ACTION/ADVENTURE Festival Testimonial – July 7 2018

From Screenplay ZOMBIE CRUIZE, by A.K.A. SMITH

I love the enthusiasm and creativity in festivals like this and in all kinds of meetups with people in all areas of film making. This one seemed right for this screenplay. The initial feedback showed a huge amount of understanding and intelligence and was incredibly helpful and well-written.

Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller, Horror

Poseidon Adventure meets Night of the Dead. When the world’s largest cruise ship is over-run by thousands of shambling, groping, synthetically reanimated corpses, celebrity Vlogger Rozo and her Dad Ammy, the Chief Engineer, must help the last survivors off the ship – which is made all the more hellish when it capsizes, as these particular flesh-eaters can swim like demented sharks.

CAST LIST: 
Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Rozo/Holly: Carly Tisdall
Macavoy: Peter Nelson
Satoshi: Christopher Huron
Ruben: David Occhipinti
Qadira: Kiran Friesen
Kerry Jo: Alicia Ryan

 

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

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

 

festival posterSTAR RUNNER, 2min., USA, Animation/Experimental

ACTORTOTEM – ACTION Best Scene Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Heidi Morrell

ACTORTHE LAST VIKINGS – ACTION Best Scene Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by David Thorndill

 

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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

ACTION/ADVENTURE Festival Testimonial – June 24, 2018

I was looking for a voice over to my script before so when this opportunity came I was excited. As being the creator of something it’s hard to critique. This platform gives a couple of fresh eyes to see the work in an unbiased way. I feel that is very important and I received great feedback that propelled my in the right direction, it give guidance.

From STARLIGHT: LONG WAY HOME, by John Roger

Watch the Screenplay Reading: 

Genre: Action, Animation, Adventure

A cartoon series that mirrors the conflict in the world due to xenophobia and the like.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Myrtle: Salma Dharsee
Ginzo: Allan Michael Brunet

ACTION/ADVENTURE Festival Testimonial – June 11, 2018

From Screenwriter A.K.A. SMITH (ZOMBIE CRUIZE)

I love the enthusiasm and creativity in festivals like this and in all kinds of meetups with people in all areas of film making. This one seemed right for this screenplay. The initial feedback showed a huge amount of understanding and intelligence and was incredibly helpful and well-written.

WATCH the Screenplay Reading: 

Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller, Horror

Poseidon Adventure meets Night of the Dead. When the world’s largest cruise ship is over-run by thousands of shambling, groping, synthetically reanimated corpses, celebrity Vlogger Rozo and her Dad Ammy, the Chief Engineer, must help the last survivors off the ship – which is made all the more hellish when it capsizes, as these particular flesh-eaters can swim like demented sharks.

CAST LIST: 
Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Rozo/Holly: Carly Tisdall
Macavoy: Peter Nelson
Satoshi: Christopher Huron
Ruben: David Occhipinti
Qadira: Kiran Friesen
Kerry Jo: Alicia Ryan

ACTION 1st Scene Script Reading of ZOMBIE CRUIZE, by A.K.A. SMITH

Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller, Horror

Poseidon Adventure meets Night of the Dead. When the world’s largest cruise ship is over-run by thousands of shambling, groping, synthetically reanimated corpses, celebrity Vlogger Rozo and her Dad Ammy, the Chief Engineer, must help the last survivors off the ship – which is made all the more hellish when it capsizes, as these particular flesh-eaters can swim like demented sharks.

CAST LIST: 
Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Rozo/Holly: Carly Tisdall
Macavoy: Peter Nelson
Satoshi: Christopher Huron
Ruben: David Occhipinti
Qadira: Kiran Friesen
Kerry Jo: Alicia Ryan

Get to know the writer:

 1. What is your screenplay about?

It’s about hedonism and heroism. Chief engineer Ammy tries to help his estranged kids Rozo and Bud off his upturned cruise liner when it’s overrun by swimming zombies

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

The genre is contemporary action horror.

2. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

This would make a cinematically exciting, at times amusing, and visually amazing movie. It satirises today’s obsessions with celebrity, entertainment and gambling and so on, but also ends on an ironic note of hope. Although there have been examples of zombies in water, this is the first with huge numbers of them swimming like demented sharks, as far as I know.

3. How would you describe this script in two words?

Grossly exciting. Just two words? Maybe “sea zombies”.

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

Blade Runner is the film I’ve probably seen the most times, but there have been a few since that might surpass that. The Matrix (the first one obviously) is one. Sean of the Dead might be another.

5. How long have you been working on this screenplay?

Off and on I’ve been working on this idea for about 18 months, but it came together as a complete script in about three months.

6. How many stories have you written?

I don’t know how many stories I’ve written, and I’ve destroyed a lot. I’m working on two other screenplays and building up a set of about ten short stories, as well as a mini-series which I can’t talk about which is basically a mash-up of the Matrix and a kind of Road-trip.

7. What motivated you to write this screenplay?

I love the way the zombie genre in films and literature explores and reveals human nature and deep fears, and wanted to apply it to what I see as the current western malaise. Consumerism has been done, so basically my targets are shallow hedonism, vanity and celebrity culture. Also I couldn’t resist the appeal of reanimated corpses infesting the deep.

8. What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Two major obstacles: 1. fitting it in to a busy life, and 2. not rewriting it too many times for the sake of it. I am in the middle or a whole new draft though!

9. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Architecture and philosophy, and I’m semi-addicted to chess. I also have a bee in my bonnet about Religion being the very thing Jesus of Nazareth cam to liberate humans from, but that’s going to be a book, not a film.

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

I love the enthusiasm and creativity in festivals like this and in all kinds of meetups with people in all areas of film making. This one seemed right for this screenplay. The initial feedback showed a huge amount of understanding and intelligence and was incredibly helpful and well-written.

11. You entered your screenplay via FilmFreeway. What has been your experiences working with the submission platform site?

So far I’ve found the submission platform very smooth and user-friendly, and I’ll be using it a good deal more in the future.

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

Camera Op: Mary Cox

Winning ACTION 1st Scene of THE MONSTER HUNTER’s CODE, by Ryan Brannan Doyle

Watch the winning 1st scene script for October 2017.

 

Three 12 year old con-artists make a business out of tricking their schoolmates out of money by offering to slay monsters that don’t exist. When the Boogeyman threatens to unleash hell on earth, these amateur ‘monster hunters’ may be the town’s only hope.

Genre: Action, Thriller, Family

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Laura Kyswaty
Jake: James Boutcher
Tobey: Brandon Knox
Shane: Luke Robinson
Ben: Rob Notman
Emily Jenson: Premika Leo
Damsel: Lindsay Rolland Mills

Get to know the winning writer; 

 What is your screenplay about?

A group of 12 year olds star to outgrow their monster hunting business, but when the Boogeyman comes to town, its up to them to save everyone.

What genre does your screenplay fall under?

Action adventure, horror, Fantasy, something for the whole family

Why should your screenplay be made into a movie?

It’s funny, it’s scary, it’s heartfelt, and has franchise potential!

How would you describe the script in two words?

Growing Up

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

Back To The Future

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

7 years, on and off

How many stories have you written?

Too many. Lots of bad ones. A couple of good ones.

What is your favorite song?

Fright Night (Nevermore) by Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

It’s never finished. It’s only finished until I learn something else and come back to it.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Movies and Dogs

You entered your screenplay using filmfreeway – what was your experience using a submission platform?

It was easy.

What influenced you to enter the festival?

Just finished a draft and wanted to see how it would be received.

What were your feelings about the initial feedback you received?

It’s always good to hear the thoughts and opinions of others.

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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

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

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

 

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