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Friday, July 1 • 1:30pm - 2:25pm
DOCUMENTARY SHORTS PROGRAM 1 (GEEK FILM FEST)

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DOCUMENTARY SHORTS PROGRAM 1

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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MAN AND MACHINE: A NAKED ROBOTIC LOVE STORY
Short Documentary/Technology 
21 minutes/Belgium/Belgian (English subtitles) 
Directors: Jesse Roesler and Jonathan Nowak
deliciousfilmworks.com

ABOUT THE FILM
Have you ever heard the strains of a naked robotic orchestra? Experience the love story and “new music” generated by an unconventional pair of musicians and performance artists in Ghent, Belgium. Godfried and Moniek built an entire orchestra of robotic instruments designed to be conducted in the nude using Doppler sonar radar. Will their most daring creation find acceptance in the music community? Or will they be forced to remain on the fringe of modern music culture? This documentary follows the trajectory of their rebellion, their collaboration and the challenges of maintaining a creative identity within a romantic relationship. Source: filmmaker

ABOUT THE DIRECTORS
A filmmaking force in Minneapolis passionately presenting the stories of the inspired, the illuminated, the mad-for-it-all few who followed their bliss and ended up changing more than their own lives in the process. These are the stories of the modern dreamers, the authentic wild cards: some they know and some they have created. In any case, they hope you leave refreshed, renewed and ready to boldly go where you’ve always wanted. Source: filmmaker 

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SATAN SINCE 2003
19:30 minutes/US/English / Short Documentary/Fandom & Culture
Director: Carlos Puga
standardarts.com

FLORIDA PREMIERE
ABOUT THE FILM:     Born in the late 1970's as a response to high gas prices, the moped was a short-lived fad whose only present-day trace is found among tight packs of young hipsters vying to keep the retro culture alive across America. For Emmy Award-winning documentarian Carlos Puga (True Life, MTV), three months’ access to The Hell's Satans (Richmond, Virginia's premier moped gang) produced enough material for not only an eye-popping peek into this otherwise reclusive society, but also a satirical jab at the process of documentary film-making.  Premiered at Sundance 2011, also screened at South by Southwest Festival (SXSW) 2011.   Source: filmmaker.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:     Carlos Puga was born in Santiago, Chile and raised in Miami, Florida. He received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from The Stern School of Business at New York University while also studying Acting and Directing at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute of New York. His career in television began in 2003 when he worked as a field producer for MTV’s acclaimed documentary series True Life. He has continued to work on the series ever since, directing and producing full episodes through his New York-based production company, Standard Arts. In 2009 he was awarded a Daytime Emmy Award for his work on True Life.  Source: filmmaker

 




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