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LOST
 
12:15 TRT
Drama-Youth-Oriented
OK Premiere
 
KATHERINE A. MAKINNEY
Writer, Executive Producer, Director
Ryan FurnellyCo-Producer
Cinematographer Brian Pratt
Nicholas Danko-Editor
Culver City, CA
 
KEY ACTORS: STEVE YAGER, JOEL DAVID MOORE, LARRY HANKIN
 
Two men are hopelessly lost in the wilderness.  They split up.  One of them has a near-death experience, bringing him face to face with his Creator...but he's an Atheist.  He argues with God against His existence.  This film explores the nature of faith.

KATHERINE MAKINNEY BIO & INFO

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OVERPOWERING MUSK
 
16:40 TRT
Narrative Dramedy, Dark Comedy
OK Premiere
 
JUSTIN P. HIBBARD
Writer, Producer, Director
Francis Estrand-Cinematographer
Valerie Shoaps-Editor
INCHOATE FILMS
San Francisco, CA
 
KEY ACTORS: KEITH MADDEN, LAUREN WATER, GLORINDA MARIE, ESTHER MAMET
 
A failed dancer picks a fight with a female student in his aerobis class and loses.

JUSTIN HIBBARD BIO & STATEMENT

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THE SACRIFICE
 
22:00 TRT
Drama-Inspired by a True Story
Ethnic/Cultural Romance
OK Premiere
 
CATHERINE BRUHIER
Writer, Producer, Director, Actor
Executive Producers-Bay Springs Productions, Inc., Campbell and Lorraine McIntyre
Co-Producer-John O'Rourke
Cinematographer-Jay Ferguson
Editor-Travis Rust
Music Composer-Andy Marshall
BREAKING GROUND PRODUCTIONS
Studio City, CA
 
KEY ACTORS: CATHERINE BRUHIER, STEVEN PACINI, HENRIETTE IVANANS, RACHAEL CRAWFORD
 
After a disturbing visit with a fortuneteller, Clara makes the unthinkable choice to sacrifice her love. Clara's  journey is a testament to, what can happen when we let our fears get the best of us instead of following our hearts.
 

CATHERINE BRUHIER BIO & PHOTO

BY IT'S COVER
 
6:09 TRT
Narrative Comedy
B&W
OK Premiere
 
ROBERT L. SCHULTZ
Writer, Producer, Director, Editor
HOUSE OF SLAPPY PRODUCTIONS
St. Joseph, MO
 
KEY ACTORS: LAYNE HULL, MARNIE RHEIN
 
A shy guy finds love__but loses his nerve.

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GETTING TO KNOW YOU
 
23:00 TRT
Narrative Comedy
World Premiere
 
KIMBERLY K. TURNER
Director, Editor, Cinematographer
Aaron Settle-Writer, Executive Producer
Wendy Settle-Producer
NEVER SETTLE FILMS
Kearney, MO
 
KEY ACTORS: SHANNON LINE, AMY BROWN, JACQUELINE EFFERSON, BRENT KING, JEREMY SCHWAB, BRIAN BENTLEY, ZOE SETTLE
 
Since Jenna is unable to express her feelings, two of her well meaning friends kidnap the object of Jenna's desire.
 

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PLASTIC
 
12:00 TRT
Narrative-Comedy
B & W
U.S. Premiere
 
ERIC PAQUET
Writer, Director, Editor
Nadia MacPhee-Producer
James Ricker-Cinematographer
Geordie Doak-Co-Editor
SOMEWHAT SOBER PRODUCTIONS
Fredericton, NB Canada
 
KEY CAST: VALERIE EASTWAINE (the hero)
DIAN PALANCE (the villain)
 
 
Valerie Eastwaine, lethal shopper, must once again confront her nemesis for a final showdown on the consumer wasteland of John Ford's Fashion Outlet.

