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Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Fies Strike Again-Bleedfest January 2011-Start Off The New Year Right and see Consumed.

Here is the scoop:

JANUARY 2nd, 2011 WESTERN & GENRE GOULASH
Schedule & appearances subject to change.

Sunday January 2nd, 2011
TIME: 11am-3:30pm
Location: CAP Theatre
13752 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

$10 cash at door for all day ticket and open bar

11:00am-11:30am RED CARPET, MIXER

11:30am-1:00pm FEATURE FILM
A FOUNDLING by Carly Lyn (90 minutes)

A western, sci-fi, feminist, period piece starring two Asian women and an alien baby. Made by a young female filmmaker. Really.

1:00pm-1:15pm Q & A: Carly Lyn and actors

1:15pm-1:45pm BREAK: Open Bar, Red Carpet, Mixer

~~~~~~~~~~~~Ballots given to audience~~~~~~~~~~~~
1:45pm-2:15pm IN COMPETITION: feature trailers
FUGUE by Barbara Stepansky Q&A
IN MEMORIUM by Amanda Gusack
STOP I’M NOT DEAD YET by Anne Norda Q&A
GOLDEN EARRINGS by Marion Kerr Q&A
AMERICAN MARY by The Soska Sisters
LEGEND OF THE RED REAPER produced by Tara Cardinal Q&A
~~~~~~~~~~~~Ballots collected from audience~~~~~~~~~~~~

2:15pm-2:35pm PARTNERSHIP SCREENING AND AWARD
LUNAR by Mando Franco (14 minutes)

2:35pm-2:50pm BREAK: Open Bar, Red Carpet, Mixer

2:50pm-3:40pm SHORT FILM GOULASH
DRUG(ged) by Brenda Fies (7 minutes) Work in Progress, Out of Competition
THE BOARDER by Susan Bell (9 minutes)
SUPER MORNING by Julia Camara (3 minutes) Q&A
UGLY ON THE INSIDE by Whitney Boe (17 minutes) Q&A
CONSUMED by Elisabeth Fies (6 Minutes) Out of Competition

3:40pm AWARD CEREMONY Audience Award presented

See the Bleedfest website at www.bleedfest.com for film synopsis, filmmaker bios, links, and contact info.

COMING February 6th: WOMEN IN HORROR RECOGNITION MONTH

February schedule will be online January 3rd, 2011.

Submissions are Free to filmmakers, and BleedFest is always looking for quality genre work. http://www.BleedFest.com/

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Bleedfest In Full Effect and I'm Lovin It!!!!


Monthly Genre celebration BLEEDFEST FILM FESTIVAL announces schedule for its Thriller installment December 5th, 2010

Sunday December 5th, 2010
TIME: 11am-3:30pm
Location: CAP Theatre
13752 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
$10 cash at door for all day ticket and open bar

The schedule for the highly anticipated second BleedFest Film Festival presented by the fabulous Fies Sisters has been announced. It includes a dozen female filmmakers' short films and concludes with international genre superstar's Caroline Du Potet's thriller feature IN THEIR SLEEP, her follow up to the sensational and disturbing INSIDE.

Meet the girls after my heart: The Unstopable Fies Sisters



Special guests sitting in their own VIP section include World Famous Scream Queens/producers Michelle Tomlinson and Tara Cardinal, prominent journalist/filmmaker Heidi Martinuzzi, Emmy winning filmmaker Barbara Stepansky, and horror filmmaking duo Marichelle and Drew Daywalt.


The Bleedy Award, a bronze statue designed by Neal Harvey of RubberGorilla.co.uk, will finally be revealed in a video presentation at the Awards Ceremony. It will be awarded to the In Competition short voted on by the audience, and to the feature IN THEIR SLEEP. All films screened will receive an award certificate and Winner laurels to add to their publicity.


The In Competition category is comprised of five short films by female writer/directors. They are BAD GIRLS by the Soska Sisters (sensational feature films DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK and AMERICAN MARY), ALGESIA by Cathy Alberich, DEAD BOYFRIENDS by Xstine Cook, MOCKINGBIRD by Marichelle Daywalt, and MORBID CURIOUSITY by Cindy Baer (acclaimed feature film PURGATORY HOUSE).


The Out of Competition block screens short films produced and/or written by women. December's BleedFest will feature SCREAM MACHINE written by Julia Camara (screenwriter of Spring 2010's Brazillian sci-fi blockbuster AREA Q), and UP UNDER THE ROOF produced by Danielle Stallings.


The Works in Progress section of BleedFest gives the audience top secret first looks at short films by several acclaimed female filmmakers including an Emmy winner, and are screening unofficially to get editing feedback from the audience of genre lovers and and generate buzz with BleedFest's press partners.


The festival will have two Open Bar sessions featuring free wine and beer, giving the audience a crucial chance to network. During these breaks, BleedFest will screen trailers of upcoming genre films (World famous Tara Cardinal's actioner LEGEND OF THE RED REAPER taracardinalactress.com), and trailers of genre work that is now available online (Marion Kerr's acclaimed feature GOLDEN EARRINGS indieflix.com/film/golden-earrings-30830/. Music videos by Sophia Segal will also be played at this time.


BleedFest's coveted Partnership Award is bestowed each month to a male filmmaker whose genre film has captured the spirit of BleedFest in its unusual, bold, and refreshing female protagonist. The recipient of December's Partnership Award is feature filmmaker Dave Reda, whose music video THE HORROR OF OUR LOVE will screen.


BleedFest has a red carpet, an event photographer, a VIP Guest section, and an open bar for only ten dollars cash at the door. You may buy half price tickets at Goldstar the week before the event, and can get two tickets for $12 by donating to their IndieGoGo campaign or using the PayPal link on BleedFest.com http://www.indiegogo.com/BleedFest-Film-Festival

Local renowned artist Kami Lerner will be present with a display of paintings and jewelry available for purchase. www.KamiArt.com

Festival founders and directors Elisabeth Fies and Brenda Fies are a filmmaking duo whose critically acclaimed feature thriller THE COMMUNE was embraced by the genre community in 2009 and 2010. They are thrilled to be filling a hole in the community by providing access to fantastic genre content by indie female filmmakers, and to disprove the widely spread myth that there are no female filmmakers making indie genre. Explains Elisabeth Fies about the discrepancy between reality and industry attention for genre female filmmakers, "It's not even about being taken seriously. It's about being discounted to the point that you're invisible and told you don't exist. BleedFest aims to prove to the world that hundreds of us ovary-challenged filmmakers are here, and we're making bold, exciting movies filmlovers need and don't want to miss. We're positive, we're fun, we're in partnership with men, and we're unstoppable." The Fies Sisters thank everyone for the outpouring of support and excitement about BleedFest that helped them reach their IndieGoGo fundraising campaign in under two weeks.

See the Bleedfest website at www.bleedfest.com for the full schedule, and include bio info and links for each filmmaker featured in the festival. There will also be a Paypal link to purchase tickets now at a discount of 40%.

Submissions are Free to filmmakers, and BleedFest is always looking for quality genre work. Submit your film.

Schedule subject to change, personal appearances dependent on schedule:

11am-11:15 Mixer and greeting


11:15-11:45pm
Works in progress:
Titles are top secret and will be revealed at event
(32 minutes)


11:40-12:00 break (open bar)


12:00-1:05
In Competition:
ALGESIA by Cathy Alberich (15 minutes) Q & A
MOCKINGBIRD by Marichelle Daywalt (3 minutes) Q & A
MORBID CURIOUSITY by Cindy Baer (6 minutes) Q & A
DEAD BOYFRIENDS by Xstine Cook (7 minutes)
BAD GIRLS by The Soska Sisters (7 minutes)
(39 minutes)


Ballots collected from audience


Partnership Screening and Award:
THE HORROR OF OUR LOVE by Dave Reda (6 minutes)


BREAK:
1:05-1:25pm open bar


1:25-2:10pm
Out of Competition:
SCREAM MACHINE Written by Julia Camara (15 minutes)
UP UNDER THE ROOF Produced by Danielle Stallings (20 minutes)


2:10pm
Reveal of the new Bleedy Award design
Bleedy present to the Audience's choice


2:15-3:40
Feature:
IN THEIR SLEEP (90 minutes)


By Caroline du Potet and Eric du Potet, the duo behind Inside. The film stars Anne Parillaud, Arthur Dupont, Thierry Fremont, and Jean-Hugues Anglade.
Synopsis:

After the brutal death of her 18-year-old son, Sarah's life is in pieces. Late one night her car accidentally hits Arthur, a young man the same age as her boy, who suddenly emerges out of the forest and onto the road. Wounded and frightened, he is running from a mysterious assailant, hunting him down after Arthur caught him red-handed in the act of burglary...

Sarah sympathizes with him, taking him in, only to be tracked down by the burglar whose murderous rage towards Arthur forces her to take action. Unbeknownst to Sarah, things aren't quite the way they seem, but by the time she finally realizes, it is too late to turn back.

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Bleedfest for December 5th Genera Announced!

It will be, da da da daaaaaa: THRILLER!

Umm, yes ladies, flex some seriously thrilling muscles for us.

Did I forget to mention that there will be an OPEN BAR? Jeeezzz as if the world couldn't get any better. Feis sisters are rad!

Details: www.bleedfest.com



Monday, November 22, 2010

New Women's Film Festival: BleedFest, by Women, for Everyone!!!

The New Women's Film Festival BleedFest

The following information is provided from BleedFest-Film-Festival:

BleedFest Values: Empowerment, Partnership, Fun, Self-Expression

BleedFest fetes the women who love writing, producing, directing, and watching badass genre movies: horror, thriller, action, sci-fi, western, exploitation, B-movie, and erotica. We also screen a few male filmmakers who have empowering and edgy female protagonists; their work screens out of competition and receives our "Partnership Award." Our mission is to spotlight these bold films and their fearless makers, and prove to the world that the derogatory term "chick flick" needs to be retired.

The festival is the first Sunday afternoon each month. We feature shorts, music videos, and features in and out of competition, works in progress, and student films. We also program Q & As, networking opportunities, and forums with noted Hollywood luminaries to explore issues facing women auteurs in the industry.


BleedFest Website: http://www.bleedfest.com/
Donate $5 or more and get a link to see Christina in Elisabeth Fies short film
Consumed: http://www.indiegogo.com/BleedFest-Film-Festival

BleedFest Tickets: http://www.indiegogo.com/BleedFest-Film-Festival

Donate and Support Bleedfest and get your honorary tampon or maxi: http://www.indiegogo.com/BleedFest-Film-Festival

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Songs Posted!

Some of my original songs have been posted on My Website including "Cry" and "Huh?" Check em out!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Hollywood Horror Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

The songs titled "Snake Pit I" and "Snake Pit II" I sang on for Ciaran Hope's soundtrack, for the movie "Hollywood Horror" can be found at Amazon, itunes, cdbaby and Napster. Congratulations Ciaran! Looking forward to a copy of the movie!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Images & Photos from Viscera Film Festival 2010; Bleedfest Film Festival and Impromptu Night Shoot

Thanks to Elisabeth Fies and Brenda Fies for such a great experience at both the Viscera Film Festival and Bleedfest Film Festival 2010. Sending love to new friends Maude Michaud, Michelle Ayoub, Sylvia Soska, Jen Soska and Cindy Baer. Special thanks to Raylene Prout for hangin with me at the Viscera Festival (OH and for Denny's late night. That was awesome).
























All photos are (c) Christina Wickers 2010.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

5k at Dodger Stadium March 2010 For the South Bay Wellness Community

So thrilling to be finished and watching the children finish their run!


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After the race, the parking lot was very fun! Check it out!


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