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Thursday, May 19, 2011

June Bleedfest Film Festival: World Premiere of I AM NANCY; $10 Goes A Long Way

If you haven't been to Bleedfest yet, this is the month. Check out all the amazing artists that will be in attendance. And let's not forget about the girl who made me afraid of going to sleep, "one two..." I'm not going to sing it because it is a little late at night for those kinds of shenanigans. If you don't know what I mean, you are either under 25 years old or lived under your parents house for your formidable years. If that is the case, you really need to go to this event. Let's not forget that open bar is also included for that $10 cover.


Bleedfest's June 5, 2011 Event: Summer Scares!
Tickets are $10 cash at the door for the whole day and the open bar. Purchase advance tickets through BleedFest's IndieGoGo Fundraising
campaign http://www.indiegogo.com/BleedFest-June-Festival-Summer-Scares
or on Goldstar. For more information and the schedule:
http://bleedfest.com/schedule The BleedFest June trailer is here:
http://www.vimeo.com/23891306

Badass genre film festival Bleedfest's Women of Horror event is back and better than ever! Genre stars Heather Langenkamp and Lucky McKee will be at the CAP Theatre for live appearances, as well as rapper Lil' Zane!

BleedFest is a monthly Badass Genre Film Festival in Los Angeles spotlighting female filmmakers making cool movies we all love watching. The goal of BleedFest is to introduce Hollywood to the hundreds of awesome genre filmmakers missing a Y chromosome, get these rad women's movies more of an audience, and form a networking
community of empowered filmmakers of both sexes working together on new projects. It's run by co-founders and filmmaking duo Brenda Fies and Elisabeth Fies. BleedFest is supported totally through sponsor Film Radar and the genre communities' donations at IndieGoGo: http://www.indiegogo.com/BleedFest-June-Festival-Summer-Scares


Come see the west coast premier of I AM NANCY, produced by and starring Heather Langenkamp, and directed by Arlene Marechal. The documentary follows Heather's journey to five horror conventions interacting with fans who've loved A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET for twenty-five years. Heather and Arlene discover through interviews with
fans, Wes Craven and Robert Englund that despite Freddy's iconic popularity, the truth is we all need a little Nancy inside of us.
Heather and Arlene will be signing and selling limited edition DVDs of I AM NANCY. A sneak peak of the documentary is online:
http://vimeo.com/21879137

Writer-actor-director and Master of Horror Lucky Mckee receives the coveted Inanna Partnership Award for his full-bodied portrayals of female characters we love! Lucky will answer questions about his controversial new feature THE WOMEN, releasing in theatres this fall.

Comedian Candice Rankin returns for the second part of the exclusive sneak peak of her one woman show UNDER THE HOOD. The full show will world premier at the Electric Lodge in Venice August 11th at 8 p.m.


The June charity is IMPACT PERSONAL SAFETY, the world's most effective self defense training. Director and alumna Heidi Hornbacher will give a live, full-contact demonstration.

The shorts program will feature nine horror shorts by women. Filmmaker, alumna, and festival programmer Lori Bowen flies in from Florida to world premier A HAMMER FELL IN JERUSALEM: AND BE AT REST. Alumna Cindy Baer world premiers her frightening SLASHDANCE, which was shot on location at Sundance Film Festival.

BleedFest co-founders Elisabeth Fies and Brenda Fies give sneak peaks of HARD TO DO written and starring Kit Williamson, and COLLEGE GIRLS ROAD TRIP introducing
newcomers Casey Whalen and Sarah Walsh.


Elegaic WE'RE JUST LIKE YOU makes its Southern California debut, and the majority of the crew will be in attendance including director Chelsea Christer, producer Amber Lammon, cinematographer Katherine Brennan, and writer Steve Romanko. Husband and wife team Robyn Simms and Stephen Johnson (G4, Fewdio) pop their BleedFest cherry with the first festival screening of their subversive short NEIGHBORS. Robyn is confirmed for the Q&A.

