About

DIRECTOR
MICHAEL ELDON LOBSINGER
Filmmaking is a second career for me. After working for a soils and concrete engineering firm for over 25 years, I decided to drop it completely and enroll myself into film school. In 2007, on my 47 birthday, I graduated from the Palm Beach Film School and started my own production company, Darktooth Films.

Meanwhile, I became the production manager / line producer for the PBFS and also the Miami Film School under the same owner, Jim York. I’ve been going 100 mph ever since in the business and have traveled over the country as a freelance cameraman, gaffer and soundman for other production companies.

At Darktooth Films, we produce music videos, short films, documentary films, company promos, band promos, website videos, movie trailers, event filming… basically anything under the sun and moon, if it’s appropriate, creative and fits our genre.

My personal films over the years have won some awards in the film festival circuit with my latest short film, ‘Rotten Mangos’ receiving six (6) awards, including Best Florida Short at the 2017 Ft. Lauderdale Film Festival and Best Screenplay at the 2018 Treasure Coast International Film Festival and Best Original Music Score, for my good friend, Robert Gugliuzza. Currently, as the filmmaking career continues… so does the writing of new shorts and feature screenplays. What are you working on? Let’s shoot something! -M.E.L.

 

FILMOGRAPHY
ROTTEN MANGOS – Short Film
Writer, Producer, Director, Editor
Released: December 2016
Eddie Mango and younger brother Danny Mango, haven’t seen each other for 22 years. Danny, who owns a limo company, agrees to meet with his homeless brother in an alleyway in Lake Worth, FL. With accusations of theft and adultery between them, the brothers try to find truth and a starting point to reconnect their brotherhood relationship.

YOUNGER DAYS – Music Video
Producer, Cinematographer,
Director & Editor
Released: August 2018
Written & Performed by Bill Hartmann, a song about reminiscing the days past with memories from a view master found in a storage unit. Official Selection of the 2019 L-Dub Film Festival in Lake Worth, FL.

TRYING TO FIND LOVE – Music Video
Released: May 2017
The theme track from the award winning soundtrack for ‘Rotten Mangos’. Words & Music by Robert ‘Bobby’ Gugliuzza. Full soundtrack available for download or purchase online.

Producer, Cinematographer,
Director & Editor
GALOSHES – Short Film
Co-Director, Producer & Editor
Released: December 2015
Artists Manny Wells (Anthony Francis) meets up with an old friend, a business man in a coffee bar to ask for advice about taking his art to the next level. Also starring Din Thomas. An Official Selection of the 2016 Voices of Local Film at the Palm Beach International Film Festival.

BIRTH OF A BAND – Documentary
Director, Producer & Editor
Released: December 2010
A musical documentary about singer/composer Tommy Mitchell as he follows a dream and his father’s footsteps in arranging a live concert with a 12 piece band with artists that have performed with Blood, Sweat & Tears, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., Gloria Estefan, Jon Secada and more! Winner: Best Documentary at 2011 Treasure Coast International Film Festival.

DHIVAAN’S DREAM – Documentary
Director, Cinematographer, Producer & Editor
Released: May 2012
An inspiring story about a young boy from South Africa who was diagnosed with Aspergers and has huge aspirations in becoming a filmmaker/screenwriter. Official Selection of the 2013 Red Shorts Film Festival Award winning an Audience Favorite.
TCIFF FILM FESTIVAL 2018

BEST SCREENPLAY
ROTTEN MANGOS 2018 Treasure Coast International Film Festival
Winner: Michael Eldon Lobsinger
TCIFF FILM FESTIVAL 2018

BEST SCREENPLAYROTTEN MANGOS 2018
Treasure Coast International Film Festival

Winner: Michael Eldon Lobsinger

FLIFF FILM FESTIVAL

2017

BEST FLORIDA SHORT
ROTTEN MANGOS 2017 Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival

Winner: Michael Eldon Lobsinger

LDUB FILM FESTIVAL

2017

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR
ROTTEN MANGOS 2017 L-DUB Film Festival in Lake Worth, FL

Winner: John Zambito

BNFF FILM FESTIVAL 2017

BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC SCORE
ROTTEN MANGOS 2017 Buffalo Niagara International Film Festival
Winner: Robert Gugliuzza

BNFF FILM FESTIVAL 2017
BEST ON-SCREEN DUO
ROTTEN MANGOS 2017 Buffalo Niagara International Film Festival
Winner: John Zambito & M.E.L.

ROTTEN MANGOS
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