Monday, October 31, 2016

Thrillride Media Releases New Thriller

Alan J. Field, Author of The Chemist, is helping victims of the Syrian tragedy. 20% of the 2016-17 profits from his book will be donated to the international humanitarian efforts to save innocent lives in that region. His new spy thriller is a tale of intrigue, betrayal and murder on Fifth Avenue, where Delta Force veteran Daniel Strong is called upon to prevent the sale of the most virulent chemical weapon the world has ever known.

Field says, "The crisis [in Syria] is dire. I sincerely hope the book, that focuses on the creation of these terrible weapons, will raise relevant moral discussions about their existence and the role the scientific community has in creating them."

"[Field] has a natural gift for crafting a well-thought-out story and developing complex, memorable, if not disturbing characters who take you on a dark and wild ride that will totally engulf you." - Laura Clarke,

Having practiced as a lawyer in New York for more than 20 years in the entertainment and high technology space, Alan wanted to step back and write gripping international thrillers that raise relevant geopolitical issues of the day. To read more about Alan, visit

Friday, October 28, 2016

'Wild Faith' is a Unique 1870s Era Family Friendly Film

During it's TV run from 1974-83, the hugely popular 'Little House On the Prairie' saw many quirky, eccentric, rough and gruff, yet memorable characters come through the little midWestern prairie town of Walnut Grove. But the heart of the story in every episode of life in the late 1800s was the Ingalls family – Charles, Caroline and their children Mary, Carrie and, of course, "Half-Pint" (Laura), played by now Michigan resident Melissa Gilbert. Collective Development Inc.'s family-friendly, faith-based 'mid-Western,' filming now entirely in Michigan, takes its cue loosely from the enduring books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. And family is first and foremost at the center of the story.

That is why CDI producers and director Jesse Low auditioned dozens of actors/actresses from across the country to bring on board just the right chemistry to bring this story to life.

Leading the Murphy family as 'Emmett' is veteran stage and film performer Shane Hagadorn of Lansing, Mich. Also a producer on the project, Shane is the writer-director of 'Ashes of Eden' and has given memorable performances in the first installment of CDI's faith-based 'Quest Trilogy,' '40 Nights' (Lightworx Entertainment release) and soon to be released, 'Chasing the Star.'  Shane's unmistakeable, unflinching presence as Arch Angel Gabriel in both films, will seamlessly transition into the role of Emmett, a 'gentle-giant' of sorts, who tries to keep the 'mixed family' together while fighting his own demons from his Civil War service to the death of his wife.

Detroit, Mich.-based actress, singer and author Lisa Lauren Smith earned the starring role of 'Haddie,' the widowed mother of a young daughter, who tries to rear her child amidst the elemental and social/racial issues and hardships that endure today. Lisa grew up and watched her mother, a retired school teacher and actress, tour and perform with theater companies and the Michigan Opera Theater. A graduate of the Detroit High School for the Fine and Performing Arts, as well as Wayne State University on a Presidential Scholarship, Lisa plays piano, French horn and violin. On stage she has portrayed legendary blues singer Billie Holiday with an Off-Broadway touring company, and another legend, jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald. Some of Lisa's TV credits include recurring roles on ABC's 'Detroit 187' and BET's 'Let's Stay Together.'  Her film resume includes such work as 'Redeemer,' 'The Citizen' and 'Sparrow.'

Portraying the children of Emmett and Haddie are Xylia Jenkins (born in Flint, Mich.) and Detroiter Joe Cipriano.

As 'Grace,' Xylia brings to the screen a new meaning of 'the innocence of youth' in the harshness of 1870s Michigan. Xylia wanted to be an actress since age eight and has worked at the craft by taking acting classes with several prestigious actors/directors and has worked her way up the ranks by performing as a background player. She's earned speaking roles in feature films, shorts, voice over and commercials.

Joe is no stranger to CDI audiences, having portrayed Young Jesus in the highly acclaimed  '40 Nights.' Playing Emmett's son, Henry, Joe, too, caught the 'acting bug' at the tender age of eight. Joe's career has thus far included roles in features ('Sand Castles,' 'The Midnight Hour,' 'Dead Quiet'), shorts, television, commercials and music videos.

Bringing comic relief, yet the knack for disarming tense and/or oftentimes dangerous situations (created by man or beast) with his worldly charm and backwoods know-how is 'Uncle McKinney,' who lives with Emmett and Henry in their cabin nestled in the woods. Veteran character actor Greg Mason out of West Virginia was the solid choice to bring Uncle McKinney and his nuances to life on screen. An actor with 70 films to his credit, Mason is no stranger to audiences. 'Wild Faith' is his forth feature film with CDI. His turns in 'An Ordinary Killer' and 'Dean Teaster's Ghost Town' were memorable. Highlighted by his unique ability to break down and cry on cue.

Audiences are in for a special treat with 'Wild Faith,' whose producers are also in talks with TV networks about an on-going series. 'Wild Faith' will bring back echoes of 'Little House On the Prairie,' yet this vehicle, which appeals to a broad demographic, will immerse audiences in a world of its own. Complete with drama, adventure, action, sweetness and levity. And it all starts with casting!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Family Deception - A young Women's test of loyalty

The story of Family Deception follows an 18-year-old girl being tested by her family to prove her commitment to the family crime business and if she's worthy of taking over for her father who died. Can she prove her loyalty to the family on all levels, even putting her relationship to the test?

Zane Morrow is a film director/producer currently residing in Los Angeles after growing up in Portland, Oregon. He wishes to continue telling stories in both an artistic way and to inspire others. He has created a Indiegogo campaign to make a film with budget $2,600 for the Location & the Permits, Production Design, Art Department, Special Effects, Stunts, Catering to feed the cast and crew, the costs in Post-Production, and Marketing & Distribution (Film Festivals).

Main budget is focusing on getting the locations we need and dressing them up to add an artistic quality to the film in order for our audiences to feel like they are there in the moment. Equipment is already provided by Relativity School so it's not a huge matter to focus on within our budget. Part of the budget will go towards getting the right amount of resources to make this short feel as real as possible. Investing will also help us to spread Family Deception nationwide and internationally at film festivals, alike. You will be just as big of a part in the making of this film as our cast and crew, and we will make sure you feel included.

For more information check the link:

Monday, October 24, 2016

9th Annual Atlantic City Cinefest Film Festival 2016 Award Winners

2016 Winners

Scott L. Schwartz
Scott L. Schwartz
2016 Lifesaver Award for Cinematic Achievement
Lifesaver Award for Cinematic Achievement Blanche Baker
Lifesaver Award for Cinematic Achievement Scott L. Schwartz

Best Supporting Actress Feature Comedy Jean Kohl Odd Crows
Best Supporting Actress Feature Action Drama Lynn Mancinelli Bad Frank
Best Supporting Actress Feature Horror Nikki Casseri Surviving the Outbreak
Best Supporting Actress Feature Drama Leah Barker Sugar!
Best Supporting Actress Short Drama Robyn Babina Moral Compass
Best Supporting Actress Short Dramedy Jennifer Cook Unexplainable

Best Supporting Actor Short Comedy Edgar Gonzalez Doctors
Best Supporting Actor Short Dramedy Jim Parrack Red
Best Supporting Actor Short Thriller, John Shea Alone
Best Supporting Actor Short Horror Charlie Way Hayes Resistance
Best Supporting Actor Feature Dramedy Chris Dyer TRI
Best Supporting Actor Feature Romantic Comedy Lawton Denis The Night We Met
Best Supporting Actor Feature Action Drama Rommel Suniga Changing Hands

Best Director Feature Comedy Pat Kazanjian Odd Crows
Best Director Feature Thriller Keith Vaile Kidnapped
Best Director Feature Horror Larry Rosen Surviving the Outbreak
Best Director Feature Drama Shari Berman Sugar!
Best Director Feature Romantic Comedy Jon Russell Cring The Night We Met
Best Director Feature Action Drama Scott L. Schwartz Changing Hands

Best New Director Short Film Sebastian Foxworth Unexplainable
Best Director Short Comedy Chris Capaci Marathon Mouth
Best Director Short Dramedy Local Rachel Albanese Lost & Found
Best Director Short Dramedy Mark Clauberg Hotel
Best Director Short Drama Kylie Garcelon Moral Compass
Best Director Short Documentary David Block Gift Horses
Best Director Feature Documentary, A.J. Mattioli Words
Best Director Short Musical Documentary Edvin Ortega Larger Than Life: A Boyband Story
Best Cinematographer Feature Drama Chase Bowman Turnabout
Best Director of Photography Feature Horror Sherry McCracken Bloodletting                                                    
Best Cinematographer Short Horror Tracy Nicole Cring Resistance
Best Cinematographer Short Drama David Tumblety Window Dressing

Best Actress Feature Thriller Becca Bishop Kidnapped
Best Actress Feature Drama Alice Ripley Sugar!
Best Actress Feature Dramedy Jensen Jacobs TRI
Best Actress Feature Comedy Sarah Joy Byington The Night We Met
Best Actress Feature Action Drama Kaylee Beth Dodson Changing Hands

Best Actress Short Dramedy Local Rosanna Consalvo-Sarto Lost & Found
Best Actress Short Comedy Anna Florence The Demo
Best Actress Short Comedy Local Tara London Doctors
Best Actress Short Dramedy Evangeline Young Red
Best Actress Short Drama Diana Durango By Blood

Best Actor Feature Action Drama Kevin Interdonato Bad Frank
Best Actor Feature Drama George Katt Turnabout
Best Actor Feature Horror Mark Barthmaeir Bloodletting
Best Actor Feature Crime Drama, Carmine Pannullo Crossing Bloodlines

Best Actor Short Dramedy Christopher Young Hotel
Best Actor Short Comedy New Jersey Kevin Connors Marathon Mouth
Best Actor Short Comedy, Peter Dobson The Demo
Best Actor Short Drama Ensemble Dan Grimaldi The Atlantic Motel
Best Actor Short Action Drama Thomas Randolph The Kill Club
Best Actor Short Drama Russ Camarda By Blood

Best Feature Drama Turnabout
Best Feature Action Drama Bad Frank
Best Feature Crime Drama Crossing Bloodlines
Best Feature Horror Bloodletting
Best Feature Dramedy TRI
Best Romance The Night We Met

Best Short Dramedy Basbousa
Best Short Action Drama The Kill Club
Best Short Dramedy New Jersey Unexplainable
Best Short Drama Window Dressing
Best Short Drama Ensemble The Atlantic Motel
Best Short Drama Student In Too Deep
Best Short Comedy The Bet
Best Animation The Family Blend!-Scoobeeman Begins   

Best Short Documentary Newark: The Comedy
Best Short Documentary The Forgotten Overbrook Hospital
Best Short Documentary Local The Great American Depression

Best Feature Documentary Land of the Legendary
Best Feature Documentary LGBT Cherry’s in Season
Best Feature Musical Documentary Hang on Sloopy: The Movie

Volunteer Award for Service to the Festival: Ursula Ryan

Screenwriting Competition Winners:
Feature Screenplay
1st: Resurrection by James Carroll
2nd: Lion of the Sea by Peter Israelson
3rd: Hell on Neptune by Robert Rogers

Short Screenplay
1st: U.S. Navy Cine-Kodak by Stephen M. Hunt
2nd: Chum by Henry P. Gravelle
3rd: The Mayflower by Shayna-Raye Funderburk   

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Aisha Tyler, Gina Torres, Wendie Malick, Connie Stevens & Kerris Dorsey To Receive Awards At 12th Annual La Femme International Film Festival Awards

 Aisha Tyler (Lupe Ontiveros Image Award) – created to celebrate actresses that have, through their characters, created roles that break against the standard images of women of multi-ethnic backgrounds. Aisha Tyler has garnered attention with her varied roles in such shows as Friends (NBC), Criminal Minds (CBS) and Archer (FX) as well as her hosting duties on The Talk and Whose Line Is It Anyway, and a thriving standup career.

