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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

07:17 min 2. August 2011

What about the bodies

a narrative film in no language

Here's a little film from Simon Ellis which has me in the main role. This was a lot of fun to shoot and thought I should put it out there. It was shot up by the Lake District in England and was a bit nippy. we shot on a PD 170 so you can see it's a little grainy. This film won a couple of awards. You can check out more from Simon on his website at bubtowers.com.au

07:48 min 12. December 2013

Hound [Short Film]

a narrative film in English

Made for the 72 Hour National Film Challenge

Genre: Spy
Prop: Ear Plugs
Line of Dialogue: Not everyone can be perfect
Character: Carl Leffler, Dog Trainer

11:43 min 20. June 2012

The Terms with English subtitles

a narrative film in English

The Irish brogue can be tricky for some audiences, so I've made a version with English subtitles. The film without subtitles is here: https://vimeo.com/44229432

Based on the short story by Irish writer Mike McCormack, starring Gary Lewis and Ciaran Flynn. Filmed in just under two days in the UK on the South Downs just north of Brighton, on the RED. Download the press kit here: tinyurl.com/cln7o6h

Writer/director - Jason LaMotte
Producer - Allon Wechsler
Cinematographer - Lee Pulbrook
Production Designer - Tony Noble
Editor - Paul Trewartha
Original music - David Benjamin Steinberg

follow Jason on twitter.com/#!/lamotski

01:42 min 5. July 2008

Western Spaghetti by PES

an experimental film in English

Watch PES's latest film "Submarine Sandwich" here: http://youtu.be/EWEl8-PHhMI

Get official PES merch here: http://pesfilm.com

Western Spaghetti | Written and Directed by PES | *2009 Sundance Film Festival Winner *TIME Magazine voted #2 Viral Video of the Year *2009 Audience Award, Annecy Animation Festival

20:41 min 28. November 2012

The New Tenants (2009)

a narrative film in English

The New Tenants, a short film directed by Joachim Back, written by Anders Thomas Jensen, and adapted by David Rakoff. Winner of the 2009 Oscar for Best Live Action Short

Cast: David Rakoff (Frank), Jamie Harrold (Pete), Helen Hanft (Grandma), Vincent D'Onofrio (Jan), Kevin Corrigan (Zelko), Liane Balaban (Irene)

12:44 min 7. December 2009

Just a love story

a narrative film in Chinese

A man falls for a woman in an elevator, but lacks the courage to talk to her. One rainy day, the two meet again in the elevator, and the man’s strain of lust is unleashed by the sight of her soaked body. He finally decides to take the initiative, which leads to a shocking truth.

14:06 min 27. June 2012


a narrative film in English

NIGERIA/USA, 2012, 14 mins, HD

Uzoma loves playing games with his little brother, in spite of his father’s warnings. And sometimes, simple games have serious consequences.

More info: www.juliusonah.com

07:15 min 5. November 2013

How to find the right partner | Tony Verheij | TEDxTwenteU

a talk in English

This man can tell you anything about making big money with less effort, but he also has a very interesting story about true love. And it is this love-story that will inspire you in this talk. Listen to his talk and learn the secrets of how to find the right partner, right now!

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

04:39 min 2. December 2011

The Gift

a narrative film in Russian

Directed by Carl E. Rinsch, ‘The Gift’ Belongs to the "pararell Lines" Phillips Cinema campaning. Placed in Russia, The Gift is a Sci-Fi short with a savage Chase sequence on it. We made more than 20 full CGI shots for the short. Check out the animated pictures to see how it has been done. We also made the vechicles and some characters desings. We enjoyed creating such an unusual atmosphere and sense. Not the regular Sci-fi film we are used to see...

03:25 min 26. May 2006

SDP - Hast du mal ein Problem

a music video in German

very cool song.the bands name is "stone deaf production"
SDP holds all rights and copyright

04:20 min 18. August 2014

Chet Faker - Gold

a music video in English

Candice Heiden
April Corley
Appelusa McGlynn

dir Hiro Murai
prod Kimberly Stuckwisch
dp Larkin Seiple
choreographer: Ryan Heffington
AD: Jamar Hawkins
gaffer: Matt Ardine
prod design: Maxwell Orgell
PM: Sara Eric Lacombe
wardrobe: Elise Velasco and Chris Velasco
color: Ricky @ MPC
ep Danielle Hinde @ Doomsday Ent

01:37 min 15. January 2015


an experimental film in English

Your dream may be big (it should be!) and that might make it seem overwhelming. But it's about taking small steps to get to it. It's all about taking THAT step!

05:52 min 1. March 2011

The Maestro (Short Film)

a narrative film in English

Short Film directed by Adam Anthony
Written and produced by Adam Anthony and Edward Copestick


- Tropfest 2011 (Australia)
- St Kilda Festival 2011 (Australia)
- The London Australian Film Festival 2011 (UK)
- New York City International Film Festival 2011 (USA)
- Palo Alto International Film Festival 2011 (USA)
- Edmonton International Film Festival 2011 (Canada)
- Shnit International Film Festival 2011 (Bern, Switzerland)
- Berlin Interfilm Festival 2011 (Germany)
- The Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival 2012 (France)
- Byron Bay International Film Festival 2012 (Australia)
- Monte Carlo International Film Festival 2012
- Busan International Short Film Festival 2012 (South Korea)

- 3rd Prize at Tropfest 2011
- Best Cinematography at Tropfest 2011
- Best Experimental Short at Edmonton International Film Festival.

- co-writing and developing the initial concept with the writer / director
- finding and securing locations, talent, equipment and crew
- Assisting on shoots, designing and overseeing VFX shots and shooting 2 fairground timelapse scenes on the 5D MKII
- Promoting the film through the internet and film festivals

Director / Producer / Writer / Writer" datatype="xsd:string">Editor / Writer" datatype="xsd:string">Editor" datatype="xsd:string">Art Director / Costume Designer - Adam Anthony
Co-Producer / Co-Writer / Visual Effects - Edward Copestick
Cinematographer - Tony Gardiner
Second Camera - Nate Martin
Composer - Benjamin Speed
Sound Designer - Rosie Chase
Sound Mixer - Sam Hayward
Colourist - Trish Cahill
Hair and Make-up - Jodi Gardener / Katy Clucas / Rachel Coenen
Wardrobe Ageing - Marc Barold
Location Sound - Chris Frith
Roto Artist - Oliver Stoke-Hughes
Violinist - Anne Thompson

The Maestro - Gyton Grantley
Squeegee Kid - Nick Maricic
Motorist - Rory Williamson
Double Bay Kid #1 - Alex Thompson
Double Bay Kid #2 - Kirsty O'Conner
Double Bay Kid #3 - Olivier Leimbach
Security Guard - Justin Stewart Cotta

02:55 min 25. May 2014

Copying = Stealing ?

a lecture in English

A webseries debunking the myths of copying.
A week left on Indiegogo! http://igg.me/at/copyme

In the digital world, to copy is to duplicate information to somewhere else, using your own computing power. Digital property is not a finite resource!
Episode number two is basically extending the talk about copying vs stealing. Before heading to deeper waters, we feel it's really important to cover these things at length. In the digital world, things are rather different.


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