Matthew Toffolo: What is your screenplay about?
Toni Nagy: My screen play is entitled “Pump your Pelvis Against the Patriarchy.” It’s a TV pilot for a sketch comedy show!
2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?
Comedy! The theme is political commentary and social provoking, but my main objective was to balance the horror of humanity with genuine satire. I also felt it was crucial to have equal opportunity genital jokes.
3. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?
I believe there is a huge hole missing in the sketch world right now, right in the taint of society. I wanted to create comedy that was unafraid to touch on some of the touchiest subjects, but of course only after receiving enthusiastic consent!
4. How would you describe this script in two words?
5. What movie have you seen the most times in your life?
Pee Wee Herman’s Big Adventure
6. How long have you been working on this screenplay?
I’ve been doing sketch comedy for 13 years and worked on the screenplay for a few months.
7. How many stories have you written?
OHHHH My goodness. 6 screen plays, two pilots, 7 shorts, and 60 sketches.
8. What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)
Groove is in the Heart
9. What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?
I know this is annoying to admit, but I love writing. Sorry to be such a nerd about it. Hold me.
9. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?
Directing, acting, stand-up comedy, and dance.
10. You entered your screenplay via FilmFreeway. What has been your experiences working with the submission platform site?
I love film freeway.
11. What influenced you to enter the festival? What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received?
I always appreciate feedback! It makes me a better writer~
I enter festivals to get my work out there and in the desperate search for partners to turn my wacky visions into reality!
The Masses is a post-partisan, omni-racial, multi-gender, quasi-radical, sketch comedy show that represents the perspective of the artistic and creative counter-culture that is actually the mainstream. The tone will be the “Twilight Zone” meets sketch comedy – creating scenarios that are rooted both in reality and in our surreal dystopian not-too-distant future. Centered on a cast that will range in ages from 18 to 80 and will be so racially/sexually/bodily diverse that Benetton ads will cower in shame; The Masses will contain social commentary peppered with absurdity and pure hilarity.
Bill: Liam Kinahan
The Vagina: Mandy May Cheetham
Narrator: Sean Ballantyne
Charles: Adrian Currie
Will: John Leung