BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY READINGS

BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY READINGS

The "best scene" take from features and TV pilots of winning screenplays.

BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY READINGS
  • BEST SCENE Female Festival Script Reading: Runaway Ruth, by May Walker

    It's the 1970s and Ruth, an imaginative fifteen year old, has had enough of her mother's abuse and decides to run away. She immediately finds trouble, but is rescued by an ultraterrestrial named Peter. After striking up a friendship, the two of them set off on the road to find the mysterious Engi...

  • LGBTQ+ Festival BEST Scene Reading: Her Defense, by Anthony E. Commodore

    An intelligently profound Transgender female, seeks to establish her dominance as one of the top defense attorneys in the Nation's Capital of Washington, DC, but must face the demons of her troubled past as a male, before setting her sights on a promising future.

    CAST LIST:

    Narration: Steve Ri...

  • POLITICAL BEST Scene Reading: CALLE OCHO, by Robert W. McKnight, Jeremy Culver

    “A critical election in Florida intersects with the opportunity for real freedom in Cuba.”

    Logline: When the smart and beautiful daughter of a wealthy Cuban refugee (the most powerful conservative voice in Florida) becomes a U.S. Senator, she works cleverly and clandestinely to defy both her fat...

  • BEST SCENE Black & White Festival Script Reading: A WRAY OF LIGHT, by Preston Harrison Ahearn

    A young pilot at the dawn of aviation is set for takeoff but is grounded after the death of his father. He has to save his family's empire, but can he save his wings?

    CAST LIST:

    Narrator: Val Cole
    Henry: Allan Michael Brunet
    Clyde: Andy Camp
    Dupont: Geoff Mays
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  • BEST Scene Animation Festival Script Reading: Tyler Hudson's Christmas Eve Adventure, by Carol Hoffman

    When Santa's sleigh is hijacked with a non-believer boy and his younger brother aboard, it might take a Christmas miracle to get them all home and keep Santa out of jail.

    CAST LIST:

    Narrator: Val Cole
    Tyler: Allan Michael Brunet
    Alvie: Andy Camp
    Alice: Hannah Ehman
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  • BEST SCENE Black Festival Script Reading: The Passage Of Sun, by Aaron Braxton

    Three brothers challenge the Convict Leasing System of forcing African American men into prison in order to continue providing slave labor and county revenue in Alabama following the Civil War.

    CAST LIST:

    Narrator: Val Cole
    Henry: Geoff Mays
    Tenzer: Allan Michael
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  • BEST SCENE Comedy Festival Script Reading: BREAKING NEWS, by Samuel Spitale

    Network meets Anchorman after an attack on the capitol spurs a Fox News-type outlet to become a legitimate news network.

    CAST LIST:

    Narrator: Val Cole
    David: Geoff Mays
    Student: Hannah Ehman
    Student: Kyana Teresa
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  • BEST SCENE Female Festival Script Reading: The Takeover, by Ivana Strajin

    A newly appointed CEO of an occupational health company gets catfished... by her job. What she hopes will be her legacy gets bungled by fraud, coverups, and the death of an offshore oil rig worker.

    CAST LIST:

    Narrator: Val Cole
    Larry: Allan Michael Brunet
    Isabel: Kyana Teresa
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  • LGBTQ+ Festival TV BEST Scene Reading: Perdition, by Leon Masters

    CAST LIST:

    Narrator: Val Cole
    Lily: Kyana Teresa
    Roxane: Julie Sheppard
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  • SPORTS Festival BEST Scene: SLEDGEHAMMER, by Vinny Smith

    A former tennis champion, now a rough and rowdy Las Vegas cocktail waitress, enters the US Open in an effort to win her way out of trouble with the FBI, navigating the world of biker gangs and Russian mobsters along the way.

    CAST LIST:

    Narrator: Sean Ballantyne
    Agent: Geoff Mays
    Charlie: ...

  • COMEDY Festival BEST Scene Reading: Bad Romance, by Chad Wellinger

    A paperback romance fanatic who strives to pen a novel of her own but has no real-life experience to draw upon recruits a playboy Casanova for a crash course in hot and heavy.

    CAST LIST:

    Narrator: Val Cole
    Heath: Geoff Mays
    Astrid: Hannah Ehman
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  • LGBTQ+ Festival BEST Scene Reading: RESIDENCY, by Natalie Lomske

    Residency is a drama about ambitious, paraplegic, surgical resident Amelia Walters who transfers to a renowned hospital and must find a balance between the demands of her career, relationships, and disability.

