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Ten Hours | Trevor Morgan

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"Two strangers - a ride-share driver and his teenage passenger - form an unlikely friendship during the course of a ten-hour trip."

About Trevor Morgan

Over the past 27 years, Trevor has appeared in dozens of films and tv shows and has had the opportunity to work with master filmmakers M. Night Shamalyan, Joe Johnston, Steven Spielberg, and David Fincher. Throughout his long career, he has cultivated friendships with many talented working professional actors, cinematographers, and editors who help him on his personal projects including the award-winning short Margaret and the Moon. Margaret screened at Academy Qualifying festivals including Heartland International Film Festival, LA Shorts and Palm Springs International Shorts Fest as well as the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival, Twister Alley Film Festival, Sene Film Festival, and the Windy City International Film Festival which nominated Trevor as Best Chicago Director. Margaret and the Moon won Best Fantasy at the Mexico International Film Festival; received nominations for Best Drama, Best Director, and Best Actress at Twister Alley; and won first place and the Audience Award at the Elgin Short Film Festival.

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Lycanthrope | Roger Sampson

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"A prodigy pianist becomes unhinged when she interviews with a sexually predatory Music Director"

About Roger Sampson

Roger's creative journey started late in life. He didn't realize his passion for the theater arts until his 30th birthday.

Growing up in rural Minnesota, Roger focused on school and work. He loved going to the movies and often spent the entire day going from one movie to the next. Little did he know at the time, but these experiences were trying to tell him something.

It wasn't until his 30th birthday that he finally realized he wanted to be a film maker. He started by studying acting. In 2003, Roger moved from Dallas, TX to Los Angeles, CA to pursue his dream.

Roger enjoyed acting success in those years, booking The Bernie Mac Show, Men's Fitness Magazine and a series of promo spots for CSI reruns on Spike TV among his credits.

Not long after, Roger next discovered a passion and talent for screen writing. He'd spent parts of 8 years studying Robert McKee's "Story" teaching and seminar and finally had the opportunity to put that teaching to practice. He co-wrote a half hour comedy, web series and a feature film.

During this period, that familiar itch came back and Roger realized it was time to expand his horizons and pursue directing and producing. At first he found little time and even less opportunity to do that while in Los Angeles. So in summer 2013, Roger and his wife moved back to Dallas,.

Just before moving, Roger's first feature film screenplay, "The Ritual", was optioned by Reaper Films in Tampa FL.

In his first year back in Texas, Roger started Force of Nature Films and teamed up with Wendy Crouse to co-produce "The Hunger Stat", a documentary about Roger's own personal weight loss journey. He also produced The Forces of Horror Anthology Series Volume I which will be completed in 2017. In addition he's written two other award winning screenplays, Faith Based Drama "The Sacrifice" which will be produced later this year, "The Zombie Effect", a genre bending zombie film which provides a plausible, though science fiction theory about the cause of the creation and behavior of zombies.

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The Deal That Debbie Made One Night on a Dark Road in Allegheny County | Alec Silberblatt

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"A prodigy pianist becomes unhinged when she interviews with a sexually predatory Music Director"

About Alec Silberblatt

Alec Silberblatt is an actor and writer originally from Pittsburgh, PA.  As an actor he's worked with George Street Playhouse, Ivoryton Playhouse, Off the Wall Theater, Hatch Arts Collective, Quantum Theater, PICT Classic Theater, Lake Dillon Theater Company, Pittsburgh Public Theater, and Hartford TheaterWorks.  His plays include The Angel of Allegheny County, Rosemary, The Mon Valley Medium, A Body in the Allegheny Valley, Ashes in the Allegheny, and The Patriots.  His work has been produced/developed by Playhouse on Park, New Wave Theater Collective, Middle Voice Theater Company, Greenhouse Theater Company, Rising Phoenix Rep, and the NYU Steinhardt School.  His short films and screenplays have been featured as part of festivals such as Independent Film Festival Boston, Pittsburgh Shorts Festival, the Peace on Earth Festival, New York Short Tuesdays, the Cindependent Film Festival, and the Hollywood Just for Shorts Film Competition.  Training: BFA, Acting CCM.

