TV Festival 1st Scene Reading: Lost Boyz, by Steve Ronaldson

Set in 2000’s New Jersey, Pete thinks his wit and mean spirited teasing has made him the most popular kid in school. But it’s not until his best friend and muscle Knox gets sent away that he discovers he’s actually public enemy number 1. He’ll have to gather a group of fellow misfits and try to climb the social ladder for real this time to show the world he’s really as amazing as he think’s he is.

CAST LIST:

Pete: Sean Ballantyne

Mark: Allan Michael Brunet

TV Festival 1st Scene Script Reading: PRIVILEGED, by Kira Liva

Three girls return to Breckden Academy for their Sophomore year of high school following their friend’s death the previous Spring. But when the investigation is re-opened and the girls discover that the Legacy Group (a respected alumni society) might be responsible, they get pulled into the investigation and quickly find themselves in a precarious position between the small town police and a society that has its own sort of power to wield over the girls’ lives and academic futures.

CAST LIST:

Veronica: Val Cole

Savvy: Julie Sheppard

Attendent: Allan Michael Brunet

Unlikely Web Series Show, Audience Feedback from Sept. 2020 TV Festival

UNLIKELY, 12min., USA, Comedy/Web Series

Directed by Kai Yost

Sara, a college freshman, arrives at her university for the first day and discovers that her random roommate is a 60 year-old woman named Rayna. On top of their peculiar living arrangement, Rayna and Sara struggle with friendship, tattoos, drugs, and parties. Sara and Rayna learn to live with each other’s differences as they progress throughout their tumultuous first semester of college.

HIGHLIGHTS: September 2020 Web Series Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:
BEST WEB SERIES: GHOST BFF

Theme of night: Bizarre Circumstance

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

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterGHOST BFF, 18min., Canada, Drama/Web Series


festival posterUNLIKELY, 12min., USA, Comedy/Web Series


festival posterSAASY, 12min., USA, Comedy/Web Series


festival posterSTICKY, 11min., USA, Drama/Family


festival posterVELOUR, 10min, USA, Drama


festival posterNORTHERN LIGHT, 25min., France, Drama


festival posterSOMETHING SAFE, 15min. USA, Drama


festival posterSILENT MOVIE, 15min. Brazil, Drama


The beginning of a (temporary) new era.

See you at the festivals. Whenever that happens!

– Matthew Toffolo

Director Biography – Vanessa Matsui , Lindsay Mackay (GHOST BFF)

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Lindsay MacKay is a writer/director. Wet Bum, her debut feature film, premiered at The Toronto International Film Festival and was named a Top 10 Finalist in the prestigious Zoetrope Screenwriting Competition. It was nominated for Best First Feature and Best Lead Actress by the Vancouver Film Critics and won best debut at Alkino Film Festival in Poland, as well as Best Film by the international jury at CinéJeune de l’Aisne in France. Lindsay is a graduate of the Directing program at the AFI Conservatory, where she was granted the distinguished Franklin J. Schaffner Fellow and Richard P. Rogers Spirit of Excellence Awards. Her thesis film Clear Blue, won the esteemed College Television Award (the Student Emmy), as well as the Shaw Media Fearless Female Director Award. Her work has screened at festivals worldwide including TIFF, SXSW, AFI Fest, and Camerimage. She is developing a feature version of Clear Blue (Mersea), which recently completed TIFF Writers’ studio 2019 and won the Post Control VFX Boost award at Cannes as part of the Frontieres Co-Production market. She divides her time between Toronto and Los Angeles. (2019)

Short Film: GHOST BFF, 18min., Canada, Drama/Web Series

Ghost BFF is a dark comedy about two best friends–one alive, one dead–as they struggle to right past wrongs and find themselves following a suicide.

Ghost BFF tackles mental health awareness with humour to help break down stigmas surrounding depression, suicide, and anxiety.

Ghost BFF is now in its’ 2nd season, with season 1 amounting +4 million views online, and showing at LA Femme Film festival, Austin Film Festival, and many others.

Catch up on S1 Trailer: https://vimeo.com/429768622/8142b9e570

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