TV Festival Logline: Breadcrumbs, by Casara Clark

Ca756fca0b posterA female-driven MEMENTO meets UNREAL about a woman with 15 years of missing memory who can either accept a new picture-perfect life (as wrong as it feels) or follow the breadcrumbs towards something new and provoke the demons she can’t remember.

 

Writer – Casara Clark

TV Festival Logline: The Bad Coach, by Sepehr Golmakani

Jacob McFarland is an ordinary, middle- Class Soccer Fan who then becomes a manager through taking advantage of opportunities and achieves big money and great fame little by winning more and more matches. To maintain his status, he resorts to every kind of dirty deed to change the game in his favor.

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  • Script Type:
    Other
  • Genres:
    Drama, Sport
  • Number of Pages:
    1
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom

BEST SCENE Screenplay Reading: The Magnificent Mid-Century Met, by Nicole De Sapio

Singers at the post-WWII Metropolitan Opera House face artistic and personal challenges amid cultural and social changes.

GENRE: True Story/Biography

CAST LIST:

Warren – 3 – Sean Ballantyne
Ruth – 5 – Norma Dunphy
NARRATION – Andrea Irwin
Merrill – 14 – Trevor Howes
Peerce – 10 – Adrian Carter
Roberta – 5 – Laura Afelskie

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

BEST Scene Screenplay Reading: Every Purpose Under Heaven, by: James Zeankowski

 
CAST LIST:

Red Team Producer – 1 – Sean Ballantyne
Susie – 4 – Andrea Irwin
NARRATION – Adrian Carter
Mayor Tibley – 11 – Sean Ballantyne
Doctor – 2 – Trevor Howes
Green Team Producer – 2 – Laura Afelskie
 

 

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

LA Festival Feature Script: Pari Leto, by Jason Seelmann

641c3ba239 posterIn a post-apocalyptic village where the elders have hidden humanity’s past from the younger generation, a husband and wife must fight to keep the community together when the wife’s brother learns of the past and becomes obsessed with converting the beliefs of the villagers.

Writer Biography – Jason Seelmann

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Jason got his start in the arts 25 years ago. His company, 2BlocksNorth Productions, has co-produced several shorts and their latest solo endeavour, The One I Adore, has acquired world wide distribution after a very successful film festival run with 75 Official Selection, 45 Award Nominations and 15 wins including Best Drama, Best Actress and Audience Choice.

Writer Statement

This is not my first feature script, but one that I feel most strongly about the story, the characters and the message.

 

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LA Festival Feature Script: WONDERBOY, by John McLoughlin

000e64257b posterA lost little boy from far away befriends a local simpleton who helps the strange but gifted child search for a way to return home.

Writer Biography – John McLoughlin

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John is an accomplished actor, writer, composer and director with over three decades of experience working in the entertainment industry. After co-writing and producing the critically acclaimed feature “Along the Way” garnering high marks with critics, John then wrote and directed a dark comedy titled “Temporary Insanity”. After being nominated for a 2017 Emmy Award for his work on a powerful doc film titled “Lifelines”, in 2019 John completed production work his original feature length script titled “Underwood” – a dark supernatural thriller in the spirit of Alfred Hitchcock, Stephen King and Rod Serling’s brand of storytelling. Underwood is out now on AMAZON PRIME – Underwoodmovie.com

Writer Statement

Far beyond driven, and grateful for the opportunity to share this story. I do this for the love of cinema… not the money.

LA Festival Short Script: HEARTLESS, by Daniele Gangemi

1a8e015529 posterMalta. Nowadays. Mirko, a young thief specialized in pilfering in the Hospitals, lives in Marsa since he was born, close to the sea and in the magnificent scenery of the Maltese archipelago. Son of a prostitute, that, dying has left him her house, over the years he has seen his neighborhood become populated entirely with black non-EU citizens. They are his family. But something is about to change. During the attempt to steal a necklace in one of the Hospitals that Mirko habitually frequents, the girl who wears it around the neck wakes up and smiles at him. This simple gesture displaces the boy, that justifies his presence there as nephew of an unconscious old woman hospitalized in the same room. Very soon, however, this girl waiting for a heart transplant and her illness will become Mirko’s obsession: it is the beginning of a journey, both real and spiritual, between old faces and new encounters, in search of salvation and, probably, of redemption.

 

Writer Biography – Daniele Gangemi

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Daniele Gangemi was born on June 18, 1980.

At the age of fifteen he gets fascinated by the world of photography and starts experimenting, shooting and printing with a reflex camera and with all the tools that he could find at that time.

During those years he starts working as an author and a host at two of the local TV channels. His versatility brings him to the radio station and for more than fifteen years he is the speaker and author of several Sicilian radio programs.

Between 2002 and 2003 in Bologna it’s the time for his debut as a director, producer and author of the short film ”Alter Ego” (a super 8 shot sequence).

In 2007 Daniele is hired to take care of the photography in the historical-religious movie “Petali di Rosa” with Claudia Koll and Antonella Ponziani.

In 2008 he is in Catania directing his first movie “Una notte blu cobalto” (“Cobalt Blue Night”) for which he also writes the plot and co-writes the script. In this movie there are popular and talented actors and actresses like Alessandro Haber, Corrado Fortuna, Regina Orioli and Valentina Carnelutti and the soundtrack is written and performed by Giuliano Sangiorgi who is the moving voice of the Italian Negramaro band.

In 2009 he is invited to the 42nd Worldfest International Independent Film Festival of Houston in Texas for the world premier of his movie “Una notte blu cobalto” getting the award for the ”Best First Feature”. In 2010 Bolero Film decides to bring his work to the movie theatres and in 2011 CG Home Video starts merchandising the DVDs of “Una notte blu cobalto” throughout the home video world.

In 2013, on the “XVII Giornata Bambini Vittime”, the organization “Meter“ hires him to direct a campaign-spot against pedofilia dedicated to those kids who were victims.

The same year sees Daniele Gangemi’s work appreciated by the ”BBC Music Video Festival“ with the music video “Safari Now” which he had created, co-written and directed and which is performed by Salvo Dub and oTs.

From 2013 to today he also has the opportunity to work as Director of Photography for directors such as Elio Sofia, Mimmo Verdesca and Adriano Chiaramida.

From 2018 he is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Militello Independent Film Fest, the international independent film festival dubbed by the national press as the Anti-Venice (due to the indie vocation and the coincidence with some days of the Film Festival.).

LA Festival Short Script: Psyché, by Adonis de la Cruz Vásquez

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Héctor goes out with Carlos to have a drink without knowing that in Madrid there are places in which one enters, but from which one can not leave.

  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Psyché
  • Script Type:
    Student, Screenplay, Short Script
  • Genres:
    Drama, Sci-fi, fantasy, mithologic, ancient greek, surrealism
  • Number of Pages:
    14
  • Country of Origin:
    Spain
  • Script Language:
    Spanish

LA Festival Short Script: LITERALLY, by Talia Tucker

9703142e34 posterFollows the seemingly random and pointless experiences of two millennial, first-generation American best friends who try to maintain their friendship through modern technology.

Writer Biography – Talia Tucker

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TALIA TUCKER is a writer and poet based out of New Jersey. She has a BA from Rutgers University and a MALS from Loyola University Maryland. She writes and edits freelance and her work has been featured in various online publications as well as in her self-published poetry collection “ADAM”. She has a novella currently being published by Running Wild Press, set to be released in the Fall of 2019. Talia is a proud Jamaican and Korean woman and she dedicates herself to normalizing the stories of silenced populations.

 

Writer Statement

 

My writing takes my readers to the darkest, most interesting places of their minds. Fans of my work are encouraged to succumb to their bad habits. Just maybe not all of them.

LA Festival Short Script: Work From Home Pvt. Ltd., by Jeet Desai

Neha, Indian housewife who is determined to be respected by her patriarchy-driven husband by taking part in a female entrepreneurship competition.

  • Script Type:
    Screenplay, Short Script
  • Number of Pages:
    20
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Script Language:
    English