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The Shifty Planet of Dr. Strange to Screen at the 2012 Action on Film International Film Festival

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[June 26, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA] The Shifty Planet of Dr. Strange has been selected to screen at the 2012 Action on Film International Film Festival, which runs from August 17-25th, 2012 in Monrovia, CA.  The film was recently given an Award of Merit from the Accolade Film Competition, made its World Premiere at the 2012 Bare Bones International Film Festival, and was screened at the 2012 Myrtle Beach International Film Festival in April.

The Shifty Planet of Dr. Strange concerns the strange life of conspiracy theorist Edward Kelly.  On the eve of his plan to release top secret government documents to the press, Edward is convinced by his only friend to go out on the town. What ensues is both hilarious and tragic, and results in Edward becoming an ironic cult icon for the ages.

“We are so thrilled to have been selected for the Action on Film International Film Festival!  I cannot wait to screen the film for its fourth festival audience, so close to Los Angeles!” says director Ross Louis Klein.

The Action on Film Festival aims to promote artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition in an atmosphere of unity for the entire AOF family of filmmakers and writers.  By working directly with filmmakers independent of budget, origin, style or genre, AOF celebrates the art of film and filmmakers.  The Action On Film International Film Festival has been honored with being named One Of The Top 25 Festivals Worth The Fees by MovieMaker Magazine. Perhaps it is the free video interviews, or Black Tie Dinner and Award Shows, or just the great way filmmakers and writers are treated.

The Shifty Planet of Dr. Strange began as a short story by Samantha Vail, a good friend of director Ross Louis Klein at Emerson College.  Ross decided to adapt it into a film for his thesis project at Emerson, and began preproduction on the film in January 2011. The film was shot for $3,500 during March and April of 2011, had a cast and crew of more than forty people, and shot at over a dozen locations, including a police station, hospital and library in Boston and New York.

Trailer and more information on the web at: TheShiftyPlanet.wordpress.com

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TheShiftyPlanet@gmail.com

(914) 649-2059

RossLouisKlein.com

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The Shifty Planet of Dr. Strange to Screen at the 2012 Myrtle Beach International Film Festival

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[March 18, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA] The Shifty Planet of Dr. Strange has been chosen to screen at the 2012 Myrtle Beach International Film Festival, which runs from April 20th to April 28th, 2012.  The will play at 2:30pm on Closing Day, April 28th, at the Carmike Cinema 16 Broadway.

The Shifty Planet of Dr. Strange concerns the strange life of conspiracy theorist Edward Kelly.  On the eve of his plan to release top secret government documents to the press, Edward is convinced by his only friend to go out on the town. What ensues is both hilarious and tragic, and results in Edward becoming an ironic cult icon for the ages.

“We are so thrilled to have been selected for the Myrtle Beach International Film Festival!  We cannot wait to screen the film for our second festival audience,” said director Ross Louis Klein.

Myrtle Beach International Film Festival’s goal is to provide an outlet for projects that represent the Independent Film Maker, their vision, views, and artistic interpretation. Now in it’s 7th year, MBIFF has continued to grow every year. Selected by Movie Maker Magazine as one of the top “25 Film Festivals Worth the Submission Fee” last year, “One of the Top Festivals in the World” by Film International, and touted by many as one of the most important independent film festivals in the circuit, MBIFF is passionate about film, and it shows!

The Shifty Planet of Dr. Strange began as a short story by Samantha Vail, a good friend of director Ross Louis Klein at Emerson College.  Ross decided to adapt it into a film for his thesis project at Emerson, and began preproduction on the film in January 2011. The film was shot for $3,500 during March and April of 2011, had a cast and crew of more than forty people, and shot at over a dozen locations, including a police station, hospital and library in Boston and New York.  The film was recently given an Award of Merit by the Accolade Film Competition, and made its World Premiere at the 2012 Bare Bones International Film Festival.

Trailer and more information on the web at: TheShiftyPlanet.wordpress.com

For additional press information, contact:

Ross Louis Klein

RossLouisKlein@gmail.com

(914) 649-2059

RossLouisKlein.com

The Shifty Planet of Dr. Strange to make World Premiere at the 2012 Bare Bones International Film Festival

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[March 18, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA] The Shifty Planet of Dr. Strange has been chosen as an Official Selection for the 2012 Bare Bones International Film Festival.  The film will make it’s World Premiere at the festival, which begins April 14th and runs through April 22nd.  The Shifty Planet of Dr. Strange has also been nominated for Best Picture Student Short, and will be playing at 6:30pm on Opening Night.

The film concerns the strange life of conspiracy theorist Edward Kelly.  On the eve of his plan to release top secret government documents to the press, Edward is convinced by his only friend to go out on the town. What ensues is both hilarious and tragic, and results in Edward becoming an ironic cult icon for the ages.

“We are ecstatic to have been selected for the Bare Bones International Film Festival.  We look forward to premiering the film at its first public screening,” said director Ross Louis Klein.

The Bare Bones International Film Festival was created by filmmakers, screenwriters and actors and was created for filmmakers, screenwriters and actors who are involved in independent motion picture projects anywhere in the world.  It was named one of the “25 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee” by Moviemaker Magazine in 2010, and in 2009, was named one of the “20 Best Festivals for New and Emerging Filmmakers.” Bare Bones has long been touted as the “Friendliest Film Festival” by the many filmmakers who return year after year.

The Shifty Planet of Dr. Strange began as a short story by Samantha Vail, a good friend of director Ross Louis Klein at Emerson College.  Ross decided to adapt it into a film for his thesis project at Emerson, and began preproduction on the film in January 2011. The film was shot for $3,500 during March and April of 2011, had a cast and crew of more than forty people, and shot at over a dozen locations, including a police station, hospital and library in Boston and New York.  The film was recently awarded an Award of Merit in the Accolade Film Competition, and was selected to screen at the upcoming 2012 Myrtle Beach International Film Festival.

Trailer and more information on the web at: TheShiftyPlanet.wordpress.com

For additional press information, contact:

Ross Louis Klein

RossLouisKlein@gmail.com

(914) 649-2059

RossLouisKlein.com

The Shifty Planet of Dr. Strange Wins Award in the Accolade Film Competition

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[March 18, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA]  A Chiaro Scuro Films production.  Produced by Robert Waters, Julie Hook, and Ross Louis Klein.  Adapted for the screen, directed, and edited by Ross Louis Klein.  Based on the short story by Samantha Vail.  Cinematography by Benjamin Goodman.  Starring Michael Hitchcock, David Ryan Kopcych.

Ross Louis Klein has won a prestigious Award of Merit from The Accolade Competition, an international film competition in La Jolla, CA. The award was given for the short film, The Shifty Planet of Dr. Strange, a dark comedy about the life of conspiracy theorist Edward Kelly.  The film follows Edward on the eve of his plan to release top secret government documents to the press, when he is convinced by his only friend to go out on the town. What ensues is both hilarious and tragic, and results in Edward becoming an ironic cult icon for the ages.

“We could not have won this award without the hard work of the cast and crew, and all of the generous donations made through our Kickstarter campaign.  We are so grateful to have been supported by so many wonderful people throughout the process of making this film,” said director Ross Louis Klein.

The Accolade recognizes film, television, videography and new media professionals who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity, and those who produce standout entertainment or contribute to profound social change. Entries are judged by highly qualified professionals in the film and television industry. Information about The Accolade and a list of recent winners can be found at www.theaccolade.net.

In winning an Accolade, Ross Louis Klein joins the ranks of other high-profile winners of this internationally respected award. Thomas Baker, Ph.D., who chairs The Accolade, had this to say about the latest winners, “The Accolade is not an easy award to win. Entries are received from around the world. The Accolade helps set the standard for craft and creativity. The judges were pleased with the exceptionally high quality of entries. The goal of The Accolade is to help winners achieve the recognition they deserve.”

The Shifty Planet of Dr. Strange began as a short story by Samantha Vail, a good friend of director Ross Louis Klein at Emerson College.  Ross decided to adapt it into a film for his thesis project at Emerson, and began preproduction on the film in January 2011. The film was shot for $3,500 during March and April of 2011, had a cast and crew of more than forty people, and shot at over a dozen locations, including a police station, hospital and library in Boston and New York.  It was recently announced that the film has been chosen as an Official Selection for the upcoming 2012 Bare Bones International Film Festival, as well as the upcoming 2012 Myrtle Beach International Film Festival.

Trailer and more information on the web at: TheShiftyPlanet.wordpress.com

For additional press information, contact

Ross Louis Klein

RossLouisKlein@gmail.com

(914) 649-2059

RossLouisKlein.com

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