Winning ROMANCE Short Script – LULU, by Tracey Lion-Cachet

Genre: Romance, Drama

When a Polish immigrant secretly takes a second job as a telephone sex operator, she is forced to confront the complexities of love when her husband calls the service one night.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Sean Ballantyne
Ursula: Julie C. Sheppard
Laura: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Aleksander: Dan Cristofori

Get to know the writer: 

 What is your screenplay about?

A woman, who secretly takes on a second job as a telephone sex-operator, is forced to confront the complexities of love when her husband unexpectedly calls the hot-line one night.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Dark Comedy; Romance

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

This screenplay should be made into a movie because it touches a wide audience, specifically in its theme of loneliness.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Funny and sad.

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

I typically don’t like to see movies more than once because it dilutes the impact for me.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

It was first adapted from a short story of mine, The Pigeons, in 2012. The script is currently being made into a short film and will be circulating film festivals in 2018.

How many stories have you written?

My short story, Noticed, was adapted for film in 2015. I have written many short stories and two feature length scripts. I am currently working on my next project, set in the Democratic Republic of Congo, that focuses on the plight of the remarkable Dr. Mukwege who is helping mend rape victims who have been torn apart by the ongoing civil wars.

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

Leonard Cohen’s, A Thousand Kisses Deep.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

It was difficult adapting the script from my short story. The short story dealt with many other themes and not just love that needed to be cut. (The protagonists are Polish immigrants so issues of isolation and loneliness pertaining to immigration were central themes). I had to strip the story down to it’s core while still creating emotional depth in the characters.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Watching movies, especially European film.

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

It is a wonderful and easy site to use.

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

I entered this festival because it dealt solely with romance. Although my story is not a conventional love story – we are dealing with an elderly couple who have been married for decades and how they manage to rekindle their love – it is still deeply romantic at its core.

As a writer, I appreciate all feedback. I am very humble in my end product and I usually go back and implement a lot of the feedback I get. However, this was not possible here because this draft was already being used for filming in L.A.

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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

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Winning ROMANCE SHORT Screenplay – THE PERFECT GIFT, by by John Scott Schaf

 

Genre: Comedy, Romance

An insensitive workaholic, in order to save his marriage, goes on a Valentine’s Day journey for the perfect gift. It becomes a journey not only for gifts but for self discovery.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Hank: David Occhipinti
Apple Genius/Clerk: Nick Baillie
Erin: Norma Dunphy
Sales Clerk: Lindsay Gerro
Disc Jockey: Fabio Abreu

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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

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September 2017 ROMANCE Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

Submit your Romance Screenplay Festival: http://festivalforromance.com

 

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – BREAKDOWN
September 2017 Reading
by J. Logan Alexander

festival posterUNICORNLAND, 7min, USA, Comedy/Webseries
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festival posterMANEKI-NEKO, 12min, USA, Romance/Comedy
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festival posterLAST NIGHT WAS A MISTAKE, 15min, USA, Romance/Comedy
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festival posterDEIGHTIES, 8min, Australia, Documentary/Romance
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festival posterCOUNTING, 10min, USA, LGBT, Romance
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ACTORNOVEL Transcript – BRIAR EARTH
September 2017 Reading
by Paul Tapp

 

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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

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1pg. COMEDY Short Screenplay – CLEAN BEAT, by Bernhard Riedhammer

Comedy FESTIVAL

 

Genre: Comedy

A 1pg. comedy story.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Val Cole
Mike: Mike Ruderman

Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

It’s about a bored man dancing to a cool music beat, receiving a surprise visit.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Comedy

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

It’s an inspirational story of how music can lift one’s spirit, while doing a menial job.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Funny & Uplifting

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

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

5 days

How many stories have you written?

About 25

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

Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns n’ Roses. It just rocks!

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Winning COMEDY Short Screenplay – TWITS, by Alison McGrath,

Comedy FESTIVAL

 

Genre: Comedy

How one community deals with life when technology goes dark for a brief moment in time.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Val Cole
Paul: Nick Wicht
Demi: Carina Cojeen
Emergency Alert: Peter Nelson
Barista: Shania Belton
Cheryl: Katelyn Varadi

 Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

TWITS is a satirical look at humanity’s addiction to technology, and what happens to people when their (de)vices are taken away from them.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Comedy, Satire

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

I think in this “game of life” we need to laugh at ourselves a little bit, and take a look in the mirror to see the real person–the one without the snapchat or iPhone filter–staring back at us. Films help us do this. TWITS in particular sheds light on our addiction to technology and how it’s shaping everything…

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HIGHLIGHTS & VIDEOS: September 2017 Comedy Short Film Festival

Comedy FESTIVAL

AUDIENCE FESTIVAL AWARDS

Best Film: UNICORNLAND

Best Performances: SUITCASE

Best Cinematography: INGENUE-ISH

Best Music: BAGGAGE

WATCH AUDIENCE FEEDBACK VIDEOS: 

INGENUE-ISH, 10min, USA, Comedy
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festival posterSUITCASE, 13min, France, Comedy
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MANEKI-NEKO, 12min, USA, Romance/Comedy
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festival posterLAST NIGHT WAS A MISTAKE, 15min, USA, Romance/Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterBAGGAGE, 17min, USA, Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterUNICORNLAND, 7min, USA, Comedy/Webseries
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The COMEDY LOS ANGELES SEPTEMBER 2017 FEEDBACK Film Festival gave our audiences the best of comedic short movies from around the world.

The theme of the festival was “RESET”.

Every film showcased was about a situation that was about a character(s) needing to start over again.

The first half of the SEPTEMBER 2017 FEEDBACK Los Angeles Film Festival featured a showcase of the best COMEDY short films from around the world.

The crowd was very active for our 4th venture to Los Angeles in the FEEDBACK…

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UNICORNLAND Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK: Comedy Fest in Los Angeles

Comedy FESTIVAL

UNICORNLAND, 7min, USA, Comedy/Webseries
Directed by Nick Leavens

After her divorce, Annie dates couples to explore her sexuality.

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