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TV Festival Best Scene Reading: This Next Year, by Mark Violi

After surviving a school shooting and now suffering from PTSD, Kate takes a position as guidance counselor at a Pennsylvania high school. In crisis herself, Kate must navigate new rules and deal with a haunting past while employing unconventional methods to identify and help those students most at risk.

CAST LIST:

Narration: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Dr. Dennis: Kyana Teresa
Kate: Hannah Ehman
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HIGHLIGHTS: June 2021 Web Series Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:
Best Short Film: ANOTHER DAY
Best TV Web Series: ON A LIST
Best Performances: SISTER
Best Cinematography: MINIATURE CHESS
Best Direction: THE ARTIST’S WAY OUT
Best Editing: LIFE CYCLE
Best Sound & Music: ON A SATURDAY AFTERNOON

Theme of night: Connecting in a unique way

NOTE: Festival took place during the COVID-19 virus lockdown so all screenings were held in private.

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterTHE ARTIST’S WAY OUT, 8min., Canada, Relationship/Romance



festival posterON A LIST, 6min., Canada, TV Web Series



festival posterLIFE CYCLE, 4min., USA, Experimental/Romance



festival posterON A SATURDAY AFTERNOON, 12min., South Korea, Relationship/Romance



festival posterANOTHER DAY, 12min., UK, Drama/Romance



festival posterMINIATURE CHESS, 12min., USA, Drama/Thriller



festival posterSISTER, 13min., China, Drama/Family



The beginning of a (temporary) new era.

See you at the festivals. Whenever that happens!

– Matthew Toffolo

TV Web Series: ON A LIST, 6min., Canada, TV Web Series

On A List​ is a short content series about doing the most vulnerable and difficult tasks as a means to fall in love.

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Director Biography – Jeananne Goossen, Robert Jackson (THE ARTIST’S WAY OUT)

Jeananne Goossen has been acting in the film/TV industry for 15 years and has been coaching actors for the last 5. After starring in and executive producing the short film HYPERLIGHT, she wrote/produced/directed the webseries THE ARTIST’S WAY OUT starring Kandyse McClure and Keon Alexander. She identifies as Queer, and mixed-Chinese. She is currently working as an actor on The Handmaid’s Tale.

Robert Jackson (director of episode 3) is a Black American producer, production designer and on-set dresser who has been in the industry almost 20 years. His projects include Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, and Hostiles. This is his first directing credit.

Director Statement

The short-form series THE ARTIST’S WAY OUT (AWO) is something I wrote for the two actors starring in it, both of whom I love dearly. I was needing uplifting when put it together, and so I made something that in the moment felt fresh and entertaining. I believe there is something for everyone in this intimate story of 2 people isolated together.

I was also wanting to see BIPOC characters on screen in the Canadian winter! Although the series raises issues of cultural and sexual identity, they are simply a part of who the characters are, as they experience the ins and outs of a new relationship in close quarters, and of trying to be artists.

Another challenge was to shoot this series in six, 9-hour days with one camera. I was nursing a 1 year old at the time and wanted to see if we could make a set with livable working hours. We made our days and finished all six episodes for around 5K per episode, thanks to an abundance of community support!!

Featuring music from all local Toronto musicians.

TV Web Series: THE ARTIST’S WAY OUT, 8min., Canada, Relationship/Romance

Kandyse McClure and Keon Alexander star in this Canadian indie romantic dramedy about 2 Millenial BIPOC artists hammering out their work and their relationship in the dead of winter in the middle of nowhere. They just started dating and now they’re living together…with deadlines!!!
6 short episodes.

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TV FESTIVAL Best Scene Reading: Dirt From A Holy Place, by Sarah Courchaine

https://vimeo.com/549463999

A group of five young girls navigates the trials and traumas of adolescence while growing up in a religious patriarchal cult. Based on true events.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Allison Kampf
Carla (F-50s): Val Cole
John (M-50s) Steve Rizzo
Ana (F): Allison Kampf
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TV FESTIVAL 1st Scene Reading: JOE HOLLYWOOD, by Jane Henning

During the heyday of the 1920s, JOE KENNEDY, the patriarch of the Kennedy family, bullied for a lifetime in anti-Irish Boston sets his sights on Hollywood and the cash to support a run for the US Presidency, but Hollywood’s glitz and glamour hide a dark underbelly – it doesn’t like outsiders. Inspired by true events.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Val Cole
Pat/Announcer: Andy Camp
Joe: Sean Ballantyne
Babe Ruth: Shawn Devlin
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TV Web Series: LU VON LOSER, 8min., Germany, Web Series

Lu (32) is cynical, passive, angry, silly, a tough nut with a chronically extended middle finger and, in her own eyes, a loser. When she finds out she’s pregnant, she has no choice but to move back to her mother’s place. A dark comedy series in eight, 4- to 10-minute episodes, about a failing mother-to-be.