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Matthew Feldman – December 2016 TV Screenplay Winner

TV SPEC of RICK and MORTY
Written by Matthew Feldman

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Michelle Alexander
MORTY – Noah Casey
RICK – Brian Carleton
BETH – Dana Thody
JESUS CHRIST – Chris Reid Geisler
SUMMER – Angela Cavallin
FLUXO – Ucal Shillingford

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Comedy, Animation, Adventure

Rick and Beth go on an interstellar vacation. Back on earth, Morty recieves unexpected help on his history project while Summer finds a new love interest.

Get to know the winning writer:

1. What is your screenplay about?

Beth is approached for her expertise in horse surgery to save a dying alien species from extinction and manages to convince Rick to tag along for a crazy adventure. Meanwhile at home, Morty seeks help from a notable icon to help with history homework to discover he isn’t exactly who he thought he was.

2. How does this episode fit into the context of the series?

I feel Rick and Morty’s success stems from many of their storylines discussing pop culture and frequently explored sitcom subjects to approach them in a way unexpected to the audience. Given that signature style of story telling, I feel my spec. is in line with your prototypical episode by both satirizing the film “The Hangover” and approaching the religious figure of Jesus in an unexpected way.

3. How would you describe this script in two words?

Unconventionally controversial.

4. What TV show do you watch over and over again?

I have two televisions series I enjoy to re-watch. I love re-watching both Rick and Morty and Curb Your Enthusiasm. I feel like the writing in both those series have phenomenal, atypical, comedy writing that doesn’t compare to much of what is currently out there. The way they approach their storytelling is so unique, I always re-watch those shows to get a different take on watching the same episode again.

5. How long have you been working on this screenplay?

I would say this screenplay took me roughly two and half months to produce the first draft. Then I spent a few more months accumulating notes and improving the quality of the story. In total, I probably spent five months working on this screenplay.

6. How many stories have you written?

Thus far, I’ve written seven stories.

7. What motivated you to write this screenplay?

I’m very interested in pursing a career as a screenwriter as my passion is the art of storytelling. In order to show case my work, I thought it would be best to write sample material for one of my favorite shows, thus writing a spec. episode of Rick and Morty.

8. What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

For those who have watched Rick and Morty before, many will notice the voices of the characters are quite peculiar. That said, it was quite an obstacle trying to accurately replicate both Rick and Morty’s voices. Rick often interrupts people while talking, he burps in the middle of talking, he’ll interrupt himself to drink from his flask. On the other hand, Morty often stutters when talking, is uncertain of himself, and finds himself repeating Rick’s name several times over while chatting with Rick. It took along time of watching the existing episode of Rick and Morty to assure I got those nuanced details just right.

9. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Apart from writing, I’m very passionate about music. I’ve spent 10 years playing piano and 15 years playing trombone. I believe I have a rather wide musical palette enjoying musical genres ranging from Country to Rock to Classical.

10. What influenced you to enter the festival? What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received?

As a relatively new writer, I’m still trying to discover my voice, in addition to identifying flaws in my writing. As a result, I identified several writing festivals that were know for providing stellar feedback on scripts and thus decided to submit my script to Wildsound. Upon submitting an early draft of my script to wild sound, their feedback helped me identify problems in my script which guided me in future re-writes to better improve the quality of my script.

11. Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

If there is anything I’ve learned from my several years writing, the art of writing is something that improves with time, practice, and feedback. Write a script, make it as good as you can, and don’t be intimidated to distribute it/ask for feedback. If you fear your work being stolen, don’t be. Writers are often egotistic and would never have the ability to pass off someone elses work as their own. Other writer’s will help identify the problems you aren’t seeing in your works and will often help you improve as a writer. Although, take advice with a grain of salt. All writer’s have different tastes and opinions, so don’t feel you need to take every note you are given. Get as many notes as you can, as the comments consistent across several writer’s will typically guide yo to where your work needs improvement

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

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson


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Best of TV SHOW Pitches – November 2016

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INSIDER OUTSIDER, by Deborah Wischmann and Tony Glaros
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MATE IN TWO, by Wendy Jane Henson
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/mate_in_two_by_wendy_jane_henson.html

YELLOW BIRD, by Tony Jerris
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/yellow_bird_by_tony_jerris.html

37 MILES TO EMPTY, by Dan Larrinaga
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/37_miles_to_empty_by_dan_larrinaga.html

LAWS OF PROTECTION, by Caretta O’Neal
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http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/dual_relationships_proposal_by_john_serafinko.html

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http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_crucifix_by_rhys_comerford.html

CRASH PAD, by Kevin Goodson
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RANDOM JOBS, by Fitzgerald Elliot
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JOHNNY WHOOP AND THE BRAIN MACHINE, by Peter Steinberg
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SINS OF THE DAUGHTER, by Michael Atkinson
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/sins_of_the_daughter_by_michael_atkinson.html

