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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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.

The time is finally here, Daddy, a feature I produced along side Gerald McCullouch, Dan Via and Steven Tylor O'Connor, is out and ready for consumption! That, and The Advocate thinks you should watch it. We initially sold out in 24 hours but it's back in stock and ready for you. Get it while it's hot!

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Here's the Trailer if you need more convincing:

So where can you watch it? Right here:

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DVD comes with some fantastic bonus features - Deleted Scenes and Behind the Music features with Composer Rob Gokee and Songwriter Corey TuT

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Available Outside the US

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United Kingdom

TLA Releasing - coming May 9

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One thing I ask is that after you purchase, watch and hopefully enjoy - please leave your rating and reviews on Amazon, IMDb, and post about it online. We're all about sharing the love. You can connect with us here:

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Ultimate Hashtag: #WhosYourDaddy

ALSO AVAILABLE:

The DADDY Score!

Composer Rob Gokee has compiled a special album of his original music from the film, available here.

The DADDY Songs!

You can also download the songs from the film by Corey TuT on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, TIDAL, Bandcamp, Amazon and iTunes - yes, basically every where.

Daddy is distributed domestically by Breaking Glass Pictures and internationally by M-Appeal.

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It's been a very busy springtime and this spring brought an exciting surprise, Vanity was nominated for a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Digital Series! We were honored to be nominated and attend the Nominee reception and the Creative Arts Awards. While Vanity didn't take home the statue, I'm happy we got to enjoy the experience with our producing team. Hopefully this means more Vanity in the future and more accolades if we keep up the good work. Go team Vanity!

Click here to watch Vanity Season 1

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Socio-BTS-VideoVillageI've been so busy with back-to-back productions that I haven't posted all of the exciting updates I have in a while.

Before the holidays I produced Socio with Canvas Media Studios and Astronauts Wanted. Due to the genius of Bernie Su, we got to shoot the pilot for this kick-ass drama starring India Eisley and Michael Copon here in Los Angeles. For this project we brought back many of our creative team from Vanity. Socio is created and directed by Bernie Su, shot by Allen Ho, production design by Cody Fusina, editing by Robb Padgett, and casting by Mary Jo Slater. We were thrilled to have shot in iconic locations throughout the city including under the 6th Street Bridge and Echo Park Lake.

Check out what The Hollywood Reporter had to say about Socio.

Here are some photos from our shoot:
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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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Denise Richards, star of StyleHaul's first original scripted series, talks about how she got involved with Vanity, playing the character Marion Bellerose, the digital age, and her summer with her kids. Watch Denise in Vanity every Thursday at 2pm PST on StyleHaul.

This week we hit our half-way point on the show Vanity - so what are you waiting for? Oh, to binge watch? Well I completely get that desire. But you'll have to wait until the end of August for that - and the story just gets juicier each week! Here's a way to watch the episodes back to back 1 - 5 so you're ready for what happens this Thursday at 2pm PST.

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Starring

  • Alex Frnka
  • Denise Richards
  • Karrueche Tran

Created & Directed by Bernie Su

Produced by Allison Vanore, Katie Christian, Mike Jones

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What do you do when you're asked by Bernie Su to come aboard to make 132 finished minutes of high quality traditionally shot scripted content and it needs to launch in just three months? Oh and it's for the largest fashion, beauty and women's lifestyle multichannel network on YouTube: StyleHaul. And it's sponsored by Maybelline. Well. You make it happen. Obviously.

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Here we are 3 months after I signed on to produce Vanity (starring Denise Richards, Karrueche Tran and Alex Frnka) with the incredible teams at Canvas Media Studios and StyleHaul. I'm so proud of what we were able to accomplish despite the super fast turn-around and all of the other logistical hurdles that come along with a production of this size and scope. A bunch of make-up palettes, fabric, shoes and a ton of talented people in front of and behind the camera later... the series launches. Now we get to share the first episode of Vanity with you all.

Vanity - Episode 1 "Legacy"

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Please share this with your networks and leave a comment if you like what you see!

New episodes every Thursday all summer long.