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

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

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,… Continue reading BEST SCENE Screenplay Reading: BLIND VAMPIRE, by Eric White

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

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… Continue reading Twitter Short Story: WHAT WE FIND, by Angela Brown

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… Continue reading Twitter Short Story: AN UNEXPECTED RESCUE, by Ann G. Avery

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… Continue reading Twitter Short Story: CARPE NOCTEM, by Rick Danford

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… Continue reading Twitter Short Story: DISTURBING THE PIECE, by Delores Christian Liesner