COMEDY Best Scene Screenplay of VAMPIRE ACADEMY, by Melissa Birks

 

Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi

In a world where mortals and vampires share an uneasy co-existence, an unemployed young woman enrolls in a trade college that teaches vampire skills, only to discover the college is actually a front for a sinister plot to overthrow humans.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Claudette: Lindsay Gerro
Ad Narrator: Nick Baillie
Student #1: Fabio Abreu
Student #2: Dennis Barham
Recruiter: Norma Dunphy

Get to know the writer: 

What is your screenplay about?

In a world where vampires and mortals co-exist, an underemployed young woman attends a trade school that teaches vampire skills to mortal students…only to discover that the school is engaging in a nefarious plot to secretly turn mortals into the undead. This screenplay is about the heroine’s journey from not believing in her own value to embracing her self worth.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Sci-fi/fantasy

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

This screenplay should be made into a movie because 1. It features a flawed yet smart and resourceful heroine 2. It features a unique world where vampires and mortals live together in an uneasy truce 3. It features a world where you can attend a trade school to get vampire skills that could help you thrive in certain careers. Think dental hygiene and phlebotomy.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Vampire quirkiness.

What movie have you seen the most times in your life?

Probably It’s a Wonderful Life.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

I wrote several drafts of this screenplay over two years.

How many stories have you written?

I have written seven screenplays (first drafts).

What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)

Hard to pin this down. I like a lot of ‘80s classic rock (when I was growing up, it wasn’t yet “classic”). I’m also a big fan of Christmas carols; because they are seasonal, they are, I suppose, the songs I’ve listened to most often in my life. I like the polarity of “I Believe in Father Christmas” and “Here Comes Santa Claus.”

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

I struggled with how to raise the stakes for my heroine, Claudette. I struggled with keeping the momentum of the second act, including developing a clear midpoint.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Animals. I think the only animal I may dislike would be the mosquito. Otherwise, I love all animals.

You entered your screenplay via FilmFreeway. What has been your experiences working with the submission platform site?

This is an excellent submission platform site. It opens your world to a wide range of contests in all genres, locations, and sizes. I recommend it.

What influenced you to enter the festival? What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received?

I liked the idea of seeing if my logline could generate any interest. The feedback that I received was constructive, targeted, and helpful. Much appreciated!

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Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Mary Cox

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Watch TV Comedy Spec – UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT

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TV SPEC – UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT
Written by Jen Turriff

SYNOPSIS:

In this spec of ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,’ Kimmy quickly becomes addicted to an iPad game. As she discovers she unknowingly made in-app purchases, she has to find a creative way to pay her debts. Meanwhile, Titus battles his own obsession and Jacqueline struggles with her need to be accepted by Xan.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Christopher Huron
KIMMY – Mandy May Cheetham
TITUS – Kaleb Alexander
JACQUELINE – Elizabeth Owens Skidmore
BUCKLEY – Jovan Kocic
SALES WOMAN – Maya Woloszyn

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Director/Producer – Matthew Toffolo

Editor – John Johnson

Casting Director – Sean Ballantyne

January 2016 Comedy Films/Screenplays/Stories

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See the January 2016 Comedy Stories. Click the link and watch the winning videos:


festival posterTHE FAUCET
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


4min, USA, Comedy


festival posterVAMPIRAS
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


5min, USA, Fantasy/Comedy


festival posterLOVE AT FIRST LIGHT
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


1min, Ireland, Comedy


festival posterYO SOY PEDRO
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


10min, France, Sci-Fi/Comedy


festival posterDISAPPEARED
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK Video


5min, Canada, Fantasy/Romance

ACTORTV SPEC – UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT
January 2016 Reading
Written by Jen Turriff

ACTORChapter 2 Reading – LARGE IS THE SMALLEST WE GOT
January 2016 Reading
Written by Jed Hamilton

Comedy Logline of the Day: THE 8 BALL, by Muhammad Wood

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ACTORTitle: The 8 Ball

Written by: Muhammad Wood

Type: Feature Film

Genre: Comedy

Logline: Many lives will cross paths in the city of Albany NY.

Interested in this logline, please email us at info@wildsound.ca and we’ll forward your email to the writer.

Have a logline? Submit your logline to the monthly logline contest.

 

Holiday Special. Save 15% off and submit via Film Freeway

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Read recent testimonials of past writers/filmmakers submitted works:

I think it’s the timely and respectful feedback that has influenced me to enter the festival. For a reasonable price, I can get insightful feedback and a chance to have it read aloud. And it’s a chance you get monthly, which is cool.
– John-Arthur Ingram (Feature Screenplay, Three Play)

I loved the idea of the YouTube read. We all get flooded with emails, so the opportunity to send a link instead of a script was very appealing. Everyone has been great at the festival and the feedback was spot on. Especially one note, which really helped clarify the final act.
– Molly Driscoll (TV PILOT, Hot Flash High)

Gratified that people seemed to get it, and like it. I like hearing the comparisons to Modern Family. I made this to be entertaining and I’m so glad that people seemed to be entertained.
– Erik Linthorst (Short Film, TURKEY)

2015 Best Scene Winning Screenplays

Watch the winning best scene screenplay comedy readings performed by professional actors.

Go to https://festivalforcomedy.com/ and submit your script or film to the festival today.

ACTORBEST SCENE SCRIPT – HELTER SHELTER
June 2015 Reading
Written by Yancey Derringer Banks
ACTORBest Scene: CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM Show
May 2015 Reading
Written by Chris Agnew
ACTORBest SCENE READING of IT TAKES BALLS Screenplay
July 2015 Reading
Written by Charley Scalies
ACTORBEST SCENE – No Hope For Gomez
November 2015 Reading
Written by Graham Parke
ACTORBEST SCENE- Gonies
November 2015 Reading
Written by Phil Stokes
ACTORBEST SCENE – Seeking Will Ferrell
December 2015 Reading
Written by Rob Ingalls
ACTORBEST SCENE – Comic Cons
December 2015 Reading
Written by Peter Harmon & Larry Postel

 

Watch the Winning TV PILOT Comedy Screenplay Reading: SEX THERAPY

Deadline September 15th for Comedy Film and Writing Festival
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TV PILOT: SEX THERAPY
by Michelle J Brezinski and Doug Carter

Interview with the writers:
http://tvfestival.org/2015/06/27/tv-pilot-reading-sex-therapy-by-michelle-j-brezinski-and-doug-carter/

SYNOPSIS:

The story of Sex Therapist Laura Lepinski and her own issues with sex.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Lorry Ayers
LAURA – Marsha Mason
LITTLE LAURA – Victoria Kucher
GEOFF – Geoff Mays
MARTIN – Allan Brunet
RAJ – Dan Cristofori
MALE GUARD – Adam Martignetti

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DEADLINE September 15th: SUBMIT TV PILOT/SPEC Script – Get FULL FEEDBACK. Get script performed by professional actors
http://www.wildsound.ca/tvscreenplaycontest.html

Watch WINNING TV PILOT Screenplay Readings
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/tv_pilot_readings.html

Watch WINNING TV SPEC Screenplay Readings
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/tv_spec_readings.html

READ 100s of testimonials for past submitters –
http://tvfestival.org/2015/06/18/tv-screenplay-testimonials/