Born in rural South Carolina, Randy moved to NYC to pursue filmmaking in 2000. He graduated in 2004 with a double major in Directing and Cinematography and went on to work as a Local 52 grip on major TV and Film productions. In 2004 he won the Loews Human Spirit Award, presented by Tatum O'Neil, for his short film, American Tale, which told the story of Pakistani immigrants after 9/11. Afterwards, Randy produced his first feature length documentary film, The Dragons of Jim Green (2012) which premiered at the Sarasota Film Festival and won the Audience Award at the Indie Grits Film Festival.
As a writer, Randy has published a short story (Writing in the Dark) and his first feature film script, Anna Lee Was Here, was in the top 10% of the Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowship and a finalist in the Garden State Film Festival and Slamdance.
Randy currently resides in Munich, Germany where he is the founder of FreqsTV, the first digital platform for rock and metal documentaries, series and shows. Check us out here:
Name: Randy M. Salo
Lives in: München, Germany
Company: FreqsTV GmbH (http://www.freqstv.com)
Occupation: Content Creator, Director and Producer
Unique traits: film score composer, voiceover artist
Audience Award - Peoples Grit - Indie Grits Film Festival
Loews Human Spirit Award
Film (Short, Drama and Family) Composer Realizing Recovery follows an anxious father on his first half hour visit to see his young daughter in over four years. But, he struggles to make sense of his changing environment and accept the consequences of his poor decisions as her innocence and his dark past collide. Written by Anonymous
The Dragons of Jim Green
Film (Documentary, Biography, Fantasy and Sci-Fi) Director A young man brings scientists to his grandfather's house-turned-museum, purportedly showing evidence of an ancient civilization of reptilian humanoids on Earth. What starts as a search for scientific truth turns up other, unexpected truths. Written by Anonymous
Men in Black 3
Film (Action, Comedy and Sci-Fi) Camera and Electrical Department After breaking out of a moon-based maximum security prison, Boris the Animal decides to go back in time and eliminate the person who arrested him - Agent K. When he does so, Agent J realizes that the time line has been changed and he too travels back to July 15, 1969, the day before Agent K is killed. After overcoming some disbelief, J manages to convince K and others of just who he is and why he's there. With the help of a being who can see all time lines, they track Boris down. J also learns a secret, something K had never told him. Written by garykmcd
Film (Action and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department Freelance covert operative Mallory Kane is hired out by her handler to various global entities to perform jobs which governments can't authorize and heads of state would rather not know about. After a mission to rescue a hostage in Barcelona, Mallory is quickly dispatched on another mission to Dublin. When the operation goes awry and Mallory finds she has been double crossed, she needs to use all of her skills, tricks and abilities to escape an international manhunt, make it back to the United States, protect her family, and exact revenge on those that have betrayed her. Written by Anonymous
See You in September
Film (Comedy and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department See You in September is an original romantic comedy set in current day Manhattan. The film centers around Lindsay, a beautiful woman who seemingly has it all, but is deeply afraid of commitment. When she finds out that her therapist takes a vacation for the entire month of August she feels shocked and abandoned. Instead of taking this news lying down, Lindsay enlists the help of her acerbic best friend Monica to come up with a solution. With the assistance of "Craig's List", Lindsay puts together a group therapy session for all Manhattanites who are in need of therapy, but more importantly angry at their therapists for abandoning them. Written by Anonymous
Television (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department It's not just a comedy...it's her life.
Film (Adventure and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Frank Goode lives by himself in Elmira, NY, a recent widower with heart trouble, retired from a factory job, proud of having pushed his adult children toward success. In the summer, all four kids bail on a reunion, so, against doctor's orders, Frank decides to surprise each with a visit. He sets out to see his artist son in New York City, his daughter the ad exec in Chicago, his son the conductor on tour and presently in Denver, and his daughter who's a performer in Vegas. None are as he imagines or hopes. Will they let him see themselves as they are, and can this dad adapt? Written by <email@example.com>
Film (Crime and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department In New York, Detective Alberto Santana comes with his partner Joseph Bruno to meet his wife Gina and his daughter Celeste to celebrate her eighteenth birthday. Out of the blue, Alberto is shot in his head on the sidewalk by a man wearing a hood that delivers a religious message from the Lord. Many years later, Celeste is a detective of the New York Police Department and partner of Joe Bruno. When the crooks Alden and Jeff Kane, who had torched their buildings to receive the insurance, are released from prison, they are executed by two criminals in the same modus operandi of detective Santana, and the police department concludes that they are the same killers. Lieutenant Diaz assigns Detective Manso and Detective Demarco from narcotics to investigate the case, for the deception of Celeste. Then the drug dealer Chino and his gang are executed in Manhattan's Lower East Side by the killers Dante and his deformed and deranged twin brother Perfecto, and Lieutenant Diaz teams up Joe and ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Color of Truth
Film (Drama, Romance and War) Camera and Electrical Department In an award-winning, moving story of star-crossed lovers, Nina, a Jewish widow, begs Max, now a soldier in Hitler's army, to save her father and son from a Nazi concentration camp. His fear of the SS forces her to take a momentous gamble which could doom them both. Written by Frederick B. Smith
Film (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Meeting old friends can be enlightening, fun, dangerous and painful. Just ask Jake Burns, a trial lawyer and published novelist who is called upon to organize such a meeting. Ten years after the death of his wife, Janie, he fulfills her last wish, reuniting their closest friends from Yale one last time. As undergraduates in the early 1980s, Jake and Janie belonged to one of the university's "secret societies," and Jake sends out invitations to the other members, most of whom haven't seen each other since Janie's funeral. Once the best and the brightest of the Ivy League, the group that arrives in New York is now, by most standards, an accomplished and esteemed bunch. Entrepreneur/mogul Lloyd arrives with his actress girlfriend Minerva, who hopes to penetrate her new lover's distant persona; Barnaby and his wife Emily are at a crossroads in their marriage, he battling alcoholism and a stalled career, she frustrated that her dreams as a writer have never been realized; Sadie is a former... Written by Anonymous
Possible Side Effects
TV Movie (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department A television drama that revolves around a family that runs a pharmaceutical company.
A Dog Year
Film (Comedy and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Jon Katz is close to burnout. He's a writer with writer's block; his wife has left for her sister's because he's emotionally distant; he rarely answers his phone. A kennel sends him a border collie that's undisciplined because of abuse. Despite a series of mishaps, Jon decides to keep trying with the dog, and he rents a dilapidated farm house to give the dog room to run. A local handyman refers Jon to a woman who might be able to help him train the dog. Reluctantly, Jon gives her a try. Is the dog the problem, or the owner? Written by <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Michael & Michael Have Issues.
Television (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department Best friends and collaborators for over 20 years, Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter finally have their own TV show. There's just one problem: they are their own worst enemies.
The Girlfriend Experience
Film (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Chelsea (Sasha Grey) is a high-priced $2,000-an-hour call girl in Manhattan, offering a 'girlfriend experience': she'll dress with the client in mind, go to dinner and a movie, listen attentively to talk about work and finances, and she'll provide sex. It's October, 2008: a presidential election nears and the economy is in free fall. She has a boyfriend, Chris (Chris Santos), who's a personal trainer. We are shown five non-consecutive days in Chelsea's life. She's working on her Web page, talking to image consultants, and being interviewed by a reporter. She asks clients when their birthdays are and uses that for an astrological prediction. She's drawn to a new client, a writer from L.A. Should she break her rules for him? What if it risks her relationship with Chris? Should she invest in gold? Written by <email@example.com>
Film (Crime, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department France 1944: during an aerial bombardment, two boys are separated from their parents; the older one helps the younger. Jump ahead to contemporary Manhattan where chief financial officer Jimmy Stevens punishes his company's murderous practices in Third World countries by setting up its stock release to fail. He knows they'll kill him in retaliation; he asks for two weeks. By telephone, using a voice disguising device, he hires a private detective, Frank Turlotte, to watch ... Jimmy. What's going on? Jimmy goes to the park where he reads a book and talks to children; he visits his aged mother. Frank observes it all. The two-week deadline approaches. What's Jimmy's game? Written by <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Film (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department Do we ever get what we want? Brian sells mattresses in a warehouse store. His father and older brothers have material success; he wants a child. He's applied to adopt a baby from China. A man who appears homeless seems to be stalking Brian with violent intent. He meets Happy, the daughter of a rich, quirky customer. She doesn't stick to anything, but she and Brian hit it off, except for her vomiting when she learns about his adoption idea. He wants her to meet his family, and there's a call about the adoption. What will Happy do? Written by <email@example.com>
Film (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Following his mother's death, Hector arrives in Manila to live with his grandmother. Unable to speak Tagalog, Hector falls in with a street gang before a photographer takes him under his wing. Haunted by memories of his mother, Hector photographs an anonymous woman when suddenly, these seemingly disconnected lives collide. Written by Anonymous
Film (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Tom and Josh Sterling have a start-up dot-com. It's gone public to initial success. Josh is the technical genius. Tom is the fast-talking and abrasive CEO, in charge of the business side. It's August, 2001, less than a month before they can sell their shares and, perhaps, make lots of money. But the company is running out of cash, its main client is stalling, and share values are falling. For Tom to maintain the firm's appearance, he must find cash: investors could rescue him, but at a high cost of his potential wealth and company control. Tom goes to his brother for a loan. At the same time, an old flame, Sarrah, comes back to the city. Can Tom hold things together, bravura and all? Written by <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Television (Crime, Drama and Sci-Fi) Camera and Electrical Department A Dutch soldier in the 1600's saves the life of a native woman and is granted the power of eternal youth in return. In the 2000's he is a police detective in New York City, and after 400 years, knows just about everything about the way the criminal mind works. Written by Ron Kerrigan <email@example.com>
The Girl in the Park
Film (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Enduringly traumatized by the disappearance of her 3-year-old daughter 15 years ago, Julia Sandburg has cut herself off from anyone once near and dear to her, including her husband Doug and her son Chris, who tried for years to penetrate her wall of isolation and despair, without success. But when Julia meets Louise, a troubled young woman with a checkered past, all Julia's old psychic wounds painfully resurface, as does her illogical and increasingly irrational hope that Louise may be the daughter she lost so long ago. Written by Official Press Release
Film (Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy and 2 More) Camera and Electrical Department The beautiful princess Giselle is banished by an evil queen from her magical, musical animated land and finds herself in the gritty reality of the streets of modern-day Manhattan. Shocked by this strange new environment that doesn't operate on a "happily ever after" basis, Giselle is now adrift in a chaotic world badly in need of enchantment. But when Giselle begins to fall in love with a charmingly flawed divorce lawyer who has come to her aid - even though she is already promised to a perfect fairy tale prince back home - she has to wonder: Can a storybook view of romance survive in the real world? Written by Orange
