Runaway Train Films LLC

Runaway Train Films LLC Production Company founded by
Award Winning Filmmaker Michael Weinstein
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917.742.3003 ​
Michael Weinstein is an acclaimed, international award winning filmmaker.

His first film"Runaway Wallet" won Grand Prize in a citywide contest, aired on Showtime and is
featured at the Museum of Television & Radio. His other films have won over thirty awards including "White Knuckle" and his latest 'supernatural' Holocaust picture "If The Trees Could Talk." This 2015 Cannes Short Corner Selection premiered globally to acclaimed reviews and was the recipient of
twenty-nine awards. Weinstein has also directed several music videos, promos, and spec commercials. The mini-doc "Journey Through Darkness" was donated to the Museum of Jewish Heritage and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Currently, Weinstein is a television director for a major news network and a producer for Mainstream Entertainment. He is in development for his first feature film.

Operating as usual

02/14/2021

Check out Michael Weinstein's brand new site! Film updates, awards, and press!
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Check out the podcast!Brand New Right Now! Episode 16 Features Michael Weinstein - Award-Winning Motion Picture Director...
10/14/2020
Episode 16 - Michael Weinstein - Award-Winning Motion Picture Director and Producer ("If the Trees Could Talk," "White Knuckle") - Plus: A Super Quick iPhone 12 Preview! by Consumers, Cars, Tech Talk and More! with Phil Scott • A podcast on Anchor

Check out the podcast!
Brand New Right Now! Episode 16 Features Michael Weinstein - Award-Winning Motion Picture Director and Producer ("If the Trees Could Talk," "White Knuckle") - Plus: A Super Quick iPhone 12 Preview! ( https://lnkd.in/gdbD2Gu )

Episode 16 of "Consumers, Cars, Tech Talk and More!" With Phil Scott features a special interview with Michael Weinstein, an Award-Winning Motion Picture Director and Producer ("If the Trees Could Talk," "White Knuckle"). This in-depth interviews covers Michael's fascinating career that has taken so...

09/25/2020

Tonight @ 7pm eastern, ill be a guest on a film panel via zoom! Very honored to help and encourage other filmmakers!

09/16/2020

Winning Best Short Film at the Widescreen Film & Music Video Festival...

So my friend sends me this photo. My film shows up between new Batman trailer and Justice League. Did DC buy my film and...
08/25/2020

So my friend sends me this photo. My film shows up between new Batman trailer and Justice League. Did DC buy my film and not tell me? Anyway, pretty sweet!

06/04/2020
06/02/2020
02/01/2020

2020 GOAL OF THE YEAR!!!

FEBRUARY: Finalize Script, Receive funding, Contracts, Make Stolen Minds LLC, Hire Producer, Budget, Payroll/Accounting

MARCH/APRIL: CASTING

MAY: Hire Department Heads, Meet with Production Design Team, Special Effects, Costume Designer, Property Master, etc.

JUNE: Location Lockdown/Scouting

JULY: Storyboards, Shot Lists, Floor plans

AUGUST: SHOOT!!!!

My wonderful woman made this canvas of my production company logo Runaway Train Films! If this isnt motivation, I dont k...
12/13/2019

My wonderful woman made this canvas of my production company logo Runaway Train Films! If this isnt motivation, I dont know what is...love you guys :)

07/03/2019
06/28/2019

I am honored to introduce the new redesigned animation for Runaway Train Films LLC! Your thoughts are greatly appreciated!

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06/28/2019

Runaway Train Films LLC's cover photo

04/30/2019
communications.adelphi.edu

Here is the article about me in the Adelphi University newsletter as an alumni! I'm am truly honored!

https://communications.adelphi.edu/files/2019/04/The-Front-Page-Newsletter-Spring-2019-Issue-2.pdf

03/17/2019

Writer/Director Michael Weinstein’s psychological ‘supernatural’ horror film “Stolen Minds.” “The story takes the horror genre to a level we’ve haven’t seen before using creatures as a metaphor for mental illness; no possessions, not a haunted house, not evil vs. good, something totally different.”



After a horrific incident at the psychiatric clinic, a new psychologist gives private treatment to two disturbed children only to bring back the horror of her own damaged childhood to terrifying results. Might she discover the truth of mental illness when she questions the perception of her own reality?

03/15/2019
Finished my feature screenplay after a year! Very happy with it! Headed to script doctor for minor surgery! Film to be r...
02/28/2019

Finished my feature screenplay after a year! Very happy with it! Headed to script doctor for minor surgery! Film to be released 2020

02/13/2019

I found out If The Trees Could Talk got into the Nice (France) International Film Festival! Woohoo! The gift that keeps on giving!!

No person or child should ever have to suffer from mental illness.  Visit childmind.org to educate yourself and get the ...
10/15/2018
RUNAWAY TRAIN FILMS

No person or child should ever have to suffer from mental illness. Visit childmind.org to educate yourself and get the help you deserve! You can overcome anything! I did.

Stay tuned for updates also on my upcoming first feature "Stolen Minds" about the horrors of mental illness.

www.runawaytrainfilms.com

30 time award winning film production company founded by filmmaker Michael Weinstein. Michael's mini-doc "Journey Through Darkness" resides in The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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AWARD WINNING FILMMAKER MICHAEL WEINSTEIN

Michael Weinstein is a international award winning independent filmmaker who has won over thirty awards. He graduated from Adelphi University in 2006 as a Communications Production major where he received departmental honors and an award for Best Creativity in Film & Video. While attending high school, Weinstein made his first film, entitled "Runaway Wallet." Out of thousands of applicants, it won Grand Prize at the 2002 Showtime Youth Video Festival and was featured at the Museum of Television & Radio. He received the Hudson Guild Award for this short as well. Shortly thereafter, Michael told there story of a WWII veteran suffering from post traumatic stress disorder in his narrative dramatic 16mm short, "Heart At war." This won Second Best Film at the 2004 Adelphi Film & Video Festival and screened at the New York International Film & Video Festival. His thesis film "Erie Road" premiered at the Big Apple Film Festival and the Hoboken International Film Festival. After graduating college, he produced a music video and a promo. Weinstein's slapstick short "White Knuckle" has won numerous awards and nominations. The movie premiered at the 2010 NY Indie Short Film Festival. It won Best Short Film at Indie Fest USA and the Royal Reel Award at the Canada International Film Festival. It also won the Diamond Award at the California Film Awards and Best Screenplay at the Mexico International Film Festival. It earned a Merit Award at the 2010 Los Angeles Reel Independent Film Festival and at the Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood. The film won Best Romantic Film at the Aphrodite Cinefest in Texas. The short also screened at the Independents' Film Festival, New York Hell's Kitchen Film Festival, Love Unlimited Film Festival, Atlanta Shortfest, Long Island Film Festival, the Independent Film Quarterly and New Media Film Festival and the New York City International Film Festival. The film is now available on Amazon, Roku, indieflix, HolaTV and the XBOX! His new 'supernatural' Holocaust film, "If The Trees Could Talk" has been accepted to the Cannes Film Short Corner, Short Film Awards (Best Long Short), California Film Award (Special Jury Award), International Independent Film Awards (Platinum Award for Directing & Narrative Short), International Filmmakers Festival of World Cinema (Jury Award), Best Shorts Competition (Award of Excellence), Accolade Film Awards (Award of Excellence), IndieFest (Award of Excellence) Widescreen Film & Music Video Festival (Best Director & Best Narrative Short), North Carolina Film Awards (Founders Award) and Cinema at the Edge Film Festival (Jury Award-Best Short), Average Superstar Short Films (Best Director, Best Film, Best Acted), WorldFest Houston (Gold Remi Award), and the Festival of Cinematics (Best Short Film), the Honolulu Film Awards (Jury Award), the Indie Gathering (Best Drama Short), the Austin Revolution Film Festival (Best Dramatic Short) the Yosemite International Film Festival (Best Short), the Average Superstar Short Film Festival (Best Director, Best Short, Best Acted) and the Oregon International Film Festival (Special Jury Award). The film has also been accepted to the Los Angeles Film Review, Madrid International Film Festival , the Big Island Film Festival, the Eastern North Carolina Film Festival, and the Festival of the Cinematics, the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival, and Hollyshorts Film Festival where it played in the TCL Chinese Theater. The film played in the Laemmle Noho 7 Theater and was considered by the Academy! The mini-doc "Journey Through Darkness" was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York.

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Appreciate the invite
Michael, I liked your reel. Good work.