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


[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:

For additional press information, contact:

Ross Louis Klein

(914) 649-2059

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