Houston Comedy Film Festival Fall 2016 Official Selections And Awards

Houston Comedy Film Festival Fall 2016

Houston Comedy Film Festival Fall 2016 Official Selections: Film

  • “A Bumpy Ride”Directed by Chang Shu
  • “A Toast” Directed by Sam Casey
  • “Business Trip”Directed by Anthony Dillon
  • “Complimentary Breakfast” Directed by Conner Keesling
  • “Doomsday Ready’ Directed by Mark Jackson
  • “Doucheahoilcs” Directed by Sean McCarthy
  • “Dr. Sunshine’s Office – Episode 5: Dysfunction” Directed by Joel Salaysay
  • “El Audífono (The Earpiece)” Directed by Samuel Quiles Palop
  • “Exit Survey” Directed by Thom Harp
  • “Fair Games”Directed by Grant Moore
  • “Fanny Pack” Directed by Uttera Singh
  • “Gynecologist: The Musical” Directed by Andy Byrd
  • “Honey Pot” Directed by Merve Tekin
  • “Invisible Men Invade Earth” Directed by David Davis
  • “Marigolds” Directed by Jillian Acreman
  • “McClane” Directed by Stanley Sievers
  • “NAMCAR Night Race” Music Video Directed by Lance Khazei
  • “Ninja Kitchen” Directed by Yishan Lin
  • “Notorious Corn”Directed by Mallory Grolleau
  • “Now’s A Bad Time” Directed by Michael Oberst
  • “Only Wanna Party” Directed by Brian Kohne
  • “One Champion” Directed by JohnMark Triplett
  • “Smooth Moves” Directed by Chris Beauchamp & Cris Seppola-Podsada
  • “The Bitters Truth” Directed by Trey Huguley & Andrew Porter
  • “The Box Boy” Directed by Jesse Salazar III
  • “The Cinephiles” Directed by Gonzalo Ladines & Bruno Alvarado
  • “The Driving Seat” Directed by Phil Lowe
  • “The Focus Group” Directed by Heather Fink
  • “The Government is Watching” Directed by Skyler Smith & David Nobles
  • “The Party Pooper” Directed by Kurt Schneider

Houston Comedy Film Festival Fall 2016 Official Selections: Screenplays

  • “Actors Anonymous” written by Marilyn Swick
  • “Bad Weather” wrtten by Troy Graham
  • “Deli Takeout (Pilot Episode of Brooklyn Deli)” written by Jim Norman
  • “God’s Psychiatrist” written by Stephen M. Hunt
  • “The Poor Man’s Agent” written by Tyler Cochran – Download Screenplay
  • “Jaguars” written by Adrienne Dawes
  • “Kites” written by Derrick Ferguson
  • “Princess Pussy” written by Renee Sevier
  • “Sweet Therapy” written by Laura Koons
  • “The Day The Earth Stood Awkwardly” written by Troy Graham
  • “The End” written by Kelly Jean Karma

Houston Comedy Film Festival Fall 2016 Nominations for “Most Original Concept”

  • “A Toast” Directed by Sam Casey
  • “Business Trip” Directed by Anthony Dillon
  • “Invisible Men Invade Earth” Directed by David Davis – Winner!
  • “Exit Survey” Directed by Thom Harp
  • “The Box Boy” Directed by Jesse Salazar III

Houston Comedy Film Festival Fall 2016 Nominations for “Best Animated Comedy Film”

  • “Notorious Corn” Directed by Mallory Grolleau
  • “A Bumpy Ride” Directed by Chang Shu – Winner!

Houston Comedy Film Festival Fall 2016 Nominations for “Best Comedy Short Film”

  • “Gynecologyst: The Musical” Directed by Andy Byrd
  • “Exit Survey” Directed by Thom Harp – Winner!
  • “Marigolds” Directed by Jillian Acreman
  • “Doucheaholics” Directed by Sean McCarthy
  • “Now’s a Bad Time” Directed by Michael Oberst

Houston Comedy Film Festival Fall 2016 Nominations for “Best Micro Comedy Short Film”

  • “Business Trip” Directed by Anthony Dillon
  • “The Cinephiles” Directed by Gonzalo Ladines and Bruno Alvarado
  • “McClane” Directed by Stanley Sievers
  • “The Box Boy” Directed by Jesse Salazar III – Winner!
  • “Now’s a Bad Time” Directed by Michael Oberst

Houston Comedy Film Festival Fall 2016 Nominations for “Funniest Music Video”

  • “One Champion” Directed by JohnMark Triplett
  • “NAMCAR Night Race” Directed by Lance Khazei – Winner!
  • “Only Wanna Party” Directed by Brian Kohne
  • “The Government is Watching” Directed by Skyler Smith

Houston Comedy Film Festival Fall 2016 Nominations for Best Cinematography

  • “Business Trip” DP Anoop Lokkur
  • “El Audifono” DP Marc Milo – Winner!
  • “The Cinephiles” DP Cesar Vallejos Cheng
  • “Doucheaholics” DP Mikul Eriksson
  • “The Driving Seat” DP Adrian Brown

Houston Comedy Film Festival Fall 2016 Nominations for Best Editing

  • “NAMCAR” Edited by Alan Wagner – Winner!
  • “McClane” Editing by Stanley Sievers
  • “Ninja Kitchen” Edited by Yishan Lin
  • “Doucheaholics” Edited by Dustin Strocchia
  • “The Cinephiles” Edited by Chino Pinto

Houston Comedy Film Festival Fall 2016 Nominations for Best Original Music

  • “A Bumpy Ride” by Corey Wallace
  • “The Government is Watching” by Sizzle
  • “Gynecologist: The Musical” by Andy Byrd – Winner!
  • “Party Pooper” by Gabriel Sayre
  • “The Government is Watching” Directed by Skyler Smith

Houston Comedy Film Festival Fall 2016 Nominations for Best Actress

  • Elizabeth O’Callaghant in “Business Trip”
  • Maria Alfonsa Rosso in “El Audifono”
  • Kim Shaw in “Exit Survey”- Winner!
  • Janie Dee in “The Driving Seat”
  • Sara Benincasa in “The Focus Group”

Houston Comedy Film Festival Fall 2016 Nominations for Best Actor

  • Patrick Shivers in “Party Pooper”
  • Nick Bezmaterny in “McClane”
  • Bradley James Duffy in “Dr. Sunshine’s Office: Episode 5 Dysfunction”
  • Kyle Holsinger in “Fair Games”
  • Ryan O’Toole in “Marigolds”- Winner!

Houston Comedy Film Festival Fall 2016 Nominations for Best Supporting Actress

  • Jamie Taylor in “Dr. Sunshine’s Office: Episode 5 Dysfunction”
  • Abby Webb in “Smooth Moves”
  • Elizabeth Mitchell in “Doucheaholics”
  • Kristy Lussier in “Gynecologist: The Musical”
  • Brianna Oppenheimer in “Honey Pot”- Winner!

Houston Comedy Film Festival Fall 2016 Nominations for Best Supporting Actor

  • Jesse Salazar IV in “The Box Boy”- Winner!
  • Wlliam Woods in “McClane”
  • Blake Cooper Griffin in “Exit Survey”
  • Kenneth Wayne Bradley in “The Bitters Truth”
  • Guy F. Wicke in Ninja Kitchen

Houston Comedy Film Festival Fall 2016 Nominations for Single Funniest Moment

  • “Business Trip” Directed by Anthony Dillon – Winner!
  • “Now’s a Bad Time” Directed by Michael Oberst
  • “Dr. Sunshine” Directed by Joel Salaysay
  • “A Toast” Directed by Sam Casey
  • “Exit Survey” Directed by Thom Harp

Houston Comedy Film Festival Fall 2016 Nominations for Best Texas Film

  • “The Box Boy” Directed by Jesse Salazar III
  • “A Toast” Directed by Sam Casey
  • “Invisible Men Invade Earth” Directed by David Davis
  • “The Bitters Truth” Directed by Trey Huguley & Andrew Porter – Winner!
  • “Fair Games” Directed by Grant Moore

Houston Comedy Film Festival Fall 2016 Nominations for Best Director

  • “Doucheaholics” Directed by Sean McCarthy
  • “Fair Games” Directed by Grant Moore
  • “Gynecologyst: The Musical” Directed by Andy Byrd – Winner!
  • “McClane” Directed by Stanley Sievers
  • “The Box Boy” Directed by Jesse Salazar III

Houston Comedy Film Festival Fall 2016 Nominations for Best Ensemble Cast

  • “McClane”
  • “Now’s a Bad Time”
  • “Doucheaholics”
  • “Ninja Kitchen”
  • “The Bitters Truth” – Winner!

Houston Comedy Film Festival Fall 2016 Nominations for “Best Comedy Screenplay”

  • “The Poor Man’s Agent” written by Tyler Cochran – Download Screenplay
  • “The Day The Earth Stood Awkwardly” written by Troy Graham
  • “Kites” written by Derrick Ferguson – Download Screenplay
  • “Sweet Therapy” written by Laura Koons – Winner!
  • “Actors Anonymous” written by Marilyn Swick
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Mikel Fair

My name is Mikel Fair. I am the Director of Film Festival Circuit Inc. First of all, we are a company that manages film festival events in Texas and Oregon. Furthermore, we like to have fun and celebrate independent film. I worked for 15 years in the television and film production as a location sound mixer and production manager. I have also worked in post production as an editor, post sound mixer and composer. Above all, watching independent films and reading creative screenplays is my passion.


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