Sneaky King Productions On The Road With "DOT"
Feature satire of e-commerce startup hits Slamdunk Film Festival
Sneaky king Productions
December 22, 2001
Chicago, IL, December 22nd, 2001 - Sneaky Kings, Sneaky Kings Productions, a new Chicago/L.A.-based production company, is poised to enter the 2002 film festival circuit with its first feature at the Slamdunk Film Festival in Park City, Utah, January 12th through the 17th. The comedy, DOT, was completed earlier this year and has found receptive audiences around Chicago. Sneaky Kings Productions was founded by two writer/directors/producers (and sometime "e-commerce survivors"), Simeon Schnapper and Brett Singer, who drew from their own experiences to create the story.
The film depicts a year in the life of Zectek.com- "the solution for e-tomorrow," satirizing the politics and pitfalls of young people raising money, burning money and riding the e-commerce roller coaster during the pivotal months of 1999-2000. An ensemble cast portrays the principals of the company as they flirt, bicker and talk to the camera about their jobs and each other. All of the principals are portrayed by notable actors, including Mike Mazzara Steve Walker, Matt O'Neill, Jamie McMillan, Katherine Ripley and Schnapper himself, as one of the leads.
Sneaky Kings Productions has recently teamed up with West Coast marketing/distribution company Lantern Lane Entertainment and are now waist-deep in the process of getting a good film to the right audience. The Slamdunk Film Festival looks to be a promising venue. Last year's winner of both the Best Comedy and the Best Screenplay went to Milwaukeean Steve Burrows' Chump Change, starring Burrows himself and featuring Traci Lords, Abe Vigoda, Jerry Stiller and "mockumentary" veteran Ed Willard. Chump Change, like Dotcom, being a comedy by a Midwesterner who plays and satirizes himself and makes fun of his own business.
Films that have garnered distribution from their screenings at Slamdunk include 2001's Goosed with Jennifer Tilly and Damon Wayans, Girl with Dominique and Sean Patrick Flannery, and The Independent with Janeane Garofalo and Jerry Stiller.
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