A strong willed young teen finds her own life slipping away after coming out in hopes her peers will follow. Self-harm and suicide attempts seem to be the only way out for this beautiful young spirit. This young warrior will have to decide if her life is worth saving. Will she become a warrior or… Continue reading LGBT Best Scene Reading: CUTTING EDGE, by Renee Galloway-Golden
A young Hasidic Jewish boy falls in love with a high school wrestler and must choose between his faith and his feelings. CAST LIST: Mr. Woodthrup: William Poulin Morris: Steven Holmberg Ruth: Elizabeth Rose Morriss Narration: Justine Christensen Ari: Fabio Abreu Logan: Gabriel Darku Bubsy: Jordan Boscariol — Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com Festival Moderators: Matthew… Continue reading Winning LGBT Feature Screenplay: NEARFALL, by Ronny Jay
This one is pure fun! It’s a genre buster, James Bond meets All That Jazz and Cabaret. Asian American black belt goes undercover for the CIA to help track down terrorists. Oh, and did I mention she’s the lead in a Broadway musical? This is very musical, but there’s a lot of action. Genre:… Continue reading LGBT Best Scene Screenplay Reading: LOTUS OPERANDI, by Janet Caulfield
A day in the life of a queer homeless couple CAST LIST: Policeman: Diego O’Brien Man: Russell Batcher Narrator: Elizabeth Morriss Kris: Justin Martins Elena: Cari Haim **** 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,… Continue reading LGBT Short Screenplay Reading: HOME PLANET, by Ina E.
Deal Sheets is a half-hour dark comedy series about a second-rate New York City real estate firm and its managing broker Patrick, his agents and their clients who are all searching for home in the urban cauldron of inequality, economic insecurity and desperate longing. CAST LIST: Cindy: Victoria Urquhart Niko: Russell Batcher Jennifer: Jessica Bowmer… Continue reading LGBT TV PILOT Screenplay Reading: DEAL SHEETS, by Stephen Love
Genre: Drama Two young LGBTQ women from very different backgrounds form a close bond and help to fight each other’s battles. CAST LIST: Heather: Julie C. Sheppard Ginny: Pearl Ho Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss Bill: Peter Nelson Selah: Katelyn Vanier ****** Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com Director: Kierston Drier Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne Editor: Kimberly Villarruel Camera Op: Mary Cox
Genre: Drama Gay sober military man meets Crimean Muslim taxi driver in NYC. CAST LIST: Karim: Twain Ward Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss Eddie: Peter Nelson Henry: John Leung ****** Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com Director: Kierston Drier Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne Editor: Kimberly Villarruel Camera Op: Mary Cox