TV Best Scene Screenplay Reading of EXPATRIATES by Frank Baruch

Logline: Through hell and rough waters, two brothers much etch out an existence in a refugee camp ruled by violence, religious strife and terrorism.

CAST LIST:

Yeffrey – 13 – ADRIAN CARLOS CARTER
Narration – KYANA TERESA
Loebist – 8 – NICK DOLAN
Markuz – 7 – PETER NELSON

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Ritchie, Isabal Cupryn, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

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ACTION TV 1st Scene Screenplay Reading of BACKWATER by Daniel Katz

Two former small time thieves, a compulsive gambler and a gym teacher drowning in debt, must navigate the grim underbelly of their backwater town while under the thumb of a psychopathic criminal.

CAST LIST:

Macy: Gauri Prasad
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Kevin: Rhys Harrison
Bobby: Jarrod Terrill

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Ritchie, Isabal Cupryn, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

ACTION/ADVENTURE Festival Testimonial – November 29 2018

I was very happy that people really seemed to get my film. Action short films are sometimes a hard sell. There’s nothing so visceral, powerful and ugly as two people punching the s%&t out of each other with their fists. But weirdly enough, I think words have as much– maybe even more, destructive power! I wanted to make a film about human beings and the complexity of relationships. And how we can get so turned around because of our relationships. The audience GOT and LOVED the film and that made me so happy. 

– Alice L. Lee, Short Film Director “The Good Boy”

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ACTION/ADVENTURE Festival Testimonial – November 28 2018

Thank you very much for your well-considered feedback. I’ve read through your feedback a couple of times and thought I’d let you know it’s very actionable feedback and something I feel I can use to make me a better writer altogether. 
– George Reese, Feature Screenplay “Reconquista”

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ACTION/ADVENTURE Festival Testimonial – November 26 2018

This is the most intensive and helpful script notes I have received from any contest or paid reader. I would have paid for these notes without having entered the contest. If I had this reader years before, I wouldn’t be so disheartened and soured as I am now on screenwriting. If I ever regain my enthusiasm for screenwriting and film, I will surely follow the constructive notes on a rewrite. 
– Todd Bronson, Feature Screenplay “Poaching the Big Muddy”

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November 2018 Action/Adventure Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

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STORYACTION BEST SCENE: Cadence of the Battle Cry by Brandon Gillum
November 2018

festival poster2.5 MILLION, 22min., USA, Action/Documentary

festival posterTHE DOOR, 5min., USA, Thriller

festival posterINCALL, 10min., USA, Thriller

STORYFAN FICTION 1st Scene Reading: KENOBI: A STAR WARS STORY by Paul Watkins
November 2018

 

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Ritchie, Isabal Cupryn, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

HIGHLIGHT & VIDEOS: November 2018 ACTION Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:

BEST FILM: The Rose Garden

BEST PERFORMANCES: The Hobbyist

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: 2.5 Million

BEST MUSIC: The Door

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterINCALL, 10min., USA, Thriller

festival posterHOODYMAN, 6min., United Arab Emirates, Thriller

festival posterBOONDOGGLE, 11min, UK, Thriller

festival posterLIVING WITH A MONSTER, 4min, Canada, Horror/Comedy

festival posterGOLDBLOODED, 9min., USA, Action/Crime

festival posterTHE ROSE GARDEN, 3min., USA, Thriller/Animation

festival posterTHE DOOR, 5min., USA, Thriller

festival posterTHE HOBBYIST, 8min., USA, Thriller

festival poster2.5 MILLION, 22min., USA, Action/Documentary

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There is an episode about this festival in our archives as we talk about the audience and all the great films we showcased at this event.

The theme of the October 2018 ACTION/THRILLER Film Festival in Toronto was “Self-Confrontation”.

All films were about someone having to confront themselves and who they are in order to get over an obstacle.

This is a personal response to this particular festival. Hours before a sold out crowd gathered together to watch the best of short films from around the world, I had a son. My wife gave birth to a 10LB baby boy, who was two weeks premature, down the street from the Carlton Cinemas at Princess Margaret hospital in downtown Toronto.

So for myself personally, this is a festival that I’m always going to remember. The day Daniel Ross Toffolo was born: November 1, 2018.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo