1ST SCENE SCREENPLAY READINGS

1ST SCENE SCREENPLAY READINGS

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

1ST SCENE SCREENPLAY READINGS
  • POLITICAL Festival 1st Scene Reading: THE JUNIOR SENTATOR FROM IDAHO, by David LeBlanc

    After her horn-dog, Senator husband drops dead in the middle of an office tryst, a sarcastic, lifelong trophy wife is enlisted by a group of cynical political insiders to complete his term in office, only to find herself wholly unprepared for the political spotlight.

    CAST LIST:

    Narration: Stev...

  • SCI-FI Festival 1st Scene Reading: Chase Of Destiny, by Jason Wallach

    Mason, a scholar with a grudge, seeks a path to redemption and fame. He seeks to use a family heirloom of an ancient powerful artifact as providing a redeeming path, however, it calls for him to volunteer to be the subject of a scientific experiment. His sessions have the effect of altering his s...

  • HORROR Festival 1st Scene Reading: RAT, by Paul Harker

    In a coastal backwater, a pregnant newcomer becomes the object of a lonely Ratcatcher's infatuation, but the arrival of her arrogant ex-lover triggers pest control of terrifying proportions.

    CAST LIST:

    Narration: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
    Alex: Sean Ballantyne
    Mother: Hannah Ehman
    Father: Kya...

  • CRIME Festival 1st Scene Reading: THE SPLIT, by Nicola Green

    Based on true events, this is the story of three lives intertwined; a 1960's London sporting hero turned gold thief, a sick child and a grieving daughter, determined to uncover her family's secrets, finding far more than she ever could have bargained for.

    CAST LIST:

    Narration: Steve Rizzo
    Paul...

  • 1st Scene Script Reading: The Grand Jury, by Suzanne Lutas

    A small random group gets a chance at an interview for a sought-after position and endures a long wait in a room where the test truly begins.

    CAST LIST:

    Narration: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
    Drew: Bill Poulin
    Steve: Geoff Mays
    Mary: Hannah Ehman
    Kyoko: Kyana Teresa
    Ageless Man - Sean Ballant...

  • 1st Scene Script Reading: Finding Eden, by Brad Dude

    "Captured along with 30 female asylum-seekers by modern-day pirates on a remote utopian island, Captain Anna Kruger struggles to escape while her rescue ship's crew attempts to unite warring African, Arab and Asian villages to mount a rescue."

    CAST LIST:

    Narration: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
    Chi...

  • FEMALE Festival 1st Scene Reading: JEWELS OF LIGHT, by Tessie Herrasti

    In the world of Upprunkna, a guilt-ridden elven warrior is tasked with the care of a powerful and untrusting royal. Together, they begin a journey that will unite the most adventurous beings of the different realms and force them to work together in order to restore the vital energies of a darken...

  • LGBTQ+ Festival TV 1st Scene Reading: DILF, by Orlando Wood, Victor Kubicek

    DILF is a comedy drama following JACK NOVAC, a 37-year-old father who’s just lost his wife and has been carrying a secret his whole life. He’s gay.

    CAST LIST:

    Narration: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
    Jack: Geoff Mays
    Diane : Kyana Teresa

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  • ROMANCE Festival 1st Scene Reading: Date With Destiny, by Michael Brody

    Everything happens for a reason...Finally the reason.

    Two people on separate paths find themselves inextricably drawn together, raising the possibility that destiny is neither predetermined nor random acts of coincidence. Maybe destiny is just the fulfillment of a promise made in a previous life...

  • FEMALE Festival 1st Scene Script Reading: A Bit Much, by Stacy Dymalski

    After being told her whole life she’s “a bit much,” an outspoken middle-aged woman has an existential crisis when a first date asks her, “Do you want red or white wine?” Unsure how to answer, she retreats to the restroom in embarrassment, where both sides of her psyche recount her past to help he...

  • 1st Scene Script Reading: A Package Of Dreams, by Bradley M. Look

    A young man is pushed into working for a delivery service by his father and finds himself connecting with a hero from his youth in a supernatural way.

    CAST LIST:

    Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
    Uncle Icky (M-50s): Steve Rizzo
    ARCHAELOGIST #1 (M-30s): Geoff Mays
    ARCHAELOGIST #2 (F-30s): H...

  • 1st SCENE Crime Festival Script Reading: Bffs Never Say Die, by K. Jennifer Ilagan

    With the aid of her best friend, a ballsy teenager tries to solve her own murder but the killer might be a lot closer than she thinks.

