Monday, June 27, 2011

Ongoing Filmography & Portfolio for Writer/Director & Filmmaker Jason Rosette of CAMERADO


PAT & LLOYD'S FINAL COUNTDOWN (estimate 2015) Comedy Feature in Development to shoot in Louisiana, USA. Writer & Director,  J Rosette - Somewhere in America, two itinerant blender salesmen run afoul of the law when their counterfeit products go haywire with deadly, blood-drenched, yet hilarious consequences. ** An American Gothic comedy **  Script complete, WGA # 1231331 


FREEDOM DEAL (estimated 2013) Dramatic Feature in Active Development to shoot in Cambodia and Thailand. Writer & Director J Rosette -  Spring 1970. President Nixon orders a military incursion into neutral Cambodia, unwittingly unleashing a legion of horrifying diembodied ghosts known as 'Arbs'. A young Cambodian boy singlehandly rescues downed US soldier while evading the Arbs and foiling Khmer Rouge guerillas as he journeys to the safety of the provincial capital.Script complete, WGA # 1467328 (Facebook PageSee Video scene sampler )


UNSPECIFIED ANIMATED MARTIAL ARTS FEATURE (2011) Co-writer, J Rosette - Cowriter of major animated martial arts feature project produced by Bangkok, Thailand-based animation leader. (Complete details to be listed upon release of picture, as per NDA with client). Added scenes, solved plotpoint dilemmas, developed characters, and amped up dialogue to final polish based the non-native English Chinese themed first rough draft. 


BURMA BONG (2011) Documentary Director, Camera, Editing J Rosette - A group of hikers leave their passports behind as they trek from Thailand into the Karen controlled jungles of Myanmar.  To celebrate their crossing, the locals hack a living bamboo bong from the forest floor and fire it up with the finest greenbud. Video, 10:00


I'M SORRY I FORGOT (2010) Doc-Fiction Hybrid Director, Camera, Editing J Rosette - An unexpected encounter with an orangutan at a Cambodian zoo.Video, RT 1:00 [See on Youtube] Official Selection 2011 Florida Film Festival


Editor  PIRATE'S CURSE (release pending) TV Movie  Editor, J Rosette - Horror thriller shot on the high seas in the Gulf of Thailand. Produced by Studio Asia Ltd [See scene]

Editor MEGAFON 'PARTY' (2010) Editor for TVC, 'Party' by MegaFon [See it]

Festival  BANGKOK INDIEFEST (est. 2010) Founder, Director, Programmer, Co-organizer, 
J Rosette [Official SiteFacebook]

Crew   BORN SWEET (2010) Documentary  Location Manager &; Coordinator in Cambodia, J Rosette - "Arsenic-laced water has poisoned a 15 year old boy from a small rural village in Cambodia" Dir., Cynthia Wade; production services by Camerado SE Asia


LOST IN NEW MEXICO: the strange tale of Susan Hero' (2009) Dramatic Feature Writer, Director, Co-Editor J Rosette; with Jaime Estrada, Drea Pressley - Accompanied by her illegal immigrant companion, a woman desperate to clone her deceased child steals cash and heads across country in search of a maverick animal cloning expert who says he can help her. Video, RT 85:00 [See TrailerOfficial Site; Facebook]  Official Selections: Route 66 Film Festival, Riverside International Film Festival, International Panorama of Independent Film 




VUTH LEARNS TO ROCK (2008) Rockumentary Dir., Camera, Editing J Rosette; with Vuth Tep and Jun 'Rocker' A young Cambodian named Vuth learns about Rock and Roll for the first time. Video, RT 8:00 [See on Vimeo; DVD] Official Selections: 2009 Florida Film Festival, 2011 Vientianale Film Festival (Laos)
Festival CAMBOFEST, Cambodia Film Festival (est. 2007/2550)
Founder, Director, Programmer, Co-organizer, J Rosette [Official Site; Facebook]


HOLLYWOOD BLACKOUT (2006) Mockumentary Director, Camera, Editing J Rosette; Written by Tim Merril and J Rosette (score by  Arijan Jansonius) -  A blackout in Hollywood interrupts the phone call of a lifetime, forcing struggling screenwriter Time Little to seek a place to charge up his phone. His final destination: the legendary (and publicly off-limits) Hollywood sign. Video, RT 15:00 [Teaser; DVD]


HAVE FOREST, HAVE LIFE (2006) Documentary Director, Co-writer, Editor, J Rosette - A documentary which explores the importance of conserving biodiversity in the remote Cardamom forest of Cambodia; produced for Wildaid (Wildlife Alliance), Conservation International, and Flora and Fauna International. Video, RT 24:30 [Watch on Google Video]

A DAY AT THE RACES (2006) Experimental Documentary - Director J Rosette - An impressionistic look at the annual great boat races in Phnom Penh Cambodia. With cameo appearance by Sambo the elephant. Video, RT 5:15 [See on Youtube; DVD]


MOTO CAMBODIA (aka The Commute -  2006) Documentary Director & Editor, J Rosette - A frenetic documentary of a morning commute through the chaotic streets of Phnom Penh, Cambodia--from the motorcycle's point of view.Video, RT 3:00 [See on Vimeo] Official Selection: 2011 Vientianale Film Festival (Laos)


CRISIS (2005) NGO Advocacy Documentary Co-writer, Director, Editor J Rosette - Documentary about landgrabbing in indigenous areas of rural Cambodia; produced for The NGO Forum on Cambodia Video, RT 15:00 [see trailer; watch on Google Video]