BleedFest isn't just about promoting their filmmaking winners; they want to promote you, the audience member! The audience is filled with working genre filmmakers, and is the perfect place for actors and filmmakers looking to network. Actress Tara Cardinal was cast in alumna Marichelle Daywalt's short THE MANY DOORS OF ALBERT WHALE
because of networking at BleedFest. The popular Open Bar includes Bloody Mary's and Mimosas to help get you over your shyness, and the CAP Theatre is a warm and friendly place with an artistic vibe. Come promote yourself and your projects on BleedFest's Red Carpet. Red Carpet interviews will be conducted by Bzzzline.com and INdTV. Red Carpet photos will be taken by celebrity photographer Winston Burris,
and featured on PRphotos.com and Exposay.com.

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JUNE PROGRAM: SUMMER SCARES
Sunday June 5th, 2011 11:00am-3:45pm
Location: CAP Theatre 13752 Ventura Blvd. (a few blocks west of
Woodman) Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
$10 cash at door for all day ticket and OPEN BAR

Schedule subject to change, personal appearances dependent on schedule.

11:00am-11:15am Red Carpet, Mixer, Open Bar

11:15am-11:30am Self Defense Demonstration
June Charity: Impact Personal Safety.com

11:30am-11:35am Screenwriting Award
-DEAR JOHN (5 minutes)
written by Sharon Davis & Cameron McCulloch

11:35am-11:55am Shorts - Exclusive Sneak Peaks
-COLLEGE GIRLS ROAD TRIP (3 minutes)
writers/directors Brenda Fies and Elisabeth Fies
Q&A with stars Casey Whalen and Sarah Walsh
-HARD TO DO (8 minutes) director Elisabeth Fies, writer Kit Williamson Q&A

11:55am-12:15pm BREAK: Open Bar, Red Carpet, Mixer

12:15pm-12:25pm Live One Woman Show
Part 2 of Candice Rankin's UNDER THE HOOD

12:25pm-1:30pm Shorts in Competition
-SLASHDANCE (8 minutes) by Cindy Baer Q&A
-TEPPAN DEAD (7 minutes) by Hilary B. Lavin
-NEIGHBORS (4 minutes)
by Robyn Simms and Stephen Johnson Q&A
-ZEKE (15 minutes) by Dana Buning
-A HAMMER FELL ON JERUSALEM: AND BE AT REST (3 minutes) by Lori Bowen Q&A
-WE’RE JUST LIKE YOU (6 minutes)
by Chelsea Christer Q&A Cast and Crew

1:30pm-1:40pm INANNA PARTNERSHIP AWARD
presented live to director Lucky McKee (MAY, THE WOMAN), Q&A

1:40pm-2:10pm BREAK: Open Bar, Red Carpet, Mixer, I AM NANCY DVD
purchasing and signing

2:10pm-2:15pm LIVE MUSIC
Jamie Coon sings theme song "I AM NANCY"

2:15pm-2:20pm Audience Award Certificate presented

2:20pm-2:25pm Film Radar Award Certificate presented

2:25-3:30pm FEATURE DOCUMENTARY
WEST COAST PREMIER
Co-presented with Lori Bowen
I AM NANCY, 2011 (71 minutes)
Directed and produced by Arlene Marechal, produced by and starring
Heather Langenkamp In the autobiographical I AM NANCY, the focus is squarely on Heather Langenkamp and her unique experience playing Wes Craven's legendary teen heroine Nancy Thompson. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, Heather asks the burning question: "Why Freddymania, and not Nancymania?" After personally experiencing the Freddy Krueger marketing craze, the rise of horror convention fandom and the phenomenon of eight Nightmare On Elm Street films, Heather reflects on
the relevance of heroes in this modern age of monster lovers. Prepare to put yourself in Nancy's shoes and think about Elm Street in a whole new way.

3:30pm-3:50pm Inanna Award presented live to director/producer
Arlene Marechal; producer/star Heather Langenkamp

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Save Old Tony's Facebook Page - Fact or Fiction

Dear Friends:

Well, I was pretty concerned when I saw the "Save Old Tony's" Facebook page. I was wondering why, in the world, would the Redondo Beach City Council refuse to extend Old Tony's lease. I wrote to Old Tony's and asked them if they had made an offer to the City to extend the lease for fair market value. I had posted the message to Old Tony's on their Save Old Tony's facebook page. Within about three hours, it was removed. Thus, I am unable to ascertain what, if anything, Old Tony's has done to re-negotiate their lease.

