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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ACTION Best Scene Reading of A SECRET JOURNEY, by Gary A. Piazza

Winning Screenplay – A SECRET JOURNEY
Written by Gary A. Piazza

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Val Cole
MADDY – Ali Chappell
BEN – Rob Notman
HAROLD – Michael Pearson

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Maddy, Harold and Ben get more than they bargained for when the sneak into a high security government facility, break into a UFO and manage to get stranded in time, there only companion Marvin and he’s an Alien.

 What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Family, Action/Adventure

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

Because there hasn’t been anything like it since E.T., Jurassic Park and The Goonies. It’s time for a full-on fun family film. Aliens, dinosaurs, UFO’s and time travel. What else could you ask for?

How would you describe this script in two words?

Wild romp.

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

Star Wars

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

On and off for 10 years.

How many stories have you written?

Seven features. One recommendation from Universal and many awards from others.

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

I’ve Got A Brand New Pair Of Rollerskates by Melanie.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Plot holes. But what writer doesn’t?

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Photography/videography/filmmaking. 35+ years.

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

When I saw the live read offering, I was intrigued. I knew I had to enter. The feedback was excellent and really made my day. Any feedback is always good. That means someone has taken the time to actually read the work.

*****

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

Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne


TV CONTESTSUBMIT your Best Scene Screenplay or TV SPEC Script
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Screenplay CONTESTSUBMIT your Best Scene Screenplay or FEATURE Script
FULL FEEDBACK on all entries. Get your script performed
Screenplay CONTESTFIRST SCENE (first 10pgs) Screenplay CONTEST
Submit the first stages of your film and get full feedback!

 

February 2017 Action/Adventure Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

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

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – I SPY WITH MY LITTLE FLY
February 2017 Reading
Written by Adam Luff

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – BEDLAM ON THE RAILS
February 2017 Reading
Written by Wayne E. Johnson
ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – EKKO
February 2017 Reading
Written by Johnny Walker

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 posterMIDNIGHT SIGNS, 4min, Italy, Thriller/Animation
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterTHE TRAITOR, 5min, Czech Republic, Action/Thriller
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterMARAUDER, 13min, Canada, Action/Fantasy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterTRUE COPY, 11min, Russia, Thriller/Sci-Fi
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterLAST BASE, 15min, Norway, Action/Thriller
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterAPPRAISAL, 8min, UK, Thriller
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterWEEKEND OF HEROES, 15min, Italy, Action/Crime
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

 

 

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

Highlights and Winners: February 2017 Action FEEDBACK Film Festival

festival posterMIDNIGHT SIGNS, 4min, Italy, Thriller/Animation
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterTHE TRAITOR, 5min, Czech Republic, Action/Thriller
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterMARAUDER, 13min, Canada, Action/Fantasy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterTRUE COPY, 11min, Russia, Thriller/Sci-Fi
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterLAST BASE, 15min, Norway, Action/Thriller
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterAPPRAISAL, 8min, UK, Thriller
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterWEEKEND OF HEROES, 15min, Italy, Action/Crime
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

The ACTION/THRILLER FEBRUARY 2017 FEEDBACK Film Festival was truly a great success.

The theme of the festival was “OPEN ENDED ENDINGS”.

Every film showcased had an ending for sure – but it also left a continuining story for the characters presented. So if any of these filmmakers want to make a sequel – they can!

NOTE: This was the 3rd festival showcasing the best of Action Short Films at the festival. And the 4th festival that was moderated by Amanda Lomonaco. She was terrific and will be moderating 6 more festivals in 2017.

This was one of those rare festival nights where every single film presented received multiple votes for “Best Film” of the night.

The Action / Crime / Thriller Festival nights are now becoming my favourites. Many of these terrific films don’t get a fair shake from other festival programmers because they appear to be too “mainstream” for the short film market.

Before I started the FEEDBACK Festival, I worked at more than a few film festivals, TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) being one of them. It was there where I truly understood what programmers are looking for – and the films presented at this festival are NOT what they are looking for.

