Audience FEEDBACK: MARAUDER, 13min, Canada, Action/Fantasy

AUDIENCE FEEDBACK VIDEO of the short film. Moderated by Amanda Lomonaco:

  MOVIE POSTERMARAUDER, 13min, Canada, Action/Fantasy
Directed by Brendon Rathbone

After the Marauder’s Motorcycle is Stolen, they go on a search to hunt down the bandits that stole it.

Film Type:Short

Genres:Post-Apocalyptic, Short, Adventure

Runtime:13 minutes

Completion Date:February 14, 2016

Production Budget:12,000 USD

Country of Origin:Canada

Country of Filming:Canada

Film Language:English

Shooting Format:R3D

Aspect Ratio:16:9

Film Color:Color

First-time Filmmaker:Yes

Student Project:No

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ACTORDECEMBER FAMILY/ANIMATION 2016 Film Festival
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ACTORDECEMBER FEMALE Directors Film Festival
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ACTORDECEMBER LA FEEDBACK Film Festival – Day 1
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ACTORHIGHLIGHTS LA FEEDBACK Film Festival – Day 2
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ACTOR11 FILMS/11 COUNTRIES NOVEMBER 2016 Film Festival
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ACTOROCTOBER THRILLER/HORROR 2016 Film Festival
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2016 ACTION/ADVENTURE Screenplays

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

ACTORBEST SCENE TV Screenplay – TALATRICS
December 2016 Reading
Written by Cecilia Copeland

ACTORTV SPEC of the show RICK & MORTY
December 2016 Reading
Written by Matthew Feldman

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – UP FROM THE DEPTHS: THE RISE OF MEGALODON
December 2016 Reading
Written by William F. Molnar

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – WHO KILLED HONOR BRIGHT
December 2016 Reading
Written by Patricia Hughes

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – CAPITAL PARTNERS
December 2016 Reading
Written by Libby Hellman

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – ESCAPE FROM PLAIN MIDDLE
December 2016 Reading
Written by Carolyn Reese

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – CURIOUS BUDDIES
December 2016 Reading
Written by Janet Caulfied

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – SALACIOUS
December 2016 Reading
Written by Matthew Chura

ACTORFEATURE Screenplay – DUE SOUTH
November 2016 Reading
Written by Even R. Schullery
ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – THE MYSTERIOUS LIFE OF MADELEINE
November 2016 Reading
Written by Eve Noel
ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – GOD’S LITTLE GAG
November 2016 Reading
Written by Sean Nash
ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – CHILDREN OF CHAOS
November 2016 Reading
Written by Kara Dueck

ACTORBEST Scene Screenplay – THE LAST INDIAN WAR
November 2016 Reading
Written by Michael Graf

ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay: EMMETT IN PEOPLELAND
October 2016 Reading
Written by Larry Hankin

ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay: THE VISA
October 2016 Reading
Written by Conrad Haynes

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – THE FALL
October 2016 Reading
Written by Alix Kruntorad

ACTORLONG SHORT Screenplay – THE MIGHTY BIRD
October 2016 Reading
Written by Brian Gililland

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – THE ACCIDENTAL ANGEL
October 2016 Reading
Written by Oren Weitz

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ACTORFEATURE Screenplay: LUCIDAE
September 2016 Reading
Written by Jacqueline Marett

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – RED DOT
August 2016 Reading
Written by Mark Richards

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – DELTA SELECTION
August 2016 Reading
Written by Marty Smith

ACTORFAN FICTION Screenplay – THE MASK OF LEIA
August 2016 Reading
Written by Ian Wilson

ACTORFEATURE Screenplay
August 2016 Reading
Written by Matthew O’Connell

ACTORFEATURE Screenplay – THE CHARLOTTETOWN JACKHAMMER
July 2016 Reading
Written by Marc Lalonde

ACTORBest Scene Screenplay – QUEST FOR MIHTE LUGH
June 2016 Reading
Written by Ray Whittinger

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – FIRE!
July 2016 Reading
Written by Steve Biggs

ACTORFAN FICTION Screenplay – STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE
July 2016 Reading
Written by Jennifer Renner

ACTORBest Scene Screenplay – FOR ALL MANKIND
June 2016 Reading
Written by Matthew O’Connell

ACTORFAN FICTION Screenplay – SPACE 2099 (based on Space 1999)
June 2016 Reading
Written by Kevin D Story

ACTOR1st Scene Screenplay – STARBOUND
June 2016 Reading
Written by Alex A. Kecskes

ACTORBest Scene Screenplay – QUEST FOR MIHTE LUGH
June 2016 Reading
Written by Ray Whittinger

ACTORFan Fiction Feature Screenplay – STAR WARS Episode I: THE REDEMPTION OF SKYWALKER
May 2016 Reading
Written by Brian O’Flaherty

ACTORShort Screenplay – SCENARIO 957
May 2016 Reading
Written by Amy E. Jones

ACTORFan Fiction TV Screenplay – POWER (Green Lantern)
May 2016 Reading
Written by Hisonni Johnson
ACTORFeature Screenplay – DEAD NORTH
April 2016 Reading
Written by Alexander Nachaj

ACTOR1st Scene Screenplay – MONSTER BENEATH THE ICE
April 2016 Reading
Written by Jerry Kokich

ACTORFeature Screenplay – CATCH THE DEVIL
April 2016 Reading
Written by Martin Blinder

ACTORFeature Screenplay – MOTHS TO FLAME
March 2016 Reading
Written by Fredric Maffei

ACTORShort Screenplay – BEST INTERESTS
March 2016 Reading
Written by James M. Freeman

ACTORFan Fiction Screenplay – MAGNUM P.I.
March 2016 Reading
Written by Lew Ritter

ACTORFeature Screenplay – FOUR FOR THE BORDER
February 2016 Reading
Written by Toby Roberts

ACTORFan Fiction – DOCTOR WHO “The Time Cuckoo”
February 2016 Reading
Written by David Gilbank & Paul Renhard

ACTORFeature Screenplay – CRIME EXTRAORDINAIRE
January 2016 Reading
Written by Howard Fridkin

 

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

June 2016 Action/Adventure Films/Screenplays/Stories

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

ACTORBest Scene Screenplay – QUEST FOR MIHTE LUGH
June 2016 Reading
Written by Ray Whittinger
ACTOR1st Scene Screenplay – STARBOUND
June 2016 Reading
Written by Alex A. Kecskes
ACTORFAN FICTION Screenplay – SPACE 2099 (based on Space 1999)
June 2016 Reading
Written by Kevin D Story
ACTORBest Scene Screenplay – FOR ALL MANKIND
June 2016 Reading
Written by Matthew O’Connell

ACTORNOVEL Reading – ALEX THE INVENTOR
June 2016 Reading
Written by Gordon Brynelson

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

FANTASY FOOTBALL: A NERD’S TALE – AUDIENCE FEEDBACK Video from the April 2016 Film Festival

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Watch FANTASY FOOTBALL: A NERD’S TALE Audience FEEDBACK Video. Moderated by Matthew Toffolo:

  MOVIE POSTERFANTASY FOOTBALL: A NERD’S TALE, 2min, USA, Action/Comedy
Directed by Joe Wesley

Two nerds have the time of their life fighting for gridiron glory against a horde of orcs, barbarians, and ogres.

Director’s Statement:

Fantasy Football, A Nerd’s Tale is what I wish Fantasy Football really was. Instead of crunching numbers and stuffing stat sheets, how much more fun would it be leading your team of Elven warriors to bloody victory on the battlefield, hacking and slashing through a horde of orc and troll linemen for a touchdown?

Film Type: Short

Genres: Fantasy, Action, Comedy, Adventure

Runtime: 2 minutes 29 seconds

Completion Date: November 10, 2015

Production Budget: 5,000 USD

Country of Origin: United States

Country of Filming: United States

Film Language: English

Shooting Format: Digital 2K

Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Film Color:Color

Adventure Fan Fiction: MAGNUM P.I.

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MAGNUM P.I. TV SPEC
Written by Lew Ritter
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SYNOPSIS:

Script Titled: Chrysanthemum. In the 80’s a computer whiz and former army buddy of Magnum’s, fakes his own death to stop the theft of a then state of he art super computer.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Val Cole
MAGNUM – Rob Notman
ALLISON – Alicia Payne
T.C./SIMONSEN – Ucal Shillingford
HIGGINS/RICK – Kari-Michael Helava

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Movie Review: DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER (1971) 7th James Bond Movie

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diamonds_are_forever.jpgDIAMONDS ARE FOREVER, 1971
James Bond Movie Review

Directed by Guy Hamilton
Starring: Sean Connery, Jill St. John, Charles Grey, Lana Wood, Jimmy Dean, Bruce Glover, Lois Maxwell
Review by Jesse Ryder Hughes

SYNOPSIS:

A mysterious diamond smuggling operation is being carried out from Africa to Las Vegas and everyone who touches the diamonds is ending up dead. M sends Bond to investigate and what Bond finds is the furthest thing he could’ve imagined, involving an old foe using of the diamonds to destroy the world.

REVIEW:

What happened? My real disappointment in Diamonds are Forever is the complete lack of regard of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, which is by far a superior film than Diamonds are Forever. That being said Diamonds are Forever can be enjoyed for its extreme camp value, which is the types of Bond you get through the 70’s. The producers seem to want to make the next Goldfinger, which proves that the franchise became about the money in a lot of ways. Connery was paid an enormous amount to play Bond again, they brought back Goldfinger director Guy Hamilton, had huge set pieces, crazy chases and a Las Vegas location. It all worked, because it was a big box office success.

