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

1st Scene TV PILOT Screenplay Reading: Blue Violet, by Tyler Gooch

When the most popular band in the world passes away the manager must continue the band with replacements.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Allison Kampf
KINGSTON (M): Geoff Mays
JOEL/TREVOR (M): Shawn Devlin
BRIAN/JASPER (M): Allan Michael Brunet

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 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 17 2020

Screenwriter Paul R. Price (PAX GRAVITATE)

I believed in myself, even though I didn’t have any way to promote my material with an agent so that it could’ve been seen by an agent. This was an opportunity of a lifetime. I’m thankful for some feedback. This helped me tweak the script making it better over all. I”d like to thank WILDsound for their input!

Submit your TV Show/Pilot via FilmFreeway:

Watch the Reading:

Logline: One man’s search for gravity control to change the world. Simon Kirk is a time traveler sent back in time to get information on past technologies to stop a tyrannical government from oppressing humanity. He’s the only man who can change history so that humanity can survive. Without him humanity will not survive. This is his story.

Genre- Science Fiction Dystopian

CAST LIST:

Male: Sean Ballantyne

Sherry: Zena Driver

Paul Simmons: John Marcucci

Narrator: Kat Smiley

Delores: Cassandra Guthrie

Simon Kirk: Sam Fazli

Guard 1: Shawn Devlin

Submit your TV Show/Pilot via FilmFreeway:

TV Festival Testimonial – June 16 2020

Screenwriter Morgan Schefflin (L.A.’s Finest)

I had time to work with Managers and Network executives to fine tune my script, I wanted to see if it had paid off.

It turns out it has!

Submit your TV Show/Pilot via FilmFreeway:

Watch the Screenplay Reading: 

Logline: A TV showrunner clashes with his head writer and network executive girlfriend to get his pilot made as promised to his niece before he gets ousted out of the TV business for good.

Genre: Drama, comedy

CAST LIST:

Steve (20s)– 4 – Steve Saet
Josh (50s) 11 – David Occhipinti
Narration Ella A
Ryan (30s)– 30 – Michael Ruhs
Jenny (20s-30s) – 19 – Barbara Bergeron

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 – May 27 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

1st Scene TV SPEC Reading of THE SIMPSONS ‘Live and Let D’oh!’, by Geraint Horwood

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Allison Kampf
M (F): Julie Sheppard
BOND/Bart (M): Geoff Mays
Homer (M): Allan Michael Brunet
Marge/Lisa (F): Alicia Payne

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

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

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 Festival Testimonial – April 7 2020

Priyanka Desai

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

 

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

At least 3-8 winning screenplay readings every single month.