COMEDY Best Scene – SEEKING WILL FERRELL by Rob Ingalls

Winning Screenplay – SEEKING WILL FERRELL
Written by Rob Ingalls

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Elizabeth Morriss
NADIA – Tea Nguyen
BILL – David Occhipinti
HANDYMAN – Daniel Chung
CASHIER – Olivia Jon
GIRLFRIEND 1 – Cora Matheson
GIRLFRIEND 2 – Georgia Grant

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Comedy

After spending years lost out at sea as a boy, a grown up Bill Davis returns to his life in America, only to discover that he shares an uncanny resemblance with a famous actor – Will Ferrell.

 Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

Ans: It’s a spoof on the life and films of Will Ferrell, an alternate reality of sorts where he has numerous clones in the world.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Ans: Comedy

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

Ans: It’s funny as hell. This is the type of crazy comedy I grew up with but rarely see in the movies today. It’s time to re-introduce this type of comedy to the next generations.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Ans: Bizarre Comedy

What movie have you seen the most times in your life?

Ans: Caddyshack

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

Ans: Many years

How many stories have you written?

Ans: More than a dozen

What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)

Ans: The song I’ve heard the most in life is “Happy Birthday to You (Me)”. I hear it every year. Hope to continue to hear it for many more years.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Ans: Life

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Ans: Photography and Meditation

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

Camera Operator: Kierston Drier

Editor: John Johnson

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne


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Highlights of the March 2017 COMEDY FEEDBACK Film Festival

AUDIENCE FESTIVAL AWARDS

Best Film: WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN

Best Performances: WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN

Best Cinematography: WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN

Best Music: The music from A BAD DAY AT THE OFFICE

WATCH the Audience FEEDBACK of the short film: 

A BAD DAY AT THE OFFICE, 7min, Australia, Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterPOKER NIGHT, 11min, Canada, Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterWHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN, 9min, UK, Comedy
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festival posterWALL, 5min, Taiwan, Animation
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterSNOOT IN THE CITY, 1min, Australia, Animation
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterDIRTY POOL, 1min, Canada, Animation
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterBABY AND GRANNY, 2min. USA, Animation/Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

The COMEDY MARCH 2017 FEEDBACK Film Festival gave our audiences simply the best of short comedy movies from around the world.

The theme of the festival was “DECEPTION”.

Every film showcased was about a situation that had someone else deceiving another person for their own gain.

NOTE: Our 4th and best comedy festival!

Of all the festivals we do, the most rejections come from the comedy genre submissions. A lot of films made simply do not work in this genre for various reasons. Actor David Garrick is first credited with the quote: “Comedy is a serious business.” You don’t execute a comedy by simply being goofy on set. It’s actually quite the opposite.

After doing over 100 festivals to date and watching over 7000 short films in the last 10 years, I can honesty say that executing a comedy is the most difficult task to do over any other genre. You need to make the audience laugh, while also giving us a plot where we need to know what happens next. Most importantly, comedies are almost always about character. If you do not have characters that the audiences aren’t interested in, then they won’t laugh. If they don’t laugh, then they won’t care about the film.

Programming a comedy festival lineup is also the most difficult genre to do. You want to balance the emotion with each selection and type of “funny” movie you’re showing. You don’t want to program 6 films for example that are the same type of comedy.

So in conclusion…what I’m saying is that the COMEDY Festival is the hardest one to execute out of all our festivals. And it’s also the festival that makes me the most nervous. The programmers hit their mark 95% of the time. Meaning, the films they pick are always a success for the general audience that attends the festival. We’ve programmed 130 short films last year and had 4 films that were not successful. Out of those four films, 3 were comedies.

I think we finally got it right with this festival. In fact, I know we got it right. This was an amazing lineup of comedy shorts. Phew!!

See you at the festivals in 2017.

– Matthew Toffolo

COMEDY BEST SCENE Reading – SANDWICH by Deborah Klika

Watch the January 2017 Winning Comedy Best Scene Reading.

Best Scene from the screenplay SANDWICH Screenplay
Written by Deborah Klika

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Nick Wicht
SUSIE – Val Cole
DIANA – Catherine D’Angelo
WILL – David Straus
SURVEYOR – Gabriel Darku

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Comedy, Animation

Centres on the lives of Suzie, writer, mother of three, her mother, feminist academic Diana, best friend and ex corporate warrior Toni, and the depressive yet helpful neighbour Will.

Get to know the winning writer:

What is your screenplay about?

Life in the suburbs when everybody needs you and nobody wants you.

What genres does your screenplay under?

TV comedy

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

It’s Blue Velvet meets Modern Family and exposes a darkly comic view of what goes on between the hours of 9-3 in suburbia. When the cat’s at work the mice……

How would you describe this script in two words?