When I decided to dedicate an entire festival for these genres, I have to say that I was a bit worried. I didn’t know if we were going to receive a fair share of quality films from around the world in the Action/Crime genres in particular. And boy was I wrong. Hence the reason why there are 4 more festivals in these genres scheduled in Los Angeles & Toronto in 2017.

See you at the festivals in 2017.

– Matthew Toffolo

Take a look at the Audience Feedback Videos from our NEW Film Festival. Some of the best short films in the world today were showcased.

AUDIENCE FESTIVAL AWARDS

Best Film: TRUE COPY

Best Performances: APPRAISAL

Best Cinematography: THE LAST BASE

Best Music: The music from MARAUDER

Audience Feedback: WEEKEND OF HEROES, 15min, Italy, Action/Crime

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

  MOVIE POSTERWEEKEND OF HEROES, 15min, Italy, Action/Crime
Directed by Francesco Bovino

Once a month, a bunch of dirty cops has a guys’ Weekend in an isolated manor in the countryside. Usually they divide their monthly loot, they play cards and they drink too much. But this time there is a betrayer among them.

Film Type:Short

Genres:action, thriller

Runtime:14 minutes 10 seconds

Completion Date:September 1, 2016

Production Budget:30 USD

Country of Origin:Italy

Country of Filming:Italy

Film Language:Italian

Shooting Format:Red

Aspect Ratio:2:35

Film Color:Color

First-time Filmmaker:No

Student Project:No

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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

 

Audience Feedback: APPRAISAL, 8min, UK, Thriller

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

  MOVIE POSTERAPPRAISAL, 8min, UK, Thriller
Directed by James Peaty

A corporate hitman returns home for his long overdue company appraisal…but the question soon arises: who’s appraising who?

Film Type:Short

Runtime:8 minutes 30 seconds

Completion Date:July 12, 2016

Production Budget:2,000 GBP

Country of Origin:United Kingdom

Country of Filming:United Kingdom

Shooting Format:Digital

Film Color:Color

First-time Filmmaker:No

Student Project:No

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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
ACTOROCTOBER ACTION/CRIME 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from October event
ACTORSEPTEMBER DOC/COMEDY 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from September event
ACTORHIGHLIGHTS September 2016 SCI-FI FEEDBACK Film Festival
Best of the Sept. 22, 2016 Fest.

 

Audience Feedback: LAST BASE, 15min, Norway, Action/Thriller

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

  MOVIE POSTERLAST BASE, 15min, Norway, Action/Thriller
Directed by Aslak Danbolt

Joachim is retiring from base-jumping to become a father for the first time, but first he goes on one last adventure with his best-friend Oyvind. When a storm approaches their friendship is put to the test; Oyvind want’s to turn back, but Joachim will apparently stop at nothing to pull off his very last jump.

Director Statement:

Making Last Base was about going back to finish something I started several years ago. In 2008 I made a documentary about a group of base-jumpers that failed because of bad weather. A year later, one of the jumpers died in a base-jumping accident, which came to inspire this film. I always wanted Last Base to be understated, realistic and to have a documentary feel. Having filmed base-jumpers through the years, I’ve felt the overwhelming silence right before they jump, and while waiting for the parachute to open far below in the valley. That silence is more suspenseful than any music I could have ever imagined, and that’s why I always intended the film to be without music.

Last Base was shot on a micro budget, which meant we had to carry the equipment all the way to the top of Mt. Katthammeren (1200 meters) in Western Norway and camp there for the 5 days of shooting. It already felt like a Fitzcarraldo-project when we were unexpectedly hit by an ice-cold blizzard that jeopardised the whole project. Trapped on top of the mountain without sufficient clothing, equipment or food, the bad weather nearly defeated me again. But thanks to an amazing effort by the whole cast and crew we pulled it off through something that at times was more resembling of a (poorly planned) polar expedition than a film shoot.

But although we pulled it off in the end, I don’t feel the circle has ended. Cause I know I’ll be back, now that I’m turning it into a feature.

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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
ACTOROCTOBER ACTION/CRIME 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from October event
ACTORSEPTEMBER DOC/COMEDY 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from September event
ACTORHIGHLIGHTS September 2016 SCI-FI FEEDBACK Film Festival
Best of the Sept. 22, 2016