Short Film – Titans of Newark

Titans of Newark from TitansOfNewark on Vimeo.

Short fantasy/comedy about the Greek gods battling a New jersey accountant.

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WINNER: Jury Prize for Best Short – Riverside Saginaw Film Festival
WINNER: Audience Award for Best Student Short – Annapolis Film Festival
WINNER: Audience Award for Best Live Action Film – Balticon Short Film Festival
WINNER: 2nd Place for Best Student Film – Tupelo Film Festival
NOMINATION: Best Casting of a Short Film – Artios Awards by the Casting Society of America
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Washington DC Independent Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION: FANTASTIC PLANET: Sydney International Sci-Fi & Fantasy Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Lewiston Auburn Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Capital City Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION: West Chester International Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Monaco Charity Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION; Treasure Coast International Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Cape May NJ State Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION: TromaDance Film Festival


“… Talk about creativity still being alive. This short is full of charisma and wit. Greek gods have never been cooler, funnier or more approachable. If the summary does not make you want to watch, perhaps its performers and clever dialogue will. …” – Examiner,

"… Bam! From writer/director Mike Marino, we have 25 minutes of solid fantasy fun. …” – Aint It Cool News,

“… Along with a witty and fast-paced script by Marino, Titans of Newark is 25 minutes of great entertainment. The Greek gods may have had their day but I do believe that the age of the short film is upon us…” – Kuriositas,

"…Greek gods battle a New Jersey accountant in this outstanding fantasy comedy short called Titans of Newark. It's got a lot of great humor, and it was incredibly well made…" – GeekTyrant,

Starring: Joel Brooks, Dee Dee Rescher, Duke Valenti, Lili Bordan, and Amanda Fleming

Writer/Director: Mike Marino
Producer: Raisa Machado
Cinematographer: Yu Zhang
Production Designer: Christy Gray
Editor: Rockie Stephens
Visual Effects: Andy Gress and Mike Bosland
Sound Designer/Mixer: Chris Mastellone
Music: Nick DePinna

Mike Marino

Made as a graduate thesis film at Chapman University in 2012.

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