Winning HORROR 1st Scene Screenplay – SILHOUETTE by Lukas Hassel

Genre: Horror, Thriller, Crime

A disabled mother of two fights to protect her children not just from bullies but from an unknown force in mirrors everywhere.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Val Cole
Lindsey: Mandy May Cheetham
Corey: Ryan Yusep
Terri: Angelica Alejandro

Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

It’s about standing up to bullies. Essentially. It is wrapped up in a horror premise wherein a young daughter befriends a mirror in order to help her bullied brother. Before long their mother struggles to save both her children.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Horror. Drama.

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

It’s a horror film set within a social context. As in, not horror for horror’s sake, but trying to convey something more complex than mere scares.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Intense. Dark.

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

Cabaret. More than 40 times, probably. The first film where editing became a huge part of the driving of a story. Genius cinematography. Great script. Top notch acting. Much more than “just” a musical movie.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

On and off, six years. Did an early version that was plot driven. Never worked. Then left it for a few years, and went back to it. Changed the protagonist from son to Mother and made it character driven. The best decision I made with regards to that script.

How many stories have you written?

I have about 5 feature scripts, and two shorts (both of which are now movies – the latest “The Son, the Father.. just had its world premiere opening night of Hollyshorts in the Chinese Theater cinemas in LA)

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

I wanted to take on bullying in a surprising and different way. Show that horror is not just a throw away genre with gore and rolling heads, but can be so much more.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Feeling hokey when constructing the all important third act. For me, most horror films fall apart in the third act. It’s easy to set up suspense, mood, and mysteries in the first two thirds of the movie, but hard to resolve it all it a surprising and satisfying way. The action has to be amped up and lead to a climax. My third act has all the bells and whistles that a horror film needs, but I usually write more subtle stuff. Nothing subtle about my third act. It’s all out.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I’m primarily an actor. For the horror fans, I have just had a comedy horror called The Black Room hit Netflix. I play the lead opposite Natasha Henstridge (Species) and Lin Shaye (Insiduous). I’m also a filmmaker (“Into the Dark”, and “The Son, the Father…”)

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

Film Freeway is great. Easy to use, and with people ready to help with any questions. However, not all film festivals are on FF as they seem to compete with Withoutabox, and strike exclusive deals with certain festivals. You really have to be on both platforms.

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

I have entered script before and felt that the feedback was useful and the reading a great experience to hear script out loud by a cast of strong actors.

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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

July 2017 HORROR Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

Submit your Horror Screenplay to the Festival Today: https://festivalforhorror.com/

 

ACTORSHORT STORY Reading – FLATULENT FRED
July 2017 Reading
by Bill Lawrence
ACTORNOVEL Transcript – DREAMDALES DARK HEARTS
July 2017 Reading
by Jeremy Roberts
ACTORFEMALE 1st Scene Screenplay – GOD’S WORK IS NEVER DONE
July 2017 Reading
by Tara C. Hall
ACTORTHRILLER Feature Screenplay – THE TWIN WITHIN
July 2017 Reading
by Gunnar E. Garrett

festival posterHOPE, 4min, Iceland, Experimental
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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 STUDENT Short Screenplay – BRANCHES by Holyn Thigpen

Student FEEDBACK Film & Screenplay Festival

Genre: Drama, Romance

A recently divorced man tries selling Christmas trees in order to clear his head, but his overeager attitude causes friction.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Julian Ford
Garry: Dan Cristofori
Michelle: Penelope Corrin
Stewart: Steve Rizzo

Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

The screenplay concerns a man named Garry who, after experiencing a great loss in his life, decides to focus his energy on something a bit unusual: Christmas tree sales. The story explores a day in his life at a run-down tree stand and the good that can show up unexpectedly.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

I would consider it a drama, but it certainly has some comedic elements.

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

I would love for this screenplay to be made, mainly because it is strongly based around character and mood as opposed to action, complex…

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Student Film: NO WOMAN, 3min., Afghanistan, Experimental/Drama

Student FEEDBACK Film & Screenplay Festival

NO WOMAN, 3min., Afghanistan, Experimental/Drama
Directed by Yama Rauf

There is a world beyond our world, when it comes to a decision, there is always a big NO to WOMEN. in this case majority suffers from it but only few women take the risk and fights for it

AUDIENCE FEEDBACK VIDEO:

Cast:
Habibullah Nikzad (masked man) is a amateur actor.

Noor Jamal: The girl, amateur actor.

Omar Farahmand: Afghan Cinema and theater actor, national award winner film writer and director.

Ghafor Ibram: Producer of the film, studied TV journalsim.

