Short Film: SKIN DEEP, 20min., UK, Fantasy

 

Screen shot 2017 03 10 at 14.21.29Obsessed by appearance, a woman applies mysterious cream to help reignite her stagnant marriage. But when her skin peels away, her obsession soon turns his fantasy into a nightmare.

Project Links
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 2, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    8,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    RED Dragon
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
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Short Film: MONSIEUR HERNST, 15min., France, Sci-Fi/Drama

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Mr HERNST has forgotten everything, even his own identity. Facing him, his doctor pushes trough the ages of his life trying to recover the memory of the event that made him forget everything.

  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 34 seconds
  • Country of Origin:
    France
  • Country of Filming:
    France
  • Shooting Format:
    Numérique
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
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Director BIO: Stephen Rutterford (BACK PAGE RIPPER)

Director Biography

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Stephen Rutterford is a British born Artist based in New York.
His day job is Partner, Executive Creative Director, at The Brooklyn Brothers ; Voted Gold at Advertising Age’s Small agency of the year 2014.
Prior to The Brooklyn Brothers, Stephen trained under Sir John Hegarty and Sir Charles Saatchi.
During his career he has worked on over 160 brands including; Levi’s, Xbox, T-mobile, Johnnie Walker, Rémy Martin and Coca Cola. And has collaborated with artists including Pharrell Williams, Talib Kweli, Astronautica, Shepard Fairey, Faile, D*Face and Michel Gondry.
“Advertising has been my film school. I’ve had the privilege to learn by watching first hand from the best talent in the industry.”
Stephen is a drummer, a ninja and a father. He is also left handed.

Director Statement

Back Page Ripper is my Directorial debut.
The film is an experiment with narrative structure and the visual style is a combination of influences from Bladerunner, Wong kar- Wai movies and The Muppets.
Based on a true story, the idea was inspired by a conversation with friend Jon Burkhart, (now founder of TBC Global). We spoke about a former work colleague, who would prank fellow coworkers by tearing the last page out of the book they were reading.
It took several years for the project to get off the ground. After a couple of failed attempts, I finally met the right group of people and everything aligned.
After shooting, It took a further year of nagging people for favors to complete the post production. It was a good lesson in perseverance and believing in your ideas.
A key moment was meeting Cinematographer Brenden Savi at The Creative Circus grad show, where I was looking to recruit creative teams. I was very impressed by Savi’s photography portfolio. It was evident we shared very similar tastes aesthetically, so I knew instantly he was the right man for the job.
Casting was important to the film visually. I was searching for a “Girl with the dragon tattoo” type of character and was introduced to Marion Saint Jean, a Chilean model and cosplay actor through Savi.
Additionally, my personal trainer Anwar Jackson had the right physicality for the role of the Ripper and eagerly embraced the character.
Furthermore I was very fortunate to be surrounded by a group of very talented people at The Brooklyn Brothers Ad agency.
In particular Ilana Fried. Not only a great producer but also an amazing craftsperson. She was responsible for creating a very complex costume made entirely from paper. (Amongst many many other things). Producers Christina Thompson and Kim Tyner were extremely patient with my crazy ramblings and bizarre requests.
Ethan Simmons skillfully cut the film, telling the story clearly and building tension and comedy in all the right places.
Danny Morris at Blacksmith post did a great job of covering up all my mistakes and took it to another level on the visuals.
The soundtrack was composed by Ben Runyan the former front man of City rain, who went on to form J U S T P R O C E S S. We met when he was teaching a music production course I attended at The Foxgrove music school in NYC. Since then we have collaborated on a music video for the song ” I Already know” featuring Joannie Jimenez on The J U S T P R O C E S S EP.
Carl Mandelbaum built the sound design from scratch (as we did not record any sound) We spent several sessions together crafting the right atmosphere and punctuation to give the film a cinematic edge.

Short Film: BACK PAGE RIPPER, 5min. USA, Sci-Fi/Mystery

 

Ripper poster imdbA girl must solve the mystery of who ripped the last page out of her mystery novel.

Project Links
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Mystery
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 31, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color

 

2017 SCI-FI/FANTASY Best Scene Screenplays (16)

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

ACTORREVAMPED MODELS – FANTASY BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Joseph Killeen
PRIMORDIAL SILENCE – FANTASY BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Irene Leonardou
ACTORTHE PSYCHONAUTS – THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Jonah Jones
ACTORTHE ERRANTS WAR – FANTASY BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Philip Tice
ACTORKOPKILLER – THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Shane McCabe
ACTORBEST Scene – THE LEGEND OF YAKATUTCH
January 2017 Reading
Written by Sean Francis Ellis

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – WORMHOLE 276
February 2017 Reading
Written by Veronica R. Tabares

ACTORACTION BEST Scene – A SECRET JOURNEY
May 2017 Reading
by Gary A. Piazza

ACTORDRAMA BEST Scene – ALL OF THEIR COLORS
May 2017 Reading
by Leonidas Vyzas Asimakopoulos

ACTORACTION BEST Scene – FIEND
May 2017 Reading
by Andrew Samuelsen

ACTORFANTASY BEST Scene – BRAD ACTUALLY
May 2017 Reading
by Jeremy Bonali & Alex Quinn

ACTORTHRILLER BEST Scene – TASTE MY REVENGE
May 2017 Reading
by Dimitri Devyatkin

ACTORTHRILLER BEST Scene – TASTE MY REVENGE
May 2017 Reading
by Dimitri Devyatkin

ACTORSCI-FI BEST Scene – AMERICAN INDIAN UPRISING
May 2017 Reading
by Allen Cody

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – CONTINENTALIS
June 2017 Reading
by Aurele Ndja

ACTORACTION BEST SCENE Screenplay – STRANDED
November 2017 Reading
by Christopher Andre
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – FROM A KIDS POINT OF VIEW
November 2017 Reading
by Chad Smith

ACTORTHRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay – GOD SMACK
November 2017 Reading
by Diana Lanham

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

Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Mary Cox

2017 SCI-FI/FANTASY Feature Screenplays (4)

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

 

FEATURE Screenplay – INCURABLE
January 2017 Reading
Written by Jeff York

ACTORFEATURE Screenplay – PIXYLATIONS
February 2017 Reading
Written by Joe Laudati

ACTORWINNING FEATURE Screenplay – THE LAST PRISON
August 2017 Reading
by Richard Geiwitz

ACTORNOWHERE MAN – TIME TRAVEL Feature Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Edward Ocean & Michael Sgueglia

 

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

Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Mary Cox

2017 SCI-FI/FANTASY Short Screenplays (18)

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

FAN FICTION Screenplay – UNIVERSAL SAINT BATMAN
January 2017 Reading
Written by Nathan Trumbull

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – DIASPORA
January 2017 Reading
Written by David Brin

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – MODERN LOVE
January 2017 Reading
Written by Hannah Dillon

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – 5 THINGS NOT TO FEED YOUR BABY
February 2017 Reading
Written by Todd A. Jackson

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – SUNFLOWER CARE
March 2017 Reading
Written by Della Greenawalt

ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – PAST PRESENCE
April 2017 Reading
Written by Kevin Mongelli

ACTORWAR SHORT Screenplay – ELEVEN YEARS OF LIGHT
April 2017 Reading
Written by Keith Soforic

ACTORFANTASY SHORT Screenplay – POLLY
April 2017 Reading
Written by Eric P. Granger

ACTORSCI-FI SHORT Screenplay – THE VOLUNTEER
May 2017 Reading
by Christopher Michaels

ACTORSCI-FI SHORT Screenplay – SWITCHMAN
June 2017 Reading
by Henry Leeker

ACTORFAMILY SHORT Screenplay – GIRL IN THE PAINTING
June 2017 Reading
by Scott Williamson

ACTORFANTASY SHORT Screenplay – NOTHING IS FREE
June 2017 Reading
by Terry Milner & Rebecca Brillhart

ACTORSCI-FI SHORT Screenplay – A DAY IN CONNECTED LIFE
July 2017 Reading
by Michael E. Lucas

ACTORSCI-FI SHORT Screenplay – SID
August 2017 Reading
by Auriga Ifill

ACTORFAN FICTION Screenplay – ROCKETEERS
August 2017 Reading
by Gil Saint

ACTORCANADIAN Short Screenplay – X-13
September 2017 Reading
by Asim Abraham

ACTORCOMEDY SHORT Screenplay – ALMOST NEVER TOO LATE
October 2017 Reading
by Jeffrey Howe

ACTORFAN FICTION Screenplay – LEGACY
November 2017 Reading
by Danielle Erlich

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

Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Mary Cox