Dot was selected to participate at the Cannes International Film Festival where it will be screened from May 14-24. The film represents Pittsburghâ€™s independent film scene, and recently took home the Audience Award at Carnegie Mellon Universityâ€™s Shot for Shot Film Festival.
Online PR News – 24-April-2014 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – A 16-year old girl with a case of OCD so severe that she must compulsively kill anyone she sees making a mess, struggles to have a relationship with a young man named Theo in Dot, the thrilling new dark comedy from independent filmmakers Garrett Kennell and David Light.
Dot was selected to participate at the Cannes International Film Festival where it will be screened from May 14-24, 2014. The film is a powerful representation of Pittsburghâ€™s independent film scene, and recently took home the Audience Award at Carnegie Mellon Universityâ€™s â€śShot for Shot Film Festival.â€ť Dot is a prime example of why why Pittsburgh is quickly becoming known as â€śThe Tinseltown of the East.â€ť
â€śWe are honored to be featured in the Cannes International Film Festival,â€ť said Garrett Kennell, one of the filmâ€™s directors. â€śAfter spending countless hours working on the film, itâ€™s great to see all of our hard work paying off. We hope that audiences in France enjoy our film as much as they did in Pittsburgh, and we want to let Hollywood know that Pittsburgh has a thriving, young film industry.â€ť
Dot was filmed entirely in Pittsburgh and the surrounding area and showcases the work of several young filmmakers, actors and producers at Point Park University. The film, which was produced through independent financing, a grant from The Sprout Fund and extensive crowd funding has already gained the attention of the local film scene.
â€śWe are extremely grateful to everyone who made this film a possibility,â€ť said Scott Sullivan, a Pittsburgh filmmaker and one of the producers of the film. â€śThe team and I are truly grateful for the warm response we received at the CMU Film Festival, and we hope we can wow the audience at Cannes as well.â€ť
Dot is an independent short film starring Point Park University graduate Julia Warner and Carnegie Mellon University student Benjamin Edelman. The film tells the story of a 16-year old girl with a case of OCD so severe that she must compulsively kill anyone she sees making a mess and her struggle to have a relationship with a young man named Theo. The film is directed by Point Park students Garrett Kennell and David Light and is produced by Scott Sullivan and Meg Kuntz.