CHASE Scene Stories from the Writing Festival

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festival posterCADAVER
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Animation / Adventure, USA


festival posterMERKUR
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2015
2min., France, Animation/Experimental

ACTORFeature Screenplay Reading – SHOOTING STAR
September 2014 Reading
Written by Richard Harrison

ACTOR1ST SCENE SCRIPT – 66 WEST
December 2013 Reading
Written by Christopher Willis


festival posterBUSTED
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7min, Australia, Comedy/Romance

ACTOR1ST SCENE SCRIPT – THE OTHER SIDE
March 2014 Reading
Written by Barb Markusa


festival posterSNAIL TRAIL
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Experimental / Animation, Germany

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APOCALYPSE Stories from the Writing Festival

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festival posterCOME TO SLEEP
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War, UK

ACTORBest Scene Reading of GATES OF HELL
August 2015 Reading
Written by Pamela Green

ACTORFIRST SCENE – WAYFARERS
November 2014 Reading
Written by Arnon Z. Shorr

ACTORNOVEL Chapter 5 – The Origin of F.O.R.C.E.
October 2015 Reading
Written by Sam B Miller II

ACTOR1ST SCENE SCRIPT – MOTHER AND SON
September 2014 Reading
Written by David Serra

ACTORTV PILOT – THE PURE
February 2014 Reading
Written by Jessica Seguin

ACTORTV PILOT – Max Cobra
October 2015 Reading
Written by Brad Heisler

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2015 Winning Thriller/Suspense Novels

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ACTORChapter 1 NOVEL Reading: RED STORM
July 2015 Reading
Written by Thom Tate

SCREENPLAYChapter 1 Novel: WHAT IF ITS ALL BEEN A LIE
August 2015 Reading
by Nancy Arant Williams

SCREENPLAYNovel Transcript: NORTH HALL
September 2015 Reading
by Julian Lev

SCREENPLAY1st Chapter: THE DECISION
April 2015 Reading
Written by C.P. Munro

Best Scene Reading of COYOTE AND THE DUST DEVIL by Jonah Jones

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CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Sean Ballantyne
JO – Aidan Black Allen
KRAMER- Steve Shand
CRANE – Brett Kelly

Get to know writer Jonah Jones:

1. What is your screenplay about?

How we connect with our inner selves and what happens when we fail to do so.

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

It’s an original idea with plenty of room for visual indulgence. The landscape in which it’s set is one of the most stunning in terms of starkness and contrast. The ways in which the Mescalero Apache express themselves are at once simple and stunning and so the contrast between their way of thinking and our technology-based violence provides a great background conflict.

3. This story has a lot going for it. How would you describe this story in two words?

God inside.

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

Not sure – Oh What a Lovely War, Ben Hur (1959 version), 2001, North by North-west and most of Laurel and Hardy.

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

The first set of notes on the subject were made in 2013. Other projects got in the way and then I really got down to it about a year ago.

6. How many stories have you written?

Probably in the hundreds – I’m pretty old.
I’ve written about ten short films and this is my third feature-length script.
Eight stage plays produced, two radio plays transmitted, several short stories published or broadcast and five or six novels that didn’t work.

7. What motivated you to write this screenplay?

A sense of wonder that came from research for a failed novel, based on a successful radio play (The Triumph of the Cunning Man) in which I looked at aspects of the Mescalero Apache mysticism, their ways of perceiving this world and the way that their history is entangled with that of the atom bomb.

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

Several negative reviews – mainly along the lines that mysticism doesn’t sell or that I had too many main characters.

There were a couple of criticisms (numbers of characters and confusion as to which of them were meant to be significant) that meant I had to make fairly big changes to address them.

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

I’m in process of directing my first film – a short, written by someone else – and I’m enjoying it.

Music – I’m an old rocker, have eight guitars and jam with any other old rockers in the neighbourhood.

I also love graphic art. Have had some cartoons published.

I’m a recorder for this part of Wales – i.e. I record whatever wild-life I see when I’m wandering around and send it to a central database.

10. What influenced you to enter the Thriller/Suspense Festival? What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received?

The atmosphere that I gleaned from the web-page seemed like the sort of place I’d feel at home.

In the past, I’ve had good experiences with Canadian-based film-makers. I came third in the Canadian Short Screenplay Competition a few years back with a film called Planning Meeting. In a past life I was an animator and we always rated what was going on in Canada during the Seventies.

