The 20th Anniversary Gotham Independent Film Award Winners 2010

The 20th Anniversary Gotham Independent Film Award™ Recipients:
Best Feature presented by actors Steve Buscemi and Melissa Leo.
Directed by Debra Granik; Produced by Anne Rosellini and Alix Madigan-Yorkin
Released by Roadside Attractions
The Best Feature Jury included: actors Ethan Hawke and Parker Posey; producer Christine Vachon; director Melvin Van Peebles and editor Tricia Cooke.
Best Documentary presented by actor Sam Rockwell and documentarian Barbara Kopple
Directed and produced by Laura Poitras
Released by Zeitgeist Films and American Documentary/POV
The Best Documentary Jury included: actor Alec Baldwin; composer Terence Blanchard; documentarians Barbara Kopple and Robert Kenner and editor Mary Lampson
Breakthrough Director Award presented by actors Julianna Margulies and Paul Rudd
Writer and director, HOLY ROLLERS
Released by First Independent Pictures
The Breakthrough Director Jury included: actor Zooey Deschanel; cinematographer Maryse Alberti; composer Carter Burwell; producer Frida Torresblanco.
Breakthrough Actor Award presented by actors Michelle Williams and Jesse Eisenberg
Released by IFC Films
The Breakthrough Actor Jury included: actor Josh Brolin; filmmakers David Gordon Green and Peter Sollett; actress Amber Tamblyn; and producer Monty Ross.
Best Ensemble Performance Award presented by actors Ethan Hawke and Ethan Coen.
Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, Dale Dickey, Lauren Sweetser, Garret Dillahunt, Devin Breznahan
Released by Roadside Attractions
The Best Ensemble Performance Jury included: actors Anthony Mackie and Lili Taylor;
producer Lisa Cortes; writer Larry Gross; and filmmaker Miguel Arteta.
Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You Award presented by actor Rosie Perez and RBC CEO, Mark Standish
Mike Ott, director; Frederick Thornton, Laura Ragsdale, Sierra Leoni, producers
The recipient of The Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You™ award was determined by the editors of Filmmaker magazine, a publication of IFP, and a curator from The Museum of Modern Art.
The Festival Genius Audience Award presented by actors Anthony Mackie and Leighton Meester
Davis Guggenheim, director; Leslie Chilcott and Michael Brietal, producers
A total of 30 films received nominations in seven competitive categories, including: Best Feature, Best Documentary, Breakthrough Director, Breakthrough Actor, Best Ensemble Performance, Festival Genius Audience Award and Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near YouThe Festival Genius Audience Award was voted on line by filmgoers who love movies.

Independent Spirit Awards Nominations 2011

Independent Spirit Award nominations for upcoming ceremony on February 26, 2011. 

127 Hours
Black Swan
The Kids Are All Right
Winter's Bone


Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan
Danny Boyle, 127 Hours
Lisa Cholodenko, The Kids Are All Right
Debra Granik, Winter's Bone
John Cameron Mitchell, Rabbit Hole


Stuart Blumberg, Lisa Cholodenko, The Kids Are All Right
Debra Granik, Anne Rosellini, Winter's Bone
Nicole Holofcener, Please Give
David Lindsay-Abaire, Rabbit Hole
Todd Solondz, Life During Wartime

Everything Strange and New
Get Low
Night Catches Us
The Last Exorcism
Tiny Furniture


Diane Bell, Obselidia
Lena Dunham, Tiny Furniture
Nik Fackler, Lovely, Still
Bob Glaudini, Jack Goes Boating
Dana Adam Shapiro, Evan M. Wiener, Monogamy


Daddy Longlegs
Lovers of Hate
The Exploding Girl


Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right
Greta Gerwig, Greenberg
Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence, Winter's Bone
Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine


Ronald Bronstein, Daddy Longlegs
Aaron Eckhart, Rabbit Hole
James Franco, 127 Hours
John C. Reilly, Cyrus
Ben Stiller, Greenberg

Ashley Bell, The Last Exorcism
Dale Dickey, Winter's Bone
Allison Janney, Life During Wartime
Daphne Rubin-Vega, Jack Goes Boating
Naomi Watts, Mother and Child


John Hawkes, Winter's Bone
Samuel L. Jackson, Mother and Child
Bill Murray, Get Low
John Ortiz, Jack Goes Boating
Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right


Adam Kimmel, Never Let Me Go
Matthew Libatique, Black Swan
Jody Lee Lipes, Tiny Furniture
Michael McDonough, Winter's Bone
Harris Savides, Greenberg


Exit Through the Gift Shop
Thunder Soul

Mademoiselle Chambon
Of Gods and Men
The King's Speech
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

Hossein Keshavarz, Dog Sweat
Laurel Nakadate, The Wolf Knife
Mike Ott, Littlerock


In-Ah Lee, Au Revoir Taipei
Adele Romanski, The Myth of the American Sleepover
Anish Savjani, Meek's Cutoff


Ilisa Barbash, Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Sweetgrass
Jeff Malmberg, Marwencol
Lynn True, Nelson Walker, Summer Pasture


Please Give
Director: Nicole Holofcener
Casting Director: Jeanne McCarthy
Ensemble Cast: Ann Guilbert, Rebecca Hall, Catherine Keener, Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt, Lois Smith,
Sarah Steele

Sam Childers: Machine Gun Preacher

Directed by Don Haderlein

Barrington Bunny

A Don Haderlein Film

SlamDance 2011 Independent Feature Film Selections

NARRATIVE COMPETITION (all films are from the US unless otherwise noted)

“Atrocious” – directed by Fernando Barreda Luna. (Mexico, Spain) World Premiere, 75 min
Recorded evidence of the "Quintanilla Murder Investigation."
Cast: July Quintanilla, Cristian Quintanilla

“Beneath Contempt” – directed by Benjamin Brewer. World Premiere, 101 min
A young man returns to his hometown after serving a prison sentence for killing his friends in a drunk driving accident.
Cast: Colin Janson, Melanie May, Eric Eastman, Mike Bash, Abby Austin, Sarah Newhouse

“Drama” – directed by Matias Lira. (Chile) World Premiere, 80 min
Three kids thinking that life is theatre.
Cast: Benjamin Vicuña, Diego Ruiz, Eusebio Arenas, Fernanda Urrejola, Isidora Urrejola

“Fred and Vinnie” – directed by Steve Skrovan. 89 min
Lonely guy Fred Stoller is thrilled when his good buddy, Vinnie D’Angelo, the world’s happiest agoraphobic and fattest vegetarian, comes to live with him, until Vinnie also proves to be the world’s most maddening roommate.
Cast: Fred Stoller, Angelo Tsarouches, Scott Chernoff, Bill Rutkoski, John Asher, Harriet Rose, Sarah Rush, Lee Reherman

“Pleasant People” – directed by David Bonawits. World Premiere, 69 min
When a frustrated singer songwriter finds herself at odds with friends and coworkers, she pushes through it the only way she knows how - faking a smile.
Cast: Jiyoung Lee, Josh Hall, Dave Marder, Sarah Atchison, Paula Trude

“Silver Tongues” – directed by Simon Arthur. World Premiere, 87 min
Two lovers travel from town to town playing a dark game of deceit that soon spirals out of control, threatening their very relationship.
Cast: Lee Tergesen, Enid Graham, Tate Ellington, Emily Meade, Harvey Evans, Portia, Rosa Arrendondo, Adam Lefevre

“Snow On Tha Bluff” – directed by Damon Russell. World Premiere, 79 min
Snow On Tha Bluff is the story of Atlanta robbery boy and crack dealer, Curtis Snow who stole a camera from some college kids in a dope deal and made a documentary about his life.
Cast: Curtis Snow, Frank Ringer, Curtis Lockett, Adrienne Lockett, D’Angelo Snow, Brandon Snow, Kita Snow

“Stranger Things” – directed by Eleanor Burke and Ron Eyal. (United Kingdom, US) 77 min
An unusual and touching bond develops when grieving Oona reaches out to a mysterious homeless man, offering him a place to stay in her garden shed.
Cast: Bridget Collins, Adeel Akhtar

“The Beast Pageant” – directed by Albert Birney and Jon Moses. 74 min
THE BEAST PAGEANT is about a man who goes on an adventure.
Cast: Jon Moses, Ted Greenway, Emily Osinski, S. Michael Smith, Sam Hughes, Jon Eaton, Ron Bauerle, and Tigran Vardanyan

“Without” – directed by Mark Jackson. World Premiere, 88 min
On a remote wooded island, a young woman becomes caretaker to an old man in a vegetative state. Her isolated routine devolves into a struggle with sexuality, guilt and loss.
Cast: Joslyn Jensen, Ron Carrier

DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION (all films are from the US unless otherwise noted)

“Bhopali” – directed by Van Maximilian Carlson. (India, US) World Premiere, 84 min
In 1984, the world's worst industrial disaster devastated and contaminated Bhopal, India. Today the suffering continues, prompting victims to fight for justice and corporate responsibility, which has long been ignored.

“Fordson: Faith, Fasting, Football” – directed by Rashid Ghazi. World Premiere, 93 min
Fordson follows a predominately Arab-American high school football team from Dearborn, Michigan during the last ten days of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and unearths the story of a community desperately holding onto its Islamic faith while struggling to gain acceptance in post 9-11 America

“Last Fast Ride – The Life, Love and Death of a Punk Goddess” – directed by Lilly Scourtis Ayers. World Premiere, 86 min
Last Fast Ride is a documentary film about the infamous bay-area punk rock performer Marian Anderson. Marian died all too young, and this is her story.

“Road Dogs” – directed by Shane Aquino. World Premiere, 83 min
Road Dogs follows three of Hollywood's most visually vibrant and heavily psychotic bands across the U.S. on a D.I.Y. tour occasionally having disastrous results.

“Scrapper” – directed by Stephan Wassmann. World Premiere, 81 min
As the global war on terror takes a heavy toll on some local economies, a defiant group of desert outlaws turn an active US military bombing range near the Mexican border into their own free-enterprise zone of extreme survival.   Driven by adrenaline and hunger, Crystal Meth and even scripture, they risk their lives to scavenge lucrative debris from exploded and unexploded ordnance in the kill zones.

“Shunka” – directed by CJ Gardella. US Premiere, 75 min
Shunka is a vision of the material and spiritual worlds, and their coalescence; and of finding stark poetry in the haze of the every day in a small community in the Badlands.

“Superheroes” – directed by Michael Barnett. World Premiere, 90 min
Superheroes is a journey inside the world of real life caped crusaders. From all over America, these self-proclaimed crime fighters, don masks, homemade costumes and elaborate utility belts in an attempt to bring justice to evildoers everywhere.

“Zielinski” – directed by Chase Thompson and Ryan Walker. World Premiere, 65 min
The rise and fall of John Zielinski - the most blacklisted author in the history of Iowa.

Maybe Its Not Such A Wonderful Life

  Directed By Don Haderlein

Don Haderlein PrEditor Reel

Toronto International Film Festival Awards 2010

The Toronto International Film Festival awards 2010 

 The 2010 Toronto International Film festival winners are listed below.

Cadillac People’s Choice Award:
The King’s Speech
Directed by Tom Hooper
Runner-Up The First Grader
directed by Justin Chadwick
Cadillac People’s Choice Award For Documentary:
Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie
Directed by Sturla Gunnarsson
Runner-Up: Nostalgia For The Light
Directed by Patricio Guzmán
Cadillac People’s Choice Award For Midnight Madness:
Stake Land
Directed by Jim Mickle
Runner-Up: Fubar II
Directed by Michael Dowse
City of Toronto and Astral Media’s The Movie Network Award Award For Best Canadian Feature Film:
directed by Denis Villeneuve
SKYY Vodka Award For Best Canadian First Feature Film:
The High Cost of Living
directed by Deborah Chow
Prizes of the International Critics (FIPRESCI Prize) for Special Presentations Section:
L’Amour Fou
directed by Pierre Thoretton
Prizes of the International Critics (FIPRESCI Prize) for Discovery Section:
Beautiful Boy
directed by Shawn Ku
Award For Best Canadian Short Film:
Les fleurs de l’âge (Little Flowers)
directed by Vincent Biron, Montreal, Canada

Bullets For Preace

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Independent feature film Moonbeams By Don Haderlein

Independent film Moonbeams by Don Haderlein.

Moonbeams is the coming of age story of Dave (Peter Richard) a young boy whose family is falling apart. After discovering his father is having an affair, he begins having conversations with the moon. Voiced by veteran radio and television actor Art Gilmore (Dragnet, Highway Patrol, Adam 12). Castulo Guerra (The Mexican, The Usual Suspects, Terminator 2, Alias) and Mary Joan Negro (The Practice, NYPD Blue) are the boy's psychologist and teacher who are both determined to uncover the truth about his imaginary friend. When Dave's family and friends think he is losing his mind, mysterious events happen that change the lives of Dave and those around him forever. Watch  Moonbeams by Don Haderlein today from Netflix. or watch Moonbeams from Blockbuster.


Venice Film Festival Winners 2010

Venice film festival winners. Top award, the Golden Lion  goes to Sophia Coppola's "Somewhere".


Somewhere (Sofia Coppola, U.S.)

SILVER LION (Best Director)
 Balada Triste De Trompeta(The Last CircusBalada triste de trompeta (Alex de la Iglesia, Spain, France)

 Essential Killing  (Jerzy Skolimowski, Poland, Norway, Hungary, Ireland)
Vincent Gallo, Essential Killing

Ariane LabedAttenberg, Greece)

Mila Kunis (Black Swan, U.S.)

Alex de le Iglesia, Balada triste de trompeta (The Last Circus/Balada triste de trompeta)

Snoop Dog Interview

 Directed by Don Haderlein

Snoop Dog "Drop It Like Its Hot"

Don Haderlein "PrEditor"

2010 Los Angeles Film Festival Award Winners

Independent Film Award Winners

Narrative Award - Pernille Fischer Christensen for A Family (En Familie)

Documentary Award - J. Clay Tweel - Make Believe

Best Ensemble Performance in the Narrative Competition - Adam Reid’s Hello Lonesome - Sabrina Lloyd, James Urbaniak, Lynn Cohen, Harry Chase, Nate Smith and Kamel Boutros.

Best Narrative Short Film - Pablo Larcuen’s My Invisible Friend

Best Documentary Short Film - Tomasz Wolski’s The Lucky One

Best Animated Short Film - Wonder Hospital - Beomsik Shimbe Shim

Best Ensemble Performance in the Narrative Competition - Sabrina Lloyd, James Urbaniak, Lynn Cohen, Harry Chase, Nate Smith and Kamel Boutros in Adam Reid’s Hello Lonesome

Best Documentary Short Film - The Lucky Ones - Tomasz Wolski

Best Animated Short Film - The Wonder Hospital by Beomsik Shimbe Shim

2010 Los Angeles Film Festival Audience Award Winners

Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature - Four Lions directed by Christopher Morris

Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature - Thunder Soul, directed by Mark Landsman

Audience Award for Best Music Video - OK Go’s This Too Shall Pass, directed by James Frost

Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature - Four Lions directed by Christopher Morris

Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature went to Thunder Soul

Audience Award for Best Short Film went to Dock Ellis & the LSD No-No

Audience Award for Best Music Video went to This Too Shall Pass

Barrington Bunny

Tribeca Film Festival Winners 2010

The Tribecca film festival winners of 2010

The Winners Are:

The Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature – When We Leave, directed and written by Feo Aladag. (Germany) – North American Premiere

Special Jury Mention Loose Cannons, directed by Ferzan Ozpetek, written by Ivan Cotroneo and Ferzan Ozpetek. (Italy) – North American Premiere

Best Documentary Feature – Monica & David, directed by Alexandra Codina (USA)

Special Jury Mention: Budrus directed by Julia Bacha. (USA, Palestine, Israel)

Best New Documentary Filmmaker – Clio Barnard for The Arbor (UK)

Best New Narrative Filmmaker – Kim Chapiron for Dog Pound written by Kim Chapiron and Jeremie Delon. (France) – World Premiere

