Best Scene COMEDY Short Screenplay of How Did We Get Here? by Travis Darkow & Chris Isaacson

Francis, a pessimist, and Chester, a happy go lucky pot head, struggle with two jobs they hate, all while Chester bounces his insane ideas off of Francis on how to get themselves out of their jobs. The only problem? One lacks motivation, and the other is almost always stoned. Francis drives a septic truck, and Chester works at a second hand sex toy store. How could it get any worse?

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Mandy May Cheetham
Chester: Adrian Currie
Francis: Liam Kinahan

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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

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Comedy Festival Testimonial – October 1 2018

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Everyone was so nice and supportive!

5 Star Review

Festival for Comedy-A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

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COMEDY Best Scene: MAE DAY by Ashley Rubay and Annick Blomdahl

Mae Day is a 30-minute comedy about two bumbling cousins, Ellie and Val, who must move in with their grandmother, Mae de Rochier, when the discovers that she has dementia.

CAST LIST:

Jack – 5 – Kevin Gabel
Joe – 6 – Hartley O. Gyamfi
Narration – Allen Michael Brunet
Grandma Mae – 16 – Regan Brown
Ellie – 11 – Ariel Brooker
Val – 5 – Georgia Grant

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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 Festival Testimonial – August 22 2018

I love to write comedy, and much of my published work is humorous, so I wanted to participate in a festival that only considers comedies. I was delighted to learn the script would get a reading. There is no better tool for honing a script than hearing it read by talented actors.

Festival for Comedy-A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

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 and haw and steal the idea without including the woman book writer. Finally, Doyle calls in a favor and gets hired, sight unseen, to write the book for a musical based on the catalog of Larry Limpet and the Lizards, a multi-platinum band that hit huge in the eighties. The only problem is, Larry Limpet is a male chauvinist in the truest style, and Doyle Tipton isn’t taking any of his shit.

CAST LIST: 

Narration – Katelyn Varadi
Larry – Sean Ballantyne
Doyle – Norma Dawn Dunphy

COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL Thursday – September 6, 2018. 7pm.

The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival coming to Los Angeles.. Our LA home is Regal L.A. LIVE Cinemas, located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles (beside the Staples Center) at 1000 W Olympic Blvd.. The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm.Showcasing the best of short films from around the world, while maintaining our audience feedback format moderated by Shepsut Wilson.

Tickets are FREE or PAY WHAT YOU LIKE. Reserve your tickets online.

If you like to obtain seats in advance and pick them up on the day of the event (come for FREE, or make a donation), please email us at latickets@wildsoundfestival.com  and we’ll reserve seats for you.

LOOK, 10min., USA, Comedy
Directed by Tamir Mostafa

An internally neurotic but externally charismatic lothario crosses paths with a lesbian who’s just as guilty of objectifying women as him.

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LOVE LEX, 7min., Australia, Comedy
Directed by Catherine Mack

This Valentine’s Day, Lex drops a bomb that Dave will never forget.

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WEIRD SHIT, 3min., USA, Comedy
Directed by Nathan Trumbull

A first time tryst goes awry.

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BANANAS, 5min., USA, Comedy 
Directed by Zack Arch

A documentary about eating bananas.

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GET HOME SAFE, 7min., USA, Comedy
Directed by Larissa Pruett

Joystick Games created 3rd person adventure game, ‘Get Home Safe.’ The object of the game is to walk home from the bar as a woman, and get home safe.

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BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, 5min., USA, Comedy
Directed by Bianca Armbruster

A slice of life, romantic comedy about a modern couple’s Saturday morning habits. Lana and Carter equally love being with each other as much as their alone time. Companionship is being comfortable being your whole selves, awkward, unkempt, imperfect and occasionally appalling; but sometimes there are just some things best left, alone.

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The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival coming to Los Angeles.. Our LA home is Regal L.A. LIVE Cinemas, located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles (beside the Staples Center) at 1000 W Olympic Blvd.. The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm.

Showcasing the best of short films from around the world, while maintaining our audience feedback format moderated byShepsut Wilson

Director BIO: Bianca Armbruster (BEHIND CLOSED DOORS)

Director Biography – Bianca Armbruster

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Bianca Armbruster has worked on numerous award winning Independent Films, Television Shows, Music Videos and Commercials for over 7 years. Bianca was accepted into the prestigious University of Cape Town, where she studied Theater, Film, Media and Journalism. Wanting a more hands on filmmaking experience, Bianca moved to Denver, CO and attended The Colorado Film School, rated among the top 25 Best Film Schools by the Hollywood Reporter. There, she worked on multiple films, and won awards for Best Production and Best Production Design.
In film school, Bianca honed her love and study of filmmaking in the form of writing/directing, heightened by her natural eye and her talent for production design and costuming. After graduating, Bianca moved to LA and sought work in the industry in art and costuming. She gained more experience on large, professional sets, observing and learning the successes and failures of the inner hives of production crews. These experiences awakened an unstoppable passion to guide audiences through compelling narratives, with a strong emphasis on story and visuals.
Having survived off her art for all these years, Bianca is ready to tell her original stories about strong women in character-driven narratives. She currently has scripts for two television series, one feature film, and multiple sketch/short films. Bianca has also completed multiple levels of improv comedy at Playhouse West, and has recently auditioned for Groundlings in order to better herself and her understanding of the actor’s process, as well as what makes comedy.
Known for her drive, creativity, friendly demeanor and detailed work, Bianca Armbruster creates realism out of dreamscapes, mirroring her dream to make powerful visions of storytelling a reality.

 

Director Statement

 

I am plugged into what the people of my generation and the generations that came before me. I desire to create stories and emotions that are relevant to current society and the advancement of future generations. I am extremely passionate about narrative story telling and have many great ideas to bring to the table, that include furthering the inclusion of female voices in television/film. I strive to evolve as an artist, continue to learn from the past for a better present and tell stories that resonate with all people.

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, 5min., USA, Comedy

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A slice of life, romantic comedy about a modern couple’s Saturday morning habits. Lana and Carter equally love being with each other as much as their alone time. Companionship is being comfortable being your whole selves, awkward, unkempt, imperfect and occasionally appalling; but sometimes there are just some things best left, alone.

  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Romantic Comedy
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 1, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1920X1080
  • Film Color:
    Color