Winning COMEDY Short Screenplay: Tourist Trap, by Gio Forlenza

A roadside, greasy spoon diner gives new meaning to the phrase “tourist trap” in this dark comedy horror short.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Allison Kampf
Zack/Bob (M): Allan Michael Brunet
Darnell/Earl (M): Geoff Mays
Tyrone (M): Scott Beaudin
Ethan (M): Bill Poulin
Laquisha (F): Elizabeth Rose Morrris

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

Director Biography – Emelia Benoit-Lavelle (TRAMP)

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Emelia Benoit-Lavelle is an actress and director based in LA. She strives to make projects that celebrate humanity and diversity, are challenging and make people laugh. Her work can be seen on Jill Soloway’s Wifey TV, Huffington Post, Stareable, Lady Parts Film Club, and in a bunch of commercials. She recently co-created a web series, Other People’s Kids (short films about fictional NYC families, told through the perspective of their babysitters). More info at EmeliaBL.com

Short Film: KITCHEN SINK CLASSIC, 3min., USA, Comedy

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He wants one thing… she wants another. Who’s got the sharpest tool?

  • Film Type:
    Short, Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 16, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    4K
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16.9
  • Film Color:
    Color

Comedy Festival Testimonial – April 7, 2020

Barry Opper

This is a very special Festival. I am so sick of festivals that take your money and do little else to ensure that your screening gets a large audience. This Festival produced an audience of over 200 for our short film LIFT and the others shared on our program. After considerable time in the editing room you don’t really see your movie until you witness it in the midst of a full house. Thanks providing that.

Festival for Comedy-A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

WATCH Winning COMEDY Screenplay and Story Readings:

WATCH Audience FEEDBACK Film Festival Videos:

COMEDY 1pg. Short Screenplay: School Reunion, by Allan West

When two old friends meet up at a school reunion, it doesn’t take long for the conversation to go from chatty to catty!

CAST LIST:

Narration: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Michelle: Katelyn Varadi
Louise: Miriam Capper

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

HIGHLIGHTS – DECEMBER 2019 COMEDY Short Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:
BEST DRAMA FILM: THE PASSPORT
BEST COMEDY FILM: THE GET TOGETHER
BEST PERFORMANCES: APPY DAYS
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: APPY DAYS
BEST MUSIC: A DOG STORY

Theme of night: Identity. Who we are under stress and strange circumstances.

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterTHE PASSPORT, 15min., China, Drama/Film Noir festival posterWHAT’S YOUR NUMBER? , 18min., USA, Drama
festival posterSERIAL KILLER SUPERSTAR, 6min., USA, Comedy/Horror festival posterA DOG’S STORY, 7min., USA, Comedy
festival posterAPPY DAYS, 20min, USA, Comedy/Family festival posterTHE GET TOGETHER, 12min., USA, Comedy

The last event for Los Angeles in 2019.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo