Name: Paul Kalbach
Lives in: Oakland, California
Company: Artichoke Productions
Occupation: Director, Cinematographer, Director of Photography, Camera Operator, Steadicam Operator, Editor and Actor
Unique traits: Multiple talents.
The World Famous Kid Detective
Film (Family) Cinematographer He's a kid named Stanley Kid, owner of the world famous Kid Detective Agency. He must stop a devastating crime wave that's spreading across his island home while keeping himself and his pesky little sister, Nina, from falling into the clutches of his arch nemesis, the evil social worker Clorissa Hodge. Written by Anonymous
Film (Short, Biography, Drama and History) Camera and Electrical Department Called before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) during their notorious Hollywood 10 investigation, famed German playwright Bertolt Brecht must choose between betraying himself and his friends, and imprisonment.
Film (Short, Drama and Fantasy) Sound department Maya, an inquisitive and imaginative young woman, with a sense of 'day dreaming' all her own, is led to a magical shop where she travels through time and ultimately discovers her true love.
Film (Documentary, Drama, Family and News) Sound department TRANS is an extraordinary documentary feature about men and women, and all the variations in between. It is about the Transgender Community, perhaps the most misunderstood and mistreated minority in America and around the world. Inspired by the incredible story of Dr. Christine McGinn and her work as a transgender surgeon, TRANS provides an up-close and very personal vision into the lives, loves, and challenges of a remarkable cast of characters of all ages and from all walks of life. Stories of confusion and courage, excitement and emotion that have never been told, until now. To anyone who has ever looked in a mirror and wondered, 'who they really are?' TRANS ask another question, 'are you brave enough to find out?' Written by Anonymous
Film (Short and Drama) Editor A film produced and directed by Lance Juracka about 2 generations of a family dealing with alcohol addiction. The film was made when Lance was a film student at NYU and 12 years later he died from the disease of alcohol addiction. The film is being distributed by his mother, Nancy Juracka, who wants to use to film to help other families that are struggling with this dreaded disease. Written by Anonymous
Film (Family) Camera and Electrical Department Doggie Boogie dances into the hearts of its family audience as they cheer for a devoted Bichon pup, Pijo, who helps his owner and her dog dancing uncle achieve their dreams. Cassie's wish to become a Vet is crushed by her mother, who has become a slave to the world of personal injury law and is forcing Cassie to follow in the family legacy. Peter Wolfe, her dog-dancing Uncle, dreams of winning a national dog dance championship but is blocked by his guilt over a tragic dance accident. Gertrude Spinner, a ten-time dog dance champion and keeper of the legendary Dog Dance Bible, will do anything to stop them. Supported by a colorful cast and enchanting dogs, Pijo uses the lessons of Barkananda ("healing bliss") to provide Cassie and Peter with a fresh start as they dance through life's twists and turns. He breathes life into everyone's dreams as he dances away with their hearts. Written by Romanus Wolter
Her Best Move
Film (Comedy, Family, Romance and Sport) Sound department The story of high school soccer prodigy Sara Davis as she juggles life, love and sports on her way to becoming the youngest player ever selected to the U.S. National Team. Conflicts arise as Sara deals with her over-zealous sports dad, a free-spirited boyfriend and her hectic existence in the social quicksand commonly known as high school. Blends comedy, romance, and soccer footage. Written by Anonymous
The F.B.I. Files
Television (Documentary, Biography, Crime, Drama and 3 More) Sound department The FBI Files is an American television docudrama series. Each episode describes actual FBI cases which include murder, narcotics, bank robberies, kidnappings, etc. These are portrayed through dramatic reenactments and interviews with agents and forensic scientists who worked on the investigations.
Film (Documentary, History and War) Editor Back in the middle of the last century, life as we now know it was nearly destroyed. It wasn't an asteroid or other natural disaster at fault. It was man himself. It was World War II. But the men and women who fought off disaster and preserved the good life we enjoy today left a remarkable and unequalled legacy. They've come to be known as The Greatest Generation. This film takes a look at the lives of a number of those great human beings. Written by Larry Laverty
The Seaport of the Hobo
Film (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Three hobos, each in their own way, brush up against 'society' and in the end poke holes in the facade.
Dream with the Fishes
Film (Comedy and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Terry is a suicidal voyeur who doesn't seem to be able to kill himself. While preparing for jumping off a bridge, he meets Nick who ends up saving his life. Terry discovers that Nick is terminally ill and doesn't have much time left. Scared by the lack of time, Nick offers Terry a deal he can't refuse: Terry will become the beneficiary of Nick's life insurance or, since money doesn't matter to Terry, Nick promises to kill him before he dies. All Nick asks is Terry's help to realize a few fantasies before dying. Written by Hugo Lopes
The New Detectives: Case Studies in Forensic Science
Television (Documentary, Crime and Mystery) Cinematographer Forensic scientists work with a variety of methods (i.e. computer technology, anthropology, entomology) to solve crimes which would otherwise remain unsolved, through finding seemingly obscure clues such as tire tracks, bullet fragments and hair samples and then putting the pieces together. Interviews with forensic pathologists, cold case detectives and victims families show the process entailed in each case. Three separate cases are spotlighted in each episode of this series. Written by W.B.
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Film (Comedy, Romance and Sci-Fi) Sound department Nathaniel Pickman Wingate has opened a gateway to another dimension using equations and equipment in his basement laboratory. His wife, Nancy, wants him to get ready for his own birthday party. He wants his son Sam to help him. Sam is up in his room looking at pictures of Jasmine on his computer, and a poster of her arrives which he puts in his closet. Although it is Nathan's birthday, the family is enthralled by a visit from Cousin Desmon, who is now a count in Liechtenstein. While Sam is away getting equipment for his father with his friend Alex, his father gets sucked into the other dimension, and a creature from the parallel universe escapes, pursued by another. The first temporarily traps the second with its spit, attacks Desmon, and becomes a duplicate, absorning his thoughts from the unconscious body. The other manages to get free, and unable to find a human to mimic, finds the poster of Jasmine, and becomes her. Sam soon finds her, and becomes his new girlfriend, but she has ... Written by Scott Andrew Hutchins <firstname.lastname@example.org>>
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Film (Action, Crime, Drama and War) Camera and Electrical Department A gang of crime-fighting martial-arts beauties battle a terrorist organization based in Thailand led by a religious fanatic.
Video (Horror) Cinematographer Fear chokes the free-wheeling underbelly of San Francisco's punk scene as a killer stalks the night to feed an unspeakable appetite. Community suspicion focuses on Disease, a band that is tainted by groupie deaths allegedly induced by the drug DZS, and on "The Creeper" a misshapen outcast from the bowels of the city. A writer probes the gruesome murders and the story hits close to home, as the web of death devours neighbors, friends, and lovers. Written by Bleeding Skull Video
Fighting Madam 2
Film (Action) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director After some daring work at home, Alex, Elaine, and Moon head for Kuala Lampur to vacation. There, Alex meets up with his two best friends from school, Peter and Marco, so these "three musketeers" can party together. Elaine starts to fall in love with Peter, and he with her. But both Peter and Marco have secrets: Peter is the head of a rebel sect intent on overthrowing the government and ridding the country of Western influence. Marco is investigating the rebels, and he's probably reporting to the CIA. When the truth comes out and friends face each other as political opposites, what will they choose to do? Will friendship overcome ideology? Written by <email@example.com>
Gold Laurel Award Winner for “Carbon Dioxide Blues 2014”, “99Cent Film Festival”.
U.C. Berkeley, MFA, MA, BA