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

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ACTORNOVEL Transcript – ZAPINETTE GOES TO THE NORTH POLE
August 2017 Reading
by Albert Russo
ACTOR1st SCENE ADVENTURE Screenplay – THE GATE
August 2017 Reading
by Della Vance Greenwalt
ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – WEBBED
August 2017 Reading
by Robert Drusetta

ACTORFAN FICTION Screenplay – ROCKETEERS
August 2017 Reading
by Gil Saint
ACTORSTUDENT TV PILOT Screenplay – EVERHART
August 2017 Reading
by K. Wayman Dodd

 

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

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ACTORNOVEL Transcript: BE SILENT
May 2017 Reading
by Danie Botha

ACTORNOVEL Transcript: OUTBREAK MUTINY
May 2017 Reading
by Jay Sandlin
ACTORACTION BEST Scene – A SECRET JOURNEY
May 2017 Reading
by Gary A. Piazza

ACTORACTION BEST Scene – FIEND
May 2017 Reading
by Andrew Samuelsen

ACTORFANTASY BEST Scene – BRAD ACTUALLY
May 2017 Reading
by Jeremy Bonali & Alex Quinn

ACTORTHRILLER BEST Scene – FOUR IN THE DOOR
May 2017 Reading
by Alan & Linda Barkley
ACTORTV BEST Scene – INFINITY’S EDGE
May 2017 Reading
by Anthony M. Dionisio

ACTORNOVEL Transcript: DIGBY’S DIARY
May 2017 Reading
by E.D. Bird
ACTORSCI-FI BEST Scene – AMERICAN INDIAN UPRISING
May 2017 Reading
by Allen Cody

ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – TRISKEL
May 2017 Reading
by Brian K. Palmer
ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – ROUND TRIP
May 2017 Reading
by Sherwin Allen

ACTORSCI-FI SHORT Screenplay – THE VOLUNTEER
May 2017 Reading
by Christopher Michaels
ACTORTV SPEC of SUPERNATURAL
May 2017 Reading
by Bonnie Bonaduce

ACTORACTION FEATURE Screenplay – THE FLIGHT OF THE SOULS
May 2017 Reading
by Guy Quigley
ACTORFAN FICTION FEATURE Screenplay – MARVEL ZOMBIES
May 2017 Reading
by Christopher J. Valin

festival posterWALKING SUPPLY, 25min, Canada, Crime/Thriller
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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

 

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

Watch Winning Action Short Screenplay: RED DOT by Mark Richards

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RED DOT
Written by Mark Richards
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SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Suspense, Comedy, Action

Synopsis: An assassination attempt gets botched by an unlikely source.

CAST LIST:

TEXTILE MANAGER – Sean Ballatyne
NARRATOR – Julian Ford

 

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

Short Screenplay: SCENARIO 957, by Amy E Jones

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SCENARIO 957, by Amy E  Jones

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Sci-Fi, Action

Synopsis: Fighting against time and terrorists on an earth struggling to survive after a devastating energy crisis, young scientific genius James Kale must figure out how to launch the rocket destined to save mankind before it’s too late.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Kelci Stephenson
JAMES – Sean Kaufmann
DR. KALE/HENRY: – Moui Nene
GREG – Zack Amzallag
COMPUTER – Jennifer Ferris

Get to know writer Amy E  Jones:

1. What is your screenplay about?

It’s a post apocalyptic story about a future earth on the verge of environmental annihilation. A new technology makes faster-than-light travel possible, but uses the same element that caused the environmental crisis. This new engine will save the human race, but the human race doesn’t trust the scientists who invented it. Dr. Kale and his son, James, race against time and terrorists to launch the rocket that will make the colonization of other planets possible.

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

Because it’s awesome sci-fi action! It has good dialogue, a cool ending, force fields, holograms, and a gunfight in the desert. And besides the action, it’s a nicely structured plot with smooth, seamless pacing that keeps you on the edge of your seat.

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

Sci-fi awesomeness.

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

Hm, not sure about movies, but the television episode I have most definitely seen the most times is season 1, episode 9 of the Young Justice series, called ‘Bereft.’ It’s the most brilliant amnesia story I have ever seen and some of the best characterization work I have ever witnessed. And it’s a cartoon. The writer, Nicole Dubuc, is my hero. I highly recommend watching Young Justice on Netflix so that they can start producing season 3!

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

I first started writing it the fall of 2012, completely revamped the story structure and submitted it to a contest in 2013, and since then have continued to refine and polish the script for other contests, hoping to win enough money to produce it.

