Female Festival 1st Scene Screenplay Reading of Alice Through the Microscope by Helen Marsh

 

Horror, Science Fiction, Fantasy

An insect-obsessed preteen girl struggles to create a great science fair project amidst an absentee mother, a relentless bully, and a fungal monstrosity of a foster mother.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Jarrod Terrill
Mikey: Rhys Harrison
Frankie: Gauri Prasad
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Alice: Rachel Salsberg
Claudia: Nancy Kenny

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
Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Ritchie, Isabal Cupryn, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

Female Festival Best Scene Reading of Candyland.com by Joan Barrett

Baby boomers/matures enter the 21st century’s dating scene as they seek the last loves of their lives on Candyland.Com, an online mature dating site under the guidance of well-intentioned though flawed founders, boomers Joan and Hughie. Hughie’s house- arrest above Joan’s garage/dating site office plays havoc with both their business and personal relationships.

A Film Freeway Preferred Festival:

CAST LIST:

Hughie: Scott McCullogh
Narrator: Matt Barnes
Dianne: Kyana Teresa
Joan: Olivia Barret

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Ritchie, Isabal Cupryn, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

Female Festival Best Scene Reading of The Cleanup Crew by Sherrill Schmidt

After a mysterious mass killing at a planetarium, a father and son crime scene cleanup team are brought in to take care of it but things get lively when they add a third person to the crew who has plans of her own.

CAST LIST:

Security Guard: : Nick Hendrik
Tracy: Olivia Barret
Narrator: Matt Barnes
Sam: Gabriel Darku
George: Scott McCullogh

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Ritchie, Isabal Cupryn, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

FEMALE Festival Best Scene Reading of Out Cold by Tracy Scarlato

A Film Freeway Preferred Festival:

A pro hockey player takes a brutal blow to the head and a new persona takes over. Once an upbeat joker and all-around good guy, he fights to keep his identity… before he literally loses his mind.

CAST LIST:

Dustin: Gabriel Darku
Philly: Olivia Barret
Narrator: Matt Barnes
Smitty: Scott McCullogh
Riley: : Nick Hendrik

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Ritchie, Isabal Cupryn, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

Female Best Scene: LOOKING FOR RUTH by Celeste Helminski

A successful single business woman in her early 40’s discovers important life lessons through a reconnection with an old friend.

CAST LIST:

Denny – 4 – Allen Michael Brunet
Narration – Hartley O. Gyamfi
April – 14 – Georgia Grant
Mrs. Wallace – 11 – Regan Brown

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

FEMALE Best Scene Reading of RED SHIRT, by Mary C. Ferrara

Genre: Comedy, Romance

A woman goes on a blind date and runs into an old high school friend in the bathroom; chaos ensues!

CAST LIST:

Dan: Russell Batcher
Dana: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Narrator: Hugh Ritchie
Muriel: Zena Driver
Julia: Sylvia Normandeau

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

 

FEMALE Festival Best Scene Reading of I WILL LOVE YOU, by Anich D’Jae

 

Genre: Drama, Romance

Imagine Waiting to Exhale meets Rachel Getting Married. It’s been nearly ten years since the Wright sisters lost their father. Yet they’re still dealing with the aftermath of life without their parents. Chian Wright, the oldest of four, has taken care of her family since she was thirteen, and watched her mother died tragically during the birth of her youngest sister Micah. Years later she’s still haunted by that fateful day.

CAST LIST:

Micah: Elizabeth Owens Skidmore
Chian: Ariel Booker
Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Chelsea: Norma Dawn Dunphy
Mariah: Esther Thibault

Get to know the writer:

 1. What is your screenplay about?

I Will Love You is the story of four sisters who must face and overcome their past wounds of addiction, abandonment, and abuse; in order to heal themselves and their relationship. All in time for their youngest sister’s wedding, that may or may not take place.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Drama.

3. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

I Will Love You is a female driven film centered around four sisters struggling with forgiveness, their own personification, and self worth. It’s a universal issue that not only deals with sisterhood and sacrifice, but it will leave the audience with a stronger sense of self as well.

4. How would you describe this script in two words?

Devastatingly beautiful.

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

What’s Love Got To Do With It

6. How long have you been working on this screenplay?

Two years.

7. How many stories have you written?

Five.

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

Sentimental Mood By Duke Ellington.

9. What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

The biggest obstacle that I faced was coming to terms with old wounds of my own that I had long forgotten. A hard but necessary journey.

10. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I’m passionate about acting in strong female roles, introducing and enriching young peoples lives through art, and providing platforms for women of all racial and socioeconomic backgrounds to have a voice.

11. You entered your screenplay via FilmFreeway. What has been your experiences working with the submission platform site?

Encouraging and motivating.

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

I was looking for a place where the women in my story would be heard and understood. This festival made that possible. The feedback was welcomed, useful, and supportive. I look forward to submitting my other screenplays to this festival in the future.

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox