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08:16 min 24. September 2011

The Man at the Counter

a narrative film in English

A story about life, love, and sugar packets.

Starring: Ian Hyland, Bill McHugh and Tom Everett Scott

Director: Brian McAllister
Screenplay by: Rebecca Sue Haber
Producer: Robert Cammisa
Director of Photography: Dennis Donovan
Music: Jarkko Hietanen
Executive Producer: Jim Mayzik

Festival Screenings:
2011 New Hampshire Film Festival
2011 Anchorage Int'l Film Festival (Honorable Mention)
2012 Dam Short Film Festival
2012 Skagway Winter Weekend Film Festival
2012 Omaha Film Festival
2012 Charlotte Film Festival
2012 Garden State Film Festival
2012 Phoenix Film Festival
2012 Rincon Int'l Film Festival, Puerto Rico
2012 Crossroads Film Festival
2012 West Chester Film Festival
2012 Siouxland Film Festival (Audience Award)
2012 Lighthouse International Film Festival
2012 Rainier Independent Film Festival
2012 Waterfront Film Festival
2012 Feel Good Film Festival
2012 Woods Hole Film Festival (Runner Up, Jury Prize)
2012 HollyShorts Film Festival
2012 DC Shorts Film Festival
2012 Rome International Film Festival
2012 Chesapeake Film Festival
2012 Williamstown Film Festival
2012 Rockport Film Festival
2012 Landlocked Film Festival
2012 Feast for the Eyes Food & Wine Film Festival, Minneapolis
2012 Mill Valley Film Festival
2013 Julien Dubuque Int'l Film Festival
2013 Cluj Shorts - Int'l Short Film Festival, Romania (Best Short Film)
2013 Gold Coast International Film Festival
2013 Portsmouth Short Film Night
2014 Mendocino Film Festival
2014 ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival, Germany
2014 Leuven Short Film Festival, Belgium

An account of the first days of shooting this film, illustrated with production stills, is available at:

Other Links:
Short of the Week Review: http://www.shortoftheweek.com/2013/02/26/the-man-at-the-counter/
Facebook Page: facebook.com/TheManAtTheCounter
IMDB Page: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2011308/
Filmmaker Brian McAllister's Page: www.editordirector.com
Twitter Page: twitter.com/editordirector

© 2011 Note to Self Films

06:55 min 2. September 2011

Shock doctrine

a documentary in English

Naomi Klein's much-acclaimed book "The Shock Doctrine" is the starting point for this strong documentary short that premiered in grand style at the 2007 Venice Film Festival. A collaboration with Alfonso and Jonás Cuarón.

client: Renegade Pictures/Penguin Books
project: Graphics and animation for short documentary
date: July/ August 2007

26:28 min 5. July 2014

13 Kinder in 8 Zimmern: Alltag in der Großfamilie Rübenack

a report in German

Es gibt Eltern, die relativ früh ihr erstes Kind bekamen und danach so lange weitergemacht haben, bis sie relativ spät ihr letztes Kind zur Welt brachten. Bei Familie Rübenack aus Leipzig sind es insgesamt 13 geworden, und damit ist sie eine echte Sensation. Zu Hause bei der Großfamilie leben mehr Menschen als beim Fußball in der Startelf stehen.

17:54 min 9. March 2010

Miracle Fish

a narrative film in English

Oscar nominated short film written and directed by Luke Doolan.

Produced by Drew Bailey.

Cast: Karl Beattie, Brendan Donoghue, Tara Morice & Kieran Darcy-Smith.

8 year old Joe has a Birthday he will never forget. After friends bully him, he sneaks off to the sick bay, wishing everyone in the world would go away. He wakes up to find his dream may have become a reality.

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09:20 min 29. January 2013

That B.E.A.T.

a documentary in English

(Official Selection: SXSW 2014)

New American Noise. New Orleans. Bounce Music.

Director: Abteen Bagheri
Executive Producers: Tash Tan & Brooke DeVard Smith
Producer: Chris Black
Associate Producer: Lee Groombridge
Cinematographer: Isaac Bauman
Editor: Leila Sarraf @ Trim Editing
Sound Mix: Martin Leitner @ Wave Studios
Color Correction: Dave Ludlam @ Framestore
Music Licensing: Marcus Brooke-Smith & Dom Bastyra @ Platinum Rye

Nicky Da B - 'Express Yourself' / 'Just a lil Nasty' / 'Beating Down Yo Block'
Sissy Nobby - 'Freestyle'
Big Freedia - 'Booty Whop Marc Garvy'

Special Thanks:
Arthur Roger
Big Freedia
Ian Wood
Katey Red
Magnolia Rhome
Mannie Fresh
Roosevelt Tyler
Rusty Lazer
Sissy Nobby
Tori Sims
Amber Clayton and Kayt Hall @ Wave Studios
Andy McLintock @ Framestore
Jemma Daniel @ Trim Editing

RIP Nicky Da B

05:35 min 9. September 2010

Umbra (HD - 2010)

an experimental film in English

An explorer adventures into an unknown world, yet it seems that he has been there before.
A short animated film directed by Malcolm Sutherland in 2010. With music by Alison Melville and Ben Grossman, and foley by Leon Lo. Sound design / mix by Malcolm Sutherland.

The animation is all hand-drawn; a mix of drawing / pastels on paper and digital animation with Toonboom Studio and a wacom cintiq tablet, assembled in After Effects 7 and edited in Sony Vegas 8.

