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Miami Indie Artist Film Festival *** The Path *** Madrid International Film Festivel

Hey guys, it’s been a while!

That doesn’t mean thing weren’t happening and I was also out of the country for a little bit.

I’m happy to announce that both “Aurora” and “Ruth’s”  have been accepted to the Miami Indie Artist Film Festival.

The festival itself is in November so stay tuned for updates.

It’s also a good opportunity to remind you that we’re still raising money for “Ruth’s” and that if you want to help you can do so here.

Any contribution is helpful and greatly appreciated!

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I recently shot a co-star role for Hulu’s “The Path.” I love that show, I love working on the show, the cast and crew are great, and I got to wear the famous eye shirt, so watch this space for announcements regarding season 2’s premiere date.

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As you may recall, “Aurora” was nominated as best unproduced script at the Madrid International Film Festival in July. I had a phone interview with the lovely people behind the festival.

We discussed the script, creative process in general, the industry and even fanfiction.

Once the interview is up I’ll share it here.

Meanwhile I updated the creative and resume sections of the website with all the latest shenanigans.

More updates soon!


NYCIFF and Madrid Updates.

Hey everyone!

I had a lovely time this past weekend at the NYC Independent Film Festival.

We had lovely actors read a few pages from Ruth’s followed by a short Q&A and I got to discuss our funding campaign.

I also did a short interview with them and I’d be sure to post once it’s online.

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The Madrid International Film Festival website was updated with the official selections. Aurora is in the Best Unproduced Script category. They also opened a page for AuroraFeel free to check it out!

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The Festival is in July so stay tuned for updates!

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Ruth’s reading in NYC *** Aurora is going to Madrid

Hey guys!

The craziness continues.

First and foremost, I am delighted to say that Ruth’s will be a part of the short script contest finalist reading session at the NYC Independent Film Fest. 

I’m very excited to get to be there and hear a few pages of the script being read by actors and see how the audience reacts.

If you are around NYC and wants to join us, tickets are available here.

We even got our own fancy page and everything!

This is also a friendly reminder that if you want to help us turn Ruth’s into a film, hear more about it and watch a video intro you can do it here.

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It is my great pleasure to announce that Aurora, my feature script has been selected as an official selection of the Madrid International Film Festival.

I’m extremely honored to be included. The festival takes place in July. Keep your fingers crossed for us!

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Ruth’s video campaign and more!

Hey guys!

So our fundraising campaign for Ruth’s has been online for about a month. I wrote about the campaign in a previous update.

We just hit 10% of our goal which under the circumstances is a definite milestone!

I also added a new intro video that explains about the project in a more personal manner.

Feel free to check it out:

 

More details are on the campaign page. A friendly reminder that donations are tax-deductible because we are a non-profit. Woot!

If you have any questions feel free to contact me via the email on the contact page.

Thanks!

 

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Toronto International Film and Video Awards

Hey everyone!

Happy to announce that both Aurora and Ruth’s got nominated at the script competition at the Toronto International Film and Video Awards (TIFVA.)

Very honored and excited to be included with not one but two of my works, and looking forward to next month for winner announcement for both TIFVA and the NYC Independent Film Fest in which Aurora is nominated as well.

Stay tuned!

And in the mean time, if you want to support the making of Ruth’s into a film, feel free to check our campaign  here. All donations are tax deductible!

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Ruth’s Fundraising campaign!

Hey guys!
Really excited to announce that we’re working towards the production of my short script Ruth’s.

This project holds a very special place in my heart, and while we launched our albeit very limited fundraising campaign, I think it’s time I finally tell you what the script, which has been an official selection at the Back in the Box competition and is currently nominated at the NYC Indie File Fest,  is about.

Ruth’s follows a family’s visit at the grandmother’s house on the night of the Seder. Later that night the granddaughter catches her grandma, Ruth, watching a news story about recently discovered facts of Anne Frank’s death, and confronts her about something she’d suspected for years – her grandma is Anne Frank.

The story is fictional, of course, but the news story mentioned in it is actually real and inspired the script. It’s based on the results of an official study, released by the Anne Frank House on April 2015.

Since I also get to play one of that characters in the film, I’m even more excited.

We were lucky enough to become fiscally sponsored by From the Heart Productions in LA, which makes this project a non-profit. All donations to our campaign are tax-deductible and if you donate, you become an executive producer!

This is a SAG short film, low budget. For you indie lovers, not sure it gets more indie than that!

We’re also aiming to have a crew that is as female dominated as possible, though our brilliant Director of Photography is an extremely talented guy. This is just because we know how hard it is in today’s industry for women to get good opportunities.

If you care to participate, know that any amount will help tremendously!

Check out our campaign here, on the From the Heart Productions website, in collaboration with Network for good.

I will be sure to update as we move forward!

Thank you and happy spring!

 

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