COMEDY FEEDBACK FILM FESTIVAL Thursday – February 1, 2018. 7pm.

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

If you like 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 at latickets@wildsoundfestival.com  and we’ll reserve seats for you.

AN ACTOR PREPARES, 4min., USA, Comedy
Directed by Ani CohenAn ode to “An Actor Prepares” by Constantin Stanislavsky as a how-to instructional… Or more like a how-not-to.CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!
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GF, 25min., USA, Comedy
Directed by Ross HarrisGF is the story of Anita, an LA Native who’s just lost her best friend (She didn’t die, they just don’t talk anymore). Looking to fill the void in her life, she struggles to search for a new BFF and finds more than she was looking for along the way in this feel-good, female driven comedy.CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!
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THE CRYING CHEF, 6min., USA, Comedy
Directed by Zack ArchA mockdoc about an extremely gifted chef who , at first glance, prepares what could be considered basic recipes. But what sets her apart is her tears. She cries over all of her dishes and her tears transform the otherwise pedestrian meals into works of art.CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!
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THE FUTURE RICHARD DENISONS, 16min, USA, Comedy/Time Travel
Directed by Gabriel Renfro25 year old Richard Denison encounters many future 45 year old versions of himself, all of whom have pursued different careers and women. These future Richard Denisons compete with one another for young Richard’s choice of one of them as his path in life.CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!
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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.

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COMEDY FEEDBACK Film Festival – Wednesday January 17, 2018 (Toronto)

The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival is back for 2018.. Our home is The Carlton Cinemas, located in the heart of downtown Toronto at 20 Carlton Street. The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm.

Continuing to showcase the best of short films from around the world, while maintaining our audience feedback format moderated by Kierston Drier. Showcasing a festival twice a month in Toronto in 2018!

Tickets for 2018 are PAY WHAT YOU LIKE. Purchase your tickets online via Paypal or Credit Card. Tickets are first come first serve. If you like 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 at festivalevent@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 66 out of its last 68 events!

You will be able to buy alcohol (beer, wine, liquor), popcorn, candy, and refreshments before the show.

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

 Best of COMEDY


TOO SOON?, 3min., UK, Comedy
Directed by Natalie Neagle & Sally Samad
In this short, we see an awkward encounter in a supermarket car park as a new comedy duo take a satirical swipe at imperialism.

CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!

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JAKE & JULIA, 12min, USA, Comedy/Relationship
Directed by CJ Colando
During a one-night hotel stay, a young couple decide to pursue a spontaneous erotic fantasy.

CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!

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ALTERNATIVE MATH, 9min, USA, Comedy
Directed by David Maddox
A well meaning math teacher finds herself trumped by a post-fact America.

CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!

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EDEN HOSTEL, 14min., Spain, Comedy/Drama
Directed by Gonzaga Manso
The Eden Hostel is a humble and dirty place run by an elderly couple. Hanging from the wall of one of its rooms there?s a statue of the Virgin Mary who narrates, from her peculiar point of view, the stories of the various guests who stayed there through the years. One of those stories, the one of Yolanda and Felix, will make a huge impact on her.

CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!

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Short Film: ALTERNATIVE MATH, 9min, USA, Comedy

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A well meaning math teacher finds herself trumped by a post-fact America.

  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 22, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    9,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    RED
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color

Director BIO: CJ Colando

Director Biography

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CJ Colando graduated with a film degree from Penn State University in 2014 and has since worked behind the scenes on large scale productions such as the films of Woody Allen, Comedy Central’s INSIDE AMY SCHUMER and Amazon’s MOZART IN THE JUNGLE.

Director Statement

Let’s be honest. Far too often, reading a director’s statement for a short film is an exercise in tolerating unhealthy levels of self-indulgence from undeserving filmmakers. Perhaps I’m one of them. I actually yelled “Yuck!” out loud, several times, while writing the first pass at this. But if you’re still reading this far, I appreciate you sticking it out. I promise I’ll be quick.

The screenplay for JAKE & JULIA was written quite spontaneously as an exercise in short, comedic narrative writing. Eventually, enough successful industry professionals, whose opinions I considered to be more than worthy, suggested it be made into a short.

I knew actors Swann Gruen (Jake) and Booker Garrett (Chelsea the bartender) through my tenure in the AD department on Comedy Central’s INSIDE AMY SCHUMER, and once they had expressed their enthusiasm after reading the script, I conceded that this film should probably come to life. Actress Sarah Pribis (Julia), of the viral “Shiney Hiney” fame, became the last piece of the puzzle after throwing her into a successful blind rehearsal with Swann and Booker. Together, they made the characters into what I perceived them to be on paper: ones that skate the line of tired cliche, but just miss. Jake is almost the stupid pervy boyfriend archetype, but never fully goes into paint chips territory. Likewise, Julia just narrowly avoids being the stereotypical annoying, nagging, fun-hating girlfriend.

