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

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ACTORNOVEL Transcript Reading – A POOR MAN’S TRUCE
June 2017 Reading
by H.E. Scott

ACTORACTION BEST Scene SHORT Screenplay – TURNT
June 2017 Reading
by Haldane Dane Hamilton
ACTORACTION BEST Scene Screenplay – CADEBY
June 2017 Reading
by David James Keogh

ACTORSCI-FI SHORT Screenplay – SWITCHMAN
June 2017 Reading
by Henry Leeker

ACTORFAN FICTION TV SPEC Screenplay – DOCTOR WHO
June 2017 Reading
by Paul Hewitt

festival poster1950 DA, 7min, France, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
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festival posterEYE OF INDIA, 3min, India, Experimental/Adventure
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festival posterTHE SNOWMAN’S HAT, 2min, USA, Animation
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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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ACTION Best Scene Reading of CADEBY by David James Keogh

Genre: Action, War, Romance, History

When Vikings invade the village of Cadeby a small band of desperately unprepared people must defend it or lose everything.

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Robyn: Andrea Meister
Father Rogan: Brian Carleton
Urman: Anthony Botelho
Ailsa: Konstantina Mantelos
Fáelán: Jack Comerford
John: Jordy Kieto

Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

England, 425AD – the Romans have abandoned Britain and the land has fallen into chaos. Small groups of Britons remain and try to keep their traditional ways. But a dark cloud is descending – Vikings raid the coast and threaten the village of Cadeby. This story is about how an unlikely band of elderly and infirm villagers defend their village, led by a Blind Priest, a Dwarf, a young inexperienced warrior, a teenage Pictish girl and a one-armed war veteran. It’s a story of love, loss, survival and the lengths people will go to defend what is theirs against the odds.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Historical Fiction / Drama and Action but a central love story too.

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

It has been professionally reviewed a number of times and been compared to Braveheart, has won 11 Best Screenplay laurels (with 6 as outright winner) and is a great story of early Britain that remains untold. Cadeby is a real village in Lincolnshire (it’s abandoned now). The film has real characters, is gritty and truthful and has had an astounding reaction from everyone who has read it. It needs to be made because cinema needs these big, real stories to compete against the current trend of blockbuster gumph.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Tragic, Heart-Stopping

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

Ooohhhh . This is a tie between Braveheart, Aliens, Planes Trains and Automobiles and The Godfather. All perfect films in their own way and all with perfect characters – even in the smallest of roles.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

18 months – it has been edited and changed a number of times following feedback and reviews. The story has been in my head for a few years though.

How many stories have you written?

Many – I used to write them all the time when I was a kid but then became and adult and forgot… until I wrote Cadeby (my first screenplay). My second screenplay, ‘Think Forward’ has won its first two awards tooI have also co-written a movie called Destination Dewsbury which comes out next year, a short film called ‘Misunderstood’ about ADHD which will be made this year and am currently writing a horror film and a 6 Part TV series. My head is filled with stories and I intend to write them all.

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

I love the Lord Of The Rings soundtracks and the Braveheart soundtracks – but my favourite songs are too many to list here. Let me go for The Show Must Go On by Queen – probably my favourite band.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Knowing what feedback to listen to and what to ignore – you have to be confident enough in the story to know when you are right. Also, procrastination and finding a million other things to do when I should be writing! I also hate when I have checked the Think a million times and then find a spelling mistake I have somehow missed…

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Acting – I am also a professional actor – I just love movies and I think that is reflected in my writing style.. I should also say my wife and my 2 boys or they will linch me. 🙂

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

It felt like a place where your work would be cared for where you get help as well a well done or a rejection. I suspect a number of festivals get so many screenplays that they don’t even read most of them. These guys really care and take a lot of time helping you improve the writing and that means a lot. The feedback was excellent actually and spot on – I acted on most of it because it made sense – a writer should never be scared to listen to good feedback. These guys especially know what they are doing because they clearly love films. Easily the best festival I have worked with.

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

Camera Operator: Kierston Drier

Editor: John Johnson

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

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

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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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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

September 2016 Action/Adventure Films/Screenplays/Stories

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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

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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

Watch Winning Star Wars Fan Fiction: THE MASK OF LEIA by Ian Wilson

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THE MASK OF LEIA Fan Fiction
Written by Ian Wilson
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SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Following the Battle of Endor and the defeat of the Empire, Leia secretly struggles with her own ongoing internal battle with the Force.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Becky Shrimpton
LEIA – Laura Darby
EMPEROR – Stephen Flett
HAN SOLO – David Straus
ACKBAR – Rais Muoi

 

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

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