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

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