Friday, March 20, 2015

Must. Keep. Going.

Growth is not always comfortable. But it gets easier with time...

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Splash Magazine Review
















Another positive review! --this one with LOTS of pictures.
"Overall ODD BRODSKY is enjoyable and a fun, light-hearted film".
http://www.lasplash.com/publish/Film_106/odd-brodsky-film-review-pasadena-int-l-film-festival-screening.php

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

ODD BRODSKY at the SAG Foundation











I'm honored to tell you that ODD BRODSKY has been selected to screen at the SAG Foundations's Independent Film Series.  Pleasae join us for a FREE screening on March 11, 2015 in Los Angeles.

https://members.sagfoundation.org/events/4905

Monday, February 16, 2015

Adventures at the Pasadena Intenational Film Festival


Matthew Irving, Cindy Baer, Ilana Klusky, John Alton, Tegan Ashton Cohan













We had such a blast screening at the Pasadena International Film Festival.  It felt like going back in time to the 1920's for the Opening Night Great Gatsby Gala where everyone dressed for the occasion. Look how gorgeous our lead actress Tegan Ashton Cohan looks pictured in this Hometown Pasadena coverage!






















Valentine's Day was a busy day for Cindy and Matt because Daniel Brennan (who plays the role of Teasing Boy in ODD BRODSKY) had his Bar Mitzvah earlier the same evening as our screening. (Mazel Tov Daniel!) But we made it to the theater in time to meet up with some of our wonderful cast (pictured above) including Tegan (Audrey), Ilana (Little Audrey) --who came in from Sacramento, and John (Audrey's Dad).  This fantastic audience laughed probably more than any other, and the projection was top notch. We received another good review --this one with LOTS of pictures-- from Splash Magazine who called ODD BRODSKY "a fun, light-hearted film".  Here are ALL the rest of the photos from the festival.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Dream it. Do it.

What have you been dreaming of doing? The time is NOW.



Thursday, February 5, 2015

Getting Ready for PIFF

Getting ready for the Valentine's Day screening of ODD BRODSKY at the Pasadena International Film Festival.  They sort of look like postage stamps!




Wednesday, February 4, 2015

24th Annual WFF Announces Line-up

Mark your calendars New England! ODD BRODSKY will be screening at the 24th Annual Women's Film Festival on Sunday, March 22nd at noon in Brattleboro Vermont! Over the course of THREE weeks, this important festival (which is a fundraiser for the Women’s Freedom Center) will present a total of 47 fantastic films – 29 full-length & 18 shorts --from all over the world, directed by, and about women. Here they are: http://womensfreedomcenter.net/film-festival-information/2015-film-synopses-click-on-title-to-view-trailer/

Sunday, February 1, 2015

What's in a Dream?

Last night I dreamed about Odd Brodsky --the Musical! I woke up with half of it already worked out in my head...blocking, levels and light cues... Even figured out where some songs could go. Hmmmmm Not a bad idea!

Friday, January 30, 2015

Feliz Cumpleanos David

Look what someone made for our composer & posted to his wall! Feliz CumpleaƱos David!!



Thursday, January 29, 2015

Your Hollywood Pro Espisode #61
Check out this great podcast with my talented husband: "Award-winning Cinematographer Matthew Irving, who's behind films like Waiting, Waitress and Geography Club, joined YourHollywoodPro to talk about his body of work. He'll also share his ABCD's of good set etiquette." (RT Your Hollywood Pro)
www.yourhollywoodpro.com/features/podcast/matthew-irving/

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Papering the Town at Sundance 2015

Who's got 2 thumbs and is papering the town with ODD BRODSKY postcards? This gal! As our main character Audrey would say "I've gotta get my NAME in front of people!"

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Lucky 13 (and counting!)

Finally updated the poster with 12 shiny laurels representing 12 amazing experiences! --With room for more...

ODD BRODSKY poster

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Valentine's Day Screening at PIFF


SAVE THE DATE! Saturday night February 14th! Please join us for a Valentine's Day screening of ODD BRODSKY at the Pasadena International Film Festival.  How does a delicious dinner at a local restaurant sound, followed by our 10pm screening at the Laemmle Playhouse 7? For Passes: www.tinyurl.com/PIFFpass. Individual tickets are $12 (Link coming soon) Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Friends In High Places

A friend emailed this photo to me, along with a message saying he secretly left this on the desk of a very big distributor. Thank you!

Monday, January 12, 2015

ODD BRODSKY To Benefit Women's Freedom Center in Burlington Vermont

ODD BRODSKY will be featured at the 24th Annual Women's Film Festival in Vermont. This festival is put on as a fundraiser for a small, feminist, non-profit organization called the Women's Freedom Center that works to end violence against women. We are honored and grateful to support this amazing event.

Friday, January 9, 2015

No Regrets

A particularly poignant Philosophical Friday for January!