She is known for being expressive and outspoken, especially about African-American culture and stereotypes, LGBT rights, and women's rights. Tyler devotes time to philanthropy, volunteering for the American Red Cross, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and the International Rescue Committee.

Gina Torres (Visionary Award) – created to embody the visionary outlook on career and global forecasts with their choices in roles and projects. Torres began her onscreen career with roles on Law & Order and La Femme Nikita, and has a loyal fan following from her featured role in Joss Whedon's cult classic, Firefly. Most recently Gina starred on USA Network's hit original series, Suits, portraying the role of Jessica Pearson, which earned her an ALMA Award nomination amongst others. On the big screen, Torres is known for roles in "The Matrix Reloaded," "The Matrix Revolutions," "Jam," and "South of Pico". Gina is also a trained singer who appeared on Broadway as Deena Jones in Dreamgirls, which marked her first professional appearance and launched her into the spotlight.

Wendie Malick (Humanitarian Award) – created for actresses that successfully combine their professional career and giving back to society as a role model. Malick serves on the Board of Directors for The Environmental Media Association and The Creative Coalition, the Board of Advocates for Planned Parenthood, and the Advisory Board of The Humane Society. Wendie and her husband, Richard Erickson, additionally support a medical center in the Congo providing urgent medical services to the indigenous people.

Her role in Just Shoot Me won her an Emmy and two Golden Globe nominations that added to her noteworthy appearances, including her role as a five-time divorced former soap opera star in TV Land's hit sitcom, Hot in Cleveland, and her current role as the wealthy owner of a baseball team in Pitch. Malick's feature film credits include "Adventureland," "Confessions Of A Shopaholic," "Racing Stripes," "The American President," "The Emperor's New Groove," "Jerome," "On Edge," "Trojan Wars," "Bugsy," "A Little Sex," and "Funny About Love".

Connie Stevens (Lifetime Achievement Award) – is presented to a star to celebrate a professional life long career in entertainment. Born in Brooklyn to an Italian-Irish-American family, Connie Stevens attended Catholic boarding schools and a distinct interest in music led her to a stage. Warner Bros. launched her into stardom by signing her on for their hot detective series, "Hawaiian Eye". She also starred opposite George Burns in the sitcom "Wendy and Me". Stevens platformed her stage entertaining to headline in Las Vegas and endeared herself to the American public; but it was her role on Broadway with Neil Simon's "The Star-Spangled Girl" that won a Theatre World Award for her performance.

She continues to appear in TV shows, movies, and movies of the week. Some of Connie's credits are: "Grease 2," "Back to the Beach," "Murder, She Wrote," "The Love Boat," and "Baywatch". Connie just completed producing and directing "A Healing," a documentary dedicated to the women who served in the U.S./Vietnam conflict. "Saving Grace B. Jones" marks her feature film directorial debut.

Kerris Dorsey (Rising Star Award) – created to highlight a unique voice in an actress who is on the rise to stardom with empowering characters. Her character Bridget on "Ray Donovan" is just that. She starred in Disney's adaptation of "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day," but made her TV debut at age eight as Paige Whedon on the hit ABC series, "Brothers & Sisters." It was Kerris' stand out performance in the award-winning movie "Walk the Line," alongside Reese Witherspoon and Joaquin Phoenix, that showed her immense talent. Kerris' breakout feature role was in "Moneyball" with Brad Pitt. Being a singer and songwriter, she has performed on the "Moneyball" and "Alexander" soundtracks.

