Under 5min. SHORT Script Reading of I KNOW, by Steve Vasiliou

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Morning, noon or night, at home, on business or holiday, the real-life encounter of “I Know” touches all people. Unless you live as a hermit, there’s no way that you haven’t experienced an “I Know” meeting. For some, this tragic comedy repeats itself over and over again. The script describes in just one page a conversation that unfortunately can fill a book or a lifetime.


Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Sophia: Ariel Brooker
Harry: Hugh Ritchie

Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

A conversation between two supposedly intimate people.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Non-fiction romantic comedy.

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

It’s a theme that can take place anywhere with universal appeal.

How would you describe this script in two words?

We know.

What movie have you seen the most times in your life?

It depends on the life time period since my interests evolve through the years. I generally like historical adventures in all forms- drama, comedy, romance, travel, mystery.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

One week but in my thoughts for years.

How many stories have you written?


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

Molly Malone

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Editing to the point where I felt it was the best it could be.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Photography, travel, mountains, art, food, foreign languages, nature, fun.

What influenced you to enter the festival? What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received?

The length requirement of your festival which perfectly suited my screenplay. The initial feedback was a pleasant surprise.


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

Camera Operator: Kierston Drier

Editor: John Johnson

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

February 2016 Short Screenplay Winners

A record setting 5 short screenplays were performed at the festival in February 2016. Watch event screenplay readings performed by professional actors: 

Short Screenplay #1: LOVES LABORS LOST
by Stanley Eisenhammer


Genres: Comedy, Romance

After her boyfriend botches a marriage proposal, Nicole accidentally drops the engagement ring in the toilet and begins to have second thoughts.


NARRATOR – Neil Kulin
JEFF – Gabriel Darku
NICOLE – Amanda Pereira
CHLOE – Elizabeth Rose Morriss
VOICE – Susan Wilson

Short Screenplay #2: COMPLICIT
by Andrew L. Schwartz


Genres: Crime, Drama

An old man tries to escape his past transgressions before having to go on trial for them.


NARRATOR – Sean Ballantyne
LT. HAMMELSTEIN – Sean Kaufmann
CLARITA/MARIE – Kelci Stephenson
SCHEINBERG – Chris Reid-Geisler
SGT. SACCO – Jarrid Terrell
PAP PAP – Sasha Rajamani

Short Screenplay #3: ANIMAL SKINS
by Bryan Ott


Genres: Sci-Fi, Drama

Vicious wind howls, pelting snow that rips both forest and flesh, as Pim, a fatherless, country girl, ventures deep within on a dangerous, lonely trek toward Bangkok; Thailand’s former capital city now submerged in icy flood waters and nearly abandon.


NARRATOR – Sean Kaufmann
HUNTER – Sasha Rajamani
PIM – Kelci Stephenson
SCARBOY – Chris Reid-Geisler
WILD BOY – Jarrid Terrell

Short Screenplay #4: FOR HOPE
by Cindy Lee


Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Drama

Two rhino poachers flip their car in the Kruger National Park. Even though their lives are literally hanging in the balance none of the locals who arrive on the scene will help them. The locals decide to take a stand and send a message. Enough is enough.


NARRATOR – Susan Wilson
NIC – Elizabeth Rose Morriss
THEMBA – Mark Sparks

Short Screenplay #5: TURN ON DESIRE
by Lauren Hoekstra



Genres: Sci-Fi, Thriller

What is real and what is fiction in this haunting tale.


NARRATOR – Susan Wilson
LUKE – Mark Sparks
PIMP – Neil KulinBOY – Gabriel Darku
LOUDSPEAKER – Elizabeth Rose Morriss