I have read the newspaper articles and have not noticed any particulars from Old Tony's about how exactly the City Council of Redondo Beach is closing Old Tony's down or refusing to extend their lease. From the articles, I noticed that the lease is not up until February 2012. I also went on the Redondo Beach website to get familiar with the enactment of "G" and look over the minutes to see what has been discussed. Unfortunately most of the minutes with regard to the leases are in closed sessions so that was no help.

I was very concerned about the future of Old Tony's. I decided to ask the Redondo Beach City Council members about what their intentions were with regard to the revitalization plan and potential extension of current leaseholders, including Old Tony's.

I am including quotes from the City of Redondo Beach so you can see what their intentions are. I just wanted people to have a good handle of the City's position prior to jumping to conclusions. I love Old Tony's just about as much as anyone who lives in Redondo Beach. It is one of my first choices for birthdays and celebrations in the area. I want to keep the marriage of Redondo Beach and Tony's intact. Please read the emails below so you can be up to date with the decisions that will be made this summer.

I have to add that our City is very responsive to my questions. I have only included one of the 15+ emails with the City including Steve Aspel, Redondo Beach Mayor Mike Gin and Bill Workman.

Yours,
Christina Wickers

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Dear Steve Aspel:


Thank you for your emails. I truly appreciate your candid responses. And I also appreciate the quick turn around you have had in responding.

I am still not clear on what the intended plan is. I would like to be able to let people know what is going on so they can either: show up at the meeting or understand that the city council is trying to make a good deal, with appropriate conditions, for the benefit of the city, in line with our intent behind "G."

With that said, I need to know whether the City Council planning to assign the future interest of the pier properties to one "Master Lease Holder?" If so, for what time period? Like 20 years, 10 years, 100 years? And under what revitalization conditions?

Since, the city can only assign what it has not already leased out, I am just wondering what type of deal the City is trying to make with a potential "Master Lease Holder." I realize the City wants to get out of the leasing business but if that is the case, the city must either sell the city property or lease it out for some lengthy future time period, still holding on to the fee simple.

Please let me know what the City Council is intending to do. ie: (1) Lease the property to one "master leaseholder?" or (2) lease the properties to many lease holders for a lengthy period of time? (3) or sell the property.

Please forward this email to the person who can respond if you don't know at this time. I really appreciate your assistance.

Christina

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Good Morning Christina!

The City has hired a firm, Kosmont and Assoc., that specializes in waterfront issues. They are in the process of producing a Request for Proposal, which will be advertised in the next few weeks. There are many separate leaseholds in the harbor, but this one (Old Tony's) contains the buildings in Tony's area. That entire block of buildings from Starboard Attitude to Shark Attack.

The length of the lease will be negotiated.

As for people coming top the meetings, I would suggest anyone concerned show up when the actual lease comes on the agenda. Showing up to speak during our Public comment session is ok, but since we have nothing to vote on...or even discuss, all we can do is listen. And the maximum allotted time is a total of 30 minutes. If the item is on the agenda, everyone can speak, even if it takes hours and hours!

I think we have all heard loud and clear that many, many people want to keep Tony's. That was my intention all along anyway.

. . .

You have been wonderful and I will make it a point to keep you abreast of the situation.


Steve Aspel
Redondo Beach City Council

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Hello Ms. Wickers,

Thank you for taking the time to contact me regarding the lease issues for Old Tony’s.

Tony’s is a landmark and historical restaurant for our City. I’ve enjoyed many meals there and have a few mai tai glasses as souvenirs. The Trutanich Family has been a wonderful part of our community for over 50 years.

The City Council and I have not made any decisions at this point regarding the lease for Tony’s on the Pier.

As a City, we are currently in the process of setting the foundation for revitalizing our Pier and Harbor area. Part of that process will be formalizing opportunities for partnerships with potential investors and businesses who have the expertise and the resources to help make our make our historic pier even more attractive. We hope to have this process finalized this summer.

In the interest of fairness to all of our other longtime legacy and historic small businesses on the Pier who are interested in lease extensions as well, all potential leaseholders and investors will be given the opportunity to participate in the leasehold and lease extension process that we are currently developing that will be ready this coming summer.

