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 HOLIDAY KILL, by Steve Hunyi

CAST LIST:

Velasquez – Hugh Ritchie
Vivian – Victoria Urquhart
Narration – Julie C. Sheppard
Sadie – Lada Darewych
Samson – Geoff Mays
 
Get to know the writer:

1. What is your screenplay about?

Sadie goes on a package holiday designed for serial killers and finds herself reunited unexpectedly with her daughter, another serial killer.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Thriller

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

A dark and humorous tale of greed, where capitalism has gone mad, revealing its “holidaymakers” as serial killers who want a slice of hedonism just like the rest of us. Its emotional heart unwinds unexpectedly as plot events force the lead characters Sadie and Samson to discover uncomfortable truths. In this overloaded genre market, it has the potential to be serialized.

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

Razor-edged.

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

Mulholland Drive and Videodrome.

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

About 14 months.

7. How many stories have you written?

Five screenplays. Six theatrical plays. I have written and directed theater and short film.

My work can be seen at
http://www.voodooheartproductions.com

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

The Wichita Lineman by Glen Campbell (Timeless and heart-achingly simple.)

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

Co-writing can be tricky. it requires patience and respect for your writing partner.

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

Movies, of course!

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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

HORROR Best Scene Reading of MESSAGE FROM BEYOND, by Paige Brien

CAST LIST: 

Denise – Julie C. Sheppard
Jack – Geoff Mays
Narration – Hugh Ritchie
Cecily – Victoria Urquhart
Doctor – Sean Ballantyne
Rebecca – Lada Darewych

Get to know the writer:

1. What is your screenplay about?

I began this screenplay in 2015. I was making a social comment on the cell phone reports of people falling into fountains while on their cell phones, car accidents and altercations. Because the teen generation was particularly engrossed, I decided to turn the story into a horror film. The screenplay is about a girl in her Senior year during Christmas break. Her family has recently lost their Father and she and her little brother become very close as their Mother has become distant. One evening, she visits an abandoned house behind her own home with some friends. The house is condemned. Inside an evil entity lurks, a tortured soul. When one teen films inside a room where gruesome murders took place, the spirit is captured through the eye of a cell phone. When the friends continue to communicate through their cells, the evil is released and spreads through the town. As horror ensues, our heroine begins to unravel the mystery of the numerous, and horrific deaths.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Teen Thriller/Horror

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

This film was written with a sequel in mind and I believe is an entertaining and creative comment on how much the cell phone generation has been effected by today’s technology.

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

Thrill Ride.

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

Stepbrothers

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

Writing is rewriting! I have revisited it often for the past 2 years.

7. How many stories have you written?

Countless. But currently I have 6 screenplays, 2 Television Series, 7 short stories (4 produced and directed by me), I have also written numerous commercial’s for various industries.

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

​Painted Black The Stones​

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

Dialogue, especially when writing teens, it must be authentic. I had a HS Senior read it and make notes which was very helpful.

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

Painting, editing, filming, scouting independent music and talent, design, and water sports.

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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

HORROR Best Scene Reading of THE HOSTEL X, by Raymond Davenport

CAST LIST:

Kali: Julie C. Sheppard
Marianna: Victoria Urquhart
Narration: Hugh Ritchie
Game Master: Sean Ballantyne
Jessica: Lada Darewych

 Get to know the writer:

1. What is your screenplay about?

The Hostel X – is a sexploitation horror thriller story inspired by the 2005 film Hostel and it begins with the introduction of five couples from different parts of the world that is kidnapped by an underground secret society of elite gamblers and forced to play, participate and endure sex themed games of life and death in which they bet and gamble.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Horror, erotica, action

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

Because it is an original idea that have not been done before.

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

EXTREME, EXPLOITATION

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

SAW

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

Since 2015

7. How many stories have you written?

two dozen and ten dozen more to go.

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

“Rather Be” by Clean Bandit feat.

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

Writing the VERY DISTURBING AND VERY GRAPHIC scenes.
Character development and story structure.

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

Filmmaking and business development.

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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

HORROR Best Scene Reading of CHASING THE ZOMBIE, by Erick Hoffman

 

CAST LIST: 

Donald – Geoff Mays
Narration – Victoria Urquhart
Ag – Hugh Ritchie
Bert – Sean Ballantyne

Get to know the writer:

1. What is your screenplay about?

Norse Gods who command the living and undead to do their bidding set into motion a serious of pandemics toppling humanity, the gods themselves and move hell on earth.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Horror, Drama, Action Film, Thriller, Science Fiction Film, Comedy Horror

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

Beautifully packaged buffet of intertwining creative stories makes this a movie must!

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

Zombie Smorgasbord

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

Star Wars

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

Three years

7. How many stories have you written?

Two; Chasing the Zombie & Molly and Her Magical Monster Spray

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

Sublime’s “What I got”

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

The biggest obstacle I faced was tampering down my imagination to kept it in the realm of reality/possibility and most importantly to the heart of the screenplay. Also, I found myself overthinking parts of the screenplay, basically making things harder on myself then they needed to be.

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

I am also passionate about spending time with my family.

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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