TV FESTIVAL 1st Scene Reading: My Life In Three Easy Payments, by Dale Madison, Breeze Vincinz, Darryl LeMont Wharton-Rigby

A TV shopping host finds love in all the wrong places as he seeks fame, fortune, and acceptance- eventually discovering his true calling…a drag queen


Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Ricky: Sean Ballantyne
Dale: Shawn Devlin

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.


Narration: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Dr. Dennis: Kyana Teresa
Kate: Hannah Ehman

HIGHLIGHTS: June 2021 Web Series Festival

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

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

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.


Narrator: Allison Kampf
Carla (F-50s): Val Cole
John (M-50s) Steve Rizzo
Ana (F): Allison Kampf

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.


Narrator: Val Cole
Pat/Announcer: Andy Camp
Joe: Sean Ballantyne
Babe Ruth: Shawn Devlin