Tues. July 4 – Live Script Read – 11:00 AM

Woodsworth Residence
321 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON M5S 1S5

Tues. 11.00AM – Regular $ 12 each :

  • NB Following the Live Script Read Performance will be a fun,All About Acting”  inside peek at the Casting process with Actors Actresses in conversation with two of Toronto’s top Industry Casting Professionals.
  • You’ll get to see what a day in the life of Actors and Actresses go through on their audition journey for that perfect role for Film, Print Campaigns and TV Productions.
  • Snacks will be Served

These *Top 3* Official Selections in the Short  Screenplay for the 13th Annual ReelHeART International Film and Screenplay Festival.

They will all compete for 1st, 2nd or 3rd Place awards for Best Short Screenplay at ReelHeART 2017. As part of their prize, all short scripts get a rehearsed Cast-To-Type Live Script Read with ‘real‘ Actors and Actresses in front of a Festival audience Tuesday July 04 – 11AM-1PM.

Our *Top 3* Short Screenplay Writers also receive a generous Screenwriting related gift from our wonderful sponsors FinalDraft the #1 Selling Screenwriting Software and InkTipWhere everyone goes for scripts and writers”.

Our Official *Top 3* Selections for the 13th Annual ReelHeART International Film and Screenplay Festival in the Short Screenplay Competition Category are:

Brownies, writer Sharon Nezny  *In Attendance*
(09 Pages)
Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Bio: Sharon has long been inspired to write about and share extraordinary stories, along with tales from her own unconventional childhood. She has recently taken her love of writing and formalized her passion by studying Creative Writing at the University of Guelph, where she resides.

Synopsis: A seven year old girl is excited for her first night of Brownies, but she carries a dark family secret that she hides at all costs.

Inspiration for Screenplay:
Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.
~William Wordsworth
Cindy comes straight from my heart and I introduced her in this screenplay as a snap shot of the larger story of her unique, complicated life. I wanted to share the story of Cindy as a resilient little girl who, like many children, are experiencing and coping with mental illness in their own family.

Keywords: #Grief #Secrets #Heartbreak #Loyalty #Death #Innocence #Mentalillness #Brownies

Just For Men, writer Mary Tolan
(15 Pages)
Flagstaff, Arizona, United States

Synopsis: A father and son drive across the 1960’s American West in an 18-wheeler, the father desperately wanting the boy to become a man, the son dreaming of having a life radically different than that of his truck-driving dad. Will a stop at the mysterious ‘Just for Men’ place advertised on billboards all along historic Route 66 change their perspectives?  

Inspiration for Screenplay:
While doing interviews in Winslow, Arizona, several years ago, I ran into a woman whose father owned a clothing shop for men in the small town years before.

He advertised it on highways as “For Men,” which brought lots of truckers and other male travelers into the shop. Many were not looking for clothing. The story stuck with me, and soon I was creating characters seeing “Just for Men” signs on the road to Winslow.

Keywords: #FatherSon #FatherSonRelationship #ClothingShop #Family #Truckers #Travelers #WinslowArizona # Arizona #Perspectives #JustforMen #Comedy

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Wilma Deals , writer Virginia Shaffer  *In Attendance*
(18 Pages)
Chicago, Illinois, United States

Synopsis: In this micro-budget caper/heist, an elderly African-American woman plots to take down a corrupt nursing home administrator.

Inspiration for Screenplay:  In 2016, I was disturbed to read a news story announcing US Justice Department charges involving thirty Florida nursing homes and a $1 billion Medicare fraud/money laundering scheme*.  A quick web search for similar stories turned up a distressing number of cases charging nursing homes, owners and administrators throughout North America of resident abuse, neglect, fraud and embezzlement.  
Admittedly, Wilma Deals features a fictional caper/heist; unfortunately, the neglect, fraud and embezzlement that Wilma and her friends encounter in this short are sad realities for countless nursing home residents.

Read More: http://www.cnbc.com/2016/07/22/1-billion-alleged-medicare-fraud-money-laundering-scheme-leads-to-florida-arrests.html

Keywords: #ElderlyCare #SeniorCare #RetirementFacilities #HealthCare #Fraud #SeniorAbuse