Category Archives: Movies

SANTA BARBARA FILM FESTIVAL/super bowl WEEKEND

1604562_559051974189188_1216426380_nBFF’s will be premiering at the Santa Barbara Film Festival! Congratulations to Tara Karsian and Andrea Grano who wrote it, produced it and star in it! And congrats to me because I’m in it;)

So even though this weekend may be all about the Super Bowl for you (Hey, I’m gonna go to a Super Bowl party! Who’s playing?), you can help us by clicking here and liking the BFF’s Facebook page. Distributors look at all kinds of info (not just the quality of the film) to decide whether they will buy it and distribute it so the general public can see it. Wouldn’t it be cool to know you helped a movie get seen?

BFFs – Trailer from Ninja Goldfish on Vimeo.

LOGLINE
Looking for a few days of vacation and amusement, two best friends pretend to be lovers while attending a couple’s weekend workshop.

SYNOPSIS
Kat and Samantha have been best friends for years. When Samantha convinces a reluctant Kat to take advantage of a couple's weekend retreat by pretending to be lovers, they're hoping for some time by the pool and maybe a few good stories. How hard could it be? Instead, they find themselves immersed in an intensive workshop with real couples who are fighting to save their relationships. As the "Closer to Closeness" weekend progresses, Kat and Samantha are made to face their own shortcomings and, by default, begin to believe their own cover story. When the lines of friendship begin to blur, they are faced with asking themselves: could it actually be there is something there or has this weekend just worked a Jedi mind trick on them?

But you can also come to Santa Barbara and watch the film because the show times don’t interfere at all with the Super Bowl! Here is the link to the Santa Barbara Festival.

Showtimes are:
Friday: Jan. 31 – 8 am (yikes) Metro 4, theatre 1
Saturday: Feb.1 – 5 pm (I’m going to this one) Metro 4, theatre 4
Monday: Feb.3 – 7:20 Metro 4, theatre 2

BFF’s
Written by:
Tara Karsian and Andrea Grano

Directed by:
Andy Putshoegl

Cast:
Tara Karsian
Andrea Grano
Larisa Oleynik
Sean Maher
Pat Carroll
Eric Lively
Richard Moll
Sigrid Thorton
Patrick O’Connor
Dan Gauthier
Jeffrey Vincent Parise
and of course Me

Have a happy and safe Santa Barbara Film Festival/super bowl weekend.

Molly

‘Tis the Season for Horror.

Los Angeles doesn’t just have one horror film festival throughout the year they have at least 9! Wow, who knew? I am in two of the bigger ones this weekend and next week: Shriekfest and Screamfest.

Horror is not my favorite genre to watch as I am a bit of a delicate hothouse flower and am easily terrified. My nervous system simply can not take it. I already grind my teeth, I already jump/shriek if I bump into someone when I round a corner, and I already have a thrilling soundtrack playing in my head. Perhaps I should be on Xanax. But filming horror movies is FUN!

The first film is THE LAST LIGHT. It is a psychological thriller that scared me even while reading it. Andrew Hyatt wrote and directed this film. I saw THE FROZEN (also written and directed by Andrew) and I thought I was going to jump out of my skin. Andrew is a master at building tension. THE LAST LIGHT premieres at ShriekFest on Saturday Night, October 5. To learn more or to buy tickets click here shriekfest.com/schedule_2013

The next film is called BENEATH it is directed by Ben Ketai. Ben already has a fan club from movies like 30 DAYS OF NIGHT: DARK DAYS and the digital series CHOSEN. If you are claustrophobic and like being scared this film is for you! BENEATH premiers at ScreamFest this Tuesday night. BENEATH has the honor of opening the festival. To learn more or get tickets click here screamfestla.com/beneath

I have yet to see either of these films. So if you attend, you may not want to sit next to me. I’m rather a nuisance. Yes I will shout things at the screen, I will scream, and I will grab your arm and beg “Why am I here? Why am I watching this? Help me!”

Happy Horror Season,

Molly