[Film-bfad2] [Film-BFA] [Film-Students] FW: [Warren Report] Warren Report 4.4.20

Meryl Warren via Film-Students via Film-BFA film-bfa at lists.fsu.edu
Wed Apr 15 15:52:56 EDT 2020


Am afraid I’ve forgotten to copy our film students on the Warren Report for several weeks.  Problem in the list serve that requires that I copy y’all.  So, I’m going to send the 3 most recent, in case you are interested.  If you’ve already received them, sorry for the duplicate.

Meryl

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Subject: [Warren Report] Warren Report 4.4.20

From Idan Menin (BFA 12) "Badland" the Western I shot last summer is on Netflix!

Directors Hali Gardella (BFA 10) and Emery Matson are looking for a finishing editor to collaborate with on their short film SIRENS OF THE SWAMP. The film is about two sisters, who are contemporary sirens, that live in the Florida Everglades. They have ambitions of making it big with their two (wo)man band-- the only problem is, they keep killing their audience! A rough cut has been made by the directors that they are hoping will be taken to the next level by the right editor. Budget is small but work will be compensated. With the feminine satire of THE VIRGIN SUICIDES with the poetic confluence of ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE, these two filmmakers are looking for an editor to truly collaborate with who values the nature of Florida, dangerous women, and rock n roll. Email emeryfmatson at gmail.com<mailto:emeryfmatson at gmail.com>

From Marty Lang (MFA 04): "I hope everyone is safe and healthy these days - This spring, I've been teaching the first-ever semester-long media crowdfunding class at the University of Central Arkansas, building towards running a crowdfunding campaign for a feature I directed last summer in LA. Then COVID-19 happened, and we had to move our classes online. I've decided to run the campaign anyway, so my students can get the experience of being part of one. Would you like to join us? The film is a drama called STAY WITH ME, and it's about mental health advocacy, something so important in this time. My class has put the campaign schedule and backer updates together, along with overseeing PR and outreach. Even if you follow the film (it's free), it would be a huge help for us. The campaign page is:   https://www.seedandspark.com/fund/staywithme    I want to show my students that people will support the arts, even in the time of a pandemic. Thank you for helping me make that case."

From Gloriana Fonseca Wills (MFA 11) is now working with Families Belong Together:   “This role is meant to build a video department for the organization. I’m excited to develop a video strategy that includes many different types of video, from social media pieces to documentaries. During my first few weeks in the role, I already had the chance to film in Ciudad Juárez and Tijuana and to meet and interview a number of migrant families. Families Belong Together deals with a complicated and heartbreaking subject but I hope to bring those stories to a large number of people that will hopefully be inspired to help.  I would like people to follow Families Belong Together: Twitter: https://twitter.com/fams2gether Instagram: https://instagram.com/fams2gether?igshid=u0t8vqvydf3v Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/fams2gether/

From Thomas Jackson (MFA 98) “The documentary A Prayer for Compassion that I've been working on for the last four years is now available on Amazon Prime (https://tinyurl.com/APFC-AmazonPrime<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/tinyurl.com/APFC-AmazonPrime__;!!PhOWcWs!hQ4sh_R2UJqInz4YWyLPx245mRh2uy1ojRd8uf6Uz-BrIQs2eXL8NWsnSKDxcQo$>). We premiered the film theatrically March 2019 in New York and my daughter, who's in the film and I were able to attend that and several other premieres including London, Scotland, Los Angeles and a few other cities around the US. And last November I was able to travel back to India, which I visited making the film, for a 14 city screening tour, where we were joined by our executive producer Jerome Flynn from Game Of Thrones. Who turned out to be a sweet and amazing man, who has a deep spiritual connection to India. We were also very fortunate to get a grant from the Vegfund that pays us a licensing fee when someone host a free screening. So we've had people and organizations around the world screening the film in theaters, churches, libraries and other community centers. It's been really great to be able to give the film away and still get paid. “

One of our Honors in the Major students, Anisha Gupte, has been published in The Owl--The Undergraduate Research Journal with a creative entry based on her website, a brilliant deep-dive into her own journey with stop-motion animation, including interviews with several industry professionals: https://journals.flvc.org/owl/issue/view/5549

From Warren Williams (BFA ADA 15) “Our feature film, For The Weekend, is now available to watch on Amazon Prime. If you can, please leave us a rating and review to help the film perform better in the long run.   For The Weekend - Amazon Prime<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.amazon.com/dp/B086PGWB1Z/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=for*the*weekend&qid=1585791080&s=instant-video&sr=1-1__;Kys!!PhOWcWs!ixE-QFxNl8EtFTHD9-MA9tUsMAlINvzSqx692_pmDu9LYX_kVb88bn93LLXl8nlxgL0$>”

An update on Lindsay Hartman,  our former colleague who has had the virus and has become somewhat of a virus celebrity!   Day 17 for Lindsay and her mom, still having major fatigue but recovering; her husband was a couple of days behind in having the symptoms and is still having fever every day.  She says this is a “scary illness”; stay home.  A person can spread the virus for 10 days before having any symptoms.  And she has joined the ranks of the unemployed, having been laid off this week.  You can listen to her entire update on her Facebook page.

And an update on the film school – the faculty, staff and administration are struggling but doing their best to make this a productive time.  The campus is pretty much closed except for essential activities; some students still living in dorms.   My husband and I are hibernating at our weekend (now full time) home in St. Marks where we can walk, hike, bike and boat without having contact with people.  We grouper fished yesterday and I caught 2 BIG grouper – my limit!   As a people person, I am greatly anticipating my zoom contacts with faculty, staff and students, finding it really hard to not have face to face contact with family and friends, but we are doing it!


Brenda’s Screenings & Awards Update – April 2, 2020



The Flip Side (BFA Documentary 2018 Will Stead) and Dummy Love (BFA F3 2019 Evan Barber) were selected for screening at the Vero Beach Wine + Film Festival in Florida, June 11-14. For more information about this festival, go to http://vbwff.com/.







Upcoming Screenings and Awards (in chronological order):

I’m Not Here (BFA Documentary 2019 Jenavieve Verley/Adrian Ramirez) was selected for screening at the pop-up Locked In Film Festival – A festival in quarantine, to be held for 3-4 weeks sometime soon. For more information about this online (obviously) festival, go to lockedinfilmfestival.com.

Landless (MFA D2 2019 Joshwa Walton) and Wetman (BFA F3 2019 Cameron Greco) were selected for screening at the Sarasota Film Festival, March 27 – April 5. For more information about this festival, go to www.sarasotafilmfestival.com.

Protectors of Life (MFA Thesis 2019 Jameel Karim) was selected for screening in the short online contest of FirstGlance Film Fest Los Angeles, March 16 – April 14. For more information about this contest go to firstglancefilms.com.

A Friend for the End (MFA D1 2018 Breyionna Flowers) and Exit (MFA d2 2019 Alex Argiles) were selected for screening at the New Orleans Comedy Film Festival, April 1-5. For more information about this festival, go to www.nocff.com<http://www.nocff.com>.

A Separation (MFA Thesis 2019 Yalan Hu) was selected for screening at the Beverly Hills Film Festival, April 1-5. For more information about this festival, go to www.beverlyhillsfilmfestival.com<http://www.beverlyhillsfilmfestival.com>.

A Friend for the End (MFA D1 2018 Breyionna Flowers) was selected for screening at the Azalea Film Festival in Mobile, Alabama, April 3-4. For more information about this festival, go towww.azaleafilmfestival.com<http://www.azaleafilmfestival.com>.

Viola (MFA Thesis 2019 Ellen Marmol DR/Alex McFry WR/PR) was selected for screening at the Picture’s Up! Film Festival in West Hollywood, April 3-5. For more information about this festival, go to https://picturesupfestival.com/.

Shaken (BFA F3 2019 Chayse Banks), The Last Summer (BFA F3 2019 Will Stead) and A Separation (MFA Thesis 2019 Yalan Hu) are all finalists in the College Narrative category, and Into the Flames (BFA Documentary 2019 Carsen Jessell) is a finalist in the College Documentary category in the Palm Beaches Student Showcase of Films. Winners will be announced at a ceremony on April 3rd in West Palm Beach. For more information about this competition, go to http://www.pbfilm.com/studentshowcaseoffilms.cfm.

Just the IT Guy (BFA F3 2019 Wesley Hayes) were selected for screening at the Chattanooga Film Festival, April 9-12. For more information about this festival, go to https://www.chattfilmfest.org/.

The Marionette (MFA D2 2019 Juhyun Jane Jeong) was selected for screening at the Los Angeles Children’s Film Festival, April 10-19. For more information about this festival, go tohttps://www.childrensfilmla.org/.

A Separation (MFA Thesis 2019 Yalan Hu), No Fems (BFA Documentary 2019 Tyler Vogel) and Pickpocket (MFA D2 2019 James McKenzie) were selected for screening at the Tallahassee Film Festival, April 15-19. For more information about this festival, go to www.tallahasseefilmfestival.com.

Skin I’m In (MFA D2 2018 Chavez Caley) and Stand Tall (MFA D2 2019 Jessica Bouyer) were selected for screening at the Charlotte Black Film and Music Festival in North Carolina, April 23-26. For more information about this festival, go to www.charlotteblackfilmfestival.com<http://www.charlotteblackfilmfestival.com>.

Furtherance (MFA Thesis 2019 Chavez Caley) was selected for screening at Seattle Black Film Festival, April 23-26. For more information about this festival, go to http://langstonseattle.org/.

A Separation (MFA Thesis 2019 Yalan Hu) was selected for screening at the Fort Myers Beach International Film Festival, April 20-29. For more information about this festival, go towww.fmbfilmfest.com<http://www.fmbfilmfest.com>.

Dummy Love (BFA F3 2019 Evan Barber) was selected for screening at the Fort Myers Beach International Film Festival, April 22-29. For more information about this festival, go to www.fmbfilmfest.com.

Grown Boy (BFA Thesis 2019 Tyler Knutt) was selected for screening in the Kids First! consortium of festivals, December 27 – May 1. For more information about this festival consortium, go towww.kidsfirst.org<http://www.kidsfirst.org>.

All Boys Die (MFA Thesis 2019 Julio Vargas), The Same Blue (MFA Thesis 2019 Wasly Castillo) and Blaming Cairo (MFA Thesis 2019 David Chambers) were selected for screening at the Sunscreen Film Festival in St. Petersburg, April 30 – May 3. For more information about this festival, go to www.sunscreenfilmfestival.com.

Blue Skies (BFA Documentary 2019 Summer Schantz) was invited to screen at the Explore Florida Film Festival at the famous Enzian Theatre in Maitland, Florida on May 2nd.

I’m Not Here (BFA Documentary 2019 Jenavieve Verley/Adrian Ramirez) was selected for screening at the Fort Myers Film Festival in Florida, May 6-10. For more information about this festival, go to www.fortmyersfilmfestival.com.

The Same Blue (MFA Thesis 2019 Wasly Castillo) was selected for screening at the BraveMaker Film Fest in Redwood City, California, May 15-17. For more information about this festival, go to https://www.bravemaker.com/filmfest.

The Ballad of the Barkeep (MFA Thesis 2019 Eric Hoyer) and Death at Dinner (MFA Thesis 2017 Bethany Miller) were selected for screening at the Laugh or Die Comedy Fest in DeKalb, Illinois, on May 16.

Viola (MFA Thesis 2019 Ellen Marmol DR/Alex McFry WR/PR), The Last Summer (BFA F3 2019 Will Stead), Irresistible (MFA D1 2019 Sarah Gambles) and The Marionette (MFA D2 2019 Juhyun Jane Jeong) were selected for screening at the Southeast Regional Film Festival in Jacksonville, June 5-7. For more information about this festival, go tohttps://www.serfilmfestival.com/.

My Wife is a Chicken (MFA Thesis 2018 Jingjue Li) was selected for screening at the LGBT Los Angeles Film Festival on June 11, 2020. For more information about this festival, go tolafestival at lgbttorontofilmfestival.com<mailto:lafestival at lgbttorontofilmfestival.com>.

Stage Fright (BFA F3 2019 Geena Hernandez) was selected for screening at the Vero Beach Wine + Film Festival in Florida, June 11-14. For more information about this festival, go to http://vbwff.com/.

Sex Toy (MFA D2 2019 Kyle Sahadeo) was selected for screening at Austin Revolution, next September 9-12. For more information about this festival, go to https://austinrevolution.com.

Take it Down (BFA F1 2019 Andrew Bourne) and Ipecac (BFA F1 2019 Daniel Feldman) were selected for screening at the Central Florida Film Festival in Mount Dora, January 22-24, 2021. For more information about this festival, go to www.centralfloridafilmfestival.com.






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