DALE ROSENBLOOM, Writer-producer
Dale Rosenbloom adapted, directed and produced Shiloh, which earned Rosenbloom accolades from many of the nation’s most highly regarded critics. Shiloh went on to win the 1997 Genesis Award for Best Feature Film as well as numerous other distinctions including top honors at the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival and the Heartland Film Festival and a Gold Medal Special Jury Prize at Charleston Film Festival; Shiloh similarly proved a hit on the international festival circuit with invitations to screen at the Cairo Film Festival, The Moscow International Children’s Film Festival, and Cinemagic, the Northern Ireland International Film Festival For Young People, among others.
Rosenbloom is a graduate of USC Film School. He began his career at Aaron Spelling Productions and, later, worked in development for Mace Neufeld Productions. Soon after, Rosenbloom put together the financing for his first theatrical feature,”Instant Karma”, a movie he produced independently and co-wrote with Bruce Taylor. Starring Craig Sheffer and David Cassidy, the movie was released theatrically by MGM/UA in 1990 to near unanimous praise. He followed “Instant Karma” a year later with “Across the Tracks”, a film which marked the first starring role for Brad Pitt. Co-starring Rick Schroeder and Carrie Snodgrass “Across the Tracks” won awards at the Houston and Philadelphia Film Festivals and was selected for showing at numerous others.
Since then, Rosenbloom has remained one of Hollywood’s most active filmmakers, with current projects including “Kinsey Report” with Dream Entertainment, Michael Davis directing; “Eight Days a Week” written and directed by Michael Davis and staring Ken Russell, released by Warner Brothers/Legacy; “Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said” by Philip K. Dick, Marco Bramibilla directing. Among his films are “Confessions of a Sexist Pig”, about modern day dating mores, which was written and directed by Sandy Tung, “A Woman, Her Men and Her Futon”, starring Jennifer Rubin and Grant Show for Republic Pictures and Overseas Film Group, “Nails”, with Dennis Hopper and Ann Archer for Viacom/Showtime, “Ride With the Wind”, an ABC Movie-for-Television starring Craig T. Nelson, which he co-executive produced, and the serio-comic feature “Red Ribbon Blues”, a pointed look at the crisis surrounding HIV starring Paul Mercurio, Debi Mazur and RuPaul, and which proved a hit at the Deauville, Hamptons and Palm Springs Film Festivals.
CARL BORACK, Producer
Carl Borack has blended such diverser disciplines as film theater, advertising, sports marketing, and that of an Olympic athlete into a rewarding and meaningful career.
Most recently, Borack and his producing partner Dale Rosenbloom found acclaim with a trio of critically praised family films, SHILOH and SHILOH SEASON and the soon to be released SAVING SHILOH. A meticulous, hands-on filmmaker, Borack was intimately involved in virtually every aspect of bringing the films to life – shepherding the SHILOH trilogy through production, overseeing its release and marketing strategy here and abroad.
A festival award winner and recipient of the Genesis Award as Outstanding Feature Film, SHILOH has become a new American Classic, selling more than two million videocassettes in the U.S. and Canada.. SHILOH SEASON, the second book in Naylor's trilogy, became the basis for the second film, SHILOH SEASON, which garnered equally impressive reviews. It is currently enjoying a successful video run for Warner Bros., and also had its U.S. television premieres on the Disney Channel followed by extensive runs on ABC Family Channel. The two films have sold over 4,000,000 videos worldwide. The new film, Saving Shiloh will be released theatrically in a modest showcase release in May ’06 and on DVD by Warners Bros in August of 2006.
Respected film critic, Roger Ebert, wrote in his Movie Year Book 2000, "What's unique about both films (Shiloh and Shiloh Season) is that they're about hard ethical issues that kids can identify with."
Currently, Borack is Executive Producing “Bienvenue Cannes” a documentary on the Cannes Film Festival directed by Richard Schickel who co-produces with Brian Jamieson. Jim Cardwell also serves as an Executive Producer. Borack is also serving as Executive Producer on “Final Season”, a feature film that begins filming on May 30th in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The film will be directed by David Mickey Evans (Sandlot, Sandlot 2) and stars Sean Astin, Powers Booth, James Gammon, Tom Arnold, Eliza Dushku, Ann Wedgeworth, Larry Miller named to star thus far. In October, Borack will join producing partner Rosenbloom and Director, Sandy Tung in producing an untitled “Alice” movie based on the character from the books by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. Borack's filmmaking connection began with the founding of his own commercial production company in the 1970's, where he designed, produced and directed a string of award winning films, commercials and public service announcements for major corporations like Mobil, Avon, and Hoffman La Roche. In time, the company's roster came to include CBS Records, MCA/Universal, Amblin Productions, Mirage Productions and SFM Media.
Borack produced "THE BIG FIX," for Universal/MCA, starring Richard Dreyfuss (who also co-produced), John Lithgow, F. Murray Abraham, Ron Rifkin, Susan Anspach and Bonnie Bedelia; and served as Executive In Charge of Production on "WATCHERS," a Universal Release/Carolco Production, starring Corey Haim and Michael Ironside, based on the novel by Dean Koontz. Borack co-created and co-executive produced "Key Tortuga," an hour action-adventure television pilot for Paramount Pictures and CBS Television.
For the stage, Borack, in association with Jon Voight, produced the widely praised Los Angeles production of David Rabe's "The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel," as well as the video production of "Othello," starring Richard Dreyfuss and Paul Winfield. Borack also served as both a marketing consultant for the Los Angeles Rams football team and as their Marketing Group Director. Borack’s commercial and film background combined with his marketing talents created some of the NFL’s most innovative team videos. In 1995, when the RAMS moved to Saint Louis, he was called upon to produce their SEASON Home Opener at Busch Stadium, and their subsequent TRANS WORLD DOME opener.
Borack had a distinguished career as a competitive fencer, with success in all three "weapons" -- foil, epee, and saber. He was a member of the 1972 U.S. Olympic Fencing Team and competed in the Munich Olympics. He was U.S. National Champion in Men's Foil; a two-time Pan American Games Gold Medal winner (Foil Team & Epee Team) Maccabiah Champion in Saber. Borack has served as Captain (non-playing) of the U.S. Olympic Fencing Team in 1988, '92 and '96, & 2000; and the Pan American Games Teams in 1987,'91, and '95. He as served as the U.S. Chief of Mission and/or Captain on numerous World Championship, and Cadet/Junior. World Championship teams. Borack currently serves as President of the International Fencing Federation’s Publicity and Promotion Commission to which he was elected in 2004. He has served as Executive Vice President of the U.S. Fencing Association; and as a member of the USOC Public Relations Committee.
SANDY TUNG, Director
Sandy Tung was born and grew up on Staten Island, New York. His father, George, was a Shanghai refugee from Communist China, and his mother, Rosemary, was a direct descendent of John Adams and John Quincy Adams. After attending local public schools, Sandy got a scholarship to N.Y.U. where he majored in physics, winning two National Science Fellowships in biophysics and atomic physics. However, after graduating #1 in the Physics Department, Sandy decided to go into film.
On the basis of a short film he made, Sandy was awarded a full-scholarship to N.Y.U. film school where he got an M.F.A. and won several student film festivals. After school, Sandy worked in the industry in New York, mostly as an editor and sound editor, but also as a director of documentaries and shorts.
His first feature, “A Marriage”, was the closing night selection of the New York Film Society’s New Directors Festival and the winner of the best first film in the Houston Film Festival. After playing in numerous other film festivals, it was distributed theatrically by Cinecom Int.. Janet Maslin of the New York Times called it, “a knowing and believable portrait of a union, …with more than its share of charm.”
He then received the Directors Guild Award for best daytime television director for the Schoolbreak Special he directed called “The Day the Senior Class Got Married”. This was the first time a director of Asian-American descent won a DGA Award.
Sandy next moved to Los Angeles to pursue his career. Since being here, he made the indie hit “Across the Tracks” which starred Brad Pitt and Rick Schroder. It won the Philadelphia Film Festival and the Los Angeles Times called it “an engaging movie of exceptional substance and insight that boasts shining performances from Rick Schroder and Brad Pitt…”
“Confessions of a Sexist Pig” starring Ed Kerr and Traylor Howard was his next film. Since it’s completion, the film has won awards in six film festivals, including the Mannheim International Film Festival, where it won the Fassbinder Award, the New Orleans Film & Video Festival where is won the Judge’s Award, and the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival where it won the award for best Narrative Feature. The Hollywood Reporter called it “A well-executed, often hilarious romantic comedy, with a fine cast of fresh faces…”
Sandy has also directed , “Shiloh Season”, a family movie for Warner Brothers Family Entertainment starring Michael Moriarity and Rod Steiger. It won the Gold Award at the WorldFest Film Festival. The New York Times called it, “Wise, engaging, and truly heartwarming…”
Sandy most recently completed directing “Soccer Dog/ European Cup” for Sony Pictures. The film stars Nick Moran, Jake Thomas, and Orson Bean.