HIGHLIGHTS – AUGUST 2020 COMEDY Short Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS: BEST FILM: FEDERAL APPROVED PARENT BEST COMEDY FILM: WHAT DO WE DO? BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: POGONOPHOBIA BEST PERFORMANCES: DESIGNATED RIDER BEST SOUND & MUSIC: 6 FEET CLOSER TO YOU BEST TV WEB SERIES FILM: HOW DO THEY BONE? Theme of night: Unique surroundings NOTE: Festival took place during the COVID-19 virus lockdown so… Continue reading HIGHLIGHTS – AUGUST 2020 COMEDY Short Film Festival

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HIGHLIGHTS – DECEMBER 2019 COMEDY Short Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS: BEST DRAMA FILM: THE PASSPORT BEST COMEDY FILM: THE GET TOGETHER BEST PERFORMANCES: APPY DAYS BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: APPY DAYS BEST MUSIC: A DOG STORY Theme of night: Identity. Who we are under stress and strange circumstances. Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos: THE PASSPORT, 15min., China, Drama/Film Noir WHAT’S YOUR NUMBER? , 18min.,… Continue reading HIGHLIGHTS – DECEMBER 2019 COMEDY Short Film Festival

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

Comedy Festival – Today’s Testimonial

Eileen Wilson Thanks for filming ‘Second Class’ for me! Really appreciate it. Great to have a table read of my comedy. A post-mistress berates a customer over a class issue to her detriment. CAST LIST: Narrator: Elizabeth Morriss Dave: Justin Martins Post Mistress: Jessica Bowmer *** Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson… Continue reading Comedy Festival – Today’s Testimonial

1st SCENE COMEDY Reading: HAPPY FUN TIMES, by Nathan Zoebl

When a young man learns of a theme park’s policy to give out large cash settlements to guests who lose a family member whilst at the park, he conspires to take his ailing grandmother on one last ride. CAST LIST: Kevin: Ted Powers Narrator: Val Cole Liv: Veronika Gribanova Colin: Wilfred Lee — Producer/Director: Matthew… Continue reading 1st SCENE COMEDY Reading: HAPPY FUN TIMES, by Nathan Zoebl

COMEDY Best Scene Reading: PARTY OVER COUNTRY, by Tim Gale

An intolerable Republican candidate is voted in as President of the United States, but he seems more interested in partying than running the country, or taking orders from his ominous overlord. CAST LIST: NARRATION – SARAH DESOUZA-COELHO Buzz – 5 – SEAN BALLANTYNE Hope – 6 – JULIE C. SHEPPARD Carson – 5 – GENE… Continue reading COMEDY Best Scene Reading: PARTY OVER COUNTRY, by Tim Gale

COMEDY Best Scene Reading: Princess Pals, by Jenn Barlow, Lindsey Jean Roetzel

When the cameras stop rolling and the princess dresses get put away, life in YouTube kids fantasy land isn’t quite what its cracked up to be. Aspiring actors trying to make it in the biz, Jessica and her other Princess Pals are just trying to get through each day without quitting their oh-so-wonderful jobs, pretending… Continue reading COMEDY Best Scene Reading: Princess Pals, by Jenn Barlow, Lindsey Jean Roetzel

COMEDY Best Scene Reading: Playing with Chopsticks, by James Abney

After the meeting between him and his Chinese girlfriend’s strict parents goes terribly wrong, one average white man is forced to win her parents respect, while trying to defeat her handsome suitor and former flame, all during her sister’s traditional Chinese wedding. CAST LIST: NARRATION – DIANA FRANZ Evy (29) – 7 – SARAH DESOUZA-COELHO… Continue reading COMEDY Best Scene Reading: Playing with Chopsticks, by James Abney

Winning COMEDY Feature Screenplay Reading: Dick 2.0, by Henry Sarwer-Foner & Noel Baker

Facing a divorce that threatens to halve his fortune, billionaire DICK SCHANTZ replaces himself with a clone precisely engineered to save his marriage and net worth. But when he sees how much more his wife loves Dick 2.0, a jealous Dick must battle his better self to win back his better half. CAST LIST: Narrator:… Continue reading Winning COMEDY Feature Screenplay Reading: Dick 2.0, by Henry Sarwer-Foner & Noel Baker

TV SPEC Screenplay Reading of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, by Christus Ahmanson

The Gang Adopts A Syrian Refugee CAST LIST: Charlie: Sean Ballantyne Frank: Ron Boyd Tariq: Yaw Attuah NARRATION Dennis: Matthew Payne Mac: Hadi Kubba Dee: Tracy Rowland Janice: Diana Franz — 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… Continue reading TV SPEC Screenplay Reading of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, by Christus Ahmanson