November 2018 COMEDY Stories, Screenplays, Short Films

Festival for Comedy-A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

 

festival posterLIVING WITH A MONSTER, 4min, Canada, Horror/Comedy

festival posterPELICAN, 5min., USA, LGBT

 

festival posterRECONNECTED, 15min., USA, Drama/Comedy

festival posterMEA CULPA, 6min., USA, Comedy/Crime

STORYTV BEST SCENE: Fountain Grand Freelancers by Richard Mueller
November 2018

STORYCOMEDY 1st Scene Reading: SUPERFAN by Harry Greenberger
November 2018

 

STORYCOMEDY 1st Scene Reading: THE FRANCHISE by James Grayford
November 2018

STORYCOMEDY BEST SCENE: 55 and UP by Joey Rinaldi
November 2018

 

 

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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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COMEDY 1st Scene Screenplay: The Franchise by James Grayford

On Christmas Eve, the ne’er do well owner of Detroit’s Santa Franchise teams up with a local bus driver to find lost reindeer, save the holiday and win back his family.

CAST LIST:

Regina: Victoria Urquart
Abe Simms: Dan Cristofori
Narrator: Esther Thibault
Jesse: : Isaiah Kolundzic
Kevin: Peter Mark Raphael

Festival for Comedy-A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

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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

COMEDY 1st Scene Screenplay: SuperFan by Harry Greenberger

 

One incredibly devoted music fan with no skills whatsoever finds himself suddenly on the other side of the velvet rope, with all the access he’s ever dreamed of, and more.

CAST LIST:

Carmine: Isaiah Kolundzic
Beth: Monica Knox
Narrator: Esther Thibault
Jimmy: Peter Mark Raphael
Crazy Janey: Norma Dunphy

Festival for Comedy-A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

****

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

COMEDY Best Scene Reading of 55 And Up by Joey Rinaldi

After losing every thing an unemployed fifty five year old man finds himself living in a retirement community.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Matt Barnes
Frank: Nick Hendrik
Mr. Leiberman: Scott McCullogh

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

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

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

Comedy Festival Testimonial – September 28 2018

I wanted to thank you for sending those notes along.  The notes are some of the best we’ve ever received and it’s clear that the reader “got it.” While the criticisms are valid, this is the rare case where we made conscious creative choices and understood that some may see those choices as weaknesses. We are okay with that — and I’m not saying that we wouldn’t make changes based on the critique. We will be more than happy to revisit the script when someone is interested in making it.

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