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Cut + Run Is Long On Shorts

Company editors cut Sundance, Glamour and other award-winning shorts (December 08, 2005)

Editorial company Cut + Run has been committed to contributing to a diversity of projects including short films since its inception. This week, the company unveils three shorts, the only two UK dramas selected this year for the Sundance Film Festival January 19-29th and another that premieres on Thursday, December 8th at the Glamour magazine's Reel Moments reception. Additionally, London Editor Nick Diss has just returned from The Festival International de Cine de Gijon (Northern Spain) where 'Tube Poker' a film written, produced + directed by Simon Levene and edited by Diss won the award for Best Short Film at the festival.

"Working on a variety of projects helps editors stay fresh, inventive and focused on the craft," says Cut + Run Founder/Editor Steve Gandolfi. "Each experience builds on the next and informs the overall process."

Edited by Dan Robinson of Cut + Run/London, "Antonio's breakfast" and "A Supermarket Love Song" will debut in competition at the Sundance Film Festival. "Wait" was edited by Saska Simpson as part of the Glamour magazine "Reel Moments" competition.

"Antonio's Breakfast" is the second of three films Robinson has cut for Director Daniel Mulloy. The first, "Sister," picked up a BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Winner Best Short Film Wales 2005 and also the ARTE Short FIlm Award, 2005 Hamburg International Film Competition.

"'Antonio's Breakfast' is very authentic in tone," says Robinson. "Most of the dialogue was re-worked around the actors' own way of expressing themselves. It is unusual because while the dialogue is important, the real story is told through Antonio's reactions. It's subtle, powerful, and I'm very proud of my part in making it."

"A Supermarket Love Song" is an accessible, moving tale of a young girl who has to take an old man to the supermarket as part of her community service. As the journey progresses they begin to communicate, and realize that they have more in common than they would have expected. Outram is a commercials director currently working out of Moon Films in London. He won a Young Director award at Cannes in 2004, and a silver hammer at the Baltic advertising festival this year.

One of four shorts in Glamour "Reel Moments" film project, "Wait" was directed by Trudy Styler stars Kerry Washington (Fantastic Four, Mr. & Mrs. Smith) and Debi Mazar (Collateral, Entourage). The film centers on a chance reunion brought about by unusual circumstances one evening at a NYC restaurant. Each of the "Reel Moments" films draw upon the real-life inspirational stories by the magazine's women readers.

"When we received the call from Moxie (the production company on "Wait") I could tell immediately that this short would be worth working on," says Cut + Run/NY Executive Producer Susan Willis. "It was a pleasure to work with first time director Trudie Styler and lend our talents to the short in any way the director needed."

"Tube Poker" is an original short film written and directed by Simon Levene of Therapy Films about a dangerous, addictive game. The film includes interviews, foreign news reports and undercover police footage.

Earlier this year, Editor Dayn Williams edited the multi-award winning "Cashback" directed by Sean Ellis that kes the viewers into the mind of Ben an art college student in London, whose artistic imagination runs wild as he works the late-night shift at the local supermarket. The short was awarded Best Short Film at the Chicago and Audience Award at HypeFest 2005.

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