Scripted Content Spotlight

Danny Wantz – The Comeback King

“My first film out of film school was a rip on the Lebron James, Nike collaboration – ‘What Should I Do’. To my surprise, just about every news outlet in the country picked it up. When the door for Lebron to come back to Cleveland was left open, I decided it was the right time to make a follow up in hopes of luring him back to “The Land.” The Cleveland community really embraced this film. I still get emails about it to this day. Always proud to represent my city and make films about the things I am most passionate about.”

http://www.clevescene.com/scene-and-heard/archives/2014/07/08/heres-an-epically-gorgeous-lebron-james-video

 

Justin Dec – Boats

– Starring YouTube Superstar Kevin “Kevjumba” Wu (Nearly 3 Million Subscribers) and Jim O’Heir (Jerry from NBC’s Parks & Recreation)
– Vimeo Staff Pick
– Half a million + views online.
– Featured by Huffington Post, The Atlantic, Short of the Week, Gizmodo

Quote from Cinephilia & Beyond: “Justin Dec’s Boats is a sharp satire of what the Hollywood system has become. Intelligently written, full of welcome and amusing references to other films, well acted and, we believe, conceived with noble, honest intentions, this is one hell of a film that has the courage to ask the right questions.”

 

Alex Grybauskas – Audrey

“I’ve been a life-long fan of Chuck Palahniuk, and bringing my favorite short story of his to life was a true labor of love. The story does not exactly lend itself to adaptation so it was a challenge deciding how to visualize every line of his evocative prose. I worked with an amazing cinematography team to bring the fantasy world inside our main character’s head to life, and with model Alissa Bourne created a biting portrayal of the titular character. Our hard work really came to fruition when Chuck Palahniuk himself shared the film on his social channels as a fan of the piece.”

Michael Litwak – The Life and Death of Tommy Chaos and Stacey Danger

“The Life and Death of Tommy Chaos and Stacey Danger” tells the story of a romantic adventure. More than 100 people came together to build handmade sets, miniature backgrounds and customized puppets in order to convey the ups and downs of falling in and out of love. After winning NYU’s top prizes and playing at more than 60 film festivals, it was voted the #1 short of 2014 by Deadline Hollywood.

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