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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.

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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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.

"...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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