Monday, April 23, 2018

Shudan Wang: Hollywood's Newest Superhero or Supervillain?

Rumors and leaks tell us that there is more than one superhero TV series on the horizon.  Depending on who's sharing the "inside information," actress Shudan Wang is likely to play either a superhero or a supervillain or both. Considering her remarkable martial arts and weapons expertise combined with her outstanding acting ability, it's not at all surprising that she stays at the "top of the list" to play such diverse roles.

We asked Ms. Wang if congratulations were in order.  "Congratulations are premature," she replied.  "I have yet to sign a contract and it may conflict with other projects."

"With other projects where you have already signed contracts?"
 we asked.  Shudan nodded her head "yes."

Tad Atkinson, Vice President of Cuban Lightning Enterprises, stepped forward.  "We want her in all four of our films," he announced with an almost child-like grin. "We intend to keep her busy for a while."  Mr. Atkinson was referring to the "Cuban Lightning: The Zipper" movie franchise.

"We're producing a series of feature films based on the real-life adventures of a fascinating career spy," Atkinson continued. "Shudan Wang is perfect for the role of the double-agent.  Let's face it; she makes the perfect spy.  A concert pianist since age five - an extremely competent and impressive martial artist and weapons master - an award-winner for dozens of disciplines as diverse as public speaking and fencing.  She speaks at least three languages fluently.  She's gorgeous and intriguing in real life and she can really 'turn it up' on screen."

"The President of our company, Dr. Julio Antonio del Marmol, is the real-life spy whose story we're telling in the quadriligy,"
 Mr. Atkinson added.  "He was a career spy for over fifty years and he's not easily impressed."

Dr. Marmol was so impressed with Shudan Wang, however, that he allegedly suggested to Tad Atkinson, "Maybe we should recruit her."  Atkinson raised an eyebrow, slowly shook his head and said, "Not a great idea."  Dr. Marmol, possessing an "interesting" sense of humor, reportedly responded with "Okay, we'll hire her for our films instead!"

Shudan Wang, coming soon to a theater near you.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Summer Hill Films announces the North American DVD and VOD release of the crime thriller, Saint Nicholas!

In the film, Nicholas De Le Cruz is a drug and sex addicted attorney who's inner demons unravel during a trial representing his childhood friend. To cope, he attempts a quick fix healing through a psychiatrist visit, that opens the door of an in depth revelation that will change his life forever.

The film stars Monte Bezell, who also produces. Monte has been an actor on NBC's The Black List (2016), Showtimes' Homeland (2013), CBS's Madam Secretary (2015), Person of Interest (2013), and Marvel's Jessica Jones on Netflix (2015). Having cut his teeth on the indie film scene, he created a slate of culture driven, New York City centric projects including "Saint Nicholas". Monte also has a heavy hand in the producing world, producing and financing over half a dozen projects in just the last three years.

Film also stars, Francesca Van Horne, who is coming off a hugely successful London and Paris tour of "Tales From the Trundle", which she also penned; A.R. Garcia (El Gallo), and Karyna Kudzina (The Path, The Americans, Cafe Society).Written by A.R. Garcia (El Callo) and directed by Jose A. Esquea, best known for Holes.

"We are very excited to release the New York-centric, SAINT NICHOLAS," says Summer Hill President, Ted Chalmers, "Monte gives a remarkable and edgy performance."

"Both A.R. Garcia and I are delighted to have Summer Hill release the film and getting us up on the platforms," says Monte Bezell.

Saint Nicholas is now available in North America on DVD through Fox Hollow Features with VOD on Amazon, Google Play, and Xbox coming soon. It is also available internationally, and Summer Hill Films attends all the major film sales markets including EFM, March√© du Film, AFM and Hong Kong Filmart next week!

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

15 films take top honors at NYC's 7th Annual Winter Film Awards International Film Festival

Tom Sierchio's debut feature film The Girl Who Invented Kissing has won the award for Best Picture at New York City's 7th annual Winter Film Awards International Film Festival. The film is the story of a nameless, pill-popping drifter girl (Suki Waterhouse), who steps off a bus and into a neighborhood bar owned by two middle-age brothers. She quickly befriends older brother Victor (Dash Mihok) — a good-natured lummox whose mind was affected as the result of a childhood accident. The mysterious Girl soon upsets the delicate balance of the brothers' lives while bringing both trouble and new life into the world of these resigned characters.

The festival's international jury described "The Girl Who Invented Kissing" as "a very wonderful slice of life about hard times, relationships, romance, conflict and resolution. The script is very nicely written and wraps things up nicely at the end. The actors, shooters, camera work music and editing were all spot on."

At a glittering ceremony Saturday March 3 at the legendary Copacabana Nightclub in NYC, Winter Film Awards was proud to recognize the outstanding achievement of 15 films, and honored Carl Goodman, Executive Director of the Museum of the Moving Image as the 2018 Patron of the Cinema (https://winterfilmawards.com/2018/02/carl-goodman-to-rece...).

Winter Film Awards 2018 International Film Festival awards the following films:
Best Picture ……… The Girl Who Invented Kissing (United States, directed by Tom Sierchio)
Best Director ……… Adrian Goiginger (The Best of all Worlds, Germany)
Best Documentary Film ……… Burkinab√® Rising: the art of resistance in Burkina Faso (Burkina Faso, directed by Iara Lee)
Best Short Film ……… Path of Dreams (Japan, directed by Tamara Ruppart)
NY Perspectives ……… One Ticket Please (US & Latvia, directed by Matiss Kaza)
Best Horror Feature ……… The Revenge of Phantom Knight (China, directed by David Shao)‎
Best Horror Short ……… Monsters (United States, directed by Steve Desmond)
Best Animated Film ……… Curpigeon (United States, directed by Dmitry Milkin)
Best Music Video ……… True Paradise (United States, directed by Evgeniya Radilova)
Best Original Score ……… The Guardian of the Ice (Italy, directed by Salvatore Metastasio)
Best Student Film ……… Isabella (United States, directed by Qihong Wei)
Best Web Series ……… Your Mom Says Hi! (United States, directed by Carlie Mantilla & Doni Carley)
Outstanding Woman Director ……… Word Count (United Arab Emirates, directed by Charlotte de Bekker)
Best Actor ……… Jeremy Miliker (The Best of all Worlds, Germany)
Best Actress ……… Caitlin Carmichael (Monsters, United States)

For a complete list of winners and nominees, visit https://winterfilmawards.com/2018/03/wfa2018-international-film-festival-nominees-winners/.

About Winter Film Awards
New York City's 7th Annual Winter Film Awards International Film Festival(https://winterfilmawards.com/wfa2018/) ran February 22-March 3 2018 with a jam-packed lineup of 93 fantastic films in all genres from 31 countries, including Animation, Drama, Comedy, Thriller, Horror, Documentary and Music Video. Hollywood might ignore women and people of color, but Winter Film Awards celebrates everyone!

Winter Film Awards is an all volunteer, minority- and women-owned registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 2011 in New York City by a group of filmmakers and enthusiasts. The program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the NY State Council on the Arts.

Website (https://WinterFilmAwards.com)
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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished At "The Samaritans" NY Premiere

Full coverage of the award winning thriller, The Samaritans New York City Premiere & After Party

A chilling first look at the harrowing world of The Samaritans film took place in NYC with the premiere being held at Anthology Film Archives and exclusive after party at famed hotspot The Vnyl

The Samaritans Starring Cast; Keith Collins, Doug Bollinger, Timothy Laurel Harrison, Annelise Nielsen

Keith Collins, Doug Bollinger, Cory Green & Matt Grego

Writer/Director Doug Bollinger

Annelise Nielsen

Producer, Cinematographer & Editor Cory Green

Producer, Colorist & Editor Matt Grego

Musician Olivia Bec & Guest

Producer Keith Collins & Christina Dollard

Sharif Gordon

Timothy Laurel Harrison

Andrea Boehlke

Matt Grego & Guest 

Elyse Metelka & Cory Green
Randy Jones & Billy Sample
Keith Collins

Billy Sample
Randy Jones

Christina Dollard

Andrea Boehlke & Tim MacKay


Matt Grego, Cory Green, Keith Collins, Doug Bollinger, Timothy Laurel Harrison & Annelise Nielsen

Audience


The Vinyl




“The Samaritans” tells the story of Four co-workers who get together to finish a project at their manager’s home. They haven’t actually met face to face and they discover they have more in common than the new App they are perfecting. As they piece together their histories, they realize that each of them has a deadly secret that could reveal a way out or seal their fates. Their pasts have provoked a vengeful force to show them the errors in their ways. The home they have been summoned to becomes their court and their prison. Can they prove that history doesn’t repeat itself? Can they redeem themselves before time runs out? Will they figure out their fateful bond before revenge has its way with them?

STARRING: Keith Collins (“The Evangelist”), Doug Bollinger (“Waltzing Anna”,”Mail Order Bride”), Timothy Laurel Harrison ("Out Of My Hand”), Annelise Nielsen (“The Brink Of Us”). PRODUCED BY, Keith Collins, Doug Bollinger, Cory Green (“The Jersey Devil”), Matt Grego. CINEMATOGRAPHY BY Cory Green. EDITED BY, Cory Green and Matt Grego. STORY BY, Keith Collins. WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY, Doug Bollinger. ORIGINAL MUSIC BY, Olivia Bec"THE SAMARITANS"  WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/THESAMARITANSMOVIE
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(Photos By, Rob Klein & Udor Photography)

Saturday, March 31, 2018

"THE SAMARITANS" ARE READY TO POSSESS YOU FULL OF VENGEANCE IN NEW YORK CITY




Award-Winning Team To Have Premiere In New York City

The Thrilling new feature film "The Samaritans" will have it's long awaited New York City Premiere tonight with a star studded after party at new hotspot The VNYL! We have been fortunate enough to view this film, this is one of the most creepy, scary, heart pounding films we have seen in a long time. Trying to put into words what we saw unfold was just pure mayhem. This may possibly be the most fearful, shocking, frightening film of the decade. The Samaritans is so shocking, it will keep your mind drenched with paranormal fear for days.

Lets break down this little gem, first of all the ensemble cast is stellar! The whole movie is carried by this group of four creepy cast members. They keep you so engaged its almost like you can't wait to hear what they say next and can't help to wonder what sickening thing they may do, to say the least. Doug Bollinger from (Waltzing Anna & Mail Order Bride) fame directs & writes this piece of insanity, while also dubbing as a cast member. He keeps the cast flowing and not once do you lose engagement in this 75 minute thrill ride. So many things could have went wrong in the making of this film. When you watch it you will understand, however everything seems to magically fall into place with this one from start to finish and WHAT A FINISH it is.
Bollinger delivers with a outstanding performance. He adds some minimal relief at moments with some comedic remarks then its right back to the disturbed genius he is and reels you in and keeps you on the edge of your seat.

Keith Collins (The Evangelist) who inked the story of this freak show, does his usual and takes us to such a elevated dark place. His character is so eerie he just gives you the chills makes you uncomfortable and uneasy while you squirm in your seat. Collins is very frightening in this film.

Newcomer Annelise Nielsen delivers a extremely fearful performance. She keeps you guessing and in fear of what is going to happen next. Every moment Nielsen gives to the screen is astonishing. A top notch show.

Timothy Laurel Harrison (Out of my hand) brings in such shock. Harrison really goes for it in this film and is so believable and scary rounding out this ensemble. Giving the audience many chills with the way she conveys her emotions to the screen. Harrison is fantastic in this film!

For a film that boasts "No good deed goes unpunished" really delivers. Be on the look out for this one when its released you won't be disappointed. Good luck New York City The Samaritans are coming for you!!


Synopsis:
"The Samaritans" tells the story of Four co-workers who get together to finish a project at their manager's home. They haven't actually met face to face and they discover they have more in common than the new App they are perfecting. As they piece together their histories, they realize that each of them has a deadly secret that could reveal a way out or seal their fates. Their pasts have provoked a vengeful force to show them the errors in their ways. The home they have been summoned to becomes their court and their prison. Can they prove that history doesn't repeat itself? Can they redeem themselves before time runs out? Will they figure out their fateful bond before revenge has its way with them?

STARRING: Keith Collins, Doug Bollinger, Timothy Laurel Harrison, Annelise Nielsen. Directed By, Doug Bollinger. Produced by Keith Collins, Doug Bollinger, Cory Green, Matt Grego. Cinematography By Cory Green. Edited By, Cory Green and Matt Grego. Written By, Doug Bollinger. Story By, Keith Collins. Original music by, Olivia Bec.

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