Bedeviled will make its world premiere at Screamfest in LA on October 22. More info and tickets here.
From Deadline.com. Click here for the full story.
Abel and Burlee Vang, who won the Nicholl Fellowship in 2011 for their Hmong/CIA secret wars screenplay The Tiger’s Child, are in production on their first feature directorial collaboration Bedeviled, a horror film which is described as a cross between Spike Jonze’s Her and Stephen King’s It.
I can’t imagine anywhere better to be in October than Carmel – and Spark will be playing this year’s fest! Stay tuned for schedule updates.
I had the great pleasure of recording an episode of Filmback TV. I met Claire when my short premiered at Macon Film Festival and was able to catch up with her later and discuss my filmmaking, my time in the industry, and advice for people just starting out on their creative journeys. Check it out here (link to the podcast at bottom of page).
I’m very excited to bring Spark to the LA Short Film Fest. It’s my third time bringing a film here and it’s always a wonderful experience. More info on the program is here and if you’re in LA I’d love to see you there!
I couldn’t be more proud that This Is Not A Club will make its festival premiere at Newport Beach Film Fest! The doc features Chris Pine narrating and tells the story of an amazing group of young people competing in high school Speech Club (also known as Forensics to those of you back home in the South). Here’s a clip from the film:
This is Not a Club: Clip 1 from Ari Levinson on Vimeo.
We’re nearing a rough cut on the film. Click here for an update from Kickstarter with stills from the shoot:
I’m excited to serve as a juror, and feel like I’m in fine company!
From LA Shorts, the 2013 Jury:
Derek Connolly | Screenwriter
Derek Connolly is currently writing Second Act for Alexander Payne’s company Ad Hominem and Fox Searchlight, which is his first solo project since winning the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay and the Sundance Film Festival Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award for Safety Not Guaranteed. The film was released by FilmDistrict. Derek is also co-writing Jurassic Park 4 with Colin Trevorrow for Universal Pictures. He co-wrote Intelligent Life for Big Beach Films, and also co-wrote Flight of the Navigator and Hank with Colin, both at Disney. He spent a year writing for Pixar in the Bay Area before moving back to Los Angeles. Derek grew up in Miami before attending film school at NYU.
Stephen Stanley | Ketchup Enterainment
Stephen Stanley has a broad background in independent film finance and distribution. He is currently Head of Acquisitions at US Distributor Ketchup Entertainment, where he has overseen the development of the company’s initial slate. Prior to joining Ketchup, he spent five years at The Gersh Agency working within Gersh’s Film Finance and Distribution division, where he assisted in the sale of a diverse array of titles and helped to package and structure multiple features. Stephen received an MFA in Film and Television Production from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2007. Continue reading