2016 Short Screenplays

Watch the 2016 Winning Thriller/Suspense Winners performed by professional actors.

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

 

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – BLOOD DRIVE
December 2016 Reading
Written by Myka J. Friscia
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – HANGING OUT IN MALAYSIA
December 2016 Reading
Written by Wolfgang Schuler
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – VERONICA
December 2016 Reading
Written by Craig Griffiths
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – SAY YOU’RE SORRY
December 2016 Reading
Written by Despina Moraitou
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – CURIOUS BUDDIES
December 2016 Reading
Written by Janet Caulfied
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – COLLAPSE
December 2016 Reading
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – PRIME SUSPECT
October 2016 Reading
Written by Adam Dwyer

ACTORLONG SHORT Screenplay – THE SON, THE FATHER
October 2016 Reading
Written by Lukas Hass

ACTORLONG SHORT Screenplay – CUCKOLD PICASSO
October 2016 Reading
Written by James R. Adams II and Lance Larson

ACTORLONG SHORT Screenplay – NOTE TO SELF
October 2016 Reading
Written by Humayun Mirza

ACTORLONG SHORT Screenplay – TOGETHER
October 2016 Reading
Written by Jade Syed-Bokhari

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – IF I DIE
September 2016 Reading
Written by Jean Nicole Rivers

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – SOMETHING UNDER THE BED
August 2016 Reading
Written by Scott Pittock

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – DESPERATE CROSSING
August 2016 Reading
Written by Thomas Thorpe

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – RED DOT
August 2016 Reading
Written by Mark Richards

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – MATCHSTICK
August 2016 Reading
Written by Mike Fardy

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – MATERNAL FEAR
July 2016 Reading
Written by Stephen Milek

ACTORShort Screenplay – FIFTY FIVE SECONDS
May 2016 Reading
Written by Kwasi Mensah

ACTORShort Screenplay – TURN ON DESIRE
February 2016 Reading
Written by Lauren Hoekstra

ACTORShort Screenplay – FOR HOPE
February 2016 Reading
Written by Cindy Lee

ACTORShort Screenplay – THE NEW NEIGHBORS
January 2016 Reading
Written by Filippo Santaniello

ACTORShort Screenplay – US NAVY CINE-KODAK
January 2016 Reading
Written by Stephen M. Hunt

 

 

 

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

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December 2016 Thriller/Suspense Films/Screenplays/Stories

Submit your Thriller/Suspense Film & Screenplay to the Festival: http://thrillersuspensefestival.com

Watch the best of  December 2016 Thriller/Suspense


festival posterHEAD SPACE, 5min, Drama/Thriller
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festival posterHELIO, 20min., USA, Sci-Fi/Action
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ACTORSHORT Screenplay – CURIOUS BUDDIES
December 2016 Reading
Written by Janet Caulfied
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – COLLAPSE
December 2016 Reading
Written by David Sweet
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – VERONICA
December 2016 Reading
Written by Craig Griffiths
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – SAY YOU’RE SORRY
December 2016 Reading
Written by Despina Moraitou
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – HANGING OUT IN MALAYSIA
December 2016 Reading
Written by Wolfgang Schuler
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – SALACIOUS
December 2016 Reading
Written by Matthew Chura
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – CAPITAL PARTNERS
December 2016 Reading
Written by Libby Hellman
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – SHADOW
December 2016 Reading
Written by David Sweet
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – ESCAPE FROM PLAIN MIDDLE
December 2016 Reading
Written by Carolyn Reese
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – DEATH OF A LADIES MAN
December 2016 Reading
Written by Salim Allybokus
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – UP FROM THE DEPTHS: THE RISE OF MEGALODON
December 2016 Reading
Written by William F. Molnar
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – WHO KILLED HONOR BRIGHT
December 2016 Reading
Written by Patricia Hughes
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – UNGODLY
December 2016 Reading
Written by Bill Osinski
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – CELLULAR MEMORY
December 2016 Reading
Written by Jesse Prevost
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – THE WORK OF ZOMBIES
December 2016 Reading
Written by Patricia Semler
ACTORNOVEL Transcript Reading – GUARDING SHAKESPEARE
December 2016 Reading
Written by Quintin Peterson
ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – MALICIOUS INTENT
December 2016 Reading
Written by Mike Briock
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – BLOOD DRIVE
December 2016 Reading
Written by Myka J. Friscia

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Winning THRILLER Short Screenplay – THE SON, THE FATHER by Lukas Hassel

Watch the October 2016 Winning Short Screenplay.

