The Bag-15 minute version

A desperate man confronts the extinction of life on earth. The cause:
those toxic plastic grocery bags seen drifting everywhere. A satirical, environmental comedy about the end of the world. Written and directed by Robert M. Snyder. Filmed and edited by Philip M. Snyder, Jr. (both from Lawrence, LI). Locations include Island Park, Atlantic Beach and Jones Beach, Long Island.

  • Robert M. Snyder
  • Robert M. Snyder
  • Philip M. Snyder, Jr. & Robert M. Snyder
  • Robert M. Snyder
    Key Cast
  • Richard Brundage
    Key Cast
  • Robert M. Snyder, Jr.
    Key Cast
  • Gamal El Sawah, Jr.
    Key Cast
  • Elizabeth Snyder
    Key Cast
  • Shane McGowin
    Key Cast
  • Nicholas Kaminsky
    Key Cast
  • Lukas Kaminsky
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 5, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Long Island International Film Expo 2016
    Bellmore, NY
  • Brightside Tavern Shorts Film Festival 2016
    Jersey City, NJ
    March 6, 2016
Director Biography - Robert M. Snyder

Philip Snyder & Robert M. Snyder

Rob & Phil Snyder have been making movies since their early teens and are winners of two First Place Awards in the annual Kodak Teen-Age Movie Contests and a CINE Eagle Award. Rob was formally editor of the South Shore Record and the Five Towns Forum, both Long Island weekly newspapers. He is currently working as a Legislative Aide for the Town of Hempstead. Phil is a film and video editor of TV commercials in NYC.
Their numerous short films include “Child is Father to the Man”, “Rape”, “Midnight Confession” and “Reaper Madness”. “Paperman,” a comedic look at Rob’s career as a weekly newspaper editor, won the Best Short Film Award (under 10 minutes) at the 2005 Bare Bones Script2Screen Film Festival in Tulsa, OK. At the same festival, “The Tale Tale Cell-A Rehearsal” took the prize for “Best Experimental/ Alternative Film. “Fitzgerald’s Flask,” a sci-fi spoof about F. Scott Fitzgerald won the Best Short Film-Video Award at the Long Island International Film Festival 2006 & the Best Short Film Comedy at the Indie Film Gathering in Cleveland, Ohio in 2009. “A Farewell to Arm” won Best Short Film at the 2013 Yellow Ape Film Festival in Huntington, NY and the 2014 Brainwash Film Festival in Oakland, CA. and was nominated for “Best Short Film under 10 minutes” in the 2011 Hoboken International Film Festival. Their current production, “The Bag” has screened at the Long Island International Film Expo, New Filmmakers NY, the CHAIN NY Film Festival, the Macabre Faire Film Festival 2016, the NY Winter Film Awards 2016 and the Brightside Tavern Short Film Festival March, 2016, the Newark International Film Festival 2016. “The Bag” won the Best Science Fiction Film in the 15 Minutes of Fame Festival 2017 in Palm Bay, Fla. In addition, “The Bag” won the Phoenix Award for Social Awareness at the Action on Film Megafest 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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