Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Happy Holidays 2019!

2019 is already coming to a close while 2020 creeps up in the horizon. When I was a kid, a measly school week felt like an eternity. Now, years zip by at mach speeds. This is why old people keep telling you to stop and smell the roses.

Recently, I've been working with Tatiana Krokar, a friend of mine from film school, on comedic shorts for her improv group. One of the videos is currently featured on WHOHAHA.com, a website co-founded by Elizabeth Banks that showcases female comedy creators.

Anyway, Happy Holidays! Seasons Greetings! Etc.!

Let's all do a little bit better and give just a little more thought when getting gifts for the ladies in our lives (although if bath sets are your thing, more power to you).

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: https://www.imagen.org/vote/short-films/

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:
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