AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD
BEST MOVIE TRAILER
BLACK MARSHAL: THE HUNT FOR DOZIER
Writer, Producer, Director, Actor:
The Black Horizon, Inc.
Oklahoma City, OK
MARLON EDWARDS is a resident of Oklahoma and known by the stage name of Lee Newton, Marlon wrote and co-directed his latest
feature film, Black Marshal: The Hunt for Dozier.
The story is based on the life of Bass Reeves, a real life Marshal
assigned to Indian Territory by Ft. Smith's Judge Parker, known as the "hanging Judge". Reeves was a policeman
in Muskogee, OK until his death in 1910.
Marlon also performed in "I Need Your Help" and "All in
Edwards has played leading roles in television commercials, several industrials for the Oklahoma Department
of Human Services, and in the plays The Colored Museum, Hell's Faya, and Oklahoma Voices.
Born in Edmond, OK the
son of a history professor and a Minister, Lee's hobbies include acting, writing, directing, playing sports,lifting weights,
watching movies and hanging out with family and friends.
Singer: Jen Ayers
Co-Writer, Director: Randall J. Strauss
Editor: Pete Iannuccilli
Light Street/Honey Tongue
As lead singer for the Seattle-based, rock/pop band Honey Tongue, (winners of the Best New Artist of 2000 nomination by the
Seattle Area Music Awards) JEN AYERS stands out as an exceptional, powrehouse vocalist and front person. Often described
as a cross between Fiona Apple and The Black Crowes with a little Shirley Manson thrown in, Honey Tongue's sultry, high-energy
live show should not be missed. The haunting "Senator" was inspired by the anguish of violence surrounding the
Columbine shootings and societal attempts to wrongfully blame music as the "silent killer". Honey Tongue took time
out from its summer tour to shoot a music video for this song in NYC. The video successfully captures the unique performance
of Ayer and the band's vibrant image.
RANDALL J. STRAUSS began his career in 1993 after attending film school at
University of Colorado and the International Film and Television Workshop in Rockport Maine. While still in school he directed
the short suspense award winning film entitled "Time Loop".
Mr. Strauss then continued in the film industry
and became a 1st AD on more than twelve (12) feature films, including: "Friends and Family," "Jump", "The
President's Christmas Tree", and Minotaur", to name a few.
He then went on and became a freelance AD working
on numerous music videos and commercial. He is well known in NY as one of the top 1st AD's. Some commercial clients include:
"Lifetime", "ESPN", "Showtime", "NBA" "Motorola", "Winston Cup",
"WWF", and "Chef Boyardee". Mr. Strauss is working on a various sit-coms for a new network called "The
Zilo Network" in which he will be directing episodes for the series "McPhillips and Cruz"
then joined forces with acclaimed NY Producer, Meredith Welsch to start their own production company, Thrice Cat Productions.
He wrote and directed the comedic short film "Free at Last", which was featured on Ifilm.com and a music video
for one of Seattle's hottest rock & roll bands, Honey Tongue. Currently Thrice Cat has several projects in development
including the dramatic feature films "Light Street" and "Withstanding Time", the comedic feature film
"The Two Fints" and various television and cable projects. Mr. Strauss is currently working on a hilarious black
comedy entitled "The Engagement."
Writer, Director: Carlo DeRosa
Cinematographer: Antonio Grambone
Cast: Roberto De Robertis, Dionisia Cirasola, Alessandro Satta, Ricardo Scontrini, Luigino Dori
For some, he is a lonely old man.
For others, he is their next victim.
DANCE OF THE SUGAR PLUM FAIRIES
Comedy, US Premiere
Writer, Producer,Director, Editor: Jason R. Hujber
Line Producer: Loreena Weideman
Cast: Rob Caleval, Paul Lowey, Mike Ritchie
Big Cow Productions
Saskatchewan FilmPool, Saskfilm & Saskatchewan Arts Board
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
JASON HUJBER convocated from the University of Regina Film and Video Program in 1996. "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies"
is his second film and his first to be released on 16mm. His previous post-secondary project "The Trivial Adventures
of Literal Man Epiodes 4 & 6" was shown in the "Eat My Shorts" program of the 1999 Montreal Just For Laughs
Festival in addition to being aired on the Comedy Network and SCN. As well, the film was shown at the 1999 Local Heroes Edmonton
Festival and the 1999 Vancouver International Comedy Festival. Jason also served as writer/editor ont eh award-winning "A
Soldier's Voice" series (History Television/SCN) produced by Partners in Motion. He currently resides in Regina, Saskatchewan,
ONE OF THOSE DAYS
Writer, Director, Producer, Actor: Lisa Butkiewicz
Solid Rock Productions
SHORTEST SHORT MOVIE
Writer, producer, director, videographer, editor: David W. Stamps
Robert W. Stamps
One Chuckle Production
Oklahoma City, OK
The only redeeming value of this short, Party Guest, is that the viewer will smile or chuckle at the end of the video, which
is always good for one's health.
Writer, Co-producer, Co-director, Actor: Pat Battistini
Producer: Harris Fellman
Director of Photography, Co-Director, Co-produer: Cliff Robinson
Editor: Roman Mykytyn
Debi Derryberry, Darryl Sims, Pat Battistini, Catherine Dao, Benjamin Lum, Cliff Robinson
Scary Baby Productions/Stoneytown
North Hollywood, CA
Writer, Producer, Actor: Shaz Bennett
Director, Co-Producer: Chris Gallagher
Director Of Photography: Joplin Wu
Cast: Shaz Bennett, Lucia Grillo (Summer of Sam), Jane Lynch (Best
in Show), Victoria Delaney (Heroine Addicts), Joe Colligan, Rob Boltin, Todd Truly, Greg Monaghan.
Los Angeles, CA
SHAZ BENNETT was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah and is proud of it. Shaz has written and performed four one-woman
shows THE SHAZ SHOW, ABRASIVE FAIRY TALES, EYE, LIPS, LEGS, and HUNGOVER ANGEL. These shows have been seen extensively in
New York, Los Angeles, and in several spoken word tours throughout the United States including Washington DC, San Francisco
and Seattle, sponsored in part by MTV, NOW, Grand Marnier and Hennessey. Shaz has written several screenplays and one Great
American novel. Shaz performs monthly at TRUE STORIES and wil be seen in the Documentary "the Big O" about female
Shaz is seeking representation and is currently selling a feature film script she co-wrote and has developmed
a television pilot based on stories from her spoken word shows.
GALLAGHER/YOUSE have been collaborating for television
and feature film for just three years. In that time they have set up "Pretty Ugly", a feature co-production with
Laurence Mark Productions at Fox 2000 and have shot two shorts for film festivals 2000-2001 season. They are also developing
an action adventure, "Nine Lives Before Thirty", based on the book. Gallagher/Youse are continuing to acquire and
develop quality projects for motion pictures and television.
DAVID YOUSE began his career as an actor, studying at
the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. His work as an actor includes roles in such features as "The Bloodhounds
of Broadway", "The Broken Hearts Club" and "As Good As It Gets". His extensive work in television
includes such roles on "The Drew Carey Show", "3rd Rock From The Sun", "Ellen", and five seasons
recurring on "Chicago Hope".
CHRISTOPHER GALLAGHER began as a reader for New Line Cinema in New York and
works extensively as a producer/production manager for commercials, television and features. Prior to a career in entertainment
he worked in the art world, culminating in a post as archivist for the Leo Castelli Gallery in New York.
Writer, Director: Cami M. Delavigne
Cast: Guy Griffis, Max Wolf, Molly Ward
CAMI DELAVIGNE attended Columbia University Film School last year after writing for and working in the theater in New York
City. With a background in sketch comedy and children's theater (she founded Emerson College's first touring children's theater
group, "Team Players" and worked with Boston's "Rough and Tumble Theater Co." "Commonwealth Shakespeare
Co.", "Beau jest" and "Kidstage" at the Boston Children's Museum), Delavigne made the switch to cinema
in 1999. Since then, she has written and produced a half a dozen odd shorts. In October 1999, she adapted Mikhail Bulgakov's
cult classic novel "The Master and Margarity" as a radioplay and produced it to be aired over WFMU radio in NYC.
Currently, she is in pre-production on an offbeat series of shorts about competition among women, pregnancy and wrestling.
She lives in DUMBO in Brooklyn.
THINKING OUT LOUD
Director, Co-Producer, Editor: Daniel E. Glasser
Director of Photography: Harry Clark
Co-Producer: Milton Justice
Composer/Sound Mixer: Etan Sekons
Sound Recorder: Erik Hughes
Cast: Matthew Stravitz, Laura Kindred, Lindsay Rae Taylor, Malcolm Devine, Alithea Hadges,
Walker Vreeland, Amit Tolia, Mark Hammer, Robin Cowart
Third Wheel Films
Writer, Director, Sound Design, Cinematographer, Editor:Jon S. Frechette
Production Design: Michael Mohan, Carra Abernathy
Cast: Sean Hankinson, RIcky Rivas, Deborah Marsh,
Todd Luoto, Pete Weitzner
Mystery Train Poductions
JON FRECHETTE, 20, from San Mateo, California, is the recipient of the Cinetech Most Promising Undergraduate Filmmaker Award.
A B.F.A. candidate in production at Chapman University, Jon chose Chapman after visiting NYU and the North Carolina School
of the Arts, because of "its relatively small student body, as well as a more hands-on education. I was impressed by
the fact that from day one, students were given video cameras and sent out to make their first projects. The fact that the
editing suites are available 24 hours a day was also a deciding factor in why I chose Chapman."
Jon has been
interested in the craft of filmmaking "ever since I can remember. I first began making short videos with my friends
when i was nine years old. In high school, I attended seminars at the San Francisco-based Film Arts Foundation, taking classes
in sound, cinematography, and editing. I completed my first short film as a senior in hight school, "The Golden Dress"
(16mm,color)." The film was featured at the 1999 San Francisco State Twisted Narratives Festival.
