8/19 6pm- Stage 32 Film Winners @ Harmony Gold

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8/19 6pm- Stage 32 Film Winners @ Harmony Gold
Friday, August 19, 2016 6:00 PM
HollyShorts Film Festival, Hollywood, CA
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8/19- 6pm


8/19 6pm-Stage 32 Short Film Program @Harmony Gold


Pre-reception cocktail hour from 4:45pm - 5:45pm


Stage 32 is honored to present to you the inaugural Stage 32 Short Film Program at the 2016 Hollyshorts Film Festival. This program was curated by the incredible industry executives who judged our First Annual Short Film Contest and features 6 amazing directors (from 4 countries) all with bright futures ahead. This is the same program that played at the Raindance Film Festival in London and the Festival Internazionale del Cinema di Frontiera in Sicily and is now premiering for the first time in the U.S. at the Hollyshorts Film Festival!

You are taking part in a unique and exclusive event. Following the screening will be a live Q&A with our Founder & CEO, Richard Botto, and our filmmakers. Once again, congratulations to all the filmmakers and the Stage 32 team looks forward to meeting you at the screening! 


The Stage 32 Short Film Program Winners:

·      Ark – Greg Jonkajtys (Poland)

·      This Modern Man is Beat - David J Schroeder (Miami, FL USA)

·      Low Fi – Alejandro Montoya (Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA)

·      The Voice In The Head – Cyrus Trafford (London, UK)

·      Anxious Oswald Greene – Marshall Axani (Vancouver, Canada)

·      Killer – WINNER - Matt Kazman (Brooklyn, NY, USA)


The Stage 32 Short Film Program Judges:

  • Jairo Alvarado (Manager at Circle of Confusion), is responsible for discovering Amsterdam-based filmmaker Mischa Rozema and developing his short film SUNDAYS. The short film sparked a multi-studio and agency bidding war and was eventually acquired by Warner Bros. for a 7 figure development deal.
  • Stephanie Wilcox (VP of Development at Rumble Films) has co-produced the Oscar and Sundance winner WHIPLASH, written and directed by Damien Chazelle. Stephanie was part of the team that took WHIPLASH from a short film and developed it into a feature, which was released by Sony Pictures Classics, winning multiple awards.
  • Andrew Beck (Production and Development Executive, The Weinstein Company) is a production and development executive at The Weinstein Company. Prior to TWC, he was an analyst in HBO’s Original Programming- Strategy, Planning & Operations department and a researcher at Columbia University’s Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy. Beck is a graduate of NYU and Columbia University’s Graduate School of the Arts.
  • Jennifer Breslow (VP Scripted Series at Lifetime), Jennifer was instrumental to finding short film SEQUIN RAZE at SXSW 2013 and later shepherding and developing it into the seriesUnREAL currently airing on Lifetime.
  • Amanda Johnson Zetterstrom (Executive, Full Fathom Five) while at Animal Kingdom she co-produced Destin Daniel Cretton’s SHORT TERM 12 which started as a critically acclaimed short film that she helped develop into a feature indie darling, winning over 37 awards including the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award at SXSW and was released by Cinedigm in 2013.
  • Nate Matteson, (Producer & Manager, Gotham Group) has helped transition a dozen filmmaker’s short films into features (including HENLEY that was turned into THE BOY) that were set up at Paramount, Universal, Bold Films, FX, Lionsgate/Relativity and more.
  • Elliot Grove – (Producer & Founder of Raindance) who has produced over 150 short films, and 5 feature films.

    * This ticket does NOT give you entry to the Awards Ceremony*