Schmoolie The Deathwatcher / by Nathan Stueve


An Orthodox Jewish teen spends his first night alone guarding a body awaiting burial and ends up fighting for his own life when he encounters two henchmen who have broken in with plans to dispose of a murder victim.

SCREENING: Crowley Theater - Saturday Oct 17 12:30PM


Category: Narrative Short Year: 2015 Runtime: 9m Country: USA Language: English


Director: Michael Ray Escamilla Screenwriter: Theresa Gallagher Executive Producer: Theresa Gallagher, Raymond Watt, Michael ray Escamilla, Bo Bilstrup Producer: Diana C. Zollicoffer Co-producer: Najeeb Kuda, Andrew Joustra Cinematographer: Bo Bilstrup Editor: Bo Bilstrup Cast: Jesse Heiman, David Barrera, Mark Kelly, Caitlin Geier


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Michael Ray EscamillaMichael Ray Escamilla is a stage and film actor / director who co­‐wrote/co­‐ directed/and starred in CRUZANDO, for which he won The Grand Jury Prize for Best Actor at the San Antonio Film Festival. The film was selected for several international and national film festivals including the Mexico International Film Festival where it received the Silver Palm Award (given to films that demonstrate standout filmmaking), and Best Narrative Award from the Athens International Film Festival. Cruzando has been picked up by Vanguard Entertainment and is currently released. He is the recipient of a Kennedy Center Helen Hayes Award for his performance in Craig Wright’s Recent Tragic Events at Woolly Mammoth Theater, as well as an OBIE Award for his work in Tale of Two Cities by Heather Woodbury in New York City. He has been seen in numerous Films and Television shows including opposite Robert Duvall as Hector in the feature film, A Night In Old Mexico, alongside Laura Linney as Angel in Showtime's The Big C, as Jose in the feature film Frontera, with ensemble cast Ed Harris, Eva Longoria & Michael Peña and as Angel opposite Reese Witherspoon and Sophia Vergara in the upcoming feature Hot Pursuit