STAR WARS THE TOYS AWAKEN Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK Video FAN FICTION Festival Aug. 2019

STAR WARS: THE TOYS AWAKEN, 7min., USA, Fan Fiction

Directed by Raymond Montemayor
On the opening night of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a seven-year-old girl’s Star Wars toys come to life. They learn who they are and set off on an adventure to help their young companion as she heads out to watch The Force Awakens.

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BUCKETHEADS – A STAR WARS STORY Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK Video FAN FICTION Festival Aug. 2019

 

BUCKETHEADS – A STAR WARS STORY, 13min., Canada, Fan Fiction

Directed by Marco Bossow & Andy Brown
A squad of storm troopers are transporting a POW with valuable information from Yavin 4, but getting off planet will test their mettle.

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Screenplay Movie Scene: Black Widow: Fugitive, by Brooke Elowe

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Matt Barnes
Natasha Romanoff – Danielle Nicole
Ava Orlova – Esther Teeboo
Tony Stark – Manny Pacheco
Friday – Val Cole

Visual Design & Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Produced by Matthew Toffolo

Synopsis:

Following the events of Captain America: Civil War, Natasha Romanoff is on the run. Branded a fugitive for violating the Sokovia Accords, she must not only avoid the clutches of Secretary Ross, who’s hell-bent on her arrest, but also her greatest enemy: Ivan Petrovich, Natasha’s instructor from her days in the Red Room.

However, it’s not just Natasha who Ivan is after. He’s also looking for Ava Orlova, a young girl Natasha rescued from his clutches nearly 10 years ago on behalf of SHIELD. Forced to reunite, Natasha and Ava set off on a search for answers…answers dangerous enough to compromise them both.

Summary of where we are when the best scene occurs:

It’s the beginning of Act II. Natasha and Ava have just barely escaped a kidnapping attempt from Ivan’s mercenaries. Searching for an explanation as to why their old nemesis is after them, Natasha and Ava enlist the help of Tony Stark to determine the function of the OPUS Technology, a machine Ivan used to run experiments on Ava before Natasha rescued her

The scene takes place in upstate New York at the Avengers Compound (more specifically, in Tony’s lab). Everything is expensive, state-of-the-art, and high-tech.

Director Biography – Raymond Montemayor (STAR WARS: THE TOYS AWAKEN)

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Raymond is an engineer turned artist. He holds BS and MS degrees in engineering from Harvey Mudd College and UCLA, respectively, and spent 12 years designing communication chips for the wireless and cable TV industries. He founded PixelPlex in 2012 to pursue his interests in digital media design, providing services as a motion graphics designer, visual effects artist, stop-motion animator, and 3D animator. A lifelong Star Wars fan, Raymond has focused his love for art and technology to produce this Star Wars fan film.

Director Statement

For your consideration, this is the seven-minute Director’s Cut of Star Wars: The Toys Awaken. The original five-minute version won the Best Stop Motion and Spirit of Fandom awards in Lucasfilm’s 2018 Star Wars Fan Awards.

Short Film: STAR WARS: THE TOYS AWAKEN, 7min., USA, Fan Fiction

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On the opening night of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a seven-year-old girl’s Star Wars toys come to life. They learn who they are and set off on an adventure to help their young companion as she heads out to watch The Force Awakens.

News & Reviews

FAN FICTION Screenplay Reading: BATMAN: Beyond the Cowl, by Reginald Johnson

Batman works to uncover a new sinister crime wave and realizes Bruce Wayne must rise to be the hero that Gotham needs.

CAST LIST:

Various: Val Cole
Sebastian Hady: Ron Boyd
Alfred: Wyatt Lamoreaux
Narrator: Sean Ballantyne
Bruce Wayne/Batman: John Fray
Candace Collins: Weronika Sokalska
Lonnie Machin: Caleb Jacques

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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