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


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.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

ODD BRODSKY to be Closing Night Film of 14th Annual Valley Film Festival

More wonderful news! ODD BRODSKY (the feature I directed, produced and co-wrote) is going to be the Closing Night Film of The Valley Film Festival on Sunday 12/14 at 5pm. Woo Hoo!! Here's our program page and ticket link!www.valleyfilmfest.com/valleyfilmfest/app/films/1887/

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Christo Goes GQ On Us

Hey we know this handsome guy! It's ODD BRODSKY actor and exec. producer extraordinaire Christo Dimassis on the G.Q. Holiday Cover! Go Christo go!!

Walk to the Egyptian

Family, friends, cast, crew, please join us for this very special screening of ODD BRODSKY at the historic Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood!   Red carpet pix at 2pm, Screening at 2:30pm, and 4:30pm Reception in the courtyard! Early-bird tix here:
www.itsmyseat.com/events/921520.html And please RSVP on the event page so we can get a headcount here: https://www.facebook.com/events/591985920928193/ Come celebrate with us!! xoxo

Monday, October 27, 2014

MA Screenings of ODD BRODSKY

It was a full house last night for the FilmShift Festival in Boston at the Somerville Theatre. It was wonderful to see family and friends last night including some who I haven't seen seen I was in camp or high school! Sadly the theater had some major projection issues, which is why Matt always says "Projectionist gets final cut".  Regardless, I am truly grateful for all of the love and support.

The next day we traveled up to the North Shore for the screening of ODD BRODSKY at The Cape Ann Community Cinema in beautiful Gloucester. What a GREAT time! Thanks to everyone who came out, including Nicky Galvin --who was my best friend in 7th grade! And to Darlene Webb (Sweeney) my roommate when I was 21 who brought lots of friends to the screening! Also to my "Brodskies" (Arlene, Grace and Hayley) who saw the movie 2 nights in a row, both here and in Somerville!! And to the great local crowd. This Q&A was especially fun because of the unusual and creative questions! If you haven't been to this gorgeous little town and this wonderful theater, you MUST!

Photos from both festival are here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152584721308666.1073741831.20010053665&type=3

Friday, October 24, 2014

Hull Native Composes Music for Feature Film

Getting a little love from a home-town paper. Check up this write up on our awesome composer David Gonzalez and ODD BRODSKY in the Hull Times!  Hey Massachusetts, we'll be there soon!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

We're Going to the Egyptian!

HOLY COW!!! Who's ready for MORE exciting news? I can't believe I'm actually writing this, but our little movie is going to be screening at the historic Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood!!!!! This 618-seat 2-story theater (current home to the American Cinematheque) IS Hollywood history! It opened in 1922 and was operated by Sid Grauman, who later built the world famous "Grauman’s Chinese" across the street. The Egyptian Theatre hosted Hollywood’s first-ever movie premiere for ROBIN HOOD starring Douglas Fairbanks. This star-studded event lit up the movie palace with flashing lights and a red carpet, which set the stage for every movie premiere held thereafter. Mark your calendar for November 15th at 2:30pm!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Photos from ODD BRODSKY at the 10th Annual La Femme Film Festival

Good times were had at the La Femme Festival at the LA Live Regal Cinemas in Los Angeles this week! I'm not gonna lie --it was a challenge juggling two festivals at the same time, but a good challenge! La Femme had great people, movies, parties (with AMAZING food) and a spectacular Closing Night where we got to meet some celebs Marion Ross! (Check out the photos below!)

Photos from the La Femme Festival are here:

Pics from Silent River Closing Night Screening

Thanks so much to Alyssa Pfaff and Sara Terry for these wonderful photos from our Beverly Hills Screening!

