Winning Comedy Feature Screenplay – POOP MOVIE, by Byron Erwin

March 2018 WINNING Feature Screenplay!

Genre: Animation, Comedy

See the world from the Poop’s point of view as a cowardly outcast discovers his courage and bravery when he battles the evil Toilet Paper Empire in this animated action adventure.

CAST LIST:

Mr. Tee Pee: Daniel Cristofori
Lily: Emily Weir
Tootsie Roll: Brogan Caulfield
Narrator: Peter Nelson
Duke: Peter-Mark Raphael
Browneye: Neil Bennett
Floater: Regan Brown

Get to know the writer:

 1. What is your screenplay about?

See the world from the Poop’s point of view as a cowardly outcast discovers his courage and bravery when he battles the evil Toilet Paper Empire in this animated action adventure.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Comedy / animated adventure

3. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

The laughter that it will bring to everyone that sees it!

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

Holy Shit!

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

The Shining.

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

4 months

7. How many stories have you written?

Two dozen feature screenplays

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

96 Tears by Question Mark And The Mysterians

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

Creating a spirit for the lead character that made him relatable to everyone. The first draft had him as cynical and pessimistic. That was the wrong way to go. It’s much funnier to watch a character with set goals and dreams and then witness them unravel at the seams.

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

I am a film director who released his first feature film in theaters nationwide in 2009. Unfortunately, the film wasn’t very funny, so it did not do well. I went back to the drawing board and worked on my comedic elements – and this is the result.

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

Film Freeway has been incredibly easy to use for me. Whether it is one of my film, or a screenplay, I simply upload the files, write a mini synopsis, and then I am set to start submitting. I found their search engine to be very user friendly and most festivals that I want to enter are available through their submission process.

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

I found your festival after a brief search on Film Freeway. I looked up the reviews and submitted immediately. The feedback I received was incredibly inspirational. I think they nailed the weak spots. I was aware of them, but did not have the objective viewpoint to make the corrections. Sometimes, one gets so invested in the story that it is hard to see it from the outside. The feedback assisted me in finding the right tempo for the pacing in the problem spots and turned the script into something that I am very proud of. Most scripts that I have written are preconceived ideas that I flush out on the paper. This story was an inspiration that hit like a lightning bolt. It practically wrote itself. The first draft was completed in one week. What made it so easy? I only had one goal. Make everyone laugh!

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Producer: Matthew Toffol – http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

Camera Op: Mary Cox

 

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HIGHLIGHTS: January 2018 COMEDY Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:

BEST FILM: EDEN HOSTEL

BEST PERFORMANCES: JAKE & JULIA

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: EDEN HOSTEL

BEST MUSIC: EDEN HOSTEL

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:


festival posterTOO SOON?, 3min., UK, Comedy
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festival posterJAKE & JULIA, 12min, USA, Comedy/Relationship
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festival posterALTERNATIVE MATH, 9min, USA, Comedy
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festival posterEDEN HOSTEL, 14min., Spain, Comedy/Drama
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It was a great start to the 2018 FEEDBACK Film Festival season in Toronto as event 1 of 24 was a giant success. The sold out crowd was really engaged in the moderation session lead by the talented Kierston Drier.

The theme of the event was “Misplaced People”.

Every film was about a person being in the wrong situation or place.
January 2018 brought the festival a new team of festival coordinators. Mary Cox & Kierston Drier will be managing the festival in Toronto from now on. They have been with the organization for over 2 years and have also programmed/curated many festival events. So now the keys to the festival were given to them and they are destined to take it to new heights.

This festival gave us 4 comedy films from around the world that had the audience laughing throughout. All funny films that also gave us a nice social commentary.
Then we ended the night by showcasing 2 epic short films. The term “epic short film” is defined by this festival as a film being longer than 20 minutes. You know you have made a great short when the audience is engaged throughout and want to stay and talk about it at length.

