JUNE 2018 COMEDY Stories, Screenplays, Short Films

Festival for Comedy-A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

 

festival posterHEINOUS GIRLS, 5min., Canada, TV WEB SERIES/Comedy

festival posterCOOL GIRLS “HOW TO THROW A GIRLS NIGHT OUT”, 8min., Canada, TV WEB SERIES/Comedy

festival posterCROW’S PEAK, 4min., USA, TV WEB SERIES/Animation/Comedy

festival posterLEGAL FOX: A TASTE OF TRUMP, 3min., USA Drama/Comedy

festival posterOTHER PEOPLE’S CHILDREN, 5min., USA, TV WEB SERIES/Comedy</a

festival posterEDGAR’S INVENTION, 8min., USA, Comedy/Sci-Fi

festival posterCHEATER, 7min., USA, Comedy/Drama

festival posterADDICT, 15min, Israel, Horror/Comedy

ACTORTHE GLOBAL FUND – TV Best Scene Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Josep Colomer

ACTORMISTAKES – 1pg. Short Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Rene Collier

ACTORREAL TIME DENIAL – 1pg. Short Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Linda Hullinger

ACTORTHE GATE – 1pg. Short Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Savannah S. Ward

ACTORTHE PERFECT GIFT – COMEDY Best Scene Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by John Scott Schaf

ACTORBARNABY OF MULCH – COMEDY Best Scene Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by John Broadhead

ACTORORCHIDS UNDERWEAR AND TORTELLINI – COMEDY Best Scene Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by James Rosenfield

ACTORTHE HEIST – COMEDY Best Scene Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Ryan Northcott

ACTORTHE WONDERFUL INVENTION OF DR. BLANK – COMEDY Best Scene Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Obayed Khan

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Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: John Johnson, Isabal Cupryn, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

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May 2018 COMEDY Stories, Screenplays, Short Films

Submit your Comedy Screenplay or Film to the Festival Today: http://festivalforcomedy.com

Festival for Comedy-A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

 

 

festival posterNAMCAR NIGHT RACE, 17min., USA, Comedy/Mockumentary

festival poster(A) UTOMATED (I)IRRITATION, 6min., USA, Comedy/Sci-Fi

festival posterSAM THE HAM, 1min., USA, Animation/Comedy

festival posterWHEN COMES THE RAIN, 2min., USA, Animation/Comedy

festival posterTHE FINAL SHOW, 9min., USA, Comedy/Romance

festival posterPENTHOUSE SWEET, 9min., USA, Comedy/Drama

ACTORREMOTELY WORKING – Comedy TV Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Bill Baber

ACTORTIME SLIP – Best Scene TV Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Meredith Hill

ACTORDELIVER ME PIZZARIE – Best TV Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Anne Luong

ACTORPAYCHECK 2 PAYCHECK – Best Scene TV Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Chris Skeeter

ACTORBURSTING FOR A BREAK – 1pg. COMEDY Short Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Kelly Lamphaer Dash

ACTORTHE BROKEN KINGDOM – Short Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Mark Renshaw

ACTORTHE SKY BELOW – COMEDY Best Scene Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Stacey Derasmo

ACTORTHE STATE OF WYOMING – COMEDY Best Scene Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Gillian Will

ACTORUNFINISHED BUSINESS – COMEDY Best Scene Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Deborah Klika

ACTORPOSTMORDERNISTIC LOVE – SHORT STORY Reading
May 2018 Reading
by Mary Matshine

 

 

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Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: John Johnson, Isabal Cupryn, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

TV COMEDY Best Scene Reading of DELIVER ME PIZZARIE, by Anne Luong

Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama

Sammy is a well meaning but somewhat accident prone teenage girl. She also has a crush on her brother’s friend Drew, but he seems to be more interested in her more attractive friend Trisha.

CAST LIST:

Tom: Daniel Cristofori
Trisha: Kimberley Wells
Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Sammy: Brianna Riche
Drew: Luke Robinson

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Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

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

Camera Operator: Mary Cox

COMEDY Best Scene Reading of THE WONDERFUL INVENTION OF DR. BLANK, by Obayed Khan

 

Genre: Comedy

A larger than life story of a mad scientist tries to invent something that works to impress a girl

CAST LIST:

Officer #1: Ted Powers
Officer #2: Luke Robinson
Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Old Lady #1: Brianna Riche
Old Lady #2: Kimberley Wells

Get to know the writer:

1. What is your screenplay about?

The story is about a scientist who is trying to impress a girl with his inventions which is blogs about.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

This screenplay is a comedy that is very meta. The humour in this screenplay is twofold as every joke is both a pun and also taken more literally than audiences would expect it to be. It is very visual and a lot of the comedy is physical.

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

It would be a very interesting challenge for any director to try an bring the larger than life aspects to screen and portray them in a way that is believable to audiences who will have certain expectations for the type of world the film is set in.

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

very literally

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

Taken starring Liam Neeson

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

I wrote the first draft over a period of three months but have since revisited it constantly to tweak an improve over two years now.

7. How many stories have you written?

I have written a handful of of short films as I prefer the format over longer stories because it is easier or me to fine tune every single detail and make every single word count.

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

All Star by Smashmouth is my go-to Karaoke song.

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

Making the hard choice to cut scenes and lines because they were not up to the same standard as the rest of the screenplay despite the fact that I liked a lot of them.

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

I enjoy photography and photo editing. I love using photoshop and editing pictures is a hobby of mine.

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

It has been very hit and miss for me, personally.

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

I’m glad I took the opportunity to enter and I’m happy that it was actually performed too!

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Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

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

Camera Operator: Mary Cox

COMEDY Best Scene Reading of ORCHIDS UNDERWEAR AND TORTELLINI, by James Rosenfield

Genre: Comedy, Crime, Adventure

When live wire cougar/underwear CEO Sybil Sabine decides to wed her hunk young poster boy, all hell breaks loose, including blackmail, kidnapping, and murder. Will our heroine make it to the altar?

CAST LIST:

Lucia: Brianna Riche
Mrs. Sergio: Kesley Dann
Amado:John Marcucci
Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Alfonsio: Daniel Cristofori
Papa: Ted Powers
Bodyguard: Luke Robinson
Aida: Kimberley Wells

Get to know the writer:

 1. What is your screenplay about?

Having a ball with such diverse themes as truly powerful women CEO’s; a May December hot romance, this time the man is the magnificent youth; every Mafia/Godfather film ever written; a jolly pitch for pansexuality; a wise and dignified warning against getting stoned too well and too often.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Hum…well, romantic comedy; farcical murder mystery; family life among the ultra wealthy;a warning to all overprotective mothers.

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

Because that’s how it conceived itself in my mind and it might provide enough fun to make some bucks…we hope.

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

Far out, man (2 words? You jest)

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

Either GONE WITH THE WIND or BRINGING UP BABY. My artistic ethos was born, evolved, even petrified by 1940. So sue me.

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

Off and on, I’d estimate five years.

7. How many stories have you written?

Tons– do you mean, short, long, narrative, dramatic?

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

I like the romantic duets from Gounod’s ROMEO ET JULIETTE. My tender heart has proved a damn troublemaker in art and in life, and it’s lovely to hear it transposed to superb themes, voices, and the work of other gifted artists.

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

Time involved in reality demands– making a living, then retiring, health issues, and a feeling it could be so much better…and trying to prove it.

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

Gardening, especially trees; nature, especially in our superb mountains and the every day working out of the myriad aspects of life about me; all aspects of human psychic interworkings, either within or between other souls. I adore music.

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

Fine.

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

I make a point to constantly submit my material; you never know where and how it will land. Writing is not meant to snooze on a shelf. The opportunity of course for my work to be seen and heard. Some feedback is highly useful; others, well, to each his own.

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Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

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

Camera Operator: Mary Cox

TV COMEDY BEST SCENE Reading: PAYCHECK 2 PAYCHECK, by Chris Skeeter

 

Genre: Comedy

Five friends from high school find themselves struggling with money, love, and life in the real world.

CAST LIST:

Drew: Scott McCulloch
Laten: Tim Paul McCarthy
Narrator: Hugh Ritchie
Rickey: Rais Moui
Shanna: Lara Amersey

Get to know the writer:

 1. What is your TV PILOT screenplay about?

It is about a group of friends living in Denver, all whom have different career paths, but struggle together to make it in the real world. In the pilot, two of the characters get robbed and seek to retrieve their lost items, with or without the police’s help.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

It is a Comedic Sitcom!

3. Why should this screenplay be made into a TV show?

It was influenced by and has elements of the great 90’s sitcom era. I believe that television today is over saturated with “Reality TV”, and is definitely lacking the relevance of classic shows. Paycheck 2 Paycheck will be a great nostalgic series, with constant laughs and off the wall situations.

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

Real Life!

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

It is a toss-up between The Color Purple and The Green Mile.

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

I first got the idea back in 2013 or 2014 but didn’t complete it until late 2015 early 2016.

7. How many stories have you written?

I have a short story, two completed TV Pilots, a Feature, and a few Shorts.

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

Anything by the late/great Sam Cooke!

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

Deciding when to stop editing and leaving it complete. I tend to get a little carried away with my writing and cannot decide on when it’s finished. I’m a bit of a perfectionist.

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

I love making and listening to music, acting, and also filming.

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

I have had pretty good luck through FilmFreeway. My first piece I submitted, which ironically was Paycheck 2 Paycheck, won first place in the television category for the Los Independent Film Festival Awards. It was also placed in Film Fest LA at LA Live.

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

It is very difficult for writers which I have noticed, so I am making good use of any platform/festival I can get my work into. I’m always confident in my work, so I go into anything with the mindset of a winner!!

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Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

COMEDY Best Scene Reading of THE STATE OF WYOMING, by Gillian Will

 

Genre: Comedy

Blue blood black sheep Elliot Vance could charm the slither off a snake. Or he could if he gave a flip.

CAST LIST:

Nebraska: Neil Bennett
Delaware: Nick Wicht
Narrator: John Fray
Tara: Val Cole
Elliot: Scott Beaudin

 

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Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox