Short Screenplay – THE FACTS OF LIFE by Chris Beadnell

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THE FACTS OF LIFE by Chris Beadnell

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Sean Kaufmann
TINA – Elizabeth Rose Morriss
TREVOR – Robert Notman

Get to know the winning writer Chris Beadnell:

1. What is your screenplay about?

A parent’s nightmare, the dreaded ‘birds and bees’ chat. This loving father steps up to the plate to answer the questions from his inquisitive daughter. He is nervous as he awkwardly navigates his way through an explanation. But, humorously, the circumstance changes at the end.

2. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?
This is a cute and heartwarming story which will resonate especially with every parent who has had the awkward task of explaining the facts of life to their children. It has a LOL ending, is family friendly and would be an easy, low budget production.

3. How would you describe this script in two words?

Awkwardly funny.

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

The Shawshank Redemption

5. How long have you been working on this screenplay?

Haha. I wrote this in 2005, but re-worked it late last year (2015). So I suppose It took me 10 years!

6. How many stories have you written?

About 11- 12. Quite a few others in various stages of completion

7. What motivated you to write this screenplay?

This was the first ever screenplay I wrote and I was inspired and motivated to write a screenplay by attending a short film festival in 2005

8. What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Initially (in 2005) I had no screenplay software so I wrote it just in a Word document with no industry standard formatting or layout. When I re-wrote the script I had the appropriate program

9. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Sport and humanitarianism.

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

Just write. And edit, and edit and edit. Post your work on trusted script writing forums to get ideas and feedback. When you are comfortable, enter your work in comps.

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

Editor: John Johnson

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

April 2016 Comedy Films/Screenplays/Stories

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

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

ACTORFeature Screenplay – MISPRINTS
April 2016 Reading
Written by Adam Preston

ACTORShort Story Reading – RANDY & PATRICIA JOIN A MILITIA
April 2016 Reading
Written by Randy Gillis


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2min, USA, Action/Comedy

ACTORFeature Screenplay – DEAD NORTH
April 2016 Reading
Written by Alexander Nachaj

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

ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – MAILROOMIES
April 2016 Reading
Written by Jacques Edeline

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

ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – MARRIAGE EQUALITY
April 2016 Reading
Written by Jamie Pierce

ACTORShort Story Reading – COUNT WILLIAM
April 2016 Reading
Written by Tegon Maus

ACTORShort Story Reading – MASSIVE MASTIFF
April 2016 Reading
Written by Brian O’Flaherty

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

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Today’s Comedy Script Reading: HELTER SHELTER by Yancey Derringer Banks

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Best Scene from HELTER SHELTER Screenplay
Written by Yancey Derringer Banks
Read 10 Questions with the writers

SYNOPSIS:

The shenanigans of Larry and Leon in this best scene from a HELTER SHELTER Screenplay.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Sean Ballantyne
TAMMY – Victoria Kucher
DOUGLAS – Dan Cristofori
WOMAN – Lorry Ayers
WOMAN 2 – Marsha Mason
WAITER – Geoff Mays

2015 Comedy Feature Screenplay Winners

Watch the winning feature screenplay comedy readings performed by professional actors.

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ACTORFEATURE SCRIPT: THE FIREWORKS STAND
January 2015 Reading
Written by David M. Hyde
ACTORFEATURE SCRIPT Reading of THREE PLAY
September 2015 Reading
Written by John-Arthur Ingram
ACTORFEATURE SCRIPT – Pontiff No Return
October 2015 Reading
Written by Eric Boyd
ACTORFEATURE SCRIPT – Death Don’t Us Part
October 2015 Reading
Written by Olaf Baumann
ACTORFEATURE SCRIPT – A Ghost Story of Christmas
December 2015 Reading
Written by Eddie Yaroch

 

2015 Comedy Short Screenplay Winners

Watch the winning comedy screenplay comedy readings performed by professional actors.

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ACTORSHORT SCRIPT – Five Days in Calcutta
November 2015 Reading
Written by Fred Perry
ACTORSHORT SCRIPT – TRUE COLORS
November 2015 Reading
Written by Giuseppe LiMandri
ACTORSHORT SCRIPT – Symposium
October 2015 Reading
Written by Tom Grady
ACTORShort Script: WRITER’S DUEL
May 2015 Reading
Written by Ellery VanDooyeweert
ACTORSHORT SCRIPT – ENGINEEMBRYO
June 2015 Reading
Written by Jon Sturgess
ACTORSHORT SCREENPLAY – THE PARTICULAR DAY
January 2015 Reading
Written by Roberto Lezzi

 

2015 Best Scene Winning Screenplays

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ACTORBEST SCENE SCRIPT – HELTER SHELTER
June 2015 Reading
Written by Yancey Derringer Banks
ACTORBest Scene: CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM Show
May 2015 Reading
Written by Chris Agnew
ACTORBest SCENE READING of IT TAKES BALLS Screenplay
July 2015 Reading
Written by Charley Scalies
ACTORBEST SCENE – No Hope For Gomez
November 2015 Reading
Written by Graham Parke
ACTORBEST SCENE- Gonies
November 2015 Reading
Written by Phil Stokes
ACTORBEST SCENE – Seeking Will Ferrell
December 2015 Reading
Written by Rob Ingalls
ACTORBEST SCENE – Comic Cons
December 2015 Reading
Written by Peter Harmon & Larry Postel

 

Today’s Comedy Movie Pitch: Searching For Hamburgers

Title: Searching For Hamburgers

Written by: Cecelia Fresh

Genre: Comedy/Drama (Dramedy)

Type: Feature Screenplay

LOGLINE: When a single and pushing forty PR executive is laid off, she finds herself no choice but to examine her life as she and her cat move into her estranged father’s 500-square foot, 1-bedroom apartment – for three years.

WGA Registration Number: 1725330

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Deadline November 30th for Comedy Film and Writing Festival

https://festivalforcomedy.com/2015/08/07/comedy-film-and-writing-festival/