"Modern Dark" is now an official selection of the 2017 Seattle Transmedia & Independent Film Festival. STIFF is a cool fest (it's basically Seattle's Slamdance) because it's not just films, but digital installations, comics, experimental art, new media, etc. This'll be my second time at STIFF and I'm honored to be invited back. The festival will take place July 20th - 23rd. I'll post specific dates and times when they become available.
I'm honored/excited that "Modern Dark" has been invited to screen at Matt McCormick's super cool Boathouse Microcinema as part of their "Short Stories/Short Films" program. The screening, which includes four other films by Portland filmmakers, will be May 3rd at 8pm (doors at 730). Get there early as the space fills up quick. Tickets are a suggested $8 donation and are available at the door. boathousemicrocinema.com/short-stories/
"Modern Dark" is heading to Billings, Montana this Saturday (3/18) as part of the continuing Best of the 43rd Northwest Filmmakers' Festival Tour. (Thanks as always to Ben Popp and Northwest Film Center!) I will not be going to Montana, but I hope Montanans enjoy it. You know, John Dahl (the writer and director of "Rounders") is from Billings. John Malkovich played Teddy KGB in that film. "In my club, I will splash the pot whenever the fuck I please." I enjoy that film. What were we talking about? nwfilm.org/category/tours
Today's the day! The Hollywood Theatre is opening their cinema at Portland International Airport in just a few hours. I've been working with the Hollywood as a content manager and helping out with testing video-related concerns for the last month or so, but Doug Whyte and the rad humans at the Hollywood have been working on this project for years. It's wonderful to see it finally coming to fruition. I'm so honored to have played my small part, and to have a film screening in the inaugural programming. "Modern Dark" will be screening for 3 months at PDX in concourse C. Click here for more info.
I'm a little late out of the gate with this one, but "Modern Dark" is currently touring as part of Northwest Film Center's Best of the 43rd Northwest Filmmakers' Festival Tour. The next tour stop will be on March 10th at the Kala Art Center in Astoria, OR. As long as my melancholia doesn't insist I walk fully clothed into the sea, I will be attending the screening with fellow filmmaker Woodruff Laputka (who wins at names). Check nwfilm.org/category/tours/ for more upcoming tour dates and locations. Thanks to everyone at NW Film Center!
I'm excited to announce that "Modern Dark" has been nominated for "Best Narrative Short" by the 25th Pan African International Film Festival! The film will be screening at the RAVE Cinemas 15 in Los Angeles on Feb 10th @ 1020pm and then again on Feb 19th @ 10pm.
I’m excited to announce that "Modern Dark" has been chosen as an official selection of the 25th Pan African Film & Arts Festival. Screenings will be held in LA in February (exact screening dates and times forthcoming). It’s a real honor to be selected for this prestigious festival. Attending guests and speakers have included Denzel Washington, Angela Davis, Danny Glover, Mo'Nique, and Don Cheadle, just to name a few. So they’re probably pretty stoked to FINALLY have a white Jew out of Portland attending. L'chaim!
I'm very pleased to announce that "Modern Dark" has snagged its first festival. We're now an Official Selection of the 43rd Northwest Filmmakers' Festival, which is one of my absolute favorites. Screenings will be held in the elegant Whitsell Auditorium (inside the Portland Art Museum) on November 10th @ 7pm and again on November 12th at 8pm. Thanks to leading man Trevor Jones, executive producer/true believer Martin C. Jones, brilliant composers Kim Henninger and Shawn Parke, and thanks to Ben Popp and everyone at the Northwest Film Center for continuing to support and champion indie film.
I'm thrilled to announce that “198” has been officially selected for the 2016 BendFilm Festival! Besides being one of Moviemaker Magazine’s Top 25 or Top 50 (one of those) film festivals, BendFilm is also one of the coolest festivals for attending filmmakers. This will mark my 3rd time attending the fest and they always make me feel really welcome (and not just because they ply me with fancy food and alcohol). I’m stoked to be returning and eager to share the film with their always engaging audiences. What’s perhaps even more exciting is that John Sayles is going to be there. John fucking Sayles!
I’m excited to announce that 198 will screen at the 35th Minneapolis St Paul International Film Festival in April! Exact screening dates/times are not yet known. Thanks to MSP Film Society for selecting out film! mspfilm.org