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Feb. 5th, 2009



Attention 'Twilight' Fans!

'New Moon' Open Casting Calls In Phoenix, Arizona

February 5, 2009

New Moon Casting Director for Native Americans, Rene Haynes, is holding auditions to find Native American teens. She is seeking young men 15 to 20 years of age, and young women between the ages of 18 to 20, for speaking roles in the upcoming Twilight sequel, New Moon. The auditions will be held at the Phoenix Indian Center.

No acting experience is necessary, just an out-going enthusiasm and the desire to be a positive role model for other Native Youth.

Please do not call the Phoenix Indian Center. Casting calls can take time - please be prepared to wait if necessary. If you plan on attending and would like to receive the short audition scene in advance so that you can prepared for your audition please request the material before Feb. 2 at talent@rhcasting.com

DO NOT email Rene Haynes for any other reason at this time.

You must put "Phoenix" in the subject line of your e-mail and just indicate "scene please" in the e-mail.

Young men under 18 should attend with a parent or guardian or a note of permission to participate. There are no exceptions to the ages she is seeking.


Phoenix Indian Center
4520 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85012


Friday, February 6, 2009
5:00 pm - 8:00pm

Saturday, February 7, 2009
1:00am - 3:00pm

Dec. 2nd, 2008



SUBMISSIONS OPEN for DC Shorts Film Festival 2009

Submissions are now open for the 2009 edition of the famed DC Shorts Film Festival! Visit the updated web site at http://dcshorts.com

DC Shorts turns the spotlight on truly independent short films, created by new and established filmmakers in an era when the art of filmmaking is opening to all. We select films from every genre for our competition screenings — with a special focus on films created by metropolitan Washington, DC-based directors and writers. After each screening, filmmakers have the opportunity to speak to the audience as part of a moderated panel.

In 2008, DC Shorts reviewed more than 750 entries from around the globe. We selected 103 short films for screenings at 8 showcases during the competition weekend of September 11-14, 2008, with each show featuring an average of ten short films. Since a major focus of the event is the inclusion of filmmakers, many of the films were represented by the more than 108 filmmakers in attendance from 8 countries. More than 2,600 people attended the screenings.

DC Shorts gives ALL ENTIRES feedback -- a point which impressed MovieMaker Magazine to name us as "one of 20 festivals worth an entry fee," AND as "one of the leading film festivals" in the country.

THE EARLYBIRD DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 15, 2009.  Submission fees go up after that date -- so enter now and save!

I look forward to seeing your new works!

- Jon Gann
 Festival Director

PS: If you have a film of Asian or European interest, check out the new EuroAsia Shorts Film Festival at http://euroasiashorts.com  Low fees, unique themes, and screenings at embassies and cultural centers throughout Washington DC.

Oct. 29th, 2008



Brain Damage Films - "Become a Vampire" Contest


Vampeggedon is filming locally. I'll be helping to produce as well as gaffing (lighting). You should definitely enter and help support indy horror films!

Sep. 2nd, 2008


Backyard Cinema

It appears that this LJ community is just about dead, but if there is anyone still breathing here, I wanted to make you all aware of this.

I'm starting an ongoing film series in my backyard.  I've already hosted one event last May, but had to put it on hold due to the scorching Phoenix weather.  The goal is to get film fans together at least once a month, watch a film and talk about it afterwards.  The films will lean towards the indie, foreign and art house genres. 

The next screening will be Saturday, September 27.  I'll be showing "Primer" written and directed by Shane Carruth.

Here is the myspace page for the events:

If you are interested in attending please send me a message through Live Journal or email me at cwayers at gmail dot com. 

Here's hoping there is still a lively film community in Phoenix....

Jul. 4th, 2008



Coming Soon to The Loft Cinema...

This is just one example of why I love The Loft Cinema...

August 1st - September 4th
All through the month of August, The Loft Cinema is celebrating the 90th Anniversary of United Artists with new 35 mm prints of some of Hollywood's greatest film classics!

August 1st – August 7th: MIDNIGHT COWBOY (1969)
August 8th – August 14th: ANNIE HALL (1977)
August 15th – 21st: A HARD DAY’S NIGHT (1964)
August 22nd – August 28th: GOLDFINGER (1964)
August 29th – September 4th: THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN (1960)

This gigantic box set was released last year in honor of UA's 90th-

Buy it from Amazon.

Jun. 5th, 2008



We Also Need Zombies!

I forgot to put in that we need people to play Zombies on the 11th, 12th, 13th, 28th, and 29th.


Looking For PA's & Extras

Blood Moon Rising, an independant feature will be shooting June 7th to July 1st at CJS Studios in West Phoenix.

We are looking for PA's and Interns in every department for June 7th - July 1st. We understand if you cannot come out for the entire shoot due to work, etc. Contact us and we'll work something out.

We are also looking for extras that can commit to entire nights.

June 15 and 16 - We need people who own their own armor to play Orcs.

June 19th - We need 4 Go-Go dancers with outfits that would fit in a 1969 Biker Bar (leathers, etc) and a female Bartender who is approximately 5'3 and size 4-5 (will be losing costume to a main character, just like in Terminator, so must be this size).

June 21st - We need extras with their own old west costumes. (All Ages, under 18 with parent present)

June 28th - We need extras with their own 1960's hippie outfits. (18+ preferred, teens with parent may be okay)

They will recieve screen credit.

These are not paid positions.

Contact us at whatchadrinking@gmail.com.

Robert Guthrie

May. 22nd, 2008


Arizona Filmmakers - it's YOUR turn now!

Last year, Teams from Hawaii, Japan, Michigan, Miami, Philadelphia and all over the US signed up to create an original animation or film based on one common secret "Element" in just 21 Days. Where was Arizona!? Project Twenty1 wants YOU!

Team Signups: 
Production runs from July 19-August 9, and the qualifying films will screen at the Philadelphia International House Theater from October 4-5. As a bonus, the top films will receive awards, recognition, DVD distribution. You do not need to be local to participate, but if you decide to visit us, you will also get to met a TON of award-winning industry professionals, talent, and other filmmakers at our networking events.

Let Project Twenty1 give you a kick in the pants to create the short animation or film you've always envisioned, help you promote it, and get it seen by international audiences! Heck, last year winners even received copies of Toon Boom Studio along with trophies and awards! Visit www.ProjectTwenty1.com today and see some of last year's competition for FREE online!

Call for Entries:
In addition to screening a ton of brand new films, Project Twenty1 is hosting the 2008 Philly Film-A-Thon! If you have an original short or feature you would like screened at the International House, visit www.NotJustaFilmFestival.com ASAP! Currently, features and shorts of all genres are being accepted, but slots are filling quick!

You can be a Team AND submit a film if you wish

May. 19th, 2008



Do you dream in widescreen?

Last Friday night it was that time again to “Dream in Widescreen”. The UA's School of Media Arts 2008 BFA class films were screened at the Fox Tucson Theatre (for the first time). All previous years that I have attended they screened the students' films at The Loft, but seeing as the place was packed to capacity the last few years they went for a change of venue and landed the Fox, which is a huge bonus for this years graduates (to see their films in such a venue).
Last year there was only one film I really enjoyed (which you can read about here), but this year there were several that piqued my interest. A short summary and a few comments on each behind the cut.

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May. 7th, 2008



VIMEO HD: http://vimeo.com/984866

Youtube SD: http://youtube.com/watch?v=rmvT42TEpxA

for the 48 hour film fest.

Prop: Backpack
Line: Shh...silence, please!
Character: Art Fuller, Loan Officer
Genre: Film de Femme

Don't watch this if you are easily offended.

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