Twitter Short Story Winners for March 2016

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

WILDsound has announced their 10 Twitter Short Story Winners for March 2016. The 2nd winners of 2016. Now their 140 character stories will be made into a video.

Read the 10 winners:

Reunited by DianesDigitals

The years flew by with him. The years dragged since he passed. Now it’s time to reconnect as he takes my hand and we share an endless kiss.

BIRDS by Goldie Alexander

Magpies
butcherbirds
cockatoos and
wattlebirds
swoop over our garden to
dive swoop plunge plummet
whistle argue & quarrel
in their constant search for worms
and love

The Way We Were by John Halili

I’ve seen first hand how a friendship can die. From an unspoken truth that became an all too told lie. Now all I have left are the memories.

Steve/Stephanie by Julie Balloo

You didn’t see me, but I recognised you. Your dress and heels and newly sculpted breasts finally solved…

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Watch CANTATA IN C MAJOR – AUDIENCE FEEDBACK from the Feb. 25 2016 Film Festival

CANTATA IN C MAJOR, 7min, USA, Horror/Musical
Directed by Ronnie Cramer

Six-hundred-five film clips are assembled and used to create a piece of electronic music. As the visual component appears in the center of the screen, the original analog audio is sent to the left channel while it is simultaneously converted into digital music data and sent to the right channel. The digital data is also transposed into traditional musical notation and displayed on the screen as it is converted. The film includes an animated ‘chalkboard’ introduction that explains the entire process.

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Watch the Asudience FEEDBACK of CANTATA IN C MAJOR:

See the best of the February 25 2016 Thriller/Horror Film Festival

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Watch VICIOUS – AUDIENCE FEEDBACK from the Feb. 25 2016 Film Festival

WINNER Best Film at the Horror 2016 Film Festival!

VICIOUS, 12min, UK, Horror
Directed by Oliver Park

Lydia’s sister Katie died in mysterious circumstances. When she returns home late one night to find her front door unlocked, a series of strange occurrences suggest she isn’t alone.

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Watch the Audience FEEDBACK VIdeo of VICIOUS. Moderated by Matthew Toffolo:

 

See the best of the February 25 2016 Thriller/Horror Film Festival

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Watch CHATEAU SAUVIGNON: TERROIR – AUDIENCE FEEDBACK from the Feb. 25 2016 Film Festival

CHATEAU SAUVIGNON: TERROIR, 13min, USA, Horror/Family
Directed by David Maire

Follows the isolated adolescent son of a storied vintner family who finds himself torn between obeying his father’s callous restrictions and preventing his ailing mother from deteriorating further. When a doting woman and her indifferent son arrive seeking a tasting and tour of the winery, Nicolas sees an opportunity to help care for his mother, as well as prove his worth to his choleric father.

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Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Video of CHATEAU SAUVIGNON: TERROIR

 

See the best of the February 25 2016 Thriller/Horror Film Festival

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Submit your Thriller Short Film to the Festival Today: http://thrillersuspensefestival.com

Watch TIME TO EAT – Audience FEEDBACK Video

TIME TO EAT, 4min, USA, Horror/Comedy
Directed by Luke Guidici

After being sent to timeout, a mischievous boy’s trip to the basement leads to a monstrous revelation.

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Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Video from the Feb. 25/2016 Film Festival. Moderated by Matthew Toffolo:

See the best of the February 25 2016 Thriller/Horror Film Festival

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Interview with Director/Production Designer David Hackl (SAW Franchise)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

David Hackl was the production designer and second unit director for Saw II, Saw III and Saw IV, as well as for Repo! The Genetic Opera. He then went on to direct Saw V to critical and financial success. Recently, he directed multiple episodes of the TV series “Real Detective”.

I was fortunate to sit down with David to talk about his career and what’s next:

Matthew Toffolo: You have worked in the Art Department and Directed over 25 films, is there a film or two that you’re most proud of?

David Hackl: I’m very proud of the Saw franchise and feel grateful to have had the opportunity to work on it. It a piece of cinema history now. I also have a real fondness for Outlander as it was one of the most epic projects that I’ve done. I had to research it like crazy and learn everything about…

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Watch the 32 Winning Feature Screenplay Readings

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

Since May 2013, the WILDsound Festival has performed 32 feature screenplays at the festival, using over 200 of the top professional actors working today.
Watch full readings and winning feature script readings. Over 600 hours to watch!

Submit your Feature Screenplay to the Festival today. FULL FEEDBACK:
http://www.wildsound.ca/screenplaycontest.html

Watch the February Screenplay Winners: 

FOUR FOR THE BORDER by Toby Roberts

Watch HENRIETTA’S ODYSSEY by L R Whittinger

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RSVP FEEDBACK Film Festival (Best of Horror/Thriller Shorts) Thur. Feb. 25th, 7pm, Carlton Cinemas

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

Featuring the best of Horror/Thriller Short Films from around the world.

See Full Line-up and RSVP to the Festival

Second event of 2016. Festival all 12 months this year! RSVP your FEEDBACK Toronto Film Festival seats.

FREE OR MAKE A DONATION TO THE FESTIVAL via the program page. (NOTE: There is also an option to buy a festival pass for all 12 events in 2016 for only $35. That guarantees you or your friend a seat for all 12 festivals.)

Thursday February 25th event. 7pm to 9pm, Carlton Cinemas, 20 Carlton Street.

RSVP your seats now for the event. Plus, see full details of every film being played.

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This month’s festival is a packed lineup of the greatest horror/thriller short films from the last year.

Giving you films from all corners of the world in different genres and formats. And there is…

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SCREAMWRITER, Horror Short Script Table Reading

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SCREAMWRITER, Short Script Reading
Written by Lee Forgang
Read 10 Questions with the writer

SYNOPSIS:

Screamwriter is a dark comedy about a female writer who is driven to vengeance after experiencing problems that can plague many in the industry.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Val Cole
MARTHA – Stephanie Schmid
HARRY – Roman Spera
JOHN – John Goodrich
HILARY – Kirsten Nolan
MATT – Gabriel Dumas
JAN- Ida Jagaric
JAY LENO – David Schaap

 

Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

Interview with Costume Designer Linda Muir (The Witch, Bitten)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

A costume designer is a person who designs costumes for a film. The role of the costume designer is to create the characters and balance the scenes with texture and colour, etc.

What a terrific honour it was sit down with the talented costume designer Linda Muir, who is based in Toronto, Canada. She has worked in the industry for the last 30 years, on many successful films and TV shows, which she talks about in the interview. A must read for anyone working or wanting to work in the industry today: 

Matthew Toffolo: The horror film “The Witch”, will be hitting theaters this weekend, and it’s getting great reviews! How was your experience working on the film? 

The Witch was the most rewarding costume design experience I’ve had to date because the writer/director, Robert Eggers, is an extraordinary collaborator and because the film plays out at extremely close quarters so…

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