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 amazing🤩 Keep on with this!

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WATCH Winning Thriller Screenplay and Story Readings:

THRILLER Best Scene Screenplay: Chupacabra, by Aaron Willett, Jayesh Patel

“A small town Texas community is torn at the seams when lies, cover ups, and deception muddy up the waters of the true terror that lurks in the wild.”

Chief Blake is fair on justice and well liked, but now all of his instincts and decisions are hauled into question as a series of gruesome accidents and violent misfortune run rampant on a farming community that prides itself on good clean Christian country living. Once a beautiful place for fishing, swimming, and hiking, Cuero has turned into a terrifying pit of heart-stopping murders and horror. Innocent hikers start disappearing and farm animals are turning up brutally mauled in a small Texas border town. Violent town hall meetings trigger outrage about how to handle the situation. What this once tightly knit community doesn’t realize however is that fear and chaos are just the start of their worst nightmare. This story was inspired by true events.

CAST LIST:
Group Member 1: Ron Boyd
Group Member: Shawn Devlin
Ashley: Hannah Ehman
Narration: Bree Ali
Fraternity Guy: Michael Ruhs

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

THRILLER Best Scene Screenplay Readings of The Prophecies by Ray Cecire

In this modern day retelling of Macbeth ( in modern English) – Roger Macbey is a ruthless corporate raider who finds his life in a downward spiral when a trio of ancient witches appear to play out a devastating prophecy.

PART 1 Reading

CAST LIST:

Oldest Woman – KAT SMILEY
Townsman – STEPHEN SANDQUIST
NARRATION – SARAH-HAZEN BASK
MacBey – STEVE SWITZMAN
Youngest Woman – JESSICA BOWMER

PART 2 Reading

CAST LIST:

NARRATION – SARAH-HAZEN BASK
Rodger – STEVE SWITZMAN
Lilly – KAT SMILEY

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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 – October 25 2018

 Screenwriter Iannis Aliferis (Samantha Rutledge PI, A Killer Case)

As a writer and filmmaker, it is important to get your writing and work out there for people to view, and this festival looked like a good opportunity for that. The initial feedback has been largely positive and this has been a good experience.

It is the story of a bored and jaded female private-eye, who takes on another seemingly open and shut case of infidelity, only to put herself in grave danger when it turns out that the cheating spouse is in fact a professional killer.

Genre: Crime, Thriller.

Type: Feature Screenplay.

CAST LIST:

Samantha: Mandy May Cheetham

Narrator: Adrian Currie

Henry: John Leung

Waitress: Anjelica Alejandro

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

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

Thriller Festival Testimonial – September 29 2018

   Thank you so much for the fantastic news.  I’m very excited about having actors perform the script.  I’m also really happy that you enjoyed the concept and characters.   

   Thanks for the feedback.  And thank you for the upcoming performers with actors.  It will be highly beneficial to see the script acted out.

– RR

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WATCH Winning Thriller Screenplay and Story Readings:

Watch Winning Thriller Best Scene Reading from ELAN VITAL Screenplay by Maroun Rached

Best Scene from ELAN VITAL Screenplay
Written by Maroun Rached
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SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Fantasy, Crime, Thriller, Sci-Fi

Synopsis: The world in the 2050’s is split into democratic regimes and Elohite theocracies, states run by the clergy of a new extremist faith. Elohite specially trained agents infiltrate the US and commit terrorist attacks using paranormal powers. A team of local paranormals is recruited to stop them.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Val Cole
NATHAN – Dan Cristofori
AIDEN – Mark Boutros
FRANK – David Occhipinti
BILL – Michael Gaty

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

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KIDNAPPING Stories from the FEEDBACK Film & Writing Festival

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festival posterWRONG PLACE, WRONG CRIME
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Germany, Crime


festival posterMOUSSE
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Sweden, Drama

ACTORFEATURE SCRIPT – FEATURE: FLEET WEEK: EVANESCENCE
December 2014 Reading
Written by David Redstone

ACTOR1ST SCENE SCRIPT – THE HAKU
September 2014 Reading
Written by Gina Surles

ACTOR1ST SCENE SCRIPT – FOR THE LOVE OF PETE
July 2014 Reading
Written by David Kurtz

ACTOR1ST SCENE SCRIPT – JACK’S MERMAID
July 2014 Reading
Written by Lois Wickstrom

ACTOR1ST SCENE SCRIPT – EAGLES
March 2014 Reading
Written by David Jack Smith

ACTOR1ST SCENE SCRIPT – OF THEIR OWN ACCORD
March 2014 Reading
Written by Justuce Heninger

ACTOR1ST SCENE SCRIPT – THE DARKNESS OF THE MOOR
March 2014 Reading
Written by James Everett


festival posterHOW (NOT) TO ROB A TRAIN
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4min, Comedy/Adventure, Canada

Climactic Scene – DIETRICH DANZIG
February 2015 Reading
Written by John Pisano-Thomsen

FIRST SCENE: DIETRICH DANZIG
January 2015 Reading
Written by John Pisano-Thomsen

ACTORChapter 2 NOVEL Reading: CORR SYL THE TERRIBLE
July 2015 Reading
Written by Garry Rogers

ACTORFEATURE SCRIPT – Yellow Touch Red, You’re Dead
November 2015 Reading
Written by Lauren Hoekstra

ACTORJACK SPADE: DREAM DETECTIVE Video Pitch
Novel
Written by Carl A. Chase

ACTORSHORT SCRIPT – WALK WITH THE DEVIL
June 2015 Reading
Written by Alison C. Hall

SCREENPLAY1st Scene Script: REDNECK CHRISTMAS
August 2015 Reading
by JC Mercer Jr.

1st Scene SCRIPT – TETON RECKONING
December 2015 Reading
Written by Debi Yazbeck

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DECEPTION Stories from the Writing Festival

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ACTORFEATURE SCRIPT READING – THE FIX FACTORY
October 2014 Reading
Written by Kyle Jenkins

 Consequence of Lying by Marcus Ako

ACTOR1ST SCENE SCRIPT – MINSAE: THE DARK KINGDOM
July 2014 Reading
Written by Jennifer Sparkman

SCREENPLAYChapter 1 Novel: APRIL SNOW
September 2015 Reading
by Lynn Stewart

ACTORTV SPEC – MAD MEN “A Hold on Me”
July 2013 Reading
Written by Moneesa Credle

ACTORTV PILOT – Westbound
October 2015 Reading
Written by Jeff Alulis

ACTOR1ST SCENE SCRIPT – UNDERCOVER
July 2014 Reading
Written by Maria Hammarblad

ACTORTV PILOT – I Heart My Demons
December 2015 Reading
Written by Rebecca Scott

ACTORTV SPEC – The Americans
December 2015 Reading
Written by Addison A.A. Bhuyan

ACTORFEATURE SCRIPT – Death Don’t Us Part
October 2015 Reading
Written by Olaf Baumann

SCREENPLAYShort Story: MIDNIGHT MADNESS
June 2015 Reading
Written by JeryLyn Harrington


festival posterCHICKLAND
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2015
11min, France, Comedy/Sci-Fi

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