The Moving Picture Co. 1914

Photograph by Phil Hatten

The Big Bear Lake International Film Festival

On September 19-21, 2014 we had the pleasure to have two screenings at The Big Bear Lake International Film Festival of our film The Moving Picture Co. 1914. Both screening were followed by a filmmakers Q&A attended by our Director Mark Kirkland. The Big Bear lake International Film Festival also awarded their festival’s annual career achievement award for Haskell Wexler A.S.C which was accepted by Mark Kirkland. As the festival wrapped up on Sunday the Awards were presented to all the filmmakers involved and to our surprise we won two Awards! The Jury Award for Best Cinematography & The Audience Award for The Best Short Film!

The Burbank Film Festival

We  won the President's Innovation Award!!!

The  film was received warmly by the festival and our screening went well. Jeff Rector the President of the Burbank Film Festival Presented us with the award on Sunday night at the Awards and Ceremony Gala closing night dinner.

The Topanga Canyon Film Festival

We had the pleasure of screening 1914 this past weekend at The Topanga Canyon Film Festival where the film was a part of a Charlie Chaplin Showcase that was curated by Miranda Robin. Following the screening Director Mark Kirkland, Composer Greg Kellogg, Photographer Douglas Kirkland, Actors Jefferey Von Myer and Jody Fasanella with myself the DP of the film were invited to be guests on the Q&A panel following the film.  

Santa Monica College Screening

Clyde Smith invited us to screen 1914 for his film students. To make it a rich experience for the students Mark decided to bring along a few of his camera's one being a Pathé.  Haskell Wexler made a surprise appearance to watch the film for the first time and offered valuable advice of filmmaking to the students.

The Newport Beach Film Festival

Our very first festival! The film screened with a collection of films that covered the theme of love. We screened sandwiched between a number of very good films that ranged in genre and style. The theater was packed and people were sitting in the aisle's. After the screening we had a short Q&A along side with the impressive filmmakers Aemilia Scott & Christopher Barrett that screened "Best If Used By"

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