May 2017 COMEDY Stories, Screenplays, Short Films

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ACTORFANTASY BEST Scene – BRAD ACTUALLY
May 2017 Reading
by Jeremy Bonali & Alex Quinn

ACTORCOMEDY BEST Scene – THROUGH A GLASS CEILING
May 2017 Reading
by Richard Geiwitz
ACTORFAMILY BEST Scene – MY GUARDIAN ANGEL
May 2017 Reading
by Philip Naiman

ACTORCOMEDY SHORT Screenplay – MARRIAGE COUNSELING 101
May 2017 Reading
by Mark Engberg
ACTORDRAMA BEST Scene – ALL OF THEIR COLORS
May 2017 Reading
by Leonidas Vyzas Asimakopoulos

STATE OF EMERGENCY MOTHERF***ER!, 5min, Belgium, Political/Satire
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festival posterFAREWELL, 15min, Switzerland, Comedy
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ACTORNOVEL Transcript: ELLA: A STEPMUMS TALE
May 2017 Reading
by J.L. Higgs

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

COMEDY Best Scene Reading of THROUGH A GLASS CEILING by Richard Geiwitz

Winning Screenplay – THROUGH A GLASS CEILING
Written by Richard Geiwitz

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Julian Ford
BRICE – Mandip Brar
JIM – Zane O’Connor
LEXI – Amanda Quach
ZOE – Kayla Lakhani

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Comedy, Horror

What’s worse than a woman scorned? How about 4 actors scorned, dethroned from the path to stardom and looking for blood!

Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

The screenplay is about nepotism versus inclusiveness, class versus class, dreams versus realities.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Genres covered are Dark Comedy, Satire, Horror.

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

I think this screenplay should be turned into a movie because it would be fun to watch, probably multiple times, It also has a moral to the story.

How would you describe this script in two words?

In two words, I’d describe this screenplay as a “Dark Dream.”

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

I’ve watched Network at least 50 times.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

I first conceived this idea about 15 years ago.It rattled around in my head until about five years ago when I put the first draft together.

How many stories have you written?

I have written about 20 screenplays, several short scripts and treatments, a couple of novellas and a long novel.

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

My favorite song is “Pride” by U2.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

I think the biggest problem was getting to the end of Act One at 25 pages. The original version had a lot more backstory. I also had to work hard getting the key characters their own voice since they were friends and generally thought alike.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Besides writing, I’m passionate about Chinese culture, fitness and study revolutions and their aftereffects.

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

I entered this contest because I got a good feeling reading the testimonials. I liked the fact that several writers can have at least a scene read rather than just a single winner. That’s a huge help. The feedback I received was great. It reinforced the good things, while helping to identify the areas needing improvement.

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

Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne


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Get to know the short film: FAREWELL, 15min, Switzerland, Comedy

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What happens if you want to say goodbye to a loved one but this suddenly no longer find ? The short film “Farewell” tells how want to accompany a group of friends with different characters their deceased friend and brother on a last trip and so much goes wrong.

In bizarre and comical way this short satire will pull you in its spell – and what, if such a thing happened once to me?

  • Urs Kälin
    Director
  • Urs Kälin
    Writer
  • Urs Kälin
    Producer
  • Katharina Linhart
    Key Cast
  • Sandro Howald
    Key Cast
  • Pauli Schmidig
    Key Cast
  • Jan A. Hiss
    Key Cast
  • Diane DelaCroix
    Key Cast
  • Nadine Martig
    Key Cast
  • Philippe Schuler
    Key Cast
  • Urs Kälin
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Abschied
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 8 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 28, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    11,000 CHF
  • Country of Origin:
    Switzerland
  • Country of Filming:
    Switzerland
  • Film Language:
    German
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Black Magic
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2,35:1
  • Film Color:
    Color

March 2017 COMEDY Stories, Screenplays, Short FIlms

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ACTORROMANCE BEST SCENE Screenplay – TURN THE TABLES
March 2017 Reading
Written by Dale Baker and Herschel Medlin

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – PEN & PENCIL
March 2017 Reading
Written by Devone Jones
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – CYCLE
March 2017 Reading
Written by Iman Davari

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – SUNFLOWER CARE
March 2017 Reading
Written by Della Greenawalt
ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – MONSTER MURDER MYSTERY
March 2017 Reading
Written by Arran McDermott

ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – REARRANGING ROXY
March 2017 Reading
Written by Bridget Bell McMahon
ACTORFAN FICTION Screenplay – EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND
March 2017 Reading
Written by Marc Mulcahy

ACTORLGBT WEB SERIES Screenplay – LITTLE SISTA
March 2017 Reading
Written by Charmaine Bingwa
festival posterSNOOT IN THE CITY, 1min, Australia, Animation
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festival posterDIRTY POOL, 1min, Canada, Animation
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festival posterBABY AND GRANNY, 2min. USA, Animation/Comedy
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festival posterPOKER NIGHT, 11min, Canada, Comedy
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festival posterWHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN, 9min, UK, Comedy
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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Highlights of the March 2017 COMEDY FEEDBACK Film Festival

AUDIENCE FESTIVAL AWARDS

Best Film: WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN

Best Performances: WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN

Best Cinematography: WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN

Best Music: The music from A BAD DAY AT THE OFFICE

WATCH the Audience FEEDBACK of the short film: 

A BAD DAY AT THE OFFICE, 7min, Australia, Comedy
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festival posterPOKER NIGHT, 11min, Canada, Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterWHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN, 9min, UK, Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterWALL, 5min, Taiwan, Animation
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festival posterSNOOT IN THE CITY, 1min, Australia, Animation
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterDIRTY POOL, 1min, Canada, Animation
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterBABY AND GRANNY, 2min. USA, Animation/Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

The COMEDY MARCH 2017 FEEDBACK Film Festival gave our audiences simply the best of short comedy movies from around the world.

The theme of the festival was “DECEPTION”.

Every film showcased was about a situation that had someone else deceiving another person for their own gain.

NOTE: Our 4th and best comedy festival!

Of all the festivals we do, the most rejections come from the comedy genre submissions. A lot of films made simply do not work in this genre for various reasons. Actor David Garrick is first credited with the quote: “Comedy is a serious business.” You don’t execute a comedy by simply being goofy on set. It’s actually quite the opposite.

After doing over 100 festivals to date and watching over 7000 short films in the last 10 years, I can honesty say that executing a comedy is the most difficult task to do over any other genre. You need to make the audience laugh, while also giving us a plot where we need to know what happens next. Most importantly, comedies are almost always about character. If you do not have characters that the audiences aren’t interested in, then they won’t laugh. If they don’t laugh, then they won’t care about the film.

Programming a comedy festival lineup is also the most difficult genre to do. You want to balance the emotion with each selection and type of “funny” movie you’re showing. You don’t want to program 6 films for example that are the same type of comedy.

So in conclusion…what I’m saying is that the COMEDY Festival is the hardest one to execute out of all our festivals. And it’s also the festival that makes me the most nervous. The programmers hit their mark 95% of the time. Meaning, the films they pick are always a success for the general audience that attends the festival. We’ve programmed 130 short films last year and had 4 films that were not successful. Out of those four films, 3 were comedies.

I think we finally got it right with this festival. In fact, I know we got it right. This was an amazing lineup of comedy shorts. Phew!!

See you at the festivals in 2017.

– Matthew Toffolo

2017 – Read the best of COMEDY Feature Film Loglines and Movie Pitches

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THE FIND, by Joseph Wise


CONFUSION RAINS, by Floyd Fisher


LIFE COACH, by Sandy Basran


ANIMATED BACKSTREET BOYS, by Felipe Herrera


CRAZY FRYING PAN, by Mykola Prut


LEAVES OF WRATH, by Susan Jaegtnes


MID-LIFE CRISIS, by Chris Schnitzius and Frank Floyd


CALL ME NOW, by Jiwo Lesmono


BABY ON BOARD, by Steven LaFlamme


WATER FROM THE MOON, by Craig Holland


THE WEDDINGS, by Kelly Murphy


I’M HAVING AN AFFAIR WITH MY WIFE, by Jen Finelli


FAT SICK AND CLEARLY DEAD, by Johnathan Rousell


MAN WITHOUT A RACE, by Kofi Poku Jr.


THE BLACK FOREST HAM, by Matthew Heinze


FIRE STATION 69, by Brad Creel


DANCING WITH THE DEVIL, by Michael Cala


IN SOME WAY, by Sean Christian


TURN THE TABLES, by Hershel Medlin


THIS IS LIFE: A DEVINE COMEDY, by Gauge Thoeny


SAVING JOEY, by Simon Wilkinson


SURVIVING PARADISE, by Susan Willoch Shaver


LEAP OF LOVE, by Deborah McCormick


7TH TIME LUCKY IN LOVE, by Mary Huczman


DADDY ISSUES, by KT Edwards


TINDERELLA, by Jane Henning


DEMONS 4 DUMMIES, by Rollin Jewett


SHOOT THE PILOT, by Steven F. Griggs


DA CRIB HELL NAWH, by Tyrone Dicks


HIT YOUR MARK, by Breanna Barton-Shaw


OUT FLYING PAST MY BEDTIME, by Linda Falcao


THE BUCKETTEERS, by Alan Power


DISASTER GEORGE, by Andy Leonard


UNDERCOVER GRANDPA, by Shannon Dunn


HOLIDAYS AT THE APARTMENT, by Stephen C. Mitchell


THE REJECTS, by Rasheeda Garner


HILLBILLY HAY, by Nick Jordan


VENUS HATES MARS, by Ricky Long


HEART ATTACK AT 30, by Scott Lowry


AMAZING FANTASY, by Alex Hunt


FINELY SPUN, by Evan Nasse

Winning COMEDY Short Play Reading – CYCLE, by Iman Davari

Winning Screenplay – CYCLE
Written by Iman Davari

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Val Cole
KAMRAN – Dan Cristofori

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Comedy, Crime

Kamran, along with his friend Faramarz, decides to rob his grandmother’s house. Aided by his friend, Kamran plans the robbery and his grandmother’s murder. After killing the grandmother and finding her money and jewelry, he also murders Faramarz. The robbery and the murder are both repeated at different ages. At the end, we see the bodies of the old woman, Kamran and Faramarz with different murders in different parts of the house.

 
Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

About conscientious people who can not be released from the cycle of behavior.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

mystery,crime,thriller

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

For most people life you are involved in a vicious circle.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Kamran, along with his friend Faramarz, decides to rob his grandmother’s house. Aided by his friend, Kamran plans the robbery and his grandmother’s murder. After killing the grandmother and finding her money and jewelry, he also murders Faramarz. The robbery and the murder are both repeated at different ages. At the end, we see the bodies of the old woman, Kamran and Faramarz with different murders in different parts of the house.

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

My favorite director Quentin Jerome Tarantino
I saw all his films.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

Over 8 years

How many stories have you written?

More than 20 scripts

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

good ye my lover , James Blunt
Yiannis Chryssomallis
Mohammad Reza Shajarian
and…

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

In our country there’s filmmaking career.
And the script is often in social discourse.
And I would love to work in other genres.
There are no independent producer. And have worked to the desired style.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

director
Acting
Photography

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

I met with the elders of cinema.
And you get experience in different fields of filmmaking

 

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

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

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