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It's been a wonderful couple of months for 'After Forever' starting with the IAWTV Awards win.

It's been a wonderful couple of months for 'After Forever' starting with the IAWTV Awards win. We can hardly keep up! Congrats to all of our cast and crew for the recognition of your hard work!

Best Female Performance Drama - Cady Huffman IAWTV Awards

Best Web Series Drama Tuscany Web Fest

Best Drama Web Series Ensemble LA Indie Film Festival

Best Web Series - Award of Excellence Out on Film Atlanta

Best Of Show & LGBT Award of Excellence Accolade Competition

Award-winning film 'The Rainbow Experiment' will screen at the Arclight Hollywood on Sunday, October 28th at 8pm as a part of the Slamdance Cinema Club. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with writer/director Christina Kallas.

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Things spiral out of control in a high school in Manhattan when a terrible accident involving a science experiment injures a kid for life.

Starring: Chris Beetem, Francis Benhamou, Isaiah Blake, Patrick Bonck, Peter Boustani, Julianna Capuano, Nicholas Careaga, Maggie Champagne, Jason Clare, Catherine Cobb Ryan, Christian Coulson, Anthony DeFrenza, Nicole DiMarco, Tim Eliot, Booker Garrett, Robert Z Grant, Swann Gruen, Eric Jose Idelfonso, Douglas Rizzo Johnson, Lucy Johnston, Kevin Kane, Richard Liriano, Christine McLaughlin, Nina Mehta, Lacy Marie Meyer, Harrison O'Callaghan, Lisa K. Price, Laura Pruden, JB Roté, Connor Siemer, Barnaby B. Spring, Lauren Sowa, Stratos Tzortzoglou, Chris Veteri, Naomi Warner, Tony White

 

'The Rainbow Experiment' will be available on-demand beginning December 7, 2018.  Follow the film on FB, IG and Twitter so you get all the latest news as it becomes available. 

While 'The Rainbow Experiment' travels the world stopping in Russia, China, and then swinging back through the states, you may be wondering when it will come to your corner of the world. Well, Screen Anarchy got the scoop!

The film just screened in Tucson, Arizona but there are a few more screenings coming up in Buffalo, New York, Los Angeles, California, and another somewhere in between (announcement coming soon)... but don't fret! The film signed with Gravitas Ventures and will be released just in time for the holidays. Best Christmas Gift 2018!!

So mark your calendars because December 7th is just around the corner!

'The Rainbow Experiment' will be available on-demand beginning December 7, 2018.  Follow the film on FB, IG and Twitter so you get all the latest news as it becomes available.

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.

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

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.

Follow 'The Rainbow Experiment' on social media to get up to date info on screenings and to see photos from the events:

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'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.

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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"...a lineup of films that amuse, surprise, provoke and frighten. And film goers will get a taste of the skill and imagination of some very talented women pulling the strings and at the helm of visual storytelling."

wtxff-slider2It's been an exciting time for 42 Seconds of Happiness. We are getting word from festivals around the country and first up is Women Texas Film Festival in Dallas, Texas. The 3-day festival August 19 - 21 features films that have women in major positions in the film. We can definitely check that box: from writer/director Christina Kallas to producer Allison Vanore to our cast filled with talented ladies Becca Ayers, Catherine Cobb Ryan, Margaret Kelly Murphy, Toni Robison-May, Laura Pruden and Lauren Sowa.

If you're in Dallas please make sure you attend our screening (details TBD) and say hi to Christina and Lauren who are attending the festival.

The line-up was announced just a few days ago and here is what some of the local press is saying about the festival and films:

First Ever Women’s Texas Film Festival Will Take Place August 19-21 With Films Galore At Texas Theatre

"...a lineup of films that amuse, surprise, provoke and frighten. And film goers will get a taste of the skill and imagination of some very talented women pulling the strings and at the helm of visual storytelling."

- My Sweet Charity read article

WTXFF Announces Full Film Lineup

"Christina Kallas’ comedy, 42 SECONDS OF HAPPINESS, about a group of friends working their way in and out of relationship drama while attending a friend’s same-sex wedding;"

- Selig Film News read article

First Women Texas Film Festival announces lineup

"We look forward to putting the women responsible for these stories on a pedestal here in the heart of Texas."

- Star Telegram read article

We also debuted our trailer this week so check it out!

42 Seconds of Happiness - Official Trailer from Alliecine on Vimeo.

I went right from wrapping Socio in Los Angeles to preproduction on The Rainbow Experiment in Manhattan

TRE-BTS-AllisonVanoreOver the holidays I did the unthinkable. I shot a feature film. Yes, I went right from wrapping a pilot in Los Angeles to preproduction on The Rainbow Experiment in Manhattan which began filming on December 27th.

Things spiral out of control in a high school when a terrible accident involving a science experiment injures a kid for life.

Luckily the weather was kind to us and my family didn't kill me for being mostly unavailable for holiday festivities and relaxation.

We filmed for 12 days mostly at Xavier High School with an acting ensemble of over 30 key cast members. We were fortunate to have an amazing cast and our crew was endlessly devoted and talented.

For those of you who don't know much about The Rainbow Experiment, you can pop over here to read more about it here: The Rainbow Experiment.
TRE-BTS-42SecondsThis production was also a reunion for most of the 42 Seconds of Happiness cast and crew. Both films were written and directed by Christina Kallas, cinematography by Dave Sharples, and our cast included 42 Seconds vets Robert Z Grant, Laura Pruden, Chris Veteri, Lauren Sowa, Catherine Cobb Ryan, Vandit Bhatt and John J. Concado.

I'll keep you updated on this film as we wade through hours and hours of footage and navigate post production.

Here are some photos from set:

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The cast includes Robert Z Grant, Kevin Kane, and Margaret Champagne of The Collective NY.

 

 

 

Shot on location in NYC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also starring Stratos Tzortzoglou as "Nicky."

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Love in the Time of Monsters is a brilliant fun flick and I recommend it wholeheartedly.

Now that Love in the Time of Monsters has been out for consumption, the reviews are rolling in. I decided to pick out my favorite quotes from said reviews and share them with you. Take my word for it, the reviews are really fun and mostly awesome! I've linked each quote to the review in case you want to read more. But really, who needs more with all of this awesome?

"There are a ton of goddamn Bigfoots walking around, the gore is top notch and absolutely relentless....Love in the Time of Monsters is a genuinely funny and blood splattered film for the ages. That may sound a bit excessive, but I assure you  – it’s not." Read more on Modern Horrors...

"In some ways, it feels like a really crazy videogame where the challenges to our heroes get increasingly harder and more difficult for them to deal with." Read more on Best Horror Movies...

"For the entire 97-minute runtime, I stopped playing Total War and just watched....the sheer amount of charm and fun that is crammed into this movie makes it almost impossible to hate. Even if you don’t love this movie, I don’t see anyone but killjoys and psychopaths having a bad time watching it." Read more on Dread Central...

"Turns out my worries were all for naught as Love in the Time of Monsters is a film able to mix comedy, horror, fun, and gore in a way that is as rare to find as Bigfoot itself. " Read more on AICN...

"Writer Michael Skvarla expresses a mildly genius ability to create a story that is fun, full of energy, and fast-paced with characters and situations that are truly entertaining." Read more on A Southern Life in Scandalous Times ...

And if you aren't convinced yet...

"It's got heart, laughs, scares, a fantastic cast, wonderful writing, romance, assured and competent direction AND a zombie moose. Now, I'm not saying this has something for everyone... hang on, that's exactly what I'm saying. Love in the Time of Monsters is a brilliant fun flick and I recommend it wholeheartedly. This is not one to miss!" Read more on Hickey's House of Horrors...

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