COMEDY Short Film Festival – Thur. Sept. 7th (Los Angeles)

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 Matthew Toffolo.

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

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 atlatickets@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 64 out of its last 66 events in Toronto. We can’t wait to do the festival in Los Angeles for the first time in 2017.

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

LAST NIGHT WAS A MISTAKE, 15min, USA, Romance/Comedy
Directed by Amanda Holland

Best friends, Alexa & Maya wanted stress free trip to Vegas away from their significant others. But when the ladies get too drunk and find themselves in a wedding chapel, they’ve got to face the feelings. In a short told completely backwards, the two prove that what happens in Vegas has lasting consequences.

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MANEKI-NEKO, 12min, USA, Romance/Comedy
Directed by Elaine Chu

A short film about cats, love, and moving on

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DEIGHTIES, 8min, Australia, Documentary/Romance
Directed by Mason Fleming

Having lost his wife 18 months earlier, octogenarian Phil decides that he no longer wishes to be alone anymore and to embark on a quest to find new love. Times have changed though, and Phil needs to navigate the complexities of the modern tools at his disposal for finding a mate, such as online match-making

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COUNTING, 10min, USA, LGBT, Romance
Directed by Dan Pal

In 1951 Violet and Milly make a love promise over a penny. In 2015, the promise comes due, and Violet must face a heartbreaking reality.

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INGENUE-ISH, 10min, USA, Comedy
Directed by John Stamos

A kind of young, sort of ethnic, LA actress takes us through her daily struggle to make it in show-biz without knowing someone, having a famous last name, or sleeping her way to the top. (One of these is false)

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

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SUITCASE, 13min, France, Comedy
Directed by Igor Gavva

Absentminded juggler ready to perform in the circus, but one member of the audience steals his suitcase with props.

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

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BAGGAGE, 17min, USA, Comedy
Directed by Andrea Behring

A comic tale of a small town girl who moves to New York City and realizes she’s not in Kansas anymore. She’s wide eyed about the high life of the big city – until she stumbles head first into the grip of it’s charming low life’s.

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UNICORNLAND, 7min, USA, Comedy/Webseries
Directed by Nick Leavens

After her divorce, Annie dates couples to explore her sexuality.

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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.

 

July 2017 COMEDY Stories, Screenplays, Short Films

Submit your Comedy Screenplay or Film to the Festival Today: http://festivalforcomedy.com

 

ACTORNOVEL Transcript – DREAMDALES DARK HEARTS
July 2017 Reading
by Jeremy Roberts

ACTOR1pg. SHORT Screenplay – FOR THE LOVE OF GOD
July 2017 Reading
by Kushal Dhungana
ACTOR1pg. SHORT Screenplay – ORSON WELLES ASHES
July 2017 Reading
by Debra Knox

ACTORUNDER 5min. SHORT Screenplay – BABY LOUIE
July 2017 Reading
by Mark Richards
ACTORSTUDENT SHORT Screenplay – BRANCHES
July 2017 Reading
by Holyn Thigpen

ACTORSCI-FI SHORT Screenplay – A DAY IN CONNECTED LIFE
July 2017 Reading
by Michael E. Lucas
ACTORROMANCE 1st Scene Screenplay – WAITING TO CRUMBLE
July 2017 Reading
by John Ott

ACTORANIMATION TV PILOT Screenplay – CHICKEN COP
July 2017 Reading
by Bryan Cahill

festival posterHOPE, 4min, Iceland, Experimental
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festival posterSTAR WARS: TRIALS, 5min, USA, Action/Adventure
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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

Get to know the short film: BAGGAGE, 17min, USA, Comedy

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A comic tale of a small town girl who moves to New York City and realizes she’s not in Kansas anymore. She’s wide eyed about the high life of the big city – until she stumbles head first into the grip of it’s charming low life’s.

News & Reviews
Director Statement

The process of creating Baggage, from start to finish, has been some of the most fun I’ve ever had in my life. Although I have directed smaller projects in the past, this was truly my writing and directorial debut on something of this scale – and what a learning experience it has been! The feeling of watching your vision, story, and characters come to life right in front of you is pretty indescribable. It made me fall in love with the art of storytelling all over again. Spending almost two years of my life dedicated to Baggage, it became like a child to me, and I became immersed and obsessed with perfecting it. The project really started to take on a life of it’s own, and my crew and I made a pact to do everything to make it as epic as possible; dubbing it “The Biggest Little Short that Could”. We were going all out. There was no turning back now!

What I learned every single step along the way is that a project of this size takes a village of wonderful, talented, and dedicated friends to band together to pull it all off. We of course had some unexpected setbacks, and many long, long days, but once we had finished, I think we were all just so proud that we had accomplished what many said was not possible. This short was really a gamble that we were all willing to double down on and put relentless energy into; mostly in order to prove that we could. Many of us are newcomers to our respective positions, with a real passion for what we are doing, and that energy was seriously contagious on set. It was electrifying. It was overwhelming. It was a blast!

I am so very thankful for those who believed in me enough to support me and help me see this vision come to life. It has not only been the learning experience of a lifetime; but it has also given me the confidence to know I can tackle projects of any size, and overcome any obstacle that I will inevitably face. It has encouraged me to write more feature length scripts, study as many filmmakers as possible, and explore my own growth as a person and director. I am forever grateful for this opportunity and experience.

