NOVEL Transcript Reading: OCAAT, by Ruthie Robinson

A More Than Skin Romances are my self-published romance titles. Stories under this heading will have an African American woman as the heroine and the hero will be a man of other ethnicities or nationalities. These stories will be interesting and entertaining, filled with warmth, humor, sex, and love. These are stories that demonstrate that it’s the characters of the hero and heroines the ultimately matter. Their values, their traits are what attract them to each other, and it’s those things that mean the most, as we are so much more than skin.Sydney King doesn’t have much in the way of family or money, but she has guts and intelligence in spades, and big dreams for her future. When she transfers to The Woodlands High School for ninth grade, she finds herself in way over her head and looks for help.Graham Garrison has everything—money, freedom, and charm; the darling of his community. His senior year is all about having fun and looking forward to college. He admires Sydney’s drive and dedication and agrees to tutor her.They’re an unlikely pair, but Graham and Sydney form a powerful bond. But then their friend Brian becomes convinced there’s a rash of missing children afoot, reaching the highest echelon of their neighborhood. When everything they knew about their home is under fire, will their feelings for each other carry them through?

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Performed by Carina Cojeen

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

NOVEL Transcript Reading: My Pimped Out Marriage, by Felicia Nelson-Davis

This story starts off sweet , and ends up grimey , and the message is all too real for a lot of couples , young or old! They graduate college, together, they get married, the Cashe’s, and then money and greed starts to take over the relationship! the husband wants to pimp out his wife to his boss in order to make partner, not knowing the frame of mind his boss is in , he plays for keeps ! Will the wife survive all of this ?? Get into his head , find out !

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Performed by Carina Cojeen

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

Novel Transcript Reading: Another Way to Die (Sam Leroy Book 4), by Philip Cox

Narrated by Carina Cojeen

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Seven years ago, LAPD Detective Sam Leroy shot and killed Harlan Cordell, and breathed a sigh of relief that the reign of the infamous Pentagram Killer was over.

But now, the killings have begun again. The police believe they are dealing with some fanatical copycat, but these new murders share a small detail with those before, a detail only the police and the killer would know.

How can today’s killer know the intimate details of seven years ago?

Or, as he fears, did Leroy kill the wrong man, leaving the real Pentagram Killer to wait and resume his grisly trade on an unsuspecting city?

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

Novel MOVIE: CANDLEJACK! Book One Cardinal of Fate, by Jeffrey Anthony Campos

Learn more about the novel:
http://candlejack.com/index.html

Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy

Type: Novel

LOGLINE: A fictional sci-fi/fantasy in which Cardinal Rigor Mortis, an anthropormorphic hawk from another world in trying to retrieve two magical items across two world realms to rule over finds out his paternal upbringing involves two fathers as well as a spiritual connection he is unaware of.

Narrated by Val Cole

Visual Design by Kimberly Villarruel

Produced by Matthew Toffolo

NOVEL MOVIE: Passing Loop, by Chynna Laird

Voice Over: Val Cole

Visual Design and Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Produced by Matthew Toffolo

Synopsis – Book Blurb

Seventeen-year-old Chrissella Cantenelli thought she had it made in the big city. She was in her last year of high school, she had a job in the barista shop down the street from her apartment building and her art. Who could want more? Then a phone call from her grandmother’s doctor changed her entire world.

Lily Gran was no shrinking violet. She was a tough, stubborn, independent Scottish woman who always took care of everything until she’d broken her hip. Enya, Chrissella’s mother, decided they would move to the small town of Melville, Saskatchewan to help Lily Gran with chores until she was back on her feet. Needless to say, Chrissella was less than impressed and wasn’t going to make it easy on anyone. Then tragedy hit.

Not even a month into their move, Enya fell ill. Chrissella and the grandmother she’d never known, had to pull forces together for Enya’s sake. If moving to a small town wasn’t overwhelming enough, Chrissella was slowly learning about the past her mother left behind, including the father who’d abandoned them both…or so she was told.

Can three generations of women so different, yet so much alike learn to get along in the new life they have together? Or will the pain of the past keep them from moving forward?

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

Narration by Val Cole

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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

Short Story Movie: Do My Eyes Deceive Me by Wilson Jackson

A young man abducted by aliens.

Narration by Matt Barnes

Visual Design by Kimberly Villaruel

Produced by Matthew Toffolo

Read Interview with the Writer:
Interview with Writer Wilson Jackson (DO MY EYES DECEIVE ME)