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Update 5.27.15: AND THE WORLD PREMIERE HAS SOLD OUT! Tickets still available for the Sunday, June 7, 8pm screening - get them now before they're gone!
The feature film I produced, BUT NOT FOR ME, will have it's world premiere Thursday, June 4, at 9pm via the Brooklyn Film Festival at Nitehawk Cinema. We're super pumped and want you there to see it!
Check out our festival page for more info about the film and to purchase tickets: http://www.brooklynfilmfestival.org/films/detail.asp?fid=1530
In the meantime, check out a clip from the film below:
We've been notified that Koharubiyori also won the Audience Choice Award (the favorite of all Graduate Films) at the NYU First Run Film Festival!
This is exciting news - not only do the "critics" like the film, but the people do too!
The film will screen at the DGA Theater in Los Angeles on June 5th.
On Sunday, March 30th, we wrapped principal photography on the feature motion picture, But Not For Me!
This is the first feature film I've produced starting at the development stage - and the second feature I've produced in the past year.
Next step for #BNFM: Applying for the IFP Narrative Lab, Post-Production, and festival submissions (Sundance and Cannes, here we come!)
Koharubiyori, my classmate Toshi Saito's NYU Grad Thesis short film - which I produced and we shot in Japan last February - is one of eight nominees for the prestigious NYU Wasserman Award. The three winning films are screened in LA and the filmmakers take industry meetings.
The film also received a number of craft commendations - Original Score, Cinematography, and a Producing craft award that Toshi and I shared!
My NYU Thesis short film, The Middle Ground , has made it to the second round of the Roy W. Dean Grant competition. Between now and the end of November, projects will be whittled down through a number of successive rounds until a winner is chosen.
More information soon - but this is happy news, especially as I head back into the editing room in a little over the week to finally finish the film!
Ryan Carmichael (my good friend, collaborator, and NYU Grad Film classmate) and I did an interview on Breakthru Radio's Third Eye Weekly last week about our film But Not For Me. We talked musicals, affordable housing, the Kickstarter campaign, and knowing you've found a good partner when you can make them do all the annoying shit and they keep coming back for more.
Interview starts at 12min 33sec.
And check out the Kickstarter campaign for But Not For Me., which runs until Nov 2nd at 8am. We're trying to raise $100,000! Ahh!