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Honestly, so much press talk. Not sure where to start with this other than THE DANGERS OF ONLINE DATING launch day is tomorrow!
If you’re reading this on or before November 23rd, 2017, you can get your tickets to the Vancouver launch & screening by clicking HERE.
Press links will come soon, but in the meantime here is THE DANGERS OF ONLINE DATING on the Vancouver Sun cover, and a picture of me with host Cory Price at Roundhouse Radio 98.3 earlier this afternoon. We closed out the interview by playing “Little Death” by the local Vancouver band, IMUR. Take a listen to that track and the whole album!.
WE GOT IN TO THE MOTHER FREAKING AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL YA’LL!!!
That’s right. I’m that excited.
The 24th Annual Austin Film Festival which runs October 26-November 2, 2017, is known as “the writer’s film festival”:
Austin Film Festival furthers the art and craft of storytelling by inspiring and championing the work of writers, filmmakers, and all artists who use written and visual language to tell a story. In addition to an 8 day film festival and 4 day Conference, we offer Year Round Events, a Young Filmmakers Program, a TV show, Radio show, Podcast and more!
Austin Film Festival is really about creativity, about trying to help people find their voice. And it’s fun.”
– Ron Howard, 2009 Extraordinary Contribution to Filmmaking Award Recipient
Screening 1: 10/29/2017, 6:00 PM @ Hideout Theatre
Screening 2: 11/1/2017, 1:00 PM @ Alamo Drafthouse Village
Young & Reckless will be featured in their program Original Series 1 and will be in competition, which means they going to be presenting it to their jurors!
Writer and co-creator Andrea Shawcross and I will both be in attendance. STOKED.
I’m having a very proud mama moment as the entire cast of YOUNG & RECKLESS has received a nomination for their work the webseries YOUNG & RECKLESS that I directed.
The recognized categories include: BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE in a COMEDY, Sierra Pitkin, IAWTV Awards 2017, BEST MALE PERFORMANCE in a COMEDY, Devon Ferguson, BEST ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE in a COMEDY.
Congrats. To. All. And big ups to Andrea Shawcross and Devon Ferguson for creating the show, and Andrea for writing such a great script that we all got to be a part of!
The awards are in LA October 4th, 2017
Buy tickets: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/IAWTVAwards/tickets
Early bird tickets for $35 END TONIGHT (they only emailed me today)
For a complete list of awards head to www.iawtv.org
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More good news!
YOUNG & RECKLESS, the comedy webseries I directed and produced – about a 28-year-old dude whose arch nemesis is a 13-year-old girl – has been officially selected at ITVFest in Manchester, Vermont which runs October 11-15th, 2017.
ITVFest (the Independent Television Festival) is a worldwide community of television creators, executives, agents and fans responsible for discovering the best new television programs created on independent (aka, non-network) budgets.
This is an excellent forum to discover new shows, meet new creators, and show off our hilarious show YOUNG & RECKLESS and also talk about “what’s next”.
To learn more about the festival head to www.itvfest.com
AND you can watch the entire series right now at www.YnRtheseries.com
It’s been a pretty good run the last couple of months with numerous accolades and awards stacking up on my office shelf for YOUNG & RECKLESS.
It feels pretty stellar to also be receiving The Encore Vancouver Newcomer Award from the Women in Film & Television Spotlight Awards. Here’s what the award looks like:
Read the press release:
Established in 1999, the Spotlight Awards™ have brought together the BC Film community to celebrate the outstanding achievements of BC women in screen-based media.
This year’s award recipients are Liz Shorten, Tara Armstrong, Maja Aro, Karin Lee, Meg Thornton, Mark Leiren-Young, Paul Armstrong, Shauna Johannesen, Brianne Nord-Stewart, Lucia Cheung, Valerie Creighton, Heather Conway, & Carolle Brabant. Our award recipients have shown outstanding dedication, effort and ability behind the scenes, or behind the camera, and have made a significant impact on the screen-based media industry as leaders in their field and as advocates for women in the industry. WIFTV is proud to celebrate their contributions.
Want to find out more about who these other fabulous people are, and what we’re all winning? Head to www.womeninfilm.com
A big thank you to the Telus Optik Local and Storyhive teams for nominating me for the award in the first place, and for financing both YOUNG & RECKLESS (www.ynrtheseries.com) and the upcoming THE DANGERS OF ONLINE DATING.
The Spotlight Awards Gala
Date: June 20, 2017
Location: Performance Works, Granville Island
Time: Red Carpet at 7pm, Awards and Gala Party at 8pm
Buy Tickets: Click HERE.
The YOUNG & RECKLESS team had a pretty stellar weekend taking home four trophies in two cities. Over on the east coast at the T.O. Webfest in Toronto, YOUNG & RECKLESS won Best Comedy and Best Supporting Performance by Sierra Pitkin.
Over in Calgary at the 1st annual The MICs International Awards Gala For Youth, Sierra Pitkin was awarded Best Actress in a Web Based Series in the 15-20 age category for her role as OLIVIA. Paige Bateman was awarded Best Supporting Actress in a Webseries for her role as STACEY, OLIVIA’s fierce best friend and sidekick.
Paige also won Best Actress in a Short Film for LOVE, COLIN, and Sierra also won an award for her Special FX Make-Up work! Keep up to date with Paige’s work on her IMDB and Facebook pages. Keep up to date with Sierra’s work on her IMDB page.
All in all, it was a big rad weekend full of industry pats on the back for us and a number of fantastic other series.. I highly recommend checking out some of the titles at T.O. Webfest including: The New Adventures of Brobot Johnson by Darian Dauchan, Out With Dad by Jason Leaver, That’s My DJ (season 2) by D.W. Waterson, and High Life by Luke Eve & Glen Dolman. All of these shows picked up awards and they really really deserved it!
The good news just keeps on coming in! Not only is YOUNG & RECKLESS selected at T.O. Webfest, we’re also nominated for FOUR awards!
I will be in attendance and we can’t wait! Congrats to the entire team. I will safely carry the trophies back if we’re fortunate enough to win one.
We’re nominated alongside some very strong series which you can check out by CLICKING HERE.
Not in Toronto? Can’t wait to watch it? Watch the show RIGHT NOW at www.YnRtheseries.com
Having lived in Melbourne, Australia in 2008 while going to film school and actually learning how to make actually good films, I’m proud to be saying that FOR THE FIRST TIME my work will be screening at a Melbourne festival.
We’re lucky to not only be officially selected by the Melbourne WebFest, but YOUNG & RECKLESS is also nominated for Best International Comedy Series and is eligible for the $1,000 AUD cash prize for People’s Choice Award (by an online poll), the$1,500 Grand Jury Award, and the Crowd Favourite Award, which will be voted on by the attendees of the festival.
“Melbourne WebFest is Australia’s international web series festival. MWF was the fourth festival of its kind in the world, and remains the biggest celebration of web series in the Southern Hemisphere…Melbourne WebFest is working to acknowledge digital screen producers and is creating a hub for networking and professional development in the heart of Melbourne… The festival includes screenings, keynotes, discussion panels, masterclasses, and, a live pitching competition.”
The festival runs June 29-July 2nd, 2017. To find out more or buy tickets CLICK HERE.
Are you a fan of podcasts? Like creative and interesting things with funny and entertaining hosts?
Check out the podcast Creatortown, and their mention in episode 6 of YOUNG & RECKLESS which is heading to T.O. Webfest in Toronto at the end of this month! I’m looking forward to hanging out with these voices.
Watch YOUNG & RECKLESS right now at www.Ynrtheseries.com