ITN Distribution Film & New Media Festival Schedule of Screenings (July 21st-24th)


FESTIVAL DATES: JULY 21st-24th, 2011

OPENING NIGHT RED CARPET: Thursday, July 21st, 2011 at Stone Rose Lounge at Sofitel, 8555 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90038 from 7pm-11pm.

FILM SCREENINGS: The 2011 ITN Film & New Media Festival will take place at Raleigh Studios, located at 5300 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA 90038.

TICKETS & BOX OFFICE INFORMATION: Tickets are $12 in advance on Guests can go to and type in the name of the film’s title in the ‘search’ box or type in ‘ITN’. Direct

Parking is available at Raleigh Studios and it is $5 per car. The studio Parking Garage is located on Van Ness just as you turn off of Melrose Avenue directly across the street from the Van Ness entrance to the studios. Also, there should be street parking available (outside of the studio gates) – please check street signs.

Friday, July 22nd, 6pm, Chaplin Theatre

The Birthday Circle

The cruel irony of age is explored here, as childhood and twilight are initially contrasted but ultimately, compared....Birthday Circle. Cast: Matthew Marsh (Spy Game, An American Haunting).

Directed by Philip Lepherd. 5 min. UK. Short/Narrative/Drama.

Watch Out For Slick

Man raises paltry ransom for kidnapped young wife but things are never ever as they seem. Cast: Steve Franken (Dobie Gillis, Tom Dick & Mary, Bewitched, Angels & Demons), Barbara Mallory (Helter Skelter, Go Ask Alice), Connie Sawyer (Pineapple Express, Archie Bunker’s Place), Mary Jo Catlett (Diff’rent Strokes), Layla Galloway (Dallas), Johnny Crear (General Hospital), Paul Keith (Pirates of the Caribbean), Jacque Lynn Colton (Three’s Company, Golden Girls), Larry Gelman (The Odd Couple, CHiPS), Fay de Witt, Lillian Hurst (Lost), Susan Morgenstern, Jill Jacobson (Falcon Crest), Sarah Ann Morris (The Devil’s Tomb), Courtney Gains (Back to the Future, Can’t Buy Me Love, Children of the Corn). Directed by Herb Linsey. 95 min. USA. Feature Comedy.

Friday, July 22nd, 7:50pm, Pickford Theatre


TWINS FALL IN LOVE WITH THE SAME WOMAN, CREATING A DEADLY LOVE TRIANGLE. Cast: Jon Togo (CSI: Miami, Mystic River), Ed Asner, Emily Foxler (The Lost Tribe, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past), Aaron Refvem (General Hospital), Craig Grant (Oz), Anthony Ferro, Bob Adrian, Bob Johnson, Danny Alexander, Kelly Baugher, Meredith Zinner (Erin Brockovich), Stanley Sherman, Bern Cohen (Holy Rollers, Project Nim). Directed by Daniel Bollag. 90 min. USA. Feature Thriller.

Friday, July 22nd at 9:50pm, Pickford Theatre

Out of Darkness

'Out of the Darkness' is neither a dry statistical essay or graphic expose on the porn industry. Rather it is a personal, intimate story about a young woman's journey from a life in the porn industry to a life in Christ. The film’s subject Shelley Lubben, who spent 8 years in the sex industry and after finding Christ and true love,; Mark Houck, a recovering porn addict; Dr. Richard Fitzgibbons, a family therapist who has spent 30 years dealing with the fallout of the sexual utilitarian philosophy; and Dr. Judith Reisman, who has been studying the sexual revolution for decades and understands its historical roots. All deeply effected by pornography and the sexual utilitarian philosophy. Directed by Sean Finnegan. USA. 81 min. Documentary.

Friday, July 22nd at 10pm, Chaplin Theatre

Bright Day!

BRIGHT DAY! is a satirical 'documentary' that pokes a sharp and goofy finger at new-age religions, modern self-help movements (Ala The Secret, Oprah, etc.) and their seductive 'you can have everything you've ever wanted' message.The story follows TRIPP BAILEY, a washed-up journalist and wanna-be documentarian, as he tries to infiltrate and debunk PYRASPHERE, 'Hollywood's Fastest-growing New Religion.' Along the way, Tripp encounters a colorful collection of cultists (including his ex-wife) and their glamorous guru, GOSSAMYRHH, whose fame-hungry philosophies lead him down a path where he must choose between his own selfish ambitions and his 'journalistic integrity.'
BRIGHT DAY! was written/directed by Maggie Rowe and Andersen Gabrych and produced by Emmy-winning Jim Vallely (Arrested Development) and features a veritable who's who of Hollywood's comedy scene, including: Marc Evan Jackson, Matt Price, Laura Silverman, Michael Cera, Richard Belzer, Rick Overton, Amy Stiller, Melinda Hill, Eddie Pepitone, Bill Maher, and dozens more. 85 min. USA. Documentary/Comedy.

