Several of my films are making their world premiere at the popular Action on Film (AOF) Festival, which is going on until September 27th in scenic Monrovia at the Krikorian Theatres. These films are Strangers In A Book, Seeking Valentina, and Natural Born Filmmakers.
This festival was created by Del Weston, who is also a filmmaker, so he really supports indie filmmakers in our community. And I really feel the sense of community at this festival. I ran into supportive friends like King Bassey, Founder of the Los Angeles Nollywood Film Awards, LA Talk Radio Host Cameron Datzker and blogger Harrison Held.
Working on Strangers In a Book was an interesting experience and I learned so much as I also wore a producer hat on this one in addition to playing the lead role. This film is nominated for Best Guerilla short film at AOF. Keeping fingers and toes crossed!
It was great to see my fellow media maven Harrison Held, who played what else, but a roving reporter in writer,director and producer Yolanda Romersa’s The Reward. This film is a comedy with a twist about proud young mothers and their oh so talented children. Yolanda is a talented filmmaker who has won awards at AOF such as AOF/WAB Award and the Action on Film Award.
I had a great time working on Seeking Valentina. Kristin and Armin had a crazy shooting schedule, but thankfully for me, my scene was shot in North Hollywood.
I’m really excited that Natural Born Filmmakers is nominated for a Best Comedy Feature award at AOF. I had a blast working on Natural Born Filmmakers with an ensemble cast of fine folks like my dear friends Gregory Blair and Dawna Lee Heising, which are very talented. I can’t wait to work with them on Garden Party Massacre!
Other standouts in this festival were The Astronaut, House of Manson, and Sudden Master. More info about this wonderful festival at http://www.aoffest.com/ and more info about the films at https://www.facebook.com/StrangersInABook, http://www.seekingvalentina.com/, and https://www.facebook.com/naturalbornfilmmakers