COMEDY Best Scene Reading: THE PINK UNICORN, by Elise Forier Edie

Trisha Lee, a Christian widow living in a small Texas town, has her life upended when her daughter announces she is “genderqueer” and starting a gay and straight alliance at the local high school.

CAST LIST:

Narration – KATELYN VARADI
Trisha – 7 – DELPHINE ROUSSEL
Joe (teens) – 10 – THOMAS FOURNIER

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 Best Scene Screenplay Reading: No Probllama, by Krystal Bird

CAST LIST:

Host – 2 – Adrian Carter
Mad Scientist – 2 – Sean Ballantyne
NARRATION – Norma Dunphy
Evie (40s) – 22 – Andrea Irwin
Dave (40s) – 32 – Trevor Howes

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Denissa Palmer, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

COMEDY Screenplay: GOOD NEWS DESK – Watch 3 best scenes from script.

COMPUTER SCENE:

CAST LIST:
Maryanne: Isabel Kruse
Narrator: Val Cole
Melville: Geoff Mays
Polly: Bianca Alongi

NEWSPAPER SCENE:

CAST LIST:
Blandings: Jarrod Terrill
Patroni: Elle A
Marty: Geoff Mays
Narrator: Val Cole
Stone: Ryan Singh
Joe: Neil Bennett

COP SCENE:

CAST LIST:
Patroni: Ell A
Narrator: Val Cole
Crawford: Geoff Mays
Polly: Bianca Alongi

“The Good News Desk” is written along the lines of ‘The Other Guys’ and “The Heat’. It is an action, ‘buddy’ film featuring two strong comic female actors. Suzanne Patroni, a tough, cynical crime reporter, finds her career in free-fall after getting too close to the action. She’s demoted to the good news ‘features’ desk to work alongside her total opposite, Polly, a real-life Pollyanna. While covering what should have been a completely innocent story of a local philanthropist, Patroni and Polly witness a vicious attack by a drug cartel. Patroni jumps back into action, contrary to her editor’s orders and in spite of the backlash from a previous disastrous story that nearly destroyed her career – and her life. Her reckless pursuit of the bad guys puts her – and Polly – in harm’s way. They are pursued by cartel henchmen in a frantic urban car chase, shot at, kidnapped, and left to die in a wildlife refuge pursued by a hungry mountain lion. Patroni relishes the danger, nurturing what seems to be a death wish. Polly responds with unexpected resourcefulness. As they dig deeper to find the truth about the cartels, Patroni faces her personal demons and also uncovers the corruption permeating her world – the cops, the newspaper, and the people she trusts have all been tempted and turned by the cartel’s unlimited money. Against the odds, Patroni gets the scoop of her career. Although full of action, the story has many comic turns prompted by the complete incompatibility of the coarse and cynical Patroni and the eternally optimistic, but surprisingly canny Polly. Ultimately, it is Patroni’s journey of redemption and achievement that provides a sweet and funny ending.

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Denissa Palmer, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

COMEDY Best Scene Screenplay Reading: Good Intentions, by Sandy Tovray Greenberg

After a nasty breakup, Tara’s vow to live drama-free is thwarted when she meets her dream man, but some well-meaning plans backfire, jeopardizing her relationship, and forcing her to question the definition of “good” intentions.

CAST LIST:

Tara: Elle A
Darcy: Isabel Kruse
Narrator: Val Cole
Logan: Geoff Mays
Mindy: Bianca Alongi

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Denissa Palmer, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

TOP 25 COMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplays of 2018

Festival for Comedy-A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

ACTORCOMEDY Best Scene Screenplay – ROCK AND ROLL MOTHER TERESA
January 2018 Reading
by Stefano Jay Bozzo
ACTORCOMEDY Best Scene Screenplay – MODEL U.N.
January 2018 Reading
by KC
ACTORCOMEDY Best Scene Screenplay – MCSUCK
January 2018 Reading
by Christopher Grant & Frank Caggiano
ACTORCOMEDY Best Scene Screenplay – GRANDMA DEE AND THE LOST CONTINENT
January 2018 Reading
by Mark Perlick
ACTORCOMEDY Best Scene Screenplay – COURTING LUCREZIA
January 2018 Reading
by Christopher Hudson
ACTORCOMEDY Best Scene Screenplay – LULLABY
January 2018 Reading
by Peter E. Agbonifo
ACTORCOMEDY Best Scene Screenplay – CESAR & MAX
February 2018 Reading
by Susan Klos
ACTORCOMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay – OCCUPY WALLY STREETSKI
March 2018 Reading
by Mike Hoberg
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay: SLOPPY SECONDS by Toni Nagy, Bridget Barkan, Antonia M. Nagy
August 2018

ACTORTIME SLIP – Best Scene TV Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Meredith Hill

ACTORPAYCHECK 2 PAYCHECK – Best Scene TV Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Chris Skeeter

ACTORTHE SKY BELOW – COMEDY Best Scene Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Stacey Derasmo

ACTORTHE STATE OF WYOMING – COMEDY Best Scene Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Gillian Will

ACTORUNFINISHED BUSINESS – COMEDY Best Scene Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Deborah Klika

ACTORTHE GLOBAL FUND – TV Best Scene Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Josep Colomer

ACTORTHE PERFECT GIFT – COMEDY Best Scene Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by John Scott Schaf

ACTORBARNABY OF MULCH – COMEDY Best Scene Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by John Broadhead

ACTORORCHIDS UNDERWEAR AND TORTELLINI – COMEDY Best Scene Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by James Rosenfield

ACTORTHE HEIST – COMEDY Best Scene Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Ryan Northcott

ACTORTHE WONDERFUL INVENTION OF DR. BLANK – COMEDY Best Scene Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Obayed Khan

ACTORCOMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay: THE BOOK WRITER by Kris Bauske
August 2018

STORY COMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay: TUGNETT: A LOVE SUPREME by Nate Yacos
September 2018

STORY COMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay: MADNESS by Cory Huizar
September 2018

STORY COMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay: THE WORDSMITH by Matthew Holy
September 2018

STORYCOMEDY BEST SCENE: 55 and UP by Joey Rinaldi
November 2018

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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

COMEDY Best Scene Reading of 55 And Up by Joey Rinaldi

After losing every thing an unemployed fifty five year old man finds himself living in a retirement community.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Matt Barnes
Frank: Nick Hendrik
Mr. Leiberman: Scott McCullogh

Festival for Comedy-A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

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

Director: Matthew Toffolo

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

COMEDY Best Scene Reading of The Masses by Toni Nagy

The Masses is a post-partisan, omni-racial, multi-gender, quasi-radical, sketch comedy show that represents the perspective of the artistic and creative counter-culture that is actually the mainstream. The tone will be the “Twilight Zone” meets sketch comedy – creating scenarios that are rooted both in reality and in our surreal dystopian not-too-distant future. Centered on a cast that will range in ages from 18 to 80 and will be so racially/sexually/bodily diverse that Benetton ads will cower in shame; The Masses will contain social commentary peppered with absurdity and pure hilarity.

CAST LIST:

Bill: Liam Kinahan
The Vagina: Mandy May Cheetham
Narrator: Sean Ballantyne
Charles: Adrian Currie
Will: John Leung

Festival for Comedy-A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

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

Director: Matthew Toffolo

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox