Sunday, October 30, 2005

HollyShorts to present indie film showcase at Goddess Nite, November 12, 2005 at the Passive Arts Dungeon! The event is presented by Mother Bitch Productions.

Goddess Nite is an eclectic event that is designed to endorse and magnify strong independent female leaders in the underground arts and rock scene. The evening will consist of an art/photo gallery, dark designers, a concert by female fronted bands including Talia Mays, female DJ's and MC's and an independent film showcase presented by HollyShorts. The short films line up is TBA but will feature the best dark, edgy shorts from HollyShorts '05. The event will take place in the largest dungeon in North America, Passive Arts. For additional details on the event, please visit

Friday, October 28, 2005

Q&A With The Makers of "Broken," The Comic Book

HollyShorts recently had the opportunity to catch up with two innovators, Brian Erzen and Lonny Chant of the hit independent comic book "Broken." The comic is story of a broken relationship, friends drifting apart, the silliness of "scenes" and how real life claims us all. Erzen wrote the story and Chant handled the artwork.

It's easy to talk about launching a project but it's another thing to get it off the ground and running a business.

HS:How did you guys come up with the concept for this comic?

BE: Lonny mentioned on the phone that he had a story idea, and wanted to know if I'd be interested in writing up a story that took elements of out real life and create this fictional story.

LC: Yeah, it's based LOOSELY on life experience.

HS: How many issues have been released to the public?

BE: Issue 1 is available for sale right now at, currently finishing up issue 2-3, and the overall story is plotted and it will be 6 issues.

HS: Would you be interested in formulating this comic book into a feature film if the proper offer came?

BE: The concept and the characters can be grown outside the comic book medium, but for the time being we are more interested in finding a publisher.

HS: What does it take for someone to take an idea and bring it to fruition like you guys did?

BE: Lots of discussion, compromise and dedication.

HS: What kind of tradeshows have you guys attended to promote the comic?

BE: We went to the APE, SPX, and the San Diego Comic Convention.

HS: Where do you see this heading in the next 2 years?

BE: The 6 issue story arch will be completed and the whole story will be in a trade paperback, as well as working on new ideas..

HS: What are some comic books that have influenced you the most?

LC: So many to name. Recently it's been the losers, ultimates, planetary and of course WE3. My favorite books and stories are the Dark Knight, X-Men Phoenix Saga, Hellboy, 100Bullets, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and the Crow.

BE: Some of my favorite books are Sandman, X-Men, and Preacher, 100 Bullets.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Tribeca announced recently they'll feature a series of short films created by the Nokia 6682 imaging smartphone. In addition to the jury shorts, Festival co-founder Jane Rosenthal along with documentary filmmakers John Kirby and Libby Handros
(The American Ruling Class) also created an original work. The shorts created using the Nokia 6682 imaging smartphone will be available for viewing online

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Monday, October 24, 2005

According to CNN, the London Film Festival, which takes place this week, will feature some of the world's hottest short films. It's the 49th annual event and it is bannered the TCM (Turner Classic Movies)Classic Shorts competition. Six films have been drawn up by the panel judges including some of the biggest brits as actors: Dame Helen Mirren, Alan Rickman and Kate Winslet, as well as director Gurinder Chadha -- best known for film such as "Bhaji on the Beach," "Bend it Like Beckham" and "Bride & Prejudice."

Directed by: Hattie Dalton
Produced by: Kelly Broad

The six film finalists are: "The Clap," directed by Geoff Lindsey; "Ashes," by Corinna Faith; "Jane Lloyd," directed by Happy; "Special People," from Justin Edgar; Andrew Greener's "End Game," and "The Banker," directed by Hattie Dalton.
Congratulations to Justin Liberman and his acclaimed short film "Y Nada Mas" for their biggest screening in Los Angeles to date at the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival this past Saturday.
The Korea Times recently reported Actor Ahn Sung-ki, a veteran Korean actor believes short films are a pure way for directors to express what they want to say without worrying too much about commercial success. We agree with Sung-ki.
``Different from feature films, short films have their own attractive qualities, free from the burden of commercial success and all that,'' Ahn told The Korea Times last week. ``And they talk straightforwardly in innovative and interesting ways.''

To promote the virtues of short films, he is now working as director of the 3rd Asiana International Short Film Festival (AISFF), which takes place in Seoul from Nov. 2 to 7, showcasing 55 films from 26 countries.

Saturday, October 22, 2005


Congratulations to Director/Producer Shawna Baca for premiering her film"352" last week at Sony Pictures Studio. The film is about one woman's internal journey to overcome her past.

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Saturday, October 15, 2005

Broken on National T.V. Program "The Screening Room"

Filmmaker Alex Ferrari (left) on the Set of "The Screening Room"

Hollyshorts would like to congratulate Alex Ferrari and the people behind the visually stimulating short film "Broken" as they've been chosen to be on the popular television program "The Screening Room with Jonathan Krane." The show, which is aired on WHDT, features three 20-minute films in high definition, followed by a Q&A with Jonathan Krane, the mega producer behind "Swordfish," "Face Off," "The
General's Daughter," "Phenomenon," "Look Who's Talking Trilogy," and "Domestic
Disturbance" to name a few. The BROKEN guys will be on Monday, Oct 17th @ 8pm on WHTV. The show will reach 10 million viewers!