ERIC PAQUET BIO & INFO

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JIMMY ROCKET KNOCKS YOUR SOCKS OFF
 
9:00 TRT
Narrative-Experimental Dramedy, Transcending Barriers
World Premiere
 
TANYA JO MILLER
Wrtier, Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor
Los Angeles, CA
 
KEY ACTORS: DANNY GETZOFF, GUILLAUME LEMOINE, LAURA FRIEDMAN
 
An image-saturated look at the increasingly complex symbiosis between the media-maker and his or her audience.  Jimmy Rocket, is a struggling artist who pounds out a message that appears to be subversive.

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PRODUCT PLACEMENT
 
15:00 TRT
Narrative Comedy
OK Premiere
 
ANDREW DELAPLAINE
Writer, Director
R. Delaplaine-Executive Producer
Scott Hankes, Janet Jorgulesco, Co-Writers
Henry Lynk-Cinematographer
Felipe Marrou-Editor
Celia Evans-Music
SHALLOW BEACH ENTERTAINMENT
Miami Beach, FL
 
KEY ACTORS: CELIA EVANS, HOWARD TONKIN
 
Just how far can you take the concept of product placement in movies?
 
A director and his star/lover are on their way to Miami International to catch a  flight to New York to sign a placement deal for their new indie movies "Invasion of the Biscayne Babies" when the drawbridge on the Venetian Causeway suddenly goes up, blocking their way.
 
DIRECTOR: Andrew Delaplaine lives on South Beach and is developing several  projects for TV and features.
 

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KITTY GONE
 
20:00 TRT
Narrative Dramedy
B & W
OK Premiere
 
WEYLAN R. MCANALLY
Producer, Cinematographer, Co-Editor
JASON D. HAAS-Writer, Director, Editor
MCJAY PRODUCTIONS
Red Oak, TX
 
KEY ACTORS: DAMON DECKER, DANA HAGMAN, JOHN FRASIER, DAVETTE SHANDS
 
The story of Gerald Tinker, a man who loses his cat and goes to great lengths to retrieve it.

THE DIRTY IMMIGRANTS: ALL FOR ONE
 
29:00 TRT
Narrative Comedy
World Premiere
 
MICHAEL E. WOLINSKI
Co-writer, Executive Producer, Director
Jeffrey Wolinski-Writer
Michael Pavilsan-Cinematograher
Adam Devlin-Brown-Editor
Jon Kostal-Music
TRIPOD FILMS, LLC
Naperville, IL
 
KEY ACTORS: BRYAN IRZYK, JEFFREY WOLINSKI, BRENDAN MACKEY, MICHAEL WOLINSKI
 
Comedy of a different breed.  "The Dirty Immigrants: All for One" take on murder investigations, 9-5 work life, dating, prescription drug, the trials and tribulations of disposing of a dead body and much more.
 

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SISTER OF CEREBRAL PRINT
 
4:00 minutes
Sci-Fi/Comedy
 
FORD AUSTIN, Writer, Producer, Director, Editor, Composer
Executive Producers-Thomas W. Anderson, James S. Anderson
Co-Producer-Jed Rowen
Co-Writer-Scott Ingalls
ANGRY BABY MONKEY PRODUCTIONS
Hollywood, CA
 
KEY ACTORS: TED ROWEN, SCOTT INGALLS, JOHN PAYNE, SHAHE ASSILIAN, KATARINA LEJONA
 
When the mob boss' wife is caught cheating on him with an alien from outer space, Da Boss dispatches his mafia goons to kill the alien until the alien uses his "orgasmic-space-weapon" to probe his way out of the mob headquarters.
 
 
 

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15:00 minutes
Suspense/Drama
OK setting
World Premiere
 
BRET MIX, Writer, Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor
Executive Producer-Lola Mix
Co-Producer, Elaine Underwood
ELECTRIC SKIES ENTERTAINMENT
Tulsa, OK
 
KEY ACTORS: ADAM ROPP, CONAN RAPSON, DARRELL CLAYPOOL
 
A man driving down a desolate highway stops to help someone, only to find the road is much more hazardous than expected.
 
 

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DARK & LONELY ROAD
7:21 TRT
Thriller
OK Premiere
 
AARON SETTLE
Writer, Producer
Kim Turner-Director, Editor
NEVER SETTLE FILMS
Garland, TX
 
KEY ACTORS; REX MENASTER, BREE BARON, JOE MOORE
 
A disturbed man's obsesson with a local legend ends in tragedy.
 
A young man drives slowly down dark and winding roads deliver a rambling monologue about a local urban legend to his doctor via a micro tape recorder.  As he recounts the familiar story of a beautiful young hitchhiker and the hapless driver who picks her up, there seems to be underlying meaning to the story.  Why does this tale mean so much to the driver, and what secret is he keeping to himself?
 

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STUFF THAT BEAR!
 
19:00 TRT
Narrative-Romance, Transcending Barriers
OK Premiere
 
BRUNO COPPOLA
Producer, Director, Editor
Laureen Vonnegut-Writer
Barry Mulligan-Executive Producer
Oleg Mutu-Cinematographer
Catalin Leesco-Co-Editor
COPPOLA & VONNEGUT
New York, NY
 
KEY ACTORS: CARMEN UNGUREANU, DRAGOS HULUBA, SILVIU BIRIS
 
A quiet taxidermist, a relentless con-man and a gorgeous but troubled lap-dancer embark on a bizarre night-tim odyssey through Bucharest, stealing, scamming and stuffing that Bear!

BRUNO COPPOLA BIO & INFO

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HOLD ON
 
22:00 TRT
Narrative Drama
OK Premiere
 
JOSE ROSETE
Writer, Producer, Director, Actor
ROSETE PRODUCTIONS
Chandler, AZ
 
KEY ACTOR: JOSE ROSETE
 
Story about a man who comes home from work and finds another problem that he isn't ready to handle.  Mentally, he is drained from everything that has gone wrong in his life.  On this night, he mixes alcohol with his troubles and that's the worst mistake he's ever made because it gets him to a point where he wants to have a conversation with God and he is fed up with his life that he wants to end it right there himself.

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DIARY OF A FLAGGER
 
10:40  TRT
Comedy
OK Premiere
 
BARRY SMITH
Writer, Director
Arman Boyles-Producer
FLIKERTISTA PRODUCTIONS
Aspen, CO
 
KEY ACTOR: BRAD MOORE
 
His job is to make a difference.
 
A philosophic highway flagger, charged with managing the traffic flow on a nearly deserted back road, turns to journaling to help him get through another boring day on the job.

SOLD
 
9:00 TRT
Narrative-Comedy
B&W Film Noir
OK Premiere
 
MICHAEL W. MEYER
Writer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor
Jack W. Meyer-Producer
Sonja L. Meyer-Co-Producer
FUDONZEMSKI 24 PRODUCITONS
Auroa, IL
 
KEY ACTORS: SEAN REYNOLDS, GILLIAN KING, DEREK CLIFFORD
 
Betrayal and murder await Herb, a lowly pencil salesman, as he betrays his better judgement for black ink on the books.

THE REGULAR GUY
 
10:00 TRT
Narrative Comedy
Slice-of-life
OK Premiere
 
FULVIO A. CECERE
Writer, Producer, Director, Actor
Frank Ferrucci-Co-Producer
John Banowich/Pieter Stathis-Co-Cinematographers
Jason Irvine-Editor
Sheila Gonzalez-Original Music
HAPPY FISH PRODUCTIONS
Vancouver, BC Canada
 
KEY ACTOR: FULVIO A. CECERE
 
A comedy about letting go!  One man's adventure when he has too much bran one morning an then gets lost on his way to work.

FULVIO CECERE BIO & STATEMENT

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THE WHITE ROOM
 
34:00 TRT
Narrative Psychological Thriller
OK Premiere
 
LAURIE LEE GORETSKI
Writer, Producer, Director
John Lazear-Cinematographer
Ryan Tanner-Editor
EMP PRODUCTIONS
Glendale, CA
 
KEY ACTORS:  BRIAN KROW, SUSAN LILY, ALLEN SCOTTI, STEPHAN MCKENZIE
 
A businessman trapped in his life is forced to confront his sanity.

Gary Whitmoore, (30), goes to sleep and within three days, wakes up in a world separate from the one he knew.  A place stark white.  A place with no windows, no doors, and no exits.  A place he cannot escape, and will never understand, until it's too late.
 

LAURIE LEE GORETSKI BIO & COMMENTARY

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AMANDA DEMANDA
 
24:00 TRT
Animation Comedy
Family-Oriented
OK Premiere
 
SHALLOWBEACH ENTERTAINMENT
Sophie Delaplaine-Writer
Andrew Delaplaine-Co-writer, Director
Renee Delaplaine-Producer
Miami Beach, FL
 
KEY ACTOR VOICES: SOPHIE DELAPLAINE, ANDREW DELAPLAINE, RENEE DELAPLAINE
 
The adventures of America's richest 8-year old girl and her purple pooch Foo-Foo.
 
AMANDA DEMANDA lives with her Uncle Andrew Demanda in the Demanda Demansion.  She goes to the pound to choose a new pet, and picks Foo-Foo, a purple foo dog that talks to her.  Uncle Andrew is chairman of the board at Mt. Cyanide Hospital, and he soon becomes embroiled in the fight between Dr. Lance Lovitt ad Head Nurse Candy Ann, who are competing to win the annual fundraising contest.

ANDREW DELAPLAINE BIO

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IOTA
 
11:00 TRT
Suspense-Drama
U.S. Premiere
Family-Oriented
Transcending Barriers/Deaf Awareness
 
SIMON DENNIS
Writer, Producer, Director, Editor, DP
Das Abra-Co Producer
Graeme Neilson-Music
FUTURE IMPERFECT PICTURES
Scotland, UK
 
KEY ACTORS: STEPHEN MCCREADIE, NATASHA WATSON
 
Reminscent of the silent era, "Iota" is the powerful story of loss and rediscovered communication within a remote and voiceless family.

SIMON DENNIS BIO

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COMEDY: THE OTHER BLACK GOLD
 
5:00 TRT
Mock-u-mentary
Fake PSA
 
ALICIA B. DATTNER
Writer, Producer, Director, Editor
David Mallin-Cinematographer
UNLIMITED, LTD
San Francisco, CA
 
KEY ACTORS: BILL SANTIAGO, JOE KLOCEK
 
A mock PSA "The Other Black Gold" is truly a precious natural resource, and we're running out.
 
FILMMAKER BIO: Alicia Dattner studied film and video at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA.  Her previous films include a feature-length mockumentary about standup comedy, a rock-opera about the telephone company, and a series of experimental film loops.  She lives in San Francisco, writes and directs short films, and performs standup across the country.  She's also written spec scripts for Yumfatory Licensing (for Nickelodeon), and a feature-length screenplay which is in pre-production.

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REVENGE OF CEREBRAL PRINT
 
3:00 minutes
Sci-Fi/Comedy
 
Ford Austin, Writer, Producer, Director, Editor, Composer
Co-Writer-Scott Ingalls
Co-Producer-Jed Rowen
Executive Producers- Thomas W. Anderson, James S. Anderson
ANGRY BABY MONKEY PRODUCTONS
Hollywood, CA
 
KEY ACTORS: TED ROWEN, SCOTT INGALLS, JOHN PAYNE, SHAHE ASSILIAN, KATARINA LEJONA
 
When three U.S. reconnaissance soldiers are sent to recapture a rogue alien, things get out of hand when the alien pulls his "space-weapon" out and probes them like there is no tomorrow.