Gonella Productions

Gonella Productions

A TOWN CALLED THEOCRACY

A TOWN CALLED THEOCRACY

LANGUAGE: English

SYNOPSIS
After the mayor of a theocratic regime imposes tough film restrictions, the sullen projectionist of a failing movie theater is inspired by a stranger passing through town to create a unique flick to skirt the oppressive system.

PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION
Production Company: Al Khateeb Films
Film exports/World sales: Gonella Productions

CAST
Mark Feigenbutz
Lucy Madeline

MAIN CREDITS
Director: Jehad N. Al-Khateeb
Screenwriter: Mark Feigenbutz
Producer: Xzavian CookBey
Director of Photography: Badr Z. Sfeeran
Sound: William Gallegos
Editing: Andrew Gott
Sound Editing: Fabrizio Ferri
Music Composer: Monk Blaire

TECHNICAL DETAILS
Genre: Comedy
Sub-genre: Romance
Language: English
Country of origin: USA
Year of production: 2016
Total running time: 15 Minutes
Shooting format: Digital
Color type: Color
Aspect ratio: 2.39
Sound format: Stereo

AWARDS
1. Winner 2017 Best New Mexico Film - Albuquerque Film & Music.
2. Winner 2017 Most Original Story Award - Blackbird Film Festival.
3. Winner 2017 Best Comedy Short - Snake Alley Festival of Film.
4. Winner 2017 Honorable Mention Narrative - Top Shorts Film Festival
5. Winner 2017 Honorable Mention Director - Top Shorts Film Festival
6. Winner 2017 Best Duo of the Year - Top Shorts Film Festival
7. Winner 2016 Best Editing - Largo Film Awards
8. Winner 2016 Best Photography - Largo Film Awards

FESTIVAL SELECTIONS
1. Official Selection 2017 Boston Underground Film Festival.
2. Official Selection 2017 Palermo International Short Film Festival
3. Official Selection 2017 Mexico International Film Festival
4. Official Selection 2017 Las Cruces International Film Festival
5. Official Selection 2017 Freedom Shorts XVII
6. Official Selection 2017 Rome International Cinefest
7. Official Selection 2017 Paris International Cinefest
8. Official Selection 2016 Dubai International Film Festival.
9. Official Selection 2016 Santa Fe Film Festival.
10. Official Selection 2016 Sose International Film Festival
11. Official Selection 2016 Lilliputian Film Festival
12. Official Selection 2016 Aesthetica Short Film Festival..
13. Official Selection 2016 New Mexico Filmmaker Showcase
14. Official Selection 2016 I Filmmaker International Film Festival
15. Official Selection 2016 Highway 61 Film Festival
16. Official Selection 2016 7th Underground Cinema Film Festival
17. Official Selection 2016 Yes! Let’s Make a Movie Film Festival
18. Official Selection 2016 Kiwi International Film Festival
19. Official Selection 2016 Neu World Studios International Film Festival
20. Official Selection 2016 4th Pink City International Film Festival

BIOGRAPHY OF THE DIRECTOR
Jehad N. Al-Khateeb, Saudi Arabian-Syrian writer and director. he started making films as a hobby
when he was pursuing a fine art degree in Damascus, Syria. after the start of the political activities.
In 2012, Jehad transferred to the United States to start his studies in Film. graduated in 2015 with a
winning Best Experimental short film from Harvard College film Festival and with an
internationally award-winning short film ‘A Town Called Theocracy’. In 2017 and his latest short
film Slick Jimmy’s Incident is circling in film festivals. Recently moved back to the middle east to
pursue making his first arabic film.