21 - 7:30
of the Festival
program highlighting the BEST of the Frederick Festival of Film
of the Festival" Screening Schedule
Card - 2002 Directed by Robert Compitello (Frederick, MD,
Drama, 6 min.)
A young boy,
facing punishment from his abusive mother for poor grades on his
report card, finds a loaded handgun in the house. Based on a true
a B.S. in Business Administration from Old Dominion University in
Norfolk, VA and completed a three-month film-training course at
New York University. He has over 17 years of public relations and
corporate communications experience, specializing in healthcare
media relations, video production, crisis communications, issues
management, satellite media tours and large-scale special events.
Laid Off: A Day in the Life - 2002 Written, Directed
and Animated by Todd Rosenberg (New York, NY, Animation, 4 min.)
Laid Off is
a comedic look at the daily routine of a former dot-com employee,
created in Flash animation for the Internet.
Todd" Rosenberg's website www.oddtodd.com launched in November
2002 and within 6 months received over 1,000,000 unique visitors
from over 40 countries. When Todd launched the site he sent it out
to 40 friends. Todd has since added new episodes. Todd has served
as the Business Development Director for AtomFilms, and done B2B
work for Barnes&Noble.com. A cartoonist for life he has freelanced
creating greeting cards and had a comic strip that ran in a few
Quixote - 2003 Written and Directed by Marcos Perez
(Hollywood, CA, Drama, 24 min.)
A modern day
interpretation of the Man of La Mancha, we journey through the life
and mind of a man unable to cope with the loss of his wife and his
unending determination for revenge.
from the School of Film and Animation at the Rochester Institute
of Technology in 2002. He now resides in Los Angeles and works in
the film industry.
If Spielberg Made A Snuff Film - 2003 Written by Butch
D'Ambrosio, Directed by Todd McCammon & Linda K. Moroney (Astoria,
NY, Comedy, 15 min.)
Hollywood Cinema in this dark comedy about the director's ability
to make any film a blockbuster.
Todd is a
post-production editorial/design/animation/visual effects producer
in New York City. He has worked on projects for Monday Night Football,
HBO, and Nickelodeon. He has screened at over 15 festivals and won
numerous awards. Linda has screened at over 20 festivals and won
numerous awards for her films, including best screenplay for The
Christmas House on Candle Street at the 19th annual Breckenridge
Sweet Dreams - 2003 Written and Directed by Pepi Singh
Khara/Frederick Films, LLC (Frederick, MD, Thriller, 8 min.)
The winner of
the 1st 72 Hour Filmmaker Contest, Frederick filmmaker Pepi Singh
Khara was assigned the criteria of utilizing the Bell Tower at Baker
Park, the genre of thriller, red fruit punch, a character named
Freddie Rickles and the line "Can you supersize that?"
as part of his film.
began his filmmaking career in 2002 and has produced and directed
9 films since. Pepi's latest film, Footsie and the Toe, premiered
at the Weinberg Center for the Arts on March 11th, 2006 and is now
traveling around the film festival circuit.
The Return of Peg Leg Pete - 2004 Written and Directed
by David Cairns (Edinburgh, Scotland, Comedy, 10 min.)
swashbuckler despairs of ever taking to the waves again in this
peculiar bittersweet comedy.
short film, Cry for Bobo, won 23 awards in over 100 festival appearances.
This was his first submission to the Frederick Festival of Film.
Shutter - 2004 Written by Dobler's Pen Productions,
Directed by Matt Mickelson (Baltimore, MD, Horror/Fantasy, 10 min.)
an assignment for her photography class, Grace finds a blurry figure
has worked its way into her shots. Is it a faulty camera, double
exposure, or something ominously worse? The answer to that question
may cost her more than a passing grade.
Matt is part
of Dobler's Pen Productions, now in its fourth year of filmmaking.
They've won awards in the International 48 Hour Film Project and
Shutter was an audience favorite award winner at the 2004 DC 48
Hour Film Project.
Someone & Someone, Inc. - 2004 Written and Directed
by Rohit Rao (Rockville, MD, Comedy, 7 min.)
look at the American corporate environment through the eyes of one
man. Funny and thought-provoking, this dark comedy captures a feeling
common to anyone who has ever held a 9-5 job.
born in India and moved to the U.S. at age 8. He is a self-trained
filmmaker. He lives in North Potomac with his wife and daughter
and owns his own production company, Carousel30.
Ides of September - 2004 Written and Directed by Joey
McAdams and Clark Kline/Foolmartyr Productions (Frederick, MD, Mystery/Suspense,
The FFOF 2nd
year winner of the 72 Hour Filmmaker Contest was Foolmartyr Productions'
Ides of September, a tragic tale of intrigue and betrayal. The criteria
assigned to this film were a character named Francis (or Frances)
Key, a copy of the Frederick News Post, and the Clustered Spires
2003, Fool Martyr Productions, an ultra-low budget production company,
screened their first feature film Heads or Tails to a capacity audience
at the Weinberg in early 2005 and stirred a lively debate in the
local paper for weeks after the screening.
Hotel St. Cosmas - 2005 Written by Greg R.S. Kihlstrom/Jessica
Schmidt, Directed by Greg R.S. Kihlstrom (Gaithersburg, MD, Animation,
Hotel St. Cosmas
is the apartment building owned by Dr. Cosmas, called "Saint"
by his tenants for his generosity. He does not charge a standard
rent for his tenants, but they do not get to stay for free. Each
guest in Cosmas' building has a story to tell, this one is about
the King and Queen and the chess game that will determine their
Greg is CCO
and a Partner of Carousel 30 productions, producers of last year's
audience favorite Someone and Someone, Inc. Greg's background in
design, photography and music over the last 8 years well prepared
him for this project, which when finished will have a Chaucerian
weave of tales around the theme of his infamous hotel. Jessica is
also a Partner at Carousel 30, and V.P. of Business Development.
Along with her work on projects as writer and producer, she has
over 7 years of financial operations experience to fall back on
if times ever get tough.
I Love a Parade - 2005 Directed by Kristen Lauth/Thomas
Jenkins (Pittsburgh, PA, Silent, 3 min.)
This short documentary
is a look at the 2005 Presidential Inaugural Parade in the style
of a silent movie. It was the Overall Winner of Pittsburgh's 2005
Film Kitchen annual contest as well as the 2005 Frederick Festival
and Thomas Jenkins recently relocated their productions to Pittsburgh
and made their first appearance at the Frederick Festival of Film
The Butcher and the Housewife - 2005 Written and Directed
by Ishai Setton (Brooklyn, NY, Musical, 19 min.)
and the Housewife tells the story of Beverly, an uncherished housewife,
and Pete, a supermarket butcher. It is in and around the supermarket
that Pete and Beverly finally come together, through their mutual
love of the music of the Scorpions. The Butcher and the Housewife
features an incredibly talented cast of singers and dancers, including
dancing housewives, supermarket baggers and scanners.
graduated from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, where he produced
the feature-length documentary Ocho Candelas, which won the Joyce
Award for Achievement in Documentary. It was recently acquired by
the Latin American Video Archives (LAVA). His short documentary,
Dinerama 2000 was seen on RCN Cable's program Shoot iT. Ishai has
worked in the Technical Services Department for Sony Pictures Classics,
and as an editor at NY Based production house Gotham Pictures. He
has also taught filmmaking and editing at the New York Film Academy
and the Connecticut School of Broadcasting. Ishai spent two years
as Producer and Director of the Forbes Video Network. He is in production
on his first feature, The Big Bad Swim.
Modus Vivendi - 2005 Written and Directed by Richard
Liukis (Los Angeles, CA, Experimental, 5 min.)
passage through several mystifying settings leads her to her own
film school in St. Petersburg, Russia, Richard went to work as an
Assistant Director at Riga Film Studio in Latvia. While in film
school in Los Angeles, his short film Release Me earned awards at
U.S. film festivals. He has worked as a visual effects artist and
animator on several films including Sphere, Mission to Mars and
the upcoming Chicken Little. His 2002 film, Taste it All, was selected
for 51 international film festivals, including the Frederick Festival
of Film, and won Best of the Festival at 10 of them.
The Lartigue Mechanic - 2005 Written by Phonograph
Films, Directed by Jason Streff/Phonograph Films (Frederick, MD,
Comedy, 7 min.)
Louis, the handyman
at the Jacques Henri Lartigue Art institute, decides he wants to
become an artist himself.
contestants to the 72 Hour Filmmaker Contest in 2005, Phonograph
Films made a lasting impression with the audience and other competitors
with this drama narrated in Estonian with English subtitles. This
films includes the assigned criteria of a character named Jubal
Early, The Next 72 Hours weekend guide, the genre of comedy, and
the Delaplaine Visual Arts Center as a location.
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