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

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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

GOLDBLOODED Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK at the Action/Thriller Nov. 2018 Festival

GOLDBLOODED, 9min., USA, Action/Crime
Directed by Tom Botchii SkowronksiA homeless drifter with traces of pure gold in his blood, accidentally unleashes his secret while experimenting with extraction methods and everyone wants in on the fortune.

CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!

Action/Adventure Festival Testimonial – October 17 2018

I love their (Adventure/Action Festival) concept of multiple ways to get your story out: from logline, to 1st scene, to full screenplay. The fast turnaround for feedback is critical for me as I’m sure it is with many new writers — as many new drafts have been made by the time most contests provide feedback and results. 
– David Kurtz, Feature Screenplay “Weecho”

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WATCH Winning Action/Adventure Screenplay and Story Readings:

Action/Adventure Festival – Thur. November 1, 2018 (Toronto)

The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival is back for 2018.. 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 three times a month in Toronto in 2018!

Tickets for 2018 are FREE or PAY WHAT YOU LIKE.

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 submission@thrillersuspensefestival.com and we’ll reserve seats for you.

You can always make a tiny donation to the festival to guarantee your seats and skip the lines:

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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 76 out of its last 78 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!

1st ACT PROGRAM


INCALL, 10min., USA, Thriller
Directed by Bevin Hamilton, Rachael Murphy

INCALL is a confrontational thriller about sexual power play, greed and deception explored from a female perspective. It examines issues that have traditionally been avoided by moviemakers because of a gender bias to stereotype women as softer and more compassionate. It portrays three women as confident, complex, sexually focused characters who represent the modern woman. This project hopes to raise awareness of these challenging yet critical concerns.

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MISCREANT, 10min., Crime/Thriller
Directed by Rocky Ramsey

Anderson McCarthy, a young law-school graduate, walks two small town detectives through his life threatening turn of events while visiting his Uncle Billy for the very first time.

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HOODYMAN, 6min., United Arab Emirates, Thriller
Directed by Philip Rachid

Sometimes, the one preventing you from moving forward is yourself.

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BOONDOGGLE, 11min, UK, Thriller
Directed by Dominic McCaffertyThree men discover a mysterious box, supposedly containing the product of their deepest desiresCLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!

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LIVING WITH A MONSTER, 4min, Canada, Horror/Comedy
Directed by Joffrey Saintrapt

After losing his wife and son, John became a recluse alcoholic haunted by his past. One night, a Monster pays him a visit.

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2nd ACT PROGRAM


GOLDBLOODED, 9min., USA, Action/Crime
Directed by Tom Botchii Skowronksi

A homeless drifter with traces of pure gold in his blood, accidentally unleashes his secret while experimenting with extraction methods and everyone wants in on the fortune.

CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!

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THE ROSE GARDEN, 3min., USA, Thriller/Animation
Directed by Nina Gerstenhaber, Jessica Stanley

The film follows Milo, a young adventurous boy who ventures into a mysterious rose garden in order to get his toy airplane back. As he wanders around, he discovers that this seemingly wondrous place is not quite what it seems.

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THE DOOR, 5min., USA, Thriller
Directed by Lola RùiA man’s past takes over his mind when he steps into an unexpected encounter.CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!

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THE HOBBYIST, 8min., USA, Thriller
Directed by George VatistasA short neo-noire thriller centered around a mysterious druggist visited by Sangstrom, a seemingly ordinary man in search of an undetectable poison. Yet, Sangstrom winds up getting more than he bargained for from the sagacious alchemist.CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!

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2.5 MILLION, 22min., USA, Action/Documentary
Directed by Tyler Wilkinson-Ray

A short neo-noire thriller centered around a mysterious druggist visited by Sangstrom, a seemingly ordinary man in search of an undetectable poison. Yet, Sangstrom winds up getting more than he bargained for from the sagacious alchemist.

CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!

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The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival is back for 2018.. 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 Kierston Drier. Showcasing a festival twice a month in Toronto in 2018!

Short Film: 2.5 Million, 22min., USA, Action/Documentary

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“2.5 Million” follows American skier Aaron Rice as he sets out to ski 2.5 million human-powered vertical feet in the backcountry and set a new world record. To be successful Aaron will have to ski over 330 days in the calendar year and chase snow around the world. The challenge is both physical and mental and injuries are not an option.

Production Photos
  • Film Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    22 minutes 1 second
  • Completion Date:
    August 15, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    23,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Argentina, Canada, Chile, United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital. Variety of Cameras.
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16×9
  • Film Color:
    Color

ACTION Best Scene Reading of WHERE KOMAINU CRY by Frank Baruch

 

To rescue their master from a heavily protected Japanese fortress, a group of samurai must test their honor and humility beyond the bounds of their code.

CAST LIST:

Uesugi: John Leung
Narrator: Mandy May Cheetham
Kikiyamo: Liam Kinahan
Tensu: Adrian Currie

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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