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The Sublime and Beautiful, Blake Robbins' directorial debut that premiered at 2014 Slamdance, will be available on VOD by Candy Factory Distribution starting 12/16. To celebrate the film's release, a special screening at the Anthology Film Archives in NYC will take place at 7pm tonight. Robbins directs and stars as a father coping with the death of his children. Wrestling with his morality and desire for retribution, he finds himself battling one question - Can we forgive?

A year after his film was selected to premiere at Slamdance, Blake Robbins sat down to answer a few questions about his film and his Slam experience!

Q: We just announced our 2015 feature competition lineup. How did you feel when you heard the news about The Sublime and Beautiful last year?

A: It was tremendous. A moment of relief and joy thats hard to summarize. As a first time filmmaker who had made an adventourously independent film, I was still wondering if the film would find its audience. To have a festival like Slamdance with their amazing 20 year track record, well it was an out of body experience of excitement. The personal email I got from Drea was so specific to my film and her experience of it... it turned into a precursor of just what a wonderful celebration of films and fimmakers that Slamdance is.

Q: How was your post-Slamdance life and how did you end up with a distribution deal?

A: It's been a whirlwind. After leaving Slamdance last January with rave reviews from Film Threat and Filmmaker Magazine among others, we've gone on to play 11 major film festivals from Portland, OR, to Cleveland, OH, to Milan, Italy - picking up 8 Grand Jury Awards including a clean sweep at Newport Beach Film Festival where we won Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Cinematography and Special Mention Best Actress Awards. We made a distribution deal with a wonderful new company Candy Factory and through them we've played theatrically in Los Angeles, Kansas City, Massachusetts and we're about to have a special screening in NYC on December 16th which will be the same day we are available everywhere digitally.



Q: As a Slamdance alum you are eligible to program for Slamdance the following years. This was your first year doing that! Was it what you were expecting?

A: I'm not sure what I was expecting but it turned out to be fantastic. First as a developing filmmaker it was effectively a PHD course. As someone who'd had his film go through this process a year earlier to now be hearing these programmers discuss films it made me incredibly proud to have had my film selected. I did expect tremendous passion from people who love films and I found that to be the case. It was nice to have it wrapped up in so much respect and thoughtfulness.

Q: Any advice for new Slamdance filmmakers for the next few months?


A: Sure...hire A GREAT publicist. I'm working with Matt Johnstone Publicity, who did an incredible job at Slamdance, put together our digital / theatrical campaign, and has been instrumental every step of the way in advising and guiding me through the landscape for indie films. There are alot of films being made these days and its more and more important to find a way to get your film some attention and even playing in a fantastic festival on its own isn't enough to stand out - its a tremendous opportunity to help people find out about your film that you should seek to maximize. Keep writing and developing your next projects - you always want to be ready to make more content. Enjoy this whole thing. It's an incredible achievement and yes there's a lot to do, but the biggest thing is that you made a film, you finished a freaking film, and it was good enough to be chosen out of many, many films - some great films didn't get in but yours did- so keep it all in perspective and enjoy your moment of triumph.

View the trailer here and order the film on iTunes.

Buy tickets for tonight's screening in NYC here.
Slamdance brings powerful films from Israel, Iceland, China, Norway, Poland, Switzerland, South Korea and Greece, with San Francisco’s Batkid, Olympic veteran Stella Walsh and acclaimed German architect Gottfried Böhm;
casts include Zach McGowan, Sophie Thompson, Fran Kranz, Joel Murray, Pedro Pascal, Yvette Yates and Joey Kern.




(LOS ANGELES, CA - December 8, 2014)Slamdance today announced their Special Screenings, Beyond and Shorts programs for their 21st Film Festival. The programs present thought-provoking films by a variety of acclaimed and visionary filmmakers from all over the world and include 26 World, 12 North American, and 7 US Premieres. This year, many Slamdance Alumni return with strong feature presentations in the Beyond Program, including Gary Walkow (The Trouble with Dot & Harry), Steven Richter (Birds of Neptune), and Jiyoung Lee (Female Pervert). The Festival will open with Special Screening Brian James O’Connell’s Bloodsucking Bastards, followed by an Opening Night Party presented by Red Bull & Live Style Ent. Special Screenings also feature Alpha, the second feature from up-and-coming Greek director Stathis Athanasiou and Greece’s first fully crowdfunded film. Additional Special Screenings include short animations Footprints by Bill Plympton, shortlisted for the 2015 Academy Awards®, and the 2013 Slamdance Screenplay Competition Short winner Think Ink, written by Emily Hu and animated by Slamdance alumnus Wally Chung.

The 2015 Shorts competition showcases 42 American and 26 International productions in the Narrative, Documentary, Animation, Anarchy and Experimental sections. All Slamdance films are programmed entirely from blind submissions by the Slamdance filmmaking community.

“We’re constantly amazed by the cinematic diamonds we discover every year through our blind submissions,” states Anna Germanidi, Festival Director. “There’s so much talent behind these films we’ve announced today, and we can’t wait to see what these Slamdancers do next!”

Films in the Beyond program, made by emerging narrative and documentary filmmakers working beyond their first features, are eligible for the Audience Awards. Jury Awards are presented to short films in all categories and every 2015 Slamdance film is eligible for the Spirit of Slamdance Award, judged by the filmmakers themselves.

“This year’s film slates continue to show the diversity of powerful indie filmmaking around the globe," states Co-founder and President, Peter Baxter.

The 2015 Slamdance Film Festival will take place from January 23rd - 29th, 2015 in Park City, Utah at the Treasure Mountain Inn, located at 255 Main Street, Park City, UT 84060

SPECIAL SCREENINGS PROGRAM

Alpha - Director: Stathis Athanasiou; Screenwriters: Stathis Athanasiou, Pedro Olalla
(Greece) North American Premiere
A conforming bourgeois woman, Alpha, refuses to help a fugitive in fear that her life will be put in danger, a 21st century retelling of Antigone's myth about the current, political status quo.
Cast: Serafita Grigoriadou, Tasos Karakyklas

Bloodsucking Bastards - Director: Brian James O’Connell; Screenwriters: Ryan Mitts, Dr. God
(USA) World Premiere
When an office worker at a soul-crushing company loses his coveted promotion to his longtime nemesis, he begins to fear for more than his job as strange disappearances and bizarre deaths suggest the office is turning into a haven for the undead.
Cast: Fran Kranz, Pedro Pascal, Joey Kern, Joel Murray, Emma Fitzpatrick, Yvette Yates, Justin Ware, Marshall Givens

Footprints - Director: Bill Plympton
(USA)
A gullible man goes on a quest to find a mysterious, destructive monster, only to arrive at a surprising revelation.

