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               GullCottage / Flying Bear Films Presents

STEVE VERTLIEB:
THE MAN WHO "SAVED" THE MOVIES

Film Archivist, Historian, Journalist, Educator:
His life a living link to a Hollywood
... most can only imagine.


     The first film from Gull Cottage / Sandlot’s newly minted “Gull Cottage /  Flying Bear” banner, STEVE VERTLIEB: THE MAN WHO "SAVED" THE MOVIES is the feature-length documentary delving into the colorful life, career and ultimate legacy of cinema archivist, journalist, historian and film music educator STEVE VERTLIEB - who's quiet, unassuming persona belies his growing status as one of the most respected of figures to a new generation of cinema buffs, film makers, and, surprisingly, even that most fickle and verbose of filmdom's family tree -  the genre fanboy.

     A former on-air TV reviewer of film and magazine publisher, Steve's learned and literate dissertations on cinema over the last near half-century have made him a much sought after consultant on numerous projects, including an appearance in the 2006 award winning documentary KREATING KARLOFF, and as consultant on TCM's 75th Anniversary Restoration of Marion Cooper's original KING KONG.  Widely considered one of the nation's foremost experts on the legendary "Great Ape", his numerous articles on the subject (including that in the still definitive volume THE GIRL IN THE HAIRY PAW) is referenced to this day by film makers, teachers and cinema students alike.


                                                                 



    



 ( young Steve with FAMOUS MONSTERS
OF FILMLAND's Forrest  J. "Uncle Forry" Ackerman and PSCYHO author / ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS screenwriter
Robert Bloch )


     As an archivist, Mr. Vertlieb's collection of rare movie memorabilia is to such an unrivaled degree, the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences once opened a dialog in the hopes of using parts of it for a planned film history annex.
 
     This collection, combined with Steve's status as a film historian; along his voluminous output as a journalist / author, his engendered respect within the film music community (he considers dear friend, the late BEN-HUR, DOUBLE INDEMNITY composer MIKLOS ROZSA, a mentor), and a lifetime of personal & professional relationships with names as varied and famous as RAY BRADBURY, RAY HARRYHAUSEN, VERONICA CARLSON, JOHN WILLIAMS, BILLY WILDER, DAVID AMRAM and more (he’s truly “The BFF of the Stars“), have lately lead the aforementioned younger group of cinema buffs / film makers to affectionately refer to him as "Our Generation's Forrest J. Ackerman".


     Upon meeting (and since becoming friends) with Mr. Vertlieb in late 2012, we were amazed (and befuddled) as to how, while known and loved for years within many aspects of the film industry community, his name was mostly unknown to the lay film aficionado.  It is this oversight we seek to redress with STEVE VERTLIEB: THE MAN WHO "SAVED" THE MOVIES. 


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With legendary author Ray Bradbury   
(FAHRENHEIT 451, THE ILLUSTRATED MAN)   



FILM TIMELINE / SHOOTING SCHEDULE:



     Principal photography commences on STEVE VERTLIEB: THE MAN WHO "SAVED" THE MOVIES the weekend of July 19th - 21st at the MONSTER BASH Sci Fi / Horror Convention outside Pittsburgh, PA.  There Steve will once again meet up with dear friend VERONICA CARLSON, co-star with Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee in a number of classic Hammer Horror films of the 1960s including DRACULA HAS RISEN FROM THE GRAVE and THE HORROR OF FRANKENSTEIN. 

     Two weekends of interior and exterior interview footage will be captured in Philadelphia, PA during mid - late August, followed by three shooting days in Los Angeles, CA (late August / early September), where Steve will reconnect with near life long friend Juliet Rozsa, the daughter of legendary composer (and Steve's personal mentor) the late Miklos Rozsa (THE PRIVATE LIFE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, THE GOLDEN VOYAGE OF SINBAD, TIME AFTER TIME).  Editing, scoring and other post will take place Fall 2013, with an eye towards entering the final product in the Winter film festival circuit.
 
                                                                                                                                                            


  With iconic American director FRANK CAPRA (IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT, IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE)



FILM PERSONNEL:  






CRAIG ELLIS JAMISON
 

(Director / Writer / Co-Producer):


      Based in Philadelphia, PA (USA), CRAIG ELLIS JAMISON is author of the screenplays NECESSARY EVIL, O.T., THE SECRET SONG, ROUGH ASSEMBLAGE, FATHOM, 13 O'CLOCK, NEGATIVE INGENUITY, KISS ME FOREVER, CAMP DAVID (with Alexander Torres), BOTTLED LIGHTNING INC., and the book "STANDARD ISSUE: THE JAMES BOND TRIVIA QUIZ CHALLENGE".

      He is webmaster of the GullCottage / Sandlot online film blog / library as well as administrator of it's three YouTube channels, "Bear Mann TunePlay" Film Music, "Flying Bear Film School" Film Documentaries, and "Flying Bear Film Morgue" Cinema Shorts & Esoterica. He is also creator / co-host of the podcast series "THE GRINDHOUSE: WITH CRAIG & JIM".




Explore the GullCottage Network at:

"THE GRINDHOUSE: WITH CRAIG & JIM": http://www.blogtalkradio.com/grindhousecraigandjim

"Bear Mann TunePlay - Film Music": http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMjTNnJi2UHbTwddq_hGsyA

"Flying Bear Film School - Film Craft Documentaries": page under revision

"Flying Bear Film Morgue - Cinema Shorts & Esoterica": page under revision



     Mr. Verlieb with maestro composers John Williams (STAR WARS, SCHINDLER'S LIST) and beloved
     friend / mentor Miklós Rózsa (BEN HUR, DOUBLE INDEMNITY, THE GOLDEN VOYAGE OF SINBAD);












CAMERON MITCHELL 
(Director Of Photography):

      Originally from Chicago, the stunning cinematographic work of CAMERON MITCHELL (now based in Philadelphia, PA) is fast becoming the talk of the Northeastern U.S. A graduate of Temple University, he has since worked with the "Greater Philadelphia Film Office" as well as with "Shooters Post & Transfer" and others.  

      As Director his credits include the documentary BRANDED - which looks at modern college advertising and how it's changed the face of higher education; and THE GREATER PHILADELPHIA FILM OFFICE: TRIBUTE TO SHARON PINKENSON - which honors the legendary office head responsible for bringing projects such as THE SIXTH SENSE, 12 MONKEYS, LAW ABIDING CITIZEN and PHILADELPHIA to the streets of the City of Brotherly Love. 


      Amongst Cameron’s work as cinematographer / cameraman are MEHUL THE MUSIC MAN, Shooters Post’s “CREATIVE IS …” and “BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF AMERICA” campaigns; Lisa Jiang’s debut film LIE and more. 

     Learn more of Cameron Mitchell, and explore his visual reel at:  http://cameronsmitchell.com/



  Steve with dear friend, iconic Hammer Studios actress Veronica Carlson










ROBERT CHO  (Co-Producer):       

      A graduate of UCLA, producer / manager ROBERT "BOB" CHO began his career as an intern under husband / wife producers (and former DreamWorks studio heads) Laurie MacDonald & Walter Parkes (WAR GAMES, SNEAKERS, AMISTAD, MINORITY REPORT).  He'd also log on his resume the title of assistant to legendary JAGGED EDGE, BASIC INSTINCT scribe Joe Eszterhaus, before becoming an agent at the largest talent firm of the day - Kurland / Webb / Ulfner (since merged into ICM).  He'd then segue into the role of independent producer. 

     In 2009 Bob's “Kenisis Entertainment”, co-founded with Sean Carr, produced the independent romantic comedy HE’S SUCH A GIRL (with Bryan Fisher, Tiffany Dupont, Patrick Duffy and Ed Begley, Jr.).  Around this time Cho also helped Carr establish the post production facility “Wavemachine“. 




     After departing Wavemachine (which has since morphed into the cutting edge podcast network “Art 19“) Mr. Cho returned to film production, where he currently has a number of projects in development at various studios, including the sci fi thriller HINDSIGHT and the comedy PEMBERTON.













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