Overview: The Kid And The Hitman
The Kid And The Hitman, directed by Melinda Darlington Bach is an official selection of the Oregon Short Film Festival 2018. Tagline: A mysterious meeting in a darkened movie theater leads to an unusual and unexpected relationship."
Director's Biography: Melinda Darlington-Bach
Melinda Darlington-Bach is an Emmy award-winning filmmaker, choreographer, and a 25-year working veteran SAG/AFTRA actress. Starting in the business as a runway and fashion model at age16, Melinda made the seamless transition into the world of show business. In both Los Angeles and San Francisco, she has worked in over 65 national commercials, industrials and feature films. Using her superb teaching skills, Melinda has been working for the Young Actor's Theater Camp (YATC) Julie Nation Academy, California Film Institute and San Francisco Acting Academy (SFAA), teaching and coaching on-camera theatrical and commercial classes for many years. Melinda has worked closely with young talent, preparing them for important on-camera auditions, including Disney's, "Cloud Nine and Madison High", Nickelodeon's "Marvin", Universal's, "Little Rascals" and callbacks for Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine". She has worked with director, James Redford, on his feature film, The Big Picture. ( purchased by HBO) and again with Mr. Redford ,choreographing a music video starring Mavie Marcos..Melinda is co-owner and CCO of the full service and much- sought after production/casting company, Xanadu Entertainment, Inc., Having produced and directed for the iconic series, Sesame Street, for Season's 37 and 38 ,Melinda is again in pre-production talks with Sesame Street for their current expanded season, with HBO . For the past 15 years, she has worked as a professional model/talent scout , personally setting up interviews for representation with the prestigious San Francisco agency, STARS AGENCY. Her delightful children's film, Faeries of Farthingale, was a recent audience favorite at the illustrious Mill Valley Film Festival and SF International Children's Film Festival. Many of her kids short films were screened at the Mostly British Film Festival and Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival. Her current ballet film, he Secret Woman , has been screened internationally from London to Budapest.