THE HOT DOG EATER, by Adam Dietz
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_hot_dog_eater_by_adam_dietz.html

PAST CRIMES, by Obinna Ejike
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/past_crimes_by_obinna_ejike.html

RANGERS PROGENITORS OF FREEDOM, by Timothy Kestrel
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AMRISTRE, by Obinna Ejike
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Today’s Loglines of the Day

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Today’s Loglines:

TV Logline of the Day: THE FIRST ONES, by Ageless
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Novel Logline of the Day: THE RABBIT CULTURES, by Antonio Capaldo
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Action Logline of the Day: LETHAL TO KILL, by Susan Ruggiero
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Comedy Logline of the Day: HOOMANS, by Christoph Furian
Comedy Logline of the Day: HOOMANS, by Christoph Furian

Horror Logline of the Day: CHEATZ, by Lelia Steed and Thomas Salmon
Horror Logline of the Day: CHEATZ, by Lelia Steed and Thomas Salmon

Mystery Logline of the Day: BAY WINDOW, by Bryan Farrell
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Thriller Logline of the Day: AGAINST ALL ODDS, by Tamual Dorsey
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Drama Logline of the Day: BRUCE POPE, by Sarita Walker
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Family Logline of the Day: GOOD AFRICAN BANANAS, by Victor Ogugua
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Fantasy Logline of the Day: DOCTOR OF THE UNFEASIBLE, by Helene Perrin-Gouron
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Read TV PILOT SITCOM LOGLINES:

Title: THE MISADVENTURES OF BOB & MAGGIE
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_misadventures_of_bob_and_maggie_by_bronwen_winter_phoenix.html
Written by: BRONWEN WINTER PHOENIX
Type: TV PILOT
Genre: DRAMA/DARK COMEDY

Title: ToroBlu
http://www.wildsound.ca/toroblu_by_julie_livingston.html
Written by Julie Livingston
Genre: Comedy/Dramedy
Type: TV Pilot (30 minute)

Title: MANHOUSE
http://www.wildsound.ca/manhouse_by_hannah_hightower.html
Written by: Hannah Hightower
Genre: Comedy
Type: TV Pilot

Title: ALTERED EGOS
http://www.wildsound.ca/altered_egos_by_lindsay_miernicke_and_alyssa_carter.html
Written by: Lindsay Miernicke (New York, NY) & Alyssa Carter (Chelmsford, ON)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure
Type: TV PILOT

Title: TOMORROW WAITS FOR NO ONE
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/tomorrow_waits_for_no_one_by_marcello_aurelio_lanfranchi.html
Written by: Marcello Aurelio Lanfranchi
Genre: Dramedy, (Drama/Comedy), Mystery, Crime, Soap Opera
Type: TV PILOT Script

Title: TOMORROW NEVER COMES
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/tomorrow_never_comes_by_victor_kerr.html
Written by: Victor Kerr
Type: TV PILOT
Genre: Comedy/Drama

Title: SOMETIMES I’M SO SMART I ALMOST FEEL LIKE A REAL PERSON
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/sometimes_im_so_smart_i_almost_feel_like_a_real_person_by_graham_parke.html
Written by: Graham Parke
Type: TV PILOT SCRIPT
Genre: Comedy, Drama

Title: Quite Frankly
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/quite_frankly_by_louis_moore.html
Written by: Louis Moore
Type: TV PILOT
Genre: Comedy, LGBT

Title: Small Bodies
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/small_bodies_by_hal_russek.html
Written by: Hal Russek
Type: TV PILOT
Genre: Comedy, Drama

Title: Four Of A Kind
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/four_of_a_kind_by_dani_renee.html
Written by: Dani Renee
Type: TV PILOT
Genre: Comedy, Drama

Title: Poppy Go Lucky
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/poppy_go_lucky_by_natalie_mwedekeli.html
Written by: Natalie Mwedekeli
Type: TV PILOT
Genre: Drama, Comedy

Comedy/Sitcom TV Show Loglines and Pitches: Part 4

Read today’s COMEDY TV Show script pitches from writers from all over the world. Some of these stories coming to a TV set near you.

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PART 4: Read Today’s Comedy/Sitcom Pitches

Title: BROOKLYN 99 “Gina Tased After Bath Sploosh”
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/brooklyn_99_by_brett_weinrich.html
Written by: Brett Weinrich
Genre: Comedy.
Type: TV SPEC

Title: BOB’S BURGERS: GUERRILLA FOODFARE
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/bobs_burgers_guerrilla_foodfare_by_kendra_koger.html
Written by: Kendra Koger
Genre: Comedy
Type: TV Spec Script

Title: HARLEM BLUES: “I’m A Stranger Here”
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/harlem_blues_by_allyson_rice_and_tara_lonzo.html
Written by: Allyson Rice and Tara Lonzo
Genre: Dramedy, Family, Urban, Socially-Relevant, Fish-Out-Of-Water
Type: TV PILOT

Title: FISHNETS
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/fishnets_by_shelli_wright.html
Written by: Shelli Wright
Genre: Comedy/Musical
Type: TV PILOT

Title: UNIVERSAL UNIVERSITY
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/universal_university_by_daymon_long.html
Written by: Daymon Long
Genre: Comedy
Type: TV PILOT

Title: MAY CONTAIN NUTS
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/may_contain_nuts_by_sarah_myles_and_paul_holmes.html
Written by: Sarah Myles & Paul Holmes
Genre: Comedy
Type: TV PILOT

Title: THE G SHOW
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_g_show_by_bill_maddox.html
Written by: Bill Maddox
Genre: Animated comedy
Type: TV PILOT

Title: O’HAIRS
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/ohairs_by_wl_gorman.html
Written by: WL (Bud) Gorman
Genre: Comedy
Type: TV PILOT

Title: GOOF
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/goof_by_william_chandler_jr.html
Written by: William Chandler Jr.
Genre: Comedy
Type: WEB SERIES

Title: AMERICAN SCHOOL
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/american_school_by_michael_hager.html
Written by: Michael Hager
Genre: Comedy
Type: 1/2 hour TV sitcom pilot

Title: HAPPY-DALE HOME
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/happy-dale_home_by_peter_breeze.html
Written by: Peter Breeze
Genre: Comedy
Type: TV PILOT

Title: HOLLYWOOD CLOWNS
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/hollywood_clowns_by_jason_lassen.html
Written by: JASON LASSEN (Based on his Multiple Award Winning Book HOLLYWOOD CLOWN)
Genre: Dark Comedy
Type: TV PILOT

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Comedy/Sitcom TV Show Loglines and Pitches: Part 3

Read today’s COMEDY TV Show script pitches from writers from all over the world. Some of these stories coming to a TV set near you.

Do you have a logline pitch? Send it in for FREE to the Logline Festival. Any type or genre: http://www.wildsound.ca/logline.html

PART 3: Read Today’s Comedy/Sitcom Pitches

Title: IDIOTS CAN SURVIVE
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/idiots_can_survive_by_maya_fujino.html
Written by: Maya Fujino
Type: TV SCREEENPLAY
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Title: ALMOST LEGIT
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/almost_legit_by_miriam_goodspeed_and_ellen_schnur.html
Written by: Miriam Goodspeed and Ellen Schnur
Type: TV PILOT SCRIPT
Genre: Comedy

Title: THE WHISTLER
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_whistler_by_joshua_lenahan.html
Written by: Joshua Lenahan
Type: TV PILOT
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Period

Title: MY BLACK AND WHITE FAMILY
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/my_black_and_white_family_by_richard_welch.html
Written by: Richard Welch
Type: TV PILOT SCRIPT
Genre: Family Sitcom

Title: FOREVER CHARLEE
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/forever_charlee_by_hank_isaac.html
Written by: Hank Isaac
Genre: Dramedy, Family, Coming-of-Age, Female Lead
Type: TV PILOT

Title: GYMRATS
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/gymrats_by_jeffrey_greenfield.html
Written by: Jeffrey Greenfield
Genre: Comedy
Type: TV PILOT

Title: THE WAY TO HAVEN
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_way_to_haven_by_hank_nae.html
Written by: Hank Nae
Genre: Comedy
Type: TV PILOT

Title: DON’T BANK ON IT
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Written by: Artemis Penny
Genre: Comedy
Type: TV PILOT

Title: GEORGIA’S GORGEOUS PEACHFISH: WORST BURLESQUE TROUPE IN NEW ORLEANS
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/georgias_gorgeous_peachfish_worst_burlesque_troupe_in_new_orleans_by_holly_combs.html
Written by: Holly Combs
Genre: Comedy
Type: TV PILOT

Title: GEMMA’S WORLD
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/gemmas_world_by_peter_sims.html
Written by: Peter Sims
Genre: Sitcom
Type: TV PILOT

Title: BREW DAYS
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/brew_days_by_tyler_omoth.html
Written by: Tyler Omoth
Genre: Situation Comedy
Type: TV PILOT

Title: THE B-LIFE
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_b-life_by_deborah_a_vines.html
Written by: Deborah A. Vines (Created by Maija K. Laurens and Larhn Davitt-Laurens & Nadja Hoyer-Booth and Deborah A. Vines)
Type: TV PILOT
Genre: Dramedy

Title: HOUSE HUSBAND
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/house_husband_by_dan_dalton.html
Written by: Dan Dalton
Type: TV PILOT
Genre: Comedy, Family, Dogs

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