Winning ACTION 1st Scene of THE MONSTER HUNTER’s CODE, by Ryan Brannan Doyle

Watch the winning 1st scene script for October 2017.

 

Three 12 year old con-artists make a business out of tricking their schoolmates out of money by offering to slay monsters that don’t exist. When the Boogeyman threatens to unleash hell on earth, these amateur ‘monster hunters’ may be the town’s only hope.

Genre: Action, Thriller, Family

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Laura Kyswaty
Jake: James Boutcher
Tobey: Brandon Knox
Shane: Luke Robinson
Ben: Rob Notman
Emily Jenson: Premika Leo
Damsel: Lindsay Rolland Mills

Get to know the winning writer; 

 What is your screenplay about?

A group of 12 year olds star to outgrow their monster hunting business, but when the Boogeyman comes to town, its up to them to save everyone.

What genre does your screenplay fall under?

Action adventure, horror, Fantasy, something for the whole family

Why should your screenplay be made into a movie?

It’s funny, it’s scary, it’s heartfelt, and has franchise potential!

How would you describe the script in two words?

Growing Up

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

Back To The Future

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

7 years, on and off

How many stories have you written?

Too many. Lots of bad ones. A couple of good ones.

What is your favorite song?

Fright Night (Nevermore) by Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

It’s never finished. It’s only finished until I learn something else and come back to it.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Movies and Dogs

You entered your screenplay using filmfreeway – what was your experience using a submission platform?

It was easy.

What influenced you to enter the festival?

Just finished a draft and wanted to see how it would be received.

What were your feelings about the initial feedback you received?

It’s always good to hear the thoughts and opinions of others.

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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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Winning ACTION Feature Script – NOWHERE VILLE, by Richard M. Kjeldgaard

Watch the OCTOBER 2017 Winning Feature Screenplay.

Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller, Horror

Two men fly a Cessna from California to New Mexico for an out of state camping trip. They encounter bad weather and are forced down in the desert with no means of communication. Their situation becomes worse when they run across escaped convicts hiding out and are taken prisoner in an abandoned trailer park. They soon find out there’s more horrors waiting for them.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Jory: Sean Ballantyne
Robert: Connor Lyon
Mike: Shaun Mazoka
Travis: Dan Cristofori
Fulton: Brennan Clost
Char: Rachel Rain Packota
Leona: Julie C. Sheppard

Get to know the winning writer:

1. What is your screenplay about?  

An isolated, deserted trailer park in the middle of the desert falls under control of escaped convicts. Two guys on a camping trip accidentally become prisoners in the park and their trip turns into a fight for survival.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under? 

Suspense/Thriller

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

 Plays on everyone’s fears of being isolated, controlled by another human and put in an inescapable situation.

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

 Page turner   

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

John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN

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

4 months

7. How many stories have you written?

 10 specs

8. What motivated you to write this screenplay?

 Driving across the desert between Arizona and California (Had a summer home in CA) Seeing abandoned buildings especially in the abandoned town of Desert Center, CA and the soon to be ghost towns around the Salton Sea, CA. A lot of visuals went into this script from these two locales.

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

Building some of the motivation for a few of the characters while keeping the readers on their toes and curious.

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

Reading about writers (Bios) and photography.

11. What influenced you to enter the festival? What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received?

Read some reviews on your festival which were positive. Feedback was to say the least, educational.  I learned a lot about character development and pacing. The feedback was very encouraging regarding my writing.  Appreciated it very much!

11. You entered your screenplay via FilmFreeway. What has been your experiences working with the submission platform site? 

Good porthole for entering contests.  Always updating info on upcoming festivals. Just one miscommunication on the acceptance of a spec I did in one festival.  A mass Email was sent to clarify the issue in a few weeks.

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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

FREE Event: Best Shorts Films from around the world festival – Thur. Oct. 19th. 7pm.

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

BEST Short Films Festival – Thursday October 19th, 7pm. Carlton Cinemas in downtown Toronto

http://www.wildsound.ca/student_toronto_film_festival.html

– A special evening of the 8 BEST student short films made in the last year. 5 films from 8 different countries from around the world. These are NOT just student films. As our moderator Kierston Drier put it: “These are simply the best short films period in the last year!”

Don’t miss this opportunity! And come for free if you like.

See the full program and info for each film and filmmaker.
To start our FALL 2017 season of festivals in Toronto, we are introducing the best short films from around the world – guaranteed!
To RSVP, simply go to the festival program page and get your tickets there. Tickets are FREE or Pay What you Like to cover the cinema costs.

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October 2017 – Read interviews with Film Festival Directors from all over the world.

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

Read 10 interviews of Film Festivals and their directors from all over the world:

Interview with Festival Director Georges Chamchoum (Asian World Film Festival)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/10/09/interview-with-festival-director-georges-chamchoum-asian-world-film-festival/

Interview with Festival Director Karl Rössel (AFRIKA FILM FESTIVAL)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/09/24/interview-with-festival-director-karl-rossel-afrika-film-festival/

Interview with Festival Director Jorge Blanco (THE HELL CHESS FILM FESTIVAL)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/09/24/interview-with-festival-director-jorge-blanco-the-hell-chess-film-festival/

Interview with Festival Director Auregan (ANIMATION STUDIO FESTIVAL)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/09/25/interview-with-festival-director-auregan-animation-studio-festival/

Interview with Festival Directors Nick John Whittle & Stuart Wheeldon (9LadiesFilmFestival)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/10/09/interview-with-festival-directors-nick-john-whittle-stuart-wheeldon-9ladiesfilmfestival/

Interview with Festival Director Vanna Nauk (Fresno’s State Asian Pacific Film Festival)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/10/09/interview-with-festival-director-vanna-nauk-fresnos-state-asian-pacific-film-festival/

Interview with Festival Directors Betsy Uhler Colombo & Alexa Roman (LA Dance Film Festival)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/10/09/interview-with-festival-directors-betsy-uhler-colombo-alexa-roman-la-dance-film-festival/

Interview with Festival Director Alessandro Cassa (FICMAN/INSFF)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/10/08/interview-with-festival-director-alessandro-cassa-ficmaninsff/

Interview with Festival Directors Daniel Foreman & Sharlene Millang (Edmonton Short Film Festival)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/09/24/interview-with-festival-directors-daniel-foreman-sharlene-millang-edmonton-short-film-festival/

Interview with Festival Director Matthew Rooney (VideoDrunk Film Festival)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/09/24/interview-with-festival-director-m-rooney-videodrunk-film-festival/

Interview with Festival Programmer Ross Williams (KILLER VALLEY HORROR FILM FESTIVAL)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/09/24/interview-with-festival-programmer-ross-williams-killer-valley-horror-film-festival/

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October 2017 – Read Interviews with Winning Screenwriters

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

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October 2017 – Read Interviews with Winning Short Filmmakers

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

Interview with 15 winning short filmmakers from around the world. Interviews by Matthew Toffolo:

Interview with Director James Bowsher (WITHHELD)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/06/interview-with-director-james-bowsher-withheld/

 

Interview with Director Steve Hally (TWISTED SOBRIETY)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/09/interview-with-director-steve-hally-twisted-sobriety/

 

Interview with Director Andi Osho (AMBER)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/06/interview-with-director-andi-osho-amber/

 

Interview with Directed Eric Shahinian (FOREIGN SOUNDS)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/06/interview-with-directed-eric-shahinian-foreign-sounds/

 

Interview with Directed Elaine Chu (MANEKI-NEKO)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/06/interview-with-directed-elaine-chu-maneki-neko/

 Interview with Director Jana Stackhouse (THE MAN WHO DOESN’T SLEEP) https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/03/interview-with-director-jana-stackhouse-the-man-who-doesnt-sleep/

 

Interview with director Anthony Bennett (MY LITTLE BROTHER)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/03/interview-with-director-anthony-bennett-my-little-brother/

 

Interview with Animation Director Peter Zhaoyu Zhou (KARMA)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/03/interview-with-animation-director-peter-zhaoyu-zhou-karma/

 

Interview with Director Margaret Costa (MY NAME IS JOAN)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/09/24/interview-with-director-margaret-costa-my-name-is-joan/

 

Interview with Director Igor Gavva (SUITCASE)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/09/23/interview-with-director-igor-gavva-suitcase/

 

Interview with Director Andrea Behring (BAGGAGE)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/09/23/interview-with-director-andrea-behring-baggage/

 

Interview with Director Dan Pal (COUNTING)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/09/23/interview-with-director-dan-pal-counting/

 

Interview with Director Andrew Galloway (WALLY)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/09/23/interview-with-director-andrew-galloway-wally/

 

Interview with director Katie Maguire (THE SESSION)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/09/23/interview-with-director-katie-maguire-the-session/

 

Interview with Director’s Blair Bomar & Olivia Applegate (GRACE & GRIT)

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September 2017 Action/Adventure Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

Submit your Action/Adventure Story to the Festival Today: http://actionadventurefestival.com

 

ACTORACTION Best Scene Screenplay – VOLUNTEER
September 2017 Reading
by Janine Cobain & Gary McElkerney

ACTORCANADIAN Short Screenplay – X-13
September 2017 Reading
by Asim Abraham

ACTORSCI-FI 1st Scene Screenplay – THE FLUTE OF PEACE
September 2017 Reading
by Gunel Asgarova

ACTOR1st Scene Screenplay – BROTHER’S MCSHANE
September 2017 Reading
by Holt Boggs

ACTORANIMATION Feature Screenplay – STORM DRAGON
September 2017 Reading
by Joey Curtis & Danny Klein

festival posterPEPITA & MAX, 6min, Family/Animation
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festival posterCHALK, 10min, Family/Adventure
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festival posterPOND, 6min, Canada, Action/Crime
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

ACTORNOVEL Transcript – COURAGE THE MOUSE
September 2017 Reading
by Cornelia Fick

 

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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