Director BIO: Ken Lin (LEGAL FOX Webseries)

Ken Lin is a director, producer, and writer from New York City. He is a founding member of the Asian rap band The Notorious MSG, which has been profiled on MTV, The New York Times, NPR and other international media outlets. In 2018, he wrote and directed his first short film called “California Roll”, which is currently screening at festivals throughout the US.

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Short Film: LEGAL FOX: A TASTE OF TRUMP, 3min., USA Drama/Comedy

Synopsis:

No matter what your political party affiliation we all can agree Donald Trump has been involved in some bizarre legal battles! Here we highlight a couple of our all-time favorites. In the first case, Trump sued Bill Maher for breach of contract when Maher failed to pay $5Million when Trump proved he was not the “spawn of his mother having sex with an Orangutan.” In the second, he threated to sue satirical publication “The Onion” when they published an irreverant opinion piece urging viewers to take solace in the fact that he will be dead soon.

Star BIO:

Shannon Harvey, Esq., (a.k.a. “Legal Fox”) is an attorney licensed in New York and Florida, U.S. She is now thrilled to combine her legal knowledge with her powerful passion for film, humor, and the Arts by creating, writing, and hosting “Legal Fox TV™” This fun and provocative web series consists of 2-5 minute episodes highlighting the ‘Lighter Side of Law.’

Shannon also serves as a speaker on various panels for the American Bar Association.

Legal Fox is also available for personalized shout-outs and messages on the progressive platform and latest craze, bookcameo.com.

TV PILOT BEST SCENE: TWEED by Christopher Scott McClure, PhD.

 

Genre: Drama

A one hour televison drama.

CAST LIST:

Liya: Salma Dharsee
Longfellow: Allan Michael Brunet
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Victoria: Courtney Keir
Ashley: Marissa Otto
Sebastian: Zazu Oke

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

Director: Matthew Toffolo

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

RSVP Web Series Festival – Monday June 18th, 7pm (Toronto)

The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival is back for 2018.. Our home is The Carlton Cinemas, located in the heart of downtown Toronto at 20 Carlton Street. The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm.

Continuing to showcase the best of short films from around the world, while maintaining our audience feedback format moderated by Kierston Drier. Showcasing a festival twice a month in Toronto in 2018!

Tickets for 2018 are PAY WHAT YOU LIKE.  = Tickets are first come first serve.

To obtain seats in advance and pick them up on the day of the event (come for FREE, or make a donation), please email us at festivalevent@wildsoundfestival.com and we’ll reserve seats for you.

You can pick up the tickets on the day of the event at the cinema. Tickets are first come, first serve. This festival has sold out 68 out of its last 70 events!

You will be able to buy alcohol (beer, wine, liquor), popcorn, candy, and refreshments before the show.

Here is the full program of films. Festival starts at 7pm sharp!

SOUNDS OF FREEDOM, 5min, USA, TV WEB SERIES/Drama
Directed by Holly Chadwick

Sounds of Freedom is a web series about Julia, a service woman who returns from the Iraq war, and Vietnam Veteran Charlie. Both suffer from post traumatic stress disorder. From their jobs at the local newspaper, and through a series of flashbacks and sessions with a common therapist, these two veterans are challenged to the max when a serial killer strikes at home.

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HEINOUS GIRLS, 5min., Canada, TV WEB SERIES/Comedy
Directed by Eugene Smirch

Two ladies join a gang to excuse their already erratic behaviour.

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COOL GIRLS “HOW TO THROW A GIRLS NIGHT OUT”, 8min., Canada, TV WEB SERIES/Comedy
Directed by Laura Commisso, Sarah Campbell

After a tragic “breakup” with her love interest, James, Amber convinces Terri to end her long distance relationship with Tom. In turn, the two decide to throw an emergency girls night. Amber preps Terri for the occasion.

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CROW’S PEAK, 4min., USA, TV WEB SERIES/Animation/Comedy
Directed by John McDonald

Drake and Frank learn a valuable life lesson after being invited to a party.

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LEGAL FOX: A TASTE OF TRUMP, 3min., USA Drama/Comedy
Directed by Ken Lin

No matter what your political party affiliation we all can agree Donald Trump has been involved in some bizarre legal battles! Here we highlight a couple of our all-time favorites.

CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!


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OTHER PEOPLE’S CHILDREN, 5min., USA, TV WEB SERIES/Comedy
Directed by Anna Maria Hozian & Brad Riddell

Margot Antler is a rookie second-grade teacher about to experience the insanity of parent/teacher conferences for the first time!

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 The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm on Monday June 18, 2018

Continuing to showcase the best of short films from around the world, while maintaining our audience feedback format moderated by Kierston Drier. Showcasing a festival twice a month in Toronto in 2017!

Director BIO: Anna Maria Hozian & Brad Riddell (OTHER PEOPLE’S CHILDREN)

Director Biography – Brad Riddell, Anna Maria Hozian

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Kentucky native Brad Riddell has written four produced feature films for Hollywood studios including Paramount, MTV, and Universal. His first film, American Pie: Band Camp, remains one of the highest-grossing live-action DVD releases in history, and is now syndicated on TBS. His most recent film, Crooked Arrows, was released nationally in theaters in 2012, and is the first mainstream lacrosse movie ever produced. Brad’s other credits include films in the Road Trip and Slap Shot franchises. His directorial debut, Ten More (2016), is playing on the festival circuit. Brad earned an MFA in Screenwriting from the University of Southern California (Fight On!). He is currently fund-raising for an 80’s-themed feature comedy called Just Can’t Get Enough.

Anna Maria Hozian was one of twelve women chosen for the inaugural New York Women in Film & Television’s Writers Lab, funded by Meryl Streep. Her scripts have placed in the Semifinals and Quarterfinals of the Academy’s Nicholl Fellowship and won the Gold Award for Drama in the Page International Screenwriting Awards. She was a semifinalist in 2015 for the Samuel Goldwyn Award from the University of California system and holds her MFA from the University of California, Riverside’s low-residency program. Her short film, The Guitar Lesson, was a selection for the Illinois International Film Festival in 2012. Currently, her feature-length screenplay, Anchor Baby, is with Lynmar Entertainment; and she is also developing a feature for Kickstart Entertainment.

Director Statement

We first met at the Blacklist Chicago Screenwriting Lab in 2015, and are now both screenwriting professors at DePaul University’s School of Cinematic Arts. As suburban parents with young children in the same school district, we began to notice how eccentric and volatile some parents can be when it comes to the education of their children. It also became clear to us that the school as an institution can become a political instrument for some parents. Other People’s Children captures all of that crazy and frames it in a funny, satirical way that allows parents to say “I know someone like her!” or “I’ve done that!” We also really, really love teachers, and we wanted to give them a good laugh at our expense!

Web Series: OTHER PEOPLE’S CHILDREN, 5min., USA, TV WEB SERIES/Comedy

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Margot Antler dreams of becoming a renown novelist with a three-book deal and a summer house in Ghent. Reality check: she’s a rookie second-grade teacher about to experience the insanity of parent/teacher conferences for the first time! In each episode, Ms. Antler finds herself across the table from adults behaving like children, and slowly comes to realize it’s not her students who have problems, it’s their parents. These are the worst parent / teacher conferences ever!

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Director BIO: John McDonald (CROW’S PEAK)

Director Biography – John McDonald

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It was a hot summer’s evening on the twentieth day of June, 1995. In those dusk hours in a quiet little hospital in Hingham, Massachusetts, John McDonald was born. It wouldn’t be long until the young man learned how to read and write, and doing so inched him closer to his passions and dreams. In his later years, John would fill up his time creating short animated pictures. And since those days of old, John has been making animated films of various formats, styles and techniques, all with the unifying theme of humor.

Director Statement

Why did the chicken cross the road? Because it was fleeing the KFC. Why did the coyote cross the road? Because it was fleeing the Taco Bell. I don’t like to take life too seriously, I prefer to poke fun at whatever life throws at me. This is how I usually approach my art. While I take the process of making art seriously, the subjects that I cover tend to be mostly satirical and humorous. Despite this, I can break out from my routine style and deliver something outside of comedy.