Friday Nite Program
was held on September
(Friday the 13th
Cafe and Bogart's Lounge
3020 West New Haven Avenue
West Melbourne, FL 32904
(NE Corner of 192 & Wickham Road)
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Filmmakers reception and check-in
Friday Nite -
Friday the 13th Creature Feature
Reception Metrocinema Cafe and Bogart's Lounge
2.15 minute Preview
Directed by Ryan Lewis
Ghostly hunting's abound at local restaurant.
4 minute Preview
Directed by Patrick Cox
Scary Tales: The Return of Mr. Longfellow
Directed by Michael A. Hoffman and Jason Daly. Mr. Longfellow (Joel
D. Wynkoop of "Dirty Cop No Donut") is working at a used
car dealership. There, he spins three tales of horror to Don Leifert
dealing with zombies, slashers and psychological terror. Featuring
Felissa Rose ("Sleepaway Camp"), Joe Estevez ("Soultaker")
and Robert Z'Dar ("Tango and Cash").
* * US Premiere * *
Directed by David Bryant, Sebastian Smith, & Richard Stiles. Dead
Wood was made for a competition run by UrbanChillers.com and Apple,
to make a 2 minute horror film. Dead Wood was the first collaboration
with Sebastian Smith and Richard Stiles. (Groovy Badger) and David
Bryant (Bryant Brothers Productions).
Directed by Philip & Robert Snyder
Rick,an over-the-hill punk rocker and his girlfriend enter a graveyard
in the dead of night with plans to party and instead encounter the
Edgar Allen Poe's Tales of Mystery
(2002, USA, 4m) Directed by Jose A. Acosta
Edgar Allen Poe as host of his own Twilight Zone-like horror anthology
series? It could happen, and does, in Acosta's highly amusing short
that follows the writer of The Raven through a hard day on the set
(even in his humbling life, Poe wasn't subject to this sort of humiliation).
With exemplary, shadowy CGI work and an excellent vocal performance
provided by Acosta himself.
The Open Window
Directed by Noah Arntson
Ghost stories are as old as the woods. -- But not to a freak beggar
called the Tin-Can Man. He's out terrorizing the locals, until a peasant
girl makes sure to give him "run for his money."
Noah Arntson and Jason Behnkeonly were pursued by armed ATF agents
conducting a coincidental pot bust while filming this film in the
Los Angeles National Forest.
Heart of Gold
Written and Directed by Guido Jimenez- Cruz
(2000, Spain, 10m) In the early 1800's, in a small Genesee Country
town, everybody regards Mr. Claghorn as a remarkable husband and gentleman.
But appearances are deceiving, even those that come from the beyond.This
film based on an early 19th century ghost tale by G. W. Kündelicht
received the Best Photography Award in the International Film Festival
of Elche, Spain, and was selected in the Boston, Huelva and Alcalá
de Henares film festivals, among others.
CEMETERY LOVE STORY
(2002, Canada,19.5 m)
Written, directed, edited and co-produced by John
It's a steamy day at the cemetery. A grave robbing widow has just
met a new special someone. Love is in the air, but a nasty undertaker
and his axe-wielding partner in crime have other plans for the young
Featuring an original score by Mitch Dorge of Crash Test Dummies.
10 minutes Directed by Micah Chambers-Goldberg
Scary Stories for
Written, produced, and directed by Vince Courtney
A wonderful collection of three yarns spun by that master storyteller
and fun loving corpse, Gator Butt Willie. No guts. No gore. Just old
fashioned fun. Vince Courtney is also the author of seventeen books
for adults, young adults and children. His book, Virtual Fred, was
an alternate selection of The Childrens Book of the Month Club.
He is the author of Die Laughing listed as one of the best books of
the year in Books for the Teen Age 95, and published in Germany as
Das Grab Des Hexers.
Directed by Wil Petty
Directed by Brett Ingram 1:20m
Bizarre droids and robots orchestrate the production of freakish heads
conveyed continuously into the television of a placid couple watching
from their couch. Ingram's sculpting, animation and production values
are very strong, and this is a trenchant work.
