DIVERSITY Festival 1st Scene Script: QUASH, by John McCarney

Inspired by true events… A Vietnam Vet on the verge of
homelessness, loses custody of his children and will do anything to
get them back. He takes a job with a community service group in the
middle of a gang war and is confronted with more than he bargained
for, thrown into the center of the debate to DE-FUND THE POLICE.

Narrator: Steve Rizzo
John: Geoff Mays

Mo: Allison Kampf

DIVERSITY 1st Scene Screenplay Reading: KILT, by Ron Leach, Kristian Hodko

The forbidden love affair between a dashing young Scottish soldier and his superior officer, in the Second World War, bears remarkable fruit when his grandson attends his funeral 50 years later.

Narrator: Steve Rizzo
Lavery: Geoff Mays
General Donaldson: Andy Kamp
Mac: Sean Ballantyne

1st Scene Screenplay Reading: Demonology, by Joseph Bronzi, Lindsay Gelfand, Buddy Fitzpatrick

Homicide Detective Harry Frye has a gift for infuriating women. His new partner Millie (who had rage issues before Harry) is pregnant, so working with her is like playing Twister in a minefield. His daughter is working off ‘Daddy Issues’ in a Strip club, and his AA Sponsor is so in love with Harry that she’s ready to strangle him.

Narrator: Steve Rizzo
Lilith: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Theresa/Tara/Hooker: Allison Kampf
Harry: Geoff Mays
Pimp: Matthew Kamp

SCRIPT TRAILER: Where Were You When The Lights Went Out?, by Stephen John Beyer


In July of 1977 during the Great New York City Black Out, an aspiring actress fights to survive until the next morning as she is chased by a masked killer who jeopardizes her way to fame.

Winner of 2021’s Hollywood Blood Horror Festival’s Best Original Screenplay


On the night of July 13th aspiring actress Linda, who’s life hangs in the balance is terrorized by a Masked Killer during the Great New York City Black Out of 1977. As Linda’s future is at stake, she fights to survive
from the Pimp Emporium of Time Square to the Gang Filled Looted Streets of Manhattan.

After a long day being down on her luck; Linda misses her most recent audition results, receives an eviction notice from her landlord, and argues with close friends. Throughout the day’s chaos, Linda realizes she left her keys at work and she returns to the Pussy Cat Theatre to retrieve them. Shortly after Linda arrives at the Pussy Cat Theatre, the lights go out. In utter darkness, she escapes from the clutches of her boss Sal as Sal is murdered by a Masked Killer.

Linda runs away from Masked Killer and she hides in a sex shop nearby while many loot businesses and riot in the streets. The Masked Killer quickly finds Linda and cuts his way through sex shop and she escapes. Linda continues to run and calls for help from inside a phone booth. Masked Killer catches up to Linda, and violently shakes phone booth, breaks in, and wraps phone cord around Linda’s neck. After putting up a struggle, Linda is rescued from phone booth by an anonymous thug who distracts Killer, and she continues to run as hundreds loot and riot. While on the run, Linda stumbles into familiar foes and hides in the infamous Show World Center. She is then drugged and forced into a live sex show on the Show World Center stage but escapes while Killer cuts down participants. As Linda runs for her life, the city around her burns to rubble, hundreds of police officers square off against thousands of looters, and her loved ones disappear one after another. Now, with time running out, Linda must survive until the next morning not only to live but to see results from her long awaited Broadway audition, or everything she has worked for these many years will be for nothing.

LOGLINE READING: ALOOT: A Life, Out Of Time, by Sam Ornstein

ALOOT: A Life, Out Of time

by Sam Ornstein

Film editor, Richard Knight is mugged, sending him into an out of body experience in ancient Egypt. Later, he’s regressed back, this time to live the lifetime of Horemheb; the little-known last Pharaoh of the 18th dynasty. During that lifetime, he interacts with the lives of Nefertiti, Akhenaten; the real Moses, and Tutankhamen, the boy king he murders on his quest for Pharaonic kingship.

Historical fiction drama

Feature film screenplay

WGA: # 2089630