The Awards Show and Gala Event on October 23, 2016, starts at 7pm (Red Carpet at 6pm) at The Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013. for more information.

LA Femme is a four-day festival that screens over 100 films, special screenings, seminars, and networking mixers. The screening and event schedule for the festival is available online at Tickets on sale: Full Access VIP Passes are at $150 for Regular Price, tickets for individual films and special screenings are $10; and single seminars are $20.

Sponsors: SAG-AFTRA National Women's Committee, (WGA) Writers Guild America West Women's Committee, The Governor's Office of Film and Entertainment State of Florida, CBS Entertainment Diversity, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Comcast NBC Universal, Dollhouse Makeup, Columbia College Hollywood, Creative Handbooks, and Food Perfected Catering.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Rahway International Film Festival Announces Opening Night Lineup and Celebration

The Rahway International Film Festival will open its fourth annual celebration on Friday, October 21, 2016 at the UC PAC’s Hamilton Stage for the Performing Arts in Rahway, NJ with a complimentary cocktail hour for all of the evening’s attendees.  Cocktail Hour will begin at 6:30pm, followed at 8pm by the night’s film presentations.  The pre-show party will be catered by Nygel’s American Cuisine of Cherry Street in Rahway, NJ.  

The feature film “The Wedding Invitation,” written, directed and produced by Rainy Kerwin will be celebrated as the Opening Night Feature.  “The Wedding Invitation” is a female-driven comedy shot by an ENTIRELY FEMALE CREW.  This is a rare feat in the world of filmmaking and RIFF is proud to present this film.  It is RIFF’s mission is to present an equal ratio of films created by male and female filmmakers from around the world.

The feature will be preceded by the short films “Small Fry” a local student production, “Dear Susie” a brief romance from Italy, and the world premier of “Frame of Reference” the latest romantic comedy by festival director Gina Marie Rodriguez.

Filmmaker Rainy Kerwin will be joining all the way from California to discuss her hilarious comedy, “The Wedding Invitation.”  Filmmakers Gina Marie Rodriguez, Steven Hayet and Ian J. Keeney, the writers and director of the short film “Frame of Reference” respectively, will also be present for a Q&A Session following the film screenings.  Moderated by local artist, entrepreneur and founder of Just Be You Performing Arts, Mahogany Reynolds, RIFF’s Q&A sessions have always proven to be enlightening.

Patria Latin Bistro, located at 169 Main Street in Rahway, will host the night’s after party offering $5 drink specials and a complimentary buffet, included with the evening’s ticket price of $35.

The Fourth Annual Rahway International Film Festival will take place Friday, October 21st through Sunday, October 23rd, 2016 at the Hamilton Stage for the Performing Arts in Rahway, NJ.  

About Our Sponsors:
Rahway International Film Festival’s platinum sponsors are the Union County Performing Arts Center, Patria Latin Bistro, Just Be You Performing Arts, Wizdom Media, and Hudson River Studios.

Rahway International Film festival is always accepting support. If you are interested in becoming a RIFF sponsor, please visit their webpage at

For the full lineup, more information, and synopses and trailers for each film, please visit

Monday, October 17, 2016


Rahway International Film Festival hosted the 1st Annual Rahway Film Festival Junior for New Jersey students in grades 3 through 12 on May 21, 2016.  The student film festival was a great success and the lucky winners of the “Best Film of the Festival” and “Audience Choice” awards will be honored at this year’s main Fourth Annual Rahway International Film Festival event on October 21 through October 23, 2016.

Students Izellah Montes, Kayleen Ojeda, Miguel Rodriguez, & Yamileth Tepox of Abraham Clark High School in Roselle, NJ, who were all 15-16 years old and in Grade 10 at the time, created the short film “You Are Not Alone” about the dangers of bullying.  They were the winners of the “Best Film of the Festival” at the Rahway Film Festival Junior 2016.  As part of their prize, the students will be appearing on Edison TV’s “Classic Movies with Ron MacCloskey” and will screen their film once more for the RIFF audience on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 3:15pm.  They are filming their episode of “Classic Movies with Ron MacCloskey” on October 5, 2016 with the air date yet to be determined.

