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


[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.

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