1pg. Short Screenplay: DAB A DUCK TAPE, by Stephanie Annis

Genre: Comedy

Fixing a truck with duck tape.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Susie: Sandra Krstin
Darryl: Peter-Mark Raphael

 Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

Duck Tape Jokes & Cultural Comedy

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Comedy

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

Dab of Duck Tape comedically expresses the struggles of the frugal father.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Cultural Comedy

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

Friday

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

About six months to a one year.

How many stories have you written?

At least dozens.

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

“She’s in love with the boy” – Trisha Yearwood

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

The ability and finance to film.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Photography & Philanthropy

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

FilmFreeway has provided me an opportunity to display my works and receive feedback and recognition. My experience, in a short time, has been positive.

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

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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

 

COMEDY Short Film Festival – Thur. Sept. 7th (Los Angeles)

The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival coming to Los Angeles.. Our LA home is Regal L.A. LIVE Cinemas, located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles (beside the Staples Center) at 1000 W Olympic Blvd.. The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm.

Showcasing the best of short films from around the world, while maintaining our audience feedback format moderated by Matthew Toffolo.

Tickets for are FREE or PAY WHAT YOU LIKE. Reserve your tickets online.  

To obtain seats in advance and pick them up on the day of the event (come for FREE, or make a donation), please email us atlatickets@wildsoundfestival.com and we’ll reserve seats for you.

You can pick up the tickets on the day of the event at the cinema. Tickets are first come, first serve. This festival has sold out 64 out of its last 66 events in Toronto. We can’t wait to do the festival in Los Angeles for the first time in 2017.

Here is the full program of films. Festival starts at 7pm sharp!

LAST NIGHT WAS A MISTAKE, 15min, USA, Romance/Comedy
Directed by Amanda Holland

Best friends, Alexa & Maya wanted stress free trip to Vegas away from their significant others. But when the ladies get too drunk and find themselves in a wedding chapel, they’ve got to face the feelings. In a short told completely backwards, the two prove that what happens in Vegas has lasting consequences.

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MANEKI-NEKO, 12min, USA, Romance/Comedy
Directed by Elaine Chu

A short film about cats, love, and moving on

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24

DEIGHTIES, 8min, Australia, Documentary/Romance
Directed by Mason Fleming

Having lost his wife 18 months earlier, octogenarian Phil decides that he no longer wishes to be alone anymore and to embark on a quest to find new love. Times have changed though, and Phil needs to navigate the complexities of the modern tools at his disposal for finding a mate, such as online match-making

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COUNTING, 10min, USA, LGBT, Romance
Directed by Dan Pal

In 1951 Violet and Milly make a love promise over a penny. In 2015, the promise comes due, and Violet must face a heartbreaking reality.

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INGENUE-ISH, 10min, USA, Comedy
Directed by John Stamos

A kind of young, sort of ethnic, LA actress takes us through her daily struggle to make it in show-biz without knowing someone, having a famous last name, or sleeping her way to the top. (One of these is false)

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SUITCASE, 13min, France, Comedy
Directed by Igor Gavva

Absentminded juggler ready to perform in the circus, but one member of the audience steals his suitcase with props.

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BAGGAGE, 17min, USA, Comedy
Directed by Andrea Behring

A comic tale of a small town girl who moves to New York City and realizes she’s not in Kansas anymore. She’s wide eyed about the high life of the big city – until she stumbles head first into the grip of it’s charming low life’s.

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UNICORNLAND, 7min, USA, Comedy/Webseries
Directed by Nick Leavens

After her divorce, Annie dates couples to explore her sexuality.

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The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival coming to Los Angeles.. Our LA home is Regal L.A. LIVE Cinemas, located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles (beside the Staples Center) at 1000 W Olympic Blvd.. The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm.

