ACTION Festival BEST Scene Reading: Sergeant Freeman, by Gloria J Browne-Marshall

African-American Army Sergeant Stella Freeman’s college-bound daughter Keisha goes missing on the day Freeman becomes the first woman to train the Army’s new Urban Terrorism platoon. A single mom and widow, Freeman is fighting to find her daughter while the Army pressures her to represent women in this life-changing assignment to lead a Special Urban Forces platoon but it’s filled with in-fighting soldiers. To rescue her daughter, Sergeant Freeman must enter the enemies lair of White supremacists led by a rogue ex-military criminal terrorizing a poverty-stricken Pennsylvania town he’s using to horde weapons for a race war.

CAST LIST:

Narration: Steve Rizzo
Carruthers: Sean Ballantyne
Danzer: Bill Poulin
Freeman: Kyana Teresa
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HIGHLIGHTS & VIDEOS: September 2021 ACTION SPORTS Festival

B>Showcase of the best SHORT FILMS in the world today.

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:
Best Film: OURSELVES, IN STORIES
Best Direction: THE SIEGE
Best Performances: 3
Best Cinematography: THE SIEGE
Best Sound & Music: BALANCE OF THE FORCE

Theme of night: Life

NOTE: Festival took place during the COVID-19 virus lockdown so all screenings were held in private.

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterOURSELVES, IN STORIES, 24min., USA, Documentary

festival posterBALANCE OF THE FORCE, 15min., USA, Star Wars Fan Fiction

festival posterTHE SIEGE, 16min., Hungary, Action

festival poster3, 11min., Australia, Action/Thriller

The beginning of a (temporary) new era.

See you at the festivals. Whenever that happens!

– Matthew Toffolo

Director Biography – Peter Koevari (3)

Peter Koevari is the award-winning screenwriter, producer, director, and casting director of GP2 Entertainment, based in Brisbane, Queensland.

Peter is known for his literature and films, with a well-received fantasy series of novels, Legends of Marithia. His short films, Mother’s Day, Ring Around a Rosie, Blood Bond, and Featurette Screenplay, Dusted Dreams, have achieved a list of awards and live screenings world-wide, including being screened live in Marina Del-Rey, Los-Angeles.

Peter sets GP2’s sights on Hollywood, streamers, and studios, producing many concept production titles.

He focuses on the most popular genres of Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror, Action, Supernatural, and Drama.

Director Statement

3 is a visceral ride which nods to some of my most cherished genres, and my true directorial debut.

We filmed it during the height of the pandemic, just before our state went into lockdown, and what we have achieved with this film, we are incredibly proud to show.

This is an original twist on battle royale films, with a healthy dose of intense action, strong characters, a heavily female cast, and a firm aim at powerful storytelling.

Every step of the way has been dedication, passion, and hard work. From planning, casting, training, production, and a long and intense post-production path due to the heavy amount of VFX in the film.

The concept is prime for a feature adaptation, and we’d welcome those conversations.

We hope you enjoy the film, as much as we enjoyed making it.

Short Film: THE SIEGE, 16min., Hungary, Action

The very first narrative-driven short film that pairs action filmmaking with the methods of the self-defence system Krav-Maga, ‘The Siege’ finds a local crime lord taking an important hostage in order to draw out a long-time foe.

News & Reviews

HIGHLIGHTS & VIDEOS: July 2021 ACTION SPORTS Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:
Best Short Film: RUN GIRL RUN
Best FAN FICTION Short Film: ROGUE SEVEN: A STAR WARS FAN FILM
Best Direction: CAUGHT
Best Performances: PAMELA & IVY
Best Cinematography: BLIND RUNNERS

Theme of night: Life

NOTE: Festival took place during the COVID-19 virus lockdown so all screenings were held in private.

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterPAMELA & IVY, 16min., Canada, Fan Fiction



festival posterCAUGHT, 7min., USA, Action



festival posterRUN GIRL RUN, 14min., USA, Action



festival posterBLIND RUNNERS, 6min., USA, Action/War



festival posterROGUE SEVEN: A STAR WARS FAN FILM, 16min., USA, Fan Fiction



The beginning of a (temporary) new era.

See you at the festivals. Whenever that happens!

– Matthew Toffolo