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     15TH ANNIVERSARY - RHINOSKIN: THE MAKING OF A MOVIE STAR
U.S.A., 1995, 82 mins, Color (Language)

+DINA MARIE CHAPMAN, HOPWOOD DEPREE, EDITOR ROBERT HOFFMAN

Director: Dina Marie Chapman
Original Music: Ian Christian Nickus
Sound Design: Peter Rea
Editor: Robert Hoffman
Cinematographer: Robert Hoffman
Cast: Hopwood DePree, Kelli McCarty, Dina Marie Chapman, Michael Hagerty

Join us for the celebratory 15 year anniversary of the locally-shot cult classic!

What does it take to "make it" in Hollywood?  Luck?  Training?  A great agent?  Or perhaps a perfectly sculpted nose?  Armed with a beat-up camera and the guts it takes to get kicked off the studio backlots of Tinseltown, a film crew follows struggling actor Tod Hopwood DePree in his year-long quest to get "just one line of dialogue on a network sitcom."

Dina Marie Chapman
Dina Marie Chapman and Hopwood DePree met in their freshman year at USC.  Dina was in the film school and Hopwood was a drama major.  They vowed on the night they met that once they graduated, they would produce a film together -- Dina would write and direct and Hopwood would star.  "Rhinoskin: The Making of a Movie Star" was the product of their vow.  Their hybrid of "manipulated reality" surprised audiences and was considered ground-breaking at the time, years before the explosion of "reality" TV.  The film's success took the two by surprise taking thrusting them into the spotlight at film festivals all over the world before Rhinoskin's theatrical and television release in 1995.  It was sometime during those festival travels that Hopwood started talking to his sisters Dana and Dori, and his high school friend Kori, about founding a film festival of their own.  Taking the best aspects of all the festivals they had experienced, they created the Waterfront Film Festival, dedicated to an atmosphere of filmmaker hospitality and audience participation in the fabulous summer resort town of Saugatuck, Michigan.  Hopwood went on to found TicTock Studios, producing feature films including"Tug", screening at this year's festival, and Academy Award winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black's directorial debut, "What's Wrong With Virginia," starring Jennifer Connelly and Ed Harris, currently in post-production.  Dina is a film and television writer and director who has worked for companies including MGM, Sony, Artisan, Lionsgate, the Weinstein Company, MTV, VH1 and Warner Brothers Television.
 
Showings
06/12/10 02:00 PMVenue 2 (SCA)
Saugatuck Center for the Arts
400 Culver Street
 


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