Winning SHORT Screenplay Reading: SORA NO UMI, by Michele Gentile

Sora No Umi – The Ocean’s Emptiness tells the moving story of Mayumi’s childhood in 1931. A 10-year-old girl from the Japanese island of Okinawa, who later becomes one of the most committed anti-whaling activists.

Mayumi grows up as a modest fisherman’s daughter in a small village on the coast.

One day Mayumi has an unusual encounter.
One who will change her life forever…

CAST LIST:

Voice; Zena Driver
Kaito: Peter Mark Rapheal
Tomoko: Angelica Alejandro
Narrator: Elizabeth Morriss
Mayumi: Tiffany Elefano
Boat Builder: Peter Nelson
Yoshio: Kaleb Alexander

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

Best Scene Reading: THE GREATEST HEIGHT, by Helen Marsh

Logline: A rebellious and quirky young woman seeks true love in the form of a do-gooder church boy. However, after heart break and betrayal she finds something much better. She finds God.
CAST LIST :

Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Church: Hartley O. Gyamfi
Rosa: Lada Darewych
Stephanie: Jennifer Misiorowski
Pastor: Sheldon Graham

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

BEST Scene Reading: UNDER THE ROSE, by Jude Quintiere

Logline: During the tumultuous 60s, a vibrant feminist finds love with a celebrated Catholic priest, sparking a fierce war between the Church, the FBI, and a man who lived by the code, “Once a priest, always a priest”. Based on a true story.

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Flavia: Jennifer Misiorowski
Fatheer Flanagan: Joseph Ferrari
Father Patti: Sean Balllantyne
Harry: Sheldon Graham

 

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

BEST Scene Reading: BOL RADHA, by Dolar Vasani

Title: Bol Radha (speak Radha) By: Dolar Vasani Logline: A musical drama of love, loss and longing – Radha is separated from her sweetheart following the expulsion of all Asians by President Idi Amin from Uganda in 1972. Genre: Drama Type: Feature Screenplay

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Shiv: Hartley O. Gyamfi
Radha: Jennifer Misiorowski
Official: Joseph Ferrari
Shush: Lada Darewych
Yogesh: Sheldon Graham

 

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

Best Scene Reading: Good Movie In The Luck Business, by Dylan Stagno

After a communist screenwriter is killed, his latest script comes incidentally in two B movie producers’ possession. Despite the fears of defying state politics, their desperation convinces them to actually try and make this project happen.

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Curt: Hartley O. Gyamfi
Eli: Joseph Ferrari
Leland: Shawn Devlin
Dickie: Sheldon Graham

 

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

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: One Perfect Day, by Andrew Fisk

CAST LIST:

Soble: Ryan Singh
Rick: Geoff Mays
Narrator: Val Cole
Terry: Jarrod Terrill
Mooney: Neil Bennett
Erin: Elle A

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