Saturday, July 23rd at 2:10pm, Pickford Theatre

Lullaby for Ray

A miniature film noir follows two New York vagrants as they wonder the streets of the city in search of shelter. Their journey culminates in a disturbing finale....

Directed by Marina Shron. 18 min. USA. Short/Drama.

Face to Face

A group of Australians from diverse backgrounds gather to decide the fate of a violent young man. An Australian '12 Angry Men', only there's 10, including 4 women. Face to Face is adapted from a play by Australian playwright, David Williamson, which is in turn based on the transcripts from actual conflict resolution sessions. Wayne, a young scaffold construction worker, rams into the back of his boss’ car in a fit of anger at being sacked. Rather than going straight to court, he opts for a community conference to discuss the events that led to such a violent reaction. As the story unfolds, each of the players is brought face to face with the complexity of determining ultimate guilt and responsibility. Cast: Luke Ford (Animal Kingdom, The Black Balloon, The Mummy), Ra Chapman, Lauren Clair (Matching Jack, Me and My Monsters), Vince Colosimo (Body of Lies, Daybreakers, Chopper). Directed by Michael Rymer. 85 min. Australia. Narrative Feature/Comedy.

Saturday, July 23rd at 4:10pm, Pickford Theatre

Shorts Program 1


They lie about it. Dad hitting Mom. But ten-year old Benjamin have had it with lies. Taking Dad's pricey puppy as hostage Benjamin forces Dad to apologize to Mom. Unfortunately for all of them, Daddy is not the apologizing kind. Cast: Anne Louise Hassing, Frederik Tingsø, Lars Bom. Directed by Lars Arendt. 15 min. Denmark. Short/Drama/Action.

Boxed Up

'Boxed Up' is a chaotic look inside the life of a rebellious teen whose only hope of redemption is tracking down a brutal killer terrorizing her quiet, suburban community. After witnessing the murder of her beloved older sister, Tessa spirals out of control. Family and mentors have all but given up hope and deem her a lost soul. Her path soon changes when she comes across a strange box while hiding from a security guard after her latest shoplifting spree. Following the horrific clues contained in the mysterious box, our heroine transforms from a reckless outcast to an unstoppable vigilante. Tessa's relentlessness takes her through an incredible heart-stopping journey where she'll stop at nothing to find the truth and prevent a heinous monster from killing again. Cast: Frankie Nasso (Gone Fishin’, Prince of Central Park, Dot.Kill), Syra McCarthy, Michelle Kochanski, Shayna Young, Val Rosales. Directed by Sean McCarthy. 17 min. USA. Short/Drama/Thriller.

Lullaby for Ray

A miniature film noir follows two New York vagrants as they wonder the streets of the city in search of shelter Their journey culminates in a disturbing finale....

Directed by Marina Shron. 18 min. USA. Short/Drama.


Award winning director Rob Sorrenti's latest short film 'Hollow' is a sensitive observation about the nature of addiction. Exploring the idea that love isn't always enough when it comes to getting clean and the inevitable sacrifice that comes with sobriety. Cast: Morven Christie (The Young Victoria, House of 9), Martin McCann (Clash of the Titans, Killing Bono). Directed by Rob Sorrenti. 20 min. UK. Short/Drama.

Hard to Come By

At the age of 60 Alex McCollister took early retirement. One year later, Alex lost his wife of 32 years to cancer. The pain of his loss, and the pain of a new medical condition, were almost too much to bear. 'Can't you just cut the damn thing out?' he asks his doctor. But the Doc and a young woman named Patricia had other things in store for him. And what seemed like a hopeless dead end, became, for Alex McCollister, the beginning of a new life. Cast: Garrett Brown (Kick-Ass, Uncle Buck, I Am Number Four), Annika Marks (Mona Lisa Smile), Kitty Swink (Patty Hearst), Ray Xifo

Directed by Dale Peterson. 35 min. USA. Short/Comedy/Drama.

Saturday, July 23rd at 6:10pm

The Frontier Boys

The Frontier Boys is the story of four high school boys whose undefeated basketball season and their friendship is threatened after a drive-by shooting leaves one of them in a coma and one of them with a secret. Brent Fencett, Jed Bracken, and T.J. Lewis are star players on the Charlevoix High School Basketball team. Jackson Carlson is their most obnoxious fan. They are unbeaten on the court and inseparable off it - until Brent gets caught up in his older brother's mixed up life. The consequences of Brent's choice leave T.J. in the hospital, and Brent's soul in turmoil. Cast: Rebecca St. James (Hannity), Big Kenny Alphin (CMT Insider, Can You Duet?), Timothy Lofing, Jedidiah Grooters, Jake Boyce, Taylor DeRoo, Gregory Myhre, Rodney Wiseman.

Directed by John Grooters. 107 min. USA. Narrative Feature/Family,

Saturday, July 23rd at 8:10pm

Of Life & Death
A cautionary tale, detailing the perils of getting too much of what you want. Directed by Jake Portman. 3:06 min. USA. Short/Animation.

The Price
The only man left standing, after a daring bank-heist and chase, makes one last desperate attempt to let the world know the truth...Directed by Kane Schirmer. 5:14 min. USA. Short/Thriller/Action.

Hard to Come By

At the age of 60 Alex McCollister took early retirement. One year later, Alex lost his wife of 32 years to cancer. The pain of his loss, and the pain of a new medical condition, were almost too much to bear. 'Can't you just cut the damn thing out?' he asks his doctor. But the Doc and a young woman named Patricia had other things in store for him. And what seemed like a hopeless dead end, became, for Alex McCollister, the beginning of a new life. Cast: Garrett Brown (Kick-Ass, Uncle Buck, I Am Number Four), Annika Marks (Mona Lisa Smile), Kitty Swink (Patty Hearst), Ray Xifo

Directed by Dale Peterson. 35 min. USA. Short/Comedy/Drama.

Dynamite Swine

While attempting to save his girlfriend’s “hair salon for the homeless,” a run-n-gun gambler falls $10K in the hole to a sadistic Russian quadriplegic thug and must enter the biggest card tourney of his life in order to save the salon, his ass, his brother’s ass and the life of a pig named Porky. Cast: Julia Ling (Chuck), Kyle Bornheimer (You Again, Perfect Couples), Stephen Millunzi, Matt Leuthe, Ed Flanagan

Directed by Mark Poisella. 72 min. USA. Narrative Feature/Comedy.

Sunday, July 24th at 2pm, Pickford Theatre

Shorts Program 2

Max Dear Boy

A fantasy story of a little boy, a potted plant and his adventures with his nanny.

Directed by Elizabeth “Leza” Lidow. 12 min. USA. Short/Comedy/Childrens.

Shudder House

On a rural estate in 1951, a boy named Robby trudges through a meaningless childhood. Training on classical piano is his only chore dictated by unloving parents. But when a Southern farmhand named Emma returns to the farm with a guitar in hand, Robby faces his only opportunity to grow and feel beyond his boyish blues. Cast: Matt Ball, Mavis Martin, Terry Holland, Stephanie Hedges. Directed by Joey Dello Russo. 15 min. USA. Short/Family.

grace in SARA

A 10 year-old girl comes to terms with her parents' breakup and her mother leaving home with the help of a creative therapist and the songs of her favorite rocker chick. Cast: Eva LaRue (CSI:Miami), Diego Serrano (Time of Your Life, The Men Who Stare at Goats),and Dannielle Prou with songs by Nina Gordon. Directed by Ming Lo. 22 min. USA. Short/Family.

Sunday, July 24th at 3pm, Pickford Theatre

Documentary Program 1

No Autographs

The story of one refugee's survival and his return home. NBA star Luol Deng travels to the Kakuma Refugee camp in Kenya and South Sudan to visit with the refugees and spread hope. This was Deng's first trip back to Sudan since fleeing in 1992. Directed by Bryan Buckley. Kenya/Sudan. 8:40 min. Documentary.

Jessie’s Dad

Former trucker Mark Lunsford transforms into one of America’s most effective child-protection crusaders after losing his 9-year-old daughter to a sexual predator. “Jessie’s Dad” follows a blue-collar Lunsford’s journey from a West Florida trailer park to Capitol Hill and state capitals and as he fights to convince lawmakers to wise up and crack down on sex predators. This documentary offers a behind-the-scenes look at a grieving father’s struggle to make a difference as he is driven by the knowledge that police could have saved Jessie’s life. Directed by Boaz Dvir. USA. 50 min. Documentary.

