SHORT Screenplay Reading: BAD KARMA, by Caleb Parazette & Jarret Rosenblatt

Emina is a war crimes victim who is having trouble accepting her horrific past. In her desperation, she seeks the counsel of Starchild who is all too happy to put her suffering into cosmic perspective.

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Starchild: Barb Scheffler
Emina: Natalie Morgan
Betty: Cassandra Guthrie

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

SHORT Screenplay Reading; THE MANIFEST (THE ARTIST), by Mila Johansen

As Kate paints her dream home, room by room—page by page in art class, her reality begins to shift. Kate’s therapist praises her art and encourages her aspirations of becoming a famous artist and someday teaching art herself. One day, Kate returns to her humble cottage to find the key fitting into a new front door—her dream home!

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Dr. Spence: Kaleb Alexander
Mother: Natalie Morgan
Kate: Barb Scheffler

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: BLIND VAMPIRE, by Eric White

Centuries after a being ambushed, a blinded vampire survives thanks to her seeing eye dog.

CAST LIST:

Thug Leader: Daniel Jones
Boris: Steve Rizzo
Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Dreven: Caroline Concordia
Melanie: Emily Weir
Celia: Judy Thrush

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

Twitter Short Story: THE SONG, by M. L. St. Sure

Performed by Carina Cojeen

THE SONG, by M. L. St. Sure

Genre: Historical Fiction

Christina Cross sings on the Parisian stage where her opera is recognized around the world. When Hitler invades France he orders her to perform the “Song of Germany” for his armies. She refuses earning his wrath. During her torture and facing death, she whispers the words to “La Marseillaise.”
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Twitter Short Story: WHAT WE FIND, by Angela Brown

Performed by Carina Cojeen

What We Find by Angela Brown

Twitter short: AJ hated visits from Uncle Tim. He was probably right that no one would believe her, so she never told. Her mother hunted down a strange noise late at night during his tenth visit (AJ counted) to their home, seeing AJ’s pain with her own eyes. He had a quick funeral a week later
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Twitter Short Story: AN UNEXPECTED RESCUE, by Ann G. Avery

Performed by Carina Cojeen

An Unexpected Rescue
by Ann G. Avery

Mia trembled as she struggled to open the door. Her keys slipped through her shaking fingers onto the ground. At the end of the hallway, moonlight illuminated the outline of a figure moving toward her. Then, the space was filled with light: Kai, the skateboarding angel, appeared. Kai pulled Mia into his arms, and they skated away.
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Twitter Short Story: CARPE NOCTEM, by Rick Danford

Performed by Carina Cojeen

CARPE NOCTEM by Rick Danford

With glazed eyes she tilts her head back. My razor sharp fangs find purchase in a throbbing vein just beneath the soft flesh of her neck. Ecstasy as her life force courses through my body and leaves her own. But she will be reborn. Another hungry soldier for my growing army of the night.
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Twitter Short Story: DISTURBING THE PIECE, by Delores Christian Liesner

Performed by Carina Cojeen

Disturbing the Piece

By

Delores Christian Liesner

Murder by Menopause attempt, the judge laughed. I understand the cops pulled you off the dining-room table, still yelling, I am woman, hear me roar. But, since neither of you recall who hid your supply, Bailiff, get this woman the chocolate bar from my desk! Dismissed.
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