Screening: Kansas City, MO, 2/2/15: 'Vivienne Again' Screens for Women in Horror Month

February is good ol' Women in Horror Month and Vivienne Again will be playing at the Slaughter Movie House WIHM event!

Thank you, Jill Sixx Gevargizian, for selecting our film!

Here are the details:

WHAT: Slaughter Movie House Presents 
"A Celebration of Women in Horror Month!"
WHEN: February 2, 2015 at 7pm
WHERE: Screenland Armour Theatre, 408 Armour Road, North Kansas City, MO

If you're a KC local, I hope you'll attend. And be sure to say hi to the amazing Jill Sixx when you do!

Panel: Guesting on Seed&Spark's #FilmCurious chat on 11/25/14

I was kindly invited to be a guest on a Twitter panel hosted by Seed&Spark, the crowd-funding and distribution platform. The topic is 'From Script to Screen: Getting your script made!'

Below are the details, including a link to the other panelists' bios.

I'm definitely the new kid on the block for this topic so it will be interesting to see how this all turns out!

What: #FilmCurious Twitter Chat - topic:  'From Script to Screen: Getting your script made!'
When: Tuesday, November 25th
Time: 11am - 12pm PST/2pm - 3pm EST
Hashtag: #FilmCurious
Hosts: @seedandspark, @emilybest
Click here for more info...

Press: Podcast Interview with Row Three at the Flyway Film Festival

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Last weekend, Matt Garland and I attended the fabulous Flyway Film Festival (alliteration, anyone?!) for the third time.

Instead of bringing a film to screen at the fest, as we've done the last two years, this year I attended as a Guest Short Film Programmer and Juror. The friends, parties, films and pie were as wonderful as ever.

While there, we ran into the guys from Row Three, Andrew James and Matt Gamble, and they interviewed us for their podcast about our role in the festival this year, our Resurrection Trilogy of short films and what else we've been working on. Thanks, guys, for taking the time to talk with us!

Listen to the podcast here (15 minutes): Flyway Pubcast #2 – Matt & Kim Garland [Shorts Programmers]

Press: Fangoria Magazine Shouts-Out 'Vivienne Again' Audience Award Win

After an amazing trip to Montreal to screen 'Vivienne Again' at the Mascara & Popcorn Film Festival where we won an Audience Award! Heather Buckley writes up a great recap of the event for Fangoria magazine. She covers all of the highlights and weird & wonderful goings on that make M&P so great. And she so kindly gives our film a shout-out, too. Thanks, Heather!

Click here to read the article.

Screening: NYC 10/29/14 'Vivienne Again' & 'Deal Travis In'

For the first time, Vivienne Again and Deal Travis In (films 1 and 2 of my my Resurrection Trilogy) will be screening together. We're thrilled to have this first-time event held in our hometown!

Join us at the FREE IndieWorks Halloween screening (Chills, Thrills & Scares):

WHEN: October 29, 2014 - doors open at 6:00pm, screening begins at 7:00pm
WHERE: People Lounge, 123 Allen Street, New York, NY
RSVP: IndieWorks Facebook Events page

I hope to see you there!

Announcing My Next Film: 'The End of Mara'

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The time has come to finish up my Resurrection Trilogy of short films! The final film will be The End of Mara and it's slated for release in 2015.

The End of Mara is the story of a woman who helps her husband break free of a curse that’s brought him back to life and trapped him on Manhattan Island. This film, as with the last two, will be stand-alone and character-focused.

We're just getting rolling with this project and are in the script development stage now. We have our key crew for production and post-production already lined up - the same collaborators we created the first two films with - so we will truly be keeping the films all in the same world.

In order to focus on making this last film the best it can be, I'm taking a hiatus from my Script magazine column for the next few months to put everything I have into this project.

It's going to be an amazing ride!

Follow along via Twitter at my personal account or our production company's account, or on Facebook at The End of Mara page. I will also send out periodic updates through my newsletter, which is probably the best way to stay in the loop.

Thanks for continuing with me on this journey and I hope to share lots more with you soon!

'Vivienne Again' Wins an Audience Award at Mascara & Popcorn Film Festival!

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On August 15th, 2014, we screened Vivienne Again at the weird and wonderful Mascara & Popcorn Film Festival in Montréal and won a "Golden Skull" Audience Award!

It was an amazing festival overall with a Black Carpet event on opening night, five blocks of horror, sci-fi and thriller films screening throughout the weekend, and an Awards Gala (with Zombie Karaoke!) on the final day.

Festival Director Florence Touliatos is an absolutely amazing host and we were thrilled to be a part of this very cool, up-and-coming festival.

Je t'aime Montréal et Mascara & Popcorn!

Screening: 'Deal Travis In' Heads to the Twisted Celluloid Film Festival in Ireland

For the first time, one of my films is traveling overseas! We've been selected to screen at the Twisted Celluloid Film Festival, a cool genre fest that screens in a restored 18th Century church in Cork city, Ireland.

While I won't be able to attend this fest in person (darn!), it is very exciting to have our first screening outside of North America!

May 18, 2014 – 4:15pm
Triskel Church (Cork city, Ireland)
> Opening for feature film Torment.