Winning screenplays. First scenes readings from features, and television specs.

  • FEMALE Festival 1st Scene: Off The Rack, by Pilar Gibson (interview)

    Desperate to break into the New York fashion scene of the 1970s, a struggling designer funds her clothing line by teaming up with an ex-model to counterfeit luxury clothes.


    Narrator: Sean Ballantyne
    Dreenie: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
    Alice: Kyana Teresa
    Toni: Hannah Ehman

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  • FEMALE Festival 1st Scene: A Woman's Hand, by Birgit Syran Myaard

    Caught up in the conflict between two nations, a young, nomad bride defies a powerful, lecherous general in order to protect her marriage and restore peace.


    Narrator: Sean Ballantyne
    Heber: Geoff Mays
    Sisera: Allan Michael Brunet

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  • FEMALE Festival 1st Scene: Presumption, by Andy Healy

    As a jury deliberates, a desperate and disenfranchised African-American mother looks to balance the scales of justice by taking the lead prosecutor hostage and forcing her torelook atthe case against her son and prove his innocence before the verdict is handed down.


    Narrator: Sean B...

  • FEMALE Festival 1st Scene: The Lovely Miss Mercer, by Heidi Lauren Duke

    With the world at war, a penniless socialite must keep her affair with Franklin Delano Roosevelt a secret from his wife -- as well as the rest of the nation.


    Narrator: Val Cole
    Violetta/Maid: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
    Lucy: Kyana Teresa
    Eleanor: Hannah Ehman

  • FEMALE Festival 1st Scene: The Blakeneys, by Brigid May

    During the French Revolution, a band of heroes rises to combat the slaughter of innocents. Yet when a French spy looks to bring down the leader by blackmailing his estranged wife, the lines between the rescuer and rescued are blurred and the couple's lives altered forever.



  • FEMALE Festival 1st Scene: Switch With Me, by Lexi Morgan

    Two sisters form a plan to switch lives after one's husband is caught cheating.


    Narrator: Geoff Mays
    Ally: Val Cole
    Steven: Allan Michael Brunet
    Michael: Sean Ballantyne

  • FEMALE Festival 1st Scene: LITTLE GREEN MEND, by Linda Whitmore

    A plant-like-alien from a distant planet receives a school assignment to help another planet without revealing themselves and gets assigned Earth. 


    Narrator: Val Cole
    Fayla: Kyana Teresa
    Dribbit: Allan Michael Brunet

  • LA Festival 1st Scene: DEADLINE TO DEATH, by Elliot Stanton (interview)

    Author CJ Billings is under pressure from his publisher to finish a novel. He has an idea that a few days away in the setting of the finale will give him the inspiration he so desperately needs.


    Narrator: Shawn Devlin
    CJ: Allan Michael Brunet
    Jane: Val Cole

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  • LA Festival 1st Scene: Premium Economy, by Michael Harris

    Falling Down meets Dude, Where's My Car? Over 24 hours, a recently divorced accountant loses his job, his Jeep and accidentally traffics Heroin. His only escape? Become a beige pants badass aka a Dad Ass.


    Narrator: Shawn Devlin
    Eugene: Allan Michael Brunet
    Cori: Val Cole

  • LA Festival 1st Scene: THE GOLDEN, by Luke LoCurcio

    One year after the tragic death of their young daughter, an estranged husband and wife must come together again to survive in the face of mysterious global menace.


    Narrator: Shawn Devlin
    Grace: Kyana Teresa
    Jack/John: Geoff Mays

  • ENVIRONMENTAL Festival 1st Scene: HEAVEN AWAITS, by Paul Teese

    A bereaved philosophy professor starts a new religion to save the planet from ecological destruction only to discover that what he really wants is his wife back.


    Narrator: Geoff Mays
    Andrew: Allan Michael Brunet
    Marty: Sean Ballantyne
    Receptionist: Val Cole

  • HORROR Festival 1st Scene: VIRULENCE, by Christopher Pennington

    A group of scientists on an Antarctic research base fight for their lives as a visitor brings a deadly virus with him.


    Narrator: Val Cole
    Lewis: Allan Michael Brunet
    Crewman: Geoff Mays
    John: Sean Ballantyne

  • HORROR Festival 1st Scene: CALL OF THE VOID, by Ben Monaco

    At the Navy SEAL training academy, the disappearance of recruits sparks the discovery of something strange and supernatural happening in the SoCal desert just off-base.


