Bio from recent article sums up the business stuff... The upcoming Top 20 LAFP festival showing marks the director Charles Landers' narrative short writing and directing debut. Having crewed many features and won numerous awards as a commercial writer, director, cinematographer, and editor, Charles is beginning a return to the narrative film world as he concludes his "family raising" film hiatus in Texas. In addition to "Made Hen," Charles produced on two indie features for 2015 and is slated to produce and direct a high concept feature in 2016.
Name: Charles Landers
Lives in: San Angelo, Texas
Occupation: Director and Producer
Film by Bill Rahn (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department, Producer Jasper 'Buck' Livingston made a decision early in his life that influenced and changed the cowboy culture. Through failure and disappointment he learned that although one person cannot change the world, it takes only one to start. Buck strategizes his life purpose one cowboy at a time. Woven within the film is Buck's incredible life journey as a rodeo cowboy, rancher father, and preacher. It's an exhilarating and emotional true-life story of an ordinary man from north Texas who served an extraordinary purpose. The film depicts the grueling travels of the rodeo circuit, from the backbreaking bull riding to the musical oasis of the honky-tonks. It portrays both the picturesque culture of the American rancher while dispensing cowboy pride and simplistic life solutions. Just as 32 nails attach the shoes to a horse; 'Nail 32' clenches the importance of men being courageous, honorable, and truly God fearing! As each nail serves a purpose; each life matters. Can a cowboy be a Christian and ... Written by Jason Campbell
Film (short) by Charles Landers (Comedy) Producer, Director, Writer, Editor "Made Hen" follows June, the sweet but unsinkable parent of many a backyard chicken, who runs an underground chicken railroad through her livestock-prohibited neighborhood. Forced to choose between compromise with the rabidly anti-chicken Betty, or an alliance with the seedy Jimmy Cooper, June tries to eat everyone's cake and keep her own. She might just take down a few bad eggs for good measure.
Film by Harold Ramis (Adventure and Comedy) Transportation department Zed, a prehistoric would-be hunter, eats from a tree of forbidden fruit and is banished from his tribe, accompanied by Oh, a shy gatherer. On their travels, they meet Cain and Abel on a fateful day, stop Abraham from killing Isaac, become slaves, and reach the city of Sodom where their tribe is now enslaved. Zed and Oh are determined to rescue the women they love, Maya and Eema. Standing in their way is Sodom's high priest and the omnipresent Cain. Zed tries to form an alliance with Princess Innana, which may backfire. Can an inept hunter and a smart but slender and diffident gatherer become heroes and make a difference? Written by <email@example.com>
Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins
Film by Malcolm D. Lee (Comedy and Romance) Transportation department Dr. RJ Stevens is a talk show host who visits his family in the deep south. While there he reunites with his brother Otis, his sister Betty, his cousin/rival Clyde and his childhood love intrest Lucinda Allen.
Film by Oliver Stone (Biography, Drama and History) Transportation department Oliver Stone's biographical take on the life of George W. Bush, one of the most controversial presidents in USA history, chronicling from his wild and carefree days in college, to his military service, to his governorship of Texas and role in the oil business, his 2000 candidacy for president, his first turbulent four years, and his 2004 re-election campaign. Written by Anonymous
TV Movie by Yves Simoneau (Biography, Drama and Sport) Transportation department, Producer A look at the life of the thoroughbred filly that dominated horse racing in the early 1970s.
Film by Mennan Yapo (Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi and 1 More) Transportation department, Miscellaneous Crew The middle-class couple Linda Hanson and Jim Hanson lives a wasted and routine relationship with their two daughters in their comfortable house in the suburbs. On a Thursday morning, the local sheriff visits Linda and tells her that her husband died in a car accident on the previous day. On the next morning, when Linda awakes, she finds Jim safe and sound at home. When she awakes on the next morning, she realizes that her days are out of order, but her family and friends believe she is insane. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
All the King's Men
Film by Steven Zaillian (Drama and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department In the 50's, in Louisiana, the smart populist, manipulative and wolf hick Willie Stark is elected governor with the support of the lower social classes. He joins a team composed of his bodyguard and friend Sugar Boy; the journalist from an aristocratic family Jack Burden; the lobbyist Tiny Duffy; and his mistress Sadie Burke, to face the opposition of the upper classes. When the influent Judge Irwin supports a group of politicians in their request of impeachment, Stark assigns Jack to find some dirtiness along the life of Irwin, leading to a tragedy in the end. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Film by James Gartner (Biography, Drama and Sport) Camera and Electrical Department 40 years ago, Don Haskins went on the recruiting trail to find the best talent in the land, black or white. 7 blacks and 5 whites made up the legendary 1965-66 Texas Western Miners. They were mocked and ridiculed for their showboating and flaunting of black players on the court. Yet, in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds, Haskins and his Miners came together as a team united to reach the National Championship game against powerhouse Kentucky. Written by firstname.lastname@example.org
Film by George Hickenlooper (Biography and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew A beautiful, wealthy young party girl drops out of Radcliffe in 1965 and heads to New York to become Holly Golightly. When she meets a hungry young artist named Andy Warhol, he promises to make her the star she always wanted to be. And like a super nova she explodes on the New York scene only to find herself slowly lose grip on reality... Written by Richard Golub
The Year Without a Santa Claus
TV Movie by Ron Underwood (Comedy, Family and Fantasy) Miscellaneous Crew Thoroughly disgruntled, Santa (Goodman) opts to take a year off from delivering presents, until a young man helps him rediscover the meaning of the holidays.
Because of Winn-Dixie
Film by Wayne Wang (Comedy, Drama and Family) Miscellaneous Crew A 10-year-old girl, abandoned by her mother when she was three, moves to a small town in Florida with her father, a preacher. While there, she adopts a stray dog whom she names after the local supermarket where he was found. With her goofy pooch by her side, she meets an eclectic group of townspeople and rekindles an almost lost relationship with her father. Written by Anonymous
Film by Kasi Lemmons (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department The story is set in 1962 Louisiana. The Batiste family is headed by charming doctor Louis. Though he is married to beautiful Roz, he has a weakness for attractive female patients. One night Louis trysts with married and sexy Metty Mereaux, not knowing that he is observed by his youngest daughter Eve, who is there by accident. Eve can not forget the traumatic incident and shares a secret with older sister Cisely. Lies start to roll... Written by Anonymous