Wayne Shipley is a very talented filmmaker with a passion for the Old West. He is premiering a new Western called DAY OF THE GUN in Frederick, MD on November 14, 2013. The movie screens at 8pm and tickets are $15 and stars Eric Roberts, Sam Lukowski, and Brian St. August. For more information you can go directly to the Day of the Gun website HERE.
Joe Ripple is a prolific filmmaker who is well known for his incredible charity organization SCARES THAT CARE. He is premiering a new film JEBEDIAH on November 16, 2013. It stars Brian Greenwell and is a slasher set in Amish country. Tickets are $8 at the door and the premiere takes place at Gateway Movies – 20 Presidential Circle, Gettysburg, PA. Part of the proceeds of the evening will go to charity. You can find out more about the premiere HERE.
AWARD WINNING BROOKLYN BASED PRODUCTION COMPANY WILL HAVE EUROPEAN PREMIERE OF ITS LATEST FILM
The FilmGym, an independent film production company based in Brooklyn, New York, will have its European premiere this month of the award winning film Chance of Rain, at The Aesthetica Short Film Festival in York, England. The film debuted and took home the award for Best Short Film at the prestigious Sonoma International Film Festival in California in April, and has been racking up awards and positive reviews since.
Chance of Rain is directed by Philipp Wolter and stars Wolter and his wife, Michelle Glick, who are the driving force behind FilmGym. As succinctly described by Roger Ebert writer Anath White, “they possess the sort of beauty which could easily inspire envy in others, yet they’re also down-to-earth and instantly likable. Their moody, atmospheric film takes us into a world we’d willingly spend more time exploring with its intriguing characters. When it wins Best Narrative Short (at Sonoma), the applause is heartfelt.”
Chance of Rain is a dramatic love story, beautifully shot by cinematographer Eun-ah Lee.
“I saw this piece as a play several years ago,” says Wolter, “and the story always stayed with me. So I contacted the writer, Chisa Hutchinson, and we collaborated on a screenplay version of her story.”
Chance of Rain is FilmGym’s follow up to The Bridge, another film created by the duo that garnered awards on the national and international level and later went on to qualify for an Oscar.
Since 2004 FilmGym has grown from an arena for actors and filmmakers to collaborate and work on their craft into a production house boasting films and commercials that have won awards at both the local and international level. In addition to building an impressive portfolio of work, the duo hosts International short film screenings, a monthly screenplay reading series and have become accomplished actors in their own right. Wolter will be seen later this year in Blood Ties, starring Clive Owen, Marion Cotillard and Mila Kunis; and Glick continues to tour with her autobiographical one woman show, Asian Belle.
“We are really excited to bring Chance of Rain to Europe,” says Glick. “Especially to The Aesthetica Festival – it’s very much an established and dynamic player on the UK film festival circuit and the level of work is really high. We’re in good company!”