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FESTIVAL PREMIERE! MUMBAI GOLF. Caddies from an upscale golf club in Mumbai, India are not allowed to play on the traditional course because of their social and economic status. These young men, passionate about the game, have created a new version of golf using handmade equipment and a makeshift golf course that winds through the streets and slums of Mumbai. Produced for ESPN's Emmy Award-winning series E:60 by Schaumburg-based Evolve Digital Media, Madison, WI director Bill Roach and Madison, WI writer-producer Yaron Deskalo.
FESTIVAL PREMIERE! CALL THE PRESS AND SEND THEIR BEST. Music video meets psych experiment in this pair of films that explore the unique and powerful emotions that exist between fathers & daughters. Directed by Second City
VP/Creative Director Michael Starcevich and Concentrated director Matthew Achterberg, executive produced by Jon
Singer of production studio Concentrated. This song was recorded for
Tony Rogers by Chris Shepard of Chicago Recording Company.
MIDWEST PREMIERE! LIGHTER LIGHTNESS. Written and directed by Abelson Taylor's Mitch Apley. Benton, on the outs in his marriage, was just looking for a place to crash. The magic he discovers at his friend Herb's may be just the thing to turn himself around and finally see the light.
WORLD PREMIERE! OFF INTO SPACE. With
a national TV audience watching on Monday Night Football in 1995, Bears
fan Mike Pantazis jumped out of his seat to catch Kevin Butler's (pictured right)
point-after. The rest is history. From director Anna Jung of silentRebel and producer Chris DeWinter of Teletech.
WORLD PREMIERE! GREEN VIAL. While a silent infection ravages their co-workers, four laboratory employees await their own test results in the longest, and possibly last, fifteen minutes of their lives. Directed by Element 79 Broadcast Producer Michael Gabriele.
WORLD PREMIERE! BABYSITTINGS. Comedic short starring Second City mainstagers Emily Wilson and Brad Morris. Directed by Second City's Jeff Hadick.
FESTIVAL PREMIERE! BE INFECTIOUS.
Four months, fourteen shoot days, four states and dozens of talented
kids later, it's time to inspire the next generation of creative minds.
From Rascals & Rogues, the creative partnership featuring Executive
Producer Ritch Wedeking and Director Kerry Shaw Brown.
FESTIVAL PREMIERE! IKE'S KREAM. A stunning animated adventure short about our childhood memories and the way we interpret these once our childhood is over.
FESTIVAL PREMIERE! CLEAR YOUR HEAD. Experimental music video for the punk rock band Pennywise.
PARTY THIGHS. Ruby Weapon's first music video is an ensemble dance epic with everything from a monster fight to a Nerf hoop jam contest. Two emcees, a hype man, a DJ, and a cast of many throw a misfit's party on the streets of Chicago. Directed by Logan Hall of Optimus.
FESTIVAL PREMIERE! GRAVEYARD. While the rest of the world sleeps, a Custodian and a Security Guard share revelations, epiphanies, confessions, lies, and whatever else they can think of to keep you from dying of boredom before the sun comes up. This is “Graveyard." Created By Ron Lazzeretti, David Pasquesi and Christian Stolte. Starring the latter two. And produced by Eduardo J. Amaya of 59 Films.