RSVP – ACTION/ADVENTURE Film Festival – Thur. Jan. 11th (Los Angeles)

The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival coming to Los Angeles.. Our LA home is Regal L.A. LIVE Cinemas, located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles (beside the Staples Center) at 1000 W Olympic Blvd.. The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm.Showcasing the best of short films from around the world, while maintaining our audience feedback format moderated by Shesput Wilson.

Tickets for are FREE or PAY WHAT YOU LIKE. Reserve your tickets online.

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 atlatickets@wildsoundfestival.com and we’ll reserve seats for you.

1st ACT PROGRAM – Best CRIME/MYSTERY


STORY TO TELL, 15min., Japan, Crime/Drama 
Directed by Sayaka NakaneA crime Japanese yakuza story.CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!
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MONDAY, 18min., USA, Crime/Comedy
Directed by Dinh Thai“What can I get to you?” That’s the question driving a conflicted young hustler who sells everything and anything to make money. As he code-switches through various cliques, he’s forced to confront racism as well as the immorality of his occupation.CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!
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CONVERSATIONS, 8min., Ireland, Crime/Mystery
Directed by Emma Jackson & Igor OsipovDetective thriller set in Dublin.CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!
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2nd ACT PROGRAM – Best of ACTION/ADVENTURE


MIND GAME, 2min., China, Action/Experimental 
Directed by Weisi DaiA dance? A game? Or a fight?CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!
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FREEDOM OF THE WHEELS, 17min., USA, Adventure/Comedy
Directed by Jon GlassbergAn unmotivated and languishing Matt Segal gets inspiration from an unlikely place and recruits Will Stanhope, his life-partner-in-crime to accompany him on a winter adventure that will test their strength, stamina, and friendship. On Matt’s 50cc scooter, the boys set out with an iron resolve to ride from Boulder to Aspen, Colorado to do a little ice climbing. What happens in between is nothing short of extraordinary.CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!
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VIKING TOOTHACHE, 4min, USA, Action/Fantasy
Directed by Philip BaumhardtA young warrior must confront the consequences of his violent past.CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!
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LILAC TV Pilot, 15min., USA, Adventure/Family
Directed by Hank IsaacWhat if Robin Hood was a homeless ten-year-old girl living in a modern city.CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!
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The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival coming to Los Angeles.. Our LA home is Regal L.A. LIVE Cinemas, located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles (beside the Staples Center) at 1000 W Olympic Blvd.. The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm.

November 2017 Action/Adventure Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

Submit your Action/Adventure Story to the Festival Today: http://actionadventurefestival.com

 

festival posterPOST NO BILLS, 5min, Canada, Animation/Adventure
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
OCEANIC ALIENS, 6min., USA, Documentary/Wildlife
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
ACTOR FAMILY FEATURE Screenplay – THE SPIRIT OF COLUMBUS
November 2017 Reading
by Eric W. Carlson
ACTORACTION 1st Scene Screenplay – THE SNOWMEN
November 2017 Reading
by Jeff Swanson
ACTORSCI-FI 1st Scene Screenplay – BUCCANEERS OF THE ASTEROID BELT
November 2017 Reading
by Jeff Racho
ACTORFAN FICTION Screenplay – LEGACY
November 2017 Reading
by Danielle Erlich
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – MARLOWE
November 2017 Reading
by Mark McQuown
ACTORACTION BEST SCENE Screenplay – STRANDED
November 2017 Reading
by Christopher Andre
ACTORTIMETRIPPERS Novel Transcript Reading
November 2017 Reading
by Hamish Robertson
ACTORDAY AFTER DISASTER Novel Transcript Reading
November 2017 Reading
by Sara F. Hathaway

 

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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

 

 

2017 – Read the best of ACTION/ADVENTURE Short Film Pitches & Loglines

SCROLL through and read the best of SHORT FILMS from 2017: 

WHITE HOUSE ASSASSIN, by Haider Afridi

RICHTER’S WAR, by Daniel Douglas

WHEN GOD HAVE A WILL: EPISODE 1 NO PRAY NO HELP, by Jiwo Lesmono

SAVIOR, by Ronny Morgan Yri

SPACE CASE, by Agata Zema

THE STREET FIGHTER, by Paul Travers

THE BLUE PARROT, by Antonia Patsidou

HARLEY DAVID, by T.M. Felderstein

ZACH, by Becky Revak

THE ENFORCERS by John E. Bias

THE REST OF ME, by Denise Khng

THE SECOND LAST MAN ON EARTH, by Jordan Hall

FOR THE GAME YET PLAYED, by Veronica Maxim-Bantam

TURNT, by Haldane Hamilton

Action 1st Scene Screenplay of THE SNOWMEN, by John Dart & Jeff Swanson

Genre: Action, War, Drama

On his new assignment, a battle-haunted Army Captain commands a group of scientists. Cut off from help and supplies due to ice and weather, he must overcome his past and shape his men into soldiers after the crew from a disabled German submarine take over the base.