Best Actor in a Narrative Feature Film – Eric Elmosnino for his role in Gainsbourg, Je t’Aime…Moi Non Plus, directed and written by Joann Sfar

Best Actress in a Narrative Feature Film – Sibel Kekilli for her role in When We Leave (Die Fremde), directed and written by Feo Aladag

New York Competition

Best New York Narrative – Monogamy, directed by Dana Adam Shapiro, written by Dana Adam Shapiro and Evan M. Weiner (USA)

Special Jury Mention: Melissa Leo for her performance in The Space Between, directed and written by Travis Fine

Best New York Documentary – The Woodmans, directed by C. Scott Willis (USA, Italy, China)

Short Film Competition

Best Narrative Short – Father Christmas Doesn’t Come Here, directed by Bekhi Sibiya, written by Sibongile Nkosana, Bongi Ndaba (South Africa)

Special Jury Mention: The Crush, directed and written by Michael Creagh (Ireland)

Best Documentary Short – White Lines & The Fever: The Death of DJ Junebug, directed and written by Travis Senger (USA)

Special Jury Mention: Out of Infamy: Michi Nishiura Weglyn, directed and written by Nancy Kapitanoff, Sharon Yamato (USA)

Student Visionary Award – some boys don’t leave, directed by Maggie Kiley, written by Matthew Mullen, Maggie Kiley (USA)

Special Jury Mention: The Pool Party, directed and written by Sara Zandieh (Iran, USA)

Tribeca Film Festival Virtual

Best Feature Film: Spork, directed and written by J. B. Ghuman, Jr (USA)

Best Short Film: Delilah, Before, directed Melanie Schiele (Singapore)

En Vogue Interview

Canne Film Festival Winners 2010

Canne Film Festival Winners 2010

Listed below are the winners for the 2010 Canne International film festival.Since the first festival was organized in 1946, the major Cannes Film Festival award has been the Palme d’Or or Golden Palm (known as the Grand Prix until 1955) for best film. Other awards include best direction, best screenplay, best actor, best actress, the Grand Jury Prize, the Special Jury Prize, the Critics Award, and the Palme d’Or for Best Short Film.

American entries that went on to receive top honors at Cannes have included Steven Soderbergh's Sex, Lies and Videotape (1989), the Coen brothers' Barton Fink, (1991) and Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction (1994). Most recently, the 2005 festival created a buzz when director Michael Moore won the Palme d'Or for his documentary film Fahrenheit 9/11.

Palme d'Or (Golden Palm): "Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives" by Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Thailand)

Grand Prize: "Of Gods and Men" by Xavier Beauvois (France)

Jury Prize: "A Screaming Man" by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun (Chad)

Best Director: Mathieu Amalric for "On Tour" (France)

Best Actor: Javier Bardem, "Biutiful" (Mexico) and Elio Germano, "La Nostra Vita" (Italy)

Best Actress: Juliette Binoche, "Certified Copy" (Iran)

Best Screenplay: Lee Chang-Dong, "Poetry" (Korea)

Camera d'Or (first-time director): "Ano Bisiesto" by Michael Rowe (Mexico)

Best short film: "Chienne d'Histoire," by Serge Avedikian (France)

Jury Prize short film: "Micky Bader" (Bathing Micky) directed by Frida Kempff

Uli Jon Roth Interview

Don Haderlein - Preditor

Spirit Award Winners 2010

Best Supporting Actor
  • Woody Harrelson – The Messenger
Best Screenplay
  • 500 Days of Summer – Michael H. Weber & Scott Neustadter
The Truer Than Fiction Award
  • 45365 – Bill & Turner Ross
The Someone to Watch Award
  • Kyle Patrick Alvarez - Easier with Practice
Piaget Producer’s Award
  • Karin Chien – The Exploding Girl, Santa Mesa
The Robert Altman Award
  • A Serious Man
The John Cassavetes Award
  • Lynn Shelton – Humpday

Best Cinematography
  • Roger Deakins – A Serious Man

Best Documentary
  • Anvil! The Story of Anvil

Best Supporting Female Actor
  • Mo’Nique – Precious: Based on the novel Push by Sapphire

