Watch Short Story Movie: Knock Knock by Mary Barr

Visual Design by Kimberly Villaruel

Narrator: Matt Barnes

Produced by Matthew Toffolo

From the Writer Mary Barr:

My story is about believing or not, in Witches. Seven-year-old Katy, believes her Mom who says ‘Witches aren’t real’. Flix her younger brother definitely believes in all things scary. Especially when a real live evil witch knocks loudly on their door and Katy lets her in. The ugly Witch knows someone in the house doesn’t believe in witches and she intends to find out whom.

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Novel Festival Testimonial – January 14 2019

Novelist Jerry L. Harvey Jr. (SPACE TANGENTS)

What influenced you to enter your story to get performed?

I just thought it would be good to have it performed by a different perspective than the writer’s.

11. Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

Keep trying, keep writing, write because you have things in your heart and soul to share with the world.

Performed by Kat Smiley

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Four Rednecks from Kansas are abducted by aliens and have an unbelievable adventure as they travel to several planets, fight Kelvekians, battle the Elvi, rescue a damsel in distress, party with Elvis and then, there is the incident on Herpe.

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Short Story Reading: An Ill Wind by Lionel Walfish

Performed by Val Cole

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

Director: Matthew Toffolo
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: Kimberly Villarruel
Camera Operator: Mary Cox

Short Story Reading: What He Does by Bill Jermyn

Synopsis: Satirical treatment of class conscious labelling

Performed by Val Cole

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

Director: Matthew Toffolo
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: Kimberly Villarruel
Camera Operator: Mary Cox

Novel Transcript Reading of Lucy in Her Secret Wood by Christina M. Pages

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One night, Lucy’s angry stepfather takes eight-year-old Lucy from the little room she has been locked away in for years, puts her in the backseat of his van, and leaves her in a remote English wood. Lucy has learned to read in her ‘room years,’ and her only knowledge of nature comes from books. When she experiences the miraculous outdoors directly, she is full of wonder at the beauty and life all around her. Most of all, she is relieved to be free of her stepfather.

Performed by Val Cole

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

Director: Matthew Toffolo
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: Kimberly Villarruel
Camera Operator: Mary Cox

Novel Transcript Reading of My Lady Zane by Steven M. Sullivan

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Currently being packaged as a feature film in Los Angeles.
A gripping page turner, tells the true story of a female war hero in our American History! In the writing style of Best Selling Author Lee Child and the immersive historical action of great epic love stories like, The Titanic, Dances With Wolves, and Outlander.

Performed by Val Cole

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

Director: Matthew Toffolo
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: Kimberly Villarruel
Camera Operator: Mary Cox

Novel Transcript Reading of Omie 17 by G. Michael Smith

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Pandora Rao is a 17-year-old girl with a very special mind. She is living on one of the many orbiting asteroid biome ships preparing to travel to the stars to save mankind from extinction. She is happy and plans to become a scientist studying the flora and fauna of her home asteroid until her father surprises her on her 17th birthday. The surprise horrifies Pandora.

Performed by Val Cole

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

Director: Matthew Toffolo
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: Kimberly Villarruel
Camera Operator: Mary Cox