<![CDATA[Red Earth Calling - Blog]]>Sat, 16 Jan 2016 22:52:53 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Leaping into 2016!]]>Fri, 01 Jan 2016 16:32:13 GMThttp://redearthcalling.weebly.com/blog/leaping-into-2016
When we began the production of Red Earth Calling, we could not have anticipated the amazing reception the film would receive on the festival circuit.  We sought to capture the beauty of dance on the screen, convey the majesty of Arches National Park's sacred land, and inspire viewers.  We hope that, on this first day of the new year, the film will continue to reach new audiences in 2016.  Here are a few of the wonderful highlights from this past year: 
Official Selection: Athens International Film and Video Festival (Athens, OH), Free State Festival (Lawrence, KS), Maui Film Festival (Maui, HI), Columbia Gorge International Film Festival (Washougal, WA), Movies by Movers Film Festival (Boone, NC), Moondance International Film Festival (Boulder, CO), Toronto Independent Film Festival (Toronto, Canada), Action on Film Festival (Monrovia, CA), Citizen Jane Film Festival (Columbia, Missouri), Eugene International Film Festival (Eugene, OR), Philadelphia Screendance Film Festival (Philadelphia, PA), Pineapple Underground Film Festival (Hong Kong, China)

Award of Merit (“Red Earth Calling”), Accolade Global Film Competition, La Jolla, CA
Best Art Short Award (“Red Earth Calling”), Eugene International Film Festival, Eugene, Oregon
Best Narrative Short Film Award (“Red Earth Calling”), Maui Film Festival, Maui, Hawaii
Short Film, Short Film Score, and Audience Favorite Winner (“Red Earth Calling”), Moondance International Film Festival, Boulder, CO
Best Experimental Short Film Award (“Red Earth Calling”), Toronto Independent Film Festival, Toronto, Canada

Keep an eye out for the screening of Red Earth Calling in February at the 2016 Philadelphia Screendance Film Festival (February 16-21st): http://www.noragibsoncontemporaryballet.com/2016-philadelphia-screendance-fesitval.html

<![CDATA[Building Momentum for Red Earth Calling]]>Wed, 18 Nov 2015 02:52:03 GMThttp://redearthcalling.weebly.com/blog/building-momentum-for-red-earth-calling
Our sixth award!
We are finally catching our breath as we near the end of November and see 2016 ahead of us.  In the wake of so much darkness that has engulfed the world this year, we take comfort in knowing that our short film has touched viewers, offering moments of beauty and inspiration.  The film came from a place of love and would not have existed without the generous donations made by our team of artists.  

In October, director Jennifer Jessum traveled to Columbia, Missouri for the 2015 Citizen Jane Film Festival. The festival represented the voices of some of the top female filmmakers in the United States.  Stephens College, host of the festival, organized a series of performance, screenings, and panel discussions that challenged and unveiled current trends in film.  Check out Jennifer's participation in the CJ Film School's Pushing Boundaries discussion. We are proud to now call ourselves alumni Citizen Jane filmmakers and hope that the momentum created by this event yields new opportunities for all those women standing their ground in the film world.  

November has gifted us an equal number of riches.  The 2015 Eugene International Film Festival received prominent press attention, particularly as a result of the world premiere of American Gandhi.  Red Earth Calling kicked off the evening for this highly anticipated event.  Although we could not attend, we followed all the excitement remotely.  Now, just this morning, we received the news that we have been granted the Best Art Short award, our sixth award since the film entered the festival circuit. There is more exciting news to come, but you will have to be patient. We are very good at keeping secrets.

