COMEDY Best Scene Screenplay Reading: Take a ‘Pause Out of Crime, by Mary C. Ferrara

A menopausal woman is gifted a stolen necklace, and a couple of dim-witted criminals want it back. Hot flashes could be hotter than the necklace itself in saving the day. CAST LIST: Salesman: Jarrod Terrill Carlos: Ryan Singh Narrator: Val Cole Sam: Geoff Mays Max: Neil Bennett Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo,… Continue reading COMEDY Best Scene Screenplay Reading: Take a ‘Pause Out of Crime, by Mary C. Ferrara

COMEDY Best Scene Screenplay Reading: Raymond Carver and Derrida’s Zombie Army, by James Fitzmaurice

It’s the 1960s and a blizzard is raging in Iowa City, a place where Kurt Vonnegut, Jr teaches in the Writers’ Workshop and Gayatri Spivak holds classes in literary theory. This evening Raymond Carver is worried about his wife’s possible infidelity. CAST LIST: Maryann: Elle A Wildhack: Bianca Alongi Narrator: Val Cole Carver: Neil Bennett… Continue reading COMEDY Best Scene Screenplay Reading: Raymond Carver and Derrida’s Zombie Army, by James Fitzmaurice

COMEDY Best Scene Screenplay: Fate’s Peculiar Sense of Humour, by N. Triton

The story is a romantic comedy set in London during the 2009 financial crisis. People are becoming more and more cynical and true love is fainting away. Aphrodite (the Goddess of Love and Beauty) has been blamed by Zeus for the deterioration of love and was punished to live for eternity into the body of… Continue reading COMEDY Best Scene Screenplay: Fate’s Peculiar Sense of Humour, by N. Triton

COMEDY Best Scene Screenplay Reading: Born Again, by Daniel Schooling

 Three stoners try to come to terms with the untimely death of their friend while simultaneously embarking on a quest to track down his reincarnated soul. CAST LIST: Jorge: Jarrod Terrill Josh: Ryan Singh Narrator: Val Cole Tom: Neil Bennett Mike: Geoff Mays Ronae: Isabel Kruse   Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel… Continue reading COMEDY Best Scene Screenplay Reading: Born Again, by Daniel Schooling

COMEDY Best Scene Reading of Tugnutt: A Love Supreme by Nate Yacos

When a family man gains instant celebrity status as TV spokesman, his newfound celebrity threatens to tear his family apart and challenge his notion of a happy life. CAST LIST: Brandon – Geoff Mays Blond – Katelyn Varadi Narration – Norma Dawn Dunphy Ted – Shawn Devlin Redhead –Salma Dharsee ****** Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com Director: Kierston Drier Casting… Continue reading COMEDY Best Scene Reading of Tugnutt: A Love Supreme by Nate Yacos

COMEDY Best Scene Reading of THE BOOK WRITER by Kris Bauske

Doyle Tipton is a successful playwright and author, but her name causes most people to think she’s a man. She has the chops to make it as a bigtime book writer for stage musicals, but she’s never actually had a success in this area. Every time she proposes a concept to a band, they hem… Continue reading COMEDY Best Scene Reading of THE BOOK WRITER by Kris Bauske

COMEDY Best Scene Reading of THE PERFECT GIFT, by John Scott Schaf

  Genre: Comedy, Romance An insensitive workaholic, in order to save his marriage, goes on a Valentine’s Day journey for the perfect gift. It becomes a journey not only for gifts but for self discovery. Scene #1 – CAST LIST: Narrator: Carina Cojeen Hank: David Straus Clerk: Esther Thibault ****** Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com Director: Kierston Drier Casting Director:… Continue reading COMEDY Best Scene Reading of THE PERFECT GIFT, by John Scott Schaf

COMEDY Best Scene Reading of THE WONDERFUL INVENTION OF DR. BLANK, by Obayed Khan

  Genre: Comedy A larger than life story of a mad scientist tries to invent something that works to impress a girl CAST LIST: Officer #1: Ted Powers Officer #2: Luke Robinson Narrator: Carina Cojeen Old Lady #1: Brianna Riche Old Lady #2: Kimberley Wells Get to know the writer: 1. What is your screenplay about? The story is about… Continue reading COMEDY Best Scene Reading of THE WONDERFUL INVENTION OF DR. BLANK, by Obayed Khan

COMEDY Best Scene Reading of ORCHIDS UNDERWEAR AND TORTELLINI, by James Rosenfield

Genre: Comedy, Crime, Adventure When live wire cougar/underwear CEO Sybil Sabine decides to wed her hunk young poster boy, all hell breaks loose, including blackmail, kidnapping, and murder. Will our heroine make it to the altar? CAST LIST: Lucia: Brianna Riche Mrs. Sergio: Kesley Dann Amado:John Marcucci Narrator: Carina Cojeen Alfonsio: Daniel Cristofori Papa: Ted Powers Bodyguard: Luke Robinson Aida: Kimberley Wells… Continue reading COMEDY Best Scene Reading of ORCHIDS UNDERWEAR AND TORTELLINI, by James Rosenfield

COMEDY Best Scene Reading of THE HEIST, by Ryan Northcott

  Genre: Comedy, Crime Two hapless thieves attempt to rob a payday loan store, but two of the patrons have other plans. CAST LIST: Narrator: Carina Cojeen Kyle: Daniel Cristofori Slim: Luke Robinson Get to know the writer:  1. What is your screenplay about? The screenplay is a darkly comical look at what it takes to survive on… Continue reading COMEDY Best Scene Reading of THE HEIST, by Ryan Northcott