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In the post 9/11 world of cultural confusion and erroneous judgment, Habib bin Habib al Fulan pawns his beloved guitar and reconciles with his young wife. Premiered in 9 countries, 86 film festivals, and won 66 Best Awards.

Written by: David J Schroeder     [Contact Author]
Format: Short Screenplay
Budget: Micro
Starring Roles For: Michael Madsen
Betty White
Mickey Rourke
Posted: 02/19/2012
Updated: 04/01/2017
Author Bio: Winner of 57 'Best' screenplay awards with 6 different scripts since 2010.

THIS MODERN MAN IS BEAT, with actor Jordi Vilasuso, and director Alex Merkin, premiered in London at the Raindance FF September 29th, 2015.

Writer/Producer of the short film, THIS MODERN MAN IS BEAT. Premiered in 9 countries, screened in over 86 festivals, and won over 66 Best Awards.

• 2016 SENE Film & Music Festival: WINNER Best Short Film, • 2015 NYLA IFF: WINNER BEST LEAD ACTOR - Jordi Vilasuso, • 2016 NOVA IFF: WINNER of Best Lead Actor for a Short Film - Jordi Vilasuso; RUNNER-UP Best Cinematograhy - Tom Brunstter, • 5th Annual Utah Film Awards: Nominated BEST Short, Director, Cinematography, Screenplay (top 4), • 2016 Nice IFF: WINNER of the Jury Award, and Nominated for Best Cinematography, Sound Design, Editing, and Costumes. • 2016 Bare Bones FF: Official Selection, • 2016 Silver Springs FF: WINNER of Best Short Film, • 2016 Omaha Film Festival: Official Selection (winner pending), • 2016 Miami IFF: Official Selection, • 2015 IndieFest Film Awards: Awards of Excellence (short film, writer, lead actor, editing, overall production); and Award of Merit (lead actress), • 2015 Stage 32 Short Film Contest: WINNER (top 7), • 2015 Raindance FF/ London: Official Selection. WORLD PREMIER

Contest Results: Los Angeles Screenplay (First Place)
Action On Film (First Place)
Nevada Fest (First Place)
Beverly Hills Fest (First Place, Gold Palm winner)
Hollywood Screenplay (First Place, Grand Prize Winner)
SENE Film Festival (First Place)
St Tropez & Nice Festival (First Place, Winner 2013)
Toronto International (First Place, 2014)
L.A. Neo Noir (First Place, 2012)
Denver Film Festival (First Place, 2013)
L.A. Shorts (First Place, Diamond Award, Best Screenplay)
International Independent (First Place, 2015, Diamond Award Screenwrit)
Los Angeles Independent (First Place, 2016 Best Produced Screenplay)
Indie Fest USA (Second Place, 5 Awards of Excellence)
Short Stop (Second Place, 2017)
West Field (Second Place, 2012)
ScriptVamp/Short (Second Place, Honorable Mention)
Snake Alley Festival (Second Place, Winner 2013)
Canadian Short (Second Place)
Spirit Quest (Second Place)
Indie Gathering (Third Place)
Downbeach (Third Place)
Vegas Indie (Third Place, 2013)
PollyGrind Film Festival (Finalist, 2013, Ofiicial Selection)
Madrid Festival (Finalist, top 5)
Hill Country Film Festival (Finalist, 2013 top 8)
SoCal International (Finalist, 2012)
United Film Fest (Finalist, Top 3)
New York Screenplay (Finalist)
Bare Bones (Finalist)
Alaska Fest (Finalist, Denali Award (5th Place))
Brownfish Short Film Festival (Finalist, Top 5)
George Lindsey UNA (Finalist, Winner pending)
Utah Film Awards (Finalist, 2016, nominated Best Screenpl)
Eerie Horror (Semifinalist, Top 10, winner pending)
Moondance (Semifinalist, 4th Place overall)
RIIFF/Rhode Island (Semifinalist, Winner pending)
BlueCat Contest (Quarterfinalist)
FilmMakers/Feature (Semifinalist, Action/Adventure)
Reel Authors (Quarterfinalist, Winner pending)
ScreenCraft Short (Quarterfinalist, Winner Pending)
American Gem Short (Quarterfinalist, Winner pending)
ScreenCraft Short (Quarterfinalist, 2015)
NOVA Film Fest (Quarterfinalist, 2015, Official selection)
Austin Revolution (Quarterfinalist, 2015, winner pending)