Congratulations to my “Unlovable” team (Starring: Melissa Leo / John Hawkes, Directed: Suzi Yoonessi, Written: Charlene deGuzman, Sarah Adina Smith and Mark Duplass) who won $10,000 in finishing funds from The Sun Valley Film Festival! Find all the details for the film’s first public showing after the jump.
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It’s an honor to be recognized by my union! Thanks, WGA for the shout out on a project I’m very proud of. You can read WGA’s full feature on us here. And you can see all 4 episodes on FunnyorDie at this link. THE HOTSPOT Olive and Mocha Olive and Mocha is a Kickstarter-funded Web series produced and directed by Suzi Yoonessi and written by Molly Hale. The main characters, Olive and Mocha, are early teens effectively portrayed by young actors April Marshall-Miller and Sophia Laurelin. The series started as a TV development project for NBC. When the rights of ownership came back to the creators, four episodes were shot and then launched on YouTube. It currently can be seen on Funny or Die.
Excited for the opportunity to produce on my first full length feature, “Unlovable!” This is an incredible little film with some huge talent behind it including Oscar winner, Melissa Leo and film darling, John Hawkes. Congrats to Charlene who raised a large portion of the funding through a Kickstarter campaign. The film has an amazing cast and crew which you can explore after the jump:
A short film I UPM’d for, “The Chemistry of Love” is being shown at The Hammer Museum’s Flux Screening series next Wednesday (2/3). Join me and the director, Suzi Yoonessi, at the premiere of this charming film on the big screen. This short stars Charlene deGuzman and will be my third film shown at Flux. HAMMER SCREENINGS Flux WEDNESDAY FEB 3, 2016 7:30PM The Flux Screening Series at the Hammer presents innovative short films, music videos, filmmaker retrospectives, and the most interesting visual work from around the globe. We celebrate the new year and the 9th year of Flux at the Hammer with a program that includes the Los Angeles premieres of Sight Unseen by Joel Knoernschild, Suzi Yoonessi and Charlene deGuzman’s The Chemistry of Love, Terri Timely’s Input/Output, and AG Rojas’ To Üfor Skrillex & Diplo feat. AlunaGeorge. Special guests joining us for the evening include filmmakers Joel Knoernschild, Johan Renck, AG Rojas, Suzi Yoonessi, and Terri Timely. The evening will also include new music videos for David Bowie, Tame Impala, Miike Snow and more. Filmmaker presentations and a courtyard after-party, with DJ set by Marlon Fuentes, will follow the screening.
Thank you to Funny or Die for hosting the fourth episode in our series, Olive and Mocha entitled “Rock ‘N Roll” on their homepage! Check it out, give us a ‘funny’ vote and share with a friend! You can read all about the project Olive and Mocha here at our webpage. Olive and Mocha: Rock n' Roll – watch more funny videos
The first of three new Olive and Mocha shorts is up on the Olive and Mocha Youtube channel. You can see it after the jump. Be cool and give us a like. Be awesome and subscribe! To find out more about Olive and Mocha, visit our website www.oliveandmocha.com
I had the pleasure of writing and producing a short for FunnyorDie with my directing partner, Suzi Yoonessi, last weekend. The film is a take on the beloved movie, “Troop Beverly Hills,” and takes a reverse look at the subject of Girl Scouts in the hood. We got Tasha Scott from the original “Troop Beverly Hills” to be in it (which was very exciting) and the short stars the hilarious Chris Kattan. Thank you to everyone who participated. The kids were amazing. You can see more pics from the shoot after the jump.