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Award-winning Director, Producer, Filmmaker and the CEO of Indiewood Pictures, an independent film development and production company.
Most recently directed/prouced the award-winning documentary "MY RUN", narrated by Billy Bob Thornton.
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About the Director:
Tim VandeSteeg is an award-winning and driven Director, Producer, Filmmaker with a powerful and unstoppable attitude and work ethic. Over the past decade Tim's development and production experiences includes narrative and documentary films, promotional television shows, PSAs, interstitials, commercials and behind-the-scenes for such high-profile clients and promotional partners as ABC, Hallmark Entertainment, Subway, Adidas, Minnesota Twins and ABC Family. As CEO and Executive Producer of Indiewood Pictures, Tim established the company with the mindset to create an atmosphere that gives writers, producers and directors an opportunity to develop original ideas within a supportive environment. The company’s mission is to develop and produce story-driven and high-concept motion pictures that will inspire, engage and entertain audiences worldwide at the same time being tailored to succeed financially. He is now developing the dramatic motion picture Pushing Life, the eco-documentary The Eyes of Thailand with DVA Productions, the thriller Winter’s Edge and the western-thriller Epitaph. Tim lives by his motto “Be Powerful, Be Unstoppable.”
About the Producer:
Mark Castaldo is the Producer of the award-winning My Run and the President of Destiny Pictures. Born and raised in New York, Mark began his professional career in the casino business, working 10 years in Atlantic City and Las Vegas. Mark then relocated to Los Angeles, where he currently resides, to pursue his passion of telling stories. Mark is an independent producer with extensive experience in several areas of entertainment. He is the co-executive producer of the horror/thriller Psych 9 in association with IPC International (Hostel, The Pink Panther). Psych 9 stars Sara Foster, Cary Elwes and Michael Biehn. Mark also produced The Perfect Tenant, a twisted story of passion and revenge directed by Doug Campbell and starring Linda Purl and Maxwell Caulfield. The film premiered on HBO and Lifetime. He’s also done The Perfect Nanny, a domestic thriller in the vein of The Hand That Rocks The Cradle, directed by Rob Malenfant and starring Bruce Boxleitner and Tracy Nelson (premiered on USA Network after a 1.1 million licensing fee sale). Both of these “perfect” films are original stories that Mark developed. In addition, he produced the comedy Serving Santino directed by Bill Kelman, which premiered at The Method Fest film festival in 2006. Next up is the feature comedy It Ain’t New Yawk based on the Michael Arturo, play with Doug Campbell directing, and the drama Pushing Life directed by Tim VandeSteeg. Mark worked as a development executive for three years with Metro Pictures and American New Wave Films. Mr. Castaldo has been a Screen Actors Guild member for 17 years and served twice on the SAG nominating committee. In addition, Mark is in his seventh year as a judge for the Academy of Motion Pictures’ prestigious Nicholl Fellowship in screenwriting.
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Indiewood Pictures in Association with Destiny Pictures presents the award-winning MY RUN, the inspirational documentary of Terry Hitchcock, narrated by Academy Award winner Billy Bob Thornton. After tragically losing his wife to breast cancer and struggling to raise three young children on his own, Terry Hitchcock seized on an idea. He wanted to accomplish the impossible: run 75 consecutive marathons in 75 consecutive days to bring attention to the incredibly difficult lives of single-parent families. He ran in spite of freezing rain and unbearable heat, in spite of chest pains and bone fractures that wracked his 57-year-old body. He just kept running - each day, every day - strengthening an unbreakable bond between father and son--- not stopping until he broke the finish line tape in Atlanta.
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Festival Selection, Awards...
Festival selection, awards or citation already received and other comments... :
“Official Selection” of the 2010 DocMiami International Film Festival (May 28th - Opening Night Film)
"Official Selection” of the 2010 Las Vegas Film Festival (June 6th)
“Official Selection” of the 2010 Little Rock Film Festival (June)
"Official Selection” of the 2010 Visionfest (June 26th)
“Official Selection” of the 2010 DocWest Film Festival (June 23rd - 27th)
“Official Selection” of the 2010 Minneapolis/St. Paul Int. Film Festival (“Best of Fest” - SOLD OUT & Standing Ovation”)
“Official Selection” of the 2010 Atlanta Film Festival (“Packed Theater”)
“Official Selection” of the 2010 Newport Beach Film Festival (“420+ Audience & Standing Ovation”)
“Official Selection” of the 2010 Sedona International Film Festival (“SOLD OUT & Standing Ovation”)
“Official Selection” of the 2009 Mammoth Film Festival (“Best Documentary Winner”)
“Official Selection” of the 2009 Austin Film Festival (“Audience Award Winner” - SOLD OUT & Standing Ovation”)
<li>“Audience Award Winner” – 2009 Austin Film Festival</li>
<li>“Best Documentary Award” - 2009 Mammoth Film Festival</li>
<li>“Best of Fest” – 2010 Minneapolis/St. Paul Int. Film Festival</li>
<li>“Outstanding Achievement in Documentary” – 2010 Newport Beach Film Festival</li>
<li>“Award of Merit” – 2010 Accolade Competition</li>
<li>“Awarded the Dove Family-Friendly Seal” with 5 Doves Rating - 2009 </li>