COMEDY TV Spec Reading of: Righteous Gemstones “Whom Shall I Fear”, by Paula Dixon

A first scene reading of an original script by the hit TV SHOW “Righteous Gemstones”

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Allison Kampf
JUDY/OLD LADY/AMBER (F): Elizabeth Rose Morriss
ELI/DRIVER (M): Allan Michael Brunet
KELVIN/GIDEON (M): Geoff Mays
JESSE/PASTOR AMOS (M): Shawn Devlin

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

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

COMEDY 1st Scene Screenplay Reading: Renaissance Man, by Robert Tolz

JACK has more money than Mr. Monopoly. Despite his inherited wealth, he is determined not to allow riches to turn him into a jackass, and he disdains those who label him because of his money.

ELEANOR, a beautiful 6th-grade English teacher with Occupy Wall Street on her resume, is sick and tired of men judging her for her looks.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Allison Kampf
JACK (M): Sean Ballantyne
RONALD (M): Bill Poulin
RECRUITER (M): Steve Rizzo

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

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

Comedy Festival Testimonial – June 8 2020

 Screenwriter Andrew Fisk (GEEKS: A LOVE STORY)

The festival did a reading of another feature length screenplay of mine, as well as some other creative works. So this was certainly an incentive. The feedback I received for “Geeks” was incredibly helpful. It let me see the screenplay in a way I had not seen before and got my brain moving in a new direction. I got rid of all the scenes that were slowing the story down and streamlined it. This screenplay is so much better now than it was a few months ago.

Festival for Comedy-A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

Watch the Screenplay Reading: 

CAST LIST:

SHANNON – 3 – ETHEL ABRAY
NARRATION – TED POWERS
TODD – 11 – DANIEL JONES
CD NARRATOR – 8 – OLIVIA BARRETT

 

Comedy Festival Testimonial – June 3 2020

Screenwriter Scott Sawitz (FOR LOVE OR MUSIC)

I’m always looking for the right place to submit, not just anyone that’ll take me … and a festival for comedy sounded amazing. I got great feedback and used it to better develop myself as a writer.
 

Watch the Screenplay Reading: 

Ashley Powell is an ordinary bar singer when she rockets to fame overnight from a viral video. The song she was playing becomes a hit and she winds up on the fast track to musical stardom. She’s carrying a big secret though: she can only write music when she’s miserable after a break up. With an album on the way she’s forced to write it the only way she knows how: breaking hearts. When the great love of her life falls into her life, she’s forced to choose between happiness or success.

CAST LIST:

Skylar: David Rowan
Sara: Victoria Murdoch
Narration: Esther Thibault
Matt: Sebastian Biasucci
Ashley: Mojeane Sadr

COMEDY Festival Testimonial – May 16 2020

 

Screenwriter Darren Coyle (LATE FEES)

Since the script is a comedy, i have been eager to get it in front of comedy people, so I specifically focused on submitting to comedy festivals. The feedback has been very informative and welcome. As a writer, you cannot put a price on good, constructive feedback. So, thank you guys!

Watch Script Reading: 

A forty-something tries to change the past to change his present.

CAST LIST:

Narration – JOLLY AMOAKO
Kassie – 8 – KATELYN VARADI
Bert – 9 – THOMAS FOURNIER
Jody – 1 – DELPHINE ROUSSEL
Eric – 1 – LOGAN FORSYTH

COMEDY 1st Scene Screenplay: WIPE, by Edward Hicklin

Tommy was never taught how to wipe his butt properly, and was therefore teased for most of his childhood and beyond. After a particularly heinous prank takes his life, Tommy vows supernatural revenge against the summer camp that played host to his early demise.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Allison Kampf
Tommy (M): Steve Rizzo
Kid #1/Random Kid/Random Kid #2 (F): Kyana Teresa
Henry (M): Scott Beaudin

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

1pg. Comedy Short Script: School Reunion, by Allan West

When two old friends meet up at a school reunion, it doesn’t take long for the conversation to go from chatty to catty!

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Regan Brown
Louise: Cassandra Guthrie
Michelle: Vanessa Quagliara

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

TV SCRIPT MOVIE of Bojack Horseman, by Kayla Kristofco

CAST LIST:

Narrator – Val Cole
Princess Carolyn – Esther Teeboo
Bojack – Steve Rizzo
Stefani/Diane – Lindy Thurrell
Carol the Pigeon – Danielle Nicole
Mr. Peanutbutter – Geoff Mays
Todd – Manny Pacheco

Produced by Matthew Toffolo

Editor & Visual Design by Kimberly Villarruel

Comedy Festival – Today’s Testimonial

Eileen Wilson
Eileen Wilson

Thanks for filming ‘Second Class’ for me! Really appreciate it. Great to have a table read of my comedy.

5 Star Review

A post-mistress berates a customer over a class issue to her detriment.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Elizabeth Morriss
Dave: Justin Martins
Post Mistress: Jessica Bowmer

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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

Winning COMEDY TV PILOT Screenplay: Out of Order, by Zach Gladstone

 

A single camera sitcom about working in fast food.

CAST LIST:

Cole: Trevor Howes
Lyle: Wilfred Lee
Donny: Ted Powers
Narrator: Val Cole
Hazel: Veronika Gribanova
Velma: Olivia Barrett
Anjum: Mercedez De Castro

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