A TV news reporter has a really bad day: Struck by lightning, hit by an ambulance, shot up. When he finally gets a chance to chill out and have a martini, there's one more surprise for him!

Goldzinger was animated by ARG! Cartoon Animation for Michael Spencer, producer at Rocky Mountain PBS. It was directed by Artie Romero, and shown during the Heartland ATAS Emmy Awards Gala. It was used as the intro to the news awards category, simulcast in Denver and Oklahoma City. Mr. Spencer also commissioned the Zlatko Makic music score.

  • Artie Romero
    Johnny Mnemonic (1995), Lost (1983)
  • Michael Spencer
    TV Planet (1999)
  • Artie Romero
    Johnny Mnemonic (1995), Adventures of Turtle Taido (2015-2016), Lost (1983)
  • Zlatko Makic
    Sound Design
    Tantalus: Behind the Mask (2001)
  • Don Mangan
    Adventures of Turtle Taido (2015)
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  • Genres:
    Parody, Comedy, Funny, Satire, Cartoon, Farce
  • Runtime:
    1 minute
  • Completion Date:
    July 7, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    5,800 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital HD 1080p
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Distribution Information
  • YouTube
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: Internet
Director Biography - Artie Romero

Michael Spencer studied film at New York University and UCLA, and has created a number of award-winning programs for cable and broadcast television, covering subjects as diverse as film industry history, martial arts, the art of the cocktail, modern medicine and the culture of tourism.

He has created programming for PBS stations, A&E, the International Television Association, USA Network, Comcast, the EPA and the Library of Congress.

He has won awards at the Chicago International Film Festival, Worldfest, Moondance, CINE Golden Eagle, Cinequest and Emmy Award nominations.

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Director Statement

I commissioned Artie Romero and Don Mangan at ARG! Cartoon Animation to create this spoof as an intro for the news category at the Heartland Emmy Gala.