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

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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 PILOT COMEDY – REMOTELY WORKING, by Bill Baber

Genre: Comedy

This sitcom web series pilot features five quirky diverse millennials who work remotely for an international tech corporation. They struggle with online meetings, living on the road, and working from “wherever.” Each lone wolf must cooperate with the others, or everyone will be fired. Meanwhile, none of these independent co-dependents has a personal life that is even remotely working. (Single-camera TV-14)

CAST LIST:

Anna: Alicia Payne
Nav: Tim Paul McCarthy
Akihiro: Scott McCulloch
Narrator: Hugh Ritchie
Phil: Rais Moui
Kate: Jane Smythe
Chloe: Lara Amersey

Get to know the writer:

 1. What is your TV Pilot screenplay about?

This is the pilot episode of the Remotely Working web series that satirizes our online world.

In the Pilot: Phil thinks the team’s conference call is audio only…. but it isn’t!

In the Series: Five quirky diverse millennials work remotely for an international tech corporation. They struggle with online meetings, living on the road, and working from “wherever.” Each lone wolf must cooperate with the others, or everyone will be fired. Meanwhile, none of these independent co-dependents has a personal life that is even remotely working.

2. Why should this screenplay be made into a TV show?

43% of global workers try, at least once, to work remotely. We hope there is an audience who will laugh at the inherent tensions in being a “professional” while fumbling with your laptop or phone in a bedroom, car, coffee-house, hotel bar, or many other inconvenient places. Plus, everyone knows, but won’t admit, that a virtual relationship lacks something essential. Can you truly love someone you can’t smell?

3. How would you describe this script in two words?

Millenial satire.

4. What TV show do you keep watching over and over again?

Silicon Valley, Brockmire, Entourage, Veep, Twilight Zone.

5. How long have you been working on this screenplay?

My creative partners (Scott Crosby and Dan Douglass) and I have worked on this particular script for seven months.

Thank you for the honor of a performance reading of our script.

6. How many stories have you written?

I’ve written the first season of Remotely Working (eight episodes) and six feature screenplays.

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

Hotel California.

8. What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

It could not exceed 15 pages, so that meant: chop, chop, rewrite, and chop.

9. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

My wife and kids. Serving on the City Council in my town of La Mesa, California.

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

The opportunity for a performance reading is priceless. The initial feedback was helpful and we made many of the suggested changes.

11. You entered your screenplay via FilmFreeway. What has been your experiences working with the submission platform site?

I have tried all the major platforms and Film Freeway is the best.

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

If you can complete a screenplay, you have done something others only dream about. If your art is never read, or never produced, you still have made art.

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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

April 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 posterA GOOD BLINDER, 26min., USA, Documentary

festival posterYOURS FAITHFULLY EDNA WELTHORPE (MRS), UK, Animation/Comedy

ACTORGLOBAL FUN – TV Best Scene Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by Josep Colomer
ACTORINFINITE NOT BEYOND – 1pg. Short Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by T.J. Peters

 

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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: THE GLOBAL FUND, by Josep Colomer


Genre: Comedy

The Global Fund is a parodical global economic institution, headquartered in Washington, whose Director and Staff attempt –and often fail– to rule over the various countries of the world. They clash and try to make an arrangement with the Presidenta of a country in debt.

CAST LIST:

Neck: Jarrod Terrell
Narrator: Matt Barnes
Bicker: Allan Michael Brunet
Rodriguez: Meghan Allen

Get to know the writer:

 1. What is your TV PILOT screenplay about?

Paul Bicker is the Director of the Global Fund, an international public institution that tries to prescribe what to do to the various countries of the world. In the pilot, Bicker pretends to address the huge debt of a South American country with an incompetent government. He reaches a deal with the ignorant and arrogant Presidenta of Platonia to trade off the economic policy dictated by the Global Fund with permission for the country to keep its domestic politics and elections, which generates a catastrophe.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Political satire. Comedy.

3. Why should this screenplay be made into a TV show?

The Trump’s presidency, Brexit, the rising of populist and nationalist movements, have opened a new golden era for political satire. But no sitcom has dealt yet with the global institutions, such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and alike, which have recently become more and more powerful over the entire world economy and are now the main target of politicians’ and voters’ backlash in many countries.

4. How would you describe this script in two words?

Globalization fun.

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

Casablanca.

6. How long have you been working on this screenplay?

Several years doing academic research on the global institutions in Washington, and about a year to write the satirical version.

7. How many stories have you written?

I have published a dozen academic monographs, textbooks and non-fictions essays; I have also a satirical campus novel written; this is my first TV screenplay.

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

As time goes by.

9. What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

I know the technocratic jargon and the political speech well, but I needed to give a different voice to every character, which I was not used to do.

10. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Movies.

11. You entered your screenplay via FilmFreeway. What has been your experiences working with the submission platform site?

So far it has offered me this nice opportunity to have a video for promotion, which I didn’t find elsewhere.

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

The initial feedback was very helpful, although the reviewers didn’t know much about the global institutions that I am satirizing and I had to clarify. This confirms that this TV show is necessary for the education of the public about the importance of the current governance of the world; I think a satirical comedy may be an effective way to explain how they work and to call the attention to the opportunities and perils they bring about.

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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

2017 COMEDY TELEVISION Screenplays (11)

Festival for Comedy-A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

 

ACTORTV THRILLER Best Scene Screenplay – JOYTON SHREW
September 2017 Reading
by Ian Bradburn

ACTORTV SPEC Screenplay – RICK & MORTY
August 2017 Reading
by Daniel Richardson

ACTORANIMATION TV PILOT Screenplay – CHICKEN COP
July 2017 Reading
by Bryan Cahill

ACTORFEMALE TV PILOT Screenplay – JUNKED
June 2017 Reading
by Alice Dennard

ACTORLGBT TV PILOT Screenplay – THE UPSIDE OF OVER
October 2017 Reading
by Dan Hass

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

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

ACTORTV SPEC Screenplay – BOB’S BURGERS
April 2017 Reading
Written by Matthew J. Gonzalez

ACTORFAN FICTION TV PILOT Screenplay – THE GHOST AND MRS. MUIR
April 2017 Reading
Written by Richard Mueller

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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

November 2017 COMEDY Stories, Screenplays, Short Films

Submit your Comedy Screenplay or Film to the Festival Today: http://festivalforcomedy.com

 

festival posterHEDDA NEEDS HELP, 14min, USA, Comedy
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festival posterFIRM WITH PURPOSE, 5min, USA, Comedy
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ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – TURN THE TABLES
November 2017 Reading
by Herschel Medlin
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – LAST CHANCE
November 2017 Reading
by Zander Jones
ACTORHORROR BEST SCENE Screenplay – HOOMANS
November 2017 Reading
by Chris Furian
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – FROM A KIDS POINT OF VIEW
November 2017 Reading
by Chad Smith
ACTORCOMING SHORT Screenplay – VALERIE VERSUS EARTH
November 2017 Reading
by Jason Boaden
ACTORCOMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay – FLAG DAY
November 2017 Reading
by Brian W. Smith
ACTORSTAGE PLAY Screenplay – IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE
November 2017 Reading
by Christopher Hemmens
ACTOR Novel Transcript Reading – THE ADVENTURES OF TEK DANGER & LARRY APPLEBAUM
November 2017 Reading
by Rich Hynes

 

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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