BEST SCENE Screenplay Reading: Bittersweet Serenity, by Louetta Jensen and Paul Lawrence

Logline: In the remote mountains of Washington State, there lives an evil and monstrous legend: his name is Dr. Martin Braddock, and he devours souls for a living. The maverick scientist has a brilliant mind and advanced technology, yet he’s about to face his toughest opponent ever . . . his estranged wife, in what becomes a war between the bitter and the sweet.

Genre: Thriller, Mystery

CAST LIST:
Orenda – 10 – Carrie Schiffler
Narration – David Occhipinti
Krystyna (20s) – 21 – Ella A
Logan (20s) – 17 – 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

BEST SCENE Screenplay Reading: Dutchess County, by Michael Martin De Sapio

A historical drama inspired by the lives of two early American artists. When his sweetheart’s father urges him to find a “real profession,” struggling writer Washington Irving embarks with his best friend, painter Washington Allston, on an odyssey through the Hudson River country of New York. There Irving finds the inspiration and subject matter for his beloved stories “Rip Van Winkle” and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” as well as the wisdom that helps him bear the loss of the love of his life.

Drama, History

CAST LIST:

Allston – 2 – Steve Saet
Matilda – 4 – Ella A
Narration – Barbara Bergeron
Irving – 19 – Michael Ruhs
Josiah – 2 – David Occhipinti

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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: Knight of the Kolossos, by Jeremy Storey

A pair of detectives investigate a fanatical serial killer on a deadly quest spanning two millennia.

CAST LIST:

Narration – Ella A
Wincott (f 30s) – 21 – Barbara Bergeron
Delveccio (m 40s) – 19 – 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

TV BEST SCENE Screenplay Reading: L.A.’s Finest, by Morgan Schefflin

Logline: A TV showrunner clashes with his head writer and network executive girlfriend to get his pilot made as promised to his niece before he gets ousted out of the TV business for good.

Genre: Drama, comedy

CAST LIST:

Steve (20s)– 4 – Steve Saet
Josh (50s) 11 – David Occhipinti
Narration Ella A
Ryan (30s)– 30 – Michael Ruhs
Jenny (20s-30s) – 19 – 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: 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: DEMON LOVER, by Armando De Aguero

Logline: Demon Lover is a supernatural detective thriller in which a cynical detective struggles to rediscover the faith of his recently deceased grandmother in order to catch a killer and save the Catholic priest he loves.

Genre: Thriller

CAST LIST:

Seriosa – 13 – Ella A
Narration – Carrie Schiffler
Steve (40s) – 10 – David Occhipinti
Antonio – 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 of THE WAY WE WERE, by Rome Imari Mubarak

During L.A.’s rise and fall of integration two brother’s worlds collide. Who will survive between blood and culture?

Genre: Drama, Dramedy, Family

CAST LIST:

Judge Paul Egly – 3 – David Occhipinti
Lupe – 3 – Michael Ruhs
Narration – Carrie Schiffler
Ms Weatherby – 11 – Barbara Bergeron
Rudy – 3 – Steve Saet
Val – 1 – Ella A

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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