Chicago Festival Winning TV PILOT Screenplay: Chicago P.I., by Dave Orvis

Franklin Brewster, a detective fired from the Chicago PD following the loss of his wife and love affair with the bottle, now struggles performing private work tailing errant spouses and plugging retail theft. Then one day a rich widow begs him to solve a cold case murder. Will he take the case? Why weren’t the police successful? Is there an international element? Will his probe bring even more death?

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Wallace: Hartley O. Gyamfi
Laura: Jennifer Misiorowski
Robbie: Joseph Ferrari
Swanson: Sheldon Graham
Franklyn: Shawn Devlin
Barbara: Lada Darewych

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

Winning Feature Screenplay: CRUISIN’, by Jamie Benyon

Two bickering, joint smokin’, coke dealin’ drug dealers – Tuckman and Big H – discuss life’s important topics as they contemplate leaving the lifestyle and starting something new.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Esther Thibault
Jones: Brandon Knox
TZ: Hadi Kubba
Tuckman: Luke Robinson
Hanna: Rosalie Vagalatis
Big H; Sebastian Dean Biasucci
Lydia: Tiffany Davidson

Chicago Festival Videos: Sept. 20/2019 Event.

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:
BEST FILM: NOW AND NOT YET
BEST COMEDY FILM: SHORT CALF MUSCLE
BEST PERFORMANCES: COLLIDE
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: NOW AND NOT YET
BEST MUSIC: KING OF THE HOUSE

Them of night: “Skewed Perceptions”

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:


SHORT CALF MUSCLE, 13min., Netherlands, Comedy

SIRI WITH A VENGEANCE, 5min., Norway, Comedy/Thriller

HOPE IS FRENCH, 15min., France, Comedy/Relationships

COLLIDE, 10min., USA, Drama/Relationship

KING OF THE HOUSE, 11min., USA, Animation/Music

ENJOY?, 3min., USA, Comedy/Parody
NOW AND NOT YET, 6min., USA, Drama/Crime

The 1st ever event in Chicago!!
4 festival events in 2020. 12 starting in 2021.

See you at the festivals.

Collide Short Film, Audience Comments from CHICAGO FEEDBACK Film Festival. Sept. 2019

COLLIDE, 10min., USA, Drama/Relationship

Directed by Ralph Klisiewicz

Sally comes home and starts talking with her boyfriend, Tim. Initially, she talks about having a baby. The conversations takes a turn and Sally begins describing her day. She talks about a car accident that she has witnessed. She reveals to Tim what an emotional impact the accident had on her. She saw a man “under the sheet, they were carrying him away” and how it could it have been Tim. However, there was no accident. The man under the sheet was a young, athletic, and charming Kevin.

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Enjoy? Short Film, Audience Comments from CHICAGO FEEDBACK Film Festival. Sept. 2019

ENJOY?, 3min., USA, Comedy/Parody

Directed by Dave

A dark comedy about the student debt bubble and the people behind it.

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Hope Is French Short Film, Audience Comments from CHICAGO FEEDBACK Film Festival. Sept. 2019

HOPE IS FRENCH, 15min., France, Comedy/Relationships

Directed by Christopher Mack

Ever have a bad hair day? Where you should’ve stayed in bed? In Paris, city of lights and rain, Polly, an American in Paris, struggles with clogged toilets, heartbreak, STDs, bad therapy, a handgun surprise, mastering the French subjunctive and the police. But there’s always Hope. The cat. But can even Hope survive?

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King Of The House Short Film, Audience Comments from CHICAGO FEEDBACK Film Festival. Sept. 2019

KING OF THE HOUSE, 11min., USA, Animation/Music

Directed by Zige Zhang

A delusional man lives alone in a small dark house, believing that he is the king of the world and his supremacy is secure. However, his sovereignty is shaken by the arrival of a stranger. Little by little, this intruder occupies his living space, forces him to face his inner fears, cowardice and inferiority. Eventually, he realizes the great king he conjured in his tiny kingdom, is nothing but a pitiful tramp to the rest of the world.

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