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Renart Films

RENART FILMS MISSION STATEMENT: Renart Films is a New York based production company that develops, produces, and markets independent features, web-based content, music videos, commercials and more. Our expertise and ambition come in producing high quality, low-budget feature films and projects that we nurture from the ground up and initiate as wide of a release as is possible with our relationships throughout the industry. Also, with the increasing number of media outlets, such as the Internet, mobile phones and On-Demand cable, Renart aspires to maximize the potential of new media by executing cutting edge marketing strategies and creating alternate content. What we believe makes Renart unique is the tight-knit family of filmmakers that run our company and oversee the production of our award-winning projects and development of future material. TJ Federico Bio EVP Production After graduating in 2004 from Boston University, TJ went on to work on several reality shows including “Elimidate,” FOX’s “Trading Spouses” and “Nanny 911.” The latter landed him his first job on a feature film, SENSATION OF SIGHT starring David Strathairn. The film business in Massachusetts and Rhode Island was beginning to pick up and he decided to stick around, which paid off. He went on to work locally in production of Disney’s Underdog, Focus Features’ RESERVATION ROAD, New Line Cinema’s NORMAL ADOLECENT BEHAVIOR, Lionsgate’s MY BEST FRIENDS GIRL, CBS’s television show “Waterfront” and many other independent films, music videos and commercials. TJ ended up getting a 1st AD job on Renart’s THE PROJECT in March of 2007 which transitioned into a full time job with Renart Films and moving to New York in December of 2007. TIM DUFF BIO President Graduate of Emerson College, Tim has produced/directed several short films including his award-winning, directorial debut CONFESSIONAL. Over the last few years Tim has worked for several production companies including Tom Hanks' Playtone Productions (MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING) and ABC Sports. In the summer of 2005, Tim met writer/director Daniel Schechter while working on the feature film THE BIG BAD SWIM. Soon after, he helped develop, raise financing for and eventually produce Schechter's next film, GOODBYE BABY (starring Alan Ruck, Kevin Corrigan and Christine Evangelista). It was during this time Tim helped establish his production company, Renart Films in New York City. After producing GOODBYE BABY with Gigantic Pictures, Tim then went solo, producing THE PROJECT, which went on to win the Audience Award for Best Narrative Film at the 2008 Slamdance Film Festival. Tim is currently developing new relationships and projects for Renart Films, including Schechter's next film, THE KING OF PRUSSIA. Julie Christeas Bio EVP Development and Production Julie Christeas is an accomplished independent Producer/Line Producer. She first worked with Renart Films Line Producing the feature film THE PROJECT, which won the Slamdance Film Festival Audience Choice Award for 2008. She also Associate Produced feature film LET THEM CHIRP AWHILE, which was released theatrically on December of, 2008. She has worked on numerous other features, shorts, commercials, industrials, etc. and holds her BFA from Emerson College. Julie is also currently managed by Pipeline Entertainment, Inc. in New York City. Caroline Dillon Bio Creative Director Caroline Dillon first worked with Renart Films on the set of GOODBYE BABY (2006) as an art intern, and later went on to work for one of BABY’S production companies, Gigantic Pictures in New York. The following year, she went on to tour the country as Tour Manager and Wardrobe Stylist to musician Jeff Tuohy and his band. After returning to NYC, Tim Duff hired her as the Assistant Wardrobe Stylist for Ryan Piotrowicz‘s film THE PROJECT in 2007. Eventually, Dillon was brought on board to work for Renart Films full time as the Production Coordinator and Wardrobe Stylist on several other short films, commercials, PSAs and music videos. Dan Schechters Bio VP Development Dan Schechter has studied film at Emerson College, NYFA, Massachusetts School of the Arts and UMass/Amherst. After winning several awards for his scripts and focusing on a major in screenwriting, THE BIG BAD SWIM (World Premiere 2006 Tribeca Film Festival) became Schechter’s first produced feature film directly out of college. His next feature-length project, GOODBYE BABY became his directorial debut and held its premiere at the 2008 Slamdance Film Festival (for which he has won several festival awards for both his writing and directing.) Now represented by Endeavor and Industry Entertainment, Schechter is currently developing new projects for Renart Films while constantly working as a writer, director and editor (editing on such feature films as THE PROJECT & ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE UNDEAD). In Development THE KING OF PRUSSIA Written by Daniel Schechter Story by Daniel Schechter & Salvatore Interlandi GENRE Drama/Film SHORT SYNOPSIS An up-and-coming book editor, with a past he'd rather Forget, investigates the murder of his former best friend in their hometown of King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. BOY’S NIGHT Written by Jason Stein Story by Daniel Schechter GENRE Comedy/Film SHORT SYNOPSIS A mid-twenties slacker considers finally proposing to his girlfriend when his three friends convince him to fake a bachelor party to meet women. SNOW CAMP Created by Tim Duff GENRE Comedy/Webseries SHORT SYNOPSIS A comic examination of how Ski School instructors and Ski Resort employees spend their time on and off the mountain.