COMEDY Best Scene Reading: PARTY OVER COUNTRY, by Tim Gale

An intolerable Republican candidate is voted in as President of the United States, but he seems more interested in partying than running the country, or taking orders from his ominous overlord.

CAST LIST:

NARRATION – SARAH DESOUZA-COELHO
Buzz – 5 – SEAN BALLANTYNE
Hope – 6 – JULIE C. SHEPPARD
Carson – 5 – GENE ABELA
Bryan – 3 – THOMAS FOURMIER
Val – 3 – DIANA FRANZ

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

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

COMEDY Best Scene Reading: Princess Pals, by Jenn Barlow, Lindsey Jean Roetzel

When the cameras stop rolling and the princess dresses get put away, life in YouTube kids fantasy land isn’t quite what its cracked up to be. Aspiring actors trying to make it in the biz, Jessica and her other Princess Pals are just trying to get through each day without quitting their oh-so-wonderful jobs, pretending to be princesses. If the Office TV Show were set at Disneyland, and Disneyland was run by a retired porn guru, this would be Princess Pals. But at least it’s a steady paycheck, right?

CAST LIST:

NARRATION JULIE C. SHEPPARD
Jessica – 6 – DIANA FRANZ
Samantha – 6 – SARAH DESOUZA-COELHO
Richard – 2 – THOMAS FOURMIER

 

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

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

COMEDY Best Scene Reading: Hashtag Blessed, by MK Ansari

Hotshot Silicon Valley lawyer, Nina Khan, must confront the trauma of her first generation Canadian upbringing and the ghosts of boyfriends past, with the help of Dr. Lata Sharma. As Dr Sharma sets off on the journey with Nina, she discovers that she has ghosts of her own to confront.

CAST LIST:
NARRATION – DIANA FRANZ
Nina – JULIE C. SHEPPARD

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

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

1st Scene Screenplay Reading of Something New, by Michael Abel

Along the Bayou outside of New Orleans. After a bachelorette and her party get out of control she wakes up with a charming rogue two days before her wedding… As her memory returns, she realizes he’s the least of her problems!

CAST LIST:
Geneva: Erica Levene
Emmy: Cari Haim
Narration: Esther Thibault
Bob: Charles Gordon
Bradley: Gabriel Darku
Kimberly: Julie Sheppard

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Fraser, Andy Camp, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch