Winning HORROR BEST SCENE Screenplay – THE INTERVIEW, by Laszlo Tamasfi

Winning Screenplay – THE INTERVIEW
Written by Laszlo Tamasfi

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Val Cole
AGENT – Dan Cristofori
SARAH – Jane Hailes

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Thriller, Horror

When a mysterious black box haunts a young couple they take it to a supernatural expert. With the help a strange boy they examine each item inside the box, each item having a more haunting story than the last.

 
Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

‘Exiles’ is a feature length horror anthology. It’s about a séance held in an oddities museum, and the strange objects that the medium examines. In the case of ‘The Interview’ –the segment performed- this object is a dog collar.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Horror/Supernatural

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

It would make a really interesting, strange horror movie. I like the idea of turning genre tropes on their head and playing with audience expectations. And it could be made on a low budget!

How would you describe this script in two words?

Strange, weird

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

The Fly (1986)
It was the very first horror movie that I saw as a child (I think I was about nine) and it absolutely blew my mind. When I rediscovered it as an adult it managed to blow my mind all over again: it’s a masterpiece, and I watch it quite frequently.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

The short films that make up the body of the anthology were written out of order, over the course of three years.

How many stories have you written?

Although ‘Exiles’ is only my second feature length movie script, I also write comic books. I’ve been publishing my flash fiction webcomic since 2014 (www.observatorycomics.com), which at this point is a library of about sixty or so short stories. I also have a horror miniseries coming out the end of March from American Gothic Press (the comic publishing imprint of Famous Monsters of Filmland) called ‘Invisible Hands’, which I’m very proud of!

What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)

I’m a HUGE Nine Inch Nails fan! I couldn’t pick just one song, but I’ve definitely listened to more NIN than any other music in my life…. combined.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Honestly, it was nothing but joy to write. I had no deadlines and I did it on my own terms. It was one of the best writing experiences of my life.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Nine Inch Nails, horror comics, animals, and LGBTQ+ equality.

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

I was really excited to see actors perform a table read of my script! I thought this would be very useful to gauge how well the story works. I also felt that the initial feedback was encouraging and insightful.

 

 

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

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February 2017 HORROR Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

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ACTORSHORT STORY – POST MORTEM REBELLION
February 2017 Reading
Written by Jax Lemon
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – OBEDIENCE
February 2017 Reading
Written by Michael Potts
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – HEIDI
February 2017 Reading
Written by Keith Makenas

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – BREW MASTER
February 2017 Reading
Written by Kelly Jean Karam

ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – ECHOES OF BONNIEVILLE
February 2017 Reading
Written by Simon Schneider

 

 

 

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

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January 2017 HORROR Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

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FEATURE Screenplay – INCURABLE
January 2017 Reading
Written by Jeff York
BEST Scene – KIDICIDE
January 2017 Reading
Written by Kelly Karam
ACTORBEST Scene – THE LEGEND OF YAKATUTCH
January 2017 Reading
Written by Sean Francis Ellis
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – COMES AROUND
January 2017 Reading
Written by Gunnar Halldorsson
ACTORSHORT Story – SHADOWS
January 2017 Reading
Written by Kelly J. Kratz

 

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

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2016 HAUNTING Stories

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See the best of the Festival in 2016:

 


festival posterGHOSTBOY, 9min., UK, Animation/Comedy
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ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – THE SPECTRAL CITY
July 2016 Reading
Written by Arthur Vincie


festival posterDON’T LET THEM IN, 13min, USA
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DRAWN TO FEAR, 7min, USA

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ACTORFeature Screenplay – THE BOO
May 2016 Reading
Written by Scott McEntire

ACTORSTAGE PLAY – Scary Scary Night
October 2015 Reading
Written by E. Michael Lunsford

SCREENPLAYChapter 1 Novel: WHAT IF ITS ALL BEEN A LIE
August 2015 Reading
by Nancy Arant Williams

ACTORTV PILOT – RUST
July 2015 Reading
Written by Cody Carson

ACTORTV PILOT Reading of HAUNTED HEART
August 2015 Reading
Written by Robert Herold

ACTORBEST SCENE – Unlikely Angels
October 2015 Reading
Written by Anne Nemes


festival poster1500 NINOS
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2015
6min, Horror/Mystery, Canada


festival posterMINOTAUR
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2015
5min, Greece, Experimental/Fantasy

2016 GORE Stories

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ACTORTV PILOT – MIDLIFE CRISIS
December 2016 Reading
Written by Erica Barfield Peterson

ACTORBLACK BALLOON, 12min, Israel, Drama/Horror
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ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – THE REAPER: REBELLION “AFTERLIFE”
May 2016 Reading
Written by Mark S. MacDonald, Darsey Meredith


festival posterCHATEAU SAUVIGNON: TERROIR
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13min, USA, Horror/Family

2016 December Horror Films, Screenplays & Stories

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ACTORSHORT Screenplay – THE PROVING GROUNDS
December 2016 Reading
Written by Michael Boyd
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – COLLAPSE
December 2016 Reading
Written by David Sweet
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – THE SAND AND WATER OF STYX
December 2016 Reading
Written by Peer Ynt
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – BUREAUCRACY
December 2016 Reading
Written by Sharmini Kumar
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – LIVING PROOF
December 2016 Reading
Written by Herschel Medlin
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – CELLULAR MEMORY
December 2016 Reading
Written by Jesse Prevost
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – THE WORK OF ZOMBIES
December 2016 Reading
Written by Patricia Semler
ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – YOU’VE CHANGED
December 2016 Reading
Written by Sam Sexton
ACTORTV PILOT – MIDLIFE CRISIS
December 2016 Reading
Written by Erica Barfield Peterson
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – BLOOD DRIVE
December 2016 Reading
Written by Myka J. Friscia

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Short Screenplay – BLOOD DRIVE by Myke J Friscia

BLOOD DRIVE
Written by Myke FrisciaCAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Sean Ballantyne
SIMON – Chris Reid Geisler
JACKIE – Angela Cavallin
HUMAN RESOURCES – Dana Thody
BOSS – Brian Carleton
LAWYER – Ucal Shillingford
DOG – Noah Casey

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Thriller, Crime, Horror

A man’s life spirals out of control when he becomes obsessed with meeting the woman behind the voice of his car navigation system.

Get to know the winning writer:

1. What is your screenplay about?

Things go terribly awry for a man who becomes obsessed with meeting the woman behind the voice of his car navigation system.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

A dark comedy, Twilight Zone-like thriller

2. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

It is unique in that it is a SOLO actor performance. The outside world exists only as voices heard, but not seen. Being that, it can be made on an extremely low budget. It’s darkly funny, thrilling and entertaining for an audience for beginning to end. It is a challanging and fun role for an actor. It’s based on a situation where millineal technology backfires in way that could possibly happen to anyone.

3. How would you describe this script in two words?

Quirky. Thrilling.

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

The original Star Wars!

5. How long have you been working on this screenplay?

About a year and a half on and off.

6. How many stories have you written?

10 Features, 3 original TV pilots, 10 shorts.

7. What motivated you to write this screenplay?

A story I read that something similar happened. I thought it was a great premise for a story that was based on reality. I also tried to come up with something easily producable.

8. What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

For contest purposes, trying to keep the whole story under 30 pages while keeping it entertaining, while at the same time developing the characters. Also trying to write it in such a way that only one physical actor was needed for the whole story, which was very challanging in itself.

9. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I love movies! But also am passionate about baseball, Texas Hold’em and getting involved with my daughter’s school activities.

10. Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

Keep learning about your craft and never stop. Try every means available to get your work out there, all the while just keep writing and writing. Write what you know best. Experiment with different genres, concepts, story lengths and formats. Never give up!

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2016 November Horror Films, Screenplays & Stories

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ACTORNovel Transcript – GUARDIAN
November 2016 Reading
Written by Marc W Johnson
ACTORFAN FICTION Screenplay – GILLIGAN’S ISLAND OF THE DEAD
November 2016 Reading
Written by Jerry Kokich
ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – THE MYSTERIOUS LIFE OF MADELEINE
November 2016 Reading
Written by Eve Noel
ACTORSHORT Screenplay (Under 5pg.) – EXORCISE
November 2016 Reading
Written by Matt Holland

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

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AUDIENCE FEEDBACK VIDEO:

  MOVIE POSTERMAYDAY, 13min. France, Horror/Fantasy
Directed by Sebastien Vanicek

Michel, subject to violent hallucinations, must overcome the imminence of death during his extradition flight towards United States. He will face head-front his delusions, the other passengers’ judgment, the firmness of US-law enforcement and the stress of an imminent crash. Way too much for this weak, aging and disturbed man…

Film Type:Short

Genres:Horror, Fantasy, disaster, black comedy

Runtime:12 minutes 49 seconds

Completion Date:November 6, 2015

Production Budget:3,500 EUR

Country of Origin:France

Film Language:Arabic, English, French

Shooting Format:Digital 2K

Aspect Ratio:2,35

Film Color:Color

First-time Filmmaker:Yes

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2016 October Horror Films, Screenplays & Stories

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ACTORLONG SHORT Screenplay – CUCKOLD PICASSO
October 2016 Reading
Written by James R. Adams II and Lance Larson

ACTORLONG SHORT Screenplay – TOGETHER
October 2016 Reading
Written by Jade Syed-Bokhari

ACTORSHORT Story – GOBLIN
October 2016 Reading
Written by J.F. Capps

ACTORLONG SHORT Screenplay – THE SON, THE FATHER
October 2016 Reading
Written by Lukas Hass

ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay: CRIME CYCLE
October 2016 Reading
Written by Donald R. Brown


festival posterMAYDAY, 13min. France, Horror/Fantasy
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LE PARDON, 5min, USA, Thriller/Mystery

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festival posterSAVE, 4min, Germany, Horror/Drama
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festival posterBURNT, 13min., UK, Thriller/Crime
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festival posterGILT, 22min, UK, Thriller/Drama
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festival posterO, 29min, Norway, Horror/Mystery
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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson