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

writing CONTEST1st CHAPTER or FULL NOVEL CONTEST
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FILM CONTESTSUBMIT your SHORT Film
Get it showcased at the FEEDBACK Festival

THRILLER Best Scene Reading of FOUR IN THE DOOR by Alan Barkley and Linda Barkley

Winning Screenplay – FOUR IN THE DOOR
Written by Alan Barkley and Linda Barkley

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Julian Ford
KAREN – Amanda Quach
FRAN – Kayla Lakhani

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Action, Thriller

A former model, haunted by the secret of her parents’ shooting deaths, fights to succeed as a first responder in her late father’s police department against hostile and suspicious superiors while trying to stop a relentless cop killer. (The Brave One, Courage Under Fire.)

Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

A woman with a dark secret in her past needs to redeem herself and her family name by proving her ability as a police officer against strong opposition and personal danger.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Thriller and Action

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

I feel the theme is engaging and the action exciting to watch

How would you describe this script in two words?

Determination and Redemption

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

“In The Line of Fire.”

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

Two years. It’s been developed from an award-winning short.(Vail Film Festival)

How many stories have you written?

Five feature screenplays and twenty short screenplays

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

“Hey Jude”

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Time- full-time job-

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Being with my wife.

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

The festival’s topic fit the bill and I received very thorough, professional feedback

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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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Screenplay CONTESTFIRST SCENE (first 10pgs) Screenplay CONTEST
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Interview with director Ashton Avila (HAVE A LITTLE FAITH)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

Ashton Avila’s short film played at the April 2017 Los Angeles FEEDBACK Film Festival. Part of the best of Female Director’s showcased.

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Ashton Avila: I wanted to tell a story about a girl that I understood but most people don’t. Faith was that girl.

From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take for you to make this short?

In total the film was made in about 5 months. We spent about a month with the script, 3 months in pre-production, shot for 3 days and were in post production for about two months.

How would you describe your short film in two words!?

Bible Comedy

What was the biggest obstacle you faced in completing this film?

Probably trying to get everything we needed at such different locations in 3 days (especially finding a church that would let…

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