Drunker Than a Skunk, Bill Plympton
USA / 2013 / 4 min / BluRay / English
An adaptation of Walt Curtis's poem, "The Time The Drunk Came To Town And Got Drunker Than A Skunk, or So He Thought.", about a Cowboy town that torments the local drunk.
Producer: Bill and Sandrine Plympton / Production Manager: Desirée Stavracos / Editor: Ilana Schwartz, Kevin Palmer, Sandrine Plympton / Digital Compositing: Maryam Hajouni / Music: Jonathan Rosen / Sound Design: Weston Fonger / Voice Actor: Walt Curtis / Comtact: Plymptoons Studio) 153 W. 27th St. #1005 New York, NY 10001 Phone (212) 741-0322
Bill is considered the King of Indie Animation and is the only person to hand draw an entire animated feature film. He began his career creating cartoons for New York Times, National Lampoon, Playboy and Screw. In 1987 he was nominated for an Oscar® for his animated short "Your Face". In 2005, Bill received another Oscar® nomination, this time for a short film "Guard Dog". "Push Comes to Shove" another short film, won the prestigious Cannes 1991 Palme d'Or. After producing many shorts that appeared on MTV and Spike and Mike's, he turned his talent to feature films. Since 1991 he's made 9 feature films, 6 of them, are all animated features.
If I Were A Bell, Sherese Robinson Lee US Premiere
USA / 2012 / 21 min / DVD / English
A romantic story of two brothers unexpectedly caught in a passionate love triangle with a sexy female rapper. This sensual tale of love and betrayal is told through vivid provocative rhyme.
Sherese has written for ABC Daytime and the Sesame Workshop. She has worked as a writer, copy editor, and story editor for numerous publishers and production companies. She holds a BFA in Film from School of Visual Arts and an MFA in Screenwriting from Columbia University and is currently a film professor at SVA and the University of Connecticut.
Living Canvas, Ronnie Cramer East Coast Premiere
USA / 2013 / 7 min / DVD / English titles (no dialogue)
Living Canvas is a documentation of Xcentricity Gallery's farewell exhibition (body painting). Artists: Sophia Rose, Bobby MaGee Lopez, Jay Bautista, Brian Dunning. Models: Michelle Wolff, Jaci Nudell, Katie Delmasso, Kaitlin Mitchell. Music by Ronnie Cramer.
Producer- Cinematographer- Editor- Composer: Ronnie Cramer / Principal Cast:
Sophia Rose, Michelle Wolff / Contact: Ronnie Cramer email@example.com cultfilms.net/Living%20Canvas/index.htm twitter.com/RonnieCramer facebook.com/ronnie.cramer
Artist/Musician/Filmmaker Ronnie Cramer has been active in the arts community for over thirty years. His critically-acclaimed films have been screened at festivals around the world.
Prrreüte, Thierry de Coster World Premiere
Belgium / 2013 / 5 min / DCP / Silent
On a bench, located in a distant and unknown planet, begins a courtship between two characters out of time, accompanied by a hen and a red glove.
Screenplay: None / Producers: Sokan and Hélios / Cinematographer: Colas de Maubeuge / Editor: Fanny Bergmann / Composer: Miguel Moreda / Principal Cast: Stéphanie Van Vyve, Steve Driesen / Contact: Thierry de Coster, firstname.lastname@example.org
Producer, comedian and actor for twenty years, Thierry is also one of the most used on the radio voice. Playing on all tables, creative and ambitious he started to be a director recently and becoming more and more present in cinema and TV. Over the years he is one of the major popular faces of the cultural francophone landscape .
Silhouettes, Akil DuPont East Coast Premiere
Florida / 2013 / 31 min / BluRay / English
A tragic adoption from an orphanage in the 1930's separates childhood sweethearts Charles - a painter that sees the world through silhouettes, from his love Sylvia. When they reconnect 15 years later, Sylvia reveals her engagement to a man that she can't love. A determined Charles sets out to remind Sylvia about a side of herself that she lost so long ago.
Writer & Producer: Akil DuPont / Cinematographer: Joe Ensley / Editor: Akil DuPont / Composer: Andre Forbes / Production Designer: Harmony Rutland / Principal Cast: Mykel Shannon Jenkins, Tamara Goodwin, Ken Wester, Malik Thomas, Kalilah Taite / Contact: Akil DuPont email@example.com www.DuPontProductions.com twitter.com/AkilDuPont facebook.com/akil.dupont
Akil was born and raised in Tallahassee, FL. He received his B.A. from FAMU and his MFA from FSU in Motion Picture Arts. Akil’s thesis film “Underground” won 21 awards in 28 film festivals around the world, including 2 Student Emmys. He hopes to equal and exceed that success with his newest film, “Silhouettes”.
Freefall, Samuel and Luke Willis World Premiere
USA / 2013 / 9 min / HDCam / English
While attempting to spend an idyllic day with her daughter, Lucy's mother becomes distracted by phone calls. Left to her own devices, Lucy slips into an alternate realm, where dance is the only language, with two mysterious lovers and the outside forces that threaten to disturb their idyllic utopia.
Screenplay: Samuel Willis / Producers: Luke Willis, Margaret Mitchell / Cinematographer: Frazer Bradshaw / Editor: Matt O'Donnell / Composer: Shannon Rugani / Choreographer: Luke Willis / Costume Designer: Jamielyn Duggan / Art Director: Laura Lahti / Sound Designer: Dessiree McFarland / Lead VFX Artist: Abraham Dieckman / Principal Cast: Luciana Rehm, Pauli Magierek, Kristina Lind, Sean Bennett / Contact: Luke Willis, 717-385-0878, firstname.lastname@example.org www.frefallshortfilm.com @willistalking facebook.com/Freefallfilm
Luke is an actor turned ballet dancer currently dancing with San Francisco Ballet. Samuel is an actor, singer, director and playwright of community theatre in Jacksonville, FL and recently earned a degree in creative writing. Luke and Samuel have different skills and expertise but as brothers, they have always loved telling stories together.
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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