motke makes films

Motke Dapp is an award winning filmmaker (Director, writer, producer, editor, and sometimes actor, but only sometimes.) He is co-owner of Paper Ghost Pictures, which he runs with his business partner and producer, Ryan Hartsock.

In 2012, Motke and Paper Ghost Pictures completed their first full feature film called "the Many Monsters of Sadness." The film premiered at the Nashville Film Festival and was also a part of Louisville's International Festival of Film and the Cincinnati Film Festival. They also made two corresponding short films and packaged them all together in one DVD. You can purchase the DVD here.

films and trailers

Lime and Davenport - a 48 hour film.
Trailer for the Many Monsters of Sadness
Trailer for A Spoonful of Zanny
Trailer for the Heart is a Desolate Place
The Once Mighty
The Department of Thoughts and Intentions - a 48 hour film.
Yellow - a 60 second short
Now You're Being Ridiculous - a 48 hour film.
Drinking and Unicorns - a short film
Safe as Houses - a 48 hour film.
Disconnect the Dots - a 48 hour film.
Paper Ghost Pictures
motke on imdb
motke on vimeo

Motke is currently working on several commercials and a short film he's directing with a non-profit group called ICiT. Learn more here.

The year of 2013 has been a focus on commercial and writing efforts, but during the summer, Motke directed, wrote, and produced a short sci-fi film called "Sorry About Tomorrow" with Paper Ghost Pictures as part of the Nashville 48 Hour Film Project. The film won Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Sound Design, and Best Actress. The film is currently in the festival circuit, and will be available online soon.

In the summer of 2012, Motke directed and produced "Lime and Davenport" with Paper Ghost Pictures as part of the Nashville 48 Hour Film Project. The film won several awards, including Audience Award Favorite.

In the fall of 2010, Motke made a short film called "The Once Mighty," which was an Official Selection of the Nashville Film Festival.

Motke and Fighting with Forks made a 48 hour film entitled "The Department of Thoughts and Intentions," which won 2nd place at the Nashville 48 Hour Film Project 2010 Awards. The film also won Best Directing, Best Editing, Best Graphics, and Best Cinematography. Motke directed, co-wrote, and narrated this short.

The Fighting with Forks 48 hour film entitled "Now You're Being Ridiculous" won Best Film at the Nashville 48 Hour Film Project 2009 Awards, as well as Best Supporting Actress. Motke directed, produced, and co-wrote this short film in just under 48 hours. It was shown at Filmapalooza in Las Vegas and The Nashville Film Festival.