Winning BEST SCENE Feature Screenplay Reading: OPEN HOUSE, by Sean J.S. Jourdan, John Ingle

A pregnant African American veteran, married to a fellow ex-marine now former prison warden, desperately struggles to protect her family when deadly invaders from her husband’s past pay an unwelcome visit.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Allison Kampf
Gina (F): Hannah Ehman
Lydia (F): Elizabeth Rose Morriss

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During his last night on the job, a movie theater employee and his co-workers defend their tacky, outdated establishment during the onset of the zombie apocalypse.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

Winning HORROR Feature Screenplay Reading: Nanuq, by Jessi Thind

Research scientists in the Arctic find themselves stalked by a vicious polar bear.

CAST LIST:

Jack: Allan Brunet
Mikey: Brandon Knox
Narration: Isabel Kruse
Rick: Aaron Williams
Ellie: 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

MAY Horror 2019 Film/Story/Screenplay Winners

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ACTORTHRILLER 1ST SCENE: THE VOYEUR WIKI, by Kevin Glikmann
May 2019 Winner

ACTORHORROR SHORT SCREENPLAY: HUSH LITTLE BABY, by Ricardo Bravo
May 2019 Winner

ACTORBEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: DEMON LOVER, by Armando de Aguero
May 2019 Winner

ACTORBEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: THE SYMBIOSIS, by Gunseli Orhon, T. Mehmet Aksu
May 2019 Winner

ACTORBEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: NO ONE, by Kevin Lunn
May 2019 Winner

festival posterBLOODBURN, 7min., Netherlands, Crime/Thriller

festival posterTHE WOODS, 4min., USA, Thriller/Horror

festival posterTHE DESECRATED, 8min., USA, Thriller/Mystery

 

 

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 Short Screenplay Reading: Hush Little Baby, by Ricardo Bravo

A man is slowly driven insane by the cries of a baby next door.

CAST LIST:

Police Officer: Anjelica Alejandro
Richard: Azar Hassan
Narration: Hanna Ehman
Patrick: Ikenna Osuji
Ms. Sinclair: Marla Horner
Polish Man: Tyssen Smith

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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