Alumni

Welcome to the RTF Alumni Showcase, which highlights some of our recent alumni productions. Our alumni produce both documentary and narrative work, and their films have been showcased in festivals, on television and in theaters around the world. These films, trailers and clips are shown with the filmmakers' permission. For more, please visit our Vimeo page.

Yizkor (Remembrance)
Director
Ruth Fertig
Yizkor (Remembrance)

My grandparents survived the Holocaust but they never talked about it. After discovering a memoir my grandmother had written in the last years of her life, I finally learned their story. Gold Medal Winner Student Academy Awards 2010

http://fertigovafilms.com

Director
Ruth Fertig
La Pared
Director
Maru Buendia-Senties
La Pared

"La Pared" defies the Mexican concept of "Macho" as it explores the nature of human instinct and the concept of action and reaction. Fall 2006

http://bloodbankproductions.com

Director
Maru Buendia-Senties
Entre Lineas (Between Lines)
Director
Maru Buendia-Senties
Entre Lineas (Between Lines)

"Entre Lineas" is a story about two friends that live on different sides of the Mexican-American border and their universal struggle to maintain and find their own identities in a multicultural society. Fall 2008

http://bloodbankproductions.com

Director
Maru Buendia-Senties
Der Vater (The Father)
Director
James Moore
Der Vater (The Father)

When Erich, a peaceful man & father of two, is recruited into the Nazi SS Guard, tragic circumstances befall him. He must decide between murdering children or aiding in their escape, knowing that doing so will result in his own death. Spring 2009

Director
James Moore
Danzak
Director
Gabriela Yepes
Danzak

Nina, a 10 year-old Peruvian girl, discovers the meaning of death when her father asks her to fulfill his last wish. Fall 2008

Director
Gabriela Yepes
Zombie Girl: The Movie
Director
Aaron Marshall
Zombie Girl: The Movie

A documentary about 12-year-old Emily Hagins and the feature-length zombie film she directed. 2009

http://zombiegirlthemovie.com

Director
Aaron Marshall
Winnebago Man
Director
Ben Steinbauer
Winnebago Man

Winnebago Man is a laugh-out-loud look at viral culture and an unexpectedly poignant tale of one man's response to unintended fame. Summer 2010. Explicit Language

http://winnebagoman.com

Director
Ben Steinbauer
The Unforseen
Director
Laura Dunn
The Unforseen

A documentary about the development around Barton Springs in Austin, Texas, and nature's unexpected response to being threatened by human interference. Spring 2007

http://theunforeseenfilm.com

Director
Laura Dunn
The Strangers
Director
Bryan Bertino
The Strangers

A young couple staying in an isolated vacation home are terrorized by three unknown assailants. Spring 2008

http://thestrangersmovie.com

Director
Bryan Bertino
Lovers of Hate
Director
Bryan Poyser
Lovers of Hate

In this tale of sibling rivalry, 2 brothers, Rudy & Paul, represent failure & success. Younger brother Paul is a success, while Rudy struggles from job to job. One thing they have in common is their love for Diana, Rudy's soon-to-be ex-wife. Spring 2010

http://www.loversofhatethemovie.com

Director
Bryan Poyser
FourPlay: San Francisco
Director
Kyle Henry
FourPlay: San Francisco

A confident mid-thirties transvestite prostitute, Chris, transforms into Aliya & heads off on a job across the bay. As Aliya is left alone with her client, she discovers a passion she never dreamed possible. Summer 2010.

http://www.fourplayfilm.com

Director
Kyle Henry
Building Futures
Directors
Miguel Alvarez, Paul Stekler
Building Futures
Directors
Miguel Alvarez, Paul Stekler
Artois the Goat
Directors
Cliff Bogart, Kyle Bogart
Artois the Goat

Lab technician Virgil Gurdies struggles to choose between his truelove Angie and his newfound quest to create the greatest goat cheese the world has ever known. Spring 2009

http://artoisthegoat.com

Directors
Cliff Bogart, Kyle Bogart
Anything Made of Paper
Director
Brandon Ray
Anything Made of Paper

Music video "Anything Made of Paper" Song by Bill Carter
Written as a present for Damien Echols of the West Memphis Three when he was on death row. Bill and his wife Ruth set out to write a song about love and tragedy. The animated music video is a fictional re-telling of the story that inspired Bill to write the song in the first place, and echoes the hope we all must cling to in the face of injustice. Directed by Brandon Ray & Pat Kondelis. Animated by Brandon Ray.

vimeo.com/bray

Copyright 2013, Bill Carter, Paper Brain Productions, and Round Mountain Productions

Director
Brandon Ray
Along Came Kinky...Texas Jewboy for Governor
Director
David Hartstein
Along Came Kinky...Texas Jewboy for Governor

A selection from "Along Came Kinky...Texas Jewboy for Governor" - a film which chronicles singing Jewish cowboy Kinky Friedman's 2006 independent gubernatorial campaign in Texas. Spring 2009

http://alongcamekinky.com

Director
David Hartstein