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THE BUTTERFLY THE HARP AND THE TIMEPIECE

THE BUTTERFLY THE HARP AND THE TIMEPIECE

LANGUAGE: English

Genre: Dramatic Short
Running Time: 10 minutes
Year of production: 2015

SYNOPSIS

In this magic shop, no matter who you are, you get what you need. At a magical pawn shop a vagabond, an office worker, and a former executive reach for the symbols of their waning dreams. Circumstances bind their paths together and lead to a culmination of fulfillment and disappointment. Stars Oscar Winner Melissa Leo, Golden Globe Winner Alex Ebert, and features an original score by Grammy Winner Alex Geringas.

PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION

Production Company: Singular Entertainment
Film exports/World sales: Gonella Productions

MAIN CREDITS

Director: Rodney Vance
Screenwriter: Joseph Lennon McCord
Producer: Melissa Leo, Rodney Vance
Director of Photography: Christopher Philip Rusin
Sound: Ryan Knouf
Editing: Robert Schafer
Sound Editing: Ryan Knouf
Music Composer: Alex Geringas, Original Score. Alex Geringas and Toby Rand, Original Song “Butterfly”

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Genre: Short
Sub-genre: Drama
Language: English
Country of origin: USA
Year of production: 2015
Total running time: 10 minutes
Shooting format: Redcode RAW
Color type: Color
Aspect ratio: 2.35 : 1
Sound format: Stereo

AWARDS

Winner, Best Film and Best Director, International Movie Awards, 2016
Nominee, Best Director, International Christian Film Festival, Disney World, 2016
Nominee, Best Director, Snake Alley Film Festival, 2016

FESTIVAL SELECTIONS

World Premiere Opening Night, Official Selection, Los Angeles International Short Film Festival, 2015
Official Selection, All Lights India International Film Festival, 2016
Official Selection, Beverly Hills Film Festival, 2016
Official Selection, Culver City Film Festival, 2016
Official Selection, Snake Alley Film Festival, 2016
Official Selection, International Christian Film Festival, Disney World, 2016
Accepted, Clermont-Ferrand Film Market, 2016

BIOGRAPHY OF THE DIRECTOR

Born in Niles, Michigan, his first story was published in GUIDE magazine when he was 11 years old. He studied advanced screenwriting at UCLA, got an MFA in playwriting at The Catholic University of America, and an MA in religion at Andrews University. Rodney Vance produced and directed the giant screen film “Napa Valley Dreams,” the first documentary film mixed in Dolby Atmos sound, and wrote the script (as R.C. Drake) for NBC’s 2013 Christmas movie “Miracle at Gate 213,” starring Academy Award Winner Louis Gossett, Jr., Academy Award Winner Shirley Jones, and Emmy Nominee Della Reese. He worked as Head Writer on two multi-award-winning television series (Lifestyle Magazine, The Evidence), sold or was hired to write several screenplays and stage plays, one of which (Token) won the Judge's Choice Award in the Edward Albee International Playwriting Competition. He also wrote a published children's book called De'Monte Love (Visikid Books). He produced more than thirty stage plays and events, including an event for the Pan American Youth Congress at the Mexico City Sports Palace and one for a World Congress of Seventh-day Adventists at the New Orleans Superdome. He worked as an expert consultant in writing for the Government Accountability Office in Washington, D.C. and as a classical announcer for WGTS-FM in Washington D.C. and NPR member station WAUS-FM in southwestern Michigan. He's a member of the Writers Guild, the Dramatist's Guild, the Television Academy, and, ahem, MENSA.