Friday, May 30, 2014

Actress Robin Shelby (Slimer from Ghostbusters 2) launches new Website

Robin Shelby (Slimer of Ghostbusters 2) announces the launch of her new website

Robin Shelby is best known for playing "Slimer" in Ghostbusters 2 as well as the web series she created and stars in, "Far From The Tree". Robin has worked on "The Little Rascals" and "The Fantastics" as part of the stunt team. Robin has also co-starred on the TV series "Cybill" starring Cybill Shepherd as well as "The Home Court" with Pamela Reed. Robin is very excited to soon be seen in the new comedy short "Meet the Zillas" by DemiLOCA Productions, as well as in the amazing upcoming documentary "Cleanin' up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters". Robin was just recently cast in the film "Evening Of The Dead" for Bad Pony Media, as well as "The Dancer and the Composer" for More Brandy Productions. All this (and more) on her website where you can keep up to date..

Visit Robin Shelby's new website for news, video of some of her past projects and some site exclusiveindustry photos! She's been busy, and very excited to share it with industry colleagues and her fans as well

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Multi-talented Artist Releases Latest Album, New World

Michigan’s own multi-talented Dance/Soul music producer and vocalist DJ Fatha Julz is set to release his fourth album New World on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Listeners can expect a high energy, infectious, soulful, mesmerizing music experience from this fifteen-track album. DJ Fatha Julz’s “Buck With Me” single, released in late April, provided listeners with a sample of what to expect on the new album and was met with great critical acclaim. DJ Fatha Julz explains the excitement of his newest album release, “this album is my best work to date. My only wish is that the world gets a chance to hear it and fall in love with it like I have.”

New World will be available for purchase on iTunes on Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 (

About DJ Fatha Julz
DJ Fatha Julz wears many hats in the music industry including songwriter, composer, producer, and vocalist. His experiences as a classically trained pianist and a seasoned church musician have allowed him to cultivate his own brand of music. Deriving his inspiration from the traditional black church hymns and spirituals with the deep soul of old school house, his sound is best described as “futuristic renaissance house music”. A musical non-conformist, DJ Fatha Julz considers his music “purposely light and feel good music." He released this first album Dreambeats on iTunes in 2006. Since his debut album, he has released two additional projects (Audio Ball – 2007 & The Return of Synergy - 2009). After a nearly five year hiatus, DJ Fatha Julz released his fourth album, New World on May 20, 2014.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Phil Borges launches new trailer and Kickstarter for mental health documentary, "Crazywise"

Filmmakers Phil Borges and Kevin Tomlinson yesterday launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign and released a new extended trailer for "Crazywise," a documentary on alternative solutions to the current mental health crisis.

The goal of the campaign is to raise $75,000 by June 20 for remaining production and post-production costs.

May is Mental Heath Month, and "Crazywise" embodies the need for additional education, information and resources about mental health treatments.

A 20-year fascination with shamanism leads photographer and filmmaker Phil Borges to question how Western culture defines and treats severe mental disorders. He meets and begins filming Adam Gentry, a 29-year-old former wakeboard champion who struggles with his sanity following a psychotic break. Desperate and feeling shame from being labeled with a potential lifelong disease, Gentry goes off his meds and embraces meditation. Later, after revealing his mental diagnosis, Gentry is turned away from future meditation retreats. he soon becomes homeless, alienated from his family and is living alone out of a friend's car.

While documenting Gentry's story, Borges becomes increasingly aware of the severity of the mental health crisis in America. He discovers an emerging, survivor-led movement supported by a passionate group of renowned mental health professionals, activists and scholars who are advocating for alternatives to the biomedical based standards by which most mental illness is currently defined and treated.

View the trailer and additional info on the Kickstarter page:

The "Crazywise" production team has spent two years filming with Gentry while conducting interviews with more than 35 experts including Robert Whitaker, Gabor Mate, Mary Olson, E. Fuller Torrey, Will Hall and Sandra Ingerman.

Borges and Tomlinson are available for interviews during the Kickstarter campaign, which runs until midnight on Friday, June 20. Backer Rewards include DVD and digital versions of the film once it's finished, sensory deprivation float sessions at Float Seattle, limited edition pieces of Phil Borges' art and workshops with the filmmakers.

The extended "Crazywise" trailer is also streaming and embeddable on the official YouTube Channel, where the filmmakers will release bonus content throughout the Kickstarter campaign:

Phil Borges, Social Documentary Photographer and Filmmaker
For more than 25 years, Phil Borges has been documenting indigenous and tribal cultures, striving to create an understanding of the challenges they face. His work is exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide, and his award winning books have been published in four languages.

Borges has hosted television documentaries on indigenous cultures for Discovery and National Geographic. As an experienced lecturer, he has spoken at multiple TED talks, including TED in 2007, TEDxRainier in 2012 and TEDxUMKC in 2013. Borges directed 13 short documentaries between 2004-2012 focusing on gender issues around the world for UN Women, CARE, ReSurge, joinFITE, Foundation for Women and One Heart.

Kevin Tomlinson, Producer, Director and Cinematographer
Kevin Tomlinson has earned numerous Emmy and Telly Awards for his network news camerawork with NBC, ABC, CBS, PBS and Discovery. He has worked with clients ranging from Microsoft, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Ford, Cineplex Odeon to Nickelodeon and the Nationally broadcast PBS series, "Travels in Europe" with Rick Steves. Tomlinson directed and co-produced the award-winning feature documentary "Back to the Garden," which premiered at SIFF (2009) and played at more 30 international film festivals, airing both locally and nationally on PBS.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Sean Spence ("J. Edgar") Recently Cast in Three Upcoming Indie Films

Sean Spence ("J. Edgar", "The Young and The Restless") can be seen in three upcoming Independent films shooting later in the year.

The first is the sequel to the hit cult film, "Sledge", appropriately called "Sledged", starring Kane Hodder (Jason Voorhees in "Friday the 13th"). It will continue the story of crazed slasher, Adam Lynch.

The next indie is the YA drama, "The Dancer and The Composer". Although currently casting for the leads, Sean will be co-starring as Walter, the limo driver with a heart of gold.

Sean will then be heading over to Scotland to star in the horror/apocalyptic film from Bad Pony Productions, "Evening of the Dead", playing opposite his wife, Robin Shelby ("Slimer" in Ghostbusters II). He is one of only three Americans in the ensemble cast.

He was last seen in the feature films "Blood Type: Unknown" (2013) and "Democracy at Work" (2012), as well as the Streamy Award winning web series "Compulsions" starring Craig Frank ("Mixology"), "Love On-The-Line", "Why I Hate Bitsy Malone" and "Good Times". Sean has also been writing and directing the popular web series "Far From The Tree", currently in it's third season.

For more information on Sean and all other future productions, check out his website at

Monday, May 26, 2014

Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and Fantasy Film Fans Support New Mythica Fantasy Film Series

Fantasy film fans are showing up in force to pre-purchase DVDs or even get their name on the credits of a film series not unlike The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, or even Harry Potter. "There's finally a way to get involved in the films I love!” That’s the message from fans at events like Comic Con and FantasyCon.

Fans are acting fast before the deadline of May 18, 2014. The Mythica fantasy film series offers fans the opportunity to become a backer and be rewarded with props from the Mythica films, DVDs and Blu-rays of the movies, or even see their name listed in the credits of the film, if they act fast.

“Fans are excited because Kevin Sorbo is starring in Mythica. He is making his long-awaited return to the fantasy genre as Gojun Pye, a legendary wizard. Kevin is best known for his starring roles in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Kull the Conqueror, and Andromeda,” said Kynan Griffin, executive producer.

Fans want to participate in the creation of a major fantasy film, and now they can. Backers of Mythica can sign up online at There are many, many gifts available to backers. A full description is on the website.

“Mythica is the most ambitious indie fantasy project ever undertaken. We shot three feature films in the series, back-to-back, from October 2013 to March 2014, with several more films in the Mythica series planned,” said Jason Faller, Arrowstorm Entertainment executive.

Nearly 1,000 fans have signed up to be backers of the first of the series of Mythica films, and in a few days that opportunity will end.

“If our fans respond and help us meet our goal by the deadline, we will be able to bring Kevin Sorbo to Salt Lake City for the next Comic Con in September,” promised Faller. “And if that happens, the world premiere showing of Mythica: A Quest for Heroes will be held as part of the Comic Con event. Whether that happens will be up to fantasy fans who become backers,” he added.

Fantasy fans can "live the dream" if they become a backer of the film at a level that provides a listing in the film’s credits, and by attending the premiere showing of the film with their friends and family where everyone will see their name up on the screen as a backer.

The deadline is approaching fast. Fans can go to the website, watch the trailer, and select what level of support they would like and what gifts they want to receive at

About Arrowstorm:
Arrowstorm Entertainment ( is a Utah-based production studio. They make sci-fi, action, and fantasy films, and believe that capturing the imagination of the audience is their key to success.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Soundset 2014 Will Get “The Minnesota Delivery"

The Minnesota Delivery is the first in a series of films by Baking Sota that were produced with audience participation via social media polls and surveys.

“We are circumventing Hollywood. We put the audience in control—they tell us what they want to see, we make that movie, and distribute it independently. That’s what is so cool about our approach to film making,” says Director and Writer, Tim Christian.

The feature film made local news last summer after filming car crashes and explosive chase scenes through out Saint Paul. “The rugged way it [the film] looks and moves adds to the authentic real life elements mixed into the fictional storyline,” states the film’s Director who attended Columbia College in Chicago and UCLA to hone his writing skills. After producing nationally distributed, After Effects starring Daniel Baldwin, writer and producer, Tim Christian formed Baking Sota Films, “to create and distribute content digitally across continents,” according to the company’s website.

The Minnesota Delivery, Tim Christian’s second feature film release, is about "A wild cousin from Chicago coming to visit his peaceful cousin's life in Minnesota -- with plans to take over," according to IMDb. Minneapolis and St. Paul, has been all a buzz since the infamous film’s premiere at the Amsterdam Bar & Hall in St. Paul. Now, fans and “contributing producers” of the film can get their special edition DVD of The Minnesota Delivery at this year’s Soundset Music Festival.

“Soundset brings so many artists, creatives and lovers of art and music together. It’s the perfect place for us to bring The Minnesota Delivery to our fan base and to celebrate artistry and culture in general,” says the film’s Marketing Producer, Krystal Paige.

“Every project is like that movie, Glory—a muddy uphill gun fight. Whether you get to the top is solely up to your mental toughness and character. You don't have a choice to have normal feelings,” says the film’s Director, Tim Christian, of the movie making process.

Retailers can contact Baking Sota Films directly or online at to get the first installment in a series of movies exploring multiple genres.

Audiences can rent The Minnesota Delivery online at or pick up a copy at Soundset Music Festival, Fifth Element, Electric Fetus, and Cheapo Discs.

What: The Minnesota Delivery DVD Release at Soundset 2014

When: May 25th, 2014

Where: Soundset, 1100 Canterbury Rd, Shakopee

Saturday, May 24, 2014

PBS provides Canvas for "The Painter"

Chicago-based Amarok Productions brings tragic loss of innocence to life in its anti violence film screening in the prestigious PBS Shorts Showcase Film Festival. This event highlights films from around the world online as well as weekly on PBS-KVCR throughout Southern California. The Shorts Showcase offers Amarok the opportunity to get their message to millions of viewers world-wide through continuous exposure through television and online streaming. You can watch and vote for The Painter through July 31 at the Showcase’s website at: ( Winners will be announced at the Annual Gala held this fall at The Show in Rancho Mirage, California.

Filmed at Columbia College’s Media Production Center and featuring a cast of Chicago South Side youth, The Painter portrays a boy who lives in a world where violence surrounds him and his sole means of survival is to escape through his art. Amarok worked with two highly regarded Chicago organizations that help children living in high-risk neighborhoods: UCAN and Youth Guidance. Children from both organizations played roles in front and behind the camera.

“There is no single social issue in our cities more tragic than the killing of children and young people in high-risk neighborhoods. Children do not make choices about where they are born, and yet each day in America there are what equate to child soldiers struggling to survive due to the constant violence in their neighborhoods. We’d like to thank PBS for its support of The Painter allowing us to be one more outspoken voice asking ourselves as a nation 'What are we doing to help these innocent children?’” – stated writer/director Kevin Cooper .

Critically recognized by top tier festivals around the world, this film has screened at 12 international festivals and has been featured on Indiewire ( and We Are Movie Geeks ( The Painter was written and directed by Columbia College Chicago faculty member Kevin Cooper, produced by Deanna Cooper and executive produced by Emil Arab. In October of 2013, the film was recognized by the Illinois Film Office as the winner of their Annual Shortcuts Competition at the Chicago International Film Festival. For more information on the film, please

Friday, May 23, 2014

High Speed Low Drag announces "Race with the Devil" to film in Nashville, Tennessee

High speed horror thriller RACE WITH THE DEVIL, an offbeat, tongue-in-cheek adaptation of The Devil & Daniel Webster tale, will begin filming in Nashville, Tenn.

Scratch (the Devil) has been terrorizing a rural working class town that's been hit hard by the recession. A naive, farmer Jabez Stone, plagued by unending bad luck, has made a deal with Scratch to save his family's farm. On the eve Scratch comes to collect Jabez's soul, his nephew Danny Webster steps in.

Fueled with hot rods, hotties, pinups, weirdos and freaks, the movie will top it off with a drag racing scene between Danny and the Devil at the dragstrip. Film will feature music from Nuclear Blast Records ( and other artists.

Produced by High Speed Low Drag -- an all volunteer cast and crew -- filming is set to begin June 25th and 26th at Mickey's Tavern in East Nashville and June 28 at the Nashville Raceway. Official RACE WITH THE DEVIL merchandise is now available at FREE Race With The Devil sticker with every t-shirt purchase. All proceeds go toward the production of the film

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Hollywood Literary Manager Turns Author Self-Publishing The First Two Books in his "Identity Crisis Trilogy"

A.Rahman Yoba who manages screenwriters under his GhettoSuburbia Entertainment shingle has created an action-thriller book series featuring a protagonist he feels is long overdue. "I wanted to take a guy from the hood and drop him into an international setting usually reserved for his Caucasian counterparts. But that's not the high concept hook at all. The first Montey Greene story was so big I had to spread it over three books, so you have to read the books to find that out," he says.

The Huffington post has been quoted as saying: "No need to say move over Jason Bourne, James Bond or whoever the new flavor of the month is in this genre, Montey Greene has carved out his own lane."

Even the United Kingdom has served notice as the book review site, says: "Montey Greene is a very refreshing central character, a very promising start to a new series."

Yoba has been repping writers since 2003 and served as a judge for the Scriptapaloza International Screenwriting Competition in 2009. "I know a lot of people. I could have easily sent the manuscripts to agents and publishers, but with me being a born hustler and all this technology available at your fingertips that wouldn't have made any sense, no sense whatsoever," he stated.

Having given away hundreds of books and building a domestic and international readership through and other social networking and book lover sites, Yoba is now sending book packages out to fim, TV and digital-medium producers. The books are also out to director Anthony Hemingway (Red Tails, The Wire, Power). "I've known Anthony for like 20 years, something like that," said Yoba "met him on my brother's show New York Undercover back in the day. He was just a P.A. I've watched him grow into a damn good director. Matter of fact I told him whenever he got his first feature I would be there to support him. Little did I know it was gonna be in Europe, but when he got Red Tails I kept my word and flew to Prague. So yeah, as far as directors go, I sent him the first package. You can call it an honorary package 'cause he's got the first chance to turn it down (laughs)."

The books are a combintaion of literary and commercial fiction. Montey Greene has to overcome an immense amount of internal conflict in the first three books, hence the Identity Crisis umbrella, and even though the twists and turns are aplenty, the action and story are straight forward enough to make it universally appealing.

"I'm in the unique position of having been repped as a screenwriter at one point in my career and then actually repping writers. Which is not all that crazy when you think about it. I love writing. I love reading. I can see something before it manisfest into three-dimensional form. Those are the people I want to deal with. I know for a fact most of Hollywood is a town of follow the leader. Very few executives can see past the nose on their face, which is to say they can't see at all unless they have a very big nose. So I approach the self-publishing of my books the same way. I don't have to wait until it becomes a best seller before I send it to people. I can give them the opportunity to get in on the ground floor, make a good entertaining product at a price, 'cause once it becomes a best seller, it's gonna be real expensive to do business with me," Yoba concluded.

