ACTION Best Scene Reading of THE KANDAHAR MAN, by J. Jermaine Jones

Genre: Action, Adventure

A battlefield medic and her Marine unit in Afghanistan investigate a missing patrol to discover a legendary wild man may be responsible.

CAST LIST:

Jose: Scott Beaudin
Franco: Nick Wicht
Narrator: John Fray
Cierra: Val Cole
Maya: Kierston Drier

Get to know the writer:

 1. What is your screenplay about?

After the massacre of her patrol unit by a legendary wild man, a critically wounded battlefield medic must find a way to radio for help before she bleeds out — or gets discovered by the wild man — in the deserts of Afghanistan.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Horror. Action. Military Action. Urban. Sci-fi.

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

I think the interesting factor about this story is it’s not only based on true events, but the main character is a female battlefield medic and famous YouTuber.

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

Interesting and fresh.

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

Probably Star Wars.

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

Close to a year.

7. How many stories have you written?

Too many to count.

8. What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)

Not so much a favorite song. My two favorite artists I listen to most though are Rochelle Jordan and Aya Trenier.

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

The research on battlefield medics and their practical emergency applications was a definite challenge.

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

DEFINITELY wanting to see the under-represented writer/director/producer have their moment to shine.

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

Honestly I love it. Introduced me to competitions I didn’t even know existed.

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

The ease of use of the website I think was a major influence. And I thought the reviews were fair and honest.

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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

 

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

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

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

ACTORPREY FOR THE DAY – Feature Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by Richard M. Kjeldgaarad
ACTORTV FAN FICTION PILOT: SCOOBY DOO: AGE OF AQUARIUS
April 2018 Reading
by Katie Grotzinger
ACTORESC(APE) ONLINE TV Best Scene Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by Christopher Kerr
ACTORTHE SHROUD TRINITY – ACTION Best Scene Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by Frank McEvoy
ACTORTRANSIT – ACTION Best Scene Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by Charles Lo Manto
ACTORHOMETOWN KILL BOX – ACTION Best Scene Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by Richard Kjeldgaard
ACTORTHE FLIGHT OF SOULS – ACTION Best Scene Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by Guy Quigley
ACTORRUNAWAY SHIP – ACTION Best Scene Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by Carl Soderberg
ACTORTHE MUSHROOM KIND – ACTION Best Scene Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by Steve Trebilcock
ACTORTORNADO RIDER RHODES – ACTION Best Scene Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by Stevie T.
ACTORCAPTAIN CURTAIN ADVENTURES – ACTION Best Scene Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by M.R. Cooper
ACTORAPRIL’S FOLLY – ACTION Best Scene Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by Yvonne Fein
ACTORALLEGIANCE – ACTION Best Scene Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by Christopher Stapleton
ACTORCROWN AND STEEL Novel Reading
April 2018 Reading
by Anna L. Walls

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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: John Johnson, Isabal Cupryn, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

ACTION Best Scene Screenplay – THE SHROUD TRINITY, by Frank McEvoy

Genre: Action, Adventure

The script centers on a theft of the Shroud of Turin, Christ’s burial cloth. The Shroud is exhibited at the National Gallery of Art and stolen in a brazen, violent daylight robbery during the exhibit preparation. Happily, a trio of local heroes rises who gets it back.

CAST LIST:

Greg: Dan Fox
Bart: Fabio Abreu
Narrator: Val Cole
Sister Eleanor: Vanessa Quaglaira
Redwine: Nick Wicht
Mary Margaret: Cassandra Sirois

Get to know the writer:

 1. What is your screenplay about?

THE SHROUD TRINITY centers on a theft of the Shroud of Turin. I have it come to Washington for an exhibit (a man who runs the Shroud website told me that would never happen). A trio of heroes gets it back, young, brilliant nun, a DC detective, and a New York City street thug/alcoholic seminarian.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

The genre is action/adventure, though the case could be made that it’s a religious film as well.

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

The script should see the light of day because it’s a good, well-paced story with original characters.

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

Relic rescued.

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

A Man for All Seasons.

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

When I worked on the screenplay, it took me about four months to complete it. Sometimes, if the story is good and the situations favorable, I can burp a screenplay out quickly.

7. How many stories have you written?

With screenplays, I have two other screenplays written in draft. (Both could be finished and refined quickly.) I have three others “in development” (euphemism alert!). I actually have four screenplays total for my Shroud team.

8. What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)

Morning Glow.

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

The major one was getting my word processor on my second-hand computer to work.

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

I’m in long-term recovery, so I’m passionate about that. I’m a prison-reform activist as well.

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

The platform is an excellent, user-friendly clearinghouse for contests.

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

I knew my script out be a good fit.

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

Director: Matthew Toffolo

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

ACTION Best Scene Reading of TRANSIT, by Charles Lo Manto

 

Genre: Sci-Fi, Action/Adventure

“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in
ourselves.”

CAST LIST:

Father #1: Charles Gordon
Driver: Gabriel Darku
Narrator: Katelyn Varadi
Sal: Brandon Knox
Vicky: Carina Cojeen

Get to know the writer:

1. What is your screenplay about?

SYNOPSIS – As Sal and Victoria are stuck in a traffic jam, it becomes evident that world is suddenly going to end. They must fend for themselves as everyone makes it every man for themselves.

