Amazing fine art, spectacular films and screenplay exhibitions. free of charge fine Godiva chocolates and unlimited servings of white, dark, milk and other varieties of truffles, Ferrero Rocher chocolates, free beverages, red velvet cake and so much more are all part of the dreamy experience at the Love Unlimited Film Festival & Art Exhibition.
Suzanne Kelman is presented with her trophy by the hostess of the Love Unlimited Film Festival & Art Exhibition.
Suzanne Kelman answering questions from the audience on a screenwriters panel with other award winning screenwriters at the Love Unlimited Film Festival & Art Exhibition.
A proud member of both SAG and AFTRA, she not only works in front of the camera but also behind producing, directing, and writing. For her diligent work in the Kansas City Film community she was selected as one of Ingram's Magazine's 20 in their 20s in 2010. She also proudly serves on the board of directors for Kansas City's Women In Film and Television.
Read an Interview with Meagan on Bar None found here.
NEWS FROM LOS ANGELES! WAKE IS A HIT!!!
Screenwriter/Associate Producer Jessica Marsh attends Love Unlimited Film Festival, Venice Beach, CA where WAKE screened Aril 15, 2011
Love Unlimited Film Festival Day 1! I wish everyone in the cast & crew could have been there!!! It was like everyone in the audience was in the same sailboat & every time something exciting or funny or shocking happened, they were all expressing it at the same time (“Ooooo! Aaaaaahhh! WHAT?”)
Let me first just say that I really wish Jeremy Webb could have been there at the beginning when all the filmmakers had to get up and stand in a circle and hold hands and introduce ourselves… I know you like to do that kind of thing, Jeremy. I’m sorry you missed it.
They were SO scared of Aunt Helen (Shelley Thompson)!! When she poked Lawrence (Simon Henderson) on the chest, someone said ‘Oh WOW.’ – and when she approached Lawrence at Marv (Cliff Le Jeune)’s coffin, there was a collective groan & ‘Oh noooooooo!’…
They laughed & laughed at Susan (Stacy Smith) rambling on & on to Lawrence – and when Lawrence snapped Marv’s neck, they YELLED (Someone said ‘WHAT?’) and then burst out laughing. I loved this moment – it was a crazy kind of laughter, like they were so freaked out that they had an opposite reaction and laughed instead of continuing to scream.
When Lawrence walks off with his head held high to the beat of Ian Sherwood’s beautiful song, the audience cheered. We’re a hit in L.A., folks!
Afterward, I went out with some of the filmmakers and they had lots of questions about the production – They asked about our incredible DP Becky Parsons and editor extraordinaire Jeff Fish.
One filmmaker said she thinks Wake is a ‘perfect film’.
No one can believe it’s Jeremy’s first time directing film. Everyone said they love it. Tomorrow I am being interviewed on video & then will do an audience Q & A, possibly with another screening. This experience makes me feel, once again, immensely proud of each person who was part ‘Wake’ – I hope you each feel proud of yourselves, too. But I’m especially grateful to Jeremy – for choosing to work with my story, for bringing us all together and then for directing Wake with such an impressively clear, strong creative vision.
From Los Angeles
We have now learned that WAKE also won Best of Fest Short Filmat Love Unlimited. What an honour!!
It was entered (in a special 12 minute cut) into the CBC TV show/competition Short Film Face Offand won!
The prize package included cash, in-kind services and equipment from CBC and PS Atlantic and we are excited to be preparing our second film, Bone Deep, from another script by Jessica Marsh for shooting in 2011.
FROM AUSTEN BRAUKER:
I am excited to share the following news about a recent overall GRAND PRIZE win (all categories) at the 2011 Oregon Film Festival, and the same week, I found out that I was chosen as a Finalist in the Newport International Film Festival,in Wales.
2011 has been a good year, so far, for getting publications and winning screenplay awards.
In 2011 I have won the following screenplay awards:
Grand Prize Winner, Best Overall Screenplay, (above first, second and third place in all categories) at the Oregon Film Festival
Best Script, Horror category, at the Love Unlimited International Film Festival (Flew out in April, received award, did live reading)
Finalist, at The Hollywood Screenplay Contest (Flying out in Nov. to receive the award)
Finalist, The Newport International Film Festival, Wales.
Semi-Finalist, The PAGE Screenwriting Awards
I have also had two short stories published this year. One in Zharame, where there is a very funny interview published in the paperback release: “THE ZHARAME ANTHOLOGY: Ends of Man”
Austen is a tribal member of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians from Manistee, Michigan. He works with stained glass, paint, cut paper, oil pastel, photography, custom guitars and other mediums, including traditional crafts such as leather bags, stone and ceramic pipes, and birch bark containers. Austen is the author of two full length fiction novels (“Homunculus” and “Penny Yarrow”), several theatrical plays, and numerous short stories and poetry. He has recently entered into an agreement with a production company for the screenplay “White Buffalo” to be produced as a feature length film. The screenplay “Homunculus” won best horror category at the Love Unlimited International Film Festival & Art Exhibition in Los Angeles.
If asked, those who know him best would probably say “musician” when describing Austen as an artist. He has played guitar for 30 years and produced several compilations of original music. He plays numerous instruments, including traditional flute and drum. Austen hunts deer, bear, elk, and spear fishes for his family, which is also an expression of sovereign tribal rights. He currently works as a Peacemaker/Probation Officer for the LRBOI Tribal Justice Center. He is married to his beautiful wife, Victoria.
Things We’d All like to Know
We would like to understand what makes you tick…your character, what, why, and how you write. We’d like our readers to get to know you. With that in mind, we’d like you to please answer the following questions as thoroughly, and as humanly, as possible. Go ahead, be yourself!
Why do you write? I am a musician and a painter. Writing is a form of music that can be seen.
What do you write: I like to write screenplays and poetry. They have a right now, in your face, visual essence that flows to the audience and strikes at an immediate perceptive sensory connection, more abstract and yet more direct than narrative, for me, that is. I also like writing, but not producing, theatrical plays. I like to see them come to life as someone else interprets and directs my ideas from the initial blueprint.
Who inspires you? My wife.
Who are your influences? Nature and Native American culture. The state of Michigan.
What are your three most favorite books and why? “Naked Lunch,” “Tales of Power” and “Illusions.” They are all the same book.
How do you write? Wherever I am, no matter what is going on around me. The more chaotic the better. I like people around me doing things and having inane, or insane, chatter in the background, like crappy talk shows or the farcical news. The distractions force me to focus on the work and allows a certain bit of the at-large energy of the universe to enter the work subconsciously.
Where do you like to write? Anywhere. I like to have coffee and cigarettes when I write, so wherever these things are I can write.
Do you set a goal of so many pages per day, or something else? No. Quantity does not equal quality. I binge and then move on to something else. I might write every day for two or three months and then start recording music for a month or two, then write again or work on a painting. I have no measurable commitment marks other than doing it when I feel it. I can easily stop in the middle of something and have no problem leaving it incomplete, then come back to it years later and finish it, if it calls to me.
What program(s) or tool(s) do you use to write? Word. Final Draft. Tobacco and Espresso.
What do you do when you get stuck on a problem which blocks the writing process? Stop.
Do you envision the entire story at once and just fill in as you go, or do you just see where the writing takes you and troubleshoot as necessary? The characters usually take control. I either reign them in or let them jump off into their own offshoot and then amputate them from the main body. I have no control over them once they get going. Either they want to be a part of the main theme or they don’t. I cannot control them once they get going. Several characters have reinserted themselves into different pieces at different times. Other characters will push them out or even kill them if they have to, in order to keep their own continuity. Survival of the fittest.
What do you have the most fun with during the creative process? I like to make my wife and kids read characters, especially in screenplays where I need a real time sense of dialog and have to hear how it is going to flow as spoken word.
Do you have any special rituals or superstitious behaviors you must follow while writing? That is all my life is, ritual and superstition. Isn’t that what we all do every day? Religion, work, ceremony, dance, personal hygiene?
What is a cherished memory from your life you’d like to share? When I was married in a traditional ceremony with a big circle of friends and family.
Do you prefer coffee, tea, or something else entirely? Caramel pralines fudge, with a hand rolled cigarette.
What comes first, the chicken or the alien egg? If I knew this I would have my own religious movement. Some questions were meant to be left unanswered. But if you must know, the chicken is not an earth creature, so the question answers itself doesn’t it?
What is your favorite kind of glue? (Your choice) Modge-podge, for making cool collages. I also like Maskoid for water color paintings. I also like to use elmer’s wood glue. Okay, all glue is pretty cool. I would just have to say, glue in general. For truly: The human body is the greatest of all glues, one that holds the spirit as bound in this limited material plane of existence.
This Particular Story
Who do you most identify with in this work? The author. We have the same name.
Why this story? It was better than submitting a series of blank pages.
Who do you think would be most affected by or touched by this work? I hope this work will unite the homeless masses under a flag of peace, finally achieved through violent revolution, sticking it to “the man” and supplanting the dominant superstructure with one equally tyrannical, only with a beard.
What is a profound memory from this title’s writing process? Ask Mary [Shelley], this work is just another version of Frankenstein.
What do you hope the reader will take away from reading this story – is there a theme, or philosophy? That mankind is the true monster on this planet, except for Bigfoot.
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Text of Press Release:
The Triangle of Death, a documentary film directed by Folleh Shar Tamba, immerses the viewer into the middle of the war in Iraq and first Iraqi election right after the fall of Saddam Hussein. It's a fast-paced adventure piece, documenting day-to-day combat experiences of the 3rd Platoon of the 2/24th of the United States Marine Corps while deployed in the Sunni Triangle in 2004-2005.
Tamba joined the Marines specifically to get to Iraq, where he shot thousands of hours of footage. On his return to the U.S., he teamed up with filmmaker Juan Montelongo to record interviews with his fellow Marines. They distilled a combination of Iraqi footage and these interviews into ninety-four minutes that features grueling warfare, and places the viewer right at the "tip of the spear:" traveling in the convoys, going house to house, battling from the rooftops, all while real bullets are whizzing by.
The Triangle of Deathhas been screened at over 20 film festivals since 2009, and has received numerous awards including the Founder's Choice Award at the 2009 GI Film Festival; Best Documentary at 2011 Naperville Independent Film Festival; Special Jury award at the 2011 Alaska International Film Award; and Documentary Award Winner at the 2011 Love Unlimited Film Festival and Art Exhibition.
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"A Turn of the Blinds," a short film comedy shot in Delaware County in May 2010, has been winning a slew of awards. It will be screened June 8 at the Media Theatre, then Aug. 10-14 at the Columbia Gorge International Film festival in Washington State. The film was shown at the Inagural Green Bay, Wisc., film festival on Feb. 25-27 and at the Love, Unlimited Film Festival in Venice, Calif., on April 19 and 20 . End of article by By Journal Register News.
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