16:02 min 14. March 2010


a narrative film in English

This is a short film that was directed by the French animation collective H5, François Alaux, Hervé de Crécy + Ludovic Houplain. It was presented at the Cannes Film Festival 2009. It opened the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and won a 2010 academy award under the category of animated short.

In this film there are two pieces of licensed music, in the beginning and in the end. All the other music and sound design are original. The opening track (Dean Martin "Good Morning Life") and closing track (The Ink Spots "I don't want to send the world on fire") songs are licensed pre-existing tracks. All original music and sound design is by, human (www.humanworldwide.com)

27:01 min 5. November 2014

JUNIPER CRESCENT - a short film by Tadas Vidmantas

a narrative film in English

Production: http://www.sleepthinker.com
Director: http://www.tadasvidmantas.com
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2922688/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Victoria Emslie (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4990981/)
Christoph Chechinger (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2082569/)
Ieva Andrejevaite

06:45 min 28. May 2015

The weaker sex

a report in English

Poorly educated men in rich countries have had difficulty coping with the enormous changes in the labour market and the home over the past half-century. In Tallulah, a decaying railroad town in Louisiana, men are absent or idle, and women have become the bread-winners

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10:10 min 3. March 2012


an experimental film in no language

Directed by Andrew Thomas Huang

WINNER at SLAMDANCE 2012 of the Special Jury Prize for Experimental Short

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Original Soundtrack: http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/the-nautilus-diary/id514184687

Cast Featuring: Mary Elise Hayden, Marissa Merrill & Dustin Edward

Executive Producers: David Lyons & Andrew Huang
Producers: Laura Merians & Stephanie Marshall
Cinematographer: Laura Merians
Production Designer: Hugh Zeigler
Costume Designer: Lindsey Mortensen
Hair & Makeup Designer: Jennifer Cunningham
Sound Design & Original Score: Andrew Huang

A Moo Studios & Future You Production

Copyright 2012 Andrew Huang All Rights Reserved.

10:00 min 25. February 2014

Hearing in the Bardo

a documentary in Tibetan

Referencing the Bardo Thodol (Tibetan Book of the Dead), 'HEARING IN THE BARDO' is a journey through the void between death and rebirth.

Through filming the landscape and Sherpa people of Nepal from an intimate perspective, the film focuses on the Tibetan Buddhist belief in reincarnation, blending the boundary between documentary and fiction. It deals with themes of loss, attachment, family and the traditional Tibetan belief in the transient nature of life, death and rebirth.

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06:35 min 14. May 2013

Kid Francescoli - "Blow Up"

a music video in English

"Blow Up", taken from the album "With Julia"
Order LP Vinyl or CD Digipack : http://oua.be/1tjd
Digital/itunes : http://www.itunes.com/kidfrancescoli

Listen on https://soundcloud.com/kidfrancescoli/blow-up-single-edit?in=kidfrancescoli/sets/blow-up/s-vzM4P/s-vzM4P

Directed by Hawaii & Smith
Starring Emily Wroe, Alexander Kikis, Hannah Green, Kay Gbolade and Amanda Marie Schaeffer
Ursus Productions 2013

All tour details : http://www.bandsintown.com/KidFrancescoli
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/kidfrancescoli
Twitter : https://twitter.com/kidfrancescoli

14:42 min 11. July 2014

Les adieux de la Grise (A Shade of Grey)

a narrative film in French

A peaceful life on a family farm. A cold, clear winter day. Nine-year-old Noémy is about to leave the carefree world of childhood behind.

+ Short of the Week article: http://www.shortoftheweek.com/2014/07/12/les-adieux-de-la-grise-a-shade-of-grey/
+ Selected in more than 75 film festivals worldwide.
+ Film's website & Behind-the-scenes photos: http://hervedemers.com/en/ashadeofgrey.html

Producer & Director : Hervé Demers (www.hervedemers.com)
Screenplay : Jean-Philippe Boudreau, Hervé Demers, Xavier Lechasseur
Loosely inspired by Lionel Groulx's novella
Cinematographer : Hong An Nguyen
Production designer : Josie-Anne Lemieux
Sound designer : Claude Beaugrand
Location sound recordist : Mélanie Gauthier
Cast : Noémy Petit, Claude Petit, Jérémy Dupré
Rosaly Petit, Élody Petit
Editor & Colorist : Hervé Demers

Production : Les Films de l'Autre (www.lesfilmsdelautre.com)
Distribution : Les Films du 3 mars (www.f3m.ca)
Financial Partners : Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Canada Council for the Arts,
National Film Board of Canada (FAP), Spirafilm, Vision Globale

Exhibition Format :
• 35mm, 1.85:1, Color, Dolby Digital 5.1, 24 fps
• DCP, 1.78:1, Color, Dolby Digital 5.1, 24 fps
Film Length : 427m (1400')
Number of Reels : 1
Technical Specs: RED 2K, Canon 5D mark II DSLR, Canon 7D, Technicolor CineStyle Color Profile, 28mm Zeiss ZF f2 Distagon T*, 50mm Zeiss ZE f1.4 Planar T*, 85mm Zeiss ZE f1.4 Planar T*, 100mm Zeiss ZF f2 Makro-Planar T*, Gini Cinema Rigs III HDSLR 3 Shoulder Mount Stabilizer, Adobe Premiere Pro CS6, Adobe After Effects CS6, Vimeo Staff Pick

04:34 min 24. February 2010

Björk - Army Of Me

a music video in English

Music video by Björk performing Army Of Me. (C) 1995 Bjork Overseas Ltd./One Little Indian Records Ltd.