Sunday, January 4, 2015

Movie Club Reviews ODD BRODSKY
















Another positive review! "A genuinely delightful film" It's fascinating to see how each reviewer gets something entirely different from the movie.  http://www.txtmovieclub.com/profiles/blogs/tmc-movie-review-odd-brodsky

Thursday, January 1, 2015

It's 2015. Bring it!

Happy New Year! It's 2015 and we're starting out with a bang! As Pasadena, CA hosts the ringing in of the New Year with the annual Rose Bowl festivities, it's perfect timing to announce that ODD BRODSKY is an official selection of the 2015 Pasadena International Film Festival which takes place just 2 1/2 miles from the Rose Bowl! You know what this means don't you? --One more screening here in Los Angeles!!!!! Wishing everyone a fantastic 2015!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Thanks For The Memories 2014


Thanks for the memories 2014!  We had a blast screening at 11 film festivals coast to coast, receiving awards & seeing the movie in theaters with live audiences from Los Angeles to Boston, at incredible venues like the historic Egyptian Theatre, the Chinese Theatres, the Laemmle Theatres (in Beverly Hills and North Hollywood) and at LA Live Regal Cinemas downtown. We had a blast spending quality time together with the Odd Brodsky family and making new memories. And yet I have a feeling that 2015 will be even better! Cant' wait to have more adventures together in 2015! As Audrey would say "Keep Banging!" 




















 P.S. Here is what still remains on the Odd Brodsky WISHLIST: Festival screenings in: Portland (OR), Texas and New York would rock my socks. Then I'd love me a little RedBox, Walmart, Cable and online platforms. AND... if its not too much to ask, if we could get a (positive) review in the Hollywood Reporter or Variety, and more press so that more people can know about the movie, that would be fantastic! Thank you in advance!! <3 u="">

Friday, December 26, 2014

Philisophical Friday --A Thought from Buddha

All that is is the result of what we have thought. -The Buddha

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Short-listed Again

And the great news keeps coming!  Just found out that ODD BRODSKY has been short-listed for yet ANOTHER film festival right here in the Los Angeles area! Truly this is the little movie that could... Whooo Hoooo!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

ODD BRODSKY Wins Jury Prize!

AMAZING news Odd Brodskies!! They like us! They really like us! ODD BRODSKY won the Jury Prize for "Best Feature" at the 14th Annual Valley Film Festival!! It's called the 10 Degrees Hotter Award since it's always 10 degrees hotter in the Valley. Lol.  Director George Pappy won the Grand Jury Prize for "Best Documentary" In the "its a small world" category, George had cast me to play the role of Jillian (the girlfriend of Rainn Wilson) in his narrative feature FEW OPTIONS which has been playing on Showtime!  With such an excellent slate of features, this was a complete surprise and huge honor! Congratulations to our incredible cast and tireless crew! You were all there in spirit! Thank you The Valley Film Festivall!!  Photos from the event are here.


Friday, December 12, 2014

The 14th Annual Valley Film Festival Is This Weekend

Hope you can join us this weekend where ODD BRODSKY is the closing night film of the 14th Annual Valley Film Festival!  Join us Sunday 12/14 at 5pm a the Laemmle NoHo7 and stay for the Closing Night Party. Free Booze!! info here: www.tinyurl.com/OBatVFF2014

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

BIG EYES Gets A BIG RESPONSE

Last night we saw a preview of Tim Burton's BIG EYES, that included a Q&A with 87-year-old artist Margaret Keane, herself! The audience roared with laughter when she said that she had actually directed the movie and Tim Burton had taken credit! The trailer doesn't do this film justice AT ALL. And everything in the movie really happened--even the ending scenes! Plus our own Matthew Kevin Anderson (who plays Camera One in ODD BRODSKY) has a small role! See it when it opens December 25th!













 (Photos by Lisa Minzey)

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

HSFF Filmmaker Spotlight by Chelsea Fung

Matt and I were honored to be the guests for this week's Hollyshorts Filmmaker Spotlight. Chelsea Fung interviewed us as a wife/husband team speaking about how we got into the business, how we met and how we work together as a married couple. Good Fun!  http://hollyshorts.com/archives/1525


Saturday, November 29, 2014

Discover Your Personal Legend

I just finished reading The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. Wow. This is a must read for all artists, and anyone who is on (or wants to be on) their path. The truth and beauty of this book is inspiring and completely life affirming. Look for signs. Follow your intuition. Be brave. ‪Discover your personal legend.

Friday, November 21, 2014

BTS Video: ODD BRODSKY Egyptian Screening

Here's a little video from the ODD BRODSKY screening at the Egyptian Theatre with the 17th Annual Arpa International Film Festiva! Thanks for a great night! https://vimeo.com/113240743

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Photos from the Egyptian Theater screening





















Screening at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood was simply a dream come true! To be able to play at such an historic and amazing venue was beyond amazing! I designed special water bottles and a custom photo cake for the occasion, and the party was a blast!  Our photos got picked up by Monsters and Critics, which was then syndicated on the IMDB newsdesk!  A little video recap in the works that will be posted soon. In the meantime here are the photos.