Sunday, October 30, 2011

The 8th Annual Big Apple Film Festival

The Burying Beetle screens Sunday, November 6th at the Tribeca Cinemas as part of the Big Apple Film Festival: Program 40 – Theater 2 12:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m

Monday, October 24, 2011

Ojai Film Festival

Just returned from the Ojai Film Festival.  It's a nice little town.  Everyone was friendly.  We got Honorable Mention in the short film category.  Next up is the Naples International Film Festival: November 3rd-6th.  I think we'll start winding down the festival run for this film soon.  We've been at it for almost a year.  I now have the nerve-wracking task of weighing the various distribution deals I've been offered and trying to make the right decision about which company to go with.  I will post here when I have a deal in place.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

So-Cal Film Festival Award

We won Best Short at the So-Cal Film Festival!

Friday, August 19, 2011

New Screenings

Hi Gang-

There are a few new screenings coming up:

The 8th New York City Downtown Film Festival on September 24th at 8pm
at the Duo Theatre, 62 E 4th Street, NYC

Rumschpringe Short Film Festival starts September 30th in Lancaster, PA. 
Screening Date/Time TBA

The SoCal Film Fest runs from September 28 - Oct. 2, 2011 in Huntington Beach.
Screening Date/Time TBA

The Ojai Film Festival -Friday, October 21st at 5:30pm at Theater 150 and Sunday, October 23rd at 3pm at the Ojai Theater.

And if you happen to be in Indianapolis in October, there are several screenings as part of the Heartland Film Festival.

The Naples Film Festival-Friday Friday, November 4th and Sunday, November 6th.

Hope to see some of you there.

Friday, July 29, 2011


Very exciting news.  We just won "Best in Fest" from the LA Shorts Film Festival.  The award includes a $60,000 camera package from Panavision.  The caliber of the other films in the festival was really high - a lot of great work - which makes this recognition all the more gratifying.

Friday, July 22, 2011


We will be screening at the HollyShorts Short Film Festival on Wednesday, August 17th at 12pm in the noon block at Laemmle's Sunset 5 Theatre.  Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

L.A. SHORTS FEST Screening

We will be screening at the L.A. Shorts Fest on Tuesday, July 26th at 1pm at the Laemmle's Sunset 5.

The cool thing about this festival is that it's one of only a handful of Academy Qualifying Festivals, which means if you win something from one of these you are eligible to be nominated for an Academy Award. 

Okay, let's not get ahead of ourselves.

Thursday, April 21, 2011


We've won some awards recently:

High Desert International Short Film Festival 
Best Drama

The Edgemar Short Film Festival
Best Director and Best Film

The New York Digital Short Film Festival
Best Picture and Best Story

The Riverside International Film Festival
Best English Language Short and Best Southern California Film

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Festival Screenings

The film will be screening at the following film festivals:

New Filmmakers Los Angeles: Tuesday, March 22nd, Shorts Program #2, 8:15pm

L.A Film and Music Weekend:  Saturday, March 26th, 9pm

New York Digital Short Film Festival:  March 28th at 6pm

Riverside Film Festival:  Monday, April 11th, 7pm

Edgemar Film Festival:  April 29th-May 1st, Screening Day/Time TBA

High Desert Shorts Film Festival:  Saturday, May 28th, 8:15pm

Stay tuned for details.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Here's the poster

Ok.  It's a little hard to see.  I'll figure out how to get a bigger one up there later.


I held a screening for the film on Saturday night.  Overall I think it was a success and the film was well received.  Sadly, there were considerable technical problems with the projection and the film stopped three times during the presentation, often at incredibly inopportune moments.  I guess as the filmmaker, any glitch in a film that is crafted painstakingly will feel inopportune.  It was so heartbreaking.  It felt like a punch in the stomach.  And particularly painful because it was all avoidable if I had just known a little more about the technical aspect of the screening.  Many attendees have kindly insisted that it did not impact there enjoyment of the film and I certainly hope that's the case, but I know in my heart that however much they enjoyed it, they would have enjoyed it even more if it had played without interruption.  I'm trying not to dwell on this aspect of the evening, as in many respects it was a truly wonderful experience.  One of the most notable things that happened is that Michael Higgins spoke to the audience before the film and the things he said were so nice it completely floored me.  He said things like it was one of the best things he'd ever read and he thought it might be the best film he had ever done.  I mean, Jesus.  It was astonishing.  Those were hands down the nicest things that have ever been said to me or about me.  There were about a hundred people there including some close friends who traveled great distances to be there.  That meant a lot to me.  The food was great and everyone seemed to have a really good time.  It was sort of like a wedding for me, in that I sort of fluttered from group to group in a daze, getting tipsy and enjoying seeing friendly, familiar faces but not being able to talk in depth to anyone.  People said really nice things about the movie.  It made me feel good.

Here's the poster: