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Ron Gilbert


I am now living in the heart of the film industry and have been involved in the film and theates industry for almost 50 years.I started out in New York City which was where the acting scene at the Actors Studio (I am a lifetime member) included Robert DeNiro,Dustin Hoffman ,Al Pacino,Robert Duval and other name actors like Martin Landau ,Rod Steiger,Shelley Winters,Paul Newman,Ben Gazzara and the list goes on. That was then and the picture has changed. A stage play in New York names a name Hollywood actor to make a profit. The independent film scene has also changed. Steven Soderbergh commented on that recently at the San Francisco International Film Festival and major companies have taken over the studios.

I still work as an actor in commercials,TV and mostly independent films. I ahve worked with the major directors like Francis Ford Coppola,Sydney Lumet, and  Bryan Singer whom I met on his first feature and the relationship is same even now.

Currently I can be seen on reruns,commercials,short films and indie films.

We are currently shooting this web series

www.mamaluke-tv.com

I have 2 award winning  films on the festival circuit American Bred and Courier X 

http://pro.imdb.com/name/nm0003003/

In addition as a member of the Actors Studio I have taught at Strasberg Institute and Theatre of Arts and created 2 acting academies in Italy and have done workshops in London and other cities.the I have been a judge on many film festivals and worked with Independent Film Projects West as a producer on the feature film program and the Spirit Awards.


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The Last Rites of Ransom Pride an Authentic Western

The Last Rites of Ransom
Pride, an Authentic Western film

By Ron Gilbert

When
you enter a theater to watch a film, it should you really want it to be an
experience. So best not to read the press kit or the other film festival
reviews. because you do not want to prejudice your reactions to the film if
possible. So I went to a late night screening at the Laemmle Sunset Five
Theatres to see The Last Rites of Ransom Pride. From the opening shot of the
film I knew that this was going to worth it. Roger Vernon’s cinematography is a
sight to behold because you are watching a western which has authentic written
all over it. Director Tiller Russell is a talent to watch.

This
film seemed so familiar to me and I remembered being in post production house
for an industry mixer and seeing a trailer on this film and was very impressed
with the look of the film. When I met up with Tiller, we discussed this and
then “Lo and behold”, Michael Wolf the editor enters the conversation and it
all connected. Michael has special artistic skills which he and Tiller were
able to use to the utmost in this film.

This
is not your usual kind of western where the good guys wear white hats and the
bad guys wear black hats. We are watching a story which can actually be found
on the current local and international news where there is a ransom request so
that the hostages can be released. In this particular film Lizzie Caplan’s
motive is the fetch the body of her lover Ransom Pride and this not so simple.
Lots of bumps in the road in her attempt to complete her mission.

I
found the setting and the characters to be very accurate even though I was not
alive in that period. I have lived in
Mexico and have been to remote
villages and when you are there you feel like you are in the time frame of a
hundred years.

 There are some very good
actors in this film like Scott Speedman(Ransom Pride),Dwight Yoakam(Preacher)
Juliette Flowers(Lizzie Caplan),Peter Dinklage(The Dwarf), Kris
Kristofferson(Shepherd Graves)and Jason Priestley(John). These talented actors
were attracted to this film because of the script and they felt that they would
enjoy using their creative juices doing it.

This film has a very sparse setting because is how it looked in
that period.

If
you liked the series” Deadwood” by my creative buddy David Milch and director Sam
Peckinpah’s films, you will enjoy this one

This
film will be released on October 5 October 5, 2010
and available on
Netflix ,Redbox, Blockbuster Online, iTunes Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com, Amazon.com Video on Demand, Family Video, Army bases ,Navy Bases ,Independent Video Rental Stores and  on November 30, 2010 at Wal-Mart.

http://www.lastritesfilm.com/

 

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Ron Gilbert an icon remarcable actor-film maker

Ron Gilbert Amazing actor expressing his life, passion to the 7 art . I meet him in beverly hills in 2006. We share coffee together and had good time. Ron Gilbert was around of some stars in that coffe shop. And i would like to clarefy that could be an honor work together with him as actors one day..

Ron Gilbert have been in the film industry all his life, dedicated actor and film maker and supporting remarkable film festival..
sincerely,

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