Berkshire Shorts and Snake Alley

Love Letter screened last week at Berkshire Shorts Film Festival last Friday, May 2nd. It will be making it’s way to Iowa for the Snake Alley Festival of Film in June! MORE TO COME!Screen Shot 2014-05-07 at 4.38.37 PM 3195467

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Love Letter screening with The Sublime and Beautiful

If you happen to be going to Park City for Slamdance, Sundance or a luxurious ski trip, come by and see Love Letter on the main screen at Treasure Mountain January 18th or 20th! Tickets are for sale here.

Love Letter will be playing before The Sublime and Beautiful, a film by Blake Robbins. We are honored to be sharing a screen with Blake’s film which was named one of the top 8 films to trek up the hill to see. I cannot wait to watch this movie. The trailer was riveting and made my jaw clench. (You can watch it here!)The_Sublime_and_Beautiful_3_950x950

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Slamdance 2014!

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Big news you guys. Love Letter has been selected to screen as a part of the Narrative Shorts Competition at the 2014 Slamdance Film Festival. What? Huh? I received a phone call a few weeks ago from Anna Germanidi, one of the festival organizers, thinking the whole time it was a prank call. It wasn’t. Since then it has been a flurry of getting materials together, having an HDCAM made (by the cool dudes at Dive Visuals downtown), booking flights,  finding housing for myself and Producer Dan Van Wert, talking to people, freaking out, making so many DVD’s, and telling people the great news.

I am so honored to be a part of this amazing festival. I’m so excited that Love Letter will have an opportunity to be seen by a lot of people. I can’t wait to hear the responses, good or bad. I can’t wait to see some great films and crash a Sundance screening if I have the chance.

Here’s a link to the official press release. The line-up looks crazy good.

We also have an instagram now: loveletterfilm and you can follow us on twitter loveletter_film

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Brooklyn Film Festival

Love Letter will premiere at the Brooklyn Film Festival June 2nd and 4th! Hopefully I’ll be able to attend at least one of the screenings. It’s kind of a busy summer already. Click here to see the website and more info on the Brooklyn screening. 

Right after Brooklyn, Julia Fuller and I are heading out to San Francisco to attend the SFDocFest where our film, Every Speed, will be screening as a part of the Bold Doc’s line-up. They forgot to credit me as a co-director but I assure you Julia had to listen to me whine all those late nights of drawing and editing. For more information on that screening click here. 

In the meantime, Brandon has been coloring Love Letter and I’ve been watching him. I’ve learned a ton. For instance, I don’t want to be a colorist.

Oh yeah! Love Letter also received a Director’s Citation from the Black Maria Film Fest back in January. The film didn’t actually screen with the touring festival but I guess someone liked it so that’s nice.

Color Grading

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matching skin tones

this is actually an animation stand that I never knew Temple had

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Colorist, Brandon Watz, making me laugh

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Screening May 8th in Philly

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Love Letter is screening with some other great films at L’Etage in Old City.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013
7 pm to 9 pm (EST)

Location:
L’Etage
6th and Bainbridge, Philadelphia, PA
(215) 592-0656

Tickets at: http://short-filmz.com/short-film-showcase

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Finally

 

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Saturday September 8,  2012

6-8PM

Tuttleman Learning Center, Room 101 Temple University

 

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Where are you little movie?

You know how sometimes life gets in the way of things? Well, that happened.

I am a newly approved Master of Filmmaking (Haha. Hahahaha) managing to graduate in May with the current cut of Love Letter. There are still a few minor things to tie up for sound but wow, this movie went through a lot in the last year. I’m excited to be screening Love Letter with another amazing film Blackout directed by my friend and fellow filmmaker, Natasha Ngaiza. (We share some of the same crew including Love Letter’s Art Director Margaret Rolicki.)

Look for more information on the screening, to be in late July.

In other news, my film Every Speed (co-directed/co-produced by Julia Fuller)  won the Premio Asolo Award for Best Film on Architecture at the Asolo Art Film Festival last summer. This Spring we screened at Athens International Film and Video Festival, Iowa City Documentary Festival and we’re about to go to Northside Festival in Brooklyn New York next week.

We’ve had a chance to screen at various disability conferences and symposiums around the U.S. including the Disability and Writing Symposium at Bryn Mawr Film Institute here in PA. The sound mix was finished in March by David Miranda Hardy thanks to a grant from the Philadelphia Independent Film and Video Association.
Also about to go into production for a.k.a Profile Glitch, a multi-media collaboration between Lisa Marie Patzer (director, genius), Julia Fuller (co-writer, performer, usual partner in crime) Doro Otto (co-writer, performer, all around awesome) and yours truly.  Check out the Kickstarter here if you would like more information about being a part of this amazing project. We’ll be in Ithaca shooting all of next week.
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