Want to know what's been going on with your fellow alumni? - Here's your chance to make your announcements, ask for assistance and network. Keep sending these in; we'd love to know what you've been working on.
James Latham SEAS '88 writes - I am working for Mini Movie Channel, an online distributor of short films. We offer free unlimited viewing of hundreds of well-produced short movies, primarily comedies and genre films. I'm working to raise awareness of the site as a destination for viewers and a distribution venue where filmmakers receive up-front licensing fees. For more details, check out the Mini Movie site or contact me directly.
Annette Apitz SOA Film '98 and Bertha Bay-Sa Pan SOA Film '98 write - Fighting Fish, written and directed by Annette and produced by Bertha's production company Slew Pictures, is in post-production. The other two producers are Derrick Tseng and Jim Chu. The film is about a brother and sister in upstate New York who have to overcome their troubled past. It stars Val Emmich (Ugly Betty, 30 Rock), Anna Moore (Law & Order), and Halley Feiffer (The Squid and the Whale, Margot at the Wedding). For more info, you can go the the imdb page.
Alfredo de Villa SOA Film '98 writes - Here's a trailer for a new film I directed called Nothing Like the Holidays coming soon to a theater near you.
Jaxon Ronin Jarrod (aka "J.R.") SOA Film '98 writes - I have two feature screenplays and I'm seeking representation. Let me know if these interest you: The Accursed, Supernatural Horror/Thriller (cross between The Exorcist, Apocalypto, From Dusk 'Til Dawn) and October, Crime Thriller (Ransom, The Usual Suspects) Phone: 818-415-4123; Email me.
Mary Prendergast, SOA Film '98 writes - I was a co-Post Production Supervisor for Bill Maher/Larry Charles' Religulous, which premiered at the 2008 Toronto Film Festival, and opened nationwide October 3rd.
More info: IMDB, Entertainment Weekly, Review.
Jack Siegel SOA Film '98 writes - Friends, Family, and Colleagues: I got back from the Toronto International Film Festival, where American Swing finally had its World Premiere. Needless to say, it was a great experience after a long hard slog. I want to share some of the great press we just received and thank all of you for your support over the past 2 1/2 years. Check out reviews by Entertainment Weekly, The NYTimes' Michael Cieply, The NYPost and The Hollywood Reporter and New York magazine.
Amy Talkington SOA Film '99 writes - My feature film The Night of the White Pants which stars Oscar-nominee Tom Wilkinson, Nick Stahl and Selma Blair was released on DVD on October 14, 2008. I'd like to encourage you all to order a copy of the movie from Amazon and/or add it to your Netflix or Blockbuster queue now! Also, please spread the word to all your friends and family who you think may enjoy the comedy!
Steve Fife SOA Film '88 writes - Come see my play Savage World. "In 1975, Sol Eisner was a young journalist determined to prove the innocence of the African-American boxer Calvin "Savage" James, convicted of killing a Jewish couple during the riots in Newark."
Tickets are $15 during previews and $20 for the run. Reservations and group sales. 323.960.7788 For more info check out the website. The Met Theatre, 1089 North Oxford Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90029.
Hector Ceballos CC '00 writes - I am humbly seeking donations to shoot my USC thesis film Remember Me In Red about a transgender male-to-female Latina woman, who dies and is being buried as a man despite her friend's efforts to honor her life as a woman. Contributions are tax-deductible through fiscal sponsor Filmmakers Alliance. Make a donation on our website. Phone: (323) 547-4167. Email me.
Rick Gifford SOA Film '03 writes - Enjoy! Laugh! Take 3 minutes! I would SO GREATLY APPRECIATE if you could forward this to others. Please take a sec and vote "FUNNY" at the end (heck, leave a comment) that'd be ultra cool, too. I'd love your feedback: The Speeding Ticket.
Chris Erric Maddox SOA Film '03 writes - I finished my first screenplay Andre's Prayer and wanted to share a brief synopsis: In a boarding school outside of Boston, a 14 year-old African-American boy faces the daunting challenge of reconciling his past with his future in deciding who he wants to be. Email me for more info.
Suzi Yoonessi SOA Film '06 and Jonako Donley, CC '05 write - We just completed production on our first feature film Dear Lemon Lima, a family comedy about a half Yup'ik girl who navigates her way through her first heartbreak at a prep school in Fairbanks, Alaska by rediscovering the spirit of the World Eskimo Indian Olympics. The film was shot in Seattle, WA and is currently in post-production in Los Angeles.