by Timothy Rutt
MoonHill Productions: Filmmakers Richard Moon and Junie Hildebrandt (MoonHill Productions) will have two short films screening at the 9th Annual Action on Film International Film Festival in Monrovia. We've mentioned these films in the past, but now's your chance to see them:
"Salvage" is a documentary about several women who have or are dealing with the challenges of homelessness, and the support they get from Union Rescue Mission in downtown Los Angeles. Screening at 6 PM on Wednesday, August 21.
"Zombeo & Juliécula" is a story of friendship and prejudice, a re-telling of Romeo & Juliet in an elementary school populated by zombies and vampires. Screening at 6 PM on Thursday, August 22nd..
Sarah Allegra: the mythologically-influenced Alta-photog and her art will be introduced at a special showing of "The Last Unicorn," an animated film based on the book by Peter S. Beagle. Allegra, who says she was profoundly influenced and inspired by Beagle's work, was recently approached by the author's publisher for a potential book cover and to have them market and sell some of her prints. "The Last Unicorn" film is in the middle of a world-wide screening tour that will travel through theaters around the country as a special event, followed by a question and answer session with Beagle himself. Allegra said it will be very exciting to be introduced to Beagle's fans. More information is at: http://www.newportbeachfilmfest.com/2013/the-last-unicorn-821/
Ibarionex Perello: The Altadena photographer, writer, and educator's podcast, The Candid Frame, gets a rave review from Fstoppers online magazine as "One Of the Best Photography Resources You Might Not Even Have Heard Of." Author Dave Geffen says:
What makes TCF different (and so incredibly insightful) is Ibarionex’s approach to better understand the mindset of his guest, what makes him or her tick, and to not get caught up in the gear discussions that tend to dominate other photography podcasts. His main focus has always been to better understand how his guests have achieved what they have, their style of working and how it developed, as well as the struggles, trials and tribulations that they may have faced, and how they have tried to overcome these.
We highly recommend TCF for the same reasons Geffen does: even if you're not a photographer, Perello's perceptive look at creative people and their process may even make you a better person.
Congratulations to all!