Long Island International Film Expo 2004
July 9 – 15, 2004
Official Selections

THE AMAZING FLOYDINI 
Beta SP 1 Hour 41 Minutes Monday, July 12, 2004 – 7:00 p.m. – Block L
This first feature film is the story of a struggling birthday party magician who pursues a life of crime. It stars Gilbert Gottfried and Gabriel Barre. Shot in 2003.
Director: Brent Sterling Nemetz
Producer: Jim Morgison
Screenwriter: Brent Sterling Nemetz
Premiere: World
The filmmaker has lived in Amityville, Searingtown and Greenport.

ASCENSION 
Beta SP 1 Hour 20 Minutes Thursday, July 15, 2004 – 7:00 p.m. – Block W
The year is 2057. Special investigator Hayes is sent to a remote scientific base on the moon of Saturn. In a world at war, Hayes has reached the end of the line. He is sent to investigate the suicide of team leader Barnett. The remaining researchers, Lippert and Sterner, study the moon’s mysterious and deadly storms. Hayes soon realizes he is being drawn into a nightmare world of real and imagined dangers…a claustrophobic universe of fear, betrayal and imminent death. Fresh Ground Pictures is from Mount Penn, PA. This is a first film. www.ascensionthemovie.com.
Thank you to Film Threat DVD.
Director: John Krawizik
Producer: Lorrie King
Screenwriter: John Krawizik

AS COOL AS JENNIFER 
VHS 44 Minutes Thursday, July 15, 2004 – 1:30 p.m. – Block U
If you knew her, you might think she is your average college student, but looks can be deceiving. As a child, her parents were killed by a rouge agent named the Dove. Now, she searches – for meaning, for happiness, for a life…for him. She is as cool as they come – a beautiful, lethal killing machine, and a spy. Stars Marc Coppola. Shot in 2003 by The Tomorrow Project.
Director: Peter Paul Basler
Producer: Peter Paul Basler
Screenwriter: Peter Paul Basler
Premiere: World

BLIND DATE 
VHS 14:35 Minutes Saturday, July 10, 2004 – 4:30 p.m. – Block D
In this student film, two individuals get ready for a blind date with one another. What’s the worst that can happen? Shot in 2004 at private homes in New Hyde Park.
Director: Robbie Powers
Producer: Kara Corrente
Screenwriter: Becky Daniels
Premiere: World

BLUR 
Beta SP 22 Minutes Tuesday, July 13, 2004 – 7:00 p.m. – Block P
Six strangers, three stories, one fate. Three seemingly unrelated stories involving a down and out businessman, two best friends and a mysterious duo, intertwine to reveal the unpredictability and uniqueness of life. Visual Emanation Pictures. Violence, language. Shot in Long Island City. First film.
Director: Kevin Hall
Producer: Kevin Hall
Screenwriter: Kevin Hall
Premiere: Long Island

CLOSURE 
Beta SP 9 Minutes Friday, July 9, 2004 – Beta SP – Block B
Jess is an attractive, progressive, normal woman in her 30’s, but her dating experiences have been far from that. Join her on ten of those dates in this self-affirming, hilarious, urban comedy. Language. This first film was produced by Another JAYDEE Production, LLC of Jamaica, NY in 2004.
Director: JAYDEE(r)
Producer: JAYDEE(r)
Screenwriter: JAYDEE(r)
Premiere: World

COLE GRAY 
Beta SP 10 Minutes Wednesday, July 14, 2004 – 7:00 p.m. – Block S
Magic and the mundane cross paths to help a newly clean young addict forge a connection to life. South Cherry Productions shot this film in 2003 in Rosendale and New Paltz, NY.
Director: Jennie Allen
Producer: Keren Atzmon
Screenwriter: Jennie Allen
Premiere: Long Island

CONDITIONED TO BE: SORROWS MAZED TURBULANCE 
VHS 4:33 Minutes Thursday, July 15, 2004 – 4:30 p.m. – Block V
In this experimental film, a trophy, a gown, a bar, a graveyard, too much wine, and memories. This piece follows the footsteps of a woman coming to terms with the loss of her father and seeking to make a statement of retribution. Though her sins are unknown to us, her guilt and suffering is clear, as is the spirit of her father’s love. This Dream Catcher’s Creations LLC project was shot in 2003. Director Betty G. Garrison hales from Huntington, NY.
Director: Betty G. Garrison
Producer: Dream Catcher’s Creations, LLC.
Screenwriter: Betty G. Garrison
Premiere: Long Island

CREATURE OF COMFORT 
Beta SP 9 Minutes Sunday, July 11, 2004 – 9:30 p.m. – Block J
John seems to be having trouble in his relationships. One by one his girlfriends are vanishing. Is his drinking getting the best of him or is there some other force behind the disappearances? This Dark Path Films production was shot in 2003.
Director: Evan Lipsman
Producer: Mike Trentacosti, Gene Licata
Screenwriter: Evan Lipsman
Premiere: World

CUBA LIBRE 
35 mm 1 Hour 50 Minutes Monday, July 12, 2004 – 2:00 p.m. – Block J1
Harvey Keitel stars in this story of a young boy growing up in Cuba and the turns a community takes during a blackout which occurs during the revolution. Violence, language. This Arzagerard 2 Films from Torrence Calfornia shot in 2003.
Director: Juan Gerard
Producers: Letvia Arza-Goderich and Harvey Keitel
Screenwriter: Letvia Arza-Goderich
Premiere: New York

THE DEFINITION OF INSANITY 
35 mm 1 Hour 26 Minutes July 11, 2004 – 7:00 p.m. – Block I
They say America is the land of opportunity, but it’s also the land of elusive dreams. This tragic-comedy and intimate character study is about Robert, an actor moving past his prime who is still running after that one great role. His life begins to unravel as he struggles to survive in a competitive and often brutal environment without realizing how his obsession affects the people close to him. Like many barely surviving artists, he faces the existential questions: How much of his life does he want to sacrifice to art? And when is the time to move on? When he meets legendary director Peter Bogdanovich, that question is answered in an unexpected way. This Dirt Road Films & Soap Factory Production of NYC was completed in 2004.
Director: Robert Margolis and Frank Matter
Producer: Robert Margolis and Frank Matter
Screenwriter: Robert Margolis and Frank Matter

A DOG’S LIFE: A DOGAMENTARY 
Beta SP 52 Minutes Monday, July 12, 2004 – 4:30 p.m. – Block K
A quirky yet poignant documentary about the positive effects of the intense bond between dogs and humans, as told through the story of Emmy-winning television producer, Gayle Kirschenbaum and her dog, Chelsea. Film also features Katie Couric, Al Roker, Joe Piscopo and Albert Maysles. This is Gayle’s first indie film.
Director: Gayle Kirschenbaum
Producer: Gaye Kirschenbaum
Premiere: New York

DORIAN BLUES 
Beta SP 1 Hour 28 Minutes Opening Night Feature – Block A Friday, July 9, 2004 – 7:30 p.m.
Anxiety is the main course for young Dorian Legatos (Henry, What I Like About You), but these are not your average adolescence blues. Not only is he going through high school purgatory but also struggling to move out of the shadow of his star athlete brother while dueling with his domineering, homophobic father. Stars Michael McMillian (What I Like About You, WB11). This DayDreamer Films production from Ballston Spa, NY was completed in 2004.
Director: Tennyson Bardwell
Producer: Portia Kamons, Frank D’Andrea, Mary Beth-Taylor Bardwell and
Tennyson Bardwell
Screenwriter: Tennyson Bardwell
Premiere: Long Island
Tennyson and Mary-Beth Bardwell have a place in Montauk and have lived in Syosset and Roslyn.

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS 
VHS 39 Minutes Thursday, July 15, 2004 – 9:30 p.m. – Block X
Terry Jennings, a NYPD sketch artist, assists in hunting down a killer through a trail of gruesome murders. But, with twisted turns and a quickened pace, the killer stays one step ahead. As the clues are gathered and the body count rises, Terry realizes he is no longer the hunted. He is the prey. This Lake Films production from Staten Island was filmed in 2003. Violence. Language.
Director: Lance Reha
Producer: Ben Fiore
Screenwriter: Thomas F. Bragg, Jim Harkins
Premiere: Long Island

THE EARRING 
Beta SP 16 Minutes Sunday, July 11, 2004 – 9:30 p.m. – Block J
Rachel Parker, a suburban mother of two, never dreamed that an afternoon tryst would lead to disaster. Telling lies and sneaking out of her office for “lunch” she rendezvous with her secret lover in a hotel room. Anxiety mounts when she realizes she lost an earring, a family heirloom bequeathed to her by her mother in law. It’s not a lie until you get caught, right? BuenaOnda Pictures of Jersey city shot this film in 2003. Nudity, sexual situations.
Director: Cathy Cacicedo
Producer: Cathy Cacicedo
Screenwriter: Gregory Corrado
Premiere: Long Island

EASY SIX 
35 mm 1 Hour 30 Minutes Saturday, July 10, 2004 – 10:00 p.m. – Block F
Based on Edward Allen’s acclaimed novel, Mustang Sally, this is a darkly comic romp about Packard Schmidt, an English professor at a small Florida college. While at a Milton conference in Las Vegas, Pack impulsively embarks on a risky romantic exploit that, when exposed, threatens to ruin him both personally and professionally. Stars Julian Sands, John Savage and Jim Belushi. This first film shot in 2003, comes from Los Angeles, California.
Director: Chris Iovenko
Producer: Jason Blum
Screenwriter: Chris Iovenko

THE EMPTY BUILDING 
Beta SP 41:56 Minutes Tuesday, July 13, 2004 – 9:30 p.m. – Block Q
What lives live within a building…past and present. This Empty Building Production Corporation film from New Hyde Park, New York was shot in 2003. This is a first film.
Director: Giovanni Sanseviero
Producer: Giovanni Sanseviero
Screenwriter: Giovanni Sanseviero
Premiere: New York

ESCAPE FROM THE NIGHT 
Beta SP 22 Minutes Tuesday, July 13, 2004 – 2:00 p.m. – Block N
Kyle has been having a string of nightmares. His psychologist insists that he’s just suffering from anxiety, but Kyle thinks they are trying to tell him something. Every dream contains clues that will help him piece together a mysterious puzzle. This RS Films production from Hoboken, New Jersey, was shot in 2003.
Director: Robert Smithline
Producer: Robert Smithline
Screenwriter: Robert Smithline
Premiere: World

FEATHER PIMENTO 
Beta SP 4 Minute Sunday, July 11, 2004 – 7:00 p.m. – Block I
A detective interrogates a beautiful femme fatale after the disappearance of her husband in this short film noir. This Red Claw Productions film from New York City, was shot in 2002 and was the winner of the Long Island Film/TV Foundation Filmmakers Connection Minifest in 2003.
Director: Kevin Jordan
Producer: Susan Priesler
Screenwriter: Kevin Jordan

FIRST AID FOR CHOKING 
Beta SP 1 Hour 40 Minutes Wednesday, July 14, 2004 – 4:30 p.m. – Block R
Small-town girl Gillian Tremaine enrolls at the local beauty school with her roommate and best friend, Jay. Walking into class on her first day, however, she encounters issues from her past she has long buried, but which she must now resolve. A new film about finding your voice in the midst of family, friends and other roadside attractions. This Even the Chair Films production from Seattle, Washington was shot in 2002 and comes to us courtesy of FilmThreat DVD.
Director: Megan Griffiths
Producer: Megan Griffiths
Screenwriter: Megan Griffiths
Premiere: New York

FIRST BREATH 
35 mm 19:56 Minutes Saturday, July 10, 2004 – 10:00 p.m. – Block F
The story of a high school girl getting ready for her prom. Her life unexpectedly crosses with a garbage man who discovers a baby in the trash by her home. The journey brings together two separate worlds and takes them to a place neither expected to travel. Stars Melissa Leo (21 Grams), Victor Williams (The King of Queens) and Kelly Karbacz. This is Orange Thoughts Productions second film and was shot in 2003 at Nassau University Medical Center, Island Medical Center and a private home in Port Washington.
Director: Jimmy Georgiades
Producer: Eric Lane and Jimmy Georgiades
Screenwriter: Eric Lane
Premiere: Long Island

FRIENDS & FOOLS 
VHS 57 Minutes Thursday, July 15, 2004 – 9:30 p.m. – Block X
The ups and downs of Anthony’s life start to take a new turn for, hopefully, the better. After being released from prison, he decides to open up his own Santa shop house for the holidays. He can never really get it started because of the friends he chooses to be around, and offers he knows he should not take, and then relents. This Filmbrewery film from New York City, New York, was shot in 2003. It filmed at locations in New Hyde Park and Franklin Square. Language, violence, sexual situations.
Director: Hilton Ruiz
Producer: Hilton Ruiz
Screenwriter: Hilton Ruiz
Premiere: World

GIRLFRIENDS 
VHS 27 Minutes Sunday, July 11, 2004 – 2:00 p.m. – Block G
Set in Pre-Civil rights Louisiana, this emotional drama is the story of an interracial friendship between two little girls destined to live very different lives. This powerful story stretches over a twenty-seven year period and details the cyclical nature of life and the lifelong bond of true friendship. Stars Melora Hardin. This film comes to us courtesy of Carousel Film & Video. It is an American Film Institute project.
Director: Debra Pratt
Producer: Debra Simon
Screenwriter: Debra Pratt

GIRL WRESTLER 
Beta SP 56:40 Minutes Tuesday, July 13, 2004 – 2:00 p.m. – Block N
Tara is thirteen. She likes to go to the mall…and she wrestles boys. On her journey to the national championships, she battles critics who believe girls shouldn’t wrestle boys, she struggles with her father’s drive for her to succeed, and she fights with her body to control her weight. This documentary from Austin, Texas, was finished in 2003.
Director: Diane Zander
Producer: Diane Zander
Premiere: New York

A GUY WALKS INTO A BAR 
VHS 33 Minutes Saturday, July 10, 2004 – 4:30 p.m. – Block D
Fred Savage (The Wonder Years, Working), stars in this fanciful tale about a young man fulfilling his fantasy by leaving Ohio and driving west to California for college and a film career as a gun-toting action hero. Enroute he picks up a beautiful hitchhiker who fulfills some of his other fantasies. Violence, language, sexual situations. This film comes to us courtesy of Carousel Film & Video. It is an American Film Institute project.
Director: Carmen Elly
Producer: Roderick Plummer
Screenwriter: Gene Swift

HAIR 
Beta SP 10 Minutes Thursday, July 15, 2004 – 7:00 p.m. – Block W
Kazumi Tanaka is a Japanese installation artist working in New York. She discussed the very personal origins of her art and the meaning behind her use of hair as a material for sculpture. This documentary was shot in 2003.
Director: Jisu Kim
Producer: Jisu Kim
Premiere: New York

HAPPY ENDING 
VHS 13 Minutes Monday, July 12, 2004 – 9:30 p.m. – Block M
What happens when a man borrows money from the mob for his girlfriend’s engagement ring and a hit man shows up to get it back? Will this be a happy ending? This Mindset Films production from Huntington was shot at a private home in Huntington during 2003. This is a first film.
Director: Dino Castelli
Producer: Dino Castelli
Screenwriter: Dino Castelli
Premiere: World

HUGH’S LADDER 
VHS 1 Hour 15 Minutes Saturday, July 10, 2004 – 4:30 p.m. – Block D
Jay Cook, a 31-year-old British bloke is on vacation in Los Angeles. He’s visiting his old school friend who has been there for several years. Jay has finally fulfilled a lifelong dream of applying for several drama schools, only to be rejected by them all. Things heat up when Jay finds out an old nemesis is on the verge of becoming a huge star. This SE 18 Films production from Los Angeles, California, was shot in 2001 and is a first film.
Director: James Van Leer
Producer: James Van Leer
Screenwriter: James Van Leer
Premiere: World

I AM STAMOS 
35 mm 18 Minutes Saturday, July 10, 2004 – 7:00 p.m. – Block E
When character actor Andy Shrub makes a wish to be a leading man, he magically begins to photograph as John Stamos…provoking the unholy wrath of Stamos. Stars John Stamos, Robert Peters, and Clint Howard. Director: Rob Meltzer
Producer: Robert Peters and Alex Eastburg
Screenwriter: Alex Eastburg and Rob Meltzer

INTERVENTION 
Beta SP 1 Hour 46 Minutes Tuesday, July 13, 2004 – 4:30 p.m. – Block O
A character-driven, Italian-American love story of hope set in the Bronx of 1968, exploring a young marriage set against family values, and loyalty and the Vietnam War, that revolve around the conflicting choices one makes in life, in times of trouble, and how fate can sometimes bring about redemption. This Comprehensive Films, Inc. Production out of the Bronx, New York is a first feature and was shot in 2003.
Director: Anton Evangelista
Producer: Anton Evangelista
Screenwriter: Anton Evangelista and Bruno Derlin
Premiere: Long Island

IN VIENNA THEY PUT YOU IN JAIL 
Beta SP 52 Minutes Tuesday, July 13, 2004 – 2:00 p.m. – Block N
This documentary is the true story of Max Birnbach and his ordeal of being in, and surviving the holocaust. This story is narrated by his son. This Kalamazoo Gal Pictures production out of New York City is a first film that was shot in 2003.
Director: Cheryl Blaylock
Producer: Cheryl Blaylock
Screenwriter: Cheryl Blalock and Gerry Birnbach
Premiere: New York

ISABELLA 
Beta SP 8:52 Minutes Wednesday, July 14, 2004 – 7:00 p.m. – Block S
A young man discovers how to let go while trying to save his relationship with an older woman. This first film was shot at a private home and at a restaurant in Seaford as well as in parts of Brooklyn during 2004.
Director: Russ Senzatimore
Producer: Russ Senzatimore
Screenwriter: Russ Senzatimore and Argun Ulgen
Premiere: World

ISABELLA RICO 
Beta SP 15 Minutes Tuesday, July 13, 2004 – 7:00 p.m. – Block P
Tragedy on her wedding day turns Isabella Rico into a woman she never imagined she would become. An original musical. Glass Bubble Productions from NYC shot this first film in 2001.
Director: Elizabeth Lucas
Producer: Elizabeth Lucas
Screenwriter: Elizabeth Lucas and Larry Beinhart

THE JOURNAL 
Beta SP 9:50 Minutes Friday, July 9, 2004 – 10:00 p.m. – Block B
A short comedy that follows a lonely drunk through a wild and hazy night. Presented with a journal by friends who wish he’d remember his boozy antics, he is horrified to read the sloppy entries on the painful morning after. This Union Frost film out of Valley Stream, NY, is a first film shot in 2003.
Director: Steve Burger
Producer: Jefferson Arca and Steve Burger
Screenwriter: Steve Burger
Premiere: Long Island

JOYFUL PARTAKING 
35 mm 2 Hours Saturday, July 10, 2004 – 7:00 p.m. – Block E
A bittersweet look at a day in the life of a suburban American neighborhood, in which the individual stories of various neighbors are interwoven throughout. Winner of numerous awards. This film comes to us courtesy of Film Threat DVD.
Director: William Moreing
Producer: James Eaton, William Moreing
Screenwriter: William Moreing
Premiere: Long Island

THE LEGEND OF BOP CITY 
VHS 52 Minutes Thursday, July 15, 2004 – 4:30 p.m. – Block V
In this documentary, noted San Francisco jazz club, Jimbo’s Bop City, gets its due as a venue for African American artists such as Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker, and Miles Davis. This film comes to us from Carousel Film & Video.
Director: Carol Chamberland
Producer: Carol Chamberland
Screenwriter: Carol Chamberland