Sunday, July 24th at 4:15pm, Pickford Theatre

New Media – Webisodes Program

Ruby Skye PI: The Spam Scam

Fifteen year old Ruby Skye discovers that her neighbour is a victim of an email scam. Ruby vows to get her money back, but the clues start pointing in all the wrong directions and Ruby starts losing friends fast. Can she solve the mystery and win her friends back? Ruby Skye P.I. is fast-paced, funny on-line mystery series for tweens. Directed by Kelly Harms. 1:14 min. Canada. New Media/Webisode.


Cast: Al Thompson, Clayne Crawford, Fulvio Cecere, James DeBello, Richard Herd, Skai Jackson.

Directed by Al Thompson. 7:38 min. USA. New Media/Webisode.

The Great Dancing War

In the Future-Present, when all means of war and peace alike, have failed, the world divides into two Great Dancing Armies. History calls this THE GREAT DANCING WAR! Directed by Gail Conrad. 8:34 min. USA. New Media/Webisode.

Circumcised! a.k.a. A Slice of Life
From war ravaged Azerbaijan to the promised land of Israel and finally to America. What could be more complicated than this?.. Well, maybe circumcision?...Cast: Gleb Kaminer. Directed by Anna Giannotis. 9:01 min. USA. New Media/Webisode.

Suck and Moan

The end of the world is near. As a horrific viral outbreak creates a growing army of flesh eating zombies, what happens to those who have been secretly feeding on mankind all along?

'Suck and Moan' chronicles the stress filled situations brought upon a group of reluctant vampires, who are forced into a battle with fellow flesh eaters, after their only food source is threatened. Tossing aside the tiresome melodrama of recent vampire lore, this witty web series addresses the smaller, every day issues, facing the undead, and the dangers of over thinking a struggle against the brainless.

Despite their lightning fast reflexes, superior strength, and immortality, 'Suck and Moan' reminds us all that vampires were people too... Directed by Brendan Fong. 15 min. USA. New Media/Webisode.

Appleseed Elementary

“Appleseed Elementary” is a new comedy web series about a group of dysfunctional elementary school teachers that have absolutely no respect for their jobs and even less for the children they teach. These amoral government workers steal from their students, take bets on fights in the school yard, and even start a fake toy drive to try and raise money for vacation tickets. The whole school is a complete and utter disaster, but that all changes when a young, bright-eyed, reading teacher named Caitlin Ashmore tries to turn everything around and make Appleseed a positive learning environment for its students. Directed by Adam Siegel. 30 min. USA. New Media/Web-Series.

Sunday, July 24th at 6pm, Pickford Theatre

Short Film Program 3

In Loco Parentis

Two men confront each other in a strange underground room. Before long, this uneasy interrogation takes a series of turns neither of them expected, with far reaching consequences.
Cast: Anthony LaPaglia (The Client, Empire Records, Frasier, Without A Trace), Gia Carides (My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me), Ben Lawson (No Strings Attached, Neighbours) and Paul Ashton (The Secret Life of Us).Directed by Paul Ashton. 7 min. Australia. Short/Comedy.

The Outlaw Emmett Deemus

Don Quixote on a motorcycle: a Motorcycle Road Comedy.
A Semi-delusional 'Outlaw' Gentleman on a battered motorcycle fights The Highway Patrol & a Gang Of Young Outlaw Bikers for Love. The Old Guy wins -- sort of. Cast: Larry Hankin (Friends, Home Alone, Billy Madison, Pretty Woman), Edie McClurg (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Cars), Paul Willson (Cheers, It’s Garry Shandling’s Show). Directed by Stephan Spak- Fleet. 8 min. USA. Short/Narrative/Comedy.

The Outlaw & The Porno Queen

'Don Quixote on a motorcycle - A Biker Comedy'. Emmett Deemus, a semi-delusional 70 year-old Outlaw Biker wannabe takes on a gang of young outlaw bikers to save a voluptuous young lady they've kidnapped in order to collect the reward. But his heroism and events create a bizarre way in which he earns the money. Cast: Beans Morocco, Larry Hankin (Friends, Home Alone, Billy Madison, Pretty Woman), Jill-Michele Melean (MADtv, Reno 911), Roy Eisenstein

Directed by Alex Ferrari. 10 min. USA. Short/Narrative/Comedy.

