Houston Comedy Film Festival 2009 Official Selections

It all started in 2009, the first ever “Houston Comedy Film Festival” (HCFF). When you present a film festival for the first time, it’s difficult to tell how many people are going to show up. To our surprise, the event was great, it started on a Friday Night with a short film showcase that was a complete sellout at the Studio Movie Grill in Houston, Texas.

Short Films

“6 Minutes of Brian Watts” directed by Brian Watts

“Attack of the Brown Paper Bags” directed by Patrick Crowley

“Banana Bread” directed by Barton Landsman

“Bent” directed by Max Ricci

“Blood from a Stone” directed by Bill Palmer

“Crooks” directed by Garrett Cillo

“Run Granny Run!” directed by Nikolaus von Uthmann

“Siva the Insane: the Moral Crusader” directed by Siva M Sivakumaran

“Subterfuge” directed by Nicholas Urbano

“The Booby Trap” directed by Simon Pennekamp

“Twelve Apples and a Wrench” directed by Adrian Garcia

“Twirl” directed by Mira Lew

“What Would Jesús Do?” directed by Victor Martin

“Who Don’t Like…? directed by Steven Katz

Feature Films

“Laid Off” John Launchi (Morristown, New Jersey)

“Sex, Drugs, and Stu”Directed by Jon Louis (San Francisco, California)

“The Evolution of Andrew Andrews” Directed by Will Klipstine (Los Angeles, CA)

“Tracy” Directed by Dan Scanlon (San Francisco, California)

“Why Am I Doing This?”Directed by Tom Huang (Los Angeles, California)

Feature Film Screenplays

“A Fool’s Reunion” by Wes Griffin (Corbett, Oregon)

“Arty’s Treasure” by Amy Giaquinto (Parker, Colorado)

“Carbon Dating” written by Louis Rosenberg (Pismo Beach California)

“Couples Counseling” by Cliff Zamowski (Lisle, Illinois)

“Fixing Jane” by Miki Kim (Chatsworlth, California)

“Hipster Backlash” written by Micah Moses (Los Angeles California)

“Lunch and Learn” by Cliff Zamowski (Lisle, Illinois)

“Main Course”written by Lawrence Stern (Los Angeles California)

“Motivational Speaking” written by Lauren Tunnel (Houston Texas)

“Quacks” by Jerry Milburn (Avondale, Arizona)

“Tattooligans” by Jon Louis (San Francisco, California)

“The Fake Thug” written by Barry Ward (Elizabeth City North Carolina)

“Wedding Knight” by Stephen Hoover (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)

About the author

Mikel Fair

My name is Mikel Fair. I am the Director of Film Festival Circuit Inc. First of all, we are a company that manages film festival events in Texas and Oregon. Furthermore, we like to have fun and celebrate independent film. I worked for 15 years in the television and film production as a location sound mixer and production manager. I have also worked in post production as an editor, post sound mixer and composer. Above all, watching independent films and reading creative screenplays is my passion.