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Discord | Jax Smith and Helene Taylor

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"A prodigy pianist becomes unhinged when she interviews with a sexually predatory Music Director"

About Katelyn Harbert

HELENE TAYLOR

Helene Taylor writes projects ranging from short film, to full length feature and TV series. Recent writing projects include the short films, Bureau 121 (Top 25 Table Read My Screenplay Hollywood, Quarter-Finalist ScreenCraft, Winner, Diversity Feedback Film Festival, Winner, Script to Screen Summit, Winner, The Crime List), Sucker (Best Drama, Hollywood Just4Shorts, Best unproduced script, London International Film Festival), the play  #YOUTHREE and tv pilots ALL THE RAVE (accepted Austin Revolution Film Festival) and FAIRWATERS (co-writer Jax Smith).

Helene has worked as  a script reader, researcher, PSA writer and award-winning TV producer (Canadian Cable Television Award for Best PSA).

She studied at Carousel Theatre, Simon Fraser University , Vancouver's William Davis Centre and Capilano College's Film Production Program. She graduated LAByrinth Theater Company's Master Program (co-artistic director Philip Seymour Hoffman) in 2004 sharpening her playwright skills with teachers such as George C. Wolfe, Stephen Adly Guirgis John Patrick Shanley, Jose Rivera. Alumni of Atlantic Theater Company Acting School. Student of Second City and Upright Citizen's Brigade. Her work behind the scenes as the stand-in for TV series Nurse Jackie (Edie Falco), Prime Suspect (Maria Bello), Win-Win (Amy Ryan) and reader for ABC Studios. She continues her studies at Story Farm.

A student at CapU’s Creative Writing Associate Degree program her short stories have been published in the west coast LIAR literary magazine.

JAX SMITH

Jax Smith is co-creator of the branded-content series, ‘Turning the Tables’ for Shaftesbury Films Inc.

Three of her TV pilots have been optioned to production companies. Four of her projects placed as ScreenCraft Film Fund Quarterfinalists, and she’s earned a ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship Quarterfinalist placement.

Jax directed and co-wrote the short film MENTAL. A BravoFACT recipient, it thrived in an extensive festival run, won several awards, and received five Leo nominations, including Best short drama and Best screenwriting. It garnered Jax the 2019 WIFTV Spotlight Image Award for, ‘an outstanding short work that shows production excellence or a unique, visionary approach.’

Jax also directed THE STAKEOUT, nominated for an EDA award for ‘Best Female-Directed Short’ at the Whistler Film Festival 2017.

She’s directed projects for First Star and the World Wildlife Fund, which have screened on CBS, The Knowledge Network, and Urban Rush TV.

Jax served on the Short Circuit Pacific Rim Film Festival jury and works as a story editor and creative consultant for JBA (Jeb Beach & Associates).

DISCORD

Jax Smith & Helene Taylor co-wrote, DISCORD. The short film script placed in the Top 25 Table Read My Screenplay Austin, is a finalist in the Filmmatic Short Screenplay Awards, an official selection of the Cindependent Film Festival and a Quarter-Finalist in both ScreenCraft’s Film Fund and Short Film Screenplay competition.

We thought it might be helpful to include some of the following social media handles for people and organizations that we recall mentioning in our interview with you. We very much believe in raising everyone up.

Ashley Alexander

Instagram - @livingfreeashley  

Twitter -  @livingfreeactor

 

Jeb Beach

Insta  - @teacherjeb

Twitter - @JebBeach

 

WIFTV (women in film & tv)

Insta - @WIFTV

Twitter - @WIFTV

www.womeninfilm.ca

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The Convention | Katelyn Harbert

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"A hitman has an unexpected visitor after a job goes wrong."

About Katelyn Harbert

Katelyn Harbert is a screenwriter from Arlington, Texas who is currently studying at the Vancouver Film School in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. She began dabbling in film back in high school in 2014. With her first official script, Rambling Minds, winning multiple awards back in 2018, she's hit the ground running ever since.

Her short script, THE CONVENTION, was recently read aloud by local Cincinnati actors, and nominated for Best Short Screenplay, at the 2019 Cindependent Film Festival (thanks, guys!). It also placed as a finalist at the Rome Independent Film Awards.

She is currently working on the next draft of her first full-length screenplay, a thriller and coming-of-age story, as well as an original pilot.

Twitter Handle: @HarbertKatelyn

Instagram Handle: @KatelynHarbert

Facebook: Katelyn Harbert

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Fame Fatale | Michael James Daly

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"Michael visits a horror fan convention to take his mind off losing what would be his 'big break,' but a couple snide comments from some filmmaker panelists might just make him snap."

