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Solomon Rothman
actor, crew_member, designer, director, editor, fan, producer, sound_designer, writer
Burbank California United States
I love movies and enjoy all aspects of the filmmaking process from screenwriting, to acting and directing. After looking for and not finding a good way to connect with other filmmakers, I started MoviePals to help people make more movies and connect with other talented artists. I’m currently in early pre-production on a no budget film called “The Other Social Network” and I’m looking for the right team members. In the past I have created movies using collaborative teams that included people...
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I love movies and enjoy all aspects of the filmmaking process from screenwriting, to acting and directing. After looking for and not finding a good way to connect with other filmmakers, I started MoviePals to help people make more movies and connect with other talented artists. I’m currently in early pre-production on a no budget film called “The Other Social Network” and I’m looking for the right team members. In the past I have created movies using collaborative teams that included people from around the world. Online these have been seen millions of times online and I’ve received thousands of inspiring e-mails and some recognition from media. I have a lot to learn and still need to create my “break through” work. I think about the movies, I’m going to make every single day. Connect with me.
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Let’s make a movie!!! I’m open to almost all kinds of pitches and love working with other creative people. As the creator of MoviePals and a independent filmmaker, I could potential have a lot to contribute and love hearing from new people.
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acting auditions, creative collaborations, funded productions, ideas, investment or financially motivated, job offers or paid contract work, screenplays or scripts, unfunded productions
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Screenplays

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    Brad and Jen stayed together through the perils and sacrifice required to create a startup company. When success does not come and the company requires even more hard work, will their relationship survive?
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    Private Mackie joins the army as a naive teenage in the backdrop of the late 90s pre-war military.
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Posted Jan 28th 2013
I uploaded two full length movie scripts to Amazon Studios (to be considered in their development slate). I have a lot more scripts and after the amazing meetup last week at MoviePals I was inspired to publically release some of them and allow for feedback (all kinds of feedback - good plus bad)....
Posted Jul 25th 2012
Since our recent launch, the team at MoviePals has been busying growing our filmmaking community and now we’re taking steps to provide more opportunities for all of our members. If you happen to get one of our e-mails, here’s the lowdown on why, how and if we can work together. At MoviePals.com, we...
Posted Jul 24th 2012
This is my ongoing video blog or Vlog.
Posted May 8th 2012
This is my ongoing video blog or Vlog.
Posted May 1st 2012
We just launched MoviePals.com, announced our production studio a few days later and now we already have an original film to release. How does that work? We don’t sleep! Just kidding, this film had been in production before MoviePals.com was launched. In the process of creating what MoviePals.com...
Posted Apr 29th 2012
It was the morning of April the 13th, and the entire team scoured the site one more time. It was the day of our launch party and the site we’ve been working on for so long was about to be visible to the public. We were all a little nervous and excited at the same time when we “pushed the button” to...
Posted Apr 11th 2012
You've all seen that long list of credits accompanying even the cheesiest independent film, but this list is extreme in the opposite way. These films have crews so small, most of them would fit easily on half of one screen and some on a SINGLE LINE. Talk about ambition, or maybe they just don’t use...
Solomon Rothman
CEO and Independent Filmmaker
MoviePals Entertainment
Industry: 
Social Networking Website and Film Production Studio
Summary: 

I'm a filmmaker and founder of MoviePals.

Location

333 Andover Dr Apt 143
United States
Experience or Filmography: 
2012
(film)
An undisclosed detail in a relationship is more than detrimental.
Job Title / Character Role: 
Writer, Actor (Greg)
2012
(short)
Job Title / Character Role: 
Writer, Director, Actor (Steve)
2012
(short)
Job Title / Character Role: 
Writer, Director
2012
(short)
Job Title / Character Role: 
Writer, Director
2010
(internet release)
Status: 
Like blurred faces in a passing mob, Mob Mentality begins with a jolting leap into the lives of seemly disconnected characters as characters and plots intersect, a story about people adapting to the modern world emerges.
Job Title / Character Role: 
Director, Producer, Writer
Episode Name: 
Mob Mentality - Pilot EP1
Encryption Holy Grail - EP2
Purity - EP3
2009
(short)
Job Title / Character Role: 
Writer, Director, Video Editor, Actor (Jathia)
2006
(film)
Job Title / Character Role: 
Writer, Director, Actor
Education: 
University of Oregon
2001 to 2005
Computer Information Science
Specialties: 
Directing, Screenwriting, Video Editing
Additional Information: 
I will put some additional info here.

