1st Scene Screenplay – THE LEGEND OF JAMESTOWN by Sherwin Allen

First Scene Screenplay Festival

Genre: Drama, History, Sci-FI

When a white slave owner suddenly turns black, and becomes enslaved, as he fights for his life and freedom, he learns that one cannot be judged by the color of their skin alone.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Val Cole
Martha: Mandy May Cheetham
Oliver James: Ryan Yusep
Knox: Allan Michael Brunet
Betsy Walker: Angelica Alejandro

Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

The Legend of Jamestown is about a white slave owner in America during the 1800s, who turns black mysteriously, and in turn becomes a victim of his once profitable situation.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Drama and Sci-fi

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

This screen play should be made into a movie, because right now America is going thru a very racial period, with movements like Black Lives Matter and White Supremacy groups that are marching…

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Interview with director Paige K. Boudreau (NOSTOMANIA)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

NOSTOMANIA is an experimental film from Canada that played to rave reviews at the April 2017 FEMALE FEEDBACK Film Festival.

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Paige K. Boudreau: I’ve long had an interest in urban exploration, particularly from my roadtrips across rural Saskatchewan. The biggest find I ever had was the abandoned town Froude, SK – which is about a half hour drive from where my grandparents used to live. Froude was special because there were several buildings still standing, as well as a plaque commemorating the town. That made it easy to research and discover the truth behind these haunting structures. Originally I had imagined the project as more of a documentary about Froude, but the more time I spent there the more I realized that Froude represented this condition of nostomania within me, and that was what I was really seeking to capture.

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Interview with director Pauline Mabille (RIGHT HERE OF OVER THERE)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

The French film “RIGHT HERE OF OVER THERE” was awarded BEST FILM at the April 2017 FEMALE FEEDBACK Film Festival. It was an honor chatting with the extremely talented director Pauline Mabille.

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Pauline Mabille: Since I was a little girl I wanted to be an actress but I was too shy and unconfident about myself. So I was wondering what are my passions?: Cinema, writing and photography. So I decided to make movies.

From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take for you to make this short?

It took me a year to make this movie because it was my first one and I didn’t go to film school (too expensive in France), so I’m totally self-educated. I used to watch a lot of behind the scenes videos to learn and I read a lot…

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Interview with Glen Gauthier, Sound Mixer (Spotlight, Pacific Rim, Kick-Ass)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

A location sound mixer is the member of a film crew responsible for recording all sound on set during film-making.

I recently sat down with Glen Gauthier to talk about the art of sound mixing on set. Glen’s work has spanned over 30 years, working on over 90 films and TV shows. His credits include: My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, Spotlight, Pixels, RED, Max Payne, Jumper, A History of Violence, Open Range, and Parenthood.

glen_gauthierMatthew Toffolo: On a major film shoot there is sometimes over 100 crew members whose job is to focus on the picture. And 2-3 people, usually in the corner, working on the sound. How does this dynamic work from a film crew unity perspective? Are you sometimes the forgotten major crew member? 

Glen Gauthier:  I have said many times that a hundred people work for camera and three for sound, but I am fortunate that I work on…

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Interview with Foley Artist Marko Costanzo (Silence of the Lambs, The Departed, Life of Pi)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

Foley is the reproduction of everyday sound effects that are added to film. These reproduced sounds can be anything from the swishing of clothing and footsteps to squeaky doors and breaking glass.

I was very fortunate to sit down with the brilliant and under appreciated Foley Artist Mark Costanzo. Marko has worked on over 500 productions and is a 2 time Emmy winner. (If the Academy had a category for Foley, Marko would have won more than a few Oscars.)

His list of credits consist of many of the greatest films of the last 30 years. See his IMDB list: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0003401

marko_costanzoMatthew Toffolo: Out of all the amazing films you’ve worked on, is there one or two that stand out that you’re most proud of?

Marko Costanzo: Wow!!! That’s a really hard choice. I have favorite movies that were really challenging to work on and others that I love just…

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Interview with Sound Effects Editor Matt Snedecor (Revolutionary Road, The Jinx)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

Starting off as an Engineer in the music industry, Matt Snedecor worked with Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson, Faith Hill, and Luther Vandross, to name a few. Since 2005, he’s one of the top  movie sound effects designers working today. It was an honor to chat with Matt about his job and career.

Matthew Toffolo: What is the main job being a sound effects editor?

Matt Snedecor: Effects editors are responsible for building the entire sonic environment for a film, everything from backgrounds to the sync effects we see on screen. The majority (90% and up) of the sounds heard in film are added by editors. But it’s more than just see car, hear car. We also need to come up with sounds that identify with characters or moods or that tell stories without the audience having to see something on screen to know what’s happening. There’s also sound design moments we…

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Interview with Supervising Sound Editor Wylie Stateman (The Hateful Eight, Home Alone, JFK)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

wylie_stateman.jpgWylie Statement is a gem. It’s a simple as that. This is truly one of my favorite interviews. In my subjective opinion, it’s a must read for anyone working in the industry today, and for those attempting to get into the industry. His answers were entertaining, educational, and there is a theme that ties it all together. See if you can figure it out. Hope you enjoy.

See Wylie’s full list of credits – 7 Oscar nominations for Sound Editing: (Born on the 4th of July (1989), Cliffhanger (1993), Memoirs of a Geisha (2005), Wanted (2008), Inglourious Basterds (2009), Django Unchained (2012), Lone Survivor (2013).

Matthew Toffolo: How would you describe what a Supervising Sound Editor does in one sentence?

Wylie Stateman: A supervising sound editor serves the director, editor and production as the project’s audio architect; providing creative oversight over planning, sound design, sound editorial, and delivery of the…

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Action/Adventure Novel: THE LITTLEFIELD CHRONICLES, by Tegon Maus

Novel Writing Festival

Title: THE LITTLEFIELD CHRONICLES 

Written by: Tegon Maus

Type: NOVEL

Genre: Action / Adventure

Logline: Goddess forgive me, I was afraid… so afraid I lay on the floor in a puddle of my own fear and waited to be killed… or worse yet, found by the dog.

http://tirgearrpublishing.com/authors/Maus_Tegon/index.htm

Interested in this logline, please email us at info@wildsound.ca and we’ll forward your email to the writer.

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Action/Adventure Novel: THE LITTLEFIELD CHRONICLES, by Tegon Maus

Novel Writing Festival

Title: THE LITTLEFIELD CHRONICLES 

Written by: Tegon Maus

Type: NOVEL

Genre: Action / Adventure

Logline: Goddess forgive me, I was afraid… so afraid I lay on the floor in a puddle of my own fear and waited to be killed… or worse yet, found by the dog.

http://tirgearrpublishing.com/authors/Maus_Tegon/index.htm

Interested in this logline, please email us at info@wildsound.ca and we’ll forward your email to the writer.

Have a logline? Submit your logline to the monthly logline contest.

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