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 Screenplay Reading: Trouble with Friends, by Karen Matthews

Four friends who have known each other since school band together helping each other and others friends fight against drug dealers,crooked cops, supernatural events and their own lives.

CAST LIST:

Kenneth: Daniel Jones
Louise: Caroline Concordia
Narrator: Judy Thrush
Cassandra: Emily Weir
Skeeter: Steve Rizzo
Captain Lewis: Peter Nelson

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: SHE TOUCHED ME, by Timothy Wayne Folsome

Log Line: A man who lost his virginity to his teacher as a teen must face the truth when he’s asked to testify in court to stop her from running for office.

Genre: Drama

Type: Feature Screenplay

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Emily Weir
Taylor: Judy Thrush
Eric: Peter Nelson


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: STAGE DAD, by Joël Henning Doty

Logline: Stage Dad is a family dramedy in which a dad must overcome his disdain for competition and help his teenage daughter navigate a prestigious writing contest.

Family Feature Film

CAST LIST:

Max: Steve Rizzo
Oscar: Daniel Jones
Narrator: Caroline Concordia
Ray: Peter Nelson
Lily: Emily Weir
Ellen: Judy Thrush

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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: THE TALENTED UNCLE JULIEN, by Kaede Loh

Logline: Following the tragic death of his sister, a struggling artist fights to win guardianship of his niece from her biological father, but is his talent enough to prove his worth in the eyes of the court?

Genre: Drama/Family

Type: Feature Screenplay

CAST LIST:

Shorty: Steve Rizzo
Beatrice: Caroline Concordia
Narrator: Crina Cojeen
Julien: Pete Nelson
Giles: Daniel Jones
Alyssa: Emily Weir

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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

TV Best Scene Reading: VAPOR, by Eric White

Logline: Human First Contact with aliens manifests as genocide on the colony planet Vapor. Through her ingenuity, intellect and more than a little smart-assery Vapor’s heroine switches from blade fighter to railgunner and leads the resistance to victory.

Genre: Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Type: TV pilot

CAST LIST:

Richard: Daniel Jones
Thug Leader: Steve Rizzo
Narrator: Peter Nelson
Dylyn: Emily Weir
Emma: Caroline Concordia

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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: ALL THE WOLVES YOU WERE, by Ron Micci

Logline: “Do you take this werewolf — I mean woman — to be your lawful wedded wife?” “I — I — I — ulp! — do.” In Victorian England, a wedding between a British aristocrat’s son and a mysterious Romanian princess is thrown in jeopardy when the princess reveals she’s a werewolf. A droll, witty farce.

Comedy-Horror

Feature screenplay

CAST LIST:

Hastings: Daniel Jones
Narrator: Sean Ballantyne
Col. Wellington: Peter Nelson
Lady Wellington: 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