Cadian McGaw Jr. of Marist High School in Bayonne, NJ, who was 15 years old and in Grade 9 at the time, took home the “Audience Choice” award for his short crime thriller, “Keeping Up with the Society Hillians: Society Hill Victims Unit.”  He too will be appearing on Edison TV’s “Classic Movies with Ron MacCloskey” and will screen his film once more on Sunday, October 23rd at 3:15pm.  He will share the episode of “Classic Movies with Ron MacCloskey” with the other winners.

Rahway Film Festival Jr. Official Selection alumns David Paris and Colin Tunney will be screening their film “Lucas, Kevin, and the Technicolor Dream Watcher” along with Corinne Antonelli’s film “Small Fry” as well.

The Fourth Annual Rahway International Film Festival will take place Friday, October 21, 2016 through Sunday, October 23, 2016 at the UC PAC’s Hamilton Stage for the Performing Arts in Rahway, New Jersey.  

For the full lineup, more information, and synopses and trailers for each film, please visit  Connect with Rahway International Film Festival on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for regular updates.

“Best Film of the Festival” winners, the student filmmakers of “You Are Not Alone”, Izellah Montes, Kayleen Ojeda, Miguel Rodriguez, & Yamileth Tepox of Abraham Clark High School in Roselle, NJ.  RFF Jr. -  May 21, 2016

“Audience Choice” winners, the student filmmakers and cast of “Keeping Up with the Society Hillians”, Cadian McGaw Jr., Kareem Brock, Trey Sargent, & Seth Phillip of Marist High School in Bayonne, NJ. RFF Jr.- May 21, 2016

RFF Jr. Q&A with host, Ron MacCloskey and cast and crew of “You Are Not Alone,” “Lucas, Kevin, and the Technicolor Dream Watcher,” and “Keeping Up with the Society Hillians.” RFF Jr.- May 21, 2016.

RFF Jr Official Selected Student Filmmakers with Mayor Samson Steinman of Rahway, NJ- RFF Jr. May 21, 2016.

Friday, October 14, 2016


The 9th annual Atlantic City Cinefest takes place this weekend 
October 14th, 15th & 16th 2016. 
The festival will present more than 50 feature, short and documentary films from around the world.

