Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Lydia Backhouse Lands Back-To-Back Movie Roles

Over the years, tens of thousands of actresses have followed their dream and moved to the Film Capital of the World. They sought fame and fortune – but most encountered disappointment, manipulation, misdirection, closed doors, and a series of seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Broken and with their dreams shattered, all but a very few gave up.

Not Lydia Backhouse! She left her comfortable home in Great Britain and moved to Hollywood to live her dream and realize her destiny of becoming a major Hollywood actress. In less than a year, she accomplished what the majority label "impossible." Lydia brings amazing characters to life in front of the camera. Every producer who has hired her wants to work with her again. Lydia has production company contracts, deal memos and letters of intent for five movie and television projects shooting essentially back-to-back, not to mention several more deals that are currently being negotiated. Those projects include a new series of Frankenstein movies for Pecosborn Productions; the fantasy-comedy film "Church, the Movie" with three sequels; a major movie based on a #1 International Best-Selling novel; the starring role of "Judith Bramall" in the television series "Adopted," slated for a three-year run; and "WWWR," a feature film "period piece" that takes place in the late 1970's.

"How is it," we asked Ms. Backhouse, "that you have managed to achieve all of this in such a short time? What's your secret?"

"At the top of the list is passion,"
 Lydia answered. "If it's your passion, you'll be so dedicated that you'll work really, really hard to achieve your dream." She tilted her head slightly, smiled, and with a twinkle in her eye added, "Of course, if it's your passion, it's not work. It's playing as much as you can – and always wanting more. It's producing your dream and literally dreaming it as well – until you actually live it."

We asked Ms. Backhouse if she had any advice for aspiring actors. "Research; find out how the industry really works," she suggested. "Don't ask struggling actors for advice – unless you want to be a struggling actor. Personality is important. Producers need to like you and want you in their film. If your personality is lacking, create one. Remember what Archibald Leach said: 'I pretended to be Cary Grant until I became him.' Always be positive; surround yourself with genuine, successful professionals who want you to succeed; go to give, not to take; and accept as truth that failure will never be an option."

Monday, February 20, 2017

Teaser Released for Indie Sci-fi Feature Paramnesia

The first teaser for the independent feature Paramnesia was released on Friday and can be seen at a feature length science fiction thriller about loss, invention, and obsession. The narrative centers around Cal Elliot, an inventor who, after losing his wife, builds a machine that will allow him to live with her inside his memories. This comes with a cost, however, and Cal soon realizes that living in the past isn't all that he hoped it would be. The project's release date is currently to be determined.

Paramnesia is the directorial debut of cinematographer Tripp Green, whose recent work includes lensing the Eric Roberts feature Unbridled, and the country music film Strings, starring Jason Michael Carrol. It is also the debut project of Green's Raleigh based production company Vertus Media.

Shot for under $10,000, and entirely improvised from an outline, the film sought to explore non-standard modes of production, both in front and behind the camera. Thanks to the help of many industry professionals and local businesses, the production value seen in the teaser leagues beyond the typical micro-budget indie.

More information can be found at: - EPK can be found under Press (user:press, pass:vertusepk)

Friday, February 17, 2017

Lili's miracle - A sign language short film

ili's miracle, a sign language short film about three young deaf women who work in a cocoa farm in a remote beach. Lili's miracle is a story about the fear to the unknow but also it's a story about accepting yourself the way you are.

Lili, Soledad and Ofelia are three young deaf women, who live in La Casona, a cocoa farm located in a lost bay on the coasts of Venezuela that can only be reached by boat. The communication between the girls and Augusto; The farm owner; Is a constant uncertainty. He does not know how to speak in sign language and they don't know how to read or write. In spite of this, the young women take care of all the domestic work in the Casona.

One day an accident happened in the cocoa farm and Augusto is forced to look for help in the nearest town. He meets Margarita, a hypoacusic photographer, an expert in sign language who thanks to a cochlear implant can speak and listen perfectly. She will have the difficult task of teaching each one of the girls to communicate through the Venezuelan sign language.

However, the arrival of Margarita will encourage Lili, Soledad and Ofelia to start a revolution that will break with the orthodox rules of Augusto. The Girls will have to decide if they stay on the farm under Augusto's rules or go out and discover what's beyond the sea.

Fernando Moreno (Director), Photographer and film student at the School of Audiovisual Media of the University of Los Andes. Fernando says "My intention with our film is to create awareness about the deaf culture so that the listeners learn to speak more with our hands and less with our mouth. That way we can realize that as much as we worry about learning another language, we can learn sign language too. And the same way try to speak with any foreigner, we take the time and effort to speak with our deaf brothers. Because deafness is not an inability but a lifestyle. And if they are able to overcome all their fears despite their lifestyle, why can't we be able to overcome ours?"

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The 2017 FRIGID Festival presents Jamie Brickhouse’s solo show

The 2017 FRIGID Festival presents
Jamie Brickhouse’s solo show
Dangerous When Wet: Booze, Sex, and My Mother
Based on his critically-acclaimed memoir that Interview calls
“As funny as an evening with Carrie Fisher.”
Written and performed by Jamie Brickhouse
Directed by Obie-winning David Drake
All performances at The Kraine Theater, 85 E. 4th St. NYC 10003
Feb. 23, 5:30 PM; Feb. 26, 3:30 PM; Feb. 27, 5:30 PM; Feb. 28, 10:30 PM; March 4, 8:20 PM
Tickets: $15 / (on sale 1/15)
Sodomite Jamie Brickhouse (two-time Moth SLAM champion) faces his three most defining relationships—booze, sex, and his Texas tornado of a mother Mama Jean—in this darkly comic tour de force. Ripped from the pages of his critically acclaimed memoir that Interview magazine called “as  funny as an evening with Carrie Fisher,” and Paul Rudnick praised as “witty, blisteringly honest, and wickedly intoxicating,” it sparkles under the direction of Obie Award-winning David Drake, who recently directed the The JambDangerous When Wet is part of the 11th Annual 2017 FRIGID Festival.
With dazzling wit and unflinching honesty set against a multi-media backdrop of evocative photos, home movies, vintage postcards, and music haunted by Peggy Lee’s “Is That All There Is?”, Jamie tells the story of wrestling way too close to—and later loose from—booze, sex, and his bombastic, adorable Mama Jean. It’s a unique story about alcoholism, illness, death, AIDS, family heartbreak, and the relationship between a gay son and his mother. From the age of five stuck in Beaumont, Texas, all Jamie wanted was to be at a cocktail party with a martini in one hand and a cigarette in the other. All Mama Jean wanted was to keep him at that age, her Jamie doll forever. A Texan Elizabeth Taylor with the split personality of Auntie Mame and Mama Rose, she never had a thought she didn’t speak. Mama Jean cast a long shadow throughout Jamie’s life, no matter how deep in booze he swam or how far away from her amid New York’s drinking set he strayed. She unwittingly saves him as he discovers the meaning of love—Mama Jean’s kind of love.

Jamie Brickhouse (Writer and performer) is the author of the critically-acclaimed Dangerous When Wet: A Memoir of Booze, Sex, and My Mother (St. Martin’s Press), which was an Amazon “Best Book of May 2015,” “Required Reading” in Mary Karr’s The Art of Memoir, and a Book Chase “2015 Top 10 Nonfiction.” A two-time Moth StorySLAM winner and Literary Death Match champion, Jamie has recorded voice-overs for Beavis and Butthead, and has performed at storytelling shows throughout New York including Kevin Allison’s Risk! He has been published in the New York Times, Washington Post, Daily Beast, SalonHuffington PostOut, and POZ. He is at work on two new books: I Favor My Daddy, a memoir about his father Earl; and Golden Triangle Summer, a gay YA novel. Jamie lives with his common-law husband Michael in Manhattan. Visit him at, on Facebook, and on Twitter @jamiebrickhouse.
David Drake (Director) An Obie Award winner for his long-running solo show The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me, David is thrilled to return to the Kraine where he most recently directed the world premiere of J.Stephen Brantley’s The Jamb last fall. Other directing projects in the Frigid Festival include Lucas Brooks’s Cootie Catcher, Cyndi Freeman’s Wonder Woman, and J.Stephen Brantley’s NYIT award-nominated Chicken-Fried Ciccone. David has twice been a Directing Fellow at Sundance Theatre Lab, and held directing residencies at the Kimmel in Phila, Out North in Anchorage, and last fall for his new music-theater piece with Migguel Anggelo and Mau Quiros, The Suitcase Project, at the BRIC in Brooklyn. With the latter, David also wrote and directed the acclaimed Another Son of Venezuela at Joe’s Pub (NY Mag Critic’s Pick). Other directing credits include new plays at Rattlestick, Theatre for the New City, NYC Fringe Festival, and both Taylor Mac’s Under-the-Radar debut in The Be(a)st of Taylor Mac, as well as Mac’s The Lily’s Revenge at Sundance and Here, which won an Obie Award. As an actor, David recently guested on HBO’s Vinyl, and costars with Alan Cumming in Vincent Gagliostro’s upcoming featureAfter Louie. As a director, in March 2017 David will stage the NY premiere of Bob Bartlett’s Bareback Ink for the Hard Sparks theater company

Monday, February 13, 2017

New Animated Short Film: The Never Ending Dream

 Ginzburg Press' latest new short animated horror movie for kids is now streaming on Amazon Prime video.

Trailer for The Never Ending Dream

The Never Ending Dream short film explores Ryan's surreal dreams which take him to places he's never been to before. Ryan travels to uncharted territory and encounters scary creatures in his never ending dreams.

This is the first episode in our hero's new adventure which takes place in a computer digitized world crafted by our talented and dedicated gamer. Our hero's story is brought to life in this uniquely surreal tale about monsters and creepers revisiting Ryan in his dreams.

The essence of the story depicts how dreams can change one's perception of reality. A never ending dream leads our hero to where monsters and spiders dwell but is it just a dream?

Unlike most animated short films today that are created with complicated animation programs employing nauseating jerk action inducing movements, this film was produced in a gaming engine from an ultra-popular computer game in real time.

Dreadnotx, the director and lead animator of the film, said, "Kids today really enjoy playing the Minecraft game … They are totally immersed into the game so I've taken it a step further and produced a surrealistic post-modernist adventure story for kids."

Watch now as Ryan encounters assorted creatures and scary monsters in his never ending dream.


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Ginzburg Press is a digital production company that distributes online courses, ebooks and animated short films. For the months of July and August 2016, Ginzburg Press was awarded the Amazon Video Direct Star #AVDStarsWinner given to the top self-publishers in Prime Video.