WISEACRE (2003) Comedy TV Pilot Director & Editor, J Rosette; Written by Mike Fewx and J Rosette; with Mike Fewx, Stephen Federbush, Gail Oakem, Jason Rosette, Michael Whitney, and Jeremy Rosen - A Manhattan children's theater troupe is turned upside down by the sudden arrival of demented children's theater impressario, Sammy Davis (Mike Fewx), who slowly and violently wrests control of the show away from the director. Video, RT 36:12 [Watch on Google Video]


IPHIGENIA IN KANSAS (2002) Writer, Director, Camera, Editor J Rosette; with Pernilla Sundblad - Atmospheric experimental video ranging from strawberry fields of Ohio to the pyramids of Tikal, Guatemala, 'Iphegenia in Kansas' is linked by an angelic blonde woman's (Pernilla Sundblad) search for flowers for her ever growing daisy-chain. Video, RT  12:00  [See on Vimeo]


Editorial LIFE ITSELF (20010) Editor, J Rosette - 'Life Itself' offers glimpses into the lives of three artists who work together at a San Francisco-based art studio for adults with disabilities. A series of vignettes slowly build portraits and hint at the broader aspects of their lives. [Film Page]


SURVIVOR ISLAND (2001) Writer & Director, J Rosette; with Andrew Rosette A reality TV spoof about an outdoor survivalist who relishes the comforts of civilization a little too much... Video RT 22:00


BOOKWARS (2000) Writer, Director, Editor, J Rosette - The award winning streetside documentary 'BookWars' is: the gritty world of New York City street booksellers, told in a remarkable story that chronicles their lives, their loves, and their unique perspectives on life. 'Terrific' - LA Times; 'Superb' - NY Film Critics Circle (and more) Winner, New York Underground Film Festival; IFP Gotham Award Nominee  RT 78:00/56:30 [see trailer on YoutubeOfficial Site; DVD; iTunes] Numerous festivals and broadcast venues worldwide


Editorial BENJAMIN SMOKE (2000) Additional Editing, J Rosette - 'What is the sound of queer Southern blues?'  Dirs. Jem Cohen, Peter Sillen 


Crew THE DESPERATE TRAIL (1995) Office Production Assistant, J Rosette - Dir., P.J. Pesce 


CHARLIE'S BOX (1994) Writer & Director, J Rosette; with Ralph Feliciello and Victoria Kelly - A Noirish psychological drama in the spirit of Cassavettes and Jim JarmuschNancy (Victoria Kelly) has just moved into an old Brooklyn apartment, when she discovers amongst her belongings a dusty package belonging to the former resident, 'Charlie'.  RT 14:50 & 14:50 version with commentary, both in one download/DVD [DVD] [Amazon Digital Download RENT * PURCHASE]


THE BRIDGE (1990) Writer & Director, J Rosette; with William Preston and Jon Gudmundsson -Experimental 16mm color. An old blind man (William Preston) encounters a stranger (Jon Gudmundsson) on a city bridge and tries to shake him from an existential crisis. The young man snaps out of it at last...but was it all just a dream? 16mm film RT 12:00


Crew TRUE BLOOD (1989) Driver, J Rosette - Dir., Frank Kerr


HORROR HAT (1989) Writer & Director, J Rosette; with Peter Ray and Eric Laster - A multicamera production in an absurdist Noir style, 'Horror Hat' open with our gumshoe hero Johnny W bound to a chair, a prisoner of his arch rival, 'The Moth'.  Johnny refuses to sing...until Moth brings out the Horror Hat. Video, RT 10:00 


BE NICE (1989) Writer & Director, J Rosette; with Charles Bolanos - A young man on the edge pours his heart out to the last thing he has left in New York city: a pet cat he carries in a brown paper bag.  But the more he open his soul to the innocent creature, the closer he comes to detroying it, until... Video, RT 20:00


NOVEMBER (1989) Writer & Director, J Rosette - Beatific Impressions of the filmmaker's Lower East Side neighborhood (Avenue B & 9th street, New York city), featuring disembodied hands raising eggs to the sky, old mannequin torsos, and weatherbeaten stuffed animals. Video, RT 9:00  [See on Vimeo]


MOSAIC MAN (1989) Writer & Director, J Rosette; with artist Jim Powers - A jazzy portrait of New York City street artist, Jim Powers, as he beutifies lamposts and sidewalks all the way down Broadway. Video, RT 6:00  [See on Vimeo]


SALT (1987) Writer & Director, J Rosette; with Peter Ray An absurdist parable, 'Salt' follows a man's obsessive search around New York City for the perfect salt shaker to compliment his meal.  Unfortunately, when he gets back to the dinner table, someone else has taken his place. 16mm RT: 7:00 


I, JANUS (1987) Writer & Director, J Rosette; with Peter Ray  - A man confonts his own demon which lurks in his bathroom mirror, and must decide whether to detroy - or embrace - his shadow figure. 16mm RT 4:00  [see on Youtube]


CHUCK (1987) Dir., J Rosette; with Charles Bolanos  - An experimental, frenetic,16mm visual subterranean pome shot on the nighttime subways of New York city. 16mm RT 6 min.  [See on Vimeo]


THE HITMAN (1980) Dir., J Rosette & Mark Aurelius  - With supreme Dad-ist logic, a body falls from an upstairs window, leading the Hitman (played by J Rosette) to hunt down and kill his best friend (Mark Aurelius) with a BB gun and firecrackers. RT 3 min. (see on Youtube)