While adapting "They Call Me...Montey Greene" and "Get...Montey Greene" for the big, little and computer screens, Yoba is writing the third installment of the series, "Farewell...Montey Greene," set to release winter 2014-2015.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

"The Coffee Shop" Film Screening

"The Coffee Shop"
Screening Friday May 23rd 2014 at 7:00PM

The Coffee Shop is a hilarious comedy about a LGBT owned and operated coffee house that has turned into a gay hot spot!

The Coffee Shop is a hilarious comedy about a LGBT owned and operated coffee house that has turned into a gay hot spot! The drama between its workers, its regulars, and its not so regular customer base leads to a nerve ending cascade of drama! There's the owner of the shop, the fabulous Bea Reasonable and the flamboyant boy-crazy gay waiter, Jamie. There's also the slimy hetero-creeper looking for some threesome action.Plus, there's Helen, a straight girl with a penchant for drama. The drama unfolds when Helen meets her bisexual boyfriend at The Cup for a date. Hilarity ensues when their date goes awry and a water fight breaks out and it only gets funnier from there. The Cup becomes the place for awkward coming out stories, hook-ups in the bathroom, and vampire meetings. The drama culminates when Helen enters the coffee house again to take down the man who stole her man from her. This episodic feature will leave you wanting another chapter!!

The drama starts when Helen meets her bisexual boyfriend Phillip (Edvin Ortega) at The Cup for a date. Hilarity ensues when their date goes awry and a water fight breaks out. And it only gets funnier from there. The Cup becomes the place for awkward coming out stories, hook-ups in the bathroom, and vampire meetings. The drama culminates when Helen enters the coffee house again to take down Josh (Bobby Walker), the man who stole her man from her. It's an LGBT comedy guaranteed to make you laugh!

Trailer click here:

Mall Cops Go 51/50 on May 27th

51/50 Mall Cop, a new comedy directed by Palme d'Or winner David Greenspan, on May 27, 2014.

The film features an all-star cast with Jennifer Morrison (ABC’s Once Upon a Time, House M.D., Star Trek), Kathleen Robertson (Beverly Hills 90219, Starz’s Boss, I Am Sam), Nick Searcy (FX’s Justified, Cast Away, Moneyball) and Derek Cecil (Cinemax's Banshee, Parker, HBO’s Treme).

Set in a quintessential American town, 51/50 Mall Cop follows Frank (Cecil), a somewhat heroic mall cop injured in the line of duty. A late night botched burglary sends Frank into a frenzy and his heroic actions leave Frank one arm short and jobless. Replaced by a sexy punk rocker Donna (Kathleen Robertson), Frank decides to solve the crime, win the girl of his dreams and get his old job back! With the help of his nerdy best friend Chris (Jennifer Morrison), the ultra-strange White Wedding (Nick Searcy), and his sexy replacement – follow Frank’s adventure in this hilarious tale about love, limbs, a One-Armed Hero and Billy Idol!

The impressive soundtrack, featuring White Wedding by Billy Idol and Run Runaway by Slade, coupled with off-the-wall moments and quirky characters, unveils the hilarious battle for ultimate power and a severed arm.

The film will be available in rental stores, retail chains, TV, including 180 million homes on Video On Demand nationwide. Additional details, including the trailer preview, can be found at:

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Space Womb Documentary May 20 DVD Release

360 Sound and Vision’s, Space Womb , a revealing documentary about the life of a painter, debuts May 20 on DVD, Digital Download, and Video on Demand. This independent film will be available for purchase at various nationwide retailers and online.

Space Womb is a feature length documentary about Korean painter Jongwang Lee and his gallery called Space Womb. This educational documentary reveals the inner workings of the artists life, his beginning family life, the painter's everyday work, and the meaning behind the Space Womb gallery.

Shot in New York City, Space Womb artistic style, colorfully tells Jongwang Lee's story in a unique engaging way.

Space Womb will be released May 20, 2014 and will be available internationally online and in retail outlets. Space Womb will be available as a VoD (Video on-Demand), through various VoD partners.

Space Womb, is directed by Dwayne Buckle.
Street Date May 20, 2014.
360 Sound and Vision, Innovative films for Innovative minds.

The Official Website of 360 Sound and Vision

Monday, May 19, 2014

MOVIE SPOTLIGHT - "Sanctum Deep"

To Star in new Thriller

DGW films presents and currently filming in NY is the wildly suspenseful new Sci-Fi Thriller “Sanctum Deep”. From the mind of Geraldine Winters (“Clownstrophobia”,”Psychopath: Mania”) comes the first instalment in a new series being Written, Produced & Directed by Winters. “Sanctum Deep” takes you on a twisted journey focusing on a rogue scientist who has created a deadly strain of organisms that can potentially destroy mankind. Two people hold the key to unleashing it and they must be found and stopped before it's too late. Mystery, murder, blood, torture, extreme paranoia are a few ways to describe this clever new terrifying and psychologically intriguing thrill ride. Starring Award winning actor Keith Collins (“Gravedigger”,”Stuck in the Middle”, “The Jersey Devil”), Scream Queen Genoveva Rossi (“In Fear Of”,”Night Games”, “Skid Row”),Bradley Creanzo (“The Bible Belt Slasher”,”Midnight Card Massacre”), Bobby Max (“Clowstrophobia”, “Psychopath: Mania”),Newt Wallen (“Midnight Show”,”Underbelly”), “Medicated Pete” from the Howard Stern whack pack & Joseph Mooski from the Stern Super Fan Network.

“Sanctum Deep” Tells the story of in the near future after mankind had poisoned the earth with pollution and wars. The earth is frozen and has changed climate into a mini ice age. The government is run by ruthless thugs that oppress and make people stay confined indoors in fear. An unstable scientist, disgusted with mankind, Dr. Nimora lies dying, infected by his own creation, a DNA bio weapon that is virulent and highly contagious. An even more deadly form of the mutated DNA exists hidden inside of a few chosen individuals. The female carrier is the more important one to find, for she can be the mother of the unholy destruction of the human species. Dr. Nimora refuses to divulge how or where the virulent strain of mutant DNA will manifest and become a threat to human life. The hunt is on for the carriers and the henchman of the president will stop at nothing to get answers!

“A Father to Dye For” Wins The Silver in ALFA’s 2014 Short Film Competition on Ageism

"A Father to Dye For,” a touching film that follows the transformation of a sage senior as he goes through the process of getting his hair colored--and his spirits lifted, has been named the runner up in ALFA’s 2014 Short Film Competition on Ageism. ALFA, or The Assisted Living Federation of America, sponsored the national competition which features short films that focus on prejudicial attitudes toward the aging process.

“A Father to Dye For” will premiere to thousands of senior living care professionals, from around the world, during ALFA’s 2014 Conference & Exposition, May 19-22, in Phoenix, AZ.“Coloring my father’s hair became part of my responsibilities when I began looking after him. Mind you, at first he did not think I could handle the job. I had to earn his trust,” says director Lena Nozizwe.

​“It was not until I sat down for this film and asked him why it is so important for him to maintain the hair color of his youth did I realize just how significant it is to the quality of his life. Now I am clear. My father wants to spend his golden years with black hair.”The responses of South African-born retired university history professor, Hulme Thamsanqa Siwundhla, Ph.D, were unexpected, poignant and humorous.

“My father is very excited about the honor from ALFA. He clapped when I told him,” says Nozizwe.“I applaud ALFA as well and thank the organization for the opportunity to share a film that promotes understanding, while respecting the elders among us.”Following the premiere screening at ALFA’s convention, "A Father to Dye For" will be available online via

​In addition to directing “A Father to Dye For,” Nozizwe wrote, photographed, edited and created the soundtrack for the short. She is an Emmy-award winning broadcast journalist, professional speaker and author of the motivational book, “Starring in Your Own Life,” published by Simon & Schuster.

​Her assignments have taken her everywhere from France to Zimbabwe, from England to Sweden and from South Central to Palm Beach. She has been an on-air correspondent and producer for numerous media outlets, including CBS San Diego, SKY News and the FOX program, “America’s Most Wanted.”She says that “A Father To Dye For” is just the beginning of a series of segments she will direct that will focus on aging. The pieces will feature her father and other seniors.

​Over the course of her career Nozizwe has produced a number of stories focusing on causes dear to her heart, including hunger, homelessness and runaways. The experiences her father has faced as a senior prompted her to focus her lens and pen on issues relating to aging. She is writing two soon-to-be released books that bring insight and humor to the experience of aging. The first book, which focuses on their stranger than fiction backstory, will be available early 2015. The second one, a guidebook for caregiving, will be published mid 2015.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

The Film Lab and SAG-AFTRA Renew 72 Hour Shootout Agreement

SAG-AFTRA and The Asian American Film Lab™ (“Film Lab”) are pleased to announce the renewal of their agreement enabling SAG-AFTRA members to more easily participate in the annual 72 Hour Shootout™ competition (the “Shootout”), a worldwide filmmaking competition promoting gender and ethnic diversity. The Shootout, now in its tenth year, has inspired hundreds of diverse filmmakers by helping nascent talent take brave steps towards a filmmaking career. The Film Lab management, several of whom are members of SAG-AFTRA themselves, expressed gratitude to SAG-AFTRA for “helping pave the way for diverse talent to gain recognition and exposure in the Shootout while maintaining protection and support for the actors.” A complete list of requirements can be found on the Shootout page of the Film Lab website at


SAG-AFTRA brings together two great American labor unions: Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. Both were formed in the turmoil of the 1930s, with rich histories of fighting for and securing the strongest protections for media artists. Our members united to form the successor union in order to preserve those hard-won rights and to continue the struggle to extend and expand those protections into the 21st century and beyond. We are actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, dj’s, news writers, news directors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other media professionals. Our work is seen and heard in theaters, on television and radio, sound recordings, the internet, games, mobile devices, home video: you see us and hear us on all media distribution platforms. We are the faces and the voices that entertain and inform America and the world. SAG-AFTRA is committed to organizing all work done under our jurisdictions; negotiating the best wages, working conditions, and health and pension benefits; preserving and expanding members’ work opportunities; vigorously enforcing our contracts; and protecting members against unauthorized use of their work.

A proud member of the AFL-CIO, SAG-AFTRA partners with our fellow unions in the U.S. and internationally to seek the strongest protections for media artists throughout the world. We work with governments at the international, federal, state, and local levels to expand protections for American media professionals both at home and abroad.

It is a core value of SAG-AFTRA that our strength is in our diversity. We are committed to the broadest employment and involvement of our members, regardless of gender, race, age, religious beliefs, disability, nationality, and sexual orientation or identification. SAG-AFTRA strives to educate and engage members so that they may be full participants in the workings of their union. We are proud to be a model of inclusion, democratic organization and governance.

About the Asian American Film Lab

The Film Lab is a non-profit 501(c)(3) headquartered in New York City that provides free or low cost programming to promote and support ethnic and gender diversity in film and television. Its programs and newest production arm, AAFL TV, have been featured most recently on CUNY TV ( The membership has grown to comprise professionals, artists and other talented individuals who all share the common goal of creating great film and promoting Asian American filmmakers and other filmmakers of color, and the visibility of their stories and characters in film and television. Film Lab’s programming includes the Industry Spotlight program, in which established industry professionals share their knowledge, expertise and advice via filmmaking workshops, screenings and more. Other Film Lab programs include Unfinished Works, a program for aspiring writers in which selected writers have their pieces performed by Film Lab Actor Directory members in a public table read, followed by a workshop moderated by Film Lab Unfinished Works Coordinator Lorna Nowve. The Film Lab also holds film competitions including the annual 72 Hour Shootout®, which has inspired hundreds of filmmakers by helping nascent talent take brave steps towards a filmmaking career. The Film Lab management team consists of Jennifer Betit Yen (actor, President and Board Member, founder of AAFL TV Production Arm), Aurora Betson (Treasurer and Board Member), Daryl King (Secretary and Board Member), Lorna Nowve (Unfinished Works), Justin Lee (2014 72 Hour Shootout Coordinator), along with a dedicated Board, interns and event volunteers. Board members include actor James Kyson and writer/director Aaron Woolfolk, among others. Joanna Shen, who edited the trailer for the 2013 72 hour Shootout, conducted the final editing for Season 1 of Film Lab Presents with the help of filmmaker Justin C. Lee. For more information, please visit the Film Lab’s website at

Saturday, May 17, 2014

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Friday, May 16, 2014

Golden Egg Film Festival Announces First Worldwide Award Winners

Golden Egg Film Festival Announces their first Worldwide Award winners at the beautiful Oasis Sens in Cancun, Mexico:

Best Animated Film


Best Documentary


Best Hair & Makeup

The Lost Behrupiya

Best Soundtrack


Best Special Effects

Edward the Damned

Best Director Of Photography

John Weckworth

Edward the Damned

Best Supporting Actor

Martin Brambach

Alles Super!

Best Supporting Actress

Betsy Dowds

Choosing Signs

Best Actor

Winston Cooper


Best Actress

Natalie Zampalla

Rabbit Stories

Best Director of a Short Film

Jules Helm

Film Noir

Best Director of a Feature Film

Justin Ho


Best Music Video

Smokey Robotic

Schizophrenic DJ

Best Original Screenplay

hsu ji behind the screen

Best Short Film

Under Sense

Best Feature Film

Rabbit Stories

This completes the first-time GEFF circuit. GEFF is the first film festival that has operated in more than one location, followed by a ceremony awarding the best of all branches.

GEFF will start their 2nd annual branch at Tribeca Cinemas in NYC on 20 May, 2014.

For questions and details, go to our website at

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Indie Film “Chasing Taste” Sold Out For World Premiere At VISIONFEST 2014

Fresh from a “Best Comedy” win at the 2013 Burbank International Film Festival, indie film Chasing Taste ( has sold out of tickets for its world premiere at VISIONFEST ( on Friday, May 16th at 7:00p.m. at Tribeca Cinemas ( in New York City. To meet the demand of audience members, VISIONFEST is opening up more seats by adding a second screening at the same time and location. Chasing Taste tells the story of a down-and-out novelist who is transformed overnight into NYC’s next big food critic. On the cusp of fame and fortune, the writer turned food critic suddenly loses his sense of taste and smell in a freak accident, forcing him to rely on a team of super “smellers” and tasters to help him fake his reviews. The screenplay is written by Lori Fischer and produced by Ashley Wren Collins, Maitely Weismann and Sean Gannet. The picture also marks the feature film directorial debut of Sean Gannet.

Producer Ashley Wren Collins co-wrote Produce Your Own Damn Movie! (Focal Press, 2009) with Troma Entertainment’s B-movie king and creator of The Toxic Avenger, Lloyd Kaufman, who makes a star cameo in the film, along with country music superstar Phil Vassar, April Wilkner (America’s Next Top Model), Joseph R. Gannascoli (The Sopranos), Kevin Brown (30 Rock), and Lynn Cohen (Sex and the City, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), who is confirmed to attend the world premiere. Famed chef and chocolatier Fritz Knipschildt, who also makes a cameo in the film, will also be in attendance. Says Kaufman on the importance of making indie films and regarding Collins and the Chasing Taste team, “If there are to be visionary movies that are game changers, they’re not coming from the $200,000,000 Troma-type movies now being made by the media oligarchy. Truly inspiring cinema will come from the young independent artist working on her own damn movie, outside the mainstream and expressing what is in her heart.”

Chasing Taste is unique in that a cast and crew were assembled and locations were set before the script was penned. “When this process began, I didn’t even know I’d be directing a romantic comedy. Every member of our team put their trust in each other; the result is a celebration,” says the film’s Director/Producer Sean Gannet. The world premiere will be followed by a Q & A with the producers, director and select cast members, followed by an exclusive “cocktails and lobsters” reception in The Varick Room of Tribeca Cinemas.

Haydenfilms Institute Fiscal Sponsorship Film Showcase Program

Haydenfilms Institute announces its Fiscal Sponsorship Program at Film Showcase Event and Panel

featuring local filmmaker Stephen Dijoseph

Haydenfilms Institute is proud to announce its fiscal sponsorship program through a film showcase on Wednesday, May 21 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. With a mission of empowering, educating and funding global independent and student filmmakers, Haydenfilms Institute continues to support local film projects happening in Eastern Pa. "We have been working hard to support global filmmakers for over a decade now,” HFI Founder and Executive Director, Hayden Craddolph says. “We are very excited to share our experiences gained and our tax exempt status with local filmmakers. We believe that if we can put the resources out there, then we can attract film projects to the area and stimulate the local economy while giving some of our students the opportunity to work on these projects."
The film showcase will feature Doylestown, Pa. filmmaker and musician, Stephen Dijoseph, and his multi-award winning short film A SynapTic Adventure: Tourettes and Beyond, a first-person short documentary exploring his personal journey with Tourettes and how living with the syndrome has inspired his creative mind. With hopes of turning the short film into a feature documentary, Stephen will be announcing the launch of his crowdsourcing campaign and fiscal sponsorship with

Haydenfilms Institute.
The event will include a panel discussion featuring Dr. Robert Melillo, one of the most respected specialists in childhood neurological disorders in America alongside Stephen Dijoseph and Henry Nevison, an Emmy-nominated documentarian.

Dr. Robert Melillo explains, “The feedback from our show with Stephen was the one of the best shows yet. I look forward to the screening of A SynapTic Adventure as the message of the film resonates. One of the things we talk about neurologically, is there are often areas of the brain that get out of rhythm and you have these incredible talents.”
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with a reception open to the public until 6:30 p.m. The showcase will follow immediately and the panel will begin at 7:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public in Building One of Tek Park located at located at 9999 Hamilton Boulevard in Brenigsville, Pa., about ten minutes north of Kutztown University.
To learn more about the fiscal sponsorship program, or become involved in the campaign, please email Melissa LaRosa at

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

BESA: The Promise Wins Grand Jury Prize At Nashville Film Festival

The 45th Annual Nashville Film Festival Documentary Competition awarded the Grand Jury Prize to Rachel Goslins, the director of BESA: The Promise.

"An inspiring work that sheds light on one of the darkest events in human history" said, Documentary Competition juror, Mark Rabinowitz, of Platform Media Group. Juror Allison Inman of Nashville's Belcourt Theatre added, "The film examines the power of a promise and uses an emotional and deeply personal story to reveal a cultural code and strength of integrity that is sorely needed in the world today…"

BESA: The Promise follows the quest of Rexhep Hoxha, and Albanian whose Muslim father sheltered a Jewish family during WWII. As the Nazi occupation of Albania grew increasingly brutal and dangerous, Rexhep's father helped the Jewish family escape, promising to hide and protect a set of sacred Hebrew texts until they could safely be returned. But at the end of the war, Albania fell under a communist dictatorship so bleak that no communication was allowed with the outside world. The promise to return the books became Rexhep's when his father died. American photographer Norman H. Gershman, traveling to Albania to document Muslims who rescued Jews in WWII, offers to help.

Director Rachel Goslins tells of the filming. "With the magnetic Norman Gershman as our guide and our muse, we started out making a film about a forgotten history of interfaith friendship and bravery, interviewing WWII survivors from Albania about their past. Along the way we stumbled across Rexhep Hoxha and were pulled decisively into the present by his modern-day quest."

The film follows Rexhep to Bulgaria and Israel as he searches for the family. Intercut with his story are interviews with Jewish survivors and Albanian rescuers, who fill in the history of the period. These indepth interviews are paired with family photos, never before seen archival film, and an exquisite series of animations.

"By the final days of shooting," says Goslins, "as Rexhep moved towards the unknowable culmination of his decades-long search, we were as nervous and invested as he was. The film had become almost incidental to the larger responsibility of bearing witness to the sacrifice and dedication of Rexhep, his family and all of the people who trusted us with their stories along the way. What happened next left all of us breathless."

This is the fifth Best Documentary win for BESA: The Promise, which was also honored in other festivals with a Special Jury Award and a Best Director Award for Goslins. It was produced by JWM Productions, LLC and received a National Endowment for the Humanities Bridging Cultures through Film grant. The moving score was written by Philip Glass. Strong word of mouth has propelled the film - which does not yet have a distributor - into over 50 film festivals around the United States and the world, including Poland, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, England, Scotland, Australia, Israel and Albania, where the film's story takes place.

Director Goslins says, "This film represents the reason I make documentaries. I could not have scripted anything remotely this moving and profound. The fact that Rexhep’s story not only really happened, but that we had the privilege to discover and document it is one of those rare gifts from the documentary gods for which I will be forever grateful. Working on this film has affirmed my faith in human decency and courage

Tuesday, May 13, 2014


‘Office Ninja’ begins with Tomas (CARTER), a disenchanted office worker on the verge of a dream promotion. For Tomas and his coworkers-- goofball Raheem (ROSETE), newbie Jessica (MILLS), king of douchebags Jett (PADGETT), and their incompetent boss Daryl (JOHNSON) -- each day seems to blend into the next. But a dark change is coming. After finding out that the office jerk Jett has stolen his work as well as his coveted promotion, Tomas swears vengeance and follows the ways of the ninja in his quest to regain his honor and find the evidence that will end Jett's reign of office tyranny. But of course, since he's not an "actual" ninja, his plans for swift justice may not go quite as smoothly as he planned.

‘Office Ninja’ features an ensemble cast with Jade Carter (JAG, House), Jose Rosete (Age of Dinosaurs), Francois Chau (Lost), Jessica Mills (Awkward Embraces), Robb Padgett (Vampire Zombie Werewolf) and Todd Johnson (Mortal Kombat: Rebirth).

‘Office Ninja’ received the 2012 Award of Merit at The Accolade Competition as well as the 2012 Silver Ace Award at the Las Vegas Film Festival. ‘Office Ninja’ was also the official selection of the Genre Film Festival in San Jose, CA.

‘Office Ninja’ is written, directed and produced by first-time feature director, Bin Lee of Part Time Movie Guy. "My intention was to make a uniquely entertaining comedy with a sprinkle of geeky humor. I was blessed to be surrounded by a talented cast that elevated the writing and veteran crew who made shooting 'Office Ninja' a delight for a first-timer. I hope the audience will enjoy seeing something they’ve never seen before." Bin has also worked in the new media realm as an editor on award winning show “Pairings” as well as a writer for “The Ladies and the Gents.” Bin is currently writing a graphic novel.

Producers Jim Wiley and Associate Producers Allison Vanore (Hopelessly in June, Love in the Time of Monsters) and Ewan Bourne (Zombie Apocalypse: Redemption, Friday the 13th: Return of Jason, "Punk's Dead: SLC Punk! 2") also make up this team.

Part Time Movie Guy is a Los Angeles, CA based production company. ‘Office Ninja’ is the first feature film endevour for the company. Part Time Movie Guy also produces a bi-weekly podcast called Part Time Movie Guy on YouTube.

‘Office Ninja’ can be watched and downloaded on iTunes by visiting this link:

Official Website

Monday, May 12, 2014

Supremacy Films to Release Feature Film, "Killing Secret"

Errol Sandler and Supremacy Films are pleased to announce the upcoming release of their latest film, the indie feature film and horror thriller, "Killing Secret." The film will be released later in 2014.

Directed by Sheena Herod and Wardell Richardson and starring Porsha Ferguson, Christian James and Denise Mone't, "Killing Secret" captures one man's fall from a successful career. Daniel, the protagonist, carries the audience along his journey as he stumbles down a dark path of infidelity, insanity and neverending fear.

Producer Errol Sandler is going all out in 2014, with the release of two other feature films this year (BlackHats, CurveBall).

Supremacy Films is based in Atlanta, GA. Supremacy Films is a full-fledged Production company, which develops media, ranging from Film & Television, to Music Videos & Documentaries. From creation to completion, SupremacyFilms handles all aspects of Pre-Production, Production and Post-Production.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Horror movie House of Good and Evil scares up success!

Fright-flick House of Good and Evil is headed to the big screen.

While it's not uncommon for a horror movie to get a theatrical release, it is rare for one to hit theaters that's already available on home video. But due to some frighteningly good DVD sales and 8 international Best Picture Awards, the 'House' has been asked to open it's doors to the cinema crowd.

The North American theatrical run of House Of Good And Evil begins June 16th, 17th and 18th at Mayberry Drive In and Diner in Moneta, VA.

The movie, released on the home entertainment market earlier this month from Phase 4 Films, is already tipped to be a genre classic. Doors are already creaking open for a number of cast and crew - including actors Rachel Marie Lewis, Christian Oliver, Bo Keister and Jordan Rhodes, and the crew, including director David Mun and writer/producer Blu de Golyer - as a result of their involvement in what's shaping up to be one of the top-rated horror films.

House of Good and Evil, filmed in Virginia, took nearly 10 years to make but for the filmmakers behind the next 'midnight cult classic' it's a hard-slog of a journey that's unarguably paid off.

House of Good and Evil is now available on DVD. Northern American theatrical run begins June 16

Saturday, May 10, 2014

New Television Series Combines Adventure and Mysticism

Henry Buchmann, Ken Cameron and Jamie McCall, award winning writers, producers and actors, have announced that their new TV series, which has been in the writing and planning stages for the better part of a year, is now ready to enter production, and they are actively seeking sponsors and a network time slot. Described as “Charlie's Angels meets Indiana Jones,” the series, “Detective Samantha Sturgess,” written by Buchmann and lead actress and Associate Producer Jamie McCall, is said to combine mysticism with adventure.

According to Buchmann, “The series follows three women with extraordinary abilities in a time when men ruled the world. Detective Sturgess and her cohorts are beauties that team up and use their knowledge of Shaolin Kung Fu fighting, extraordinary paranormal forces and dark secrets to fight for justice and truth.” Buchmann openly admits that he wrote the lead with Gillian Anderson in mind. Anderson gained fame as the female lead in the “X-Files.” The new series has an "X-Files" feel to it, as well.

In the pilot episode, a Russian Expedition finds a secret document in a monastery in the mountains of the Himalayas. The document records the life of Jesus before he was age 30 and tells of his initiation into the practices of the Natha-Yogis and the abilities of followers to stop their own heartbeats and feel no pain. Samantha Sturgess’ father finds the document, and the Vatican, fearful of losing its hold on millions of Christians, sends a killer-group to obtain the document and assassinate Professor Sturgess and his family.

“Detective Samantha Sturgess” features an all-star ensemble cast including Kellie Dionne Backman as Sturgess, series co-author Jamie McCall as Betty Sutherland, Kris Kelly, Ken Cameron, Dawna Lee Heising and numerous others whose names and faces will be familiar to TV viewers.

About Screenwriters and Producers Buchmann, McCall and Cameron
Henry Buchmann is both an award-winning film writer and actor. He has studied screenwriting and "dramaturgy” at the University Darmstadt and was best student of the year in 2013.

Ken Cameron is a renowned Australian film and television director. Cameron obtained his BA from Sydney University in 1968. In addition to numerous film credits, he has garnered two American Film Institute awards for directing.

Jamie McCall, a former US Navy Officer, has been a SAG-AFTRA professional actress since 2005. She has been associate producer on several indie projects, and is a published author.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Alpha Dog Pictures “Joey”

Alpha Dog Pictures is proud to announce the beginning of pre-production for the feature film “Joey” starring Scott Chase and Lauren Leal. A compelling story of one boy's struggle with Leukemia. Jointly produced by Joshua Pack, Chad Shaver, Cris McGinnis and Liz Ames and directed by Todd Rodgers.

Joey Matthews tries to be a typical sixteen year old high school junior, but instead of being concerned with girls and driving lessons, he worries about chemotherapy and cell counts; making his everyday life a battle to overcome this deadly disease. To Joey, life was about bettering the lives of others around him; though he never expected to have an impact on someone he only dreamed of: famous actress Allison Atwood. Considered Hollywood's new 'it girl,' Allison's future in film seemed bright. Yet life would soon take an unexpected turn that would put both Allison and her career into a downward spiral, alienating everyone who cared about her and earning a reputation for being difficult to work with. Allison faced a battle of her own, fighting the demons inside her on a daily basis and struggling to stay on her feet. When Joey decides that he wants to take Allison to his high school prom, the two of them embark on a journey of self-discovery. Allison will learn that she needs Joey much more than he would ever need her. Joey is the story of the inner strength we all have and how we can use it to change the lives of those around us.

A campaign has been launched to raise $250,000. Alpha Dog Pictures, in line with Joey’s message, is giving 10% of every dollar donated directly to leukemia research. Raising the full budget will mean that $25,000 goes directly toward the fight to end leukemia forever.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

WIFTA Opens 2014 WIFTA Short Film Showcase Call For Entries

Each year, Women In Film & Television Atlanta (WIFTA), often in conjunction with Women In Film & Television International (WIFTI), hosts a Short Film Showcase that highlights the work of talented filmmakers throughout the Southeast and beyond. This year, our 40th year as Georgia's foremost entertainment industry organization in support of women, is destined to be our best yet! The call for entries for the WIFTA Short Film Showcase, which will take place on June 25, 2014, is now open.

WIFTA is currently accepting short film entries from independent filmmakers from all genres - drama, comedy, action, sci-fi animation, spiritual / gospel and experimental. Eligible works must have a woman director, producer, writer, lead actress or cinematographer. Films must be shorts with a run time of 20 minutes or less (including opening titles / credits and closing credits) and must have been completed in 2012 or later.

Entry Fees & Deadlines

Online application regular deadline: May 16, 2014
Entry Fee: $20 WIFTA Members / $35 Non-members

Online application late deadline: May 23, 2014
Entry Fee: $25 WIFTA Members / $40 Non-Members

**The online application and entry fee must be completed by the date above. Submission packages must be received no later than May 27, 2014 to be considered.

Those interested in submitting a film for the WIFTA Short Film Showcase should visit to learn about the specific submission guidelines, fill out the online application and submit the entry fee.

This year's Short Film Showcase will be held on June 25, 2014. The evening will begin with a pre-screening networking reception at Apres Diem in Atlanta, Georgia. The screening will take place next door to Apres Diem at Landmark's Midtown Art Cinema.

Winners are expected to attend the film festival. So, entrants should plan accordingly.

Media requests should be submitted to:
General inquiries related to the 2014 WIFTA Short Film Showcase should be sent to:

Women In Film & Television Atlanta (WIFTA), a 501(c)(3) Georgia non-profit, is a member-based professional organization affiliated with other Women In Film chapters around the world. Since our inception in 1974, the Atlanta chapter has proudly had a membership community of multi-generational and culturally diverse professionals, which include producer, directors, actors, entertainment attorneys, camera and sound technicians, film editors, graphic design artists, make-up artists, wardrobe specialists, screenwriters, talent agents and casting directors. WIFTA is dedicated to improving the status and portrayal of women in film, television and screen-based media by offering opportunities for media makers to connect, create, champion and inspire.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014


Shooting Films, a New York based independent film production company comprised of Producers Laura DuBois, John Snyder, and Director, Writer, Producer, Jack Bryan, have completed their latest feature film, The Living. Production of The Living took place in Northeastern Pennsylvania in April 2013. The Living was one of the first feature films to be shot on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. The Tribeca Film Institute selected the film to screen during the Tribeca Film Festival on April 19, 2014. An after party at Catch Rooftop presented by Blackmagic Design with music by DJ Cash and cocktails by Svedka Vodka followed the private screening. In attendance were Jack Bryan, Laura DuBois, John Snyder, Kenny Wormald, Isabelle McNally, Danielley Silva, Emely Fardo, Aleksandra Dubrovskaya, Chris Wilson, Sloane Crosley, Guy Cimbaldo, Stevie Steel, Edward Barsamian, Will Rabbe, CiCi Ramirez, Phoebe Eaton, Alexandra Michler, Jenna Elizabeth, Sam Levinson, and Andy Frankenberger. The film is being submitted to festivals and ready for distribution.

The Cast
The cast includes Fran Kranz star of Cabin in the Woods (2012), Joss Whedon’s Much Ado
About Nothing (2013), and “Dollhouse”, Jocelin Donahue of Terrence Malick’s anticipated film Knight of Cups (2013) and House of the Devil (2009), Kenny Wormald star of Footloose (2011) and
Kid Cannabis (2014), Chris Mulkey of “Boardwalk Empire”, “Friday Night Lights” and Captain Phillips (2013), and Joelle Carter of the hit TV show “Justified” and High Fidelity (2000).

Film Plot Synopsis
After an alcohol induced blacked-out night of drinking, Teddy (Fran Kranz) discovers he has severely beaten his wife, Molly (Jocelin Donahue). As he attempts to redeem himself to her she must decide whether or not she will take him back as her mother, Angela (Joelle Carter), continuously expresses her disapproval, all the while her brother, Gordon (Kenny Wormald), falls in way over his head as he tries to hire an ex-con, Howard (Chris Mulkey), to kill Teddy.

Director’s Statement
"I wanted to make a film that tackled real characters and relationships. As those relationships developed I would slowly introduce elements of suspense and terror, building to a climax that was exciting and shocking. I sought out to make a thriller that was beautiful, exciting, and incredibly effecting,” said Writer, Director, and Producer Jack Bryan.

About Shooting Films (
Shooting Films is dedicated to making exciting and engaging films with an independent spirit. Started in early 2012 by Jack Bryan, Laura DuBois, and John Snyder the team combines their talents to form a company that navigates the current industry landscape with a calmly audacious perspective.

BAMcinemaFest June 18th - 29th 2014 NYC

BAMcinemaFest presents the most dynamic and entertaining new films from cinema's brightest up-and-coming talents, plus special repertory screenings, live music, outdoor screenings, filmmaker Q&As, and more. Launched in 2009 as a showcase for new independent films, the annual festival is an extension of the year-round BAMcinématek film program, collecting the most innovative new work from festivals in the US and around the world and bringing them to New York City audiences.

BAMcinemaFest has hosted the New York premieres of such high profile American indies as Lena Dunham's Tiny Furniture, the Duplass brothers' Cyrus, Aaron Katz's Cold Weather, Andrew Bujalski's Beeswax, and Matthew Porterfield's Putty Hill, as well as international films, such as Nicolas Winding Refn's Bronson and Valhalla Rising. In 2011, the third critically acclaimed edition hosted 20 New York premieres, including Andrew Haigh's award-winning opener Weekend, Mathieu Amalric's Tournée, Alex Ross Perry's The Color Wheel (named the best undistributed film of 2011 by The Village Voice and Indiewire), Azazel Jacobs' Terri, and Sophia Takal's Green. The 2011 edition of the festival also featured many acclaimed documentaries, including Marshall Curry's Oscar-nominated If A Tree Falls, Asif Kapadia's Senna, the world premiere of Charlie Ahearn's Jamel Shabazz: Street Photographer, Marie Losier's The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye, Don Argott and Demian Fenton's Last Days Here, Tristan Patterson's SXSW Jury Award-winning Dragonslayer, and much more.

This year’s festival runs June 18-29
info at Festival site

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

New York City International Film Festival NYCIFF May 29th - June 5th 2014

The New York City International Film Festival has a well earned reputation, nationally and internationally, as one of the most respected events of the film festival year. The organization is committed to bringing the best of the world’s cinematography to New York City and to provide a platform for talented domestic and international filmmakers to showcase their work

NYCIFF is in the business of theatrical film distribution. Through its annual black tie festival, as well as anxiously anticipated screenings throughout the year, NYCIFF connects with a loyal and discerning New York fan base.

This commitment to excellence from Founder, Roberto Rizzo, differentiates NYCIFF from any other film organization. With distribution of films more difficult than ever, the NYCIFF’s mission catapults relationships with some of the most innovative and cutting edge filmmakers from around the world.

Visit the Festival Website here

Monday, May 5, 2014

Lower East Side Festival Of The Arts May 23, 24 & 25th in NYC

LES – MAY 23, 24 and 25, 2014

The LOWER EAST SIDE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS is The most electric, eclectic festival in the world. Free in every sense of the word.

A Reminder to old friends and an LES primer for friends to be: LES is Theater, Music, Dance, Comedy, Poetry, Aerialists, Performance Art, Film, Video and Fine Art that takes place on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the Memorial Day Weekend (May 23rd, 24th and 25th).

LES tips its hat and heart to the pantheon of greats who lived and created and performed their art on the Lower East Side and the East Village in the past, such as: George and Ira Gershwin, The Adlers, Molly Picon, Irving Berlin, Charlie Parker, Yip Harburg, Eugene O’Neill, Garcia Lorca, Mark Twain, James Cagney, Fanny Brice, George Raft, Eddie Cantor, and the list stretches on…

As always, LES also rejoices in our present and future by throwing wide our stages to today’s established stars and those on the threshold and many just getting their talented toes in the door.

Because on the Lower East Side and East Village, brilliance has always shown through every color, language, cultural and sexual prism, so, naturally, does LES. And because we deem our artistic banquet priceless—we keep it FREE!

visit the festivals website for info

Sunday, May 4, 2014

2014 New York African Film Festival May 7th - 13th

2014 21st New York African Film Festival
The 21st New York African Film Festival returns to the Film Society of Lincoln Center May 7–13. In celebration of the centenary of Nigeria’s amalgamation, Opening Night will feature the Nollywood dark comedy Confusion Na Wa by Kenneth Gyang. The Centerpiece film is the much-anticipated Half of a Yellow Sun directed and adapted by Biyi Bandele, starring Thandie Newton, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Anika Noni Rose. The sweeping epic Sarraounia is the Closing Night Selection.

The Film Society of Lincoln Center (FSLC) and African Film Festival, Inc. (AFF) will present the 21th New York African Film Festival (NYAFF) May 7–13. Organized under the banner theme “Revolution and Liberation in the Digital Age,” the week-long launch will include eleven feature films and eight shorts from various African nations and the Diaspora. The NYAFF continues throughout the month of May at Maysles Cinema Institute and the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s BAMcinématek.

With a gracious nod to Nollywood, the world’s second largest film industry and the 100th centenary of Nigeria, the festival Opening Night Film will be Confusion Na Wa, the dark comedy by Kenneth Gyang. Winner of Best Picture at the 2013 African Movie Academy Awards, the film stars OC Ukeje and Gold Ikponmwosa as two grifters whose decision to blackmail a straying husband (played by Ramsey Nouah) sets in motion a chain of events leading to a shocking conclusion. The screening will be preceded by the Opening Reception at 6:00 pm. Regular festival prices apply for the screening and tickets can be purchased on Tickets for the screening and Opening Reception are $50 and can be purchased here.

NYAFF audiences will get a sneak peek before the May 16 theatrical release of the critically acclaimed film Half of a Yellow Sun, based on the internationally best-selling novel of the same name by National Book Critics Circle Award-winning Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Directed by Biyi Bandele, the Centerpiece selection stars Thandie Newton and Anika Noni Rose as glamorous twins navigating life, love and the turbulence of the Biafra (Nigerian Civil) war in 1960s Nigeria. The Monterey Media release includes a powerful performance by recent Oscar-nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor. Directly following the New York premiere of the film on Friday, May 9, the Centerpiece Gala will be held at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music at Cargy Hall(450 West 37th Street). Regular festival prices apply for the screening and tickets can be purchased on Tickets for the screening and benefit are $200 and can be purchased here.

A crop of films take up this year’s theme of revolution and liberation. In the documentary Mugabe: Villain or Hero?, director Roy Agyemang gets unprecedented access to the Zimbabwean leader and his entourage and lays bare the fight between African leaders and the West for African minerals and land. Ibrahim El Batout’s narrative feature Winter of Discontent takes viewers inside the Tahrir Square protests that were so central to the Arab Spring. And Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine’s timely experimental short Kuhani features a conflicted priest, just as Uganda’s Anti-Homosexual Act is grabbing headlines.

As a part of this, women’s rights and issues are again in the spotlight. In her documentary Bastards, director Deborah Perkin follows a single mother, beaten and raped at 14 and discarded as she fights in Moroccan court to legitimize her sham marriage, thus ensuring a future for the daughter born out of her nightmare. In Cameronian director Victor Viyouh’s drama Ninah’s Dowry the title character flees an abusive marriage only to be pursued by her husband to retrieve either his property (her) or the dowry he paid. Beleh, by Eka Christa Assam, turns gender roles on their head as a bullying husband gets a taste of his own medicine. The wounded central characters in the narrative films Of Good Report by Jahmil XT Qubeka and Grigris by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun are allegorical to the societal shifts and legacy of post independent Africa.

On the lighter side, the festival offers comedies including the features Confusion Na Wa and It’s Us (Ni Si Si), as well as the U.S. premiere of the short Soko Sonko (The Market King). The Tunisian short Wooden Hands, also in its U.S. premiere, delights as a willful five year-old’s act of rebellion takes on a life of its own. Additionally, writer Marguerite Abouet and illustrator Clément Oubrerie have brought their popular cartoon to life as directors of the animated feature Aya of Yop City, which follows the adventures of a 19-year old girl and her girlfriends in Ivory Coast.

The Closing Night film on Tuesday, May 13 will be Sarraounia, Med Hondo’s sweeping epic based on historical accounts of Queen Sarraounia. Feared for her bravery and expertise in the occult arts, the fierce warrior leads the Azans of Niger into battle against French colonialists and enslavement at the turn of the century. The historical drama took first prize at the Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO) in 1987. Regular festival pricing applies.

From May 8 to 13, the Frieda and Roy Furman Gallery will host the exhibition Digital Africa, featuring the works of Congolese and American photographers. Congolese Dreams is an exhibition of the works of acclaimed photographer Baudouin Mouanda and a collective of artists, a companion to Philippe Cordey’s film of the same name, which will be screened during the festival. It will be paired with Adama Delphine Fawundu’s stunning portraits capturing the residents of Tivoli Towers in Crown Heights, Brooklyn—home to more than 350 families, who are mostly of African descent—as well as portraits of young musician-activists from Nigeria and the U.S.

All screenings will take place in the Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65th Street (between Broadway and Amsterdam) and the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, 144 West 65th Street (between Broadway and Amsterdam). Tickets for the New York African Film Festival screenings go on sale April 17 at the Film Society’s box offices and online at Pre-sale to Film Society members begins on April 15. Single screening tickets are $13; $9 for students and seniors (62+); and $8 for Film Society members. Discount packages start at $30; $24 for students and seniors (62+); and $21 for Film Society members. Discount prices apply with the purchase of tickets to three films or more. Visit for additional information, and to purchase tickets.

NYAFF then heads to the Maysles Cinema Institute in Harlem May 15 to 18. As is the tradition, the NYAFF closes over Memorial Day Weekend May 23 to 26 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music BAMcinématek as part of the dance and music festival DanceAfrica. For details, visit African Film Festival online at

African Film Festival Inc.Over the last twenty years, AFF has honored its mission by creating diverse programs that aid and empower audiences and filmmakers alike, including our annual New York African Film Festival, which is co-presented with Film Society of Lincoln Center and Brooklyn Academy of Music, our co-curated local, national and international African film and multi-media programs for a variety of cultural, academic and art institutions. Offering year-round programming, AFF showcases new and classic films to thousands, through such programs as the African Film Festival National Traveling Series that visits 13 cities across the United States, and the international program done in collaboration with partners in Brazil, Jamaica, Australia, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Furthermore, AFF also runs a series of community-based screenings in which AFF partners with local cultural organizations to present films in a community setting, such as in New York City Parks. In addition to the aforementioned programming, AFF also has several ongoing projects under the umbrella of educational programming, which includes in-school film presentations and discussions at The East Harlem School at Exodus House and a special screening of African films for AFF’s Young Adults Education Program, which brings together New York City middle and high school students each year to a special matinee program during the annual New York African Film Festival.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Soho International Film Festival May 15th - 22nd 2014

Soho International Film Festival

May 15 - 22, 2014

* Village East Cinemas *
181 - 189 2nd Avenue, New York City

SohoFilmFest celebrates cutting-edge digital technology while honoring traditional forms of storytelling, encourages new and seasoned filmmakers from here in New York City and around the world to create and send in their fresh and innovative cinematic pieces. By enticing filmmakers, journalists and cineastes from America and across the globe, we expect to draw audiences to NYC, known for its artistic community and cultural sophistication. It is our way of helping boost the profile, the sense of pride, and the economy of the local community and the city itself
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Friday, May 2, 2014

Brooklyn Film Festival May 30th 2014 - June 8th 2014

The Brooklyn Film Festival (BFF), is an International, competitive festival. BFF mission is to provide a public forum in Brooklyn in order to advance public interest in films and the independent production of films. To draw worldwide attention to Brooklyn as a center for cinema. To encourage the rights of all Brooklyn residents to access and experience the power of independent filmmaking, and to promote artistic excellence and the creative freedom of artists without censure. BFF, inc. is a not-for-profit organization

To provide a public forum in Brooklyn in order to advance public interest in films and the independent production of films.

To draw worldwide attention to Brooklyn as a center for cinema.
To encourage the rights of all Brooklyn residents to access and experience the power of independent filmmaking, and to promote artistic excellence and the creative freedom of artists without censure.
To promote, foster, stimulate, increase, and advance Brooklyn's public interest in film through the following means:

- To organize, sponsor, and present forums, lectures, and discussions related to the creation of independent films;

- To conduct classes and workshops for the development of new filmmakers and the public exhibition of new and existing works;

- To partner with likeminded organizations to exhibit new and existing works;

To support arts organizations with similar missions as a fiscal sponsor
To hold an annual competitive film festival in Brooklyn.

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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Hoboken International Film Festival May 30th, 2014 - June 5th, 2014

Hoboken International Film Festival May 30, 2014 – June 5, 2014 Paramount Theater – Middletown, NY

The 2014 HIFF Lifetime Achievement Award will be personally accepted by Academy Award Nominee BURT YOUNG (Rocky; Back to School; The Adventures of Pluto Nash; Mickey Blue Eyes; Rocky sequels) at HIFF’s Opening Night Celebrations on May 30, 2014…HIFF, held at the breathtaking Paramount Theater in Middletown, New York:

•Showcases the World’s Most Cutting Edge Filmmakers & Movies

•Features a Celebrity Jury Including Multiple Film & TV Stars

•Awards Cash Prizes in Multiple Categories

•Presents an Oscar-like Gala Awards ceremony, hosted by superstar stand-up comedian/actor GILBERT GOTTFRIED

•Past winners of the HIFF Lifetime Achievement award include Eric Roberts (Academy Award nominee; The Pope of Greenwich Village; The Expendables; The Specialist;) Robert Loggia (Academy Award & Emmy Nominee; Independence Day; Scarface; Jagged Edge; Big); Cloris Leachman (Academy Award, 4-Time Golden Globe,19-Time Emmy Winner & Nominee); Paul Sorvino (Goodfellas; Romeo + Juliet; The Cooler; Nixon);Billy Dee Williams (Empire Strikes Back; Return of the Jedi; Batman; Lady Sings the Blues), Carroll Baker (Academy Award Nominee & Golden Globe Winner; How the West Was Won; Baby Doll, Kindergarten Cop); and Charles Durning (2-Time Academy Award, 4-Time Golden Globe, 8-Time Emmy winner & nominee; Tootsie; The Sting; O’ Brother Where Art Thou)

The 2014 Opening Night Feature Film will be ROCK STORY – a rock n’ roller coaster drama/mystery with a powerful twist ending. The film stars several Academy Award and Emmy winners and nominees, including: Joyce DeWitt (“Three’s Company“; The Great Fight), Eric Roberts (Academy Award nominee; The Pope of Greenwich Village; The Expendables); Dominique Swayne (Face/Off; Pumpkin; Lolita); Robert David Hall (“CSI: Crime Scene Investigation“; SAG Award nominee); Robert Bogue (“Grand Theft Auto“; “Oz“; The Good Guy), Mandy Bruno (Emmy nominee; “Guiding Light“), Eric Etebari (The Lincoln Lawyer; Walk of Shame; “Witchblade“); Justin Deas (6-time Emmy winner; “Guiding Light“); Sean McNabb (Guitarist – ““Quiet Riot” & “Great White”“); Angela Gots (Alice in Wonder; “The L Word”); Suzi Lorraine (“How to Survive a Horror Movie“; Captured Hearts); and Gilbert Gottfried (Aladdin; Problem Child).

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