April 2019 Novel & Short Story Winners

 

ACTORNovel Transcript Reading:
April 2019 Winner

ACTORNovel Transcript Reading:
April 2019 Winner

 

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

Director: Matthew Toffolo
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier

Camera Operators: Andy Camp

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Poem Short Story: The Discombobulated Humph  & His Christmas Glumph©, by Si Baker

Performed by Norma Dunphy

NOVEL Transcript Reading: SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE, by Linda Palmer

Performed by Norma Dawn Dunphy

BUY on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Somewhere-Middle-Linda-Palmer/dp/1499121377

Though Everly Sayers makes every effort to be friendly to new student Roone Thorsen, he doesn’t actually acknowledge her until he needs help with physics. Tall and a little on the teddybear side physically speaking, Roone falls somewhere in the middle when it come to the guys in her senior class, words actually imprinted on the black cause bracelet he wears. Turns out they have more than seventh period study hall in common. They’re both avoiding dating if for different reasons. Since the best way to deter wannabe suitors is to be involved in a real relationship, they decide to fake one even if it means they’ll have to show up at the Christmas dance as a couple. That night is an eye opener for Everly on several levels. First of all, Roone is quite a sight in his tux, which shows off his muscular frame instead of camouflaging it the way his boxy casual clothing does. Second, the kiss they share just for show somehow rocks her world. And third, with a flick of a finger, Roone mysteriously maneuvers a rogue chandelier that crashes to the crowded floor, saving a lot of dancers in the process. Or did he? Not quite believing her eyes, which suddenly have hearts in them, Everly is reluctant to admit that Roone is not only as far from somewhere in the middle as possible, he just might be out of this world.

NOVEL MOVIE: The Adventures of Larson and Garrett: Epic the First, by Aaron Dennis

Narration by Val Cole

BUY Novel on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Adventures-Larson-Garrett-Epic-First/dp/1731228902

A wicked daemon bestows great power on evil men in exchange for worship. An unlikely duo find friendship amidst war and chaos. Godly forces collide. Larson and Garrett are two simple, young men, yet they both have their own daemons. In the face of danger, of strife, they join forces and find friends among the elves, the dwarves, and the orcs. They find knowledge and faith among the Gods. Though an evil air has permeated the once great country of Ruvonia, the band of wizards and warriors join the cause of Prince Roan, for the Magickal Prince wishes only to vanquish that evil daemon called Lagos, that vicious daemon trying to gain enough worshipers to ascend as the new God of Destruction.

Visual Design by Kimberly Villarruel

Produced by Matthew Toffolo

March 2019 Novel & Short Story Winners


 

ACTORNOVEL TRANSCRIPT READING: ALICE 65 by Kyle Michel Sullivan
March 2019 Winner

ACTORNOVEL TRANSCRIPT READING: IN BAD COMPANY by Ke Sol
March 2019 Winner

 

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

Director: Matthew Toffolo
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier

Camera Operators: Andy Camp

NOVEL Transcript Reading of In Bad Company, by Ke Sol

Genre: Drama

Inside the male dominated world of the Outlaw Motorcycle Club, families do exist.

Performed by Brian Carleton

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Fraser, Andy Camp, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

NOVEL Transcript Reading of The Alice 65, by Kyle Michel Sullivan

BUY on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Alice-65-Kyle-Michel-Sullivan/dp/0692141022

After his father was killed in a robbery, Adam Verlain used his love of books to hide from the world, something his job as a rare book cataloguer for a small university in London is perfect for. But then that university acquires a newly discovered 1865 edition of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and wants him to fly to Los Angeles and pick it up. But Adam refuses. He hates even the thought of leaving his careful, cloistered world and only agrees to go when pressured…and told the book will be brought to him at the airport so he can return home on the very next flight.

Performed by Brian Carleton

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Fraser, Andy Camp, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch