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:

festival posterTHE PASSPORT, 15min., China, Drama/Film Noir festival posterWHAT’S YOUR NUMBER? , 18min., USA, Drama
festival posterSERIAL KILLER SUPERSTAR, 6min., USA, Comedy/Horror festival posterA DOG’S STORY, 7min., USA, Comedy
festival posterAPPY DAYS, 20min, USA, Comedy/Family festival posterTHE GET TOGETHER, 12min., USA, Comedy

The last event for Los Angeles in 2019.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

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 Script Reading: It’s Christmas: Where in the Fucking Fuck is Daryl?, by Sean Kohnen

After accidentally killing someone at a holiday party, a couple in a troubled marriage try to hide the murder from their guests, including the corpse’s cop wife.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Regan Brown
Jean: Julie Sheppard
Gary: Luke 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

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