Director BIO: Aaron Rudelson (NORMAN PINSKI COME HOME)

Director Biography – Aaron Rudelson

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Aaron Rudelson graduated from Columbia University’s film program with an MFA in screenwriting. He has written five feature length screenplays and co-wrote Breaking the Mold for Maryland Public Television. Aaron has directed five shorts and edited two feature-length films. His work has appeared on Network TV and he’s won awards in film festivals around the U.S. with a signature darkly comedic sense of humor. He was the recipient of the 1997 Milos Forman award for his screenplay entitled “The File Room” and has taught screenwriting at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA. In his most recent comedic short, NORMAN PINSKI COME HOME, he directed his mother, Lelia Goldoni, who began her illustrious acting career in John Cassavetes first film SHADOWS.

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Director BIO: Eugene Lehnert (THE OUTER BOROUGHS)

Director Biography – Eugene Lehnert

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Eugene Lehnert has been working in the film industry in New York since 2000. He started as a PA on Law and Order, worked in post-production on numerous documentary and indie films and started in visual effects on the pilot to Mad Men. He has made a number of his own original documentaries and narratives including the film “Armageddon for Andy” about love and nuclear war. His newest work is a supernatural comedy titled “The Outer Boroughs” about the haunted neighborhoods of New York City.

Project Links

Short Film: THE OUTER BOROUGHS, 29min., USA, Comedy/Supernatural

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Dan and Pete move to New York City to start a new life. The two friends soon discover that the Outer Boroughs, while more affordable than Manhattan, are vastly haunted by all sorts of ghouls, ghosts and goblins. How can Dan and Pete handle power demons and the undead when they can barely pay the rent? Tune in to witness all the horrors that await this supernatural odd couple in…The Outer Boroughs.

Project Links
  • Film Type:
    Short, Television, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    comedy, supernatural
  • Runtime:
    29 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 1, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    RED
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color

Director BIOS: GH Ridpath, Noah Ferche (THE BIRTHDAY PARTY)

Director Biography – GH Ridpath, Noah Ferche

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GH Ridpath (left) and Noah Ferche (right) are the clown boys behind “White Jeans” and “The Birthday Party”. The two became best friends while working together in the NBA. Collaborating with their elderly friend Joe, they formed the production team “OKP Films”. They specialize in pretending to be cooler than they actually are, welcoming trolls.

 

Director Statement

 

We had a lot of fun making this…that is all.

Short Film: THE BIRTHDAY PARTY, 21min., USA, Comedy

4ed5b84c6e posterEvery year, two best friends (GH and Noah) make an epic movie trailer to invite people to their birthday party (SAD!). This year, things have hit a snag as they can’t seem to agree on a new idea. With the help of their “elderly” friend Joe, the boys sit down at a
local bar and hash out their plan. While each man presents his idea, we are taken on an epic journey of visualization as each idea comes to life through reenactment spanning multiple genres, themes, and locations.

Shot on location in 10 cities, 6 countries, and across 3 continents. Over 50% of footage shot on Drone.

An OKP Films production in association with AirVūz and GH Media Werks, LLC.

Project Links
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Music Video, Spoof, Action, Birthday Party, Drone
  • Runtime:
    21 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 13, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    China, Iceland, Norway, Spain, United Kingdom, United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Drone, Canon
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color

Short Film: MR. NICE GIRLS, 11min., USA, Comedy/Web Series

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Hope and Allison are best friends, and, most importantly, business partners. The two girls make and sell fake ID’s to kids at their university in a desperate attempt to be cool. Told in 6 short episodes, Mr. Nice Girls is a comedy with heart, exploring themes of friendship, growth, and what it’s like being a young idiot.

Project Links
  • Film Type:
    Short, Television, Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 21, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    4,090 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color

JUNE 2018 COMEDY Stories, Screenplays, Short Films

Festival for Comedy-A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

 

festival posterHEINOUS GIRLS, 5min., Canada, TV WEB SERIES/Comedy

festival posterCOOL GIRLS “HOW TO THROW A GIRLS NIGHT OUT”, 8min., Canada, TV WEB SERIES/Comedy

festival posterCROW’S PEAK, 4min., USA, TV WEB SERIES/Animation/Comedy

festival posterLEGAL FOX: A TASTE OF TRUMP, 3min., USA Drama/Comedy

festival posterOTHER PEOPLE’S CHILDREN, 5min., USA, TV WEB SERIES/Comedy</a

festival posterEDGAR’S INVENTION, 8min., USA, Comedy/Sci-Fi

festival posterCHEATER, 7min., USA, Comedy/Drama

festival posterADDICT, 15min, Israel, Horror/Comedy

ACTORTHE GLOBAL FUND – TV Best Scene Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Josep Colomer

ACTORMISTAKES – 1pg. Short Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Rene Collier

ACTORREAL TIME DENIAL – 1pg. Short Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Linda Hullinger

ACTORTHE GATE – 1pg. Short Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Savannah S. Ward

ACTORTHE PERFECT GIFT – COMEDY Best Scene Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by John Scott Schaf

ACTORBARNABY OF MULCH – COMEDY Best Scene Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by John Broadhead

ACTORORCHIDS UNDERWEAR AND TORTELLINI – COMEDY Best Scene Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by James Rosenfield

ACTORTHE HEIST – COMEDY Best Scene Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Ryan Northcott

ACTORTHE WONDERFUL INVENTION OF DR. BLANK – COMEDY Best Scene Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Obayed Khan

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Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: John Johnson, Isabal Cupryn, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch