3 Film Screenings in L.A.! Sunset Stories, Kiss Me and Wildness

Posted on 10 July 2012

I’m thrilled to announce that three films I worked on in recent years are screening this month in Los Angeles! One is a fantastical narrative feature, another a gritty short film, and the other is a unique hybrid documentary. This is my favorite part of filmmaking magic — seeing the results of such an intense collaborative experience made with the blood, sweat and tears of dedicated casts and crew members finally projected onto the big screen, where you can get fully immersed in the actual story and emotionally invested in the characters. These bewitching moments inside a dark movie theater remind me that filmmaking is truly a labor of love. (No pun intended with my name.)

All three of these movies are very different and very cool in their own way. It’s definitely worth watching all of them. Here’s a couple of my production stills from each film, so you can get a feel for each one.

So if you’re in the L.A. area and love cinema as much as I do, please come and join me, and the cast & crews of these fine films at the Outfest screenings. It’ll be fun!

I’ll bring the box of Milk Duds and cherry Slurpees. You bring the nachos and bucket of popcorn.

Let’s DO this!




Sat, July 14, 9:30PM [ BUY TIX ]
REDCAT – Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater

(Directed by Silas Howard, Ernesto Foronda USA, 2012, 87 mins)

May is transporting bone marrow across L.A. when a chance meeting with her hunky ex (Sung Kang, FAST & FURIOUS) causes her to lose her cargo. Together, they embark on a wacky all-night quest to locate it, encountering a ensemble of queer Angelenos played by Justin Vivian Bond, Nao Bustamante, Michelle Krusiec, and Zosia Mamet (“Girls”). Shot in Silver Lake and Hollywood, SUNSET STORIES is a quirky and stylish love letter to L.A.

AFTER-PARTY @ HUMAN RESOURCES – Featuring performances by Justin Vivian Bond, Nao Bustamante and Jacolby Satterwhite

[ SEE MORE production stills...>> ]




“This is How We Do It” program
Sunday, July 15, 7:15 p.m. Harmony Gold [ BUY TIX ]
Saturday, July 21, 7:15 p.m. Directors Guild of America [ BUY TIX ]

(Directed by Jules Nurrish. Starring Raúl Castillo, Carolyn Zeller, Hansford Prince, Javier Lezama, Olin Tinatiuh, Shawn Frausto.)

Join the KISS ME cast and crew at our Los Angeles Premiere! Set in the often-clandestine world of Latino boxing in East Los Angeles, Kid Vargas is forced to face up to some devastating truths after he kills his opponent in the ring.

[ SEE MORE production stills...>> ]




Saturday, July 21, 2012, 7:30pm [ BUY TIX ]
Directors Guild of America

(Directed By: Wu Tsang; SCR: Roya Rastegar; USA, 2011, 73 mins)

This exuberant documentary tells the story of Wildness, one of the most unique, electrifying and important queer parties in Los Angeles nightlife history. The film presents the creativity and conflict that arose when a group of queer avant-garde artists of color intersected with a community of transgender immigrant women at historic bar The Silver Platter in MacArthur Park. WILDNESS had its World Premiere at the Museum of Modern Art and was part of the 2012 Whitney Biennial.


[ SEE MORE production stills...>> ]

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