Winning COMEDY Short Screenplay: Tourist Trap, by Gio Forlenza

A roadside, greasy spoon diner gives new meaning to the phrase “tourist trap” in this dark comedy horror short.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Allison Kampf
Zack/Bob (M): Allan Michael Brunet
Darnell/Earl (M): Geoff Mays
Tyrone (M): Scott Beaudin
Ethan (M): Bill Poulin
Laquisha (F): Elizabeth Rose Morrris

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

COMEDY 1st Scene Screenplay: WIPE, by Edward Hicklin

Tommy was never taught how to wipe his butt properly, and was therefore teased for most of his childhood and beyond. After a particularly heinous prank takes his life, Tommy vows supernatural revenge against the summer camp that played host to his early demise.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Allison Kampf
Tommy (M): Steve Rizzo
Kid #1/Random Kid/Random Kid #2 (F): Kyana Teresa
Henry (M): Scott Beaudin

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

COMEDY 1pg. Short Screenplay: School Reunion, by Allan West

When two old friends meet up at a school reunion, it doesn’t take long for the conversation to go from chatty to catty!

CAST LIST:

Narration: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Michelle: Katelyn Varadi
Louise: Miriam Capper

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

COMEDY 1st Scene Screenplay Reading: Karl Reagan: The Capitalist-Communist, by Federico Vicino

Karl Reagan is an underdog candidate running for a seat in Missouri’s House of Representatives. Set on the heels of a near-apocalyptic nuclear winter, his platform is to fuse the best characteristics of capitalism and socialism to help the common person realize the struggling American Dream. Mr. Reagan’s pitch to the electorate is a devotion to standing up to corporate greed, especially to a company called NuTech who has not fulfilled their promise of cleaning up the environment after the catastrophe. His unorthodox approach to stumping on the trail leaves voters enthused, angered, and baffled. His rival, a politically established contender named Tom Baker, uses conventional and tiresome tactics to label Karl’s candidacy as ludicrous and too idealistic. As his campaign progresses, Karl Reagan gets a slice of American values, fortitude, hardships, and inconsistencies. The electorate get a front row seat of his as well.

CAST LIST:

Eric: Matt Schichter
Karl/Randy: Ted Powers
Narration: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Marcus: Gabriel Darku
Jeff: Sean Ballantyne
Serena: Katelyn Varadi

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

1pg. Comedy Short Script: School Reunion, by Allan West

When two old friends meet up at a school reunion, it doesn’t take long for the conversation to go from chatty to catty!

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Regan Brown
Louise: Cassandra Guthrie
Michelle: Vanessa Quagliara

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

1st Scene COMEDY Screenplay Reading: Weekend Warriors, by Brian McDevitt Jr.

A documentary camera crew records the misadventures of reservist aircraft maintainers in this workplace comedy.

CAST LIST:

PA: Daniel Jones
Narrator: Regan Brown
Virgil: Scott McCullouch
Hart’s Voice: Julie Sheppard

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

COMEDY Short Screenplay Reading: Decisions, by Anna Bezahler, Thorunn Sigurdardottir

Thirteen years in the future, government-enforced lockdowns are common during spikes of toxic pollution, when the air becomes dangerous to breathe. During a routine lockdown, a dysfunctional, chatty couple clash over whether they should allow the pizza delivery to wait it out with them in their apartment.

CAST LIST:

Delivery Guy – Neil Bennett
NARRATION – Tracy Rowland
Mischa (f 20s) – Rebecca MacDonald
Ryan (F 20s) – Krista Barzso

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

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COMEDY Best Scene Script Reading: Tutankhamun Not In Common, by Robert B. Rogers

Twins born with a disorder that makes them try to kill each other 24/7 must team up to fight an evil businessman convinced the twins are the reborn Egyptian gods Horus and Seth. It’s “The Royal Tenenbaums” meets “Kick-Ass.”

CAST LIST:

Nurse: Aimee Poulin
Oliver: David Rowan
Star: Pascale Behrman
Narration: Kat Smiley
Doctor: Allan Brunet
Doctor 2: Bill Poulin
Isa: Jillian Robinson

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

COMEDY TV PILOT Screenplay Reading: 33 Weeks A Prude, by Kelly Byrnes

A liberated Californian teen and new girl at her high school, finds herself at odds with the girls of the Christian chastity club.

CAST LIST:

Tyler: David Rowan
Zeek: Thomas Fournier
Tamara: Pascale Behrman
Narration: Kat Smiley
Nora: Aimee Poulin
Raquel: Jillian Robinson
Bill: Bill Poulin
Jerry Turner: Allan Brunet

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

COMEDY TV Pilot Best Scene Reading: Sink Or Swim, by Keith Shapiro

 Casey Allen is a sixteen year-old working his first ever summer job as a Lifeguard. Despite his expectations, the job is more about slacking and giving into peer pressure than it is about watching the pool. The most experienced lifeguard (Nick) is constantly trying to push Casey out through hazing & forcing him to give into drugs and alcohol while their boss (Jen) just wants to keep things under wraps just enough not to get them all fired.

CAST LIST:

Nick/Andrew: Shawn Devlin
Casey/Jared: Michael Ruhs
Narration: Ron Boyd
Jen: Bree Ali
Tiffany/Michelle: Hannah Ehman

 

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch