Bill Hartin

Bill Hartin

CEO/Founder of FIFO & Cinema & Suds - "Stay creative yet disciplined."
Screenwriter, Filmmaker, Producer, Director, Songwriter and Actor

Easton, Pennsylvania

Member Since:
November 2012
Last online:
2 days ago
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About Bill

My pre-Lehigh Valley, PA career is itemized below, but after swimming against the strong upstream current we all know as FILMMAKING, I launched FIFO (Fade in/Fade Out), a Lehigh Valley-based, non-profit filmmaking consortium, with the ambitious goal of harnessing all the diverse talent and resources around here to raise the filmmaking bar and cultivate filmmaking. So if you're interested, let me know...we meet every first Tuesday of the month at the Two Rivers Brewing Company, 542 Northampton St., Easton, PA at 6:30 p.m.

Looking back - During a circuitous but never boring career, three main interests - writing, photography and performing - collided when I discovered filmmaking. Now I write screenplays, short stories, the occasional novel and follow my natural entrepreneurial spirit, all the while continuing to hone my filmmaking skills.

FIFO produces short films based on screenplays from a variety of sources, in an effort to help other filmmaking creatives realize their dreams and goals. CINEMA & SUDS is a celebration of short films and craft beers, aimed specifically at garnering exposure for filmmakers by showcasing short films at brewpubs.

Unique traits: Usually a pretty nice guy, sometimes almost to a fault.

Videos

Loglines

  • Key West

    Key West Budget: $5M - $10M | Action Crime Drama After stealing millions of laundered drug cartel money, he faked his own death by windsurfing to Cuba to flee the Feds and drug thugs closing in...but he hadn't planned on the Redhead.

  • THE QUEEN OF HALSTED

    THE QUEEN OF HALSTED Crime Drama Thriller A tough, soft-hearted PI/Paralegel must use both qualities to save her former bosses - two disgraced Chicago lawyers - to save a homeless mission from a mob lawyer's attempt to acquire it for laundering Mexican drug cartel money.

Credits

  • Tales From the Road: Movies & Brews

    Tales From the Road: Movies & Brews (2015)
    Film (short) by FIFO (Fade In/Fade Out) Writer, Director, Producer

  • WHAT'S YOUR STORY?

    WHAT'S YOUR STORY? (2015)
    Film (short) by FIFO (Fade In/Fade Out) Writer/Director/Producer

  • The Making of TIGERS IN THE SOUP

    The Making of TIGERS IN THE SOUP (2014)
    Film (short) by FIFO (Fade In/Fade Out) Producer/Director

  • TIGERS IN THE SOUP

    TIGERS IN THE SOUP (2014)
    Film (short) by FIFO/FireRock Productions Exec. Producer

  • THE BLITHERING IDIOT

    THE BLITHERING IDIOT (2014)
    Film (short) by FIFO (Fade In/Fade Out) Producer/Director

  • THE WRITER'S MUSE

    THE WRITER'S MUSE (2010)
    Film (short) by Hartin House Projects Writer/Director

  • Movies At The Mill/SILK

    Movies At The Mill/SILK (2009)
    Commercial by Movies At The Mill Writer/Narrator

  • NOVAMAN

    NOVAMAN (2009)
    Film (short) by Hartin House Projects Writer/Producer/Lead

Awards

  • Best Film Short, Pocono Mountains Film Festival
    (2010)

Education

  • Northern Illinois University (Dekalb, IL)

  • Western Illinois University (Macomb, IL)

  • University of Illinois at Chicago (Chicago, IL)

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