Winning Under 5min. Screenplay – KEEP SMILING by Courtney Wallace

Under 5 minute & Smartphone festival

Genre: Drama, Comedy, Thriller

A battered housewife decides that enough is enough, her husband just has to go. By go she means six feet under. If only he would stop foiling her plans!


Narrator: Val Cole
Noah: Allan Michael Brunet
Emma: Angelica Alejandro

Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

A battered housewife who reaches her breaking point with her husband’s abuse and decides to take matters into her own hands.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

I would say, drama/dark comedy.

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

I feel that the best short films are the ones that take one moment in a life and examine it under a microscope. That’s exactly what this screenplay does, we see one moment inside a turbulent marriage but we are able to understand just who these people are and even sympathize with the…

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Winning Short Screenplay – SID by Auriga Ifill

Los Angeles feedback film festival

Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama

An artificial intelligence is tasked with the reintroduction of human life after a bacteria wiped out the entire race.


Narrator: Val Cole
Reporter: Mandy May Cheetham
Hideo Kojima: Peter Mark Raphael
Dr. Melvin Hess: Allan Michael Brunet
Dr. Amy Kojima: Angelica Alejandro

Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

SID – Prologue is about an artificial intelligence tasked with reintroducing human life, after the human race is eradicated by a virus.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?


Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

From one perspective I believe there is a basic message of peace and respect within the story that, given the current political & racial, hate mongering climates, needs to be heard, understood, and learned from. From another perspective, people need to be made more aware of repercussions of their actions & in-actions.

How would…

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Adventure/Action Feature Film: PORT SUDAN, by Jack Sherry


Written by: Jack Sherry

Type: Feature Film

Genre: Action Adventure

Logline: A CIA recruits a film crew to tell the story of gorilla poachers, but her true motive is to stop uranium from being smuggled to Iran for weapons and she’s in way over her head.

Action/Adventure Feature Film: THE GOLDEN NIGHTINGALE, by Hammoudi Abdelouahab

ACTORTitle: The Golden Nightingale

Written by: Hammoudi Abdelouahab

Type: Feature Film

Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller.

Logline: A troubled cop saves three hostages only to discover that they possess a small golden nightingale shaped key, coveted by a dangerous gangster and that now, his life is at stake.

WGA Registration Number: PAu 3-753-984 (Copyright Office)

Action/Detective Feature Film: PAEDOCRACY, by Keith Piner

ACTORTitle: Paedocracy

Written by: Keith Piner

Type: Feature Film

Genre: Action

Logline: Five years after kids were abducted in a small Oregon town, the retired lead detective finds himself back on the case after receiving a mysterious phone call stating that the kidnappings were starting again.

Synopsis: Two boys stagger through the dark desert night. TOMMY MATTHEWS, a 19-year old looks years older than his age. The second, ADAM SHORTLEY, 12-years old, clothes are worn and tattered.

Before the night is over, Adam will have been killed and Tommy will have escaped. Only to promise himself that Adam will not have died in vain.

Present Day, Marshall, Oregon. Recovering alcoholic and Retired Police Detective, ERIC RYAN, sits in a bar when a news reports airs regarding missing child Adam Shortley. Ryan spent most of the last five years searching for another missing child, MICHAEL MONSON, who was the first of several missing kids in Marshall at the time. However, after the case turned cold and the abductions suddenly stopped, an obsessed Ryan was forced to retire.

When Ryan receives a call from Tommy Matthews informing him that he knows what happened to Adam Shortley, Ryan tells the kid that he is retired and not interested in the case. When Tommy tells Ryan that abductions were starting up again and that he knows what happened to Michael Monson, Ryan is suddenly thrust back into the case.

After meeting with Ryan, Tommy informs him that these kids were abducted in order to be used by the politically connected in order to blackmail the politically connected. A Government formed of children. Tommy also hands Ryan a DVD. After reviewing the DVD of a local congressman having his way with Adam Shortley. Ryan requests a meeting with the congressman.

Getting wind of Ryan’s new involvement in the Shortley case, his former boss, JACK MORRISON tells Ryan he needs to let it go. Which Ryan confirms he has. However, after the congressman dies in a helicopter crash, Ryan knows this is all bigger than some random child abduction.

After again meeting with Ryan, Tommy finally admits that he is in fact Michael Monson. However, the boy is suddenly shot dead. And now Ryan finds himself on the run for Michael’s murder.

When he discovers that his own son has been abducted, Ryan must decide whether to turn himself in in hopes of saving his son’s life or pursue the case no matter how high up it goes.

In a climatic ending, Ryan confronts the mastermind behind these child abductions and saving the life of the son he never really knew. Bringing down the politically connected. And bringing an end to the abductions?

Action/Crime Feature Film: LICENSE TO STEAL, by Marco Santiago

ACTORTitle: License to Steal

Written by: Marco Santiago

Type: Feature Film

Genre: Action, Crime

Logline: A team of globe-trotting pilots repossess airplanes from the likes of narco-traffickers, deadbeat businesses and third-world arms traffickers until they unwittingly recover a plane outfitted with a weapon of mass destruction.

Action/Sports Feature Film: KIDNEY PUNCH, by Lily Skinner

Title: Kidney Punch 

Written by: Lily Skinner

Type: Feature Film

Genre: Action, Sports

Logline: A rising MMA star, forced out of the sport after high-tech organ thieves steal her kidney, must team up with her self-proclaimed “biggest fan,” a basement-dwelling slob of a hacker, to infiltrate the Dark Web and get her property back.

Action/Crime Feature Film: A GIRL WITH A MASTERMIND, by Priya Mistry

ACTORTitle: A Girl with a Mastermind

Written by: Priya Mistry

Type: Feature Film

Genre: Thriller, Crime, Action

Logline: A bomb supplier must bring out secret of special bombs, and also prove herself in order to elicit genuine intention of her illegal business among the nation, no matter how many legal obstacles she faces.

Synopsis: The story is about a bomb supplier, Junno, and her team who runs an illegal business and deals with gangsters. As per the nature of the business she faces many legal obstacles to carry on her missions. These missions are all about humanity. Although she carries an illegal business, she has genuine intention behind this business. She must prove herself among the nation and police by bringing out the secret of special bombs which is an interesting twist of the story.

Action/Horror Feature Film: NECROMANCER, by Christopher Sorensen

Title: Necromancer 

Written by: Christopher Sorensen

Type: Feature Film

Genre: Horror, Action, Fantasy

Logline: A once powerful Greek general will become mankind’s only hope for survival as he is paired up with his nemesis, and arch enemy the Necromancer. Both must overcome their hatred, and long rivalry if they are to save the earth from a long forgotten, and ancient god.

Synopsis: Twenty thousand years before man started to delve into the unknown using magic there was a world beyond imagination. The Underworld. A world with humanoid like creatures who lives in perpetual darkness, and magic as their ally. Among these nocturnal life forms are the necromancers. A species of vast, and powerful standing among the more lower castes. Able to call upon the darkness using very mystic, and often devastating results these necromancers can conjure up the dead for their befitting roles as the masters of the night. Although looked on as nothing more than stagnant socerers they do live much like any other in the realms of midnight. They work, learn, study, even farm in some respects as do the people on earth.

Yet on earth, as with all power hungry leaders who war, and toil with subordinate followers they also peer into the darker aspects of life so that their empires can flourish. To do so, kings or queens have religious zealots that dip their hands into forbidden arts. Black magic, and the like. One such king. A persian king had a trump card to win his campaign against his long time rivals… The more fortified greek armies who numbered in the tens of thousands. Among these brave souls is a general.

One of many but stands alone as the only one who loves to throw himself into the fray at its most dangerous levels. General Haffenon Castillanos. A brute, tough, and often womanizing piece of masculinity the grecians has to offer. It is on this day his fortitude would be tested as the battle for crete continues on. Both sides are fighting tooth, and nail, along with spears, swords, and high rise battering rams. Intense clashing on the field echoes like out of tune clocks but roars of war cries give haffenon his daily boost for his ego as he chops limbs, and hacks off heads with no real effort. The persians are losing… Badly.

For here is when ther persian ruler calls out his secret weapon. The Necromancer. A cloaked, and hooded person who hides from the sunlight although the sun is not their weakness. His name is Marish Juntari. A being called on by the persian king using a dark contract of sorts to alter the outcome of the war by using his black magic. Walking out to the fields at the behest of his master, marish only utters a few mystical words. IN that moment, the ground shakes, and rumbles which stops the bloodied fighting men. Haffenon watches with a vested interest as the earth suddenly breaks, and splits apart allowing a foul, and pungent odor to waft over the red stained field. Within seconds thousand of skeletal soldiers climb out, and start by hacking their nearest opponents with a ferocious manner. A new war has started. Between man, and the dead while the persian king observes in his self satisfying moment. No one is exempt. Not even the persians themselves as they are hacked to pieces as haffenon watches in utter horror.

To put a stop to the sudden carnage he musters up all of his strength, all of his courage, and finds his enemy standing alone on the field wearing a black cloak. Haffenon charges at full speed to hunt down his prey as the skeletal army tries to kill him in the process. Screams ring out, frightened men try to flee, but it is useless. Anyone caught trying to escape are cut down like fresh meat for the markets. He is close. Very close to chopping down his foe. But just as haffenon is about to make his swing the necromancer turns, and speaks a very soft word… ‘Die’.

Blackness engulfs haffenon’s mind. It is cold barren, and deathly silent. Like trying to breathe underwater yet no moisture fills his lungs. Only a freezing inhale. After five years on the field, marish returns. He is looking for a grave. The grave of Haffenon Castillanos. Upon finding it, he then revives the once powerful general back to life, and in his pure violent confusion haffenon wakes up to see his enemy sitting in front of him. White hair, golden eyes, and deathly white skin. He wants to kill the scorcerer, but instead listens to the dark mage speak about a prophecy. A tale of an old god who is about to rise once more onto this universe so his rule can be absolute. After many hours of listening to the necromancers story haffenon decides to help marish but out of sheer respite. So for the next two thousand years both marish, and haffenon trek through the ages until it is the year 1969 AD. The year both the Vietnam war, and the prophecy takes place. Haffenon learns many things in the realms of dark magic, and soon realizes his role, and what place fits best for him. Yet their continuous road gets bumpier along the way when another threat appears to stop them. A once powerful goddess turned demon. Krusani. The prophesized god’s herald.

Action/Sci-Fi Feature Film: NOW, THEN, AND FOREVER, by Jerry Kokich

ACTORTitle: Now, Then and Forever

Written by: Jerry Kokich

Type: Feature Film

Genre: Action/Adventure/Sci-fi

Logline: What if the villain you’re chasing through Time… is you?

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