A student of irrational thought and unfettered speech, Randall C Willis was perfectly suited to co-write the award-winning sketch comedy special SomeTV!
He has also received many accolades for his screen- and teleplay writing, with awards such as Best Animated Feature at the 2014 Nashville Film Festival, Thriller Finalist at the 2017 Nashville Film Festival, and Semifinalist at the 2015 American Zoetrope competition.
More recently, Randall has taken his passion for story in two directions. He started a story analysis & coaching business called So, What's Your Story? And he also teaches screenwriting at Raindance Canada and George Brown College, both in Toronto.
Randall has been a first- and second-round reader for the Austin Film Festival, and most recently served as Reader Director for Raindance Canada's inaugural Live Option! Screenplay Competition.
And just to be on the masochistic side, Randall is writing the historical fiction novel Thera & co-wrote a semi-biographical novel called Rock'n'Roll Refugee.
If Shakespeare had lived a little longer, he probably would have stolen from Randall.
Unique traits: Photography hobbyist (life at 3 inches); History nut-bar; Improv surrealist (I just made that up right now); Hockey lover; Beatles nut; General uniqualist
The Naughty List Adventure ⋄ Comedy ⋄ Drama Santa vows to make amends to the Naughty kids, but when he learns two of them—now warlords—are racing toward war on Christmas Day, he drops everything to intervene as only he can, with catastrophic results.
Tank's Animation ⋄ Comedy ⋄ Family ⋄ Musical An impulsive adolescent fish, torn from his Amazonian home, finds his struggles to escape his new pet shop home sidelined when he falls for a crusading princess from the other side of the glass and trips up the villainous plans of an eel bent on aquarium domination.
Housework (sitcom; Canada) Comedy Tasked with sanitizing the PR screw-ups of his so-called superiors in Parliament, idealistic underachieving Party minion Ben is forced to rely on his ethics-challenged coworkers as they try to climb over each other up the same political ladder. (30-min)
My Science Teacher Is A Monster (kid's television) Animation ⋄ Comedy ⋄ Family ⋄ Sci-fi 14-year-old Miles is having enough trouble fitting in with the cliques and freaks at his new high school when he discovers that his science teacher is a 2-metre-tall, slime-oozing monster bent on world domination, and he’s the only one who seems to notice. (30-min)
Television by Lemon Productions Inc. (Comedy) Comedy Writer Best Comedy - 2017 BFree Awards (BRIC Media) Imagine if The Muppet Show had been designed by Monty Python's Flying Circus...yeah, I know, right?
Quarterfinalist, Thriller Screenplay, Fresh Voices
Finalist, Thriller Screenplay, Nashville Film Festival
Quarterfinalist, Thriller Screenplay, ScreenCraft
Quarterfinalist, Comedy Screenplay, ScreenCraft
Semifinalist, Comedy Screenplay, Francis Ford Coppola's American Zoetrope
Winner, Best Animated Feature, Nashville Film Festival
Second Rounder, Comedy Screenplay, Austin Film Festival
Semifinalist, Lifestyle/Reality Concept, Scriptapalooza TV
Second Rounder, Spec Comedy Teleplay, Austin Film Festival
Quarterfinalist, Comedy Screenplay, Scriptapalooza
University of Toronto
George Brown College
Second City Training Centre (Toronto)