By Chelsea Fung @CineChel For Emmy Award-Winning Producer Stephanie Laing her road to the industry began from behind the glass, as a bank teller, in Cincinnati, Ohio when she was presented with an…
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#INFINITYhollyshorts https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1577540810/infinity-an-epic-action-adventure-franchise The film follows Nyla (Raquel Pomplun) as she faces a new nemesis and an old friend. After Nyla unearths one of seven mystical treasures, which can save mankind, she risks loosing it to mysterious dark forces. Infinity marks one of the first original productions from HollyShorts studios, the producers behind the acclaimed HollyShorts Film Festival now in it’s 11th year. Teaming with a consortium of filmmakers from the state of Washington, Infinity will be shooting in various locations in our nation. Playmate of the Year 2013 Raquel Pomplun stars in INFINITY, a new epic action adventure franchise Written and Directed by L. Philippe Casseus (Lionsgate’s Freelancers). Audiences will be introduced to the INFINITY franchise with the upcoming new epic web series. INFINITY also stars an international crew of actors including Jaylen Moore (Hunger Games 2), French superstar Yassine Azzouz, and Kelly Albanese. Infinity’s epic stunt and dance sequences are led by two of the best in the Hollywood industry. Eddie Perez has been the stunt coordinator on major Hollywood films such as the League of Extrordinary Gentelmen and American History X. Choreographer Chantal Robson has worked with artists Madonna, Usher, Christina Aguilera, ‘N Sync, Britney Spears, Demi Lovato, Victoria Justice and Madison Beers.
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Wednesday, October 22
“The Digital Hollywood Content Summit" HwdSummit
Afternoon, screenings and evening cocktail reception presented with HollyShorts Film Festival.
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Moderator: Amber J. Lawson, Founder, Comedy Gives Back
Jeff Kalligheri, CEO, Waterstone Entertainment and Humans in Space Art Video Challenge with NASA
Jack Davis, CEO of Eli Roth’s The Crypt App (Just launched Vine Talent Search Contest)
Mohit Mahajan, Founder at 2wayTV / Play Festival Films. (digital mobile platform for iPad, iPhone and TV VOD to distribute & monetize indie films)
Aaton Cohen-Sitt, Jungle Software
Billy Sullivan (Award-winning Filmmaker)
Casting and how to stick out as an actor in the Digital Age.
Presented In Association with the Casting Society of America.
Ivy Isenberg, Ivy Isenberg Casting
Tracy “Twinkie” Byrd, In The Twink Of An Eye Casting
Matthew Lessall, Lessall Casting
Emily Schweber, Emily Schweber Casting
"Digital Hollywood Content Summit” - HwdSummit
2:45 PM - 4:30 PM - Marina Vista Room
The Explosion of Short Movies.
Moderator: Kim Adelman, author of Making it Big in Shorts: The Ultimate Filmmaker’s Guide to Short Films, 2nd Edition and indieWire reporter on short films
Linda Olszewski, VP Global Acquisitions ShortsHD
Director Edoardo Ponti (The Human Voice)
Joey Horvitz, Producer, The Weinstein Company/Lexus Short Films
Stephanie Laing, Producer for Veep, Eastbound & Down and Vice Principals
& Director of the Trouble & the Shadowy Deathblow
Daniel Sol, Co-Founder, Co-Director, HollyShorts Film Festival
“Digital Hollywood Content Summit” - HwdSummit
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM - Marina Vista Room
Cocktail Screening and Cocktail Reception courtesy of HollyShorts Film Festival:
Award winning Short Films from the August Festival at the Chinese in Hollywood.
Moderator: Andre Wiggins, Producer, CBS
Satellite Beach: Directed by Luke Wilson and Andrew Wilson. Satellite Beach follows the unique journey of the Endeavour space shuttle as it travels through the streets of Los Angeles to the California Science Center and the final move of the Atlantis space shuttle to the Kennedy Space Center. Watch as Warren Flowers (Luke Wilson), a devoted and unlikely shuttle manager navigates the missions on his own accord while the citizens, reporters, and officials are perplexed by his involvement.
Trouble & the Shadowy Deathblow: Directed by Stephanie Laing (Producer of Producer for Veep, Eastbound & Down and Vice Principals). The film stars Tony Hale (Arrested Development), Andy Buckley (Bridesmaids), Jean Villepique (I Love You Man), Tim Baltz (Drunk History), Jody Hill (Observe & Report), Chris Addison (In The Loop), Tim Simons (Veep), Ike Barinholtz (Mindy Project), Frankie Faison (Banshee). No man is an island—but there are always exceptions. Meet Jim Funkle, a once promising food scientist, his career came to an end with one catastrophic failed experiment. Ostracized, unemployed, and middle aged, Jim Funkle was American mediocrity at its best… until he was given the chance to choose otherwise.
The Learning Curve: Starring: Matthew Gray Gubler, Directed By: Phil McCarty. The Learning Curve is a short film adaptation of an essay by David Sedaris, starring Matthew Gray Gubler.
Special sneak preview of the HollyShorts Studios’ New Original productionINFINITY. The epic action adventure web series, which is currently in production stars Raquel Pomplun stars in INFINITY, Jaylen Moore (Hunger Games 2), French superstar Yassine Azzouz, and Kelly Albanese (Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8 Motion Comic). The project is Written and Directed by L. Philippe Casseus (Lionsgate’s Freelancers).
Twenty members will get a free ticket - based on first-come - first served
To enter, send an email that includes your:
Name, Title, Affiliation and Email - all on one line
and EMAIL back to:
and be sure write “HollyShorts Comp Pass ” in the subject line.
Digital Hollywood Fall
The Date: October 20-23
The Location: The Ritz Carlton Hotel, Marina del Rey
HollyShorts Alumni, Ryan Leeder, is working his magic again. This time with his new short film, AMONTILLADO. A film about friendship and revenge. Click on the link below to find out more and even get involved…
6th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival- Opening Night
6th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival
David Arquette & James Caan
Gavin Newsome & Jennifer Siebel
Opening Night of the 6th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival.
Taken August 6, 2009
Top: Kirsten Dunst, Eli Roth, Demi Moore
Top Left: HSFF Directors- Theo Dumont & Daniel Sol
Top Right: Daniel Sol, Darren Lew, Theo Dumont
Middle: Darren Lew & Ken Davidian
Middle left: Demi Moore & Kirsten Dunst
Middle Right: Eli Roth
Bottom: Kirstin Dunst, Darren Lew, Demi Moore & Carter Smith
Some of our LA Monthly films that were screened this year.