In June of
1999, Jon undertook the ambitious project of shooting a 35mm feature film, borrowing a non-sync Arriflex from a friend, using
a rented DAT to record sound, and shooting on black & white short ends. Sixteen days later, the $10,000 film was in the
can. The result, "Seeing in the Dark," is a psychological study of a troubled locksmith, haunted by a tragic event
in his past. Post-production took nine months, and the film has now been entered into several festivals.
recent film, "Azapatos Rojos," was shot in three days for his Advanced Film Production class. Once again, Jon served
as his own Director of Photography, pursuing a more natural look through the use of available light. Jon wrote the script,
"Because I enjoy telling small, human stories, The characters are what I care about most." He employed two or
three-camera setups to efficiently cover the action and allow the actors room for improvisation. The result, he feels, "is
a more natural, realistic tone."
Jon is now working on his next film, "Narrow", funded through a grant
THE BUTTER BOMB
Writer, Director, Producer, Editor: J. Smith
& Maureen Hamilton, Fred Endorf, Kenny Wales
J.Smith recently left his job as a commercial real estate broker to focus on making movies.
The Butter Bomb was his first foray into movie making and it was shot in the fall of 2000 on digital video to submit
with his applications to film school. He currently lives in New York.
AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD
BEST SHORT MOVIE
THE POPE OF PONTIUS COUNTY
Writer, Director, Producer: Karen C. Murphy
Cast: Sissy Zander,
Rebecca Strange, Essie Mae, Shayne Embry, Cason Murphy, Kristen Abbe
Crew: Cindy Parks, Jeremy Lamb, Codie Yarbrough
Jen Burke & Jim Rinkenberger
Hole in the Boot Gang Productions
Even as a child, KAREN MURPHY displayed directorial tendencies: overly dramatic, bossy, and prone to temper tantrums. Her
directorial debut was at the age of 4 when neighbors Trey and Brad, along with the beloved family pet, starred in her first
original play titled "Blackie Boo the Cat Gets Married."
Her creative roots are firmly planned in the
Bosque County Conservatory of Fine Arts in Clifton, Texas, where she got otdo it all...direct, act, write plays, design costumes,
decorate sets, secure props, take tickets, and stack chairs...for 11 years with the Conservatory's Tin Building Theatre.
Two of her comedies, a melodrama titled "Little Hospital of Horrors" and a children's play titled "The King's
New Threads", were produced by the theatre while she was a resident of Clifton.
Hollywood film credits are
nonexistent since home movies, spoofs mad for family and friends, and two comedy videos titled "Dan the Man Hurlbert"
and "Stewardship: The Movie" produced for her current hometown church in Prescott, AZ, are how she honed her skills.
Murphy does not have a film degree from UCLA, but is real proud of her Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Baylor
University. She refers to "The Pope of Pontius County" as her first "real" film since she didn't have
to shoot her usual one-shot takes, and she was able to film out of sequence...techniques she had not attempted in her previous
works. She adapted "The Pope of Pontius County" script from her short story titles "Will Miracles Never Cease?"
"I did this as a learning experience. The major thing I learned is that it is very difficult to make a short
with only $10,000. The quality really suffers (as well as the director!).
Writer, Director, Co-Producer, Editor: Oscar D. Ray
Director of Photography:
Darkwood Motion Pictures Production
TV News anchor Renee Hernandez gets an exclusive interview with the man police has been looking for over six years for the
murders of several college students. Will waiting to call the police cost her more than her livlihood?
Writer, Producer, Director, Videographer: Munea Redfeather
Cast: Eric Hutton,
Jennifer Shaw, Stacy Kukal
Born and raised in the traditional homeland of the Lenape Nation NYC, NJ and Delaware MUNEA-ALONGWA REDFEATHER, 44, is also
of Cherokee, Shawnee and Melungeon descent.
She has an A.A. degree in Psychology from Southern State Community College
in Hillsboro,Ohio, B.A. degree from Wilmington College of Ohio in Social Work, a certificate of Radio and Television from
the Ohio Center for Broadcasting.
The courses she has taken through BareBones/Darkwood Film Arts Institute, has
led her to produce her first student film,"Operator" starring Jennifer Shaw and her son, Eric Hutton.
Two lovers find their dreams of happiness destroyed by lonliness and betrayal by a best friend.
SINGLE AND DEALING WITH IT
Writer, Producer: Robert Rowland
Director: Brett A. Hart
David Briley, Rob Galavan, Jeni Williamson, Christa Nelson, Deanna Galavan
Oklahoma City, OK
The fact that Brett decided to become a director is not a recent decision. He began with a single 8mm camera when he was in
the sixth grade, teaching himself the mechanics of filmmaking. Consequently, by time he was a junior in high school, he had
already produced "THE TONE OF MURDER," a thirty minute suspense film that took ten months to complete.
was during this period that Brett met director Richard Franklin ("PSYCHO II", "BEAUTY & THE BEAST",
TV pilot, and "FXII"),who promptly took him under his guidance. From a letter written by Mr. Franklin to Brett:
"I was very impressed by your execution of suspense and by your action set pieces...and by the overall design of the
picture. WELL DONE