Thriller/Suspense Festival Testimonial – May 15 2020

Lola R√Ļi

I strongly recommend this Film Festival. was very interesting experience to hear and see the feedback video, also the communication with the Festival organitation for any question is very friendly and fast. Im so happy to have been part of it. Thank You for the support!!!

 

 

Thriller/Suspense Festival – April 7 2020

Eveline Grassman

This festival has a fantastic concept. Its a filmmakers dream to get feedback like this. The best reason to create film, to take part of your audience experiens and hear their thoughts. It has been a pure pleasure to be part of this festival. Against all odds they also managed to find a way to record an audience despite the corona-crisis, and that is just amazingūü§© Keep on with this!

ubmit via FilmFreeway, the exclusive way our festival accepts submissions.:

WATCH Winning Thriller Screenplay and Story Readings:

HIGHLIGHT & VIDEOS: March 2020 THRILLER/SUSPENSE Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:
BEST SCI-FI FILM: ALORA
BEST THRILLER FILM: LILI SEES YOU
BEST PERFORMANCES: MY SARAH
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: ULYSSES
BEST SOUND & MUSIC: ANACRONTE

Theme of night: Twists of betrayal .

NOTE: Festival took place during the COVID-19 virus lockdown so all screenings were held in private.

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterHELLO, WORLD, 11min., USA, Sci-Fi/Romance
festival posterANACRONTE, 15min., Argentina, Sci-Fi
festival posterMY SARAH, 4min., UK, Sci-Fi
festival posterALORA, 9min., USA, Sci-Fi
festival posterULYSSES, 8min., Mexico, Sci-Fi
festival posterLILI SEES YOU, 14min., Sweden, Thriller
festival posterFOOD CART, 18min., USA, Thriller

The beginning of a (temporary) new era.

See you at the festivals. Whenever that happens!

‚Äď Matthew Toffolo

THRILLER Festival 1st Scene Reading: M For Mole Murder, by Sonja Knyssok

Willy Wuehlman is a mole who lives in a tree. Since he had a traumatic experience in his childhood when his parents died, he suffers from claustrophobia and is unable to go through tunnels. When he is accused to be the murderer of his aunt, he has to overcome his fear. But he does not know that some strange mutated killer roots of garden flowers waiting for him in the dark.

CAST LIST:

Molly: Nkasi Ogbonnah
Woodpecker: Saen Ballantyne
Narrator: Hannah Ehman
Willy: Cameron Stannard
Ricky: Bill Poulin

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

Screenplay Movie: THE PLAYLISTS, by Michael Kotsiros

SCENE LOCATION:
The scene occurs at a remote cottage in the woods; about an hours drive from Los Angeles. The main character is outside the property having a psychotic episode before running inside and telling his captors that he will release them.

Visual Design by Kimberly Villarruel

Produced by Matthew Toffolo

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Danielle Nicole
Clara: Val Cole
Archibald: Sean Tabares
Lewis: Geoff Mays
Reggie: Matt Barnes
Joel: Steve Rizzo
Rachel: Esther Thibault

April 2019 Film/Story/Screenplay Winners

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

 

ACTORSCREENPLAY MOVIE: NORTHWOOD
April 2019 Winner

ACTORTHRILLER 1st Scene SCREENPLAY: KILLER KISSES, by S.D. Wheelr
April 2019 Winner

ACTORACTION 1st Scene SCREENPLAY: JOHNNY’S PICO, by Sean Monahan
April 2019 Winner

ACTOR1st Scene SCREENPLAY: DR. NEVES, by Julia Sauder
April 2019 Winner

ACTOR1st Scene SCREENPLAY: ROSEMARY LANE, by Leal Butler
April 2019 Winner

ACTORBest Scene SCREENPLAY: THE SLAUGHTERCITY, by Hank Biro & Kai Biro
April 2019 Winner

ACTORBest Scene SCREENPLAY: PRINCESS PAIN, by Michael D’Ambrosio
April 2019 Winner

festival posterRETRIEVER, 5min., Australia, Drama

festival posterI HAVE SOMETHING TO TELL YOU, 1min., USA, Drama/Thriller

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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

THRILLER TV PILOT Reading: BLOWBACK, by Eric Murphy

When an American golf reviewer, on assignment in Moscow, survives a bombing in a crowded market, he teams up with an ex British commando to escape a hit squad aiming to silence him before he can expose the culprits.

CAST LIST:

Leyla: Cari Haim
Braddock: Gabriel Darku
Narration: Esther Thibault
Nash: Isaiah Kolundzic
Stanislav: Charles Gordon

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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

THRILLER Festival Testimonial ‚Äď January 14 2019

 Producer David E. M. Maire (THE HOBBYIST)

First thing I did was share the URL with my parents hahaha It was thrilling to watch, and pinned a huge grin on my face. The audience was very kind, and I was quite happy they enjoyed the concept and positive message so much.

Watch Audience FEEDBACK Video: 

 

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

DECEMBER 2018 THRILLER Stories, Screenplays, and Short Film

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

 

 

festival posterSTOLEN, 5min., USA, Drama/Crime

festival posterMISCREANT, 10min., Crime/Thriller

ACTOR NOVEL Transcript Reading: THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT
December 2018 Reading
by Wilson Jackson
STORYTHRILLER SHORT Screenplay: STATESIDE by Matthew Bernal
December 2018

STORYTHRILLER SHORT Screenplay: JIMMY by Michael Aliotti
December 2018

STORYFEATURE Screenplay: WOMEN AND CHILDREN FIRST by Tara C. Hall
December 2018

STORYBEST scene Screenplay: THE NIGHT WITCHES by Steven Prowse
December 2018

STORYBEST scene Screenplay: HOMEFRONT by Alexander Stathis
December 2018

STORYBEST scene Screenplay: THIS OLD HOUSE by Cody Baron
December 2018

STORYBEST scene Screenplay: BOUDOIR CELL by Mark Curtis Dunn
December 2018

 

 

 

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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: Hugh Ritchie, Isabal Cupryn, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

Winning THRILLER Short Screenplay Reading of JIMMY by Michael Aliotti

Log Line: The story of Al Capone being haunted by a victim from the Saint Valentines Day Massacre, Jimmy, the ghost who torments the infamous gangster into insanity.

Writer: Michael Aliotti

Genres: BIOGRAPHICAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL-THRILLER

Type: Short Screenplay

CAST LIST:

Prisoner #3: Rhys Harrison
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Alphonse: Jarrod Terrill
Jimmy: Kirk Gordon

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

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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