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“Beat Around the Bush” heads to the Broad Humour in Venice Beach

Brenda Matthew, Gina Stockdale, Georgina Stockdale, Mary Black, brightlight pictures, arielle boisvert, brianne nord-Stewart, kacey rohl, broad humour 2017

“Beat Around the Bush” is an official selection at the 10th Annual Broad Humour Film Festival

After the HollyShorts, and Atlanta Underground screenings in August, BEAT AROUND THE BUSH is heading back to Los Angeles once again and will be screening in Venice Beach as part of the 10th Broad Humour Film Festival. 

The Broad Humour Film Festival runs August 31st-September 3rd, 2017 and is a place where funny broads hang out with funny broads. Our lead actress Brenda Matthews will definitely be in attendance, and  it’s possible I will be as well!

BEAT AROUND THE BUSH screening info:

Date: TBA
Time: TBA
Where: Venice, CA

The Broad Humour Film Festival was named one of the 5 “coolest” women’s film festivals in the world by Moviemaker Magazine in 2016. I look forward to being a part of such a fantastic organization. www.broadhumor.com

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Beat Around the Bush selected by Maremetraggio Shorts International Film Festival

The 18th Annual Shorts International Festival is a festival that only screens films that have previously won awards, and I’m happy to announce that BEAT AROUND THE BUSH has been officially selected. The festival runs July 1st-8th in Trieste, Italy and having been there myself once (whilst hitchhiking across Europe), I would love to go again!

For a list of selected films visit their website.

This will be the second film that I have directed that has played here. My short TROLLS, screened in 2011.

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Gonna cruise some hotties in Newport Beach with BEAT AROUND THE BUSH

Newport-Beach-Film-FestivalAnd the good news keeps coming. Beat Around the Bush is headed to California for the Newport Beach Film Festival (April 21-28th, 2016) and I’ll be in attendance.

“The Newport Beach Film Festival seeks to bring to Orange County the best of classic and contemporary filmmaking from around the world. Committed to enlightening the public with a first-class international film program as well as providing a forum for cultural understanding and enriching educational opportunities, the Festival focuses on showcasing a diverse collection of both studio and independent films.”

Beat Around the Bush, is screening as part of the program Down Her Shorts‘ on April 22, 2016 at 8:30 PM in The Triangle 1. BUY TICKETS

The shorts in this hilariously title program are:

‘Cherry Cake’ directed by Colin Gerrard
‘Sleep Incidents (Sömnincidenter)’ directed by Malin Erixon
‘Tetched’ directed by Sanjin Malesevic
‘Moms On Fire’ directed by Joanna Rytel
‘Beat Around the Bush’ directed by Brianne Nord-Stewart
‘Subordinate’ directed by Clara Leac
‘After the End’ directed by Sam Southward

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Beat Around the Bush going to Tuscon, Arizona!

arizona25th_bannerWe’re having a good few weeks with official selections from established and respected film festivals for my short comedy, “Beat Around the Bush“.

I’m proud to announce that the 25th Arizona International Film Festival will be screening “Beat Around the Bush” as part of the 2016 program. The Festival runs for TWO WHOLE WEEKS from April 14th-May 1st, 2016.

“Staying true to its mission of showcasing independent film, the Arizona International Film Festival has exhibited over 2,500 films representing 90 countries to over 148,000 patrons in southern Arizona. And now, we are honoured to select more exciting and innovative films from around the world for Arizona audiences.”

#BeatAroundTheBush will screen on
Saturday, April 23, 9:30pm
at The Screening Room
127 East Congress
In downtown Tucson, Arizona.

Follow the film at facebook.com/BATBthemovie and Twitter.com/BATBthemovie
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“Beat Around the Bush” the feature film

Over a year ago I was awarded the Harold Greenberg Fund’s Shorts-to-Features Award for “Beat Around the Bush” which included production financing for a short film (which is complete and being submitted to film festivals) and 1st draft development financing for a feature film.

Talk about awesome.

Yesterday, October 15, 2015, I handed in the completed first draft to Harold Greenberg Fund! I feel great about it! I look forward to next week when I decide it’s all wrong (it’s not, it’s awesome and will only get better) and then apply for 2nd draft financing. And then we wait.

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New short comedy film, “Beat Around the Bush”!

It is with great pleasure (and exhaustion) that I announce that my old lady orgasm movie, “Beat Around the Bush” is done!

The short film follows a 75 year old widow with Alzheimer’s who decides it’s time to have her very first orgasm ever. (It takes a few tries).

The short was awarded production financing from The Harold Greenberg Fund’s Shorts-to-Features Award last year, which included pre-license agreements with The Movie Network, and Movie Central, as well as feature film 1st draft development financing from The Harold Greenberg fund. I was also fortunate to receive further development financing from CreativeBC! Thank you funders for support me!

The long process of submitting to film festivals has begun and in about a year’s time, the short will be broadcast on both The Movie Network and Movie Central in Canada. Until that time, or until there is a film festival near you, I give you, THE TRAILER.

Fora trailer with close captioning: http://youtube.com/YGIKYhCEYmQ 


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Playing the part of a shadow…director

As of Tuesday this week, I am shadowing Allan Arkush, Executive Producer, and director (Heroes, Crossing Jordan, Ally McBealDawson’s CreekCaddy Shack II) of the Lifetime Network dramatic TV series, The Witches of East End, which stars Julia Ormond (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Mad Men, Legends of the Fall) and Jenna Dewan-Tatum (Step UpTake the Lead).

I can’t disclose anything about what I’ve actually been doing as the episode I’m shadowing is the FINALE! (Not that I could say anything for any other episode…) But just know that it is happening, I’m learning a lot, and I see directing television in my near future. I will be shadowing Allan until the end of August and I am stoked to see it all come together.

Allan is a wealth of information. I can’t even express my gratitude to him for the offer to have me shadow him. It is true: I have horseshoes.

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