Long Island International Film Expo 2005
39:48 Minutes 35 mm Tuesday, July 19, 2005 12:00 Noon
When AimÃ©e Price, a beautiful yet unhappy young woman, encounters a mysterious antiquarian, her life changes forever. He promises her a lifetime of happiness in exchange for one year of her youth. But 30 years later AimÃ©e learns that a single year can be a lifetime. Stars John Savage (Six Feet Under, The Deer Hunter). Sexual situations. Long Island premiere.
Director: Julien Roussel
Producer: Julien Roussel
Writer: Anastasia Drake
Screenplay: Julien Roussel
6:09 Minutes VHS Sunday, July 17, 2005 9:30 pm
An experimental narrative film, written, filmed and edited by a high school student, Kelly Goeller (from Cuthogue), winner of the Strictly Student Film Festival. It portrays four people, each in a fairly dismal situation, and their eventual escape. They come to realize that life is actually much different than they had thought; it isn’t so hopeless after all. Filmed in Southold and Cutchogue.
Director, Producer, Writer: Kelly Goeller
ANNA AND THE SOLDIER (ANNA UND DER SOLDAT)
10:07 Minutes VHS Monday, July 18, 2005 2:15 pm
The 18-year old Italian girl Anna is haunted by her past. In 1944 she lost her family in a massacre by the German Wehrmacht. When one of the soldiers returns six years later, the moment of revenge has come… German with English subtitles. Honnom Film from Germany. Violence.
Directors: Christian Prettin and Soeren Hueper
Producer: Inse Eyting
Writers: Christian Prettin and Soeren Hueper
91 Minutes Beta SP Tuesday, July 19, 2005 7:00 pm
This dark comedy is about a twisted mother and son duo, the Dingles. Eleanor Dingle plots, schemes and uses her son Barry to scratch and claw her way to the top of the American societal ladder, The White House. They carelessly devour everyone in their path until their victims unite and concoct a vengeful scheme of their own. This film is a World Premiere. Starring Lucas Haas, Veronica Cartright and Catherine Towne. Sexual situations, language, date rape. Shot in Garden City and Mineola.
Director and Writer: Barry Shurchin
Producer: Richard Barbadillo
THE BEACH HO– USE
82 Minutes VHS Sunday, July 17, 2005 9:30 pm
Are you ready for a weekend of babes, bongs and booze with some of your closest friends? Then pack your bags and get ready to hit the beach. Party with friends at Fire Island before one friend heads off to California to make his first independent film. Stars Bruce Vilanch and Todd Bridges, with Jay Leno. Filmmaker Carmine Cangialosi is from Oakdale. This film shot on Fire Island, Oakdale and Bay Shore. This is a first film. Language, drug use, sexual situations.
Director, Producer, Writer: Carmine Cangialosi
19:32 Minutes Beta SP Friday, July 15, 2005 2:15 pm
A gun blast, a flash of light and a young woman awakens to the comfort of her own bed. Bonnie Clayton has it all, a great relationship, a challenging career, and the burden of a dream that grows more vivid and disturbing with each passing night. But when Bonnie is abducted by a sadistic stranger and his colorful entourage, she discovers that the key to her survival lies within the familiar realms of her recurring dream. Violence. The filmmakers of this first film are from Florida. The Enigma Factory, Inc
Writer, Director: Alex Ferrari
Producer: Jorge Rodriguez
CAUGHT IN PAINT
5:54 Minutes Beta SP Thursday, July 21, 2005 11:00am
A film capturing painter/sculptor Rita Blitt, painting on four by eight transparent surfaces while choreographer David Parsons and members of the Parsons Dance Company are seen in midair, through the painting, imitating the dancing lines of her paint strokes. Lois Greenfield, who collaborated in this union of paint, dance and photography, made dynamic photographs as she, too, was being filmed. A Long Island premiere.
Director, Writer, Producer: Rita Blitt
1:28 Minutes Beta SP Thursday, July 14, 2005 4:30 pm
This film takes a look at the captivating story of character actor, Danny Trejo, and his troubled youth that included drug addiction, armed robbery and extensive prison time in some of California’s most dangerous institutions.
Director, Producer: Joe Eckardt
Writer: Cecily Gambrell
13 Minutes Beta SP Friday, July 15, 2005 11:45 pm.
As a woman prepares for a date, her obnoxious roommate tries to spoil her plans. She meets with an untimely end, but continues to wreak havoc. Filmed in Bethpage by a Hofstra University student. Violence, language, Drug use.
Writer, Director, Producer: Angel Acevedo
11:56 Minutes 35mm Sunday, July 17, 2005 4:30 pm
A visitor with a large case enters a school and meets unexpected consequences.
This is the first feature film by an NYU student.
Writer, Director: Brad Barnes
Producer: Todd Barnes
13:33 Minutes Beta SP Wednesday, July 20, 2005 9:30 pm
When Mariel falls into Peter’s life, he becomes diverted from his routine of serial dating and mindless trysts. Through unpredictable, exciting encounters with Mariel, Peter discovers something awakening that transcends his old habits, a heretofore unfelt desire to nest. ‘Clean’ is a tale about finding oneself by loosing one’s heart. Brief nudity. Film is a U.S. premiere.
Writer, Director: Nina Chernik
Producer: Jennifer Grausman
9 Minutes Beta SPSunday, July 17, 2005 7:00 pm
A call in the middle of the night, a cry for help, and the cleaner arrives to save the day for two inept cops trapped in a stake out.
Writer: Beth Gladstone
Director: Steven Gladstone, Robert Reynolds
Producer: Robert Reynolds
The Conscientious Objector 101 Minutes 35mm
Friday, July 15, 2005 12:00 Noon
This documentary explores the nature of Pvt. 1st Class Desmond T. Doss’s heroism and the 77th Infantry Division who were witness to his actions. With a cinematic approach that captures powerful and inspiring interviews with Doss, his family, and the few remaining Veterans, their stories reveal the many sacrifices that he made. For the first time in 56 years, they reunite on the island of Okinawa, where this amazing story took place. Partially shot in Southampton for interviews with Veteran Mr. Henry Huneken. This film is a New York premiere, and Terry Benedict’s second film.