I will work to ensure that Tony’s has an opportunity to participate through this process as a partner in the future revitalization of our historic Pier.

Any decisions regarding Tony’s lease will be made through this process this coming summer.

Thank you again for taking the time to write to me on this issue and thank you so much for your support of me in the upcoming election.

Best regards,

Mike

Mike Gin

Mayor, City of Redondo Beach

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Hope For Kids Easter Outreach 2011-God Was There to Help Us Along

Photographed above is Light and Soul. Members listed below.

I had such a wonderful time with the kids at the Hope For Kids Full Armor Mentors Easter Outreach yesterday. I have a few pictures from my phone but will be uploading more (better quality) taken from various photographers in a few days.



This was such a spectacular day with quite a build up. I had been working on getting entertainment for the event since February of 2011. I was confident going into it because all the pre-work had been done. I had a final exam in my trial practice class on Thursday of this week and spent just about all my time this week on that. In fact, I didn't even go to work, where I was surely missed by my boss, Dad. But, I am sure it came as no surprise to him. Usually when I have a final coming up at school, I take a few, if not the entire week off.

Anyways, back to the topic at hand. So, on Wednesday, I found out that the DJ, two dance acts, a singer and a magician couldn't make it. I decided that I wasn't going to worry about it until the final exam was over and all would be taken care of.

Now, God willing, it was.

My final exam went off pretty well on Thursday night. We got out of class at about 11pm which meant I got home around 12:00am on Friday. Friday morning I got up at 6am to be at my volunteer position at the LA DA's office at 8am. I worked there until 4pm and got to work on fixing the Hope for Kids program.

I went to Toys R Us, with no help. I ended up buying some books for my friend's girls. Then ran over to Von's and bought seven pounds of chocolate.

I got home and tore through my entire apartment. It is now quite a disaster. I found: poster boards, large felt tip pens, a bag, small stuffed doggies I bought for the Hope for Kids Christmas Outreach 2010, a large basket, cordless mic, blue ribbon from some cards I was planning to send as invitations, ipod, ipod connector, itunes online, large plastic eggs from last year, colored flat colored large eggs made two years prior, AA batteries, a pink box and a wireless keyboard.



I made pin the tail on the bunny with the poster boards and felt tipped pens. I text my mother to see if she could bring cotton balls. [Please note, I do not draw. I do not think they look good. But I think they got the job done :)] However, I never got to use the pin the tail on the bunny because we ran out of time. This is a good thing.



Next, I paired the doggies with a large basket I had to make the game, "Throw the Dogs in the basket." All the kids loved this one and the parents watched and were proud when their kids aimed well. I passed out blue ribbons to everyone who participated. Some of the kids wanted the ribbons in their hair while others wanted them around their wrist.



Itunes was a wonderful help because I was able to download two versions of the Cha Cha Slide. One was the first edition and the second one was the faster version that says, "let's get funky." Also, I downloaded the Hokey Poky, Limbo, YMCA, The Twist that would continue the dance party past the line dances. The kids really got into all the dances. It was great!

I made another cd from itunes with random child friendly songs to play between acts or during games. It made the transitions smooth and the games more enjoyable. Of course, I had help with the music. Amanda Krugh from Christian Community Church volunteered to run the sound and the computer presentations. This was really a big help to the smooth operation of the show.

The flat eggs were used in a game of "musical eggs." This game is exactly like musical chairs but with flat eggs on the ground. It is a Hope for Kids favorite. This one was a hit.



The round eggs, from prior years, were used in a relay game. The kids put an egg between their knees and attempted to pass them to the next person. This one is always a little confusing for the kids but they try hard at it. (See image above of badly drawn bunnies for photos of these eggs).

The candy and bag were used at the outreach to reward(bribe) the kids. This worked in many circumstances. For example, one child was upset because someone had pushed him in the game. I sat the bad child in time out. Then gave the other one candy. Another child was upset because he thought he was really the winner of the game. I gave him candy and said, "I know you did but "Charlie" never wins and you already won a game." He was happy. It goes without saying but I didn't have any candy left by the end of the day.



The cordless mic and keyboard were not used because Amanda Krugh gave me a wireless lapel mic and ran the sound and presentations making both the cordless mic and keyboard unnecessary. I am very glad that when I called Francie Inez on Wednesday night she was able to arrange for Amanda Krugh to come. This was quite a blessing. Oh, I was able to use the AA batteries I brought to power up the lapel mic.

The main acts that came and donated their time were also a great help. Light and Soul performed an hour of music from 12:15 to 1:15pm while the kids and their families signed in, ate and got situated. They were really amazing. I had such a good time watching them. The vocal blending was superb. Members Nathan Halverson on keyboard and vocals, Ashmeed Ali on bass guitar, Lonny Gallentine on drums, Bill Fleury on guitar and vocals, and Gayle Fleury providing vocals. Light and Soul are very impressive.

Next we had the Flag Ceremony, Pledge of Allegiance and National Anthem. Doug Williams, USMC, Joe Gatlin, US Army, James Griffith, US Navy and US Civil Air Patrol and Cadet BJ Fleury presented the colors. Then I led the pledge of Allegiance. Next, Pete Carlson played beautifully on a horn for the Anthem while everyone sang along. It was really moving to hear everyone singing and pledging allegiance to the United States of America. It has been so long since I have been in school where we do the pledge and for some reason it struck me. Probably because I love our country.

Next Dr. Francie, Zeke Rodribuez and Pete Carlson gave an Easter message while everyone listened intently.



Pastor Doug with translator Ruth Sipple blessed the crowd while Dennis and Anette joined in.

Then, Elisabeth Fies and Cindy Baer showed up to give the kids an acting lesson. The kids were very attentive and were excited to volunteer. Almost every child would put their hand up when Elisabeth and Cindy asked for volunteers. I think I saw some jumping and that age old, "oh, oh, oh," and, "me, me, me." It was great to have them!




Then I did the Cha Cha Slide part one and two and followed it with the Hokey Poky, then Limbo.

Next, the kids went outside for the Easter Egg Hunt. They returned about twenty minutes later with their baskets.

Nurse Tricia (Tricia Wickers) and I handed out stethoscopes to the kids. She taught them how to listen to their heart beats and then passed out Charlie Brown band aids so they could treat a patient (the kid next to them) with a cut on their arm. The children were very quiet and listened intently to Nurse Tricia. It was a wonderful experience.

Then, Alex Montelongo from Polynesian Paradise Dancers, entered the stage in full costume to dance for the kids. She entertained them and then taught them some Polynesian dance moves. After that, Alex showed them another traditional Polynesian dance. It was really beautiful. I tried to mimic what the dancer was doing, and well, I don't think it is one of my strengths. Ha ha ha. Special thank you to Akemi Welsh for arranging it.

After the Polynesian dance, Nurse Tricia helped me facilitate the games, "Get the Dog in the Basket" game and musical eggs. My throat was starting to fail me after almost four hours of talking. Thankfully, Nurse Tricia took over while I handed out the blue ribbons to the kids. Rodney Wickers was on hand to take photos and thankfully so. I abruptly got a coughing fit in the middle of the "Dog in the Basket" game and he was able to bring me some water.

Dr. Francie had given me some thank you flowers that were intended for Elisabeth Fies, Cindy Baer, Light and Soul, Nurse Tricia and the Polynesian Paradise Dancer which I forgot to hand out. Sorry guys!

That brought us to 4:00pm and the party was over. What a wonderful Easter and what a wonderful group of volunteers.

At the outreach Orda Cherry ran the Easter Buffet and many volunteers helped with sign in, face painting, Easter story's, Easter Bunny, including Hope for Kids Ambassadors of Hope: Jose Barraza, Tonya Perez, Tony Gaxiola, Jesus Caldeon, Severine Cutright, Laurie Martinez and Ava Huntington.

Some of the Major Sponsors included: Community Christian Church; Western State University College of Law Student Bar Association, President Leila Stevens; SBA Silent Auction Coordinator Sabrina Gustafson.

The Hope for Kids Board of Directors: Dr. Francie Inez, Pete Carlson, MFT, Exekiel Rodriguez, Deborah Valdez, and Wayne Johnson.

The Hope for Kids Advisory Board: Richard Adams, Feniz Alvarado, Bob Andrew, Kay Bowers, Jennifer Corona, Pstor Justus Ghormley, James Griffith, Annette MacDonald, Pam Maynard, Leslie Peterson, Carol Rugnetta, and Christina Wickers.

