- Monday, Jul. 30, 2012
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Beast, one of the nation's top editorial houses and a subsidiary of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc., has acknowledged Los Angeles Editor Adam Svatek's work on Love & Germophobia, awarded Best Comedy Short of the Year this past weekend at the Just For Laughs Film Festival in Montreal, Canada. The short also received the Astral's Harold Greenberg Fund "Short Film Award."
"In the eyes of the comedy community, this is the most coveted award for short films and I am very honored to be a contributor," said Svatek.
"Love & Germophobia" begs the simple question, if your girlfriend had viral Meningitis would you kiss her? For David (T.J. Miller), a die-hard germophobe, the answer is threateningly obvious, but his girlfriend (Kelly Stables) couldn't disagree more.
The short is chock-full of clever comedic timing by actor and comedian T.J. Miller, which allowed Adam to draw on his lengthy short-form cutting experience to pack in a lot of funny moments. Adam's familiarity with dialogue driven commercials was a perfect complement to the physical comedy throughout the film. The biggest challenge was establishing David's implicit germophobia in the beginning of the film, which created ample opportunity for uncomfortable and awkwardly comedic moments throughout. "Love & Germaphobia" was a first-time collaboration between Adam and new Writer/Director Tyler Spindel and as his first long-form edit, Adam is thrilled it has been received so well.
The film also involved two other Deluxe Creative Services Group companies. Company 3's Siggy Ferstl performed the color grading and Method Studios' Jason Frank and Claus Hanson provided the finishing services.
Director Tyler Spindel
Producers Alex Cohn, Mark Hyatt, Tyler Spindel, David Storch
Written by Tyler Spindel
Cinematographer Todd Dos Reis
Film Editor Adam Svatek
Makeup Kim Young
Cast T.J. Miller, Gerry Bednob, Kurt Fuller, Kelly Stables, Angela Trimbur
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