Archive for the 'Film Festivals' Category

United We Stand

In Los Angeles, James Lipetzky directed a piece for United Way of Orange County. Shot over five days on location in Orange County,  Foundation’s Evan Cohen pulled double duty on this shoot as both Line Producer and AD.

The shoot culminated with 50 people on the beach in Newport Beach.  James Lipetzky commented; “I was deeply moved by some of the stories I encountered while on this shoot, of those helped by United Way. The work they do to help those in need really is exceptional.” Stay tuned for more on this piece in the future!

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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.

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue…

… and people everywhere today are either puking up 3 year old chalky hearts that Hallmark passes off as candy or their making others puke with their “cute coupledom”.

Well, whichever side of the Valentine’s Day fence you happen to fall on, Focus Creeps have a project coming up that you’re sure to find… sweeeeeeet!

Dream Trinity… it’s a film which follows San Francisco band Girls, Smith Westerns and Magic Kids on a cross country tour and it is sure to be the ultimate rock and roll romance film of 2011!

This film will be hitting the festival scene soon, so keep an eye out and enjoy this tasty, low calorie, non puke inducing treat and don’t forget to share it with someone you love!

Happy Valentine’s Day, from all of us at Foundation!

United By Film

Tonight our piece for United Way, “Live United” (aka clothesline), which recently won the Gold Hugo Award, was screened at the Chicago International Film Festival’s “Best of INTERCOM”.


Owner, James Lipetzky and EP Tracy Heropkie posed with United Way’s Kelly O’Brien, who brought us the project.

It was a magical night, with some wonderful films! Chicago… I’m yours!

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!

Race You to the Midwest Independent Film Festival!

Our music video for Elizabeth and the Catapult’s song “Race You” has been accepted into the Midwest Independent Film Festival‘s first-ever Female Filmmakers Night!  The festival is Tuesday March 2nd!!

Here is the schedule:

6:00 p.m. Cocktail reception
6:30 p.m. The Producers Panel!
7:30 p.m. Female Filmmakers Night
9:30 p.m. Afterparty at Forno Diablo

Here’s the Lineup:

CHICAGO PREMIERE!  575 CASTRO STREET

FESTIVAL PREMIERE!  RACE YOU

FESTIVAL PREMIERE!  A SHORT FILM

MIDWEST FESTIVAL PREMIERE!  LOOK FOR ME

WORLD PREMIERE!  BRING IT IN

CHICAGO PREMIERE! WHIRLYBIRD

WORLD PREMIERE!  THE MISS

THE EGG TIMER

CHICAGO PREMIERE!  SKIN DEEP

Get tickets and more information on this awesome event here: http://www.midwestfilm.com/pages/mar_2_2010_lineup/426.php

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!


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