Last year 12,146 filmmakers each paid
$80 to apply to the world's most prestigious festival.

27 were chosen for competition…

$80 x 12146 =








SEAN HANLEY
WRITER / PRODUCER / DIRECTOR

Sean received his B.A. in English at Lewis and Clark College in Portland and wound up in La-La Land where he completed a UCLA certificate program in Screenwriting. After three seasons on Fran Drescher's hit CBS sitcom, The Nanny, Sean landed a coveted position on the writing staff and went on to co-create his own sitcom pilot. Half-Share premiered at the world’s most prestigious venue for short films, The Palm Springs International ShortFest, and went on to have an exceptional festival run that spanned twenty festivals in four countries on three different continents. Currently Half-Share airs exclusively on HERE! TV through 2014 and Sean is currently in negotiations with the network regarding turning it into a full blown series. Other television credits include The Simple Life (starring Judith Light, CBS), Kelly Kelly (starring Shelley Long, WB) and Daytrippers (created by Fran Drescher, MTV). Film credits include Todd Graff’s movie musical, Camp (IFC).








MARIO BRASSARD
PRODUCER / "Thomas Dubois"

Vanity Fair lauded Brassard as “a terrific physical comedian” for his appearance on 30 Rock as Alec Baldwin’s coquettish object of seduction, his interior designer, James. Other TV credits include Gossip Girl, One Life To Live, As The World Turns and Guiding Light. On film, he has mostly notably appeared opposite Jason Bateman and Olivia Wilde in The Longest Week and played Danny Burnstein’s fiancé in Kevin Asch’s upcoming Affluenza. Mario also produced and starred in the short film Dorothy Parker’s The Sexes alongside Iron Man 3’s Stephanie Szostak. His many theatre credits include The Killing Game, Bent, Les Liaisons Dangereuses and The Student Prince. A versatile entertainer, Mario has performed standup in venues such as Caroline’s on Broadway and been a part of countless commercials and voice recordings including the audio book narration of Daniel Boulud’s Letters to a Young Chef.








DARLENE VIOLETTE
"Pudge Pecatti"

A New York City based actor, writer and comedienne, Darlene's film credits include the Sony Pictures Premium Rush, Two Days in New York, as well as several National Lampoon films. Television credits include a recurring role on Louie as the Ratty Haired Teacher as well as appearances on 30 Rock, Law & Order, Law & Order SVU, and opposite Kate Winslet in HBO’s Mildred Pierce. Darlene has also appeared extensively in NYC theater productions, indie films and national commercial and print campaigns. A gifted comedienne, Darlene is a veteran of the standup circuit where she has performed regularly at venues throughout NYC and up and down the East Coast, including her own shows at Caroline's and Don't Tell Mama in NY.








ERIC DESKIN
"Festival Director"

Eric Deskin is a standup comic and actor who appears regularly at comedy clubs, theaters and other venues around the country and his comedy has been described as "edgy, observant and funny…the sort of brainy observations you wish you'd thought of." As an actor, his recent television credits include episodes of Raising Hope, Elementary and HBO's Bored to Death. Recent film credits include The Longest Week opposite Jason Bateman and Excuse Me for Living opposite Wayne Knight. He has also appeared in many national commercials and print campaigns including those for Nexium, Apple, Cablevision, British Airways and Post Cereal.









EDWIN ADLAM HEROD
& DRUE PENNELLA
CINEMATOGRAPHERS

Edwin Adlam Herod has worked in commercial photography for eleven years, most recently specializing in cinematography. In 2012 he co-founded Pure Motion Pictures with partner Drue Pennella, a Stella Adler-trained-actor-turned-cinematographer, and together the duo have collaborated on several feature films (Looking for the Jackalope starring Mary Testa, Long Shot Louie starring Steve Stanulis), short films (Fourteen Seeds, Our Condolences), documentaries (The Badger), music videos (Emily Zurik’s Motels), commercials (Doritos, Geostellar Solar Energy) and several educational pieces.











DEMOGRAPHIC #1: FILM FESTIVAL PROGRAMMERS
Our marketing strategy began long before the script was written. Scamdance was designed to appeal to the front-line of our most important target audience: Programmers who curate films for festivals. What festival wouldn't want to screen a satire of itself?


DEMOGRAPHIC #2: FILM BUFFS
Festival audiences love movies. At its heart, Scamdance is a love letter to movie lovers. In the way Moulin Rouge used songs to tell its story, Scamdance will parody famous movie scenes to push its own unique plot forward.


DEMOGRAPHIC #3: ANYONE WITH INTERNET ACCESS
In addition to seeking a distributor, the producers have budgeted for a limited New York theatrical release with the intention of attracting film critics (i.e. free press). The premiere will coincide with a simultaneous VOD release so anyone who reads the reviews will have immediate access, from their living rooms!