About Limo Ride
"A cult nonfiction film, joining such favorites as American Movie, Anvil!
The Story of Anvil, Heavy Metal Parking Lot, The King of Kong"
- Christopher Campbell, Film School Rejects
In the greatest bar story ever told, ten friends recount the true tale of surviving their wildest night.
After hiring a sketchy limousine service, a rag-tag bunch of hard partiers embark on their New Year's tradition – running naked into the Gulf of Mexico – only to find themselves 24 hours later kidnapped, stripped, stranded, and left for dead.
Combining narration of the actual participants with feature-length re-creation, filmmakers Gideon C. Kennedy and Marcus Rosentrater take you on a hilarious ride about getting lost, getting found and getting hammered.
By day, Marcus Rosentrater is Animation Director on the Emmy Award-winning show ARCHER. By night, Gideon Kennedy has been in the bar business for over a decade. And they can both attest that this is one of the wildest and funniest stories they've ever heard.
Gideon C. Kennedy Writer/Director
Gideon has died in urban legend, been worshiped by a fraternal organization of which he was not a part and had a single-barrel scotch that he can’t afford named after him. Interested in exploring other such factual fictions, he writes and co-directs with co-director and editor Marcus Rosentrater and their independent production company, Climenole LLC. Besides opening and/or operating several art-house theatres in Atlanta, GA and Mobile, AL, he has been the programming director for the SoAL Film Festival since its inception in 2009, curating film events throughout the year that culminate in a three-day festival each November. Additionally, Gideon has been a grant review panelist for the Alabama State Council on the Arts and has served on numerous juries and film selection committees, including the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, UT and the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers.
Marcus Rosentrater Editor/Director
Marcus is a commercial animator, independent filmmaker and community-based curator in Atlanta, GA. As lead animator at Floyd County Productions, Marcus performs character animation and special effects compositing for FX Networks' hit show “Archer”. Partnered with Gideon C. Kennedy in their independent production company, Climenole LLC, he has co-directed and edited numerous documentary shorts, screening in over 50 cities internationally and winning several awards. In addition to making films, Marcus also serves on the selection committee for the Atlanta Film Festival and curates and exhibits rare, experimental, non-fiction and essay films through his year-round series, Contraband Cinema.
Christopher Anderson Executive Producer
Christopher Anderson is an International Business man of mystery. After living in New York, Hoboken, Basel, and Santa Monica, this native of Mobile, Alabama he has worked with numerous corporations, small businesses and nonprofits making products, services and organizations better, cooler, faster, and leaner. After living in the L.A. area, it’s highly ironic his first foray into film production and the film business is in L.A. (Lower Alabama). Chris brings his business and marketing experience to the “Limo Ride” team while residing in Boston.
Nick Shantazio Producer
Nick Shantazio has spent the last decade involved in the movie industry. Unfortunately, most of that time involved being locked in a projection booth. Although not necessarily accomplished in film production, Nick's expertise in pro wrestling-scripting, insomnia, and general disregard for others proved invaluable in the making of Limo Ride. When not assisting in film, Nick spends his time growing a beard and infiltrating areas he doesn't belong in.
Hailee Kuntz Producer
Hailee Kuntz serves as Director of the South Alabama Film Festival and teaches in the Mobile County Public School System. Before planning Mobile's first independent film festival, she created an award winning high school film program. Hailee holds a BA in Film and a MA in Education from the University of Alabama.
Jeanne Tyson Director of Photography
Jeanne Tyson is a cinematographer and filmmaker currently based in Los Angeles. Jeanne earned a BA in Art and Theatre from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN, and a MFA in Production and Cinematography from UCLA’s School for Theatre, Film, and Television.
Jeanne's latest features, The Lovely Rejects directed by Judy Phu and Limo Ride directed by Gideon C. Kennedy and Marcus Rosentrater, are currently in post-production. Jeanne is in pre-production with Director Becky Smith on her next feature film. Additionally, she is in development on a slate of independent film projects for The Anchorage, a production company she owns with sister and producer, Elizabeth Tyson. Born and raised in Mobile, Alabama, Jeanne’s family and home have been, and remain a source of inspiration.
Rachel Stringfellow Associate Producer
Rachel Stringfellow had an epiphany in March of 2012, decided she wanted to work in the film industry and so began attending Full Sail University to gain a Bachelor's in Digital Cinematography. She has mostly worked in the wardrobe department, but for her any department is important to the whole of the film. Her goal is to be involved in such a way that when someone, somewhere, watches that film it brings them inspiration and joy and allows them to say they had a truly unique experience.
Daniel Wildberger Title Design
Daniel Wildberger is a graphic designer and educator from Brazil who lives in Memphis, TN. He tried to be an architect but ended up doing advertising for a while, then his life changed and he got married and moved to the United States to pursue an M.F.A. Daniel's current work focuses on creating motion graphics, branding, and interactive media for a diverse range of clients. He also tries to save some time for his personal projects, always drawing inspiration from vernacular art, comics, music, and film.
Nathaniel Nuon Visual Effects
Bio coming soon.
Neil Byrne Original Music
Neil Byrne is a guitar player, singer and writer with 20 plus years of making things happen: playing, recording, creating, booking, promoting, selling and bringing underground music to Mobile, Alabama since the early '90s. Currently Neil plays guitar and sings in the 3-piece proto-punk influenced band the Hibachi Stranglers, now going over 10 years. In 2006, Neil began writing and recording keyboard, drum machine, harmonies and guitar for the glue wave band Wizzard Sleeve. Between Hibachi Stranglers and Wizzard Sleeve, Neil has taken part in many well-received releases on labels such as Florida's Dying, Jeth-Row, Goner, Killer Diller and Horizontal Action.
Tyler Heath Supervising Sound Editor
Bio coming soon.