Female Festival Winning Feature Screenplay Reading: For Better Or For Worse, by Clara BIJL

An American-born woman who’s deemed to be an “illegal” attempts to avoid deportation at any cost, only to find that her seemingly fool-proof plan has backfired.

CAST LIST:

Various: Regan Brown
Phil: Dale Samms
Jane: Cassandra Guthrie
Narration: Kat Smiley
Edith: Melie Rondeau
Brad: Hugh Ritchie
Mike: Wayne Yuan

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

Female Festival 1st Scene Reading: Steal The Light, by Whitney Stewart

After Hurricane Katrina destroys her home and career, a young journalist abandons everything to fulfill her German grandmother’s dying wish — to discover the fate of her brother who disappeared on the Russian Front of World War Two.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Sean Ballantyne
Charlotte: Hannah Ehman
Anna: Nkasi Ogbonnah

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

FEMALE Festival 1st Scene Script Reading: Art Appreciation, by Jennifer Titus & Mark Provencher

A nice suburban couple own a painting. Desperate for cash, they wonder…how much is it worth if the artist dies suddenly?

CAST LIST:

Woman: Nadine Charleson
Ali: Tiffany Davidson
Narration: Esther Tribault
Joe: Scott Hilton
Sylvia: Elizabeth Erhart

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

Director Biography – Denise Hurley (BET THE DEMON WINS)

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Denise is the President of Devilhouse Films and Director and Producer of the web series #Me4TV – next gen talk show. She is also a Producer of So This Is it Then, Wrapped, Sunshine Backpackers, Red Wire, Knock Knock and Initiation. She is a former journalist, magazine editor and crisis communications and reputation management consultant, and she manages a small group of talented Australian actors.

Director Statement

Bet the Demon Wins aims to highlight the impact gambling has on families; an issue that heavily impacted our family.

SHORT Female Festival Screenplay Reading: Discord, by Jax Smith & Helene Taylor

This short is about a female musician putting up with inappropriate advances from a senior male musician in order to secure a job.

CAST LIST:

Server: Daniel Jones
Narrator: Regan Brown
Meastro: Luke Robinson
Jane: Cassandra Guthrie

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

Top Female Festival Screenplays of 2019

Watch the winning readings performed by professional actors. 18 screenplays in total.

3 1st Scene Screenplays:

1st Scene Female Festival Reading: Sins Of My Father, by Jane Therese
https://femalefilmfestival.com/2019/12/18/1st-scene-female-festival-reading-sins-of-my-father-by-jane-therese/

Female Festival 1st Scene Screenplay Reading of Drones & Drivers, by Haley Isleib
https://femalefilmfestival.com/2019/03/01/female-festival-1st-scene-screenplay-reading-of-drones-drivers-by-haley-isleib/

1st Scene Screenplay Reading of Drones & Drivers by Haley Isleib
https://femalefilmfestival.com/2019/01/29/1st-scene-screenplay-reading-of-drones-drivers-by-haley-isleib/
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4 Short Screenplays:

Winning Female Festival Short Script: You Don’t Deserve My Jelly Strips, by Tai-Ying Chi
https://femalefilmfestival.com/2019/12/16/winning-female-festival-short-script-you-dont-deserve-my-jelly-strips-by-tai-ying-chi/

SHORT Female Festival Screenplay: Wolf Woman, by Melissa Tantaquidgeon Zobel
https://femalefilmfestival.com/2019/08/22/short-female-festival-screenplay-wolf-woman-by-melissa-tantaquidgeon-zobel/

Winning Female Festival Short Screenplay: The Orchard, by Kathryn Carmichael
https://femalefilmfestival.com/2019/03/18/winning-female-festival-short-screenplay-the-orchard-by-kathryn-carmichael/

Winning Short Screenplay Reading: A Chance of Success by Małgorzata Suwała & Marta Jagniewska
https://femalefilmfestival.com/2019/01/29/winning-short-screenplay-reading-a-chance-of-success-by-malgorzata-suwala-marta-jagniewska/

2 TV PILOTS:

Female Festival Winning TV PILOT Screenplay: WALK OF SHAME, by Anna Bielkheden
https://femalefilmfestival.com/2019/10/31/female-festival-winning-tv-pilot-screenplay-walk-of-shame-by-anna-bielkheden/

Female Festival TV Pilot Best Scene Reading: MRS. MD, by Mary Kate Allen
https://femalefilmfestival.com/2019/10/09/female-festival-tv-pilot-best-scene-reading-mrs-md-by-mary-kate-allen/
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9 Best Scene Screenplays:

Female Festival Best Scene Screenplay Reading: Trouble With Friends, by Karen Matthews
https://femalefilmfestival.com/2019/07/26/female-festival-best-scene-screenplay-reading-trouble-with-friends-by-karen-matthews/

Female Festival Best Scene Screenplay Reading: Orson Welles Ashes-Short, by Debra Knox
https://femalefilmfestival.com/2019/07/26/female-festival-best-scene-screenplay-reading-orson-welles-ashes-short-by-debra-knox/

FEMALE Festival BEST Scene Screenplay Reading: Old Dykes, by Elise D’Haene
https://femalefilmfestival.com/2019/07/26/female-festival-best-scene-screenplay-reading-old-dykes-by-elise-dhaene/

FEMALE Best Scene Screenplay Reading: DRAGGING THE MARK, by Suzy Stein
https://femalefilmfestival.com/2019/07/26/female-best-scene-screenplay-reading-dragging-the-mark-by-suzy-stein/

FEMALE Best Scene Reading Reading: THE TERRAN CHRONICLES: A VOYAGER IN CHRONOSPACE, by Lisa Kirkwood
https://femalefilmfestival.com/2019/07/26/female-best-scene-reading-reading-the-terran-chronicles-a-voyager-in-chronospace-by-lisa-kirkwood/

Female Festival Best Scene Screenplay Reading of Indigenous by ML De La Garza
https://femalefilmfestival.com/2019/02/07/female-festival-best-scene-screenplay-reading-of-indigenous-by-ml-de-la-garza/

Female Best Scene Screenplay Reading of Headstrong by Tali Zingman
https://femalefilmfestival.com/2019/02/07/female-best-scene-screenplay-reading-of-headstrong-by-tali-zingman/

Female Best Scene Reading of Uncelebrated Passing by Randall Talton
https://femalefilmfestival.com/2019/02/07/female-best-scene-reading-of-uncelebrated-passing-by-randall-talton/

Female Festival Best Scene Screenplay Reading of Dream by Randall Talton
https://femalefilmfestival.com/2019/02/07/female-festival-best-scene-screenplay-reading-of-dream-by-randall-talton/

1st Scene Female Festival Reading: Sins Of My Father, by Jane Therese

A young woman in Ireland, grapples with the love she has for her father after bringing charges of abuse against him, rocking a country when his sentence is suspended.

CAST LIST:

Colleen: Christina Leonard
Brendan: Geoff Mays
Narration: Sean Ballantyne
Eamon: Aaron Maxwell
Imogen: Carina Cojeen
Robert: Aaron Williams

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch