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Karl Shefelman
Name :  Karl Shefelman
Username :  kshefelman
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Experience :  Karl is currently developing his second feature film project, "The Hunters". Based on a true story, it is a coming-of-age adventure about some American and French embassy kids who face certain death after getting stranded in the West African desert on a camping trip that goes terribly wrong. The script was a SEMIFINALIST in the 2015 Nicholl Fellowships Screenplay Competition and a TOP 50 SCRIPT out of 7500 entered. It also won the BRONZE AWARD for best feature screenplay in the 2018 New York International Screenplay Awards competition. A Pitch Deck is available for all interested parties. Karl's debut feature film, "Looking for the Jackalope"- a cautionary tale about nostalgia, won the JURY AWARD for BEST COMEDY FEATURE and the AUDIENCE AWARD for BEST U.S. FEATURE at the 2017 Austin Revolution Film Festival. Distributed by Indie Rights Movies, it is now available on Amazon Prime and many other online platforms. Karl's recently completed short film, "Man on the Tower" is currently in the festival circuit. Based on actual events, it tells the story of some young kids witnessing the 1966 Charles Whitman sniper shooting from their back yard in Austin, Texas. Karl’s short film, “Bill’s Seat”, won Best Short Film at the St. Louis Int’l Film Festival, 2003, and was an official selection at numerous other festivals. His original half-hour period drama, “Elysian Fields”, also won numerous festival awards, including a Mobil Award at the First-run Film Festival, NYU, and a Gold Prize at the World Festival/Houston. Distributed by Tapestry International, it was sold to the BBC-2. In addition, Karl has worked for years as a storyboard artist for numerous A-list directors including Francis Ford Coppola, Ron Howard, Martin Scorsese, Ridley Scott, and the late Jonathan Demme. Karl was born and raised in Austin, Texas before moving to New York.
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Languages :  English
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