Think Ink - Director: Director: Wally Chung; Screenwriter: Emily Hu
(USA) World Premiere
A young coffee stain dreams of becoming a professional inkblot for psychological testing.

BEYOND PROGRAM

Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around the World - Director: Dana Nachman; Screenwriters: Dana Nachman, Kurt Kuenne
(USA) World Premiere
5-year old Miles Scott has spent half his life battling leukemia. Now, it's his wish to be Batman. Why not turn San Francisco into Gotham City?
Cast: Miles Scott, Natalie Scott, Nick Scott, Patricia Wilson, Eric Johnston, Mike Jutan, Jen Wilson, Teresa Clovicko

Birds of Neptune - Director: Steven Richter; Screenwriter: Steven Richter, Flavia Rocha, Michael Lea
(USA) World Premiere
After the death of their parents, Mona builds an illusory image of herself while her sister Rachel finds solace in her music – until a man enters their world and sees an opportunity to assert control.
Cast: Britt Harris, Molly Elizabeth Parker, Kurt Conroyd, Christian Blair, Lauren Monet Luiz

Concrete Love – The Böhm Family - Director & Screenwriter: Maurizius Staerkle Drux
(Germany) North American Premiere
A look into the complex dynamics within the family of Germany’s premiere architect Gottfried Böhm, as they lose their emotional center, Gottfried’s wife Elisabeth.
Cast: Gottfried Böhm, Elisabeth Böhm, Stephan Böhm, Peter Böhm, Paul Böhm

Female Pervert - Director & Screenwriter: Jiyoung Lee
(USA) World Premiere
Phoebe is a lonely video game designer seeking a true connection in the modern world, but her perversions are hard to suppress. Will she be able to change? Or will she accept her fate as a female pervert?
Cast: Jennifer Kim, Skizz Cyzyk, Brian Cafferty, Joshua Mikel, Jesse Price, Kate McManus, Taylor Proctor, Eddie Ray

The Trouble with Dot & Harry - Director & Screenwriter: Gary Walkow
(USA) World Premiere
An American writer finds himself caring for two ridiculously smart and articulate British children and discovers an unexpected sense of purpose in life.
Cast: Neil Morrissey, Theadora Walkow-Foster, Harry Walkow-Foster

NARRATIVE SHORTS PROGRAM

09:55-11:05, Ingrid Ekman, Bergsgatan 4B - Directors & Screenwriters: Cristine Berglund, Sophie Vukovic
(Sweden) North American Premiere
Ingrid has decided to deal with cancer on her own, but when home care employee Frida knocks on her door she awakens feelings that Ingrid can't shut out.
Cast: Lisbeth Zachrisson, Cristine Berglund, Hélene Parment

2580 - Director & Screenwriter: Bryce Richardson
(USA)
A man's memory fails him, derailing his plans to work out.
Cast: Vince Edgehill, Irina Brovina, Max Bernstein

Detritus - Director: T.J. Misny; Screenwriter: Kaija Matiss
(USA) North American Premiere
A girl emerges from the depths, carrying with her an unusual burden.
Cast: Kaija Matiss

Drama - Director & Screenwriter: Guan Tian
(USA)
A couple is having sex in the car when they realize there are no more condoms left.
Cast: Ni Yan, Guan Tian, Shi Sun, Yanyu Dong

Hitori - Director: Raymond Carr; Screenwriters: Raymond Carr, Wade Tilton
(USA)
In a world made entirely out of puppeteers, a boy is trying to get back to where he came from.
Cast: Wade Tilton, Kiera Robbins, Melissa Brewer, Tim Hand

In Search of the Miraculous - Director & Screenwriter: Sam Kuhn
(USA) World Premiere
A seventeen-year-old aristocrat, expecting to be married to a rich claimant by her mother, falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated _______.
Cast: Erik Jensen, Marta King, Daiva Z, Michael Harmon

Intruders - Director & Screenwriter: Santiago Menghini
(Canada)
In the aftermath of a deadly haunting in a small suburban home, an omnipresent entity causes havoc in the private lives of a young boy, an unsuspecting teen and an absent minded inspector.
Cast: Joshua Young, Charles Sirard Blouin, Sarianne Cormier, Alain Gendreau

Invaders - Director & Screenwriter: Jason Kupfer
(USA)
A pair of home invaders consider their potential character choices just prior to their planned invasion.
Cast: Ricky Wayne, Jordan Woods-Robinson

Last Base - Director & Screenwriter: Aslak Danbolt
(UK/Norway) North American Premiere
Joachim is retiring from base-jumping to become a father for the first time, but first he will stop at nothing to pull off his very last jump.
Cast: Petter Width Kristiansen, Kenneth Åkerland Berg, Edda Grjotheim, Richard Olsen

Models - Director & Screenwriter: Jérémi Roy
(Canada) World Premiere
An exploration of the tortuous relation between a photographer and her model.
Cast: Léa Roy-Bernatchez, Dominick R. Chartrand

Off Season - Director & Screenwriter: Elinor Nechemya
(Israel)
Wandering through a mysterious seaside resort, Zohar seeks clues for her father's absence from a family vacation.
Cast: Mika Altman, Kareen Ophir, Itzik Arviv, Tamir Lyfshiz

Peter On Your Mind - Director: Joe Pickett; Screenwriters: Joe Pickett, Larry Pierce
(USA) World Premiere
Larry Pierce, the raunchiest country music singer in America, confronts a cheating wife, his painful memories, and every country music video cliché known to man.
Cast: Larry Pierce, Cassie J. Sneider, Al Robinson

Que La Nuit Soit Douce - Director: Frédéric Recrosio; Screenwriters: Frédéric Recrosio, Jean-Luc Barbezat
(Switzerland) World Premiere
8-year old Alice and her 5-year old brother visit their dying grandfather in the hospital and take matters into their own hands.
Cast: Alice Barbezat, Anthony Bubloz, Claude Blanc

Role Play - Director & Screenwriter: Brynach Day
(UK) North American Premiere
In rural Wales, three children explore the adult world.
Cast: Leah Ponchaud, Dan Middleton, Sam Caple, Elizabeth Healey

Running Season - Director: Grayson Moore; Screenwriters: Grayson Moore, Nigel Turgeon-Mannion
(Canada)
Arthur Zimmer attempts to sell his late father’s house on Prince Edward Island, just as severed feet have been turning up on the island’s shores.
Cast: Peter Spence, Richard Clarkin, Sarah Orenstein, Mike Wilmot

Salad Days - Director & Screenwriter: Will Welles
(USA) World Premiere
Just a normal couple out on a normal picnic on a normal nice day. Nothing out of the ordinary to see here...nothing at all.
Cast: Nick Fesette, Kira Pearson

Salt - Director: Ugla Hauksdóttir; Screenwriters: Ugla Hauksdóttir, Markus Englmair
(Iceland) North American Premiere
A lonesome boy who has just moved to a small village tries to befriend a mysterious girl, but their encounter leads to unexpected consequences.
Cast: Alex Elí Schweitz Jakobsson, Diljá Valsdóttir, Pálína Jónsdóttir, Haukur Ingi Jónasson

Stay Awake - Director & Screenwriter: Jamie Sisley
(USA) World Premiere
Two brothers, a mother, songs from the seventies, Xanax, and a woman named Vicki.
Cast: Owen Campbell, David Rysdahl, Rebecca Harris, Lori Brown-Niang

A Tenista - Director: Daniel Barosa; Screenwriters: Humberto Palmas, Daniel Barosa
(Brazil) North American Premiere
Troubled by a deep secret, Ju runs late for her tennis class.
Cast: Bianca Melo, Gabriel Godoy, Renata De Paula, Stefane Eskelsen

The Tide Keeper - Director & Screenwriter: Alyx Duncan
(New Zealand)
An aging fisherman dreams the spirit of the sea right into his bed.
Cast: Lee Stuart

Topography of a Hotel - Director & Screenwriter: Cedric Cheung-Lau
(USA) World Premiere
A boy working at his parents’ hotel meets a woman waiting for her lover.
Cast: Shondale Seymour, Joe Salling

Unknown Unknown - Director & Screenwriter: Ed Flynn
(USA) World Premiere
An errant ginger sends a peckish man on an existential journey through the bowels of a twenty-four hour grocery store.
Cast: Ed Flynn, Susan Monts-Bologna, Jack Bronis, Sarah Jane Murray

Viking - Directors: Sam & Ben Callis; Screenwriter: Sam Callis
(UK) World Premiere
Armed with aphorisms and a need for revenge, a woman’s childhood lies buried with her father’s corpse until she finally digs up the cause of her miserable life.
Cast: Sophie Thompson, Andrew Lancel, Joe May

Waterfall - Director & Screenwriter: Charlie Cole
(USA) World Premiere
A young girl is haunted by her inability to help her brother while he's drowning.
Cast: Dulcey Culotta, Holden Culotta, Kevin Michael Barbaro

Working Title - Director: Irina Arnaut
(USA)
A filmmaker emboldened and tormented by her creative ambition, her artistic and cinematic predecessors, and even by her DP, careens through a cavalcade of cultural influences before erupting in a deceptively charming slapstick routine.
Cast: Irina Arnaut, Justin Drobinski

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS PROGRAM

The Columbarium - Director: Tyler Trumbo
(USA)
As the long-time caretaker of close to 80,000 deceased at the San Francisco Columbarium, Emmitt Watson cannot help but see life in the midst of death.
Cast: Emmitt Watson

Dolphin Lover - Director: Kareem Tabsch
(USA) World Premiere
The true story of a man with a porpoise.
Cast: Malcolm J. Brenner

Love Song for the Apocalypse - Director: David Ridgen
(Canada) World Premiere
Urban explorers, or urbexers, illegally enter abandoned places and make use of them in a variety of creative ways.
Cast: Jerm IX, Ninja IX, Terapr0, Rashomon

Marie - Director: Jadina Lilien
(USA)
A portrait of Marie and her daily visits to the local diner as she philosophizes about life.
Cast: Marie Lytwn, Andrew Tsatsimas

Mujer - Director: Sofia Canales
(USA)
Three Latinas of different generations take pleasure in helping each other bathe, dress up, and cook dinner.
Cast: Rosa Emma Estrada, Rosa Emma Canales, Emily Judith Canales

N6-4Q: Born Free - Director: Sasha Gransjean
(USA/Japan) World Premiere
As it falls apart, Kyoto's life becomes the vehicle for a message seen through the lens of technology.
Cast: Takuto Kawabe

The Solitude of Memory - Director: Juan Pablo González
(Mexico/USA) US Premiere
A meditative portrait about a Mexican father mourning the untimely death of his son.
Cast: José Bolaños, Jesus Bolaños

Stella Walsh - Director: Rob Lucas, Screenwriters: Rob Lucas, Steve Felix
(USA)
Almost fifty years after her stunning gold medal win in the women’s 100 meter dash, Stella Walsh was shot and killed in Cleveland, Ohio, exposing the truth about her ambiguous gender.
Cast: Stella Walsh, Grace Butcher, Dan Coughlin, Chuck Schodowski

ANIMATION SHORTS PROGRAM

Busking Tales - Director: Adriana Copete
(Colombia/USA) North American Premiere
A patchwork of memories about undesirables, cheap-goods-hustlers, and buskers in a city undergoing constant transformation.
Cast: Juis Garay, Camilo De La Espriella

Butter Ya’Self - Director: Julian Petschek
(USA) US Premiere
A banana and a hot dog bun are famous.
Cast: Katrina Recto, Jacob Gibson, Julian Petschek

Cruising - Director: Zachary Zezima
(USA)
The chaotic and cacophonous world of forced fun aboard an insular cruise ship seen through the eyes of a young boy.

Defragmentation - Director: Saebyul-Hwangbo
(South Korea) US Premiere
A woman's lifetime of emotionally-charged events are altered to retain only the happy memories, in a process similar to the defragmentation of a computer hard drive.
Cast: Jinwoong-Moon, Saebyul-Hwangbo

Half Wet - Director: Sophie Koko Gate
(England) North American Premiere
“We are all born as wet as a banana, about 75% water” – the whimsical ruminations of a love-stricken man in a surreal, watery landscape.
Cast: Keiran P Chantrey, Paul Williams

Hipopotamy - Director: Piotr Dumala
(Poland) North American Premiere
Naked women and children bathe in a river. They are secretly observed and gradually approached by a group of naked men.

Hopkins & Delaney LLP - Director: Sean Buckelew
(USA)
A drily humorous look at mundane workplace culture, as an important client visits a law office to discuss his copyright infringement suit.
Cast: Chris Sullivan, Ethan Clarke

Horse - Director: Shen Jie
(China) US Premiere
Five chapters about a horse are repeated and cut with escalating, violent revelations.

La-Gar-To - Director: Miguel Jiron
(USA) US Premiere
Traveling to Nicaragua with his family, a young boy finds the world a weirder, scarier, and more iguana-filled place.
Cast: Daniel Jiron, Gabriela Jiron

Myszochujek * - Director: Kristof Babaski
(Poland/UK)
A lost 1957 sexually provocative Polish animation, about a mouse with a very playful body part.
*Out of competition

The Pride of Strathmoor - Director: Einar Baldvin
(USA)
Extracts from the journal of Pastor John Deitman, Strathmoor, Georgia. June & July, 1927.
Cast: Geoffrey Gould

Sports - Director: Brian Smee
(USA)
Observe the conclusion to today's marathon, told from the grotesque and colorful point of view of a proud burger flipper.
Cast: Sean Buckelew, Rachel Ho

Tears of Inge - Director: Alisi Telengut
(Canada)
A cloud of tiny particles forms a shifting, emotionally-charged vision inspired by the phenomenon of mother camels rejecting their offspring after a painful childbirth.
Cast: Qirima Telengut

Upon the Rock - Director: James Bascara
(USA)
A man leading a Sisyphean life suddenly has a euphoric vision, then undergoes a dysphoric transformation.

EXPERIMENTAL SHORTS PROGRAM

Agrabagrabah - Director: Calvin Frederick
(USA) World Premiere
September 11, 1991/2001/2057.

Fort Morgan - Director: Alexander Stewart
(USA)
Following an intricate geometric diagram, a star-shaped fort grows of its own accord like an oyster shell or a crystal.

The Handeye (Bone Ghosts) - Directors: Anja Dornieden, Juan David Gonzalez Monroy
(Germany)
A distinguished flea hypnotizes the ghost of a distinguished man.

I've Got The World On A String - Director: Spencer Holden
(USA) World Premiere
I only had a string, a camera, and a need to create.

Nothing - Director: LJ Frezza
(USA)
The nothing moments from a show about nothing.

Pure Concentricity - Director: Evan Mann
(USA) World Premiere
Shaving cream concentrically envelopes the organic world.

Red Luck - Director: Mike Olenick
(USA)
Anonymous notes, a jump rope, an overgrown yard, a crumpled piece of tinfoil, a baseball bat and a drill guide a group of individuals towards violence, sexual perversion and an inevitable encounter with Red Luck.
Cast: Andrew Cherry, Barry Horschakt, Todd Finney, Andy Pak

The Take-Up - Director: Patrick Tarrant
(UK) US Premiere
An A/V mystery is unspooled when a digital camera looks through the take-up reel of the instructional film we hear.

ANARCHY SHORTS PROGRAM

Cosmic Egg - Director: Matt Reed
(USA) North American Premiere
A journey through other realities leads to a familiar place.

Day 40 - Director: Sol Friedman, Screenwriters: Evan Morgan, Sol Friedman
(Canada)
An animated retelling of the Noah’s Ark story, where various unholy activities fill the great ship as the animals discover the darker side of their nature.
Cast: John Boylan, Rowie Huberman

Deviance - Director & Screenwriter: Aron Kantor
(USA)
The proprietor of a corner store entertains a rich fantasy of each of his customers in this celebration of the perversity that lies just below the surface in even the least suspecting people.
Cast: Larry Kitagawa, Courtney Trouble, Jerrod Littlejohn, Andy Clements

Gun Shy - Director & Screenwriter: Sam Goetz
(USA) World Premiere
Every cop has that one event, that one memory they just can't shake.
Cast: Jason B. Nicholas, Michael Goetz, Joseph K. Gannon

Ill Will - Director & Screenwriter: Lester Brown
(UK)
An old man gets revenge after being assaulted by a local teenager for seeing something he shouldn't have.
Cast: David Kirk, Quesy Yankey

Ocean Five - Director & Screenwriter: Vito Trupiano
(USA)
A young tourist's night in Miami.
Cast: Gordon Maxwell, Alan Rodriguez

Out of Reach (Rain Night) - Director & Screenwriter: Pablo Diartinez
(Belgium/Netherlands) US Premiere
A nameless poet wanders through Brussels, seeking shelter from the rain.
Cast: Hein Wollants, Colum Hatchell, Victoria Giraldo, Erik Parys

A Peaceful Man - Director & Screenwriter: Harrison Norris
(Australia)
Beaten within an inch of his life, a peaceful man has a gruesome epiphany through violence.
Cast: Judd Wild, John Walton, Zach McGowan

Pond - Director: Josh Shaffner
(USA)
Two mythical creatures inhabit a forest where uncomfortable truths manifest themselves through deformation of figure.

Sea Devil - Director & Screenwriter: Dean C. Marcial, Brett Potter
(USA)
In the summer of 2012, an unmanned fishing boat surfaced on the Biscayne Bay in Miami. Its passengers were never found.
Cast: Antoni Corone, Mario Ernesto Sanchez, Taylor Rouviere, Moise Brutus

Thinking About - Director: Stephen Engstrom, Screenwriters: Stephen Engstrom, David Rowson, Catherine Engstrom
(Australia) World Premiere
An experimental game show goes awry as a mysterious apparition infiltrates a contestant's mind.
Cast: Stephen Engstrom, Manon Ouimet, Brenton Douglas, Aurora Legget

Unicorn - Director & Screenwriter: Grace Nayoon Rhee
(USA) World Premiere
Girl and Boy meet little strangers.
Cast: Jason Davis, Meghan Tryon

Viscera - Director: Lauren Morrison
(USA)
As houseguests blissfully ignore the provenience of their food, the reality of their consumption takes on a monstrous form.
Cast: Eva Sinotte, Rose Arscott, Gyasi Silas, Jesse March

Zerogon - Director & Screenwriter: John Mattiuzzi, Joshua Planz
(USA) World Premiere
A lonely creature, on a lonely planet, abducted into the false allure of a computer generated world.
Cast: John Mattiuzzi

Film stills are available for press use only and can be downloaded below.

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Anarchy Shorts: http://bit.ly/1rVKvuu

All Access, Industry, Local's, and Student Festival Passes are available now online. Individual tickets will be available shortly. To purchase, click here: http://showcase.slamdance.com/Passes-and-Tickets

The 2015 Slamdance Artwork was created by festival alumnus Steve Girard.

About Slamdance
Slamdance is a year­-round organization and film festival that serves as a showcase for the discovery and development of emerging independent talent and innovative filmmaking. Slamdance is the only festival programmed entirely by filmmakers and is a fertile ground for new filmmakers to begin their careers. The festival began as an alternative to the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah and they continue to run concurrently.

Notable Slamdance alumni who first gained notice at the festival include: Christopher Nolan (Interstellar), Oren Peli (Paranormal Activity), Marc Forster (World War Z), Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite), Lena Dunham (Girls), Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild), Anthony & Joe Russo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), Jeremy Saulnier (Blue Ruin), Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses) and Lynn Shelton (Humpday). Box Office Mojo reports alumni who first showed their work at Slamdance have accumulated over $11.5 billion in the Box Office to date.

Slamdance's On The Road events and Slamdance Studios' developing commercial distribution platform continue to increase opportunities for filmmakers both internationally and domestically. In partnership with Vimeo On Demand, Slamdance Studios is developing Slamdance 20, a collection of twenty festival award­ winning and audience favorite films; titles include Matt Johnson's The Dirties, Andrew Edison's Bindlestiffs, and Daniel Martinico's OK, Good. The 2014 On The Road tour was presented by CreativeFuture.

Over 2,500 submissions competed for prizes in the 2014 Slamdance Screenplay Competition. This year’s Grand Prize winner was the Original Teleplay Search For Life by Andrea Janakas, which was awarded a total of $7,000 in cash prizes. Submissions for the 2015 Slamdance Screenplay Competition will open on February 23rd.

2015 Slamdance Film Festival Sponsors include Digital Bolex, The International Fusion Doc Challenge, Directors Guild of America, Pierce Law Group, CreativeFuture, Different By Design, Carhartt, Final Draft, Salt Lake City's Beehive Distilling, and Salt Lake City's BlueStar Juice Bar and Cafe. Slamdance is proud to partner with sponsors who support emerging artists and push the boundaries of independent filmmaking.

Additional information about the Slamdance Film Festival is available at www.slamdance.com

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Lineup highlights first-time directors from around the globe including Turkey, Brazil, Austria, Italy and Ireland; distinguished casts include: Ashley Benson, Alex Karpovsky, Larry Fessenden, Brian Gleeson, Pras Michel, and WWE Veterans - Jake “the Snake” Roberts, Chris Jericho, and Steve Austin.



(LOS ANGELES, CA - December 1, 2014) The Slamdance Film Festival today announced their Narrative and Documentary Feature Film Competition programs for its 21st Festival edition. As the premiere film festival by filmmakers for filmmakers, Slamdance's showcase of emerging artists includes 11 narrative and 8 documentary films. The 19 feature film competition includes a record 18 premieres – 13 World, 2 North American, and 3 US premieres. Slamdance is proud to present the best of first-time feature filmmakers pushing the boundaries of filmmaking with innovation and unique talent. All competition films are feature film directorial debuts with budgets of less than $1 million and without US distribution. All films were programmed entirely from blind submissions by the Slamdance filmmaking community.

“It’s very exciting to bring this dynamic lineup to audiences in Park City. We are proud to help launch these filmmakers’ careers and celebrate the success we all believe these films deserve,” states Anna Germanidi, Festival Director.

Jury Awards are presented to feature films in both categories and all films are eligible for Audience Awards as well as the Spirit of Slamdance Award, judged by the filmmakers themselves.

"Our success in showcasing emerging artists is most obviously linked with American talent, but increasingly at Slamdance, we want to also support new international talent," states Co-founder and President, Peter Baxter.

The 2015 Slamdance Film Festival will take place from January 23rd - 29th, 2015 in Park City, Utah at the Treasure Mountain Inn, located at 255 Main Street, Park City, UT 84060

NARRATIVE FEATURES PROGRAM

Across the Sea - Directors & Screenwriters: Nisan Dağ, Esra Saydam
(Turkey/USA) North American Premiere
Young, beautiful and pregnant, Damla has to confront her first love in a Turkish summer town before she can fully embrace her new life in New York.
Cast: Damla Sönmez, Jacob Fishel, Ahmet Rıfat Şungar, Hakan Karsak

Asco - Director: Ale Paschoalini; Screenwriters: Ale Paschoalini, Rafael Baliu
(Brazil) World Premiere
Needs and desires are simplified in this experimental, black and white portrayal of the poisonous destruction of a broken heart.
Cast: Guto Nogueira, Sol Faganello, Acauã Sol, Danielle Rosa, Ligia Franchini, El Alberto

Body - Directors & Screenwriters: Dan Berk, Robert Olsen
(USA) World Premiere
After three twenty-something girls break into a mansion and inadvertently murder the groundskeeper, they slowly self-destruct as they decide what to do with the dead body in the living room.
Cast: Helen Rogers, Alexandra Turshen, Lauren Molina, Larry Fessenden

Clinger - Director: Michael Steves; Screenwriters: Michael Steves, Gabi Chennisi Duncombe, Bubba Fish
(USA) World Premiere
When her possessive high school boyfriend dies in a gruesome accident, Fern Petersen's life is thrown into turmoil. Things go from bad to worse when he returns as a love-sick ghost to kill her so they can be together for eternity.
Cast: Vincent Martella, Jennifer Laporte, Julia Aks, Lisa Wilcox, Debbie Rochon

Darkness on the Edge of Town - Director & Screenwriter: Patrick Ryan
(Ireland) US Premiere
A troubled teenage sharpshooter decides to avenge the death of her estranged sister after she is found murdered in a public bathroom.
Cast: Emma Eliza Regan, Brian Gleeson, Maura Foley, Emma Willis, Sam Monaghan

Diamond Tongues - Director: Brian Robertson, Pavan Moondi; Screenwriter: Pavan Moondi
(Canada) World Premiere
Edith Welland is an actress. Things haven’t been going very well. When her ex-boyfriend becomes an actor on a whim and almost immediately books a leading role, Edith decides if she’s going to get ahead, she’ll need to get ruthless.
Cast: Leah Goldstein, Nick Flanagan, Leah Wildman, Adam Gurfinkel, Noah R. Taylor

High Performance - Director & Screenwriter: Johanna Moder
(Austria) US Premiere
Rudi wears a suit, Daniel rides a bike, and they are both interested in Nora for very different reasons; the story of two grown up brothers who still know how to hurt each other.
Cast: Marcel Mohab, Manuel Rubey, Katharina Pizzera

Ratter - Director & Screenwriter: Branden Kramer
(USA) World Premiere
Emma is being watched by a stalker who has hacked into all of her personal technology – laptop, cell phone, and other web connected devices – to record her most intimate moments. Eventually the video feeds aren’t enough and the stalker moves from the virtual to the physical.
Cast: Ashley Benson, Matt McGorry, Rebecca Naomi Jones, John Anderson, Kaili Vernoff

They Look Like People - Director & Screenwriter: Perry Blackshear
(USA) World Premiere
Suspecting that those around him are actually malevolent shape-shifters, a troubled young man questions whether to protect his only friend from an impending war, or from himself.
Cast: MacLeod Andrews, Evan Dumouchel, Margaret Drake, Mick Casale, Elena Greenlee

Tired Moonlight - Director & Screenwriter: Britni West
(USA) World Premiere
Combustible dreams fail to ignite as lonely, middle-aged, Dawn is confronted by lost love in a glorified-pit-stop town.
Cast: Alex Karpovsky, Liz Randall, Paul Dickinson, Hillary Berg, RainLeigh Vick

Wendell and the Lemon - Director & Screenwriter: Lawrence Krauser
(USA)
A young man finds a lemon on the sidewalk, takes it home, and becomes inordinately fond of it. Complications ensue.
Cast: Todd d'Amour, Rebecca Hart, Jay Smith, Lia Aprile, Danton Stone

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES PROGRAM

20 Years of Madness - Director: Jeremy Royce
(USA) World Premiere
Twenty years after the success of a 90s cult TV show, 30 Minutes of Madness, founder Jerry White Jr. brings the rag tag team of misfits back together to film one final episode – only to find the majority of his cast now suffer from a variety of personal struggles.
Cast: Jerry White Jr., Joe Hornacek, John Ryan, Jesus Rivera, Matt Zaleski

Alberi che Camminano - Director: Mattia Colombo; Screenwriters: Erri De Luca, Mattia Colombo
(Italy) US Premiere
A meditative look at the two distinct lives of trees and their deep relationship with human beings.

Dennis Rodman's Big Bang in Pyongyang - Director: Colin Offland; Screenwriter: Matt Baker
(UK) World Premiere
An intimate behind the scenes look at Dennis Rodman's unlikely friendship with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un and the staging of the most controversial game of basketball the world has never seen.

I Am Thor - Director: Ryan Wise
(USA) World Premiere
Before Chris Hemsworth, there was Jon Mikl Thor – the original hammer-wielding, steel bending, brick smashing rock star of the 70s band THOR. But does he still have the magic to thunder a comeback?
Cast: Jon Mikl Thor, Rusty Hamilton, Mike Favata, Steve Price, Keith Zazzi

My Fathers, My Mother and Me - Director: Paul-Julien Robert
(Austria) North American Premiere
Twenty years after leaving the Austrian commune where he was raised, Paul-Julien Robert embarks on a personal journey to confront what went wrong and explore ideas of family.

On Her Own - Director & Screenwriter: Morgan Schmidt-Feng
(USA) World Premiere
A woman and her family try to save their 5th generation family farm during the Great Recession.

The Resurrection of Jake the Snake - Director: Steve Yu
(USA) World Premiere
Legendary wrestler Jake "The Snake" Roberts charts his personal and professional comeback while battling crippling addictions.
Cast: Jake Roberts, Dallas Page, Chris Jericho, Steve Austin, Adam Copeland

Sweet Micky For President - Director: Ben Patterson
(USA) World Premiere
With the help of Pras Michel of the Fugees, presidential candidate Michel Martelly, aka Sweet Micky, campaigns against all odds in Haiti's third ever democratic election.
Cast: Pras Michel, Michel Martelly, Wyclef Jean

Film stills are available for press use only and can be downloaded below.

Narrative Features: http://bit.ly/1rGGsCb
Documentary Features: http://bit.ly/1FGYNS3

All Access, Industry, Local's, and Student Festival Passes are available now online. Individual tickets will be available shortly. To purchase, click here: http://showcase.slamdance.com/Passes-and-Tickets

The 2015 Slamdance Artwork was created by festival alumnus Steve Girard.

About Slamdance
Slamdance is a year­-round organization and film festival that serves as a showcase for the discovery and development of emerging independent talent and innovative filmmaking. Slamdance is the only festival programmed entirely by filmmakers and is a fertile ground for new filmmakers to begin their careers. The film festival began as an alternative to the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah and they continue to run concurrently.

Notable Slamdance alumni who first gained notice at the festival include: Christopher Nolan (Interstellar), Oren Peli (Paranormal Activity), Marc Forster (World War Z), Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite), Lena Dunham (Girls), Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild), Anthony & Joe Russo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), Jeremy Saulnier (Blue Ruin), Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses) and Lynn Shelton (Humpday). Box Office Mojo reports alumni who first showed their work at Slamdance have accumulated over $11.5 billion in the Box Office to date.

