HORROR Festival Testimonial – June 11, 2018

From Screenwriters Dempsey Tillman and Ted Dewberry (RED LIGHT)

We loved the feedback. Hearing a reader tell us the story we’ve written gives us great insight toward making changes if and when we do so. The chance to hear our screenplay read out load drew us into entering the contest.

Watch the Screenplay Reading:

Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi

A slacker husband (with a child on the way) gets a rude awakening when aliens invade his home and target his family.

CAST LIST: 
Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Miriam: Carly Tisdall
Aaron: Christopher Huron
Cork: David Occhipinti
Bluetooth: Alicia Ryan

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June 2018 – Read the best of Film Festival Interviews

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

6 Interviews in Total of the best of NEW Film Festivals from around the world: 

Interview with Festival Director June Daguiso (World Music & Independent Film Festival)
Interview with Festival Director June Daguiso (World Music & Independent Film Festival)

Interview with Festival Director Alex Gardner (PHILADELPHIA UNNAMED FILM FESTIVAL)
Interview with Festival Director Alex Gardner (PHILADELPHIA UNNAMED FILM FESTIVAL)

Interview with Festival Director Oliver Wolfson (THE 60 SECOND FILM FESTIVAL)
Interview with Festival Director Oliver Wolfson (THE 60 SECOND FILM FESTIVAL)

Interview with Festival Directors Lisa Wisely & James Felix McKenney (GREAT WESTERN CATSKILLS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL)
Interview with Festival Directors Lisa Wisely & James Felix McKenney (GREAT WESTERN CATSKILLS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL)

Interview with Festival Director Nicole Manoochehri (Los Angeles Dance Short Film Festival)
Interview with Festival Director Nicole Manoochehri (Los Angeles Dance Short Film Festival)

Interview with Festival Director Warren Workman (Feature Film Festival)
Interview with Festival Director Warren Workman (Feature Film Festival)

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June 2018 – Read Interviews with the best of Filmmakers from around the world

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

12 Interviews in total for May 2018 of the best of new filmmakers:

Interview with Filmmaker Robin De Cock (TRUMPETS IN THE SKY)

Interview with Filmmaker Robin De Cock (TRUMPETS IN THE SKY)

Interview with Filmmaker Sertac Bozkurt (WINE & EGGS)
Interview with Filmmaker Sertac Bozkurt (WINE & EGGS)

Interview with Filmmaker Andy Koeger (ROSIE, OH)
Interview with Filmmaker Andy Koeger (ROSIE, OH)

Interview with Filmmaker Kurtis Theorin (MARY & MARSHA IN THE MANOR OF MADNESS)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2018/06/07/interview-with-filmmaker-kurtis-theorin-mary-marsha-in-the-manor-of-madness/

Interview with Filmmaker Kristin Gorell (THE FLOWER GATE)
Interview with Filmmaker Kristin Gorell (THE FLOWER GATE)

Interview with Filmmaker Sarah Gampel (THE BUS TRIP)
Interview with Filmmaker Sarah Gampel (THE BUS TRIP)

Interview with Filmmaker Andy Hourahine (BREAK ROOM)
Interview with Filmmaker Andy Hourahine (BREAK ROOM)

Interview with Filmmaker James Miller (PREY)
Interview with Filmmaker James Miller (PREY)

Interview with Animator/Filmmaker Brian Giovanni (WHEN COMES THE RAIN)
Interview with Animator/Filmmaker Brian Giovanni (WHEN COMES THE RAIN)

Interview with Filmmaker Craig Lobo…

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June 2018 – Read Interview of the best NEW Screenwriters from around the world:

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

23 Interviews in TOTAL of the best new screenwriters:

Interview with Screenwriter Bo Liebman ((A) UTOMATED (I)IRRITATION)

Interview with Screenwriter Bo Liebman ((A) UTOMATED (I)IRRITATION)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Christopher Kerr (THE CUT)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Christopher Kerr (THE CUT)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Norma Hickox (MAGIC MAN)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2018/06/04/interview-with-winning-screenwriter-norma-hickox-magic-man/

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Mark Hammond (M – DEMON KILLER)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Mark Hammond (M – DEMON KILLER)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Suzanne LUTAS (DESTINY’S VESSEL)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Suzanne LUTAS (DESTINY’S VESSEL)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Deborah Klika (UNFINISHED BUSINESS)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Deborah Klika (UNFINISHED BUSINESS)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter John Roger (STARLIGHT: LONG WAY HOME)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter John Roger (STARLIGHT: LONG WAY HOME)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter J. Jermaine Jones (THE KANDAHAR MAN)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter J. Jermaine Jones (THE KANDAHAR MAN)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Stephanie Annis (SANCTUARY CITY)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Stephanie Annis (SANCTUARY CITY)

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June 2018 – Read the best of NEW POEMS from around the world:

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

Read NEW Poetry from Poets:

REQUIEM IN ORBIT, Nick Johnson
Read Poem: Requiem in Orbit, by Nick Johnson

LESS OF A MAN, by Tierra Martin
Read Poem: Less of a Man, by Tierra Martin

WORLD OF GAME, by Mantri Mark
Read Poem: WORLD OF GAME, by Mantri Mark

WHAT HAVE I LOST, by Diane Burrow
Read Poem: WHAT HAVE I LOST?, by Diane Burrow

THE TASTE OF BLACK, Saliyah Salia
Read Poem: The Taste of Black, by Aaliyah Salia

POWER OF HER EYES, by Hume Poets
Read Poem: POWER OF HER EYES, by Hume Poets

DUST, by Frederick Bauman
Read Poem: DUST, by Frederick Bauman

BRIGHT CREATION, by Constantine Argiropoulos
Read Poem: Bright Creation, by Constantine Argiropoulos

HOW TO WRITE A SUMMER POEM, by Marta Knobloch
Read Poem: How to Write a Summer Poem, by Marta Knobloch

LEAVES DURING THE FALL, by Dallas J. Short
Read Poem: Leaves During the Fall, by Dallas J. Short

MORONIC MOTORISTS, by John Ross…

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June 2018 – Read the best of new screenplay story pitches

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

THE DUTCHMAN, by Robert Morgan
Feature Film: THE DUTCHMAN, by Robert Morgan Callahan

INSIDE THE WORLD OF ZOE SANDER, by Suzanne Lutas
TV PILOT: Inside the World of Zoe Sander, by Suzanne Lutas

THE FUTURE, by Jonathan Rumbolt
Feature Film: THE FUTURE, by Jonathan Rumbolt

SENTINELS OF TZURAC ZARKWIN REVENGE, by James Raven & Danielle Kaheaku
Feature Film: Sentinels of Tzurac- Zarkwin’s Revenge, by James Raven & Danielle Kaheaku

UNTITLED PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER, by Jerry Kokich
Feature Film: Untitled Psychological Thriller, by Jerry Kokich

OSWALD AND THE END OF THE WORLD, by Chris A. Wright & Adam Harvey
Feature Film: Oswald and the End of the World, by Chris A. Wright & Adam Harvey

THE NEW SCHOOL,by Evan R. Schullery
Feature Film: The New School, by Evan R. Schullery

OROBORO ISLAND, by Oleg Bazylewicz & Karen Buckton
TV Pilot: Oroboro Island, by Oleg Bazylewicz & Karen Buckton

GIOVANNI, by Will Ryan
Short Film: Giovanni, by Will Ryan

THE BLISS WISH…

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May 2018 HORROR Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

 

festival posterTUESDAY 10:08AM, 13min., Canada, Crime/Mystery

festival posterPREY, 13min., UK, Thriller/Horror

festival posterCHERI, 6min., France, Thriller/Suspense

festival posterCONSURGO, 12min., USA, Thriller/Suspense

festival posterMARY & MARSHA IN THE MANOR OF MADNESS, 3min., USA, Animation

ACTORTHE LAST CAMPOUT – FAN FICTION Best Scene Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Mike Meade

ACTORMIRRORS – Under 5mi. Short Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by R. Harris Smith

ACTORTOUCH – Best Scene Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Scott Timmins

ACTORTHE AFTERLIFE – SHORT STORY Reading
May 2018 Reading
by R.G. Renauld

 

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: John Johnson, Isabal Cupryn, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

WAJOOD (SELFHOOD) Short Film – AUDIENCE FEEDBACK Video from the LGBT June 2017 Festival

LGBT Toronto Film Festival

Wajood poster english

Wajood (Selfhood) revolves around a young hijra’s (trans-woman) life in Mumbai, who seems to fancy herself with an auto-rickshaw driver. When confronted by the elders of her community about her unrealistic expectations, she goes on a subconscious quest to know if somebody will ever fall in love with her. Or, is this thought as naive as told by everyone around her?

  • Vishal Srivastava
    Director
  • Vishal Srivastava
    Writer
  • Vishal Srivastava
    Producer
  • Pranit Hatte
    Key Cast
  • Randhir Chaudhary
    Key Cast
  • Madhuri Sarode
    Key Cast
  • Kshitij Gera
    Key Cast
Project Links
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Romance, Drama, LGBT, India, Trans, Love
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    India
  • Country of Filming:
    India
  • Film Language:
    Hindi
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color

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Winning LGBT Feature Film Reading of ARRANGING MIA, by Joanie Fox

LGBT Toronto Film Festival

Genre: LGBT, Romance, Comedy

A dying mother wants to marry off her lesbian daughter to a man before she dies.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Mia: Pip Dwyer
Helen: Julie Burris
Cole: Geoff Mays
Alex: Hugh Ritchie
Dr. Harrison: Ariel Brooker

Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

Arranging Mia is about a dying mother and her controlling need to marry off her lesbian daughter to a man before she dies.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Romantic Comedy or Dramedy

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

There was a time when I thought this script might not be relevant any longer with the legalization of gay marriage in many states. However, once Trump was elected, I realized just how divided America is on human rights issues. As storytellers we have an opportunity to enlighten those who are limited by their belief…

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Interview with Filmmaker Leigh Bloomfield (THE NIGHT SKY)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

THE NIGHT SKY was the winner of BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY at the April 2018 Experimental Film Festival in Toronto.

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Leigh Bloomfield: I had just used time lapse photography, for one of our clients. I really enjoyed the process and the results were amazing.

Then i came across Tom Lowe’s film TimeScapes. I think seeing that work, made me realise what these DSLR stills camera’s were capable of, so with long
exposure’s and fast lenses you could capture the stars, the same way i had seen them in Sci – Fi films, so that got me really fired up about going out capturing the night sky.

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

I would say it took about 5 weeks to get to the the final product.

3. How would…

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