Screenplay Stage Readings

Thursday 4pm – 6pm

Dakota Caves – 2 Miles by Robert Rogers
Scrambled eggs aren’t what they’re cracked up to be, especially when they stop in for a visit.

I Love You More by Wes Worthing
A distraught artist seeks to kill all of his local sex-offender registrants as a means to make his town safe before his recently gang-raped wife returns home from the hospital.

 

Friday 4pm – 6pm

The R Word by Danielle P. Smith
A new town and new school puts a girl with Down Syndrome face to face with a bully and a hurtful word.

Without Adult Supervision by Andrew Wassom
Three fraternity brothers learn why warning labels are placed on products after a unique game of lawn darts.

 

Saturday 10am – 11am

Morris by Michael R. Helgens
Morris is a young man grappling with the long lasting effects of abuse at the hands of his step father.

Here Are The Featured Entries

NOTE: Films within blocks are not in set order. Films listed will play within the film block designated blow.

 

Thursday – Block 1 (12-2pm)

Bull’s-eye to Eye and Dart to Dart

Adaptation

Jonas and the Sea

Mean Guy Music

O.C.D.

Dead Sharks

UPLOADED

Kings

Gratuity (Appreciated)

Parade

 

Thursday – Block 2 (2-4pm)

Waiting for the (t)rain

Roller Coaster

Some Girls’ Mothers

Elisa

A Few Rubber Bands More

The Break In

Voltaire

Branded Dreams

 

Thursday – Block 3 (6-8pm)

The Inselberg Effect

Positive

A Way Out

A Tour of Bluff Road: Burlington, Iowa

What Happens in the Woods

Beatin

Lanterns

My Corner

Fedde le Grand: Robotic

 

Thursday – Block 4 (8-10pm)
**Note – This Block is for adults only. Films contain violence, gore, nudity and adult language.**

Suffer the Little Children

Innsmouth

Crush

The Barber’s Cut

The Misadventures of a Satanic Cult Part 6

The Misadventures of a Satanic Cult Part 8

That Eva Lynne

We’ll Get It

Don’t Go in the Lake

NASTY

The Werewolf’s Greatest Hit

 

 

Friday – Block 1 (12-2pm)

Strange Terrain

The Call

The Life and Times of Thomas Thumb Jr.

YO SOY PEDRO

The Kids Are Asleep

The Prodigy: Wild Frontier

Full Feather Jacket

The Promise of Agriculture

What Happens In Your Brain If You See a German Word Like…?

In Love

A Single Life

 

Friday – Block 2 (2-4pm)

Why We Walk

Leaving Kansas

Comrade Crunch

As We Say Goodbye

BURN

 

Friday – Block 3 (6-8pm)

Auction Insider: The John Zimmer Collection

Stuck In Mute

They Will All Die in Space

reConception

Allison Red

Recalibrate

BoogeyMan Pest Control

The Butterfly, The Harp and The Timepiece

 

Friday – Block 4 (8-10pm)

Horn

Night of the Slasher

See You Around

Bingo!

Portal to Hell!!!

Second Skin

Father

 

 

 

 

Saturday – Block 1 (11am-1pm)

Cupido

Inferno

Roadside Assistance

Ian Has A Problem

Under The Apple Tree

Mousequerade

Speech of Foxes

Tailypo

One Good Pitch

Withering

Passé composé

 

Saturday – Block 2 (1-3pm)

Rubbertown

(Otto)

Ticking Away

Edmond

Rutting Season

Another Empty Space

 

Saturday – Block 3 (5-7pm)

The Dying of the Light

Witch Doctor

The Unbeliever

Bleed the Night

The Disappearance of Willie Bingham

Tunisia 2045

The Slow Knife

Yikes

And The Winners Are…

If you couldn’t make it to the fest or the awards ceremony, (shame on you…and me) here are the winners and nominees.

Snake Alley Festival of Film Awards

 

Best Music Video

Nominees:

J.K. The Reaper – Exodia – Director: Josh Yates

Run – Director: David Kroll

Walk Away – Director: Landon Brands

Winner: Walk Away – Director: Landon Brands

 

Best Dramedy

Nominees:

Cowboys – Bernabé Rico

Falling to Pieces – Director: Chris Connolly

The Memory of Martin Fugue – Director: Eric Lang

Winner: Falling to Pieces – Director: Chris Connolly

 

Best Horror

Nominees:

Scared to Death – Director: Drew Marvick

Special – Director: Mikeal Burgin

Tickle – Director: Corey Norman

Winner: Tickle – Director: Corey Norman

 

Best Comedy

Nominees:

Dare Side of the Moon – Director: Alex Constantin

Death to Cupid – Director: Joe Gonzales

Damn It, Mamet! – Director: Michael Lang

Winner: Death to Cupid – Director: Joe Gonzales

 

Best Animation

Nominees:

Junk Girl – Director: Mohammad Zare

The Sound of the Road – Director: Barzan Rostami

Tick Tock – Director: Zeynep Kocak

Winner: Tick Tock – Director: Zeynep Kocak

 

Best Student Film

Nominees:

The Lost Mariner – Director: Tess Martin

The Woods – Director: Remington Smith

Safe Space – Director: Zora Rux

Winner: The Lost Mariner – Director: Tess Martin

 

Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Nominees:

The Pen – Director: Derek Nelson

The Future Perfect – Director: Nicolas Citton

Winner: The Future Perfect – Director: Nicolas Citton

 

Best Action

Nominees:

Hyena’s Blood – Director: Nicolas Caicoya

Bandito – Director: Evan Kelman

Silenced – Director: Alaa “Zak” Noweihed

Winner: Bandito – Director: Evan Kelman

 

Best Drama

Nominees:

A New Man – Director: Hughes William Thompson

Tom in America – Director: Flavio Alves

Charlie – Director: Shawn Ryan

Winner: A New Man – Director: Hughes William Thompson

 

Best Documentary

Nominees:

Invisible Sister – Director: Jamie Rogers

Man in the Can – Director: Noessa Higa

Hollywood Gals – Director: Jack Truman

Winner: Man in the Can – Director: Noessa Higa

 

Best Foreign Film

Nominees:

Awakenings – Director: Bhargav Saikia

Innocent – Director: Àlvaro Pastor

Beneath Water – Director: Charlie Manton

Winner: Beneath Water – Director: Charlie Manton

 

Writer’s Block for Best Screenplay

Winner: My Friend Max – written by Chuck Mittan & Mikeal Burgin

 

The Director’s Award for Outstanding Performance

Nominees:

Beneath Water – Director: Charlie Manton

Une Liberation – Director: Brian Crewe

The Future Perfect – Director: Nicolas Citton

Winner: Une Liberation – Director: Brian Crewe

 

Audience Choice

Nominees:

Lennis Moore: Woodcut Print Artist – Director: Derek Nelson

Special – Director: Mikeal Burgin

That Night – Director: Phillip Mayall

Winner: That Night – Director: Phillip Mayall

 

Best Iowa Film

Nominees:

The Simple Gift of Walnut Grove – Director: John Richard

Lennis Moore: Woodcut Print Artist – Director: Derek Nelson

Special – Director: Mikeal Burgin

That Night – Director: Phil Mayall

Winner: The Simple Gift of Walnut Grove – Director: John Richard

 

Best of the Fest

Nominees:

The Simple Gift of Walnut Grove – Director: John Richard

The Future Perfect – Director: Nicolas Citton

Lapsus – Director: Karim Ouaret

Tick Tock – Director: Zeynep Kocak

Winner: Lapsus – Director: Karim Ouaret

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s Right Around The Corner

Congratulations to all filmmakers and screenwriters whose work has been selected for the Fourth Annual Snake Alley Festival of Film. We received so many great entries, and we couldn’t be more excited to let the world see the fruits of your labor.

 

For those planning to attend we have some info that will make your visit a little easier.

 

1. Each filmmaker or screenwriter will get two all access badges. This badge gets you into all SNAFF events and parties.

 

2. In addition to a t-shirt, every filmmaker and screenwriter will receive a swag bag full of local gifts.

 

3. Registration is Thursday, August 6 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, right next to the Capitol Theater (also known as the Annex). It connects to the theater, but provides a sound barrier as to not disturb the screenings and readings. If you cannot make it to Thursday’s registration, someone will always be there to assist you.

 

4. The filmmaker and screenwriter’s brunch takes place on Friday, August 7 at 10am at The Drake. Space is limited so please let me know in advance if you would like to participate. It’s a great time to get to know each other, learn about each other’s projects, and support one another’s films.

 

5. After parties are all within two blocks of the theater. Music will be provided, but we need you to bring the fun!

 

6. Travel — We have two nearby airports, each about an hour and half away. One is in Iowa (Cedar Rapids) and the other in Illinois (Moline). Flying into either airport is a lot easier, as far as scheduling, then flying directly into Burlington.

 

7. A Screenwriters Panel will take place at the theater on Thursday at 5pm to 6pm, and a Midwest Filmmakers Panel will be held on Friday from 5pm to 6pm. If you are able to participate, please let me know and make sure to be at the theater at the specified time.

 

8. Lastly, if you have artwork (preprinted posters, cards, swag, etc.) and would like to send them for display, please send to:

 

Snake Alley Festival of Film

1301 S. 3rd St.

Burlington Iowa 52601.

This will be very helpful in promoting your film.

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at taddgood@gmail.com

 

We can’t wait to see you all for SNAFF 2015!

 

Tadd Good

Event Director

Snake Alley Festival of Film

 

Read ‘Em And Weep!

If you’re a writer whose work will be featured at The Snake Alley Festival of Film this year, you probably want to know when your screenplay will be read and enacted. Well wonder no more Bubba, ’cause here’s the line up.

Stage Readings

 

Thursday (12-2 pm)

Atmo-Sphere

My Friend Max

 

Thursday (4-5 pm)

No Withdrawals

Kardon Gets a Taco

 

Friday (1-2 pm)

Life Round Here (A Script in Two Parts)

 

Friday (4-5 pm)

The Bartleby Twins

 

Saturday (10 am – 12 pm)

Meth Zombie

Thesis

Good Catholic Girl

Dying of the Light­­

If you’re a film buff who is curious about what a screenplay looks and sounds like before it become a movie…you’ll probably want to attend one or more of these readings.

If you’re an aspiring screenwriter, movie maker, or actor…here’s your chance to tlk to the authors and interact with other folks like you.

So what are you waiting for? Get those tickets now. Seating IS limited.

Once Around The Block (of Films, that is)

We are posting the blocks of films as a convenience for those of you who are fortunate enough to attend The Snake Alley Festival of Film. Of course, the smart people would just watch them all. But…you know where you fit into which category.

Anyway…here they are in no particular order:

 

 

NOTE – Films within blocks are not in set order. Films listed will play sometime within the two hour block designated below.

 

Thursday – Block 1 (2-4 PM)

The Simple Gift of Walnut Grove

Zebra

Goran

Branches

The Wake-Up Call

Charlie

Scheherazade

Take a Penny

Thursday – Block 2 (6-8 PM)

Black Hawk’s Final Resting Place

Contract Removals

The Best Things Since Sliced Bread

Slope Park

Silenced

Safe Space

Shotgun Wedding

Poor Sailor

Thursday – Block 3 (8-10 PM)

Fishing for Unicorns

Damn It, Mamet!

