Guatemala RPCV RJ Harper Produces Award-winning film "Typecasted"
Shine-Box Productions, LLC. is very proud to announce that their latest short film: “Typecasted”© has today been awarded “Best Comedy Short Film” at the 2006 NY International Independent Film & Video Festival (NYIFVF). Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Guatemala), Robert "RJ" Harper co-produced and acted in the comedy short entitled: "Typecasted." The award-winning film stars Frank Fata, Adam Piacente and RJ Harper.
Guatemala RPCV RJ Harper co-stars as the zany Vietnam War veteran turned eccentric film casting director. Director Robert Roberts (Lion’s Gate Entertainment) latest film is on its very successful film festival run and will be headed to the prestigious Cannes Film Festival for international feature film development consideration. The multi-talented cast and genius directing team have received rave reviews from film critics on both coasts. “Typecasted”© was shot on High Definition (HD) and is a cinematographer’s paradise of lush imagery. Typecasted’s© team of producers have generated major indie buzz and are now slated to begin work on a major feature film. Watch the film online at: www.Current.Tv/watch/13498343
In the search for top-quality comedy, there is truly only one short film to see that single-handedly represents the Italian streets of New York and it is the undisputedly hilarious short film: “Typecasted©.” The film demonstrates a complicated and comical series of internal connections to both the fictions and the reality of that popular Hollywood subject, the stereotype of Italians and the Mafia in film. Rated the 2006 “Best Short Film” at NYIFVF, the film marks the “unofficial official silver screen debut” for actors Frank Fata, Adam Piacente and RJ Harper. Through allusion and parody, “Typecasted©” practically hits on the whole history of the Italian stereotype in film, quite literally following the form through generations of Italian actors from Little Caesar through The Godfather to “The Sopranos” to “Meet the Gottis.”