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

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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

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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.

  • W. Bienes

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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 – Regan Brown
Ellie – 11 – Ariel Brooker
Val – 5 – Georgia Grant

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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 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 to have a normal life. In fact, he can’t even take a women’s multivitamin without his mother’s micromanagement.

CAST LIST:

Anne (8) – Katelyn Varadi
Eugene (teen) – Geoff Mays
Narration – Shawn Devlin
Beverly (13) – Salma Dharsee
Rita (40s) – Norma Dawn Dunphy
Chad – Omar Aufi

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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

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 her heart.

Waiter – 4 – Hartley O. Gyamfi
Narration – Regan Brown
Harry – 25 – David Lapsley
Jane – 26 – Esther Rogers

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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

COMEDY Best Scene Screenplay Reading: MADNESS by Cory Huizar

A white cop (having a crisis of conscious) arrests a young, black athlete, shortly before a virus is unleashed in Chicago turning the infected into extremely rabid, prejudice monsters. A horror satire.

Assistant – 1 – Georgia Grant
Wesley – 7 – Hartley O. Gyamfi
Narration – Regan Brown
Montgomery 40s – 10 – David Lapsley
Secretary of Defense 50s – 6 – Justin Hay

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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