Full winning short screenplay readings.

  • Short Script: COLUMBIA, by Pamela PerryGoulardt


    For the safety of her family, an exotic dancer agrees to steal an image of her Great-Great-Great Grandfather, a notorious officer in the Russian Revolution, before it goes on public display.


    Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
    Columbia: Hannah Ehman
    Dmitry: Geoff Mays

  • Short Script: BEING JIMMY, by Mary Jeddore Blakney


    Narrator: Steve Rizzo
    Melissa: Hannah Ehman
    Olly: Geoff Mays
    Jimmy: Sean Ballantyne

  • SHORT Screenplay: TAKE THE PLUNGE, by Gabrielle WIlliams

    Genre: Family

    Synopsis: A son is scared to jump off of the diving board, so the dad helps him build up the courage.


    Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
    Son: Geoff Mays
    Dad : Sean Ballantyne

  • Short Script: CARMEN, by D.Tina Batten and Jean Louis

    In a split second decision, a teenage girl has a devastating experience that changes the course of her newly found reality.


    Narrator: Sean Ballantyne -
    Carmen: Hannah Ehman
    Coach Davis: Geoff Mays
    Maria: Elizabeth Rose Morriss

  • 1pg Short Script: Net Calculation, by Kevin Mongelli (interview)


    A man is playing a novelty basketball game poorly. He is then heckled and a challenge ensues. Was his performance real or fake?


    Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
    Ricky: Geoff Mays
    Ruben: Steve Rizzo

    Get to know the writer:

    1. What is your screenplay about?
    Net Calculat...

  • SHORT Screenplay: The Betrayal, by Bob Messinger


    Narrator: Steve Rizzo
    Conrad: Shawn Devin
    Irwin: Sean Ballantyne

  • SHORT Screenplay: Mystery Man, by Bruce Graham


    Narrator: Hannah Ehman
    VOICE OVER: Sean Ballantyne

  • LA Festival SHORT Screenplay: WITHIN THE WALLS, by Juan Belardi

    In 1914, a thief masquerading as a nurse uncovers a sinister presence when she attempts to steal from a hospital that was once home to a mysterious baroness.


    Narrator: Geoff Mays
    Mr. Pembry: Steve Rizzo
    Mr. Fowler: Sean Ballantyne
    Madeleine: Hannah Ehman
    Old Soldier: Shawn Devlin

  • DIVERSITY Festival SHORT Script: HOT PINK, by Piper Supplee

    A high school girl confronts her repression when her two best friends discover that she has never masturbated before.


    Narrator: Steve Rizzo
    Roman: Sean Ballantyne
    Lila: Hannah Ehman
    Daphne: Val Cole
    Owen: Shawn Devlin

  • Short Script: DEMOCRACY OF COURSE, by Rajko Stiglic

  • SHORT Screenplay Reading: THE LIGHT AT THE END, by Lynda Simmons (interview)

    A woman caring for a husband with Alzheimer's must choose between a treatment that will extend his life or let the long goodbye and the existence that has become her new normal come to an end .

    Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
    Alfreida: Val Cole
    Carl: Geoff Mays
    Neil: Steve Rizzo

  • ROMANCE Festival TV PILOT Reading: 30 WAYS, by Maxie Dara, Caroline Concordia

    Narrator: Julie Sheppard
    Cassie: Kyana Teresa
    Janice: Val Cole
    Ziggy: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
    Ex/Man: Sean Ballantyne
    Pharmacist/Tattoo Client: Geoff Mays
    Psychiatrist/Woman: Hannah Ehman

  • ANIMATION Festival SHORT Screenplay: TO BE GREAT, by Andréanne Milette

    When comet debris containing life crashes into a biosphere on a colonized frozen planet, Martha, the captain of a Biosphere facility, must save the team botanist from a rapidly growing alien fungus trap and overcome hallucinations caused by its spores or risk losing her whole team to a similar fa...

  • Chicago Festival SHORT Screenplay: DAVID'S CHRISTMAS MIRACLE, by Michael Moore

    In the late 1960s college freshman David and high school junior Jimmy discover a new understanding of their friendship. Although they must keep their feelings for each other hidden, they enjoy the developing closeness until an indiscretion threatens to ruin everything.

    Narrator: Val Cole

  • SCI-FI/FANTASY Short Screenplay: OKORO, by Gregory Earls (interview)

    A scientist explores the choice between benevolence and hostility as he tries to guide his artificial human toward humanity.

    Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
    Computer: Hannah Ehman
    Tablet: Steve Rizzo
    Dr. Woods: Geoff Mays
    Okoro: Sean Ballantyne

    Get to know the writer:

    1. What is your s...

  • HORROR Festival SHORT Screenplay: The Looming, by Masha Ko (interview)

    When the home audio assistant picks up the noise that Chester has been hearing, he realizes that something is in his house...


    Narrator: Val Cole
    Chester Banks: Allan Michael Brunet
    Luna: Hannah Ehman
    Sarah/Melody: Kyana Teresa
    Kevin: Geoff Mays

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  • HORROR Festival SHORT Screenplay: HAN, by Esther Um

    A young Korean woman is haunted by a ghostly figure, in the aftermath of her mother's death.


    Narrator: Val Cole
    Grocery Employee/Sarah's Father: Geoff Mays
    Young Sarah/Sarah: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
    Jason: Steve Rizzo

  • Winning SHORT Screenplay: 9066, by Cassie Phillips

    This is a snapshot into the moment one Japanese-American family is forced from their home to live in an internment camp during World War Two, and what happens when one family member refuses to leave.


    Narrator: Val Cole
    Canon: Sean Ballantyne
    Joseph: Steve Rizzo
    Miyoko: Hannah Eh...

  • Winning STUDENT SHORT: Coffee Beans and Tea Leaves, by James Phagoo (interview)

    Getaway drivers, Peter and Bill await to do their jobs of transporting their boss, John, to safety. However, chaos ensues in the process.


    Narrator - Val Cole
    Bill: Allan Michael
    Peter: Shawn Devlin
    John: Steve Rizzo
    Charlie: Sean Ballantyne

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    1. What ...

  • WINNING Short Screenplay: Papalotzin, by Fernanda Cabarcos

    In Mexico on average, 10 women or girls are killed daily nationwide. These rampant murders are attributed to machismo, gender inequality, domestic violence and a problematic justice system. Papalotzin is the Nahuatl word for butterfly , in my culture the Monarch Butterfly symbolized the spirits o...

  • 1pg. Short Script: The Furnace Room, by Nicolas Ardanaz


    Narrator: Val Cole
    Gary: Steve Rizzo
    Tino: Sean Ballantyne
    Narrator: Val Cole
    Gary: Steve Rizzo
    Tino: Sean Ballantyne

  • Winning SHORT Screenplay: The Garden, by A.M. Chester (interview)

    A short, short film about finding magic and the trauma of sudden loss when that magic goes away.


    Narrator: Val Cole
    The Woman: Kyana Teresa

    Get to know the writer:

    1. What is your screenplay about?

    The screenplay is about finding the magic within the joy of pregnancy and the d...

  • Under 5min. SHORT Script: Prelude, by Jay Anne Dixon

    In 1945, two RAF Officers prepare for an ill-fated operation.


    Narrator: Val Cole
    Williams: Steve Rizzo
    Teddy Geoff Mays

    1. What is your screenplay about?

    ’The Prelude’ is about two fictional RAF Officers preparing for an allied operation in 1945. The allies suffered heavy losses...

  • STUDENT Festival Short Screenplay FULL RIDE, by Daniel Heechan Lim (interview)

    A group of graduating seniors decide between their academic lives and the life of another following a drunken car accident.


    Narrator: Val Cole
    Mac: Steve Rizzo
    Jules: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
    Cleo: Kyana Teresa

    Get to know the writer:

    1. ...