Last week over 5K people watched SOLO The Series Episode 1!  This week, people are still talking about it.  Luckily, we have another episode to share!  Join the fan base, watch Episode 2 and then share it with everyone you know!

The SOLO team has also launched SOLO on IndieGoGo.com where people can not only make a tax deductible donation toward the show but they get swag in return!  We hope that you love the show as much as we do and will fight with us to keep the show going.  We need $13K to finish shooting the season and we appreciate all of our Solonauts who chip in!  We've already raised 10% of our goal in just 2 days and every little bit helps!!

Episode 2 featuring Kimberly Atkinson as Lexi Collins, Jade Carter as Tripp Steves, Tohoru Masamune as Yakuza Boss and Hidekun Hah as Yakuza Henchman.

Festival Schedules are up for ITVFest in Los Angeles, CA from July 30th - August 5th and Flagstaff Film Festival in Flagstaff, AZ from August 9th - 16th! See below for screening info. We hope to see you there! If you are attending, please let the filmmakers know.

SOLO The Series

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

ITVFest
"Interactive Day" Program
5:45pm
Laemmle Sunset 5
8000 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046
BUY TICKETS

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Flagstaff Film Festival
"This Must Be The Place" Program
3pm
The Orpheum Theater
15 West Aspen Avenue
Flagstaff, AZ 86001-5511
BUY TICKETS

Friday, August 13, 2010

Flagstaff Film Festival
"Brain Enlarging Science" Program
1pm
The Orpheum Theater
15 West Aspen Avenue
Flagstaff, AZ 86001-5511
BUY TICKETS

Purgatory, Inc.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Flagstaff Film Festival
"Stuff Gets Real" Program
5pm
The Orpheum Theater
15 West Aspen Avenue
Flagstaff, AZ 86001-5511
BUY TICKETS

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The long anticipated sci-fi comedy webseries, SOLO The Series, is live today!  Episode 1, We're Canceled, is available on WatchSOLO.com, Blip.tv, YouTube.com and Vimeo.com.  You can also see it right here!

Please share with your friends and leave comments!

Jenn Page of Makin' It Happen were at the SOLO The Series Premiere Party on June 10th to talk to Creator/Lead Jonathan Nail and Producer Allison Vanore about their experience making SOLO.  Check it out and don't forget, SOLO launches tomorrow at 10am EST at watchsolo.com and on Blip.tv!

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The Writer/Director of "A Note to Etienne," Eli Benavidez, has developed his next short subject film, "A Boy's Life."  While "A Note" is hitting festivals, Benavidez decided it's time to start pre-production on his next film.  He approached his producer for "A Note," Allison Vanore, with a script for his next venture and Vanore agreed, it's a great script and she's excited to jump in and produce another film with Benavidez.  Set to go into production in the late fall, the ball is rolling to get funds in place and begin the process yet again - this time with a young actor and a somewhat scary subject.

Check out Allison Vanore in her interview about her work on Hopelessly in June.

An Interview with Allison Vanore

"...When I first met Vince, they seemed to be “half done” with production.  Soon after that the production team and writers sat down and decided they needed a complete script overhaul and plan because this short film (it was originally going to be a 30 minute short) was going to be a feature film...."

Check out the entire Hopelessly in June blog here.

SOLO The Series is also part of the Official Selection for the Independent Television Festival in Los Angeles, CA and Flagstaff Film Festival in Arizona this August!

ITV Fest:
July 30th - August 5th, 2010
Laemmle Sunset 5
8000 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Flagstaff Film Festival:
August 9 - 16, 2010
The Orpheum Theater in Flagstaff's historic downtown.
15 West Aspen Avenue
Flagstaff, AZ 86001-5511
(928) 556-1580

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The Biggest Event Since 1776

Your favorite patriotic web series, SOLO The Series, is launching Episodes 1 - 3 beginning Tues., July 6th on The SOLO Official Site.

Episode 1 - Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Episode 2 - Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Episode 3 - Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Don't miss it!  Tell your friends, neighbors, agents, managers, alien abductors and therapists!

About SOLO

Our hero, Scott Drizhal, is chosen to go on a solo, 3 year mission to Mars as part of a reality series. Unfortunately the show is canceled and Scott is now stuck on a round-trip ticket to Mars and back. With no company in deep space other than a smart-ass, artificially-intelligent ship computer (PHAL), his wife declaring him legally dead so she can claim the millions in insurance, a Napoleonic producer whose hubris lands him and the show into Japanese mafia infested waters and a malfunctioning, prototype ship that was never meant to fly to Mars... Hilarity ensues.

Starring Jonathan Nail, Michele Boyd, Jay Caputo, Jason Burns, Amol Shah, and Melissa Dalton.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Allison Vanore
office 323.540.4701

“PURGATORY, INC.” A slice of death office comedy.

Los Angeles, CA: Friday, June 25, 2010 – Award winning writer and director Boris Kievsky, award winning producer Allison Vanore and co-writer/actor, Konstantin Lavysh, bring you short subject film and back-door web pilot, “Purgatory, Inc.”  Starring Lavysh as the Clerk and Patrick Cavanaugh (Mad Men) as Christopher McNamee, “Purgatory, Inc.” is a satirical comedy set in the ethereal world of the eternal bureaucracy that is Purgatory, Inc. – the IRS of the afterlife.

More now than ever, the issues set forth in this film, religion and gay marriage, are even more important. These topics were inspired by the discussion surrounding Proposition 8.  Although the law passed, “Purgatory, Inc.” will not let the discussion die.

Synopsis: Clerk is your typical office worker stuck in your typical office Hell. Well, almost. Welcome to the eternal bureaucracy that is Purgatory, Inc - the IRS of the afterlife. When Christopher McNamee materializes in Clerk's cosmic cubicle after dying in a freak accident, it falls to Clerk to sort out his afterlife. Christopher should be an easy candidate for Heaven, except for one slight problem: He's Catholic...and married...to a man! Suddenly Clerk is forced to reconcile the wishes of his dead client with the policy of Purgatory, Inc: 'We don't judge...We process'. It's just another day of deciding your eternity in this slice of death office comedy.

Kievsky comments: “Purgatory, Inc. uses its unrealistic setting to tackle some of the very real issues facing society today – much like Twilight Zone and Star Trek did their time, only with humor.  Aside from corporate bureaucracy gone amok, the pilot has some fun with the hypocrisy of gay marriage rights in religion.  I’m not interested in just telling a story, I’m interested in getting people to think, laugh and then think again.”

“Purgatory Inc.” enjoyed its premiere screening as part of Hollywood Shorts in Los Angeles and is available for festival screenings and distribution.  Future episodes are written and available for production should the right opportunity arise.

A trailer for “Purgatory, Inc.” is available on the official film website http://www.purgatoryinc.com with team bios and additional information at www.purgatoryinc.com/thefilm.  A private screener is available upon request.

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For additional information, contact Producer and Publicity Manager Allison Vanore and visit http://www.purgatoryinc.com.