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!
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.
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
Bath House Cultural Center Theater
521 E Lawther Dr,
Dallas, TX 75218
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.
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.
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:
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.
To all of our friends and followers in Southern California, please tune in. For those in other areas, you can watch it here:
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:
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!