Johnny Rocket Screening Schedule

Johnny Rocket in Garage Space has been selected for the 2009 Chicago International REEL Shorts Festival which takes place September 10th through the 13th.

Chicago International REEL Shorts Fest posterOur film will officially screen at the festival on Sunday, September 13 at 2:00pm at the Film Row Cinema at Columbia College, 1104 S. Wabash – top floor. We are pleased to announce that our film has also been chosen to screen at the Festival Preview, Thursday, September 10 at 8pm, at Mothers Nightclub, 26 W. Division St, Chicago.

The preview is a 21 and over event, but the Sunday screening is for kids as well as adults, and we are hoping to see as many of you there as can make it. There will be an audience choice award given to the film with the most votes. And in good conscience, I couldn’t say I had Chicago roots if I didn’t ask you to vote early and vote often!

Johnny Rocket in Garage Space is a short (2:45) High Definition film that was written and directed by Jeff Gatesman, and produced by Judith Gatesman. The film, which is a multi-media project incorporating High Definition live action video, 3-D modeling and animation and stop-motion photography, tells the story of a young boy playing

Johnny Rocket in his spaceship

Johnny in his rocket

in his father’s garage who, through nothing but his imagination, transports himself into other worlds; worlds where he is an adventurer, fireman, strongest man in the world, and finally, in a spaceship made entirely of artifacts from his garage, a space explorer. The film was shot on location in Santa Barbara with all the post production, modeling and animation done at Rocket 88 Studios in Culver City, CA.

As a personal note, it is very exciting to have this screening in Chicago, the place where this whole filmmaking adventure started for me, and I look forward to seeing you there. There is a $5 ticket price for the preview party at Mothers, $7 for the festival screening on Sunday, and kids under 16 are admitted free.

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