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Tilt is a collaborative effort between the Brainerd, MN contingent of Phil Holbrook and Jeremy Doyle and the Chicago, IL contingent of Julie Keck and Jessica King.
Screenwriters Julie Keck & Jessica King
Screenwriting/filmmaking duo Julie Keck and Jessica King are co-writing Tilt. Known for their irreverent sense of humor, playfulness, and emotional complexity, they plan to infuse the darker themes of Tilt with levity and emotional truth. Jessica is also working with Phil to produce the film.
“King and Keck are a perfect mix of the 2 great Catherines: Breillat & O’Hara. Fat Girl meets SCTV, anyone?”
Jessica King grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and eventually moved to the city via China; country mouse Julie Keck entered Chicago via Jessica. Their first films were inspired by inside jokes and made primarily to tickle the fancies of their closest friends. In their subsequent films they’ve explored the exquisite embarrassment associated with living. King and Keck’s most recent films, Anxiety Acres and Libidoland, showcase characters venturing out of their comfort zones and flailing in the quicksand of their own imaginations.
In addition to producing ultra-low budget films, Jessica and Julie have written short and feature length screenplays in a variety of genres. Their primary goal: to tell stories that are at once familiar, uncomfortable, demented, and exhilarating.
Director Phil Holbrook
Phil Holbrook is directing Tilt. He’ll probably be doing a little bit of this and that, too. Who doesn’t on a low budget film? Phil has written and directed several short films, but Tilt will be his first feature length film. Phil plans to infuse the levity and emotional truth of Tilt with darker themes.
Phil Holbrook has always had a love of film and film-making. Six years ago, at the age of 29, he decided to make a career of the art. He purchased equipment on credit cards, taught himself how to use Final Cut and other software, and then started his own small production company, doing training and orientation videos among other things.
Phil was born and raised in Minnesota and loves living there. He has written and directed several short films, all shot in Minnesota.
Jeremy Doyle will be shooting everybody! I mean, uh, he’ll be the cinematographer for Tilt. Most likely, he’ll help out in post, too. As a multi-talented behind-the-scenes guy, don’t expect to be hearing much from him. Jeremy plans to infuse the dark truths with emotional levity and universal themes. Or something like that.
Jeremy Doyle is based in Brainerd MN. His interest in film started when he was a little kid, but really started to grow in high school. He grew up watching a lot of “B” movies. In particular horror and science fiction. They do make the best “B” movies. Inspired by early Sam Raimi and Full Moon Picture movies, his dreams began to grow.
He started his college years as a writing major, but that all changed at the end of his sophomore year when he took a media communications course. In his junior year he took a video production class and for the first time in his academic career, he didn’t have to study. What was spoke, he remembered, What he read, he remembered. His eyes were opened.
He started his professional career as a cameraman. From there he progressed to editing and producing. He has a thirst that is only quenched in creative expression and a passion for technology and learning.