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Picture This: The Filmmakers Program @ Cleveland State University

Year 2--Short Film Production

Fear Comes to Paxton Street, written by Kimberley Butler



What is Picture This: The Filmmakers Program @ CSU? It's a two-year series of activities in support of regional filmmaking education, funded by the President's Initiative Fund program (a partnership of the Cleveland Foundation, the George Gund Foundation and Cleveland State University). Year 2 (2004-2005) includes a series of film education workshops, a short screenplay competition, the development of a filmmakers resource website in collaboration with Greater Cleveland's Film Commission, and the production of the short film, Fear Comes to Paxton Street.

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Last updated on 1/4/05

Announcing the Selection of the 2005 Picture This Short Film Director and Producer!

A selection committee comprised of Picture This Board members and additional area film professionals have reviewed the applications and selected Producer Sean Reid and Director Chad Kapper.

Participants in the Intensive Workshops in January 2005 will participate during February and March 2005 in the 16mm shoot of the film, adapted from the script that was selected as Best Screenplay in the 2004 Picture This Short Screenplay Competition.

Producer: Sean Reid

A native of Cleveland, Sean Reid has a long list of media credits. After attending Sonoma State University in California, his first job was for America's Funniest Home Videos. Work at the Home and Garden Network, CBS News, the DVD Premiere Awards, and Fox Television followed. During a five-year stint at E! Entertainment Television, Sean directed musical performances featuring Smashmouth, Peter Frampton, and others. His first feature film, Redemption, has been exhibited at film festivals and is now in distribution by Artisan Home Entertainment.

Director: Chad Kapper

Chad Kapper is the founder of StoneKap Productions Ltd. His work includes shorts (e.g., Without Warning, produced for the Angels on Track Foundation) and features (e.g., Nine Days' Wonder, winner of Best Film at the 1999 Ohio Independent Film Festival). With a background in computer animation, Chad was the visual effects supervisor on the short, Apple Jack, winner of Best of Fest at the 2003 L.A. International Shorts Festival.

Writer: Kimberley Butler

Kimberley Butler grew up in Shaker Heights and attended Brown University and the University of Southern California, where she studied fiction and screenwriting in the Masters of Professional Writing Program. She currently works as an instructor and student advisor for the Upward Bound Program at Cuyahoga Community College, where she gains much inspiration from her 90 Cleveland Public high school students. Currently, Kimberley is completing a short story collection entitled Creation Myth and Other Stories.