ADCD presents Summer Shorts, a short film screening, on Thursday July 26th. The screening begins at 7:00pm at Definite Productions.
We will be serving up FREE beer, s’mores and popcorn.
Free to all Members, $20 Non-Members, $15 Student Non-Members.
New for this event, non-members can bring a friend for a discounted ticket price. $20 for non-members or 2 non-members for $30, $15 for student non-members or 2 student non-members for $25!
Check out the films we will be showing!
Films & Directors
Jeff Bednarz “Take Me to the Water”
Jeff Bednarz is known for beautiful film and directing compelling, honest human stories that build brands and move audiences. Jeff’s work is always compelling and includes powerful real people interviews, striking studies in motion and docu-style narratives; he can elevate the understood to the extraordinary. Steeped in a strong oral tradition, Jeff an early age he knew he wanted to be a storyteller and through directing he found his voice. His ability to communicate and genuinely connect with people has been a driving force in his success. View his work at www.directorz.net
About silentRebel: silentRebel creates commercial, branded and original content for broadcast, web and social media campaigns. With a focus on producing compelling pieces told by real people or rooted in real events, we use an authentic voice to share your brand’s message and move your audience to action. It’s our belief that you don’t have to be the loudest to make the biggest impact – it’s about getting to the heart of the matter, and we do that better than anyone else.
Having learned as much as he can about film making while writing at ad agencies big, small, and now non-existent, Al decided to take the plunge into full-time directing and found out how much more he has to learn. Aside from campaigns shot while agency-side, “Pocus” represents Al’s first realized efforts as a writer and director. Teaming up with long-time collaborator, James Hoffman (DP, Sound), the two wanted to break free of the :30 time limit and see where a story could take them. At the heart of the story is, of course, an autobiographical experience common to a lot of people: The Break-Up. And in particular, Vince thinks the relationship should go to the next level while Claire wants to call it quits. Al is currently finishing up a handful of screenplays, both for feature and short films. He’s looking forward to creating some hilarious new web content while he settles into his new home at Utopic.
LARRY ZIEGELMAN was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. He grew up on a steady diet of television, movies and comic books. Ever since childhood he couldn’t decide whether he wanted to be an artist or a doctor. So he settled on advertising. Larry went to Washington University and received his BFA in Graphic Communications with an emphasis in Art Direction. He worked in advertising for over 18 years. And as an Associate Creative Director at DDB Chicago for 13 of those years. Some of his awards for his Superbowl work include a Cannes Cyber Lion, two Cannes Finalist Certificates, the Yahoo! Big Idea Award, the London International Festival, and Adweek’s Best Commercials of February. After years of collaborating with some of the finest American and International commercial directors, Larry decided to make his mark behind the camera himself. HIs first short film, “Check Please” screened at numerous prestigious film festivals around the world and won the Illinois Shortcuts Competition. His first commercial that he shot for the Chicago International Film Festival was featured onBestads.com and won a Silver Hugo Award. His short film, “You Shouldn’t Have” has played in festivals in L.A., New York, Australia and St. Louis where it won awards for: Best Comedy over 15 minutes, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress. And his latest short film, “Boom Boom” has played in the L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival, the Bronx International Film Festival and the New York International Film Festival to name a few. Larry resides in Chicago and is ready and available to direct your next project!
Andrew Huang is a commercial and music video director living in Los Angeles. His career started when his dark sci-fi short film “Doll Face” went viral on YouTube, earning him attention from J.J. Abrams, William Morris Endeavor and numerous international festivals and galleries. His work has been featured at Cannes Emerging Filmmaker Showcase, SIGGRAPH’s Electronic Theater, the Annecy International Film Festival, MOCA Taipei, ZKM Media Museum, as well as various publications including Motionographer, DAZED & CONFUSED, and Creativity Magazine’s “Directors to Watch.” Andrew graduated with a degree in Fine Art and Animation from the University of Southern California.
Based in Chicago, Rascals & Rogues works physically as well as virtually for clients around the world and has production partners in Los Angeles, London and Shanghai. Embracing the ever-changing impact of technology in the communication and branding industry, we design a creative production approach tailored to each project, to take advantage of talent, technology and efficiency.