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Maniac

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Short film from United States, 23 minutes

Screens Saturday, February 28, 2015
Screening Block 1: 10am-1pm

Directed by Sam Borowski
Produced by Sam Borowski, Maria Rusolo, Nihad Shalabi, Eddie Kruglik
Contact cinematicheroes@aol.com
Website https://www.facebook.com/maniacshortfilm

The Man is a disgruntled and disturbed citizen, a loner on the mean streets of New York City and New Jersey, as he ventures into isolation and violent misanthropy. He deals with tragedy by dispensing his own form of justice on the criminal low lives that “keep on hurting the good people.” In doing so, he attempts to help young prostitute Gina to free herself of her abusive pimp, Johnny Ramone. Eventually using two hand guns, he sets out to rid the world of the people “doing terrible, horrible disgusting things to other human beings.”

About the Director

Among Sam Borowski’s highlights are directing/producing Night Club, Academy-Award Winner Ernest Borgnine’s final theatrical feature. It also starred Natasha Lyonne, Paul Sorvino and Oscar-Nominee Sally Kellerman and was one of Mickey Rooney’s final films. In 2010, he wrote/directed The Mandala Maker, which qualified for the Oscars in the Live-Action Short category. He wrote/produced the feature documentary, Creature Feature: 60 Years of the Gill-Man with Oscar-Winner Benicio Del Toro.

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About Winter Film Awards

Winter Film Awards (WFA) is a volunteer-run and operated celebration of the diversity of local and international film-making. Our Mission is to recognize excellence in cinema and to promote learning and artistic expression for people at all stages of their artistic careers with a focus on nurturing emerging filmmakers and helping them gain recognition and contacts to break into this difficult industry. We pride ourselves on our diverse collection of Festival selections, allowing our audience to enjoy films they normally wouldn’t think to seek out. WFA is a minority- and women-owned registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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