 

June 2017 COMEDY Stories, Screenplays, Short Films

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

 

ACTORACTION BEST Scene SHORT Screenplay – TURNT
June 2017 Reading
by Haldane Dane Hamilton

ACTORLGBT BEST Scene Screenplay – DADDY
June 2017 Reading
by Bernard Leed

ACTOR1pg. SHORT Screenplay – THE PARK PERVERT
June 2017 Reading
by Mark Levitt

ACTORUnder 5min. SHORT Screenplay – 900 PAGES
June 2017 Reading
by Juanita Cepero

ACTORUnder 5min. SHORT Screenplay – I KNOW
June 2017 Reading
by Steve Vasiliou

ACTORANIMATION SHORT Screenplay – BATROOM
June 2017 Reading
by Crafty St. James
ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – GOOD INTENTIONS
June 2017 Reading
by Sandy Tovray Greenberg

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

festival posterMASC ONLY, 15min, USA, LGBT, Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterMISIEK AND EVE FROM OUTER SPACE, 2min, Poland, Animation/Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterGREAT EXPECTATIONS, 12min, USA, Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterNOVAK, 5min, USA, Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterSAY WHAT!: A GERIATRIC PROPOSAL, USA, 5min, Animation/Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
FUCK THE BITCH !?, 5min, France, Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterPROCLAMATION PUNCTUATION, 4min, USA, Dance/Fashion
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterDAN, 1min, UK, Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterMISSION: APO11O, 4min, France, History/Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
ACTORLGBT Feature Screenplay – ARRANGING MIA
June 2017 Reading
by Joanie Fox

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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

HIGHLIGHTS, WINNERS & VIDEOS: June 2017 COMEDY FEEDBACK Film Festival

AUDIENCE FESTIVAL AWARDS

Best Film: SAY WHAT!: A GERIATRIC PROPOSAL

Best Performances: NOVAK

Best Cinematography: NOVAK

Funniest Film: NOVAK

Best Music: The music from SAY WHAT!: A GERIATRIC PROPOSAL

Take a look at the Audience Feedback Videos from the COMEDY Film Festival. Some of the best short films in the world today were showcased.

FUCK THE BITCH !?, 5min, France, Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterSAY WHAT!: A GERIATRIC PROPOSAL, USA, 5min, Animation/Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterNOVAK, 5min, USA, Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterGREAT EXPECTATIONS, 12min, USA, Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterMISIEK AND EVE FROM OUTER SPACE, 2min, Poland, Animation/Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

The COMEDY LOS ANGELES JUNE 2017 FEEDBACK Film Festival gave our audiences the best of comedy short movies from around the world.

The theme of the festival was “MISDIRECTION”.

Every film showcased what about a situation that was headed in one direction and then ended not where you expected.

Nothing is more subjective than comedy. If we show these selected films to 100 audiences we’ll get 100 different types of responses.

A comedy festival is also like a comedy club – people go to it because they want to be entertained and they want to laugh. Of course what makes our festival different is that we turn the cameras on the audience and ask them what they think.

No other festival makes me more nervous than the COMEDY Festival. I always sit in the dark hallway entrance while the films are playing hoping for one thing: hearing people laugh!

And when a selection of random people sitting in a dark room watching flickering images on screen begin to laugh in unison – there is no better feeling in the world. And it must be 100X better for the filmmakers who are in the audience watching their films being shown and hearing strangers laugh at their work.

The films showcased tonight definitely gave us a “punchline” ending. The last line of each film gave us the funniest line. They were the funniest because they were unexpected moments that occured. A bit of a comedic twist. The more unexpected, the funnier it is because you are simply reacting to the moment in laughter. It’s a spontaneous giggle. And usually the more spontaneous, the more memorable it is too.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

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.

*****

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

Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne


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April 2017 COMEDY Stories, Screenplays, Short Films

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ACTORCOMEDY BEST Scene Screenplay – FATE’S PECULIAR SENSE OF HUMOR
April 2017 Reading
Written by N. Triton

ACTORCOMEDY BEST Scene Screenplay – SEEKING WILL FERRELL
April 2017 Reading
Written by Rob Ingalls
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

festival posterHAVE A LITTLE FAITH, 12min, USA, Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterUNCLE ALBERT, 11min, USA, Dark Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterLE BELLE FOLIE, 14min, UK, Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterTHE MAN FROM THE SWIM LANE ASIDE, 15min, Brazil, Drama/Romance
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

