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THE YELLOW BADGE OF COURAGE

Animated dark comedy
1999, 35mm, color, 24 min. 32 sec.
English
Producer - Peter J. Barnett
Directors - John C. Kelley and John D. Cameron
Writers - John C. Kelley and John D. Cameron
Frustrated insurance salesman enters a nightmare when he takes a mail order course promising him success as a Hollywood screenwriter. His shattered mind creates a cartoon world in which he must prove himself.
United States of America

DANGEROUS TOYS

Drama
1999, 35mm, color, 15 min.
1 minute trailer also available
English
Producer/Director - Greg Voevodsky
A provacative story of humanity explodes when honor confronts passion in this version of Jack the Ripper.  This short precludes the feature film currently in pre-production. The title references the toys in the full length film.
United States of America

THE DISTURBANCE AT DINNER
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Romantic comedy
1999, 35 mm b/w &  color, 24 min.
English

* STARRING KELLY RUTHERFORD (Melrose Place)*

*STARRING JAMES MICHAEL TYLER (Friends)*

Julia Stemock - Producer
Greg Akopyan and Lawrence Kane - Directors/Writers
Blind woman overwhelms young man with her beauty. They begin a
friendship which leads to discovery.

United States of America

BABYFACE

Comedy for Adults and Children
WINNER - 1997 Rochester International Film Festival BEST OF FEST
First prize WINNER - 1997 Peachtree International Film Festival BEST SHORT FILM
WINNER - 1997 Albany International Film Festival BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC SCORE
1997, 35 mm, b&w, 24 min
English
Don Gaile - Producer/Director/Writer Adam Wylie - Lead Actor (star of "Picket Fences")
Pre-pubescent Babyface tries to quit the gangster business, but his girlfriend's addiction to candy makes it difficult. This lavish production piece, with New York City as a glorious location, has over 100 actors.
United States of America

THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH

Drama
2000, 16 mm, b&w, 3 min. 30 sec. min.
English
Anne Paas - Producer/Director/Writer
A dwarf reflects upon his dilapidated carnival surroundings and seeks a way out of his life.
Special footage of The American Carnival Culture from Coney Island, New York in the 1950's.
United States of America

MR. SMITH'S DAY

Drama
2000, 35 mm, Dolby, color, 17 min. 18 sec.
English
Bryan Lewis - Producer/Director/Writer A surrealistic journey through the layers of modern society.
Mr. Smith confronts the differences between the realistic and the idealistic attitudes.
United States of America

THE LUNATIC

Drama
WINNER - Bronze Award - WORLDFEST Houston WINNER - Montreal World Film Fest 2000,
16 mm, color, 40 min.
English
Robert Longo - Producer/Director/Writer George Chuvalo - Champion Boxer stars as The Lunatic A convicted killer feigns mental illness to avoid life in prison.
He then tries to convince a psychiatrist that he belongs in a country-club mental institution.
Canada

 

EVERY NIGHT AND TWICE ON SUNDAYS

Mockumentary

1999, 35 mm, color and b/w, 22 min. 48 sec.
English
WINNER - Rochester International Best of Festival 1999
WINNER - Dances With Films - Best Screenwriter 1999

WINNER - Best Live Action Short Worldfest in Houston and Flagstaff 1999
Glenn Kiser and James Michael Hughes - Producers/Directors/Writers
Sort-of biography of Dorothy McHugh, famous senior citizen of the "Help! I've fallen and I can't get up" commericals which highlights the eighty-one year old's fifteen minutes of fame.
United States of America

 

WHAT DOGS DO

WINNER - 1999 TELLY AWARD
Comedy
1999, 16mm, color, 8 min. 20 sec.
English
Jeff Drooger - Producer
Joseph Otting - Director
Joseph Otting and Jeff Drooger - Writers
Neighborhood guy overreacts when the pet of the little
boy next door dies.
United States of America

ODE TO POE

Digital animation
1999, 35mm, color, 11 min. 45 sec.
English
Antonio Alonso - Screenplay and Direction

Antonio Alonso, Alberto Izquierdo - Animation
Armando Perez Mantaras - Music
An homage to Edgar Allen Poe highlighting various animation
techniques, poems, paintings, and symphonic music.
Spain

 

ROAD MOVIE (Working Title…)

Mockumentary
1999, 35 mm, color, 25 min. 30 sec.
English
Steven Haworth - Producer/Director/Writer
A dysfunctional student film crew sets out to make a movie of
themselves making a movie of themselves.
Canada

COME OUT

Dark Comedy
WINNER - Fantasia Film Festival 1999
1999, 35mm, Dolby, couleur, 20 min.
French with English subtitles.
Eric Tessier - Producer /Writer/Director
Dominique Mostert - Producer
An ancient Palestinian man wants to commit suicide but is afraid
of damnation. His sister asks a prophet to helps him with his dilemma.
Canada

FREEWORLD

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Futuristic poli-sci-fi
1999, 16 mm, color, 25 min.
English
Patrick Harrison - Producer/Director/Writer
Canadians are drafted into the American army after America conquers Canada.
Canada

CRITIQUE
PSYCHODRAMA
1988, 16mm, color, 14 min.
No dialogue.
Edmond Chan - Producer/Director/Writer
Nerdy student architect commits suicide, which plagues his cold professor with guilt.
Canada

EPIPHANY RULES
Drama
1999, 16 mm, color, 25 min. 30 sec.
English
Liz Jarvis - Producer Paula Kelly - Director/Writer Three misfits meet when their
lonely lives intertwine in an unexpected circumstance.
Canada

THE TRIAL OF STUBBY MCPHERSON
Dark Mockumentary Winner
- Edmonton National Screen Institute Drama Prize
1998, B&W, 10 min.
English
Karen Redford - Producer Sherry Kozak - Director Adrain Lackey - Writer A reinactment of the ficticious "Yukon River Trial" in which Stubby McPherson is accused of killing and eating the other members of his prospecting party.

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Romantic Comedy
1999, 16 mm, color, 23 min. 35 sec.
English
Nicholas Siapkaris, JD Sievertson, Heidi Fecht - Producers
Nicholas Siapkaris - Director/Writer
Record storeowner falls and hits his head. While unconscious,
the only
girl he ever really loved steps into the shop. Doesn't she?
United States of America

ROLLERBLISS

Romantic Comedy
1999, Beta SP, color, 8 min.
No dialogue.
Tony Laudati - Producer/Director/Writer
Beautiful bikini girl teaches average guy how to rollerblade. He finds love and happiness.
United States of America

THE WHITE GAZELLE
Oscar Winning Animation


WINNER STUDENT ACADEMY AWARDS - ANIMATION
1984 1984, 16mm, color, 14 min.
No dialogue.
Tony Laudati - Producer/Director/Writer/Animator Assistants - Joseph Laudati, Michael Laudati
A prehistoric caveman's pursuit of an enchanting, but elusive white gazelle.
United States of America

THEY CAME FROM SPACE

Science fiction/Comedy
1999, Digital Beta SP VHS, color, 10 min.
English
David Norton-Woad - Producer/Director/Writer
A man and woman make the scientific discovery of the millenium in their weird lab.
Australia

CAPRICE

Romantic Dance
1997, D-Beta, color, 5 min.
No dialogue
Nicholas Tabarrok - Producer
Edmund Chan - Director/Writer
A man and woman explore their attraction to each other in a
lushly photographed ballet.
Canada

A Day Without A Mexican - Mockumentary

1st Prize 1999 International CineFest Puerto Rico
W
inner Best Short Film Audience Award
1999 Buenos Aires Short Film Festival
1
998, 16 mm, colour, 29 min.
English
Sergio Arau and Yareli Arizmendi - Filmmakers
Television reporter proposes explanations for the disappearance
of all Mexican people from California.
United States of America

THE JOE ESZTERHAS STORY
Mockumentary
1999, D-Beta, Beta DP, color, 11 min. 10 sec.
English
Ron Zwang - Producer/Director/Writer Tim Thomerson - Lead Actor A mock
interview with the "beloved" Hollywood screenwriter.
United States of America

BOING -Animation

1998, 35mm, colour, 8 min. 44 sec.
No dialogue.
Jeff Daly - Producer/Director/Writer/Animator
A child draws pictures which come to life in his dreams.
United States of America

BLUE GUSH- comedy

1993, 35mm, colour, 3 min. 26 sec.
No dialogue.
Robert Hoskin - Producer/ Director/Writer.
A man and woman jump to conclusions about their neighbor.
Japan.

CHANCE FOR LOVE- drama

WINNER - IDYLLWILD FILM FESTIVAL BEST SHORT FILM 1997

1997, 35mm, colour, 21 min. 7 sec.
English and Japanese subtitles, Japanese sign language.
Robert Hoskin - Producer/Director/Writer
Deaf married couple must face each other to solve their quarrel.
Japan.

 

THE DEAL'S IN THE CAN - broad comedy

1998, Beta-SP, colour, 6 min.
English.
Drew Berman - Producer.
C. Joyner - Director.
Jon Savitch - Writer.
Hollywood deals are made in the can.
United States of America.

FISH - dark comedy

HONORABLE MENTION - NEW ORLEANS FILM FESTIVAL 1998

1998, 16mm, colour, 8 min. 30 sec.
No dialogue.
Sarah Jane Shute - Producer/Director/Writer.
A lone fisherman catches a big surprise.
United States of America.

The Four-Letter Word - experimental with sound

1998, 16mm, colour, 13 min.
English
Juan Devis - Producer
Laura Purdy - Director/Writer
Follow a Pom Pom girl on her journey to adulthood.
United States of America

FREESTYLE - thriller

WINNER - BEST SHORT FILM - SAN DIEGO FILM FESTIVAL, USA 1997
WINNER - BEST SHORT FILM - AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL
FILM FESTIVAL 1997
WINNER - BEST SHORT THRILLER - NOIR IN FILM FESTIVAL, ITALY 1997
WINNER - GOLDEN EVE FOR BEST EDITING - ROME 1998

1997, 16mm, colour, 11 min.
English.
Matt Morgan - Producer
David Lowe - Director/Writer
Did anyone witness the murder at the swimming pool?
Australia.

LITTLE RED- dark experimental with sound

HONORABLE MENTION - BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM 1998
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY

1998, 16mm, black & white, 7 min.
No dialogue.
Laura Purdy - Producer/Director/Writer
An unusual and dark take on the children's story.
United States of America

THE MIDVILLE PIRATES - children's adventure

1997, 16mm, colour, 22 min.
English.
Brian Tyree - Director/Writer.
A young descendent of a real pirate unites his friends against the school bully.
United States of America.

MOTION OF CONFUSION - comedy

1996, 35mm, colour, 10 min. 41 sec.
English and Japanese subtitles, Japanese sign language.
Robert Hoskin - Producer/Director/Writer.
Deaf man has fun when he finds a pretty girl's telephone card.
Japan.

PATCHED-UP - comedy

1994, 35mm, colour, 8 min. 39 sec.
English and Japanese subtitles, Japanese sign language.
Robert Hoskin - Producer/Director/Writer.
Man and woman provide a complex and fantastic story to explain some bandages.
Japan.

PI - experimental with sound

ACADEMY AWARDS STUDENT FILM NOMINEE 1997
CHICAGO FILM FESTIVAL CERTIFICATE OF MERIT 1997

1997, 16mm, colour, 3 min. 14 sec.
English
Laura Purdy - Producer/Director/Writer
While making a pie, a woman recites mathematical equations, including pi.
United States of America

 

THE TWO-WHEELED TIME MACHINE - romantic fantasy

WINNER BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND-ST. KILDA FILM FESTIVAL 1998

1997, 16mm, colour, 21 min.
English.
Miriam Stein - Producer
David Lowe - Director/Writer.
Urszula Zareba-Idzikowska - Sound
. Matt Day - Lead actor.
Man wonders if staying young forever is worth living
without his childhood sweetheart.
Australia.

Until Death - drama

1996, 16mm, colour, 23 min.
English
Gloria McCord - Producer/Writer
Anders Falk - Director.
The power of love is demonstrated when a woman struggles
with doubts about her marriage.
United States of America.

BATHMAN
Animation Mockumentary
1999, 16 mm, vhs, color, 2 min.
English
Kirill Dremlyukh - Producer/Director/Writer/Animator A parady of the Batman serial.
United States of America

 

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