NOVEL Transcript Reading: Fred Buffalo Building Of Dreams, by Frances Schmidt

Performed by Allison Kampf

Historical fiction – 200 pages

Fred’s story teaches us the value of freedom and what it means to survive and thrive in America in the Twenty-first Century and beyond.

Novel Transcript Reading: The Last Merry Go Round, by C.L. Charlesworth

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Performed by Allison Kampf

psychological thriller, 242 pages (86,000 words)

The Fletcher family’s secrets are bitter, shocking, and fruitful revelations of the psychological demise of a family when their secrets devour them.

NOVEL Transcript Reading: The Time Travels Of Annie Sesstry, by Brenda Welburn

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Performed by Allison Kampf

TYPE OF STORY: Young Adult Novel

Story Synopsis:

The history of the MacElmurry-Calhoun family is told through the travels of Annie Sesstry, a smart, sassy, and artistically talented African American teen who is resistant to her parents’ efforts to instill in her an appreciation for family history and African American culture.

On a family outing Annie, her sister Emma and her cousin Josh fall through a time portal that takes them back to Crawford County Georgia in 1867 where Annie discovers a family secret of time travelers searching through the ages in an attempt to identify an ancient, unknown ancestor. The youngsters meet their fourth generation great-grand parents in the post-Civil War South of Reconstruction. Their adventures give them a whole new perspective on family and history.

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

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

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