BY ANY OTHER NAME
Director: Peter Kimball
Run Time: 12 mins 38 sec
Collection: DELMARVA 1
Date/Time: FRI JUN 19 11:00AM & 5:30PM
Ticket Options: DAY PASS/ALL FESTIVAL PASS
Short, Romantic Comedy, DelMarVa
Description: A radical reimagining of Romeo & Juliet, this comedy imagines what would happen if Romeo died but Juliet survived – and now she’s dating again.
Director Commentary: I have always loved the idea of digging into classic works of literature – taking them in different directions, bringing them into the modern world, playing with expectations and assumptions. With this film, I’m exploring the same questions of love and romance from the original, but also bringing a comedic tone and subtle exploration of race. I believe in this film and audiences have loved it. I hope to bring it to as wide an audience as possible.
Director Bio: Peter Kimball is an award-winning writer, filmmaker, and scholar. As a director, his short films have played at festivals around the world and won such awards as Best-of-Fest at the Rochester International Film Festival, Best Comedy at Love Your Shorts Festival, and Best Screenplay at DC Shorts. His film “Shenanigans” was reviewed favorably by the Washington Post Express and Washington City Paper. He has worked professionally as a screenwriter in Los Angeles with experience in book adaptation, rewriting, and writing for hire. He has worked with a number of major production companies and has had multiple script options. His feature scripts have placed highly in top screenwriting competitions, including the quarter-finals of the Nicholl Fellowship, the semi-finals of Slamdance, and the finals of Francis Ford Coppola’s American Zoetrope Competition. He is also the only two-time winner of the DC Shorts Screenwriting Competition. He has worked for the Associated Press, Hyphen Literary Management, and the Daily Show with Jon Stewart.