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Outstanding live action fantasy short "Lookouts" will screen at St. Louis International Film Festival on Saturday, November 12.
LOS ANGELES - Oct. 7, 2016 - PRLog -- Live action fantasy short "Lookouts" will screen at St. Louis International Film Festival on November 12, after gaining industry and audience buzz when it screened at LA Shorts Fest in September.
Pehn, a young woodland scout, races deep into the Eyrewood forest after abandoning his troop of Lookouts as they fall victim to a Basilisk ambush. With guidance from the memories of his Mother and words of warning passed down from his mentor, Pehn struggles to find the courage he'll need to confront his fate and defeat the horrifying creature that hunts him.
Husband and wife team, David and Kristin Bousquet, are experienced motion production specialists through their company, RedGate Films in San Francisco. "Lookouts" is their first venture into classic narrative filmmaking, and is based on the popular Penny Arcade comic series "May We Die in the Forest."
"It's seriously astonishing how good this is, and you'll wish it was even longer." First Showing
"Lookouts is Game of Thrones quality." FilmBook
"Lookouts is a stellar achievement that invests in its ideas and its practical/CGI effects enough to bring a monster to life in the middle of an engaging campfire tale. Its merits make a strong argument for a feature-length version." Nerdist
"If you've been looking for something to watch after Stranger Things, you may be sated - at least for the next 12 minutes." The Verge
"Lookouts" will screen at St. Louis International Film Festival on Saturday, November 12 @ 9.15pm.
You can also watch "Lookout" on Vimeo, where it currently has more than 100,000 views. https://vimeo.com/180550407
|Posted by Ginger Liu on April 5, 2014 at 12:55 AM||comments (0)|
After two years in the making, the 101 Vagina book is being launched in the USA and Canada with a series of exhibitions across the two countries from April to June 2014.
101Vagina is about breaking down the taboo around the vagina and body image shame generally. It’s also about the sharing of story and celebration of our diversity.
The book comprises 101 black and white photos of women’s vaginas, in front on standing pose, accompanied by a message written by each woman about her vagina. The messages span the spectrum of emotions and form a small compendium of women’s experiences with their vaginas and womanhood in general.
The book is self-published via Taboo Books by German/Australian photographer Philip Werner. It was first launched in Melbourne in 2013 after a successful crowdfunding campaign and Werner is now taking the book to the world via America.
Werner was first inspired by reading Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues in 2007, and wanted to do something to counteract the unrealistic standards held up by various media which lead many women to feel that they are not normal or attractive.
101 Vagina is relevant to current issues around labiaplasty. There has been a startling increase in genital cosmetic surgery being sought by women, and even teenage girls. The book has been widely praised for it’s honest, diverse images and messages.
The exhibition and book tour and special events start April 5 - April 13.
Saturday, 5 April 2014 - The official Book Launch of 101 Vagina in Los Angeles and Opening Night of the 101 Vagina Exhibition. The book’s creator and artist Philip Werner will speak about his experience pulling the project together and some prominent sex educators have been invited to speak about the vagina taboo.
Wednesday, 9 April 2014 - Philip Werner will talk about his experience raising over $20,000 via crowdfunding to get the 101 Vagina book printed. Open to all.
Thursday, 10 April 2014 - LA Art Walk happens on the second Thursday of the month and we’ll be trying to get as many art walkers to 101 Vagina as we can. Open to all.
Saturday, 12 April 2014 - Philip Werner will be available to sign the 101 Vagina book and answer any questions you may have. Anyone interested in participating in the 101 Penis or 101 Breasts projects can come and be photographed for inclusion in those projects. Model release form will have to be signed and you need to email in your message for inclusion with your photo.
Sunday, 13 April 2014 - University academics and art students are invited to come and discuss vaginas in art throughout history and in contemporary times. Come and listen or join the discussion. Open to all. Women’s groups have been invited in to discuss body image generally, with a focus on the vagina and labiaplasty in general. Come and listen or join the discussion. Open to all.
Think Tank Gallery
Sat 5th to Sun 13th April, 2014. Open daily 12-8pm.
939 Maple Ave, Suite #200
Los Angeles, CA 90015
The exhibition will also be visiting San Francisco (19-27 April), Montreal (17-25 May), New York (3-8 June) and finishing in Toronto (14-22 June). An exhibition in London, UK will follow in August.
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Sandcastle was also nominated in the Best Foreign Language Feature Film category at the London International Film Festival (LIFF) 2013 and nabbed four nominations at the Tenerife International Film Festival 2013, including nods for Best Feature Film, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor.
Sandcastle is director Shomshuklla’s first feature and tells the story of Sheila, (Shahana Chatterjee) whose upper middle-class life in India isn’t as perfect as she hoped it would be. Sheila is a home-maker, an aspiring writer and loving mother. From an outsiders perspective it would seem like she has the perfect life. Her husband is a wealthy advertising maverick and she is part of the elite middle-class of Indian society. But like the shifting of the sands, is it all slipping through her fingers? How will she build her own dreams? In all that she has, does she really have a voice of her own?
The story of Sandcastle reflects one’s belief in the ability to build a perfect life. But even in perfection there is emptiness and wanting. What is perfect to one person is misery for another. The film focuses on contemporary women in urban India and the changes in society that have molded these women as an independent and self directing force of nature. Shomshuklla shows two colliding worlds of fateful acceptance and feminine Indian independence and individuality.