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Into A Compelling & Humorous Short Film Directed By Craig Macneill

NEW YORK (PRWEB) August 23, 2004

North lake Films is pleased to announce that Late Bloomer, the new short film by emerging director Craig Macneill and winner of the Audience Award for Best Short Film at the Lake Placid Film Festival, has been selected for the 2004 Los Angeles Short Film Festival.

Craig was inspired to make “Late Bloomer” while shooting a documentary on the film’s writer, Clay McLeod Chapman, star of the long-running off-Broadway sensation The Pumpkin Pie Show that has been called a “downtown cult hit” by Time Out New York.

In Late Bloomer, one boy discovers that something strange is happening in Miss Lovecraft’s seventh grade sexual education class –something much darker than the normal curriculum. AinÂ’t it Cool News says Late Bloomer is a “Cute funny film – a treat to horror fans.” The Richmond Times Dispatch reports “The audience didn’t move, except to breathe, laugh and apply bug spray.” Late Bloomer will screen at the Arclight Theater: Sat Sept 11th at 5:30pm (Theater #12).

Director Craig Macneill is a based in New York, where he has been building a career as a writer and director of films since graduating from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1999 with a degree in film production.

Playwright and storyteller Clay McLeod Chapman has seen his short fiction transposed to the stage for over a decade, produced in Romania, Scotland, Ireland and in the U.S. At the age of 26, Clay has published a collection of short stories, Rest Area (Hyperion Press, 2002), a novel entitled Miss Corpus (Hyperion Press, 2003), and been selected by The New Yorker as the featured emerging author for its 2003 “Reading Glasses” series.

The film score for Late Bloomer was composed and performed by One Ring Zero. The band has shared billings with pacesetting performers and musicians such as Cibo Matto; Medeski, Martin, and Wood; The Magnetic Fields; Thurston Moore; and The Roots.

Entering its eighth year, the LA Shorts Fest is the largest short film festival in the world and one of the few recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences. The festival attracts the highest caliber of short films made each year. Since itÂ’s inception, nineteen festival participants have gone on to earn Academy Award nominations and five have won the Oscar.

Craig Macneill will be at the Festival and available for interviews. To schedule an interview or request a copy of the film, please contact Craig Macneill at 646.765.6806 or visit


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