    CAST LIST:

    Narrator: Kyana Teresa
    Amelia: Hannah Ehman
    Alex: Geoff Mays
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  • COMEDY Festival TV BEST Scene Reading: Poulet Realty, by Melanie McCullough

    Peaches Poulet, recently cheated on and widowed, is determined to reinvent her life in small town Alabama. She's going to lose 30 pounds, change the carpet in the den, and finally achieve her lifelong dream of becoming a realtor. But first, she has to ruin her treacherous ex-best friend's funeral...

  • COMEDY Festival TV Best Scene Reading: HUGS NOT DRUGS, by Edward Dorsey

    A bumbling father trips and falls into the middle of a drug deal. The cartel and police are after him, but he still has to pick his kids up from orchestra practice.

    CAST LIST:

    Narrator: Val Cole
    Jerry: Geoff Mays
    Sheldon: Steve Rizzo
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  • LGBTQ+ Festival TV BEST Scene Reading: MISS FORTUNE, by Breeze Vincinz

    A thieving ex-con attends twelve-step meetings to deal with her relationship with money, her fledging L.A. based dispensary staffed exclusively with African American women, her relationships with her ex-girlfriends, and a system that is trying to lock her back up.

    CAST LIST:

    Narrator: Steve Ri...

  • BEST Scene Reading: Shady's Last Stand, by Stan Barton

    When a misplaced border wall throws his honky-tonk into no-man’s land, Shady establishes a new kingdom to offer folks a second chance, but powerful politicians have other ideas.

    CAST LIST:

    Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
    Santos: Steve Rizzo
    Shady: Geoff Mays
    Landry: Sean Ballantyne
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  • BEST SCENE TV PILOT Reading: THE MÂR CHRONICLES, by A. S. Templeton

    CAST LIST:

    Narrator: Val Cole
    Barnesdale: Allan Michael Brunet
    Yaeger: Hannah Ehman
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  • TV Festival Best Scene Reading: This Next Year, by Mark Violi

    After surviving a school shooting and now suffering from PTSD, Kate takes a position as guidance counselor at a Pennsylvania high school. In crisis herself, Kate must navigate new rules and deal with a haunting past while employing unconventional methods to identify and help those students most a...

  • POLITICAL Festival BEST SCENE Reading: Confined Hatred, by Jeffrey Swerdan

    Sgt. Robin Sole wakes up to find herself trapped with six strangers in a deadly game of racism and torment. Can the seven strangers overcome their personal differences to come together and escape or will they take their personal prejudice to an early grave?

    CAST LIST:

    Narration: Elizabeth Rose ...

  • LGBTQ+ Festival BEST Scene Reading: KING, by Jessica L. Folk

    After landing a coveted junior associate position at a prestigious law firm, a freshly minted lawyer must navigate the harsh reality of working for one of D.C.'s top firms, all while uncovering a dark family secret buried under decades of carefully cultivated deceit.

  • THRILLER Festival BEST Scene Reading: CALLING CARD, by Israela Margalit

    Julia's estranged husband has just left for an island vacation with their daughter. Her best friend is busy. So is everyone else on her Rolodex. The phone rings. A man says that he has her calling card in his wallet. How did it get there? That has been driving him crazy. Would she meet him for an...

  • BEST SCENE Reading: Donald's Time, by Jimmie D Smith

    CAST LIST:

    Narration: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
    Donald: Bill Poulin
    Umpire/Barry: Allan Michael Brunet
    Jim: Geoff Mays
    Lynn: Kyana Teresa
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  • COMEDY Festival BEST Scene Reading: Socially Awkwardly, by Jesse M. Baker

    A young man, fed up with his job and ending a deceitful relationship, reaches out to a young comedienne who teaches him about love and life, while picking up the pieces of her own damaged existence.

    CAST LIST:

    Narrator: Allison Kampf
    Amethyst : Kyana Teresa
    Manager: Andy Camp
    Laura: Elizabeth ...

  • BEST SCENE Reading: Akita On Parole, by King Jordan “SuperMan” Taylor, Stacci D. Great & Sire Eminence Zakkiyyiah

    CAST LIST:

    Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
    Judge/Judge Thompson: Sean Ballantyne
    Bailiff/Mr. Keith: Geoff Mays
    Attorney Mr. Lewis/Mr. Dogg: Steve Rizzo
    Akita/Mrs. Jordan: Kyana Teresa
    Ms. Love: Allison Kampf

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