American Indie – Short
95 DECIBELS, Lisa Reznik
USA / 2013 / 28 min / DVD / English 95 Decibels explores the emotional obstacles parents face when they get an unexpected diagnosis of hearing loss for their child. Parents Erica and Dylan, who have normal hearing, seek the advice of medical professionals as well as parents of other hearing impaired children in coming to terms with the difficult decisions they must make for their deaf daughter. 95 Decibels is based on a true story.
Screenplay: Lisa Reznik / Producers: Daniel Meyers, Lisa Reznik, Nancy Schumann / Cinematographer: Johnny Tsang / Editor: Edgewater Pictures / Composer: Cheryl Englehardt /
Production Designer: Maureen Bonsignore / Art Director: Alexandra Regazzoni / Cast: Goran Visnijc, Megan Corry, Tyler Hollinger, Emma Catucci, Suzana Nikolic, Krista Amigone, Jared Canfield, Zachary Hernandez, Edward Furs, Michelle Vergara / Contact: Daniel Meyers (973)464-4449 www.95decibels.com www.facebook.com/95Decibels
Director Bio: Lisa Reznik, a native of St. Louis, Missouri, studied Journalism at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at New York University and French at the University of Paris, La Sorbonne. She has written two feature-length screenplays, three short screenplays and two stage plays. She has been a journalist and a high school teacher of French and Journalism. Left Bank Bookseller, the first short film Lisa wrote, has been screened at film festivals in the U.S. and Ireland and won the Audience Choice Award in at the NYC Downtown Choice Awards in May 2012. Lisa wrote and directed two shorts that have been produced in 2013: TETE-A-TETE which was filmed in Paris, and 95 Decibels which was filmed in New York and in Summit, NJ.
NO SMALL PARTS, Marilyn Agrelo
USA / 2013 / 25 min / BluRay / English
NO SMALL PARTS is an inspiring story about a group of grade school kids who come together to stage the first musical their school has ever done. They’ve got the drive, but will they be able to put together an ambitious show in just a few weeks? As the students find their voices, NO SMALL PARTS offers a heartwarming look to the importance of keeping theater in schools.
Producers: Rufus Lusk / Cinematographer: Miguel Drake-McLaughlin / Editor: Penelope Falk / Composer: Paul Brill / Contact: Angela Brown (212.210.8423) firstname.lastname@example.org
THE DIRECTOR: Marilyn Agrelo’s acclaimed documentary MAD HOT BALLROOM is among the top 20 highest-grossing documentary films of all time. Her current projects include a documentary feature on young filmmakers in Iraq and a history of Feminists in NYC.
The 28th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival runs Oct 18 - November 11, 2013 in Ft Lauderdale, Hollywood, Sunrise, Pompano Beach and on Grand Bahama Island. The fest moves to Saint Augustine January 16 - 19, 2014. There are over 200 films plus a galaxy of parties, cruises, and special events. Special guests include Ann-Margret, Ed Asner, Tab Hunter, Anna Paquin, Lea Thompson, Aphrodite Jones, Guy Harvey, Jonathan Bird, Pauly Cohen, William Grefe, Jonas Armstrong, Hannah Tointon and Michael Bolton. FLIFF is the Guiness World Record holder for longest in the world.
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