Screenplay Movie: Lana’s World, by Lizanne Southgate

Editor & Visual Design by Kimberly Villarruel

Produced by Matthew Toffolo

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Manny Pacheco
LANA: Lindy Thurrell
MALE 1 – Steve Rizzo
MALE 2 – Matt Barnes

Synopsis for excerpt – Lana’s World

14 year old LANA has survived the quakes that destroyed the region, the apparent loss of both her parents and finally, the loss of her sister. Now only her manically active imagination keeps her sane as she and her grumpy dog scavenge food, hide from human predators and dodge the monsters that appeared after the quakes.

Through it all, Lana refuses to give up, so when she and Rocky are in the park preparing to hide for the night, Lana is still creating ridiculous advertisements in her mind.

Even when two predatory men stalking her find her hideout later, Lana is not going down without a fight.

And when she looks over at the next tree and sees another person hiding (JAKE) Lana dares to hope for a friend or an ally.

Then one of the mysterious monsters appears below and destroys both stalkers, an event which terrifies Lana but allows her to survive.

But when she looks over again, Jake is gone.

Lana is alone. Again. Still.

And she just can’t take anymore.

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: 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

TV Best Scene Screenplay Reading: THE FINITE THEORY, by David Apostolico

Two roommates are romantically interested in the same woman who likes one of them but inadvertently agrees to a date with the one she doesn’t like. Meanwhile, a third roommate is working on a dating app called THE FINITE THEORY which sets a drop dead date for relationships based on the theory that they all have a finite life.

CAST LIST:

Ma: Steve Rizzo
Narrator: Judy Thrush
Ross: Daniel Jones
Lauren: Caroline Concordia


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