A showcase of the best of Canadian filmmakers and writers.

Winning CANADIAN Short Screenplay – X-13, by Asim Altokhais



It’s the year 2030, and technology and humans are becoming one more than ever in the past 100 years. A genetically enhanced secret agent (X-13) is the only successful experiment in enhanced human capabilities and super-soldiers in the past three decades. His number is his name, created and grown up in a high secretive labs of the government before releasing him to the outside world. X-13 is given an assignment to catch, Aaron Romano, the kingpin of the city due to his violation of the law by making and selling real-life machine guns to the people to start a new revolution to take down the government of Serenitova.

Genre: Sci-Fi, Action



Narrator: Laura Kyswaty
X-13: Cory Bertrand
Aaron Romano: Jim Canale
Assistant: Rachel Rain Packota


Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

“A genetically enhanced secret agent is given the mission to rescue a special gifted girl from the hands of a cold blooded kingpin”.

It’s about a secret agent given the mission to rescue an important victim from a known arms dealer who’s a terrorist to the country and pushing his agendas to legalize arms trafficking. our hero “X-13” used to be a victim in an earlier chapter of his life when he lost parts of his body due to his cover is blown from an inside man from the DEA.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Sci-Fi, action, thriller, adventure

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

It has a unique characters, universe, concept and storyline.

How would you describe this script in two words?


What movie have you seen the most times in your life?

The matrix (trilogy), Constantine (2005), Batman (trilogy), Johnny Mnemonic, The last Samurai, 47 Ronin, The lord of the rings (trilogy).

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

For at least a year.

How many stories have you written?

A lot, I’ve published six books, a comic book and I’ve written and produced two short films in 2017, as well written two short films in 2011. The short film (Open my eyes) won the first place in the Robert Bosch Stiftung in 2013, and the graphic novel (Alaa: the bounty hunter) won the first prize in the Arab Though Foundation for the children book in 2015.

What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)

Evanescence – Bring Me To Life

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Many to be honest, from health, family issues, and most of all financially. It’s been a tough ride, but I did it in the end and that’s what matter the most.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Directing, Acting, reading comic books and screenplays, traveling all over the world to know different languages and culture differences and making new friends.

You entered your screenplay via FilmFreeway. What has been your experiences working with the submission platform site?

It was an easy, simply process, everything is clear.

What influenced you to enter the festival? What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received?

It was uplifting, and I felt great that the vision I had is being recognized.



Producer: Matthew Toffolo

Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Mary Cox