Blue Suburbia

What movie have you seen the most times in your life?

The Apartment by Billy Wilder

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

On and off for eight years

How many stories have you written?

Three TV comedy pilots, two more as developer/creator

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

When living in suburbia I asked what happens when you lose the identity you had in the workplace.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

That feedback from commissioners was “why would anyone want to see a comedy about women in their forties?” from women in their thirties with no children. A lack of knowledge or understanding about that time in one’s life.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Teaching, comedy and screenwriting research.

What influenced you to enter the festival? What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received?

I was attracted to this festival because it offered readings with actors and I was keen to see how the script “read.” The feedback was thorough and perceptive, it focused on the comedy and how to make that stronger rather than the fact it was about “women.”

Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

Keep at it. Get lots of feedback and even if you don’t agree with the feedback there is a reason the reader felt compelled to comment on that aspect or at the point, so ask yourself why.

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson


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2016 BEST SCENE Screenplay Winners

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See the Best Scene Screenplay Comedy Stories. Click the link and watch the winning videos:

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – DEATH OF A LADIES MAN
December 2016 Reading
Written by Salim Allybokus
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – TINK
December 2016 Reading
Written by Edward Ybarra

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – SERVED COLD
December 2016 Reading
Written by WL (Bud) Gorman
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – TAKE TWO
December 2016 Reading
Written by Mary Skiles

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – MY LIFE WITH STELLA KANE
December 2016 Reading
Written by Linda Morganstein
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – OLD LADY DILEMMAS
December 2016 Reading
Written by Lora Ellen McKinney

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – WAITING TO CRUMBLE
November 2016 Reading
Written by John Ott
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay: LOONATOONA
September 2016 Reading
Written by Shockadelic

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – 3 FAMILIES
September 2016 Reading
Written by J.D. Poland

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – DUE SOUTH
July 2016 Reading
Written by Evan Schullery

ACTORBest Scene Screenplay – AS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT
June 2016 Reading
Written by Philip Naiman

ACTORBest Scene Screenplay – LE CHAT NOIR
April 2016 Reading
Written by Paula Sewell

ACTORBest Scene Screenplay – MISPRINTS
February 2016 Reading
Written by Adam Preston

 

 

 

 

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

2016 SHORT Screenplay Winners

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See the Short Screenplay Comedy Stories. Click the link and watch the winning videos:

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – BARGAIN
December 2016 Reading

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – LAST RITES
December 2016 Reading
Written by Martin Keady

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – BUREAUCRACY
December 2016 Reading
Written by Sharmini Kumar
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – JANE’S INNER VOICE
December 2016 Reading
Written by Ian Wilson

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – MISCHIEF AND THE MYSTIC
December 2016 Reading
Written by Michael Gavino
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – THE PINCH
December 2016 Reading
Written by Claire Brown

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – THE LAW OF PUNCTUALITY
December 2016 Reading
Written by Joy Lin
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – DELI DILEMMA
December 2016 Reading
Written by Jim Norman

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – THE PINE CONE
December 2016 Reading
Written by Dimitri Devyatkin
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – A DAY AT THE BEACH
December 2016 Reading
Written by Todd Gordon

ACTORSHORT Screenplay (Under 5pg.) – THE LAST ANNIVERSARY DINNER
November 2016 Reading
Written by Patrick Coleman Duncan
ACTORSHORT Screenplay (Under 5pg.) – COMMENCEMENT
November 2016 Reading
Written by Dan Borengasser

ACTORSHORT Screenplay (Under 5pg.) – EMPATHY IN THE ELEVATOR
November 2016 Reading
Written by Keith Makenas
ACTORSHORT Screenplay (Under 5pg.) – FORGIVENESS
November 2016 Reading
Written by Sherwin Allen

ACTORSHORT Screenplay (Under 5pg.) – EXORCISE
November 2016 Reading
Written by Matt Holland
ACTORSHORT Screenplay (Under 5pg.) – CASABLANCA SLING
November 2016 Reading

ACTORSHORT Screenplay (Under 5pg.) – BASTURD
November 2016 Reading
Written by Michael Egan
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – WHAT’S IN A NAME
October 2016 Reading
Written by Ted Stanley

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – THE STRUGGLE
October 2016 Reading
Written by Janice Kennedy

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – SYMPATHY
October 2016 Reading
Written by Steven Sinnenberg

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – I NEVER KNOCK
October 2016 Reading
Written by John Ervin

ACTORLONG SHORT Screenplay – THE MIGHTY BIRD
October 2016 Reading
Written by Brian Gililland

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – PLEASE HOLD
September 2016 Reading
Written by Tricia Stewart Shiu

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – JULIE & ROM
September 2016 Reading
Written by Behzad Sedghi

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – GLORIOUS
September 2016 Reading
Written by Brent Beath

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – FREEDOM
September 2016 Reading
Written by Scot Walker

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – SAMMY’S PARROT
September 2016 Reading
Written by Dimitri Devyatkin

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – BLAME GAME
September 2016 Reading
Written by Sonny Dyon

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – PARTNERS
September 2016 Reading
Written by Rupert Aspden

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – SAFE WORD
September 2016 Reading
Written by Darren Coyle

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – RED DOT
August 2016 Reading
Written by Mark Richards

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – DRAC’S CAFE
August 2016 Reading
Written by Scot Walker

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – FIRE!
July 2016 Reading
Written by Steve Biggs

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – THE FACTS OF LIFE
July 2016 Reading
Written by Chris Beadnell

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – TREED
July 2016 Reading
Written by Sally Spitzli

ACTORMOCKUMENTARY Screenplay – BOWLING FOR CONCUBINES
July 2016 Reading
Written by Vanessa Marlowe

ACTORShort Screenplay – OZARK
June 2016 Reading
Written by Craig Mrock

ACTORShort Screenplay – CUTTING REMARKS
May 2016 Reading
Written by Erin Richardson

ACTORShort Screenplay – GARY’S GIRLS
April 2016 Reading
Written by Mckenzie Trent

ACTORBest Scene Screenplay – THE HOOPLA
March 2016 Reading
Written by Thomas Nesti

ACTORShort Screenplay – LOVES LABORS LOST
February 2016 Reading
Written by Stanley

 

 

 

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

2016 1st Scene Screenplay Winners

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See the 1st Scene Screenplay Comedy Stories. Click the link and watch the winning videos:

ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – YOU’VE CHANGED
December 2016 Reading
Written by Sam Sexton
ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – DOORLOCKER
December 2016 Reading
Written by Tony DiSibio & BL Cooper

ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – SHE DRIVES ME CRAZY
December 2016 Reading
Written by Elisha Barnes
ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – SENIOR PRANK
August 2016 Reading
Written by Vincent Masson

ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – SENIOR PRANK
July 2016 Reading
Written by Shiv Sudhakar

ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – CATCH!
July 2016 Reading
Written by Jerry Nield

ACTOR1st Scene Screenplay – RORSCHACH
May 2016 Reading
Written by Federico Franchi, Filippo Pierangelini

ACTOR1st Scene Screenplay – THE WEDDING THIEF
April 2016 Reading
Written by Brett Bacon

ACTOR1st Scene Screenplay – MAN SEEKING MONKEY
April 2016 Reading
Written by Steve Mikals

ACTOR1st Scene Screenplay – RENAISSANCE MAN
March 2016 Reading
Written by Robert Tolz

 

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

November 2016 Comedy Films/Screenplays/Stories

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See the November 2016 Comedy Stories. Click the link and watch the winning videos:

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – WAITING TO CRUMBLE
November 2016 Reading
Written by John Ott
ACTORSHORT Screenplay (Under 5pg.) – BASTURD
November 2016 Reading
Written by Michael Egan
ACTORTV SPEC Screenplay – UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT
November 2016 Reading
Written by Sarah Cassell
ACTORFEATURE Screenplay – DUE SOUTH
November 2016 Reading
Written by Even R. Schullery
ACTORSHORT Screenplay (Under 5pg.) – CASABLANCA SLING
November 2016 Reading
Written by Naomi Lewis
ACTORFAN FICTION Screenplay – GILLIGAN’S ISLAND OF THE DEAD
November 2016 Reading
Written by Jerry Kokich
ACTORSHORT Screenplay (Under 5pg.) – FORGIVENESS
November 2016 Reading
Written by Sherwin Allen
ACTORSHORT Screenplay (Under 5pg.) – EXORCISE
November 2016 Reading
Written by Matt Holland

festival posterPROVERBIAL LUCK, 5min, Austria, Romance/Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
ACTORSHORT Story – SMALL TOWN NEWSPAPER
November 2016 Reading
Written by Rachel Sutton

festival posterDEADLY VIEW, 3min., Ireland, Thriller/Mystery
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
ACTORSHORT Story – SUPERMARKET SAVAGERY
November 2016 Reading
Written by Joan Grindley
ACTORSHORT Screenplay (Under 5pg.) – COMMENCEMENT
November 2016 Reading
Written by Dan Borengasser
ACTORSHORT Screenplay (Under 5pg.) – EMPATHY IN THE ELEVATOR
November 2016 Reading
Written by Keith Makenas
ACTORSHORT Screenplay (Under 5pg.) – THE LAST ANNIVERSARY DINNER
November 2016 Reading
Written by Patrick Coleman Duncan

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson