FAN FICTION Best Scene Reading of THE LAST CAMPOUT, by Mike Meade

Genre: Drama, Thriller, Horror

Five friends on a campout in the Pacific NW are stalked by an unknown killer.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Sean Ballantyne
Chelsea: Val Cole
Anthony: John Fray

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Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

1st Scene Reading of THE GREAT ADVENTURE OF THE BENTLEY GIRLS, by Elisa Herrmann

Genre: Historical Drama

Set in England in the early 1800s, and tells the story of the Bentleys, a family composed of Aunt Lucy, the matriarch, and her three orphan nieces, Eliza, Julia, and Mary. Aunt Lucy’s goal in life is to arrange good marriages to her nieces, fulfilling a promise she made to her sister in her deathbed, sister who had been disowned by their father.

CAST LIST:

Mr. Ridley: Nick Wicht
Narrator: Sean Ballantyne
Lucy: Val Cole
Mr. Johnson: John Fray

Get to know the writer:

 1. What is your screenplay about?

“The Great Adventure of the Bentley Girls” is set in England in the early 1800s, and tells the story of the Bentleys, a family composed of Aunt Lucy, the matriarch, and her three orphan nieces, Eliza, Julia, and Mary. Aunt Lucy’s goal in life is to arrange good marriages to her nieces, fulfilling a promise she made to her sister in her deathbed, sister who had been disowned by their father. Aunt Lucy, however, is unable to get married, because if she does, all the fortune that was left to her by her father would be given to her future husband. Therefore, Aunt Lucy decides to remain unmarried so that she can have control over her inheritance, and provide decent dowries to her nieces. Her task is a difficult one as certain things come into play, such as love, reputation, betrayal, and greed.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

This screenplay is a historical drama.

3. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

I strongly believe that there’s a public for it. Period pieces are always of interest to many people, and I am sure that the legion of Jeanettes (Jane Austen’s fans) would love to see another movie inspired by this amazing author. Furthermore, I think that a film led by a strong female ensamble cast is what we need right now. I hope that my film can inspired women to be the masters of their own lives, even if they are facing the harshest of realities. Though my characters live in a male-centric society, where a good marriage is the highest ambition a woman could have, I show how they find ways to bend that society’s rules and live their lives as they believe they should.

4. How would you describe this script in two words?

It’s hard to describe it with only two words, so I’m going to bend the rules here and go with “Unapologetic Feminist Jane Austen Fan Fiction”.

5. What movie have you seen the most times in your life?

Probably the Harry Potter series. Have I mentioned that I am also a Potterhead?

6. How long have you been working on this screenplay?

I had the original idea for this screenplay about 15 years ago, when I first feel in love with Jane Austen and the world she created in her novels. However, I did not get to write it until recently; I don’t think I was mature enough to develop this story until now, so I saved it for when the moment was right, which was about two years ago. From there, it took me about one and a half years to do extensive research, which included a trip to the English countryside to see the actual location of my film, and then to finally write a first draft. I have been working on rewrites ever since.

7. How many stories have you written?

I have written several stories, but this is my first feature screenplay.

8. What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)

Drops of Jupiter, by Train. I totally identify with the girl he’s describing in the song.

9. What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Probably time to write and research. I am a film professor with a very busy schedule, so finding the time to do research to make sure I got the time period right was a great challenge. And then, of course, writing demands time, inspiration, and concentration, things that are hard to come by when you have another full time job.

10. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Watching and making films, of course. Traveling comes right after, wanderlust runs in my veins.

11. You entered your screenplay via FilmFreeway. What has been your experiences working with the submission platform site?

Film Freeway is an excellent platform. I love how easy it is to navigate and find out the best festival for your film/screenplay.

12. What influenced you to enter the festival? What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received?

When I read the description for this festival, I immediately knew that my screenplay and the fan fiction film festival were a match made in heaven. This is a great festival, with a very original idea of how to award the winners, and the feedback was very appropriate and valuable. I could tell that whoever read my screenplay, did so with much attention to detail and with an open mind. Thank you for this opportunity!

 

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Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

Fan Fiction 1st Scene Reading – THE LAST CAMPOUT , by Mike Meade

 

Genre: Drama, Thriller, Horror

Five friends on a campout in the Pacific NW are stalked by an unknown killer.

Cast List:

Kevin: James Dooley
Man: Gary Graham
Narrator: Val Cole
Bill: John Fray
Chelsea: Kelci Stephenson

 

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Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Mary Cox

FAN FICTION Best Scene of LEGACY, by Danielle Erlich

 

Genre: Fantasy, Adventure

A boy, Lachlan, unknowingly stumbles into a magical world, outside of Dublin Ireland, where the father who had abandoned him as a child is king. He comes to find the king has been kidnapped, and it is up to him to save his father and marshal good against evil in this fight for all of humanity.

Narrator: Sean Ballantyne
Lachlan: Gabriel Darku
Ludlow/Kyros: Neil Bennett
Devlin/Atlas: David Schaap
Makani/Lynch: Noah Casey
Anya: Clare Blackwood

Get to know the writer:
 
What is your screenplay about?

