Once 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
We 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.
Thanks 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!
Six 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.
We 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.
Red 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