LE MAN-POODLE ET MOP HOUR DE COMEDY 
Beta SP 16:36 Minutes Tuesday, July 13, 2004 – 9:30 p.m. – Block Q
Steve Fisher, a successful businessman, loves his job more than his wife. One hot summer day, while out making a delivery for work, he is lost in a suburban neighborhood where he buys “Magic Lemonade.” He becomes addicted to it and starts to crave it more. Disturbingly hysterical. Language, vomit jokes. This black comedy was shot in Merrick, Valley Stream and Melville during 2003. Director/Producer Christopher Picone lives in Lynbrook.
Director: Christopher Picone
Producer: Christopher Picone & Diane Bonsignore
Screenwriter: Steve Marcarelli
Premiere: World

LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL 
Beta SP 33 Minutes Monday, July 12, 2004 – 4:30 p.m. – Block K
Jambalya, Zydeco; Gumbo – Exotic sounds from the beloved culture of Southern Louisiana. Join the Cajun people who welcome us into their lives to enjoy their hospitality and share their good times. Old-fashioned hard work, rewarded with unfettered celebration seems to remain the rule of Cajun life. Featuring the best of Louisiana’s top musicians including Bruce Daigrepont and his Cajun Band, “The Godfather of Swamp Pop” Warren Storm, the legendary Miss Molly, and the Bad Whiskey Man, Walter Jr. along with other top recording artists. Snowflake Video from Bellmore shot this documentary in 2003.
Director: Leslye Abbey
Producer: Leslye Abbey
Premiere: World

LOVE LIKE BLOOD 
Beta SP 1 Hour 20 Minutes Wednesday, July 14, 2004 – 7:00 p.m. – Block S
Love Like Blood explores the struggles of a young man as he attempts to free himself from the consequences of his misspent youth. This Firelane Digital Ltd, film comes from New Hyde Park, New York and was shot in 2002-3. It was shot at AFM Sheridan Bowling Lanes in Mineola, Williston Diner in Williston Park, Eddies Pizzeria in New Hyde Park, Five Star Hardware in Valley Stream, Latham Brothers Lumber in Mineola, Filmore Pharmacy in Plainview, and many other locations on Long Island. Language, violence. www.lovelikebloodmovie.com
Director: Steven Bozga
Producer: Michelle Giancola, Carolyn Hepburn
Screenwriter: Steven Bozga
Premiere: World

MAD COW 
Beta SP 1:30 Minutes Wednesday, July 14, 2004 – 9:30 p.m. – Block T
A cream of the crop example of the kind of content and animation that defines a “Totally Tom” animation – Short, Edgy, and for laughs. Petaluma, CA. 2002
Director: Tom McKeon
Producer: Tom McKeon
Screenwriter: Tom McKeon

MAMA/M.A.M.A. 
VHS 1 Hour 40 Minutes Thursday, July 15, 2004 – 1:30 p.m. – Block U
This documentary brings to light the provocative investigation of Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy, a perplexing psychological disorder where a mother secretly but deliberately harms her child in order to get the sympathy and praise of others. Questions addressed in this film include: Is this syndrome an authentic phenomenon or is it a witch hunt? This Research Films/Fifth Estate Productions film from Santa Monica, California was shot in 2001.
Director: Nonny de la Pena
Producer: Amy Sommer
Screenwriter: Nonny de la Pena
Premiere: New York

A MARRIAGE 
Beta SP 9 Minutes Sunday, July 11, 2004 – 4:30 p.m. – Block H
He’s a comic book artist, she’s a judge. They’re a long married New York couple, each having an affair. Enjoy the intriguing and wistful twists. This film from Jancy Movies was shot in New York City in 2004. Sexual language and situation.
Director: Nancy Stevens
Executive Producers: Jan Gero & Nancy Stevens
Producer: Rebecca Willis
Premiere: World

MASSAPEQUA PRESERVE – A NATURAL WONDER IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD 
VHS 14 Minutes Saturday, July 10, 2004 – 2:00 p.m. – Block C
Journey through Nassau County’s unique and beautiful Massapequa Preserve, and experience its natural wonders as you discover some of the continuous challenges the friends of Massapequa Preserve face in their efforts to protect, preserve, and restore one of Long Island’s greatest hidden treasures.
This Production by Design of Farmingdale shot this film on location in 2003-2004.
Director: Anthony Amato
Producer: Richard and Lisa Schary
Screenwriter: Anthony Amato
Premiere: Long Island

THE MOVIE HERO 
35 mm 1 Hour 28 Minutes Sunday, July 11, 2004 – 2:00 p.m. – Block G
A man who is unlucky in love and in his acting career, creates an audience to follow him around and share his life for him. This Rogue Elements production is a first film which shot in 2003. Stars Jeremy Sisto (Billy from Six Feet Under) and Peter Stomare (Fargo).
Director: Brad Gottfred
Producer: Richard Middleton and Alex Sulaimani
Screenwriter: Brad Gottfred
Premiere: Long Island

