Monthly Archives: August 2010

Mission: Haiti Premiere SUCCESS!

What a fun weekend! ABC6 had us down a couple times Friday to discuss Haiti: Triumph, Sorrow, and the Struggle of a People for it’s premiere on Saturday night. Tim Martin came to the Pawtucket Film Fest, brought his Flip cam, and was kind enough to have the film covered once more on ABC6 Sunday night :). Thank you so much for everyone’s support this weekend, and expect more festivals and screenings into next year!

Tune in for Haiti: Triumph and Sorrow!

Remember to tune in Saturday (tomorrow) night for the world premiere of Haiti: Triumph, Sorrow, and the Struggle of a People at 11:35pm on ABC6 WLNE-TV Providence/New Bedford! ABC6 had Jonas and I come in for Good Morning Providence and First at Four to discuss a little more about the film. For your viewing and informational pleasure, here are the interviews. If you aren’t able to watch the premiere, you can always come out the following day, Sunday the 29th at Noon for it’s big screen debut at the Pawtucket Film Festival.

48 Hour Film Project FTW

L-R: Tom, Darya, and Tim

As mentioned before, Darya called and asked me to join 80 Nights Productions for the 2010 Providence 48 Hour Film Project. As I have worked with Darya many times before, I happily agreed and had a blast of a weekend, as usual, for the 48Hr project. We ended up pulling mockumentary for our genre, which is was perfect for our team’s humor and writing. Shortly after when the Best Of screening list was posted we found ourselves one of the chosen films! August 21st was the screening and we won the Group A Audience Choice Award! Which is perfect, because, really, I care most about the audience. Now that the craziness is over, here is the film! Enjoy and have lots of laughs.

Haiti is just around the corner…

Haiti: Triumph, Sorrow, and the Struggle of a People is coming ever so close to it’s completion. It will be premiering on August 28th on ABC6 WLNE-TV Providence right after the 11 o’clock news! Be sure to tune in and watch. Jonas and I have been working hard all year on it, and we’re so proud to finally be showing it! If you miss the television premiere, you can also head the next day to the Pawtucket Film Festival on Sunday the 29th at noon to catch it’s theatrical premiere on the big screen. Jonas and I will be there to answer any questions you may have. For now, here is the trailer we completed a few hours ago :). For any other information you’d like, check out the website Ari Rosenberg created at Have fun!

Happy Birthday to me!

Anthony Ambrosino asked me to help the interns at The 989 Project produce some webisodes to help promote the premiere of their film Sleather on August 14th at the Rhode Island International Film Festival. Though the showing was on my birthday, it ended up being the most exciting birthday yet. When making the shorts that week I saw Sleather come together bit by bit  for the premiere, and it was a really fun crew to work with.

My graphics card crashed on my macbook only being able to produce four webisodes, so when I was at the Mac Store picking it up on the premiere date I got a call from Erica Mills asking for my blu-ray burner- My heart stopped a little. There is no way 3 hours before the premiere 989 can produce an HD disc in time. I brought an external BDR drive over and waited, soon being asked to deliver the film to the theater. Tori and I took their entire computer setup and rushed to the theater arriving 15 minutes before the premiere. The only clear path into the building was the red carpet. We rushed down (Matt House kindly got a snap shot of Tori and I rushing down with the film), hooked it up, and everything played fine. After, I came home to an awesome ninja turtle birthday cake. In the end, how many times can you say the film also went down the red carpet on it’s premiere?