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GADARENE SWINE
 
THE GADARENE SWINE
 
US Premiere

Director: Brian Smolensky

United States, 2010, 89min
Format: Digital (screening) - MiniDV (shooting)
Festival Year: 2011
Category: Feature Narrative
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Winner: Best Narrative Feature

Cast:  Brian Smolensky, Mary King, Aaron Munoz, Jennifer Hunt, Kimberly Condict, Sam Munoz, Michael Gibbons, Tom Ransom, Valerian Khan, Jay Roach
Crew:  Producers: Brian Smolensky, Bryan Lee - Screenwriters: Brian Smolensky - Cinematographer: Bryan Lee - Editor: Brian Smolensky, Bryan Lee, Bayard Styker - Composer: Seth Boggess
Email:  briansmo11yahoo.com

synopsis
A modern-day parable that explores the consequences of keeping our demons locked inside of us. Told through three thematically connected vignettes, the movie graphically shows how our personal demons destroy lives - not only our own, but the lives of those around us. These compelling and heart-wrenching tales will force you to ask yourself: "what demons am I holding onto?"

director
Brian Smolensky took an unusual path to film making. He graduated at the top of his high school class in Kissimmee, Florida, was accepted to Harvard, had an acting scholarship to Tish School of the Arts at NYU, and an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA). Brian chose to attend USAFA where he studied Humanities and Philosophy. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force. He flew faster than the speed of sound, dropped bombs, jumped out of air planes, pulled ten g's and performed aerobatics in F?16's; but this was still not enough. He left the Air Force and flying behind to pursue film making full time. Brian trained at The National Theatre Conservatory and spent years acting and directing in theatres throughout the U.S; before landing in Los Angeles. Theatre Directing Credits include: Jesus Christ Superstar, The Nerd, Into the Woods. Theatre Acting Credits Include: Hamlet (Hamlet), The Glass Menagerie (Gentleman Caller), A Few Good Men (Jack Ross), Henry V (Henry). Film and TV Credits include: Prison Break, In the Name of the Law, No Need For Heroes. THE GADARENE SWINE is Brian's film directing debut.
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