DJGBC Artist Profile: Film Maker Roderick Giles of Clarendon Entertainment, Inc

Harlem resident RODERICK D. GILES is a two-time Emmy Award nominated cameraman and director. Mr. Giles directed the features SAME DIFFERENCE(2000 Acapulco Black Film Festival) and urban horror tale, GOLDDIGGER KILLER (2005 Harlem Film Festival), the short films LOVE CYCLES, BLUE DECRESCENDO, THE DATE (starring Wendell Pierce), GULLY (starring Tyson Beckford), SHOOTOUT, THE ENGAGEMENT PARTY, PAPERCHASE and the dark comedy short HUNG-UP, starring SEX AND THE CITY’s David Eigenberg.  Mr. Giles currently teaches video production for Bronxnet, a non-profit community television station located on the campus of Lehman College, C.U.N.Y in the Bronx, NY.

 Roderick Giles is a co-founder, along with another Harlem native, Rodney C. Parnther, of Clarendon Entertainment, Inc.

*Partial Filmography

 Features

  • The Adventures of Teddy P. Brains: Journey into the Rain Forest (format: 3D animation/Runtime: 60 mins.) – directed by Julie Goldstein; created and produced by Joseph L. Lewis III and Eugene Haynes; animation by Artifact Pictures. (acquired exclusive home entertainment rights)
  • Who Killed Martin Luther King? (format: Super 16mm/Documentary/Runtime: 65 minutes) – directed by John Edginton; produced by Otmoor Productions Limited in association with the BBC; winner, 1991 Cable Ace Award – International Documentary Special; nominated, 1990 Emmy Award – Best Documentary (acquired exclusive home entertainment rights)

Short-Form

  • The Date (format: 35mm/Runtime: 12 mins.) – directed by Roderick D. Giles; official selection at the 2001 Urbanworld Film Festival, 2001 Pan African Film & Arts Festival, 2002 San Francisco Black Film Festival (3rd Place winner); licensed to HBO from 2001–2003; aired on BET-J in August 2006; starring Wendell Pierce (HBO’s The Wire; Brown Sugar, Waiting to Exhale)
  • Gully (format: 35mm/Runtime: 13 mins.) – directed by Roderick D. Giles; official selection at 2002 Urbanworld Film Festival, 2002 Pan African Film & Arts Festival, 2002 Palm Springs International Festival of Short Film & 2004 H20 Hip-Hop Film Festival; starring Tyson Beckford (Biker Boyz), Shiek Mahmud-Bey (Night Falls on Manhattan) and Stu Large (The Best Man, Shaft)
  • Shootout (format: 24pHD/Runtime: 8 mins) – directed by Roderick D. Giles; official selection at the 2004 Urbanworld Film Festival, 2005 NY International Latino Film Festival, 2006 San Francisco Black Film Festival & the 2006 Imagenation Film Festival
  • The Box Preacher (format: 35mm/Runtime: 8 mins.) – directed by Alex Pikas; official selection at the 2004 Urbanworld Film Festival, 2004 Annapolis Film Festival & the 2004 Palm Springs International Festival of Short Film; features music licensed from Sweet Honey in the Rock and the Jimi Hendrix estate.
  • The Marriage Counselor (format: 35mm/Runtime: 17 mins.) – directed by Nzingha Stewart; official selection at the 2005 Urbanworld Film Festival & the 2006 Imagenation Film Festival; starring Nichole Robinson (Love Don’t Cost A Thing, Torque, Showtime’s Huff; Maxim cover girl)
  • The Engagement Party (format: 35mm/Runtime: 19 mins.) – directed by Roderick D. Giles
  • The Tested (format: Super16mm/Runtime: 29 mins.)– directed by Russell Costanzo; winner “Best of Fest” 2006 Los Angeles International Short Film Festival; winner, Best Cinematography 2007 Vision Fest.
  • Paper Chase (format: 24pDV/Runtime: 5 mins.) – directed by Roderick D. Giles
  • Testify (co-financed) (format: super16mm/Runtime: 15 mins.) – directed by Darius Clark Monroe; official selection 2006 Martha’s Vineyard Black Film Festival; starring Art Evans (Never Die Alone, School Daze, Soldiers Story) and Al Thompson (Love Don’t Cost a Thing)(acquired exclusive home entertainment and digital rights).
  • For Eva (co-financed)(format: 24pDV/Runtime: 20 mins.) – directed by Fidias Reyes; official selection 2006 NY International Latino Film Festival.(acquired exclusive home entertainment rights)
  • Stone Mansion (format: 24pHD/Runtime: 15 mins.) – directed by Jan Johnson Goldberger; official selection at 2004 American Black Film Festival, 2004 Urbanworld Film Festival, 2004 Hollywood Black Film Festival, finalist 2004 Showtime Black Filmmaker Showcase (acquired exclusive home entertainment rights)
  • All You Can Eat (format: 16mm/Runtime: 5 mins.) – directed by Tishin Padilla; winner 2004 Fade-Up Short Film Festival (acquired exclusive home entertainment rights)
  • St. Paul (format: Super 16mm/Runtime: 20 minutes) – directed by Francisco Ordonez; winner 2005 New York Latino International Film Festival (acquired exclusive home entertainment and digital rights)
  • A Single Rose (format: 35mm/Runtime: 19 minutes) – directed by Hanelle Culpepper; winner, Best Short Film, 2004 Hollywood Black Film Festival; winner, Outstanding Cinematic Achievement, 2003 Boston International Film Festival; official selection 2003 Palm Springs International Festival of Short Film, AFI Fest 2003, 2004 Cannes Film Festival (ICG Showcase)and 2005 FESPACO; (acquired exclusive home entertainment and digital rights).
  • Midway (format: 35mm/Runtime: 10 minutes) – directed by Darius Clark Monroe; official selection 2007 American Black Film Festival HBO Short Film Competition; official selection 2007 Palm Springs International Festival of Short Film; licensed to HBO 2008-2010(acquired exclusive home entertainment and digital rights); starring Albert Hall (Apocalypse Now; Malcolm X)
  • Yellow (format: 24pDV/Runtime: 13 mins.) – directed by Dominga Martin; winner 2006 H2O Hip-Hop Film Festival (acquired exclusive home entertainment and digital rights)
  • Train (format: 24pHD/Runtime: 8 mins.) – directed by Darius Clark Monroe; (acquired exclusive home entertainment and digital rights)

 In Production

  • Harlem Moon (format: 24pHD/Runtime: 15mins.)(in post-production) – directed by Darralynn Hutson
  • Cookie (format: Super 16mm/Runtime: 10 minutes)(in post-production) – directed by Francisco Ordonez
  • Suela (format: 24pDV/Runtime: 30 mins.)(in post-production) –
  • directed by Roderick D. Giles
  • Invisible Ink: Superheroes of Color in Comics (format: 24p DV/Runtime: 80 mins.)(principal photography) –
  • directed by Roderick D. Giles
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External links http://www.clarendonent.com/

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