Horror Festival Testimonial – June 17 2020

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 What projects need more than anything in the development stage is feed back, your festival had great user reviews and comments stating that you were great to work with, your communication was fantastic, and the feed back was always well constructed and gave a break down of the scripts entered. After reading the reviews and doing the online research I decided your festival was for me and entered without hesitation and waited for your response. When the feed back arrived I was thrilled with the response and quickly got to work on the next draft of the screenplay, the feed back was everything I had hoped for and more and I was very pleased with the careful consideration and time that my screenplay has been given by your festival.

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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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What projects need more than anything in the development stage is feed back, your festival had great user reviews and comments stating that you were great to work with, your communication was fantastic, and the feed back was always well constructed and gave a break down of the scripts entered. After reading the reviews and doing the online research I decided your festival was for me and entered without hesitation and waited for your response. When the feed back arrived I was thrilled with the response and quickly got to work on the next draft of the screenplay, the feed back was everything I had hoped for and more and I was very pleased with the careful consideration and time that my screenplay has been given by your festival.

 

Watch the Screenplay Reading: 

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

Submit via FilmFreeway, the exclusive way our festival accepts submissions.:

 What projects need more than anything in the development stage is feed back, your festival had great user reviews and comments stating that you were great to work with, your communication was fantastic, and the feed back was always well constructed and gave a break down of the scripts entered. After reading the reviews and doing the online research I decided your festival was for me and entered without hesitation and waited for your response. When the feed back arrived I was thrilled with the response and quickly got to work on the next draft of the screenplay, the feed back was everything I had hoped for and more and I was very pleased with the careful consideration and time that my screenplay has been given by your festival.

Watch the Screenplay Reading: 

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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Horror Festival Testimonial – June 15 2020

Screenwriter Billy Smith (The Stafford Multiplex Theater)

I was thrilled with the initial feedback I received on The Stafford Multiplex Theater. The feedback was very much what I had expected. I knew that whoever read it would find it to be fun and I knew that the script had some strong elements and that was the feedback I received. I knew going in that I still had a lot of work to do on it. I never expected to win or even place or anything like that. That wasn’t my goal. My goal was to see if I’m knocking on the right door and it seems that I am. The tips I received on how to make the script better were very valuable to me and have helped me tremendously. I’m glad that I chose to enter the festival. It was absolutely a great decision. From the feedback on the full script and then the best scene reading now being posted online, I have had a great experience with the festival.

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Horror Festival Testimonial – June 8 2020

Screenwriters Hank Biro & Kai Biro (Must Escape from the Slaughtercity)

This is our second submission to this festival, and we consider the feedback we received very helpful.

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When almost everyone on Earth becomes vegan, the government begins forcing people to use animal products again. Many are imprisoned and turned to plastic, and some go on living for centuries hoping to achieve retribution.

CAST LIST:

Melina – 1 – OLIVIA BARRETT
Tamika – 1 – ETHEL ABRAY
NARRATION – DANIEL JONES
Braydon – 3 – TED POWERS
Jaimie – 4 – CASSANDRA GUTHRIE
Walker – 4 – JUSTIN DESOUZA

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Horror Festival Testimonial – May 18 2020

Screenwriter John Saunders (MIMICS)

My feed back on Mimics was the best I have ever received. It was detailed and very insightful. It pointed out areas that needed to be improved and areas that needed to be removed. It absolutely improved my script.

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A plane carrying two prisoners crash lands in North Carolina where hunters Ethan, Tommy and Dale come to their assistance. Major Reynolds and one prisoner, the attractive Amber, are the only survivors and are taken back to their hut. But the injured Reynolds warns Ethan that Amber is dangerous, and that the second prisoner must be found. Returning to the plane, Dale is killed by the second prisoner who ‘mimics’ his appearance to try and fool Ethan, but Ethan kills him. Alarmed by the discovery of a magazine featuring Amber, Ethan realises that she is also an alien. Convincing the others, a dangerous game of cat and mouse results in Ethan being the last to survive, but has the creature won and mimicked him?

CAST LIST :
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Marine One: Hartley O. Gyamfi
Marine Two: Sheldon Graham

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HORROR Best Scene Screenplay Reading: The Stafford Multiplex Theater, by Billy Smith

During his last night on the job, a movie theater employee and his co-workers defend their tacky, outdated establishment during the onset of the zombie apocalypse.

CAST LIST:

Rodney – 11 – Sean Ballantyne
Krista – 16 – Andrea Irwin
NARRATION – Norma Dunphy
Emma – 26 – Laura Afelskie
Leo – 21 – Adrian Carter
Guy – 11 – Trevor Howes

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Denissa Palmer, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

HORROR Best Scene Screenplay Reading: Delphine, by Bill Bradshaw

As a child, Laura Brady was sent to live with relatives in Queens, New York. Her family in the UK was never discussed and no explanation was ever given to her as to why she had been abandoned by them. Now a successful author, Laura is informed that her biological mother is dying, and she travels to England in search of answers. She arrives in the rural town of Bracken Heath, North Yorkshire and attempts to establish her own history but in doing so, she learns of a dark force within the family.

CAST LIST:

NARRATION – Norma Dunphy
Girl – 6 – Laura Afelskie
Father – 3 – Sean Ballantyne

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Denissa Palmer, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

HORROR 1st Scene Screenplay Reading: People of Merritt, by Adam Pottle

A journalist still recovering from the trauma of a previous story uncovers the hateful history of a small city while investigating a man’s disappearance.

CAST LIST:

Narration: Isabel Kruse
McAvoy: Allen Brunet
Carmine: Brandon Knox
Connor: Aaron Williams
Anastasia: Kyana Theresa

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Denissa Palmer, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

HORROR Best Scene Screenplay Reading: The Meat Eaters, by Danny Howell

Paul is a college freshman and manager of a fast food place. He has his hands full with his slacker friends and ex-girlfriend, but finds himself way in over his head when he falls for the new girl, who entices him into a strange cult that eats an addictive “living” meat. She must sleep with him in order to make him a permanent cult member; and it’s up to his friends to rescue him before that happens.

CAST LIST:

Elsie: Isabel Kruse
Narrator: Allan Brunet
Paul: Aaron Williams
Barb: Kyana Theresa

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Denissa Palmer, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

HORROR Best Scene Screenplay Reading: Merry F’n Christmas, by Lawrence Whitener

 

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Isabel Kruse
Draper: Aaron Williams
No-Man: Allan Brunet
Robinson: Brandon Knox


 

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Denissa Palmer, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

January 2019 Film/Story/Screenplay Winners

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festival posterSTORY MOVIE: Knock Knock by Mary Barr

festival posterHORROR BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: Ode by Nehemiah Russell
festival posterHORROR BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: Shame by Chiara Provenzano

festival poster BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: Stasis by Alex Theo Giannoulis

 

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Fraser, Andy Camp, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch