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We're honored to announce that 'The Rainbow Experiment' has been selected as the opening night film for the 2018 Buffalo International Film Festival on Friday October 5, 7:15pm.

We're honored to announce that 'The Rainbow Experiment' has been selected as the opening night film for the 2018 Buffalo International Film Festival on Friday

October 5, 7:15pm. We hope you can join us and support all the other films who will be screening throughout the festival.

BIFF is committed to amplifying diverse voices and exhibiting cutting edge programming in narrative, documentary and experimental film.

For tickets click here.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with writer/director Christina Kallas.

Join 'After Forever' for its Los Angeles festival premiere on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at the Let Live Theatre in Hollywood as a part of the LA Indie Film Festival!

Join 'After Forever' for its Los Angeles festival premiere on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at the Let Live Theatre in Hollywood as a part of the LA Indie Film Festival! 'After Forever' will screen its pilot episode along side other shorts in the Shorts Program 3 at 8:30pm. For tickets click here.

LA Indie Film Festival - Shorts Program 3 (in alphabetical order)

  • After Forever
  • An Autobiography
  • Deer Season
  • Ghosting Tips for Ghosts
  • Home
  • One More Kiss
  • Tea at 3:33

Join 'The Rainbow Experiment' for its Arizona premiere on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at The Screening Room in Tucson, Arizona as a part of the Arizona Underground Film Festival!

Join 'The Rainbow Experiment' for its Arizona premiere on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at The Screening Room in Tucson, Arizona as a part of the Arizona Underground Film Festival! For tickets click here.

Producer Allison Vanore last screened at the AZUFF with feature 'Love in the Time of Monsters' in 2013. Allison attended the University of Arizona so bringing films back to the city is always a pleasure. Fun Fact: As a part of her course work Allison also worked as a projectionist at The Screening Room during the Arizona International Film Festival.

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On Friday, August 24, 2018 Whatta Lark's Christopher Graham won Best Male Performance (Comedy) at the International Academy of Web Television Awards in Los Angeles, CA. 

On Friday, August 24, 2018 Whatta Lark's Christopher Graham won Best Male Performance (Comedy) at the International Academy of Web Television Awards in Los Angeles, CA. 'Whatta Lark' had 6 additional nominations including Best Comedy Series, Best Directing (Comedy), and Best Ensemble (Comedy). In attendance were producers Tara Platt, Yuri Lowenthal, and Allison Vanore, director America Young,  co-writer Danielle Evenson, actors Christopher Graham, Tanya Ihnen and Dove Meir, and music composer Rob Gokee.

'Whatta Lark' Season 1 is available on RevryTV, Amazon and YouTube.

On Friday, August 24, 2018 After Forever's Cady Huffman won Best Female Performance (Drama) at the International Academy of Web Television Awards in Los Angeles, CA.

On Friday, August 24, 2018 After Forever's Cady Huffman won Best Female Performance (Drama) at the International Academy of Web Television Awards in Los Angeles, CA. 'After Forever' had 11 additional nominations including Best Drama Series, Best Male Performance (Drama), Best Directing (Drama) and Best Writing (Drama). In attendance were producers Michael Slade, Kevin Spirtas and Allison Vanore, actors Mitchell Anderson, Erin Cherry, and Finn Douglas, and music composer Rob Gokee.

'After Forever' Season 1 is available on Amazon.

 

'The Rainbow Experiment' headed to Park City, Utah for the film's world premiere at the 2018 Slamdance Film Festival.

'The Rainbow Experiment' headed to Park City, Utah for the film's world premiere at the 2018 Slamdance Film Festival.

About 'The Rainbow Experiment':

Things spiral out of control in a high school in Manhattan when a terrible accident involving a science experiment injures a kid for life. A who-dun-it with a how-they-saw-it leads to an explosion of emotions touching on the teachers, the parents, the school authorities and, ultimately, the students.

In attendance were writer/director/producer Christina Kallas, producer Allison Vanore, actors Laura Pruden, Lauren Sowa, Robert Z Grant, Chris Veteri, Tim Elliot, Christine McLaughlin, Isaiah Blake, Catherine Cobb Ryan, director of photography Dave Sharples, and editor Natalie Reneau.

After a long stay on the East Coast filming feature drama 'Buck Run' in Pennsylvania, I'm back in Los Angeles. It's been non-stop since August and I don't see things stopping anytime soon! Here are some stills from the shoot in PA.

Click here: to see what Variety had to say about 'Buck Run'.

The locals welcomed us with open arms.

15 year old Shaw Templeton is the sole caregiver for his mother, Karen, who has Esophageal Cancer. When Shaw finds her dead, he lashes out and ends up in the hands of local Police Officer Jim Daniels, who is forced to hand Shaw over to his estranged, known-alcoholic father, William Templeton. Father and son destructively battle with the loss of Karen and to make matters worse, a tragic lie comes back to haunt William—all the while Shaw rips at the seams. 

'Buck Run' is an absolutely beautiful film with amazing performances and I can't wait for you all to see the mastery that unfolds in this dark tale.

It was a dream working with director Nick Frangioni and producers Nancy Degnan and Julio Lopez. Not to mention the countless talented crew members including our Director of Photography, Anna Franquesa Solano. Certainly a dream team!

Keep the title 'Buck Run' in the back of your minds because it's going to be hot once it hits the festival circuit.

I've been producing some horror shorts for Crypt TV so I wanted to give you a place to watch them all. Being that it's Halloween I figure there is nothing more pressing than watching a bunch of films to put you in the holiday mood. But first, like Crypt TV on Facebook so you can spread the love and show your support for these projects so we can keep making more!

Now, watch & share!

Tethers
Written/Directed/VFX by Justin Martinez

Starring
Gena Shaw
Bilal Mir
Whitney Ullom
Anthony Pavelich

Cinematography by Jorge Luis Urbina
Props Gilberto Vega
Sound Recordist Ben Turner
1st AC Evan Parquette
Score by Rob Gokee

Time Suck
Written/Directed/Produced by Allison Vanore

Starring
Cynthia San Luis
Jo Bozarth
Brian McLaughlin
Marcus Chavez

Cinematography by Jorge Luis Urbina
Make-up by Galaxy San Juan
Make-up Assistant Morgan Lorene
Production Sound Mixer Rakesh Anderson
Score by Rob Gokee
Special Thanks to Erin Fleming

Woman in the Book
Written/Directed/VFX by Justin Martinez

Starring
Marsha Vassilevskaia
Paul Natonek
Rachael Hip-Flores

Cinematography by Raphe Wolfgang
Make-up by Galaxy San Juan
Production Sound Gilberto Vega & Ben Turner
Score by Rob Gokee

Family Photo
Written/Directed by Matt Jackson

Starring
Kim Whalen
Tim Guest
Tricia Guest
Matt Jackson

Cinematography by Jorge Luis Urbina
Gaffer Levi Kaminkowitz
Make-up by Galaxy San Juan
Make-up Assistant Morgan Lorene
Production Sound Mixer Rakesh Anderson
Special Thanks to John Georgopoulos

Viral
Written/Directed by Vianessa Castaños

Starring
Samantha Tan
Jordan Hubbard

Cinematography by Jorge Luis Urbina
Make-up by Galaxy San Juan
Make-up Assistant Morgan Lorene
Production Sound Mixer Rakesh Anderson
Special Thanks to Erin Fleming
Score by Rob Gokee

Zombie Pets
Written/Directed/Animated by Stephen Leonard

Selfie
Written/Directed/Cinematography by Jorge Luis Urbina

Starring
Grace Serrano
Makenzie Lee-Foster
Rhoda Pell

Make-up by Galaxy San Juan
Make-up Assistant Morgan Lorene
Score by Rob Gokee

Head
Written/Directed/Cinematography by Jorge Luis Urbina

Starring
Anthony Pavelich
Vianessa Castaños

VFX by Justin Martinez
Make-up by Galaxy San Juan
Make-up Assistant Morgan Lorene
Score by Rob Gokee

Inspiration
Co-Written by Matt Jackson & Dan Litzinger
Directed by Matt Jackson

Starring
Marissa Skell
Benj Goehner
Lisa Marie Long

Cinematography by Jorge Luis Urbina
Gaffer Levi Kaminkowitz
Make-up by Galaxy San Juan
Make-up Assistant Morgan Lorene
Production Sound Mixer Rakesh Anderson
Special Thanks to John Georgopoulos
Score by Rob Gokee

Becky With the Good Hair
Written/Directed by Vianessa Castaños

Starring
Briana DeCoster
Anna Lamadrid

Cinematography by Jorge Luis Urbina
Make-up by Galaxy San Juan
Make-up Assistant Morgan Lorene
Score by Rob Gokee

There is one more that has yet to be posted... so when it is I'll add it here. Let us know what you think! Which one is your favorite and why?

Our feature, 42 Seconds of Happiness premiered at the Women Texas Film Festival in Dallas, Texas among many films by women in prominent roles/positions in the film. Writer/Director Christina Kallas was in attendance along with actors Catherine Cobb Ryan (Vineke) and Lauren Sowa (Alis).

Success all around. Lots of firsts. And a Wonder Woman statuette.

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Our feature, 42 Seconds of Happiness premiered at the Women Texas Film Festival in Dallas, Texas among many films by women in prominent roles/positions in the film. Writer/Director Christina Kallas was in attendance along with actors Catherine Cobb Ryan (Vineke) and Lauren Sowa (Alis).

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Friday afternoon Christina was featured along with another filmmaker on the local ABC affiliate News 8.

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Friday night our ladies walked the red carpet and were interviewed by That Nerd Show.

Saturday the film screened at the famous Texas Theatre with a Q&A following.

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Then we were ecstatic to learn that we won Best Feature Film of the festival! You can read all about it here in this Dallas Film Commission article and in this interview by Selig Film News. And that meant we won the Wonder Woman statuette. And yes, we had to pose with her - wouldn't you?!

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Thank you to Women Texas Film Festival, Justina, John, Dev and all of the others who talked film, supported us, helped us, and watched the film along side us. This is only the beginning.

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We now have the details for our screening of 42 Seconds of Happiness at the Women Texas Film Festival.

We now have the details for our screening of 42 Seconds of Happiness at the Women Texas Film Festival.

Join us (and purchase your tickets now!)

Saturday, August 20th

1pm

Texas Theatre

231 W Jefferson Blvd.

Dallas, Texas 75208.

Purchase Tickets for our screening here and view the full festival schedule here.

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