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

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OCTOBER 2018 THRILLER Stories, Screenplays, and Short Film

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

 

STORYTHRILLER/CRIME BEST SCENE Screenplay: KILLING MOSES by Ricardo Fleshman
October 2018

STORYTHRILLER/ROMANCE BEST SCENE Screenplay: WIGGLE ROOM by Richard Geiwitz
October 2018

STORYTV BEST SCENE Screenplay: THE GRAND JURY by Suzanne Lutus
October 2018

festival posterBLACK CLOUD (Daiyun), 11min., Brazil, Horror/Animation

festival poster{APOLLYON}, 7min., USA, Horror/Experimental

festival posterLOVE AFTER DEATH, 9min., Canada, Horror/Romance

festival posterTHE STRANGER, 13min., USA, Thriller/Drama

festival posterHORLA, 11min., Canada, Horror/Fantastic

festival posterSHE CAME FROM THE WOODS, 12min., USA, Thriller

festival posterPLASTIK, 12min., USA, Horror/Thriller

festival posterATTACK OF THE POTATO CLOCK, 2min., USA, Horror/Animation

festival posterTHE REVELATOR, 24min., Belgium, Thriller/Mystery

STORYFAN FICTION BEST SCENE Screenplay: HOUSE OF LIVING NIGHTMARES by Michael Meade
October 2018

STORYCRIME/THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay: SAMANTHA RUTLEDGE PIE by Iannis Aliferis
October 2018

STORYTHRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay: HELL ON EARTH by Daniel Cook
October 2018

STORYHORROR/THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay: PRESERVATION by David Kline
October 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

THRILLER Festival Testimonial – October 28 2018

Thank you very much for taking the time and giving an extensive feedback. I am happy that I know now what parts to check and correct.
– Sonja K.

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

WATCH Winning Thriller Screenplay and Story Readings:

HORROR/THRILLER Best Scene Reading of Preservation by David Kline

Logline: A group of friends have a weekend away but it turns into a life or death struggle when an old Inn reveals its dark force.

Genre: Horror, Thriller

CAST LIST:

Suzanne: Mandy May Cheetham
Muriel: Anjelica Alejandro
Narrator: Liam Kinahan
Sergeant: John Leung
Dr. Collins: Adrian Currie

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

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

Director: Matthew Toffolo

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

SEPTEMBER 2018 THRILLER Stories, Screenplays, and Short Film

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

 

festival posterSTAR WARS: DRESCA, 7min., USA, Fan Fiction/Sci-Fi

festival posterBATMAN: INJUSTICE

STORYHORROR FEATURE Screenplay: THE BLIGHT by Jerron Spencer & Jeffrey Stackhouse
September 2018

STORYTV PILOT Screenplay: SOL by James FOx
September 2018

STORY1st Scene Screenplay: MARKED by Leah Pollack
September 2018

STORYLA BEST SCENE Screenplay: THE ILLUMINATI BELLADONNA by Caitlin Carter
September 2018

STORYLA BEST SCENE Screenplay: THE TATTOOED BLONDE by Paul Sargia
September 2018

STORY BEST SCENE Screenplay: TO HELL AND BACK by Agnese Pagliarani
September 2018

STORY BEST SCENE Screenplay: WELCOME TO PRUITVILLE by Tom Mason
September 2018

STORYTHRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay: THE PLAYLISTS by Michael Kotsiros
September 2018

STORYNovel Transcript: FORTRESS OF DECEIT by John Dzakovic
September 2018

STORYNovel Transcript: TORN BETWEEN by Stacey Lynn Patterson
September 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

 

Best Scene Reading of HELL ON EARTH by Daniel Cook

Logline: “When all technology fails, humans fall back on their animalistic instincts and the world around us is set into pure chaos. Survival is paramount, but holding onto humanity is the toughest struggle.”

Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller

CAST LIST:

Torri: Anjelica Alejandro

Jeff: Adrian Currie

Narrator: Mandy May Cheetham

Andrew: John Leung

Derrick: Liam Kinahan

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

Watch Award Winning Short Film: LAST BASE

Watch SHORT FILM:

LAST BASE from Aslak Danbolt on Vimeo.

Watch AUDIENCE FEEDBACK VIDEO:

  MOVIE POSTERLAST BASE, 15min, Norway, Action/Thriller
Directed by Aslak Danbolt

Joachim is retiring from base-jumping to become a father for the first time, but first he goes on one last adventure with his best-friend Oyvind. When a storm approaches their friendship is put to the test; Oyvind want’s to turn back, but Joachim will apparently stop at nothing to pull off his very last jump.

Director Statement:

Making Last Base was about going back to finish something I started several years ago. In 2008 I made a documentary about a group of base-jumpers that failed because of bad weather. A year later, one of the jumpers died in a base-jumping accident, which came to inspire this film. I always wanted Last Base to be understated, realistic and to have a documentary feel. Having filmed base-jumpers through the years, I’ve felt the overwhelming silence right before they jump, and while waiting for the parachute to open far below in the valley. That silence is more suspenseful than any music I could have ever imagined, and that’s why I always intended the film to be without music.

Last Base was shot on a micro budget, which meant we had to carry the equipment all the way to the top of Mt. Katthammeren (1200 meters) in Western Norway and camp there for the 5 days of shooting. It already felt like a Fitzcarraldo-project when we were unexpectedly hit by an ice-cold blizzard that jeopardised the whole project. Trapped on top of the mountain without sufficient clothing, equipment or food, the bad weather nearly defeated me again. But thanks to an amazing effort by the whole cast and crew we pulled it off through something that at times was more resembling of a (poorly planned) polar expedition than a film shoot.

But although we pulled it off in the end, I don’t feel the circle has ended. Cause I know I’ll be back, now that I’m turning it into a feature.