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Tucson Indie Filmmakers' Film and Screenplay Invited to Compete at Show Low International Film Festival

Tucson, AZ, October 16, 2019 --( Dancing Sticks Productions proudly announces that two projects by its principals, Douglas Harms and Joe D’Leon, have been selected to be part of the 2019 Show Low International Film Festival ( taking place in Pinetop, AZ, October 17-20, 2019. One project is a dramatic short film entitled “Still Hunt” and the second is a sci-fi action screenplay, “A Trespasser on Rancho Rivera.”

“Still Hunt” has been nominated for a Best Short Film award and will screen on Saturday, October 19th at 1:00 pm and Sunday, October 20th at 1:00 pm. (

“Still Hunt” tells the story of an annual deer hunting trip that takes a dangerous turn as a lovelorn divorced man discovers he may have been betrayed by one of his best friends. The film was created, produced and shot in Tucson using Tucson-based actors and crew. Director Douglas Harms co-wrote the screenplay with Joe D’Leon. Lead roles were portrayed by Benny Lee Kennedy (“Tombstone-Rashomon”), Eric Schumacher (“Tombstone-Rashomon” & “Legends and Lies: The Real West,” and Scott Martin Thomas (“Stardust and the Bandit”). The 23-minute film was shot in only four days utilizing 5 locations. In addition to being selected for the Show Low Film Festival, “Still Hunt” has enjoyed participating in the Arizona International Film Festival (April 2018), Las Cruces International Film Festival (March 2018), Austin Short Film Fest (December 2017), Studio City International Film Festival (November 2017), and Marina del Rey Film Festival (October 2017). A trailer can be viewed at

The sci-fi action script "A Trespasser on Rancho Rivera" has been selected as a finalist in the screenplay category and is nominated for Best Script. A reading from the script will be done live on Sunday, October 20th between 1:00 pm – 3:10 pm. (

In the Harms/D'Leon screenplay, "A Trespasser on Rancho Rivera,” plans for a weekend of off-roading on a family ranch become a struggle of life and death when a young woman and her girlfriends encounter a mysterious trespasser. In addition to being nominated for Best Script at the Show Low Film Festival, the script has already garnered recognition at the LA Underground Film Forum (Winner Best Short Screenplay. August 2019), Fantasy Sci-Fi Film & Screenplay Festival (Winner Short Sci-Fi Screenplay. August 2019), Hollywood Just4Shorts Short Film & Screenplay Competition (Best Action Screenplay. July 2019), Filmmatic Short Screenplay Awards (Finalist. August 2019), and Underground Indie Film Festival (June 2019).

About Douglas Harms & Joe D'Leon and Dancing Sticks Productions:
Dancing Sticks Productions, based in Tucson, AZ, is a visual content company that creates films, web series, and promotional videos for a worldwide audience. It’s principals, Douglas Harms and Joe D’Leon, have a few projects under their belts together, both as writers and as producers. Their other projects have included an award-winning comedic web series, “Ball and Chain, the Series” that had a successful run online and on the film fest circuit. “Call Time,” their first feature script endeavor together has received recognition as the Top Feature Screenplay Finalist in the Hollywood Hills Screenplay Competition, as well as the Scriptapalooza Screenplay Competition.

Douglas has also produced the short film “The Ghosts of Light,” which won the Best Sci-fi Short film at the prestigious 2017 Independent Filmmaker's Showcase in Hollywood, California. In past years Douglas directed “Catastroph,” an independent feature film, and co-wrote the feature “Dog Years” distributed by Troma Pictures. He has written several spec screenplays and has worked as a screenwriter for the Braun Entertainment Group. Notably, his short film “Oblivion” was a finalist in the student category of the Academy Awards. Douglas is an alum from both the theatre department at Arizona State University and the University of Arizona media arts program.

“Still Hunt”
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Dancing Sticks Productions LLC
9420 E. Golf Links Rd, Ste 108, #186
Tucson, AZ 85730

Contact: Douglas Harms
(520) 345-1941
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