Rick Mowat, President, of SnackPack Productions, a boutique production company conceiving and realizing stories in film, video and music, serving Northeastern USA. SnackPack specializes in promotional videos, sizzle reels, executive interviews, specialty marketing video pieces for the web and a variety of social media platforms. Graduating from The Juilliard School, Rick Mowat’s experience as a professional actor, writer and performer have evolved into a specialty combining directing, writing, and producing with editing. Mowat has produced and directed commercials and videos for Frye Boots, Nikon, Kenneth Cole, Bovis Lend Lease, The College Board, ArtsBridge, King Centre for the Performing Arts, The Soho Playhouse, Exponential Ensemble and Reel Executives; as well as professional reels for a myriad of performers such as Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon (Man of Steel, Revolutionary Road), Lonette McKee (Jungle Fever, Cotton Club), JoAnna Rhinehart (Damages, The Following). His award-winning short films include The Meet, Marty Learns To Drive and Hanging Plant. His films have played at the Woodstock Film Festival, PBS’ Reel Thirteen, Anthology Film Archives in NYC, Woods Hole Film Festival, Lake Placid Film Festival and The Eugene International Film
Rick has directed the feature film, A Cat’s Tale (2015) and numerous stage productions including the award winning Can’t Cut My Head Off and the sci-fi rock musical, The Last American as well as dozens of theater productions for the Dramatic Question Theater Company, the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre and The Soho Playhouse. He has acted in Woody Allen’s Celebrity, Sweet and Lowdown and The Town I Love; and worked as an improvisational writer/performer including a theatrical comedy that won #1 Critics Pick by TimeOut Magazine. As a voice over actor, Rick has recorded numerous VOs including multiple voices for the soon- to-be released animated series "Danger Squad" as well as several animated books and many corporate projects. With over a decade of experience spearheading film and video in NYC, Rick and SnackPack Prods. have shot and edited over 100 corporate promo videos for such companies as Kenneth Cole, Smile Train, SaxBST, Nikon, Bovis Lend Lease, Creative Partners, ArtsBridge Boston and the College Board.
A Cat's Tale
Film by Rick Mowat (Comedy) Director A neurotic spinster, Carla, fights with her slovenly brother over whether to prolong the life of their decrepit Cat, which holds the key to riches and redemption from vile secrets.
Film by David Tianga (Short and Drama) Director Thirty something Frank Ramirez nervously enters an empty New York dive bar in anticipation for a monumental meeting, he is the first one to arrive. A friendly bartender is there to keep him company as he waits his destiny. What takes place from here on in could change his life forever. Written by Anonymous
Film by Joe Eckardt (Short, Comedy and Drama) Actor Narcissistic Latino actor Manny Ramirez finally gets his big break audition, and he couldn't be happier. But the arrival of a baby on his doorstep threatens to destroy his destiny of becoming a big soap star. Follow Manny as he tries to enlist the help of his unique family and friends in hopes of attaining his ultimate goal. Written by Anonymous
Film by Arthur Vincie (Thriller) Actor Caleb is an ex-marine who's drifting through life, moving around, jumping from one pointless job to another, trying to find answers. He moves back to his childhood home to escape his nightmares and get his life back on track. He finds that everything's different. His high school sweetheart is now engaged. His parish priest, to whom he always turned for support, is struggling with his own crisis of faith. And instead of getting better, the nightmares start getting worse. Then they start coming TRUE. Written by Anonymous
Film by Rick Mowat (Short and Comedy) Director A dedicated plant waterer gets too curious about a peculiar machine at vacationing clients home.
Marty Learns to Drive
Video by Chris Edwards (Documentary, Short, Action, Comedy and 1 More) Director The story of a 47 year old man who had never felt compelled to drive...until now.
Manhattan's Best Friend
Film by Rick Mowat (Short, Action, Comedy, Fantasy and 1 More) Actor Guy, a nerdy, dedicated employee, is fired by the 'Top Dog' Dog Walking Agency for receiving only average scores from his numerous clients. Shocked into unnerving action, Guy settles his clients' score by wreaking havoc on their apartments. As he loosens up and gets his game, the pranks escalate. Guy revels in the glory of his new-found self, until he learns that fate has yet another surprise in store for him. Written by Rick Mowat
Film by Rick Mowat (Short) Director A black comedy concerning a long distance phone call from father to son and how the two are unable to communicate.
Sounds from a Town I Love
Television by Woody Allen (Short and Comedy) Actor
Film by Jon Zeiderman Actor Two old friends reunite to discuss life in general and women in particular.
Sweet and Lowdown
Film by Woody Allen (Comedy, Drama and Music) Actor A comedic biopic focused on the life of fictional jazz guitarist Emmett Ray. Ray was an irresponsible, free-spending, arrogant, obnoxious, alcohol-abusing, miserable human being, who was also arguably the best guitarist in the world. We follow Ray's life: bouts of getting drunk, his bizzare hobbies of shooting rats and watching passing trains, his dreams of fame and fortune, his strange obsession with the better-known guitarist Django Reinhardt, and of course, playing his beautiful music. Written by Martin Lewison <email@example.com>
Film by Woody Allen (Comedy and Drama) Actor Lee Simon, unsuccessful journalist and wanna-be novelist, tries to get a foot into the door with celebrities. After divorcing his wife Robin, Lee gets to meet a lot folks of the rich and / or beautiful, partly through journalism, partly because he has a script to offer. But life among those from out-of-this-world is hard, and his putative success always results in defeat. Meanwhile Robin meets a very desirable TV-producer and takes the first steps in the world of celebrities herself. Written by Julian Reischl <firstname.lastname@example.org>