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Mitten Movie Project February Program Notes

The February Mitten Movie Project event is Tuesday, Feb. 11.

Credit: Megan Gilliam
Credit: Megan Gilliam
The Following information was provided by the Mitten Movie Project:

MITTEN MOVIE PROJECT – INDEPENDENT SHORTS – FEB. 11 PROGRAM NOTES

Main Art Theatre, Royal Oak, MI - 7:30 p.m. 
Pre-sale tickets $8 by e-mailing mangilc@yahoo.com, Door $10

FINAL LINEUP. Total running time: 1 hour, 32 minutes. In order of screening:

FOR THE LOVE OF JAZZ [narrative trailer] - Double Vision Productions (Michigan) (01:22) (2013) The musical tale of a young boy who dreams of becoming a jazz trumpet player. Starring Nolan Oakes and Shavar D. Clark. Directed by Christina Choriatis and Stephanie Choriatis.www.facebook.com/ForTheLoveOfJazzMovie

THE COLOR OF MY ENERGY [narrative trailer] – Ring of Fire Entertainment (01:54) (Michigan) (2013) Police Detective John Ghetz is gunned down and rushed to the hospital. With no family to speak of, the only people that show up in support are the victims he has helped during his career. The victims’ stories are revealed and they find a true a common bond and connection with each other. Inspired by actual events. Written and directed by Scott A. Galeski. www.facebook.com/pages/Ring-of-Fire-Entertainment/235152131454

BONER & THE NEUDGE [narrative trailer] – Silver Bullet Pictures (02:12) (Michigan) (2013) EWWWWWW YEEEAAAHH!! WEREWOLF, BABY!! Shock-rock DJ's Boner and The Neudge have been rockin’ the Detroit airwaves for 22 years, but time may be running out. When new the program director comes to The Beast, what began as a typical Friday turns into a rock 'n' roll nightmare for the disgusting duo and Intern Liz. Directed by Brian Kilby. www.silverbulletpictures.com

UNE DATE A PARIS [narrative] – Riverfront Pictures (08:29) (Michigan) (2013) On an average day in Paris, France, a not-so-average girl is readying herself for a date that she has been waiting on for months. But will everything come together before 7? Starring Yvonne Navarrete. Directed by Tyrone Simmons. 

ANGRY CHAIR [animation] – Bargain Basement Productions (03:42) (Michigan) (1999) Find out what happens when good furniture goes bad. Conceived, co-written, and voiced by Dane Wilson. Animated, edited, and co-written by Jason Roth. www.bargainbasementproductions.com

THE SMELL OF AMBROSIA [narrative] - Midnight Oil Productions (06:55) (Michigan) (2012) An inventor’s contraption lands him in hot water and it is up to his gun-slinging girlfriend to save him. Starring Brad Menchl. Directed by Shawn Jackson. www.facebook.com/midnightoil48

"GODSENDS" by Blackbird Suite [music video] - Directed by Edward Ruedemann (02:24) (Michigan) (2013) Animated kinetic typography music video for the song “Godsends” by local Detroit band, Blackbird Suite.www.edwardruedemann.comhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/blackbird-suite/id255415467

MONTEZUMA'S REVENGE [narrative] - Directed by Matthew Winne (07:37) (Michigan) (2013) The employees of Integrated Microsystems are in for a nasty surprise when they get a delivery of contaminated water.www.matthewwinne.com 

"THE DEATH OF ROBO" by Robo Robb [music video] - Directed by Eric Hinds (02:33) (Michigan) (2013) After his initial attempt to save the music, Robo Robb is slain by the Snap Music All-Stars. Will this be the end of music as we know it? 

THIS IS THE DAY [narrative] - Rust Belt Media & Charlie Newhart International (12:25) (Michigan) (2013) Insurance sales can be tough. It is even tougher if you have bad luck and a bad name. Harry Buns seeks to be the most successful insurance agent in the world but he has issues. Shady characters and poor timing could prevent him from achieving his big break. Directed by Patrick Seeney. www.rustbeltmedia.com

THE NIGHT SHIFT [narrative] - Directed by Mike Chu (05:40) (Michigan) (2013) A facilities custodian regularly works the night shift as a one-man cleaning crew. Starring Bill Siemers. www.chukemi.com

THE BREAKFAST CLOWNS [animation] - Electric Otto’s Funk Factory (01:04) (Michigan) (2014) The Couch says, "Did you cuss out your breakfast today!?" Directed by Electric Otto. WARNING: Contains strong language. www.electricottosfunkfactory.com

BETRAYED [narrative] - Second Star Pictures (33:27) (Michigan) (2012) Robert Park is an unhappy man in an unhappy marriage. When his mistress encourages him to get his wife out of the picture, Robert struggles against guilt and the loss of his marriage as he finds out that nothing is quite what it seems. Starring Tim Kaiser, Jeannine Thompson, and Penny Gibbs. Directed by Jason Alan Wantuck.www.secondstarpictures.com

The Mitten Movie Project is a monthly film festival dedicated to screening independent short films the first Tuesday of every month at the Main Art Theatre in Royal Oak. Presale tickets are available for $8 by e-mailing mangilc@yahoo.com. Tickets at the door are $10 (cash only). A pre-screening reception starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Main Art lobby where moviegoers can mingle with the directors, industry professionals, and film enthusiasts. After the screening, a Q&A session will be conducted with the filmmakers in the theatre. An afterglow party will be held at Mr. B’s (215 S. Main Street) -- walking distance from the Main Art Theatre -- to end the night’s activities. MMP-goers are welcome to vote for their favorite short for the Audience Choice Award (the winner will be brought back in December to compete against all other Audience Choice Award winners from the past year for Short of the Year). The Audience Choice Award winner will be announced at the afterparty. To submit a film for consideration in the festival, visit facebook.com/mittenmovieproject for submission and technical guidelines. Submission is free. Screeners may be sent by DVD or online link. The Main Art Theatre is located at 118 N. Main Street, Royal Oak, Michigan. 

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