What some may hopefully find refreshing, and others will find juvenile, is the semi-superficiality of JAKE & JULIA. There is no existential theme, no social commentary, but rather has the single goal of being entertaining to an audience. Every stand-up comedian I have ever gotten to know has emitted an attractive, irrefutable desire to become a pleasant distraction from the stresses and horrors of real life. In many ways, we can argue this is the goal of JAKE & JULIA. If you can forget about real life for 12 minutes, we’ve done our job. If you find it funny, that’s just a bonus.

(So that wasn’t too bad, huh? I admit it got a little douchey by the last paragraph. I apologize.)

Short Film: EDEN HOSTEL, 14min., Spain, Comedy/Drama

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The Eden Hostel is a humble and dirty place run by an elderly couple. Hanging from the wall of one of its rooms there?s a statue of the Virgin Mary who narrates, from her peculiar point of view, the stories of the various guests who stayed there through the years. One of those stories, the one of Yolanda and Felix, will make a huge impact on her.

Project Links
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    HOSTAL EDEN
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 1, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    Spain
  • Country of Filming:
    Spain
  • Film Language:
    Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color

2017 – Read the best of COMEDY Short Film Pitches & Loglines

SCROLL through and read the best of SHORT FILMS from 2017: 
REDACTED, by David Barak

LIFE CAN BE A BEACH, by Donald Shaw

THE QUIET ADVENTURER, by Mark Raineri

DONOR, by Cassandra Heikkila

TURNED ON, by Timothy Johnson

DISAPPEARING ACT, by Victoria Hicks

TAKALEMI, by Thaddeus Okose

THE SKY BELOW, by Ky-Gan Teng

WHAT A WONDERFUL FAMILY, by Elita Montini

A TALE OF SOME NON GYMNOPHOBES, by D Ken Shaw

THE UNDERTAKER, by Thomas W. Gates

NOT YOUR ORDINARY SNACK, by Alexandra Taylor

LIKE, by Hidde de Vries

FROM HIS RIB, by Joanne Leva

PIECE OF MIND, by Catalina Lowe

THE NATURE OF REALITY, by Raleigh Macell

THE PARTICULAR DAY, by Roberto Lezzi

RUNNING FROM A FISH, by Charles G. Franklin

AFTERLIFE ESTATES, by Laina Burgess

MEDUSA MELROSE: DRAG QUEEN HYPNOTISTM, by Dexter Williams

CAN’T WIN FOR LOSING, by Thomas J. Herring

ANGEL GABRIAL, by Tony Longo

SPACE OPERA, by Alexander Trapp

DEATH 2: ALIVE IN PERSON, by Saswata Bandyopadhyay

DOWN AND IN, by Dominic Dante Rembert

THE UNDECIDED, by Liam Heffernan

STANDING UP, by Dan Gorham

WAKE UP, by Delaina M. Waldron

NOSEWORTHY, by Carlo Essagian

COMEDY Best Scene Script Reading of LIFE COACH, by Sandy Basran

 

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Logline: A young Indian male’s shaky self-confidence with women leads him to enlist an immature but fast talking co-worker as a life coach and friend who ultimately helps him break free from a manipulative girlfriend who threatens their friendship.

CAST LIST:

NARRATION: Julie C. Sheppard
Sandy – Peter Nelson
Harry – Trevor Marlatt
911 Operator – Katelyn Vanier

Get to know the writer: 

1. What is your screenplay about?

 It’s about two young men finding what each had been lacking: a genuine and amusing friendship that arises unexpectedly from the throes of a manipulative romantic relationship, shyness, selfishness, self-pity and an inkling of insecurity.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Comedy.

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

It’s funny, relatable and inexpensive to make.  Well, I’m not sure of the last reason.  I want to believe the first two.  The humor comes from the relatable part if I may make this answer even more complicated.  We’ve all seen a friend get involved with someone who isn’t the best partner for him or her.  Some of us react maturely.  Some of us react as the characters in this script.

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

Selfishly funny.

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

Rain Man.

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

2011

7. How many stories have you written?

Three.

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

I Am Trying to Break Your Heart by Wilco

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

A debilitating lack of self-confidence that I was writing something funny and good.  Perhaps that a natural reaction when one isn’t educated or trained to write a screenplay or when one’s circle of friends and family aren’t tagged with “aspirational” before their title.

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

Lawyering.  Is that a word?  Sounds like something someone would say when lying about being a lawyer.  My passion lies in representing minorities and hard-working people of Chicago who don’t have access or believe they don’t have access to quality and compassionate legal representation.  In addition, my beautiful family including my wife, 8 month old boy and parents.  A close third to all of this is devouring the NBA and a clear first when the Bulls are good.

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

There’s an actual relationship which makes all the difference.  The human touch of receiving a personalized email and replies to questions erases the distance inherent in electronic/social media communication and geographic distance.

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

 I saw the feedback others had received and viewed some of the readings.  It’s easy to conclude that this isn’t a money grab.  There’s a genuine interest in your work and performing it quite well in terms of the reading.

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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