[Film-bfad1] [Film-BFA1] [Warren Report] Warren Report 6.18.15
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Thu Jun 18 14:29:11 EDT 2015
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>From Zdenka Turecek (MFA 12) A feature I wrote was accepted into the script development program at the 2015 Female Eye Film Festival in Toronto. As part of the program, ten writers participate in workshops, a live read, a pitch, and other events from June 16 to June 21. I encourage all female FSU grads and students to apply next year! They except film and script submissions: http://www.femaleeyefilmfestival.com/
This is David Bishop (MFAW 10). I wanted to get the word out that my writing partner and I have a novel that's been published and is now available at Amazon. The book is a supernatural thriller titled The Children of Cain: House of Dvanaesti. It's the first book in a 5 book series. The book is available in both hard copy and ebook. You can check out our website, www.davidandscottnovels.com<http://www.davidandscottnovels.com>
Jim Green, Film School Engineer/Designer, ran across an article on the screening of nitrate films at the George Eastman House:
>From Marty Lang (MFA 04): OUT OF MY HAND, a feature I production managed/associate produced last year, won the Jury Award for U.S. Fiction at the Los Angeles Film Festival! After world premiering at Berlin in February, we couldn't ask for anything more for our North American premiere. Its story is timely; after a labor strike fails, and frustrated Liberian rubber tree tappers return to work, one worker, Cisco, desperately seeks a way out as a cab driver in New York City. But he soon discovers there are some things he can’t escape. OUT OF MY HAND is the second narrative feature film ever shot in Liberia by a foreign production. Its next showing will be at the Japan Society in New York City on July 11. For tickets: https://tickets.japansociety.org/public/show.asp?shcode=280 “
>From Ari Church (BFA 14) “I'm so happy and proud to announce the current project that I'm editing,Fighting for Hope<https://www.facebook.com/fightingforhopefilm>. It's a feature length documentary to be released in 2016 about suburban sex trafficking right here in the US, focusing on Atlanta, the biggest hub for forced #prostitution<https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/prostitution?source=feed_text&story_id=10205517688634308> or #sextrafficking<https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/sextrafficking?source=feed_text&story_id=10205517688634308>. It has a lot of FSU people working on it, Nastasia Humphries, Nora Lonergan,and Ines Michelena (all BFA 2014) filmed it and Nora did research as well.
I feel honored to help spread awareness and share the stories of those on the ground working to help these women (and men) escape modern day slavery and the stories of the victims themselves. Take some time to like their facebook page, read the posts to get some facts, and spread the word. I can't even begin to tell you what I've learned through this process, so I'm glad I have others do the talking for me. Until it comes out, you can message me if you want to get involved, learn more etc. Although some of the organizations we focus on are faith based, they partner directly with Homeland Security, and teach law enforcement, advocacy groups and other ministries to take a politically neutral, non-judgemental approach to reach, rescue, and restore the lives of their victims: male and female, young and old. They help any victim no matter if they're addicts, mentally ill, even traffickers themselves. I'll share the details of an Atlanta premiere/screening when I have them.”
>From Joe Papa (BFA 10) “"A year ago my good friend Corey and I decided to stop talking about making our own movies and actually do it. I was the Director of Photography and got a Producer's credit for assembling the crew (mostly FSU Film grads including Stephen Grum (BFA 13) as Gaffer, Aaron Pagniano (BFA 12) as AC and Justin Sadler (BFA 2) as grip/PA, pulling permits and taking charge of all technical aspects, budgeting and finances. I also did a rewrite on the script to accommodate the lower budget and fix some structural issues. We shot with a skeleton crew in 14 days (!) for only $25k and an additional $5k in post. It's cheesy but it knows it - quirky fun with a deeper meaning, about being lost and finding your way back to solid ground, which I, for one, can relate to, and it highlights my home of St Petersburg, FL which has a lot of beautiful scenery. The summary: Nathan, a recently terminated employee of the colonial theme park Jamestown Park, hides behind his theme park persona in an attempt to escape from the pain of walking in on his wife with another man. His parents try to guide him back in subtle ways, but when nothing seems to ground him his mother takes desperate measures to snap him back to reality.
Here's the link: https://vimeo.com/womfilm/trailerofficial Hope you enjoy! PS like our facebook page at Waiting on Mary Film<https://www.facebook.com/waitingonmaryfilm>”
>From Diego Araujo (MFA 04) “Our film “Feriado” (“Holiday”), will be screening this Friday June 19th at 5.15pm and Saturday June 20th at 9.20pm at Tribeca Cinemas (54 Varick St). “Holiday” had its world premiere at the 2014 Berlinale and since it has played in over 40 festivals all over the world. Last year, we had our NYC premiere at the wonderful Latinbeat at the Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center and we are so happy to be back in New York once again this year. I will be there at both screenings, together with Hanne-Lovise, who produced the film and our main cast. Check out more Ecuadorian films at the 1st Ecuadorian Film Festival in New York :) http://www.ecuadorianfilmfest.com<http://www.ecuadorianfilmfest.com/> I hope to see you all there!”
>From Paul Cohen, Executive Director of the Torchlight Program: “Our good friend and GRAD, Josh Tickell (MFA 02) is at it again!!! Yes, another feature film from this award winning director. We are looking for Grads as his need is pretty immediate. Anyone who would like to have a recommendation from me may contact me for an interview or write directly to Josh. This is from Paul C. Executive Director of the Torchlight Program continuing to provide exciting motion picture opportunities for our students, past, future and current!!! “Award winning documentary production company Big Picture Ranch (www.BigPictureRanch.com<http://www.bigpictureranch.com/>) headed by Josh Tickell (FSU Film Alum) and Rebecca Harrell Tickell seeking Field Producer for 2 month-long road trip shoot across US with possible month long international extension. The project is a soil documentary focusing on regenerative farming practices featuring recognized scientists, activists, and celebrity VIP’s. This rigorous road trip begins in Los Angeles and continues up the coast to Washington stopping in up to 25 different locations in the first month for sit down interviews, areal photography, cinema verite and other types of filming at farms across the pacific northwest.
The Field producer will be responsible for being the primary liaison between the production office and the road crew. They will drive, keep the crew on schedule, interface with talent (interview subjects), check footage, make daily footage logs, assist the director of photography with loading and unloading as well as setting up gear, and deal with all logistics (hotels, food, gas, budgets, receipts etc). They will also be responsible for creating and updating a shot log, as well as backing up footage on drives, and charging batteries each night. The ideal candidate:
-Has experience in this type of position and is able to coordinate multiple things at once
-Works efficiently and accurately under a tight schedule
-Is low maintenance, and willing to do what it takes to get the job done (*NO* divas please)
-Is prepared to be responsible and accountable for expensive gear and for the crew’s well-being
-Doesn’t do drugs, drinks rarely
-Works well with others - (there’s no “I" in team!)
-Is able to lift gear
-Understands basics of lighting, camera, sound and can assist with setup/breakdown
-Doesn’t mind roughing it a bit and sleeping on some farms
-Will work hard to make sure the shots are great, the crew is fed, people get sleep morale is high, and the project is AWESOME
Salary and Credit determined upon interview. *Compensation Commensurate with Experience* Please respond with your resume, minimal 3 references and brief paragraph about why you are best for this job. 310 452 0708 or Josh at joshtickell.com
>From Brandon Ransbottom (BFA 09) “The company I work for, Company Man Studios in Tampa, is looking for an additional DP/Editor. Please find attached the ad, and all inquiries can be sent to info at companymanstudios.com<mailto:info at companymanstudios.com>. They're looking for online portfolios and a strong background in shooting and editing in a fast paced environment.” NOTE: if you are interested in the full job description, just reply to this email and I’ll forward it to you.
FSU CMPA Screenings & Awards Update – June 18, 2015
A Plush Life (MFA Thesis 2013 Bryn Hubbard) was selected for screening at the Lionshead Film Festival in Dallas, June 27-28. For more information about this festival, go to www.lionsheadfilmfestival.com<http://www.lionsheadfilmfestival.com/>.
Only For Forever (MFA Thesis 2014 Nia Imani) was selected for screening at the BlackStar Film Festival in Philadelphia, July 30 – August 7. For information about this festival, go to http://blackstarfest.org/.
A Skeleton Named Oliver (BFA Thesis 2014 Clara Diez) was selected for screening at the SoCal Creative & Innovative Film Festival in Pasadena, July 23-26. For more information, go to www.socalciff.com<http://www.socalciff.com/>.
Byroad (BFA Thesis 2014 Raymond Calderon) and Harmony Brooks and the Case of the Missing Nucleus (MFA D2 2014 Whitney Clinkscales) were selected for screening at the Central Florida Film Festival (CENFLO) in Orlando, September 4-6. For more information about this festival, go to www.centralfloridafilmfestival.com.
Birthday Box (MFA D2 2014 Ashlea Patterson) was invited to screen at the Greater August Town Film Festival (GATFFEST) in Kingston and Mobay, Jamaica, June 25-28. For more information about this festival, go to http://www.uwicommunityfilmproject.com/GATFFEST.html.
LUNCHSAQ (BFA Thesis 2014 Aubrey Danielson) was selected for screening at the Real to Reel Film Festival in Shelby, North Carolina, July 22-25. For more information about this festival, go to www.realtoreelfest.com.
Upcoming Screenings and Awards (in chronological order):
My Girl Rose (MFA Thesis 2014 Jordan Lewis) was selected for screening at the Macon Film Festival, July 16-19. For more information about this festival, go to www.maconfilmfestival.com.
Whatever We Want To Be (MFA Thesis 2014 Stephanie Williams) was selected for screening at the Frameline Festival in San Francisco, June 18-28. For more information about this festival, go to www.frameline.org<http://www.frameline.org/>.
Test Takers (MFA D2 2014 Paul Tackett) was selected for screening at the Gen Con Indy Film Festival in Indianapolis, July 30 - August 2. For more information about this festival, go to www.gencom.com.
Dorian (BFA Thesis 2014 Jon Sams/Margie Cooper), Southern Roots (BFA Thesis 2014 Betsy Serral), Birthday Box (MFA D2 2014 Ashlea Patterson), Until Death (MFA D2 2014 Erica Chan), Ruby Woo (MFA Thesis 2014 Kendall McCrory), Fathers & Daughters (MFA Thesis 2014 Mithra Alavi) and Dante (MFA Thesis 2014 Katie Harbin) were selected for screening at the Central Florida Film Festival (CENFLO) in Orlando, September 4-6. For more information about this festival, go to www.centralfloridafilmfestival.com.
Only For Forever (MFA Thesis 2014 Nia Imani) was invited to screen at the Proud! Film Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark, October 3-10. For more information about this festival, go to proud.dk.
Forgotten Rabbit (BFA Documentary 2013 Clara Diez) was invited to screen at three festivals in the state of Washington: Seattle Crypticon Horror Convention on May 23, Sasquan International Film Festival in Spokane, August 17-20, and at Tri-Cities International Fantastic Film Festival in Richland, October 16-18. For more information about these festivals go to www.tcif3.com<http://www.tcif3.com/>.
The Fantastic Death of Barry Schmidt (BFA Thesis 2015 Zach Hardy/Kyla Trull) was selected for screening at Sasquan International Film Festival in Spokane, August 17-20. For more information about this festival, go to http://sasquan.org/international-film-festival/.
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