Monday, May 12, 2008

New Screenings and Updates!

Our short, Old Ladies Driving, will screen this Thursday as part of the Organization of Black Screenwriters' Short Film Showcase.

When: Thursday, May 15, 2008

Where: 1999 West Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90018

Time: 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Tickets: $10


Our second visit to Seattle was even more phenomenal than our first; largely due in part to the great staff at the Langston Hughes Film Festival and a gorgeous Seattle backdrop. Adopted By Aliens screened as part of the festival and we couldn't ask for better workshop participants: We worked with a class of adorable 3rd graders, visited a junior high/high school class at the Seattle Arts Academy and later, taught the basics of animation to a mix of the very young and the eternally young.

(Two young friends share their animation flipbooks with Shawnelle)

Each year the Langston Hughes Festival offers its filmmakers a chance to dialog as part of the Filmmakers Roundtable; which provides filmmakers a place to dine, share experiences and exchange information.

The host of this roundtable was Casuelieta's Island Soul, a restaurant that owns the recipe to the greatest biscuits I've ever eaten (insert exclamation point). The day was priceless as we listened to pioneering filmmakers like Charles Burnett and other visionaries from across the country and offered our own unique perspective to the discussion.

Thanks to Karen Toering, Zola Mumford and the incredible team at the Langston Hughes Film Festival for another great year; Andre' for the photos and our dear friend, Yayoi, for being fabulous as always!