At Walk in the Park Pictures, LLC, where I serve as the Technical Director, we currently have two films that are making their festival runs. The first is Dan A. R. Kelly’s Banks of Vltava which, based on folklore, tells the story of a young Rabbi during World War II who uses ancient mysticism to rise up against the Nazis and protect a group of Czechoslovakian Jews. The second is my directorial debut, Beyond the Door, which is an adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s short story of the same name.
Banks of the Vltava has screened recently at the Cape Fear Independent Film Festival and ConCarolinas. Just yesterday, we found out that it has been nominated for four CLAW awards at the Terror Film Festival in Philadelphia. The nominations were for Best Actor for our leading actor Rami Rothstein, Best Special Effects for Shane Smith, Best Director of Photography for myself and Best Horror Film. Writer/Director Dan A. R. Kelly and family will be in attendance at the festival and we are all excited about the opportunity of presenting this wonderful short to audiences up north!
Beyond the Door received its first Official Selection from the ITSA Film Festival this past week. This festival takes place in Groveland and Sonora, California over Sept. 30 to Oct. 1, 2011. We are also very excited about this film’s acceptance to the festival and look forward to submitting this short to more festivals in the near future.
It’s an exciting time at Walk in the Park Pictures, LLC (www.walkintheparkpictures.com)! I’m glad to be a part of such a wonderful collective here in the Triad region of North Carolina and look forward to future opportunities to screen these films, as well as produce new projects in the future.