NOVEL Transcript Reading: DILLON, by Satoko Silverberg

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Synopsis:

A seductive older widow from New York’s Upper East Side is gifted a most spiteful dog from the local pound. She dubs the scrawny and inelegant creature Dillon—a name fit for a lion.
As she falls in love with a debonair and quite well-connected magnate, the dog quickly becomes embroiled in a fight for survival—and for the lady’s heart.
Once abandoned and now enjoying the comforts of a loving home, Dillon is ugly and ill-tempered. But he is the most spirited one. Is he an angel—a real angel?
It’s a love story, an adult family drama, and a courtroom saga all in one, with a New Yorker’s sense of humor––and its surprise ending will revive pangs of long-lost heartbreak that exist in all of us.
DILLON is a funny, sad, and heartwarming story with a dab of preternatural flair. Laugh and cry—it’s a must read.

Performed by Allison Kampf

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NOVEL Transcript Reading of Trapped in a World of Silence, by Deborah Harris

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Performed by Hannah Ehman

Deborah L. Harris takes us on a personal journey in living with Autism from the moment her son is diagnosed at the age of four up until his present age of eighteen. Deborah shares the struggles that she encountered with the developmental disorder that eventually destroyed her marriage; led her into a lonley addiction; and forced her to learn some painful discoveries about herself. The detailed events of the on-going battle she faced in trying to find ways to fight Autism that left her with mixed emotions of anger, frustration, and often time’s depression. The disappointments she encountered with the lack of medical assistance that her insurance were willing to provide and her personal outlook on the future of Autism and what parents with Autistic children should know.

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 Winter’s Captive, by June V. Bourgo

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Performed by Hannah Ehman

Recently separated from her cheating husband and unaware of a budding pregnancy, Georgia Charles is on her way to Yukon to visit a childhood friend.

After she’s attacked by unknown men, Georgia’s trip becomes a fight for survival. Escaping to the wild, she seeks shelter in an abandoned cabin.

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

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Novel Transcript Reading: PERFECTION, by J.L. Spelbring

The personification of Aryan purity, Ellyssa’s spent her whole life under her creator’s strict training and guidance; her purpose is to eradicate inferior beings. She was genetically engineered to be the perfect soldier: strong, intelligent, unemotional, and telepathic. Only Ellyssa isn’t perfect. Ellyssa feels emotions–a fact she’s spent her life concealing. Until she encounters the epitome of inferiority: a dark-haired boy raised among renegades hiding since the Nazis won the war a century ago. He speaks to her telepathically, pushing thoughts into her mind, despite the impossibility of such a substandard person having psychic abilities. But he does. His unspoken words and visions of a place she’s never visited make Ellyssa question her creator. Confused and afraid her secret will be discovered, Ellyssa runs away, embarking on a journey where she discovers there is more to her than perfection.

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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: 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