Tuesday, June 30, 2009

"Marooned?" in the "Top 10" at WSFF

AOL Entertainment Canada chose Marooned? for its top 10 short films at the CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival. Here is the article

Monday, June 29, 2009

More Festival Acceptances!

Sorry, I've been a little busy lately and have neglected to update this page. Marooned? got into some more festivals:

Munich International Short Film Festival
Hollyshorts Film Festival
Los Angeles International Short Film Festival
Philadelphia Independent Film Festival
Tri-City Independent/Fan Film Festival
DC Shorts

More info to come!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Two Blog Write-Ups

I found these two reviews. Well, one is a review, the other is just a listing.

Screaming Frog


CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival

Marooned? was accepted to the CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival in Toronto. Our Canadian premiere! More information to follow.

Official Site

Los Angeles Comedy Festival

Marooned? was accepted to the Los Angeles Comedy Festival, running from April 30 - May 17. I already have screening times:

Los Angeles Comedy Festival
Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 9:00 PM
ACME Comedy Theatre
135 N. La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Tickets can be purchased online here

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Newport Beach and Sci-Fi London Screening Times

Newport Beach Film Festival
When Things Go Wrong Shorts
Friday, April 24, 2009 at 6:45 PM (Edwards Island 2)
Buy tickets here

Sci-Fi London Film Festival
Blink of an Eye: Short Film Programme 2
Saturday, May 2, 2009 at 2:00 PM
Monday, May 4, 2009 at 12:00 PM
More info here

New Website (in progress)

As you can see, Marooned? has a flashy new website designed my cousin Andrew. I'm in the process of updating it, so please be patient. Right now, the festival screenings at the top are just the same one repeated over and over again. I have to fix that.

"Marooned?" a "Must See"

A little late since Vail already passed, but Marooned? was listed as one of the "must see" films of the Vail Film Festival. Here is the original article in the Summit Daily News.

San Francisco Indie Fest: Another Hole in the Head

Funny name. Cool festival. Marooned? was just accepted there. It runs from June 5-17, 2009. More info to come:

Official Site

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Vail and Method Fest Screening Times

Vail Film Festival
Student Shorts Program
Saturday, April 4, 2009 at 12:15 PM (Cascade Theater 2)
Official site

The Method Fest
Shorts Program 3 - The Pretenders
Friday, March 27, 2009 at 9:30 PM (Regency Agoura Hills 8 - Theater 5)
Tickets can be purchased online here

Sci-Fi London Film Festival

Marooned? was accepted to the Sci-fi London Film Festival held from April 29 to May 4, 2009. Stay tuned for screening times. This is the first International festival acceptance for Marooned?

Official site

Newport Beach Film Festival

Marooned? was accepted to the Newport Beach Film Festival held from April 23-30, 2009. Stay tuned for screening times.

Official Site

Sunday, March 8, 2009

This guy liked "Marooned?"!!!!!!!!!

Because I google "Marooned?" constantly, I found this blog review from a guy who saw it at Durango.  It's just a blurb, but very encouraging nonetheless.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Durango Screening Times

Marooned? will screen at the Durango Independent Film Festival this week in Durango, Colorado.

Where: The Abbey Theater, 128 E. College Dr., Durango, CO 81301
When: Wednesday, March 4 at 9:00 PM and Saturday, March 7 at 9:00 AM

"Marooned?" Wins Award!

Last night, Marooned? screened at the Beverly Hills Shorts Festival and won the audience award for best science fiction film.  I met two fans of Channel 101 there who recognized me as Shizuki Thornbird.  It was a lot of fun and it was the first time I'd ever been at a screening of the film with a group of strangers, so it was nice to see that they enjoyed it.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Updates! Screening Times!!!!

I have some dates and screening times for you Mike, Sam, and Maxine.  Marooned? will be screening at the following times:

Beverly Hills Shorts Festival:  Sunday, March 1, 2009 at 4:30 PM
Where:  Fine Arts Theatre, 8556 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90211 (the same place as our cast and screening)
Tickets can be purchased online here

Florida Film Festival:  Saturday, March 28, 2009 at 1:45 PM and Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at 7:00PM (Shorts Program #1: "Lost in Space")
Where:  Enzian Theater, 1300 South Orlando Ave. Maitland, FL 32751

The Method Fest

Marooned? was also accepted to Method Fest--a festival devoted entirely to acting.  So I guess Mike and Justin did a pretty good job.  It's held from March 26 - April 2, 2009.

Vail Film Festival

Marooned? was accepted to the Vail Film Festival!  Unfortunately, I won't be able to attend, but it's a pretty nice festival.  Anybody want to go?  Mike?  Sam?  Maxine (whoever you are)?

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Beverly Hills Shorts Festival

Marooned? was also selected for the Beverly Hills Shorts Festival, held from February 27-March2nd, 2009.  Date and time of screening to follow.  Coincidentally, this festival is held at the Fine Arts Theatre in Beverly Hills, the same venue as our cast and crew screening.

Durango Independent Film Festival

Marooned? will be screening at the Durango Independent Film Festival some time between March 4th and 8th, 2009.  Exact time and date to follow.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Florida Film Festival

We were accepted to the 2009 Florida Film Festival held from March 27 to April 5! Here is the blurb from their website:
The Florida Film Festival was named one of the top 10 festivals in the world by festival guru Chris Gore in his 2001 edition of The Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide, 2nd Edition. Nestled in at number eight (alongside such prestigious events as Sundance, Toronto, Cannes, Berlin, and SXSW), the Festival continues to showcase the best in American independent and foreign cinema.

In recent years, special guests and forum hosts included Allison Anders, Gabriel Byrne, Jason Lee, Joe Pantoliano, Ed Burns, Campbell Scott, James Caan, Alan Rudolph, Leelee Sobieski, Peter Falk, Judy Greer, Peter Bogdanovich, Chazz Palminteri, John Waters, Joan Chen, Anthony Bourdain, Jennifer Tilly, Malcolm McDowell, and Mary Stuart Masterston. Past years' guests include Oliver Stone, Gena Rowlands, Christopher Walken, Dennis Hopper, Steve Buscemi, and William H. Macy. Festival seminars have included such film industry notables as Bingham Ray, Victor Nunez and Blair Witch creators Dan Myrick and Ed Sanchez; cinematographers Haskell Wexler and Bill Butler; animators Bill Plympton and Corky Quakenbush; screenwriters Shane Black, Mike Werb and Guinevere Turner; distributors Bob Berney and Tom Prassis; and producers Gale Anne Hurd, Mike Medavoy, and Roger Corman.

The Florida Film Festival is pleased to announce it has been accepted as a qualifying festival for the Oscars in the category of live action short films. The winner of the Grand Jury Award for Best Narrative Short will automatically qualify to enter the Live Action Short Film category of the Academy Awards.
Details to follow. Here is their website

"Marooned?" Accepted to Tromadance Film Festival

Marooned? will be screening at "The Sidecar" at 1PM on Friday, January 23rd, 2009 as part of the 10th Annual Tromadance Film Festival.  "The Sidecar" is at 333 Main St., 2nd floor in the Main St. Mall, Park City, UT.  If you're in town for Sundance, go check it out!

Tromadance was founded by Lloyd Kaufman, the creator of the Toxic Avenger.  It's a festival that focuses on horror and sci-fi and plays concurrently with Sundance in Park City.  For more information, click here