Writer & Co-Director
Gideon C. Kennedy graduated cum laude from Georgia State University in 2001 with a degree in English Literature and a minor in Journalism.
Editor & Co-Director
Marcus Rosentrater entered The Colorado Film School at the University of Colorado in 2001, eventually leaving with four of his own short films.
In 1971, President Richard M. Nixon visited Mobile, AL for 104 minutes, during which time he shook 100 feet of hands, lost a cufflink, and shared a stage with his biggest political rival, Governor George Wallace. "Dick-George, Tenn-Tom" is a sardonic look at their rivalry, the creation of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, and the attempt on Wallace's life less than a year later.
"Clandestine" is the history from 1940 to the present day of encoded shortwave radio broadcasts used to communicate from home governments to spies in the field, also known as Numbers Stations.
"Clandestine" is one man's story of his secretive father, a shortwave radio operator and Numbers Stations enthusiast, and the gulf in communication that exists between them.
Half fiction and half fact, "Clandestine" intertwines these two stories to show how childish fantasies can lead personal heroes to public villainy.
Made entirely from ephemeral films (news reels, movie serials, industrial and educational films, etc.) existing within the public domain, this approximately 20 minute short will be the third project from Gideon C. Kennedy and Marcus Rosentrater and will see completion by the end of 2008.