Thursday, August 1, 2019

"La Serenata" is the Imagen Award WINNER for Best Short Film!!!

A quick update:

A HUGE congratulations to a wonderful and deserving cast and crew! Also, a warm THANK YOU to all who voted for us!

"La Serenata" is still in the festival circuit, so if you missed your chance to watch it online, keep an eye out for it at a film festival near you!

Friday, July 26, 2019

"La Serenata" is an Imagen Foundation Short Film Competition Finalist!

Another year, another update.

Just when I thought this summer would pass without much fanfare, I receive news that "La Serenata (The Serenade)," a short film I worked on last summer, is a finalist for the 2019 Imagen Foundation's Short Film Competition! This is the second year in a row AdeRisa Productions has had a film in the running (if you recall, "Amigas with Benefits" won last year's competition).

Still from "La Serenata."

"La Serenata" (written by Ernesto Javier Martínez and directed by Adelina Anthony) is a lovely, heartfelt story about a young boy who asks his father to help him write a song so that he can serenade his schoolyard crush.

To watch "La Serenata" and VOTE, please visit:

Voting in the competition is open until July 31, 2019 (next Wednesday). Everyone is allowed one vote per day.

Thank you!!!

Friday, August 31, 2018

Things I Miss When I Take a Break from Social Media...

When you spend more than an hour glued to social media, you need to take a break. That was me for most of last year, so I turned off all notifications and went into hibernation mode where the social network was concerned.

Doing that is very freeing. Unfortunately, it makes you miss things like this:
"Amigas with Benefits" won the award for Best Short Film in the prestigious Imagen Foundation's 2nd Annual Imagen Awards for Short/Student Films and Web Series!

Amigas Imagen Award

Congrats to the entire cast and crew, but more importantly, many many MANY THANKS to all the people who voted for us!

"Amigas with Benefits" continues to make the rounds in the film festival circuit, so keep an eye out for it at a film festival near you (you can follow on Facebook for more up-to-date information)!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Watch and Vote for "Amigas With Benefits" in the PBS Online Film Festival!!!

After having a great premiere at Outfest LA last week, "Amigas With Benefits" is now streaming online in the PBS Online Film Festival!

Please watch and VOTE for it here:

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Coming to a Screen Near You: Amigas with Benefits, Entropy, and Bruising for Besos!

Nearly a year has passed since the last update! Yikes!

A couple of projects that I've worked on over the past year or so are making their way to a screen near you.

First up is "Amigas with Benefits," a short film I shot for writer/director Adelina Anthony.

"Amigas with Benefits" is a dramedy about two elderly women who have their wedding ruined by a family member. It premieres this July (next month) at Outfest 2017.

Next is Entropy, a sci-fi feature written and directed by Gabriel Anderson. I had the privilege of being the gaffer (a.k.a. chief lighting technician) on this daring film.

From the website:
A brilliant, but hermetic and hard-living woman discovers an anomalous cosmic force that projects the end of the universe to be a mere two weeks away. The terminal diagnosis for all existence compels her to confront her own fear and isolation, and leads her to pursue another woman who may offer the promise of salvation.
Entropy made its premiere at this year's IFS Film Festival, winning the award for "Best Science-Fiction Film." Visit the movie's website for information about future screenings.

And last, but definitely not least, Bruising for Besos is a feature film (also written and directed by Adelina Anthony) I gaffed a few years ago.

It has already had a successful run in festivals all over the world over the last year. It is still being showcased in community screenings across the country (definitely try to catch one near you!) and will be released online later this year.
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