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I directed a horror-comedy, survived a pandemic (so far), am working on a Netflix show, and going to Austin Film Festival (virtually, of course)!

It has been a long minute. It seems like just yesterday I shared the PEN15 pitch video and I was looking forward to them hiring me for the second season. (Spoiler alert: the second season is out and I didn’t direct any of the episodes… BUT THERE’S ALWAYS SEASON 3!)

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“Bot Prox” (2020)

Since then, I directed a short horror-comedy BOT PROX during a 48 hour blood and guts themes competition, got a gig on a Netflix limited series, stayed home for five months like I was told – –

BECAUSE COVID-19 IS REAL SO WEAR YOUR DANG MASK & WASH YOUR HANDS LIKE YOU’VE BEEN CUTTING JALAPENOS AND ARE ABOUT TO TAKE OUT YOUR CONTACT LENSES

– – and have since started back on said Netflix show, played New Filmmakers Film Festival (virtually) with BOT PROX, and also finally finished the film! (It may have been a work in progress at the fest…)

And this week is the opening of the 27th Austin Film Festival and guess what? BOT PROX is an official selection! Woot woot! Who knew that a little 48 hour horror-comedy film would get into one of the most esteemed film festivals in the world?

Well it feels pretty freaking great.

YOUNG & RECKLESS has made our dreams come true 'cause Austin Film Festival  here we come! | Brianne Nord-Stewart

Having been officially selected at Austin in 2017 with my digital series YOUNG & RECKLESS, I can say from experience that getting into Austin Film Festival is a huge honour and attending is a privilege any filmmaker should fucking make happen.

BOT PROX is programmed for its World Premiere in Shorts Program 5: Over My Dead Shorts. I love it when they get punny with the program names. This is sure to be a horrorific treat.

The program includes:

The Internet Kills
directed & written by Eren Celeboglu & Ari Costa (United States)
The Last Starship
directed & written by Eric Haywood (United States)
The Recordist
directed & written by Indianna Bell & Josiah Allen (Australia)
Hey, It’s Me
directed & written by Courtney & Mark Sposato
Oh Deer
directed & written by Richard C. Jones (United States)
Bot Prox
directed by Brianne Nord-Stewart, written by Riley Madincea (Canada)
Carmentis
directed & written by by Antony Webb (Australia)
Yandere
directed & written by William Laboury (France)

All the films in this program are eligible for audience awards so be sure to watch and tell @austinfilmfest how you feel about it. While your at it, tell me @bnordstewart how you feel about it.

The program will be available to watch online starting October 23, 2020 through till October 29th. Just the program is $12, but you can entertain to your hearts content with their Film Pass for $30 or all of the amazing panels and conferences with WORKING & ACTUALLY SUCCESSFUL film industry folks with their Virtual Badge for $200

To check out what else the 2020 Austin Film Festival has to offer head to: watch.eventive.org/austinfilmfestival2020 and tell me about how amazing it was as I’m on set 16 hours a day and sleeping all the rest.

That’s definitely not a complaint.

More on that gig another time.

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It’s almost THE DANGERS OF ONLINE DATING launch day

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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.

It it’s after November 23rd *tear* you can start checking out the weekly release of episodes on the brand spanking new YouTube channel by clicking HERE. Remember to click SUBSCRIBE!

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!.

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Brianne Nord-Stewart & host Cory Price at Roundhouse Radio 98.3, Vancouver, BC

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Cover page of The Vancouver Sun, November 16, 2017

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

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“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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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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“The Provider” screens in Vancouver TONIGHT February 22 @ 8:30 PM!

“The Provider” will be screening TODAY, February 22 at the RENDEZ-VOUS DU CINEMA (Les 18e Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois et francophone French Film Festival).
We might have a couple of extra comps.  Please email me if you’d like to check in if any are still available.  We will treat comps as a first come first served type deal (we might have 2 or 3 comps available, currently…)

Location: Auditorium Jules-Verne, 5445 Baillie St at 37th Ave near Oakridge in between Oak and Cambie Streets, Vancouver (free parking on street in front, close to bus routes and Oakridge Skytrain)
No Minors: There will be a cash bar prior to the screening so No Minors are allowed at the screening. The BC Gold films will start at 8:30pm preceded by Quebec Gold at 6:30pm (optional attendance):

6:30pm Quebec Gold Screening starts
8:30pm BC Gold Screening starts (INCLUDING “The Provider“) – 9:10pm Q&A for first half of films
9:15 David Spaner introducing, reading excerpt and answering questions from his new book ‘Shoot It! Hollywood Inc. and the Rising of Independent Film’
9:30pm BC Gold Screening resumes – 10:05pm Q&A for second half of films

The CELLULOID SOCIAL CLUB and RENDEZ-VOUS DU CINEMA  (Les 18e Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois et francophone French Film Festival) present BC GOLD: a screening of some of the best BC English language (and 1 Cree) short films from the past year. Hosted by Ken Hegan.

Tickets: $5 plus $2 Festival Membership for sale at door by cash or on-line in advance at: http://www.rendez-vousvancouver.com/
Note: Same price gets you into both screenings (Quebec Gold and BC Gold – attend either one or both for same price)

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