Monday, September 26, 2005


On Saturday, September 17, HollyShorts had the opportunity to check out Dave Branin's latest short film "Shoot-Out." Branin and co-star Tyshawn Bryant put together a lavish premier party at a private estate in Glendale. The short is a drama/action film and stars Bryant and Daniel Sol and is about two men playing a game of basketball one-on-one to the death. The film was shot with a Panasonic DVX100A and is 15 minutes long. Over 60 guests attended the gala. The DVD will be available for purchase in November and will feature behind the scenes footage and deleted scenes. Below are images from the event.

Short Films for Turner Wanted Now!

Turner Studios is looking for short film submissions for an exciting new T.V. show. The pilot episode is slated to shoot at the end of October. The 30-minute show will showcase 3-5 short comedy films per episode. This is a great opportunity for filmmakers!
Submissions must be received by October 21st.
Movie submissions specs:
*Under 5 minutes or 30 second short spots
*Comedy based
For additional information, please contact us at
"Jimmy Christ" launches this Friday at The Space

September 27, 2005 LOS ANGELES, CA--- The Dreamhouse Ensemble proudly announces the presentation of playwright and author Nicholas Monahan's "Jimmy Christ," their second production of the 2005-2006 season. The play premiers on Friday, September 30 at 8 p.m. at The Space Theatre located at 665 N. Heliotrope. Media guests should arrive 15 minutes before the production. The play will run until November 18, Fridays and Saturdays at 8p.m., Sundays at 7p.m.

Jimmy Christ, a satirical coming of age comedy, takes place during biblical times and tells the story of Jesus's younger brother Jimmy. Living in Nazareth, Jimmy is faced with life's obstacles, coming to accept himself as a man, relationships, dealing with his disabilities, while his brother Jesus goes through life without imperfections. In an interesting sub-plot, the play also takes a look at the Christ household, how Joseph, Mary, Jesus and Jimmy interact.

"We are thrilled to be presenting "Jimmy Christ," a colorful comedy at The Space for the second time ever," said Director Alex Sol. "The Dreahmouse Ensemble is eager to bring the audiences back to a time we can only dream about. This is one of many humorous, thought-provoking plays we will be bringing this season."

Sol, who is also Creative Director of The Dreamhouse Ensemble, has been praised for his work as Director of "Orpheus Descending" (Tennessee Williams), "Savage In Limbo" (John Patrick Shanly) and "The Palace of Wisdom" (Larry Marravilla). Sol has also produced "Roys Coffee Shop," which was nominated for Best Comedy Ensemble at LA Weekly Theatre Awards.

The cast of "Jimmy Christ" includes Jonah Wanicur, Ronald Quigley, Jessica Blair, Adam Wasser, Jennifer Sindell, Angela Patterson, Alim Kouliev and Stuart Barron. Scene Painter: Jana Wimer.

Admission is $15. For reservations and information: tickets and additional information please call: (213) 891-1088.

About The Dreamhouse Ensemble
The Dreamhouse Ensemble is a Los Angeles-based Theatre company. "Jimmy Christ," will be the second production for the group, which is a resident company at The Space in Hollywood.