NewFilmmakers LA and KTLA Presents Annual “On Location: LA Video Project”

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Hollywood Center Studios. Photo credit: DemiGoddess Chronicle

Hollywood Center Studios. Photo credit: DemiGoddess Chronicle

 

October 10th 2015, Hollywood- NewFilmmakers Los Angeles and KTLA presented the 2015 ON LOCATION: The Los Angeles Video Project on the historic Hollywood Center Studios lot on Saturday October 10th, 2015, featuring the theme “What is your LA?”, with opening remarks from LA City Council-member David Ryu and hosted by comedian Guy Branum.

Host Guy Branum. Photo Credit: DemiGoddess Chronicle

Host Guy Branum. Photo Credit: DemiGoddess Chronicle

The one-night festival showcased 21 filmmaker finalists who were challenged to create a film under 5 minutes that highlighted the city of Los Angeles. Guests of the event enjoyed munching on Los Angeles’ famous PINK’s Hot Dogs and drinking from a fully hosted bar, sponsored in part by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Don Q Rum, and Monster Energy Drink.

NFMLA Executive Director/ Co-Founder Larry Laboe and NFMLA Artistic Director/Cofounder Susie Kim. Photo Credit: DemiGoddess Chronicle

NFMLA Executive Director/ Co-Founder Larry Laboe and NFMLA Artistic Director/Cofounder Susie Kim. Photo Credit: DemiGoddess Chronicle

Actress Valenzia Algarin. Photo Credit: DemiGoddess Chronicle

Actress Valenzia Algarin. Photo Credit: DemiGoddess Chronicle

Actor Patrick Fabian. Photo Credit: DemiGoddess Chronicle

Actor Patrick Fabian. Photo Credit: DemiGoddess Chronicle

Film Producer Christy Oldham. Photo Credit: DemiGoddess Chronicle

Film Producer Christy Oldham. Photo Credit: DemiGoddess Chronicle

Celebrities in attendance included Dawn Richard (Recording Artist & Performer), Alex Russell (UNBROKEN, CARRIE, CHRONICLE), Patrick Fabian (THE LAST EXORCISM), Jason Kramer (KCRW), Valenzia Algarin (Adult Swim’s “Black Jesus”) Alton Butler (CEO of Line 204), Clinton H. Wallace (Independent film producer) and Christy Oldham (film producer/director). Judges for the 2015 “On Location” program included Catherine Rotunno (Sony Pictures Entertainment), Abdullah Hall (Paramount Pictures), John Im (Warner Bros.), and NewFilmmakers very own Larry Laboe (Executive Director), Susie Kim (Artistic Director), and Rosalind Helfand (CFO).

Paramount Pictures Abdullah Hall and Indie Film Producer Clinton H. Wallace. Photo Credit: DemiGoddess Chronicle

Paramount Pictures Abdullah Hall and Indie Film Producer Clinton H. Wallace. Photo Credit: DemiGoddess Chronicle

The talented group of up and coming filmmakers were competing for a variety of prizes including the Grand Prize, a generous production package from Alternative Rentals and promotion by KTLA. Additional prizes included film permits from Film LA, Movie Magic Budgeting 7 and Movie Magic Scheduling, Mole Richardson lighting packages, Hollywood Casting and Film green screen sound stage rentals, and $2500 in cash prizes.

Photo Credit: DemiGoddess Chronicle

Photo Credit: DemiGoddess Chronicle

The Winners:

Two to Five Minute 1st Place Winner
The Invisibles
Director Edgar Alvarez AKA Alter Eddy

Two Minutes or Less 1st Prize Winner
Change of Heart
Director Jesse Steccato & Josh Silfen

Grand Prize Winner
A Day In: Los Angeles
Director Andrew Schneider & Cody Autterson

Two Minutes or Less Audience Award Prize Winner
Change of Heart
Director Jesse Steccato & Josh Silfen

Two to Five Minute Audience Award Prize Winner
It Was a Cheat Day
Director Michael Greenwood

 


Honorable Mention Prize Winners

Vine By Me
Director Kyle McAuley

Moment in the Sun
Director Gregory JM Kasunich

The Wisdom Tree
Director Megan Louise Berndt

Citizen of the World
Director Bogdan Yansen

Director Alexandra Cuerdo of short film "Sister Day". Photo Credit: DemiGoddess Chronicle

Director Alexandra Cuerdo of short film “Sister Day”. Photo Credit: DemiGoddess Chronicle

 

"A Day In: Los Angeles" directors Andrew Schneider and Cody Autterson. Photo Credit: DemiGoddess Chronicle

“A Day In: Los Angeles” directors Andrew Schneider and Cody Autterson. Photo Credit: DemiGoddess Chronicle

"Moments in the Sun" director GregoryKasunich and editor Gene Micofsky. Photo Credit: DemiGoddess Chronicle

“Moments in the Sun” director GregoryKasunich and editor Gene Micofsky. Photo Credit: DemiGoddess Chronicle

 

"The Struggle to Exist" director Blass de Blas. Photo Credit: DemiGoddess Chronicle

“The Struggle to Exist” director Blass de Blas. Photo Credit: DemiGoddess Chronicle

"Whats Tour LA" director Diana K Cabuto and actress Louise Van Veenendaal. Photo Credit: DemiGoddess Chronicle

“Whats Tour LA” director Diana K Cabuto and actress Louise Van Veenendaal. Photo Credit: DemiGoddess Chronicle

"Venice Beach House" director Gregg McAllister and the films editor. Photo Credit: DemiGoddess Chronicle

“Venice Beach House” director Gregg McAllister and editor/producer Cutty Cutler. Photo Credit: DemiGoddess Chronicle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cast of "Snowflake". Photo Credit: DemiGoddess Chronicle

Cast of “Snowflake”. Photo Credit: DemiGoddess Chronicle

Zedrick Restaovo and Yasmine Al-Bustarni. Photo Credit: DemiGoddess Chronicle

Zedrick Restaovo and Yasmine Al-Bustarni. Photo Credit: DemiGoddess Chronicle

"Change Of Heart" director Jesse Steccato. Photo Credit: DemiGoddess Chronicle

“Change Of Heart” director Jesse Steccato. Photo Credit: DemiGoddess Chronicle

"Valley Relics" director Mark DiNatale and Karen DiNatale. Photo Credit: DemiGoddess Chronicle

“Valley Relics” director Mark DiNatale and Karen DiNatale. Photo Credit: DemiGoddess Chronicle

Cast of "Love LA". Photo Credit: DemiGoddess Chronicle

Cast of “Love LA”. Photo Credit: DemiGoddess Chronicle

Actress Mary Martin. Photo Credit: DemiGoddess Chronicle

Actress Mary Martin. Photo Credit: DemiGoddess Chronicle

 

Boy Band "Phase5". Photo Credit: DemiGoddess Chronicle

Boy Band “Phase5”. Photo Credit: DemiGoddess Chronicle

"Dream Has No Friend" Director Lorena Endara, Producer Edvardo Arenar and Actor Francisco Leon. Photo Credit: DemiGoddess Chronicle

“Dream Has No Friend” Director Lorena Endara, Producer Edvardo Arenar and Actor Francisco Leon. Photo Credit: DemiGoddess Chronicle

 "Wisdom Tree" director Megan Louise Berndt and her crew. Photo Credit: DemiGoddess Chronicle

“Wisdom Tree” director Megan Louise Berndt and her crew. Photo Credit: DemiGoddess Chronicle

"The Invisibles" director Edgar Alvarez AKA Alter Eddie. Photo Credit: DemiGoddess Chronicle

“The Invisibles” director Edgar Alvarez AKA Alter Eddie. Photo Credit: DemiGoddess Chronicle

Presenter Valenzia Algarin. Photo Credit: DemiGoddess Chronicle

Presenter Valenzia Algarin. Photo Credit: DemiGoddess Chronicle

"Change Of Heart" director Jesse Steccato. Photo Credit: DemiGoddess Chronicle

“Change Of Heart” director Jesse Steccato. Photo Credit: DemiGoddess Chronicle

About NewFilmmakers LA:

Founded in 2007, our non-profit 501(c) 3 organization NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) has established itself as a strong gathering place for independent cinema with over 60,000 constituents in the Los Angeles community, screening 1000+ films from over 59 countries. In addition to fostering the advancement of new filmmakers and its members in Los Angeles, NFMLA’s objective is to promote the economic, educational, social, and cultural advancement of filmmaking, arts and culture.

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