Director, Producer: Terry L. Benedict
Writers: Terry L. Benedict, Jeff Wood
60:18 Minutes Beta SP Monday, July 18, 2005 12:00 pm
This film explores the legacy of the 1979 accident at the Three Mile Island nuclear plant from the perspective of the nearby community of Middletown, Pennsylvania. What is the half-life of memory? This film is a Long Island premiere and a first film for co-producer/director Nick Poppy. Directors, Producers: Chris Boebel, Nick Poppy
A COUPLE OF BITCHES
5:43 Minutes Beta SP Tuesday, July 19, 2005 9:30 pm
Looking for an easy way to meet girls, Dom walks into a local bar with a hundred dollar bill and a plan courtesy of Vinny, the pizza guy. If only it were that simple. This world premiere is a FML Production. Language.
Writers, Producers, Directors: Jason Katz, Justin Ciccotelli
23:44 Minutes VHS Sunday, July 17, 2005 9:30 pm
17-year-old Mark Sanders is terminally ill and is given only a month to live. Throughout his life, Mark has idolized one hero that “everyone can count on”. As his last days draws near, he decides to live out his dream to give his family and friends something wonderful to remember. Mark becomes an inspiration to anyone who believes that they can’t hold on. The film was made with the financial backing of the Tomorrow’s Children’s Fund in Hackensack, NJ, and its cast is made up of eight cancer survivors and one real life cowboy. Mendham Films
Writer, Director: Michael Carr
Producer: Kenneth Michaud
DASTAAR: DEFENDING SIKH IDENTITY
14 Minutes VHS Monday July 18, 2005 2:15 pm
This film presents the struggle of the Sikh American community to overcome the hatred, fear and intolerance they face from fellow Americans due to an essential symbol of the Sikh faith: the dastaar, or turban.
Director, Producer: Kevin Lee
11 Minutes Beta SP Saturday, July 16, 2005 4:30 pm
Julia Hughes is stuck in the traffic jam of her life. In a snap of moment, she stumbles through a delirious detour with an unlikely companion, searching for the life she will never live, and finding the way home. A New York/Long Island premiere. This is Mark Gerstein’s first film.
Writer, Director: Mark Gerstein
Producer: Lori Ingle
20:30 Minutes 35mm Friday, July 15, 2005 12:00 Noon
A photographer fancies himself a director and decides to direct his son’s school play. Filmed in Setauket, Stony Brook, Port Jefferson, and Miller Place. This first film, featuring an all Long Island cast is a NYU student thesis. Starring Rich Romero and Valentin Staller.
Director, Writer: Jim Cantiello
Producer: Jason Zemlicka
24 Minutes Beta SP Saturday, July 16, 2005 11:45 pm
‘Disturbing Leonard’ is a dark comedy about a nurse caring for a suicidal librarian who is convinced he’s the unwilling star of his own reality TV show. Starring Larry Coen and Carol Parker. New York/Long Island Premiere.
Writer, Director: Bill Folman
Producer: Lorraine Pouliot
DON’T GIVE ME THE FINGER
15 Minutes 35 mm Sunday, July 17, 2005 4:30 pm
‘Don’t Give Me the Finger’ is the meeting of a flawed man down on his luck and his antithesis, an elegant, but twisted high stakes gambler. They find themselves trapped in a tawdry spider web of cat and mouse and in this game winner take all.
A New York Premiere. Stars Lawrence- Hilton-Jacobs III (Welcome Back Kotter), Tanya Boyd (Days of Our Lives). Language, violence.
Writer, Director: David Rick Balcorta
Producer: Adam Lesh and Advanced Media Post
6:33 Minutes VHS Tuesday, July 19, 2005 2:15 pm
‘The Drunkard’ is the story of a heart broken drunk that wants to get drunk in an illusory bar.
Writer, Director, Producer: Gonzalo Guevara
19:53 Minutes Beta SP Friday, July 15, 2005 6:45pm
The concept for ‘Dutch Bird’ came from a true story involving drug traffickers who were using carrier pigeons to fly contraband across the Pakistan/India border. The tale that follows is a touching comedy about Irish village life, pigeon racing, international drug smuggling and ultimately the lengths to which people will go for friendship. Starring David Kelly and Christopher Dunne.
Writer, Director: Kirk Weddell
Producer: Mark Shields, Kirk Weddell
12 Minutes Beta SP Saturday, July 16, 2005 11:45 pm
Sally is one day away from her 18th birthday. When her best friend finds out she has never kissed a boy before, he makes it his mission to get her kissed before she turns 18. There are, however, only a few hours left. Throw in the captain of the football team, a traveling knife salesman, a former model from France and Sally’s first kiss may not turn out to be what was expected. Starring Ali Skye Bennet. This student project was filmed in Bethpage, Hempstead, and Glen Cove.
Producer, Director: Brian Amyot
Co – writers: Brian Amyot, Steven Tsapelas
ENIGMA WITH A STIGMA
95 Minutes Beta SP Friday July 15, 2005 11:45 pm
A feature-length mockumentary that revolves around a fictitious body part called the “Euclid,” the plot follows the plight of a central character, Max Angeli, as he makes a shocking discovery, encounters an eclectic mix of characters and finally struggles to embrace a hidden subculture. This first film from Rhett Smith features an ensemble cast of great improvisers. Brief nudity.
Writer, Director: Rhett Smith
Producer: Stirling Greg Gardner, Kimberly Goodman, Poppy Schwarze, Rhett Smith
ENJOY THE SHOW
13 Minutes Beta SP Saturday, July 16, 2005 11:45 pm
A young girl gets her first job at an independent movie theater art house, where she soon discovers that the job holds more for her than expected. When she finally snaps on a particularly annoying customer, she learns that every job has its drawbacks, but the experiences and the friendships she makes make it worthwhile. This student project was filmed in Malverne, Bellmore, and East Meadow.
Writer, Producer, Director: Jessica King
8:30 Minutes VHS Tuesday, July 19, 2005 2:15 pm
A man comes home to find himself alone because his long term girlfriend has ended their relationship. He delves into an emotional rollercoaster as he explores the trials and tribulations of falling in and out of love. This world premiere was filmed in Franklin Square, Farmingdale and Hempstead.
Writer, Director, Producer: Michael J. Arbouet
3:30 Minutes 35MM Sunday July 17, 2005 4:30 pm
‘Field Trip’ is a black and white/color short that examines the impact of a single moment as Janice, Eugene and Bump join their fellow second graders on a class field trip. WikWanWo Films. This film is a New York/Long Island premiere.
Writer, Director, Producer: Anita C. George
20:33 Minutes Beta SP Sunday, July 17, 2005 7:00 pm
After 9/11, NYC Firefighter Kenny Ruane finds his strong beliefs challenged until a fire rescue frees him from his guilt and he’s able to return home to his family. This world premiere was shot in Bethpage and is the filmmaker’s first film.
Writer, Director: Vanessa Ruane
Producer: Lauren Ruane
2:30 Minutes VHS Wednesday, July 20, 2005 12:00 Noon
This animated feature is an expression of the creator’s inner self and emotions through artwork.
Producer: Carolyn Wattaul
93 Minutes Beta SP Wednesday, July 20, 2005 7:00 pm
Husband and wife declare war on each other when he opts to abandon their American dream to pursue his dream of rock & roll stardom. Shot on location in Bright Waters, Long Island, this film highlights beautiful scenery while telling the quiet, yet compelling story of a marriage on the verge. This first BlackBird film is a New York premiere. Language, violence, drug use.
Writer, Director: Cleve Lamison
Producer: Mevlut Akkaya, Cleve Lamison, Michelle Olofson
86 Minutes Beta SP Saturday, July 16, 2005 2:00 pm
A struggling social guidance filmmaker spends his last dollars on a mysterious con man he mistakes for a Method actor.
Writer: Jason Stern, Noah Kadner
Director: Noah Kadner
Producer: Lisa Dare Washington
FOUL BALL STORIES
20 Minutes VHS Thursday, July 21, 2005 1:30 pm
Baseball fans from around the country tell their greatest tales. From the Big Apple to the Big Cheese, traditional stories of catching foul balls to unconventional stories of mischievous behavior with a touch of heart and everything in between. Most of this film was shot over six days traveling through 10 states and over 2000 miles. This is the first film from John J. Caccamese.
Writer, Producer, Director: John J. Caccamese
8:24 Minutes 35MM Saturday, July 16, 2005 7:00 pm
Animation. Dreaming of hot sand, females, and mahi-mahi, three rocky mountain cockroaches enter the extreme ski contest of a lifetime. It’s the world’s first home video filmed by and starring cockroaches. This Long Island premiere is a student film.
Writer: Mahyar Abousaeedi
Producer: Mahyar Abousaeedi, Ed Chen
Director: Mahyar Abousaeedi, Ed Chen
92 Minutes Beta SP Saturday, July 16, 2005 7:00 pm
A story about a street performer and his troubles with the opposite sex. With the help from his friends he discovers that all he needs is a little confidence to win a woman’s heart. Stars Anthony Michael Hall. Language, sexual situations.
Director, Writer: Jeff Oppenheim
Producer: Lloyd Chrein, Leo Leicher, Anthony Michael Hall
GHOSTS NEVER SLEEP
82 Minutes Beta SP Sunday, July 17, 2005 7:00 pm
Unresolved childhood trauma ferments at the core of this film. For Jared, a family secret between him and his mother has begun to seep to the surface. This film is a New York/Long Island Premiere, and is director Steve Freedman’s first film. Kill Switch, LLC/More East to Go Films. Violence, language, nudity, sexual situations. Starring Faye Dunaway, Tony Goldwyn, and Sean Young.
Writer: Christopher Joyce, Steve Freedman
Director: Steve Freedman
Producer: David Castenholz, Steve Freedman, Julia Pierrepont III
GIRLS NEVER CALL
92 Minutes Beta SP Wednesday, July 20, 2005 9:30 pm
A thrifty bachelor has his system for surviving on his modest income…until he finds out his one-night-stand is having his baby. Sexual situations, language.
First film by Nacho Manubens. An Overrated Movies Production.
Writer, Producer: Nacho Manubens, Javier Gullon
Director: Nacho Manubens
62 Minutes Beta SP Wednesday, July 20, 2005 12:00 Noon
This dark comedy follows a doctor who belongs to a small but exclusive gourmet club, where five upper-class members take turns providing the main course, taking bets on who can identify the mystery exotic ingredient. When the doctor’s bad investments catch up with him, he comes up with the idea to use a mystery ingredient to fool his colleagues. He gets more than he bargained for when it has a surprising effect on the members. Filmmaker is from Finland. A Snapper Films Production. Sexual situations, language.
Writer: Juha Wuolijoki, Pekko Pesonen
Director: Juha Wuolijoki
Producer: Juha Wuolijoki, Ben Barenholtz (executive), Mitchell Bard (line)
4:30 Minutes Beta SP Sunday, July 17, 2005 2:00 pm
In this animated feature, an innocent greeting between two people is quickly transformed into a sticky, tangled struggle for survival. This feature was drawn in Montauk. A Blend Films Production. Writer, Director, Producer: Patrick Smith
16 Minutes Beta SP Friday, July 15, 2005 11:45 pm
A cinematic palindrome consisting of the same footage played twice; first forward, then in reverse; to yield two opposing stories. At once a stirring mood piece and a highly disciplined examination of the impact of movement, this short black and white noir offers a uniquely new perspective on narrative cinema. An Eye Is A Thief Production.
Writer, Director: Marc Masciandaro
Producer: Brian Reingold
1:46 Minutes VHS Tuesday, July 19, 2005 4:30 pm
A young European couple gets separated during a luxury train ride through India. A feisty tax rickshaw driver is on the run from his gambling debts. This is a simple romantic tale of their intertwined journeys across the desert of Rajasthan.
Writer: Sanjay Lafont
Director: Bharatbala Ganapathy
Producer: Kumar Taurani
HEAD & HEART (TOM FEELINGS)
28 Minutes Beta SP Monday, July 18, 2005 4:30 pm
A close up of a truly immense and dedicated African American artist, Tom Feelings; who began drawing the world that was close to him from Brownsville, Brooklyn to Guyana, South America. A New Image Media Production.
Need W, D, P.
91 Minutes Beta SP Friday, July 15, 2005 9:30 pm
Feature film debut of Film and Television critic Matt Zoller Seitz. Men and women flirt, fight and make out in ‘Home’, a party movie packed into two floors of a Brooklyn brownstone. Language, drug use.
Writer, Director: Matt Zoller Seitz
Producer: Matt Zoller Seitz, Jeremy Seitz, Sean O’Dea
HOT AFTERNOONS HAVE BEEN IN MONTANA
15:30 Minutes Beta SP Monday, July 18, 2005 4:30 pm
Based on the 1925 Nation prize-winning poem by Eli Siegel. Combining digitally enhanced still photographs, live-action and special effects, this dramatic and colorful montage shows how a hot afternoon in Montana is related to the whole world – people, places things, events – past and present! Director is an Emmy award-winning filmmaker. This will be a Long Island, New York premiere. An Imagery Film, Ltd. Producton.
Writer: Eli Siegel
Director: Ken Kimmelman
Producer: Ken Kimmenlman, Robert Murphy
HOW I KNOW YOU
4 Minutes Beta SP Friday July 15, 2005 9:30 pm
A tightly wound story of misidentification. In the split second before our hero is brutally stabbed, he wonders how he could possibly know this fast approaching Mystery Man. A Sockeye Films Production. Violence.
Need W, P.
Director: Matt Timms
4:15 Minutes Beta SP Friday July 15, 2005 9:30 pm
This film is a short story of a young boy who is tired of being relegated to one section of the store. He is determined to be “The Intimidator”, his favorite super-hero, this Halloween. Only two things stand in his way, a mean salesman and his weight. Will good conquer evil? Starring Brandon Hannan, Melanie McCarthy and James Champion. Writer, Director, Producer: Craig Geraghty
IN PLAIN SIGHT
86 Minutes Beta SP Wednesday, July 20, 2005 4:30 pm
Time’s short and the money’s big for campus ‘hit man’ Daulton Monroe. He’s losing his old partner, training a new one, and falling in love with a bartender/lounge singer/journalist named Ellie. During the biggest job of his career, the hunter becomes the hunted as someone attempts to manipulate his shadowy operation. A Ball Four Studios Production starring Todd Lawhorne and Nicole Henry. This student film is a New York premiere and the filmmakers’ first feature.
Writers: Don Garvey, Mike Connelly and Brian Cavallaro
Director: Brian Cavallaro
Producer: Brian Cavallaro, Noam Dorros
19 Minutes Beta SP Tuesday, July 19, 2005 12:00 Noon
As a Nigerian – American, Bisi has lived her life balancing between the freedom of an American lifestyle and the beliefs of her Yoruba ancestors. On the eve of her wedding, tradition takes over, but it could cost her the man she loves. A Backdoor Films Production.
Writer: Adetoro Makinde
Director: Maurice A. Dwyer, Adetoro Makinde
Producer: Adetoro Makinde
INVITATION TO A SUICIDE
85 Minutes Beta SP Thursday, July 14, 2005 9:30pm
A man sells tickets to his own suicide to save his father whose life is threatened by a mobster in this dark comedy. This a Greenberg Traurig Production.
Writer, Director, Producer: Loren Marsh
23 Minutes Beta SP Thursday, July 14, 2005 4:30pm
Two New York City Transit Police Officers – one a seasoned vet and one a rookie – spend a day covering a desolate subway station in Brooklyn. During their tour, they encounter numerous characters attempting to gain access to the subway system, while also dealing with boredom as well as their conflicting personalities.
Writer, Director, Producer: Chester Indiviglio
IT’S ABOUT TIME
95 Minutes Beta SP Saturday, July 16, 2005 9:30 pm
When the Earth’s atomic clock is altered by one second, three friends must deal with the unexpected affect it has on their lives. Based on a true event and featuring the late Tony Randall, this romantic comedy was shot in Merrick and Manhattan. First time filmmaker, Kevin Shinick, is from Merrick. A New York/Long Island premiere.
Writer, Director: Kevin Shinick
Producer: Scott Shinick
IT’S FUN TO HELP POOR PEOPLE, FRANNY CANADA
12 Minutes Beta SP Monday, July 18, 2005 9:30 pm
A pair of grown up 1980’s child stars must team up with some break dancers to stop an evil, rich, white man from closing down a youth center. This is a sequel to the 2003 short “Be My Valentine, Franny Canada,” This World Premiere was filmed in Bethpage, Hempstead, and Malverne.
Writer, Director, Producer: Steven Tsapelas
7 Minutes Beta SP Saturday, July 16, 2005 11:45 pm
‘Jasper’ is a portrait style documentary about a true worshipper of Jesus Christ. Self proclaimed Reverend Jasper David Goddard’s physical body is not the most reliable part of his being, but his soul and the spirit of Jesus Christ carries him on. He uses the Staten Island Ferry and Terminal as a venue to preach God’s word. A student film.
Director, Producer: Alexander Wilson
110 Minutes Beta SP Wednesday, July 20, 2005 2:15 pm
This movie focuses on a greater Jihad through the personal struggles of its main character, Ed, a Palestinian-American living in a pre-9/11 New York City, and as reflected in the lives of his friends and family. An Arabi Creations, LTD Production. Language, violence, sexual situations.
Writer, Director, Producer: Muhammed Rum
JIMMY THE FLY
2:50 Minutes Beta SP Friday July 15, 2005 6:45pm
Animation. Jimmy the Fly is hungry. He discovers a veritable banquet right under his nose, but quickly learns that too much of a good thing, is not always a good thing!
Writer, Director, Producer: Matthew Oliver
15 Minutes Beta SP Thursday, July 21, 2005 1:30 pm
Criminal street gangs have turned South Los Angeles neighborhoods into battlefields and innocent children are paying the price. This film is a New York/Long Island Premiere. American Girl Productions LLC.
Writer, Director, Producer: Nancy Stein
KYOTO NOCTURNES, PART I: ELEGANT SLAUGHTER
21:40 Minutes Beta SP Monday, July 18, 2005 9:30 pm
A psychotic yakuza boss hires an alluring American hit woman to end a gang war in the geisha district of Japan’s ancient capital. This world-premiere is the first film in a five- part series that will make up the feature Kyoto Nocturnes. Japanese, subtitled in English. Violence, language, sexual situations.
Writer, Director, Producer: John Foster
THE LAST SUNRISE
8:40 Minutes Beta SP Saturday, July 16, 2005 11:45 pm
A Military Major has returned from war, but is still haunted by its memories and the soldiers that were left for dead. He must come to terms with his past decisions, face his fears and put to rest the ghosts that continue to haunt him. Filmed in Long Island at Hofstra University, Jones Beach, Wantagh, and Mount Misery. This is the world premiere of the “The Last Sunrise.” Language, violence.
Director: Kieran Valla
Producer: Chris Hall, Jeff Billings
Writer(s): Chris Davis, Jon LaPearl
LIFE OR BREATH
13 Minutes Beta SP Sunday, July 17, 2005 7:00 pm
Based on the short story by #1 New York Times best-selling author Nelson DeMille, this darkly comedic-thriller tells the story of a middle-aged man that plots to murder his overbearing, materialistic wife while she is on life-support. This USC student film is a New York Premiere.
Director: Steve Desmond
Writers : Steve Desmond, Michael Anthony Sherman
Producer: Erica Callas, Laura Moses
LIFE WITHOUT CABLE (A.K.A IRAQ 2005)
9:30 Minutes Beta SP Friday July 15, 2005 2:15pm
Caroline has recently made some changes in her life. While adjusting to her new surroundings, she becomes aware of suspicious activity around her. There’s an enemy out there – she’s just not sure who it is… A Firelane Digital Production starring Caroline Whitney Smith (Sex and the City); featuring an original soundtrack by Jesse Elder. A Firelane Digital Ltd Production.
Director, Writer: Carolyn Hepburn
Producer: Steven Bozga, Michelle Giancola
97 Minutes Beta SP Tuesday July 19, 2005 9:30 pm
This film tells the story of a former mall cop who loses his job and his arm in a burglary and his desperate attempt to get both back. This film is a New York Premiere. Violence, language, sexual situations.
Director: David Greenspan
Producer: Andrew Louca
Writer: Selena Chang
MATTIE FRESNO AND THE HOLOFLUX UNIVERSE
90 Minutes Beta SP Saturday, July 16, 2005 4:30 pm
“A Tale of Public Relations, Hallucination, Assassination, and Theoretical Physics”. Filmed in Long Island on Dix Hills, Old Westbury, and Melville. Starring Angela Pierce, Carol Alt, Orson Bean, Ilene Kristen, and Catherine Hickland.
Director: Philip Gallo
Producer: Steve Bretschnieder, Donna Miller Gallo
MEET MR. MIRACLE-GRO: THE HORACE HAGEDORN STORY
56:22 Minutes Beta SP Monday, July 18, 2005 4:30 pm
This Documentary reveals the triumphs and tragedies of Horace Hagedorn, the master-mind behind Miracle-Gro, as well as his secret to success. Filmed in Long Island at Sands Point, Port Washington, and Manhasset Bay. Stars James Whitmore.
Director, Writer: Ron Rudaitis
Producer: Ron Rudaitis, Susan Hagedorn, Horace Hagedorn
MANAGE A TROIS
14:56 Minutes 35 mm Saturday, July 16, 2005 7:00 pm
Brandon intends to spend a romantic day with his girlfriend, Lindsay, before he leaves for Paris, but his plan backfires. Their final day together becomes one long tussle between Brandon and her cell phone, each vying for Lindsay’s undivided attention. Starring Andrew Rein (“Bobby G. Can’t Swim”) and Mindy Raymond (“Gus Van Sant’s Last Days”).
Director, Writer: Kimberly M. Wetherell
Producer: Kimberly M. Wetherell, Yvonne Kenney
MY DATE WITH DREW
1:30 Minutes Beta SP Thursday, July 14, 2005 7:00 pm
30 days and $1,100 for an ordinary guy to get a date with Drew Barrymore. It’s also an astute and often hilarious look at contemporary dating rituals, the culture of celebrity and the power of passion.
Director, Producer: Brian Herzlinger
MY LAST CONFESSION
21 Minutes Beta SP Friday, July 15, 2005 9:30 pm
Set in a 1960’s Catholic Church, this film tells the story of an apprehensive 13-year old boy who is about to confess the most grievous sin of all- “impure thoughts and deeds.” From Canada, this is a first film and a U.S.A premiere.
Director, Writer, Producer: David Finley
A MONK’S AWAKENING
21:09 Minutes Beta SP Tuesday, July 19, 2005 2:15 pm
A young monk who brought back a sacred sword to his venerable master finds himself challenged by a samurai. This film is from France. Subtitled. Violence.
Director, Writer: Lou Ma Ho
Producer: Marc Olivier Louveau
5 Minutes Beta SP Wednesday, July 20, 2005 9:30 pm
This short film tells the story of a newlywed couple whose marriage is already falling into a dangerously comfortable routine. Nudity. Starring Olga Levchenko and John-William Wright. This was a University of Central Florida student film. A New York premiere; first film.
Director, Writer, Producer: Andrew Kenneth Gay
7 Minutes 35 mm Friday, July 15, 2005 12:00 Noon
Animation. A renewal of resources in the wake of September 11th touches life miles away. Film is a Long Island Premiere.
Director, Writer, Producer: Mahyar Abousaeedi
NEW YORK TALK
3:30 Minutes Beta SP Monday, July 18, 2005 7:00 pm
This short film portrays the popular New York City lifestyle in a different light.
Director, Writer, Producer: Michael Krivicka
10 Minutes VHS Tuesday, July 19, 2005 2:15 pm
This dramatic films centers on the evolution of love and friendship between a Japanese monk and a young novice that comes into his life.
Director, Writer, Producer: Paul Lee
OLA’S BOX OF CLOVERS
10:43 Minutes Beta SP Wednesday, July 20, 2005 4:30 pm
Told with rod-manipulated puppets, this story takes place in the interior world of an old woman after her death, and follows her granddaughter’s journey to understanding her unfulfilled dreams.
Director, Writer: Genevieve Anderson
Producer: S. Tobin Kirk
THE OLIVE HARVEST
92 Minutes 35 mm Monday, July 18, 2005 2:15 pm
Upon his release from an Israeli prison, older brother Mazen develops romantic feelings for his childhood friend that is already engaged to Mazen’s younger brother. This film is from Palestine. Subtitled.
Director, Writer: Hanna Elias
Producer: Kamran Elahian
ONE IN EIGHT: JANICE’S JOURNEY
56 Minutes Beta SP Thursday, July 21, 2005 11:00 am
This documentary follows the life of Janice Fine as she returns to the home she grew up in and learns about a breast cancer epidemic. It also portrays with her battle with breast cancer while also dealing with the memories of her mother’s death from cancer 17 years earlier. A Long Island premiere.
Director, Producer: Cynthia McKeown
7:52 Minutes VHS Sunday, July 17, 2005 9:30 pm
A short film that tells the story of two lost souls and the fruit pie that brings them together. Starring David Ian Lee and Marnye Young
Director, Writer, Producer: Michael Field
THE OTHER SIDE (BEYOND)
8:30 Minutes 35 mm Sunday, July 17, 2005 9:30 pm
This film tells the story of a young couple who has their world turned upside down when they take a short cut off the main road. This Romanian is subtitled and stars Andrei Aureliano Popescu. It is a New York/Long Island premiere.
Director, Writer, Producer: Popescu Andrew Aureliano
98 Minutes Beta SP Thursday, July 21, 2005 1:30 pm
This documentary chronicles the filmmaker’s journey from California to New York in the fall of 2001. Talking with a variety of Americans, she documents their own stories of personal loss.
Director, Producer: Nina Davenport
14 Minutes Beta SP Saturday, July 16, 2005 11:45 pm
This modern film noir follows Clint Powers (Nathaniel Marston of “One Life to Live”), a square jawed detective, as he hunts down the murderer of a wealthy collector and attempts to locate a valuable missing piece fro the victim’s collection; a mummified monkey’s paw. Also starring Tony Rossi (“The Sopranos”) and Danny Aiello. Filmed in Nassau and Suffolk Counties at Oheka Castle, Hofstra University, and Jessica’s Furniture and Antiques.
Director, Writer, Producer: Ritchie Steven Filippi
22 Minutes Beta SP Wednesday, July 20, 2005 4:30 pm
A romantic comedy in homage to Richard Curtis. A posh young Brit, down on his luck but out to prove himself, comes head to head with a strong minded American pet store owner. Chaos ensues in the once peaceful pet store where he finally learns to finish what he starts and she realizes there is more to life than business. World premiere.
Writer: James Clamp, Diede Int’Veld
Director: Diede Int’Veld
Producer: Diede Int’Veld, Oak Porcelli
5:30 Minutes Beta SP Saturday, July 16, 2005 11:45 pm
This sound-art work is a visual collection of over 200 vintage paperback covers. The audio was created by converting the images into electronic music.
Director, Writer, Producer: Ronnie Cramer
A PLACE LIKE THIS
59 Minutes Beta SP Thursday, July 21, 2005 11:00 am
This short film explores a Catholic-run women’s residence in New York City and centers on the emotional worlds of its diverse and eccentric residents.
Director, Writer, Producer: Yvonne Kenney
1:25 Minutes Beta SP Wednesday, July 20, 2005 7:00 pm
A boy and girl get ready for a play “date” under the watchful eye of her father.
Writer, Director: Jennie Jarvis Ostroff
Producer: Jennie Jarvis Ostroff, Dawn Beveridge
PRAYERS FROM PELHAM
27:15 Minutes 35 mm Saturday, July 16, 2005 2:00 pm
A small Southern Town pays a dying woman to deliver their prayers to God. This is a New York premiere for the first time filmmakers.
Director: Ruckus Skye
Writer: Ruckus Skye, Lane Skye
Producer: Ruckus Skye, Lane Skye and Spencer Adams
THE PREDATOR’S RETURN
14 Minutes Beta SP Monday, July 18, 2005 12:00 pm
The Predator’s Return is a thriller that raises a very chilling dilemma: what if the newest resident of your nursing facility was the same Nazi officer that murdered your entire family 60 years earlier. This New York premiere stars Warren Stevens, the legendary Hollywood veteran and is the filmmaker’s first film.
Director, Writer, Producer: Jerald Fine
23:33 Minutes Beta SP Monday, July 18, 2005 12:00 pm
A young psychic girl and her teenage brother come to terms with their abusive, alcoholic father while dreaming of a better life for themselves. Starring Sarah Bolger, Hunter Parrish and James C. Burns. This is a New York premiere and the first film directed by Renata Adamidov.
Director, Writer: Renata Adamidov
Producer: Lyn Healy
6:18 Minutes VHS Sunday, July 17, 2005 9:30 pm
A couple gets pulled over by a rookie police officer. They each try to talk their way out of the ticket, with a surprising twist. Language, violent images.
Writer, Director: David Breckman
Producer: Douglas Nabors
12 Minutes Beta SP Tuesday, July 19, 2005 9:30 pm
Two chain smoking friends make a friendly bet to see who can go longer without smoking a cigarette. As days pass, tension mounts and the two friends learn the true nature of addiction. This film is a New York premiere. Language.
Director: Henry Miller
Writer: Sergio Cacciotti
Producer: Michael Gunther, Marissa McMahon
6:30 minutes Beta SP Monday, July 18, 2005 4:30 pm
This documentary/music video/TV commercial for a popular lounge singer in New York City. A combination of Frank Sinatra, Liberace with a touch of Elvis thrown in, Rocco is stuck in a time warp circa 1960’s and 70’s Las Vegas. Starring Rocco Primavera and his backup singers, the Maraschino Sisters with appearances by Eddie Fisher, Joe Franklin, Robin Leach and Gordon Elliot.
