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Saturday, July 2 • 4:15pm - 5:14pm
GEEK SHORTS PROGRAM 1 (GEEK FILM FEST)

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GEEK SHORTS PROGRAM 1

BATMAN: THE LINE
13 minutes/US/English / Short Narrative/Fan Film
Director: Henry James Tripson

FLORIDA PREMIERE
ABOUT THE FILM:     Following the events found within the comic books BATMAN #424 and #425, comes an original story by Henry Tripson. The use of lethal force is called into question by Robin. As Batman defends his position, an old encounter with the Joker is reflected upon.  Source: filmmaKer
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:     Henry James Tripson is proud to present his first official short film BATMAN: THE LINE. Henry, a self-taught filmmaker looks forward to continuing his study of film and creating more films in the future.  Source: filmmaker
CAST:  Jared Olstad, Jason Kimble, Henry Tripson and Chase Bercier.

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CLIQUETASTROPHE
5:57 minutes/US/English / Student Short/Comedy
Director: Michael Felker* (Florida State University School of Motion Picture Arts)

MIAMI PREMIERE / Filmed in Florida
ABOUT THE FILM:     Set in 1999 at the Cobb High School cafeteria, Clarke Averbush, a movie geek, attempts to ask Becky Lauderdale, a popular cheerleader, to the STAR WARS: PHANTOM MENACE premiere during their lunch period. But first, Clarke has to overcome the adversity of the intimidating football jock, Brad Stokes, and a cafeteria food fight started by a held-back giant bearded punk rock student. Will the movie geek get the girl of his dreams before lunch is over?      Love can get a little messy.  Source: filmmaker
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:      Michael Felker, enthusiastic filmmaker since 2005, graduated from the Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts in 2010. From his humble beginnings living in Huntsville, Alabama to his current endeavors in Los Angeles, California, Michael loves taking part in anything involving a camera. Whether its shooting petite projects on the weekends to tackling elaborate multi-day productions, Michael throws himself into any aspect of making a quality film, from boom operating to producing.     Source: filmmaker
CAST:      John Wilkstrom, Victoria Nugent, David “Ruty” Rutenberg, Trevin Connor, Adam Johns and Andrew Syder.
* Be sure to catch director Michael Felker at the Florida Filmmaker panel and screening Q&A’s!

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FOLKTALES AND AIRSHIPS
9:10 minutes/US/English / Short Documentary/Animation & Comic Books
Director: Peter Salomone*
vimeo.com/petersalomone

WORLD PREMIERE
ABOUT THE FILM:     Ben Towle is a North Carolina-based cartoonist whose highly stylized approach to historical fiction has earned him wide acclaim. FOLKTALES AND AIRSHIPS is a short documentary profile of Towle, exploring the art and culture of cartooning from the perspective of one of the most unique talents in independent comics. Source: filmmaker
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:      Peter Salomone is a graduate of the Wilkes Honors College at Florida Atlantic University and The Documentary Institute graduate program at the University of Florida. His graduate thesis film Civil Indigent (co-directed by Nicholas Corrao and David Hafter) received the Young Filmmaker Grand Jury Award at the 2011 Gasparilla International Film Festival (Tampa, Florida) and won second place in the documentary category at the 2011 College Television Awards. Peter recently earned his M.F.A. in documentary filmmaking from Wake Forest University. Source: filmmaker
* Be sure to catch director Peter Salomone and crew member Roman Safiullin at the Independent Filmmaker Panel and screening Q&A’s!

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GAME GORILLA
8:42 minutes/US/English / Student Short/Gaming/Dark Comedy
Director: Michael Felker* (Florida State University School of Motion Picture Arts)

WORLD PREMIERE / Filmed in Florida 
ABOUT THE FILM:     Jeremy Milton, a thirty-five year old overweight greasy man-child with no job and is currently living with his aging nagging mother. One thing he can claim as his own is his dominance at the local arcade as the reigning high score champion and mentor to the kids there. But all that slowly crashes down when a mysterious player starts taking his high scores, and Jeremy’s moody inner bully starts coming out.  Source: filmmaker
CAST:    Greg Milton, Julien Bensimhon, Tommy Varnado, Janet Findling, Ryan Koch, Corinne Gallagher, and Trevin Connor.
* Be sure to catch director Michael Felker at the Florida Filmmaker Panel and screening Q&A’s! 

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REMAKE
6 minutes/Australia/English / Short Narrative/Comedy
Director: Chris Tomkins
octopodfilms.com

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
ABOUT THE FILM:     Two thieves on a “smash and grab” mission get more than they’d bargained for when they stumble upon the stash of a lifetime - but its a haul they can’t possibly carry. A lighthearted dig at just how obsessive film buffs can be - and how movie nerds can be found in all walks of life. Source: filmmaker
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:      Chris Tomkins is an Australian comedian who has been writing and performing comedy since the last millennium. He made his directorial debut with the short animation series “The Adventures of Terrence and Spider: Professional Bouncers” for Australia’s Comedy Channel in 2003, and has since gone to work on a number of internationally award-winning projects, ranging from short films to music videos. Tomkins’ experience covers everything from stand-up and sketch to musical comedy, but finds directing an exciting opportunity to tell other people to be funny. Tomkins is the founder of the comedy website, GORSKYS.COMedy and can sometimes be found playing comedy rock songs with his band, Man Bites God. Source: filmmaker
CAST:    Geoff Paine, Josh Cameron, Erin Dewar, Lliam Amor, Jim lawson, and Briony Williams.

 



Saturday July 2, 2011 4:15pm - 5:14pm
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