HIGHLIGHTS: August 2020 Web Series Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER:

BEST TV WEB SERIES FILM: HOW DO THEY BONE?

Theme of night: Unique surroundings

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

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterFEDERAL APPROVED PARENT, 8min., USA, Comedy/Drama

festival posterMANN OVERBOARD, 7min., USA, Comedy/Web Series

festival posterBRAZZY JAZZY, 5min., USA, Comedy/Web Series

festival posterONE ACTOR SHORT Episode 3, 9min., Comedy/Webs Series

festival posterHOW DO THEY BONE?, 9min., Comedy/Web Series

festival posterCHICKEN, 10min., USA Comedy/Web Series

The beginning of a (temporary) new era.

See you at the festivals. Whenever that happens!

– Matthew Toffolo

TV PILOT Best Scene Screenplay: KARA, by Nathan Allen

Kara Yunjoo Liebowitz is your average Jewish Korean-adoptee in Texas – effervescent, insecure, ravaged by adolescence, obsessed with Ezra Miller, and ashamed of the Korean heritage that sets her apart from her Jewish community. Kara finds her way to self-love and acceptance on the road to her Bat Mitzvah, accompanied by the memories of her beloved Orthodox Grandfather, Zeyde, and a newfound relationship with the last person in the world she wants to see – her birth mother.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Allison Kampf
KARA (F): Cassandra Guthrie
JENNIFER (F): Victoria Urquhart
ADAM/SAMPSON (M): Shawn Devlin

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

TV Festival Testimonial – June 15 2020

I needed a starting point to kick off this adaptation. A gauge on not only my ability to write a complete script but also on how other fans would take to seeing one of their childhood icons come to life again. There are many voices when it comes to writing a story such as Jonny Quest. The invaluable feedback from the festival helps me understand what other see in the story and help guide me as a young writing artist and bring the story to life.

Submit your TV Show/Pilot via FilmFreeway:

Watch the Screenplay Reading: 

Logline: “When a madman attempts to destroy Apollo 11, a courageous clever young man and his family must outwit their old nemesis to save the rocket and heal family wounds”.

CAST LIST:

Dr. Zin – 5 – ADRIAN CARLOS CARTER
Dr. Quest – 4 – PETER NELSON
Narration – PAOLA SCATTOLON
Jade – 5 – KYANA TERESA
Hadji – 5 – NICK DOLAN

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

TV Festival Testimonial – June 8 2020

Screenwriter Sean Sullivan (THE UPSIDE DOWNINGS)

I liked the festival name and the easy online form for sitcoms. I did like the readings too and the price was manageable. The feedback was on point.

Watch the Screenplay Reading: 

An untraditional family where the kids are adults and the parents are kids navigate through their work, school and home lives while never losing their sense of humor.

CAST LIST:

Kate: Victoria Murdoch
Narration: Carina Cojeen
Howard: Ross Cummings
Carol: Leanne Hoffman
Billy: Sean Ballantyne

TV Festival Testimonial – April 22 2020

Courtney Ross

Received feedback. Always insightful to hear what people have to contribute about your work. Thank you for creating this outlet; it is incredibly useful to any writer/director/web series creator. Very constructive. Much appreciated.

Submit your TV Show/Pilot via FilmFreeway:

Probably the best and most informative feedback I have ever gotten for this! Thank you so much:) I’ve been trying to figure out what isn’t quite right with the script – the notes make complete sense! Thank you again, now I know what to do to tighten it up:):)
– Tania Penn, TV Pilot

TV Webseries Festival – Today’s Testimonial

Priyanka Desai
Priyanka Desai

A wonderful festival! Thanks so much for the feedback and support!

5 Star Review

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Video: 

RED CHEF REVIVAL, 22min., Canada, Web Series/Documentary

Directed by Danny Berish

Black Rhino Creative’s Red Chef Revival is a 6 x 22 minute food and travel series exploring modern Indigenous cuisine through the lens of three chefs. New York Times featured, Cezin Nottaway. Top Chef finalist, Rich Francis and Iron Chef finalist Shane Chartrand. Using food as their access point, the chefs discover a new path to reconciliation. Red Chef Revival features ingredients you won’t find in any cookbooks like bison heart, beaver tail, moose nose and cougar. More than a cooking show, this is a people’s story on a plate.

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

Director Biography – Danny Berish (RED CHEF REVIVAL)

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In 2014, Daniel co-founded Black Rhino Creative, an award winning film production firm dedicated to sharing authentic, intimate and engaging short form documentaries for brands such as Leica Camera, Lululemon, ESPN, and Liz Arden. Most recently, he directed Red Chef Revival, a food and travel series exploring modern Indigenous cuisine. More than a cooking show, this is a people’s story on a plate. He began his career in 2004 in Montreal working in series children television for CBC. He moved into directing shortly after, creating content for mobile platforms and experimenting with interactive projections for live events working with Moment Factory

JUNE 2019 Winning TV Screenplay Readings

Submit your TV Show/Pilot via FilmFreeway:

 

ACTORTV SPEC SCREENPLAY: BROOKLYN 99: THE AMNESIAC
June 2019 Winner

ACTORTV BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: VAPOR, by Eric White
June 2019 Winner

ACTORTV BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: THE FINITE THEORY, by David Apostolico
June 2019 Winner

 

 

 

 


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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Denissa Palmer, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

APRIL 2019 Winning TV Screenplay Readings

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ACTORTV PILOT SCREENPLAY: DEAL SHEETS, by Stephen Love
April 2019 Winner

ACTORTV SPEC SCREENPLAY: TRANSPARENT, by Horton Emory
April 2019 Winner

ACTORTV SPEC SCREENPLAY: THE OFFICE, by Vanessa Shealy
April 2019 Winner

ACTORTV BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: THE EMERGENCE, by James Greasley
April 2019 Winner

ACTORTV BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: THE UPSIDE DOWNINGS, by Sean Sullivan
April 2019 Winner

 

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Fraser, Andy Camp, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

 

 

 

FEBRUARY 2019 Winning TV Screenplay Readings

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ACTORTV PILOT SCREENPLAY: OLD DYKES by Elise Dhaene

ACTORTV PILOT SCREENPLAY: THE SWITCH by Thomas Clary

 

 

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Fraser, Andy Camp, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch