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Ruth’s reading with Tovah Feldshuh *** American Gem *** The Path season 3

Hello everyone!

Sunday November 12th was a special day for me. Not only did I get to read Ruth’s in front of a live audience for the first time, but we also had the incredible, Tony and Emmy awards nominee, Tovah Feldshuh, as our lead.

I’ve been mentioning Ruth’s so often, but I’m not sure how much I actually told you.

Ruth’s is a short screenplay which follows a family’s visit to grandmother’s Ruth’s house on the night of the Seder. Later in the evening granddaughter, Lizzy, finds 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 screenplay for Ruth’s was chosen as official selection/finalist in festivals and grants around the U.S. (NYC, LA and more) and abroad (Mexico, Canada, UK, and more). A full list of Ruth’s current festival participation can be found here under “Ruth’s.” This goes to show that there’s anticipation for the story to be told before it has even been produced, and can positively predict acceptance to festivals later on, as a completed film.

And a film is exactly what we’re hoping to do. The reading was a chance for us to workshop the story together, and give people the chance to get involved. The cast included Tovah Feldshuh as Ruth (i.e. an older version of Anne Frank,) myself as Lizzy, Monica Wyche as Margo, Eric J. Carlson as Dan, and Zane Lynch as Jordan. The reading was directed by Dylan Zwickel. 

Working with Tovah has been an incredible experience.  I want to thank everyone who attended and supported us. If you missed the reading but still considering getting involved, fear not, a video is on its way. Meanwhile, enjoy a few pictures from the event. You can see the full gallery here

If you consider supporting us, remember, we’re working with a fiscal sponsor, a non profit 501(c)(3) organization. All donation are tax deductible and every little bit counts! More details on Ruth’s website

     

    

   
 

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Speaking of Ruth’s, I was recently notified that Ruth’s is now a first round qualifier for the American Gem short Script Competition and Literary Festival (see list of qualifying scripts.) Which means we’re in the top 25%! Second round qualifiers will be announced in a few weeks. Cross your fingers for us as this is a grant that we can really use!

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Last but not least, season 3 of The Path will premiere on Jan 17th, 2018. That’s right around the corner! Yours truly will be in the season premiere. Can’t wait to share it with all of you! 

category: Ruth's, The Path

New Random Fandom Episodes!

Hey everyone. I’ve been neglecting Random Fandom updates as I was gearing up to the Ruth’s reading in NYC with the incredible Tovah Feldshuh (more on that at a later, but not much later, date.) I also figured grouping them would be better. So without further ado, here are the 3 latest episodes! Enjoy!


Ruth’s reading featuring Tovah Feldshuh

Insanely happy to announce that Ruth’s, fresh from the Oaxaca Film Festivalwill be read in NYC next month, with none other than Tovah Feldshuh in the leading role. 

 

category: Ruth's

Oaxaca Film Festival *** Random Fandom episode 2

So thrilled to be announcing that Ruth’s is headed to the Oaxaca Film Festival!

I’ve been sitting on this for three months, but was asked to wait for the official press conference that aired on September 5th from Oaxaca, Mexico.

The festival team answered many questions and the whole thing was broadcast live through Facebook. You can watch it here, it’s mostly in Spanish.

As for Ruth’s, the script is a finalist, nominated in two categories, Life is Short (the short screenplay category) and the Global Script Challenge (best overall script.) 

The festival will take place October 6-13. Please keep your fingers crossed and remember – we’re still raising funds to turn this film into a reality. All the information can be found on Ruth’s official website. 


Shiri and myself are working insanely hard to make sure that Random Fandom is at the very least a bi-monthly occurrence. We constantly have a lot  to talk about and what with being in two different time zones and being forced to record through skype and co., things are challenging, but we are committed, and so, without further ado, here’s episode 2 of the podcast, during which I got to talk about some of my latest favorite shows, and some fascinating things that are happening out there in the fandom world.

Unlike last time, though, you can now listen to it almost everywhere (itunes, Stitcher, etc.) For more info check our Tumblr blog, or the podcast page on this very website. And please, if you enjoyed, rate, review, and tell your friends! 

That’s all for today. More soon!


Hey guys! Got something a bit different for you this time around.

I, who can’t physically listen to podcasts, am a hypocrite and co-hosted a fandom related podcast with my dear friend, fandom queen Shiri Y.

If you only follow my work here, you might not know the fandom loving side of me very well, but I’ve been a part of many fandoms for years, attended conventions, wrote fanfiction, etc.

For this very first episode of Random Fandom we talked Buffy (and unfortunate current developments), Wynonna Earp & the now deceased Xena reboot. Take a listen!

And hopefully it’s the beginning of something beautiful! (that I can’t physically listen to.)

 

category: Random Fandom

Ruth’s Website *** Palermo Eurovision film Festival

Hey guys!

I finally launched a website for Ruth’s. There was more and more scattered information about the project, and this page gathers it all in one place. It has all the details about the premise, the media coverage, the festivals the script has been accepted to, and most importantly, a link to our crowdfunding page 🙂

Take a look! 

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Speaking of which, I received a somewhat delayed notification that Ruth’s was a semi-finalist at the Eurovision Palermo Film Festival in Italy.

I never received their emails, but better late than never, obviously, and these are very exciting news. All part of our step-by-step master plan for world domination. 

 

I can guarantee there will be more news soon. Until then, stay hydrated!  

category: Ruth's