RSVP: Comedy Film Festival – Thur. August 30th (Toronto)

The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival is back for 2018.. Our home is The Carlton Cinemas, located in the heart of downtown Toronto at 20 Carlton Street. The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm.

Continuing to showcase the best of short films from around the world, while maintaining our audience feedback format moderated by Kierston Drier. Showcasing a festival twice a month in Toronto in 2018!

Tickets for 2018 are PAY WHAT YOU LIKE.

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 tickets@wildsound.ca and we’ll reserve seats for you.

You can pick up the tickets on the day of the event at the cinema. Tickets are first come, first serve. This festival has sold out 76 out of its last 78 events!

You will be able to buy alcohol (beer, wine, liquor), popcorn, candy, and refreshments before the show.

Here is the full program of films. Festival starts at 7pm sharp!


FIRST ACT PROGRAM


EAT JEREMY, 10min, UK, Comedy
Directed by Sam South

A couple in an early post apocalyptic world discuss whether to eat their dead best friend Jeremy or not.

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NORMAN PINSKI COME HOME, 15min., USA, Comedy
Directed by Aaron Rudelson

When a lightning bolt tragically cuts short the life a Jewish plumber’s son, all appears lost for the Pinski family. But luckily for them, Dr. Vanderwal, a celebrated local baldness doctor is secretly a modern day Dr. Frankenstein. Once resurrected in the form of a classic horror film monster, Norman has another chance at finding himself….if his overbearing Jewish parents don’t get in the way.

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MR. NICE GIRLS, 11min., USA, Comedy/Web Series 
Directed by Hope Carew & Allison O’Conor

Hope and Allison are best friends, and, most importantly, business partners. The two girls make and sell fake ID’s to kids at their university in a desperate attempt to be cool. Told in 6 short episodes, Mr. Nice Girls is a comedy with heart, exploring themes of friendship, growth, and what it’s like being a young idiot.

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SECOND ACT PROGRAM


THE BIRTHDAY PARTY, 21min., USA, Comedy
Directed by GH Ridpath & Noah Ferche

Every year, two best friends (GH and Noah) make an epic movie trailer to invite people to their birthday party (SAD!). This year, things have hit a snag as they can’t seem to agree on a new idea. With the help of their “elderly” friend Joe, the boys sit down at a local bar and hash out their plan. While each man presents his idea, we are taken on an epic journey of visualization as each idea comes to life through reenactment spanning multiple genres, themes, and locations.

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THE OUTER BOROUGHS, 29min., USA, Comedy/Supernatural 
Directed by Eugene Lehnert

Dan and Pete move to New York City to start a new life. The two friends soon discover that the Outer Boroughs, while more affordable than Manhattan, are vastly haunted by all sorts of ghouls, ghosts and goblins. How can Dan and Pete handle power demons and the undead when they can barely pay the rent? Tune in to witness all the horrors that await this supernatural odd couple in…The Outer Boroughs.

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The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm on Thursday August 30, 2018

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Director BIO: Aaron Rudelson (NORMAN PINSKI COME HOME)

Director Biography – Aaron Rudelson

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Aaron Rudelson graduated from Columbia University’s film program with an MFA in screenwriting. He has written five feature length screenplays and co-wrote Breaking the Mold for Maryland Public Television. Aaron has directed five shorts and edited two feature-length films. His work has appeared on Network TV and he’s won awards in film festivals around the U.S. with a signature darkly comedic sense of humor. He was the recipient of the 1997 Milos Forman award for his screenplay entitled “The File Room” and has taught screenwriting at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA. In his most recent comedic short, NORMAN PINSKI COME HOME, he directed his mother, Lelia Goldoni, who began her illustrious acting career in John Cassavetes first film SHADOWS.

Short Film: NORMAN PINSKI COME HOME, 15min., USA, Comedy

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When a lightning bolt tragically cuts short the life a Jewish plumber’s son, all appears lost for the Pinski family. But luckily for them, Dr. Vanderwal, a celebrated local baldness doctor is secretly a modern day Dr. Frankenstein. Once resurrected in the form of a classic horror film monster, Norman has another chance at finding himself … if his overbearing Jewish parents don’t get in the way.

Project Links
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  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 4 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 2, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    24,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    HD
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color

Director BIO: Eugene Lehnert (THE OUTER BOROUGHS)

Director Biography – Eugene Lehnert

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Eugene Lehnert has been working in the film industry in New York since 2000. He started as a PA on Law and Order, worked in post-production on numerous documentary and indie films and started in visual effects on the pilot to Mad Men. He has made a number of his own original documentaries and narratives including the film “Armageddon for Andy” about love and nuclear war. His newest work is a supernatural comedy titled “The Outer Boroughs” about the haunted neighborhoods of New York City.

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Short Film: THE OUTER BOROUGHS, 29min., USA, Comedy/Supernatural

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Dan and Pete move to New York City to start a new life. The two friends soon discover that the Outer Boroughs, while more affordable than Manhattan, are vastly haunted by all sorts of ghouls, ghosts and goblins. How can Dan and Pete handle power demons and the undead when they can barely pay the rent? Tune in to witness all the horrors that await this supernatural odd couple in…The Outer Boroughs.

Project Links
  • Film Type:
    Short, Television, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    comedy, supernatural
  • Runtime:
    29 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 1, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    RED
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color

Director BIOS: GH Ridpath, Noah Ferche (THE BIRTHDAY PARTY)

Director Biography – GH Ridpath, Noah Ferche

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GH Ridpath (left) and Noah Ferche (right) are the clown boys behind “White Jeans” and “The Birthday Party”. The two became best friends while working together in the NBA. Collaborating with their elderly friend Joe, they formed the production team “OKP Films”. They specialize in pretending to be cooler than they actually are, welcoming trolls.

 

Director Statement

 

We had a lot of fun making this…that is all.

Short Film: THE BIRTHDAY PARTY, 21min., USA, Comedy

4ed5b84c6e posterEvery year, two best friends (GH and Noah) make an epic movie trailer to invite people to their birthday party (SAD!). This year, things have hit a snag as they can’t seem to agree on a new idea. With the help of their “elderly” friend Joe, the boys sit down at a
local bar and hash out their plan. While each man presents his idea, we are taken on an epic journey of visualization as each idea comes to life through reenactment spanning multiple genres, themes, and locations.

Shot on location in 10 cities, 6 countries, and across 3 continents. Over 50% of footage shot on Drone.

An OKP Films production in association with AirVūz and GH Media Werks, LLC.

Project Links
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Music Video, Spoof, Action, Birthday Party, Drone
  • Runtime:
    21 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 13, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    China, Iceland, Norway, Spain, United Kingdom, United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Drone, Canon
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color