Winning ANIMATION 1st Scene Screenplay – WEBBED by Robert Drusetta

Genre: Animation, Family, Adventure

After their Golden Orb queen is captured, a merry band of spiders must journey across foreign lands to rescue her. She is only member of the spider kingdom that can save them from extinction.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Val Cole

Avery: Peter Mark Raphael
Aran: Ryan Yusep
Ronson: Allan Michael Brunet
Nephilia: Angelica Alejandro

Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

Webbed is about a merry band of spiders, who set out to rescue one of their own, captured by a ruthless arachnologist before she could tell her colony of a vast new land she has found, that would solve their overcrowding problem. Things immediately get complicated when a wimpy spider of the colony tags long with the “Arachnid Alliance”, desperate to prove his worth.

The Alliance use their amazing skills to battle predators, the elements and the arachnologist himself. But in the end, their own rescue, and survival of their colony, all depends on our wimpy spider.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Family and adventure

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

Webbed is a feel-good story with commercial potential on a global scale. The story is a cinematic adventure that combines classic themes, including finding a new home, a bullying victim finding his strength, as well as addressing human issues such as ethnic diversity, overcrowding, and habitat loss. It educates in a fun, positive way and is wonderfully cinematic, with each colorful battle and escape perfect for the big screen.

A Hot100 selection in the Capital Fund Screenplay Competition 2017, it has been independently, professionally assessed as “wonderfully imaginative and will be entertaining to kids and their adults…And seriously, not enough can be said about how this script makes spiders charming.”

How would you describe this script in two words?

Charming Fun

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

I think it would have to be “Wall-E”.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

The idea germinated in my back garden about a year ago as I watched a spider spin an intricate, 3-D (yes, 3-D!) web.

How many stories have you written?

This is my fifth completed feature spec script. I am currently polishing (do we ever stop?) my Capital Screenplay Competition 2017 Family Genre Winner “One More Sleep”, whilst working on a new, single location comedy.

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

After watching the Garden Orb spider finish its 3-D web, out of curiosity, I researched what spiders could do. The more I read, the more I thought ‘there’s fantastic material here for a great story’, using their attributes of urtication, ballooning, web design and whirling.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Trying to do my full-time job when creative inspiration strikes – they never seem to be mutually exclusive!

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I love music, travelling and cross country walking. I find it very therapeutic and nourishment for creative inspiration.

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

After weeks of getting professional assessments from the toughest market (US), and then revising, I wanted to target a genre specific festival. I always welcome feedback; and in this instance it was encouraging, insightful and honest. This only makes a story better.

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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

Winning TV PILOT ANIMATION of CHICKEN COP by Bryan Cahill

 Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family

Charles Poulet, a skinny, OCD, germaphobe tries to follow in the footsteps of his deceased father, Henri on the Montreal Animal Police Force.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Sean Ballantyne
Charles: Rais Moui
Jimmy: Brandon Nicoletti
Prof. Venal: Christopher Huron
Nikolai: Neil Bennett
Dimples: Daniella Zappala
Principal Tashi: Connie Wang

Get to know the winning writer:

What is your TV Pilot screenplay about?

“Chicken Cop” is about an underdog trying to find his place in the world. Charles Poulet wants to be a member Montreal Animal Police Force like generations of Poulet Roosters before him. But, in order to do so, he must overcome his OCD, germaphobia and general lack of athleticism.

Charles soon-to-be Arch Nemesis is Nikolai Ludwig Bacteria, an E. coli bacteria engineered for world domination. Like Charles, Nikolai has something to prove; that he can is capable of ruling the world.

Why should this screenplay be made into a TV show?

Charles is a positive role model demonstrating how to use your assets to overcome your flaws. In Charles’ case, his assets include intelligence, kindness, loyalty, bravery and a “sixth sense” for detecting germs.

Along with that, all the other characters are fantastic and funny. The whole thing will play out as a serial as Charles searches out Nikolai and Nikolai moves forward with his plans to rule the world. I think it will make for a really fun ride.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Animated “Monk”.

What TV show do you keep watching over and over again?

Right now, my kids and I are watching a lot of “Gumball”. It makes me laugh so hard sometimes I can’t breathe. Watching Gumball made me realize I’ll have to change the name of Ms. Simian in my script. I am also watching “Stranger Things”.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

My kids and I came up with the general concept about three years ago. I have mostly just contemplated the story until recently when I finally got down to work and wrote the script in about six weeks.

How many stories have you written?

.I’ve written a number of spec scripts. I do production sound work in Los Angeles and will occasionally write a script for the show I am working on. Sometimes though, it will be for a show I like. I wrote a “King of the Hill” spec that was a finalist for Warner Brother’s Comedy Workshop. My wife and I wrote a feature length script together that was well received. And, I’ve had one sale; a script titled “Johnny vs The Super Soaking Cyborgs” to the series, “Johnny Test”.

“Chicken Cop” is my first completed TV pilot script.

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

I don’t know what song I’ve listened to the most though I’ve probably sung the “Alphabet Song” more than any other to put my kids to bed. Only I sing it to the tune of “What a Wonderful World” as sung by Louis Armstrong. Give it a try. You’ll be surprised how well it works.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Time is my greatest obstacle. Being active in the lives of my wife and 2 kids, and our community along with working long production hours, finding the time is my greatest challenge.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

You’re not supposed to talk about politics, right? But, I’m very passionate about the current world political climate; children’s issues, women’s issues, global warming, privacy, religious freedom, health care, income inequality, etc. I have never seen anything quite like the current situation but try to keep positive and proactive in my efforts to improve conditions for all of us.

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

I was excited about finally having a completed draft and looked for a contest that that would be a good fit for an animated pilot. The festival seemed like a good choice and I’m glad I entered.

Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

Finding reasons not to write is easy. Writing is challenging. If I can shift my outlook from seeing it as work to seeing it as a game like a giant jigsaw puzzle it makes the whole process much easier. Don’t be afraid to fail. And finally, if you’re on a roll, don’t slow down to edit. Just blurt it all out and worry about editing later.

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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

ANIMATION TV Show of the Day: TADS 350 LAWS OF ANIME, by Corey Liu

Title: TAD’S 350 LAWS OF ANIME 

Written by: Corey Liu

Genre: Animation

Type: TV Screenplay

Logline: A slacker fanboy determined to hide from the real world gets sucked into his favourite anime tv show, where he comes up against warlord bullies, ninja schoolgirls, and that most terrifying adversary of all… teen angst. A re-imagining of what the anime world might be like if it was populated by John Hughes characters.

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June 2017 ANIMATION Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

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ACTORANIMATION SHORT Screenplay – BATROOM
June 2017 Reading
by Crafty St. James
festival posterMISIEK AND EVE FROM OUTER SPACE, 2min, Poland, Animation/Comedy
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festival posterSAY WHAT!: A GERIATRIC PROPOSAL, USA, 5min, Animation/Comedy
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festival posterTHE SNOWMAN’S HAT, 2min, USA, Animation
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festival posterVOICING SILENCE, 3min, UK, Animation
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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

Winning ANIMATION Short Screenplay – BATROOM by Crafty St James

Genre: Animation, Comedy

Two Bats have an awkward exchange at the urinal, while waiting for the greatest baseball game of all time to start.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Little Bat: Jack Comerford
Big Bat: Jordy Kieto
Announcer: Brian Carleton

Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

BATROOM is about a young bat whose adrenaline pumps from the anticipation for the upcoming huge baseball game and is too anxious to be able to urinate in a public restroom.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Animation.

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

It’s clever, funny and even if for two minutes, if it can pull people away from their everyday routines, it is worth it.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Cute and clever.

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

The Bellboy by Jerry Lewis

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

It was written in 2008 and just sat on my hard drive until 2017.

How many stories have you written?

Several hundred.

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

Follow the Leader by Rakim

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Figuring out the details for the restroom was challenging.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Acting, producing and filmmaking. I love to imagine stories, scenarios, and fantastic events to make real. The whole process from thought to manifestation in exhilarating.

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

After rediscovering my script I went searching for a festival that accepted short animated screenplays and after finding FEEDBACK Animation Film and Screenplay Festival, I knew that this was the one for BATROOM.

I am the type of person that appreciates feedback and thought the feedback was on point, concise, progressive and offered very thoughtful creative suggestions.

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

Camera Operator: Kierston Drier

Editor: John Johnson

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

May 2017 ANIMATION Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

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ACTORFANTASY BEST Scene – BRAD ACTUALLY
May 2017 Reading
by Jeremy Bonali & Alex Quinn

BLOSSOM OF MY HEART, 4min, Canada, Experimental/Anti-Romance
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festival posterTHE ARK, 2min, France, Animation/Experimental
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ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – TRISKEL
May 2017 Reading
by Brian K. Palmer

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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

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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