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

FEEDBACK FEMALE FILM FESTIVAL -Thursday August 24, 2017

The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival is back for 2017.. Our home is The Carlton Cinemas, located in the heart of downtown Toronto at 20 Carlton Street. The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm.

Continuing to showcase the best of short films from around the world, while maintaining our audience feedback format moderated by Kierston Drier and Amanda Lomonaco. Showcasing a festival twice a month in 2017!

Tickets for 2017 are PAY WHAT YOU LIKE. Purchase your tickets online via Paypal or Credit Card. Tickets are first come first serve.

All proceeds to this month’s festival will be donated to festival cinema costs (suggestion $8 and up), which helps the monthly event:


OR, if you like to obtain seats in advance and pick them up on the day of the event (come for FREE, or make a donation), please email us atfestivalevent@wildsoundfestival.com and we’ll reserve seats for you.

You can pick up the tickets on the day of the event at the cinema. Tickets are first come, first serve. This festival has sold out 58 out of its last 60 events!

You will be able to buy alcohol (beer, wine, liquor), popcorn, candy, and refreshments before the show.

Here is the full program of films. Festival starts at 7pm sharp!

FIRST ACT PROGRAM


MAGIC RADIO, 9min, USA, Family/Comedy 
Directed by Meng Yu
A magic radio gives a high school student ability to experience the future within 10 seconds, however nothing can change his life but himself.

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GRACE & GRIT, 3min, USA, Thriller/Drama
Directed by Olivia Applegate
A twisted celebration of me, myself and I.

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LES FEMME, 3min, Brazil, Experimental
Directed by We are Magnolias
Women are as wild as young volcanoes. With wild hearts, they are the beginning of the end.

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THE MAN WHO DOESN’T SLEEP, 15min, Canada, Drama
Directed by Jana Stackhouse
A 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.’

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SECOND ACT PROGRAM


WE WERE SWIMMING, 3min, UK, Art/Surreal
Directed by Jesse May Fisher
We Were Swimming explores intimacies and tensions between two teenage girls. As the protagonist’s dreams and memories interweave with one another certain intricacies of girlhood and female friendship come to light.

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THE SESSION, 7min, USA, Comedy
Directed by Molly Maguire
Amanda arrives early for her first therapy session a bit eager, nervous, and open to her Dr.’s professional words of wisdom. Dr. Franklin uses all of this to her advantage. Turning those fateful minutes in which Amanda arrived early into ones Amanda will never forget.

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NO STRINGS ATTACHED, 5min, USA, Music Video
Directed by Lindsay Penn
Fans or dollars? A surreal exploration of the inner conflict of the independent artist.

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KOHL, 20min, India, Drama
Directed by Paakhi A Tyrewala
Like all elements, humans have a saturation point. What happens when a woman — constantly bullied by a boss, harassed by strangers and abused by husband — finds an abandoned package one night?

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The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm on Thursday August 24 2017

Continuing to showcase the best of short films from around the world, while maintaining our audience feedback format moderated by Kierston Drier. Showcasing a festival twice a month in 2017!

Tickets for 2017 are PAY WHAT YOU LIKE. Purchase your tickets online via Paypal or Credit Card. Tickets are first come first serve.

All proceeds to this month’s festival will be donated to festival cinema costs (suggestion $8 and up), which helps the monthly event:


OR, if you like to obtain seats in advance and pick them up on the day of the event (come for FREE, or make a donation), please email us at festivalevent@wildsoundfestival.com and we’ll reserve seats for you.

Get to know the short film: GRACE & GRIT, 3min, USA, Thriller/Drama

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

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  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    drama, psychological thriller
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 36 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 29, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
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Director BIO: Jana Stackhouse

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

Director Biography

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Jana Stackhouse grew up on the East Coast of Canada, where she was an award-winning dancer and choreographer. Her passion for storytelling brought her to Toronto, and the city’s diverse art scene introduced her to the outlet of filmmaking. As a director, Jana’s films have been selected, screened, and have won awards in various film festivals including: Canada Independent Film Festival, Los Angeles CineFest, Toronto Short Film Festival, SilverWave Film Festival, Toronto Indie Doc Fest, and the Croydon Film Festival in England. Her documentary “The Art of Drag” was selected as a semifinalist in the TVO Short Doc Contest, and broadcast on television this year. With a focus on directing, Jana has earned a BFA in Film at Ryerson University. Jana’s film, “Away Home”, which she wrote and directed, stars Billy MacLellan (Bellevue, Maudie), Peter MacNeill (This Life, A History of Violence), and Raven Stewart (The Expanse, Fargo). Jana’s latest project is a web series for CBC, which will be released this summer.

Get to know the short film: THE SESSION, 7min, USA, Comedy

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

Session poster 1000Amanda arrives early for her first therapy session a bit eager, nervous, and open to her Dr.’s professional words of wisdom. Dr. Franklin uses all of this to her advantage. Turning those fateful minutes in which Amanda arrived early into ones Amanda will never forget.

Directed by Molly Maguire

Director Statement

The Session was created by my sister and myself after having had many conversations about the notion that women are not funny. To help dispel this notion we created a film that showcases funny women.
This film is also special to me because while directing the film I was pregnant with my first daughter, I have since had a second daughter. It is important to me that they are brought up in a world surrounded by strong, funny, compassionate women and men. In a world that views both sexes as funny and equal. This film has been a way for me to contribute to that world.

 

  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 26 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 5, 2012
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color