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 The Filmakers! 



We are proud to present our talented team of writer/producer/directors, Leslie Roswell and the Friedman brothers, Matthew and Jonathan Friedman. Plus we'd like to introduce our lead cameraman and script consultant, John McClung, and our sound engineer/set technician Michael Zimmerman.

the Friedaman Brothers!!!!

Jonathan and Matthew Friedman have been brothers since birth. Matthew attended the University of Virginia, and was present at that school's historic football victory over the Florida State Seminoles, which is generally regarded by scholars and historians as the most important event that has ever occurred. Jonathan attended James Madison University, where his student-project screenplays were consistently regarded by the faculty and the other students in the film studies classes to be among the most consistent ever regarded. Their talents manifested at an early age, however--Matthew having garnered a third-place prize out of three entrants in the elementary school Reflections contest for his piano composition, "Learning is Earning," and Jonathan having probably done something similar as well. They grew up together, having been born a little more than a year apart, and have maintained a close relationship through the years--even after all this time, they remain just a little more than a year apart. Their endeavors have dovetailed over the years, as they have ventured into graphic design, music, writing, and of course filmmaking. They base some of their work on their delightful stories of growing up, like the hilarious time they discovered they were dating the same girl, or the body they found in the woods one day. (Which, oddly enough, turned out to be the same girl.) Jonathan's work on his first two short films, Ninja Wars and Ninja Wars II, led directly to his collaboration with Matthew on their hilarious local short feature, Scattering Ashes, which won generous amounts of critical praise from one local tabloid. Read the actual article!

Leslie Roswell 

Leslie Roswell has always been recognized, since early childhood, for her extraordinary physical beauty. The winner of several local and regional pageants and participant in several genuine debutante balls (which do, in fact, still exist), Leslie tends to strike people with her elven features. As a brown-belt martial artist, she also tends to strike them with her fists when threatened (or so she likes to joke). She decided in the early 1990's to parlay her physical charms into a writing career, and has succeeded in having several short stories published, and a children's book about a delightfully neurotic cat named Mort. She met the Friedman brothers in, of all places, a swing-dance club, and within several months was engaged to be married to Matthew. They enjoy telling the story about how he proposed: he asked while dipping her at a big-band dance, and she jokingly said "Who? To you?" at which point he accidentally dropped her on the floor! She promptly cleared up the misunderstanding, and they have been dancing happily for three years. They've already written a romantic-comedy screenplay about their story, but they haven't shown it to anyone yet.

LJohn McClung 

Mr. McClung met the Friedmans while being hired to edit their first short feature, which he still fondly remembers as being an excellent example of why the "short" category was invented. John's colorful history, which includes a mistaken-identity murder charge and a fortune made and lost in the junk-car business, makes him an ideal industry outsider, and, we feel, gives our project much-needed legitimacy in our target audience, the 'hood. John is, in addition, an electrical engineer, which helps a great deal in designing our science-fiction elements, and in fixing various wiring problems that arise around the house. His own independent film, shot with longtime partner Bill Gaunce, hit the local scene several years ago and was a successful horror release. It is particularly notable for its ability to be enjoyed as either a horror film or a comedy.

Michael Zimmerman 

Mr. Zimmerman is one of the most inventive technical minds we have ever met. If he weren't spending all his time downloading celebrity porn, he would probably be a very rich man. Educated at various universities, none of which could hold his active mind for long, Michael is an expert at lighting, sound, set construction, mechanical repairs, special effects, and heavy lifting. Trained in stagecraft, he has effortlessly translated his talents into the film domain, where he can make even the most challenging film set look and sound like it was done on a stage. In addition to his film duties, Michael is also responsible for both the mechanical installation and the software administration of our computer network and Internet connections. He is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, which explains why our hard drives keep getting filled up with celebrity porn without us being able to do anything about it or figure out how the hell he's doing it.


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  Update Slate 

  Ont He Set 

  The Film! 


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