COMEDY Best Scene Script Reading of CARNATION, Matthew W. Bertsch & Richard L. Nunez



NARRATION: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Larry: Scott McCulloch
Pete: Dan Cristofori
PA System: Elizabeth Skidmore
Gabriel: Yehuda Fisher

Get to know the writer: 

 1. What is your screenplay about?

‘Carnation is a modern-day telling of ‘A Christmas Carol’ where instead of a stingy old miser, our main character is a calloused redneck named Larry. Through his own demise, Larry is transported to the hereafter but is given a second chance at life by being sent back to earth as a series of animals.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

‘Carnation is an inspirational comedy.

3. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

The world is presently in a really dark place. Through humor and light-hearted fun, ‘Carnation aims to inspire and heal.

4. How would you describe this script in two words?

Get woke!

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

The Fisher King

6. How long have you been working on this screenplay?

A few years

7. How many stories have you written?

4-5 completed works and many others in progress.

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

Anything Alter Bridge. My favorite is probably “Wayward One”.

9. What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Time is our most precious gift…and our worse enemy.

10. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Life itself; I milk it for all it’s worth. I have a creative spirit and I’m always “inventing” things. I have a card game named “Shadow” coming out very soon. Check it out on Indiegogo.

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

FilmFreeway is awesome. What more can be said?

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

I’ve really been looking for avenues to showcase ‘Carnation. I feel it is a timely and much needed work that is relevant to our present climate. The feedback I received on the screenplay was so helpful; many valid points and good advice.


Producer: Matthew Toffolo

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

Camera Operator: Mary Cox


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