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FEATURE FILMS

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VALEDICTION
 
84:00 TRT
Drama-Youth/Family-Oriented
Erase Hate/Promote Tolerance
Oklahoma Premiere
 
TONY PICCIOTTI
Producer, Director
Leo Williams-Writer
Executive Producer-Alex Rosuri
JENNY LYNN PRODUCTIONS
Galloway, NJ
 
KEY ACTORS: MARIE JOE TABET, DEBORAH DIDOMENICO
 
This year was their last, status quo,but they meet faith and nothing will ever be the same.  Last year and last chance to grow up.
 

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DEPRIVATION
 
78:00 TRT
Drama-Improvisation
Oklahoma Premiere
 
JESSE SCOLARO
Writer, Co-Producer, Director
Co-Writers-Leon Grodski, Pearl Gluck
Co-Producers-Allen Bain, Darren Goldberg
Didier Gertsch-Cinematographer
Pete Beaudrea-Editor
Bradford Reed-Music
THE 7th FLOOR PRODUCTIONS
New York, NY
 
KEY ACTORS: NEIL DISCOLL, JR. JEREMY DAVIDSON
 
A story about 2 dysfunctional friends being reunited after years apart.

JESSE SCOLARO BIO & PRODUCTION INFO

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THE THIRD SOCIETY
 
83:00 TRT
Narrative, Action-Adventure
Transcending Barriers, Female-Oriented
OK Premiere
 
J.A. STEEL
Writer, Producer, Director, Editor, Stunt Coordinator, Grip Truck Driver
John A. Ruffner III-Executive Producer
Jacquelyn A. Ruffer-Produer
Frederick W. Mercer-Co-Producer
Jay Anthony Jones & Philip M. Cross-Cinematographers
Andrew Schrader-Co-Editor
WARRIOR ENTERTAINMENT/HUBBLE PRODUCTIONS
Sherman Oaks, CA
 
KEY ACTORS: JA STEEL, RUSSELL VAN BROWN, BENNY TJANDRA, SONYA EDDY
 
A female cop has 24 hours to save her sister from the Asian Mafia.
 

J.A. STEEL BIO & INFO

THE LAST TIME
 
90:00 TRT
Narrative-Drama, Female-Oriented
OK Setting
World Premiere
 
MONICA R. HOUSTON
Writer, Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor
DAISY MAE PRODUCTIONS
Oklahoma City, OK
 
KEY ACTORS: VICTORIA JOHNSON, FRANK S. JARRETT, SHANDALYN BROTHERS, AARON SUNDERLAND 
 
Coming of age story of a young woman determined to fight the challenges in her life despite overcoming a physically abusive relationship.  A story of love, friendship, trust, betrayal and disappointment.

MONICA R. HOUSTON BIO

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13 SECONDS
 
95:00 TRT
Horror, Psychological Suspense
OK Premiere
 
JEFF B. THOMAS
Writer, Director
Rob E. Miller-Executive Producer
Melissa Hoffman, Matthew J. Caldwell-Co-Producers
Calvin D. Angel-Cinematographer
Jess M. Hobbes-Editor
Michael Poland-Music
Malefactor Studios-FX
RAINSTORM PICTURES
Monroe, MI
 
KEY ACTORS: DANIEL RAIN, SARAH CORBIN, APRIL COE, KEVIN KURDS, ROBERT MILLER
 
A sprawling turn of the century academy, a billboard charts band fueled by deceit, and an art gallery that comes to life with graphic paintings of each character dying a horrible death.

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SINGLE & DEALING WITH IT
 
85:00 TRT
Narrative Comedy
OK setting
OK Premiere
 
ROBERT ROWLAND
Writer, Producer, Co-Editor
Richard Saied, Vic Saied-Producers
Asia Rae-Co-Producer
Trent Wittenbach-Cinematographer
Dave Bliley-Editor
 
KEY ACTORS: RICHARD LARSON, J.D.EVERMORE, DAVID BLILEY, FARAH WHITE, CARL BUFFINGTON, GAIL CRONAEUR, ROB GALLAVAN, DEANNA JONES
 
A dark comedy about a single guy,over 30, who's never been married.

FRAIL
 
81:00 TRT
Narrative Drama
U.S. Premiere
 
ERIC SCHACTER
Co-Writer, Producer
MICHAEL P. DALEY-writer, Director, Co-Editor
Nas-Antoine Saad-Cinematographer
SHOW THOZE FASCIST SHOW PRODUCTIONS
Montreal, Canada
 
KEY ACTORS: GUY NADON, NAILA BELVETT, CHERIE MOODY, MICHAEL DALEY
 
A day and night in the life of six people from very different walks of life in a working class area of Montreal.

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VALENCE THEORY
 
94:00 TRT
Narrative Action/Adventure
OK Setting
World Premiere
 
HARTLEY POWELL
Co-Writer, Director
KELLER POWELL-Co-Writer, Producer
Jeff Leverley-Co-Producer, Co-Editor
Gary Dominguez-Cinematographer, Editor
WOODEN SPACESHIP PRODUCTIONS
Oklahoma City, OK
 
KEY ACTORS: LEILA JANLOO, BRETT BOWER, SHAWN JEFFERSON, KATHLEEN YOUNG
 
A young woman reeling from her father's death, can't keep a job or pay the rent.  In desperaton, she turns to burglary.  What she stole though, is something priceless that plunges her life into chaos and murder.
 