The first feedback was one of the most positive and kindest I’ve had. The second one didn’t seem as kind but it was still positive. I’ve revised the script to suit both. I’ve also revised the script after reviews I’ve had from other sources – some positive, some not so.

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

Get as many critiques as you can afford – and not from people who know you. I must have fifteen to twenty of them on this script. You can then see what issues come up most frequently and therefore need addressing. You can also see more clearly the weaknesses in the script that you knew to be there but didn’t want to admit.
Listen to everything everyone says and try to understand why they said it. I spoke to someone about the fact that one of my critics said that Anna killed people throughout the film. She doesn’t and so I was dismissive about the criticism. The other person said “But why did the critic think it might be true?” Make sure they can’t get it wrong.

Criticism is more use to you than praise but learn to judge the judges.

Watch 1st Chapter of THE DECISION, Thriller Novel by C.P. Munro

Deadline October 10th for Thriller/Suspense Novel Festival
https://thrillersuspensefestival.com/deadline-for-thrillersuspense-novel-festival/

Watch the 1st Chapter Reading of THE DECISION:

STORY Read By – Jason Martorino

Best Scene Novel genre: Romance, Suspense, Drama

SYNOPSIS:

Raised by a poverty-stricken family in Granville, Ohio, Joseph Hall has been poor his entire life. Frustrated at how little his life has offered him, he turns to dreams to get him through his days of want. Now a young man in 1940, he’s ready to settle down with a girl, but even that is settling in his eyes. He wants more-but has no idea how he’ll ever be able to rise above his humble beginnings. One fateful day, however, an act of chivalry for Margret, a beautiful heiress, sparks in him a dark ambition to seize what he feels he is owed-and his life begins to change.

Watch the September THRILLER/SUSPENSE Story Readings. Submit your own script/story today:

Deadline September 30th for Thriller/Suspense Film and Writing Festival

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Watch the September Screenplay/Story Readings:

FEATURE SCRIPT Reading of LEGACY
September 2015 Reading
Written by Marc W. Johnson

1st Scene Reading of FACSIMILE
September 2015 Reading
Written by Gary Makin

Novel Transcript: NORTH HALL
September 2015 Reading
by Julian Lev

Novel Transcript: DRACONUM
September 2015 Reading
by Sebastian Halford

Part 8: Read Thriller/Suspense Novel Loglines and Synopsis’

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Part 8: Read Thriller/Suspense Novel Loglines:

Title: THE WARRIOR’S CODE
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_warriors_code_by_steve_dewinter.html
Written by: Steve DeWinter
Type: NOVEL
Genre: Action-Adventure Thriller

Title: TERROR IN THE NIGHT – Alien Abduction Exposed!
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/terror_in_the_night_by_martha_jette.html
Written by: Martha Jette
Type: NOVEL
Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Supernatural, Thriller

Title: HOUSE OF TIME
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/house_of_time_by_kenneth_benton.html
Written by: Kenneth Benton
Genre: Thriller, Supernatural
Type: Novel

Title: THE PESTILENCE
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_pestilence_by_gary_towner.html
Written by: Gary Towner
Genre: psychological thriller
Type: Novel

Title: DAISY HILL
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/daisy_hill_by_jessub_flower.html
Written by: Jessub Flower
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Thriller, Western, Romance, Paranormal
Type: Novel

Title: BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/be_careful_what_you_wish_for_by_rk_avery.html
Written by: R. K. Avery
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Psychological Thriller
Type: Novel

Title: GAMELAND
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/gameland_by_saul_w_tanpepper.html
Written by: Saul W. Tanpepper
Genre: Sci-Fi
Type: Novel/Serial

Title: A MATTER OF TRUST
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/a_matter_of_trust_by_mj_flournoy.html
Written by: MJ Flournoy
Genre: Romance, Suspence, Thriller
Type: Novel

Title: ADOLPHUS
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/adolphus_by_lionel_ross.html
Written by: Lionel Ross
Genre: History. Thriller, War, Family, Military
Type: Novel

Title: SERENITY
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/serenity_by_tom_bleakley.html
Written by: Tom Bleakley
Genre: Crime, Legal Thriller, Mystery
Type: Novel

Title: THE END, MY FRIEND
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_end_my_friend_by_kirby_wright.html
Written by: Kirby Wright
Genre: Futuristic Thriller
Type: Novel

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Part 7: Read Thriller/Suspense Novel Loglines and Synopsis’

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Title: THE BLACK ROSE
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_black_rose_by_suzanne_steel.html
Written by: Suzanne Steele
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Mystery
Type: Novel

Title: STANLEY PARK
http://www.wildsound.ca/stanley_park_by_racine_hiet.html
Written by: Racine Hiet
Genre: Drama/Physiological Thriller/Mystery
Type: Novel

Title: ITSY BITSY SPIDER
http://www.wildsound.ca/itsy_bitsy_spider_by_kimberly_shursen.html
Written by: Kimberly Shursen
Genre: Political thriller
Type: Novel

Title: CACHE A PREDATOR
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/cache_a_predator_by_michelle_weidenbenner.html
Written by: Michelle Weidenbenner
Type: NOVEL
Genre: Crime Thriller

Title: PROOF OF IDENTITY
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/proof_of_identity_by_susan_tuttle.html
Written by: Susan Tuttle
Type: NOVEL
Genre: Suspense

Title: DANGEROUS TIMES
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/dangerous_times_by_phillip_frey.html
Written by: Phillip Frey
Type: NOVEL
Genre: Crime-thriller

Title: I BOUGHT THE SUN FOR A DOLLAR
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/i_bought_the_sun_for_a_dollar_by_gary_starta.html
Written by: Gary Starta
Type: NOVEL
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Title: THE ASSIGNMENT
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_assignment_by_georgi_ivanov_nenchev.html
Written by: Georgi Ivanov Nenchev
Type: NOVEL
Genre: Action-thriller

Title: RUBY SILVER
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/ruby_silver_by_randall_reneau.html
Written by: Randall Reneau
Type: Novel
Genre: Action/adventure/mystery-thriller

Title: ANTICIPATION OF THE PENITENT
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/anticipation_of_the_penitent_by_nancy_laronda_johnson.html
Written by: Nancy LaRonda Johnson
Type: Novel
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller, Christian Thriller

Title: EANIE, MEANIE, MINIE, NO!
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/eanie_meanie_minie_no_by_sandra_s_kerns.html
Written by: Sandra S. Kerns
Type: NOVEL
Genre: Romance, Suspense, Thriller, Crime

Title: ON THE PINEAPPLE EXPRESS
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/on_the_pineapple_express_by_hl_wegley.html
Written by: H. L. Wegley
Type: NOVEL
Genre: Thriller; Action; Romance; Christian; Crime

Title: BETRAYED
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/betrayed_by_morgan_st_james.html
Written by: MORGAN ST. JAMES
Type: NOVEL
Genre: Romantic suspense (inspired by true events)

Title: SERIAL ARTIST
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/serial_artist_by_robert_randle.html
Written by: Robert Randle
Type: NOVEL
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller, Occult

Title: ME AND MR. MEPHISTOPHELES
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/me_and_mr_mephistopheles_by_dd_cross.html
Written by: DD Cross
Type: NOVEL
Genre: Science Fiction, Thriller, Humor, Horror

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Part 6: Read Thriller/Suspense Novel Loglines and Synopsis’

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Part 6: Read Thriller/Suspense Novel Loglines:

Title: LOST CAUSES
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/lost_causes_by_donna_j_thompson.html
Written by: Donna J. Thompson
Type: NOVEL
Genre: Suspense

Title: MINUTE OF DARKNESS
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/minute_of_darkness_by_jd_daniels.html
Written by: JD Daniels
Type: NOVEL
Genre: International Intrigue

Title: THE CULL – Bloodline (Book 1 of series)
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_cull_bloodline_by_eric_j_gates.html
Written by: Eric J. Gates
Type: NOVEL
Genre: Suspense Thriller

Title: BLOODRIDGE
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/bloodridge_by_ds_kane.html
Written by: DS Kane
Type: NOVEL
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, War

Title: THE LAST SONG OF WILDERNESS
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_last_song_of_wilderness_by_cleber_pacheco.html
Written by: CLEBER PACHECO
Type: NOVEL
Genre: FANTASY AND THRILLER

Title: BLOOMING FROM ROOTS
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/blooming_from_roots_by_louis_gander.html
Written by: Louis Gander
Type: NOVEL
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Horror, Thriller

Title: TEMPLAR ODYSSEY
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/templar_odyssey_by_jeff_e_gregory.html
Written by: Jeff E. Gregory
Type: NOVEL
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller

Title: AGGI
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/aggi_by_linda_scarlett.html
Written by: Linda Scarlett
Type: NOVEL
Genre: Thriller

Title: THE PLAYROOM
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_playroom_by_amy_leo.html
Written by: AMY LEO
Type: NOVEL
Genre: PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER

Title: COLD BLOODIED
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/cold_bloodied_by_diane_otoole.html
Written by: Diane O’Toole
Type: NOVEL
Genre: Crime Thriller

Title: CLAIMING LIVES
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/claiming_lives_by_stuart_land.html
Written by: Stuart Land
Type: NOVEL
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller

Title: THE IRISH CODE
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_irish_code_by_bob_chapman.html
Written by: Bob Chapman
Type: NOVEL
Genre: Suspense/Thriller

Title: DEATH OF THE BODY (Crossing Death #1)
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/death_of_the_body_by_rick_chiantaretto.html
Written by: Rick Chiantaretto
Type: NOVEL
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller, Suspense

Title: A PASSIONATE SPIRIT
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/a_passionate_spirit_by_sc_skillman.html
Written by: SC Skillman
Type: NOVEL
Genre: Supernatural, Suspense

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Part 5: Read Thriller/Suspense Novel Loglines and Synopsis’

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Title: WHEREWOLVES
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/wherewolves_by_john_vamvas_and_olga_montes.html
Written by: John Vamvas and Olga Montes
Type: NOVEL
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Action

Title: STELLA’S PLEA
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/stellas_plea_by_ra_giggie.html
Written by: R.A. Giggie
Type: NOVEL
Genre: Christian Suspense

Title: THE DEAD – COLONIES BOOK ONE
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_dead_colonies_book_one_by_robert_tozer.html
Written by: Robert Tozer
Genre: Survival, Horror, Adventure, Thriller
Type: NOVEL

Title: TEN BILLION PEOPLE
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/ten_billion_people_by_lorraine_courtney.html
Written by: Lorraine Courtney
Genre: Eco-thriller
Type: NOVEL

Title: TIARA
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/tiara_by_john_reinhard_dizon.html
Written by: John Reinhard Dizon
Genre: Action, Adventure, Historical Fiction, Suspense, Thriller
Type: NOVEL

Title: TAKING LIVES
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/taking_lives_by_joseph_lewis.html
Written by: Joseph Lewis
Genre: Thriller
Type: NOVEL

Title: DEATH GRIP
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/death_grip_by_tracy_sherwood.html
Written by: Tracy Sherwood
Genre: Suspense Drama
Type: FEATURE SCRIPT

Title: CITY OF BLUE
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/city_of_blue_by_mike_panetta.html
Written by: Mike Panetta
Genre: Action-Drama
Type: Novel

Title: MOONNEBBIA: CAPTURED MOON
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/moonnebbia_captured_moon_by_tj_phull.html
Written by: T.J PHULL
Genre: EROTICA, Action, Adventure, Thriller
Type: Novel

Title: VENGEANCE IS MINE
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/vengeance_is_mine_by_leon_opio.html
Written by: Leon Opio
Genre: Suspenseful/Thriller
Type: Novel

Title: ATLANTIC CITY NAZI
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/atlantic_city_nazi_by_charles_frankhauser.html
Written by: Charles Frankhauser
Genre: Historical fiction romantic thriller
Type: NOVEL

Title: FOREST ON FIRE
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/forest_on_fire_by_eric_baker.html
Written by: ERIC BAKER
Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Suspense
Type: Novel

Title: I REALLY, REALLY WANT IT
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/i_really_really_want_it_by_richard_hennerley.html
Written by: Richard Hennerley
Genre: Thriller/Satire
Type: Novel

Title: DEATH IN DISGUISE
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/death_in_disguise_by_lewis_j_cooke.html
Written by: Lewis J. Cooke
Genre: Crime | Horror | Thriller | Mystery
Type: Novel

Title: COLLIDING ORBITS
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/colliding_orbits_by_ts_fox.html
Written by: T. S. Fox
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Type: Novel

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