NEW YORK MINUTE 
VHS 4 Minutes Saturday, July 10, 2004 – 2:00 p.m. – Block C
A man comes home to find that his wife has been kidnapped. A bloody letter tells him to go to the roof of their apartment building. He finds a cell phone and a sniper rifle and he is told he has one minute to kill the mayor, or his wife dies. Language, violence. This Arbo Pictures, Inc. film comes from Hempstead, New York and was filmed in 2004.
Director: Michael J. Arbouet
Producer: Larry Strong
Screenwriter: Michael J. Arbouet

NORTH OF PROVIDENCE 
VHS 30 Minutes Saturday, July 10, 2004 – 2:00 p.m. – Block C
As their father lays dying, a long estranged brother and sister confront the pain of their childhood and open old wounds that lead to their ultimate reconciliation. Language, sexual situations. This Alter Ego Theatre Company film from Hoboken, New Jersey, was shot in 2003. This is a first film.
Director: Russell Treyz
Producer: Mark Belasco
Screenwriter: Judy DelGiudice and Mark Belasco
Premiere: Long Island

OUR SOULS TO KEEP 
Beta SP 1 Hour 59 Minutes Wednesday, July 14, 2004 – 9:30 p.m. – Block T
For a desperate man who is desperately in love, is the truest vision through the eyes, the heart, or the lens of a camera? A love triangle complicates the lives of a nearly blind actor, a neurotic actress, and an egomaniacal director as they struggle to complete a quickie indie film on a stolen location. This Parallax Pictures, Inc. film from Northport was shot at private homes in Stony Brook and Centereach in 2002. This is a first film.
Director: Anthony DiFranco
Producer: Parallax Pictures, Inc.
Screenwriter: Anthony DiFranco

RAJU & I 
Beta SP 30 Minutes Tuesday, July 13, 2004 – 9:30 p.m. – Block Q
A touching and powerful animated film on children’s rights. This first film, an Animagic Special Effects Pvt. Ltd production, comes from Mumbai, India, and was created in 2003.
Director: Mrs. Gayatri Rao
Producer: ASEEMA Charitable Trust
Screenwriter: Chetan Sharma

REALM OF NEVER: THE BULLY 
Beta SP 29 Minutes Tuesday, July 13, 2004 – 9:30 p.m. – Block Q
Determined to locate the chief nemesis of his junior and high school years, Les Shields has come to “Seekers of the Lost” to locate his whereabouts. He finds that and more. This Power of Cohesion Productions film comes from Commack and was shot in 1999.
Director: Christopher DelGaudio
Producer: Christopher DelGaudio, Vernon Gravdal, Loretta Mirabella
Screenwriter: Christopher DelGaudio
Premiere: World

THE RULES 
Beta SP 29:36 Minutes Thursday, July 15, 2004 – 7:00 p.m. – Block W
A lonely, bored housewife gets in over her head in a phone sex game with a mysterious woman. Sexual situations. This film comes to us from Beverly Hills, California, and was shot in 2003.
Director: Laura Black
Producer: Karen Michel
Screenwriter: Laura Black
Premiere: New York

SAVE VIRGIL 
35 mm 14 Minutes Saturday, July 10, 2004 – 10:00 p.m. – Block F
This animated tale explores the freakish life of Virgil, a cartoon boy accidentally born into the real world. Language, violence, sexual situations…and it’s a comedy. This Quality Filmed Entertainment production was created in 2003. It is a first film from Venice, California.
Director: Brad Ableson
Producer: Gary Bryman/Stein Hein
Screenwriter: Brad Ableson
Premiere: Long Island

SAVING WORMS 
Beta SP 13:36 Minutes Friday, July 9, 2004 – 10:00 p.m. – Block B
Eli is a latchkey kid who prays to God for a friend. God sends him Brent, a compassionate boy that likes to save drowning worms when it rains. Brent has a terminal illness, and issues arise with his jealous brother. This first film comes from Los Angeles, California and was shot in 2003. It is a USC student film.
Director: Chris Prouty
Producer: Jill Prouty, Steve Desmond
Screenwriter: Chris Prouty
Premiere: New York

SCREEN DOOR JESUS 
35 mm 1 Hour 59 Minutes Sunday, July 11, 2004 – 4:30 p.m. – Block H
A cast of eclectic characters intertwines and collides around themes of faith, religion and race in a small East Texas town. The central thread of this unusual story is a vision of Jesus sighted on the back porch screen door of a local household. This FCM Productions film from NYC, shot in Texas, was completed in 2003 and stars Buck Taylor, Anjanette Comer, and Myk Watford.
Director: Kirk Davis
Producer: Sam Adelman
Screenwriter: Kirk Davis

7TH STREET 
VHS 1 Hour 12 Minutes Saturday, July 10, 2004 – 2:00 p.m. – Block C
This feature documentary draws the viewer into a neighborhood that most people were once too afraid to enter. An area that most people only heard rumors about. Alphabet City in NYC’s East Village, the drug capital of the East Coast. This movie brings to life the dynamic, eccentric, beautiful, and sometimes dangerous people who learned how to survive and flourish amidst the violence of this vibrant ghetto. This Paradise Acres Productions film from NYC was shot in 2002. It is a first film.
Director: Josh Pais
Producer: Catherine Scheinman
Screenwriter: Josh Pais
Premiere: Long Island

SEXLESS 
Beta SP 1 Hour 36 Minutes Sunday, July 11, 2004 – 9:30 p.m. – Block J
A bittersweet film that puts the slacker generation’s ideas of love, sex, marriage, money, family, drugs, therapy and happiness all to the test. Two twenty-something couples entangle themselves in a gut-wrenching and sexcrazed last month in Austin. With plans to leave town, both find themselves seizing fleeting opportunities and reexamining their own relationships. This Our Merry Life, LP production from Austin, TX, was shot in 2003.
Director: Alex Holdridge
Producer: Brian McCormick
Screenwriter: Alex Holdridge
Premiere: Long Island

SH-BOOM 
VHS 43 Minutes Thursday, July 15, 2004 – 4:30 p.m. – Block V
Quest for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is a story of ‘The Chords,” the legendary doo-wop group from the 50’s. “Buddy” McRae, the surviving member of the group take us on a sentimental journey back in time to an urban tapestry of steamy summer nights where acappella groups roamed the streets like vampires with an insatiable thirst for a unique sound. This 7th Street Productions film was shot in 2003.
Director: Michael Guercio
Producer: Michael Guercio
Screenwriter: Frank Tumminia
Premiere: World

SILENCE 
Beta SP 22:41 Minutes Wednesday, July 14, 2004 – 4:30 p.m. – Block R
In this student film, a young woman is blamed for the sins of the adults surrounding her life. Trapped by wrongs done to her, where will she turn? This Runaway filmwrX production from Hollywood, California was shot in 2002. Language, abuse, sexual situations, nudity.
Director: Mateen O. Kemet
Producer: Mateen O. Kemet
Screenwriter: Mateen O. Kemet

SIMON 
VHS 5:30 Minutes Thursday, July 15, 2004 – 4:30 p.m. – Block V
In this student project, this experimental short film took shape much like a music video in reverse, where a concept was put to music. The idea was to express a concept without using words or dialogue. This Old School Studios film from Woodbridge, NJ, was shot in 2003.
Director: Dan Scog
Producer: Dan Scog/Dan Salvatore
Screenwriter: Dan Scog
Premiere: World

THE TELL-TALE CELL (A REHEARSAL) 
VHS 20 Minutes Thursday, July 15, 2004 – 9:30 p.m. – Block X
This short film presents a group of actors headed by Terrence G. Cody reading from a short story inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s, The Tell-Tale Heart. In the update, the actor chronicles his own undoing involving madness and murder brought about by his own obsessive fear of the cellular phone. This dark comedy by Snyder Films of Lawrence was shot in 2003.
Director: Philip Snyder
Producer: Phillip Snyder
Screenwriter: Robert Snyder

THE THIEF 
Beta SP 31 Minutes Monday, July 12, 2004 – 4:30 p.m. – Block K
A young thief accepts an offer from a mysterious crime lord, known as the Emperor, to steal a necklace he has long desired. In planning and executing the plan to take the necklace, the thief becomes emotionally connected to an oblivious young man who she’s using as her alibi. Parts of this Moving Talking Pictures movie was shot in a private residence in Central Islip, NY in early 2004.
Director: Todd M. Jones
Producer: Todd M. Jones, Jeremy Linden and Sean M. Clark
Screenwriter: Todd M. Jones and Jeremy Linden
Premiere: World

…TO SKIN A CAT 
Beta SP 22:04 Minutes Sunday, July 11, 2004 – 7:00 p.m. – Block I
Nick tries to open the door to his girlfriend’s past, only to find himself locked out without a key – and without a clue. This film was completed in 2004.
Director: Dan O’Berry
Producer: Dan O’Berry
Screenwriter: Dan O’Berry
Premiere: New York

TRADITION 
Beta SP 1 Hour 33 Minutes Friday, July 9, 2004 – 10:00 p.m. – Block B
Lucky, a New York mafia capo escapes death through the help of a black New York City sanitation worker. After the man he owes his life to loses his own to cancer, he takes his only son (David). Will an Italian mafia family’s traditions remain when an adopted black child is raised as part of the family? As the adopted son grows up in the family, will the modern family prevail or does tradition only have room for its past? This MHz Productions Film from Baldwin was shot at The Pitstop, a home appliance store and Raimo’s Pizza in Merrick in 2004. Language, violence.
Director: Joey MHz
Producer: Mr. MHz
Screenwriter: Joseph Philippe
Premiere: World