The film itself is very thin compared to the others. A diamond smuggling ring is discovered and it ends up tracing back to Blofeld who is making doppelgangers of himself through some type of mud and clay moldings. He uses the diamonds to install into a satellite he has, and using the power of the diamonds he can shoot a lethal laser beam from space to blow things up. Pretty crazy and absurd. Fun to laugh about though.

Connery himself seems to be going through the motions. It does not feel like a man that just lost his wife. You can tell that Connery is ready to move on from the role. I do enjoy Blofeld’s gay henchmen Mr. Wint and Mr. Kidd. I find they get a lot of flack, but every time they are on screen I laugh or have a good time. They are the weirdest Bond villains in the series and I really enjoy them for that reason.

Despite the craziness of Diamonds are Forever there is a great car chase through Las Vegas in a mustang. There is also a scene where Bond gets chased while driving a moon buggy, with arms!?!

It is just as crazy as you could imagine.

As you can probably tell Diamonds are Forever is one of my least favorite of the films. If you set your brain aside you still have a good time. It is fast paced and entertaining, and it is an audience pleaser. Audiences wanted a Bond to win and it is what they got and producers took note of that fact. The filmmakers completely put Flemings books to the side and started doing things there own way. They completely rewrote the film with a few things, like characters, kept in. I believe this is partly to do with the least successful On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. This is the dawn of the new Bond with Diamonds are Forever. Big bad guys, more gadgets, and more action. Fleming’s novels were more beyond this point until For Your Eyes Only.

 

 

 

 

 

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Movie Review: ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE (1969) 6th James Bond Film

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On Her Majesty's Secret Service, MOVIE POSTERON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE, 1969
James Bond Movie Review

Directed by Peter R. Hunt
Starring: George Lazenby, Diana Rigg, Telly Savalas, Lois Maxwell, Gabriele Ferzetti, Ilse Steppat
Review by Jesse Ryder Hughes

SYNOPSIS:

Bond goes on the trail to find Blofeld, and is eventually lead to Switzerland. He falls in love, tries to quit being a secret agent, gets into a few ski chases, which all leads to the most tragic ending in any Bond film.

REVIEW:

Non-actor Lazenby filled in for Sean Connery in the roll of James Bond and even though Lazenby couldn’t deliver the dialogue that great (they even dubbed his voice for part of the movie), his fight scenes were really unique and the film itself is solid.

Director Peter Hunt went immediately back to Fleming’s novel and kept the film true to Fleming’s vision. After You Only Live Twice getting a bit out of hand, but extremely popular at the time, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service dared to go back to the roots of the genre, which is commendable. The film is action packed and exciting as well as extremely emotional and dramatic. This is the last film for awhile that feels serious before Bond films started becoming really campy and it is one of my favorites. It stands out on its own. It feels as if it doesn’t even belong beside the other films, because it feels so different.

Savalas stands out as the best Blofeld in the series. Also Played by Donald Pleasence and Charles Gray. Savalas’ Blofeld is quick, intelligent, proactive and always has the upper hand on Bond. Blofeld’s confidence is so apparent through his habits, like the way he holds his cigarettes, with a sense of righteousness. His master plan to brainwash innocent young girls into bringing back biological weaponry back to there countries is great, under his control, authority and trust he just needs to give the word and the girls will release the diseases. Savalas’ Blofeld is in my top five villains in the series mainly because savalas’ portrayal of a confident, subdued megalomaniac seems awfully realistic.

The other great part about this film is the love story that spawns between Bond and Diana Rigg’s character Tracey. Tracey’s depression feeds into Bond’s need to save her from the beginning of the film to the tragic finale, which leaves Bond falling into a pit of sadness and self denial repeating the line “It’s all right. It’s quite all right, really. She’s having a rest.

We’ll be going on soon. There’s no hurry, you see. We have all the time in the world.”

On her Majesty’s Secret Service’s own tragedy comes with the next film Diamonds are Forever, which doesn’t take into account that On Her Majesty’s Secret Service was even made. It didn’t do as well in the box office as the Connery films and audiences were known to boo the ending of the film. It was a Bond film that was ahead of its time and suffered because of it. The story is good and not too over the top and for Lazenby’s first and only outing as Bond he does prove there could be a lot of potential. Hunt’s film work and action scenes stand alone in the series, with gritty fights and interesting camera techniques that seemed innovative for the time. Unfortunately as Tracey says in the film, “People who want to stay alive play it safe.” That is exactly what they do with the next Bond films by keeping in the tradition of what the audience wants. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service may have not been the most popular Bond at the time, but as time goes on it becomes better and better, gaining it the respect from fans it didn’t fully get in 1969.

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