COMEDY Best Scene Reading: Bonspeil, by Allyson Simon

What the hell is that? Brooms? On ice? Are those people sweeping ice? This looks like housework. How is this a sport, let alone an Olympic sport?

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Allison Kampf
JEN (F): Victoria Urquhart
STANTON (M): Sean Ballantyne
WEDGEWOOD (M): Bill Poulin

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

Comedy Festival Testimonial – June 17 2020

Screenwriter Joel Stern (THE WAITING ROOM)

“Word Games” was my first entry and I not only received valuable feedback, but it won “Best Screenplay” for September 2017. The entire script was table read by actors and placed on YouTube. It provided me with a valuable tool to see it performed as well as to promote it.

Watch the Screenplay Reading: 

In this suspense/comedy, Bill Egan, a crusty Alcatraz corrections officer, suddenly finds himself in a waiting room along with a one-armed Medal of Honor award winner-turned hitman, a ditzy bank teller and a Bronx street hoodlum. From different time periods, they try to piece together the events that brought them there.
Little do they know they are about to face the ultimate judgement.

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller

CAST LIST:

Linda: Cassandra Guthrie
Chuck: John Marcucci
Narrator: Kat Smiley
Bill: Shawn Devlin
Oscar: Sean Ballantyne
Reggie: Sam Fazli

Submit exclusively via Film Freeway:

HIGHLIGHTS – MAY 2020 COMEDY Short Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:
BEST FILM: RUBBISH ROBBERS
FUNNIEST FILM: WHISKEY
BEST PERFORMANCES: 6 ANGRY CUBANS
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: IN THE BLOOD
BEST SOUND & MUSIC: THEY WON’T LAST

Theme of night: Life and Death

NOTE: Festival took place during the COVID-19 virus lockdown so all screenings were held in private.

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterART IS DEAD, 9min., USA, Comedy

festival posterTRAMP, 8min., USA, Comedy

festival posterSIDEPIECE, 10min., USA, Comedy

festival posterTHEY WON’T LAST, 15min., USA, Comedy

festival posterRUBBISH ROBBERS, 11min, Norway, Comedy

festival posterTHE BIG PICTURE, 2min., USA, Comedy

festival posterIN THE BLOOD, 6min., USA, Comedy

festival posterUNLEASHED, 10min., USA, Romance/Comedy

festival posterWHISKEY, 4min., UK, Comedy

festival posterKITCHEN SINK CLASSIC, 3min., USA, Comedy

festival posterA LATE SEPARATION, 9min., USA, Comedy

festival poster6 ANGRY CUBANS, 8min., USA, Comedy

festival posterHOTLINE, 5min., USA, Comedy

festival posterNO FILTER, 4min., USA, Comedy

The beginning of a (temporary) new era.

See you at the festivals. Whenever that happens!

– Matthew Toffolo

COMEDY Best Scene Screenplay Reading: It’s In Her Blood, by Curtis Larade

After her husband dies and leaves her penniless, a 1980’s aerobics star struggles to bring her sexy into the 21st century.

CAST LIST:

Blair: Jennifer Lieberman
Narration: Geoff Mays
Anne: Maiza Dubhe
Francis: Russell Batcher

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

 

 

 

June 2019 Film/Story/Screenplay Winners

Festival for Comedy-A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

 

 

ACTORSCREENPLAY MOVIE: ZOMBIE CRUIZE, by AKA Smith
June 2019 Winner

ACTORSCREENPLAY MOVIE: THE PERFECT GIFT, by John Scott Schaf
June 2019 Winner

ACTORSCREENPLAY MOVIE: THE WONDERFUL INVENTION OF DR. BLANK, by Obayed Khan
June 2019 Winner

ACTORTV SPEC SCREENPLAY: BROOKLYN 99: THE AMNESIAC
June 2019 Winner

ACTORCOMEDY SHORT SCREENPLAY: HERCULEAN TASK, by Mark Allard Will
June 2019 Winner

ACTOR BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: ALL THE WOLVES YOU WERE, by Ron Micci
June 2019 Winner

ACTORCOMEDY BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: BORN AGAIN, by Daniel Schooling
June 2019 Winner

ACTORCOMEDY BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: FATE’S PECULIAR SENSE OF HUMOUR, by N. Triton
June 2019 Winner

ACTORCOMEDY BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: ZOMBIE ARMY, by James Fitzmaurice
June 2019 Winner

ACTORCOMEDY BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: GOOD INTENTIONS, by Sandy Tovray
June 2019 Winner

ACTORCOMEDY BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: TAKE A PAUSE OUT OF CRIME, by Mary C. Ferrara
June 2019 Winner

ACTOR BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: BLIND VAMPIRE, by Eric White
June 2019 Winner

ACTORLGBT BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: TUXEDO TERRACE, by Carmine Bicchetti
June 2019 Winner

festival posterSCATTERED,9min., Canada, Comedy

festival posterPLEASURE PALS, 10min., USA, Comedy/Animation

festival posterA ROOMBA’S TALE, 5min., USA, Comedy

festival posterTHE SERPENT IN THE APPLE, 18min., USA, Comedy/Documentary

 

 

 

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 Festival Testimonial – February 25 2019

Awesome, thank you so much! Very clear, artistic, raunchy, (and the most pleasant surprise), youthfully appealing. I didn’t see that coming. It’s a real eye-grabber and conversation starter. Well done. The progressive script is not for everyone. The film short is not for everyone. Good! Screw’em. I like it a lot. I hope you enjoyed the project and the process as well. Please thank all your staff.

Nathan Yacos – On the making of his Screenplay Movie

Festival for Comedy-A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

WATCH Winning COMEDY Screenplay and Story Readings:

WATCH Audience FEEDBACK Film Festival Videos:

 

November 2018 COMEDY Stories, Screenplays, Short Films

Festival for Comedy-A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

 

festival posterLIVING WITH A MONSTER, 4min, Canada, Horror/Comedy

festival posterPELICAN, 5min., USA, LGBT

 

festival posterRECONNECTED, 15min., USA, Drama/Comedy

festival posterMEA CULPA, 6min., USA, Comedy/Crime

STORYTV BEST SCENE: Fountain Grand Freelancers by Richard Mueller
November 2018

STORYCOMEDY 1st Scene Reading: SUPERFAN by Harry Greenberger
November 2018

 

STORYCOMEDY 1st Scene Reading: THE FRANCHISE by James Grayford
November 2018

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

 

 

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: John Johnson, Isabal Cupryn, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

Director Biography – Kristy Linderholm (MURDER IN THE CAT HOUSE)

KRISTY LINDERHOLM is an award-winning director and producer. Her films have played at Comic Con, on the PBS Shorts Showcase and in many national and international film festivals.

She is also a career editor of film and television. Her work includes narrative, reality, documentary, commercials, and music videos. Clients include Disney, Jaguar, Dr Dre, New Line and HBO.

She is a member of Alliance of Women Directors and Women in Film..

Director Statement

 

An award winning filmmaker, poet, and assassin.
On a secret mission to make movies you love.

http://www.World-Class-Assassin.com

Short Film: MURDER IN THE CAT HOUSE, 4min., USA, Comedy

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*SPECIAL MENTION – LONDON WORLD COMEDY FEST*
*OFFICIAL SELECTION – HOLLYWOOD COMEDY SHORTS FEST*
*OFFICAL SELECTION – DIE LAUGHING FILM FEST*

Exes, a shooting, a dead body.
Not necessarily in that order.

Project Links
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 1, 2018
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    RED
  • Film Color:
    Color