Honorary Advisory Board: Councilwoman Janice Hahn, 15th District; Mayor Jim Dear of Carson and Marcelino Ines, Jr. and Lions.

Donors and Volunteers included: Amanda Krugh, Terry O'Neil, Mickey Crandall, Joe Keller, Vicki Keller, Eva Keller, Alchele Family, Christian Family Fellowship, Kith Taylor, Betty Taylor, Dennis Dobbin, Doug Marshall, Rodney Wickers, Tricia Wickers, Elisabeth Fies, Cindy Bear, Polynesian Paradise Dancers, Annette MacDonalds, Patrice Brooks, Dana Rose, Harrison Rose, David Bright, Teresa Del Rosario, Christian del Rosario, Johnny Quintana and Corazon Quintana, BJ Fleury, Fran Espinosa, Jayn Ghormley, San Pedro High School Key Club, Jazmin & Company, Ordra Cherry, Amanda Krugh, Felicia Joyce, Rocky Cola Cafe Hermosa Beach, Chris Evans, Redondo Beach Cafe, Garrett Joyce, Laura Booth, Gary Carbone, Mae Fuete, Zoe Fuerte, Brian Duke, John Campos, Michelle Campos, Mary Fuerte, Eric Fuerte, Ed Cruz, Bob Andrew, Della Andrew, E. Arujo, Bill Fleury, Gayle Fleury, Vicki Graham, Dale Tweten, Cooper Family, Sonja Jarvis-Ciuro, Joe Jarvis-Ciuro, Chuck Jarvis, Sonia Jarvis, Dale Buss, Jim Sipple, Ruth Sipple, Susie Shaw, Richard Keenan, Pam Keenan.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011



Check out Consumed on imdb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1722619/

From Elisabeth Fies, director of THE COMMUNE and winner of the 2010 Golden Cob Award for Best Emerging B-Movie Filmmaker:

Christina will do anything to save Hero, the black fluffy eight pound love of her life. But sometimes love can go too far...


"A sweet, demented, fearless little film." -Heidi Martinuzzi, Pretty Scary

"1) I want to kidnap him. 2) It was sickly hilarious." - Brittney Jade Colangelo, Day of the Woman

"I loved it!" - Shannon Lark, Viscera Film Festival

"Incredible." - Andrew Rose, Pretty Scary Blood Bath Film Festival

"Especially effective because I think I might feel that way about my sick little dog right now. Queazy!" - Miguel Rodriguez, Monster Island Podcast Report

CINEMATICAL.com Review
"This inexplicable, hilarious short capped off the fest with a love letter to a little dog named Hero, who even has his own unforgettable theme song. Fies uses The Shining-styled title cards to punctuate each scene of Hero's daily doggy activities, and the gag got me every single time, before reaching its sick (and funny) finale." - John Gholson

HORRORSQUAD.com Review
"Its riff on people who are perhaps a little too in love with their pets starts off aloof as a woman sings a song to her dog, Hero, and ends up in a very self-aware, bizarre place that is a bit of a logical jump for normal people while completely at home for someone crazy. The scenes and techniques that connect the two states of mind seem very disjointed while you're watching, but the big picture winds up earning its share of mildly disturbed laughter." - Peter Hall


FESTIVAL HISTORY:
Pretty Scary Blood Bath Film Festival 2010
Women in Horror Film Festival 2010
Viscera Film Festival 2010
Sac Sci-Fi Horror Show 2010
Bleedfest 2011
All Things Horror 2011
24 Hours Horror 2011

2010 6 minutes 06 seconds


Sunday, March 20, 2011

Get Your Tickets Now for April 3, 2011 Bleedfest and Another Scene Done for Psychosexual !



Pre-sale TICKETS are on sale online for April 3, 2011, ThrillHer Bleedfest http://www.indiegogo.com/April-BleedFest-event-Thrillher-I-HATE-LA-premier-Maude-Michaud-Retrospective Just $10 and an open bar. Go to the top right side of the page and get your tickets today!

Follow the link for a sneak peak www.ihatelamovie.com of some of the films being shown in the "I Hate LA" feature film at the ThrillHer Bleedfest event.

