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FEEDBACK TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL – Highlights from the Thursday September 20 2016 event.

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The theme of the SCI-FI/FANTASY SEPTEMBER 2016 FILM FESTIVAL was:
“WHAT IS REALITY?”.

Every film showcased on the night was about characters dealing with another reality besides our own.

This was a fantastic lineup of Sci-Fi short films. I can’t remember a better lineup of films geared towards a specific genre that was better than this one. These shorts were so solid, they could have all easily played at any major festival in and around the world (and some of them have!). They were more than simply being a Sci-Fi film.

These were films that simply told an emotional tale of real human beings dealing with the circumstances and conflicts in their path. The setting just happened to be in the Science Fiction genre.

This was also the first time in over 50 festivals that one film (Uncanny Valley) swept all of the festival awards. “Uncanny Valley” is just a…

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WILDsound Announces its Sept. 2016 Winning Feature Screenplays

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LAWN BOYS
Written by Steve Cleary

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Screwball Comedy

When a pretentious ad man levels down to work on his best friend’s landscaping crew, he must sharpen his new skills in order to prevent a rival lawn service from ruining their hometown’s natural beauty with artificial grass.
CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Steve Rizzo
STEVE – Kaleb Alexander
SUNNY – Heather Dicke
MIKE/BRIAN – Steve Mitchell
MUNGO – John Fray
HEIKO – Dan Cristofori
RIPPY – Randy Baumer
VARIOUS – Norma Dawn Dunphy

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LUCIDAE
Written by Jacqueline Marett

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Sci-Fi, Adventure, Fantasy

LUCIDAE is an epic action packed romp about supernatural contact with another world. There are no space ships or robots – this is a sci-fi story that has more to do with ancient unified beliefs in Astral travel, dream walking and out of body experiences – what limits could space and time have in this kind…

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WILDsound Announces its September 2016 1st Scene Script Winners

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Submit your First Scene to the Festival: http://firstscenescreenplay.com

Watch the September 2016 1st Scene Script Winners:

VOODOO LOVE
Written by Frederick Julius

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Drama, Romance, Crime

A black-hearted vixen lures an ambitious hustler into her mansion as he seeks out a forbidden love. When merciless thugs come to rob and kill, it’ll cost him his fortune to save her lost soul.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Steve Rizzo
TUCKA – Kaleb Alexander
DAMIEN – Randy Baumer
MR. KING – Steve Mitchell
EL TORRO – John Fray
ASIA – Heather Dicke
CASSANDRA – Norma Dawn Dunphy

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OLD BONES
Written by Dermott Hayes

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Fantasy, Crime, Drama

We lose our soul when we bury the dead without dignity and for the sake of manna. Two brothers are caught in a dilemma of conscience, to lose their jobs or their souls.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Steve Rizzo
COSTELLO – Steve Mitchell
SEAMUS…

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WILDsound Announces its September 2016 Best Scene Script Winners

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Best Scene from 3 FAMILIES Screenplay
Written by J.D. Poland

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Romantic Comedy

At its heart, it’s about unselfish love along with the challenges of cultivating integrity and bravery, given internal limitations and external pressures.
CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Julian Ford
FIONA – Alicia Payne
VIRGINIA – Katelyn Varadi
PAUL – Peter Mark Raphael
THOMAS- Nick Hendrick Wicht
VINCENT – Kheon Clarke

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Best Scene from LOONATOONA Screenplay
Written by Shockadelic

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Surreal comedy, with fantasy and romance elements.

An Australian family of four experiencing a surreal-to-us, normal-to-them day (or four-days-in-one).

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Julian Ford
SUSAN – Katelyn Varadi
COWBOY – Peter Mark Raphael
GUIDE DOG STATUE – Nick Hendrick Wicht

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

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

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Interview with Oscar Nominated Production Designer Anne Seibel (Midnight in Paris, Bonjour Anne)

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Anne Seibel earned an Oscar Nomination for “Midnight in Paris”. Based in Paris, she has worked with some of the top directors in the world today, including Steven Spielberg, David Frankel, M. Night Shyamalan, Sofia Coppola, Clint Eastwood, and 3 Production Designer assignments with Woody Allen. Go to her website: http://www.anneseibel.com/

via Interview with Oscar Nominated Production Designer Anne Seibel (Midnight in Paris, Bonjour Anne) — Matthew Toffolo’s Summary

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Interview with Composer/Vocalist Dominic Lewis (Money Monster, Batman v Superman)

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Dominic Lewis is a pure talent in the industry. He is a master vocalist, and composer of the new film “Money Monster”, directed by Jodie Foster and starring George Clooney & Julia Roberts. I had the privilege to interview him and talk about his career and the art of music in film.

via Interview with Composer/Vocalist Dominic Lewis (Money Monster, Batman v Superman) — Matthew Toffolo’s Summary

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Interview with Melissa McCarthy’s Stunt Double Luci Romberg

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What fun it was to sit down with stunt performer Luci Romberg, who has recently been working as Melissa McCarthy’s stunt double (Ghostbusters, The Boss, Spy, Identity Thief). She has also performed stunts on over 60 films in the last 10+ years, including Transformers, The Conjuring, Divergent, Zombieland, and Earth to Echo.

via Interview with Stuntwoman Luci Romberg (Ghostbusters, Divergent, Spy) — Matthew Toffolo’s Summary

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Short Story: THE WALKER by Stephen John Karnaghan

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Watch the September 2016 Wining Short Story.

Performed by actor Julian Ford

THE WALKER by Stephen John Karnaghan

Get to know the writer:

What is your 1pg Short Story about?

The Walker is a story about how we all go through life not telling ourselves the truth. People go through life not living their true lives and let others dictate who we are and what we do.

What genres would you say this short story is in?

Philosophical

How would you describe this story in two words?

Be true

What movie have you seen the most in your life?

Koyaanisqatsi

How long have you been working on this story?

It takes me quite a while to finish a story and this one took me about three months.

Do you have an all-time favorite novel?

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

What motivated you to write this story?

While I…

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