Access Sacramento‘s 19th annual “A Place Called Sacramento” Film Festival named 10 winning writers today during a huge volunteer cast and crew call at Sacramento’s Coloma Community Center.

The winning writers prepare to describe their films to volunteers at the 2018 Cast and Crew Call.

The announcement by Gary Martin, Film Festival Director and Access Sacramento Executive Director, revealed the names of the projects and writers who will produce their films over the summer, with a world premiere red carpet showcase for the ten projects on Sat. Oct. 6 at Sacramento’s historic Crest Theatre.

With the writers now becoming producers, more than 250 volunteers turned out at the Coloma Community Center in hopes of being select help as an actor or as a member of the technical crew on one of the 10 films.

Six of the writers come from Sacramento with others from Davis, Granite Bay, Roseville and Stockton.

Volunteer Actors and Technical Crew line up to meet this year’s winning writers.

“A Place Called Sacramento” awards 10 family-friendly scripts each year with the opportunity to have the script turned into a movie with a guaranteed big screen world premiere, cable distribution of the Access Sacramento public access cable channel and credit listings on the prestigious Internet Movie Database (

Click on the writer’s name to email the writer and to volunteer for their project. The winning writers with their project descriptions are:

“Delta Breeze” by Aldo Cocco (Sacramento) – In life or love, listening is a strong force behind great change.

“The Disappeared” by Thalia Caraveo (Sacramento) – A grieving woman dealing with the loss of her mother to Alzheimer’s learns a beautiful lesson about love, loss and acceptance.

“Swipe Right” Writer Nathan Reedy (Far Left) and his team meet volunteer Tony ‘The Tiger” Lopez at the “A Place Called Sacramento” Cast & Crew Call.

“The Engagement Ring” by Romeo Trocino (Stockton) – Jason is ready to propose to the love of his life. When the big moment arises, the outcome is not what he pictured it would be.

“Escargot” by Judith Plank (Davis) – Just your average everyday family, making big progress at a snail’s pace.

“The Gift” by Ritu Atwal (Granite Bay) – It’s her first wedding anniversary, but the most precious gift a young woman receives, is not the one from her husband.

“Justin Time” by William Mendoza (Sacramento) – Leslie hates deadlines, but delivering newspapers late today could have a deadly penalty.

Winning “Never Too Latte For Love” Writer Amy Lawrence greets volunteer actors and crew.

“Triple Shot Latte” by Amy Lawrence (Sacramento) – She’s starting to lose hope, but love may be just a scone’s throw away.

“The Story of Jane and Jo” by Eric Sanderson (Sacramento) – Jane and Jo may see each other every day, but will they ever hear the music of their hearts?

“Swipe Right” by Nathan Reedy (Sacramento) – The very single and amused Will banters with the very committed and disenchanted Vanessa about the challenges of relationships and finding true romance in the hyper technological world of online dating.

Volunteers create an instant Audition Reel for the Place Called Sacramento Cast & Crew Call.

“Tono Sommesso” by Danya Barrows (Roseville) – When a blind woman with heightened senses pursues her dream of becoming a Master Sommelier, she discovers a family secret that could keep her from ever reaching her goal.

Access Sacramento is a local non-profit foundation operating two cable television channels and cablecast/internet radio station KUBU-LP 96.5 FM on Comcast and Consolidated Communications Cable Channel 17, and AT&T U-Verse channel 14.

For more information about Access Sacramento, visit our website or contact Executive Director, Gary Martin at 916-456-8600.

Access Sacramento is a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation