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A Celebration of Creativity & Originality in Independent Films

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The Fourth Annual L-DUB Film Festival presents the newest, most exciting and original films by independent filmmakers every September.  For three days in Lake Worth, the Festival celebrates the best new independent films in a warm and welcoming environment and offers exceptional education workshops with established professionals. The Festival emphasizes filmmaker networking and skill development while showcasing South Florida’s rich trove of talent and opportunity to the international filmmaking community.


The primary mission of the L-DUB Film Festival is to encourage and provide a venue for new local filmmakers and offer useful professional training in our workshops. To that end we are pleased to announce that last year’s L-DUB award winning film “Flea Market Finish Line.” By Ika Santamaria  was recently showcased at the Cannes Film Festival. 


Continuing in what we hope will become a tradition of success, we will premiere the work of 8 yr old  Stella Martinelli producer/director and writer of “America Girl Movie / Red, a 4 min. stop-motion animated movie.  Ray Harryhausen lives!

The LDUB’s intimate setting and friendly atmosphere encourages conversation, networking, and the incubation of creative partnerships. We’re encouraging people to stay for the whole event by making this unique opportunity affordable with FREE workshops that are completely FREE & open to the public as well as a LDUBFF movie rate of $9.00 per movie.

James Venable Festival Director

Phone: 561.267.8989 Email: James@BlackDoorFilms.com



James Venable


James hails from New Jersey and is now a resident of West Palm Beach. James directed several films in college and then founded Black Door Films Inc., Black Door Films is a video production company specializing in documentary and special arts projects now in its 7th year.  James currently teaches video production in over 30 Palm Beach After-school programs and summer camps. Mr. Venable is a staff artist/teacher of the Center for Creative Education. Currently, James is wearing many hats as director/ producer/editor on several film projects now in production. Last year James made his first music documentary that was performed and filmed by local musicians on the main stage of the Lake Worth Playhouse.  The film “Music Folk -The songs of Phil Ochs” received The Audience Choice Award for Best Documentary at the L-DUB Film Festival in 2012.

This year, the 4th Annual L-DUB Film Festival will be held on September 27, 28 & 29th at the Stonzek Studio Theater and will feature the best new independent films including 12+ screenings, 9 workshops, 3 parties, an amazing Awards Ceremony, 40+ local, national & international filmmakers and countless film-crazed fans…..that’s the 2013 LDUBFF.

Sponsors...Here's to you! Thank you!




September 27, 2013 - Friday


Friday, Sept 27 @ 6pm
Four Short Films featuring new filmmakers:
DAY OF TERROR, directed by Ray & Migdalia Etheridge
JACK, directed by Cynthia Morrison
MAKE A DIFFERENCE, directed by Kelly Kingston
WE BOUGHT A GHOST, directed by Ray & Migdalia Etheridge

Friday, Sept 27 @ 8pm
Feature length film in Spanish with English subtitles.


Filmmakers Reception

Friday 9/27 8:00 - 11:00p Rehearsal Hall

Friday, the L-DUB will kick off a FILMAKERS RECEPTION in the Rehearsal Hall, next to the Stonzek Theatre. Provides a networking opportunity for directors and producers in attendance to meet in a party atmosphere while enjoying complimentary appetizers & refreshments catered by:


September 28, 2013 - Saturday

Saturday, Sept 28 @ 12pm
Eight Short Films featuring new filmmakers
CIRCLES, directed by Julia Carlin
CLEAN, directed by Raymond Knudsen
DELERIUM, directed by Julia Carlin
DESOLATION, directed by Christopher Oh
PURPLE, directed by Miranda Matthews
THE BOOK OF LIFE, directed by Ben Beeler
THE COLORS INSIDE THE COCOON, directed by Julia Carlin
THE STOLEN, directed by Jonathan Lockhart.

Saturday, Sept 28 @ 2pm
Eleven Short Films featuring new filmmakers
75 CENTS, directed by David Victor
AMERICAN GIRL MOVIE - RED, directed by Stella Martinelli
CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE, directed by Talina Adamo
DETERMINATION, directed by Jonathan Lockhart
GOSSIP, directed by Mary Alice Stewart
G-STAR LIP DUB, directed by Julia Carlin
OVERWHELMED, directed by James Moores
RESILIENCY, directed by Raymond Knudsen
THE RETURN, directed by James Moores
THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD, directed by Jason Galotti
WITHOUT DELAY, directed by JeanCarlo Ramirez

Saturday, Sept 28 @ 4pm
Nine Short Films featuring new filmmakers
CROSSING OVER, directed by Rey Ruiz
EVIE WANTS A BABY, directed by Jemma van Loeren
FRUIT FLY, directed by Eren Kocabasi
SOFTLY CONFINED / SEEDS, directed by Kyle Hess
THE MAD MATADORA, directed by Cynthia Morrison
THE REPUBLIK, directed by James Venable
TIME, directed by Drew Knox
TROLLING TOBEY MAGUIRE, directed by JM Sanchez
YOUNG SINGERS OF PALM BEACH, directed by James Venable
Saturday,Sept 28 @ 6pm
Feature length documentary film about actress Caris Corfman and her theatrical one woman show, Caris' Peace.
CARIS' PEACE, Director: Gaylen Ross, Documentary,

Saturday, Sept 28 @ 8pm
Feature length documentary exploring the Adult Film Industry in the US. RISKY BUSINESS: A Look Inside America's Adult Film Industry. In English


Gregory Dillard-Steadicam Workshop

Saturday 9/28 12:00 - 2:30p Rehearsal Hall

Gregory Dillard is the President and CEO of Grapeseeker. Grapeseeker is a creative agency that focuses on commercials, film production, experiential design, motion graphics, brand identity, and interactive work for advertising, marketing and entertainment. So we're the people who will make your brand, space, spot, site, product, or show feel powerful, look great, and otherwise get the feeling of a smooth glass of vintage cabernet. Gregory also, owns and operates a genuine Tiffen Steadicam® Zephyr, complete with HD monitor, wired & wireless follow focus and zoom control, HD wireless video link, vehicle mount, and specialized accessories for live multicam production. Gregory has flown Steadicam for BEYONCE’S MRS. CARTER TOUR, Music Videos, Commercials, Live Events & feature films.

The Steadicam® Zephyr is designed for cameras up to 24 pounds.
Cameras that can be “flown” on the Steadicam® Zephyr range from virtually any fullsize broadcast HD camera, to RED One, Epic and Sony F3 digital cinema cameras, to DSLR’s like the Canon 5D, as well as Sony EX1/EX3, the Panasonic HVX200/HPX170.


Andrae Palmer - Intro to RAW Digital Cinema with Red Epic Cam Workshop

Saturday 9/28 2:30 - 5:00p Rehearsal Hall

Andrae Palmer is the founder of FACETMEDIA LLC a multimedia studio based in Hollywood, Florida that caters to music video productions, commercials and photography. Originally from Saint Mary, Jamaica. Andrae has been passionate about technology since a child. He has been tinkering around with computers since his first Tandy 1000HX computer way back in 1986. All that passion for technology eventually lead to him pioneering the RED camera workflow since the original RED One Mysterium camera that was released in 2007. As well as working with local artist, Andrae has filmed music videos for Timbaland, Rick Ross, Acehood, Ryan Leslie, Gudda Gudda, Jay Millz, Pusha T, J. Cole, French Montana and many others.  Believing completely in an open platform of knowledge sharing and creative exploration, he has been supporting the growth of the film community in South Florida and since 2010 has been offering free monthly workshops at his studio.


Red Carpet Celebration

Saturday 9/28 8:00 - 11:00p South Shores Tavern

An explosion of entertainment will wake up the neighborhood!
At South Shore Tavern Guest of the L-DUB will be
kicking back and hanging out. The L-DUB invites
filmmakers to bring their friends and celebrate as only
Lake Worth knows how with lite appetizers & live entertainment.


South Shore



Gaylen Ross

(Film director/Producer) has produced, directed and written award- winning documentary films that have received national and international broadcast and exhibition. Killing Kasztner: The Jew Who Dealt With Nazis was an official selection of the Toronto International Film Festival, broadcast in England on the BBC, shown in 11 countries and has enjoyed an unprecedented theatrical release in the US and in France. It was named by the LA Times as one of the best documentary films of 2010. She produced and wrote the Emmy Award winning Blood Money: Switzerland’s Nazi Gold a feature-length documentary on the Swiss Banks and the Holocaust accounts, premiering at the Berlin Film Festival, and broadcast on A&E Television. Her films have covered such diverse subjects as cabaret and Broadway Theater star Laurie Beechman Listen to My Heart; bank fraud, gambling in America, and Russian mail-order brides. Her documentary on diamond dealers Dealers Among Dealers which aired on PBS’ P.O.V is considered the only inside look into this very cloistered world. DEALERS was awarded a Gold Plaque from the Chicago Film Festival, and named "Best of Fest" in the Edinburgh Film Festival.

As a film documentary director for more than 20 years, Gaylen Ross has conducted interviews ranging from an assassin to stock fraud perpetrators, film stars,  mail order brides and Holocaust survivors… to name a few. Join us to view Gaylen's latest film Caris Peace about an actress who lost her memory premiered at the Hamptons International Film Festival, won first place Athens Film Festival, Ohio; Honorable Mention in Calgary’s ‘Picture This’ Film Festival on disabilities, and is featured as a special presentation of the Rubin Museum of Art’s Brainwave series in New York.  It is having its Florida premier at the L-Dub Film Festival in Lake Worth.


September 29, 2013 - Sunday

Sunday, Sept 29 @ 12pm
Nine Short Films featuring new filmmakers
MOMENTS LIKE THESE, directed by Jeremy Hicks
MOST OF THESE THINGS, directed by Joe Pisciotta
MY MOMENT OF SILENCE, directed by Jevon White
RAP SHEET, directed by Ric Blackwell
directed by Miguelito LaMorte
THE DISPATCHER, directed by Alex Modlin
THIS I LEAVE YOU, directed by Jason Galotti
WILLING, directed by Joe Pisciotta                

Sunday, Sept 29 @ 2pm
Four Short Films featuring new filmmakers
LILY, Director: Bodhan Neswiecheny
ELEFANT, Director: Kenny 5
SLOMO, Director: Joshua Izenberg
WOODY GUTHRIE CONCERT, Director: James Venable

Sunday, Sept 29 @ 4pm
Two Short Films featuring new filmmakers
COMING BACK FOR MORE, Director: Willem Alkema
SUPERSTITION, Director:Miguelito LaMorte

Sunday, Sept 29 @ 6pm
Two Short Films featuring new filmmakers
MONACO FOREVER, Director: William Levey
SANCTUM AND SACRUM, Director: Jacques de Beaufort


Gaylen Ross

Interviewing for the Documentary Film

Sunday 9/29 2:00 - 4:00p Lake Worth Playhouse Main Stage

You have a story to tell or know a wonderful person who you think would make a great film. Or maybe you’ve never even met the person until the day of the interview… and then you set up the camera and a few lights and .. nothing. Or a very stilted ‘yes and no’ conversation that doesn’t  begin to live up to the fascinating dialogue you imagined. What happened? The seminar will take students step-by-step through the interview process. 

How to prepare, research, and establish trust with your subject. As well as  how to be ready and open to surprises. How to set up the interview, making the interviewee comfortable, and achieve a mutual receptiveness. What is the best style for the interview – in a formal talking head, or in the midst of an activity with direct context to the story? Single or multiple cameras, hand-held camera or on a tripod? What if you don’t like the subject? How and when to challenge the interviewee, and what if you believe they’re not telling you the truth?  How to get the person to reveal what is difficult for them?  What happens when the interview becomes too emotional or not emotional enough? When to know when an interview over? Finally the seminar looks at how to incorporate the interview in your film – chicken and egg:  is the film scripted first and then the interview inserted, or does the interview precede the story structure, and dictates the shape of the film?  How to integrate visual footage and archival material to enhance and yet not overwhelm the interview. Students during the course of the seminar will see clips representing different kinds of interview and how they are used within a film. A part of the seminar will offer students the opportunity to practice interview techniques with evaluation.


Billy Corben

Billy Corben was born in Florida and graduated with honors from the University of Miami where he majored in political science, screenwriting, and theater. As a young actor, Corben worked with Ron Howard, Roger Corman, Steve Martin and Hilary Swank among many others.

He retired from acting at age 15 and began work on the other side of the camera. His feature documentary directorial debut, Raw Deal: Question of Consent, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2001, making him one of the youngest directors in Sundance history.  Examining the alleged rape of an exotic dancer at a fraternity house at the University of Florida, the film utilized extensive clips from videotape footage of the alleged assault.


Billy Corben

A Sneek Peek - Q&A

Sunday 9/29 4:00 - 6:00p Lake Worth Playhouse Main Stage

Join us at the L-DUB Film Festival to preview this talented local's latest work. Considered by critics to be “one of the most controversial films of the modern day”& “one of the most compelling pieces of non-fiction ever produced,” ( Film Threat Magazine), Raw Deal has been seen all over the world. Following that success, Corben and producing partners Alfred Spellman and David Cypkin founded rakontur, a Miami Beach-based content creation company, and took on another Florida true-crime story, this one closer to home. The New York Times called Cocaine Cowboys, “a hyperventilating account of the blood-drenched Miami drug culture in the 1970s and 1980s.” The film tells the story of how the drug trade built Miami through firsthand accounts of some of the most successful smugglers of the era and the deadliest hitman of the cocaine wars. After a limited theatrical release in 2006, Cocaine Cowboys became a worldwide success on DVD and the highest-rated documentary ever on the Showtime cable network. The sequel, Cocaine Cowboys II: Hustling with the Godmother, was released in 2008. The U, a Peabody Award-Winning feature documentary about the championship history of the University of Miami football program, produced by rakontur for ESPN's 30 for 30 series, became the highest-rated documentary in the network's 30 year history, when it debuted on December 12th, 2009, following the Heisman Trophy presentation.  Broke, another installment of ESPN’s 30 for 30 series, was released in 2012 about professional athletes and how their competitive nature drives them from riches to rags.
In 10 years, rakontur has become one of the influential non-fiction production companies in the world. In 2007 and again in 2010, rakontur was selected for the RealScreen Global 100, “an annual list of the most exciting and influential production companies working in non-fiction film and television.
In 2011, Square Grouper, examining the free-wheeling pot smuggling era of South Florida in the 1970s, premiered at the South By Southwest Film Festival; in April 2011, Limelight, about the rise and fall of Peter Gatien, New York City's biggest nightclub owner premiered.
Since its humble beginnings, rakontur has evolved into a bona fide movie studio, with five non-fiction features scheduled for release in 2013-2014.




Frank Eberling

New Direction for Actors

Sundays 9/29 12:00 - 2:00p Lake Worth Playhouse Rehearsal Hall

Actors’ New Direction, a special two-hour seminar taught by the highly accredited writer/director Frank Eberling, offers actors alternatives for furthering their careers. Eberling has worked as a writer/director/ or producer on over 100 S.A.G. productions. The thrust of the seminar is to encourage actors to take charge of their careers by producing their own films. Eberling stated that he has two “How-To” objectives in teaching this course: the first is how to change your life in two hours, and the second is how to appear in a starring role in a feature film within one year. If actors follow what they learn in this seminar, they may do just that.


Gregory Dillard

Quad Chopper Videography

Sunday 9/29 2:00 - 5:00p Lake Worth Rehearsal Hall

Gregory Dillard is the President and CEO of Grapeseeker. Grapeseeker is a creative agency that focuses on commercials, film production, experiential design, motion graphics, brand identity, and interactive work for advertising, marketing and entertainment. So we're the people who will make your brand, space, spot, site, product, or show feel powerful, look great, and otherwise get the feeling of a smooth glass of vintage cabernet. Gregory also, owns and operates a genuine Tiffen Steadicam® Zephyr, complete with HD monitor, wired & wireless follow focus and zoom control, HD wireless video link, vehicle mount, and specialized accessories for live multicam production. Gregory has flown Steadicam for BEYONCE’S MRS. CARTER TOUR, Music Videos, Commercials, Live Events & feature films.


Bob Cady
Confidence at Castings!

Sunday 9/29 12:00 – 2:00p Coasters Coffee Bar

Learn to make your cold readings more unique and memorable in this hands-on workshop. Discover how to relax and consistently do your best work at auditions an on the set. Bob Cady - Veteran actor, director and writer Bob Cady works with clients around the country as well as South Florida actors on building confidence, expanding creativity and growing a solid career in film and television. Bob has studied with great teachers in both New York and Los Angeles; in The Actors Studio MFA program and at The Beverly Hills Playhouse.


Michael Chasin
Crafting Invisible Dialogue

Sunday 9/29 2:00 - 4:00p Coasters Coffee Bar

Movies are a visual medium – so when a character speaks – it should only be about what we can’t see on screen – their inner emotions.
In Crafting Invisible Dialog, Screenwriter Michael Chasin will share valuable techniques for writing dialog that invisibly reveals character backstory, conflicts, and motivations. Michael is a South Florida screenwriter and award winning filmmaker (including Best Screenplay) with experience ranging from writing, directing, editing, and producing to screenplay consulting. Michael has also been a Best Screenplay competition judge and a film festival founder. In addition to screenwriting, Michael is an Instructor for the International Academy of Film and Television who speaks passionately on screenwriting, zero budget filmmaking, and film festival success.
Michael is a film school graduate and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.


Herb Sennett
Writing Characters for Actors

Sunday 9/29 4:00 - 6:00p Coasters Coffee Bar

Dr. Herb Sennett has been teaching in South Florida for more than twenty years in the area of theatre and communication arts. For eight years, he taught screenwriting for the Palm Beach and Miami Film Schools. He has written and directed two short films and is currently working on four novels for publication. His strengths lie in understanding the dramatic structure with study at Florida Atlantic and Louisiana State Universities. Herb is a veteran of the army reserves and has taught at Palm Beach Atlantic University and Palm Beach State. He now comes to the LDub Film Festival happily sharing elements from his forthcoming book on screenwriting.

Wrap & Awards Party

Sunday 9/29 7:30p Rhum Shak

The Wrap Party & Awards Celebration will be pumping
at Lake Worth’s favorite hot spots...South Shores!
Celebrate another great year with us as we wrap things
up and congratulate the filmmakers.
Jury & Audience Choice Awards
will be given. Join us to wrap up what
is sure to be another great year!

South Shore

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