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.


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

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


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 SCRIPT MOVIE: Elizabeth Bennet Is Dead, by Edith Woi & Jean-Marie Mazaleyrat

– Synopsis – “Elizabeth Bennet is Dead” is written along the lines of films such as “Bridget Jones’s Diary” with its modern take of Mark Darcy, from Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice”. Also, it is similar to “The Wedding Planner” with its comedy and charm.

The story is about Paulette “Polly” Hapsburg, an African American woman who moves to London after hearing the news about the death of Elizabeth Bennet, Mark Darcy’s wife. She succeeds in winning his heart after being mistaken as a member of the Austrian royal house of the Habsburg. Now their relationship has to stand the test of their pride and prejudice as well the fact Polly might face jail by impersonating royalty.

– Summary of where we are when the best scene occurs.- The scene can happen anywhere in the US. Small town or city would work. The scene is an a typical open plan office like on the TV Series “The Office”. The scene is at the beginning of the film setting up the story and the Protagonists on her comedic adventure.

Narrator: Esther Thibault
Polly: Val Cole
Mark Darcy: Geoff Mays
Disc Jockey: Matt Barnes
Peter: Steve Rizzo

Visual Deign by 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

Winning 1pg. Short Screenplay – FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, by Kushal Dhungana

 Genre: Comedy

Katie has a chat with god.


Narrator: Julian Ford
God: Steve Rizzo
Katie: Rachel Salsberg

Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

It’s about a girl who seeks to rekindle her relationship with God, played out in a very absurd way.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?


Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

Because I believe it’s a funny and satirical take on religious relationships with God.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Short, funny.

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


How long have you been working on this screenplay?

The full version took about a week.

How many stories have you written?

Too many to count.

What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)

My favorite song is always changing… As of now, it’s “Redbone” by Childish Gambino.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Getting harsh feedback from people who thought that God was off limits in terms of comedy.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Creating beats and playing basketball.

What influenced you to enter the festival? What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received?

I had a very short comedy script, and this festival provided a great opportunity to have it performed for the public. The positive feedback for the full length version of the script has been very positive for the most part, and I’m extremely honored by it all.



Producer: Matthew Toffolo

Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Mary Cox

Sept. 2016 Winner: Feature Screenplay – LAWN BOYS by Steve Cleary

Watch the September 2016 Winning Comedy Screenplay. 

Written by Steve Cleary


Genre: Screwball Comedy

When a pretentious ad man levels down to work on his best friend’s landscaping crew, he must sharpen his new skills in order to prevent a rival lawn service from ruining their hometown’s natural beauty with artificial grass.


NARRATOR – Steve Rizzo
STEVE – Kaleb Alexander
SUNNY – Heather Dicke
MIKE/BRIAN – Steve Mitchell
MUNGO – John Fray
HEIKO – Dan Cristofori
RIPPY – Randy Baumer
VARIOUS – Norma Dawn Dunphy

Get to know the winning writer:

What is your screenplay about?

‘Lawn Boys’ is about a city guy who learns to bloom where he’s planted by taking a job on his buddy’s landscaping crew back in his South Jersey hometown.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

‘Lawn Boys’ is a broad comedy.

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

‘Lawn Boys’ is outrageously funny, while being grounded in reality and has a lot of heart. It’s refreshingly original and sure to leave anyone who watches it with a smile.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Outrageously Funny!

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

That would have to be ‘A Christmas Story’, by default.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

I first came up with the idea way back in 2009 and picked at it over the years since. I fully committed to writing it last fall and it took me about six months to get it fully polished.

How many stories have you written?

I’ve written a couple dozen or so, but only six have made it into fully realized screenplays. I’m currently working on two other screenplay ideas and have several more in the pipeline.

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

I kept having situations and lines of dialogue coming to mind as if they were from a movie I’ve seen several times. This is the comedy movie I’ve always wanted to have playing on a lazy hungover Saturday afternoon.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

The ideal being to write full-time, I had to tear myself away from it in order to find freelance work to pay the bills.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I’m passionate about living a life of radical self-expression and freedom to explore the wonders of nature and mankind.

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

Yes! Get coverage wherever you can find it. When I posted an early draft of ‘Lawn Boys’ to a couple of listing sites, the feedback from reviewers and other writers helped me improve the script immeasurably.

Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo

Editor: John Johnson

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne



Watch Comedy Best Scene from THE HOOPLA Screenplay by Thomas Nesti

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Best Scene from THE HOOPLA Screenplay
Written by Thomas Nesti
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Genre; Drama, Comedy

An abused teenager risks his life to save the world’s last movie theater from the cutthroat nightclub owner next door.

NARRATOR – Sean Ballantyne
GRACE – Nadia Gigi Inara
ASHER – Steve Rizzo

Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson