Novel Transcript Reading of THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT by Wilson Jackson

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Performed by Elizabeth Rose Morriss

THE BIG BAD WOLF MEETS DEXTER One city. Two killers. A serial killer who preys on adulterers. A supernatural shape-shifter who kills unknowingly once it becomes human again. The city knows about the serial killer calling himself Sin Killer and leaving a weird poem on his victims. He is blamed for all the murders including the ones he does not commit. Questions arise throughout the city whether Sin Killer is also capable of cannibalism since the victims are eaten and mutilated. As the body count continues to grow, Police Captain Frank Penn is under heavy fire. He knows there is more than one killer in his city, but must keep it to himself until he solves the case. With a plate full of trouble, he tries to withstand pressure from the mayor, the FBI, a city in fear, and two killers on the loose. Plus, the knowledge of the supernatural killer is his own nephew. Frank Penn must make a decision that will change his life forever.

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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

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Novel Transcript Reading of Catlips Incorporated by Sharon Bennett Gandy

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Performed by Elizabeth Rose Morriss

Catlips Incorporated exemplifies the strength of friendship, perseverance and the unwavering sheer determination and courage to stand proud and do the right thing, despite the odds.

Though the feline and canine characters may be a bit unconventional for some, their struggles against the undesirables within their community is a familiar scenario to many.

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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 Desert Rock by Scott Meehan

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Performed by Elizabeth Rose Morriss

In 2003, a female soldier approaches Major David Allan and gives him a crystal marble, telling him that he must keep it with him at all times. When he goes on Christmas Leave from Balad, Iraq, the C-5 Air Force jet is shot down in the wasteland of Iraq…and he is the only survivor.

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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: FORTRESS OF DECEIT by Bogdan John Dzakovic

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Performed by Elizabeth Rose Morriss

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

Novel Transcript: TORN BETWEEN by STACEY LYNN PATTERSON

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

Short Story Reading: KIEL, by Keith Brandon

Performed by Elizabeth Rose Morriss

Get to know the writer:

1. What is your novel about?

Is about the future where we meet the aliens for the first time for real and it turns out they need our help.

2. What genres would you say this story is in?

Sci-Fi

3. How would you describe this story in two words?

New Sci-Fi

4. What movie have you seen the most in your life?

Star Wars

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

Possibly Nessun Dorma performed by Pavarotti and Bocelli

6. Do you have an all-time favorite novel?

Asimov’s foundation and Terry Goodkind’s Sword of the Truth.

7. What motivated you to write this story?

My own imagination

8. If you could have dinner with one person (dead or alive), who would that be?

Hard to answer, I would go with Pavarotti

9. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Driving small boats when I get the chance, learning to fly and watching a lot of Political and legal drama.

10. What influenced you to enter your story to get performed?

To have the chance to share my story or part of it even if it does not win right now.

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

Keep on writing and creating new stories.

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

Director: Matthew Toffolo

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

Novel Transcript Reading: Ode to the Darkest Days, by M. Ryan Hollows

Performed by Elizabeth Rose Morriss

Get to know the writer:

1. What is your novel about?

A young man named Astinos, his wife stolen and a prophecy on his shoulders, must find his strength in order to fight through not only a host of invaders that hail from darkness, but also the demons that are his doubts. He struggles to make sense of it, the inklings of truth that hide beneath the veneer of this battle of Light vs Darkness.

2. What genres would you say this story is in?

Adventure, Epic Fantasy, High Fantasy, Literary Fiction, Survival

3. How would you describe this story in two words?

Deep Complexity

4. What movie have you seen the most in your life?

Rush Hour (I used watch it with my dad a lot)

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

People Live Here By Rise Against

6. Do you have an all-time favorite novel?

No; I’m usually disappointed with the Fantasy books I read (Bad luck maybe…).

7. What motivated you to write this story?

When I was 7 I started imagining a lot, and came up with what is now the story I’m writing. It’s changed a lot, obviously, but that’s just because it has never stopped growing since then. Now it’s grown into a series I’m planning. I don’t think I could ever write another series I’d love more, and so this first book is very special. But as for what actually got me to start typing it up, the short version is that I got a crush on this famous girl, and I was hoping writing it would get me a shot at her, but eventually, like my story, my motivation to keep improving grew. Now I’d say my motivation is wanting to do something positive with writing, both through inspiring people with it, and hopefully helping people through the money I make, if in fact I make any money from this book, and the others that follow it.

8. If you could have dinner with one person (dead or alive), who would that be?

James Joyce. I think two writers with an overwhelming ‘God Complex” would have some interesting, albeit heated, conversations.

9. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I like thinking about what I’d do if my writing took off. I’d like to help new writers, teach them to be freer with their idea of how to write a novel. And as I stated earlier, I would also like to help people.

10. What influenced you to enter your story to get performed?

I wanted exposure. I need all I can get, as I’m terrible at advertising myself. So when I saw this, I figured I’d give it a shot.

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

When you write, don’t think of what you are supposed to do, but rather, let your writing flow out in a way that best suits the story you are trying to tell. And also, try not to emulate other authors too much; if there are any authors you particular like, just try to write with the same type of spirit that they do, think of how they approach it, and use that as the foundation to begin your own. Lastly, don’t be afraid to try putting in something that seems strange or out of place in your genre, or novels in general; I think books, and life in general, would be more interesting if more people did ‘strange things,’ as there would be so much more variety to enjoy.

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

Director: Matthew Toffolo

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox