Odds or Evens Takes Final Bow With Best of Fest Award

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That’s all folks! Odds or Evens ended its festival run with two big awards. It won Best Drama and the grand prize, Best Overall Film at the 2014 Shorts Showcase Film Festival in Palm Springs.

When it was all said and done, our film took home four awards during its two years on the festival circuit.

– Best Overall Film:  Shorts Showcase
– Best Drama:  Shorts Showcase
– Best Community Short:  Oak Cliff Film Festival
– Honorable Mention:  Taos Shortz Film Festival

Thank you so much to our family and friends who supported the film. Special shout outs go out to our talented actors and amazing crew.

With that, we’re putting Odds or Evens to bed. However, you can always watch it here. That’s a wrap!

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We’ve Been Nominated!

Shorts Showcase Awards

The votes are in and Odds or Evens has been nominated for a Shorts Showcase Award.  The awards ceremony is October 23, 2014 at a very cool venue called, “The Show” in Rancho Mirage, CA.  It’s just a few miles down the road from Palm Springs.

Congrats to the entire cast & crew and we’ll see you on the red carpet.

Click here for a list of nominees.

Dallas Indie Festival To Screen Odds or Evens

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This is certainly a pleasant surprise. The Dallas Indie Festival has invited us to screen our short film, and it’s all thanks to our talented Director of Photography, Jeff Adair.

After seeing Jeff’s diverse body of work in the field of film and video, the folks at the Dallas Indie Festival were quite impressed.  They were kind enough to ask Jeff to screen Odds or Evens at this year’s festival – and the answer was a resounding YES!

In fact, our short firm is part of the festival’s opening night program.  Even the Dallas Observer gave our film two thumbs up.

Showtimes are as follows:

Thursday, June 19, 2014
Film Block 1 – 5:30-7:30pm

Saturday, June 21, 2014
Film Block 1 – 3:00 -5:00pm

Location:
Bath House Cultural Center Theater
521 E Lawther Dr,
Dallas, TX 75218

 

Not Going Quietly

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Just when we thought our festival run had run its course… SURPRISE!  We’re in another film festival.

Odds or Evens is an official selection of the 2014 Shorts Showcase Film Festival in Palm Springs. Not only is the film an official selection, but our short is up for an award.  You can check out the award categories and information about the festival here.  The Shorts Showcase Festival Awards Ceremony takes place in the Fall of 2014, with actual dates still to be determined.

Don’t forget, there’s still time to vote for our film in the social media award categories by watching and “liking” the film here:

 

 

 

 

Why Shorter Is Sometimes Better

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What was I thinking?

People often ask – why the hell did you make a short film? Good question. Why did we make a short film? We certainly didn’t get rich off of it.

In this recent article in Connect 2 Media & Entertainment, the answer as to why shorter is sometimes better may provide some insight.

And what the hell… Odds or Evens is mentioned in the article.

Charles Baker Plays Piano For Conan O’Brien

Actor, Charles Baker (left) celebrates Emmy win for Breaking Bad - Best Drama Winner

Actor, Charles Baker (left) celebrates Breaking Bad’s Emmy for TV’s Best Drama.

Don’t miss Odds or Evens’ very own lead actor, Charles Baker, tonight on the Conan O’Brien Show on TBS (11 pm EST/10pm CST). Charlie will be sitting in on piano with Conan’s house band, The Basic Cable Band.

For those who may not know, Charlie is pretty damn good on the ivory keys.  His prowess was featured on Breaking Bad and is duly noted in this video interview with the Hollywood Reporter.

Odds or Evens Featured On Palm Springs Radio Station

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A special shout out to talk-show host, Anita Rufus of K-News radio in Palm Springs.  Anita was kind enough to invite actor, Charles Baker and director & co-writer, Jay Gormley on her show to discuss our short film.

Leanna Bonamici, the head of Shorts Showcase also joined the conversation, which ranged from the importance of short films to why Charles decided to play the lead in Odds or Evens.

You can listen to the entire segment here:

Odds or Evens To Air On PBS

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Thank you, thank you, thank you. Because you watched, PBS listened. Out short film, Odds or Evens, received nearly 2,500 views in less than two months. Not bad, considering it requires viewers to take 20 minutes out of their busy schedules to watch our short.

Since our film has received the most views so far on the Shorts Showcase YouTube page, it has been chosen to air on PBS (KVCR) in Southern California this Saturday, July 20 at 11 pm (PST).

To all of our friends and followers in Southern California, please tune in. For those in other areas, you can watch it here:

Fighting For A Spot On PBS

Finally! Odds or Evens is available on YouTube. You can watch the entire film, while improving our chances for a spot on PBS in Southern California.

The fine folks at Shorts Showcase in Palm Springs posted our film to its YouTube page. The more views and “LIKES” we get, the better our chances are to make it onto PBS.

Hope you enjoy the film:

Odds or Evens Awarded Honorable Mention At Taos Shortz

– Odds or Evens producer & editor, Dave French (sitting far right), is interviewed in Taos

We want to send out a big “THANK YOU” to those who attended the Taos Shortz Film Festival. Our film received an honorable mention for the “People’s Choice” award.

In simple terms, we finished near the top among the audience’s favorite films. Not bad, considering about 100 short films screened at the festival. Thank you, Taos!