The Outlaw Emmett Deemus & Willy Jones

The semi-delusional, 70-year-old Outlaw Biker, “The Outlaw Emmett Deemus” (Don Quixote
on a motorcycle) (formerly a parking enforcement officer for the township of
Glenbrick Glade, Fla.), has picked up a hitchhiker: 27-year-old Willy Jones, A
street-smart, ex-burglar/ex-con. They’re going to support themselves on the road
by being Bounty Hunters. The first Wanted Man they find has a gun and is willing to
use it. Weirdly, The Outlaw Emmett Deemus & Willy capture the wanted man but, even
when the Outlaw Emmett Deemus wins, he loses. And Willy wants to quit. To be
Cast: Larry Hankin (Friends, Home Alone, Billy Madison, Pretty Woman), Jeff Michalski, Wayne Wilson.

Directed by Hiro Murai. 10 min. USA. Short/Narrative/Comedy.

Freaky Saturday Night Fever

An arrogant French yuppie from Paris is punished by fate for his reckless behavior. Rushing to the hippest party in Paris, Gregoire gets teleported through time and space into the year 1977 to a place in the middle of nowhere in the Texas desert. Can he find his way out of this hell? We watch Gregoire struggle with life's lessons trying to find his way back to Paris. Cast: Gary Busey, Guillame Faure, Directed by Etienne Goldet. 19 min. France/USA. Short/Comedy/Drama/Sci-Fi.

False Creek Stories
This is False Creek, perhaps an insignificant point on a map. Its happenings won't splash across the front page of your morning newspaper, but the daily affairs of this little neighborhood are the main headlines to the people that live here. Their source for these stories is Bill, a wheelchair bound man with paraplegia who devotes his time and ambition to seek out those local chronicles that his neighbors so desire.

But with Bill's responsibility to entertain comes certain jealousy from Igor, who thinks he's better suited for the job. And from Doug, who just craves the respect it brings. Today, dressed with a shirt he found in the free-box, and with hope in his heart, Doug sets out to gain that respect. Cast: Alan Ruck (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Spin City), DB Sweeney (The Cutting Edge, Fire in the Sky), Stephen Lang (Avatar, Public Enemies), Aviva (Superbad).Directed by Mathieu Ricordi. 23:20 min. Canada. Short/Comedy.

These Boots Are Made For Walken

Jilted by love, Ronnie commits himself to a mental institution believing he is Christopher Walken. His brother Benny tracks him there. Upon meeting a damsel in distress in the hospital waiting room Benny hatches an idea. One that might not only save his brother and free an innocent pooch, but also lift the spirits of the damsel's dance-deprived grandmother in the process. Cast: Andrew Bowen (MAD TV), Daniel Goddard (The Young & The Restless), Melanie Hawkins (Wedding Crashers). Directed by Jeremy Pack. 24 min. USA. Short/Comedy.

Sunday, July 24th at 8pm, Pickford Theatre

Documentary Program 2

Animation: A Palette of Possibilities
This short film is a fascinating collection of stories, anecdotes, and insights from some of the best animators in the world today. Mary Poppins, Petes Dragon, The Black Hole, Sleeping Beauty, Roger Rabbit, Mulan, and The Princess and the Frog, are just some of the animated films they have helped bring to the screen. Academy Award nominee Joe Hale, versatile artist Ron Dias, and others talk about their life work and give advice and encouragement to children thinking about a career in hand drawn animation. Directed by Angela Hinton. 15:37 min. USA. Documentary.

Slip Cue

'Slip Cue' is an engaging glimpse into the electronic music industry and scene, serving as a catalyst for aspiring DJs and producers to transform a passion into a career -- but is it about the people or the process of what they do and how they do it? Internationally-renowned DJs such as Junior Vasquez, DJ Sneak, the Freestylers, Krafty Kuts, Telefon Tel Aviv, Kate Simko, Kenneth Thomas, and Lady D reveal how long-standing success in the electronic music industry is possible with enough practice and dedication. The documentary encourages anyone who has the drive to become a DJ or producer to pursue their passion for electronic music and explore the avenues and tools they may use to shape their own paths within the industry. Directed by Robin Kupferman. Canada/USA. 25 min. Documentary.

Beatboxing – The Fifth Element of Hip Hop