A Film by Roger and Gerald Sindell

The Original Presskit

The original presskit describes the independent beginnings of Double-Stop, which in retrospect are really the beginnings of the indie film movement. The kit created by the public relations firm of McFadden, Straus, Eddy & Irwin with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Rome and Paris.

“DOUBLE-STOP”

An Original Screenplay by Roger and Gerald Sindell

Produced by

Roger I. Sindell

Directed by

Gerald Seth Sindell

CAST:

Jeremiah Sullivan……………………………………………as Mike Westfall

Mimi Torchin……………………………………………as Katherine Westfall

Anthony Walsh…………………………………………..as Don Streggor

Patti Fairchild…………………………………………..as Susan (Don’s girlfriend)

Billy Kurtz…………………………………………..as Pablo Westfall

Barry Gordon…………………………………………..as First Art Student

Gino Arditto…………………………………………..as Wilbur

Conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra…………………………………………..Michael Charry playing himself


MUSIC:

Bach Contata BMW 40 Performed by the Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus under the direction of Michael Charry

The Bach Sonatas for Unaccompanied Cello were performed by Daniel Domb and recorded at Oberlin College

“So You Want to Write a Fugue” was written and recorded by Glenn Gould and used with his permission

The harpsichord theme was written and performed by James Streem

The original score was composed and orchestrated by David Davis

STAFF:

Art Director…………………………………………..Frank Evans

Director of Cinematography…………………………………………..Flemming Olsen

Film Editor…………………………………………..Don Stern

Assistant Editor…………………………………………..Richard Chew

Sound…………………………………………..Tom Peterson

Double-Stop was mixed at Motion Picture Sound in Cleveland, OH

PRODUCTION INFORMATION

Throughout the world today young would-be, serious-minded filmmakers discuss and study the works of the masters, planning for the day when they will demonstrate their cinematic talents to a waiting public by producing a significant feature film. Most of them never get past the talking stage. They find the financing and the making of such works present an enormous variety of problems. Talking about movie-making is indeed, easier.

Comes a new film team, the Sindell Brothers. After being warned about the hazards of cracking Hollywood, they decided last fall that instead of waiting for Hollywood to employ thir talents, they would proceed to make a motion picture — and take their chances.

The result is a motion picture called “Double-Stop.” It was filmed entirely on location in the Sindells’ native Cleveland, Ohio and financed by citizens of that city. Not a cent was raised in Hollywood.

(more to come)