Locations and times:
in Woodstock, 9/19,
Woodstock Community Center in Woodstock, 9/21, 3:15pm
BACK UP, PLEASE
A short film by
U.S.A / 2003 /12
Two cars: In one, young parents late for an obstetric appointment
argue over how they'll
manage another child. In the other, a bankrupt builder tries to impress the
man who might
give him a second chance. When the cars meet in a narrow street, neither driver is
willing to back up to let the other pass--even as the situation slides towards tragedy.
Douglas Horn is
a Seattle writer and former computer programmer who
successful career writing C++ code for the always unstable and
glamorous existence of a filmmaker.
His first short film "Trailer: The Movie!" continues to make audiences laugh
at numerous film festivals through out the world and was a finalist for "Best
Narrative Short" in the 2002 National Short Film & Video Competition. Showing
his eclectic range of writing and directing, from comedies to powerful dramas,
Horn is currently completing a dramic feature film and a computer-animated
short film entitled "The Crosswalk."
Director: Robert Crossman
Canada / 2002 / 25 minutes
out in a rundown building. The perspectives of five separate tenants
reveal enough clues to solve a murder.
Crossman, has written and directed a body of award winning shorts, music
videos and commercials including “A Pretty Strong Word,” “Dead People’s Bums,”
“Water, Air, Earth, Fire,” “Egyptian Art in the Age of the Pyramids,” and
“Cockroach Blue”. Robert has won 13 awards for writing/directing as well as
many other accolades including 3 Gemini nominations. As a co-founder of the
Paulus Film Group, Robert has also worked as a producer, editor,
cinematographer and stop motion animator, helping Paulus amass over 50 award
nominations, and over 20 more awards worldwide. Recently Robert co-directed
the feature film “Cornered,” animated the first season of Alliance Atlantis’
stop motion series “Henry’s World” and edited the feature film “Rhinoceros
Eyes”. With over fifteen writing/directing screen credits Robert is now in
development of his own feature film “Dotted Line”.
screenwriter, producer, editor: Robert Crossman
Cinematographer: David Greene
Music: Philip Sayce
Cast: Barry Callaghan, William Hope, Philip Sayce, Maianna Fitzgerald, Gema
San Miguel, Alexis Gordon, Brad Brackenridge, Costa Kamateros
A short film by
U.S.A / 2002 /
“Drive”, a pitch
black surreal story of disillusionment is based on a true story. Four
restless suburban transplants, looking for something or nothing at all.
"Drive" is a
debut film effort from the collaborative talents of Barbara Sicuranza and
As an actor
Barbara Sicuranza has worked on several feature films including; Ilya
Chaiken's "Margarita Happy Hour", (Variety's Sundance Review said, "Barbara
Sicuranza is a standout among the happy hour clique"), and David Cripton's
"Fragment 5". She stars in Rocco Simonelli's debut feature, "The Sweet Life"
with James Lorinz (Joan Jett co-stars) and most recently Henry Miller's 35mm
feature, "Late Watch" where she plays a bi-polar psychic elevator operator.
“Drive” is her directoral debut.
husband Chris Stein is an artist, songwriter and photographer. He is one of
the founding members of the rock band "Blondie." He has scored several films
including John Water's "Polyester", the film noir "Union City", and most
recently, Vincent and Shelly Freemont's documentary "Pie in the Sky: The
Brigid Berlin Story”. He produced the soundtrack on the breakthrough film
"Wild Style". Last year he scored Mike Albo's off Broadway sensation, "Sexotheque".
He is currently touring and recording a new Blondie record. This is his debut
effort as director of photography.
J. Todd Howell (credits on Broadway and film), James Lorinz (credits in film
and primetime network television; recently on "Becker" with Ted Danson),
Carter Jackson (most recently with Paul Newman and Jane Curtain on Broadway in
Thornton Wilder's "Our Town"), and Joe Lane (independant film and theatre
screenwriter: Barbara Sicuranza
music: Chris Stein
A short film by
U.S.A / 2003 /
22 minutes (NYU)
A mailman on a
graveyard shift heads to a nearby town and quickly
finds out that a pack of
pissed off dogs are causing quite the ruckus.
Jim Mickle graduated from NYU's undergraduate film program in 2002. He has
received a number of awards and grants in the past year for his senior thesis
film The Underdogs, including a 'Clive Davis Post-Production Grant' from NYU
and a Best Independent Film Award from the 2003 I-Con Independent Film
Festival. While at NYU he made two other films that were featured at film
festivals along the east coast, and he is currently working on several feature
screenplays. In 2002, he was invited to the Icon Sci-Fi/Horror convention to
speak on a panel about the state of independent horror films. He makes a
meager living as a grip and a storyboard artist, providing illustrations for
such films as “Monster’s Ball,” “ The Royal Tenenbaums,” and the upcoming film
“The Hebrew Hammer”.
Director, screenwriter: Jim Mickle
Producers: Chris Romano
Executive Producers: James Mickle Sr., James Mickle Jr.
Cinematographer: Steve Huber
Editor: Nadia Ahwal
Music: Kevin W. Walker
Cast: Jerry Bianco, Sally Mercer, Rodney Gray, Tim House,
Mike McGrath, Nick
Damici and Debbie Rochon
Tinker Street, Upstate Films and the
Catskill Mountain Foundation Theater are 35mm facilities.
Upstate and CMFT will also screen beta sp
and digibeta films.
Bearsville, Mountain View, WCC are are
beta sp & digibeta
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