END

OF

THE

RAINBOW

Starring RAY PIZZI

Winner of Seven International Awards

Featuring the co-cinematography by MARINO COLMANO
with PHILIPPE ROUSSELOT, Academy Award Winner for A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT. Their images add not only grace notes to this vivid human story but a lilting undercurrent as well. Thoughtfully edited by ZACH STAENBERG, Academy Award Winner for MATRIX.

Fifteen minutes in length.

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PRODUCED BY MARINO COLMANO AND LASZLO PAPAS - EXECUTIVE PRODUCER C. J. STEIN WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY LASZLO PAPAS - ASSOCIATE PRODUCER AND EDITOR ZACH STAENBERG - DIRECTORS OF PHOTOGRAPHY PHILIPPE ROUSSELOT AND MARINO COLMANO - PRODUCTION DESIGN BY CHERYL WATERS - MUSIC ARRANGED, COMPOSED AND CONDUCTED BY PHIL MARSHALL - CHOREOGRAPHY BY PAUL DE ROLF

This bittersweet musical drama set in London centers around a dejected jazz musician who is on the edge. He perceives a cold, black and white existence.

In his heart there remains a ray of hope that will transport him to a warm and colorful world. Through the music his spirit is renewed, if only for an instant, at the end of the rainbow.

"It is done with tenderness in an uplifting key but with raw and rifling energy. A stunning, soulful 15 minute short." ... Duane Byrge, Hollywood Reporter

ACADEMY AWARDS Qualifying Screening - NUART THEATER, October 13-19, 1983

AWARDS

CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SILVER HUGO Top Award Given in 1983

BILBOA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, SPAIN FAZ AWARD & FAVORITE OF THE FESTIVAL, 1983

CRACOW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL POLAND BRONZE DRAGON & BEST FILM SCORE, 1984

TOP AWARDS IN MANNHEIM, GERMANY

PORTUGAL, 1984

THEATRICAL RUN:

20th Century Fox Theatrical Release U.S. & Canada 1986-87.

Rainbow continued an extended U.S. and Canadian theatrical run with the acclaimed feature

THE GODS MUST BE CRAZY.

END OF THE RAINBOW - ARTICLE

reprinted from American Journal of Cinematography.

Suggested as a home video item for movie buffs, collectors, historians, musicians, and film students.

REVIEW: Hollywood Reporter article END OF THE RAINBOW by Duane Byrge

There's a very dark old joke about a haggard tenor sax man who gets a chance to play "Over the Rainbow" for the King of England. He does just fine, giving it a ready and anguished lilt that pleases HRH. The jazzman's ready to blow wild, reaching into the lower registers, but then he forgets the bridge. A quick ad-lib but still nothing. He falters. Hushed silence. He repeats the melody but the crowd goes restless. In shame, the defeated sax man leaves the stage, goes back to his tiny flat and jumps. Face-down on the street, the ambulance with those weird and shrill European ambulance tones bleats out the forgotten tune.

"End of the Rainbow," a stunning, soulful 15-minute short starring Ray Pizzi as the tenor sax player, is a variation on that joke. It is done with tenderness in an uplifting key but with a raw and rifling energy. Key signature, with inspired transitions between a stark naturalistic tone and a transcendent ephemeral radiance, punctuate this musical allegory.

Exhibitors with intelligent fare might do well to couple "End of the Rainbow," a gleaming and wonderful film, with their feature presentations.

Shot entirely in downtown L.A., this Marino Colmano production has won six international film awards, including the top award at the 1983 Chicago International Film Festival. Picked up by Fox, "End of the Rainbow" got lost in the regime shuffle, but is currently with "Death of an Angel," (the last from the defunct Fox Classics).

A sterling and piercing Phil Marshall score hits every tone in the emotional scale: despair to euphoria. And photography by Philippe Rousselot and Colmano adds not only grace notes to this vivid human story but a lilting undercurrent as well.

Pizzi as the down-on-his-luck jazz man is terrific. His performance as the hang-dog artist blends with all the right modulations and tones, the teaming spirit of an artist with the grim and cruel realities of the everyday.

"End of the Rainbow" is a stunning and mesmerizing short.

BROADCASTS

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International
TV1000 - United Kingdom
Star TV - Hong Kong
Fanie Venter Ent. - South Africa
TV-3 Barcelona - Spain
RTE - Ireland
La Sept - France
VPRO - The Netherlands
Knowledge Network - Canada
EDB/Media Partners - Italy

Rainbow is available for further
international broadcast licensing.

Master on HDCAM-HDVS NTSC.

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Photographs on this page by Michael Newman