February 2017 ANIMATION Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

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ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – I SPY WITH MY LITTLE FLY
February 2017 Reading
Written by Adam Luff

festival posterMIDNIGHT SIGNS, 4min, Italy, Thriller/Animation
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ACTORFEATURE Screenplay – PIXYLATIONS
February 2017 Reading
Written by Joe Laudati

 

 

 

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

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

January 2017 ANIMATION Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

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ACTORBEST Scene – SANDWICH
January 2017 Reading
Written by Deborah Klika

festival posterMEMORY SYNC, 6min, USA, Sci-Fi/Animation
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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

ANIMATION Best Scene Screenplay of I SPY WITH MY LITTLE FLY by Adam Luff

Watch the Winning Animation Screenplay for February 2017.

Winning Screenplay – I SPY WITH MY LITTLE FLY
Written by Adam Luff

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – John Fray
JEFF – Peter Mark Raphael
ZIP – Gabriel Cameron
BULLFROG – Brian Carleton

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Family

I Spy with my Little Fly is an action adventure, buddy comedy that asks “What if Pixar made a James Bond film?”.


Get to know the winning writer:

What is your screenplay about?

I Spy with my Little Fly is about Jeff Bold, a gungho secret agent who teams up with a housefly called Zip to take on an evil organization bent on world domination.

What genres does your screenplay under?

Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family

How would you describe this script in two words?

James Pixar

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

A James Bond movie, if made by Pixar! This is how I have described it to people in the past. There is always an audience for animated movies, from young children interested in the visuals and characters, to the adults that enjoy the dialogue and in-jokes. A good old yarn like You Only Live Twice and The
Spy Who Loved Me may be seen to a modern audience as “over the top” perhaps, but not only do I still enjoy them (and wish we could go back to those sort of films) but this style is tailor made for animation and would be perfectly captured on the screen for all the family to enjoy.

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

Very tough question! I would possibly have to say The Terminator, a movie with the complete opposite of tone to what I have written in I Spy with my Little Fly. However, I would say that the chase element of that movie along with how Jaws pursued Bond in The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker were the inspiration to how Bullfrog hunts down Jeff Bold and Zip in my script.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

Since 2013. Although the idea itself came about 2010 and was in limbo until I got into studying my Masters, then it began to take shape.

How many stories have you written?

4 features, 20+ shorts (some were my own, others were for clients based on their own ideas) and 6 children’s picture book manuscripts.

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

My admiration for animation in all forms (CGI, 2D, Stop Motion, Marionettes, etc), I have wrote a few scripts that I envision as animation, this is my first feature length animation script. My ambition is to contribute to animation with some produced work as well as joining production companies to write for their animated films and TV projects.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

The structure, making sure you have a good length and pace for a feature length story.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Travelling and foreign food, from an American steak to Japanese sushi. From a spicy Indian curry to German Bratwurst. So much good food can be found all over the globe!

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

I liked how it was specifically for animated scripts and the feedback was the biggest appeal for me. I really needed to get other people’s opinion on the script and those that had offered to critique it in the past (from friends to other writers), never got round to reading it. Therefore, I felt that I would rather pay for the service and guarantee a healthy dose of constructive criticism. To then be notified on FilmFreeway that you placed I Spy with my Little Fly as a “Finalist” was the icing on the cake and I am very grateful for its status.


The feedback that I did receive was perfect for me as not only did it alert me to things that I may have overlooked, but it also brought issues that I myself noticed (but I needed to make sure others would feel the same way, rather than it be a case of me second-guessing myself). You helped me iron them out and although there were some elements I liked to have kept, removing them has helped improve the script.


However, I am still working on it. I am unsure about some of your notes, not because I am unhappy with them, I just haven’t cracked them and still need time to ponder.


All in all, you have steered me in a good direction, thank you again.

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Watch Audience Feedback Video: SISTERS, 4min, USA, Animation/Music Video

Short Film played at the December 2016 Family/Animation Film Festival.

AUDIENCE FEEDBACK VIDEO of the short film:

  MOVIE POSTERSISTERS, 4min, USA, Animation/Music Video
Directed by David Chontos

A fragment of some lost, tragic opera. Trapped in the ruins of their former glory, a pair of performers bound together and abandoned by time rise up to sing once more. Conjured up by the song to which it’s set, the film represents a sincere vision of inspiration derived from the music of Karin Dreijer Andersson (Fever Ray).

Film Type:Animation, Music Video, Short

Runtime:3 minutes 58 seconds

Completion Date:March 1, 2016

Country of Origin:United States

Country of Filming:United States

Film Language:English

Aspect Ratio:16:9

Film Color:Color

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Watch Audience Feedback Video: AFRO CRAB, 4min, Taiwan, Animation/Comedy

Short Film played at the December 2016 Family/Animation Film Festival.

AUDIENCE FEEDBACK VIDEO of the short film:

  MOVIE POSTERAFRO CRAB, 4min, Taiwan, Animation/Comedy
Directed by Chen Liang Yu

A-SIE,the crab, was watching TV with his friend, the fish. Suddenly, Cook came and took the fish.To save his friend, A-SIE left his comfort zone and fight with Cook!

Project Title (Original Language):?????

Film Type:Animation, Short, Student

Runtime:4 minutes 4 seconds

Completion Date:May 28, 2016

Country of Origin:Taiwan

Country of Filming:Taiwan

Shooting Format:Digital

Film Color:Color

First-time Filmmaker:Yes

Student Project:Yes

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ACTOROCTOBER HORROR/THRILLER 2016 Film Festival
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ACTOROCTOBER ACTION/CRIME 2016 Film Festival
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ACTORSEPTEMBER DOC/COMEDY 2016 Film Festival
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ACTORAUGUST FAMILY/ANIMATION 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from August 25th event
ACTORAUGUST HORROR/THRILLER 2016 Film Festival
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ACTORJULY 2016 Film Festival
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ACTORJUNE 2016 Film Festival
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ACTORMAY 2016 Film Festival
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ACTORAPRIL 2016 Film Festival
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2016 Animation Screenplays

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Best of Animation from 2016:

In 2016, we were proud to have 4 Animated  Screenplays performed by professional actors at our festival.

 

ACTORBest Scene Screenplay – QUEST FOR MIHTE LUGH

ACTORBest Scene Screenplay – LE CHAT NOIR
April 2016 Reading
Written by Paula Sewell
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – DUE SOUTH
July 2016 Reading
Written by Evan Schullery
ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay: THE VISA
October 2016 Reading
Written by Conrad Haynes

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

Watch the 2016 Winning Animation Feature Screenplay

Winning Screenplay – DUE SOUTH by Evan R Schullery

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Val Cole
GUS – Cory Bertrand
AL – Matthew Lawrence
CARL – Peter-Mark Raphael
BEAVER – Vince Jerad
FRAN – Andrea Lawrence
VARIOUS – Cassandra Guthrie

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Family, Animation, Comedy, Adventure

Gus, a misfit goose who can’t fly, gets left behind by his family migrating south for the winter. He sets off to look for his family; along with Beaver, who wants to find his own family he lost as a young beaver. And Carl, a scrawny squirrel who is lovesick for an uninterested porcupine.

Get to know the winning writer:

What is your screenplay about?

A bratty gosling who can’t fly is abandoned by his family when they migrate south, so he undertakes the journey on webbed foot with two furry companions and a questionable “instink.”

What genres does your screenplay under?

“Due South” is an animated family/comedy.

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

“Due South” should be made into a movie because it appeals to the whole family and is an underdog tale. There are zany characters that kids will enjoy and adult humor as well. Both will keep everyone entertained and engaged the whole way through. It also addresses universal themes like family, friendship, identity, and the ability to change given the right experience.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Family fun.

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

Rocky IV- it’s always on television and if I don’t watch it I’ll feel un-American.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

I wrote the first draft of this screenplay several years ago and it has been through a few drafts since then. I took months off from working on it before approaching it again with fresh eyes. It’s hard to declare that something is “done” after you’ve invested so much time and energy into it, but I’m happy with where it is now and overjoyed that this contest is recognizing it.

How many stories have you written?

I have written several screenplays and have many more in different stages.

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

The concept of a young goose being left behind and having to make the journey on foot appealed to me. I’m not sure where that came from, but the structure of the story fell into place pretty easily and provided a good framework to start writing it. Once I started throwing around some ideas for a meaningful ending, I was motivated to finish it.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

The toughest part about writing any screenplay is finding an idea that inspires you enough to spend hours, weeks, months, and even years writing it. It’s one thing to think of a good idea, but another to see it through to completion. For me, if I’m inspired enough by the moment at the end of the story that defines it’s true meaning, then I will be motivated to do whatever I have to do to finish it.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Music, educating the youth of America, and thwarting the apocalypse.

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

I found the festival online and thought “Due South” would be great for it. I was impressed with the detailed feedback I received on it- the suggestions were very helpful. I could tell that the reader really read the story and I am humbled by the positive response. It means a lot!

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

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson


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