6. How many stories have you written?

Uh…let’s see…started two novels in college, wrote my first successful short story my junior year, wrote seven screenplays for film school, then I did 26 episodes for an animated web series, three feature films, an animated television spec and an original half hour pilot.

7. What motivated you to write this screenplay?

I went through torture trying to write a short script for my Production 3 class at film school. Ultimately, I had to give up on the project after writing twenty drafts that didn’t work. I learned a lot from the experience, but it was very depressing. I confessed to a friend that I just wasn’t very good at writing short stories. He sent me a letter saying that if you can’t write a short story, then you will never be a professional writer. I completely disagree and I was so mad at him that I decided that I would write a deep, moving, tragic short story that would totally win all the awards because it was terribly depressing and edgy, like all the emotionally disturbing short films that win contests. I basically wrote this story to spite my friend, but I’m very happy with how it turned out. So HA! I can write short stories, too.

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

In my first draft, the opening scene was completely different and I wrote James’s character voice didn’t work. I delved deeper into his character, writing him with several different personalities and it was like a miracle when I figured out his key point—his father was on that rocket. James would be determined to do everything in his power to make sure that the rocket launched successfully so that his father would make it back home. That was the first time I really felt like a character spoke to me, and that’s when James became the determined overachiever. My second challenge was figuring out how to reveal all the background information about this post-apocalyptic world without having a television reporter use an entire page of dialogue to explain it all. How do you reveal all of that information while making it exciting? The story finally hit its stride when I landed on the idea of using holographic simulations to frame the story. This would show that James was a total genius, introduce the main conflict, and also gave James really fun dialogue when he would refer to different scenarios as he struggled to take down the terrorist on the base. When you figure out the voices of the characters and then find the right framing device, that’s when your story starts to sing. I’m still convinced that the reason everyone loves Guardians of the Galaxy is because the whole story is framed around the songs on Starlord’s cassette tape. A brilliant move by director James Gunn that held the story together and really made it shine.

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

Books. Definitely books. I’ve been a bookworm my whole life and I’m such a sucker for eloquent, poetic writing. I highly recommend the Scorpio Races, Lament, and Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater. Her writing is so rich, so beautiful, and so full of brilliant characterization that I want to cry. I hope I can write like her someday.

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

Well, I’d entered a couple other contests and didn’t even make it past the first round, so when I saw that your contest automatically came with feedback, I was really excited. Most contests charge a high fee for commentary, so I was really happy to find this contest. The feedback was detailed and useful. I’m glad I discovered this contest.

11. Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

Don’t be afraid to rip your old drafts apart and start over again. Novelist Orson Scott Card doesn’t revise his drafts, he scraps them completely and starts writing again from page one. Don’t be afraid to kill your darlings, because most of the time, something better rises from the ashes. But also make sure you get a writing group so that they can tell you if you’re getting trigger happy and killing your darlings too often. Also, I highly recommend listening to writing podcasts like Writing Excuses and the Q&A by Jeff Goldsmith. It’s very heartening to listen to other writers explain how they struggled to write their stories and to hear how they solved their problems. (Here’s a link to one of my favorites, a full breakdown of the film The Dark Knight)

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

 

2015 Action Screenplays

Watch the 10 winning Action Screenplays performed by professional actors.

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SCREENPLAYBest Scene: FLEET WEEK: NEATHER RISE
April 2015 Reading
Written by David Redstone
ACTORTV SPEC – ARROW “Second Chances”
March 2015 Reading
Written by Molly Driscoll
ACTORTV PILOT – Max Cobra
October 2015 Reading
Written by Brad Heisler
ACTORTV PILOT – Vincent Locke: Villain-At-Law
December 2015 Reading
Written by Christiaan Alexander Kutlik
ACTORTV SPEC – ORPHAN BLACK
July 2015 Reading
Written by Jacqueline Bircher
ACTORFeature SCRIPT – THE LAST ADVENTURE OF SHAY BLAZE
August 2015 Reading
Written by Howard Fridkin
ACTORFEATURE SCRIPT – Pontiff No Return
October 2015 Reading
Written by Eric Boyd
ACTORSHORT SCRIPT – Batman: Patient Zero
December 2015 Reading
Written by Andrew Akler
ACTORSHORT – BATMAN/SUPERMAN FAN Script
March 2015 Reading
Written by Glenn Magas & Dale Fabrigar
ACTORBEST SCENE – BIONIC (From Bionic Man TV Pilot)
March 2015 Reading
Written by Craig Glatt