Female Film Festival – Today’s Testimonial

Thank you SO much for this, what an amazing thing you guys are doing!! The actors all did so well, I had so much fun watching them bring it all to life.

– Anna Bielkheden (WALK OF SHAME)

Walk of Shame is a raw drama series about three female roommates in LA struggling to navigate the road to success and personal identity, smack in the middle of a booming social media era and a pending quarter life crisis. Over the course of ten episodes, we follow the complicated lives and relationships of a 26-year old personal trainer from Oklahoma with a raging Tomboy vs. Barbie complex (ASH), a 29-year old second generation immigrant MUA from Sherman Oaks with the goal of becoming a star beauty influencer (SKY), and a 25-year old aspiring actress from Denmark with an expiring student visa, desperate to make it at any cost (CLARA).

CAST LIST:

Avery: Aaron Maxwell Williams
Alexis: Katelyn Varadi
Sky: Camila Aguirre
Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Clara: Melinda Jordan
Ash: Kristen MacCulloch
Miguel: Michael Ruhs

Female Festival Winning TV PILOT Screenplay: WALK OF SHAME, by Anna Bielkheden

Walk of Shame is a raw drama series about three female roommates in LA struggling to navigate the road to success and personal identity, smack in the middle of a booming social media era and a pending quarter life crisis. Over the course of ten episodes, we follow the complicated lives and relationships of a 26-year old personal trainer from Oklahoma with a raging Tomboy vs. Barbie complex (ASH), a 29-year old second generation immigrant MUA from Sherman Oaks with the goal of becoming a star beauty influencer (SKY), and a 25-year old aspiring actress from Denmark with an expiring student visa, desperate to make it at any cost (CLARA).

CAST LIST:

Avery: Aaron Maxwell Williams
Alexis: Katelyn Varadi
Sky: Camila Aguirre
Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Clara: Melinda Jordan
Ash: Kristen MacCulloch
Miguel: Michael Ruhs

 

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 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