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

LISTEN to our Daily Podcast via iTunes, or go to www.wildsoundpodcast.com

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

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ACTION/ADVENTURE Festival Testimonial – October 29 2018

Action/Adventure Film & Screenplay Festival

Thank you to all of the actors, well done! That was good to see and it has both given me encouragement and some pointers to improvement for my final draft. I’m really looking forward to submitting that to you shortly! Thanks again

  • A. Smith

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WATCH Winning Action/Adventure Screenplay and Story Readings:

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ACTION/ADVENTURE Festival Testimonial – October 29 2018

Thank you to all of the actors, well done! That was good to see and it has both given me encouragement and some pointers to improvement for my final draft. I’m really looking forward to submitting that to you shortly! Thanks again

  • A. Smith

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

WATCH Winning Action/Adventure Screenplay and Story Readings:

Action/Adventure Festival Testimonial – October 16 2018

It was nice to hear that the audio design was appreciated, particularly that knee stomp (Hi Stewart!). We spent a lot of time making it ‘wetter’, so it’s nice to hear it specifically mentioned. It was also nice to hear the production design was appreciated. The mention of that shot where everything is swept off the table got me particularly, as watching playback for that on set was the first moment I felt we really had something cool in the making. 
– Harrison Norris, Short Film Director “A Peaceful Man”

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

WATCH Winning Action/Adventure Screenplay and Story Readings:

Screenplay Review: HERO OF HEROES, Written by Rodrigo Juatco

Watch the Best Scene Reading: 

The Hero of Heroes is an action/adventure story about Wu Tao, who along with an army of elite fighters (Terracon Warriors) is presumed dead in the War of the Wastelands. Until years later, a lone warrior (Wu Tao) emerges from the Wastelands carrying a message regarding the ill-fated demise of the Terracon. Wu finds himself on a road of vengeance. Standing in his way are assassins (The Brotherhood of Shadows), mercenary Conquistadors armed with Muskets and Cannons, and a powerful, embittered brother (Lord Ging) who is hell-bent on stopping Wu and putting an end to his legend once and for all.

CAST LIST:

Lord Wen – Geoff Mays
Lady Pura – Katelyn Varadi
Narration – Sean Ballantyne
Ping – Shawn Devlin
Wu – Omar Aufi
Marah – Katelyn Varadi

Writer Biography – Rodrigo Juatco

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After receiving a BA in English Literature from Simon Fraser University in 2004, Rodrigo Juatco went on to ghost write for Filipino-Canadian newsprint on his spare time while working as a warehouse Supervisor for the next ten years. Movies, however, have always been a passion of his. And so he began the arduous task of mastering the craft of screenwriting. He has since placed in the Quarter finals in the Page Awards International on two separate occasions. Though writing is now a hobby, Rodrigo hopes to one day pursue his passion on a full time basis.

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

Action/Adventure Film & Screenplay Festival

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

ACTORCRIME BEST SCENE Screenplay: AFFAIR OF THE POISONS by Charles Leipart
August 2018
ACTORACTION BEST SCENE Screenplay: OPERATION BABYLIFT by John McCarney
August 2018
ACTORShort Screenplay: NORTHWOOD by John Fraser
August 2018
ACTORSCI-FI Short Screenplay: ALGORITHM by George Deihl Jr.
August 2018
ACTORTV SPEC Screenplay: RICK & MORTY by Javier Torregrosa
August 2018
ACTORACTION FEATURE Screenplay: OPERATION BROTHER SAM by Gustavo Freitas
August 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: John Johnson, Isabal Cupryn, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

 

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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

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ACTION Best Scene Reading of ANAHNA by Fritz Mueller

Action/Adventure Film & Screenplay Festival

Maddie returns to her home in Dogtown, Northwest Territories, after a long absence. She reconnects with her brother, Louie. With childhood friend, Danny. And with Danny’s grandmother, Anahna, the spiritual head of the family.

CAST LIST:

Nikita (m) – Justin Hay
Waitress – Katelyn Varadi
Narration – Norma Dawn Dunphy
Danny – Omar Aufi
Maddie – Salma Dharsee

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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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