Director Biography – John Patrick Hayden (VERITAPHOBIA)

John Patrick Hayden, a second year student in the MFA FILM program at CCNY, is a recent BAFTA student scholarship award winner , and the Princess Grace award nominee for his first year of work at CCNY. Director Statement Thoughts on the film Veritaphobia: Truth is natural. Lying is processed. Lying is flawed, it’s man… Continue reading Director Biography – John Patrick Hayden (VERITAPHOBIA)

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Director Biography – Caitlin Dahl (THE GET TOGETHER)

Caitlin Dahl was born in Toronto, Canada to a sisterhood of strong talented artists. She attended Ryerson University and has since written, produced and directed three short films, a documentary film and countless music videos. Caitlin got her start as a lead editor on Tim McGraw’s videos “Suspicions”, “Southern Voice” and McGraw and Def Leppard’s… Continue reading Director Biography – Caitlin Dahl (THE GET TOGETHER)

Winning TV SPEC Screenplay of BOJACK HORSEMAN, by Kayla Kristofco

Overview: One of the best things about this script is that you were willing to take chances and they certainly paid off. Bojack, Princess Carolyn, Diane, and Todd are at the core of this episode. Each begins with very different expectations and perspectives than they end with and the overall plotline is something that fans… Continue reading Winning TV SPEC Screenplay of BOJACK HORSEMAN, by Kayla Kristofco

Comedy Festival Testimonial – March 28 2019

I want to thank you immensely for the feedback! I’m truly grateful. Feedback and reviews are the main reasons I submit to competitions such as this one. I’m most pleased with this one in particular because the reviewer took the time to make suggestions as to how I could make the script better, most notably… Continue reading Comedy Festival Testimonial – March 28 2019

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 –… Continue reading COMEDY Best Scene: MAE DAY by Ashley Rubay and Annick Blomdahl

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 ****** Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com Director: Kierston Drier Casting… Continue reading COMEDY Best Scene Reading of Tugnutt: A Love Supreme by Nate Yacos

COMEDY Best Scene Reading of The Accidental Feminist by Blayr Austin

  Eugene Gorfinkel is raised by an unusually controlling feminist mother and 3 aggressive sisters as his father’s in jail. He is breastfed until he’s 12. He is the quintessential Mama’s boy to the extreme. The women in Eugene’s life hover over him constantly. Their “love” is so all encompassing that it doesn’t allow him… Continue reading COMEDY Best Scene Reading of The Accidental Feminist by Blayr Austin

COMEDY Best Scene: THE WORDSMITH by Matthew Holy

The Wordsmith is a comedy about Harry, a hapless bachelor who is forever using his words in an attempt to gain the upper hand (and failing miserably). When he goes out with Jane, a sexy and sophisticated woman he has met on a dating site, he quickly discovers that puns are not the way to… Continue reading COMEDY Best Scene: THE WORDSMITH by Matthew Holy

COMEDY Best Scene Reading of BARNABY OF MULCH, by John Broadhead

Genre: Comedy, Crime A tortured small town playwright, struggling to write a historical play for the town’s annual centennial celebration, casts a mysterious stranger who has plans to kill one of the townspeople to satisfy a long-term grudge. CAST LIST: Narrator: Carina Cojeen Will: Peter Nelson Father Bob: Russell Batcher Get to know the writer:  1. What is… Continue reading COMEDY Best Scene Reading of BARNABY OF MULCH, by John Broadhead

COMEDY Best Scene Reading of MCSUCK, by Christopher Grant Frank Caggiano

CAST LIST: Counter Girl – Victoria Urquhart Narration – Julie C. Sheppard Tommy – Sean Ballantyne Frankie – Geoff Mays Drive thru teen – Hugh Ritchie **** Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com Director: Kierston Drier Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne Editor: John Johnson Camera Operator: Mary Cox