...A 'heartwarming' story about a girl, her doll and the man in the park stalking them.
Screened at Apocalipstick, the Sleaze-Z film fest, and in art galleries along side the work of Clive Barker.
|The fine folks at Filmmakers Alliance asked me to screen one of my films at their event. Of course, I decided to show Playmates, one of my filthiest works ever, not because of it's extreme sordidness but because I shot it years ago on super-8 film, which is perfect given the location of the event. If you're a local filmmaker and you don't know about FA or the Echo Park Film Center, this is the perfect opportunity for you to find out about both groups and watch some short films at the same time. |
FA and EPFC are both incredible resources for indie filmmakers based in Los Angeles. FA is a huge group of active filmmakers working both in and outside the industry. Jacques, one of the founders, just got a short in Sundance. EPFC, on the other hand, is like the YMCA of filmmaking; they offer cheap equipment rental and services to filmmakers who need it. If you have any desire to shoot super-8, grab a napkin before checking out their website because you will drool my friend, you will drool. They also teach filmmaking to neighborhood kids, which is why all of the proceeds from this event are going right back to EPFC.
I can't say Playmates is my most technically brilliant film, but hey, it's a 5-minute crowd-pleaser. I'll be doing a Q & A afterwards, so come by and ask me embarrassing questions. I'm thinking of telling the story of how I dressed up as a woman so I could enroll at Curves gym.
Hosted by : Filmmakers Alliance and Echo Park Film Center
The Echo Park Film Center
1200 N Alvarado Street
Los Angeles, CA
Monday, April 17, 7:30pm
Come and see what your local filmmakers are up to creatively, and support the great work that the EPFC people are doing in our community. There is a brief Q&A after each film, not to mention complimentary food & drinks.
Note: I think they ask for a donation-at-the-door type of thing. or maybe like 5 bucks or something. It's unfortunately not in any of the info they gave me.
The film line up:
"Space Oddity" - dir by Robert Beaucage
"First Day" - dir by Jacob Shelton
"Playmates" - dir by Michael Medaglia
"Punk Wall" - dir by Karen Glienke
"Dirty Mary" - dir by Stuart Rogers & written by Daniele Ferraro