A few weeks ago Elisabeth Fies directed Carl Manes and I in a scene for Psychosexal, a feature film currently in production. Brenda Fies was also on hand as Producer. I had a great time embodying the character "Billie Williams" that is domineering, flirty, stalkerish and downright mean. How is that for a crazy character cocktail? For more information about the movie please go to http://www.indiegogo.com/PSYCHOSEXUAL-feature-film-by-a-female-needs-your-help .

You can get a sneak peak of the feature at Bleedfest on April 3. Bleedfest will be showing a scene from Psychosexual in the "I Hate LA" sequence. Come down, say hi and tell me what you think of the movie so far. We would love your feedback.

Below is a photo from one of the scenes shot with Carl Manes coming soon!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Come to Bleedfest on April 3rd, 2011, and See Christina in Three Short Films, Elizabeth, Psychosexual and Consumed!


In this Photograph: Christina Wickers and Carl Manes

Still from "Psychosexual," Directed by Elisabeth Fies, Produced by Brenda Fies.


The main two films, Christina appears in, Consumed and Psychosexual, will be part of "I Hate LA" from 1:45-3:30pm. Come down, network with film makers and lovers, check out the red carpet, and meet Christina.

The Following Information is provided by Bleedfest at www.Bleedfest.com
BleedFest is held the first Sunday of every month in Los Angeles.

TIME: 11am-4:00pm
Location: CAP Theatre
13752 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

$10 cash at door for all day ticket and open bar, come and leave as you like!

11:00am-11:30am RED CARPET, MIXER
11:30am-4:00pm SHORTS, FEATURES, AWARDS, Q&As


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April 3rd is ThrillHer:
Suspense films by women.
Canadian filmmaker Maude Michaud will be present for a retrospective of her shorts and two new world premiers. The world premier of the anthology I HATE LA will be the feature film. The themed suspense feature includes work by Barbara Stepansky, Maude Michaud, Heidi Hornbacher, Marichelle Daywalt, Elisabeth Fies and Brenda Fies. Drew Daywalt will be receiving the Partnership Award.

Sunday April 3rd, 2011
TIME: 11am-4:00pm
Location: CAP Theatre
13752 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
$10 cash at door for all day ticket and open bar
Schedule subject to change, appearances dependent on schedule.

Photography display by Tim Aldridge of TMA Photo.

11am-11:20am Red Carpet, Mixer

11:20am-12:25pm RETROSPECTIVE – Maude Michaud
THE PORTRAIT, 2008 (10 minutes) — WORLD PREMIERE
RECESSED, 2005 (9 minutes)
SNUFF, 2009 (4 minutes)
REFLECTION, 2009 (15 minutes)
ELIZABETH, 2011 (3 minutes) — WORLD PREMIERE
BLOODY BREASTS: AN EXPLORATION OF WOMEN, FEMINISM, AND HORROR FILMS, 2011 (running time TBA) — WORLD PREMIERE
Sneak Peek: RED, 2011 (4 minutes)
Inanna Award presented to Maude Michaud, Q & A

12:25pm-12:30pm SCREENWRITING AWARD
YOU ARE SO UNDEAD (5 minutes) written by Lisa Hunter

12:30pm-1:15pm SHORTS IN COMPETITION
co-presented by Lori Bowen’s Hallowscreen Festival
STRIP POKER, (4 minutes) by Karis Yanike
MILTON (2 minutes) by Angela Pritchett
FRIDAY NIGHT FRIGHT, 2009 (6 minutes) by Ashley Maria
CANDY, 2010 (6 minutes) by Sage Hall
CANARY SUICIDES (5 minutes) by Natalia Provatas and Valerian Zamel
THE MANY DOORS OF ALBERT WHALE, 2011 (4 minutes)
by Marichelle Daywalt
Q & A with present filmmakers
Audience votes by applause
Inanna Certificate Award presented Audience’s Choice

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

1:45pm-3:30pm FEATURE
I HATE LA, 2011 (84 minutes)
Q & A filmmakers: Marichelle Daywalt, Elisabeth Fies, Brenda Fies, Heidi Hornbacher, Maude Michaud, Tyrrell Shaffner, Barbara Stepansky

3:30-3:45pm BREAK

3:45pm-4:00pm PARTNERSHIP AWARD
SUICIDE GIRL (6 minutes) by Drew Daywalt
LAUNDROMAT (2 minutes) by Drew Daywalt
Inanna Certificate Award presented to Drew Daywalt

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Bleedfest Was a Horriffic Success! Congrats to Elisabeth Fies and Brenda Fies! Whamo!









Except for the Bleedfest flyer, all photos were taken by photographer Winston Burris and can be purchased at www.prphotos.com by searching "Bleedfest" or "Christina Wickers"

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Psychosexual Starring Christina Wickers- Feature Film-Work In Progress-Screening at Bleedfest and Horrible Imaginings



BLEEDFEST FILM FESTIVAL
February: WOMEN IN HORROR MONTH
Sunday February 6th, 2011
TIME: 11am-4:00pm

Location: CAP Theatre
13752 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
$10 cash at door for all day ticket and open bar
You can also donate blood to save the world.

http://www.BleedFest.com

Special Appearances by Lil Zane, Katt Shea, Stacy Title, Lori Bowen, Tara Cardinal, Kevin Tenney, Michelle Tomlinson, Nic Brown. Schedule subject to change, personal appearances dependent on schedule.



11am-11:10am RED CARPET, MIXER

11:10am-11:20am PARTNERSHIP AWARD RESCREENING
HORROR OF OUR LOVE by Dave Reda (7 minutes)

11:20-11:30am TRAILBLAZER AWARD
Inanna Award presented to Katt Shea

11:30-11:50pm AWARD: Best Female Producer
NIGHT OF THE HELL HAMSTERS Produced by Elisabeth Pinto (17 minutes)

11:50-12:00pm AWARD: Best Social Commentary
Inanna Award presented to Stacy Title

12:00-1:25pm SHORTS: In Competition
*******Ballots given to audience*************

SUCKATHUMB by Xstine Cook (10 minutes)
THE PATCHWORK MONKEY by Susan Bell (10 minutes) Q & A
ESSENGER by Lori Bowen (4 minutes)
AFTERSHOCK by Lori Bowen (3 minutes) Q & A Lori Bowen
MIRROR MIRROR by Sophia Segal (4 minutes) Q & A
MEOW by Sarah Brown and Cyriak Harriss (3 minutes)
A NOIVA (AKA: THE BRIDE) by Ana Almeida (7 minutes)
THRENODY by Tyrrell Shaffner (12 minutes) Q & A
THE MANY DOORS OF ALBERT WHALE by Marichelle Daywalt (5 minutes) Q & A

*******Ballots collected from audience*************

1:25pm-1:45pm BREAK: Open Bar-Bloody Mary's served by Christina Wickers, Red Carpet, Mixer
1:45-2:04pm WORKS IN PROGRESS
HARD TO DO by Elisabeth Fies & Kit Williamson (8 minutes)
PSYCHOSEXUAL by Elisabeth Fies, starring Christina Wickers (8 minutes)
2:04pm-2:15pm PARTNERSHIP AWARD
HOME by Cam McCulloch (11 minutes)

2:15pm-2:25pm AWARD CEREMONY
Award presented to Marichelle Daywalt
Award presented to Tara Cardinal
Inanna Statue presented to Cindy Baer (Audience’s Choice from December)
Inanna Statue presented to the Audience’s Choice

2:25-2:35 BREAK: Open Bar, Christina Wickers will be serving Bloody Mary's



2:35-4:00pm FEATURE
SLAUGHTERED written and directed by Kate Glover (83 minutes)
Everyone’s getting slaughtered in the pub tonight!





FOR ANOTHER WONDERFUL FILM LOVER EVENT CHECK OUT HORRIBLE IMAGININGS FILM FESTIVAL

This Month Horrible Imaginings will be screening the work in progress Psychosexual, starring Christina Wickers.

Check Out Miguel Rodriguez's Horrible Imaginings in San Diego, California on February 12, 2011 at 7pm. Miguel always picks movies that will pique your interest, curl your toes and make you wince all at the same time. Don't miss it!

http://www.horribleimaginingsfilmfest.com/



For more information email Miguel at: miguel@horribleimaginingsfilmfest.com