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Bitter Old Man - 7 minutes, drama (2001)


Synopsis - A racist father confronts his son on the eve of his engagement to an African American woman.

Features David A. Shaw in a Tour De Force performance before his turns in the feature films Green Card Fever & The Calling.


Internet Movie Database entry on Bitter Old Man

Official selection to the TUCSON FILM screening in Arizona on Sept 11th, 2005. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

AArthouse Cinema down under

Official Sollection to Australia's ARTHOUSE CIINEMA screening series down under. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

AArthouse Cinema down under

Official Selection to THE PITTSBURG FILM WORKERS FILM FESTIVALon June 4th, 2005 at 8:30PM Click Here for more info

Pitsburg Film Fest

Official Selection to the DESERT REEL FILM FESTIVAL in Midland & Odessa, Texas on April 21st-24th, 2005 click here for more


Official Selection to the CINEMASLAM program of short films at Ann Arbor Michigan Theatre February 8th, 2005. click here for more


Official Selection to the Blue November Microcinema Screening at Oklahoma State University in the Tulsa audtiorium - Tulsa, Oklahoma on November 19th, 2004

Blue November Microcienma Screening

Official Selection to the Cincinnati International Film Festival in Cincinnati, OH on October 23rd, 2004

Cincinnati International Film Fest

Official Selection to the Central Nebraska Film Festival screenings in Kearney, Nebraska on January 28th & 29th, 2005.

Central Nebraska Film Fest

Official Selection to the Nebula Film Festival screenings in Chicago, IL on July 27th, 2004.

Nebula Film Fest

Official Selection on the CHERRY BOMB DVD distributed in the Chicago area, June 2004.

Cherry Bomb DVD

Official Selection to the Twisted Spine Micro Film Festival screenings in Cleveland Ohio on May 22nd, 2004.

Twisted Spine

Official Selection to the Mad River Microcinema screenings in Billings, Montana on May 9th and 11th, 2004.

Mad River

Official Selection to the Flicker Film Festival LAS VEGAS March 21st 2004, 8:PM @ The New York Cafe ( [ MORE INFO ]

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Official Selection at the IU South Bend Film & Video Festival in South Bend, Inidiana University April 9th, 10th, 2004.

IU Festival

Official Selection & Honorable Mention to the Digital Independent Film Festival in Hawaii May 1st, 2004.

Digital Independent Film FEstival


Official Selection to ARLENE's GROCERY PICTURE SHOW in New York, NY April 11th, 2004

Arelene's Grocery

Official Selection at the Wellfair Film Festival in Atlanta, GA January 27th, 2004.

Sivad Festival

Official Selection at the Vegas Indies festival in Las Vegas, NV February 20th, 2004.

Sivad Festival

Official Selection at the Wreck Beach Film Festival in Ontario, Canada June 19th-20th, 2004

Official Selection to the Sivad Film Festival April 2004 : Saturday, April 24, 2004, 2pm- 5pm @ Studio 35 ( CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

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Official Selection to the Columbus Film Consortium's MOVIE PREMIERE at the Strand Theater in Delaware October 27th and 28th, 2001.

the CFC movie premiere

Official Selection at the Queen City Film Festival in Cincinnati, Ohio September 13th, 2003.

Sivad Festival




  • Starring David A. Shaw, John Mader, & James Glasgo
  • Written & Directed by Peter John Ross
  • Assit Cameraman - Derek Rimelspach
  • Produced by Ms. John Mader & Peter John Ross
  • Music by Peter John Ross
  • Telecine by Pro8mm
  • Edited by Peter John Ross
  • Cinematography by Kevin Carr, and John Fromes
  • Script Supervisor - Kelly Carr
  • Production Assistant - Adam DeVore
  • Special Thanks to Tavares Teleproductions


Behind the Scenes

Shot with Tri-X and Plus-X Super 8 movie film from Kodak and Mini DV, Bitter Old Man takes the racial drama into another dimension. The Blue screen work was done at Tavares Teleproductions' studio.

For more info on PRO8MM click here

The music comes from a 1994 Monkey Boy Records Release.

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