Female Festival TV Pilot Best Scene Reading: MRS. MD, by Mary Kate Allen

They say becoming a doctor is a hero’s journey, but they never say anything about the hero’s significant other. Let’s change that.

CAST LIST:

NARRATION – JULIE C. SHEPPARD
Jenna – 10- DIANA FRANZ
Henry – 10 – THOMAS FOURMIER

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

SHORT Female Festival Screenplay: Wolf Woman, by Melissa Tantaquidgeon Zobel

 

A dauntless young Victorian era Native American woman assumes the spirit of a legendary character to survive oppression.

CAST LIST:

Henry: Yaw Attuah
William: Hadi Kubba
NARRATION
Student: Rosalie Vagalatis
Miss Raymond: Tracy Rowland
Fidelia: Diana Franz

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Denissa Palmer, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

 

 

Female Festival Best Scene Screenplay Reading: Trouble With Friends, by Karen Matthews

Four friends who have known each other since school band together helping each other and others friends fight against drug dealers,crooked cops, supernatural events and their own lives

CAST LIST:

Captain Lewis – 8 – Sean Ballantyne
Cassandra – 21 – Laura Afelskie
NARRATION – Norma Dunphy
Skeeter – 14 – Adrian Carter
Kenneth – 19 – Trevor Howes
Louise – 15 – Andrea Irwin

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Denissa Palmer, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

Female Festival Best Scene Screenplay Reading: Orson Welles Ashes-Short, by Debra Knox

Charlie and Susan, a couple of Hollywood wannabes, take a journey down Sunset Boulevard in a black Lincoln with Orson Welles ashes in the trunk and discover what it means to not give up on themselves and their dreams. (copyright 2017)

CAST LIST:

Bette – 2 – Andrea Irwin
NARRATION – Laura Afelskie
Charlie – 20 – Sean Ballantyne
Susan – 18 – Norma Dunphy

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Denissa Palmer, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

FEMALE Best Scene Screenplay Reading: DRAGGING THE MARK, by Suzy Stein

After a bitter truce, a grifter and a hitman seek vengeance on a rich Industrialist for killing one of their own, but no one trusts anybody else. And if everyone is out for themselves, nobody survives the con.

CAST LIST:

Langtry – 3 – Sean Ballantyne
NARRATION – Norma Dunphy
Joe – 21 – Trevor Howes
Cora – 22 – Andrea Irwin

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Denissa Palmer, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

FEMALE Best Scene Reading Reading: THE TERRAN CHRONICLES: A VOYAGER IN CHRONOSPACE, by Lisa Kirkwood

CAST LIST:

Bardo – 2 – Adrian Carter
NARRATION – Sean Ballantyne
Kaarpaat – 14 – Trevor Howes
Eyna – 17 – Andrea Irwin

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Denissa Palmer, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

Winning Female Festival Short Screenplay: The Orchard, by Kathryn Carmichael

 

Humanity has stopped listening, and is stripping the Earth bare. Widow Clara is tending her orchard, unaware that her rotting fruit carry the first wave of mutated spores.
Ambitious single mother Eve, is close to a breakthrough at the GM laboratories, that will unwittingly escalate our genetic breakdown.
While Clara is babysitting her grandson she is infected, triggering her bodies systematic breakdown. He watches terrified as a new species of human evolves.
The Earth has found a way to fight back. Humans will no longer be the dominate race. Nature will reclaim the earth, and our mutated genes will help secure our fate.

CAST LIST:
Eve Phillips: Anne McMaster
Narration: Carina Cojeen
James Phillips: Lee-Orr Orbach
Clara Phillips: Amber Copeland

Writer Biography – Kathryn Carmichael

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I was brought up in South Wales, the land of storytellers. I always loved art and drama, but didn’t take to the stage until my late 20’s. 2011 I began my BA in Acting at Bath Spa University, graduating in 2014. Over the last couple of years, I have appeared in both film and TV series including Shakespeare & Hatherway, Casualty and Poldark, and performed in “Backstories” a musical at The Royal Albert Hall.
I set up a production company in 2017 Daydreams Productions Ltd, and have now produced a number of short films, and directed 5 commercials in the summer 0f 2018. Screenwriting has come as a new joy to me, co-writing a feature film DIVISION9 which is in development and just won BEST SCREEN PLAY at the FOCUS INTERNATIONAL FILM AWARDS 2018. So this is my first short film screenplay and I am absolutely over the moon to have had it selected in the BEST SHORT FILM SCREENPLAY category in LONDON LIFT-OFF FILM FESTIVAL. 2019 looks to be a busy year, working on a Feature Film, a Short film and all going to plan graduating from DMU with my MA in International Film Production.

 

Writer Statement

 

The story of The Orchard, had been rattling around in my head for a couple of months. The idea came to me after reading an article in a medical magazine about “Zombie Flies” and it struck a cord with me. It seemed that all I was witnessing on the media was disaster after disaster. Terrible floods, each quakes, title waves and famines. Then I happen to watch a talk by Sir David Attenborough about the over population of the world, and how we could not carry one like this. Then the idea came to me that we had as a world population just stopped listening to the Earth, and what if this was the tipping point? So The Orchard came to life, as it has so much base truth in it, I think it strikes a cord with what we really fear.

A Film Freeway Preferred Festival:

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Fraser, Andy Camp, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch