Monday, July 16, 2007

Jason Goode, Annunciation Pictures

I met Jason Goode through Pacific Theatre and Regent College, and he's become a personal friend, a serious movie buddy. We recently spent a very long day (morning, afternoon and long into the evening) working our way scene by scene through the under-appreciated VANILLA SKY, with occasional looks at scenes from OPEN YOUR EYES - we had a heck of a time, and I learned a lot about Cameron Crowe.

This Thursday night (July 19) HITCHHIKER, his short film (starring Gina Chiarelli, written by Kathy Parsons) will screen as part of the Regent College Mini-Shorts Film Festival evening, with the filmmakers and a panel of movie people in attendance to talk about the films.

Jason's Annunciation Pictures is in development on a number of other projects, including a couple written with the marvelous Lucia Frangione (whose ESPRESSO, CARIBOO MAGI, HOLY MO and CHICKENS have all graced the Pacific Theatre stage).

Here's what Annunciation is all about;
Annunciation Pictures: Bringing life to stories
Established in 2005, Annunciation Pictures' aim is to bring to life movies of integrity and substance, and deliver them to audiences around the entire globe. Annunciation Pictures seeks to tell these stories with excellence and nurture emerging storytellers who share this vision.

A list of HITCHHIKER's festival selections and awards;
Los Angeles International Short Film Festival (World/US Premiere)
Calgary International Film Festival (Canadian Premiere)
Winnipeg International Film Festival
D.C. Shorts Film Festival
Niagara Indie Film Fest (Best Independent Drama)
Okanagan Film Festival (Opening Gala Presentation, Audience Top 10 Award)
Women in Film Festival, B.C. (Audience 2nd Place Award)
Big House Film Festival (Best Comedy)
East Lansing Film Festival
Flickerings Film Festival
Digital Narrative Arts Film Festival
World of Comedy Film Festival
Longbaugh Film Festival
Beach Blanket Film Festival

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