Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Jo'nez Cain stars in her own movie marathon

Jo'nez Cain is an actress on The Grind. Chronicling her story with a FB Live series of the same name, she's made a career for herself on the San Francisco Bay Area independent film circuit. A woman of faith, Jo'nez is blessed to have acted in major films (Fruitvale Station, I'm In Love With A Church Girl), television (Cover, Wives With Knives, Sex Sent Me to the Slammer), and several films that are now available via digital streaming with Hulu.

New to Hulu, Watch Phoenix Rise is the story of Phoenix. "Phoenix is just another "pretty face" in the hood until she decides to become an urban model. Jonez plays Phoenix's fast and street-wise cousin, Sasha who attempts to lead Phoenix into the wrong profession. Says Cain of the character Sasha, "She's everything I'm not." Watch Phoenix Rise on Hulu now:

Watch Phoenix Rise can also be purchased at Walmart stores with Jo'nez's other films, The Shop (BlackFloor Productions)Basketball 3:16 (Pharoah Films), Straight Outta Oakland (Touch The Heart Productions), and Hunting Season (History In The Making Films).

Jo'nez Cain is currently filming a television pilot, new episodes on Discovery ID, and has secured a part in an upcoming movie. Follow her on Facebook using the moniker @JonezCaintheEntertainer ( to see what she's up to next!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Happy Memorial Day 2017

Wishing you a very happy Memorial Day 2017 from all of us at the Daily Film Forum.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Straw "Tha Vegas Don" Set to Appear at Star Studded After Party for Film Debut

Film producer, actor and artist, Robert Van Strawder Jr. also known as "Tha Vegas Don" or "Straw" will be hosting an after party for his anticipated film premiere at Club Neche with dining, drinks and entertainment.

There will be celebrity guest appearances by Digital Underground's Shock G, Filmore Slim, Mr. Cheeks, the Late Tupac's manager Aytron and singing sensation Ana Lou.  Doors open at 11pm and admission is $30.  Guest list and table services are available.

Straw will be appearing at the Las Vegas Black Film Festival at the Suncoast Hotel & Casino for the Las Vegas premiere and screening of his indie film "Checkmate Tha Movie."

The film was produced in Las Vegas by Strawder with acting features including himself along with other up and coming talent.  The Las Vegas Black Film Festival will run from April 27 – 30 inside the theater complex also featuring stellar films from other producers and directors.

About Strawder

Robert Van Strawder Jr. also known as Tha Vegas Don and Straw is a model, rap star, movie producer and independent film maker from North Las Vegas.  A true rag to riches story, Strawder has lived on his own since the age of 16 raising his four younger siblings after his mother abandoned them to drug use.

Growing up on Donna St., life was often a challenge for Strawder to stay out of trouble and stay focused with all the poverty and violence that surrounded his community.  He excelled in basketball in high school, obtaining a scholarship to attend Poterville Junior College.  He has also achieved his Associate Degree in General Studies and will graduate from CSN this May with his Associates Degree in Mental Health Services.  Today Strawder concentrates all his free time to promoting his music and film.

About "Checkmate Tha Movie"

The movie "Checkmate Tha Movie" is based in Las Vegas and on the story of Robert Van Strawder Jr's life.  It's a story of a young man who gets off the bus in Las Vegas for the first time.  Not knowing what Las Vegas is about, he meets The Spirit of Vegas who attempts to teach him the rules of Vegas.

The film takes you through this young man's hit and miss journey under the tutorship of The Spirit of Vegas; where he is introduced to all the ups and downs of Vegas street life.  The film was written, produced, and directed by Strawder who also appears in the film as The Spirit of Vegas.  The young man is played by Anderson Hunt Jr. who is the son of former UNLV star guard for the Running Rebels Anderson Hunt.  The independent film makes its debut at the Las Vegas Black Film Festival 2017.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Screenwriter/Director Maurice W Begins production on new emotional drama "Broken Strings"

If you are a person who cries at movies, then be prepared to bring tissues, says Writer/Director Maurice W when talking about his new film Broken Strings.

