I'm thrilled to have NY Shorts Fest hosting our premiere in our film's own hometown. If you live locally, please join us!
MAY 30, 2013 at 7:30PM - Program 8
LANDMARK SUNSHINE CINEMA
143 EAST HOUSTON STREET, NY, NY
Tickets can be purchased through the NY Shorts Fest website - we're in Program 8 - and I will definitely be in attendance. I hope to see you on the 30th!
UPDATE: We just got word that our promo code expires at the end of February, so don't delay! Read on for details...
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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
Tickets on sale now! (be sure to buy tix for "Program 22")
And if you haven't seen the trailer yet, check it out!
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!
The dates, times and locations are now set! "Vivienne Again" will be screening in October & November at the following film festivals:
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
LA friends, I hope to see you there!
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:
Thanks, and I'm looking forward to bringing you more stories from the supernatural!