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San Jose-based independent filmmaker. Production company - Diamond in the Rough Films.
Shadows in Mind
Film (Short and Horror) Editor A 9 year old and their 5 year old sibling are positive that a terrifying monster is stalking them but of course no one believes them. No one except the mysterious Woman next door who offers them a bottle of real "monster spray" and encourages them to capture it.
Film (Short) Producer Tom (Robert Sean Campbell) is brilliant physicist is wracked with guilt because he thinks his new energy source will destroy the world. Although they both stand to gain huge financial benefits, he convinces his best friend Bill (Mark Balunis) to help him investigate but they find themselves trapped in a frightening environment where all is certainly not as it seems.
Film (Short, Drama and Romance) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director In a posh hotel suite, two men share a bed, life stories, and their deepest anxieties. Their pillow talk reveals them to be closeted Hollywood actors running out of time before they must face the public at the premiere of a new film. Middle-aged Carter wryly instructs fresh-faced up-and-comer William in the realities of life as a gay man and movie star. But as the minutes tick away, the lines between naiveté and experience, cynicism and optimism, sex and romance blur as Carter and William contemplate that most terrifying of questions: what next? Written by PaulVideo.com
Film (Short) Producer Darrell Joyner (Robert Sean Campbell) has a lot of problems. But a new therapist (Mark Balunis) thinks he can help by prescribing some new medication to help him "get back into the world again". Unfortunately, one of Darrell's problems is following directions and the results of his "therapy" take some strange turns to say the least. Written by Mark Schwab
The Choice Point
Film (Short) Producer Three days before his wedding, Charlie suddenly finds himself in another dimension outside of traditional "reality". Guided by a long-dead person from his past, Charlie must make a choice to continue with his current life or end it now in a car accident. Charlie finds out the choice isn't as simple as he thinks.
The Ambassador of God
Film (Documentary and Biography) Producer An intimate exploration into the life of offbeat spiritual teacher, Anthony Jan Thomas Penera, who claims to he was sent by God to bring light to the world. The story is told through interviews of Brother Anthony's former student and confidante, Mark Schwab, as Mark reflects on documentary footage he collected of Brother Anthony while studying under him in 2004 and 2007.
The Davenport Vampire
Film (Short, Horror and Mystery) Producer John just wants to hang out in his car in a remote parking lot and get high. Unfortunately he gets more than he bargained for when a 'vampire' terrorizes him, trapping him inside due to a dead car battery. A 911 operator is John's only chance of survival. Written by Anonymous
Film by Diamond in the Rough Films Director
Ivy League Exorcist: The Bobby Jindal Story
Film (Short and Comedy) Producer As a student at Brown University, Bobby Jindal, currently the governor of Louisiana, participated in an exorcism of a fellow student at a campus prayer meeting. Based on real events.
The Last Time I Saw Soap
Film by Diamond in the Rough Films Writer/Director
Film (Short and Thriller) Producer Follows the final day of a male citizen as the Government sentences him to death.
Film (Short and Crime) Producer Bad Butch is a high-octane revenge thriller made from the same vein as the classic police action flicks of the 1970's. Butch McGill, son of legendary police chief Mean George McGill, a loose-cannon cop who doesn't play by the rules. Shoot first and arrest later, get chewed out by the boss. A routine but stable life. Until the day Butch's brother Jimmy is shot. From that point on Butch goes on a warpath of revenge, leaving corpses and carnage in his wake. Following lead after lead Butch, along with his Vietnam buddy Slim Jack, tries to track down the trail leading to his brother's murder. Eventually Butch quits and becomes the very thing he sought to destroy, a ruthless criminal. Written by Armand Shahidi
Film (Short and Horror) Producer Tom is in a downward spiral after the sudden death of his wife Tracy. Addicted to drugs, he buys and ingests some stronger stuff from his dealer Steve and gets caught in a reality-shifting nightmare.
Pins and Needles
Film by Diamond in the Rough Films Writer/Producer/Director
Ashes to Ashes
Film (Mystery and Short) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Mr. and Mrs. Ashley Carter are a couple with a peculiar fixation: they're fascinated with the rituals and trappings of death. They bring flowers to the burials of transients; they eavesdrop on the will-readings of people they've never met. But when a man they've never met inexplicably bequeathes his cremated remains to them, the detachment they've always maintained between themselves and the mourners they mingle with begins to crumble. As they uncover the circumstances surrounding the man's demise, their investigation draws them ever closer to the heart of their own obsession: death itself. Written by Mike Stamm <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Toe Tag Special
Film (short) Director
Best Feature Film (USA) - NYIIFF Los Angeles ("The Last Time I Saw Soap")
Best Supporting Actor (Garrison Koch) - NYIIFF Los Angeles ("Pins and Needles")
Leo Award - Best Short Film ("Toe Tag Special")
Vancouver Film School