LIFT OUT LOUD August Reading

The LIAISON OF INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS OF TORONTO present
August’s LIFT OUT LOUD Feature Script

LIFT OUT LOUD Feature
SUNSHINE by Ryan Ward and Matt Heiti 

 

This month’s moderator will be MAUREEN DOREY.

 

The LIAISON OF INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS OF TORONTO present
August’s LIFT OUT LOUD Feature Script

LIFT OUT LOUD Feature
SUNSHINE by Ryan Ward and Matt Heiti 

 

This month’s moderator will be MAUREEN DOREY.

 

Maureen Dorey is a free-lance analyst and story editor whose production credits include: A STONE’S THROW (writer/director Camelia Frieberg), MOCCASIN FLATS, SEASON II, RANDOM PASSAGE, as well as THE DARK HOURS, SIBLINGS, 19 MONTHS and SHOW ME for the Feature Film Project. She has been Story Editor in Residence to the Canadian Film Centre for the past four years.

 

FREE PIZZA will be served at the event, LIFT would like to thank PIZZA PIZZA for their generous donation. 

 

LIFT would also like to thank XPACE for the use of their space.

 

SUNSHINE by Ryan Ward and Matt Heiti

 

* * This screenplay has recently been acquired by LOST HORSES PRODUCTIONS, with Michael Madsen (of RESERVOIR DOGS, KILL BILL etc) to star. * *

Diagnosed at age 11 with tourette’s syndrome, Sonny Johnns cries out to a world that he feels has left him by the wayside. Immersed in the dingy world of low-income housing with a drug addict mother, he takes part in an experimental surgery which promises to rid him of his violent outbursts. But as his symptoms vanish so too does a secret divine ability of which only he and his sister Meryl are aware.

 

Originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba, RYAN WARD received a BFA in Theatre Acting from Ryerson University. He wrote and directed 2 short films REBIRTH and THE FIGHTER which have screened at various film festivals in the US and Canada and has also written, performed and toured his own plays throughout Canada. This Fall, Ryan will be appearing as the lead in the Off-Broadway production of EVIL DEAD 1&2: THE MUSICAL in New York.

 

A Ryerson Theatre School Graduate, most recently MATT HEITI directed a production of his play PLACE TO BE: THE NICK DRAKE PROJECT in April of 2006, at Alumnae Theatre in Toronto. He is currently working on a one-woman surreal fantasy about the last flight of Amelia Earhart, to be presented at Squiggfest 2006 in August. SUNSHINE marks the second time Matthew has collaborated with Ryan Ward.

 

Take part in LIFT OUT LOUD where members workshop their scripts to by professional actors and then get feedback from the audience of their peers. We are looking for scripts for upcoming readings. If interested in submitting your script, or have any inquiries please e-mail liftoutloud@lift.on.ca You must be a LIFT member to submit a script. If you’re an actor interested in taking part in the readings, please send a CV to liftoutloud@lift.on.ca

 

 

 

Wednesday 9 August 2006 19:00  

Non-members: Free/PWYC ($5 Suggested)
Members: Free/PWYC ($5 Suggested)

Location:
XPACE 
303 Augusta Avenue 
Toronto ON Canada