Dec 17, 2009

LOWbASiC World Premiere -- Slamdance 2010


LOWbASiC, the new short film written and directed by Frank Rinaldi, will have its world premier at the 2010 Slamdance Film Festival.
Josh Intrator and Thomas Seely of Punk-Rock-Duo LOWbASiC struggle to maintain their friendship and sanity as they prepare to debut their music on Dr. Bob's Rock 'n Roll T.V. show FALSE MEDIA. LOWbASiC: Beat Your Media.

"The Slamdance Film Festival is one of the premier, few remaining truly independent film festivals in the world. Slamdance adamantly supports self-governance amongst independents, and exists to deliver what filmmakers go to festivals for – a chance to show their work and a launching point for their careers. Slamdance has earned a solid reputation for premiering films by first-time writers and directors working within the creative confines of limited budgets."


LOWbASiC is Frank's second film to screen in competition at the Slamdance Film Festival. His first, Funny Guy, received the 2009 Grand Jury Award for Best Experimental Film.

The filmmakers are thrilled to premiere LOWbASiC at Slamdance 2010, as we feel the festival is a shining example of the best modern independent cinema has to offer.

LOWbASiC showtimes and more festival updates coming soon.
For a list of films screening at Slamdance 2010, click here.

Dec 9, 2009

LOWbASiC Trailer


Josh Intrator and Thomas Seely of Punk-Rock-Duo LOWbASiC struggle to maintain their friendship and sanity as they prepare to debut their music on Dr. Bob's Rock 'n Roll T.V. show FALSE MEDIA. LOWbASiC: Beat Your Media

May 10, 2009

New York Premiere of Funny Guy at Rooftop Films 2009


Funny Guy will premiere in New York on June 5 at the Rooftop Films 2009 Summer Series. The screening will be on the Open Road Rooftop in the Lower East Side as part of Trapped Inside the Machine, a night of shorts about “losing your grip on reality, and reality losing its grip on the world.” Doors open at 8:00pm, bands play at 8:30pm, and the films start at 9:00pm.


For the 13th annual summer, Rooftop Films will present underground shorts and features on rooftops and other outdoor venues. Rooftop’s partners for 2009 include Cinereach, New York magazine, Indiewire and Indiepix. It is anticipated to be the best summer series thus far, with 25,000 people in attendance throughout the season.


(Photo: Open Road/New Design High School, Sarah Palmer/Rooftop Films)

The filmmakers are very excited for Funny Guy to be included in Rooftop Films' forthcoming season. Rooftop is a festival respected for its unique method of programming and screening and its dedication to supporting new, low budget and groundbreaking films.

Mar 23, 2009

Funny Guy Selected for IFFBoston


Funny Guy is an official selection at the 7th annual Independent Film Festival Boston, running from April 22-28, 2009. It screens in the Shorts 4: Twisted block on Friday, April 24th at 11:30pm at the Somerville Theatre.

Mar 21, 2009

Funny Guy Screened at Engine Collision Festival


Funny Guy was one of a handful of Slamdance films selected to screen at the Engine Collision Festival in Los Angeles earlier this month. The festival brought together experimental and avant-garde artists in film, performance and multi-media from all over the world. David Lynch headlined with a screening of unavailable short films.

Feb 8, 2009

Funny Guy Wins at Slamdance

Funny Guy received the Grand Jury Award for Best Experimental Short at the 2009 Slamdance Film Festival. View the complete list of winners on the Slamdance News & Community Board.

"Funny Guy is definitely on the bleeding edge of dark comedy: I gasped, I laughed, I winced, I feared, and each in pretty much equal proportion." -Jesse Hawlish, Slug Magazine
(Read the full review of Funny Guy and other shorts that screened at Slamdance.)

There is also an announcement on the Tisch School of the Arts, Asia website.