TV SPEC Screenplay Reading: Family Guy – “Road to the Internet”, by Brian Michael McDevitt Jr.

When Peter’s TV is taken hostage by Ransomware, Peter gives the virus all of his personally identifiable information. Stewie and Brian must journey into the dark depths of the internet to get it back and save the family.

CAST LIST:

Michael Keaton: Allan Brunet
Angela: Jillian Robinson
Peter: Bill Poulin
Narration: Kat Smiley
Stewie: Thomas Fournier
Bryan: David Rowan
Lois: Pascale Behrman
Writer #2: Aimee Poulin

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

FAN FICTION Best Scene Reading: The Vicar’s Daughter, by Robert L. Thompsett

CAST LIST:

Narration: Carina Cojeen
Mirriam: Cristina Leonard

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

TV SPEC Screenplay Reading: Westworld, by Brenda Holiday

 

This episode takes place in Westworld’s first season in between episodes 6 and 7.

CAST LIST:

Maeve: Julie Sheppard
Melody: Mojeane Sadr
Lee: David Rowan
Narration: Esther Thibault
Stubbs: Ash Catherwood
Bernard: Bubba
Theresa: Victoria Murdoch
Marcus: Sebastian Biasucci

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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 SPEC Screenplay Reading of THE OFFICE, by Vanessa Shealy

When Holly’s brother comes home from the military, Michael proves his statesmanship.

From Season 7.

CAST LIST:

Erin: Jessica Bowmer
Andy: Diego O’Brien
Dwight: Russell Batcher
Narrator: Elizabeth Morriss
Michael: Allan Brunet
Jim/Gabe: Justin Martins
Pam: Victoria Urquhart
Kelly: Michelle Urbano

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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

Fan Fiction Festival Testimonial – January 14 2019

Screenwriter Jessi Thind (UP AND AWAY – Superman Script)

wanted other Superman fans to have access to my take on the universe and see what they thought. I’ve been writing Superman scripts every since I learned the craft of screenwriting. It’s actually the first Superman fanfiction script that won best script. It’s thrilling because it gives me the sense that fans would definitely be open to something that is a little less about the powers and the spectacle and more about the characters and the inner struggle of being the most powerful kid on earth. Not to mention, the struggle of the parents who have to raise the most powerful kid on Earth. One of the things my dad used to say, and I only fully understood when I had my first child, was that the real heroes in the Superman universe are his parents. The ones who cared for him, loved him, taught him, instilled within him his sense of right and wrong. Superman is about the responsibility of being a protector and guardian of an entire world. When you become a parent you instantly become a guardian and protector of an entire world. It can definitely be said that you become a hero when you become a parent. This is one of the reasons the original creators actually wanted Superman’s name to embody both mother and father. Martha Clark. Johnathan Kent. Clark Kent.

Watch the Screenplay Reading: 

Jonathan Kent desperately searches for his runaway eleven-year-old son throughout the United States before he hurts someone with newfound powers he is just beginning to understand.

CAST LIST:

Police Officer: Brian Carlton
Jonathan: Brandon Knox
Narrator: Val Cole
Linda: Alex Simpson
Clark: Randy Baumer
Douglas: Harry Judge

You can also submit via FilmFreeway:

Superman Fan Fiction TV Script: UP AND AWAY by Jessi Thind

Jonathan Kent desperately searches for his runaway eleven-year-old son throughout the United States before he hurts someone with newfound powers he is just beginning to understand.

CAST LIST:

Police Officer: Brian Carlton
Jonathan: Brandon Knox
Narrator: Val Cole
Linda: Alex Simpson
Clark: Randy Baumer
Douglas: Harry Judge

You can also submit via FilmFreeway:

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Ritchie, Isabal Cupryn, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

FAN FICTION TV PILOT: SCOOBY-DOO: AGE OF AQUARIUS, by Katie Grotzinger

Genre: Crime, Mystery, Drama, Animation

A reinvention of the iconic television series. Think RIVERDALE.

CAST LIST:

Cass: Salma Dharsee
Velma: Courtney Keir
Daphne: Marissa Otto
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Shaggy: Hugh Ritchie
Fred: Isaiah Kolundzic
Officer Rogers: Allan Michael Brunet
Red: Zazu Oke

Get to know the writer:

1. What is your fan fiction TV PILOT screenplay about?

On the night before summer vacation, Fred’s dad is murdered by a serial killer. As Fred’s reeling from loss, Daphne, a cheerleader and lifelong mystery geek, enlists her estranged best friend Velma and Fred’s own cowardly stoner best friend Shaggy to track down the killer. The four of them, with Scooby-Doo in tow, work to unravel various mysteries, deal with bullying, and experience first love.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Mystery and CW-style teen drama

3. Why should this screenplay be made into a TV show?

What initially inspired this whole thing was an observation I had after years of consuming Scooby-Doo in various forms. I have never seen a scene in any of the television shows, books, comics, or the animated or live-action films where I believed Shaggy and Fred were friends. Not one. This is despite the fact that the two of them were inspired by best friend Dobie and Maynard from “The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis”. At its emotional core, I wanted to create a series that would eventually touch on the unique relationships between each of the members of Mystery Inc. because high school is such a vulnerable time when some kids feel like they live or die by those relationships and I had a special interest in exploring what a Fred and Shaggy friendship would look like.

Aside from that, I think now is a great time for a live-action Scooby-Doo television series as the success of Riverdale and the upcoming Sabrina the Teenage Witch spinoff have illustrated that there’s a definite market for this kind of interpretation. I also wanted to introduce a larger audience to Thorn and the Hex Girls who were first introduced in Scooby-Doo and the Witch’s Ghost and Red Herring, the bully from the criminally underrated A Pup Named Scooby-Doo.

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

Groovy murder

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

Chasing Amy.

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

About three months off and on.

7. How many stories have you written?

I couldn’t give you an exact number, but I’m always writing! I’d say I have a decent bushel.

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

I developed a deep fondness for “Everybody Knows This is Nowhere” by Neil Young while I was writing this. I must have listened to it a hundred times.

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

My biggest problem in finishing any screenplay is figuring out what to do when I hit a roadblock. I get really excited about an idea and then I can’t figure out how to move forward. Part of this, is that I’ve never done well with outlines. However, I’m very lucky because I have people in my life who were willing to read this script multiple times and give me great notes. I would not have been able to finish this silly script without their constructive criticism and support.

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

I’m currently learning American Sign Language! It’s a really beautiful language and I think it’s fascinating that even though I’m from the country where it originated, I’ve rarely ever seen it since I’ve had little exposure to Deaf culture.

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

It’s been fantastic! I use FilmFreeway all the time because it’s so convenient.

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

Here’s the thing, while I was finishing my MFA last year, in a practice pitch session I blurted out something I never realized about myself – one of my wildest fantasies is being a writer on a Scooby-Doo project. I knew I had a Scooby-Doo story in me, but I didn’t want it just to sit on my computer and not go anywhere. When I came across this festival, I couldn’t have been more relieved that there were people out there that were actually interested in my insane, nerdy ramblings.

The feedback couldn’t have been nicer. I was directed gently away from my original idea of doing a 1960s period piece into something more modern and was given some truths about my tendency to overwrite. The script is all the better for it and I couldn’t be more grateful to the Fan Fiction Festival.

 

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

Director: Matthew Toffolo

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox