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Gonella Productions

 EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT SUDDEN BIRTH* (*BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK)

EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT SUDDEN BIRTH* (*BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK)

LANGUAGE: English

SYNOPSIS
Everything You Wanted to Know About Sudden Birth* (*but were afraid to ask) is the amazing story of how the Berkeley police department, the Nazi invasion of the Netherlands, an Academy Award winner and Mr. Spock from TV’s Star Trek are all connected by "Sudden Birth", one of the most unintentionally hilarious and disturbing educational films ever created. In color.

PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION
Production Company: AD&D Productions, LTD
Film exports/World sales: Gonella Productions

CAST
Dr. Heinrich Beernink, MD
Amy Beernink
Skip Elsheimer
Leonard Nimoy
Dr. Ferdinand Beernink, MD
Kieth Merrill

MAIN CREDITS
Director: Scott Calonico
Screenwriter: Scott Calonico
Producer: Harmon Leon, Scott Calonico
Executive Producer: Jeffrey J. Radice
Director of Photography: John Siegle
Production Designer:
Sound: Eric Friend
Editing: Nathan McGinty
Sound Editing: Eric Friend

TECHNICAL DETAILS
Genre: Documentary
Sub-genre: Short
Language: English
Country of origin: USA/UK
Year of production: 2019
Total running time: 11:00
Production format: Digital
Color type: B&W/Color
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Sound format: Stereo, 5.1

AWARDS
Seattle International Film Festival 2019, Short Documentary Special Mention
Oak Cliff Film Festival 2019, Short Documentary Special Mention

FESTIVAL SELECTIONS
Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur 2018, Switzerland (work in progress)
Sundance Film Festival 2019, USA (World Premiere)
Aspen Shortsfest 2019, USA
Florida Film Festival 2019, USA
Independent Film Festival of Boston 2019, USA
DOKfilm 2019, Norway
Maryland Film Festival 2019, USA
Montclair International Film Festival 2019, USA
Chicago Critics Film Festival 2019, USA
Mountainfilm 2019, USA
SFDoc Fest 2019, USA
Norwegian Short Film Festival 2019, USA
AFI Docs 2019, USA
Free Range Film Festival 2019, USA
Curta Vila do Conde 2019, Portugal
Rooftop Films 2019, Brooklyn, NYC USA
Funcinema 2019, Argentina
Victory International Film Festival 2019, Australia
Sydney Underground Film Festival 2019, Australia
Shorts Mexico 2019, Mexico
Hot Springs International Documentary FF 2019, USA
Nashville Film Festival 2019, USA
Philadelphia Film Festival 2019, USA
AFI/LA 2019, USA
DOC NYC 2019, USA
This is England Film Festival 2019, France
Stuff Film Festival 2019, Mexico
Interfilm Short Film Festival 2019, Germany
Long Weekend du Court 2019, Canada
Drunken Film Festival 2019, USA
Other Cinema Special Screening, USA

BIOGRAPHY OF THE DIRECTOR
Sundance, Tribeca, Edinburgh and Rotterdam Film Festivals, as well as an abandoned World War II bunker in Italy are just a few places where Scott Calonico’s films have been screened. His movies have also been featured on websites such as Comedy Central, The Atlantic Monthly, Boing Boing, Dangerous Minds, Retronaut and VICE. In 2014, his short The Silly Bastard Next to the Bed received the audience award for best short doc at the Full Frame Film Festival and toured around the world. That same year, Scott also served as producer and animator on the feature film, “No No: A Dockumentary,” which premiered at Sundance 2014 and was distributed theatrically in the US. In 2015 he was awarded a documentary commission from the Scottish Documentary Institute as well as premiering his short When AIDS Was Funny in Vanity Fair. Don't believe it? Check out the Wikipedia page! His short film Everything You Wanted to Know About Sudden Birth* (*but were afraid to ask) premiered at Sundance 2019, win a couple of prizes, and has gone on to screen around the world. He holds a BSc in Radio/TV/Film from the University of Texas and an MA from City University, London in International Journalism. Currently he splits his time between Edinburgh, Scotland and Berlin, Germany where he is working on developing his first feature documentary, Betrayal.