1. "A revelation...The Guatemalan Handshake holds a place in my heart that is normally reserved for Easter candy"
    -- Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite, Nacho Libre, Gentlemen Broncos)

    -- 35mm Anamorphic/Dolby 5.1
    -- 96 Minutes
    -- 2006
    -- World Premiere - 2006 Slamdance Film Festival

    AWARDS
    Special Jury Award - Slamdance Film Festival 2006
    Best Feature - Arizona Int'l Film Festival 2006
    Special Jury Prize (Outstanding Ensemble Cast) - Torino Film Festival 2006
    Best Screenplay - Torino Film Festival 2006
    Best Director - Torino Film Festival 2006
    Best Effort - Mrs. Hobart (1st Grade Brookside Elementary)
    Grand Jury Prize - Mepos International Film Festival 2007

    FESTIVAL SCREENINGS
    Slamdance Film Festival (Park City, UT)
    Sarasota Film Festival (FL)
    Independent Film Festival of Boston
    Athens International Film Festival (OH)
    Arizona Film Festival
    Maryland Film Festival
    Rooftop Films Summer Series (Brooklyn, NY)
    SouthSide Film Festival (Bethlehem, PA)
    Crested Butte Reel Fest (CO)
    Calgary International Film Festival (Canada)
    Oldenburg Film Festival (Germany)
    DGA/IFP Screening (New York, NY)
    Kansas International Film Festival
    Sidewalk Film Festival (Birmingham, AL)
    San Diego International Film Festival
    Philadelphia International House
    Torun Film Festival (Poland)
    Three Rivers Film Festival (Pittsburgh, PA)
    Cucalorus Film Festival (Wilmington, NC)
    Torino Film Festival (Italy)
    Couer d’Alene Film Festival (ID)
    NAT Film Festival (Denmark)
    Over the Top Fest (Toronto, CA)
    Silverlake Film Festival (Los Angeles, CA)
    BASE Film Festival (Barcelona, Spain)
    Revelation Perth International Film Festival (Australia)
    True West Cinema Festival (Boise, ID)
    Iris Film Festival (Huntingdon, PA)
    Brazil Indieworld Film Festival (Brazil)
    Olympia Film Festival (Olympia, WA)
    Flanders International Film Festival Ghent (Belgium)

    ALSO SCREENED:
    Cineworld Theaters (Cheltenham, England)
    Cambridge University (Cambridge, England)
    NW Film Forum (Seattle, WA)
    Hollywood Theatre (Portland, OR)
    Penn State University (State College, PA)
    Yerba Buena Center (San Francisco, CA)
    Harris Theater (Pittsburgh, PA)
    George Eastman House (Rochester, NY)
    Manifest Gallery (Cincinnati, OH)
    Webster Film Series (St. Louis, MO)
    AFI Silver Theater (Silver Spring, MD)
    Gene Siskel Center (Chicago, IL)
    Shiny Object/Fools Foundation (Sacramento, CA)
    Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center (Buffalo, NY)
    Cornell Cinema (Ithaca, NY)
    Celluloid Jam (Glasgow, Scotland)
    Boulder Screening Series (Boulder, CO)
    Bijou Theater (Iowa City, IA)
    Kansas City Filmmaker’s Jubilee (Kansas City, KS)
    Institute of Contemporary Arts (Grand Rapids, MI)
    The Cinemat (Bloomington, IN)
    South Dakota State University Film Series (Brookings, SD)
    Bloor Theater (Toronto, Canada)
    Winnipeg Film Group (Winnipeg, Canada)
    Metro Cinema (Edmonton, Canada)
    The Vancity (Vancouver, Canada)
    Broadway Theater (Saskatoon, Canada)

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  2. The Guatemalan Handshake Auditions

    Although there were only a limited number of roles to fill, many of the auditions proved to be entertaining in unexpected ways.

    The following clips are pulled from the improvised sessions conducted with each of the auditionees.

    From THE GUATEMALAN HANDSHAKE 2-DISK DVD ©2007

    # vimeo.com/47065969 Uploaded
  3. Director Todd Rohal cast actor Andy Nadler in the role of Barnard based on Andy's performance in his nephew's short film "Mother & Son."

    Todd and producer Jason Orfanon went to Queens, NY to visit Andy, discuss his role in the film and meet his pet turtle.

    From THE GUATEMALAN HANDSHAKE 2-DISK DVD ©2007

    # vimeo.com/47065970 Uploaded
  4. A disaster during production resulted in sinking an antique car in the river near Three-Mile Island.

    Shot & Edited by Dylan Stern

    From THE GUATEMALAN HANDSHAKE 2-DISK DVD ©2007

    # vimeo.com/47089948 Uploaded
  5. A local video production company was hired to shoot behind-the-scenes footage of the film.

    From THE GUATEMALAN HANDSHAKE 2-DISK DVD ©2007

    # vimeo.com/47089947 Uploaded

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