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Ella Wins Audience Award At Holly Shorts Film Festival

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So happy to announce that Ella Gets A Promotion? had not only a great screening at the Holly Shorts Film Festival but also won the Audience Choice award. We all could not be anymore happier and honored by this. So incredibly thrilled that the audience not only enjoyed the film but voted for it as well. A really special surprise for us.

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More Film Festivals For Ella

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Great news! ‘Ella Gets A Promotion?‘ has been accepted into not one but TWO more film festivals. It will be playing in Los Angeles at the end of March in the Holly Shorts Film Festival and the North Hollywood Cinefest. Definitely something to be really excited for.   Sorry for the lack of updates but so much is going on so there will be a lot of posts coming plus the new website will be up in a couple weeks.

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‘Ella Gets A Promotion?’ Plays All Over The World at Manhattan Shorts Film Festival

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Our film Ella Gets A Promotion? is lucky to have been picked as one of only ten films to play as part of the Manhattan Short Film Festival. It was also the only film picked from the U.S. To call this an honor is an understatement. It is simply amazing. The films are shown in over 250 theatres all over the world. Literally all over the world where the audience members vote on their favorite. Both Mike and I were able to attend the Friday night showing in Chicago at the Wilmette Theatre which was really great. The audience members varied in every way and Mike was able to introduce the film and the festival before it began. I didn’t know much about the other films so it was also great for me to see them. The festival did good (not just by picking our film) because all of the […]

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Ella Gets Into The Manhattan Short Film Festival

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I am proud to announce that Ella Gets A Promotion? will be showing at the Manhattan Short Film Festival. It will be shown around the world(!) in a multi-theatre stream. Just amazing! Details are coming on all of the festivals Ella Gets A Promotion? will be showing at. Great to see our little film doing so well.

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Ella Gets Into Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles

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I am so excited to announce that the short film I made with Mike Pusateri, Ella Gets A Promotion?, got accepted into the Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles. We are all so proud of the film we made and it’s great to see it getting accepted. There is more news coming for this film. You hope that when you make a film, even a short film, that it gets seen in front of an audience and luckily this film will be.

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Ella Gets An Award

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  Great news! Ella Gets A Promotion? has won an award at the Accolade Global Film Competition. Such an amazing thing since they receive thousands of films from all over the world. It’s a great start to our film festival submissions. I’ll keep everyone posted as more news comes. In the meantime we are all very excited for this. Ella Gets A Promotion? Trailer from Richard Diaz on Vimeo.

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Nose Hair & Peanuts Short Plays Festivals

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The short film I directed earlier this year, Nose Hair & Peanuts,  has been accepted into not one but TWO film festivals. It’ll make its world premiere at the SoCal Film Fest and play at the Orlando Film Festival. Needless to say Mike Pusateri, the writer, producer, and actor in it, Jennifer Buhrow, the lead actress, and I are overly excited about this. As if all of this wasn’t enough we also got an amazing review at INFLUX Magazine from film critic Paul Booth. Brilliant, suspenseful and achieves two spectacular goals; one it keeps you interested even though you think you know the ending and secondly, it breaks all clichés. Highly original, enjoyable, great writing, ingenious concept and no doubt a film that should begin a run on the festival circuit. Nose Hair and Peanuts is even tied into the dialogue (something only very well written television shows manage to do with purpose). Enjoyable from […]