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The Tugboat Captain’s Ball

Directed by Rick A. Moore

Short Narrative
USA | 13 minutes | 2015

A bold, enigmatic woman flirts with the most handsome guy at a party and shows us that—in the search for love—the obstacles can seem as mysterious as outer space.

Rick Moore-TugboatRick A. Moore 

Director, Producer, Writer

Rick Moore’s feature film, “Putzel,” starring Melanie Lynskey, Jack T. Carpenter, Susie Essman, and John Pankow screened at over 60 film festivals, including: Seattle International FF; Palm Springs Int.; Cleveland Int.; Woodstock; BendFilm; Austin FF; Durango; and Phoenix Film Festival, picking up Best Picture and Best Screenplay awards along the way. It was distributed by John Sloss’s Cinetic Media and has screened on PBS channel WNET in New York, and is available on iTunes, Amazon, and Hulu.

Rick has also written for Ron Howard’s Imagine Entertainment; Lauren Shuler Donner’s The Donner Company and Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions.

Tugboat Captains Ball - Movie Poster

Film Information

Director: Rick A Moore
Country:  USA
Year: 2015
Language: English
Runtime: 13 minutes


Producers:  Jack Carpenter  and Daniel Lugo
Cinematographer:  Andreas von Scheele
Writer: Rick A. Moore

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Principal Cast

BIFF - Beloit International Film Festival
BIFF | Beloit International Film Festival