Malibu Film Festival Screens its First 3D Film

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Wed, 05/12/2010 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

The Caretaker 3D starring Dick Van Dyke marked the first time that the Malibu Film Festival has included a 3D film into the program. The short film is fantastic in 3D says festival producer Ryan Levee. Jeffrey Amaral of Demand Z Content who co-wrote the film with director Sean Isroelit produced the movie. The movie was produced as a tribute to the role of the Hollywood Sign Trust as the custodians of the global icon and is based on 1930s legend of a caretaker who lived behind the letter L of the famous landmark. Van Dyke portrays the mystical handyman whose job it is to replace the light bulbs that once illuminated the HOLLYWOODLAND sign. A standing room only crowd gave the film and TV star a warm welcome after he made a personal appearance at the Festival. Fifty years after Mary Poppins the 84-year old star is still enthusiastic about working on the cutting edge of cinema technology. It's great to actually be here in 3D says Van Dyke a Malibu resident marking his first appearance in a 3D film. I love this 3D stuff. I'm ready to jump right back into 3D again. I was born to be seen in three dimensions. Director of cinematography on The Caretaker 3D was Allen Daviau ASC (E.T. The Color Purple Bugsy) in his first stereoscopic effort.  The stereo camera technology was provided by 3ality Digital post-production was by Fotokem and visual effects were by Hydraulx. The Caretaker 3D is director Isroelit's second award-winning S3D effort. We gave every aspect of The Caretaker 3D top shelf production value says Amaral and Dick Van Dyke's warm portrayal of the title character is the kicker. Based on the enthusiastic response we've had to this short film we're fast-tracking our next feature length effort Magic Carousel 3D a Mary Poppins-style 3D family musical tent pole that will drive people wild with joy.