Press: Local News Coverage at the Flyway Film Festival

We just returned from a long weekend at the Flyway Film Festival in Pepin, Wisconsin, where we screened Deal Travis In. We had a great time with awesome friends at this gem of a fest.

Plus, Matt Garland and I were interviewed for the local news. Watch it now!


"Vivienne Again" Is Now Available Online!

That's right, my first short film is now available in it's entirety to watch on YouTube or Vimeo. If you can push the video to your TV screen via a device like AppleTV, then I highly recommend the big screen experience. Otherwise, just click play now!

And if you like the film, please share!

"Vivienne Again" is Now Available on IndieFlix!

UPDATE: We just got word that our promo code expires at the end of February, so don't delay! Read on for details...

Watch "Vivienne Again" and thousands of other award-winning shorts, features & docs on IndieFlix (think: Instant Netflix for indie films). IndieFlix is also available on Roku so you can stream films straight to your TV.

Use our promo code & get your 1st month for only $1.99. And the nice people at IndieFlix (really, they've been super nice) don't require a  long-term commitment. If you sign up, you can cancel anytime, so at the very least you'll get to see "Vivienne Again," plus a full month of indie film content, for just $1.99.

But don't forget to use our IndieFlix promo code for the discount: FMC38486

Please sign up, watch our film (and a bunch of others!) and give us a rating or review at IndieFlix!

Screening: 'Vivienne Again' at the Big Apple Film Festival

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This Saturday, we're screening "Vivienne Again" at the Big Apple Film Festival! If you're local, please join us for the screening and for celebratory drinks afterward.

Saturday, November 17th, 1:15pm


Tribeca Cinemas
54 Varick Street, New York, NY 10013
Program 22

Tickets on sale now! (be sure to buy tix for "Program 22")

After party: AOA Bar and Grill
35 Avenue of  the Americas, New York, NY 10013

 
And if you haven't seen the trailer yet, check it out!


"Vivienne Again" Wins Its First Award!


This past weekend "Vivienne Again" won a Kickstarter Jury Award at the 2012 Flyway Film Festival! It was an extraordinary  weekend of great films, events and people, all in beautiful Pepin, WI. We were thrilled to win this award and sincerely thank everyone who voted for our film. The award itself is as unique as this festival -- it's an 8"x8" "axe" head made from gray granite. I'm holding it in the photo above and it's heavy as hell. Which, as it turns out, is exactly how I like my awards. Thanks, Flyway!

October & November Screenings of "Vivienne Again"


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The dates, times and locations are now set! "Vivienne Again" will be screening in October & November at the following film festivals:

FilmColumbia Festival (Chatham, NY)
October 19, 2012 - 3:00pm
Venue: Morris Memorial
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Flyway Film Festival (Pepin, WI)
October 19, 2012 – 10:30pm
Venue: Lake Pepin Art & Design Center Gallery
BUY TICKETS
*I will be in attendance at this screening.

Big Apple Film Festival (New York, NY)
November 17, 2012 – 1:15pm
Venue: Tribeca Cinemas (New York, NY)
BUY TICKETS (Tickets on sale 10/15)
*I will be in attendance at this screening.

"Vivienne Again" Making Its West Coast Premiere at HollyShorts!

I'm Hollywood-bound! Nope, this New Yorker isn't moving, but it is time for me to make the filmmakers' pilgrimage to Los Angeles. And this isn't just any trip or any screening, this will be my first time in LA... ever.

I was one of those kids who dreamed of being in film since I was a little girl, so thoughts of landing in LAX, five dollars in my pocket, and sleeping on the sofas of friends until I got on my feet wasn't ever too far from my mind.  I never thought it would take me this long to set foot on Hollywood soil.

But as they say, the best laid plans...

The obstacles life threw my way that keep me from pursuing a career in film until just these last few years are mostly in the rearview now. This is my chance and I'm taking it with all I've got.  The upside is, for my first trip to LA, I now have more than five dollars, I'll be staying in a nice hotel, and the day I land, I go straight away to screening my first film. Not bad for a kid from the old rough-and-tumble neighborhood of Hell's Kitchen, NYC.

Here are the details of our screening:

AUGUST 14, 2012 at 9:00PM
GRAUMAN'S CHINESE THEATER, CHINESE 6
6925 HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD
HOLLYWOOD, CA 90028

Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite and be sure to buy tix for the 8/14 9pm Short Film Program: Action.

LA friends, I hope to see you there!

Announcing My New Film: "Deal Travis In"

The time has come and I'm ready to make my next film! I'm writing and directing another short titled, "Deal Travis In."

While in pre-production on my last short, "Vivienne Again," I started thinking about telling more stories from this world where people resurrect from the dead. I was left curious about my own story, partly about the literal "what's next" at the end of "Vivienne Again," but over time my real question became how would resurrection affect other characters in this same world?

I decided to create three short films, all stand-alone and told in no chronological order, each offering a glimpse of the people learning to survive when death isn't necessarily the final chapter.

"Deal Travis In" is the second of these three shorts and is the origin story of one of the guys in gray - the bloodhounds - like those we first met in "Vivienne Again." Travis is a new character but through his story you'll learn who these men are and how they became ensnared in this world.

If you've seen "Vivienne Again" (or when you get the chance to) you'll see I open the film with an illustrated map of the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood in Manhattan, the neighborhood where I grew up and where we shot the film. The film's title is plotted on the map as the location of where this story is set. "Deal Travis In" will also open with the neighborhood map, with its title plotted on it, and I'll do the same for the third film. In setting these stories in my home neighborhood of Hell's Kitchen, I hope to add some of my own lore to this Manhattan neighborhood with a shady name and a shadier past.

These three shorts will in essence be my film school and the first body of work I'm putting out to an audience.  Please continue on this journey with me by letting me keep in touch and updating you on the progress and availability of this trilogy:

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