No stranger to the festival is Actor / Producer Keith Collins. Collins known for indie hits such as "The Jersey Devil", "The Meat Puppet", "The Coffee Shop" and the soon to be wide released thriller "The Evangelist" - all which premiered at Atlantic City Cinefest have garnished worldwide distribution deals.
This year Collins produced three projects screening at the festival, "The Atlantic Motel" starring Dan Grimaldi ("The Sopranos"), AJ Mattioli's "Words" and "Larger Than Life: A Boyband Story" Starring Edvin Ortega ("Orange is the New Black").
We had a moment with Collins to reflect on the festival over the past years. "Atlantic City Cinefest has definitely proven themselves as a top tier film festival and by far one of the best if not the best in the state." Collins continued, " They have really come along way with the choices they make and the caliber of films that are screened now are impeccable. Founder Bill Sokolic is a such a film genius and started the festival for all the right reasons, to showcase and to expose great filmmakers, talent and films. Bill does a fantastic job and makes you feel very accomplished about your work along with the help of festival icon Ned Eckhardt and the rest of thier amazing board of trustees including Bill's family Carol, Joelle and Nichole. They take the time to sit with you make you feel comfortable and give fantastic constructive professional criticism. What separates them apart is the family feel almost like a Jerry McGuire movie you just know your film is in the right hands, at the right festival, surrounded with right people. I'm honored to call them my film family!
At last years festival Collins was awarded a "Lifesaver Created Growth" award for his success in film.
The coveted Lifesaver is the festivals top honor. Those in the past to receive the award were Chris Mulkey ("Boardwalk Empire", "Captain Phillips"), Brian O’Halloran ("Clerks"), Dominique Swain ("Face/Off","Lolita"), Kevin Smith ("Clerks"), Joe Piscopo ("SNL"), Martin Kove ("The Karate Kid"), Scott Rosenfelt ("Home Alone"), Terence Winter ("Vinyl",'"Boardwalk Empire") Tom Malloy ("Love N' Dancing"), Louis Mandylor ("My Big Fat Greek Wedding"), Peter Dobson ("Forrest Gump")
This year the Lifesaver award winners are Scott L. Schwartz who played Bruiser in “Ocean’s Eleven,” “Ocean’s Twelve” and “Ocean’s Thirteen" along with Emmy Award Winner Blanche Baker, who will host a Saturday night screening of the cult classic, John Hughes' “Sixteen Candles.” Baker, daughter of Oscar-nominated actress Carroll Baker, plays Ginny in the film, Molly Ringwald's older sister.
Film distributor Bob Shami of Shami Media Group, inc. Will be honoring a winning film to a full contract distribution deal.
We give Atlantic City Cinefest Film Festival a strong 4 STARS! A must attend for any film enthusiast and the one festival in New Jersey not to be missed.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

VrTuo Interactive Smart Television Introduced Boasting a Suite of Original Networks

VrTuo Interactive Studios announced the official launch of the Company's new suite of smart television networks.  The consortium of networks are providing positive media influences to retail and closed circuit hosts of interactive media programming by VrTuo Interactive Networks.

The networks hosted at VrTuo Interactive Networks are made up of multiple genres of media choices.  The choices in media content to be provided are in the form of live events, recorded exclusive and non-exclusive content. The full network of 'VrTuo 'ALIVE' advanced interactive channel options will become available to the users this fall, engaging the audiences in creatively unique, fashions.

The new smart television suite of networks is the host to independently managed channel partners with productions focused on quality content creation and hosting. This in an effort to produce and establish again, the most advanced interactive media center ever provided to the public, through smart television or mobile streaming access.

The focus of the smart television suite of networks is to provide the parent Company SmartMed Plus Networks, LLC, with an advanced media reward system free to its members.  Members are using the interactive VrTuo 'ALIVE' program to choose from celebrity trainers such as Bryan Clemons, Jr.

'The network has built the model to where each channel partner is in-cooperation with award-winning-producers while maintaining full controlling ownership of their owned publishing. A never before luxury to any producer of media materials, at least typically in the case of when network television distribution is supported.

VrTuo Interactive is intended to have a direct impact to the efficiency of medical science in how it uses popular human influences in media, setting up positive mood enhancement to the unique users. This is a bottom line feature advantage to all members providing preventive health tied to human attachment in preventive care, which then becomes a fact of all members living a healthy lifestyle.

SmartMed Plus+ together with Vrtuo Interactive have created a health and wellness enhancement model simply using select positively inserted media influences as seamless rewards. This is intended to create positive social habits in common sense use of health and wellness mood enhancement and living well products.

SmartMed Plus provides individuals and families medical saving advantages in providing cost friendly unlimited access to U.S. board certified physicians that provide telephonic and online video consultations 24/7.

Monday, October 10, 2016

The Magic Snowman Redux *IF YOU BELIEVE!*

"If you believe, you can hear him speak."

This is about the children's film "The Magic Snowman on Indiegogo". The original film was made in 1989 and distributed by Miramax Films & Buena Vista International.  Seen by twenty million children in the US alone the film was a holiday staple, a perennial story that remains as relevant and appealing for children today as it was twenty years ago.

The lasting power of the magic snowman is demonstrated through the continuous positive comments people have left on our Youtube, seen here:

Made from real snow, Lumi Ukko, the magic snowman was a product of the imagination of children-actors, and the crew making the film and lived in the imagination of the children watching the film.  However, with new filmmaking techniques Lumi Ukko can come even more alive, warmer, friendlier, and ultimately, more engaging in passing on his message to children that magic makes everything possible

In the REDUX version of the film, visual effects will be added to make him smile, wink, frown, laugh, cry, and have a myriad of other emotions to entertain and engage his young viewers. A new music score and a fresh re-edit will make the film more palatable for today's young audiences.

The original film was distributed only on VHS; this updated version will be available on Blu-Ray/DVD allowing for an unprecedented reach that will make the film available worldwide.

How You Can Help!

The goal of this campaign is to raise the necessary $50,000 to score, animate, and re-edit the film. Helping us make the film will help children across the globe.

The original Magic Snowman was endorsed by UNICEF and 3% of the proceeds were donated to the organization to help children worldwide and the commitment to UNICEF will apply to the Redux.  Your contribution to this campaign will make also make you virtual ambassadors for UNICEF and the organization's causes.

The Magic Snowman would be a wonderful Christmas gift. Let's make it happen!

We need your help: If you can't afford to donate, don't worry – there are plenty of other ways you can help. Please take some time to share our campaign across your social networks and encourage your friends and family to support. For more information, contact Pavlina Proevska on the below link,

Friday, October 7, 2016

Blanche Baker is More than a “Sixteen Candles” Quote

           Anyone who grew up in the 1980s – and many of us who didn’t - can recite Blanche Baker’s lines as Ginny in “Sixteen Candles” by heart.
“I really love Rudy. He is totally enamored of me. I mean, I've had men who've loved me before, but not for six months in a row.”
With lines like that, the John Hughes film is a cultural touchstone and Emmy-winner Baker will host a screening at 9 p.m. Oct. 15 in Dante Hall Theater as part of the 9th Atlantic City Cinefest. Baker will also be honored with a Lifesaver Award at the festival and participate in the panel discussion Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. in Dante Hall.
“Looking back, I realize what we were doing in `Sixteen Candles’ was identifying issues that are common to almost everyone at some point in their lives: feeling unappreciated, misunderstood, awkward, lonely and unable to fit in,” Baker said.
Hughes encouraged improvisation, she said. “At the time I made `Sixteen Candles,’ I was studying with Uta Hagen and Lee Strasberg, who both based their teachings on Stanislavsky. When you are acting, experience and technique give you the confidence to let go and be creative.”
Baker considers working with Andrzej Wajda at the Yale Repertory Theatre as a pivotal moment in her career. “Working with Meryl Streep in `The Seduction of Joe Tynan’ and `Holocaust’ is another highlight. She’s a master artist with so many layers to her work.”
The actress is currently writing and directing a short movie musical called “Streetwrite” about freedom of speech.  Her resume also includes “The Handmaid’s Tale” with Robert Duvall, “Raw Deal” with Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Kevin Bacon HBO film “Taking Chance.”  Baker is on the faculty at the New York Film Academy.
Atlantic City Cinefest will present more than 50 feature, short and documentary films. The film festival will serve up a mix of comedy, drama, horror and science fiction, many from New Jersey filmmakers. For more details, visit
             Tickets for “Sixteen Candles” are $5. A weekend pass for the festival is $40; $25 for a day pass and $5 for a single block of films. Purchase at Dante Hall and Arts Garage or visit or

Atlantic City Cinefest celebrates the art form of independent moviemaking. The festival has hosted Kevin Smith, Terry Winter, Robert Downey, Sr., Scott Rosenfelt, William Forsythe, Dominique Swain and Brian O'Halloran during the first eight years. Presented by Downbeach Film Festival, the Cinefest shows movies at Dante Hall Theater, 14 N. Mississippi Avenue and the Noyes Arts Garage, 2200 Fairmount Avenue. Both venues are managed by Stockton University.