COUPLES_Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival
Friday, November 8, 2013 from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM (EST)
30-Love, Richard E. Stark East Coast Premiere.
USA / 2013 / 17 min / BluRay / English
A comedy about a middle-class married couple who try to join a ritzy country club that's far beyond their means. To get in, they must face an obnoxiously snobby couple in a “friendly” tennis match that deteriorates into an all out class war.
Writer & Producer: Richard E. Stark / Cinematographer: Richard E. Stark and Dion Watkins / Editor: Bret Cornish and Richard E. Stark / Composer: Taras Tkachenko / Art Director: Gina Bernstein / Principal Cast: Ludwig Manukian, Jennifer Cooley, Chris Akers, Michelle McGinty / Contact: Richard Stark (310) 407-9045, RichardEStark@Live.com
Richard E. Stark is an award winning writer and director, born and raised in Toronto, Canada. He earned his M.F.A. in film production at USC film school. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
Abduction: A Love Story, Marcus Wolf World Premiere
USA / 2013 / 6 min / DVD / English
On returning from an alien abduction, a bewildered young woman does not get the welcome home she expected from her oblivious boyfriend.
Screenplay & Producers: Marcus Wolf, Scott D. Morrow / Cinematographer & Editor: Marcus Wolf /
Composer: Scott D. Morrow / Art Director: Jennifer A. Wheatley-Wolf / Principal Cast: Elizabeth Darby, Matt Wetzel / Contact: Marcus Wolf email@example.com 703-772-3586
Marcus Wolf is a TV Director at Arlington Independent Media in Northern Virginia. An independent filmmaker for several years, his credits include, “How Do You Write a Joe Schermann Song” (Executive Producer), “Appearances” (Writer, Producer), and “Abduction: A Love Story” (Writer, Producer, Director), among others.
A Lovely Treat, Mitch Yapko Florida Premiere
USA / 2012 / 10 min / BluRay / English
“A Lovely Treat” is a romantic comedy about high expectations, love, and that fine line between reality and fantasy. Tall girl Harriet finds herself on a blind date with a much shorter guy. Will she learn to loosen her expectations and find love in unexpected places?
Screenplay: Jennifer Rosen / Producers: Saralyn Armer, Jennifer Rosen, Mitch Yapko / Cinematographer: Derek Bauer / Editor: Allen Rueckert, Nick Somers / Composer: Nikki DePasquale / Production Designer: Kat McCargar /Art Director: / Principal Cast: Jennifer Rosen, Nick Somers, Aliza Pearl / Contact: Jennifer Rosen firstname.lastname@example.org facebook.com/ALovelyTreat
Born in NY and schooled at Boston University, Mitch spent his formative years drawn to all things entertainment. After migrating to LA, he discovered his true passion: directing. He’s spent the past decade constantly learning and creating some pretty cool stuff along the way.
Another Happy Anniversary, Miranda Bailey East Coast Premiere
USA / 2013 / 20 min / BluRay / English
For their 10th anniversary Jeanne and Tom decide to be daring and have a menage-a-trois, but things go quickly awry as they discover that sexual adventurousness isn't always smooth sailing.
Screenplay: Miranda Bailey / Producers: Amanda Marshall, Gabriel Geer, Max McKenzie / Cinematographer: Arlene Muller / Editor: Andrea Maxwell / Composer: Craig Richey / Production Designer: Saima Sharoff / Principal Cast: Nikki Deloach, Hayes MacArthur, Rebecca Ocampo / Contact: email@example.com ambushentertainment.com @ambushent facebook.com/AmbushEnt
Miranda Bailey is an actress and film producer who made her directorial debut with the documentary "Greenlit" which premiered at the 2010 SXSW Film Festival. “Another Happy Anniversary” is Miranda's first foray into writing and directing narrative films. She is currently directing her second feature documentary and is in development on her first comedy feature film.
I'd Rather Be Crazy Than Boring, Maritza De QuesadaWorld Premiere
USA / 2013 / 8 min / DigiBeta / English
Lola, a mentally ill young artist, finds inspiration for her art from her imaginary world but her boyfriend Alex, is trying to cure her making her loose her magical world.
Screenplay: Maritza De Quesada / Producer: Arisley Gonzalez / Cinematographer: Sherman Johnson / Editor: Maritza De Quesada / Composer: Luli De Otto / Art Director: Kimberly Rose / Cast: Diana Vilskaya, Augusto Valverde, Angela Espinosa / Contact: Maritza De Quesada firstname.lastname@example.org
Maritza, a native of Puerto Rico moved to South Florida to study film and photography at the UM. With a degree in Communications, Maritza headed west to LA to work as an editor. After honing her editing skills she returned to Miami to work as both producer and editor for clients including BMW, AT&T, Thomasville, Best Buy and Orbit among others.
Reunion, Caddie Hastings & Ben Kopke East Coast Premiere
USA-Mexico / 2013 / 15 min / BluRay / English
Reunion is the story of that person you carry with you. It’s the story of a first love, a time and place and lives not led.
A man and woman meet and fall in love while abroad. Later, now living in a city, the feelings are there but it’s not the same. Told through a visit years after relationship’s end, REUNION is the story of this man and woman in love, together and apart.
Screenplay: Dave Mahony / Producers: Ben Kopke, Caddie Hastings, Jim Gilbane, Meghan Scott / Cinematographer: Cat Deakins / Editor: Jim Gilbane / Composer: Mac Quayle / Cast: Agam Darshi, Juan Riedinger / Contact: Ben Kopke, 310.699.8383 or email@example.com www.reunion-film.com twitter.com/mmworkshop facebook.com/reunionshortfilm
Caddie Hastings is a graduate of Wesleyan University’s Film Studies program. In addition to her work in film marketing she has produced and directed a number of short documentary and narrative films. She lives in Venice, CA. Ben Kopke is the Creative Director at Mixed Media Workshop, a Webby-nominated digital studio. Originally from Maine, he lives in Venice, CA.
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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