2015 Dances With Films Review: “Barn Wedding” Directed by Shaun Benson

  By: Ellexia Nguyen Shot in Guelph, Ontario, “Barn Wedding” is a dramedy that shows the unexpected surprises leading up to the wedding day of Fashion Blogger Emma (played by Emily Coutts) and her longtime boyfriend Colin (played by Brett Donahue). After finding out that she has to move her summer wedding up six months, Emma is set on having her wedding in a barn … Continue reading 2015 Dances With Films Review: “Barn Wedding” Directed by Shaun Benson

A Conversation With Filmmakers Chandler Kauffman & Hillary Cutter Of 2015 Dances With Films “Karl Manhair, Postal Inspector”

  By Ellexia Nguyen Edited By: Colleen Page “Karl Manhair, Postal Inspector” tells the story of a man who feels that his job as a Postal Inspector (played by Geoffrey Cantor) no longer matters to anyone. Feeling unimportant and useless, Karl acts upon the advice of his life coach (played by Amy Rutberg) and attempts to take charge of his future. The Art of Monteque interviewed … Continue reading A Conversation With Filmmakers Chandler Kauffman & Hillary Cutter Of 2015 Dances With Films “Karl Manhair, Postal Inspector”

2015 Filmquest Film Festival Review: “Waste Paper” Directed by UCLA Alumni Derrick D. Pete

  By: Ellexia Nguyen Created under the talented vision of writer and director Derrick D. Pete, “Waste Paper” is a Live Action and CGI Animation Short film that tells the story of a cartoon illustration that gets thrown in the waste basket by its Animator. It’s a visually engaging film about a “throw-away” cartoon illustration, Owiti (played by Mykee Selkin), who must find the courage … Continue reading 2015 Filmquest Film Festival Review: “Waste Paper” Directed by UCLA Alumni Derrick D. Pete

A conversation With The Filmmakers And Cast Of The 2015 Dances With Films “Soledad”

    By: Ellexia Nguyen Edited By: Colleen Page Set in the heart of Los Angeles, “Soledad” tells the story of a lonely limo driver, Victor (Jesse Celedon), who forms an unlikely friendship with his client, Raquel (Montanna Gillis), after saving her from being raped by Preston, her prom date (Chase Austin). “Soledad” received Honorable Mentions for the Narrative Feature Film competition as part of the … Continue reading A conversation With The Filmmakers And Cast Of The 2015 Dances With Films “Soledad”

A Conversation With Powerhouse Valerie Brandy, And The Force Behind The 2015 Dances With Films “Lola’s Last Letter”

By Ellexia Nguyen In this year’s Dances With Films festival, I had the honor of interviewing Valerie Brandy. She is the actress, screenwriter, and director of “Lola’s Last Letter”, a feature film which was shot in seven days in a documentary, found-footage style. Valerie’s film is part of the Competition Lineup at the 2015 Dances With Films Festival, which takes place in Hollywood, California. To … Continue reading A Conversation With Powerhouse Valerie Brandy, And The Force Behind The 2015 Dances With Films “Lola’s Last Letter”

Dances With Films 18 Film Review: “Karl Manhair, Postal Inspector” Delivers a Splash of Dark Humor

  By Ellexia Nguyen “Karl Manhair, Postal Inspector” premiered at the 2015 Dances With Films Midnight Shorts. It is a short film that tells the story of a man who feels that his job as a Postal Inspector (played by Geoffrey Cantor) no longer matters to anyone. Plagued with a sense of irrelevance, Karl acts upon the advice of his life coach (played by Amy … Continue reading Dances With Films 18 Film Review: “Karl Manhair, Postal Inspector” Delivers a Splash of Dark Humor

A Conversation With Guillaume Campanacci: A New Rising Star Of Filmmaking

By: Cesar Arredondo Moviemaking wasn’t a top career choice for director Guillaume Campanacci. He may have been born in Cannes, home to the world famous French film festival that bears the city’s name, but apparently the movie bug didn’t bite him. Or so he thought. In the early 2000s, long after earning two degrees in engineering but choosing instead to work as an international model, … Continue reading A Conversation With Guillaume Campanacci: A New Rising Star Of Filmmaking

Dances With Films Review: “Harry and The Snowman”, A Seemingly Happy Ending Story Includes Challenges Not Seen Publicly Till Now…

By: James E. Groth Woven within the triumph of turning a slaughter bound horse into an international show jumping champion is the personal story of Harry deLeyer. This full-length documentary initially traces how a Dutch immigrant working as a riding instructor at the Knox School in Long Island, New York recognizes the spirit left in an Amish plow horse on a truck heading to the … Continue reading Dances With Films Review: “Harry and The Snowman”, A Seemingly Happy Ending Story Includes Challenges Not Seen Publicly Till Now…

Guillaume Campanacci’s “Devils In Disguise” Will Screen At The Chinese Theaters At 5 p.m. On Friday, June 5th

  By:  Austin Winter-Chase Guillaume Campanacci’s “Devils In Disguise” is an intoxicating psychological mind bending thriller. Dripping with sensual sexuality and intrigued. Guillaume Campanacci takes one on a journey into the dark recesses of human psyche. Not since Alfred Hitchcock has a filmmaker skillfully turned filmmaking into an psychological art form. With masterful storytelling and simplistic, but beautiful cinematography Guillaume Campanacci shows his true strength … Continue reading Guillaume Campanacci’s “Devils In Disguise” Will Screen At The Chinese Theaters At 5 p.m. On Friday, June 5th

Dances With Films: Opening Night & Green Carpet

By Ellexia Nguyen Dances With Films unrolled with a steady stream of talented filmmakers and cast members making their way down the green carpet at the Loews Hollywood Hotel. Executive Producer/Actress Magen Mattox with Guillaume Campanacci (director, producer, actor) of the feature film “Devils in Disguise” are among the attendees. Their story focuses on two roommates Leila (played by Magen Mattox) and Sandy (played by … Continue reading Dances With Films: Opening Night & Green Carpet

Dances With Films Review: “Ablution”, A Family Conflicted And In Turmoil

By: Kareem Williams “Ablution” is a great movie with a story line that will blow you away. I believe we as humans have the struggle of being pure when it comes to religion; when at the end of the day, nobody is pure. “Ablution” is about a Muslim family, who have lost their father figure in the home, leaving the mother, AFSANEH (Nina Nayebi) upset with … Continue reading Dances With Films Review: “Ablution”, A Family Conflicted And In Turmoil

DANCES WITH FILMS 2015 ANNOUNCES EXTRAORDINARY COMPETITION SLATE RICH WITH ‘BREAK-IN’S” “TREASURE HUNTS” AND “BARN WEDDINGS” “IN STEREO” WORLD PREMIERING FROM EMERGING US AND INTERNATIONAL FILMMAKERS

Dances With Films lineup highlights fascinating films from Australia, Iran, New Zealand, Sweden, Ireland and Canada with diverse casts including Mario Cantone, Beau Garrett, Lauren Potter, Matt Groening, and Penn Jillette Dances With Films, the iconic Los Angeles based Film Festival announced their Narrative and Documentary Feature Film Competition programs for its 18th Festival edition. Dances With Films (DWF) showcase of emerging artists include 16 … Continue reading DANCES WITH FILMS 2015 ANNOUNCES EXTRAORDINARY COMPETITION SLATE RICH WITH ‘BREAK-IN’S” “TREASURE HUNTS” AND “BARN WEDDINGS” “IN STEREO” WORLD PREMIERING FROM EMERGING US AND INTERNATIONAL FILMMAKERS