I don’t know how people do it. When I hear film makers say, “Oh it took me 10 years to get this project done,” I stare in wonder. It took me only 3 years to make THE GARAGE SALE and that still numbs my mind. How do they keep their focus, passion and drive? I actually came up with the idea for a short film about garage sales about 20 years ago. But started writing this piece a bit more than 3 years ago. It has morphed into an interactive experience soon to be launched online. I wrote and produced this and am extremely proud of every aspect of this unusual formatted film. Enjoy the trailer and stay tuned for the launch date. To learn more, go to our web site and there you can follow us on various social media sites. TheGarageSaleMovie.com
Tara Karsian and Andre Grano are the funniest women I know. They are also smart, humane and are terrific film makers. Their movie BFF’s is being released June 3, 2016 on iTunes, Amazon.com, Time Warner Cable and more. Watch as they try and promote their film (caution there are some F bombs:)). I’m also in BFF’s if you need any further incentive.
Argh imbed not working, please click on link below. You won’t be sorry.
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?
Looking for a few days of vacation and amusement, two best friends pretend to be lovers while attending a couple’s weekend workshop.
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.
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
Tara Karsian and Andrea Grano
Jeffrey Vincent Parise
and of course Me
Have a happy and safe Santa Barbara Film Festival/super bowl weekend.