HARTLEY POWELL BIO

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WHY WE HAD TO KILL BITCH
 
82:01 TRT
Mock-u-mentary, Comedy
OK Premiere
 
JOHN-PAUL NICKEL
Writer, Producer, Director, Editor
Raymond J. Nickel-Executive Producer
James Manley-Cinematographer
FIVE CENT PRODUCTIONS
Pittsburgh, PA
 
KEY ACTORS: GREGORY CARIDI, ANTHONY J. BISHOP, KRISTIN M. PFEIFER, JOHN YOST
 
A romantic comedy...without the romance.
To pass his film class, Kevin is following Eugene around for a day with a video camera and calling it a documentary.  When the day is over, the question becomes: Has Kevin made the funniest student film of all time? or Has he made a truthful doc about the night they had to kill Eugene's abusive ex-girlfriend Bitch?

JOHN-PAUL NICKEL BIO

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BEER MUSCLES
 
90:00 TRT
Comedy
College Crowd Cult Classic
World Premiere
 
GRIFFIN MARKS
Writer, Producer, Director, Editor, Actor
Andrew Wetzel-Executive Producer
Brad Davison-Cinematographer
Carmen Jessee-Co-Editor
BALLS PRODUCTIONS
Chicago, IL
 
KEY ACTORS: BILL BOOKER, MATT MCGUIRE, CARMEN JESSEE, GRIFFIN MARKS
 
When an evil wine mogul evaporates all the beer in Barleyville, it's up to a bartender and his slacker friend to get it back.

GRIFFIN MARKS BIO & WAR STORY

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LOSER'S LOUNGE
 
87:00 TRT
Film Noir-Style Murder Mystery
Black & White
Oklahoma Premiere
 
DON L. BONER
Writer, Producer, Director, Co-Cinematographer
Jason Jolliff-Cinematographer, Editor
Randy Saffen-Music
D.L. SITES PRODUCTION COMPANY
Indianapolis, IN
 
KEY ACTORS: AUTUMNE SORGIUS, BRIAN TALBOT, ROBERT CHARLOCK, VICKIE SMITH, KEVIN CROAK,
 
A murder mystery set in 1948 in the fictitious town of Passionville, Illinois that follows the perplexing and often seedy life of a private detective who is accused of murdering a troubled young lady with a dark history.

DON BONER BIO & PRODUCTION NOTES

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MAN WITHOUT A NAME
 
96:00 TRT
Narrative Suspense/Romantic-Comedy
World Premiere
 
DON A. KNODEL
Writer, Producer, Director, Editor, Lead Actor
James P. Lewis-Cinematographer
Co-Editor-Kevin Willis
PRETTY PENNY PICTURES, INC.
Coquitlam Prov. BC Canada
 
KEY ACTORS: APRIL TELEK, DON KNODEL, J.DOUGLAS STEWARD, ROB AVERU
 
A suspense-romantic comedy aobut a  man who gets into more trouble than expected after rescuing a woman on the subway.

DON KNODEL BIO & PERSPECTIVE

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DADBOT: THE MOVIE
 
120:00 TRT
Narrative Sci-fi Dramedy
Family/Youth-Oriented
World Premiere
 
BRANDON G. WILL
Writer, Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor
Janice Temske-Executive Producer
Nick Pobutsky-Co-Producer
BASEMENTS & BACKYARDS
Dearborn, MI
 
KEY ACTORS: PATRICK BENTON BRANDON GHEEN, GEOFFREY FELL, NICHOLAS POBUTSKY
 
Subversive sci-fi family comedy in which an irritable suburbaite becomes trapped in a robot.

BRANDON WILL BIO & STATEMENT

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EXPIRATION
 
101:00 TRT
Narrative Dramedy
Student: McGill University
Youth-Oriented
OK Premiere
 
GAVIN B. HEFFERNAN
Writer, Director, Editor
SUNCHASER PICTURES
Toronto, ON  Canada
 
KEY ACTORS: JANET LANE, GAVIN HEFFERNAN, ERIN SIMKIN, DENISE DePASS
 
A botched wedding proposal between two smalltown youngsters quickly spirals into a nocturnal Montreal odyssey of chaos, confusion and destiny.

GAVIN HEFFERNAN BIO

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AMERICAN ALIEN
 
82:00 TRT
Mock-u-mentary,  UFO's Dramedy
Erase Hate, Promote Tolerance
World Premiere
 
JEFF A. COCHRAN
Writer, Director
Robert Anderson-Executive Producer
Paul Boyer-Producer
Ryan Ferguson-Editor
CORONADO PRODUCTIONS
Taos, NM
 
KEY ACTORS: BARON DIXON, ROBERT ANDERSON, DOUG HOTCHKISS, APRIL ANDERSON
 
Baron Dixon has spent his entire life telling his friends and family that, one day, aliens are going to take him to another planet!  When he "mysteriously" disappears, the rumors fly and his popularity takes off!  Who stands by him?  What do the cops do?  What does his beautiful ex-girlfriend think?  Does Baron ever come back?
 
 
DIRECTOR BIO:
 
JEFF COCHRAN is the award winning writer of two feature-length films.  His stories are unconventional comedies that take a twisted look at "good-hearted" underdogs as they try to climb to the top of their own mixed-up worlds.
 
Mr. Cochran was awarded "Best Comedy" in 2000, at the Southwest Film Festival for his first film, "Punk James."