"Monster Kid" fan favorite film to screen at CCI: San Diego

Mon, June 21st, 2004 at 12:00am PDT

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Jonah Weiland, Founder/Former Owner

Official Press Release

SILOAM SPRINGS, AR – The trailer for "FLiP," a live-action short film

produced by independent film company Spooklight Productions, can now be

viewed on the company's official Web site.

The fifteen minute short feature, now available on DVD video from the

company's Web site, SpooklightProductions.com, features the exploits of

eight-year-old Flip, "a little boy with a big imagination," who must

decide how best to spend a birthday dollar which arrives in the mail

from his grandmother. Being a child of the late 1960's, and a fan of

monster movies and comic books, Flip decides his money is best spent on

one of the novelties found in the back of an old comic. "Six to eight

weeks later," what he receives in the mail is a far cry from what he

imagines during the course of the short film.

First time director Kirk Demarais created and introduced "FLiP" as a

"Web 'Toon" available for viewing on his popular pop-culture Web site,

SecretFunSpot.com. Producer Todd Knowlton, owner of Spooklight

productions, optioned "FLiP" in order to create a short film based on

the character and his unique imagination. Knowlton, who also did the

production design for the film, brought in Demarais to direct and edit

the live-action version of his creation, Jamey Clayberg to handle the

cinematography and sound editing, and Scott Alan Kinney to executive


"This film was written, filmed, and produced by comic book and monster

fans," said "FLiP" executive producer, Kinney. "Other than that, we had

no prior film credentials--we just love this kind of stuff." Kinney, who

is now co-producing "Killer Stunts, Inc." with "Die Hard" producer Chuck

Gordon and "Spy Hunter" producer Adrian Askarieh, also served as a story

contributor and second unit director for "FLiP."

"FLiP" is an official selection of five film festivals to date,

including the Florida International Children's Film Festival, the San

Diego Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival, the Dallas

Video Festival, and is the 2004 Fayetteville Film Fest's "Audience

Choice" winner. In addition to critical acclaim, "FLiP" has screened by

invitation at "WonderFest" in Louisville, KY, and will screen at the

upcoming "Monster Bash!" in Pittsburgh, PA.

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