    CAST LIST:

    Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
    Voice/Jess: Hannah Ehman
    Sadie: Kyana Teresa
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  • 1st Scene Reading: Wild Turkey, by Jay Fjestad

    When an eleven-year-old girl escapes the toxicity of her mother's household, she and her alcoholic father are taken in by a local rancher with secrets of his own. Hidden away in the hills of West Texas, she finds the childhood she never had, he trusts to be the father he never was, and the ranche...

  • 1st Scene Reading: Rocket Number Nine, by Alexander McCoy

    LOGLINE: A young man, Kojo grapples with his past and immense loss.

    CAST LIST:

    Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
    Kojo: Sean Ballantyne
    Band: Andy Camp
    Santos/Tall Worker: Geoff Mays
    Caster: Shawn Devlin
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  • FEMALE Festival 1st Scene Reading: What Kind Of Woman, by Israela Margalit

    On a fall morning Carlie steps onto the porch of her home in Connecticut and drinks her first cup of coffee, entirely unaware that her life is about to turn upside down. Interweaving reality, fantasy, memory, dreams, fears and hopes, she explores her relationships until she thinks she’s ready to ...

  • 1st Scene Reading: Jo-Dordy, by Jon Emm

    LOGLINE: A young man with Down Syndrome is incidentally (or routinely?) involved in a theft with his brother in law and sister.

    CAST LIST:

    Narrator: Steve Rizzo
    Dordy/Goodlow: Geoff Mays
    Margaret: Hannah Ehman
    Artie: Shawn Devlin
    Driver: Andy Camp
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  • LGBTQ+ Festival TV 1st Scene Reading: Trans-Human, by Leon Masters

    SYNOPSIS:

    In a world where humanoid robots coexist somewhat peacefully with men and women, Artemis is an innocent robot who has a wholesome father-daughter relationship with her creator William Moore.

    CAST LIST:

    Narrator: Elizabeth Ros Morriss
    Hal: Sean Ballantyne
    Blake: Shawn Devlin
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  • TV FESTIVAL 1st Scene Reading: My Life In Three Easy Payments, by Dale Madison, Breeze Vincinz, Darryl LeMont Wharton-Rigby

    A TV shopping host finds love in all the wrong places as he seeks fame, fortune, and acceptance- eventually discovering his true calling…a drag queen

    CAST LIST:

    Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
    Ricky: Sean Ballantyne
    Dale: Shawn Devlin
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  • STUDENT Festival TV 1st Scene: Sous, by Joel Galanti

    Billy, a young cook, must prove he has what it takes to work in the prestigious kitchen of a belligerent head chef.

    CAST LIST:

    Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
    Jalen/Chef: Sean Ballantyne
    Nikole: Hannah Ehman
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  • LGBTQ+ Festival 1st Scene Reading: Baby Queen, by Max Rasmussen

    10-year-old drag queen Darien the Librarian dreams of going viral, but when the top child agent in Milwaukee launches their career in the lucrative and booming drag industry, their single gay father must rescue them from the murky depths of local fame.

    CAST LIST:

    Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morris...

  • COMEDY Festival 1st Scene Reading: Hacks: New York New York, by Shannon H Constantine

    Deborah and Ava go to New York to reunite with one of Deborah's old comedy chums, and realize that the two of them need each other more than they ever thought.

    CAST LIST:

    Narrator: Steve Rizzo
    Deborah: Hannah Ehman
    Jimmy: Geoff Mays
    Ava: Kyana Teresa
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  • SCI-FI Festival TV 1st Scene Reading: Sky City Haya, by Adad Joel Warda

    A tormented bounty hunter must track down his old flame's heroic husband to stop the word's first sky city from collapsing.

    CAST LIST:

    Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
    Riguirdo: Shawn Devlin
    Captain Voice/Security Guard: Geoff Mays
    Adrien/Baatar: Sean Ballantyne
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  • ROMANCE Festival 1st Scene Reading: Dancing In Place, by Jeanne Dukes

    Escalating mutual interest between middle-aged neighbors gets complicated when he suddenly remembers their brief and awkward teen summer romance, but she doesn't recognize him. As he devises a plan to stir her memory, painful secrets from the past threaten to keep them apart.

    CAST LIST:

    Narr...

  • 1st Scene Script Reading: Goodbye Port Hope, by Sophia Lee

    Synopsis: In the small town of Port Hope, Alice Forester goes missing. With little help or success from the police, it is up to her friends Nico and Lily to find out where she went and what happened to her.

    CAST LIST:

    Narrator: Geoff Mays
    Lily: Hannah Ehman
    Nico: Shawn Devlin
    Principal: Kyana ...