COMEDY Best Scene Reading of The Masses by Toni Nagy

The Masses is a post-partisan, omni-racial, multi-gender, quasi-radical, sketch comedy show that represents the perspective of the artistic and creative counter-culture that is actually the mainstream. The tone will be the “Twilight Zone” meets sketch comedy – creating scenarios that are rooted both in reality and in our surreal dystopian not-too-distant future. Centered on a cast that will range in ages from 18 to 80 and will be so racially/sexually/bodily diverse that Benetton ads will cower in shame; The Masses will contain social commentary peppered with absurdity and pure hilarity.

CAST LIST:

Bill: Liam Kinahan
The Vagina: Mandy May Cheetham
Narrator: Sean Ballantyne
Charles: Adrian Currie
Will: John Leung

Festival for Comedy-A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

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

Director: Matthew Toffolo

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

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Best Scene COMEDY Short Screenplay of How Did We Get Here? by Travis Darkow & Chris Isaacson

Francis, a pessimist, and Chester, a happy go lucky pot head, struggle with two jobs they hate, all while Chester bounces his insane ideas off of Francis on how to get themselves out of their jobs. The only problem? One lacks motivation, and the other is almost always stoned. Francis drives a septic truck, and Chester works at a second hand sex toy store. How could it get any worse?

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Mandy May Cheetham
Chester: Adrian Currie
Francis: Liam Kinahan

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

Director: Matthew Toffolo

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

HIGHLIGHTS, WINNERS & VIDEOS: September 2018 Comedy FEEDBACK Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:

BEST COMEDY FILM: GET HOME SAFE

BEST PERFORMANCES: THE COLOR OF ME

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: DISCLOSURE

BEST MUSIC: BEHIND CLOSED DOORS

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterLOOK, 10min., USA, Comedy

festival posterLOVE LEX, 7min., Australia, Comedy

festival posterWEIRD SHIT, 3min., USA, Comedy

festival posterBANANAS, 5min., USA, Comedy

festival posterGET HOME SAFE, 7min., USA, Comedy

festival posterBEHIND CLOSED DOORS, 5min., USA, Comedy

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The theme of the August 2018 DRAMA/COMEDY FEEDBACK Film Festival in Toronto was “The Self”.

Each film was about an individual being themselves and the consequences and/or rewards that come with that.

Los Angeles just went VIRAL. We filled up a 250 seat cinema and had the entire crowd talking about the various films we showed this month. Lively crowd. Lots of conversation about the 1st half DRAMA shorts and the “sexy” 2nd half COMEDY shorts.

3 festivals left in 2018. Make sure you attend. Have some amazing films coming up.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

COMEDY Best Scene: MAE DAY by Ashley Rubay and Annick Blomdahl

Mae Day is a 30-minute comedy about two bumbling cousins, Ellie and Val, who must move in with their grandmother, Mae de Rochier, when the discovers that she has dementia.

CAST LIST:

Jack – 5 – Kevin Gabel
Joe – 6 – Hartley O. Gyamfi
Narration – Allen Michael Brunet
Grandma Mae – 16 – Regan Brown
Ellie – 11 – Ariel Brooker
Val – 5 – Georgia Grant

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

Director: Matthew Toffolo

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

COMEDY Best Scene Reading of Tugnutt: A Love Supreme by Nate Yacos

When a family man gains instant celebrity status as TV spokesman, his newfound celebrity threatens to tear his family apart and challenge his notion of a happy life.

CAST LIST:

Brandon – Geoff Mays
Blond – Katelyn Varadi
Narration – Norma Dawn Dunphy
Ted – Shawn Devlin
Redhead –Salma Dharsee

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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

AUGUST 2018 COMEDY Stories, Screenplays, Short Films

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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

Short Film: BANANAS, 5min., USA, Comedy

SYNOPSIS

“A prank meant to go viral goes horribly wrong and it’s all recorded in the reaction video.”

CREDITS 

Written, directed, edited by, and starring Zack Arch

Filmed by and starring Charlie Fay

Friends played by Kathy Dorn and Dasha Fayvinova

STATEMENT

Bananas is a short made by the comedy troupe, Flambé. For 9 months, they churned out a sketch a week. This was #27. It’s filmed from the perspective of Charlie capturing Zack’s reaction to a prank he played on him, until everything completely backfires and Zack is left robbed in an apartment littered with bananas. Inspired by online prank videos, Zack decided to write this piece and film it vertically, integrating the natural shitty texture of iPhone videos in order to further blur the line between fiction and reality. Playing it straight is key to the comedy of this sketch. How closely can you toe the line between comedy and drama? The initial concept was simple; have a nervous breakdown surrounded by hundreds of bananas, arguably the most ridiculous fruit. The viewer can form their own opinion from that point. Is it funny? Is it a nightmare? Did Zack simply waste $83 on 5 crates of bananas? Where are the bananas now? What is Zack’s venmo handle so I can toss him some dough for all those bananas? What is Zack’s venmo handle so I can gift him $5000 per month, fulfilling my lifelong dream of being a Dickens-esque benefactor? All those questions may or may never be answered. Life is short

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