NOVEL Transcript Reading: DILLON, by Satoko Silverberg

Dillon

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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 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 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 APEX FIVE by Sarah Katz

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For millennia, the people of the Plane have worshipped five megaliths as relics of the mysterious Zaam. In recent years, the nation of Tabira has employed remarkably advanced technology to subjugate the entire Plane and eradicate all belief in the Zaam.

CAST LIST: 

Woman 1 – KYANA TERESA

Woman 2 – PAOLA SCATTOLON

Narration – PETER NELSON

Young Male  – NICK DOLAN

Other Young Male – ADRIAN CARLOS CARTER

Young Woman – KATELYN VARADI

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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: TORN BETWEEN by STACEY LYNN PATTERSON

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Performed by Elizabeth Rose Morriss

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Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

Novel Transcript Reading of I’m Just That Into Me by Dayna Mason

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Performed by Val Cole

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Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

Novel Transcript Reading: DESTINY FORTUNE FATE, by Scott Lorenz

 

Performed by Katelyn Varadi

Get to know the writer:

  1. What is your novel about?

 

Destiny Fortune and Fate a Triad Romance Thriller

 

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

 

Romance Thriller

 

 

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

 

 

Sensation of Suspense

 

 

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

 

Gandhi

 

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

 

Whitney Houston – I will always love you – When you Believe 

 

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

 

The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown

 

  1. What motivated you to write this story?

 

After living in Mexico for a while and seeing the different traditions

 

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

 

Dalai Lama

 

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

 

Family, Travel, Food and Drink

 

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

 

Scott Lorenz

 

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

 

Never give up on Leaving a Legacy for your Family and Friends

 

 

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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: Just Another Desert Sunset by Nikki Broadwell

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Performed by Scott Beaudin

Get to know the writer: 

 1. What is your novel about?

Just Another Desert Sunset is the story of a coyote who falls in love with a human woman.

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

metaphysical, supernatural and romance

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

Passion personified

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

Bandits

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

Desperado by the Eagles

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

So many from which to choose! right now I’d say The Night Circus

7. What motivated you to write this story?

moving to the desert southwest and feeling the life all around me…I love coyotes and the Native American influence I feel here in Tucson.

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

Einstein

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

I love walking on trails in the desert, doing yoga, the bird life I feed, all animals, including my dog and cat. I’m an environmentalist

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

I could see these people in my mind’s eye—could hear their voices…

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

——Write what you love
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Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Mary Cox

Novel Transcript Reading of GHOST IN THE PORCELAIN by Melissa R. Mendelson

Performed by Scott Beaudin

Get to know the writer: 

What is your novel about?

Ghost in the Porcelain is the beginning of a tale of terror surrounding a porcelain doll. Wherever this doll is, death will follow, and a family will be destroyed. And Kelsey Evans was trying to do the right thing. He was trying to save a life, but in doing so, he not only condemned his life but those that he loved.

What genres would you say this story is in?

Supernatural, Horror

How would you describe this story in two words?

Dark and Suspenseful

What movie have you seen the most in your life?

I have seen many, many movies for it is one of my passions, and one of my favorite all time classic Horror movies is Dolls (1987). And Dolls was an inspiration for both Porcelain and Ghost in the Porcelain.

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

Next to movies, I love music, and when I write, I’m always listening to music. But favorite song? I would say, A Place In Time (Theme Music from the 4400 featuring Amanda Abizaid)

Do you have an all-time favorite novel?

Charlotte Sometimes by Penelope Farmer

What motivated you to write this story?

I’m an avid fan of the Twilight Zone Series and Stephen King, which has inspired me to write numerous stories both Science-Fiction and Horror. Porcelain is one of my notebook stories that was created in high school in 1996, and Ghost in the Porcelain is the story before that one, introducing us to an ancient curse that lies at the heart of Porcelain.

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

Stephen King

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

After my heart surgery in 2012, my father gave me his digital camera, remembering that I used to love taking pictures, and from that point on, I’ve been doing a lot of photography, photography that I also use in videos on Youtube.

What influenced you to enter your story to get performed?

WildSound has always done a tremendous job in their deliveries of my writing, truly capturing its voice, and in doing so, opening a door for the world to discover the stories and poetry that I keep inside.

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

It might sound corny, but I will say it anyway. Never give up on your dreams.
 

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

Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Mary Cox

NOVEL Transcript Reading of THREE BLACK BOYS, by Zangba Thomson

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Performed by:

NARRATOR: Becky Shrimpton
Viktor: Allan Brunet
Barnes: Scott Beaudin
Baker: Anthony Tran
Demus: Merlin Simard

Get to know the writer: 

  1. What is your novel about? Three Black Boysis about three teenaged friends who put their lives on the line to rescue a victim plagued with the deadly black fever disease.

  1. What genres would you say this story is in? Urban Fiction; Crime Drama.

  1. How would you describe this story in two words? Happy sad.

  1. What movie have you seen the most in your life?  Coming to America (Eddie Murphy).

  1. What is your favorite song? Rock with Youby Michael Jackson.

  1. Do you have an all-time favorite novel? No, but my favorite book isArt of War by Sun Tzu.

  1. What motivated you to write this story? I recorded a song namedThree Black Boys, and people who heard it used to ask me, “Why did the boys commit the robbery?”. My novel, Three Black Boys, is answering their question.

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

  1. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about? Helping people.

  1. What influenced you to enter your story to get performed? The thrill in hearing it being performed in a different setting.

  1. Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers? Keep writing.

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

Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Mary Cox