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INDIE AUTEUR 2010 LISANDRO BOCCACCI UPDATE

RETRO: INDIE AUTEUR OF THE YEAR FOR 2013: JAMES CHRISTOPHER

RETRO: INDIE AUTEUR OF THE YEAR 2014-DANIEL ESPEUT

RETRO: INDIE AUTEUR OF THE YEAR 2015 JESSE HEISEL

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2016 INDIE AUTEUR AMBASSADORS

JOSHUA MILLER



CARNIVALE' CREEPSHOW
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I didn't put all of this in the credits of the film because, humility is important to me and is a theme of Zenawood.

I was the director, writer, producer, production designer, set designer, editor, sound designer.

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I did special effects, lights, and make up.
I designed the costumes but only built 1/3 of them them.
I was the stunt/fight coordinator for this film. I am the marketer.
I designed the movie poster. I am also the cartoonist and did all the voice acting for the cartoons.
I also played one of the lead characters "Chappy". I didn't sleep much during this film.

BARRY TOLLI




END OF THE TRAIL
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I held many positions on the film including Director,Writer, Cinematographer, Editor, Leading Actor,
Executive Producer, etc.
The film was an amazing year and a half long process with many conflicts,and adventures on and off camera.

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Barry Tolli (SAG-AFTRA) was drafted out of Newbury Park, CA H.S by the Detroit Tigers in the Major League Baseball draft of 1998. He went on to play 4 seasons of professional baseball for the Tigers and Angels.

After baseball he decided to pursue his other passions of film and football. In Jr. College he was an all conference and record setting football player. Also competing in track and field he finished 7th in the state of California in the 200m. Barry then chose to attend Utah State on a football scholarship. In college, he was able to study acting, writing, screenwriting, and filmmaking.

After graduation, he attended an open call for the Columbia Pictures feature film Gridiron Gang where he was cast and eventually featured. Other feature films such as Urban Justice and The Express followed along with principal work on tv shows like Friday Night Lights and commercials for company's such as Nike, Vizio, and Chevy Silverado. In 2009 Barry's life long dream of being a filmmaker finally came to fruition when he wrote, directed and produced his first 35mm film (Guided).

In 2016 Barry's first feature film (End of The Trail) will be released and he continues to pursue his passion in front of and behind the camera.

SANDY BOIKIAN



FRAGILE WORLD
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Specific Positions: Writer-Director-Producer

Sandy Boikian started off as an inspirational playwright and theatre company director before finding her true calling as a filmmaker.

She directed over forty stage productions of her nineteen original plays, including the inspirational farce, Next Stop, Broadway, and spiritual-warfare dramedy, Not of the World.

Her plays are produced worldwide through ChristianTheatreScripts.com .

In 2010 Sandy made the leap from stage to film with one goal: to reach more people with God's message of love and hope.

Since then she has written and directed three feature films: Leaving Limbo (adapted from her critically-acclaimed play, My Wonderful Coma), which has received multiple film festival awards and can be found in major retail stores across the country; Fragile World, currently making its way around the film festival circuit and soon to be released by Inspired Family Entertainment; and No Sunlight, based on her compelling play, now in post-production.

INDIE AUTEUR BONEHEAD OF THE YEAR 2016

BILL HASS
JUST MY LUCK
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The positions I held for Just My Luck:
Writer
Director
Producer
Leading Male (Actor)
Location Scout
Editor
Marketing
And a little bit of almost everything else.

Just My Luck started out as an experiment. I wanted to see if I could take the script from my first short film, Forty, and expand it to a feature length story. So I searched through my files and found the script. I had upgraded computers a couple of times since that project, so it was a matter of remembering which computer I was using when I wrote that script. Once I found it, I sat down and read it over. In reading that story, I realized how much of it I had forgotten. I started falling in love with it all over again. Better yet, I starting thinking about what I could do differently. After I got it read, and I thought about it for a little while. I decided to throw out everything but the core characters and their relationships. With that done, I had the freedom to reimagine the events that formed the story.

In the short film, the main character Marshall, believes that he is going to die on his Fortieth birthday. The film opens at the beginning of the day and we follow him as he deals with the prospect of his mortality. We never really see the antagonist in the film. We're exposed to the problem only through the strength of his conviction.
In this telling we meet Marshall several days before his fiftieth birthday and he has no clue that he's in trouble. That means that this time we get to discover the problem with Marshall. We see him grow from dismissing the early warnings to realizing just how serious the problem actually is. Where

Forty is an examination of a man facing his mortality, Just My Luck is an examination of some forces greater than ourselves and how they shape our choices, and ultimately how they shape our lives as they work for our benefit - or against us.
I had a lot of fun, and I learned so much during the process of making each of these films. They are both complete on their own and although they have some of the same elements, they are each unique stories with their own voice.
Thank you to everybody who helped make each of these films. And a special thank you to those few who took this ride with me twice.

