Read testimonials from recent writers/filmmakers who participated at the Comedy Festival.
Terrific reading of my screenplay. Please thank the actors for me! The initial feedback was encouraging and it also appropriately threw light on some needs of the script.
– Robert Tolz (Screenplay, Renassance Man)
Absolutely outstanding notes and I can’t thank you enough. Obviously Charlie Kaufman are difficult waters to sail but I am determined to rock on. The first thing I throw out of the boat is He Who Appears To Be He. But a girl can dream can’t she? Count on one thing you will be receiving my rewrite with a boatload of gratitude.
– Kelly Karam (Screenplay, Ole: Rising Above Mith)
Thank you for the feedback! I appreciate it and will work to improve it.
– Evan Schullery (Screenplay, Due South)
Thank you so much for including my spec script in your festival. The feedback you’ve given me is very detailed and useful. I’ll make sure that I make the necessary changes to the script.
– Linsen Oyosa (TV Spec, Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
I want to thank you immensely for the feedback! I’m truly grateful. Feedback and reviews are the main reasons I submit to competitions such as this one. I’m most pleased with this one in particular because the reviewer took the time to make suggestions as to how I could make the script better, most notably with some of my character relationships.
– Chastity Lively (Screenplay, Happy Holidays)
Thanks so much for your constructive and insightful comments! I’m glad you enjoyed SMITHEREENS.
– Hersh Rephun (TV PILOT, Smithereens)
I think it’s the timely and respectful feedback that has influenced me to enter the festival. For a reasonable price, I can get insightful feedback and a chance to have it read aloud. And it’s a chance you get monthly, which is cool.
– John-Arthur Ingram (Feature Screenplay, Three Play)
Attending the WILDsound Comedy Festival was one of the most unique and interesting festival experiences. I think someone said “that’s the kind of movie I like to watch.” and, for me. It doesn’t get any better than that. For a film that’s as absurd as it is, I really poured by blood sweat and tears into it (I wept most nights), but seriously, I spent a ton of time and energy on it and there were a lot of times when I remember thinking “What if nobody cares or likes it?” In the end, if the film has made one person laugh and brought them some enjoyment, I’m happy.
– James Brylowsk (Short Film, A Mile in these Hooves)
Thankfully the audience response was positive. So positive that audience members broke out in discussion. What started off as a personal film about my own upbringing, My Heritage sparked a conversation amongst audience members to share their own opinions on race and heritage. To witness this impact My Heritage had on others was quite surreal.
– Philip Leung (Short Film, My Heritage)
A producer friend of mine who worked on this script suggested sending it in. Boy I’m glad I did.
– Ellery VanDooyeweert (Short Script, Writer’s Duel)
Gratified that people seemed to get it, and like it. I like hearing the comparisons to Modern Family. I made this to be entertaining and I’m so glad that people seemed to be entertained.
– Erik Linthorst (Short Film, TURKEY)
A producer friend of mine who worked on this script suggested
I loved the idea of the YouTube read. We all get flooded with emails, so the opportunity to send a link instead of a script was very appealing. Everyone has been great at the festival and the feedback was spot on. Especially one note, which really helped clarify the final act.
– Molly Driscoll (TV PILOT, Hot Flash High)
Initially, I went into the feedback cringing, but as soon as people started talking, I became overjoyed. It was really positive and really appreciated! I’d have been way harder on it myself, but then I tend to be hypercritical of anything I make…
– Adam Beal (Short Film, My Little Missus)
This festival was recommended to me, but the real influence was watching the readings and seeing the comments of those who went through the process.
– John Fuhrman (TV Pilot, Up Country Motors)
WILDsound is a unique opportunity to showcase your work. Not only is the feedback terrific, but I do not know of any other festival that will create a production of the winning works.
– David M. Hyde (Feature Script, The Fireworks Stand)
The opportunity to have my work read and interpreted by talented actors. Having your work read is truly an amazing privilege. The WILDsound review was very helpful, fair and thoughtful. I read it very carefully.
– Giuseppe LiMandri (Short Script, True Colors)