Friday, 11 May 2018

Thank you Twister Alley!

I had a wonderful time at Twister Alley Film Festival this past weekend. It was my second visit to Oklahoma (the first being FLY Film Fest last August) and I hope I'm able to go back there again! It really is a beautiful part of the country. And, thank goodness, despite the festival's name, I didn't see any twisters!

The beautiful Woodward Theatre.
I did see some wonderful films, though, and make a bunch of talented new friends. At this point I've seen a fair number of the films that have been on the festival circuit lately, so it was a nice chance to revisit some favorites as well. The whole festival was a wonderful experience; Josh and everyone in charge were so welcoming and friendly. By the end of a couple days I felt like I'd known everyone for ages. It was hard to leave! Particularly because this will likely be my last festival trip for a while.

I did get a nice surprise on the last night - a Director's Choice Award for Girl Meets Roach! A wonderful way to start wrapping up our festival run.

Director's Choice! Thank you Twister Alley!

Monday, 9 April 2018

"Smoking Gun" on Station 19

Fun news from this past week - "Smoking Gun", a song I cowrote with the extremely talented Valen, was used in an episode of the new Grey's Anatomy spinoff, Station 19. It's not exactly the way I envisioned first having something to do with a Shondaland show, but I'll take it :)

EDIT - The clip containing our song is no longer available on YouTube, but you can still hear it on Season 1, Episode 4 of Station 19.

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Chilly fun in Fargo!

Just back from a wonderful weekend at Fargo Film Festival, which is - as you may have guessed - in Fargo, North Dakota. (You betcha!) Everyone involved with this festival is absolutely lovely, and I had a great time. It certainly didn't hurt that Fargo Theatre is gorgeous! A beautifully restored historic venue, and one of the prettiest we've had the pleasure to screen in.

Perfect venue.

And then of course there was the fact that it SNOWED! As someone who grew up on the East Coast, the lack of snow in LA is always a bit of a disappointment. So I took advantage :)

New besties.
Overall a lovely weekend! Thank you Fargo Film Fest for having me! It was an honor to share Girl Meets Roach with you.

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Imbroglio Meets Girl Meets Roach

This was a very exciting weekend for King Fish Productions, because BOTH of our short films screened at the same festival! Imbroglio and Girl Meets Roach were both Official Selections of the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival, right here in good old Los Angeles at the Regal Cinemas LA Live. And Imbroglio was even awarded Best Action Short Film!

Since the festival was local, we were lucky enough to have a bunch of our cast and crew in attendance. Here's the Girl Meets Roach gang:

Editor, composer, actress, director, writer/producer/actress, and actor. Oh my!

Both films have screened at a number of festivals by now, but this is the first time we've been able to appear at the same one, so it really felt like something special. Many thanks to HRIFF for making this happen!

Friday, 23 February 2018

Awards update!

Fun news from Copa Shorts Film Fest! While I unfortunately wasn't able to attend this festival in person, I heard today that Girl Meets Roach was awarded Best Comedy by the jury, and was also screened in the Best Of Fest screening block on the final night of the festival.

As you can see we're pretty happy about it!

We wish we could have been there! Thank you Copa Shorts! We are honored, and so glad you enjoyed our film.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

A Dam Good Time (sorry)

I had a blast at the Dam Short Film Festival in Boulder City, NV, this past weekend. What a great fest! The organizers were so lovely and thoughtful, and really took care of the visiting filmmakers. Fun parties, friendly and talented people, and a ton of quality films. I even had the chance to meet a filmmaker whose film I first saw, and loved, last September at Sydney Indie - and wouldn't you know, he lives in LA. One of the best parts about attending festivals close(ish) to Los Angeles is that a lot of the other filmmakers are LA-based, too, which makes future collaborations very possible.

Thank you DSFF for an awesome time!

...I  also took a small La La Land-related detour. When in Boulder City, right?

Just casually waiting for Ryan Gosling.

Saturday, 23 December 2017

NewFilmmakers NY / Happy Holidays

Girl Meets Roach had a great screening at NewFilmmakers NY this week, part of a holiday-themed evening of short films. It was a real honor to screen at Anthology Film Archive in Manhattan. The building is so beautiful, and has so much history. And for me it was especially fun because screening in New York meant that a bunch of my family members were able to attend. It was the perfect way to close out 2017. More festivals coming up early in the new year!

Happy Holidays to everyone, and best wishes for a healthy and productive 2018.