Slamdance's On The Road events and Slamdance Studios' developing commercial distribution platform continue to increase opportunities for filmmakers both internationally and domestically. In partnership with Vimeo On Demand, Slamdance Studios is developing Slamdance 20, a collection of twenty festival award­ winning and audience favorite films; titles include Matt Johnson's The Dirties, Andrew Edison's Bindlestiffs, and Daniel Martinico's OK, Good. The 2014 On The Road tour was presented by CreativeFuture.

Over 2,500 submissions competed for prizes in the 2014 Slamdance Screenplay Competition. This year’s Grand Prize winner was the Original Teleplay Search For Life by Andrea Janakas, which was awarded a total of $7,000 in cash prizes. Submissions for the 2015 Slamdance Screenplay Competition will open on February 23rd.

2015 Slamdance Film Festival Sponsors include Digital Bolex, The International Fusion Doc Challenge, Directors Guild of America, Pierce Law Group, CreativeFuture, Different By Design, Carhartt, Final Draft, Salt Lake City's Beehive Distilling, and Salt Lake City's BlueStar Juice Bar and Cafe. Slamdance is proud to partner with sponsors who support emerging artists and push the boundaries of independent filmmaking.

Additional information about the Slamdance Film Festival is available at www.slamdance.com

Connect with Slamdance:
http://twitter.com/slamdance and http://www.facebook.com/SlamdanceFilmFestival

PRESS CONTACT:
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Digital Bolex signs on as Premiere Sponsor for Slamdance Film Festival, with exciting competition and alumni judges awarding prize at Closing Night Awards Ceremony in Park City.

(LOS ANGELES, CA – November 25, 2014) Digital Bolex, the LA-based cinema camera company has partnered with the Slamdance Film Festival to sponsor this year’s festival, and to celebrate small films on the big screen. Digital Bolex will present FEARLESS FILMMAKING: ART ON YOUR OWN TERMS, a block of micro-shorts shot on the D16 camera that will bring together the Slamdance and Digital Bolex filmmaking communities.

The shorts will be judged by a panel of acclaimed Slamdance alumni including Amber Benson (Buffy The Vampire Slayer), Todd Berger (director, It's A Disaster), Laura Merians (cinematographer for Björk, Atoms For Peace, Sigur Ros), Kent Osborne (Emmy Award nominated writer, Adventure Time, Spongebob Squarepants), and Damon Russell (Oscar-winning producer, Curfew, and director, Snow On Tha Bluff) with a prize presented to the best short film at the Closing Night Awards Ceremony on January 29th.

In addition to the shorts block, Digital Bolex creative director and camera co-developer Elle Schneider will moderate a “Fireside Chat” panel at the festival on the importance of diverse perspectives behind the camera. The 2015 Slamdance Film Festival will take place from January 23rd - 29th, 2015 in Park City, Utah at the Treasure Mountain Inn, located at 255 Main Street, Park City, UT 84060.

"As a camera company 'for filmmakers, by filmmakers,' we're extremely proud to partner with Slamdance, the film festival 'by filmmakers, for filmmakers,'" says Elle Schneider, "Our mission at Digital Bolex is to provide affordable tools that enable artists to create work on their own terms—the fearless filmmaking by innovative voices that Slamdance has been famous for discovering over the last two decades."

For the program, Digital Bolex and Slamdance will select pitches from Slamdance alumni and will accept finished films from an open call for entries on the Digital Bolex website. Selected Slamdance filmmakers will receive a Digital Bolex D16 loaner package including a camera, lenses, and post-software to create their film. This is a great opportunity for new work to be shown on the big screen at Slamdance and for filmmakers to have hands on experience shooting with a RAW camera that provides unrivaled latitude in post. Participants will have 6 weeks to create a finished film, which will premiere at the festival.

"We are excited to be partnering with Digital Bolex to offer such an inventive micro-shorts filmmaking competition to our independent filmmakers alongside this year's Film Festival. This continues our mission to expand the creative landscape for independent filmmakers," states Slamdance Co-Founder & President, Peter Baxter.

About DIGITAL BOLEX
Originally funded on Kickstarter in 2012, the raw-shooting Digital Bolex cinema camera was developed by a team led by Joe Rubinstein over 18 months based on the input of the filmmakers who originally backed the project, resulting in the first truly crowd-sourced motion picture camera. Since its release in December of 2013, the Digital Bolex D16 has taken the indie filmmaking world by storm, in use by filmmakers from Spike Lee and Joe Dante to Ondi Timoner, and TV shows from Fox's Glee to Hemlock Grove. Films using the D16 have already played at the 2014 Brooklyn Film Festival, Venice Biennale, and Fantastic Fest.

Bolex created the D16 to rival the image quality of the most expensive cameras on the market so that a more diverse pool of filmmakers can afford to get their hands on the cinema-quality cameras that enable confidence in sharing stories on the big screen at a festival like Slamdance. Indie film should be able to thrive beyond the Internet and VOD as it did on screens in the 16mm era; you shouldn't need a big budget to make a film that looks good projected in a theater.

About SLAMDANCE
Slamdance is a year-round organization and film festival that serves as a showcase for the discovery and development of emerging independent talent and innovative filmmaking. Slamdance is the only festival programmed entirely by filmmakers and is a fertile ground for new filmmakers to begin their careers. The film festival began as an alternative to the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah and they continue to run concurrently.

Notable Slamdance alumni who first gained notice at the festival include: Christopher Nolan (Interstellar), Oren Peli (Paranormal Activity), Marc Forster (World War Z), Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite), Lena Dunham (Girls), Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild), Anthony & Joe Russo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses) and Lynn Shelton (Humpday).

Slamdance's On The Road events and Slamdance Studios' developing commercial distribution platform continue to increase opportunities for filmmakers both internationally and domestically. In partnership with Vimeo On Demand, Slamdance Studios is developing Slamdance 20, a collection of twenty festival award-winning and audience favorite films to be concluded by the end of the year; titles include Matt Johnson's The Dirties, Andrew Edison's Bindlestiffs, and Daniel Martinico's OK, Good. The 2014 On The Road tour was presented by CreativeFuture.

Over 2,500 submissions competed for prizes in the 2014 Slamdance Screenplay Competition. This year’s Grand Prize winner was the Original Teleplay Search For Life by Andrea Janakas which was awarded a total of $7,000 in cash prizes. Submissions for the 2015 Slamdance Screenplay Competition will open on February 23rd.

2015 Slamdance Film Festival Sponsors include Digital Bolex, The International Fusion Doc Challenge, Directors Guild of America and Salt Lake City's BlueStar Juice Bar and Cafe. Slamdance is proud to partner with sponsors who support emerging artists and push the boundaries of independent filmmaking.

Additional information about the Slamdance Film Festival is available at www.slamdance.com

Connect with Slamdance: twitter.com/slamdance and www.facebook.com/SlamdanceFilmFestival

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Los Angeles, CA - October 16, 2014Search For Life, written by Andrea Janakas, has won the 2014 Slamdance Screenplay Competition Grand Prize. Search For Life tells the story of a widowed man who, when he investigates why his wife’s internal organs are missing, discovers that both she and other human beings are alive - and being replaced! Janakas was awarded a total of $7,000 in cash prizes for her Original Teleplay at an Awards Ceremony hosted by the Writers Guild of America, West last night on October 15th, 2014.

Over 2,500 submissions competed for prizes in the 2014 Slamdance Screenplay Competition. Slamdance recognizes four categories; each top place received additional cash prizes, or in the case of best Short/Webisode, the option to be produced and premiere at the 2016 Slamdance Film Festival. The top Slamdance screenplays in each category are as follows:


GRAND PRIZE WINNER:
Search For Life by Andrea Janakas
$5,000 cash prize

FEATURE:
1st Place - The 3 Faces of Hunger & Thirst by HF Crum
$2,000 cash prize & entertainment legal service award from Pierce Law Group, LLP
Based on a true story, the 116 minutes leading up to the assassination of a visionary Mexican presidential candidate told from the POVs of three would-be assassins.

2nd Place - Tween the Ropes by Elizabeth Oyebode
3rd Place - Southern Knights by Scott Bloom & Myra Turley

HORROR:
1st Place - The Hounds of House Rearden by Sean Patrick Geraghty
$2,000 cash prize
A park ranger is recruited by his father and former senator to hunt a murderous creature which turns out to be nothing like anyone expected.

2nd Place - The Chapel by Ben Botwick
3rd Place - Monstrous by Melody Cooper

SHORT/WEBISODE:
1st Place - Over the Line (And Far Away) by David Shushan
Option to be produced & premiere at Slamdance 2016, plus entertainment legal service award from Pierce Law Group, LLP
Ready to end his life, a man climbs on a building ledge only to discover he has to take a number and wait in line.

2nd Place - ERAe by Ande Cunningham
Joint 3rd Place - Parable From Calcutta by Thom Newell
Joint 3rd Place - Scallywags by Donna Mae Foronda

ORIGINAL TELEPLAY:
1st Place - Search For Life by Andrea Janakas
$2,000 cash prize

2nd Place - Thread by Dane Anderson
3rd Place - Chronology by Julie Restivo & Oren Kaplan

The Slamdance Screenplay Competition is sponsored by Pierce Law Group, LLP and its Awards Ceremony is hosted by the Writers Guild of America, West. WGAW Vice President Howard A. Rodman states, "The WGAW joins Slamdance in supporting emerging writers. Slamdance's annual Screenplay Competition has always found writers of talent and promise, and has helped expose their truly deserving work to the larger community."

“This year’s screenplays stood out from the thousands of submissions and impressed us with their originality and strong storylines,” states Festival Director Anna Germanidi. “We are very excited to welcome these talented writers into the Slamdance family and follow their work to the big screen.”

The Competition has established a reputation for finding production-worthy screenplays written by emerging talent. Early examples include Joshua Marston's Maria Full of Grace and The Woodsman written by Nicole Kassel and Stephen Fetcher. Every year finalists' work is acquired for production, such as the Cairns brothers’ 100 Bloody Acres, Chad Crawford Kinkle’s Jug Face and Clayton Sakoda’s Swine. New York animator and Slamdance alumnus Wally Chung is currently in production with the 2013 Short Screenplay Winner, Think Ink by Emily Hu, which is set to premiere as a Special Screening at the 2015 Festival. The 21st Slamdance Film Festival will take place in Park City, UT at the Treasure Mountain Inn, from January 23-29, 2015.

About Slamdance
Slamdance is a year-round organization and film festival that serves as a showcase for the discovery and development of emerging independent talent and innovative filmmaking. Slamdance is the only festival programmed entirely by filmmakers and is a fertile ground for new filmmakers to begin their careers. The film festival began as an alternative to the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah and they continue to run concurrently.

Notable Slamdance alumni who first gained notice at the festival include: Christopher Nolan (Interstellar), Oren Peli (Paranormal Activity), Marc Forster (World War Z), Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite), Lena Dunham (Girls), Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild), Anthony & Joe Russo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses) and Lynn Shelton (Humpday).

Slamdance's On The Road events and Slamdance Studios' developing commercial distribution platform continue to increase opportunities for filmmakers both internationally and domestically. Slamdance Studios released earlier in the year Nicole Teeny's Bible Quiz theatrically and in partnership with Virgil Films on Netflix, other VOD platforms and DVD. In partnership with Vimeo On Demand, Slamdance Studios is developing Slamdance 20, a collection of twenty festival award-winning and audience favorite films; titles include Matt Johnson's The Dirties, Andrew Edison's Bindlestiffs, and Daniel Martinico's OK, Good. The 2014 On The Road tour was presented by CreativeFuture.

The 2015 Slamdance Film Festival submissions close on October 16th. Categories include Narrative Features & Shorts, Documentary Features & Shorts, Beyond Features, Animation & Experimental Shorts. Although the features competition is reserved for first time filmmakers only, the Beyond Features section is for filmmakers working beyond their first films. The festival program is selected entirely from blind submissions.

2015 Slamdance Film Festival Sponsors include The Fusion Doc Challenge, Directors Guild of America and Salt Lake City's BlueStar Juice Bar and Cafe. 2014 Slamdance Film Festival Sponsors included Blackmagic Design, Gawk, MixBit and Vimeo. Slamdance is proud to partner with sponsors who support emerging artists and push the boundaries of independent filmmaking.

Press Contact:
Annie Jeeves / Cinematic Red
Annie@CinematicRed.com
O: 323-834-9733
C: 310-995-3834

 
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