Posts Tagged 'film festival'

The Taos of Del Gatto

Los Angeles based director and photographer Ron Hamad’s film “The Wait” is a finalist in the Taos Film Festival. Editor, Jonathan Del Gatto executed the edit on this film, and we are very proud to be a part of the excitement.

If you haven’t seen it already, it can be viewed here.   “The Wait” is arrestingly beautiful and really showcases Hamad’s cinematic talents.   Jonathan’s edit  perfectly enhances the footage and helps tell the story.

Lights, Camera, Help!

Our short  in support of same sex marriage, “Marriage Equality” was selected out of 235 entries from all across the world to show in the 2010 Lights, Camera, Help Film Festival in Austin, Texas!! Tom Pastorelle edited this piece and it was shot by Ben Chappell. But virtually everyone at Foundation touched this film in some way and we’re all very proud to see it accepted to this festival! The piece was originally created for F.A.I.R. in support of abolishing Prop 8.

Early this year it was selected as one of three finalists by the E-Hero Awards selection committee for the 2010 Human Rights Campaign Gala in Los Angeles. The Gala featured U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, as well as actresses Portia DeRossi and Kathy Griffin, who received the Ally for Equality Award.


The festival takes place July 29th – 31st and Foundation L.A.’s Stacy Paris and Anna Patel will be attending the event on our behalf to conduct the Q&A after it screens.

We are proud to have been given the opportunity to contribute to the cause and thrilled that our piece has been selected for this prestigious event!

Come Out and Play!

From Romanian director Alex Rotaru, comes the delightful story of an amateur piano contest for people over the age of 30 hosted by the Van Cliburn Foundation.   “They Came to Play” took home awards for Best Documentary from both the Bucharest and the SENE film festivals and has been met with rave reviews!

We were fortunate enough to produce and edit the trailer for this film, design the collateral materials and build the website.

Intrigued? Wanna see it?

Well,  now you can! This Friday, Dec. 4th it will be screened at the Gene Siskel Film Center until Dec. 10th! This weekend there will be a special performance by Janet Underhill, Chicago amateur pianist and participant in the Cliburn Competition, and a Q & A with Director Alex Rotaru!

Begins at 6:00 pm on Friday and 6:30 pm on Saturday!
http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/weeklong-runs

Learn more about the film and watch the trailer at their official website: theycametoplay.com

*the film is not rated but all ages are welcome!

Time Out Chicago Supports Fish Out… of Water

This week, Time Out Chicago published an article, as part of their “Things to Do” section, promoting the documentary “Fish Out of Water” by writer/director Ky Dickens.  Our own Anna Patel not only cut the trailer for this bold film but she also onlined, color corrected and provided additional editing to the ending of the film!

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We at Foundation support this humorous and insightful film and are glad to see it getting the recognition it deserves.

So…wanna see it?

The film will be screening on Sunday, November 8th at 5:00 PM at the Music Box Theatre as part of The Reeling Film Fest!!

If you’d like more info on the film, check out their website: http://www.fishoutofwaterfilm.com/

Out of the Water and Into a Theatre Near YOU!

Fish Out of Water is finally premiering in Chicago!!!

It will be the documentary centerpiece at this year’s Chicago Reeling film festival!! Foundation’s Anna Patel cut the trailer to this film and was very involved in the post process, working closely with writer/director Ky Dickens.

The film will be screening on Sunday, November 8th at 5:00 PM at the Music Box!!
Tickets will be released the first week of October! Don’t miss it!!


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