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“Monster Kid” fan favorite film to screen at CCI: San Diego

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“Monster Kid” fan favorite film to screen at CCI: San Diego

Official Press Release

SILOAM SPRINGS, AR – The trailer for “FLiP,” a live-action short film
produced by independent film company Spooklight Productions, can now be
viewed on the company’s official Web site.

The fifteen minute short feature, now available on DVD video from the
company’s Web site,, features the exploits of
eight-year-old Flip, “a little boy with a big imagination,” who must
decide how best to spend a birthday dollar which arrives in the mail
from his grandmother. Being a child of the late 1960’s, and a fan of
monster movies and comic books, Flip decides his money is best spent on
one of the novelties found in the back of an old comic. “Six to eight
weeks later,” what he receives in the mail is a far cry from what he
imagines during the course of the short film.

First time director Kirk Demarais created and introduced “FLiP” as a
“Web ‘Toon” available for viewing on his popular pop-culture Web site, Producer Todd Knowlton, owner of Spooklight
productions, optioned “FLiP” in order to create a short film based on
the character and his unique imagination. Knowlton, who also did the
production design for the film, brought in Demarais to direct and edit
the live-action version of his creation, Jamey Clayberg to handle the
cinematography and sound editing, and Scott Alan Kinney to executive

“This film was written, filmed, and produced by comic book and monster
fans,” said “FLiP” executive producer, Kinney. “Other than that, we had
no prior film credentials–we just love this kind of stuff.” Kinney, who
is now co-producing “Killer Stunts, Inc.” with “Die Hard” producer Chuck
Gordon and “Spy Hunter” producer Adrian Askarieh, also served as a story
contributor and second unit director for “FLiP.”

“FLiP” is an official selection of five film festivals to date,
including the Florida International Children’s Film Festival, the San
Diego Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival, the Dallas
Video Festival, and is the 2004 Fayetteville Film Fest’s “Audience
Choice” winner. In addition to critical acclaim, “FLiP” has screened by
invitation at “WonderFest” in Louisville, KY, and will screen at the
upcoming “Monster Bash!” in Pittsburgh, PA.

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