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

TV SPEC Reading of BOB’S BURGERS “Monstrapolis” by Matthew J Gonzalez

Winning Screenplay – BOB’S BURGERS “Monstrapolis”
Written by Matthew J Gonzalez

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Elizabeth Morriss
LINDA – Daniel Chung
LOUISE – Tea Nguyen
TINA/GENE – David Occhipinti
BOB – John Fray
DEBBY – Georgia Grant
KID – Cora Matheson

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Comedy, Family

With a new roller coaster coming to the wharf (the monstrapolis) Louise becomes enamored with it and wants to ride it, even though she’s too short. Luckily though, after Tina asks Bob for a raise and gets denied, Louise manages to get Tina a paying job at the wharf.


Get to know the writer:

What is your TV spec screenplay of the show about?

The spec is based on one of my favorite television shows, Bob’s Burgers. The episode is called “Monstrapolis.” Tina wants to prove her maturity to her family and accepts a job at Wonder Wharf, where the new thrill roller coaster, Monstrapolis, has just opened, but Louise seizes the opportunity to use her sister’s new employment to make Wonder Wharf her personal playground. This all comes to an unexpected climax when Louise manipulates her sister to allow her onto Monstrapolis, which gets stuck in the middle of the ride. Bob and Linda are forced to rely on Gene to pick up the slack Tina, and Louise, left behind.

Why does this episode spec fit into the context of the series?

The characters are true to their voices and the humor fits perfectly in one of their seasons. The jokes are specific to their characters (ex. Gene’s buffoonery and Louise’s ability to manipulate Tina). The show ends on a familiar note of their strength as a family.

Tina proves herself as a worker and gets everyone, on the ride, to work together to get off Monstrapolis. In true Bob’s Burger fashion, Tina’s plan doesn’t work, but it shows her maturity through out the episode. Louise sees the error of her ways and apologizes for taken advantage of Tina, even admiring her strength when others doubted her.

The episode also features some of the series regulars, and favorites, like Mr. Fischoeder and Teddy.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Hilarious and fun.

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

Besides Bob’s Burger, It’s a toss up between Rick and Morty and The Office, both different comedies, but strong and rich with flavor and style.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

I have been working about three months on this spec. It took me a few weeks to get the first draft written, and then I set it down for a bit. I did a couple of rewrites a few days later.

How many stories have you written?

In terms of screenplays, I have one featured screenplay, two pilots, three spec scripts, and about ten short screenplays that I plan to shoot in the future.

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

“California Dreamin’” by Bobby Womack. Such a smooth song with a nice rhythm. It’s one of those songs you can play and lose yourself within the song. I don’t constantly listen to it, but it’s probably the only song I never skipped on my playlist.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Getting the humor right. I love the show and the characters, but making the humor believable within the world of Bob’s Burgers was a fun challenge. This is the reason I love writing comedies. It’s not just that Tina says “Uhhhh” or Bob’s moments of desperation whenever the kids do something wrong. The humor is deeply rooted in the series and some jokes are brilliantly layered that viewers may not see it until a second viewing, I argue to rewatch the episode “The Belchies” to see what I’m referring too. Again, I wouldn’t call it difficult, but it definitely took a great amount studying scripts and episodes.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I’m a filmmaker. I love getting my hands on a camera, getting actors together, and creating movie magic. The whole process is intriguing to me, from shooting to editing. The creative process doesn’t stop at the script. To this date I have shot four short films, in which I wrote, edited, and directed.

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

I believed in my episode “Monstrapolis.” It was funny and it felt authentic to the series, plus I had a blast working on it. I wanted to see if my spec had a chance, and graciously, the fine people at the Festival for Comedy thought so.

The reception was great. Obviously hearing positive feedback is always a joy, but the criticism was key to me. This is what makes me into a better writer. I definitely absorbed the information and applied it, not only to any further rewrites of “Monstrapolis,” but in all of my works.

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

It’s cliché to say keep writing, but believe in you and always looks at everything subject in different angles. If you’re writing something original, then show the viewers a different side of a subject. We are in the golden age of television and many people actually want to hear what others have to say. Use this medium and further extend your divergent voice. I write comedies, because the world can pretty dark. It could use a laugh once and awhile

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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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