One festival down in Toronto with 23 more to go for 2018. If you’re in Toronto, make sure you attend the free events.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo, CEO, FEEDBACK Film Festival (Toronto & Los Angeles)

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

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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 Best Scene Reading of MODEL U.N., by KC

 

CAST LIST:

Brunette: Lada Darewych
Blonde: Julie C. Sheppard
Narration: Sean Ballantyne
Evan: Geoff Mays
Jimmy: Hugh Ritchie
Ana: Victoria Urquhart

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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 Best Scene Reading of ROCK AND ROLL MOTHER TERESA, by Stefano Jay Bozzo

 

CAST LIST:

Lady – Lada Darewych
Mr. Susumu – Sean Ballantyne
Narration – Victoria Urquhart
Bubba – Geoff Mays
Melody – Julie C. Sheppard

 

Get to know the writer:

 1. What is your screenplay about?

It’s about a destitute Elvis impersonator who, in a turn of events, embarks on a road trip with a murder suspect masquerading as a nun and with a Statue street performer in hopes of winning an Elvis impersonation contest. They have to escape from a Punk-Rock Mafia crew band from who they steeled a bag of money and dope. But eventually is a story where everyone has a mask, and they need to drop their mask to find their identities.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Quirky Comedy.

3. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

Because it’s a character-driven quirky comedy, funny and distinctive, that avoid clichés about characters. Because it is a fresh perspective on the genre with strangely juvenile antics and contentious relationship. It gives to the comedy a sharp edge inside a sweet, life-affirming story where everyone has a mask, and is looking for their own identities.

Like a new, fresh “Little Miss Sunshine” on drugs.

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

Rock and Roll Mother Teresa!

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

The Royal Tennenbaum

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

A year.

7. How many stories have you written?

A Dozen.

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

Simple Twist of Fate

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

Finding different way the characters would talk.

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

Soccer.

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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 Best Scene Reading of LULLABY, by Peter E. Agbonifo

 

CAST LIST:

Armstrong – Hugh Ritchie
Denzel – Sean Ballantyne
Narration – Lada Darewych
Cleo – Geoff Mays
Monica – Victoria Urquhart

Get to know the writer:

 1. What is your screenplay about?
It is about a guy who disguises to an old man (grandpa) to lull some kids spying on him whenever he is with his girlfriend, causing some trouble for him with his elder brother who he lives with, and how he suddenly got entrapped with the promised of a great wealth from the grandma of one of the kids who is falling in love with him (grandpa) and also seeking a relationship. It shows how he lusted over the great wealth, the difficulties he faced while trying to stay in the relationship with the Grandma and how he eventually submitted and gave up.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?
Comedy

3. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?
It should be made into a movie because it is entertaining, captivating, inspiring and a four-Quadrant Film appealing equally to all four demographics – young and old, male and female.

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

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

Comedy movies (I don’t know if I answered this right for you).

6. How long have you been working on this screenplay?
I have been working on it since 2003.

7. How many stories have you written?
9 (Nine) feature length screenplays

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

9. What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?
The obstacle I faced to finishing this screenplay is the fact that I am not based in the environment where I want the screenplay to be performed, and I have not even been there before. It is continent apart.

10. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?
I am also passionate about making good movies.

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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 Best Scene Reading of GRANDMA DEE AND THE LOST CONTINENT, by Mark Perlick

 CAST LIST:

Assistant 1 – Geoff Mays
Assistant 2 – Hugh Ritchie
Narration – Lada Darewych
Red – Victoria Urquhart
Smiling man – Sean Ballantyne
Grandma Dee – Julie C. Sheppard

Get to know the writer:

1. What is your screenplay about?

It’s about a woman, who, after a traumatic tour as a nurse in Vietnam,
believes that her redemption will come when she finds the Atlantean Hall of
Records.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Comedy/metaphysical

3. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

It’s a comedy that takes itself seriously. It’s about characters who revel
in the absurdities of life.

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

Glorious obsession

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

Dr. Strangelove

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

I’ve worked on this screenplay off and on for two years with multiple
rewrites.

7. How many stories have you written?

I’ve written at least twenty screenplays and many short plays that were
performed on stage.

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

My favorite musical piece is the first movement of Beethoven’s Moonlight
Sonata. I’ve learned to play the piano just to play that piece. I no longer
play the piano, but cherish every note of that adagio.

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

My biggest obstacle was keeping the humor and the relationships fresh and
honest.

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

My other passion is rock climbing and writing software.

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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