Director’s statement:

No Woman short film is an visual short film, It is quite short but obviously it has alot to say. In Islamic countries, when the time rarely comes to women to choose for themselves what really they want, No matter what, there is always a big no to women. whether it’s about study, choosing life partner, driving, wearing choosy…

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Student Film: NO SIGNAL, 1min., Spain, Documentary

Student FEEDBACK Film & Screenplay Festival

  MOVIE POSTERNO SIGNAL, 1min., Spain, Documentary
Directed by

From all the acts of the present, the one can affect the past as well as the future is the war…

AUDIENCE FEEDBACK VIDEO:
What ever could be gained within the war its negligible in comparison with the humanity especially child’s .

I make a travel for you without being in dangerous of being there .

Some facts of Syria.

Even you know about the injustice … Still there are images to show and details to feel.

Film Type:Documentary, Experimental, Short

Runtime:1 minute 30 seconds

Completion Date:January 11, 2016

Production Budget:3,000 USD

Country of Origin:Spain

Country of Filming:Lebanon

Shooting Format:digital

Film Color:Color

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Student Film: I AM DYSLEXIC, 6min. Norway, Animation/Music Video

Student FEEDBACK Film & Screenplay Festival

  MOVIE POSTERI AM DYSLEXIC, 6min. Norway, Animation/Music Video
Directed by Mads Johan Ogaard

The animated short film I AM DYSLEXIC expresses what it feels like to have a learning difference in our current school system. Those with learning differences should be proud of who they are and should never be made to feel alone.

AUDIENCE FEEDBACK VIDEO:

Film Type:Animation, Short, Student

Genres:Adventure, Fantasy, Drama, Educational

Runtime:6 minutes 22 seconds

Completion Date:July 22, 2016

Country of Origin:United Kingdom

Country of Filming:United Kingdom

Film Language:English

Shooting Format:Animated

Aspect Ratio:1:1.90

Film Color:Color

First-time Filmmaker:Yes

Student Project:Yes

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Student Film: AFRO CRAB, 4min, Taiwan, Animation/Comedy

Student FEEDBACK Film & Screenplay Festival

  MOVIE POSTERAFRO CRAB, 4min, Taiwan, Animation/Comedy
Directed by Chen Liang Yu

A-SIE,the crab, was watching TV with his friend, the fish. Suddenly, Cook came and took the fish.To save his friend, A-SIE left his comfort zone and fight with Cook!

AUDIENCE FEEDBACK VIDEO:

Project Title (Original Language):?????

Film Type:Animation, Short, Student

Runtime:4 minutes 4 seconds

Completion Date:May 28, 2016

Country of Origin:Taiwan

Country of Filming:Taiwan

Shooting Format:Digital

Film Color:Color

First-time Filmmaker:Yes

Student Project:Yes

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Student Film: THE GRAVEYARD SHIFT, 2min, USA, Animation/Comedy

Student FEEDBACK Film & Screenplay Festival

  MOVIE POSTERTHE GRAVEYARD SHIFT, 2min, USA, Animation/Comedy
Directed by Lara Arikan

It’s long past midnight when the tired and jumpy waitress decides to go and investigate the ominous noise she hears right outside the roadside coffee shop she’s working at.

AUDIENCE FEEDBACK VIDEO:

Director Statement

There’s never a shortage of ideas, only thoughts that haven’t caught up with you yet.

Film Type:Animation, Short, Student

Genres:Horror, Animation, Comedy, Action

Runtime:2 minutes 13 seconds

Completion Date:May 1, 2016

Production Budget:2,275 USD

Country of Origin:United States

Film Color:Black & White and Color

First-time Filmmaker:Yes

Student Project:Yes

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Winning STUDENT Short Screenplay – BRANCHES by Holyn Thigpen

Student FEEDBACK Film & Screenplay Festival

Genre: Drama, Romance

A recently divorced man tries selling Christmas trees in order to clear his head, but his overeager attitude causes friction.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Julian Ford
Garry: Dan Cristofori
Michelle: Penelope Corrin
Stewart: Steve Rizzo

Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

The screenplay concerns a man named Garry who, after experiencing a great loss in his life, decides to focus his energy on something a bit unusual: Christmas tree sales. The story explores a day in his life at a run-down tree stand and the good that can show up unexpectedly.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

I would consider it a drama, but it certainly has some comedic elements.

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

I would love for this screenplay to be made, mainly because it is strongly based around character and mood as opposed to action, complex…

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June 2017 CRIME/MYSTERY Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

Crime/Mystery Film & Writing Festival

Submit your Crime/Mystery Screenplay or Film to the Festival Today: http://crimemysteryfestival.com

 

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festival posterNOVAK, 5min, USA, Comedy
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festival posterBEYOND, 4min, Italy, Drama/Mystery
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterBLURRY, 5min, USA, Thriller/Mystery
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

 

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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

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