Then She Found Me
Film (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department 39-year-old April Epner's childish husband and school teacher colleague Benjamin/Ben leaves her, but with her biological clock ticking ever more loudly. Her dying bossy adoptive mother is very vocal about her disappointment, while her natural son Freddy, a doctor, is most understanding. Shy but fascinating British author Frank meets April, his doted son Jimmy Ray's teacher, which soon leads to a full-flung affair. At the same time April's birth mother Bernice Graves locates her and begins attempting to establish a relationship. On top of all these balls in the air, April discovers she's finally expecting Ben's baby. Written by KGF Vissers
Film (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department Quirky inter-related stories. Standing by two tablets, Jeff promises to introduce ten short stories, each about one of the commandments. A man survives a fall from a plane and his fiancée marries someone else before falling in love with a marionette; a surgeon causes the death of a patient and in prison tries to choose his mate; a woman encounters Jesus in Mexico and later confronts her husband on the Sabbath; twins and their mother reflect on fatherhood; covetous neighbors miss a chance to be heroes; and, between each story, Jeff's love triangle with Gretchen and Liz plays out. In the end, all the characters join in singing that it's all about love. Written by <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Griffin & Phoenix
Film (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department Griffin is divorced, living in a flat in Manhattan while his sons and ex live in the family home in Westchester. He gets bad news from his oncologist: cancerous lesions have spread through his chest, and he has only a year or so to live. He audits a psychology class on death and dying at a nearby college where he chats up a woman who turns out to be an assistant dean. She's Phoenix; she smiles but keeps her distance, warming to him slowly. He tells her nothing of his situation. At his apartment a few days later, she finds a stash of books on death, dying, and terminal illness: will she put two and two together, and what will she do about it? Written by <email@example.com>
Film (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Struggling with drug addiction in modern-day New York City, an artist and his best friend complete a spiritual journey started 140 years earlier on the Underground Railroad.
Film (Romance) Camera and Electrical Department A study of a relationship that starts quickly, burns bright, and then gets rocky, not from any one thing, but from an accumulation of civilization and its discontents. Stuart is glib and generous, Nicole is shy and forthright. He doesn't like her best friend; she tires of his brother's antics. She wants children sooner. He's a poor listener, she broods. Both have divorced parents, and their families complicate their lives. Is love enough to see them through? Written by <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Law & Order
Television (Crime, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department The show follows a crime, ususally adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points. The first half of the show concentrates on the investigation of the crime by the police, the second half follows the prosecution of the crime in court. Written by Mike Menditto
12 and Holding
Film (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department After his twin brother is accidentally killed by vengeful bullies, a 12-year old boy and his friends face the harsh realities of death, teenage hormones, and family dysfunction.
Nadine in Date Land
TV Movie (Comedy and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department Nadine (Garofalo) is a contradiction in terms; she runs a dating service despite being incredibly unlucky in love. Now, facing serious business problems, she needs to find the right guy to turn her fortune around.
The War Within
Film (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Sayeed Choudhury was born Pakistan but has immigrated to the U.S.A., where he now lives in New York with his wife, Farida; a school-going daughter, Rasheeda; a school-going son, Ali; and unmarried sister, Duri. One morning Farida hears a knock on the door, Ali opens it and there is Sayeed's childhood friend, Hassan, who is welcomed with open arms by the family. Hassan informs them that he is going to be hired soon in the States and he is invited to spend a few days with the Choudhury family. Duri, who has a Caucasian boyfriend, Mike, is also thrilled to meet Hassan and openly shows her attraction to him. Ali also takes an instant liking to Hassan, and is taught the true values of Islam, and when one Muslim hurts, then the pain is felt by Muslims worldwide. Sayeed is quite content with the American way of life and feels secure and comfortable especially when he sees Germans, Jews, Muslims, Catholics, and non-believers living in harmony and doing business with each other. Sayeed will ... Written by rAjOo (email@example.com)
Television (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department A sketch comedy show that follows the absurd adventures of Michael, Michael and David.
Party Planner with David Tutera
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Film (Short and Drama) Director Dealing with the unexpected arrest of his father in the middle of the night by the FBI, a young Pakistani-American boy will begin to imagine his world in new term. 10 year old Raja spends his days make-believing that he is a pirate rescuing the world. With his father being detained indefinitely he begins to wonder who the pirates really are.... Written by Randy M. Salo
School of Visual Arts, NYC
Midlands Technical College (West Columbia, SC)