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Harp Brothers

A film about America's first serial Killers. These Brothers terrorized Kentucky and went across the state on a Killing spree. The film is loosely based on the true story of the Brothers. Filmed in Historically accurate locations.

  • David Risotto
    Director
    The Silent Natural
  • Wynn Reichert
    Writer
  • Fuller and Green
    Producer
  • John Dugan
    Key Cast
    "Major William Love"
    Texas Chainsaw Massacre
  • Chad Fuller
    Key Cast
    "Big Harp"
  • Tim Emery
    Key Cast
    "Little Harp"
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    21 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 28, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Canon EOS 70D DSLR
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - David Risotto

David grew up in Brooklyn/Queens New York. At the age of 17, he went into the Air Force for 8 years. He is a Vietnam veteran. After the military, David moved to Seattle and went to work for Boeing and played semi-pro football. In 1984, he had a chance to play for the Raiders in LA but a car accident took that dream away. David has 25 years of management experience, a degree in Arts and Sciences, and has worked 30 years in the entertainment industry as an actor, writer, director, editor and producer. When David first came to LA, a friend got him work at Warner Brothers Records in the Licensing Department to help get his foot into the entertainment industry. Even though it was a great experience, David wanted to learn about making films. His first taste of filmmaking was in Seattle where he was cast in a small role and did some stunt work on Harry and the Hendersons. After leaving WB Records, he started working on independent films and on soap operas such Santa Barbara and Days of our Lives as an actor. He wanted to learn as much as he could about filmmaking, but gravitated to directing. David would hang out with the directors on every film he did and learned that if you want to be a good director you needed to learn every aspect of the business. And that's exactly what he did. David has worked as a cameraman, a grip, gaffer, and editor and has been recognized for his accomplishments. Working as a cameraman on a multi-camera Live TV Art show, David quickly transitioned into being the director of the show. He also worked at Fox in the Post Production Accounting Department where he learned production accounting and budgeting. He wrote, co-directed, produced, and starred in his first film, Giving Up the Ghost which was sold in the foreign market. David has since written and directed the short One Particular Sunday. David has been the DP, producer and director on several award winning shorts, music videos, and feature films. He has also written several scripts that he plans to produce through Da-Cor Pictures, LLC. David wrote, produced, and directed the documentary Dummy Hoy: A Deaf Hero about the first deaf Major League Baseball Player, William "Dummy" Hoy who played from 1886 to 1903 and who introduced the hand signal for strike and ball which are still used today. The documentary was recognized by MLB as one of the top ten indie baseball films to see. The Cincinnati Reds have also recognized the film as inspirational and are using it as a promotional video in their Hall of Fame to honor Dummy Hoy. Other teams such as the Philly's have used it to help promote Deaf Awareness Day at their stadium. The documentary aired on the Documentary Channel in June 2009 for two years. David always devotes one hundred percent of himself to any project he takes on.

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