Short Screenplay – THE FACTS OF LIFE by Chris Beadnell

Watch the July 2016 Comedy Short Screenplay Winner.

THE FACTS OF LIFE by Chris Beadnell

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Sean Kaufmann
TINA – Elizabeth Rose Morriss
TREVOR – Robert Notman

Get to know the winning writer Chris Beadnell:

1. What is your screenplay about?

A parent’s nightmare, the dreaded ‘birds and bees’ chat. This loving father steps up to the plate to answer the questions from his inquisitive daughter. He is nervous as he awkwardly navigates his way through an explanation. But, humorously, the circumstance changes at the end.

2. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?
This is a cute and heartwarming story which will resonate especially with every parent who has had the awkward task of explaining the facts of life to their children. It has a LOL ending, is family friendly and would be an easy, low budget production.

3. How would you describe this script in two words?

Awkwardly funny.

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

The Shawshank Redemption

5. How long have you been working on this screenplay?

Haha. I wrote this in 2005, but re-worked it late last year (2015). So I suppose It took me 10 years!

6. How many stories have you written?

About 11- 12. Quite a few others in various stages of completion

7. What motivated you to write this screenplay?

This was the first ever screenplay I wrote and I was inspired and motivated to write a screenplay by attending a short film festival in 2005

8. What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Initially (in 2005) I had no screenplay software so I wrote it just in a Word document with no industry standard formatting or layout. When I re-wrote the script I had the appropriate program

9. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Sport and humanitarianism.

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

Just write. And edit, and edit and edit. Post your work on trusted script writing forums to get ideas and feedback. When you are comfortable, enter your work in comps.

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

Editor: John Johnson

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

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Watch the Best Scene Reading of the Comedy Script “SEEKING WILL FERRELL” by Rob Ingalls

Watch the Comedy Screenplay Winner for December 2015. 

Watch Scene from SEEKING WILL FERRELL:

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Becky Shrimpton
DR. JANISOWKOWSKI – Devin Upham
DR. JENSEN – Erynn Brook
DR. AMOS – Adam Martignetti

Get to know writer Rob Ingalls:

1. What is your screenplay about? 

It’s about a famous comedy actor, Will Ferrell, but with a major twist where his real life is just as crazy, if not more so, than his persona on screen. Tons of Will Ferrell clones were created years ago due to a mix-up of a special baby formula. Most clones were shipped off to another country except for one, who searches the world over to find his long-lost “sperm brother” Will Ferrell.

2. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie? 

It’s funny as hell.

3. This story has a lot going for it. How would you describe this script in two words?  

Insanely funny.

4. What movie have you seen the most in your life? 

There are actually several films, all comedy, that I have watched over and over again and still laugh hard. These include Caddyshack, Airplane, The Hangover, and Office Space.

5.  This is a very tight, emotionally engaging and fun screenplay. How long have you been working on this screenplay?  

I’ve worked on this screenplay for several years. But the main essence was written in about two months.

6. How many stories have you written? 

Half a dozen screenplays, mostly feature, but a couple shorts. I’ve also written a few novels, two based on my screenplays.

7. What motivated you to write this screenplay? 

Initially when I began writing screenplays, I’d work on various genres that I was told would get the best notice, but I didn’t find joy in it. So I decided to write a screenplay that matched my humor and totally disregarded the rules of what I should write. This screenplay brings together the crazy comedy elements that you see in movies, especially those made in the 70s and 80s, and then mixes with an absolutely funny actor, Will Ferrell. And it’s not because I wrote this but every time I read it, I laugh like crazy. I see the story play out on the screen in my mind, and I continue to laugh again and again.

8. What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay? 

Daily life.

9. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about? 

Photography.

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

I heard from another screenwriter about this and decided to give it a try. And the initial feedback was excellent. I really mean that.

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

Write from your heart. Write the screenplay that YOU want to see on the big screen and forget about all else.

 

Watch the Comedy Feature Screenplay Winning Table Read: THREE PLAY

Deadline November 15th for Comedy Film and Writing Festival
https://festivalforcomedy.com/

THREE PLAY was the Fall 2015 Winning Comedy Feature Screenplay.

Watch the Full Table Reading of THREE PLAY, by John-Arthur Ingram

SYNOPSIS:

Oliver, a neurotic who’s hopelessly in love with his best friend Blake, finally comes out to both his shameless girlfriend, Silvia, and Blake. This revelation backfires when Oliver discovers Silvia and Blake are in madly in love. As a final act of desperation, Oliver magically switches bodies with Silvia days before her wedding to Blake.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Laura Kyswaty
OLIVER – Gabriel Darku
SILVIA – Holly Sarchfield
BLAKE – Chris Reid-Geisler
MAGGIE – Allison Kampf
MARCO – Ben Hur
JOSEPHINE/PARKER – Angelica Alejandro

Watch a Table Read Performance Reading of an episode of the TV Sitcom “Silicon Valley”

Writing Festival’s TV Spec Screenplay Winning for October 2015.

Watch SILICON VALLEY, by Jennifer McAuliffe

SYNOPSIS:

This spec script is about how Richard and the Pied Piper team try to dig their way out of the recent bad luck with funding, by raising their profile and networking.

Get to know the writer:
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/10/25/watch-tv-spec-reading-of-the-silicon-valley-tv-show-by-jennifer-mcauliffe/

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Holly Sarchfield
RICHARD – Geoff Mays
JARED/GILFOYLE – Jarrid Terrell
DINESH – David Occhipinti
MONICA – Christina Santos
ERLICH – Sean Ballantyne
MARISSA – Lorry Ayers

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Deadline November 5th for Comedy Film and Writing Festival
https://festivalforcomedy.com/

Deadline: TV PILOT/SPEC Script Festival – Get FULL FEEDBACK. Get script performed by professional actors
http://www.wildsound.ca/tvscreenplaycontest.html

Watch WINNING TV PILOT Screenplay Readings
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/tv_pilot_readings.html

Watch WINNING TV SPEC Screenplay Readings
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/tv_spec_readings.html

READ 100s of testimonials for past submitters –
http://tvfestival.org/2015/06/18/tv-screenplay-testimonials/

Watch Comedy 1st Scene Script Reading: THE SCIENCE OF IMAGINARY SOLUTIONS by Stephen Fretz

Deadline October 5th: FIRST SCENE (first 10pgs) SCREENPLAY FESTIVAL Get it performed at the festival. Full feedback
http://www.wildsound.ca/firstscenescreenplaycontest.html

Watch the First Scene Reading of THE SCIENCE OF IMAGINARY SOLUTIONS:

SYNOPSIS:

The collaboration begins with Brando and Vito, two film school friends who form a friendship of convenience and discover they both have much to learn from each other because both are a bit crazy and insane.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Jennifer Strype
BRANDO – Richard Chaung
LES – Troy Patterson
RACHEL – Krista Morin
VITO – John Goodrich
BRANDO FRIEND – Bubba
DETECTIVE – Idris Ali
TEACHER – Krista Jang

Watch the September Comedy Story Winners. Submit your Comedy Screenplay Today

Deadline September 30th for Comedy Film and Writing Festival

Click to Submit:
https://festivalforcomedy.com/

Watch the September Comedy Screenplay/Stage Play Readings:

FEATURE SCRIPT Reading of THREE PLAY
September 2015 Reading
Written by John-Arthur Ingram

Stage Play Reading of GLUTTONY & LUST are FRIENDS
September 2015 Reading
Written by Matthew Weaver

TV PILOT Reading of HOT FLASH HIGH
September 2015 Reading
Written by Molly Driscoll

1st Scene Reading of HOW TO HOLD IS ALL IN
September 2015 Reading
Written by Gwen Goodkin

Part 10: Best of Comedy Feature Film Pitches and Loglines:

Deadline to Submit your Comedy Film, Story, or Screenplay to the Festival:
http://www.festivalforcomedy.com

Part 10: Best of Comedy Feature Film Pitches and Loglines:

Title: A FISTFUL OF ANGER
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/a_fistful_of_anger_by_david_l_tamarin.html
Written by: David L Tamarin
Type: FEATURE SCRIPT
Genre: Crime, Horror, Comedy, exploitation

Title: FORTNIGHT
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/fortnight_by_christina_reisfar.html
Written by: Christina Reisfar
Type: FEATURE SCRIPT
Genre: Romantic Comedy

Title: THE GARDENER
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_gardener_by_josh_mccausland_and_amanda_ashburn.html
Written by: Josh McCausland & Amanda Ashburn
Type: FEATURE SCRIPT
Genre: Romantic-Comedy

Title: TEN DAYS
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/ten_days_by_catherine_taylor.html
Written by: Catherine Taylor
Type: FEATURE SCRIPT
Genre: Romantic-Comedy

Title: THE STINGRAYS
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_stingrays_by_christopher_dill.html
Written by: Christopher Dill
Type: FEATURE SCRIPT
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Title: RETIREMENT 101
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/retirement_101_by_susan_l_kaufman.html
Written by: Susan L. Kaufman
Type: FEATURE SCRIPT
Genre: Romantic Comedy

Title: GODDESSES AND MONSTERS
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/goddesses_and_monsters_by_david_villanueva.html
Written by: David Villanueva
Type: FEATURE SCRIPT
Genre: Tween Comedy

Title: THE DISHWASHER
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_dishwasher_by_dawn_greenfield_ireland.html
Written by: Dawn Greenfield Ireland
Type: FEATURE SCRIPT
Genre: Comedy

Title: NOT ANOTHER VAMPIRE STORY
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/not_another_vampire_story_by_jr_jordan_baines.html
Written by: J.R. Jordan Baines
Type: FEATURE SCRIPT
Genre: High Concept, Young Adult/Middle Grade/Teen, Humor/Comedy

Title: TUBULAR ROMANCE
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/tubular_romance_by_robert_fallin.html
Written by: Robert Fallin
Type: FEATURE SCRIPT
Genre: Romantic Comedy

Title: BLACK FRIDAY
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/black_friday_by_joe_giambrone.html
Written by: Joe Giambrone
Type: FEATURE SCRIPT
Genre: Action/Comedy

Title: ROUGH JUSTICE
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/rough_justice_by_steven_washer.html
Written by: Steven Washer
Type: FEATURE SCRIPT
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime

Title: BROKEN DOLLS
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/broken_dolls_by_danielle_tabor.html
Written by: Danielle Tabor
Type: FEATURE SCRIPT
Genre: Comedy, Drama

Title: CILIA
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/cilia_by_daniel_owusa-fianko.html
Written by: Daniel Owusu-Fianko
Type: FEATURE SCRIPT
Genre: Drama, Dramedy

Title: WHAT I SHOULD HAVE SAID WAS…
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/what_i_should_have_said_was_by_peter_sims.html
Written by: Peter Sims
Type: FEATURE SCRIPT
Genre: BLACK COMEDY

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Watch COMEDY Screenplay Readings from the Festival: