September 2017 THRILLER Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

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

 

ACTORTV THRILLER Best Scene Screenplay – JOYTON SHREW
September 2017 Reading
by Ian Bradburn

ACTOR1st Scene Screenplay – SERAPHINA
September 2017 Reading
by Joe Tofuri

ACTORSTUDENT 1st Scene Screenplay – THE BOXMAN
September 2017 Reading
by Alexander Beale

ACTORTV 1st Scene Screenplay – CELTIC BLOOD
September 2017 Reading
by Richard William Masterson

ACTORTV 1st Scene Screenplay – KODAK MOMENT
September 2017 Reading
by John Cruz Alarid

ACTORFAN FICTION Screenplay – WELCOME TO CRYSTAL LAKE (Friday the 13th)
September 2017 Reading
by Mike Mead

ACTORTV SPEC Screenplay – QUANTICO Show
September 2017 Reading
by Leslie Lyshkob

ACTORTHRILLER Feature Screenplay – WORD GAMES
September 2017 Reading
by Joel Stern

festival posterTWISTED SOBRIETY, 14min, Thriller/Sci-Fi
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festival posterNO WAVE, 11min, Canada, Thriller/Mystery
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festival posterAMBER, 14min, USA, Thriller/Drama
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festival posterDOMESTICITY, 4min, UK, Thriller/Drama
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festival posterFOREIGN SOUNDS, 8min, USA, Crime/Thriller
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festival posterPOND, 6min, Canada, Action/Crime
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festival posterPUSHING, 10min, USA, Family/Drama
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ACTORSHORT STORY Transcript – IN THE CEMETERY
September 2017 Reading
by Mari Tamez

 

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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

Get to know the short film: TWISTED SOBRIETY, 14min, Thriller/Sci-Fi

Short Film played at the September 2017 Action / Crime / Thriller FEEDBACK Film Festival

Img 0470A Dystopian backdrop collides two polar opposites in a search for change. Two men are brought together by despondent circumstances and are fragmented into desperation to console their hunt for clarity.

News & Reviews
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes
  • Production Budget:
    25,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    RED, Sony F65
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.85
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • Steve Hally
    Director
  • Steve Hally
    Writer
  • Sinan Ozcivi
    Producer
  • Lee White
    Key Cast
  • Kofi Stone
    Key Cast
  • Madalina Bellariu Ion
    Key Cast
  • Sean Cronin
    Key Cast
  • Chris Rogers
    Key Cast
  • Julianna Kurokawa
     Key Cast

Director BIO: Andi Osho (AMBER)

Short Film played at the September 2017 Action / Crime / Thriller FEEDBACK Film Festival

Director Biography

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Born in East London, Andi studied acting alongside Rasak Adoti (Armistad, Black Hawk Down) and Idris Elba (Pacific Rim, The Wire). She made her stage debut in 2003, appearing at renowned fringe and off-West End venues, playing the lead in Medea and a No. 1 tour of Pulitzer Prize nominated play, Yellowman. Andi has also appeared in a host of popular British TV comedies and dramas.

In 2007 Andi launched a stand up comedy career, winning the coveted Funny Women award. This led to regular TV appearances on a number of popular panel formats and stand up shows (Mock The Week, Live At The Apollo).

Along side this, Andi developed her writing, selling scripts to Fox US, BBC TV and BBC Radio. She has also written for several national UK newspapers. In 2014 she wrote and produced Brit.i.am, a crowd sourced short film about Britishness which went on to win best experimental short at two film festivals, the Audience Award at another and was officially selected for eight more.

In 2013 Andi co-created Breaking Hollywood, a comedic webseries starring David Harewood (Homeland) and Liam Tuohy (Titanic) about naive British actors in LA.

Andi completed a film-making program at The New York Film Academy and in 2015 finished post production on her final project, The Grid, a proof-of-concept piece for a full-length sci fi thriller which has featured in 17 festivals.

Through the intensive NYFA program Andi made six short films and explored further her skills in working with actors to create rounded, three dimensional characters and strong visual storytelling.

Andi’s NYFA training is in addition to a two year production course in London at the prestigious Ravensbourne College of Design.

Get to know the short film: AMBER, 14min, USA, Thriller/Drama

Short Film played at the September 2017 Action / Crime / Thriller FEEDBACK Film Festival

Amber poster aug.001A teen fan fiction writer takes her boyband obsession too far in a twisted, late night confrontation with the object of her desires.

  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Thriller, drama, teen, stalker
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 30, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    30,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    2K Sony F5
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color

Director BIO: James Bowsher (WITHHELD)

Short Film played at the September 2017 Action / Crime / Thriller FEEDBACK Film Festival

Director Biography

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James Bowsher (1991) has been a practitioner in both film and theatre for numerous years. From working with the National Youth Theatre on the Olympic opening ceremonies to co-ordinating Catalan social documentaries he has done a wide variety of different projects. At the age on 21, James was accepted as a member of the United Kingdom’s National Youth Film Academy. Most recently he has been working with Blue Cedar Films on productions such as ‘Ladies First’ and ‘Withheld’.

Director Statement
I had for a long time wanted to make a film about performance, however it is a subject that had been examined in a multitude of modes by numerous filmmakers. I wanted to capture the sometimes uneasy boundary between the performer and the audience, how performance can easily be turned on it’s head and make a voyeur of the spectator. After seeing Phillip Toledano’s excellent photo exhibit on phone sex workers it struck me that this was the perfect arena to set this film.

There is a contract in place and the caller cannot possibly believe that the person on the other end of the phone is ‘actually’ doing what they say they are doing. The phone allows for a suspension of disbelief and subsequently a space for performance, from which the caller can project their fantasies, which is true to some degree in all performative art forms.

The next step came after thinking that this interaction is quite unique, not in terms of content, but in that the performer modulates themselves to the whims of the client. This was perfectly expressed by one of the phone-sex workers blurbs in Toldano’s gallery:

“‘To the caller, when I first answer, I am the inanimate Barbie. They do not know what I look like or who I am. They can only imagine. It’s my job to indulge their fantasies, to convince them that I am not a doll – I am their dream turned real. If they ask if I am blonde, I become a blonde. I respond to every sound the caller makes with an affirmation. I encourage them, I breathe life into the fantasy, I carve the doll out of flesh.’”

This led me to think – what if the audience didn’t want to see a performance? What if they wanted the actor to take of their mask? What would happen next?

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Thriller Film Festival – Thursday February 23rd. 7pm. Downtown Toronto

The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival is back for 2017.. Our home is The Carlton Cinemas, located in the heart of downtown Toronto at 20 Carlton Street. The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm.

Continuing to showcase the best of short films from around the world, while maintaining our audience feedback format moderated by Matthew Toffolo. Showcasing a festival twice a month in 2017 starting in February!

Tickets for 2017 are PAY WHAT YOU LIKE. Purchase your tickets online via Paypal or Credit Card. Tickets are first come first serve.

All proceeds to this month’s festival will be donated to festival cinema costs (suggestion $8 and up), which helps the monthly event:

OR, if you like to obtain seats in advance and pick them up on the day of the event (come for FREE, or make a donation), please email us at festivalevent@wildsoundfestival.com and we’ll reserve seats for you.

You can pick up the tickets on the day of the event at the cinema. Tickets are first come, first serve. This festival has sold out 48 out of its last 50 events!

You will be able to buy alcohol (beer, wine, liquor), popcorn, candy, and refreshments before the show.

Here is the full program of films. Festival starts at 7pm sharp!

FIRST ACT PROGRAM


MIDNIGHT SIGNS, 4min, Italy, Thriller/Animation
Directed by Marino Guarnieri

In a small room overlooking the Bay of Naples, a young designer, suspended in time and in the night, faces the eternal struggle of the artist who tries to tame its instruments in order to use them as an extension of himself to express their imagination.

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THE TRAITOR, 5min, Czech Republic, Action/Thriller
Directed by Oldrich Antos

A young mafia member called the Turkish has a secret relationship with Lenka, an informant of this criminal group. The Turkish and Lenka plan to escape abroad. Their escape plans are accelerated by the information that Lenka became uncomfortable for the boss and he and his men are on their way to her apartment to kill her.

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MARAUDER, 13min, Canada, Action/Fantasy
Directed by Brendon Rathbone

After the Marauder’s Motorcycle is Stolen, they go on a search to hunt down the bandits that stole it.

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TRUE COPY, 11min, Russia, Thriller/Sci-Fi
Directed by Olga Belova

Igor’s uncontrolled transformations into other people force him to turn to the only person able to stop this…

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SECOND ACT PROGRAM


LAST 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.

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APPRAISAL, 8min, UK, Thriller
Directed by James Peaty

A corporate hitman returns home for his long overdue company appraisal…but the question soon arises: who’s appraising who?

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WEEKEND OF HEROES, 15min, Italy, Action/Crime
Directed by Francesco Bovino

Once a month, a bunch of dirty cops has a guys’ Weekend in an isolated manor in the countryside. Usually they divide their monthly loot, they play cards and they drink too much. But this time there is a betrayer among them.

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Playing at Feb. 25th Thriller Film Festival – CHATEAU SAUVIGNON: TERROIR, 13min, USA, Horror/Family

RSVP your FREE Tickets to the best of Horror/Thriller Short Film Festival – Thursday February 25th, 7pm. Carlton Cinemas

  MOVIE POSTERCHATEAU SAUVIGNON: TERROIR, 13min, USA, Horror/Family
Directed by David Maire

ABOUT THE PRODUCTION:

“Chateau Sauvignon: terroir” went into production near and around Hudson Valley, New York, in the spring of 2014. It was shot on the RED Scarlet in 5 days, primarily at Benmarl Winery, with a pick up day at Clinton Vineyards. “Chateau Sauvignon: terroir” is Michael Lorz’s (Nicholas) film screen debut. Anthony del Negro (Anthony) initially auditioned for the role of Nicholas. Adrienne Stern, known for “Broken English” (2007), “The Believer” (2001), and “Hellraiser” (2005), was the casting director for the film. Additionally, the film’s Special FX were helmed by head of the makeup department for NBC’s “The Blacklist” (2013-present), Anthony Pepe, also known for his work on “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” (2013) and “Sharknado 2: The Second One” (2014). Both Adrienne and Anthony worked together on Jeff Lieberman’s 2004 debut feature “Satan’s Little Helper”! “Chateau Sauvignon: terroir” was awarded a post-production grant from McDonalds. “Chateau Sauvignon: terroir” is the third short film written, directed and produced by David E. Munz-Maire.

ACTOR BIOGRAPHIES:

NANCY NAGRANT
as Katherine, a victim

Nancy is an actress known for her principal role on “Delivery Man” (2013) with Vince Vaughn, and Steven Soderbergh’s “Side Effects” (2013) alongside Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum, Jude Law and Catherine Zeta-Jones. She has additionally co-starred in Netflix’s “House of Cards” beside Kevin Spacey, as well as CBS’s “Hostages” with Dylan McDermott and Toni Collette. Nancy trained at Western Michigan University, receiving a BA in Theater Performance and Psychology. She is managed by Prestige Management, and represented by Metropolis Artists Agency and Lauren Green Agency. ANTHONY DEL NEGRO as Anthony, a victim Anthony Del Negro was born and raised in Belleville, New Jersey. He is a big fan of horror films, and was cast in “Slink” (2013), as well as having appeared in two Chiller productions: 2012’s “Dead Souls” and 2014’s “Deep In the Darkness.” His resume of horror/ thriller films continues to grow as he portrays various characters in the feature films “Monsters on Main Street,” “Parlor,” and “Dark Haul,” each slated to be released in late 2014 and 2015. He will also be appearing alongside Tom Sizemore in SYFY’s “Dark Haul” later this year (2014), as well as Lifetime’s “The Case Against Sam.”

SEAN WEIL
as Patrick, the father

Sean Weil is a professional actor with over 25 years experience in the industry. He appeared as Liam in the first season on the critically acclaimed, Emmy Award winning HBO series “Boardwalk Empire,” and also appeared in CBS’s “Blue Bloods” and NBC’s “Law & Order.” With numerous film, television and theatre credits, he has portrayed a variety that earns him the title of a true character actor. He is represented by Soiree Fair Talent.

POOYA MOHENSI
as Eartha, the mother

Born in Tehran, Iran, Pooya moved to New York when she was in her teens. She studied textile design and fashion styling at The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) where she received a BFA in Fabric Styling. She started singing and acting on stage and in short films in 2009.

MICHAEL LORZ
as Nicolas, the son

Introducing Michael Lorz, an actor from Shorewood, Illinois, living in New York City. He studied musical theatre at NYU’s TIsch CAP21 studio, receiving a BFA in Musical Theater. “Chateau Sauvignon: terroir” is Michael’s debut film appearance. Having most recently played in family-friendly theatre, embodying “a murderous psychopath was thrilling, to say the least.” He is represented by Abrams Artists Agency.