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Stand Tall!

A Vegas waitress tripled in size becomes a beloved showroom headliner, falls in love with the scientist who accidentally enlarged her and vows to rescue him when he's kidnapped by three mutual rivals.

  • Vincent J. Paterno
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    Romantic comedy, musical
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    United States
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  • Los Angeles CineFest
    Los Angeles, CA
  • IndustryBOOST competition

  • Las Vegas International Screenwriting Competition
    Las Vegas, NV
    August 21, 2017
    Finalist, comedy
  • Oaxaca FilmFest
    Oaxaca, Mexico
    Official selection
  • Die Laughing Film Festival
    Hollywood, CA
    May 25, 2018
    Best Character (Colleen Cossitt)
  • LA LIVE Film Fest
    Los Angeles, CA
    November 10, 2018
  • Page Turner Screenplay GENRE Competition

    September 30, 2018
  • Atlanta Comedy Film Festival
    Atlanta, Ga.
    July 14, 2019
  • Austin After Dark Film Festival
    Austin, Texas
    September 14, 2019
  • LA Under The Stars Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    February 21, 2020
    Feature Screenplay -- Most Original Concept
Writer Biography - Vincent J. Paterno

Vincent Paterno is a veteran writer, editor and film buff who has run the classic Hollywood site Carole & Co.,, since June 2007.

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Writer Statement

"Stand Tall!": A modern-day comedy with heart, a retro (yet feminist) sensibility and a literally larger-than-life heroine in Colleen Cossitt. When it comes to love, why settle for normal?