ACTION Best Scene Screenplay Reading: BRICKS AND BONES, by Mark Donnell

Overview: Jason Brickman yields for no one and even after spending years in prison his goals are still crystal clear for him. But from the moment the audience finds out that Brickman will be released the barriers that stand in his way steadily get stronger and more complex. That fact that Brickman is connected with bikers and ex-military men means that the two – in some ways similar – cultures will be a strong element of this story. The characters are tough, no-nonsense, and they aren’t ever going to back down. The stakes are fairly clear in this narrative – lives are clearly on the line – but the grudge match is riddled with more than just Lyle’s death and the history between Brix and Matt slowly but surely comes to light. The biggest issues in this screenplay, however, are the structure, characterization, and plot development.

CAST LIST:

Narration – DELPHINE ROUSSEL
Lyle (40s) – 2 – LOGAN FORSYTH
Thad – 3 – THOMAS FOURNIER
Matt (50s) – 7 – Sean Ballantyne
Vincent (40s) – 2 – JOLLY AMOAKO

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

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ACTION TV Best Scene Screenplay Reading: Beginner’s History, by Emily Cheever

 

When charismatic and reckless archeology professor Jack Benton finds a secret tomb underneath New York, he must band together with his academic grad student Cherry Cooper to save its treasure from a mysterious organization.

CAST LIST:

Narration: Isabel Kruse
Jack: Brandon Knox
Hartsburg: Allen Brunet

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Denissa Palmer, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

April 2019 Film/Story/Screenplay Winners

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

 

ACTORNOVEL MOVIE: THE ADVENTURES OF LARSON AND GARRETT
April 2019 Winner

ACTORSCREENPLAY MOVIE: NORTHWOOD
April 2019 Winner

ACTORTV BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: THE EMERGENCE, by James Greasley
April 2019 Winner

ACTORACTION 1st Scene SCREENPLAY: JOHNNY’S PICO, by Sean Monahan
April 2019 Winner

ACTORACTION Best Scene SCREENPLAY: LOST COYOTE, by Gustavo Freitas
April 2019 Winner

ACTORBest Scene SCREENPLAY: PRINCESS PAIN, by Michael D’Ambrosio
April 2019 Winner

ACTORFANTASY Best Scene SCREENPLAY: HART BLOOMFIELD: SPACE DETECTIVE, by Daniel Fishbayn
April 2019 Winner

festival posterTHE SPECTER OF THE OTHER, 4min., Action/Experimental

festival posterANDROMEDA, 15min., USA, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

 

 

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Fraser, Andy Camp, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

ACTION Best Scene Screenplay: Lost Coyote, by Gustavo Freitas

CAST LIST:

Adelita – 7 – CASSANDRA GUTHRIE
Juan – 7 – DANIEL JONES
NARRATION – OLIVIA BARRETT
Nic – 34 – JUSTIN DESOUZA
Guillermo – 7 – TED POWERS
Marquito – 9 – DANIEL JONES

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Fraser, Andy Camp, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

1st Scene ACTION Screenplay Reading of Johnny’s Pico, by Sean Monahan

 

A pair of hapless private detectives, middle-aged brothers Craig and Timmy, are sick of Los Angeles and finally moving home… until they stumble into the middle of a murder investigation and the crosshairs of the Irish Mafia. Their only way out is to actually become the detectives they had always pretended to be.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Melie B Rondeau
Craig: Colin Sandquist
Timmy: Neil Bennett

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Fraser, Andy Camp, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

ACTION/ADVENTURE Festival Testimonial – March 19 2019

It seemed like a festival that VIVA!! would be well received. The feedback was so spot- on and much needed. Sometimes you can’t see the forest for the trees.
I thank you all again and again cause you’re awesome!

Screenwriter Renee Rubio (VIVA!!)

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

Watch the Screenplay Reading: 

A young, ambitious woman takes on the world of human trafficking to find her friend. Fearless and focused she infiltrates a global menagerie of evil. Her crusade against slavery becomes a fight for her own freedom and her life.

CAST LIST:

Dixie – JESSICA BOWMER
NARRATION – STEPHEN SANDQUIST
Jack – SARAH-HAZEN BASK
Gladys – JULIE SHEPPARD

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ACTION TV Best Scene Screenplay Reading of Actions Adventures, by Calvin L. Hall

 

ACTION’S ADVENTURES is a one-hour, science-fantasy, action-adventure series based on this premise: What happens when a man with a 10-year-old son is given superhuman powers, a city to protect, and is treated like a professional athlete—complete with an agent and contracts and endorsements?

CAST LIST:

Ozzy – 2 – Russell Batcher
James – 16 – Brian Carleton
NARRATION – Stephanie Herrera
Dave – 15 – Jolly Amaoko
Sam – 16 – Russell Batcher
Kyle – 3 – Jolly Amaoko

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Fraser, Andy Camp, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch