ANIMATION (TV PILOT) 1st Scene Screenplay Reading: UNDER COVER OF DARKNESS, by Paul Raasch

Set in a future version of North America where all law enforcement is replaced by a single security firm owned by a large family, an aspiring entertainer, and her half-brother, befriend the daughter of a distinguished member of the family. However, the three get tangled up in a conspiracy against the firm when one of the firms’ high ranking members is murdered.


CAST LIST:

Narrator: Allison Kampf
Yoldana (F): Hannah Ehman
Veronica (F): Kyana Teresa
Jason/Jason (M) Scott Beaudin
Cashier (M): Bill 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

ANIMATION 1st Scenes Screenplay Reading of Pirates vs Ninjas, by Dianne Bloom

Pirates vs Ninjas is a world of action and adventure where you can sail the seven seas as a brave pirate or fight as a fierce and cunning Ninja. Unfortunately for Jack, he’s neither.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Allison Kampf
Random Pirate/Jace (M): Fabio Abreu
Coolbeard (M): Allan Michael Brunet
Large Pirate (M): Steve Rizzo
Peg (F): Miriam Capper

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

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Winning ANIMATION Short Screenplay: BARRINGTON BUNNY, by Sandy Wolf

This Christian allegory is to be animated in a surreal style, suggesting religious pageantry and a supernatural presence. The story is embellished by John Luther Adams music suggesting the crystalline beauty of the arctic winter. The use of dialects and bits of costuming and props suggest an international significance to the plot.

CAST LIST:

Owl: Shawn Devlin
Wolf: Geoff Mays
Bear: Chris O’Bray
Narrator: Val Cole
Barrington: Biden Hall
Mother: Pascale Behrman
Mouse: Aliya Hamid

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

ANIMATION Best Scene Screenplay: Dog #9, by Lee Lawson

Logline: A scent-blind search and rescue recruit puppy learns that his disability doesn’t define him when he must lead the effort to find survivors trapped under an avalanche.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Val Cole
Jagger: Shawn Devlin
Chuck: Chris O’Bray

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

Top ANIMATION Festival Screenplays of 2019

Watch the winning readings performed by professional actors. 5 screenplays in total.

ANIMATION 1st Scene Script Reading: Riff Raff, by Chris Desmond
https://feedbackanimationfestival.com/2019/12/18/animation-1st-scene-script-reading-riff-raff-by-chris-desmond/

Winning ANIMATION Short Screenplay: Is There Room In Your Tomb, by Chris Spitale
https://feedbackanimationfestival.com/2019/12/17/winning-animation-short-screenplay-is-there-room-in-your-tomb-by-chris-spitale/

Winning ANIMATION Short Screenplay: Manō a Mano, by Brittany Biggs
https://feedbackanimationfestival.com/2019/10/09/winning-animation-short-screenplay-mano-a-mano-by-brittany-biggs/

Winning ANIMATION Short Screenplay: Christmas Feathers, by Christopher Sartorius
https://feedbackanimationfestival.com/2019/07/16/winning-animation-short-screenplay-christmas-feathers-by-christopher-sartorius/

ANIMATION Best Scene Screenplay Reading: SOW DON’T SING, by Alysha Nunez
https://feedbackanimationfestival.com/2019/05/18/animation-best-scene-screenplay-reading-sow-dont-sing-by-alysha-nunez/

ANIMATION 1st Scene Script Reading: Riff Raff, by Chris Desmond

When one of their own gets adopted, residents at a pet store decide to bust out, cross-town and bring her back home.

CAST LIST:

Daisy: Pascale Behrman
Bo: Thomas Fournier
Sonia: Jillian Robinson
Girl: Aimee Poulin
Narration: Kat Smiley
Riley: Bill Poulin
Luc/Jared: David Rowan
Karl: Sean Ballantyne

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

Winning ANIMATION Short Screenplay: Is There Room In Your Tomb, by Chris Spitale

After a long night of Halloween, all of Ghoul’s monster friends try to squeeze into his tomb for a sleepover.

CAST LIST:

Count Dracula: Shawn Devlin
Werewolf/Mummy: Sean Ballantyne
Narration: Hannah Ehman
Narrator: Bree Ali
Ghoul: Michael Ruhs

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

Winning ANIMATION Short Screenplay: Manō a Mano, by Brittany Biggs

Manō a Mano is a short, animated film illustrating the human impact on sharks and coral reefs, as seen through the eyes of a Tiger Shark in Hawaiian waters.

CAST LIST:
Narration: Julie C. Sheppard

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

Winning ANIMATION Short Screenplay: Christmas Feathers, by Christopher Sartorius

 

A young farm girl schemes to save her pet turkey from being eaten on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Friendship and Christmas magic come between dinner plans, and a Yuletide legend is born. The origin story of the first animal elf.

CAST LIST:

Gertrude: Weronika Sokalska
George: Caleb Jacques
Narrator: Sean Ballantyne
Karen: Val Cole
Wilbur: Wyatt Lamoreaux
Narration Reader: Ron Boyd

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

ANIMATION Best Scene Screenplay Reading: SOW DON’T SING, by Alysha Nunez

 

This is the story of the boy who came to be known as “Ole Lukøje. ”

A boy who lived without love joins the military to find belonging only to end up in the mob as Consigliere and fall in love with the chauffeur.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Carrie Schiffler
Odine: Ella A
Luca: Steve Saet
Nelson: Michael Ruhs

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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