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

  • Fantasy/Sci-Fi Festival 1st Scene Reading: The Egg, by Suzie Spring Bohannon

    Stricken with grief after the loss of her best friend, a middle aged British woman finds new purpose in reuniting a lost alien egg with its mothership.


    Narrator: Kyana Teresa
    Mavis: Elizabeth Rose Morris
    Effie: Julie Sheppard

  • Fantasy/Sci-Fi Festival 1st Scene: An Inconsequential Choice, by Ricardo Bravo

    An easily obsessed scientists will put his life and relationship at risk to advance his research of parallel universes. Will he make the right choice?



    Narrator: Kyana Teresa
    Andrew: Geoff Mays
    Soha: Elizabeth Rose Morris

    Get to know the writer:

    1. ...

  • HORROR Festival 1st Scene Reading: Obsession, by Jason Andrew White

    A bored librarian takes an unhealthy interest in her new neighbors and begins to blend the lines between fantasy and reality.


    Narrator: Kyana Teresa
    Crystal: Elizabeth Rose Morris
    Bethany: Julie Sheppard

  • Environmental Festival 1st Scene: HIGH WINDS, by Chris Crowley

    An aging rancher faces death with wry humor and a basic belief in humankind that is sorely tested by conflicts between the way of life he loves, conservation and climate change as he decides his legacy.


    Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morris
    David: Geoff Mays
    Connie: Julie Sheppard

  • 1st Scene Script Reading: The Cherry Luna, by Julia M. Sauder

    Jan is going through a lot of changes this holiday season. She may or may not be a werewolf, and she is definitely discovering her sexuality, whether she likes it or not.


    Narrator: Val Cole
    Little Old Lady/Mrs. Zimmerman: Hannah Ehman
    Jan: Kyana Teresa
    Marshall/Lucas: Steve Rizzo -

  • 1st Scene Script Reading: Smoking Mirrors, by Jonah McKenzie Howell

    In 1880s Texas, Pinkerton agents John and Henry are tasked with apprehending members of an Aztec cult. But when they become stranded in the desert with the cult's leader, the three men embark on a spiritual journey that forces them to question who their allegiances really lie with.



  • ROMANCE Festival reading: Nora and George, by Katherine Saviana (interview)

    A woman attempts to balance her life as a struggling mother and wife with a burning need to tell her Oma's epic war-time love story, but the balancing act proves elusive and has life-altering consequences.


    Narrator: Val Cole
    Lucy: Hannah Ehman
    Hannah: Kyana Teresa
    Jack: Steve Riz...

  • LGBTQ+ Festival 1st Scene Reading: Lost in the Snow, by Larry Gene Fortin

    Spiraling down, Mona Lisa, aka Marvin, is drowning in a world of drugs and drag.


    Narrator: Hannah Ehman
    Elkie Hall: Steve Rizzo
    Mona Lisa : Kyana Teresa

  • LGBTQ+ Festival 1st Scene Reading: Hungry Hearts, by Ryan O’Leary

    In the early 90’s, two men, a disgruntled Cop and a self-loathing Crook, play the city’s criminal underground and corrupt police department against each other in the pursuit of justice, money and, most dangerously, their budding love.


    Narrator: Kyana Teresa
    Spud: Steve Rizzo

  • LA Festival 1st Scene Script: Suspend Your Disbelief, by Conor Hanney

    A group of neurodiverse teens learns empathy through improv from the worst person in school.


    Narrator: Val Cole
    Mia: Kyana Teresa
    Mr. Early: Steve Rizzo
    Girl #1/2: Hannah Ehman

  • TV Festival 1st Scene Reading: NEW OLYMPUS, by Matthew Nicholson

    "The reluctant modern-day descendant of Pandora vows to trap all of the Original Evils back inside her ancestor's cursed box once and for all. Can she claim her destiny as the new owner of Pandora's box before her hometown is overrun by evil?"


    Narrator: Val Cole
    Young Liz/Liz: Kyan...

  • POLITICAL Festival Script Reading: Show me your Teeth, by Scott Liapis

    An undocumented migrant worker on the run from a pack of bloodthirsty vampires, moves to a small meat-packing town in Nebraska in hopes of giving her son a better life. But the increasingly volatile relationship between Mexican workers and white locals might prove a breaking point for them both.

  • ACTION/ADVENTURE Festival Script Reading: Missing Clayton, by Bev Anne Irwin

    An introverted single mother risks her life to find her kidnapped five-year-old son when the police fail and she can no longer trust those closest to her.



    Narrator: Hannah Ehman
    Clayton: Allan Michael
    Jenny: Kyana Teres...

  • Script Read: The Legend of the Mermaid Tree, by Addie Dobson (writer interview)

    'The Legend of the Mermaid Tree’ is a romance period piece bridging the past to the present on St. Simons Island. Joshua, a goal driven analyst, finally gets the opportunity for a promotion, but has to return to the island after hearing of his grandfather's untimely death. As he packs his grandfa...

  • LGBTQ+ Festival Script Reading: 79, by Kacy Boccumini (writer interview)

    Tony Tranero is a Disco dancer at the end of an era, competing in a contest that could change the trajectory of his life. While preparing for this moment, he meets other dancers that are fighting their own battles that force him to confront the real politics of dancing - who gets to stand in the ...

  • FAN FICTION Festival Screenplay: Stranger Things Spec Reading, by Teddy Cadieux

    In an imagined S3 opener, the older kids contend with a summer slinging ice cream and the younger kids struggle to come up with the money to buy a new D&D campaign book.


    Narrator: Hannah Ehman
    Night Custodian: Steve Rizzo
    Don: Allan Michael

  • 1st Scene: Reach for the Sky, by Eric William Carlson (writer interview)

    In 1964, a young idealistic industrial arts teacher accepts a teaching job at an economically disadvantaged rural high school. There he defies the bureaucracy – and risks his career - by ignoring the approved curriculum and instead challenges a group of poor performing students to build an airpla...

  • 1st Scene Reading: A Poem to my Love, by Whisper-Lynn Harper (writer interview)

    Kamile is a girl fed up with high school stereotypes, determined to make herself different, however she finds herself falling into them when she falls in love with her best friend.


    Narrator: Val Cole
    Kamile: Hannah Ehman
    Cassie: Kyana Teresa

    Get to know the writer:

    1. What i...

  • 1st Scene Screenplay: Empress, by Lisa C. Iannini

    WU JAO , an outspoken half-sister bartered by her step-brother to restore his waning reputation at Imperial Court, is dropped off at the palace gates to become the Emperor’s youngest concubine. Plunged into a breath-taking world of seductively scheming (multi-cultural) concubines, Silk Road polit...

  • 1st Scene Reading: THE RINGMISTRESS, by Pamela PerryGoulardt (writer interview)

    A funambulist battles gem smugglers, pirates, her estranged mother, and the Russian mob, to win the Golden Clown at the Monte Carlo Circus Festival.


    Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
    Juliette/Dauphine: Kyana Teresa
    Ivan: Allan Michael

    Get to know the writer:

    1. What is your ...

  • 1st scene screenplay: Marah From Eilat, by Lyter Danielson

    A well respected Detective must face the consequences after he makes a deal with the Devil.


    Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
    Damiano: Steve Rizzo
    Gasparo: Allan Michael
    Marah: Kyana Teresa

  • 1st Scene Script Reading: BORDERLINE, by Marcelle Sirkus

    After moving back home for a respite following the sudden death of her husband, Mary Wells, 50s, struggles to assert her identity under the wing of her emotionally abusive mother.


    Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
    Evelyn: Kyana Teresa
    Mary: Hannah Ehman

  • Script Reading: N'Ever Ever After, by Morgan Allison Ross (with interview)

    Interview with writer:

    1. What is your screenplay about?

    This is a screenplay for a television show pilot called "N'Ever Ever After: Introducing Mrs. and Mrs. Robinson..." about the romantic misadventures of wedding planning. Similar to The Office and Abbott Elementary, it's a mockumentary ...

  • It's Always Sunny Spec Script "Charlie's Web", by Theodore George Boozalis

    Charlie is tired of being human and decides to become a rat. The gang must replace him.


    Narrator: Steve Rizzo
    Eugenia: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
    Charlie: Sean Ballatyne