AUGUST 2018 COMEDY Stories, Screenplays, Short Films

Festival for Comedy-A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

 

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay: INSIDE THE WORLD OF ZOE SANDER by Suzanne Lutas
August 2018

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay: SLOPPY SECONDS by Toni Nagy, Bridget Barkan, Antonia M. Nagy
August 2018

ACTORCOMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay: THE BOOK WRITER by Kris Bauske
August 2018

ACTORFEMALE BEST SCENE Screenplay: RED SHIRT by Mary C. Ferrara
August 2018

ACTORLGBT Short Screenplay: SKATE NIGHT by Kate Whitehead
August 2018

ACTORLGBT Short Screenplay: CONVERTED by Dana Quercioli
August 2018

ACTORDIVERSITY 1st Scene Screenplay: SINGLE BLACK FEMALE by Jasmine Pittman
August 2018

ACTORCOMEDY 1st Scene Screenplay: THE SIDEKICK RULES by Chris Warner
August 2018

ACTORTV SPEC Screenplay: RICK & MORTY by Javier Torregrosa
August 2018

festival posterWAITING, 5min., Canada, Experimental/Comedy

festival posterMRS. MURPHY’S CONFESSION, 25min., USA, Comedy/Drama

festival posterTHE PITS, 6min., Canada, Comedy/Romance

festival posterTHE OUTER BOROUGHS, 29min., USA, Comedy/Supernatural

festival posterEAT JEREMY, 10min, UK, Comedy

festival posterNORMAN PINSKI COME HOME, 15min., USA, Comedy

festival posterMR. NICE GIRLS, 11min., USA, Comedy/Web Series

festival posterTHE BIRTHDAY PARTY, 21min., USA, Comedy

 

 

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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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COMEDY Best Scene Reading of THE BOOK WRITER by Kris Bauske

Doyle Tipton is a successful playwright and author, but her name causes most people to think she’s a man. She has the chops to make it as a bigtime book writer for stage musicals, but she’s never actually had a success in this area. Every time she proposes a concept to a band, they hem and haw and steal the idea without including the woman book writer. Finally, Doyle calls in a favor and gets hired, sight unseen, to write the book for a musical based on the catalog of Larry Limpet and the Lizards, a multi-platinum band that hit huge in the eighties. The only problem is, Larry Limpet is a male chauvinist in the truest style, and Doyle Tipton isn’t taking any of his shit.

CAST LIST: 

Narration – Katelyn Varadi
Larry – Sean Ballantyne
Doyle – Norma Dawn Dunphy

Writer Biography – Kris Bauske

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Kris Bauske is an internationally published and produced playwright and screen writer. She holds a B.A. in English from the University of Michigan. Her first play, A Good Old Fashioned, Redneck Country Christmas, written in 2008, garnered national attention and is published by Samuel French. It has been adapted for the stage as a musical and is represented by Gary DaSilva 111 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 250 Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-6850, as are all her theatrical works. The comedy, the musical, and the sequel, A Good Old Fashioned Redneck Country Wedding, are all published by Samuel French.

The screenplay for ‘Redneck Christmas’, written by Kris, is in development with Lenz Entertainment of Toronto with an expected release date of the full-length feature film in November 2019. She has also completed screenplays for A Good Old Fashioned Redneck Country Wedding and A Good Old Fashioned Redneck Country Happy Halloween. ‘Halloween’ is currently under review by Samuel French for inclusion in its upcoming catalog.

Kris’ screenplays and film deals are handled by Ken Sherman & Associates 1275 N. Hayworth Avenue, Suite 103 Los Angeles, CA 90046 (310)273-8840.

Kris’ comedy, Simon Says has been read and approved by Mr. Neil Simon who granted permission for the use of his likeness in the script.

Kris wrote the wildly popular romantic comedy The Book Writer, which has earned Best Feature Screenplay at four film festivals worldwide. It is a Platinum Award winner in the 2018 Firefly Film Competition in Los Angeles, Winner Best Screenplay 2018 Honolulu Film Festival, Winner Best Screenplay 2018 Cosmic Film Festival, Winner Best Feature Screenplay at 2018 Shepperton Screenwriting Festival, and Winner Best Romantic Comedy Screenplay at 2018 Canadian Diversity Film Festival.

Kris was honored to write a screenplay about the tragedy of child marriages in many parts of the world. Shaida, Child Brides is due to start filming in late 2018. Her award winning stage play Whispers to the Moon premiered in 2014 at the Ft. Wayne Civic Theatre and is published by Stagescripts, Ltd. Of London, UK. A screenplay adaptation was requested by a producer in Tuscany, and production is set to begin in late 2018.

Her plays include:
The Nearly Final Almost Posthumous Play of the Not-Quite-Dead Sutton McAllister, a drawing room comedy/farce that examines the effects of stroke on the family of a world-famous playwright. The play was invited to 5 different festivals during 2015 & 2016 and was the winner of the Tennessee Stage Company’s 2017 New Play Fest.

Lay That Trumpet in Our Hands, an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Susan Carol McCarthy. When the KKK kidnaps, tortures, and kills the son of their black friend and foreman, one white family refuses to back down.

The Growers, based on actual events during WWII. This extraordinary story of three German POWs working in America’s Heartland during the waning days of WWII has received significant attention nationwide.

Kris is a full member of the Dramatist’s Guild of America, Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, and Film Florida. She was nominated for the 2011, 2013, & 2015 Francesca Primus award presented by ATCA for Outstanding Emerging Female Playwright. Kris was co-chair for the prestigious ICWP 2014, 2015, & 2016 50/50 Applause Awards. She continues to write, produce, and direct from her home near Orlando, FL. Her website is http://www.krisbauske.com Twitter: @IntlPlaywright

Writer Statement

There is a lot of prejudice in the world. I prefer to face it head on using humor to shine a light on biases, bigotry, and misogyny. Every word of this screenplay is inspired by actual events which makes me all the more determined to see it produced and shared. Considering the awareness that the #MeToo movement has inspired, there has never been a better time to produce female-written stories about strong women standing up for themselves with grace and humor. If you want a screenplay that will touch audiences everywhere, now is the time, and this is the script!

JULY 2018 COMEDY Stories, Screenplays, Short Films

Festival for Comedy-A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

 

festival posterTHE BUTTER KNIFE, 6min., USA, Comedy/Romance

festival posterSNUG AS A BUG, 11min., UK, Comedy

ACTORWinning TV PILOT: THE TEMPS by Julia Montanez

ACTORWinning FEMALE 1st Scene Script: AMERICAN PRINCESS by Jenny Kleiman

ACTORWinning Short Screenplay – BROCCOLI by Tiger Ji

ACTORWinning COMEDY Short Screenplay – FIRE ALARM by Tyler G.

ACTORWinning SCI-FI Short Screenplay – BRAD ACTUALLY “Trial by Trial” by Caleb Quinn

ACTORWinning Short Screenplay – THE HITLER PARADOX by James Hughes

ACTORWinning Under 5min. Short Screenplay – GOD OF INSECTS by James R. Cowley

 

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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

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

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