In the past few years, NPF has received writing
and/or production credit on a number of film and video projects:
FRAGMENTS, script and direction by Stan
HEADGAMES, a TV pilot co-produced with Santa Monica City TV
and cablecast on Channel 16.
Dan Marcus' RAMBLER 65, a pseudo-documentary
half-hour narrative video with songs by Ben Vaughn and Dan,
Rhino Records and available on Amazon.com.
ARIA 51, a television series pilot
co-produced with Exsultate! Productions.
GLASS, NECKTIE, a black-and-white feature,
script and direction by Paul Bojack, screened at the Dublin Film
Festival and IFP's International Film Market in New York, and may be rented at better video outlets across the nation or purchased online.
IRISH WHISKEY, script by Jon Stevens
(with writing help from Jeff Bergquist and several others), direction by
Jon Stevens, which played at the Palm Springs Film Festival to great acclaim,
was solicited for the festival in Kansas City, won Best Film at the Temecula Film Festival, and netted Jon the Best Director award in the Los Angeles offshoot of the New York Independent Film Festival.
Another independent feature titled
SHADES OF DAY, script by Vitaly Sumin and Jeff Bergquist, directed
by Vitaly Sumin, screened at IFP's International Film Market.
THE FORTUNE TELLER, written and directed by John Norvet.
DAYBREAK, written, produced and directed by Mike
Kacey, which screened in the New York Independent Film and Video
Festival and is available on DVD.
"VOLUNTEERS FOR VERDI" (shot on digital video). Our first
foray into feature-length documentary (we call it a "Non-Fiction Comedy"), follows
Casa Italiana Opera Company's adventures
in undertaking the massive challenge of mounting one of Verdi's greatest works:
DON CARLO. The film won awards in the U.S. International Film and Video
Festival in two categories: Performing Arts and Documentary.
Available on DVD from New Playwrights Foundation or online.
HENRY X, a feature-length punkumentary war epic in iambic pentameter written and directed by (and starring) Dan MacCannell, debuted to popular acclaim at the 2003 MethodFest in Burbank.
IRISH WHISKEY, THE FORTUNE TELLER, and SHADES OF DAY
were among independent films represented at American Film Market
under the auspices of Film Artists Network, which also represented
THE FORTUNE TELLER at Cannes.