Program: Quixotic Quips, Friday, October 20, 2006 7:30PM



PJ Raval – 2005   Digital Video Animation   4 min   Austin, TX 

A brief look at one man’s obsession with cleanliness. 

Recently named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 new faces of independent film 2006”, PJ’s films have won awards such as Best Narrative Short at the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Int’l Film Festival, Best Screenplay at the Cinematexas Int’l Film Festival, the Betty Nowlin Award for Excellence in Filmmaking, and the Director’s Award for Most Visually Inspired Film at the Santa Cruz Film Festival.  PJ is currently completing a new film, “Best Kept Secret”, a feature documentary about a small coal-mining/ranching town turned “sex change capital of the world”.

PJ is also an award-winning cinematographer.  His cinematography has been showcased at both Sundance and Cannes and earned him awards such as the ASC Charles B. Lang Jr. Heritage Award as well as the Haskell Wexler Award for Best Cinematography.  PJ’s cinematography credits include, the 2006 Independent Spirit Award nominated “Room”, the Los Angeles Film Festival Narrative Feature Award winner “Gretchen”, and the Burnt Orange produced “Cassidy Kids”.