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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 19 countries, 127 film festivals, and won 94 Best Film Awards/12 Best Screenplay 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: 11/10/2018
Author Bio: Winner of 63 '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 14 countries, screened in over 104 festivals, and won over 95 Best Film Awards/12 Best Screenplay 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: StoneFair (First Place) [2017]
Brightside Tavern (First Place) [2017]
Los Angeles Independent (First Place, 2016 Best Produced Screenplay) [2016]
International Independent (First Place, Diamond Award Screenwrit) [2015]
Short Stop (Second Place, 2017) [2017]
SENE Film Festival (First Place) [2014]
Feel The Reel (Third Place) [2017]
International Filmmaker (Finalist, London, Nominated) [2017]
Utah Film Awards (Finalist, 2016, nominated Best Screenpl) [2016]
L.A. Shorts (First Place, Diamond Award, Best Screenplay)
Denver Film Festival (First Place) [2013]
Nice International (First Place) [2013]
Hollywood Screenplay (First Place, Grand Prize Winner) [2013]
Toronto Film and Video (First Place) [2013]
L.A. Neo Noir (First Place) [2012]
Los Angeles Screenplay (First Place) [2012]
Action On Film (First Place) [2012]
Nevada Fest (First Place) [2012]
Beverly Hills Fest (First Place, Gold Palm Winner/3,800 entries) [2013]
Canadian Short (Second Place, w/ option offer) [2013]
Spirit Quest (Second Place) [2012]
West Field (Second Place) [2012]
ScriptVamp/Short (Second Place, Honorable Mention) [2012]
Snake Alley Festival (Second Place) [2013]
Indie Fest USA (Second Place, 5 Awards of Excellence)
Downbeach (Third Place) [2012]
Vegas Indie (Third Place, 2013) [2013]
Indie Gathering (Third Place) [2012]
United Film Fest (Third Place, Top 3) [2012]
New York Screenplay (Finalist) [2012]
RIIFF/Rhode Island (Semifinalist) [2012]
Bare Bones (Finalist) [2012]
Alaska International (Finalist, Denali Award (5th Place)) [2013]
Brownfish Short Film Festival (Finalist, Top 5) [2012]
George Lindsey UNA (Finalist) [2013]
PollyGrind Film Festival (Finalist, Official Selection) [2013]
Madrid Festival (Finalist, top 5) [2013]
Hill Country Film Festival (Finalist, Top 8) [2013]
SoCal International (Finalist) [2012]
ScreenCraft Short (Quarterfinalist, 2,400 entries) [2015]
NOVA Film Fest (Quarterfinalist) [2015]
Austin Revolution (Quarterfinalist) [2015]
FilmMakers/Feature (Semifinalist, Action/Adventure)
Eerie Horror (Semifinalist, Top 10) [2013]
Moondance (Semifinalist, 4th Place overall) [2012]
BlueCat Contest (Quarterfinalist) [2012]
American Gem Short (Quarterfinalist) [2012]
Reel Authors (Quarterfinalist) [2012]
ScreenCraft Short (Quarterfinalist, Winner Pending)