COMEDY Short Screenplay Reading: Decisions, by Anna Bezahler, Thorunn Sigurdardottir

Thirteen years in the future, government-enforced lockdowns are common during spikes of toxic pollution, when the air becomes dangerous to breathe. During a routine lockdown, a dysfunctional, chatty couple clash over whether they should allow the pizza delivery to wait it out with them in their apartment.

CAST LIST:

Delivery Guy – Neil Bennett
NARRATION – Tracy Rowland
Mischa (f 20s) – Rebecca MacDonald
Ryan (F 20s) – Krista Barzso

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

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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

Comedy Festival Testimonial – March 19 2019

I liked the idea of online reading. I didn’t see that offered by other festivals.

Festival for Comedy-A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

Watch the Screenplay Reading: 

A young PR exec falls in love with her proctologist but must pass him off to her boss’s pregnant daughter to advance her career.

CAST LIST:

Bennie – Bree Ali
Susan – Danielle Nicole
Narration – Malcolm Allcorn
Seth – Brogan Caulfield
Annette – Katelyn Varadi

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1pg. Comedy Short Screenplay of Ginger Snap by Eileen Wilson

A Sales Manager discovers that discrimination works both ways.

CAST LIST:

Security – Brogan Caulfield
Dave – Malcolm Allcorn
Narration – Katelyn Varadi

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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

DECEMBER 2018 COMEDY Stories, Screenplays, Short Films

Festival for Comedy-A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

 

festival posterTOM IN COUCHLAND, 2min., USA, Animation/Comedy

festival posterTHE ONE THAT ROLLED AWAY, 6min., USA, Comedy

festival posterI GOT A CALLBACK, 15min., USA, Comedy

festival posterWRITER’S WORKSHOP, 11min., USA, Comedy

festival posterMURDER IN THE CAT HOUSE, 4min., USA, Comedy

festival posterSEX BOMB, 3min., USA, Comedy

EULOGY FOR DENIS K., 12min., Russia, Comedy
Audience FEEDBACK Video of the Short Film

STORYTV SPEC Screenplay: THE GOLDBERGS by Elizabeth Shum
December 2018

STORYTV SPEC Screenplay: GIRLS by Anna Milun Walsh
December 2018

STORY1pg. SHORT Screenplay: THE CLICHE by Eileen Wilson
December 2018

STORYSHORT Screenplay: BINGO: THE LAST TRUE BLOOD SPORT by Joe Starzyk
December 2018

 

 

 

 

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: John Johnson, Isabal Cupryn, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

COMEDY Festival Testimonial – November 27 2018

Hello thank you very much for this email and acceptance of the first scenes of my screeenplay. I just wanted to mention that this is some of the most helpful feedback I have ever received! Thank you very much.

  • Beth R.

Festival for Comedy-A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

WATCH Winning COMEDY Screenplay and Story Readings:

WATCH Audience FEEDBACK Film Festival Videos:

November 2018 COMEDY Stories, Screenplays, Short Films

Festival for Comedy-A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

 

festival posterLIVING WITH A MONSTER, 4min, Canada, Horror/Comedy

festival posterPELICAN, 5min., USA, LGBT

 

festival posterRECONNECTED, 15min., USA, Drama/Comedy

festival posterMEA CULPA, 6min., USA, Comedy/Crime

STORYTV BEST SCENE: Fountain Grand Freelancers by Richard Mueller
November 2018

STORYCOMEDY 1st Scene Reading: SUPERFAN by Harry Greenberger
November 2018

 

STORYCOMEDY 1st Scene Reading: THE FRANCHISE by James Grayford
November 2018

STORYCOMEDY BEST SCENE: 55 and UP by Joey Rinaldi
November 2018

 

 

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: John Johnson, Isabal Cupryn, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch