About Us: David Alan Casci | Jeffrey Hilton | Ann Marie Clark | Contact Us


 
 

Hollywood Bytes® - We produce and distribute, and help you produce and distribute, digital feature length motion pictures.

We have been promoting electronic filmmaking since 1985, as well as providing consulting services in the digital sphere under the Hollywood Bytes® banner since 1995.

One thing that the majority of independent film projects have in common is a screenplay that sucks, and a business model that is, frankly, not well thought out. This lack of understanding of their own motion picture projects is the most critical element that reduces an independent filmmaker's years-long endeavor to wasted time, grave disappointment, and long-term financial liabilities. Some indies never recover from the devastating effects of their non-income-producing film projects.

The arrogance that brought Silicon Valley to its knees brought down with it the aspirations of countless digital animation professionals, who succumbed to the lure of well-compensated positions at big studios and firey-eyed start-up animation boutiques.

With those days behind us, many who desired a place in the motion picture industry are left with nothing more than unrealized dreams and a dissatisfying future cashiering at the local music store. Before you follow these ignorant fools down the road to obscurity (or even if you are one now), get in touch with us.

The key to a financially and creatively rewarding motion picture endeavor is creating a project that is budget-savvy, yet offers the movie-going public real entertainment value that rivals that of the $100 million dollar budgeted blockbusters.

We can show you the way to an improved entertainment product and improved bottom line. We can even produce your digital project for you.

Let us help you attain the digital advantage.

We can make your digital motion picture project BETTER.

 
 
 
 

BIOS:

DAVID ALAN CASCI

Respected by peers as a master storyteller and filmmaker, Writer/Director David Alan Casci has garnered over 85 awards worldwide. He has been named in the Encyclopaedia Britannica Yearbook as creator of the most award-winning independent film of all time. Using cutting-edge computer technology in concert with solid filmmaking technique, Casci has devised groundbreaking methods to stretch modest budgets to achieve a big-budget look.

Casci is tech savvy, and as Information Architect to Internet advertising companies in New York, has also won awards in that arena. He is an innovator in digital film production, distribution and exhibition. Casci is partnered with Writer/Producer Sam Hamm (BATMAN I & II) on film and TV projects. He has authored a number of feature screenplays, among them "Library Days," for Disney Studios, "Tom, Dick and Harry," for Paramount, "The Pagemaster," starring MACAULAY CULKIN and CHRISTOPHER LLOYD for 20th Century Fox, "Severed Ties," for Columbia/Tristar, "Toady," for Turner Pictures, and the two features"Remote" and "Threads" for Universal Studios.

Below is a partial list of his writing/directing awards:

  • Silver Cup, CANNES FIFA
  • The CINE Eagle
  • Silver Award, HOUSTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
  • Best of Festival, CHRISTCHURCH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
  • The NISSAN FOCUS Award
  • BEST by Audience Vote at FILMEX
  • The Silver Hugo at the CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
  • Main Prize, OBERHAUSEN FILM COMPETITION
  • The Gold Award, FESTIVAL of the AMERICAS
  • BEST of Festival, MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL
  • First Prize, VICTORIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
  • BEST Film, INTERNATIONAL CINEMA FESTIVAL of SALERNO
  • Best Film, INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL of WATTRELOS
  • Gold Medal, VELDEN FILMFESTIVAL of the NATIONS
  • BEST Film, CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
  • BEST Film, LONDON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
  • BEST ENTRY from North America LONDON INTERNATIONAL
  • BEST of Show, UNREEL VII
  • Foreign Minister's Prize HIROSHIMA INTERNATIONAL
  • First Prize, PALO ALTO FILM FESTIVAL
  • First Place, NEVADA FILM FESTIVAL
  • First Prize, CINEMAGIC FILM SEARCH
  • Silver Award, INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL of BILBAO
  • BEST Film, NATIONAL EDUCATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
  • BEST Production, SCOTTISH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
  • Top Film of the Festival, BADALONA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
  • Gold Medal, MARBURG INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
  • GRAND Prize, WORLD FESTIVAL of INDEPENDENT CINEMA, BELGIUM
  • Silver Award, INTERNATIONAL FILM and TV FESTIVAL of NEW YORK
  • Special Prize, INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL of IGUALADA
  • First Place, KINETIC IMAGE FILM FESTIVAL
  • Special invitation, KORTFILMFESTIVALEN, NORWAY
  • Special invitation, SAN FRANCISCO INT. FILM FESTIVAL SHOWCASE
  • Special invitation, BELGRADE INT. FESTIVAL of AWARDED FILMS
  • Special invitation, MUSEUM of MODERN ART CARACAS VENEZUELA
  • Special invitation, PIA FILM FESTIVAL of JAPAN

 

 
 

JEFFREY HILTON

Jeffrey Hilton is a producer, creative executive, and entrepreneur who works within the two worlds of Hollywood and Silicon Valley. He is that rare individual who holds the minutia of the motion picture industry in his head -- from the creative and technical aspects, legal caveats, and financial details to the mechanisms that return revenues to their rightful participants. He is renowned for his rigorous risk management techniques. Hilton recently lectured on "New Approaches in Completing the Business Model" to the venture capital and film communities in Palo Alto, California. His lecture demonstrated the methods necessary to orchestrate myriad technical and creative elements in our environment of great economic and political change. His highly regarded opinions have been featured in publications such as The Business Journal and MicroTimes.

Hilton builds value for entertainment and high-tech clients by merging talents, relationships and technologies in innovative ways. Respected for his visionary analysis, he contributes to white papers on the burgeoning fields of digital motion picture exhibition and internet advertising methodologies.

Hilton's intuitive sense of what the audience wants to see is impeccable. He encouraged a pre-Saturday Night Live Jon Lovitz to persevere after his part was cut from a Showtime comedy special. Hilton's marketing instincts, too, are cutting edge. He championed the concept of a tornado-chaser story to Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment, which later produced the hit movie "TWISTER" ($400 million at the box office). Anticipating big box office for a then-unknown and unreleased film, he urged its producer to double the "P & A" (prints and advertising) budget. Shortly afterward that film, "FORREST GUMP," went on to gross over $329 million in domestic box office. Hilton has been featured on ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT, HARD COPY and the NBC EVENING NEWS. His achievements include a Cable Ace Award nomination, a number of Best-Of-Show awards, and numerous accolades for the feature-length parody, "A MAN CALLED...RAINBO," (starring SYLVESTER STALLONE) for which he received two Silver Awards and a "Thumbs Up" on the popular film critique show, "SNEAK PREVIEWS."

Hilton's creative associates include Writer/Producer Sam Hamm (BATMAN I & II) and Cannes FIFA winner Writer/Director David Alan Casci, noted in the Encyclopedia Britannica Yearbook for winning the most awards for a single film.

 
 

ANN M. CLARK

Ms. Clark has an extensive background in communications, marketing, and media, encompassing over 15 years in the high-tech and broadcast industries. During her San Francisco Bay Area career in the heart of Silicon Valley, Ms. Clark has created and produced a wide variety of media for broadcast, video, print, and the Internet, and was one of the original employees at Netscape Communications. Ms. Clark worked closely with Emmy Award Winning Director Dorothy Fadiman to develop new segments for Ms. Fadiman's community outreach web site. Ms. Clark's contributions to the Subaru.com web site and the national debut web site of the phenomenal Subaru WRX helped earn these web sites numerous awards.

Ms. Clark has worked extensively in studio and on-location productions, starting as a camera operator and editor at Silicon Graphics ("birthplace" of the JURASSIC PARK dinosaurs), then working in audio, camera, and control room for live broadcasts of seasonal events presented by PBS affiliate KTEH. She went on to write, direct, produce, and edit the 1/2-hour dramatic show, EMPIRE RADIO THEATRE(tm). Ms. Clark is currently producing nationally aired television commercials, as well as co-writing and co-producing independent projects.

Ms. Clark has won numerous awards for her production work.  In 2004, Ms. Clark's productions have garnered the coveted Telly Award -- as both a Winner and Finalist in their categories in the 25th Annual Telly Awards, as well as earning the 2004 Videographer Awards Award of Excellence, Award of Distinction and Honorable Mention.  Her achievements in 2003 include earning the 2003 Videographer Awards Award of Distinction, and she is both a Finalist and Winner of 2003 Aegis Awards for TV commercial productions.  In 2002, she won the prestigious Silver Award at the Houston International Film Festival, the 2002 Videographer Awards Award of Distinction, and was Winner of the 2002 Aegis Award for her work in advertising and video production.

Ms. Clark is a classically trained musician and professional voiceover artist. She is one of just a handful of women qualified on Avid, Media 100, and Final Cut Pro non-linear digital editing systems. Ms. Clark holds a B.A. in Mass Communications from California State University and an A.A. in Film. Ms. Clark is presidentand Executive Producer for Academy Leader, Inc.

 

 
 
 
 

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