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Purgatory, Inc., a short film by Boris Kievsky & Konstantin Lavysh and produced by Allison Vanore, has been selected to screen at the Garden State Film Festival March 31 - April 3

Purgatory, Inc., a short film by Boris Kievsky & Konstantin Lavysh and produced by Allison Vanore, has been selected to screen at the Garden State Film Festival March 31 - April 3 in Asbury Park, New Jersey.  Allison Vanore is a New Jersey native who grew up in Wall Township, NJ just a few minutes from GSFF hub. Allison is extremely excited to return to her home town area to screen Purgatory, Inc. to local friends, family and peers.

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.

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.

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

ITVFest
"Interactive Day" Program
5:45pm
Laemmle Sunset 5
8000 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046
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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
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Friday, August 13, 2010

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


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.

My philosophy is to figure out what it is that you love to do and then do it with passion and vigor and at some point it will all pay off.
Purgatory, Inc.

If you follow me on Twitter or if you are friends with me on Facebook then you probably think, "Oh Allison, that super busy producer who runs around L.A. like she owns the place?  Yeah, she's working on everyone's project."

Well that just about sums it up. My philosophy is to figure out what it is that you love to do and then do it with passion and vigor and at some point it will all pay off.  Since coming out to L.A. in 2004 I have produced over 100 DVDs (menus, games, features, read-along's (and read-to-me's) as well as my fair share of short films and PSAs.  While I'm still doing all of these things on a limited basis, it's been since the end of 2008 that I've been engrossed with film productions big and small.

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What I am most excited about is that the feature film and the two webseries I'm producing are all at that figurative edge of the cliff and the F18 of hard work and opportunity is about to wiz by and take us on a journey.

Hopefully you'll be right there with me enjoying Hopelessly in June, S.O.L.O. The Series and Purgatory, Inc.

Check back with me here - there will be updates and I may reveal scandelous info (and pics!) about the cast and crew I work with (my attorney is shaking his head "no way" and my publicist is clapping... we'll have to wait to see who wins...).

Hopelessly In June