The talented writer/director who once contributed to  TV shows like Law &Order and Forever, has decided to launch his own production company. He wrapped the film Candle In The Wind and almost imediatley began prepping a new emotional tale.

Broken Strings is a Film that explores Life, Love , and Loss  but not in a any you would expect.  The film has cast award winning actors Jacinth Sutphin (Diary of a Badman), and Yanna Buttons (Connected, Witness, Coming Home) as well as Jarret Scantlebury (Call Me), Darryl Manning (the Terms), and Kellie Renee (The Terms).

The film is being self funded and therefore has launched a crowdfunding campaign to assist in production.

Several supporters may end up being listed as producers as well as others will be the first to screen the film that is already beginning to get buzz.

"I'm proud of this story and the amazing actors that have agreed to join my on this venture.  I'm a fan of rich story telling which stirs emotions in the veiwer, and I believe more than anything I've written, Broken Strings does just that." He continues "I hope that those that watch the trailer wish to support this film and help us, with their contributions, to finance this movie".

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Scots Dr Who Stars Team Up For Emotional Drama

Sundown tells the story of William (Hines), a man in his 70s who is taken on a timeless journey through the eyes of Abi (Blackwood) to come to terms with his own mortality.

Caitlin Blackwood said, "I think this project is important in terms of highlighting the issues the film delves in to, I have the opportunity to bring a youthful insight to a role that you'd normally expect to played by an older actor." Blackwood still only 16 famously rolled onto our screens at the tender age of 9 in the BBC's Doctor Who as the young Amelia Pond opposite Matt Smith. The character went on to be played as an adult by Caitlin's real life cousin Karen Gillan.

Frazer Hines star of Emmerdale, Doctor Who and Outlander said,
"Sundown is a beautiful script that really gives both myself and Caitlin the chance to really shine as two very real and complex characters."

Director and Co-Writer Ryan Hendrick describes the emotional drama as, "a story about how a person's perception on life can change once they accept their own mortality. Our goal is to explore these ideas and try to give a subjective view from a fresh perspective."

His writing partner Clare Sheppard said, "On the surface, William is on a journey we all must travel eventually, but dig a little deeper and you realise, his is a road we're all already on. I am very, very proud to be involved with this film."

Sundown marks the 3rd screenwriting venture between Hendrick and Sheppard. Their last short film Perfect Strangers enjoyed worldwide success after receiving more than 18 film festival selections, 3 awards and 4 nominations including BAFTA Scotland Nomination for Clare Sheerin in the Best Actress category.

Their 2nd venture is the upcoming road movie Journey Bound starring Ford Kiernan, Clare Grogan, Sylvester McCoy, James Kirk and Caitlin Blackwood to name a few.

The writing pair certainly have high hopes that Sundown will climb a similar ladder of success as their previous venture, "This is a story that needs to be told. It carries a universal theme that everyone can relate to."

The film's Producer, BAFTA Award Winner David Newman said, "We're planning to take this short film to the next level. We achieved a milestone in terms of production values on Perfect Strangers, so this time we need raise the bar even higher. This is why we are launching a crowd funding campaign on indiegogo. We have the workings of a beautiful film with an excellent and well loved pair of actors. I have high hopes for Sundown."

Sundown is due to start filming this summer.
You can support Sundown by following them on Indiegogo, Facebook and Twitter. Crowdfunding Campaign opens 1st May 2017. See Indiegogo page for more info.

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2, Featuring Cheyanna Lavon Zubas, Now In Theaters

Set to the all-new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, Marvel Studios' "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" continues the team's adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill's true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes' aid as the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand. "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" is written and directed by James Gunn and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, featuring Vin Diesel as Baby Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Sean Gunn, Tommy Flanagan, Laura Haddock, Cheyanna Lavon Zubas, with Sylvester Stallone, and Kurt Russell. Kevin Feige is producing, Lars P. Winther is co-producing, and Louis D'Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jonathan Schwartz, Nikolas Korda and Stan Lee are the executive producers. Marvel Studios' "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" blasts into theaters on May 5, 2017.

Cheyanna Lavon Zubas is featured in several scenes as a Robot Courtesan alongside Michael Rooker, Sylvester Stallone, Michael Rosenbaum, Chris Sullivan and Sean Gunn.

Cheyanna Lavon Zubas is an accomplished actress, model, and singer based in Atlanta, Georgia with ample acting experience including Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 starring Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana, True Memoirs of an International Assassin starring Kevin James, and Cheyanna Lavon Zubas is represented by Bryce Hall at bHEDGE Sports and Entertainment Agency.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The New Adventures of Adam and Marky in Herobrine is Watching

Ginzburg Press' latest new short animated scary movie for kids is now streaming on Amazon Prime video. See the latest trailer on YouTube.

Adam and Marky explore an abandoned factory that isn't quite what it appears to be. They soon discover that Herobrine is building an army of darkness and plans to unleash his forces against the world. Join our heroes as they realize that they alone are all that stands between saving the world and Herobrine's evil desire for conquest.

This is the third episode in the new adventures of Adam and Marky series which takes place in a computer gaming world crafted by our talented gamers. Our two heroes, Adam and Marky, are once again reanimated in this delightful tale about monsters, zombies and the mythical Herobrine that will thrill and excite children of all ages.

The story begins with Adam and Marky walking home from school. Adam hears a strange sound coming from the abandoned factory. As it's getting dark Adam wants to go home but Marky insists they should check out the abandoned factory.

As the light and sounds now visibly emanating from the factory lure the boys closer and into the building, they are horrified at what they discover inside. As the boys are then confronted with a terrifying situation, they must act quickly in order to survive and save the world from the terror about to be unleashed.

This is the first story of a three arc episode about the notorious antagonist known as Herobrine. In the gaming world there have been numerous sightings and rumors of the existence of Herobrine. The official word is that Herobrine does not exist. However, some gamers claim that they have encountered Herobrine. In this story Herobrine comes to life as a formidable villain determined to thwart Adam and Marky.

Bruno, the director and producer of the film, said, "Kids of all ages totally immerse themselves in the Minecraft game. They are completely absorbed in the player vs player realm that is unique to Minecraft and have always been fascinated in the prospects of uncovering the real story surrounding Herobrine. We've set the stage for our film to the next level by introducing Herobrine, a well-known mythical character. The existence of Herobrine still remains a mystery till this day. We continue to create inspiring stories between two friends who will stop at nothing to save each other even when the going gets tough."


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Monday, May 15, 2017

Dreams Come True – An adventuorus motivational book and film

Dreams Come True is not merely a logbook and a movie, it is an inspiring tale of a journey to those who want to live their own desires.

One day Norbert Ádám Szabó wakes to realize: the life he lives is not truly his destiny. He feels that beyond the working desk and the daily grind there is another life, one that he can truly live as his own. Somewhere out there on the open ocean.

One day sailing on Lake Balaton he and his friend, Levente, invent the crazy idea of crossing the Atlantic in a tiny dual kayak, but all that is merely a game of fantasy for them, yet. Still, the two daring mates exactly know that they are going to make this a reality come hell or high water.

More than sixty days they spend amid the endless roar, subject to the changing weather, fighting the elements and their own uncertainties day by day. The diary logs of Norbert Ádám Szabó tell us about making drinking water from sea water, how it feels to hit a speedy flying fish and what to do if the waves kiss over us. Dreams Come True is not merely a logbook, it is an inspiring tale of a spiritual journey to those who want to get rid of clichés in their lives and want to live their own desires.

"The captain turns the spotlight to cast the harsh, blinding light on us and they just keep staring at the site. They now experience probably the most baffling moment of their lives. There are these two guys who have just crossed the Atlantic, within arm's length from the coast, and they just sit in their tiny boat with their paddles in their lap and eat a chocolate bar.

When they reach us we just stare back at them blinking, holding the chocolate.

They ask us anxiously if everything is OK.

Of course it's all OK, we're just a little hungry, that's all. Coming from a 'landlubber' this is easy to understand, most would think that after 63 days one would commit anything to feel stable ground under his feet, but from our perspective there is a totally different point of view. There is always time for a nice bar of chocolate."

ÁDÁM NORBERT SZABÓ was born in 1987 in Budapest. He graduated as an economist from the Budapest Business School, then spent a year working for a multinational company before he realized life has a rather different story for him in store.

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Best-Selling Author Frank Deford's Novel, The Entitled, To Become A Movie

deaBlizzard Productions and SnackPack Productions are developing a movie to be directed by Rick Mowat, optioning the motion picture rights to adapt the novel The Entitled: A Tale of Modern Baseball, written by best-selling sportswriter and author Frank Deford, asix-time National Sportswriter of the Year. The Entitled is a richly detailed, page-turning tale that takes you deep into America's game. From the dugouts to the tabloid scandals, from the lights of the field to the glare of the media, The Entitled is the great novel of baseball's modern era.

Faced with a controversial scandal thanks to his major league superstar, baseball manager Howie Traveler must choose between his conscience, and trust in his top player Jay Alcazar, a Cuban superstar who makes a hard sport look easy. For power hitter Alcazar, being entitled is part of the package of fame, women and money. For the manager, protecting his star's entitlement means keeping his dream job.

Represented by Sterling Lord Literistic, Inc., Frank Deford is the author of twenty-six books and was the senior contributing writer to Sports Illustrated for over 50 years. Deford has been featured weekly on NPR for the last 34 years, writing on varied topics from human affairs to current events and sports with an avid following of both women and men. His earlier novel- EVERYBODY'S ALL AMERICAN - was made into a motion picture starring Dennis Quaid and Jessica Lange; his memoir based on the touching story of his daughter, ALEX: THE LIFE OF A CHILD - was made into an award winning television film.

Producing the film, IdeaBlizzard Productions is led by Producer Paula Landry, MBA, a writer/producer and media consultant in New York City. She wrote Scheduling and Budgeting Your Film, A Panic-Free Guide, and co-authored This Business of Film. Landry's projects have debuted at Sundance Film Fest, Chelsea and AMFEST, winning awards from Best Actors Film Fest, Columbia Pictures Screen Gems, Time Warner Showtime Audience Awards, and the Grand Jury Award at the WorldFest Houston.

Writer/Director and head of SnackPack Productions, Rick Mowatis an award-winning film and theater writer/director with films at Woodstock Film Festival, Chelsea Film Festival, Best Actors Film Festival, The Anthology Film Archives in NYC, Woods Hole Film Festival, Lake Placid and Eugene International Film Festival and PBS Reel Thirteen.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

KKOFFEE Motion Picture announces feature film Tere Ghar Ke Samne. Casting Call announced

KKOFFEE Motion Picture announces feature film Tere Ghar Ke Samne. Inspired with the Old Bollywood Song, Tere Ghar Ke Samne. This Film is High profile film, with big budget.

Details of Movie

Genere          Romantic Comedy Family Drama

Production         KKOFFEE Motion Pictures Limited

Director          Mr. Anil Sharma

Producer          Mr. Vinay Maheshwari

Distribution         Etheater LLC

Financed by       Adda Finance

Csting Agency     INDIAN Model Management Company

Casting Director   Mr. Auysh Mahel

Budget          Rs. 89 Crore

Language          4 Language

Screen          769 Screens

Plot of Movie: Story of Movie is based on very old concept of romance where the father of girl says bring this i will give marry daughter to Hero. Story starts at UK, where the girl and her family lives. TThe family of girls come to India to meet some relatives, thus the guy and girl met and fall in love. Thus Romance starts, than the condition comes into play. The guy accepts the chalange, and thus turned to UK and how he got.. and all these into movie. Awesome script with great screenplay.

Specification of Movie:

Runtime  2 hr 18 min (138 min)
Sound Mix  Dolby Digital I Datasat
Color  Color
Aspect Ratio  2.35 : 1
Camera  Arri Alexa XT Plus, Panavision C-Series Lenses
Negative Format  Codex ARRIRAW
Cinematographic Process  Digital Intermediate (master format)
Panavision (anamorphic) (source format)
Printed Film Format  D-Cinema

Film Location:

London: 25 Days Schedule

Chandigarah: 25 Days Schedule

Total: 50 Days Shoot Schedule


1. Shruti (Lead Actress), 20 to 35 years

Height: 5'2 to 6'0

Slim, Dance and good Hindi and english

Passport: Yes

Exposure- Yes

Bold Scene- Yes

Pay- Rs. 20 lakh to 50 Lakh

2. Aman (Lead Actor), 20 to 35 years

Height: 5'11 to 6'3

Athletic, Dance and good Hindi and english

Passport: Yes

Pay- Rs 30 Lakh to 1 Crore

3. Male Character Artist, 40 to 60 Years (2 in Number)

Passport: Yes

Rs. 10 Lakh to 30 Lakh

4. Female Character Artist, 35 to 55 Years (2 in numbers)

Passport: Yes

Rs. 10 Lakh to 30 Lakh

5. Child Artist, 2 to 4 Years (2 in Number)

Passport: Yes

Rs. 5 Lakh to 15 Lakh

6. Supporting artist (Comic Male Artist, 20 to 35 Years

Passport: Yes

Rs. 15 Lakh to 25 Lakh

7. Other Cast.


Looking for assistant director, experience., assistant video editor.

Procedure of Selection:

Submission of profile with video audition link. (Freshers also apply)

Once Shortlisted, than online Audition.

After selection through Audition, signing than advance at London.

Schedule of Movie

Casting closes: April 11, 2017

Signing: April 25, 2017

Mahurat: May 13, 2017

Contact for Casting:

Auysh Mahel

Indian Model Management Company


Call/Whats app: +33-644640999


A Wish! A Hope! A Dream!  This is where all good things start.  Hence, the start of KKOFFE Motion Pictures Limited.  KKOFFEE Motion Pictures Limited is a small group of young and enthusiastic professionals with a strong desire to stand apart and to earn recognition for positive and creative work.

KKOFFEE Motion Pictures Limited is a London production company focused on innovative concepts with a fresh approach. The combined experience of the in-house team covers award-winning feature films, commercials, music videos, short films, live events, and new media content. The company consists of three departments: KKOFFEE Motion Pictures Limited, for live-action production, KKOFFEE, for post-production (editorial, visual effects), and RUNSILENT, for original music and sound design.

Our directors and producers are all highly experienced professionals, with previous appointments such as the BBC, Aardman Animations, Granada TV, SKY TV and MTV. Our crews comprise of highly skilled individuals from the TV & film industries, ranging from award winning film cinematographers and directors to BBC trained sound recordists.

Monday, May 8, 2017

St. Lawrence International Film Festival Announces April Official Selections For Sliff Online

St. Lawrence International Film Festival has announced its official selections for April, 2017 via the SLIFF Online format.

Now in its second month of online screenings, SLIFF Online has selected two short films for its April round of digital screenings. Both in the Sci-Fi genre, the films represent the best work in short filmmaking, selected from submissions from around the world.

From South Africa, "Tears in the Rain," directed by Christopher Grant Harvey, is set in the world of Phililp K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (1968), which was adapted into the Sci-Fi classic film "Blade Runner" in 1982. Harvey's 11-minute fan film acts as a sort of prequel to the original "Blade Runner" set in a dystopian Los Angeles future, where genetically engineered humanoids are hunted by 'retirement engineers' when they start to display erratic behavior. Featuring Sean Cameron Michael and Russel Savadier, the film was co-written by Evan James Dembskey and produced by Andrew Eric Macdonald.

"Embers & Dust," written and directed by Patrick Biesemans, follows a boy in 1938 Concrete, Washington as the legendary radio broadcast of War of the Worlds set America on edge, believing the nation was under attack by Martian invaders. As the boy's rural town is plunged into a coincidental power outage, his imagination is sparked, sending him on his own kind of vision quest, deep into the neighboring forest.

"Embers & Dust" was the winner of Musicbed's Annual Film Fund Initiative ( and features Joel Nagle, Virginia Logan and Henry Gagliardi as the film's young protagonist, Gene. It's produced by Stephanie Cohen and Jeff Croghan.

Previous official selections include documentary "Between Us" directed by Brad Rothschild, web series "Popp Over America" directed by Joe Popp and March winner "Ici ou La-bas (Right Here or Over There)" directed by first-time filmmaker Pauline Mabille.

After a successful inaugural year in 2015 featuring guest of honor Dan Aykroyd with screenings on both sides of the US/Canada border, and a Gala event in 2016 held at SUNY Potsdam's Performing Arts Center honoring the indie zombie thriller "Here Alone (", St. Lawrence International Film Festival shifts its focus this year to an online-only format highlighting short narrative, documentary and animated films, as well as web series pilots each month exclusively on the Festival's website

Online screenings begin the first of each month and run until the last day of the month. Submissions for the following month's screenings open the first of each month prior with entries permitted until the 20th of that month. Filmmakers can submit at or link to the submission site through the Festival website

The objective of the new monthly online format is to celebrate and promote emerging and professional filmmakers with the greatest accessibility possible. Official Selections receive promotional laurels, promotion to the Festival's database and on social media. Winning projects each month will be featured on the Festival's Filmmakers to Watch page for the year and promoted to the Festival's list of entertainment industry influencers.

ABOUT St. Lawrence International Film Festival

Founded in 2015 with headquarters in Canton, NY, St. Lawrence International Film Festival is an online monthly world-class event established to showcase the best in new short films and web series to a worldwide audience and the entertainment industry at large.

The 2017 St. Lawrence International Film Festival (SLIFF Online) seeks to provide filmmakers of short-format works exposure to a global audience and a highly curated list of entertainment industry decision-makers and influencers on a monthly basis. The Festival advisory board is lead by industry notables Sara E. Johnson (Oscar-winning Executive Producer of "Birdman" and "The Hunting Ground"), Mark Valley ("CSI"), Aaron Woolf ("King Corn, Peabody Award-winner), Drea Clark (Programmer Slamdance Film Festival & Los Angeles Film Festival), Gloria Campbell (Managing Director of the American Pavillion at Cannes), Lenore VanderZee, Carol Smith Pynchon, Brian Hauser (Co-Editor of The Journal of Short Film), and Bob Penski (Founder of Penski, Inc) and actor/writer Scott Alan Smith.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

The Evangelist Is Coming...Are Your Sins Forgiven?

Keith Collins, Doug Bollinger, Samantha Artese, Michael Billy - The Evangelist

We thouroughly enjoyed the premiere a year ago and all the many followings of this film. Being released May 9th by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment in the U.S. with eOne Entertainment in North America and Stuart Alson's ITN Distribution worldwide, word on the street is the hot ticket tonight in NYC is the official release party for Joseph Pepitone's disturbed psychological thriller The Evangelist. Held at uber exclusive hotspot Beautique Lounge, the invite only affair has been the talk for weeks surrounding this films soon to be release. Daily Film Forum has gotten first hand scoop that full starring cast will be in attendance along with former NY Yankee Billy Sample, Survivor's Gervase Peterson, Robert Clohessy of Blue Bloods, Original Village People Cowboy Randy Jones, nightlife impresario's Barry Mullineaux, Carmen D'Alessio and many more. One of the creepiest movies of the decade, the cast is impeccable Doug Bollinger pulls off one of the best indie performances on screen, Samantha Artese makes you ponder about every move she makes with fear, Michael Billy is the hotshot detective that you wonder is he guilty himself? Keith Collins gives you the chills and creeps of the year good luck trying to sleep! With high-powered sinister music by former Guns N' Roses guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" thal ("Art of Anarchy") its what sends this film over the top from the others. This thriller is a 4 out of 5 stars from us. The Evangelist is coming sooner than you think and its tonight in New York City...


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Friday, May 5, 2017

Award Winning Industry Veterans to Present Winners of School of Visual Arts' 28th Dusty Awards

Reeves Lehmann, chair of the BFA Film and BFA Animation programs at the School of Visual Arts (SVA), along with award-winning producer, Annie Flocco, producer/director of the Dusty Film & Animation Festival, today announced this year's presenters for the 28th Dusty Awards:

Academy Award-nominated producer/director, David Silverman (The Simpsons, Monsters, Inc., Maggie Simpson In: The Longest Daycare);  Producer and co-founder of Emmett/Furla Films, Randall Emmett (Silence, Lone SurvivorEverest); VP of children's programming at PBS, Linda Simensky (Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, Nature Cat, Odd Squad); Editor, Jim Helton (Blue Valentine, A Place Beyond the Pines, The Light Between Oceans); Animation director at TED-Ed, Biljana Labovic(Guard Dog, Idiots and Angels);  Producer and New York Women in Film & Television president, Alexis Alexanian (Maggie's Plan, The Hottest State, Pieces of April);  Producer and IFP program manager, Zach Mandinach; Academy Award-winning production sound mixer, Chris Newman (The Godfather, The Exorcist, Amadeus);  Writer/director, Gillian Robespierre (Landline, Obvious Child, Casual); Cinematographer, Fred Murphy (Hoosiers, The Dead, October Sky); Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker, Sam Pollard (Spike Lee Presents Mike Tyson, 4 Little Girls, When the Levees Broke); Academy Award-nominated screenwriter, Jay Cocks(Gangs of New YorkSilenceThe Age of Innocence); Director/cinematographer, Reed Morano(Meadowland, Frozen River, The Handmaid's Tale).

Media personality Valerie Smaldone returns to emcee the event, which is taking place at the SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street, NYC on Monday, May 8, at 6:30pm EST. (Red carpet event begins at 5:30pm.) The event streams live at

This year, in conjunction with the event SVA will present Dusty Outstanding Alumni Awards to Academy Award-winning composer Michael Giacchino (BFA 1990 Film & Video)-Up, Lost, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story;producer and founder of Titmouse, Shannon Prynoski (BFA 1994 Film & Video)-The Venture Bros., Niko and the Sword of Light (Amazon Original), Nerdland; and director/producer and founder of Titmouse, Chris Prynoski (BFA 1994 Animation)-Motorcity, NerdlandMetalocalypse. Hoping to carve their own path to success, more than 15 film, and animation thesis students, out of over 100 who are graduating this semester, will receive awards for film, directing, screenwriting, editing, cinematography, documentary, animated film, character animation, and animation production design, among others.

"The Dustys and the award ceremony have become one of the country's foremost events for discovering new talent in film and animation," states Reeves Lehmann. Annie Flocco agrees, "Year after year, the event brings attention to remarkable work by SVA students, and proves to be a launch pad for many successful careers." Recent alumni and student achievements include Gillian Robespierre (BFA 2005 Film & Video), writer and director of the feature Landline, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival 2017 and was acquired by Amazon; Randall Emmett(BFA 1994 Film & Video), producer of the Oscar-nominated 2016 feature Silence; and BFA Film senior Ameer Kazmi, winner of the 2016 Coca-Cola and Regal Films national competition, who will be screening his thesis film at the Dusty Festival this year.

The 2017 Dusty Festival headlining sponsors include AbelCine, ARC-Adorama Rental Co, Animation Magazine, B&H Photo, Bryan Singer-Bad Hat Harry, Carlos Saldanha-BottleCap Productions, Foto Care, Gotham Sound, IFP, KitSplit, New York Women in Film & Television, Nice Shoes, Nickelodeon, Radical Media, Randall Emmett-Emmet/Furla/Oasis Films, Rota6, SCS Agency, Inc., SVA Campus Store, Technicolor PostWorks New York and Toon Boom Animation. 100% of the sponsors' donations directly benefit the film and animation thesis students through grants and in-kind awards.

School of Visual Arts has been a leader in the education of artists, designers and creative professionals for nearly seven decades. With a faculty of distinguished working professionals, dynamic curriculum and an emphasis on critical thinking, SVA is a catalyst for innovation and social responsibility. Comprising of more than 6,000 students at its Manhattan campus and 35,000 alumni in 100 countries, SVA also represents one of the most influential artistic communities in the world.  According to Animation Career Review, (one of the top animation school rankers in the country), SVA was recently named the #1 animation college on the east coast and #5 nationally among the top two percent of schools.

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