Director: Ron Snyder, Philip Snyder
Producer: Philip Snyder
ROSE, WOES, AND JOES
87 Minutes Beta SP Monday, July 18, 2005 7:00 pm
Two regular “Joes” buy a flower shop together in what turns out to be one of the craziest neighborhoods. While trying to survive Valentine’s Day, they hire the most outlandish, zany local characters to help get them through the day. Language.
This film is a Good For You Production.
Director: Joseph Posa, Frank Fidilio
Writer: Joseph Posa, Frank Fidilio, Adam Seminara
13:40 Minutes Beta SP Wednesday, July 20, 2005 9:30 pm
This short narrative is a dark comedy that presents the surreal adventures if a troubled young man who finds his place in the world by trying to leave it.
Spanish with English subtitles. Violence.
Director, Writer: Everett R. Aponte
Producer: Joe Reed, Charles Sweatt, Everett R. Aponte
76 Minutes Beta SP Tuesday, July 19, 2005 2:15 pm
While trapped in their home by a massive sandstorm, a police officer tries to come to terms with his past persecutions of innocent people. Subtitled. Violence.
Director, Writer: Michael Mahonen
Producer: Rebecca Boudreau, Michael Mahonen
SEX AND GUILT
97 Minutes Beta SP Friday, July 15, 2005 2:15 pm
Ray Didio thinks he has found bliss when he marries a wealthy femme fatale, but in the end he will have to deal with insurmountable fear, passion, and nagging guilt as he questions; is this life really worth living? Language, sexual situations.
A Crying Wind Films Production
Director, Writer: Rob Tuscani
Producer: Rob Tuscani, Disco San Andreas, Ron West, Katie Brandbo
9:20 Minutes Beta SP Saturday, July 16, 2005 9:30 pm
Faced with the choice of holding on or letting go, our hero lets go of the woman he loves, rather than destroying the love they have for each other. A Gladstone Films Production
Director, Writer, Producer: Steven Gladstone
SHINE AND RISE
3 Minutes VHS Wednesday, July 20, 2005 12:00 Noon
A comical take on an everyday occurrence: waking up and getting ready for work. Viewers are let into the main characters unorthodox and humorous morning routine. This is the film’s US premiere.
Director, Writer, Producer: Cameron A. Straughan
THE SIGNS OF THE CROSS
90 Minutes Beta SP Sunday, July 17, 2005 4:30 pm
This film follows the three stages in the tumultuous life of John Coyne.
A Climbin Hi Entertainment Production. Filmed in Long Island in Massapequa Park and Babylon. Starring Carol Alt, Dan Lauria, Ilene Kristin and Joe Franklin. Violence, language, nudity.
Director, Writer, Producer: John Reidy
15:40 Minutes Beta SP Saturday, July 16, 2005 9:30 pm
A story about a man who realizes that his perfect automated life is not in his control, but the corporation that created the system. After the discovery, does he have the will left to escape? Violence, language.
Writer: Joseph Anaya
Director, Producer: James Oxford
SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING BRITISH
11 Minutes Beta SP Saturday, July 16, 2005 11:45 pm
When Ellie comes home to be the maid of honor in her best friend’s wedding, she finds she has been replaced by a Brit and must try and find her place back in the group.
Director, Writer: Tamara Blaich
Producer: Lindsay Russell, Dara Flowers
SOULS OF DANCERS
46 Minutes VHS Thursday, July 14, 2005 9:30pm
A soul travels through different times and cultures including an elderly Russian woman, an Argentine Mafioso, and an aspiring dancer by way of reincarnation. A Starving Artist Production. Violence, drug use, language, and subtitles.
Director: Claudia Y. Stolar, Michael Ray Reed
Writer, Producer: Claudia Y. Stolar
5:14 Minutes Beta SP Tuesday, July 19, 2005 9:30 pm
A shadowy fable unfolds from inside a souvenir snow globe, in this unique film that was shot entirely with a toy camera. This is the filmmakers first film and a New York premiere.
Director, Writer: Stephen Rose
Producers: Stephen Rose, Charnan Kenst
A STICKY SITUATION
4:25 Minutes VHS Sunday, July 17, 2005 2:00 pm
Animation. Blue Jay + Bubblegum= Sticky Situation
Director, Writer, Producer: Christina Capozzi
STRIKE THE TENT
96 Minutes Beta SP Friday, July 15, 2005 6:45pm
The true love story of the conflict between Capt. Robert Adams’ dedication to the South and his love for Eveline McCord, his beloved from the North. Produced, written and directed by the descendents of Robert and Eveline, this is an explosive, richly detailed saga of fierce combat, honor and the will to risk all that’s precious for love or country. Starring Julian Adams, Joshua Lindsey, Gwendolyn Edwards, Eric Holloway, Bob Dorian, Edwin McCain, Tippi Hendren, Mickey Rooney, and Amy Redford. Violence. A Strongbow Pictures and Solar Filmworks Production.
Director: A. Blaine Miller, Julian Adams
Writer: Julian Adams
Producer: Weston Adams, Julian Adams, Billy Fox
84 Minutes Beta SP Monday, July 18, 2005 9:30 pm
A reality show where celebrities verse the regular contestants on a pirate-ghost infested island. Nudity, language, violence. Stars The Naked Cowboy, the Jerky Boys. Filmed at the Hempstead House, Sands Point, Long Beach
Director: Edward C Wahl, Dale Resteghini
Writer: Edward C Wahl, Paul Larucca
Producer: Edward C Wahl
12 Minutes Beta SP Saturday, July 16, 2005 11:45 pm
In the bowels of Gloucester City, New Jersey, something has to change.
Director, Writer, Producer: Danny Brown
17: 30 Minutes Beta SP Thursday July 14, 2005 7:00pm
Tahara depicts the harsh reality of female genital mutilation on the psyche of Amina, who must know if she will submit to family pressure to circumcise her daughter. English and Arabic with English subtitles. This student film is a Long Island premiere.
Director, Writer, Producer: Sara Rashad
TAKE IT EASY, BOB
16 Minutes VHS Tuesday, July 19, 2005 4:30 pm
This mystery thriller deals with life-long friendships, greed, and how an innocent trip to the Hamptons can change someone’s life forever. A Go With The Flo Film.
Filmed in Suffolk County in Bayport, Bohemia, East Islip and Oakdale.
Director, Writer, Producer: Carmine Cangialosi
14 Minutes 35 mm Saturday, July 16, 2005 4:30 pm
Focusing on two generations of tap dancers- a young man raised on urban funk and an older sophisticated tap maestro, this upbeat tap dance extravaganza is told solely through the language of tap as both generations progress from challenging each other to melding together in a rousing finale featuring the entire cast.
Director, Writer: Dean Hargrove
Producer: Jeff Peters
17 Minutes Beta SP Saturday July 16, 2005 11:45 pm
A distraught young writer comes face to face with the brother who left him 19 years ago. A world premiere. Language.
Director, Writer: Jayson Vades
Producer: Ailene Quinlan
5 Minutes Beta SP Saturday, July 16, 2005 4:30 pm
A man shooting a film witnesses a robbery. Violence. Language.
20 Minutes Beta SP Wednesday, July 20, 2005 7:00 pm
A film about the people who dealt with the tragedies of 9/11. A Filmbrewery Production, it was filmed in Nassau County at New Hyde Park. Language.
Director, Writer, Producer: Hilton Ruiz
TO LIE IN GREEN PASTURES
11 Minutes Beta SP Friday, July 15, 2005 6:45pm
Based on the true events of the remarkable and surreal death of a woman with Alzheimer’s disease, this film presents two realities in which the character lives: the world as we know it and the dream world she’s created for herself. Starring Shirley Knight. This student film is a New York premiere.
Director, Writer: Gene Landry
Producer: Gene Landry, Damon Wiggins
TOTAL TELEMARK VI – INCOGNITO
16 Minutes Beta SP Monday, July 18, 2005 12:00 pm
This action adventure ski film centers on the sport of telemark skiing. This film is a New York premiere and a Tough Guy Production.
Director, Writer: Nat Ross
Producer: Nat Ross, Andrew Held
28 Minutes Beta SP Monday, July 18, 2005 7:00 pm
A chilling look at the psych of a jilted amateur in a story which many aspiring artists can relate, viewers see exactly what rejection does to a filmmaker. Filmed in Suffolk County in Huntington and Lindenhurst. A Badger Productions film, this is the Long Island Premiere of the filmmakers first film. Violence, language and drug use.
Director, Writer, Producer: Paul Natale
VICTIMS OF ANOTHER WAR: THE AFTERMATH OF PARENTAL ALIENATION
34 Minutes 35 mm Tuesday, July 19, 2005 12:00 Noon
This groundbreaking study into psyche of adults whose childhood were stolen from them on the day they were abducted, or the alienation from a parent, and show the long term trauma that it inflicts on its victims. Narrated by Michael York.
A Desert Steel Production
Director, Writer, Producer: Glenn Gebhard
30 Minutes Beta SP Tuesday, July 19, 2005 7:00 pm
Set in 1946, is story of Vincenzo BonGiovanni, who has moved to Brooklyn with his parents and grandmother, while he struggles to adjust to American lifestyle. Stars Federico Castelluccio.
Director, Writer: Tamela D’Amico
Producer: Eric Presley
WALKING THE LINE
57:30 Minutes VHS Wednesday, July 20, 2005 12:00 Noon
A harrowing view of the chaos along the U.S. – Mexico border, through the eyes of private citizens taking the law into their own hands. Language, violence.
Director, Producer: Landon Van Soest
WELCOME TO EDEN
4:28 Minutes Beta SP Saturday, July 16, 2005 2:00 pm
Animation. The humorously metaphysical misadventures of two scientists on the maiden voyage of a light speed capable rocket ship.
Director, Writer, Producer: Erin Condy
WHO MAKES MOVIES?
4:44 Minutes Beta SP Monday, July 18, 2005 9:30 pm
A continuation of the MPAA’s campaign against the illegal piracy of movies. In this installment, fluffer Randy Palmer discusses what piracy means to the man with Hollywood in the palm of his hand. Sexual situations, nudity.
Director, Writer: Christopher Luccy
Producer: Christopher Luccy, Guiliana Zapata, John South.
29:20 Minutes Beta SP Tuesday, July 19, 2005 12:00 Noon
While on assignment, a middle-aged video producer is presented with a mysterious problem to solve, leading him to the realization that he has avoided risk most of his life. He sets out on a quest that will take him out of his comfort zone and thousands of miles from home.
Director, Writer, Producer: Ron Strobel
THE WRITER’S PUB
12 Minutes Beta SP Wednesday, July 20, 2005 2:15 pm
An English playwright spent his entire life trying to write a hit play to make himself immortal. Instead, he died on the stool of his local pub after drawing on his last five pound note – an unmistakable drawing. Years later, when the bill reappears in the hands of a patron, the locals realize the curse of the bill and the playwright have returned. Starring Henry Darrow, Peter Jurasik, and Jordan Rhodes.
Director, Writer: Dunn David
Producer: Heath Franklin
YELLOW BRICK ROAD
79 Minutes Beta SP Sunday, July 17, 2005 2:00 pm
This documentary follows the organization A.N.C.H.O.R, a year-round program that sponsors activities for the handicapped. The Anchor Drama Program, is a repertory company comprised of mentally and physically handicapped men and women. The film focuses on the challenges of a handful of the group’s key players as they rise to the occasion. Narrated by the Drama Programs eloquent and passionate directors, Sandy Braun and Joe Lentini, the film takes audiences inside a microcosm that is little seen and seldom understood. Ranging form the deepest pathos to tender comedy to subtle introspection, Yellow Brick Road is an unforgettable experience.
An Elementary Films Production, filmed in Nassau County.
Director, Writer: Matthew Makar, Keith Rondinelli
Producer: Matthew Makar
7 Minutes Beta SP Sunday, July 17, 2005 2:00 pm
A super-hero coming of age adventure in the vein of “Stand by Me” and “The Sandlot”
Director, Producer, Writer: John Taddeo