Winning 1st Scene Reading – MONSTER MURDER MYSTERY, by Arran McDermott

First Scene Screenplay Festival

Winning Screenplay – MONSTER MURDER MYSTERY
Written by Arran McDermott

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Frances Townend
DRACULA – Peter Mark Raphael
ERNIE – Jonah Akler-Silliman
VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN – Christopher Huron
THE BUTLER – Charles Gordon
LADY MACBETH – Vanessa Quagliara
COUNTESS DRACULA – Kayla Farris

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Horror, Comedy, Mystery

A collection of famous fictional villains (and one lawyer) find themselves trapped in a mysterious house with a killer on the loose.


Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

Monster Murder Mystery is (surprise, surprise) a murder mystery featuring public domain characters such as Dracula, the Wicked Witch of the West, and Frankenstein (the guy, not the monster). These infamous villains are trapped one night in a mysterious house, along with a seemingly average guy who serves as the audience surrogate. They quickly learn there is a killer among them and only those who survive until the…

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Winning 1st Scene Reading – MONSTER MURDER MYSTERY, by Arran McDermott

First Scene Screenplay Festival

Winning Screenplay – MONSTER MURDER MYSTERY
Written by Arran McDermott

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Frances Townend
DRACULA – Peter Mark Raphael
ERNIE – Jonah Akler-Silliman
VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN – Christopher Huron
THE BUTLER – Charles Gordon
LADY MACBETH – Vanessa Quagliara
COUNTESS DRACULA – Kayla Farris

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Horror, Comedy, Mystery

A collection of famous fictional villains (and one lawyer) find themselves trapped in a mysterious house with a killer on the loose.


Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

Monster Murder Mystery is (surprise, surprise) a murder mystery featuring public domain characters such as Dracula, the Wicked Witch of the West, and Frankenstein (the guy, not the monster). These infamous villains are trapped one night in a mysterious house, along with a seemingly average guy who serves as the audience surrogate. They quickly learn there is a killer among them and only those who survive until the…

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Winning 1st Scene Reading – WELCOME TO ARCADIA, by Jason Lan

First Scene Screenplay Festival

Winning Screenplay – WELCOME TO ARCADIA
Written by Jasan Lan

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Frances Townend
GENERAL SHADE – Peter Mark Raphael
BOY – Jonah Akler-Silliman
KAI – Christopher Huron
DEKKIAN WARLORD – Charles Gordon
KAYLA – Vanessa Quagliara

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Fantasy, Family

A toy maker seeking to restore his family’s name has to find one of the stones of Arcadia to save his city from the powerful witch inclined on its destruction.


Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

A toymaker seeking to restore his family’s name has find one of the stones of Arcadia to save his city from the powerful witch inclined on its destruction.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Adventure / fantasy / sci-fi

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

The movie is about family connection, sacrifices for the better good all in the steampunk world contributing to…

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Winning 1st Scene Reading – REARRANGING ROXY, by Bridget Bell McMahon

First Scene Screenplay Festival

Winning Screenplay – REARRANGING ROXY
Written by Bridget Bell McMahon

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Frances Townend
CAL – Peter Mark Raphael
GENE – Jonah Akler-Silliman
T-BONE – Christopher Huron
ROXY – Vanessa Quagliara
MS. BARNES – Kayla Farris

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical

A desperate, talented rocker strikes a deal with someone worse than the devil: her sick father, in a last effort attempt to keep her rock star dreams alive.


Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

A woman desperate to keep her rock-star
dreams alive, and the one person standing in the way, her estranged father.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Dramedy, with a music-themed
subgenre

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

Rearranging Roxy is a
story every family can relate to, passionate people following their hearts
while learning about themselves and each other along the way. Low budget
with…

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Winning 1st Scene Reading – EVEN HERE I EXIST, by Dylan Stump

First Scene Screenplay Festival

Winning Screenplay – EVEN HERE I EXIST
Written by Dylan Stump

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Frances Townend
ANDRE – Peter Mark Raphael
WILLIAM – Jonah Akler-Silliman
HARRY – Christopher Huron
FRANK – Charles Gordon

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Thriller, Crime, Horror

Five unstable gangsters descend upon a decaying coastal town with a mission to find a missing woman and kill her abductors. They instead become embroiled in strange and otherworldly occurrences.


Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

It’s a story dealing with a group of violent men taken out of their element and forced to consider their place in a broader world. I also see it as being about the conflict between the natural and the modern world.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

A combination of mobster crime story and folk horror.

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

I feel that this script…

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Winning FAN FICTION SPEC of EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND, by Marc Mulcahy

FAN FICTION Film and Writing Festival

Winning Screenplay – EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND
Written by Marc Mulcahy

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Sean Ballantyne
MARIE – Frances Townend
RAY – Peter Mark Raphael
DEBRA – Kayla Farris
JEFFREY – Jonah Akler-Silliman
ROBERT – Christopher Huron
AMY – Vanessa Quagliara
FRANK – Charles Gordon

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Comedy, Family

It’s Marie vs Debra in a cat & mouse game for control of who’s cleaning the house.

Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay based on the TV SERIES “Everybody Loves Raymond” about?

It’s about seeing what we all figured would happen eventually; that Marie’s constant meddling and being a nuisance in general, would lead to Debra’s insanity.

How does this episode fit into the context of the series?

I actually thought this plot line was a no-brainer for Debra. I would have done this myself given the same situation.

How would you describe this script in two words?

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Winning LGBT WEB SERIES – LITTLE SISTA “GET SHORTY” by Charmaine Bingwa

LGBT Toronto Film Festival

Winning Screenplay – LITTLE SISTA “GET SHORTY”
Written by Charmaine Bingwa

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Sean Ballantyne
CHARMAINE – Cassandra Guthrie
SHAUN – Dan Cristofori
TALIA – Jane Hailes
LUCY – Val Cole

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Comedy, Romance, LGBT

Commitment-phobe, Charmaine must learn to grow up when she is paired with an at-risk youth in a Big Brother, Big Sister programme.

 
Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

It is about a responsibility-averse, lesbian lothario who is forced to grow up when she is given community service and paired with an at-risk youth in the Big Brother Big Sister program.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Comedy, Romance

Why should this screenplay be made into a TV Show?

Because underneath all the comedy it has heart and universal appeal. It also provides an answer to many issues raised about television today including LGBT inclusion, gender equality…

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