1st Scene COMEDY Screenplay Reading of Steve & Olivia, by Vicki Cargill, Adam Cargill

 

When his grand comeback falls flat, a Broadway legend finds himself out of favour and out of luck. Finding the sister he never knew he had leads him on a journey of separation, hope and redemption that answers the question: what is a family?

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Shawn Devlin
Steve: Colin Sandquist
Jonathan: Neil Bennett

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Fraser, Andy Camp, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

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March 2019 Film/Story/Screenplay Winners

Festival for Comedy-A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

 

ACTORFEATURE SCREENPLAY: THE EARL OF SUSSEX, by Larry Woldenberg
March 2019 Winner

ACTOR1st SCENE SCREENPLAY: SOMETHING NEW by Michael Abel
March 2019 Winner

ACTOR1st SCENE SCREENPLAY: IT’S IN HER BLOOD by Curtis Larade
March 2019 Winner

ACTORFEMALE 1st SCENE SCREENPLAY: OLD DYKES, by Elise Dhaene
March 2019 Winner

ACTORLGBT SHORT SCREENPLAY: WILL, by Alex Alvarez
March 2019 Winner

ACTORBEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: REAR ENDED by Susie Schecter
March 2019 Winner

festival posterFARTMAN, 13min., USA, Comedy

festival posterMISTER EGG, 8min., UK, Comedy

festival posterPROCESSING STATION, 15min., USA, Comedy

festival posterTHE COOK AND THE CHEF, 6min., USA, Comedy/Animation

 

 

 

 

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Fraser, Andy Camp, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

1st Scene Screenplay Reading of Something New, by Michael Abel

Along the Bayou outside of New Orleans. After a bachelorette and her party get out of control she wakes up with a charming rogue two days before her wedding… As her memory returns, she realizes he’s the least of her problems!

CAST LIST:
Geneva: Erica Levene
Emmy: Cari Haim
Narration: Esther Thibault
Bob: Charles Gordon
Bradley: Gabriel Darku
Kimberly: Julie Sheppard

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Fraser, Andy Camp, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

Comedy Festival Testimonial – March 4 2019

I feel so passionate about TWITS coming to life on screen, and the thought of having it read at your festival seemed like an awesome next step. I can’t wait to hear it!

The feedback I received was encouraging, very helpful and respectful. Being kind goes a long way, and I thank you so much for that!

  • Alison McGrath

Festival for Comedy-A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

  • Genre: Comedy

    How one community deals with life when technology goes dark for a brief moment in time.

    CAST LIST:

    Narrator: Val Cole
    Paul: Nick Wicht
    Demi: Carina Cojeen
    Emergency Alert: Peter Nelson
    Barista: Shania Belton
    Cheryl: Katelyn Varadi

January 2019 Film/Story/Screenplay Winners

Festival for Comedy-A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

 

festival posterSCREENPLAY MOVIE: Tugnett: A Love Supreme by Nate Yacos

festival posterWINNING TV SPEC SCREENPLAY: The Middle “The Fancy Party”
festival poster1pg. COMEDY SHORT SCREENPLAY: Ginger Snap by Eileen Wilson

festival posterUnder 5min. SHORT SCREENPLAY: Paying The Night Differential by Paul Weidknecht
festival posterCOMEDY 1ST SCENE SCREENPLAY: Pain in the A by Beth Rehman

festival posterLA 1ST SCENE SCREENPLAY: Fish Food by Brian McWha
festival poster BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: Red Nose Floppy Shoes by James P. Brosnahan

festival posterTHANK YOU COME AGAIN, USA, 21min, LGBT/Comedy Web Series

festival posterTHE FAMILY WAY, 18min., Ireland, Comedy

festival posterSOCKS, 9min., Czech Republic, Comedy

festival posterBREAKDOWN, 10min., France, Comedy/Crime

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Fraser, Andy Camp, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

Comedy Short Screenplay of What’s A Little Ax Between Friends by Joe Starzyk

Sometimes a new friend is made in the most unlikely of places.

CAST LIST:

Narration – Danielle Nicole
Executioner – Brogan Caulfield
Prisoner – Ted Powers

****

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Fraser, Andy Camp, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

Comedy 1st Scene Screenplay of Pain in the A– by Beth Rehman

A young PR exec falls in love with her proctologist but must pass him off to her boss’s pregnant daughter to advance her career.

CAST LIST:

Bennie – Bree Ali
Susan – Danielle Nicole
Narration – Malcolm Allcorn
Seth – Brogan Caulfield
Annette – Katelyn Varadi

****

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Fraser, Andy Camp, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch