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

Under 5 minute film 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!

CAST LIST:

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.

CAST LIST:

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?

Sci-Fi/Drama.

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

ACTORTitle: PORT SUDAN

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.