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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February 2017 COMEDY Stories, Screenplays, Short FIlms

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ACTORNOVEL Transcript – FORTUNATE SON
February 2017 Reading
Written by Daniel T. Pawlowski

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – I SPY WITH MY LITTLE FLY
February 2017 Reading
Written by Adam Luff
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – BANH YOU
February 2017 Reading
Written by Steve Cleary

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – BOOM
February 2017 Reading
Written by Dimitri Devyatkin

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – 5 THINGS NOT TO FEED YOUR BABY
February 2017 Reading
Written by Todd A. Jackson


festival posterCHARITY CASE, 3min, UK, Romance/Comedy
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festival posterRUN FREE, 8min, Romance/War
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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

January 2017 COMEDY Stories, Screenplays, Short FIlms

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festival posterMARIA FERNANDA IN TIME, 9min, Spain, Sci-Fi/Comedy
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TV PILOT Screenplay – DOWN WITH THE BUREAUCRACY
January 2017 Reading
Written by Dimitry Pompee
TV SPEC Screenplay – MODERN FAMILY “Relax, I Got This”
January 2017 Reading
Written by Edward Pronley

BEST Scene – THE UNCONQUERABLE
January 2017 Reading
Written by Jonathan Fear
ACTORBEST Scene – SANDWICH
January 2017 Reading
Written by Deborah Klika

ACTOR1st SCENE Script – FAN SITE
January 2017 Reading
Written by Elisha Barnes
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – MODERN LOVE
January 2017 Reading
Written by Hannah Dillon

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – PFFF
January 2017 Reading
Written by Dimitri Devyatkin
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – I CAN CATCH A BULLET
January 2017 Reading
Written by Reynaldo A. Garza

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – LOVE HURTS
January 2017 Reading
Written by Michael Gavino
ACTORNOVEL Reading – DEADLY SERIOUS
January 2017 Reading
Written by A.J. Thibault

 

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

COMEDY 1pg. SHORT SCREENPLAY – BANH YOU! by Steve Cleary

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Winning Screenplay – BANH YOU!
Written by Steve Cleary

CAST LIST:

HENRY – Peter Mark Raphael
CARLA – Victoria Urquhart
NARRATOR – Gabriel Cameron

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Comedy

A blind lunch date at a cafe where miscommunication is on the menu.


Get to know the winning writer:

What is your screenplay about?

It’s a silly sketch about a guy and a girl on a blind lunch date, but the girl’s so hungry that she’s not present to the conversation and the date ends in disaster.

What genres does your screenplay under?

Sketch Comedy

How would you describe this script in two words?

Silly short

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

Well it’s really short for one thing, and I think the wordplay is a lot of fun.

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

Nacho Libre. Love that movie!

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

I wrote it in a day, and revisited it months later to trim it down from two pages to one for this contest.

How many stories have you written?

About a dozen or so, with a long list of ideas in various stages of development.

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

I was approached by an actress who wanted to start up a sketch comedy channel and she liked my writing style. I thought it would be a good, easy way to get some of my material produced.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

The actress didn’t want the girl to have any lines, but just sit there with a blank expression. We disagreed on the comedic merits of that approach so she didn’t end up using it.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I love my dog and taking him on long walks when I take writing breaks.

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

I was treated so well by you guys when you gave my feature “Lawn Boys” a table reading that I wanted to submit something else that showed another angle of my sense of humor. The feedback provided really helped elevate the script to its highest potential.

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

2016 SLAPSTICK Stories

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festival posterPROVERBIAL LUCK, 5min, Austria, Romance/Comedy
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ACTORFEATURE Screenplay: LAWN BOYS
September 2016 Reading
Written by Steve Cleary

ACTORTHE DRUNK: GETTING HOME, 6min, UK, Comedy
Short Film from July 2016 Film Festival

ACTORFEATURE Screenplay – THE CHARLOTTETOWN JACKHAMMER
July 2016 Reading
Written by Marc Lalonde

ACTORMOCKUMENTARY Screenplay – BOWLING FOR CONCUBINES
July 2016 Reading
Written by Vanessa Marlowe

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – SAMMY’S PARROT
September 2016 Reading
Written by Dimitri Devyatkin


festival posterHERE’S JANE
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12min, USA, Comedy


festival posterMORE THAN GOD
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9min, Ireland, Comedy


festival posterYO SOY PEDRO
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10min, France, Sci-Fi/Comedy

COMEDY SHORT SCREENPLAY – MODERN LOVE by Hannah Dillon

Watch the January 2017 Winning Comedy Short Screenplay Reading.

Best Scene from the screenplay MODERN LOVE Screenplay
Written by Hannah Dillon

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Charles Gordon
BONNIE – Shannon McNally
GRANDMA – Val Cole
SANDRA – Catherine D’Angelo
JOEL – Nick Wicht
BILL – David Straus
NOAH – Gabriel Darku

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Sci-Fi, Comedy, Romance, Family

In 2065, Sandra brings her Artificially Intelligent boyfriend home to meet her grandmother, who struggles to accept him.


Get to know the winning writer:

What is your screenplay about?

When Sandra brings her Artificially Intelligent boyfriend home for dinner, her family struggles to accept him. In addition to the nerves that come with meeting a significant other’s family, this boyfriend has to overcome a deep-rooted prejudice against robots. Great. Let’s see how Sandra’s overbearing, Jewish grandmother reacts.

What genres does your screenplay under?

Sci-Fi, Comedy, Family

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

This story exposes an important social issue in an engaging, digestible way. It’s really about the struggles of any “unconventional” couple (LGBTQ, interracial, etc.), and the cyclical nature of social progress from generation to generation. Anyone who has ever been rejected by his or her significant other’s family will relate to this story. More importantly, people who feel you should only date “your own,” may even be able to take a step back and question that impulse. I believe this story could have a great impact if made into a film.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Provocative and silly.

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

When Harry Met Sally.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

I worked on various iterations of this story for about eight months. I am currently working on a pilot inspired by the two main characters and their relationship.

How many stories have you written?

I have written three feature screenplays, many more short screenplays, short stories, poems, and songs. I am constantly writing.

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

Years ago, a family member of mine did not approve of my former partner, and it stuck with me. I was very close with that family member, and was not expecting his negative reaction. Others told me to “let it go,” because he was old, and from “a different time.” I tried to imagine: If I was very old, and my granddaughter brought home a lover, is there any kind of person I would find unsuitable? Any kind of religion? Race? Sexual identity? As I wracked my brain, the only thing I could think was, “as long as it’s human.” That’s when it clicked: if my hypothetical granddaughter were to bring home a robot, I would, in fact, question that love, and my hate would sound all too familiar. It also sounded ridiculous when aimed at a robot. I thought, what a perfectly absurd metaphor to use to expose the idiocy of real prejudice. At the end of the day, it’s just fear of the unfamiliar.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

There are a lot of big themes at play here, and a lot of different ways to tell this story. I had to explore several avenues before I found the one that felt right.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I love music (which I also write) and comedy, and care deeply about social justice.

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

I saw a few videos of previous readings, and I loved the idea. The initial feedback was very helpful.

Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

My only advice is to write what’s in your gut. It’s the only thing worth reading, and the only voice nobody else has. Plus, it’s in your gut—don’t let that fester.

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

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