Best First Screenplay
  • Geoffrey Fletcher – Precious: Based on the novel Push by Sapphire
Best Foreign Film
  • Lone Scherfig - An Education
Best Female Lead
  • Gabourey Sidibe – Precious: Based on the novel Push by Sapphire
Best Director
  • Lee Daniels – Precious: Based on the novel Push by Sapphire
Best Male Lead
  • Jeff Bridges – Crazy Heart
Best Feature
  • Precious: Based on the novel Push by Sapphire

To Find I Am


Directed by Don Haderlein

Sundance Film Festival Award Winners 2010

2010 Sundance Film Festival Award Winners:
Grand Jury Prize, Dramatic:
Winter’s Bone, directed by Debra Granik
Grand Jury Prize, Documentary:
Restrepo, directed by Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington
World Cinema Jury Prize, Dramatic:
Animal Kingdom, written and directed by David Michôd.
World Cinema Jury Prize, Documentary:
The Red Chapel (Det Røde Kapel), directed by Mads Brügger.
Dramatic Audience Award:
happythankyoumoreplease, written and directed by Josh Radnor
Documentary Audience Award:
Waiting For Superman, directed by Davis Guggenheim
World Cinema Dramatic Audience Award:
Contracorriente (Undertow), written and directed by Javier Fuentes-Leõn
World Cinema Documentary Audience Award:
Wasteland, directed by Lucy Walker
The Best of NEXT:
Homewrecker, directed by Todd Barnes and Brad Barnes.
Directing Award, Dramatic:
3 Backyards, directed and written by Eric Mendelsohn
Directing Award, Documentary:
Smash His Camera, directed by Leon Gas
World Cinema Directing Award, Dramatic:
Southern District directed and written by Juan Carlos Valdivia
World Cinema Directing Award, Documentary:
Space Tourists, directed by Christian Frei
Waldo Scott Screenwriting Award:
Winter’s Bone, written by Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini.
World Cinema Screenwriting Award:
Southern District, written and directed by Juan Carlos Valdivia
Documentary Editing Award:
Joan Rivers—A Piece Of Work, edited by Penelope Falk
World Cinema Documentary Editing Award:
A Film Unfinished, edited by Joëlle Alexis.
Excellence in Cinematography Award, Dramatic:
Obselidia Cinematographer: Zak Mulligan
Excellence in Cinematography Award, Documentary:
The Oath Cinematographers: Kirsten Johnson and Laura Poitras
World Cinema Cinematography Award, Dramatic:
The Man Next Door (El Hombre de al Lado) Directors and cinematographers Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat.
World Cinema Cinematography Award, Documentary:
His & Hers Cinematographers: Kate McCullough and Michael Lavelle.
Special Jury Prize: Documentary:
Gasland, directed by Josh Fox
A World Cinema Special Jury Prize: Documentary
Enemies of the People, directed by Rob Lemkin and Thet Sambath
Jury Prize in Short Filmmaking:
Drunk History: Douglass & Lincoln, directed by Jeremy Konner
Jury Prize in International Short Filmmaking:
The Six Dollar Fifty Man, directed by Mark Albiston and Louis Sutherland (New Zealand)
Honorable Mentions in Short Filmmaking:
Born Sweet, directed by Cynthia Wade (USA, Cambodia)
Can We Talk?, directed by Jim Owen (United Kingdom)
Dock Ellis & The LSD No-No, directed by James Blagden (USA)
How I Met Your Father, directed by Álex Montoya (Spain)
Quadrangle, directed by Amy Grappell (USA)
Rob and Valentyna in Scotland, directed by Eric Lynne (USA, United Kingdom)
Young Love, directed by Ariel Kleiman (Australia)
Alfred P. Sloan PrizeL
Obselidia, directed by Diane Bell
Sundance/NHK International Filmmakers Awards:
Amat Escalante, Heli (Mexico)
Andrey Zvyagintsev, Elena (Russia)
Daisuke Yamaoka, The Wonderful Lives at Asahigaoka (Japan)
Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild (USA)

American Idol Spoof

Don Haderlein - Cinematographer