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Updated April 5, 2004

Originally posted December 13, 2003



Your chance to take home some
strong coffee, greasy spoons,
and America’s leftovers
is coming soon!

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Filmmaker Contact: Rik Swartzwelder/863-602-5796, www.oldfashionedpictures.com
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Winner of 27 film festival awards. Official selection in over 55 film festivals worldwide. The sleeper hit of the season. Rik Swartzwelder’s beautiful and haunting 35mm short, “The Least of These, “ will finally be available on VHS & DVD in the summer of 2004. Due to the film’s extraordinarily lengthy and remarkable success on the film festival circuit, Old Fashioned Pictures has needed to delay it’s wider release for several months.

Fortunately, this has afforded the filmmakers time to create an exciting array of special features for the DVD, including an interview with Tony Campolo, the author of “The Agnes Story” (the short story upon which “The Least of These” is based), filmmakers' commentary, a “Behind-the-Scenes” documentary, outtakes, screen tests, trailers, festival info and more! For additional information on “The Least of These” or Old Fashioned Pictures, please visit: www.oldfashionedpictures.com.


Based on a true story by internationally known speaker and sociologist Tony Campolo, “The Least of These” was filmed at the historic Tastee Diner near Baltimore, Maryland. The atmospheric, character-driven film tells the story of how the fading, isolated life of a diner owner and the dull routine of his late night crowd are forever changed by the unusual proposition of a stranger.


A graduate of The Florida State University’s Graduate Motion Picture Conservatory, Rik Swartzwelder is an award-winning filmmaker whose work has screened at over 100 film festivals, internationally, and garnered over 40 major awards—including the “Student Emmy” for his highly acclaimed master’s thesis film, “Paul McCall,” and the Crystal Heart Award from the Heartland Film Festival for his multiple award-winning 35mm short, “The Least of These.” Rik has also sold two feature scripts, one treatment, and is currently prepping to direct his first feature.