BEST SCENE Screenplay Reading: MARILISE, by Ronald V. Micci

A gentle lesbian love story between two financially strapped sisters in their 20s in the Hamptons turns deadly when they seek the assistance of an older woman, who comes between them romantically, and whose sudden accidental death leads to a revenge killing and murderous shootout on Montauk Point.

Crime

CAST LIST:

Jeffrey – 1 – David Occhipinti
Leigh Ann – 13 – Ella A
Narration – Michael Ruhs
Marilise – 52 – Barbara Bergeron
Alisa – 57 – Carrie Schiffler

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Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Fraser, Andy Camp, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

BEST SCENE Screenplay Reading: MY FAVORITE PERVERT, by Samuel Zehr

 

Logline: When the spark has faded in a 20 year marriage; an intuitively sexual husband tries to convince his not-so-carnal minded wife to go to a sex-con.

Genre: Comedy, Romance, Romantic-Comedy, Dark-Comedy, Offbeat-Comedy.

CAST LIST:

Narration – Steve Saet
Jim (40s) – 21 – Michael Ruhs
Janet (40s) – 21 – Barbara Bergeron

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Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Fraser, Andy Camp, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

BEST Scene Screenplay Reading: NO ONE, by Kevin Lunn

In a violent post apocalyptic society a drifter, NO ONE, has been wandering Canada, carrying a terrible past, finding solace in a bottle of whiskey. He comes to a town called Salvation run by Madam Rowena, he meets Margaret. He leaves the town and she follows him.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Sean Ballantyne
No One: David Och
Margaret: Carrie Shifler

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Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Fraser, Andy Camp, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

BEST SCENE Screenplay Reading: THE FIFTH FLOOR, by Dan Ochwat

Inspired by a true story, a 17-year-old girl is hospitalized on the fifth floor (psychiatry) for starving herself. Through staff, patients and a romantic bond with another boy, she overcomes her disorder and the role she played in her younger sister’s death a decade ago.

CAST LIST:

Virginia: Meredith Forlenza
Dr. Ellison: Cari Haim
Narrator: Elizabeth Morriss
Anna: Jessica Bowmer
Chad: Justin Martins

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Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Fraser, Andy Camp, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

BEST Scene Screenplay Reading: The Greek Passage, by Lorenzo Guarnieri

Logline:
Giulio Seta’s final mission in Iraki as a war photojournalist ended dramatically. Now in therapy for PTSD, Giulio decides to travel to a remote Greek island. A shipwreck, a face-off with human-trafficker Thierry, the theft of a caïque and a friendship with Captain Nikolas and the troubled Clara lead Giulio to get back in the game and face his demons.

CAST LIST:

Brian: Diego O’Brien
Giulio: Justin Martins
Narrator: Elizabeth Morriss
Psychiatrist: Allan Brunet
Nikolas: Russell Batcher

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Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Fraser, Andy Camp, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

BEST Scene Screenplay Reading: THE SYMBIOSIS, by Gunseli Orhon & T. Mehmet Aksu

LOGLINE: Can man’s hopes, needs, and desires coexist with evolving intelligent techology is the central question in this intrigue packed sci-fi, action-thriller, as AI and it’s applications play a pivitol role in shaping the lives of the characters in Middletown, P.A.

GENRE: Thriller

CAST LIST:
Narration – Steve Saet
Lisa – 21 – Barbara Bergeron
Pacman – 22 – Michael Ruhs

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Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Fraser, Andy Camp, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

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

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

GENRE: True Story/Biography

CAST LIST:

Lillian (40s + – 8 – Carrie Schiffler
Narration – Barbara Bergeron
Abe (40s +) – David Occhipinti
Merrill (20s) – 10 – Steve Saet

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Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Fraser, Andy Camp, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch