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.

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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

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

Winning COMEDY Festival TV PILOT Reading: GOOD AND EVIL, by Michael Corleone

Ancient beings Good, Evil, and other abstract concepts must band together to survive the perils of the modern world.

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Good: Aaron Williams
Evil: Natalie Morgan
Tommy: Andrew Ball
Beauty: Barb Scheffer
Joy: Cassandra Guthrie
Timmy: Kaleb Alexander
Tony: Gabriel Darku

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