HORROR Festival Testimonial – October 29 2018

I just wanted to write to say how much I appreciated your notes on my script. These notes were clear, precise and objective. They will be of great help to me in improving the script. It is so rare that a competition sends something like this that I wanted to say thank you. A few times I have received notes from other competitions that so obviously didn’t even read the script that these were shocking at how amazing they were. Alright, I’m gushing at how great you guys are so I’ll stop. But seriously, very helpful and thank you.
– Joe Ferrante (Feature Screenplay, Killer App.)

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HORROR Best Scene Reading of The Cultists by John Renney

A girl is betrayed by her parents and given to a demonic cult to be sacrificed, a detective must wrestle with his own past and demons to save the girl. This case could be his last chance at salvation.

CAST LIST:

Maurice – 1 – Alex Clay
Woman – 1 – Vanessa Burns
Narration – Pip Dwyer
Detective Johns – 13 – Russell Batcher
Officer Davis – 15 – Luke Robinson
Child – 1 – Sydney Addison-Rudat

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

HORROR Best Scene Reading of LIGHTKEEPERS by Michael Head

In 1910 Scotland, three lighthouse keepers fight for their lives as a terrible storm batters their small island and their psyches.

CAST LIST:

Narration – Russell Batcher

Fergus – Sean Ballantyne

Duncan – Luke Robinson

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

HORROR Best Scene Reading of The Vanished by Bill Bradshaw

 

It is the year of our Lord 1900. In the storm of the century, a team of Lighthouse keepers are stranded on a barren island off the coast of Newfoundland. The storm brings carnage and destruction but it also harbors something far more sinister. As the days edge by, the team becomes aware of a centuries old evil that threatens, not just the island, but their very existence. The Vanished is ‘A Perfect Storm’ meets ‘The Wicker Man’ to the bleak backdrop of a North Atlantic isle.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Mandy May Cheetham
McDonald: Liam Kinahan
Annie: Anjelica Alejandro

 

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

Winning Horror Feature Script: THE BLIGHT, by Jerron Spencer & Jeffrey Stackhouse

Forced into Detroit’s The Blight, eight ordinary women must band together to save themselves and the world from Lovecraftian horror with a sci-fi twist. Garden tools, two guns, and one plucky aluminum bat will help them battle their way through rubble-strewn streets and hidden laboratories against mutants, monsters and the military.
CAST LIST:

Abril/Jocelyn: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Kaylie/Suzanne: Carina Cojeen
Chassity: Katelyn Varadi
Narrator: Hugh Ritchie
Linnie: Sylvia Normandeau
Bella: Zena Driver
Kat: Rachel Rain Packota
Barney: Russell Batcher

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

Horror Festival Testimonial – September 26 2018

Thank you for your feedback. It was helpful and I will definitely implement many of the changes you have suggested.

Once again, thank you for your feedback. I shall consider it greatly during my redrafting.

– C. Edmond

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Horror Festival Testimonial – August 22 2018

Screenwriter Martin Reese (THE SNEEZE)

I read that it was a top notch festival. The feedback was great.

Genre: Horror, Fantasy

One man’s failure to exercise proper etiquette when someone sneezes leads to a case of demonic possession.

CAST LIST:

Phil: Michael Lake
Narrator: Kate Fenton
Neal: Danilo Reyes
Office Worker: Scott McCulloch

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July 2018 HORROR Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

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festival posterUNDER THE BED, 5min, USA, Horror/Thriller

festival posterTHE CALL, 10min., USA, Horror

ACTORWinning SCI-FI 1st Scene Script: POLE by Robert Dodrill

ACTORWinning HORROR 1st Scene Script: WHERE THE BAD KIDS GO by Sean Elwood

ACTORWinning 1st Scene Script: EDEN by Jean Barker

ACTORWinning THRILLER 1st Scene Script: FIELDS OF BLOOD by Michael Meade

ACTORWinning FANTASY 1st Scene Script: FORGET ME NOTS by John Dummer

ACTORWinning HORROR Short Screenplay – THE SNEEZE by Martin Reese

ACTORNovel Reading: THE SANGUINARIAN ID by L.M. Labat

 

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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

HORROR 1st Scene Reading – WHERE THE BAD KIDS GO, by Sean Elwood

 

Genre: Horror, Thriller, Drama

When Jesse returns to his childhood home after hearing about his abusive mother’s suicide, he soon discovers that something evil lurks within the depths of the house, and it’s been waiting for him to return after all these years.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Val Cole
Jesse: Jolly Amoako
Helen: Alicia Payne

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

HORROR SHORT – ME & CINDERELLA, by Jason Boaden

Genre: Horror, Fantasy

Cinderella is living a post-fairytale life in the present day, when she is discovered by her evil stepmother and drawn into battle for the throne.

CAST LIST:

Amy: Lauren Kristina Maykut
Villager #2: Jarrod Terrell
Queen: Meghan Allen
Narrator: Matt Barnes
Cinderella: Kyra Weichert
Matt: Rob Notman
Bull: Allan Michael Brunet

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox