On Saturday, March 18th, 2017 Carl Weber and I hosted a Cast and Crew Screening event at the Alaska Experience Theater. During this event, we premiered our film In The Now (my debut as a writer and producer on a narrative short film and directed by Carl Weber) as well as these other short films by talented Alaskan film directors: Peaks and Valley teaser directed by Michael Burns; Fringe directed by Mackenzie Banbury; Scare directed by Matt Jardin; Love Machine directed by Tom Trainor; Coming Home, Zero Tolerance, and Play For Me pitch directed by Carl Weber; Celestial Terrestial directed by Kitty Mahoney; Dive Back directed by Joshua Branstetter; and Conspiracy Pie teaser directed by Levi Taylor (who will be joining me at this year’s 17th Annual Beverly Hills Film Festival held in L.A. for two of his projects – Conspiracy Pie and The Midnight Son screenplay – both of which have made the festival official selection list).
The evening was a major success as local filmmakers consisting of actors, directors, producers, and friends of films gathered together to celebrate our achievements in filmmaking. I am so grateful that our event even made the Anchorage Press – check out this article written by Matt Hickman who graciously attended our event.
We are truly blessed in Alaska to have such a wonderful filmmaking community of people who are passionate about creating beautiful art and who are extremely talented as well.
However, it is time for the next step. It is time to build a full-fledged film industry. I am so blessed to be a part of this wave when I feel I can truly make a difference in this film community.
Filming is my passion, and I intend to do whatever it takes to grow the local film industry into one that can support many more artists making beautiful films full-time.