Lovesick Fool Screens at the Hollyshorts Film Fest

I was so thrilled to have Lovesick Fool screen as a part of the Hollyshorts Film Festival at the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood! What a pinch me I’m dreaming moment! This film was my voiceover animation feature film debut and  stars a talented ensemble of comedic geniuses like Lisa Kudrow, Janeane Garofalo, and Fred Willard. Dominic Polcino, an Emmy-nominated director of “The Simpsons”, “King of the Hill”, and “Family Guy”, directed, wrote, and voiced the lead role. The film is Polcino’s Mezmo Productions’ first feature.

From left to right Mike B. Anderson, Paul Gregory, myself, Dominic Polcino, Joe Goyette, Brad Ableson, Raymond Persi and Sierra Aiko Persi.
From left to right Mike B. Anderson, Paul Gregory, myself, Dominic Polcino, Joe Goyette, Brad Ableson, Raymond Persi and Sierra Aiko Persi.

It’s an original adult animated vision, expanding on Polcino’s award-winning short film “Lovesick Fool”, about a single guy in LA in search of true love. The film is semi-autobiographical for the multi-talented Polcino–a true comedy in a unique style featuring a lush soundtrack by innovative music supervisor Robin Fujiwara (music coordinator for “Burn Notice”) and top-notch voice performances by its stars. Rounding out the ensemble cast is David Banks (“Deadly Wives”, “Tosh.0”), Paul Gregory (“True Blood”, “Happily Divorced”), Renee Rivera (“Near Myth”), David Polcino (“Family Guy”), Pepper Jay (“Bill Plympton Presents Magnum Farce,” “Midlife”), Mila Musiynko (“Waiting for Dracula”), Paul Batmanis, Bradley Smith, Melissa Teper and I voiced the role of the “dream girl” as well as the hipster girl.

Dominic Polcino with voiceover artist Andrea Renee Riviera and his brother David Polcino, who voiced roles in this film and also was a producer
Writer, producer, director, animator and lead voiceover artist Dominic Polcino with voiceover artists Renee Riviera and his brother David Polcino. David was also a Composer, Co-Producer, Sound Editor, and worked on Visual and Digital Effects for the film.

This comedic film had its West Coast premiere at the Los Angeles Art-House Film Festival where it won 1st place in the feature film category in the festival. After that, it moved on to the popular Topanga Film Festival, where it headlined the Comedy Shorts program and also won 1st place. The film made it’s US debut at the Manhattan Film Festival. Polcino and has also screened at the Hollywood Short Film Festival, the Hollywood Reel Film Festival, the Victoria Film Festival, the NYC Independent Film Festival, The Atlanta Underground Film Festival and the Burbank Film Festival.

The HollyShorts Film Festival is an annual short film festival showcasing the best and brightest short films from around the globe. HollyShorts is devoted to the advancement of filmmakers through screenings, Q&A sessions and networking events.

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