THRILLER Best Scene Script Reading of RETIRE WITH A VIEW, by Behzad Sedghi

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Thriller,

Logline: An old rundown RV tarnishing the idyllic view from the window of a newly retired couple’s dream home becomes the focal point in developing a bumpy and slow relationship with their odd and reclusive neighbour who safeguards a past memory in the dilapidated vehicle.

CAST LIST:

NARRATION: Vanessa Quagliara
Ethan – – Sean Ballantyne
Officer Julie C. Sheppard
Peter – Peter Nelson
Geeve – Trevor Marlatt
Megrangiz – Fiona Mongilla

Get to know the writer: 

1. What is your screenplay about?

It is about testing people’s ability to overcome their rigid mindsets and try to see the world in new lights.

 

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Comedy and thriller

 

3. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

Because it embodies a myriad of topics that often engage us such as human relationship and bondage, love and sacrifice, being a fish out of water and social norms. In addition, given the humour and playfulness of the script the film could be a perfect combination of comedy and thriller where both could equally contribute to laughter.

 

4. How would you describe this script in two words?   

Playful and sharp.

 

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

Betty Blue.

 

6. How long have you been working on this screenplay? 

A month or two (still not finished)

 

7. How many stories have you written?

Screenplays? 6 on my own and 4 co-written

 

8. What is your favourite song? 


most times in your life?) Bahar (Spring) by Radio Tehran

 

9. What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

If you mean the ending, I had it early on and I think it works really nicely, so no obstacle there. But the second act requires more mini-stories that should tie in to the core story. Creating characters that would remain secondary is a bit of a challenge.

 

10. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Directing.

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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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THRILLER Best Scene Script Reading of SLEEPING PROPHETS, by Alex Moreno

 

Genre: Psychological-Thriller

Logline: A vengeful mother teams up with seedy criminals to expose a Sleeping Prophet; one who claims to speak God’s word to help the afflicted, after the death of her daughter.

CAST LIST:

NARRATION: Vanessa Quagliara
Dvorak – Peter Nelson
Ava – Julie C. Sheppard
Thomas – Trevor Marlatt

Get to know the writer: 

 What is your screenplay about?

Sleeping Prophets follows the story of a vengeful mother who teams up with seedy criminals to expose Edgar Cayce for the death of her daughter.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Thriller-Period Piece

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

Although Edgar Cayce’s story is very fascinating, Sleeping Prophets is a tale of mis-placed revenge, human deficiency and individual flaws; a fatalistic story to remind us “not” to cross over the line.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Psychological thriller.

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

Jacob’s Ladder.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

About 5 years.

How many stories have you written?

6 animation shorts. (produced)
2 shorts. (produced)
5 full length screenplays

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

Street Life Parade by Secret Affair.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Research and procrastination-LOL. (I also produced one of my shorts during the same time).

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Being a dad.

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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 Script Reading of SLAVE CHILDREN, by Michael Faunce-Brown

 

Genre: Action, Thriller

Logline: A relentless but impulsive ex S.A.S. mercenary hunts the predatory slave trader who has snatched his young nephews before they are sold on, disappearing for ever. (High Concept)

CAST LIST:

NARRATION – Vanessa Quagliara
Simon – Trevor Marlatt
Englishman – Peter Nelson
Baxter – Sean Ballantyne
Jenny – Katelyn Vanier

Get to know the writer: 

What is your screenplay about?

1.Tom,17, orphaned, has his huge, remote cattle property gradually taken from him by his “friend” Kit, and must endure abuse/torture before prevailing.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Thriller

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

It has a wide audience, is unique, low budget and good analysis.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Page turning.

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

The Others

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

6 months.

How many stories have you written?

12 screenplays, 9 books.

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

Shenandoah.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Obstacles. Keeping re-writes fresh. Making dialogue suitable.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Passionate about travel. 48 countries so far.

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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

Watch the Best Scene from the Thriller Screenplay “Lonely Hearts”

Deadline for Thriller/Suspense Film and Writing Festival
https://thrillersuspensefestival.com/

Watch LONELY HEARTS Best Scene by Eddie Upnick

SYNOPSIS:

Lonely Heroes is a complex storyline of the CIA’s top field agent. He has to stop Putin from a monstrous plot to crash world stock markets.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Sedina Fiati
Roger – Steve Rizzo
Victoria – Erynn Brook
Mickey – Peter Nelson
Ian – Roman Spera
Jake – Jarrid Terrell

Thriller Feature Screenplay Winning Reading – BESA, by Michael Miceli

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

Watch the Winning Script Reading of BESA:

SYNOPSIS:

Genres: Mob, Thriller, Suspense, Family, Drama, Violence,

Besa is the story of a loyal Italian father, forced to defend his son who has inadvertently sparked a New York mob war between Sicilian and Albanian crime families.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Sedina Fiati
Gino – Peter Nelson
Ilir – Roman Spera
Uke – Jarrid Terrell
Carmine Jr. – Robert Notman
Valbona – Erynn Brook
Valbona – Steve Rizzo