The Reader

A short film by Duncan M. Rogers

Starring Elizabeth Franz and Morgan Hallett

Film Festival History

***scroll down to see some of the highlights of our festival run***

(Click on the festival poster to go to their site)

 

                     October 2004

(Submitted as a "work in progress")

 festival director Bennett Lieber said "If we had awards, I would've handed you the Best In Show."

so I'll take that :-)

 

BEST IN SHOW

 

 

World Premiere

April 2005

 

 

Winner

 Best

 Home Grown Short Film

 

NYC Premiere 

May 2005

 

click here for the press release

click here for a screen grab

Winner

 

Best Short Film

Best actress in a Short Film

(Elizabeth Franz as Sissle)

 

Chicago Premiere

August 2005

DISTRIBUTION OFFERS
5 IN TOTAL

GREAT WEEKEND ON THE CAPE

 

Finalist for Best Short Film

Offered Distribution deal as a result of this appearance.

Declined for future festival appearances.

Non competitive. simply an honor to be invited here

Invited by producers and Warner brothers to screen before a pre-release of Tim Burton's CORPSE BRIDE at the opening night gala.

DEVELOPMENT OFFER FOR A SERIES FROM WARNER BROS.

Great Event!

Finalist for BEST SUPER SHORT

   "Best of the Fest" pick by Anchorage Daily News

 

This was a first time festival and the Exec Director emailed me and asked if he could screen THE READER. Why not?

This is one fest I wish I could have attended!

"BEST OF THE FEST"

I am thrilled to have the Vermont Int'l Film Festival become the first festival to accept and screen all three of my short films. I am really proud of that.

 

Ah...Africa. If only I could manage a 33 hour trip to see this 10 minute film. But its cool that it is screening in AFRICA!!!!

WINNER--BEST OF FEST. Went on to tour
South Africa ending in Johannesburg.

Newport News Virginia close by my old place of employ.
Notified that we are a finalist for
 BEST SHORT
THE READER is becoming the energizer bunny!!!

Winner of Best Dramatic Short Film
$500 prize and one week trip to
Beijing, China to screen for Chinese
Officials, ambassadors, artists, etc.