SHARIF ABDUNNUR & KRYSTLE HOUIESS




MASKOUN
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As for the roles we did in the movie (which we fully did together always)

We both did the roles of:

1) Author / Scriptwriter
2) Director
3) Lead Female Actress and Lead Male Actor
4) Marketing
5) Executive Producers
6) Poster Design

We are a unique couple with a very unique life story even.

As life partner we met fell in love instantly, two months later we were engaged, and two months after that married. This was 4 years ago now and since then we have done all our film work, script writing, creative work and even business life together as equal partners. We found that magical union were we perfectly compliment each other - not that it doesnt take work at times but it has been and continues to be amazing. To the extent that ever since we got married 4 years ago, each and every year we get remarried to reaffirm our love, vows and partnership in life, work and passion.

In the movie Maskoun, we wrote out the concept, then script, and for two years researched locations, stunts, and shooting techniques. We preformed all the stunts before our actors and crew do to test safety and demonstrate leadership.

J J MCMOON
RUN
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My Director's Statement:
The hardest job in the world is filmmaking. It is the ultimate art form, and every day provides an opportunity for mastery.
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As for my positions, I pretty much had all of them lol Here's an official list:
1. Director
2. Screenwriter
3. Producer
4. Executive Producer
5. Director of Photography
6. Camera
7. Gaffer
8. Editor
9. Special Effects
10. Stunt Coordinator
11. Craft Services
12. ADR Engineer
13. Sound Engineering and Mixdown

My bio:

JJ McMoon is a Writer / Musician / Filmmaker who lives in Richmond, Virginia.



JJ began telling stories at a young age, selling his stories (which he copied by hand) on the street corners of Queens, NY when he was 7 in order to earn enough money for Matchbox Cars and Star Wars Figures.



JJ wrote and played music professionally for many years until, in 2004, he decided to raise money for his first feature film, UN33DHELP, a comedic horror film about a serial killer that targeted frat boys. It was my film school, JJ says of the work, his first of three feature-length films, which was released in 2005.



In 2010, JJ produced a YouTube series called The Lives Show, to help promote his first novel entitled Lives - Perception is Reality (Virtual Everything Press).

In between film production schedules, JJ writes screenplays and novels and plays music for patrons of local bars. JJ is currently working on his next feature, entitled 30 Centuries, which will be shot almost entirely by himself as he rides from Virginia Beach to Venice Beach on a bicycle this summer (2016).



JJ is humbled to be considered for the Auteur of the Year award by Bare Bones Film Festival."

STEPHEN FOLKER
THE ORANGE MAN
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DIRECTORS STATEMENT: "Making a good movie is about entertaining people. It's not what type of camera you shoot on, or about wearing a silly hat and calling action. It's about making people laugh, cry or jump out their seats."

Stephen Folker

Writer / Director / Producer / Cinematographer / Gaffer

Born in the heartland, Stephen Folker has always had a passion for making movies. In the early days, Folker would make short movies in his neighbor with his dad's VHS Camcorder. It wasn't long before he secured a time slot on the local Public Access Channel. Time passed and Folker transitioned his passion for cinema into photography. In 2010, his childhood friend, co-wrote and co-starred in a short film (The Mustache Movie) with Stephen. An over-the-top, zany comedy about a man who learns of his inherited mustache powers.

Creating that film, re-ignited a fire from his childhood and the rest is history. Following the success of "The Mustache Movie", Stephen went on to write and direct two more short films and the web-series. His web-series, Castle Siege won Best Iowa Film at the Snake Alley Festival

of Film, and secured distribution with several Web TV Networks. Since then, Folker has written and directed three feature films. This July, Stephen will begin principal photography of his 4th movie "Castle Siege 2.0". Castle Siege 2.0 is a quirky adventure comedy in the vein of Monty Python. It follows a group of medieval role-players that can't seem to get out of character.

For more information about Stephen Folker Films, visit www.stephenfolker.com.

CEDRIC THOMAS SMITH
UNIMAGINABLE
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My official hats are writer, Director, producer, marketing.

I tell stories that speak the truths of others. Whether it is truth of a kid being bullied by his brother or the truth of generational domestic violence, I want to tell stories that captivate audiences.

I am an honest writer that envisions harsh realities and brings them to the screen in hopes of creating dialogues within ourselves and communities.

I do this with a blinding faith because I truly believe in the power of cinema. Whether it is used to escape from the problems of the world or to bring awareness to the problems of the world,

I believe that cinema is the perfect medium. The love for cinema is universal which makes me proud and honored to be a film maker. The blood, sweat, and tears of being a filmmaker makes the struggle from conception to reception a rewarding experience that is not paralleled.

MATT JENKINS & CHARLES STANLEY


VEDA


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I am a director-producer-writer-editor-marketer. On "Veda" I am the Executive Producer-Writer-Editor-Marketer- Audio operator.

BIO
Matt's dedication to the advancement of education is rivaled only by his passion for documentary and independent filmmaking. Matt has written, directed and produced over 20 documentaries and films that have premiered and received awards at various festivals across the country. Additionally, Matt has created numerous Corporate/Industrial videos for such companies as Archer Western Contractors, Halliburton, and Tyson Foods, as well as having participated in documentaries and television series for The History Channel, Animal Planet and The Sundance Channel. It is this creative process and the chance to have an impact on audiences and on society in general that fuels Matt's enthusiasm for independent production.

A year after his campy short picture Mirror Man was unceremoniously rejected from the Brooklyn Underground Film Festival, Matt received a sincere apology from the festival programmers asking if they could screen this epic. Realizing producing short movies and documentaries wasn't enough, in 2010 Matt made the leap into no-budget features with the satirical Beaches, Buns and Bikinis. Veda represents this continuation of a love for a good story and producing the best possible movie on a micro budget.

Filmmaker Statement:

I have a kitchen magnet with the image of Pop artist Andy Warhol on it and the slogan, Never apologize for your art. Certainly moviemaking involves technical skill, involves money but it also is an art. Movie makers struggle with negative reactions to our productions, some more than others; but if you find fulfillment in your craft and your production has achieved the goals you set for it, never apologize for it. No matter how many people tell you they don't like it. You made it, it has your name on it, it reflects your artistic endeavor and therefore it is part of you.





As an Indie Auteur nominee, I fit the concept of a filmmaker who performs multiple roles in a production. But I also believe in collaboration. The key to a successful collaboration is finding people who share your vision and work ethic. You want to work with people who bring solutions and not problems. I work with Charles Stanley, who is the director of Veda, our current feature screening at this year's Festival. He is a phenomenal movie making partner. His insight, ability to get things done and his creativity perfectly fits with our projects.



CHARLES STANLEY

VEDA
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The cast and crew for this production put their hearts and souls into every take and as the crowd sits on the edge of their seat in anticipation, they will feel it.

Charles cinematic skills are easily evident in his production, the award winning Epiphany. A distinctive style particular to his craft makes Charles work desirable. He served as Director of Photography on the award winning short movie Banished Misfortune, the award-winning documentary Pray's Passion, the strikingly recorded documentary You Bet We're Going Back to Sea The S.S. John W. Brown and the award winning fictional work The Last Dive. Charles marked his Directorial debut with the release of WDC, LLC's first feature length movie Beaches, Buns, and Bikinis starring Ron Jeremy. Taking his craft as a Director to a new level, Charles wrote and directed the five part web comedy. The Front Desk. Charles encourages discussion and nurtures passion tor independent production through 3 AM Films and its website.

DIRECTOR'S STATEMENT

I love this story. From the moment I read the rough draft, I knew I had to be a part of this production. Dr. Matt Jenkins, on his third feature script, took highly complex scientific theory and seamlessly integrated it into a compelling (and very twisted) story. When you think it's up, it's down; when it's right, it's actually left...it's chaos.


INDIE AUTEUR BONEHEAD OF THE YEAR 2016

DARVA CAMPBELL
WRITER'S CRAMP
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I was the Writer, Director,Producer, and Editor. I also designed and created the costumes and FX makeup for our fantasy scenes, and did most of our set dressing. And I wrote and performed some of the songs in the film. And usually made lunch and dinner. :-)

In order to avoid putting my name in the credits over and over again, I credited my makeup/set design/costume company (Renaissance Friday) with the FX makeup, production design, and costuming.

Writer's Cramp Director's Statement

Writer's Cramp is near and dear to my heart. It's the first screenplay I've written, the first movie I have made, and the first thing I have ever edited. Much of the story is true;
it was written about the lives of people whom I know and love, which makes it that much more special.

But most importantly, I discovered a new love through writer's cramp - filmmaking. It's an unbelievable amount of work, but as with so many endeavors in life, the more you put into it, the more you pull out of it.

Things go wrong. Do they ever! But somehow, in the end, it always works out. I've learned so much through this film. Mostly, I've learned how much I have to learn and I find that exciting. I am grateful.

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