Under 5min. Festival Testimonial – March 19 2019

The Festival’s commitment to short scripts and film was attractive, and at less than five minutes screen time, short scripts actually have a chance at being produced. Paying the Night Differential was one of several short scripts in this time range I had on hand that I thought might fit. The feedback was insightful and motivating.

Screenwriter Paul Weidknecht (Paying the Night Differential)

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Two New York gangsters find the no-show job they’ve created gives new meaning to the term ‘ghost worker’,

CAST LIST:

Narration – Danielle Nicole
Pasquale – Ted Power
Johnny – Brogan Caulfield

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Under 5min. Festival Testimonial – March 2 2019

Thank you, well you guys rock!    I am so appreciative of the feedback.  It’s nice to get solid suggestions that can help me move forward as a writer.  Good luck to you!

– Helene Taylor

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TOP 7 Under 5min. Short Screenplays from the last year

Watch the readings of the top screenplays performed by professional actors:

Paying the Night Differential by Paul Weidknecht
https://under5minutefilmfestival.com/2019/01/30/under-5min-screenplay-paying-the-night-differential-by-paul-weidknecht/
Two New York gangsters find the no-show job they’ve created gives new meaning to the term ‘ghost worker’,

NOSTALGIC, by Shannon Michelle
https://under5minutefilmfestival.com/2018/07/30/under-5min-short-script-nostalgic-by-shannon-michelle/
A Woman dives into a journey of self-discovery by walking through her dreams, as she comes face to face with memories and ghosts from her past.

IT LIVES WITHIN by Matty Farrugia
https://under5minutefilmfestival.com/2018/09/01/under-5-minute-short-screenplay-it-lives-within-by-matty-farrugia/
A middle aged woman finds herself in trouble when the power goes out and she starts hearing strange noises.

1801 BUCK by Jalen Thompson
https://under5minutefilmfestival.com/2018/09/01/under-5-minute-short-screenplay-1801-buck-by-jalen-thompson/
A dramatic piece about the sexual exploitation an enslaved African family endures leading up to the murder of their slaveholder.

GOD OF INSECTS, by James R. Cowley
https://under5minutefilmfestival.com/2018/07/17/under-5min-short-script-god-of-insects-by-james-r-cowley/
An insect fanatic of study brings to light a new purpose.

REAL TIME DENIAL, by Linda Hullinger
https://under5minutefilmfestival.com/2018/07/01/1pg-short-screenplay-real-time-denial-by-linda-hullinger/
After falling asleep while reading about doppelgangers, a young woman awakens to a horrific display on her security camera screen.

THE TRENCH, by Chris Beadnell
https://under5minutefilmfestival.com/2018/02/25/winning-short-screenplay-reading-the-trench-by-chris-beadnell/
After successfully shelling the German trench on the Somme battlefield, the British soldiers move in to clear the area of any enemy survivors.

Under 5min. Screenplay – Paying the Night Differential by Paul Weidknecht

Two New York gangsters find the no-show job they’ve created gives new meaning to the term ‘ghost worker’,

CAST LIST:

Narration – Danielle Nicole
Pasquale – Ted Power
Johnny – Brogan Caulfield

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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

Under 5min. Festival Testimonial – October 3 2018

After listening to the PODCAST from the festival:

Thank you very much … you are very nice people..I listened this morning and I have had many beautiful feelings .. I greet you from istanbul. Thank you.

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Under 5 Minute Short Screenplay: IT LIVES WITHIN by Matty Farrugia

Genre: Thriller, Drama

A middle aged woman finds herself in trouble when the power goes out and she starts hearing strange noises.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Sara: Pearl Ho
Weatherman: Peter Nelson

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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

Under 5 Minute Short Screenplay: 1801 BUCK by Jalen Thompson

Genre: Thriller, Drama

A dramatic piece about the sexual exploitation an enslaved African family endures leading up to the murder of their slaveholder.

CAST LIST:

Adell: Katelyn Vanier
Amiyah: Pearl Ho
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Cassell: Twain Ward
Ibo: John Leung

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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