    Narrator: Val Cole
    Dawson: Allan Michael Brunet
    Ashley: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
    Madison: Hannah Ehman

  • ACTION Festival 1st Scene: JUSTINE'S QUEST, by Bernard Buzzell

    An emotionally scarred fallen ascended who yearns for redemption travels with a group of demon hunters, while an ancient evil stalks her and her companions.


    Narrator: Val Cole
    Metatron: Steve Rizzo
    Ariel: Kyana Teresa
    Isis: Allan Michael Brunet

  • FANTASY/SCI-FI Festival 1st Scene: Love & Other Bloody Messes, by Brian McGrath

    Zombies are on the attack! The fate of humankind is on the line. Can two high school loaners team up to save the planet? Will anyone come to their aid? Yes, and you'll never believe who!


    Narrator: Shawn Devlin
    Dylan: Geoff Mays
    Chad: Allan Michael Brunet

  • TV Festival 1st Scene: AR2, by Bree Wyrd

    When a sociopathic billionaire sells a vaccine to the U.S. military that makes humans bulletproof, he loses everything and is forced to join a revolutionary group to defeat the fascist government his vaccine has empowered.


    Narrator: Shawn Devlin
    Male Voice: Geoff Mays
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  • TV Festival 1st Scene: I'M SO DONE, by Chuck Alley, Rachael Berman

    When Pastry Chef, Rachael Berman bootstraps her bakery business, she relies on quick wit and biting humor to motivate eccentric employees, manage her quirky family and survive in Silicon Valley.



    Narrator: Allan...

  • DIVERSITY Festival 1st Scene: NO RULES, Ashley Gianni (interview)

    In 1992 New Jersey, at the boom of drag culture and amidst the raging AIDS epidemic, drag queen Visa Declined and best friend Angela Caruso find themselves at a standstill in their creative endeavors while desperately trying to build a community to call their own. Their dream of one day owning th...

  • LGBTQ+ Festival 1st Scene: KILL YOUR DARLINGS, by Neil McNeil (interview)

    When a group of queer friends in East LA try to turn their struggling weekly party into the hottest spot in town, they seek out unconventional methods to bring success.


    Narrator: Hannah Ehman
    Kori: Val Cole
    Tony: Allan Michael Brunet
    Beth: Kyana Teresa

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  • LGBTQ+ Festival 1st Scene: LORDS OF HOGTOWN, by Pat A. Brown

    On his 37th birthday, a licentious gay reprobate discovers he has a 21-year-old son from a high school fling he doesn’t even remember. Now a promise made to a dying woman force the pair together to find each other.


    Narrator: Hannah Ehman
    Wager: Allan Michael Brunet
    Pyotr: Shawn Dev...

  • LGBTQ+ Festival 1st Scene: BLOOD ON THE SADDLE, by Olivia Marguerite Fouser

    Robin Hood of the Wild West Ray Robinson makes trouble for herself wherever she goes, defending women and conning men. Now four of these men want revenge, and if she’s to survive she’ll have to confront her past, outrun her present, and race to reach the love of her life before it’s too late.


  • DRAMA Festival 1st Scene: BILLIE THE KID, by Tom Michael Jennings

    The day before she is to be sent to boarding school, a rebellious teenager named Billie steals a million-dollar horse from her father and rides off into the New Mexico desert to find the grave of her namesake, Billy the Kid. Along the way, she learns the truth about her past and how she and her f...

  • DRAMA Festival 1st Scene: MOONSCOPE, by David Fein

    Allen is an astronaut living on the moon, his only friend is Meg, an A.I. voice who only has a physical body inside his head. He is looking for habitable planets when one day the Earth disappears, making him the last human known to be alive. When Meg helps Allen hack into his deeper consciousness...

  • ACTION Festival 1st Scene: FRANKENSTEIN IN THE LAND OF OZ, by Mike Mann

    20 years later, Scarecrow calls Dorothy back to Oz to save it from tyranny!
    In order to return she must enlist the help of Dr. Victor Frankenstein, his Bride, and his Creation.
    The first Science Fiction story meets America’s first Fairytale in an action-adventure fantasy for the books.

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