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Riding in Stride opening

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This is the unofficial opening scene to a documentary completed last year. It is currently playing at select PBS stations, check your local listings.

Riding In Stride (25:30 mins.) probes the age-old relationship between girls, women and horses by documenting girls on ponies and women at the racetrack, including interviews with veteran jockey PJ Cooksey, trainer Joan Scott, and bestselling author Mary Midkiff. Riding in Stride focuses on women who have carried that passion into their adult lives and reveals what it takes for women to make it in the racing industry while staying dedicated to their love for horses.

This opening scene was split up in the final cut for many logistical reasons. But I have always had a fondness for it in its original state.

Riding in Stride was directed by Rachel Connolly, edited by me (Ajit Anthony Prem) with music composed by Carmela Sinco. If you would like to buy a DVD, go to

Happy New Year Scott

SquiggleBooth’s first audio podcast can be downloaded here.

My neighbor Scott recieved this telephone message from one of his good friends, Jonathan, right after New Years Eve 2007. It is exactly what you’d expect — emotional, hilarious and out of control. Music by Carmela.

Note: This has strong language.

12 Verses in Water

Unlike much of the other Squiggle podcasts, this podcast is purely sensory. No stories, no characters. So take a break from your day and dive into these beautiful waters.

The wonderful music is by Carmela Sinco. The images were shot mostly on my little digital camera over a period of time. I’ve tried to keep the size down while trying to preserve a respectable image quality so the file is big for Squiggle standards.

Dear Stranger Trailer

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Dear Stranger will premiere at the Annapolis Film Festival. Details: Crown Theater 1 in Annapolis, Maryland at 1:30 pm on November 11th. I will be there for the screening and the Q&A afterwards. If you live in the area, do come. If you know someone in the area, tell them to come. If you make it, make sure to say hello.

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Tuning Out Roadkill

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My subject is Scott Wallace. And I proud to say the music is by me.

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Indian Giver

Indian Giver
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A music video for The Tourist (a.k.a Hunter MacDermut).


Music by The Tourist
Directed by Ajit Anthony Prem
Him: Hunter MacDermut
Her: Lindsey Glass
Produced by Kelly Cook

Special Thanks to:
Carla Cherry
Jim McQuaid

Once Upon 13

A film that I shot in College but finished much, much later. By the time I had completed it, I had forgotten many of the full names of the cast and crew. My sincere apologies to them wherever they are.

This film is wonderfully and insanely abstract, I have a love/hate relationship with it. Many of the initial ideas I began with disappeared once production started. And what was already a pretty abstract plot became even more.

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Mr. & Mrs. Blue Skies

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September 7th marks three exciting years since meeting my Wife. In that time, my life has changed dramatically for the best. It seems like I finally have a life!

This video should certainly remind you of being forced to sit through the family vacation videos by your parents. If it doesn’t then you should watch it a couple of times.

Music: Mr. Blue Sky by Electric Light Orchestra

Blurring Fat

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Part one of a series of Blurring video podcasts. Everyday stuff, everyday conversations and all that drama it carries.

– Her – Kelly Cook
– Him/Writer/Director – Ajit Anthony Prem

Fast Cuts

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Something I have been guilty of. I just can’t help it sometimes.

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