Novel Transcript Reading: The Disney Dilemma: to thaw or not to thaw?, by Wayne Edmiston

Logline: American icons Walt Disney and Mark Twain take a mad-cap adventure through time and space; it’s a hoot!

Narrated 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 Excerpt: GO BACK JACK, by Maureen Kellar-Kirby

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Performed by Carina Cojeen

“Go Back Jack” is a story about a young woman’s search for her previous life as a black American blues musician who lived during the Great Depression and died tragically before realizing his musical dreams.
After a series of psychic illuminations, she travels to the U.S.A. seeking evidence of this past life, only to encounter the same temptations and circumstances that led to her tragic death in that previous lifetime.

In a struggle at a soul level, caught between good and evil, and a coming to terms with her own conscience, she finally realizes that only by overcoming repeated temptations, that have followed her from beyond the grave, will she be able to resolve her karma in order to move on with her own life. Will she overcome the temptations that led to her premature death in that previous lifetime or suffer the same fate once more?

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: RHINO IN THE ROOM, by Jill Hedgecock

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Performed by Kat Smiley

Lost in the bush, surrounded by fire, and pursued by rhino poachers during their South African safari, seventeen year-old fashionista, Claire and her estranged father must mend their broken relationship in order to save the last two black rhinos from extinction.

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 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

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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

Novel Transcript Reading of The Menopause Murders by Mary Maloney & Ed Markel

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Performed by Danielle Nicole

Logline: When Debbi Dickerson, mousy codependent housewife and mother of two teens, enters the black hole of menopause, watch out. No one is safe from her hormonal rage, and when the dead bodies start piling up, her misogynist husband, Jerry—lead homicide detective on the Tacoma police force—starts to suspect his wife.

Genre: Dark Comedy/Caper

Novel Transcript Reading of The Adventures of Larson and Garrett by Aaron Dennis

Performed by Danielle Nicole

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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.

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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