VITAL INFO
NODANCE - YEAR 5 -

HEADQUARTERS Main Street Mall
333 Main Street (Across From Egyptian Theater)
2nd Floor

THEATER 1
Main Street Mall
333 Main Street
Room: Theater 1 (2nd Floor)
Seats: 120

THEATER 2
Treasure Mountain Inn
255 Main Street (top of Main Street)
Room: Theater 2 (Grand Theater)
Seats: 140

SCHEDULE

FRIDAY - Jan. 11th, 2002
4 - 6 pm - Nodance HQ stop-ins welcome/Check-in

SATURDAY - Jan. 12th
12 - 6 pm - Filmmaker Check-in @ Nodance HQ
12 - 6 pm - Competition Screenings @ Theater 2
6 - 10 pm - Opening Night Party @ Nodance HQ

SUNDAY - Jan. 13th
12 - 7 pm - Competition Screenings @ Theater 1 & 2
3 - 4 pm - PANEL : Storytelling @ Theater 1

MONDAY - Jan. 14th
12 - 6 pm - Competition Screenings @ Theater 1 & 2

TUESDAY - Jan. 15th
12 - 7 pm - Competition Screenings @ Theater 1 & 2
3 - 4 pm - PANEL: Digital Frontiers @ Theater 1

WEDNESDAY - Jan. 16th
12 - 7 pm - Competition Screenings @ Theater 1 & 2
8 - 11 pm - ND5 Closing Night Awards Party @ Nodance HQ

THURSDAY - Jan. 17th
2 - 6 pm - ND5 Grand Jury & Audience Award Screenings @ Theater 1
1 - 5 pm - ND5 Comp Shorts & Documentary Award screening @ Theater 2

PARTIES

    OPENING NIGHT PARTY

SATURDAY Jan. 12th 6 - 10 pm Nodance HQ - Main Street Mall

    CLOSING NIGHT PARTY

WEDNESDAY Jan. 16th 8 - 11 pm Nodance HQ - Main Street Mall

PANELS

SUNDAY Jan. 13th 3-4 pm - "Storytelling" Nodance HQ - Main Street Mall

TUESDAY Jan. 15th 3-4 pm - "Digital Frontiers" Nodance HQ - Main Street Mall

COMPETITION FEATURES
DOWN ON BRIGHTON - (world premiere)

Summary: "Down On Brighton" tracks Charlie, a petty Russian criminal, through a life altering day of murder, betrayal, stolen diamonds, a country-singing Chinese dry cleaner, and a wholelotta cash.

Running Time: 78 minutes
Director: Barry Surchin
Writer: Barry Surchin
Producer: Barry Surchin
web URL: www.DownOnBrighton.com
Shooting Format: mini-DV (PAL)

SUNDAY January 13th Theater 2 - TMI 1:00 pm

TUESDAY January 15th Theater 1 - MSM 12:00 pm

Playing with short: " Gamblin'"

FINALCUT.COM
Summary: A young, ambitious artist and his girlfriend make money by filming ficticious suicides, and selling the footage to the highest bidder. But when his girlfriend offers him the opportunity to film a real suicide, the director begins to question his desire for fame, and continues to blur the line between suicide and murder.

(WARNING: this film contains scenes of realistic violence and english sub-titles.)

Running Time: 84 minutes
Director: Raoul W. Heimrich
Writer: Yvonne Wunschel
Producer: Raoul W. Heimrich
web URL: www.FinalCutdotcom.net
Shooting Format: DV

MONDAY January 14th Theater 2 - TMI 4:00 pm

WEDNESDAY January 16th Theater 1 - MSM 3:00 pm

Playing with short: "Great Balls Of Fire"

HIP, EDGY, SEXY, COOL - (world premiere)
Summary: "Hip, Edgy, Sexy, Cool" takes an "inside look" at the commercial casting process that parodies the plight of "The Monkey Brothers" on their quest for an Oscar, because in their words, "We don't cast commercials, we cast very short films."

Running Time: 86 minutes
Director: Robert B. Martin, Jr. & Aaron Priest
Writer: Aaron Priest
Producer: Robert B. Martin, Jr.
web URL: www.robertbmartinjr.com
Shooting Format: 16 mm

SUNDAY January 13th Theater 2 - TMI 4:00 pm

TUESDAY January 15th Theater 1 - MSM 5:00 pm

Playing with short: "Welcome To Purgatory"

LUCKY - (world premiere)
Summary: Millard Mudd, a drunken failure of a cartoon writer, has his life transformed when he meets Lucky, a stray dog who turns out to be far from innocent.

Running Time: 83 minutes
Director: Steve Cuden
Writer: Stephen Sustarsic
Producer: Steve Cuden, Michael Emanuel, Stephen Sustarsic
web URL: www.themovielcuky.com
Shooting Format: DV

MONDAY January 14th Theater 2 - TMI 1:00 pm

WEDNESDAY January 16th Theater 1 - MSM 12:00 pm

Playing with short: "The Newman Shower"

RESIN
Summary: After getting arrested, receiving his first felony, and getting beaten in jail, a low level pot dealer vows to make one final score and a fresh start. Instead, he winds up in a showdown with a malicious legal system threatening to steal his most valued possessions: his freedom and his life.

Running Time: 87 minutes
Director: Vladamir Gyorski
Writer: Steve Sobel
Producer: Steve Sobel
web URL: www.resin-themovie.com
Shooting Format: Digi-Beta Video

SATURDAY January 12th Theater 2 - TMI 4:00 pm

MONDAY January 14th Theater 1 - MSM 5:00 pm

Playing with short: "It's A Shame About Ray"

COMPETITION SHORTS
GAMBLIN' - (world premiere)
Summary: A bad debt leads to a very high stakes game of pool between a mobster and one of his clients (Daniel Baldwin) in this study of tension and humiliation.

Running Time: 16 minutes
Director: Wayne Orkline
Writer: Wayne Orkline
Producer: Dan Wulkan
Shooting Format: 35mm

SUNDAY January 13th Theater 2 - TMI 1:00 pm

TUESDAY January 15th Theater 1 - MSM 12:00 pm

Playing with feature "Down On Brighton"

THURSDAY January 17th - Competition Shorts Program Theater 2 - TMI 1:00 pm

GREAT BALLS OF FIRE - (world premiere)
Summary: In mad monologue, toothless, shirtless, filled with song and spit, a man speaks out in the aftermath of the World Trade Center attack like a barometer of the times.

Running Time: 6 minutes
Director: Leon Grodski
Writer: Leon Grodski
Producer: Leon Grodski & Pearl Gluck
Shooting Format: DV

MONDAY January 14th Theater 2 - TMI 4:00 pm

WEDNESDAY January 16th Theater 1 - MSM 3:00 pm

Playing with feature "FinalCut.com"

THURSDAY January 17th - Competition Shorts Program Theater 2 - TMI 1:00 pm

IT'S A SHAME ABOUT RAY...
Summary: After Ray drops dead while watering his lawn, Death escorts him to the afterlife, where it is discovered that his records are incomplete. Ray must then endure an interrogation by dozens of bureaucrats, piecing together his life and the way he lived it, before a decision can be made as to where he will go next: Door #1 (the good door) or Door #2 (maybe not so good.)

Running Time: 38 min
Director: Ajay Sahgal
Writer: Ajay Sahgal
Producer: Ajay Sahgal
Shooting Format: DV

SATURDAY January 12th Theater 2 - TMI 4:00 pm

MONDAY January 14th Theater 1 - MSM 5:00 pm

Playing with feature: "RESIN"

THURSDAY January 17th - Competition Shorts Program Theater 2 - TMI 1:00 pm

THE LAST RACE - (world premiere)
Summary: After being arrested, a young street-racing addict attempts to avoid the pitfalls of his illegal nighttime activities. But when his reputation is challenged by an aggressive newcomer with a fast ride, the race must be on. A fast-paced look into the world of underground street racing.

Running Time: 22 minutes
Director: Alex Ranarivelo
Writer: Alex Ranarivelo
Producer: Dan Sormani
Shooting Format: Super 35mm

WEDNESDAY January 16th Theater #2 - TMI 12:00 pm

THURSDAY January 17th - Competition Shorts Program Theater 2 - TMI 1:00 pm

THE NEWMAN SHOWER
Summary: In the summer of 1990, while most of his cabinmates are busy bragging about their sexual exploits, a young boy is forced to come of age at summer camp.

Running Time: 25 minutes
Director: Danny Passman
Writer: Danny Passman
Producer: Carlos Colon
Shooting Format: 16mm

MONDAY January 14th Theater 2 - TMI 1:00 pm

WEDNESDAY January 16th Theater 1 - MSM 12:00 pm

Playing with feature "Lucky"

THURSDAY January 17th - Competition Shorts Program Theater 2 - TMI 1:00 pm

WELCOME TO PURGATORY
Summary: Imagine all the deceased rock legends alive and well, and all together in a junior high school sex ed class being taught by Frank Sinatra. Just a typical morning in purgatory, a town whose inhabitants live their everyday lives blissfully ignorant that, in our world, they are famous dead celebrities.

Running Time: 6 min
Director: Jay Barba & Brian Farrelly
Writer: Jay Barba & Brian Farrelly
Producer: Jay Barba & Brian Farrelly
web URL: www.liebography.com
Shooting Format: Computer Animation

SUNDAY January 13th Theater 2 - TMI 4:00 pm

TUESDAY January 15th Theater 1 - MSM 5:00 pm

Playing with feature: "Hip, Edgy, Sexy, Cool"

THURSDAY January 17th - Competition Shorts Program Theater 2 - TMI 1:00 pm

COMPETITION DOCUMENTARIES
THE REAL SPIDER-MAN: THE MAKING OF THE GREEN GOBLIN'S LAST STAND - (world premiere)
Summary: "The Green Goblin's Last Stand" was produced in Baltimore for under $500, and was intended as a demo-reel for then Spider-man director James Cameron. This "making of" documentary is a behind the scenes account of big dreams, small bank accounts, and the absolute determination of filmmaker Dan Poole to bring the climatic showdown of Spider-man & the Green Goblin to the big screen.

Running Time: 60 minutes
Director: Dan Poole
Writer: Joan Weber
Producer: Dan Poole
web URL: www.alphadogproductions.net
Shooting Format: DV

SUNDAY January 13th Theater 1 - MSM 12:00 pm

TUESDAY January 15th Theater 2 - TMI 12:30 pm

WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO FOR TOILET PAPER? - (world premiere)
Summary: A DV portrait of Bill and Lydia, a married couple who dropped out of society in the late 1960's and never went back. The movie chronicles their lifestyle, which includes hunting their own food (deer, turkey, squirrel, possum), tanning leather, relieving themselves outdoors, viewing pornography, and the cultivation and near constant use of marijuana.

Running Time: 55 minutes
Director: Ben Thompson & John Grishin
Producer: John Grishin & Ben Thompson
Shooting Format: DV

SUNDAY January 13th Theater 1 - MSM 1:30 pm

TUESDAY January 15th Theater 2 - TMI 2:00 pm

BANG THE MACHINE - (world premiere)
Summary: Revealing the characters and culture surrounding the video game tournament scene, this film documents their fierce competition and sometimes bitter rivalries. As the American team is chosen to travel and compete in Japan, the film examines the young men's relationships, and builds to a thrilling climax.

Running Time: 90 minutes
Director: Tamara Katepoo
Producer: Tamara Katepoo
web URL: www.bangthemachine.com
Shooting Format: Super 16mm

SUNDAY January 13th
Theater 1 - MSM 5:00 pm

TUESDAY January 15th
Theater 2 - TMI 4:00 pm

CLOSING NIGHT FILM / NON-COMPETITION DOCUMENTARY
PLASTER CASTER
Summary: An intimate documentary portrait of the legendary artist and groupie, Cynthia Plaster Caster--famous for plaster casting the penises of rock stars, including, most notoriously, Jimi Hendrix. The film explores how Cynthia developed her unique pursuit, and follows the ups and downs of casting sessions. Features candid interviews with Noel Redding (The Jimi Hendrix Experience), Jello Biafra (The Dead Kennedys), Eric Burdon (The Animals), and Pete Shelley (The Buzzcocks).

Running Time: 97 minutes
Director: Jessica Villines
Producer: Jessica Villines, Jeff Economy, Brian R. Johnson, Melanie Villines
web URL: www.plastercaster.com
Shooting Format: Beta SP, Mini-DV

WEDNESDAY January 16th Theater 1 - MSM 5:00 pm
DV FIRST PROGRAM
COLD SWEAT - (world premiere)
Summary: At a remote mini-mart, four men wait for the ultimate score; five million dollars in cash. As they wait, the undercurrents of betrayal, fear and a lifetime of crime begin to take their toll. The armored car is late, a hit has been ordered by the syndicate boss, and nobody trusts anybody. Punctuated by dark humor, rich characters, and unyeilding pathos, COLD SWEAT is a quintessential heist movie for the new millennium.

Running Time: 77 minutes
Director: Ernie Mirich
Writer: Vic Kakavas, Jeremy Baka, Ernie Mirich
Producer: Eric Mirich
Shooting Format: DVCAM

SUNDAY January 13th Theater 2 - TMI 6:00 pm
SWEETIE PIE - (world premiere)
Summary: Sweetie Pie is a harrowing, modern day morality tale about kids who have had too much, too soon. Filmed against the lush landscape and bourgeois homes of the Southern California coast.

Running Time: 85 minutes
Director: K. Asher Levin
Writer: K. Asher Levin
Producer: Cisco Adler
web URL: www.palmpictures.com
Shooting Format: DV

MONDAY January 14th Theater 2 - TMI 6:00 pm
TAKEN - (world premiere)
Summary: Six friends come together to play "The Game", a high-speed pursuit of johns & hookers. But they are taken for a nightmarish ride by a modern day Jack-the-Ripper duo, stalking the streets, murdering & mutilating prostitutes.

Running Time: 75 minutes
Director: Jeromy Cesena
Writer: Jeromy Cesena
Producer: Mark Maccora & Mark Rogers
Shooting Format: DV

TUESDAY January 15th Theater 2 - TMI 6:00 pm


"PRODUCTS OF DISEASE" - S.H.C. (dir. Farah Z. Khalid)

Director: Farah Z. Khalid
Producer: Sim Basas
Shooting Format: 35mm

SATURDAY January 12th
     Theater 2 - TMI 4:00 pm

MONDAY January 14th
     Theater 1 - MSM 5:00 pm

Playing with Competition Feature "Resin"

"BOSSMAN" - Lucky Boys Confusion (dir. Jake Abraham)

Director: Renny Maslow
Producer: Jake Abraham
Shooting Format: mini-DV

SUNDAY January 13th
     Theater 2 - TMI 1:00 pm

TUESDAY January 15th
     Theater 1 - MSM 12:00 pm

Screening with Competition Feature "Down On Brighton"

"MAKIN' MUSIC" - Lexicon (dir. A.K.A.)

Director: A.K.A.
Producer: Rick Guardino
Shooting Format: Super 16mm

SUNDAY January 13th
     Theater 2 - TMI 4:00 pm

TUESDAY January 15th
     Theater 1 - MSM 5:00 pm

Screening with Competition Feature "Hip, Edgy, Sexy, Cool"

"eLECTRICTY" - dataBITCH (dir. Steven Wagner)

Director: Steven Wagner
Producer: Steven Wagner & Andrew Honacker
Shooting Format: 35mm & DV

MONDAY January 14th
     Theater 2 - TMI 1:00 pm

WEDNESDAY January 16th
     Theater 1 - MSM 12:00 pm

Screening with Competition Feature "Lucky"

"JAH JAH CITY" - Capelton - (dir. Samuel McQueen)

Director: Samuel McQueen
Producer: Greg Cooke
Shooting Format: 16mm

MONDAY January 14th
     Theater 2 - TMI 4:00 pm

WEDNESDAY January 16th
     Theater 1 - MSM 3:00 pm

Screening with Competition Feature "FinalCut.com"



(approximately 90 minutes)

MONDAY January 14th
     Theater 1 - MSM 12:00 pm

WEDNESDAY January 16th
     Theater 2 - TMI 1:00 pm

STASH

Summary: The night watchman of a storage facility inadvertently summons a vicious demon, and begins a cat-and-mouse chase through the darkened hallways.
Running Time: 15 min
Director: Kirsten Elms
Writer: Kirsten Elms
Producer: Mickey Harrison
Shooting Format: 35mm

LINCOLN & 31st

Summary: Two kids hang out a local gas station because they've got nothing better to do.
Running Time: 12 min
Director: Damien Caldwell
Writer: Aaron Brown
Producer: Rosanna Baloian
Shooting Format: 16mm

FAST FORWARD

Summary: A thriller happening five minutes before the 1981 assassination attempt of Ronald Reagan.
Running Time: 11 minutes
Director: Brad Furman
Writer: Brad Furman & Justin Marks
Producer: Brad Furman, Justin Marks, Deiora La Casse
web URL: www.canyouchangehistory.com
Shooting Format: 35mm

BAD CREDIT & ALIENS

Summary: A police detective from the near future seeks the killer of a dead child model.
Running Time: 16 minutes
Director: Michael Bond
Writer: Michael Bond
Producer: Melissa Hasluck
Shooting Format: Digi-Beta Video

LAST CHANCE

Summary: Trouble erupts when a Catholic high school girl wanders into a crime scene, setting off a chain reaction of bloody events.
Running Time: 20 minutes
Director: Bill Boatman
Writer: Michael Bolger
Producer: David Pasarow & Logik Marquette
Shooting Format: 35mm



(approximately 90 minutes)

MONDAY January 14th
     Theater 1 - MSM 3:00 pm

WEDNESDAY January 16th
     Theater 2 - TMI 4:00 pm

DEAD STARS

Summary: 17 year old Audrey meets three new friends. As she joins their girl gang - the Dead Stars, they take her on a thrilling journey, only few people dare to explore.
Running Time: 30 minutes
Director: Adi Amit
Writer: Adi Amit & Jason Libratore
Producer: Adi Amit
Shooting Format: 16mm

SYLVIA

Summary: Life may be cold, and love may be lonely, but romance isn't dead.
Running Time: 20 minutes
Director: Trevin Matcek
Writer: Trevin Matcek
Producer: Kalen Keach
Shooting Format: 35mm

REFRIGERATOR ART: MY FAMILY

Summary: Animated with crayon drawings,"Refrigerator Art" follows the adventures of a little boy named Billy and his all American dysfunctional family.
Running Time: 2 minutes
Director: Michael Dougherty
Writer: Michael Dougherty
Producer: Michael Dougherty
Shooting Format: Animation

JEFFREY'S HOLLYWOOD SCREEN TRICK

Summary: Inspired by the recent spate of bright and sunny gay romantic comedies, "Jeffrey's Hollywood Screen Trick" is a stop-motion animated film that satirizes this new genre with buckets of blood and 50 anatomically-exceptional Billy DollsŪ.
Running Time: 10 minutes
Director: Todd Downing
Writer: Todd Downing
Producer: Todd Downing
Shooting Format: Stop motion animation

LEGENDS OF SHOW BUSINESS

Summary: At his 100th birthday concert in Las Vegas, George Burns, America's oldest and most beloved entertainer, reveals the secret of his longevity.
Running Time: 7 min
Director: Mark W. Gray
Writer: Mark W. Gray
Producer: Mark W. Gray
Shooting Format: Flash animation

WALK

Summary: Join Edgar and his dog Gigi as they stroll through a wacky cut and paste neighborhood filled with drunk clowns, smoking grandmas, and sidewalk preachers.
Running Time: 6 minutes
Director: Jeff Drew
Writer: Jeff Drew
Producer: Jeff Drew
Shooting Format: Computer Animation


US/CHINA RELATIONS

Summary: A brief account of China's appalling human rights abuses and how the United States and the European Union ignore these abuses so big business can get the contracts. Profits before people.

Running Time: 14 minutes
Director: Jeremy Taylor
Writer: Jeremy Taylor
Producer: Jeremy Taylor
Shooting Format: DV


(Approximately 60 min)
WEDNESDAY January 16th
Theater #2 - TMI
12:00 pm

SUNDAY JANUARY 13th
"STORYTELLING: The importance of story in the big picture"
Sponsored by: 6161 Entertainment

3 - 4 pm
Theater 1 - MSM

Moderated by: Chris Gore, Film Threat Guests: TBA

TUESDAY JANUARY 15th
"DIGITAL FRONTIERS: The current state of digital filmmaking."
Sponsored by : Film Festival Today

3 - 4 pm
Theater 1 - MSM

Guests: TBA