Winning FEMALE 1st Scene of GOD’S WORK IS NEVER DONE, by Tara C Hall

 
Genre: Thriller, Horror, Crime

A serial killer roams from small town to small town, preying on abusive, sadistic men who won’t be missed when they die both mysteriously and violently.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Sean Ballantyne
Rick Ford: Neil Bennett
Bartender: Rais Moui
The Woman: Connie Wang

Get to know the winning writer:

What is your screenplay about?

An unknown woman who appears to be the victim of domestic violence, turns out to be a psychopathic killer preying on sadistic, abusive men.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Thiller, horror, drama.

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

I think that there is a demand among female audiences for darker stories. There has been a rise in true crime, largely because of that female audience. Even though this is a fictional story, so much of the ideas came from the stories of real serial killers and their victims.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Quietly brutal.

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

Harold & Maude. I remember the first time I saw it when I was a kid and I love it as much as I did then.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

A little over a year from idea to polished draft.

How many stories have you written?

20-30 give or take.

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

“This Will Be Our Year” by The Zombies.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

While I didn’t have any obstacles with the writing process, I always struggle with keeping a consistent writing schedule with work, kids, and all of the regular life problems that creep in on that time.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

True crime and sketch comedy.

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

When I read the description for this festival, I appreciated the fact that the ultimate goal is to eventually not exist because women will (hopefully) have an equal share in storytelling. The feedback was thoughtful and detailed. I got the feeling that the reader actual read the script and didn’t just skim it.

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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

Get to know the short film: MAGIC RADIO, 9min, USA, Family/Comedy

 Played at the FEMALE FEEDBACK Film Festival on Thursday August 24, 2017 

Magicradioposter01A magic radio gives a high school student ability to experience the future within 10 seconds, however nothing can change his life but himself.

  • Meng Yu
    Director
  • Meng Yu
    Writer
  • Chris Platt
    Producer
  • Danny Tran
    Producer
  • Caleb Thomas
    Key Cast
  • Isabelle Menard
    Key Cast
  • Reagan Wallace
    Key Cast
  • Bruce Martin
    Key Cast
  • Ellen Burr
    Key Cast
  • Meng Yu
    Editor
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Get to know the short film: LES FEMME, 3min, Brazil, Experimental

 Played at the FEMALE FEEDBACK Film Festival on Thursday August 24, 2017

LesfemmesposterLes Femmes sont sauvages comme les jeunes volcans.
Avec les coeurs sauvages, elles sont le début de la fin.

Women are as wild as young volcanoes. With wild hearts, they are the beginning of the end.

Directed by We are Magnolias

  • Film Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, Romance
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 42 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 30, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Brazil
  • Country of Filming:
    Brazil
  • Film Language:
    French
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35:1
  • Film Color:
    Color

Get to know the short film: THE MAN WHO DOESN’T SLEEP, 15min, Canada, Drama

Played at the FEMALE FEEDBACK Film Festival on Thursday August 24, 2017

Mwds posterA young filmmaker finds herself in a new apartment where her neighbour is literally up all night. Her anger turns to curiosity as she sets out to make a documentary about ‘The Man Who Doesn’t Sleep.’

  • Film Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Narrative, Comedy, Drama
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    August 1, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color

Director BIO: Jesse May Fisher

Played at the FEMALE FEEDBACK Film Festival on Thursday August 24, 2017

Director Biography

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Jesse grew up in Ireland before to moving to London to study photography at London College of Communication. She graduated as of June 2016 and currently lives and works in London. We Were Swimming is her first short narrative film.

Director Statement

Inspired by personal conversations and shared biographies that recalled the strange and overwhelming world of teenage friendship, I began exploring the vital and under-represented intricacies of girlhood. I became intrigued by these universal observations that seemed gender specific. The ominous, ambiguous, erotic and aggressively pretty nature of the visuals attempts to disorient the preconceived notions of girlhood and femininity, which are further subverted by the constant use of the colour blue. We Were Swimming is a reaction to the image of girl within a social context. Beauty rituals aid the cultural construction of femininity and for this reason can become oppressor to both girls and women. Washing and brushing long, thick hair, skin care application, actions that are, at first glance, nurturing evolve into something with a sinister significance. We Were Swimming abandons the sweet scents of girlhood to make room for a multifaceted, obscure and essential relationship. The highly aestheticized visuals coincide with a bleak voice over to create an oppositional effect; an archetype of purity and innocence with secrets, desires and darkness. Through the female gaze a coded language between young women is acknowledged.