“Legacy,” is a fantasy story rendering a teen’s initiation into a magical world, in order to find out the truth about his own origins. Lachlan is an outcast who
uses his journal to try and figure out why his father left him at such a young
age. After a horrible last day at school, Lachlan decides to go against his
mother’s wishes. He ventures to the ruins of an ancient castle by his home, to
write in his journal. On this day, Lachlan meets Atlas, the Centaur, after falling through a portal outside of the castle. Atlas will lead him on an adventure filled with magical, and mythological creatures. Lachlan will soon find out the truth about his own origins, which is that his father, Kyros, comes from an ancient, magical, royal family in a realm called “The Garden.” His father had gone to the human realm on a spiritual quest as all royals do on their eighteenth birthday. He fell in love with a human, Abigail, and they marry against Kyros’s parent’s wishes. Abigail then gave birth to Lachlan. Soon after, Kyros’s parents died leaving the kingdom of Gershwig situated in “The Garden” without a monarch. Atlas tells Lachlan that his father didn’t leave him by choice but rather to keep him safe. Upon the death of his parents, Kyros realized that an ancient prophecy about his son was beginning to come true. It was prophesied that, “A half human, half magical, royal child would be born. This child would be the only chance humanity and the magical creatures have of
stopping evil from enslaving them all.” Kyros tried to stop the prophecy by
returning to his kingdom, but he was to late. The die had already been cast.
Years later, Kyros gets kidnapped and disappears. This prompts Atlas to
retrieve the king’s son from the human realm, in order to save them all.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

“Legacy” is the first screenplay in a big fantasy saga.

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

“Legacy” is not just a typical fantasy story. What it’s really about, is
the impact that parents have on their children. It is also about
overcoming obstacles, staying true to yourself, being loyal and the
lasting power of integrity. This is a tale of love and sacrifice.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Magical adventure.

What movie have you seen the most times in your life?

I would have to go with “Harry Potter.” I read all the books, listened
to them on tape, and own all the movies. I think J.K. Rowling is the
Tolkien of our time.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

I have been working on the idea of “Legacy” for about eight years. I
was first published in the sixth grade. I won a poetry writing contest
whose prize was having your work published. Later in life, I started
working on “Legacy.” It took me eight years for the screenplay
because I was unaware at the time that I had a rare auto-immune
disease. This disease gave me brain fog, along with other symptoms.
It made it very difficult to write, and to engage in day to day
activities. Instead of giving up, I forced myself to sit in front of the
computer and write a little something everyday. I figured my writers
block would eventually lift. I was right. When I finally received my
diagnosis, which was eight years later, and started my treatments,
the writers block lifted. I have been non stop screenwriting ever
since.

How many stories have you written?

I am currently on my fourth screenplay, which is a sequel to “Legacy.”

What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to
the most times in your life?)

I would have to say my favorite songs are either “Dancing Nancies”
from The Dave Matthews Band, or “I Want My MTV” by Dire Straits.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

I had a very large obstacle. A rare auto-immune disease that causes
the immune system to attack the nervous system. This led to brain
fog, writer’s block, and I became a prisoner in my own home as well.
One of the main themes I like to write about, is that obstacles aren’t
placed in your way to ruin you. Instead, they are placed there to
help you grow into the person you are meant to be. As long as you
have faith, trust your heart, and work hard, no obstacle can stop
you.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I am extremely passionate about acting, and frankly just making
movies. I studied acting for over ten years, and after two years of
college, I decided to give acting a real try. I graduated from an
acting conservatory with a vocational degree in theatre. We spent
two years on script analysis and character breakdown. I feel it has
really helped me to create different character’s story arcs. When I
wasn’t acting, I was working with producers, directors, and
representation. I interned at Smart Entertainment, was the assistant
to the CEO at CFP Entertainment, and was a casting assistant on
location in Arizona for the film “Transamerica.”

You entered your screenplay via FilmFreeway. What has been
your experiences working with the submission platform site?

FilmFreeway has been a game changer. It makes submitting so easy.
I just wish that they had a way to rank all the contests, not just the
top 50 and 100. For instance, a lot of screenwriting competitions
seem not to be ranked. If they had a separate ranking system for
screenwriting festivals, that would be a dream come true!

What influenced you to enter the festival? What were your
feelings on the initial feedback you received?

“Legacy” is “Harry Potter” and “Lord of the Rings” fan fiction. When I
saw that there was a festival for fan fiction on FilmFreeway, I felt like
it was meant to be. The feedback I received was very helpful. I may
not have agreed with it all, but it definitely made me re-think certain
parts of my story. I feel like the people at the Fan Fiction Film
Festival really want to help develop you into the best writer you can
be.

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Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Mary Cox

Watch Best Scene Performance Reading from BIONIC MAN TV Fan Fiction Script

FAN FICTION Screenplay Festival. Deadline TODAY. Submit your Fan script and get it performed:
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Watch Best Scene from Bionic Man TV Show by Craig Glatt:

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Val Cole
Steve – John Goodrich
Jamie – Melinda Michael
Rudy – Mark Sparks
X-5 – Andrew Tite
President – Lucas James
Agent – Ashley Arnett
Rudy’s Mom – Amaka Umeh

SYNOPSIS:

Steve Austin lands on Air Force One. Jamie loves Austin and of course he knows. Computer Tech Rudy tries to save the world while he mother tries to stop him. And X-5 is all over it!

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