Director BIO: Andrea Behring (Comedy Film Festival)

Short Film Played at the COMEDY FEEDBACK Film Festival in Los Angeles (September 2017)

Director Biography

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Andrea Behring (Writer/Director/Producer/Editor) who goes by Andi, was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She graduated from Canyon High School in Canyon Country, California as their “Female Athlete of the Year” in 2006. Andi then graduated from Sacramento State in 2011, with a double bachelors degree in both Film Production and Digital Media. She was also a team captain of their Division I track and field team, in which she broke the school record in the indoor shot put, and was also an Academic and NSCA All-American. She then moved to Atlanta after graduating and immediately started working on any set where she could gain knowledge and experience, ultimately ending up in location managing. She has since become the locations department head manager on the long running CW television show, The Vampire Diaries, which is now in it’s final season. Andi has also worked as a key assistant location manager on the feature films Let’s Be Cops, Revelation, and Triple 9.

Andi’s senior thesis film in college and directorial debut – a documentary short about women’s professional tackle football entitled “The Sirens Call” – has had great success in the festival circuit. It has been featured in the All Sports Film Festival in Los Angeles, in which it won third place. It’s also been featured in the NextGen Festival in Sacramento, the Atlanta Film Festival, the Atlanta Underground, the Honolulu Film Awards to which it won the Silver Lei Award, as well as several other festivals throughout the country. She also wrote and directed a small short film entitled “The Beginning” which was shot in Atlanta in 2013. “The Beginning” was featured in the Y’allywood Film Festival (ATL), Goa Short Film Festival (India), The South Dakota Film Festival, and the Live International Online Short Film Festival, among several others.

Andi wrote the screenplay for “Baggage” in early 2014, and in an effort to fundraise for production, the script was entered into screenwriting competitions across the country. It has been featured most recently in the Houston Comedy Film Festival, Las Vegas Screenplay Competition, Nashville Film Festival, Milledgeville Film Festival, Canada Independent Film Festival (where it won second place for short narrative films), the APM Short Screenplay Competition, the London Film Awards and the 2016 Artists Alliance Short Screenplay Competition. Once she had enough fundraising, she started her own production company in January of 2016, and And D Productions, Inc. was born – also known as &D Productions. The new production company completed filming on it’s first official project “Baggage” in May of 2016 in New York City.

Director Statement

The process of creating Baggage, from start to finish, has been some of the most fun I’ve ever had in my life. Although I have directed smaller projects in the past, this was truly my writing and directorial debut on something of this scale – and what a learning experience it has been! The feeling of watching your vision, story, and characters come to life right in front of you is pretty indescribable. It made me fall in love with the art of storytelling all over again. Spending almost two years of my life dedicated to Baggage, it became like a child to me, and I became immersed and obsessed with perfecting it. The project really started to take on a life of it’s own, and my crew and I made a pact to do everything to make it as epic as possible; dubbing it “The Biggest Little Short that Could”. We were going all out. There was no turning back now!

What I learned every single step along the way is that a project of this size takes a village of wonderful, talented, and dedicated friends to band together to pull it all off. We of course had some unexpected setbacks, and many long, long days, but once we had finished, I think we were all just so proud that we had accomplished what many said was not possible. This short was really a gamble that we were all willing to double down on and put relentless energy into; mostly in order to prove that we could. Many of us are newcomers to our respective positions, with a real passion for what we are doing, and that energy was seriously contagious on set. It was electrifying. It was overwhelming. It was a blast!

I am so very thankful for those who believed in me enough to support me and help me see this vision come to life. It has not only been the learning experience of a lifetime; but it has also given me the confidence to know I can tackle projects of any size, and overcome any obstacle that I will inevitably face. It has encouraged me to write more feature length scripts, study as many filmmakers as possible, and explore my own growth as a person and director. I am forever grateful for this opportunity and experience.

&D Behring

Get to know the short film: SUITCASE, 13min, France, Comedy

Short Film Played at the COMEDY FEEDBACK Film Festival in Los Angeles (September 2017)

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Absentminded juggler ready to perform in the circus, but one member of the audience steals his suitcase with props.

Film Type:Short
Runtime:13 minutes 10 seconds
Completion Date:November 9, 2016
Production Budget:3,000 EUR
Country of Origin:France
Country of Filming:France
Film Language:French
Shooting Format:Digital
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Film Color:Color
First-time Filmmaker:Yes
Student Project:No


 

Director BIO: Igor Gavva (Comedy Film Festival)

Short Film Played at the COMEDY FEEDBACK Film Festival in Los Angeles (September 2017)

Director Biography

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Igor Gavva was borned October 15, 1987 in a little town in Moldova. In nine years old he began to study in the school of circus arts. From 2003 – 2007 was educated in Kiev State College Variety and Circus Arts in Ukraine. He got diploma professional circus artist of hand-balancing. From that moment he travels around the world and works in circus, variete and cabaret.

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Absentminded juggler ready to perform in the circus, but one member of the audience steals his suitcase with props.

Get to know the short film: INGENUE-ISH, 10min, USA, Comedy

Short Film Played at the COMEDY FEEDBACK Film Festival in Los Angeles (September 2017)

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A kind of young, sort of ethnic, LA actress takes us through her daily struggle to make it in show-biz without knowing someone, having a famous last name, or sleeping her way to the top. (One of these is false)

Directed by John Stamos

Project Links

 
John Stamos- Writer
Caitlin McHugh – Writer
Pat Kudej – Producer
Eric Von Doymi – Producer
Caitlin McHugh – Key Cast
Josh Peck – Key Cast
Mike Capes – Key Cast
Brittany Furlan – Key Cast
Christina Masterson – Key Cast