Directed by Nicky Loi
There is a serial killer on the loose.Dubbed "The 9mm Killer"
by the local press, this serial killer has already claimed 6 victims,
all found dead after being shot execution style. After a detailed
survey of the various crime scenes that appear to be linked to each
other, the 9mm Killer seemingly preys on motorists sitting in cars.
The victim's vehicles are often abandoned, and blood drops found in
the car indicate that the Killer would strike his victims, then transport
them to remote areas for the henious executions.John is about to find
out how it is to be one of his victims.
Rear View Mirror
Directed by Robert Snyder (2001, USA, 5:30m)
While driving her father's Toyota Corolla, a young girl is baffled
when her double appears to be following her
operating her own
vehicle, a Toyota Echo. She investigates the mystery and ends up in
a strange, life loop.
Happens (Irgendwas Ist Immer)
Directed by Andreas Dihm
Animated Short - Germany
15m Directed by Malik Booth firstname.lastname@example.org
Late Nite Special
(Exploitation and the Pleasantly Strange)
Directed by Kevin Campbell
Cheerleaders and Computer Geeks battle Catholic Schoolgirls to Save
the World from Global Internet Zombie Domination! When meddling, self-righteous
Church Ladies mistakenly believe that perky Happy Valley Hamster Cheerleaders
are responsible for the "Internet smut" invading their children's
bedrooms, they decide to take action!The Church Ladies recruit Stephen,
once rejected by the cheerleading squad, who burns with the desire
for revenge! Now teaching at a parochial school, Stephen recruits
slutty schoolgirls to beat some sense into those cheerleading hussies
who rejected him! The cheerleaders turn to their arch social enemies,
the gaseous, zit-popping computer geeks, to help them learn kung fu.
In amazing plot twists, the cheerleaders repeatedly battle the schoolgirls,
and somehow the camera shoots the fight scenes looking up from ground
level, in slow motion! Lurking in the shadows is the mysterious "Mr.
X" who's really using the Cheerleaders and the Computer Geeks
as guinea pigs to test his Internet Zombie Domination Software to
rule the world!Can the Cheerleaders stop Mr. X's diabolical plans?
Will the Computer Geeks learn how to control their flatulence? Will
giant fighting Megazord robots stomp out Shoe Heaven? There's only
one way to find out-watch "Cheerleader Ninjas!"
Directed by Brooke Keesling
A young girl wishes for large breasts.
Winner of a Student Academy Award© for Animation.
"Stick Girl's Guide to Safe Sex"
Directed by Bruse Simpson
An uninvited guest pays Stick Girl a visit
Farmer McCallister's Thinking Machine
Directed by Brady Koch
Down on McAllister's farm there is a cow, a pitchfork, a haggard man,
a shed, an evil wife, and a bucket-headed robot. Not to mention lust.
Red #2 is coming.
(USA, 13 min) Farmer McAllister is henpecked by his wife and overworked
to the point of exhaustion. There seems no solution until he has the
sudden inspiration to build a robot from spare parts scrounged from
the barn. The robot proves a handy labor-saving device but is both
more and less than the McAllisters bargained for. A humorous
and raunchy, sex comedy.The story of a farmer, his battle-axe wife
and the robot that comes between them.
King Pathetic Creep
Directed by Todd Thompson (USA,11:30 m)
A loser named Jack who uses his roommates influence to land
a date with his long-time, grade school crush, Susan. Passion blooms
until Susan discovers Jack's secret.
My Legendary Girlfriend: Cynthia Plaster Caster
Directed by Braden King
This documentary presents a snapshot of the life, legend, and philosophy
of infamous 60's groupie, Cynthia Plaster Caster as she mounts the
first-ever showing of her casts at New York's Threadwaxing Space gallery.
Thighmaster 2000: The Cellulite Saga
Directed by Cynthia Birkhead
Looking in the Fishbowl
Directed by Jeremy Habig and James Henschen.
Surreal satire about a young writer unwillingly thrust into the nihilistic
city nightlife on his twenty-first birthday.
Movement in Trilogy
(2001, 2 min, Florida)
Directed by Brian Campbell
Gritty abstracted views of motion in human beings through the
concepts of Body, Mind, and Spirit.
Directed by Don Hertzfeldt
In the spring of 1999, the Family Learning Channel commissioned animator
Don Hertzfeldt to produce promotional segments for their network.
The cartoons were completed in five weeks. The Family Learning Channel
rejected all of them upon review, and they were never aired..."
A collision between art, commercial culture, and madness. 2000 Academy
Award© Nominee, Best Animated Short Film
Golliwog's Cake Walk
Directed by Christopher Frieri
A sexy and playful nod to early film pioneers and cinematic possibilities
of the chase and the strip tease, popular themes from the nickelodeon
era. Shot in black and white with minimal dialogue and a haunting
Classics" Select Features Program
Yard Sale (The Movie)
Directed by Keith Collier & Kirk Collier
The story of three southern sisters dealing with various personal
problems and conflicts as they hold a yard sale, not the least of
which is their mentally-deteriorating elderly father.
Follow Me Outside
Directed by John Sullivan
It's a romance -- a quirky road movie with strange twists and turns
-- about a successful young professional forced to question her basic
assumptions. Revolted by her fiancée's shallowness and a career's
soullessness, she dumps the selfish guy and ditches the power position.
During a long weekend, she links up with an improbable, on-the-edge,
failed baseball player and band member, who unbeknownst to her is
also wanted for murder
Directed by Billy Holley
Mark Johnson(Jason Bing) is a 28 year-old hell-raiser and is so relentless
when it comes to other people's feelings, it will make you quiver.
The disappearance of his brother makes Mark realize how much it should
have been him. Mark has asked to be forgiven and wants to be given
a "Second Chance". Tsong the angel (Salina Chou) guides
Mark in the right directions. Still Mark can't prove his innocence
from all the killings until he starts to mend his wrongdoings. You'll
Again & Again
Directed by Richard Cecere
In this black comedy, a human heart is stolen by a gang led by
"the quotemaster", who speaks only in movie quotes.
Dodge University:The Movie
80m Produced by Professor Bob Jones and directed by his film students,
A comic look at the everyday life of a film school set in Los Angeles.
* * WORLD FILM FESTIVAL PREMIERE * *
Directed & Co-written by Oliver Robins; Produced & Co-written
by Michael Baumgarten. Former child star Oliver Robins (Poltergiest)
directed this comedy about two people searching for the perfect roommates.
Starring A.J. Buckley ("Disturbing Behavior"), Holly Fields
("Wishmaster 2"), Jennifer Lyons ("Can't Hardly Wait"
and a niece of Mr. James Best), Emmy winner Dana Barron, Lisa Brenner
("The Patriot"), Stephen Furst ("Animal House"),
and Adam Wylie ("Picket Fences").
105m Directed by Charles Riccardi
Tucker Greg Winters sees his whole life change when he accidently
hits a jogger and hides on the nearby farm of Martha Thompson, an
aging religious widow with strong family valies and a sharp wit.Unaware
of Greg's recent history, Martha takes him in as her handyman, paying
him with criticism and self-righteous indignation, allowing Greg time
to evade the police and fix his truck so he can leave and repair his
delicate relationship with his young daughter. As time runs out, the
pressure is on for Greg to change his ways, but can he? Or is it just
Directed by Rob Goodman & Produced by Rob Goodman & Tom Brown.
A juxtaposition between an inanimate object telling the story of an
animated world. As passengers come and go inside Taxi 531, little
pieces of their lives are left behind. Whether it be a story, a memory,
or an object, their brief encounter becomes another page in the infinite
history of 531. In essence, 531 is an inanimate sponge that absorbs
the little pieces of life left behind by the animated world that climbed
The Last Supper or How Two Madmen Made a Film
Directed by Vojko Anzeljc
Two patients from a mental institution steal a camcorder from a doctor's
office and escape. Their intention is to make a film about a guy who
saves a girl and gets to kiss her in the end. How they plan to make
the film is astonishing simple: they "use" people they meet
as actors, without their realizing it. An impressive first film from
Vojko Anzejc, filled with humor and pathos. Even though the characters
are walking a thin line between life and death throughout the film,
the action, seen through the eyes of these "madmen," appears
heartwarming and amusing, even down to the most tragic moments.