About Michael James Daly

 Michael James Daly is from Charleston, SC and currently resides in Los Angeles, CA. He has been performing and getting rejected basically since he was a sperm. Some of his recent credits include A Nuns Curse, starring Felissa Rose and Damian Maffie, CBS's The inspectors, Valor, and CNN's United Shades Of America. 

Fame Fatale is Michaels first screenplay.  It has been accepted into The NYC Horror Film Festival, Oregon Scream Week, The Crimson Horror Screen Film Festival, and has won 2nd place at The international Scifi/Horror Film Festival, and was a finalist for best unproduced short screen play at Genreblast, 
 
Michael is so grateful, honored, and humbled at the reception Fame Fatale has gotten and cannot wait to write more!!

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Trixie | Stephanie A. Moore

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"College roommates bond over an unexpected event."

About Stephanie A. Moore

Stephanie Moore is a screenwriter from Cincinnati, Ohio. She began writing at an early age but quickly became discouraged after receiving critical feedback on a TV pilot she wrote. After studying and honing her writing skills, the pilot went on to place in the Top 100 of the 2010 Table Read My Screenplay Contest and she hasn’t stopped writing since.
 
Her short screenplay, Trixie, was a Cindependent Film Festival screenplay selection for 2019, which she’s currently developing into a TV pilot series.
 
She has served as an associate producer for an episodic series pilot, volunteered as an editor for The Scriptwriters Network Foundation and as an event coordinator for The American Black Film Festival.

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Super Nancy | Valerie Schwartfigure

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"A 68 year old widow with special needs cats accepts an invitation to a top-secret superhero training academy. But the doctor running the academy is familiar, and she begins to suspect he has ulterior motives."

About Valerie Schwartfigure

Valerie Schwartfigure is a screenwriter and counselor from Mansfield, Ohio with a BA in Creative Writing and an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She believes in the little things in life that keep people sane: rest, play, and caramel drizzle.
She is most known for her feature length family/fantasy script MELODY OF THE SEA, which has now been a part of more than ten film festivals and won multiple international awards.

Her TV Pilot, SUPER NANCY, the subject of the Script Shop podcast, won "Best Dialogue in a Short" at Action on Film Megafest in Las Vegas and has had table reads in Vegas, Cleveland and Cincinnati (thanks Cindependent!) Valerie's short script, JUST FOR ATTENTION, is also doing well in festivals internationally, and she will be directing/producing it this fall.

Valerie earned the Aristotle Award from Script Summit for being a writer who is always learning and growing. She was also a semifinalist for the FinalDraft fellowship to Stowe Story Labs, which she recently had the honor of attending.

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The Club for Dying People | Joe Milici

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"Alex lives in a small town but never has she felt more alone. With an unfortunate diagnosis, she does not have much time left. But after a spark of inspiration, she decides to find others like her and form 'The Club for Dying People'."

About Joe Milici

Joe Milici began his career in film at a young age with stop-motion animation in 2010. Like most kids his age making videos, Joe took to YouTube to broadcast his skits to show friends and family. 5 years would pass before Joe would return to filmmaking once again. Joe returned to making various skits and short films, such as "Spencer's Story" and "The Boy on The Bike". He also began producing, with his first two credited producer roles scheduled for late 2018 and a directing/producing credit for late 2019.

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Crippled | Zak Seidman

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"An emotional and physical horror film about a man living with Muscular Dystrophy and the metaphorical journey of dealing with incompetent nurses."

About Zak Seidman

Zak is an experimental filmmaker from Baltimore, MD and cofounder of the production company Unicorn Propaganda. As a filmmaker, he has won awards from around the globe for his experimental and narrative short films such as: In a Tree Full of Rain, Mother's Intuition, Projections, and Lucid Memories. When he is not working on his own films, Zak can be found in the credits of such work as Jackie, House of Cards, Leda, The Enemy Within, and American Ninja Warrior. He also works part time as a Freelance Videographer/Gaffer in the DMV area.

GoFundMe: www.gofundme.com/a9bjdu-crippled

Instagram: www.instagram.com/unicornpropaganda/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/UnicornPropaganda/

Vimeo:      vimeo.com/unicornpropaganda

Youtube:   www.youtube.com/channel/UCkASUl7jKigO5v79b7MhnHQ

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