ACTION Best Scene Reading of THE LAST VIKINGS, by David Thorndill

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, History

In the Middle Ages when the Little Ice Age causes famine and conflict in the doomed Greenlandic colony a desperate Viking clan leader attempts to escape by sailing to Iceland, but pirates, storms and treacherous sea ice force them to sail to North America. With the help of a native Micmac woman and a Huron ally they battle Mohawk warriors on their journey to a new homeland beyond the mighty falls of Niagara.

CAST LIST:

Abdul: Luke Robinson
Elizabeth: Brianna Riche
Olaf: John Marcucci
Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Peter: Daniel Cristofori
Joseph: Ted Powers
Rebecca: Kimberley Wells

Get to know the writer:

 1. What is your screenplay about?

The colony of Greenlandic Vikings trapped by sea ice of The Little Ice Age in 1400 flee to North America and befriend a Micmac woman and a Huron man as they battle Mohawk warriors on their journey up the Saint Lawrence River to a new homeland beyond the mighty falls of Niagara.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Action/Adventure. Historical fiction.

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

It contains sailing, fighting, danger, storms, pirates, deceit, adventure to a new homeland, conflict between religious views, canoes, Puma attack, cultural clashes between Vikings and Native Americans, romantic love stories, family bonding,, hand-to-hand combat above Niagara Falls, and a cute dog.

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

Escape, survive

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

Perhaps The Last of the Mohicans, the inspiration for this screenplay

7. How many stories have you written?

I’ve written 30 short stories, one novel, and three full-length screenplays.

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

After writing the screenplay it was a challenge to mold it to the “Blake Snyder” beat method.

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

I’m a bird watcher and birdbander. I enjoy catching and holding wild birds.

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

It’s the best and easiest platform to use.

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

My eyes are weary of writing and reading, and I look forward to hearing actors bring my characters to life.

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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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October 2016 Action/Adventure Films/Screenplays/Stories

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Best of Action/Adventure Films and Stories showcased at the festival in October 2016:


festival posterMOTEL MOTEL, 20min., Belgium, Crime/Mystery
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festival posterTHE APOLOGY, 7min, UK, Mystery/Crime
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festival posterTENGU: BIRDMAN OF THE MOUNTAINS, 8min., UK, Action/Fantasy
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festival posterBLACKWELL SUMMERS MYSTERY, 12min., USA, Action/Crime
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festival posterTHE TRAP, 16min, Canada, Crime/Thriller
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ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – THE ACCIDENTAL ANGEL
October 2016 Reading
Written by Oren Weitz

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – THE FALL
October 2016 Reading
Written by Alix Kruntorad

ACTORLONG SHORT Screenplay – THE MIGHTY BIRD
October 2016 Reading
Written by Brian Gililland


festival posterO, 29min, Norway, Horror/Mystery
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festival posterGILT, 22min, UK, Thriller/Drama
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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

 

 

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

Watch April 2016 Winning Action/Adventure Feature Screenplay

Feature Script: CATCH THE DEVIL
by Martin Blinder

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: History, War, Adventure, Drama

Synopsis: A Civil War true adventure tale of three Union soldiers, the first winners of a Congressional Medal of Honor, whose audacity and bravery trumped the superior lethal technology of the Confederate South in their daring raid into the heart of Dixie.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Danielle Nicole
EVERETT – Geoff Mays
MABEL – Scott McCulloch
VARIOUS – Hugh Ritchie

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

April 2016 Action/Adventure Films/Screenplays/Stories

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Best of Action/Adventure from April 2016:


festival posterACROPHOBIA
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3min, Switzerland, Action/Documentary


festival posterKARATE GIRL BRAWL
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10min, Canada, Action/Thriller


festival posterFANTASY FOOTBALL: A NERD’S TALE
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2min, USA, Action/Comedy


festival posterQUPID
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10min, Australia, Action/Romance

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 – DEAD NORTH
April 2016 Reading
Written by Alexander Nachaj

ACTORNovel Chapter 1 Reading – EXOTIQA
April 2016 Reading
Written by M. Black

ACTORNovel Prologue Reading – IN THE WAKE OF WAR
April 2016 Reading
Written by Stephen L. Nowland

ACTORShort Story Reading – THE SISTER’S STORY
April 2016 Reading
Written by D.L. Gardner

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Action Short Screenplay: BEST INTERESTS by James M. Freeman

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BEST INTERESTS
Written by James M. Freeman
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SYNOPSIS:

Genres: Action, History, Drama

To protest inhumane treatment and unfair rejection of his application for refugee status, a teenage Vietnamese asylum seeker challenges the authority of a Hong Kong detention camp commandant, resisting the commandant’s efforts to force him to repatriate.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Nadia Gigi Inara
ANN – Alicia Ryan
HIEU – Suchiththa DeSilva
MINH – Ryan Anning
UNHCR OFFICER – Steve Rizzo

 

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Today’s Adventure Screenplay Reading: THE LAST ADVENTURE OF SHAY BLAZE by Howard Fridkin

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THE LAST ADVENTURE OF SHAY BLAZE
Written by Howard Fridkin
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SYNOPSIS:

It’s 1874. A UFO lands in the outskirts of the peaceful town of Sea Meadow City. The lives of everyone are now threatened by a vastly intelligent 10-year-old boy from another world. His mission is to hunt down and kill his fugitive father, an important scientist, who defected from their planet with the means of annihilating their entire tyrannical civilization. The boy’s father teams up with a mysterious gunfighter in a last-ditch effort to rescue the town from the adolescent enemy, then return to his home planet to prevent any future genocidal attacks on Sea Meadow.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Reetu Bambrah
BEN – Matthew Lawrence
RUFUS – Cameron LeRoy
HUXTON/WELDING – Julian Ford
VISITOR – Vince Jerad
SHIELA – Victoria Murdoch

Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo

Editor: John Johnson

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Today’s Adventure Screenplay Reading: GRANDMA DEE AND THE LOST CONTINENT by Mark Perlick

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GRANDMA DEE AND THE LOST CONTINENT
Written by Mark Perlick
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SYNOPSIS:

This screenplay is about a woman who seeks healing by searching for the lost records of Atlantis, believing that these records contain the spiritual secrets that can transform and rehabilitate us all.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Susan Wilson
YOUNG GRANDMA – Meggie McKinnon
PROCTOR – Sean Kaufmann
PSYCH OFFICER – Hugh Ritchie
HIPPY – Allison Kampf

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