Director Biography – Rory Alexander Stewart (SIDECAR)

Writer and director Rory Alexander Stewart received the BAFTA New Talent Writer Award in 2013 for his debut short film LIAR. The following year, his follow up, the no-budget improvised short GOOD GIRL went on to win The Skinny/Innis & Gunn short. With the prize money from GOOD GIRL, Rory went to make his subsequent short MISERY GUTS, which was nominated for the Channel 4 Award for Innovation in Storytelling. His short, IN THE GRASS, played in competition at Clermont-Ferrand after premiering at Warsaw International Film Festival 2016. Rory’s latest short film WILD HORSES premiered at the 70th Cannes Film Festival in the Cinéfondation Selection.

Short Film: SIDECAR, 14min, UK, Drama

A diagnosis of multiple sclerosis can leave people to live a life full of uncertainty about their condition and future. It’s common for the conversation around the progression of MS to go untalked about, in clinic and around family and friends. It’s the elephant in the room, it’s the thing that nobody wants to talk about. It often leaves MSers feeling alone and afraid.

“I know it’s different for everyone, but I wonder how quickly peoples’ MS has progressed from invisible at diagnosis to obvious mobility problems…?” – Shift.ms member.

Sidecar is a film that tells the story of MSers tackling the fear of onset of advanced MS and the impact this may have on their quality of life. This highly emotive, thought provoking film explores the challenges of handling the psychological burden that comes with new disease activity, such as relapses and loss of mobility.

The compelling film speaks out about the unsaid fears that MSers go through, offering a perspective on how they and their support network manage and respond to the challenges of disease progression. The purpose of this film is to empower MSers to communicate and manage the challenges of disease progression.

Project Links

DRAMA Festival BEST SCENE Script Read: Doug Maxwell, by Theodore Gregson Huntington, Douglas Stuart

Festival for Drama in Film, Screenplays, Novels

Imagine an athlete so incredible that he dominates two sports – football and baseball – shattering records and lifting his team to championships every year. He is so much better than the competition that many doubt his talents, and he faces unrelenting scrutiny and skepticism.
DOUG MAXWELL, the title character of this screenplay, adapted from the book, “Doug Maxwell,” is a new kind of reluctant hero. The movie harkens back to epic tales such as “Forrest Gump,” “The Natural,” “Benjamin Button” and “Field of Dreams.”

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Allison Kampf
Dawn: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Bob: Sean Ballantyne

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THRILLER BEST Scene Script Reading: 53 Hours In Harpers Ferry, by David Sabbath

Thriller/Suspense Film and Writing Festival

Hannah Davenport is having a “good news, bad news” kind of day: A stranger appears in the haunted village of Harper’s Ferry and could be the father she never knew. That’s the good news. The bad news is that he could also be a cold-blooded killer.

CAST LIST:
Narrator; Allison Kampf
Hanna: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Sunday: Sean Ballantyne

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BEST SCENE NYC Festival Script Reading: Pick, by Bernhard Riedhammer

New York FEEDBACK Film Festival

After his wife’s death, a neurotic workaholic must find the will to live again, in order to take care of his son and a teenage punk girl, who suddenly appears on his doorstep.

CAST LIST:<b? narrator:=”” allison=”” kampf=”” ian=”” :=”” allan=”” michael=”” brunet=”” martha=”” kyana=”” teresa=””

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Winning 1st Scene Screenplay Reading: THE DARK, by David Best

First Scene Screenplay Festival

Mathew is a photojournalist and takes an assignment with his friend Daniel who is an award-winning writer. They reach an unknown city somewhere in Thailand. Mathew is supposed to take a few photos to make American tourists want to visit this city. Then strange things occur.

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Allison Kampf
Matthew : Allan Michael Brunet
Lee : Scott Beaudin

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Winning 1st Scene TV Screenplay Reading: Gay Hitman, by James Tison

First Scene Screenplay Festival

A semi-delusional pair of broke, gay besties decide that they’re in a TV pilot and use their knowledge of TV tropes to navigate their random new lives as NYC hitmen.

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Allison Kampf
Man/Hunter : Scott Beaudin
Keslea : Kyana Teresa
Biker/Gus : Allan Michael Brunet
Tourist/Shrill Gay Man : Steve Rizzo

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Winning 1st Scene Screenplay Reading: Grow Home, by Jasmine Yuen-Carrucan

First Scene Screenplay Festival

After stumbling on a magical finding in the Tasmanian forest behind her house, a young girl teams with her timid brother and an old forest dweller to protect the woodlands and reunite her separated parents.

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Allison Kampf
Katie : Kyana Teresa
Andy : Allan Michael Brunet

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1st Scene SCI-FI FESTIVAL TV Script Reading: ARINJAY, by Matthew Willis

Fantasy/Sci-Fi FILM & WRITING FESTIVAL

How an ordinary boy from the Real World and an extraordinary girl from the Dream World plan to stay together forever… or die trying.

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Allison Kampf
Narrator Jade/Rosaline : Hannah Ehman
Narrator Roger : Allan Michael Brunet

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1st Scene Script Reading: Airplane Mode, by Sergio Yanez,Tomas Del Real

First Scene Screenplay Festival

When the queen of social media travels to paradise for a picture perfect honeymoon, her trip turns turbulent when she realizes her life, and her marriage, may be as real as an Instagram filter.

CAST LIST:
Narrator; Allison Kampf
Officiant: Bill Poulin
Antoinette/Betty: Kyana Teresa
People Mag Reporter/Reporter 1 2 3/Tom: Steve Rizzo

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