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

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2017 FIGHT Stories, Novels, Films, Screenplays (January to June)

Watch the best of creative works showcased in this genre at the festival in the first half of 2017.

festival posterTHE EARTH SURVIVAL CODE, 10min, China, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
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festival poster1950 DA, 7min, France, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
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ACTORSCI-FI SHORT Screenplay – THE VOLUNTEER
May 2017 Reading
by Christopher Michaels

ACTORTV SPEC of SUPERNATURAL
May 2017 Reading
by Bonnie Bonaduce
STATE OF EMERGENCY MOTHERF***ER!, 5min, Belgium, Political/Satire
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
ACTORNOVEL Transcript Reading – THE ASSIGNMENT
March 2017 Reading
Written by George Ivanov Nenchev

ACTORFEATURE Screenplay – NEMESIS
March 2017 Reading
Written by Carl Joglar

festival posterBABY AND GRANNY, 2min. USA, Animation/Comedy
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ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – OBEDIENCE
February 2017 Reading
Written by Michael Potts

ACTORFAN FICTION Screenplay – POPEYE “SPINACH RUN”
February 2017 Reading
Written by Neil Chase

ACTORTV SPEC Screenplay – THE FLASH TV series
February 2017 Reading
Written by Nader Hobballah


festival posterREVENGANT, 7min. Germany, Fan Fiction/Sci-Fi
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festival posterQUESTIONS, 6min, USA, Fan Fiction/Action
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ACTOR1st SCENE Script – OCD
January 2017 Reading
Written by Quyen Tran

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

Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Festival Moderators: Amanda Lomonaco, Kierston Drier, Matthew Toffolo

Camera Operators: Mary Cox, Marko Cvijetinovic

Winning ACTION Feature Screenplay – THE FLIGHT OF SOULS, by Guy Quigley

Watch the Winning Feature Screenplay Reading for May 2017.

Winning Screenplay – THE FLIGHT OF THE SOULS
Written by Guy Quigley

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Julian Ford
JUSTIN – Sean Ballantyne
NARA – Amanda Quach
TAMAR – Kayla Lakhani
JACK – Mandip Brar
BLOOM – Allan Brunet
ORI – Zane O’Connor

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller, Romance

A former fighter pilot and a flight attendant stumble into various adventure filled conflicts dealing with terrorists, the CIA, and double crossings, in this non stop action/thriller.

Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

My screenplay is pure fiction where the conceptional idea was derived from the disappearance of flight #MH370 (Malaysia Airlines) in 2014. The script has a disappearing aircraft that is deliberately high jacked by terrorists and routed to North Korean. The passengers are dead on board due to a deliberate lack of Oxygen and after landing in North Korea are buried in a mass grave. Our two protagonists, (a Male and a Female) escape and witness all the brutal heartless activity. They establish there is a preplanned elaborate plot which is turning they aircraft into flying bomb destined for Israel. They go through several dangerous situations to get out of North Korea with this vital information and realize they are in the middle of a spy game and have to establish who they can really trust?

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

An Action/Adventure/ Thriller

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

This would make a thrilling action movie, albeit it does contain some disconcerting scenes that are pivotal to the story. It’s a never been done before story and it does not fall into the category of a usual copycat movie.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Death Flight.

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

APPARITION (I Produced it)

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

Two years.

How many stories have you written?

Eight screenplays and three novels.

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

Dark side of the Moon.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Establishing the facts as to how an aircraft can be hidden from radar.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Making movies, assuming the funding can be raised which is always the difficult part.

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

I thought your festival had a different flair as if what one had written and was selected to be read, it would make am great promotional tool that may interest a production company with access to to a larger budget. I could so it myself but could not raise the budget that this production would require.

 

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

Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne


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Audience FEEDBACK: MIDNIGHT SIGNS, 4min, Italy, Thriller/Animation

AUDIENCE FEEDBACK VIDEO of the Short Film:

  MOVIE POSTERMIDNIGHT SIGNS, 4min, Italy, Thriller/Animation
Directed by Marino Guarnieri

In a small room overlooking the Bay of Naples, a young designer, suspended in time and in the night, faces the eternal struggle of the artist who tries to tame its instruments in order to use them as an extension of himself to express their imagination. In light of a magical moon, the conflict turns into a real battle, physical and symbolic.

Dream and reality mix with the black ink and the power of color, up to the realization that sign as a sign we approach more and more to become masters of our imagination.

In a dreamlike vision of enchanted moment in which today becomes tomorrow.

Project Title (Original Language):Mezzanotte di Segni

Film Type:Animation, Short

Genres:Sci-Fi, Fantasy

Runtime:3 minutes 40 seconds

Completion Date:May 29, 2015

Country of Origin:Italy

Shooting Format:Digital

Aspect Ratio:16:9

Film Color:Color

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WATCH 2016 FILM FESTIVAL EVENTS and the FEEDBACK VIDEOS of EACH SELECTED FILM

ACTORDECEMBER FAMILY/ANIMATION 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from December event
ACTORDECEMBER FEMALE Directors Film Festival
Best of the Dec. 22, 2016 Fest.
ACTORDECEMBER LA FEEDBACK Film Festival – Day 1
Best of the Dec. 7, 2016 Fest.
ACTORHIGHLIGHTS LA FEEDBACK Film Festival – Day 2
Best of the Dec. 8, 2016 Fest.
ACTOR11 FILMS/11 COUNTRIES NOVEMBER 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from November event
ACTOROCTOBER THRILLER/HORROR 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from October event

 

September 2016 Action/Adventure Films/Screenplays/Stories

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

Best of Action/Adventure Films and Stories showcased at the festival in September 2016:


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THE LAST JOURNEY OF THE ENIGMATIC PAUL WR, 17min, France, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

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September 2016 Film Festival


festival posterUNCANNY VALLEY, 9min, Argentina, Sci-Fi/Experimental
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September 2016 Film Festival


festival posterRED ROVER, 15min, Australia/USA, Fantasy/Action
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September 2016 Film Festival

ACTORFEATURE Screenplay: LUCIDAE
September 2016 Reading
Written by Jacqueline Marett

ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – OYMPUS RISING
September 2016 Reading
Written by C M Landrus

ACTORNOVEL Reading: HEARING THOUGHTS
September 2016 Reading
Written by Anthony Diffley

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – WHAT IT FEELS LIKE
September 2016 Reading
Written by Travis Calvert

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – WHAT IT FEELS LIKE
September 2016 Reading
Written by Travis Calvert

ACTORFAN FICTION Screenplay: VIGILANTE (TMNT)
September 2016 Reading
Written by Justin Prince

ACTORNOVEL Reading: HEARING THOUGHTS
September 2016 Reading
Written by Anthony Diffley

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – JULIE & ROM
September 2016 Reading
Written by Behzad Sedghi

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – RAGING LOVE
September 2016 Reading
Written by Kevin Mongelli

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – BLAME GAME
September 2016 Reading
Written by Sonny Dyon

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – TO KILL GANDHI
September 2016 Reading
Written by James M. Freeman

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Read the best of NEW Adventure Feature Film Loglines

Submit your Action/Adventure Screenplay to the Festival Today: https://actionadventurefestival.com/

CLICK THE LINKS AND READ THE MOVIE PITCHES:

LOVE UNDER MANIPULATION, by Natalia Gorbunova

THE GOLDEN NIGHTINGALE, by Hammoudi Abdelouahab

PORT SUDAN, by Jack Sherry

ALI BABA AND THE FORTY THIEVES, by Jerry Kokich

QUEEN OF THE HIMALAYAS, by Purna Bahadur Rai Nachhring

PRINCESS SHEBA AND THE EVIL SUITOR, by Ebrahim Mahomed

THE AGE OF RESURRECTION, by T.R. Dass

NILE, by Peter Mbulo

THE ANTi-CHRIST, by Thomas Williams

SALVAGE AND RECOVERY THE HEIST, by Lynn Winiarczy

BHUNDU, by Tawanda Mudowenyu

THE CANCUN INCIDENT, by Lynn Winiarczyk

HOLY-WAR, by Joseph R. Shellim

BLUE COVE DAY, by John Robert Jolley

THE FABRIC OF TIME, by Jared Hall

SHIPWRECK ON SHADOWWORLD, by David Beshears

SUNKEN BONES, by Eric Monteiro

AMERICAN INDIAN UPRISING, by Allen Cody

CHIMES OF FREEDOM, by John Mackenzie

SOCCERROCK, by Kris Klassen

FREEDOM FORT, by Clint Williams

AXPLAR, by Jelena Janjic

THE STAFFORD MULTIPLEX THEATER, by William Smith
HARMONY AE, by Justin Bredahl

THE SPACE DRIFTER, by Shaun Jooste

ABSOLUTELY SMASHING, by Laz Rojas

SURVIVING DESTINY, by Doris Lee

FINELY SPUN, by Evan Nasse

Read the best of NEW Action Feature Film Loglines

Submit your Action/Adventure Screenplay to the Festival Today: https://actionadventurefestival.com/

CLICK THE LINKS AND READ THE MOVIE PITCHES:

KIDNEY PUNCH, by Lily Skinner

LICENSE TO STEAL, by Marco Santiago

PAEDOCRACY, by Keith Piner

THE GOLDEN NIGHTINGALE, by Hammoudi Abdelouahab

PORT SUDAN, by Jack Sherry

ALI BABA AND THE FORTY THIEVES, by Jerry Kokich

KILLER, by Joanna Middleton

THE AGE OF RESURRECTION, by T.R. Dass

BHUNDU, by Tawanda Mudowenyu

DREXLER, by Carlton L. Winston

BLUE COVE DAY, by John Robert Jolley

HER DAGUERREOTYPE, by Jim Starr

IN 10 DAYS, by Kevin Goodson

JUSTICE LEAGUE MARTIAN WARRIOR, by Tosin Omotayo

IN SOME WAY, by Sean Christian

OMINOUS, by Kyle Stuck

FAIR DEALING, by Pinakee Sher

PURE BLOOD, by Tosin Omotayo

FIEND, by Andrew Samuelsen

SOCCERROCK, by Kris Klassen

PRIVATE DUDDELS, by Thobias Dhaeyere

FREEDOM FORT, by Clint Williams

HIT YOUR MARK, by Breanna Barton-Shaw

THE DRAGON NEVER DIES, by Farzin Youabian

OUT FLYING PAST MY BEDTIME, by Linda Falcao