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September 13, 2006



upcoming world premiere


"Secret of the Cave," a feature-length family film for which filmmaker Rik Swartzwelder served as a script doctor, has won a Crystal Heart Award and will have its world premiere at the Heartland Film Festival in October 2006, where it will compete for the grand prize of $100,000. The film centers around a young American boy who spends his summer with relatives in Ireland and attempts to solve a supernatural mystery that captivates their entire village.

For more info on "Secret of the Cave," visit: www.secretofthecave.com.

For more info on the Heartland Film Festival, visit: www.heartlandfilmfestival.org.


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 140 film festivals, internationally, and garnered over 50 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.”