ANALOGY: – “It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.” – W. Shakespeare

MESSAGE – To be aware of corporate media.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Science Fiction / Action

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

An action movie with a twist ending! And good message to display.

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

“free awakening”

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

Scarface.

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

Nine months total. Revised it after Action/Adventure’s wonderful critique!

7. How many stories have you written?

Eight, plus handfuls of sketch comedy.

8. What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)

Now, this is a tough one. Hard to name one favourite song. I almost feel like I need to list five in order to be fair to my other inspirations! So I’ll answer this question with the song I am quite certain I’ve listened to the most in my lifetime: L’ITALIANO by TOTO COTUGNO

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

Accepting and appreciating the critique and advice given with open arms. And I am very glad for doing so.

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

Acting
Song writing
Guitar
Drums
Directing
My family
Long distance running

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

Fantastic. Very easy to navigate and I find it be a handy, helpful tool to all scriptwriters.

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

Director: Matthew Toffolo

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

ACTION Best Scene Reading of HOMETOWN KILL BOX, by Richard Kjeldgaard

Genre: Drama, Action/Adventure

A Marine Colonel, burnt out and suffering from PTSD after his platoon is ambushed outside Baghdad, retires early and is living in a small desert community in solitude for his remaining years. Soon this peaceful existence is interrupted when fugitive bank robbers and drug runners collide in the isolated desert town. With police outnumbered he must call on his military skills to save it from the marauding intruders.

CAST LIST:

Teller: Angelica Alejandro
Deputy: Brandon Knox
Narrator: Katelyn Varadi
Robber #1: Charles Gordon
Accomplice: Gabriel Darku
F Accomplice: Carina Cojeen

Get to know the writer:

 1. What is your screenplay about?

A career Marine Colonel, burnt out and suffering from PTSD after his Platoon is ambushed outside of Baghdad, retires early and is living in a small desert community in solitude for his remaining years. Soon this peaceful existence is interrupted when a trio of fugitive bank robbers and a group of drug runners collide in the isolated desert town. With local law enforcement outnumbered and outgunned, he must recall his military skills to save the town from the marauding intruders.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Suspense/thriller

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

The main character is someone I think everybody can relate to, the “Accidental hero” type of character audiences cheer for. Also the intertwined story lines with the Bank Robbers and the Drug Dealers ending up in the town keeps the pace of the story going and would make the audience think “Okay, what’s next?” Overall an edge of your seat kind of story.

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?

Three months. Several re-writes.

7. How many stories have you written?

Specs…Three Horror, Three suspense thrillers, Five character driven dramas. Also a TV series spec and three short screenplays.

8. What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)

Wow, tricky….I’d say any song from the original BOSTON Album.

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

Inter-cutting the action sequences in the final showdown, trying to keep the pace credible. Also, did several rewrites on the development of the protagonist so he would be more sympathetic character instead of just someone who was this walking, talking action figure.

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

Reading biographies (Inspirational) Real Estate investing and photography.

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

Great experiences. A combination of encouragement and guidance through my writing screenplays have been extremely beneficial!!

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

Director: Matthew Toffolo

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

ACTION Best Scene Reading of THE FLIGHT OF SOULS, by Guy Quigley

 

Genre: Action/Adventure

Justin, a former fighter pilot boards a flight from Indonesia and has sex in the crew quarters with his flight attendant girlfriend Nara. The pilot, Jack, talks to his co pilots about their cargo and takes the plane up to an extreme height causing the cabin pressure to decrease and the emergency oxygen masks drop.

CAST LIST:

Ori: Katelyn Varadi
Tamar: Carina Cojeen
Narrator: Angelica Alejandro
Justine: Gabriel Darku
Jack: Charles Gordon
Jacob: Brandon Knox

Get to know the writer:

 1. What is your screenplay about? Initially set in Asia, the story is about a hijacked commercial airliner where the crew delibertaly kill all the passengers and land the plane in North Korea. Justin Bowers, a former US fighter pilot boards a flight from Indonesia and has sex in the crew quarters with his flight attendant girlfriend Nara, a South Korean. The pilot, Jack, talks to his co pilots about their cargo and takes the plane up to an extreme height causing the cabin pressure to decrease and the emergency oxygen masks drop. They keep the plane at that altitude until the cabin oxygen runs out, killing their passengers. In the crew quarters Justin and Nara use a separate oxygen supply for the crew until the plane descends to below 8000 feet. The pilots are Islamic terrorists and land the plane in North Korea, where rebel Korean officers greet them. A female officer counts the dead passengers and Justin garrotes her in the crew area, Nara dresses in her uniform and takes her place. Chungwi Kahng sends a soldier to do a head count of the dead. Justin kills him and takes his place too.They escape from the plane and hide in the hanger and watch a group of soldiers remove the dead bodies from the plane to trucks. Kashani, an Iranian terrorist funder congratulates Jack, also known as Amir Mokri and tells him payment will be made. He pays Kahng to dispose of the bodies and ensures he repaints the plane correctly. Justin snaps some pictures and turns off his phone. Kashani gives Jack the destination coordinates and leaves. Justin and Nara go through the passengers’ luggage and find a burqa an white robes and headgear, Justin changes and stuffs the Korean uniform in his backpack whilst Nara packs the burqa. Nara lies to a soldier demanding to be taken to the burial site, they are free to talk because the drive doesn’t understand English.Nara finds out where they are and knows it’s a long way from the Yohan area where she has relatives. Justin takes a video of the burial site. Nara demands that the driver takes them to Yohan, the driver objects but is scared of Chungwi Kahng and believes that Nara works as his next in command, so he is forced to comply. Almost there, they get the driver to pull over and Justin kills the driver, hiding the Jeep in the bushes. They walk to Nara’s aunt and uncle’s home. They stay the night and then head to a deserted road, where North Korean pilots use to play games with the South Koreans flying up and down the DMZ. Dressed and using the guise of Middle Eastern Arabs they pretend to want an aerial tour and have a letter from Chungwi Kahng demanding cooperation. Justin knocks out the pilot and crashes the plane into Gyodong Island in South Korea. South Korean soldiers take them to American and South Korean officers, where they tell their story and show them the photos. The American Major tells them they are no longer needed; a CIA agent has them sign a gagging document and sends them to a hotel with some cash. Justin realizes they’re being watched at the hotel and has the concierge get him a laptop with some of the cash. They look up the destination coordinates and find they are for Kuala Lumpur. They act normally and go out for dinner where with amazing gusto masked assailants kidnap them. When they come round they’re in a private jet with the CIA guy, Jacob and three Mossad agents. Jacob had them taken away from the US military and South Koreans, time is of the essence as there’s chatter that the plane is going to be turned into a flying bomb. Justin and Nara tell the CIA most of what they know, Justin holds back that the plane has been repainted until Nara convinces him. They all go to Kuala Lumpur to wait for the plane. Justin and Nara identify Jack as the pilot, and a Mossad female agent Tamar sets him up to get information. They pretend to have an authorization code for Tel Aviv and make sure Jack has the information. The flying bomb leaves and Justin and the agents kidnap Jack, they tell him the code was fake, the plane will be intercepted. Jacob tells Jack he will be dealt with in Israel, but the Mossad agents have other ideas, they say it’s their jurisdiction and toss Jack out of the plane into the ocean.They find Kashani in New York and blackmail him for $20 million, to compensate the passengers’ families. They trick him into going with them, telling him it’s to avoid the CIA, but they’re taking him to a secluded spot in the woods. Justin threatens to bury him alive, like some of the passengers might have been. Rather than be buried alive, he agrees to go to Israel with them and stand trial. Nara and Justin find a way to assist a wounded Mossad agent without being implicated and finally get home to finish off the lovemaking that had started on the plane.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under? Action/Adventure (Drama, Terrorism and Foreign Agents)

3. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie? Because it is timely and this could happen. (Think the disappearance of Air Malaysia a few years ago, never found) The story is packed with action and intrigue and would certainly make a great movie with an abundant of amazing parts for great actors.

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

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

6. How long have you been working on this screenplay? Three months and one month’s research particularly with pilots of 777s as to how the passengers could be wiped out and an aircraft can be hidden in the sky.

7. How many stories have you written? Ten Screenplays and three novels.

8. What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?) Dark side of the Moon.

9. What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay? None really as long as I got the disappearance of the aircraft factual and accurate, which I did.

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

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

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

Director: Matthew Toffolo

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

ACTION Best Scene Reading of RUNAWAY SHIP, by Theodore Carl Soderberg

 

Genre: Horror, Thriller, Action/Adventure

After a zombie outbreak, a ship’s crew must fight for
survival as the ship heads full speed towards the Golden Gate Bridge.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Katelyn Varadi
Andy: Charles Gordon
Ted: Brandon Knox

Get to know the writer:

 1. What is your screenplay about?

I took my experience as a merchant sailor being promoted to bosun from able seaman , added a touch of the Fukushima disaster in Japan and came up with a runaway ship destined for San Francisco.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Action/ Adventure

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

My experience at sea, showcases shipboard life which I think most would enjoy; especially with the ever present clock ticking of impending doom provides an entertainment adventure of Michael Bay proportions.

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

Hollywood Screenwriting Competition, spring 2018 just gave Runaway Ship the Grand Prize award and in a word, said it was ‘brilliant.”

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

No contest- Jaws.

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

Actual writing, about one year.

7. How many stories have you written?

Ten

8. What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)

That’s a tough one, there’s a million of them; but i will say “Wonder Why” by Dion and the Belmonts- bet you never heard of them:)

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

Just the process of getting the yarn from my head to the keys in a clear, understandable entertaining fashion.

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

I’m still a nut for the water and anything to do with ships, boats, beaches….

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

FilmFreeway has been great and whenever I am in a jam, I get a fast reply.

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

Director: Matthew Toffolo

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox