ACTION Best Scene Reading: TRIAD CROSSING, by Mark Donnell

 

Logline: Upon his release from prison after serving a six year sentence for a crime he didn’t commit, a former soldier teams up with a military buddy to hunt down the men that framed him.

CAST LIST:
NARRATION – SARAH DESOUZA-COELHO
Matt – 7 – SEAN BALLANTYNE
Vincent/Thad – 2 – GENE ABELA
Lyle/Brix – 2 – THOMAS FOURMIER

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 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

Screenplay Movie: The Flight Of Souls – Best Scene, by Guy Quigley

Produced by Matthew Toffolo
Visual Design by Kimberly Villarruel

Voice Over Actors:
Sean Ballantyne
Matt Barnes
Christopher Bautista
Allison Kampf
Erica Levine
Danielle Nicole
Luke Robinson

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.

Where we are in the script….

This scene takes place after Justin and Nara in league with Mossad agents Ori, Tamar and Daniel trick Jack Brady AKA Amir Mokri onto to a private jet destined for New York. They side with the Israel’s by confronting the arresting CIA agent Jacob Bloom who with their help has the terrorist pilot in custody. Bloom wants him alive to face charges, The Israel’s want him disposed of. This pivotal scene from the script takes place in the private’s jet over the Atlantic Ocean.

Screenplay Movie: Hometown Kill Box by Richard M. Kjeldgaard

Synopsis: A Marine Colonel, burnt out and suffering from PTSD after his platoon is ambushed outside Baghdad, retires early and is living in a small desert community in solitude for his remaining years. Soon this peaceful existence is interrupted when fugitive bank robbers and drug runners collide in the isolated desert town. With police outnumbered he must call on his military skills to save it from the marauding intruders.

Visual Design & Editing by Kimberly Villarruel

Produced by Matthew Toffolo

Voice Over:

Sean Ballantyne
Matt Barnes
Christopher Bautista
Allison Kampf
Erica Levine
Danielle Nicole
Luke Robinson

ACTION Best Scene Reading of HERO OF HEROES by Rodrigo Juatco

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.

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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

 

Winning ACTION Feature Script – NOWHERE VILLE, by Richard M. Kjeldgaard

Watch the OCTOBER 2017 Winning Feature Screenplay.

Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller, Horror

Two men fly a Cessna from California to New Mexico for an out of state camping trip. They encounter bad weather and are forced down in the desert with no means of communication. Their situation becomes worse when they run across escaped convicts hiding out and are taken prisoner in an abandoned trailer park. They soon find out there’s more horrors waiting for them.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Jory: Sean Ballantyne
Robert: Connor Lyon
Mike: Shaun Mazoka
Travis: Dan Cristofori
Fulton: Brennan Clost
Char: Rachel Rain Packota
Leona: Julie C. Sheppard

Get to know the winning writer:

1. What is your screenplay about?  

An isolated, deserted trailer park in the middle of the desert falls under control of escaped convicts. Two guys on a camping trip accidentally become prisoners in the park and their trip turns into a fight for survival.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under? 

Suspense/Thriller

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

 Plays on everyone’s fears of being isolated, controlled by another human and put in an inescapable situation.

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

 Page turner   

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

John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN

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

4 months

7. How many stories have you written?

 10 specs

8. What motivated you to write this screenplay?

 Driving across the desert between Arizona and California (Had a summer home in CA) Seeing abandoned buildings especially in the abandoned town of Desert Center, CA and the soon to be ghost towns around the Salton Sea, CA. A lot of visuals went into this script from these two locales.

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

Building some of the motivation for a few of the characters while keeping the readers on their toes and curious.

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

Reading about writers (Bios) and photography.

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

Read some reviews on your festival which were positive. Feedback was to say the least, educational.  I learned a lot about character development and pacing. The feedback was very encouraging regarding my writing.  Appreciated it very much!

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

Good porthole for entering contests.  Always updating info on upcoming festivals. Just one miscommunication on the acceptance of a spec I did in one festival.  A mass Email was sent to clarify the issue in a few weeks.

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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

Watching Winning Action Short Screenplay: DELTA SELECTION by Marty Smith

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

DELTA SELECTION by Marty Smith

SYNOPSIS:

Genre- Action/Adventure

A soldier decides to pursue special operations as a career path. This is the story of what it takes to be a highly elite soldier capable of responding to difficult missions at a moment’s notice

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Becky Shrimpton
JAKE/CADRE MEMBER – Sean Ballantyne

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