Sunday, March 23, 2008

Daniel Sol, HollyShorts Festival Director, on the Faux Show LA!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

HollyShorts Film Festival 2008 to Open with Josh Brolin Short film "X"

Brolin Film to Open HollyShorts Festival
March 22nd, 2008

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Brolin Film to Open HollyShorts Festival
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March 21, 2008
By Nicole Kristal
The Josh Brolin-directed short film X will have its Hollywood premiere Aug. 7 as the opening film of the fourth annual HollyShorts Film Festival at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. Festival co-organizers and directors Daniel Sol and Theo Dumont are thrilled to include the film. “We are delighted to kick off this year’s HollyShorts with the Hollywood premiere of Josh Brolin’s short film X, in conjunction with the American Cinematheque,” Sol said in a statement. Hollyshorts is scheduled to run Aug. 7-10.

X follows an inmate who escapes from prison to reunite with his daughter and search for her murdered mother’s body in order to give her a proper burial. The film stars Brolin’s two daughters — Eden Brolin and stepdaughter Eleanor Lambert — alongside Vincent Riverside as the inmate, Jack.

Brolin, who won a 2008 Screen Actors Guild Award as part of the No Country for Old Men ensemble and was nominated as part of the American Gangster ensemble, said in a statement, “I’m honored that HollyShorts has chosen my directorial debut film, X, to open their fourth annual festival. I’m proud of the stark nature of this film, how it explores the parent-child relationship, and appreciate the support of those willing to embrace my journey into filmmaking. We’re excited to show the film and be a part of this event.”

HollyShorts’ opening night will also feature other acclaimed short films from around the world, to be announced in late June. The complete festival lineup will be unveiled in the first week of July. The festival also features networking forums, receptions, and entertainment-industry panels.

Sol said the festival is designed to help filmmakers at all stages of their careers and he’s excited to expand the festival to four days: “We look forward to presenting a great slate of high-quality short-form content and continue creating platforms for filmmakers to advance their careers to the next level.”

For more information about HollyShorts, visit www.hollyshorts.com.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Short Film Series 'Green Porno' to Premiere on Sundancechannel.com

Isabella Rossellini's eight-part short film series about the sex life of insects and various creatures "Green Porno," will premiere on sundancechannel.com and on HELIO's mobile service on May 5, 2008. The series will be available on Sundance Channel VOD in June, 2008 and will air on Sundance Channel in July, 2008. A selection of Rossellini's "Green Porno" shorts premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival and the 2008 Berlin international Film Festival. The series will be available beginning May 5th, 2008 at sundancechannel.com/greenporno; for more information on HELIO go to helio.com.

HOLLYSHORTS AWARD WINNING FILM "SPIN" TO BE FEATURED WITH JASON REITMAN'S SHORTS AT BOSTON MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS

''Evening of World's Best Short Films'' comes to The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Features Short Films of Jason Reitman, Director “JUNO” and “Thank You for Smoking”. Guest Host: Sara Edwards, Producer and Co-host “Backstage with Barry Nolan”.

Asbury Shorts New York, in conjunction with The Chris Britt Foundation, will present its acclaimed program, “An Evening of the World’s Best Short Films” in Remis Auditorium at The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston on Saturday March 22nd @ 8:00pm. Asbury Shorts New York is a 27 year touring exhibition of award winning short films. Doors open at 7:15pm when OTIS GROVE, a popular Boston jazz band will perform. Tickets are $ 10 for members and $12 for non -members. For info and on-line ticket purchasing go to: www.mfa.org.

Featured in the 2-hour presentation will be 3 award winning shorts directed by Jason Reitman, currently nominated for an Academy Award for Best Director for the surprise feature film hit “JUNO.” The short films “Gulp,” “In God We Trust,” and most recently, “Consent,” have been instrumental in shaping Mr. Reitman’s Hollywood career. Producer and Entertainment Reporter Sara Edwards will serve as Special Guest Host of the program, which includes some of the elite, international award winning shorts from the past 10 years such as 3-time “Best of Show” & “Audience Favorite” honoree “SPIN” from Denver filmmaker Jamin Winans, 2001 Oscar nominee “Fait d’Hiver” by director Dirk Belien of Belgium, the hilarious Matthew Ehlers classic: “LUNCH,” and 2004 Student Academy Award Winner “Perpetua Motion” from animator Kimberly Minor, to mention just a few of the evening’s highlights.

The Emmy Award Winning Sara Edwards is familiar not only to the Boston area but across the country. In her 20 years of entertainment reporting, Sara has graced the red carpet at the Oscars, Emmys, Golden Globes and other huge Hollywood events. For nearly a decade, she was the entertainment reporter and film critic at over 200 NBC TV affiliates across the country. She was also the arts & entertainment reporter for WHDH-TV in Boston. At CNB, Sara is a reporter, co-host and producer for “Backstage with Barry Nolan,” CN8’s national entertainment program. OTIS GROVE, a Boston based organ trio, will open the evening’s festivities with a set beginning at 7:15pm Their music has been described as a melting of jazz, hip-hop and rock into a fresh sounding, high energy funk machine.

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is located at 465 Huntington Avenue. Information for this show can be obtained by calling 617-369-3907. The Box office number is: 617-369.3306.