Posts Tagged ‘Jimmy McDermott’
Posted in Film, tagged Archlight Dome, Burbank International Film Festivall, Evelyn Leigh, Hollyshorts, Jimmy McDermott, Keen, Kern Saxton, Laemlee's Sunset 5 Theatre, Short Film, Suren Seron on August 17, 2011 | Leave a Comment »
August 12th was a night that won’t soon be forgotten. With attendance by so many amazing friends in the LA area and the presence of dear friend and KEEN director, Jimmy McDermott, it was truly an incredible moment. We were also notified of our Official Selection in the Burbank International Film Festival and will be screening at 4pm on Sunday, September 18th at The AMC Independent 6 in Burbank. Special thanks to Evelyn Leigh for continuing to keep the ship afloat.
It was a great week all around – Sushi Girl had an explosive launch at Comic Con, San Diego. An amazing cast and production staff made for an unforgettable experience, not to mention all of the amazing fans! The TRAILER is up and running!
Also – the KEEN team was proud to take home the award for Best Screenplay at the New York Independent Film Festival awards, held at the Sofitel Hotel in Beverly Hills. Special thanks go out to Neal Fisher, Destin Pfaff, Suren Seron, Kern Saxton and, of course, the incredible Evelyn Leigh Knutsen. KEEN will be screening on Friday, August 12th at Hollyshorts at the Sunset Five Theatre in Hollywood!
Posted in Film, tagged David Dastmalchian, Film Festival, Helen Sadler, Hollyshorts, Jimmy McDermott, Keen, Los Angeles, New York Independent Film Festival, NYIIFVF, Short Film on July 16, 2011 | Leave a Comment »
We are thrilled to announce that KEEN will be screening SUNDAY, JULY 24th at 8PM at legendary Raleigh Studios in Hollywood as part of the NYIIFVF in LA. AND we’ve just learned that KEEN will also be screening at the HOLLYSHORTS Festival in Los Angeles in August! Tickets are now available for both festivals!
HOLLYSHORTS UNVEILS STAR-STUDDED LINEUP
FOR 2011 FESTIVAL
7th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival Takes off August 11-18 at Various Locations in Hollywood, CA
Hollywood, July 13, 2011—The organizers of HollyShorts (www.hollyshorts.com) have announced the full lineup for the 7th annual HollyShorts Film Festival, which takes place August 11-18 in various locations throughout Hollywood. Acclaimed writer Jamie Linden (Dear John, We Are Marshall) will premiere his short film “The Envelope in the Glovebox” which he used to pitch into the star-studded feature film adaptation Ten Year, that stars Channing Tatum, Kate Mara, Rosario Dawson, Justin Long, Anthony Mackie, and Scott Porter. “The Envelope in the Glovebox” written and directed by Linden will be featured at the HollyShorts opening night celebration at Arclight Hollywood, Thursday August 11.
Also joining Linden in the festival’s opening night celebration is Jacob Chase’s short film “After-School Special” which was written by Neil Labute (In the Company of Men, Nurse Betty), and produced by Andrew Carlberg. At HollyShorts opening night, the festival will also present Labute with a special Maverick Filmmaker Award. His short film “Sexting” will screen during the festival.
From August 12-18, HollyShorts is showcasing 300 short form projects including short films, music videos, web series, and commercials. HollyShorts sponsor Company 3 is supplying a total of $30,000 in post production and finishing services for the winners in the Best Short Film ($10K), Best Director ($10K), Best Commercial ($5K) and Best Music Video ($5K) categories respectfully. The winners will be announced during the HollyShorts awards on August 18.
HollyShorts will also showcase two Oscar® winning short films Luke Matheny’s God of Love (Best Short Film, Live Action winner) and Andrew Ruhemann and Shaun Tan’s The Lost Thing (Best Animation winner) .
This year’s in competition short films includes top talent and recognizable stars such as: Jason Ritter, Bobby Canavale (The Other Guys), Alicia Witt (Friday Night Lights), Anthony Michael Hall (The Dark Knight), Dante Basco (First Glance), Beau Bridges (Max Payne) Brian Geraghty (The Hurt Locker), Carla Gugino (Watchmen), David Morse (The Green Mile), Devon Gummersall (Independence Day), Ernie Hudson (Ghost Busters), Gil Bellows (Unthinkable), Hector Elizondo (Monk), Jackie Harris (Yes Man), Alan Arkin (Little Miss Sunshine), Joel Edgerton (Warrior), Rider Strong (Boy Meets World), David Dastmalchian (Sushi Girl), Jon Huertas (Castle), Robin Wright Penn (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Tom Arnold (Roseanne), Paul Ben Victor, Tom Hardy (Dark Knight Rises), Victor Rasuk (How To Make it America).
Advanced tickets and all access passes are now available on www.hollyshorts.com and opening night and fest all-access passes available at: http://hollyshorts2011.eventbrite.com and hollyshorts2011passes.eventbrite.com. 2011 HollyShorts sponsors include Company 3, Final Draft, Moviola, Showbiz Store and Café, SLS Hotel, Martini Crew Booking, Celebrity Suites LA and the production entertainment showcase BEATBOXLA.
Posted in Film, Theatre, tagged Caffeine Theatre, David Dastmalchian, Emily Schwartz, Eve Knutsen, Eve Makes, Evelyn Leigh, EveMakes.wordpress.com, Jeff Awards, Jimmy McDermott, Joseph Jefferson Nominations, Keen, NYIIFVF, Paul Perroni, Shattered Globe Theatre, Strange Tree Group on April 30, 2011 | Leave a Comment »
Lots of news here. If you’re in NYC, we’d love to see you at the festival premiere of our short film, KEEN, Sunday at 2pm at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival! Our amazing director, Jimmy McDermott,
has just received TWO simultaneous nominations from the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee for ‘Best Director’ of the productions of ‘Boojum: Nonsense, Truth and Lewis Carrol’ with Caffeine Theatre (With a total of 7 nominations!) and for ‘The Three Faces of Doctor Crippin’ by Emily Schwartz with Strange Tree Group (One of my favorites). Lots of amazing things going on back in Chicago, including the opening of Shattered Globes newest show, ‘Romeo and Juliet’.
Tickets are still available for the 6:30 pm performance in the John Hancock Observatory downtown Sunday May 1. Also this week – if you’re in NYC, please go see my multi-talented friend and collaborator, Paul Perroni in the premiere of Baltimore in Black and White at The Cell Theatre! AND the Brilliant Josh Lerner will be starring in ‘We Shall Not Be Moved’ (a new musical) at Union Pool in Brooklyn at 8PM on Sunday night, May 1st. And finally – I got to take a look at more of the incredible new work coming from Eve Knutsen – can’t discuss at the moment but let’s just say it’s pretty incredible. More to report soon…
KEEN, our 13 minute film set in Chicago, will be screening on Sunday May 1, 2011 at the New York Independent Film and Video Festival at 2pm. I hope that ANY and EVERYONE in the NYC area will be able to make it to the screening, which will be joined by several other films from around the globe.
The Festival Schedule can be found HERE - Advanced tickets are strongly encouraged (and cheaper!) – look under the Sunday Schedule. Thank You!
Keen Posters have arrived
Very excited (and nervous) to share the KEEN trailer. I wrote this short, strange script in 2008 and was very honored to have such an amazing group of individuals help me bring it to life. Directed by the gifted Jimmy McDermott and shot by the multi-talented Kevin Viol, we filmed in Chicago in the spring of ’09. Starring Helen Sadler and with much assistance from Sean Bradley, Collin Schiffli, Ben Chandler, Bryan Meadows and many, many more. More info to come as we begin screenings and festivals in 2011.