Continue to share our website with friends and family and spread the light!
<![CDATA[Friday Morning Surprise from Canada]]>Fri, 25 Sep 2015 14:23:56 GMThttp://redearthcalling.weebly.com/blog/friday-morning-surprise-from-canadaOnce again, we are delighted by the outpouring of support for Red Earth Calling.  We awoke this morning to find an email from the Toronto Independent Film Festival notifying us that the film had received the Best Experimental Short Award.  This news is especially exciting considering the festival had never featured a dance film since its start in 2009.  Red Earth Calling has now received five awards total since we began submitting it to festivals in March.  We would like to thank ToIFF Director Steve Veale and Richard Greene, ToIFF Associate Producer, for the huge vote of confidence: http://film-fest.ca/2015lineup.htm
<![CDATA[A Big Week for Screenings]]>Fri, 18 Sep 2015 19:18:37 GMThttp://redearthcalling.weebly.com/blog/a-big-week-for-screeningsWe are part of a near double-header this coming week!  On Saturday, September 19th, Red Earth Calling screens at Movies by Movers as part of a spotlight series on dance films that feature the great outdoors.  Weather permitting, the screening will occur at the Daniel Boone Native Gardens (Boone, NC) at 8 PM.   Then, on Wednesday, September 23rd, we move to the Krikorian Theaters for the Action on Film Festival in California.  Check out the block of short films at 8 PM.  
<![CDATA[Our Stunning New Poster!]]>Tue, 15 Sep 2015 16:14:54 GMThttp://redearthcalling.weebly.com/blog/our-stunning-new-posterThanks to designer Jaraad Varani, a fellow Tisch alum, we have a brand new poster that "pops"!  The image perfectly captures the kinetic feel of dance and the spirit of the film.  Check it out!
<![CDATA[All Eyes Were on Toronto at the Independent Film Festival]]>Mon, 14 Sep 2015 00:43:05 GMThttp://redearthcalling.weebly.com/blog/all-eyes-were-on-toronto-at-the-independent-film-festivalSix years ago, Toronto Independent film Festival (ToIFF) director Steve Veale set out to create a showcase of independent cinema from local, Canadian, and international filmmakers.  This event occurs in tandem with the Toronto International Film Festival, a monstrous gathering of movie industry people who seek out films with Hollywood-size budgets.  The afternoon of Red Earth Calling's screening at the nine-screen Carlton Cinema, we glimpsed the mayhem as paparazzi broke out in near fist-fights in their attempt to get glamour shots of Drew Barrymore walking the red carpet.  ToIFF attracted a more well-behaved crowd of film lovers at the Shorts Block 3 screening on Saturday, September 12th.  The block included something for everyone--unrequited love, murder, gangsters, science fiction, and, of course, the beauty of dancing amidst red rocks in Moab, UT.  
<![CDATA[Silver Stars at the the Moondance International Film Festival]]>Thu, 10 Sep 2015 00:26:08 GMThttp://redearthcalling.weebly.com/blog/silver-stars-at-the-the-moondance-international-film-festivalWe have just returned from the beautiful town of Boulder, Colorado.  Red Earth Calling held a prime spot in the first block of films at the Moondance International Film Festival, included in a unique mix of music videos and narrative shorts. Full length documentaries and feature films followed.  The following afternoon, we had the pleasure of accepting two silver star awards for Best Narrative Short and Best Short Film Score. A few days later, we learned we also received the Audience Award!  Although our entire creative team was not able to attend the festival, they were all in our hearts this weekend.  Thank you to Elizabeth English, the director of Moondance, for her promotion of Red Earth Calling and devotion to the craft of filmmaking.
<![CDATA[Headed to Sunny California for Action on Film]]>Thu, 03 Sep 2015 01:13:19 GMThttp://redearthcalling.weebly.com/blog/headed-to-sunny-california-for-action-on-filmRed Earth Calling makes its California premiere at the Eleventh Annual Action on Film International Festival scheduled for September 18-27th at the Krikorian Premier Theaters, Monrovia California. 

Thank you Del Aof Weston for showing such support for the film!: http://www.aoffest.com/#!news/cnyl

<![CDATA[Great Press for Red Earth Calling's Debut in Salt Lake City, UT]]>Sun, 30 Aug 2015 01:21:06 GMThttp://redearthcalling.weebly.com/blog/great-press-for-red-earth-callings-debut-in-salt-lake-city-utThe local press and dance lovers showed their support for Red Earth Calling as part of Momentum 2015, a showcase of work by Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company alumni (August 27-28th) hosted at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center.  Check out the announcement in the Salt Lake City Weekly's section:  http://www.cityweekly.net/utah/essentials-entertainment-picks-aug-27-sept-2/Content?oid=2957336
and the follow up review in loveDANCEmore blog: http://www.lovedancemore.org/ririe-woodburys-momentum-2/
<![CDATA[Off to Canada and the Toronto Independent Film Festival, September 10-19th, 2015]]>Fri, 21 Aug 2015 01:06:47 GMThttp://redearthcalling.weebly.com/blog/off-to-canada-and-the-toronto-independent-film-festival-september-10-19th-2015Red Earth Calling is heading north as an official selection of the Toronto Independent Film Festival.  On September 12, 2015 at 7:45 PM,  the film will show at the historic Carlton Cinema in downtown Toronto.  This event will represent our Canadian premiere and we are very excited to share our work with all the enthusiastic film lovers who come out for this yearly celebration.  Tickets will go on sale within the next week (Shorts 3 Program): https://rainbowcinemastickets.com/carlton/boxoffice/?schdate=2015-09-12