THE ULTIMATE TRUTH 
Beta SP 1 Hour 21 Minutes Tuesday, July 13, 2004 – 7:00 p.m. – Block P
Jeda, a feckless young Australian, lives in rural Hampshire with his girlfriend Stacey, until his daily routine of cheap beer and bad telly is alarmingly disrupted by a chance confrontation with the arrogant and aggressively middle-class Monty. He finds that he must prove his own worth to Stacey, to Monty and to himself. A cast of zany characters join this story. This WYSIWYG Films Ltd. production is a first film from Surrey, England and was shot in 2002. This comedy comes courtesy of FilmThreat DVD.
Director: Nick Clark and Tom Swanston
Producer: Tom Swanston
Screenwriter: Nick Clark and Tom Swanston
Premiere: United States

UNDERGROUND 
35 mm 11 Minutes Monday, July 12, 2004 – 2:00 p.m. – Block J1
A heart-racing ride through a woman’s day on a city subway with a shocking conclusion that challenges the audience to face themselves, their prejudices, and preconceived notions about people based on gender, race and fear. This Smash Cut Films Production from Los Angeles, California was shot in 2002 and stars Anne Ramsay (Mad About You).
Producer: Aimee Lagos, Kristin Dehnert, Estee Chandler and Joanne Duray
Director: Aimee Lagos and Kristin Dehnert
Screenwriter: Aimee Lagos and Kristin Dehnert

UNREAL 
VHS 1 Hour 40 Minutes Monday, July 12, 2004 – 9:30 p.m. – Block M
This romantic comedy mockumentary takes a no-holds barred approach to rebounding from broken relationships and post break-up single life in New York City. Plenty of laughs for both sexes when witnessing the trials and tribulations of post break-up single life in NYC while learning just how manipulated a documentary can be. Language, sexual situations. This Self Conscious Entertainment film from Cliffside, NJ, was filmed in 2003.
Director: Sloan Copeland
Producer: Joey Schmit, Greg Wiercinski, David M. Zuber, David Bornstein and Sloan Copeland
Screenwriter: Sloan Copeland
Premiere: New York

WHERE THE MUSIC TAKES ME 
VHS 17:01 Minutes Thursday, July 15, 2004 – 4:30 p.m. – Block V
This student project brings the viewer into the arms of the jam band community; an intertwining family of musicians and music-lovers. It explores the unique band-audience relationship of certain jam bands whose fans follow them throughout their tours. Meet and travel with the Disco Biscuits. This film comes to us from Monroe Township, New Jersey, and was shot in 2003. It shot partially at Hofstra University and at a private home in Jericho.
Director: Laurie Albetta
Producer: Laurie Albetta

WOMAN OF CONVENIENCE 
Beta SP 17 Minutes Tuesday, July 13, 2004 – 4:30 p.m. – Block O
Allison Baker feels she has it all, a rich husband, a lover that caters to her needs and the ability to spin a web around any man. She soon finds even that a spider can get caught in its own web. This Sandstorm Productions film from the Bronx was shot in 2003. Language. Sexual situations.
Director: K.V. Tudor
Producer: K.V. Tudor
Screenwriter: K.V. Tudor
Premiere: World

WRITER’S BLOCK 
Beta SP 23 Minutes Monday, July 12, 2004 – 7:00 p.m. – Block L
The story of an aspiring screenwriter who is assigned his first project – but is given only three days to complete it. He attempts to focus on the task at hand, but must contend with his friend’s newest purchases, a shaky new romance, and his own delusions of grandeur…not to mention the best hallucination that coffee, sugar, and donuts have ever induced. This Moving Talking Pictures movie was shot at two private residences in Amityville and at Vittorio’s Restaurant in 203.
Director: Todd M. Jones
Producer: Todd M. Jones, Jeremy Linden, and Sean M. Clark
Screenwriter: Todd M. Jones and Jeremy Linden
Premiere: Long Island

WRONG TURN 
Beta SP 25:06 Minutes Opening Night Short Film – Block A Friday, July 9, 2004 – 7:30 p.m.
How many wrongs make a right? Wrong Turn explores this question in a film inspired by a true story. An older woman, Esther (Patty Duke), has just spent her wedding anniversary at her husband’s gravesite. On the way home, distraught and listening to “their song,” she gets lost and ends up in the frightening downtown world of gangland. She gets carjacked by a young Hispanic (Noel Guglielmi) on the run from an act of revenge gone bad. Each unwilling partner, guided by the other’s needs, is propelled toward a deeper understanding of who they are and what life means. This Saturn Return Productions film from Pacific Palisades, California, was completed in 2003.
Director: Steve Danton
Producer: Steve Danton and Darragh Danton
Screenwriter: Steve Danton
Premiere: New York

ZOEY AND CHLOE 
Beta SP 18 Minutes Wednesday, July 14, 2004 – 7:00 p.m. – Block S
A story about the unlikely friendship of two women whose lives intersect in the gritty downtown world of 1980’s New York. This Twinpool Inc. film from NYC was shot in 2003.
Director: Keren Atzmon
Producer: Keren Atzmon and Amanda Young
Screenwriter: Keren Atzmon and Amanda Young
Premiere: Long Island