Winning Feature Screenplay: Women and Children First by Tara C. Hall

After surviving a brutal, attack, a single mother raises her two children to be hyper-vigilant at the cost of their childhood and her sanity. But when three armed men break into their home with violent intentions, the children use their training to save their mother.


Rand: Kirk Gordon

Charlie: Jarrod Terrill

Desmond: Rhys Harrison

Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss

Aubrey: Rachel Salsberg

Nora: Nancy Kenny

Alana: Gauri Prasad

A Film Freeway Preferred Festival:

Writer Biography – Tara C. Hall

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Tara Carre Hall graduated from The Evergreen State College with a BA in Film. For several years she was a researcher for The Hollywood Reporter and studied improv and sketch comedy at the UCB Theater in Los Angeles. She began producing in 2012 when her short film Envy won “Best Comedy” at the First Glance Film Festival. Then she founded A Man & A Woman Productions with Joshua M. Johnson to produce their independent projects. The company has just released their first feature, Buzzard Hollow Beef on Amazon Prime and other streaming platforms. The film has screened all over the world and won awards for acting, directing, SFX, and Best Horror Film.


Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Ritchie, Isabal Cupryn, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

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