THE SON, THE FATHER
Written by Lukas Hass

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Crime, Thriller, Horror

A ten year old’s birthday surprise has unexpected consequences far into his future.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Hugh Ritchie
LUKE – Benjamin Camenzuli
FATHER – Paul Whitaker
MOTHER – Becky Shrimpton
SUSAN – Jane Smythe
GUARD – Percy Alexander Harris

Get to know the winning writer:

What is your screenplay about?

Theeatically, I explore the notion that the road to Hell is paved with good intentions.

– A young boy’s birthday sets in motion a series of events that will have dark consequences far into his adulthood.

What genres does your screenplay under?

Suspense, thriller, horror.

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

It is a fresh take on an old problem. A film with a strong drive and point of view.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Surprising. Horrific.

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

Cabaret.(30+)

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

From conception to finished project, about a year.

How many stories have you written?

5-6 feature screenplays, and 2 short screenplays (one of which was made into a successful sci fi short film, “Into the Dark”, winning many awards and screening in over 70 film festivals world wide.)

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

A bizarre personal story a friend told me over a coffee about his childhood. I took it and ran with that idea.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Candycrush.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I’m an actor (Blacklist, Blue Bloods, Limitless, The Black Room etc.- http://www.lukashassel.com) and a filmmaker (www.intothedarkmovie.com). I’m also passionate about injustice of any kind which is kind of a red thread through all my writing.

Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

Don’t write unless you have something to say. Figure out what makes you furious, what gets you fired up, and write to that.

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

Casting: Sean Ballantyne

Editing: John Johnson

REDEMPTION – AUDIENCE FEEDBACK of the Short Film from the Oct. 2015 Film Festival

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK for REDEMPTION:

Here’s what the audience had to say about REDEMPTION (moderated by Matthew Toffolo):

“This movie to so well structured. Every moment has a purpose and a plan. This is a very well made film.”

“There is a great use of foreshadowing in this film. Everything comes together.”

“One of the better thriller films shown at the festival. Well made film.”

“Vengeance isn’t a perfect thing. It effects everyone.”

“The actors are real. They were made for the jail!”

redemption_movie_posterREDEMPTION, Australia, 7min, Thriller/Prison
Directed by Tom Vogel

A man in jail finds God and asks his son for forgiveness but is karma about to catch up with him before he can seek redemption.

Writers
Tom Vogel

Producers
Tom Vogel

redemption_2Key Cast

Josh Geary
Jeremy Kewley
Don Bridges
Jamie Wilson
Richard La Velle
Danielle O’Malley

Film Type: Short

Runtime: 7 minutes

Completion Date: November 20, 2014

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Production Budget: 4,500 AUD

Country of Origin: Australia

Country of Filming: Australia

Film Language: English

Shooting Format: HD Sony F700

Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Film Color: Color

SUBMERGED – AUDIENCE FEEDBACK of the Short Film from the Oct. 2015 Film Festival

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK for SUBMERGED:

submerged_movie_posterHere’s what the audience had to say about SUBMERGED (moderated by Matthew Toffolo):

“Was he dead or not dead? 60% of the audience says yes. 40% says no.”

“He’s trying to get to her and he’s so scared of dead. He needs to learn to be free in order to get to the love of his life.”

“At the beginning this film had a distinct feel of helplessness. Then he learns to let go and dying makes him free. A morbid and spectacular film.”

“This is a film about someone trying to find their path after life ends.”

submerged_3SUBMERGED, 15min, UK, Haunting/Romance
Directed by Darren Mapletoft

When a teleportation experiment goes wrong, submariner Billy Bourne finds his crewmates have all disappeared. Determined to dance with his ‘Baby’ again, he faces a race against time to make his own escape.

Writers
Michael Holley Producers
Darren Mapletoft
Michael Holley

Key Cast
Darren Bransford
Lucinda Kennard

submerged_4Key Crew
Cliff Harden – Director of Photography
Tim Porter – Editor
Stephen Baysted – Composer
Ian D Fleming – 1st Assistant Director
Mark Lloyd – Colourist
Neil Bryant – Visual effects Supervisor

Film Type: Short

Genres: Sci – Fi, Romance

Runtime: 15 minutes

Completion Date: May 30, 2014

Production Budget: 4,000 GBP

Country of Origin: United Kingdom

Country of Filming: United Kingdom

Film Language: English

Shooting Format: Digital

Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Film Color: Color