Actor

How did you get started acting?: 
I was in a play in high school and it started from there. I love being in front of the camera whether it be as a leading man, or just video blogging as myself.
What is your ideal acting gig?: 
One that pushes my acting abilities and makes me grow as an actor. Ideally, I would love to play a complex character that experiences intense and very strong emotions onscreen.
What characters do you enjoy playing the most?: 
Characters that embody an element of the fantastic, someone I couldn't be in my regular life. That's the most fun.
Describe your hardest role to date: 
To date I haven't acted in enough material to showcase any particular role as the hardest one. I plan on acting in some very intense parts from my own scripts that should push me as an actor and give me a better answer to this question.
Describe your easiest role to date: 
I did a dog voice over part for a web commercial and it took all of 30 minutes to complete. It came out GREAT!
What was your most memorable role? Why?: 
See answer to hardest role to date. I should mention that some of my films have received a good amount of press and exposure (million of views on YouTube), but I don't want to highlight those here, because I will be in much higher quality productions soon.
Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years? : 
Staring in my own films and perhaps collaborating with other directors for hand picked parts designed for me.
Describe your acting experience and background: 
I have worked, met and networked with hundreds of actors. I have been the lead in multiple films and lots of small projects. I video blog and am in front of cameras every week. I’ve read books on various acting methods and practice improve and creating characters to play later on complete with voices and nuanced mannerisms.

Animator

Words that describe you: 
Describe your experience and background: 
I've created title animations and 2d effects for a science fiction short movie (Jathia's Wager). I use Adobe Photoshop, Premiere and After Effects. I have also assisted in various capacities with animated web commercials. I will be working with After Effects and Photoshop to create some very cool credit and title animations for my future productions.

Writer

What made you want to be a screenwriter?: 
I’ve always loved creative writing, but I watch more movies then read books. The film medium allows people to be engrossed immediately in a world of fiction, even after a long day of work and has enriched my life. When the possibility of creating movies with a low budget became a reality due to the digital revolution, I became extremely interested in writing movie scripts. After writing a feature length film and creating that same film and releasing it online to an audience in the millions I was forever hooked. I love the power to influence people to spread ideas and create fantasy worlds that will one day become stories “written in light”.
What experiences or inspiration do you draw from for your scripts?: 
I use a lot of my day to day conversations. I’m always observing people and remembering jokes or ideas I listen to each day. Every new person I meet gives me a subtle reminder in the back of my head (how could this be worked into fiction, what could I learn from this person). More specifically I draw from my military experience as an Army soldier, an entrepreneur, a college partier, a freelance writer, among others. I have lived in different areas in the US and met lots of different people which give me a wealth of experiences and anecdotes to draw from.
What are the greatist thrills and challenges in being a screenwriter?: 
Getting the story under control and focusing enough o complete the entire creative thought. I’m not sure other screenwriters work the same way I do, but I spend lots of time imagining different scenes, feeling the emotion of the characters, sometimes to music. I figure out multiple scenes and dialogue entirely in my head, before I ever write anything down. Then I begin intense writing where I try to “live” the script in my head, deep in imaginative thought. After the first draft I put more “logic” into it and start filling in holes and flushing out the rest of the story. The biggest thrill is being in that imaginative place and feeling what the characters feel, sometimes it even moves me to tears or exhilaration depicting on what scene I’m imagining. The biggest challenge is being to able to take those feelings, those ideas and put them in a way that the audience can relate to and they will perceive as authentic even when filmed with a low budget. So far many of my scripts have been limited to low budget constraints because I intend on producing them myself.
If you had a guaratnee of a script being picked up (made into a movie) with an unlimited budget what would you write?: 
I would write a hard science fiction mini-series (perhaps series) that would depict life in this ultra-advanced city where sections of mankind has evolved and merged with technology and live augmented reality. Without going into any detail, I would depict hard science fiction, which is something not normally shown in Hollywood. It’s very difficult to adapt hard science fiction to the screen and perhaps would not be profitable to do so compared to other genres. The challenge alone is why you rarely see any cutting edge science fiction stories make it to video or theatrical release. (alien adventure or humans traveling around in space ships are not usually associated with hard science fiction which pushes the boundaries of our knowledge and explores the impact of high technology on humanity while sticking to scientific rigor or realism as much as possible.

Director

How did you get into directing?: 
I’ve always loved movies and after writing some of my own and being involved in theater I began dreaming about creating my own films. In college after writing a feature length movie and with the falling price of camera equipment and available of great digital editing software I took up the challenge and haven’t stopped since. I love creating worlds and telling stories.
If you could only pick one, what is the most important part of the filmmaking process?: 
Screenwriting; everything begins and ends with the story. Too much emphasis is put on the other elements of movie making and not enough on making sure the story is solid. I myself have made that mistake and not spend enough time refining the story.
Describe your ideal project.: 
Any project where I wrote the script or at least collaborated on the script. One that is challenging and makes me grow as a director. If I was to direct someone else’s project (as I have for commercials in the past) an idea project is one where I absolutely love the script and storyline.
What part of directing do you enjoy the most?: 
I don’t have one particular part, but I love certain aspects of preproduction, production and post-production and I can elaborate on those. I love all the creativity and initial planning that goes into pre production where you first start to break down a script and jump in to all the tasks that need to be done. In production I love working with actors and seeing the result of all that hard preproduction work come to fruition (nailing a nice shot). The best part of post-production has to got be the video editing, It’s like finally assembling this thing you’ve worked so hard on and is very emotionally rewarding.

Designer

Describe your experience and background.: 
I have done the title animation, photoshop and title design for various no budget films and web commercials. I have created many movie posters that have been used in no budget productions and republished by independent and main stream press sources. The best example in a film of my design work is Jathia’s Wager, a short sci-film. I created the movie poster, the 2d effects and the title animation for that film.

Producer

How many projects are you usually working on in a year? How busy are you?: 
Only 1 or 2. Currently I have to work full time apart from my movie making, so I don't have enough resources to produce more than 1-2 movies per year (actually this will be the first year I've been able to meet that goal).
Have you ever had problems on a project? How did you solve them?: 
I produce no-budget films where the entire team has full time jobs outside of movies and creative solutions are required for all aspects of the movie’s production. Because of the nature of the no-budget production most of the problem I’ve experienced cross into the lines of directing (which I also do) so aren’t worth listing individually, but I’ve always tried as hard as possible to connect with the people and resources needed to complete each film project I work on and use non-conventional means and outside of the box thinking to work within crazy budget restraints.
Describe your experience and background.: 
I’ve produced web commercials, short and full length feature no budget films. My next goal to produce a commercial viable movie that will get some type of commercial distribution.
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Challenge Entries

Shut IN - A Survivor Stor...
Challenge Entry for ACTING Zombie Apocalypse Survivor | By Solomon Rothman on Apr 10th 2012 has video submission
After surviving the z apocalypse, one survivor recounts the darkness following the great panic.
Shut IN - A Survivor Stor...
Upgrade This
Challenge Entry for SCREENWRITING Comedic Complete Failure | By Solomon Rothman on Apr 8th 2012 has file submission
<p>A relationship discussions from the future</p>
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Girl Problems
Challenge Entry for SCREENWRITING Comedic Complete Failure | By Solomon Rothman on Apr 8th 2012 has file submission
<p>Sabrina is attempting to persuade her best friend, but it dosn&#39;t work out the way she wants.</p>
Girl Problems
The Softy - A douchebag l...
Challenge Entry for SCREENWRITING Describe a Special Date and Falling in Love to a Friend | By Solomon Rothman on Mar 4th 2012 has file submission
<p>A 1 page take on the friend conversation.</p>
The Softy - A douchebag l...
Shut IN - A Survivor Stor...
Challenge Entry for SCREENWRITING Zombie Apocalypse Survivor | By Solomon Rothman on Mar 4th 2012 has file submission
After surviving the z apocalypse, one survivor recounts the darkness following the great panic.
Shut IN - A Survivor Stor...