SCRIPT MOVIE: Fate’s Peculiar Sense of Humour, by N. Triton

In 2009 London, Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty, finally finds a person that could spell the end of her being trapped in the body of a dirty, ugly beggar, and get reunited with her long-lost love Ares, the god of war, who is now instigating violence and anarchy through social media. That person is Dr. Drake, a university teacher who lives with his mother, is disliked by his students and shies away from any form of physical contact with women. Can a person who has never experienced love actually bring this emotion of true love back to a world that has reached its apogee of cynicism?

CAST LIST:

Narartor: Matt Barnes
HELEN: Val Cole
SUE: Esther Teeboo
Mr. KAEMON: Manny Pacheco
HUGH JORGAN: Geoff Mays

Visual Design and Editor Kimberly Villarruel

Produced by Matthew Toffolo

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Script Movie: The Upside Downings, by Sean Sullivan

An untraditional family where the kids are adults and the parents are kids, navigate through their work, school and home lives while never losing their sense of humor.

CAST LIST:

Narration: Danielle Nicole
Howard Downing – Sean Tabaras
Carol Downing – Val Cole
Billy Downing – Geoff Mays
Kate Downing – Esther Teeboo

Editor and Visual Design by Kimberly Villarruel

Produced by Matthew Toffolo

Screenplay MOVIE: THE WONDERFUL INVENTION OF DR. BLANK, BY OBAYED KHAN

The story follows a scientist named Dr Blank who is terrible at inventing things but wants as he attempts to gain fame and fortune in his numerous attempts at inventing things that sound cool but don’t work the way you expect them to.

When the scene occurs, Dr Blank *decides* he should become an evil scientist instead and instead of inventing he resorts to stealing inventions as it would be more evil.  The scene is of Dr Blank stealing a death ray created by another more successful evil scientist, Dr Painkiller and the scene occurs from the point of view of two inept security guards who are supposed to be keeping an eye on it.

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Val Cole
Officer #2 – Manny Pacheco
Officer #1 – Geoff Mays
Old Lady #2 – Danielle Niole
Old Lady #1 – Esther Thibault

VIsual Design & Editor: Kimberly VIllarruel

Produced by Matthew Toffolo

Screenplay MOVIE: THE PERFECT GIFT, by John Scott Schaf

An intensive workaholic, in order to save his marriage, goes on a Valentine’s Day journey for the perfect gift. It becomes a journey not only for gifts bur for self-discovery.

In this scene Hank is frantically trying to find an alternate gift for his wife since his procrastination has made his originally planned gift unattainable.

Visual Design & Editor: Kimberly Villarruel
Producer: Matthew Toffolo

Voice Over Performers:
Narrator: Matt Barnes
Hank: Geoff Mays
Apple Genius: Manny Pacheco
Sales Clerk: Esther Thibault
Clerk: Steve Rizzo

Best Scene SCRIPT MOVIE: Tugnutt: A Love Supreme by Nate Yacos

Written by Nathan Yacos

When a family man gains instant celebrity status as TV spokesman, his newfound celebrity threatens to tear his family apart and challenge his notion of a happy life.

Editor & Visual Design by Kimberly Villarruel

Voice Actors:

Sean Ballantyne
Matt Barnes
Christopher Bautista
Cassandra Guthrie
Allison Kampf
Erica Levine
Luke Robinson

Produced by Matthew Toffolo

November 2016 Comedy Films/Screenplays/Stories

Submit your Comedy Screenplay or Film to the Festival Today:http://festivalforcomedy.com

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

Winning COMEDY Short Screenplay – THE MIGHTY BIRD by Brian Gililland

Watch the Winning Comedy Short Screenplay for October 18th

THE MIGHTY BIRD
Written by Brian Gililland and Lance Larson

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Comedy

An average joe discovers one day that he yields a surprising super-power in his middle fingers.

CAST LIST:

MIGHTY BIRD – Gabriel Darku
FABULOUS FINGERLING – Rikki Wright
OLD LADY – Julie C. Sheppard
NARRATOR – Michelle Alexander

Get to know the winning writer:

What is your screenplay about?

An ordinary man one day realizes that he has the power to make people explode when he gives them the middle finger. With great power comes great responsibility, until he meets a man with an equally powerful middle finger.

What genres does your screenplay under?

comedy/sci-fi

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

It plays on the superhero film craze, then turns it on its head.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Mmmm. Bop.

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

Dumb and dumber, Jurassic Park, and Star Wars.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

This screenplay was written during my time working as a sound mixer on the latest Children of the Corn film. In between setups I would come to other crew members and as suggestions similar to an improv show setup. It took me the duration of filming to finish the screenplay.

How many stories have you written?

I have been writing short films for over 15 years. In that time I have reached final draft over 30 times.

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

The shoot for children of the corn was very heavy, and this script was an attempt to boost morale. It worked.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Honestly, the only obstacle was convincing the children of the corn producer to read the script. He eventually did. And apparently he laughed his ass off.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I love doing standup comedy in my free time.

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

Don’t overanalyze your work. Finish a script and submit it. Then keep writing.

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

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson