Friday, March 23, 2012

Filmmakers Alliance Screening at Echo Park Film Center - March 30th!

Filmmakers Alliance Screening At The Echo Park Film Center
Friday, March 30th at 7:30 p.m.
1200 N. Alvarado St.
LA, CA 90026

Films and Filmmakers - that's what it's all about!

The next FA Screening at The Echo Park Film Center will be Friday, March 30th at 7:30 pm.

Come and see what FA members and other members of the LA and global filmmaking community are up to creatively, and support the great work that the EPFC people are doing in our community. The center is a volunteer run organization that offers fantastic super 8mm film classes, youth classes, and much more, so we do ask that you leave a $5 donation at the door to help keep the Center going.

There is a brief Q&A after each film, not to mention complimentary food & drinks. So come on out and eat, drink, connect and watch!

Here is the line-up:

The Director
1 min.
Director: Destri Martino
A female director makes a statement by wearing a dress to set. It doesn't go as planned. Still, she refuses to stifle her more feminine side.

The Debutante Hunters
12 min.
Director: Maria White
This short doc explores what it means to be both a Southern belle and lethal huntress in a traditionally male-dominated sport.

16 min.
Directors: Robert Machoian and Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck
A short film based off a conversation overheard being yelled at a social worker, while one of the directors sat in the welfare office waiting his turn.

Ex Sex
9 min.
Director: Michael Mohan
Two former lovers navigate their fizzled relationship by confusing their emotional needs with their physical desires. Ex-Sex makes it better. Ex-Sex makes it worse.

Long Story Short
20 min.
Director: Ryan Darst
While bombing at an improv comedy audition, diminutive and self-loathing Fisher (Whit Hertford) falls hard for Georgia (Nora Kirkpatrick), a charming and statuesque free spirit. Despite their physical differences and emotional hesitations they share a memorable and revealing night of first impressions.

Total program running time: 58 mins.

Screening sponsored by CAZT -

Sunday, March 4, 2012

I'm coming to Austin March 11th!!

My first time ever!! Of course, it's also going to my first SXSW! I'll be there from March 11 to March 18th!

If you have any tips to share about Austin or SXSW, please send them to me at

BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY, I (and Filmmakers Alliance) will be hosting a party in conjunction with my good friends at Section 101 (and a bunch of other cool companies) on Wednesday, March 14th from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. There'll be tons o' delicious BBQ and drink. But most importantly, a stellar line-up of amazing LIVE music.

The address is 1200 Shelley Ave. in the heart of Austin - walking distance from all the action. Click HERE or on the invite below for details and RSVP!

Hope to see all of you (who can be) there!!


Friday, March 2, 2012

Opening Night at the Los Angeles Turkish Film Festival

Speechifying at the Opening Reception for the
first ever Los Angeles Turkish Film Festival.

There will be some amazing Turkish films at this festival and the creme de la creme of current Turkish cinema will be in attendance at their films. I will be moderating a Q & A on Sunday night with filmmaker Semih Kaplano─člu who will be screening his amazing film "Bal" (Honey) at 6 p.m. at the Egyptian Theater. Hope to see you all there and throughout the weekend.

For a full schedule, click HERE.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Just a few hours left to support this film and filmmaker!!

Emilie MacDonald's project "Crossing the River" needs and deserves your support. Just a few hours left to come to the rescue of a wonderful person and project just as you'd like them to support you!