Friday, January 30, 2015
The 8th Annual Philadelphia Independent Film Festival is scheduled for April 17 - 25, 2015. Leading up to #PIFF2015 screenings of short films will be shown at the Art Alliance (next one scheduled for Saturday, Feb 21st 7-11pm). Prior and post screenings, there's was a jovial atmosphere with Philly actors/musicians, producers, directors, distributors talking, networking and singing.
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Here's actresses Janice Kerr LaFlam & Melissa O'Donnell hamming it up Cabaret style.
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One of the films "The Invitation" had its first preview before a test audience. The filmmaker J.P. Hoffman (Imaginarium Pictures) was in attendance along with the featured actors Tom Schmitt and Melissa O’Donnell. On the surface the film appears to be a break up love story, until it takes a turn to the dark side. Here's a review of The Invitation by Adam Weber.
|Group Lf to Rt: Writer Michael Putz, director J.P. Hoffman, Tom Schmitt, Melissa O'Donnell, Dylan Henning|
Here's an interview with the director and cast and film clips from UK Street Gossip (Note:video will not be visible to those receiving Tinsel & Tine via RSS Feed.)
Below pic lft to rgt: #PIFF Producer Michael Lasater ( My apologies Michael about posting a pic with your eyes closed, this is why I normally take two shots, just in case) Jillian aka Princess Horror Entertainment Director and Host of Terror Films, Grace Marketing Director of Terror Films and Ben Barnett Producer/Director of Philadelphia Independent Film Festival.
The last film of the evening was a foreign film from Spain called "REM" by Dir Gorka Leon. Synopsis: Have you ever shared a dream with someone else? That is Lays story, a young man with a nondescript daily life, whose only purpose is to sleep to meet the woman he loves. His whole world changes when she comes in to the real world to rescue him. But from whom?
Here's the trailer: (Note:video will not be visible to those receiving Tinsel & Tine via RSS Feed.)
All three films had unpredictable endings with one theme in common, which I won't give away.
Be sure to check out what's in store in the coming weeks.
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