Director of Epilogue, For Roger, These Are My Friends!, and The Yardley Boys. High School Film Teacher. Former Pickle Ball Denier, Current Pickle Ball Enthusiast.
Aaron Bartuska is a 26-year-old filmmaker and graduate of Drexel University's film program. He began making short horror films when he was in the sixth grade. Since then, he has made multiple short films and a low-budget 2017 hang-out movie, 'Epilogue,' funded by a grant received on behalf of Drexel University's STAR Scholars Program. His debut feature, 'For Roger,' won accolades at various horror film festivals. His next feature, 'These Are My Friends!,' is currently in post-production. While his dream has always been directing, Aaron also hopes to begin producing and funding the projects of his peers in the near future.
Official Selection
For Roger
Monsters of Horror Film Festival
Catoosa, OK
2022
Official "Darkhouse" Selection; "Darkhouse" Audience Award Winner
For Roger
Lighthouse International Film Festival
Long Beach Island, NJ
2022
Official Selection
For Roger
Romford Film Festival
Romford, London
2022
Official Selection
For Roger
Flickfair Film Festival
Virtual
2022
Official Selection; Best NJ/NY Horror Film - Winner; Best Editing (Nominee)
For Roger
New Jersey Horror Con and Film Festival
Atlantic City, NJ
2022
Official Selection
For Roger
Monmouth Film Festival
Monmouth, New Jersey
2021
Official Selection; Feature Film Prize - Winner
For Roger
Videodrunk Film Festival
Whitby, Ontario
2021
Official Selection; Best Costume/Production Design (Nominee); Best Sound Design (Nominee); Best Producer (Nominee); Best First Time Director (Nominee); Best Villain (Nominee)
For Roger
Thrills and Chills Film Awards
Virtual
2021
Official Selection; Best Cinematography - Feature (Winner); Best Sound and Lighting - Feature (Winner); Best F/X - Feature (Winner); Best Feature (Nominee); Best Feature - Drama/Horror (Nominee)
For Roger
New York Long Island Film Festival
Long Island, NY
2021
Official Selection
For Roger
Sleepy Hollow Film Festival
Sleepy Hollow, NY
2021
Official Selection; Special Mention for Creative Achievement
For Roger
Grimmfest
Manchester, England
2021
Official Selection; Best Debut Feature Film
For Roger
Highlands Horror Film Festival
Highlands, NJ
2021
Honorable Mention
For Roger
Wreak Havoc Horror Film Festival
Greensboro, NC
2021
Official Selection
For Roger
Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival
Philadelphia, PA
2021
Semi-Finalist
For Roger
Renegade Film Festival
Marietta, GA
Semi-Finalist
For Roger
The Thing in the Basement Horror Fest
Virtual
College
Drexel University
Film & Video
20162019
High School
Notre Dame High School
20122016
Birth Date
October 3, 1997
Birth City
Trenton, NJ
Current City
Philadelphia, PA
Hometown
Mercerville, NJ
Height
5'9
Gender
Male
Eye Color
Hazel
Zodiac Sign
Libra
Director of Epilogue, For Roger, These Are My Friends!, and The Yardley Boys. High School Film Teacher. Former Pickle Ball Denier, Current Pickle Ball Enthusiast.
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