Cowboys

Savage Hero

Fear

Innocent

Chanterelle Rain

Walk Away

1-0

Lennis Moore: Woodcut Print Artist

Friday – Block 1 (2-4 PM)

Invisible Sister

Buried Hearts

The Pen

Meaningful Gestures

The Dare Side of the Moon

Conversations With a Cigarette

To Have and Withhold

Friday – Block 2 (6-8 PM)

Junk Girl

Special

This Was My Son

Death To Cupid

J.K. The Reaper “Exodia”

Shakespeare with Noodles

Seagulls

Even The Walls

Friday – Block 3 (8-10 PM)

Hyena’s Blood

Spearhunter

Hollywood Gals

Tick Tock

Onyx Window

Une Liberation

Witches Tree

Saturday – Block 1 (12-2 PM)

The Man in The Can

The Struggle Of Libations

Falling To Pieces

Beneath Water

Sprint to the Past

The Lost Mariner

One of Those Couples

DSL: A Cereal Intent

Saturday – Block 2 (2-4 PM)

Run

Tom In America

The Dangle

The Woods

Bandito

The Memory of Martin Fugue

Guilty

The Sound of the Road

Saturday – Block 3 (4-6 PM)

That Night

Awakenings

Butterfly Dreams

Solve for Y

Ferdinand Knapp

The Future Perfect

Tickle

Saturday – Block 4 (6-8)

Lapsus

Scared to Death

Urgent

Coyote Girl

Nona

I Owe You

A New Man

Ride The Blues – Sneak Preview

Now that you’ve seen the line-up, we’re sure you’ll be there for every last drop of creative genius on the silver screen at the Capitol Theater in Burlington, Iowa.

And now for the screenplays…

Lest the screenwriters think they’ve been forgotten, we are posting the screenplays entered in The Snake Alley Festival of Film. Some of these will be presented on stage with live actors doing a walk-through and you’ll get to see how a screenplay looks (and sounds) as it is being converted to a movie. It’s fun to watch as the actors try to get the gist of what the writer wanted. (hint- sometimes they are way off base and wind up being funny in the middle of a serious scene. Yours truly was in that position last year.)

ATMO-SPHERE by Steven Canfield Crowley – Benjamin and his German Shepherd, Ace find a mysterious, metallic sphere in the woods near their home. Missing people, strange occurrences, and unexplained ailments begin to plague Ben’s small town. But can anybody be prepared for whats next?

Good Catholic Girl by Christina Paschyn – A young girl has waited her entire life to be an altar server, but her dreams are dashed when the parish priest tells her the role is open only to boys. In her hunt for answers, she is bombarded with sexist theology and suffers a crisis of confidence. Will she give in to the misogyny, or will she find a way to reclaim her faith?

Kardon Gets A Taco by Russ Fry – Kardon meets Sodon to save the universe and to get a taco.

Life Round Here (A Script in Two Parts) by Christian Santiago – Taking place in Berkeley, California, Life Round Here is a script by high school student Christian Santiago. The first half, Everybody’s Something, takes a look at the lives of two problematic high schoolers who find each other, but slowly realize they are not meant for each other. The second half, Psychic Seppuku, is a science fiction story about a nameless teenage boy who wakes up with the discovery that he has telekinetic powers. He slowly learns to control it, and slips into insanity.

Meth Zombie by Danielle Smith – A little girl thinks her meth-addicted mother has become a zombie.

My Friend Max by Chuck Mittan and Mikeal Burgin – After the loss of her father, young Thea has lived a secluded life without any friends, except for one. Her ‘imaginary’ friend, Max.

No Withdrawals by Andrew Wassom – A man walks the fine line between caring father and hired killer.

The Bartleby Twins by Gabriel Capone – Awkward fraternal twin sisters attempt to rejoin society after a lifetime of reclusiveness.

The Dying of the Light by Robert Dopf – The Dying of the Light is a dark comedy about the hapless lead singer of a death-metal band as he deals with the emotions surrounding the death of his father. Alcohol and apathy lead him on a path to befriending a mute, autistic teenager struggling with his own father. The two revel in the calculated rage of black-metal, and learn about themselves in the process.

Thesis by Andrew Littlefield – Thesis focuses on a college student whose mother passes away from breast cancer and his struggle to cope with the loss.

Stay tuned for more great updates as we near opening day! You will hate yourself if you miss what has become one of the Midwest’s funkiest little film festivals. The town of Burlington, Iowa is right up there with New Orleans, Key West, and other locations for the cool factor.