BEST Scene Reading: LAST SUMMER, by Sahar Itani

Four friends united back again after a year from accidentally running over a pedestrian in the highway when one of them received a letter to remind them about their crime.

CAST LIST:

Bob: Jorge Molina
Narrator: Val Cole
James: Christopher Zamat
Julia: Justine Christensen

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: One Perfect Day, by Andrew Fisk

CAST LIST:

Soble: Ryan Singh
Rick: Geoff Mays
Narrator: Val Cole
Terry: Jarrod Terrill
Mooney: Neil Bennett
Erin: Elle A

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 of Moon Over the Hill by Stan Barton

When a cutthroat lawyer seeks a new life and redemption in a secluded homestead in the high desert of New Mexico, she discovers the previous owner’s mysterious experiment, which the government is desperate to bury, along with anyone associated with it. She is determined to make the wonder drug available for the public’s good.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Val Cole
Rosie: Michelle Urbano
Black M: Peter-Mark Raphael

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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

Twitter Short Story: Dreaming by Albert Russo

a quirky story by Albert Russo
Ripov was tired of the city’s anonymity and decided to play his French card, for Ripov had a perfect grasp of Rousseau’s language.  He designed himself a ‘carte de presse’ in which he wrote, using exquisite print, ‘Francois de Ripoff, Grand Reporter de la République.’  That document gave him free access to New York’s most exclusive clubs and societies, and soon he received invitations to cocktail parties and galas.  With ‘le charme français,’ America lunged at his feet.  François used it with great discernment.  Yet, not everything went off as smoothly as he would have wished. The advertisers grabbed him to sell their products. In one television commercial, Ripov appears asleep, arms outstretched, while on the other half or the screen a beautiful blonde girl in a luxurious lace-trimmed dressing gown, slowly awakes.  “Ah,” she sighs, “it’s you, my darling, my François.”  Husbands and lovers were getting sick with jealousy.  Very quickly he was swamped with orders and had to deliver the goods.  The Gay libbers demanded his close collaboration, bestowing upon him the title of ‘Maître du Gai Savoir-Faire.’  Soon all this was literally getting out of hand.  Even the political parties called on Ripov to redefine their campaign slogans.  Both Parties wanted him.  Ripov’s devastating popularity ended by creating a national turmoil: the country was on the brink of civil war, but this time the French would step out of the game.  And step out Ripov did.  Forgetting that he ever had a notion of French, or English, or for that matter, of any human language, Ripov flew, incognito, to Australia, and joined a pack of kangaroos.