 

CAST LIST:

Narration: Carina Cojeen
Flint: Anthony Yu
March: Fabio Abreu
Howard: Xavier de Guzman
Hedges: Isai Rivera Blas

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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

ACTION Best Scene Screenplay of STRANDED, by Christopher Andre

 

Genre: Action, Sci-Fi

Earth, 2130. Large numbers of the human race have been wiped out by disease, their numbers made up by human-looking A.I.’s. Several spaceships have attempted to leave Earth in search of a better life, but have to cope with large asteroid fields.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Jane Hailes
Michael: Todd Thomas Dark
Jaime: Kelci Stephenson
Billy: Nick Wicht
Pilot: Charles Gordon
Co-Pilot: Penelope Park

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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

October 2017 Action/Adventure Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

Submit your Action/Adventure Story to the Festival Today: http://actionadventurefestival.com

 

ACTORADVENTURE 1st SCENE Screenplay – THE MONSTER HUNTERS CODE
October 2017 Reading
by Ryan Brannan

ACTORFAN FICTION BATMAN Screenplay – LIVING IN CRIME ALLEY
October 2017 Reading
by Rob Ayling
ACTORFAN FICTION BEST SCENE Screenplay – BLACK WIDOW: FUGITIVE
October 2017 Reading
by Brooke Elowe

ACTORBEST SCENE TV Screenplay – DARK HEROES
October 2017 Reading
by Peter Sims
ACTORACTION FEATURE Screenplay – NOWHERE-VILLE
October 2017 Reading
by Richard M. Kjeldgaard

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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

Winning ACTION 1st Scene of THE MONSTER HUNTER’s CODE, by Ryan Brannan Doyle

Watch the winning 1st scene script for October 2017.

 

Three 12 year old con-artists make a business out of tricking their schoolmates out of money by offering to slay monsters that don’t exist. When the Boogeyman threatens to unleash hell on earth, these amateur ‘monster hunters’ may be the town’s only hope.

Genre: Action, Thriller, Family

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Laura Kyswaty
Jake: James Boutcher
Tobey: Brandon Knox
Shane: Luke Robinson
Ben: Rob Notman
Emily Jenson: Premika Leo
Damsel: Lindsay Rolland Mills

Get to know the winning writer; 

 What is your screenplay about?

A group of 12 year olds star to outgrow their monster hunting business, but when the Boogeyman comes to town, its up to them to save everyone.

What genre does your screenplay fall under?

Action adventure, horror, Fantasy, something for the whole family

Why should your screenplay be made into a movie?

It’s funny, it’s scary, it’s heartfelt, and has franchise potential!

How would you describe the script in two words?

Growing Up

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

Back To The Future

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

7 years, on and off

How many stories have you written?

Too many. Lots of bad ones. A couple of good ones.

What is your favorite song?

Fright Night (Nevermore) by Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

It’s never finished. It’s only finished until I learn something else and come back to it.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Movies and Dogs

You entered your screenplay using filmfreeway – what was your experience using a submission platform?

It was easy.

What influenced you to enter the festival?

Just finished a draft and wanted to see how it would be received.

What were your feelings about the initial feedback you received?

It’s always good to hear the thoughts and opinions of others.

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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

Winning ACTION Feature Script – NOWHERE VILLE, by Richard M. Kjeldgaard

Watch the OCTOBER 2017 Winning Feature Screenplay.

Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller, Horror

Two men fly a Cessna from California to New Mexico for an out of state camping trip. They encounter bad weather and are forced down in the desert with no means of communication. Their situation becomes worse when they run across escaped convicts hiding out and are taken prisoner in an abandoned trailer park. They soon find out there’s more horrors waiting for them.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Jory: Sean Ballantyne
Robert: Connor Lyon
Mike: Shaun Mazoka
Travis: Dan Cristofori
Fulton: Brennan Clost
Char: Rachel Rain Packota
Leona: Julie C. Sheppard

Get to know the winning writer:

1. What is your screenplay about?  

An isolated, deserted trailer park in the middle of the desert falls under control of escaped convicts. Two guys on a camping trip accidentally become prisoners in the park and their trip turns into a fight for survival.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under? 

Suspense/Thriller

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

 Plays on everyone’s fears of being isolated, controlled by another human and put in an inescapable situation.

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

 Page turner   

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

John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN

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

4 months

7. How many stories have you written?

 10 specs

8. What motivated you to write this screenplay?

 Driving across the desert between Arizona and California (Had a summer home in CA) Seeing abandoned buildings especially in the abandoned town of Desert Center, CA and the soon to be ghost towns around the Salton Sea, CA. A lot of visuals went into this script from these two locales.

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

Building some of the motivation for a few of the characters while keeping the readers on their toes and curious.

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

Reading about writers (Bios) and photography.

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

Read some reviews on your festival which were positive. Feedback was to say the least, educational.  I learned a lot about character development and pacing. The feedback was very encouraging regarding my writing.  Appreciated it very much!

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

Good porthole for entering contests.  Always updating info on upcoming festivals. Just one miscommunication on the acceptance of a spec I did in one festival.  A mass Email was sent to clarify the issue in a few weeks.

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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

FREE Event: Best Shorts Films from around the world festival – Thur. Oct. 19th. 7pm.

WILDsound Festival

BEST Short Films Festival – Thursday October 19th, 7pm. Carlton Cinemas in downtown Toronto

http://www.wildsound.ca/student_toronto_film_festival.html

– A special evening of the 8 BEST student short films made in the last year. 5 films from 8 different countries from around the world. These are NOT just student films. As our moderator Kierston Drier put it: “These are simply the best short films period in the last year!”

Don’t miss this opportunity! And come for free if you like.

See the full program and info for each film and filmmaker.
To start our FALL 2017 season of festivals in Toronto, we are introducing the best short films from around the world – guaranteed!
To RSVP, simply go to the festival program page and get your tickets there. Tickets are FREE or Pay What you Like to cover the cinema costs.

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October 2017 – Read interviews with Film Festival Directors from all over the world.

WILDsound Festival

Read 10 interviews of Film Festivals and their directors from all over the world:

Interview with Festival Director Georges Chamchoum (Asian World Film Festival)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/10/09/interview-with-festival-director-georges-chamchoum-asian-world-film-festival/

Interview with Festival Director Karl Rössel (AFRIKA FILM FESTIVAL)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/09/24/interview-with-festival-director-karl-rossel-afrika-film-festival/

Interview with Festival Director Jorge Blanco (THE HELL CHESS FILM FESTIVAL)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/09/24/interview-with-festival-director-jorge-blanco-the-hell-chess-film-festival/

Interview with Festival Director Auregan (ANIMATION STUDIO FESTIVAL)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/09/25/interview-with-festival-director-auregan-animation-studio-festival/

Interview with Festival Directors Nick John Whittle & Stuart Wheeldon (9LadiesFilmFestival)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/10/09/interview-with-festival-directors-nick-john-whittle-stuart-wheeldon-9ladiesfilmfestival/

Interview with Festival Director Vanna Nauk (Fresno’s State Asian Pacific Film Festival)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/10/09/interview-with-festival-director-vanna-nauk-fresnos-state-asian-pacific-film-festival/

Interview with Festival Directors Betsy Uhler Colombo & Alexa Roman (LA Dance Film Festival)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/10/09/interview-with-festival-directors-betsy-uhler-colombo-alexa-roman-la-dance-film-festival/

Interview with Festival Director Alessandro Cassa (FICMAN/INSFF)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/10/08/interview-with-festival-director-alessandro-cassa-ficmaninsff/

Interview with Festival Directors Daniel Foreman & Sharlene Millang (Edmonton Short Film Festival)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/09/24/interview-with-festival-directors-daniel-foreman-sharlene-millang-edmonton-short-film-festival/

Interview with Festival Director Matthew Rooney (VideoDrunk Film Festival)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/09/24/interview-with-festival-director-m-rooney-videodrunk-film-festival/

Interview with Festival Programmer Ross Williams (KILLER VALLEY HORROR FILM FESTIVAL)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/09/24/interview-with-festival-programmer-ross-williams-killer-valley-horror-film-festival/

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