ACTION/ADVENTURE 1st Scene Script Reading: Dragons Of The Gloaming, by Joel McElvaney

A group of teenage Dungeons & Dragons players get zapped into their game—and into the bodies of their characters. Still scared teens on the inside, the game characters must work together to find a hidden castle and defeat a poison-breathing dragon in order to return to their normal lives—and selves.

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Allison Kampf
Lumbu: Bill Poulin
Gruber: Sean Ballantyne

ACTION Best Scene Script Reading: THE UNJUST, by Scott Cahill

In the endless war against ruthless drug cartels, sometimes the greatest danger lies from within. A maverick DEA agent wages a rogue battle for revenge and redemption on the streets of Los Angeles and Guadalajara.

CAST LIST :

Narrator: Val Cole
Jenkins: Trevor Howes
Rodriguez: Ted Powers

 

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

ACTION Best Scene Reading: TRIAD CROSSING, by Mark Donnell

 

Logline: Upon his release from prison after serving a six year sentence for a crime he didn’t commit, a former soldier teams up with a military buddy to hunt down the men that framed him.

CAST LIST:
NARRATION – SARAH DESOUZA-COELHO
Matt – 7 – SEAN BALLANTYNE
Vincent/Thad – 2 – GENE ABELA
Lyle/Brix – 2 – 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

ACTION Best Scene Screenplay Reading: BRICKS AND BONES, by Mark Donnell

Overview: Jason Brickman yields for no one and even after spending years in prison his goals are still crystal clear for him. But from the moment the audience finds out that Brickman will be released the barriers that stand in his way steadily get stronger and more complex. That fact that Brickman is connected with bikers and ex-military men means that the two – in some ways similar – cultures will be a strong element of this story. The characters are tough, no-nonsense, and they aren’t ever going to back down. The stakes are fairly clear in this narrative – lives are clearly on the line – but the grudge match is riddled with more than just Lyle’s death and the history between Brix and Matt slowly but surely comes to light. The biggest issues in this screenplay, however, are the structure, characterization, and plot development.

CAST LIST:

Narration – DELPHINE ROUSSEL
Lyle (40s) – 2 – LOGAN FORSYTH
Thad – 3 – THOMAS FOURNIER
Matt (50s) – 7 – Sean Ballantyne
Vincent (40s) – 2 – JOLLY AMOAKO

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

ACTION Best Scene Screenplay Reading: CEDARS OF GOD, by Scott Cahill

After the ambassador of Israel and a DEA undercover agent are killed in terror attacks, a maverick DEA agent and Mossad agent race to track down the killers, pitting the two on a collision course of vengeance and deception.

CAST LIST:

Narration – KATELYN VARADI
Jenkins (30s) – 11 – LOGAN FORSYTH
Ricardo – 5 – JOLLY AMOAKO

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

ACTION Best Scene Screenplay Reading: CADILLAC MIKE, by Julian Brantley

Mike is confident and his morals and good nature are what set him apart. The opening of this story shows Mike going about his everyday routine, whether it’s going to the gas station to fill up or working security at a strip club. This screenplay has a certain rhythm that follows Mike as he goes from a typical routine to a clear mission. What’s great about the hook of this story is that Mike’s characterization is made very clear through three interactions – with Old Skool, Dwayne, and Curtis.

CAST LIST:

Narration – THOMAS FOURNIER
Mike (40s black) – 6 – JOLLY AMOAKO
Old Skool (60s) – 7 – LOGAN FORSYTH

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

ACTION 1st Scene Screenplay Reading: Newton In China, by Vanessa Leqi Kong

Newton In China is about an underprivileged teenage village girl Newton in China, tutored by the hallucination of her namesake British scientist Sir Isaac Newton, decides to construct a giant balloon to defy gravity and leave her abusive father.

CAST LIST:
Jay: Gene Abella
Narrator: Laura Kyswaty
Newton: Caroline Concordia
Newting: Karen Friesen

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

July 2019 Film/Story/Screenplay Winners

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

 

 

ACTORFEATURE SCREENPLAY: NANUQ, by Jessi Thind
July 2019 Winner

ACTORFEATURE SCREENPLAY: BATMAN: BEYOND THE COWL, by Reginald Johnson
July 2019 Winner

ACTOR1st Scene TV SCREENPLAY: VAPOR, by Eric White
July 2019 Winner

ACTORACTION BEST SCENE TV SCREENPLAY: BEGINNERS HISTORY, by Emily Cheever
July 2019 Winner

ACTOR BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: CETACEANS, by Paul Nurkowski
July 2019 Winner

festival posterNOW, 16min, USA, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

 

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

June 2019 Film/Story/Screenplay Winners

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

 

 

ACTORSCREENPLAY MOVIE: THE PLAYLISTS, by Michael Kotsiros
June 2019 Winner

ACTORSCREENPLAY MOVIE: ZOMBIE CRUIZE, by AKA Smith
June 2019 Winner

ACTORTV BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: VAPOR, by Eric White
June 2019 Winner

ACTORACTION 1ST SCENE SCREENPLAY: JOHNNY’S PICO, by Sean Monahan Scott
June 2019 Winner

 

 

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