ROMANCE Festival 1st Scene Script Reading: Keeping Time, by Nathan Zoebl

Feedback Note Summary: KEEPING TIME is a truly well thought out piece, especially when the content is based on something as complicated as time travel. The writer had clearly done their research in terms of creating scenes that were cohesive even when toying with the idea of multiples of the same character from different timelines. The protagonist is one that keeps you rooting for them as they must overcome an antagonist of concept; time. A really fun piece to read through that could benefit with a few minor adjustments for clarity.

CAST LIST:

Narration: Allison Kampf

Charles/Hornblower: Shawn Devlin

Spokesman: Bill Poulin

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The Decisive Moment Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from Oct. 2020 ROMANCE Film Festival

THE DECISIVE MOMENT, 21min., France, Romance

Directed by Eduardo Rufeisen

The Decisive Moment follows the life of two young photographers living in Paris, Henri and Yvette. They meet in an art school and become fascinated with each other in very different styles.

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I’m Press Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from Oct. 2020 ROMANCE Film Festival

I’M PRESS, 9mim., USA, Romance/Comedy

Directed by Emmanual Fordjour

Presly Jones, a beautiful yet insecure environmentalist goes on her first date in a very long time. With the help of her best friends, Presly gets two ear fulls of advice during the date and soon realizes the extra assistance may be more problematic than depending on herself alone.

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Our Father Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from Oct. 2020 Romance Film Festival

OUR FATHER, 15min., USA, Drama/Romance

Directed by Jamie Duneier

Based on the director’s Jewish mother’s romantic relationship with a priest, OUR FATHER is a modern story of forbidden love. After her husband asks for a divorce, Darlene seeks solace from someone who can’t give her what she needs most.

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HIGHLIGHTS, WINNERS & VIDEOS: October 2020 ROMANCE FEEDBACK Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:
BEST FILM: IN MEMORIAM
BEST ROMANCE FILM: THE DECISIVE MOMENT
BEST PERFORMANCES: 8 DAVES A WEEK
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: FROM HEAVEN IS CALI
BEST SOUND & MUSIC: OUR FATHER

Theme of night: Desire to evolve and change

NOTE: Festival took place during the COVID-19 virus lockdown so all screenings were held in private.

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterPAIN IS THE AGENT OF CHANGE, 13min., USA, Drama


festival posterIN MEMORIAM, 9min., Greece, Drama/Sci-FI


festival posterFROM HEAVEN IS CALI, 12min., Columbia Documentary/Drama


festival poster8 DAVES A WEEK, 20min., USA, Drama/Comedy


festival posterUNLOCKED, 16min., Canada, Drama/Experimental


festival posterTHE DECISIVE MOMENT, 21min., France, Romance


festival posterI’M PRESS, 9mim., USA, Romance/Comedy


festival posterOUR FATHER, 15min., USA, Drama/Romance


The beginning of a (temporary) new era.

See you at the festivals. Whenever that happens!

– Matthew Toffolo

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ROMANCE Festival 1st Scene Script Reading: Love Never Sleeps, by KD Farris

Kimberly, still grieving the loss of her parents, has given up on love, but when her childhood hero comes to life in the form of the man of her dreams, she discovers the path to her true self is even more important than the one to true love.

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Allison Kampf
Candace: Kyana Teresa
Kimberly: Elizabeth Rose Morriss

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ROMANCE Festival 1st Scene Script Reading: The Strange Affair

After being stuck in an elevator with the man she wishes to publish her book. Pippa’s life takes a more darkened path. Luckily, she connected to the man she was trapped with and is later saved from her marriage and life of misery.

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Allison Kampf
Ticket Clerk/Conductor: Bill Poulin
Pippa: Kyana Teresa

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Director Biography – Eduardo Rufeisen (THE DECISIVE MOMENT)

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Eduardo Rufeisen has international experience producing, directing and leading creative teams and crews. He worked as the Senior Advisor of Advertising for Bosch-Blaupunkt group in Brazil, where he directed ad campaigns for print and TV. As marketing manager of MTV-Brazil, he created advertising campaigns for television and managed the sales accounts. He also worked as producer in charge of budgets and ratings for the Brazilian Television Network, BAND. At the Academy of Art University he was the Director of the Motion Pictures Department and also directed hundreds of scenes and shorts for the acting students portfolios.

Since completing his MBA in Marketing and Advertising in Brazil and his Master of Fine Arts degree (MFA) in Motion Pictures and Television at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, Eduardo taught film and television for classes for Foothill College, Menlo College, City College of San Jose, West Valley College and worked as a producer/director for film, television for various clients in Northern California. His films have been screened and awarded in United States, Canada, Germany, England, France, Italy, Belgium, Romania and Brazil.

Currently, he independently produces and directs documentaries, films and animations for his own company.

• Webpage: http://eduardorufeisen.wix.com/portfolio
• YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/EduardoRufeisen
• LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eduardo-rufeisen-08852a14?trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile

Director Statement

My inspiration to write, produce and direct The Decisive Moment, was to explore the inner workings of the creative process, a combination of a cartesian inspiration and a chaotic passion for the work to be done. The French photographer, Henri Cartier Bresson, seemed to have both and the results can be appreciated in his beautiful photographs. In order to represent what I believe was his creative process, I created two characters – Henri and Yvette (also the name of a famous French photographer). Their interactions lead the audience to glimpse into a reveling decisive moment.

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Short FIlm: THE DECISIVE MOMENT, 21min., France, Romance

 

 
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The Decisive Moment follows the life of two young photographers living in Paris, Henri and Yvette. They meet in an art school and become fascinated with each other in very different styles.

Is the creative process a commitment to analytical reason or to passionated inspiration?

The film is a homage to the photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, who was able to combine analytical mind and intuition in his photographs in the spare of a moment, a Decisive Moment.

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Director Biography – Emmanual Fordjour (I’M PRESS)

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Director Emmanuel Fordjour grew up in Staten Island, New York. After completing college, he moved to Southern California to further his education in filmmaking. During this time, Emmanuel directed a few shorts, including, “ATAP” an acronym for All Things Are Possible, and co-directed and produced “Figure”. He also worked on a feature length film “White On Rice” as 2nd Camera and DIT (Digital Imaging technician), A documentary called “South Central Gospel” as cinematographer.

Since then, Emmanuel has had opportunities to work for world-renowned creative directors including Danny Clinch and Jesse Dylan. While working for both, he learned first hand how to work and interact with acclaimed stars including Mathew McConaughey, Harrison Ford, Ben Ford, Jim Marshall, Ryan Adams and many.

Now as the founder of MannySkillz Filmz, Emmanuel has directed, produced, shot and edited over 40 music videos, short films, documentary, corporate video and more. Currently, Emmanuel is working towards his MFA (Master of Fine Arts) while he waits to resume production in 2020.

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