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.

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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

Under 5min. Festival Testimonial – August 22 2018

Filmmaker Aram Atkinson (FIREFLIES)

It was humbling to see such strong responses! I’ve been fortunate to see Fireflies screened twice and see an audience reaction in person, but this was the first time I’ve been able to hear such academic deconstruction of Fireflies and it’s amazing to hear a consensus I hadn’t even considered. This film is very much told through the eyes of Alice, and as said in the video and podcast, the film would be tragic beyond belief to view it through the dad’s eyes, but I had never actually realised this is what I was doing. I love moments like these, where you discover your own artistic decisions and style by listening to others’ take.

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Director BIO: Jessica Chung (SUSHI MAN)

Director Biography – Jessica Chung

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Jessica Chung was born and raised in Brazil and then moved to Los Angeles to pursue her career in 3D Animaiton and Visual Effects. “Sushi Man” is her first finished short animation where she worked from pre to post production.