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New festivals alert!

I’m beyond excited to announce the The Book of Ruth is an official selection of the Topaz Film Festival by Women in Film Dallas in September, The Breckenridge Film Festival (A USA Today top 20 Film Festival) in September, and the The Joyce Forum Short Film Festival (Part of the San Diego International Jewish Film Festival) in October.

We’re delight to head (virtually!) into these incredible cities and share our movie with the audiences there!

All info about upcoming screenings and tickets can be found on the film’s website.

Can’t wait to see you all!


The Book of Ruth World Premiere details

Our world premiere is tomorrow!

This is both exciting and somewhat trailblazing, as deadCenter is one of the first film festivals to go online due to COVID19!

The premiere will take place on June 11th, at 10AM, followed by a pre-recorded Q&A featuring Becca, myself, and the other filmmakers on our slate. You can see the full slate here.

The film will remain available for ticket holders for the entire duration of the festival (6/21!)

Passes can be purchased here. They’ll give you access to all the festival’s events. That said, tickets to individual events will become available on June 11th, so it is totally possible to only watch our slate.

For all upcoming screenings visit our screenings page. 

Please share with friends and family whom you think might be interested ?


The Book of Ruth – World Premiere and Interviews

Hello all! A quick one this time around.

The Book of Ruth‘s world premiere will take place on June 11th at the deadCenter Film Festival, one of MovieMaker Magazine’s top 50 festivals.

The bad news is that it was moved online due to COVID-19, so we don’t get to celebrate in person (which is smart!) but the good news is – since it’s online, anyone can attend! No matter where you are, you can join our celebratory premiere! We’d love to have you!

For passes, visit the deadCenter Film Festival website

Here‘s a lovely Q&A I’ve done with Audere Magazine. Read one read all!

Here‘s a short introduction video with our friends at the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival where we’ll screen next! (Another MovieMaker Magazine top 50 festival!)

More soon!


Official poster and festival announcements!

Hello everyone. We do hope this update finds you well and that you and all your loved ones are safe and healthy. Times are crazy at the moment, and it’s clear that almost every aspect of life will be effected by this crisis for a while to come. Same goes for the film industry. 

We’ve been submitting the film to festivals for the last few months, and we’re waiting to hear back from a lot. The festivals, of course, also suffered a blow by the pandemic, with some cancelling altogether, some postponing, and some moving on-lline. There are pros and cons to each course of action, but since everything is a precedent, it’s very hard to gauge the meaning of it all, not just for our movie, but for other creators who were looking forward to releasing films this year.

That said, we do have a few exciting updates! First of all, today marks a year since we shot The Book of Ruth. Time does fly! We figured this would be a nice opportunity to check in, and share with you, the people without whom we wouldn’t have been here, our official poster for the very first time!

 

 

But that’s not all! We have been accepted to multiple festivals, and we’re looking forward to share the film with the masses! 🙂 We launched a screenings page on our website, where we’ll also list any future events.

 

The festivals:

deadCenter Film Festival in OKC, OK, June 11-14, one of MovieMaker Magazine’s top 50 festivals in the last few years. This festival has been moved to an online format due to the Coronavirus. Which might mean people from all over can attend virtually. Details to follow.

Julien Dubuque International Film Festival in Dubuque, Iowa. This festival is set (as of now) to take place between June 17-21.

BZN International Film Festival in Bozeman, Montana. The festival is set to take place August 27-30. 

And that’s it! Hopefully we’ll have some more good news soon.

Stay safe, everyone!


At long last – The book of Ruth updates!

Hello all!

Fear not, this place, as is its owner, are very much still active!

Unfortunately, it takes years and then some more months to make a film!

But a couple of days ago, after 4.5 years in the making, we finally completed The Book of Ruth. 

Every year, on Jan 1st, I said to myself “maybe this is the year it’ll finally happen. Let it be the year it finally happens!” So imagine the feeling of knowing that 3 days before the end of the year, nay, the decade, a project I spent half of the decade developing is finally completed.

We needed 8 months to finish it they way we wanted. Get that perfect score, the coloring process, taking this tiny shot out, adding that one. Tweaking is hard, but here we are, on the other side. 

I owe thanks to many family members, friends, colleagues, and kind strangers who helped throughout this journey and I truly can not wait to share it with all of you!

I’ll keep you posted about screenings and others news, and I’ll also keep you posted about whatever it is I’ll tell myself on this upcoming Jan 1st. Which will probably be the answer to the questions – what’s next? 

Happy new year everyone! More soon!

 


New Random Fandom with special guest Janet Varney!

Happy (long) weekend everyone!

For a change, I’m not here today to talk about The Book of Ruth, and I usually gather a few of these podcast episodes before I post an update, but this is a special one!

It took us a whole year to actually post this, but as you may have noticed, I’ve been a wee busy, and so was my dear co-host.

But here we are, with someone we both really love and appreciate, Janet Varney, an avid podcaster, the voice of Avatar Korra, a wonderful improviser and all in all just a lovely human.

We talked being a fan, being on the receiving end of fandom byproduct, we spoke of Korra, of The Thrilling Adventure Hour, and so much more (like our love for Killing Eve and working from home in your PJs…)

Take a listen!

 

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