1st Scene Script Reading: Bite Me, by Andy Palmer, Ben Begley

To pay for her dream internship, Dusty Douglas returns to the family business she spent the last decade running from… Professional Bass Fishing. Partnered with a cable access fishing show host, Dusty will have to dethrone her own father and perennial champion, Hank “Large Mouth” Douglas, at a sport that is dubbed, NASCAR with gills.

Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Dack: Sean Ballatyne
Hank: Shawn Devlin
Dusty: Allison Kampf

Writer Biography – Andy Palmer, Ben Begley

Andy Palmer is a multi-award winning film director. His credits include, ‘Witness Infection’, ‘Camp Cold Brook’, ‘The Funhouse Massacre’, Justice For Vincent, ‘Badlands of Kain’ and ‘Find Me’. His current feature, ‘The Re-Education of Molly Singer’ is currently being represented by The Gersh Agency and stars, Britt Robertson, Nico Santos, Ty Simpkins, and Jaime Pressly.

‘Camp Cold Brook’, Executive Produced by legendary film director Joe Dante, won Best Feature at the 2018 Shriekfest and Horrorhound Film Festivals, and was released theatrically in February of 2020.

After winning Best Feature at the 2015 Horrorhound and RIP Film festivals as well as an Official Selection in the highly touted Telluride Horror Show, ‘The Funhouse Massacre’ was released theatrically and became a VOD and DVD hit Type to enter text for distributor, The Shout Factory.

Recently Andy directed ‘Justice for Vincent’ a short film centered around the tragic murder of engineer Vincent Chin in 1982. To date, ‘Justice for Vincent’ has been accepted in 25 international film festivals and has garnered over 17 awards, including, Best Short Film at the 2019 Philadelphia Independent Film Festival, Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival, The Los Angeles Film Awards and won the Audience Choice Award at the 2019 DisOrient Asian American Film Festival.

In Television Andy recently directed, and was Supervising Producer for the television pilot “Stay Alive” for CMT and 51 Minds Entertainment.

He recently directed the horror comedy feature ‘Witness Infection’, which has been selected to the 2020 HA Comedy Arts Festival, Horrorhound, and Die Laughing Film Festivals. And recently won “Best Director” and “Best Practical Effects” at the 2020 Frostbite Film Festival.

Writer Statement
I’ve been in love with movies since my parents first plunked me
down in front of the TV and Betamax player and hit play.
I approach directing films from the same place as I watch them,
as a fan. Films that I make are films that I would like to sit with
my best friends in a dark basement and watch over and over again.
Good stories, good characters, something to laugh at, someone to
cheer for. If there are interesting characters making interesting
choices, I want to shoot it. Being on set is a magical experience,
and if I can bottle up that magic and successfully project it to an
audience via the screen, I can’t think of any better job than that.

Author: chicagofilmfestival

Submit your Short Film and get it showcased at the FEEDBACK Film Festival in Chicago. 1 event in 2019. 12 events in 2020. Festival takes place at LOGAN Theatre in downtown Chicago on the 3rd Friday of every single month.

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