HORROR 1st Scene Script – WHILE THE VILLAGE SLEEPS, by Chloë Bellande


Genre: Horror, Teen, Thriller

A group of friends spend a night in a cabin and play a werewolf card game…only to find out that the game is now playing them.

Jason: Jarod Terrell
Sarah: Ida Jagaric
Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Connie: Kerrie Lamb
Kaileigh: Andrea Meister

Get to know the writer: 

1. What is your screenplay about? 

A group of friends spend a night in a cabin on a Native American Reservation and play a card game called Werewolves… only to find out that the game is now playing them.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Horror, thriller

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

Because it’s an epic and entertaining story that has sequel potential, and a fanbase of the actual Werewolf game in China, Europe and North America.

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

Fun, intriguing

5. What movie have you seen the most times in your life? 
— Not sure… The Butterfly Effect maybe? I love so many movies I can’t pick one!

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

Since 2012 when I produced a short film based on it.

7. How many stories have you written? 

I wrote 6 screenplays so far.

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

— I don’t have a favorite song.

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

The possibility of an alternate ending with a different outcome which would change the characters’ arc. I also had to do many rewrites due to plot holes in the story caused by the rules of the game. Every time I would fix one problem, it would automatically create another one…

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

I love editing movie trailers. Editing is my 2nd passion. I get to tell a story and wow the viewers in less then 2min! Fascinating.

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

Film Freeway has been great! Always up to date with the submission status and making sure to send me the communications from the festival directors.

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

The feedback I received was on point. I love the fact that this festival focuses on films made by women or written and directed by women. I also had a chance to attend one of the Thursday screenings, and the audience were giving live feedback after each movie block. Great ambiance, great audience, great festival all around. Would submit here again anytime.


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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

Camera Op: Mary Cox

By femalefilmfestival

The irony of this festival is that its goal is to not be around in 5 years time. To eventually not be relevant because there is zero need to have a festival geared for female talent and female stories because the stories presented in Hollywood and around the world are a balanced showcase of the human experience from both sexes. Our goal is to achieve a lot of success and then fold into oblivion simply because there is no need for this festival. This festival was created by the FEEDBACK Film & Writing Festival as a simple reaction to a strong need to showcase female talent from around the world in a more profound way. When putting together the weekly festival, the administration noticed a lack of a female presence in the stories being shown at the festival. A classic example and analogy to the frustration is how the festival noticed that even the smaller roles in a screenplay were written for a man to play. There was zero reason for this in many stories. How a police officer, or a political campaign manager, for example with 3-4 lines in a screenplay was a "HE" character. Why? And these are the screenplays written by the winners! The talented one who have obtained agents and have began/beginning their careers as a writer.

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