Photo Album is here: www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152593808698666.1073741832.20010053665&type=3

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Full Circle Moments

That's a wrap on our Closing Night Film extravaganza at the Silent River Film Fesival.  Last night was completely surreal seeing our movie where we actually filmed part of it! (In fact, it was SO surreal it threw me off a bit!) Heartfelt thanks to our AMAZING cast and crew who came out. It was fantastic to see so many familiar faces including our incredibly talented actors Matthew Kevin Anderson (Camera One), Scotty Dickert (Spuds), Elana Krausz (Zoey), Leigh Forrest (Susan), Jimmy Hanks, Joelle Adamson, Christo Dimassis! Special kudos to producing partner Thomai Hatsios and the wonderful Metahara peeps, as well as all the FreeDreamPix peeps who all gave their time, talent and hearts. Love you all!!! (including those who could not make it tonight). AND to our generous donors, invaluable sponsors and wonderfully supportive friends (including Linda who's visiting from Chicago!) My heart is full. 
photo by Sara Terry

Sunday, October 19, 2014

SINS OF OUR YOUTH at Hollywood Film Festival

It's been a BUSY month for Matt and me on the film festival circuit! Besides ODD BRODSKY screening in 4 festivals coast-to-coast in a 9-day time period, the feature SINS OF OUR YOUTH (which was directed by Gary Entin, and written by Edmund Entin) had it's Los Angeles premiere at Hollywood Film Festival last night and it was SPECTACULAR!!

Top Photo:  Matt with director extraordanierre Gary Entin holding Arclight Tickets
Bottom Photo: Matt with actor Briger Zadina who plays Carlos. 

Matt and Cindy Speak on Filmmaking Panel Today. Come join us!

Cinematographer Matthew Irving and Director/Producer/Actress and Founder of POTA Cindy Baer will be speaking on a panel this morning on low budget filmmaking if anyone would like to join us! Admission is Free!

Tickets are here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/e/884340

Friday, October 17, 2014

ODD BRODSKY in the O.C. Register

It makes me so happy when I see an actual printed newspaper! Check out the photo of Audrey (Tegan Ashton Cohan) and Camera One (Matthew Kevin Anderson) in the upper right corner!  Thank you @OCregister and Silent River Film Festival for this wonderful article!

Two Festivals at the Same Time

Today is Opening Day of the Silent River Film Festival and Day 2 of LA Femme Film Festival! Please support indie film and these wonderful festivals! We are so grateful to be a part of both! (Here's a photo from our interview on LIVE with Aaron and Kelly yesterday!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Loving La Femme at LA Live!

Today's Opening Day screening of ODD BRODSKY was so much fun! THANK YOU so much to everyone for coming! Being at the LA Live Regal Cinemas was spectacular, and hearing laughter from the audience is always the greatest gift of all!

Live Broadcast today at 11:15am

We'll be on the radio in just a few minutes!! Tune in today at 11:15 am to the live broadcast from the Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE & LA Femme Film Festival! (ODD BRODSKY screens at noon! Come on down!) http://bit.ly/lafemmefilmfest2014

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

ODD BRODSKY: Breaking News!

This just in! Our lead actor Matthew Kevin Anderson (who plays Camera One) is flying in from Canada and will be at the ODD BRODSKY Closing Night screening on Monday night 10/20 of Silent River Film Festival!

Monday, October 13, 2014


New Review is in! LoLo Loves Films also loves ODD BRODSKY! Sent by @MoviePass to do reviews of the Big Bear Lake International Film Festival, LLF calls OB "an engrossing, compelling, and endearing film!" Woo Hoo!!!


ALWAYS WOODSTOCK Theatrical Release

A fun romantic comedy that Matt shot called "Always Woodstock (starring Alison Miller, Jason Ritter, Katy Segal and James Wolk)" is in Theaters and on iTunes November 14th! Here's the trailer: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/alwayswoodstock/

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Looking Forward to TOMORROWLAND

Can't wait to see TOMORROWLAND! It comes out in May 2015 and features our own Matthew Kevin Anderson (who plays Camera One in ODD BRODSKY)!  Here's the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k59gXTWf-A

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Cross Over Promotions

How cool is this? The poster for movie ODD BRODSKY is in another movie! It's an animated feature called The Grid: Zombie Outlet Maul!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Congratulations Chelsey Hemstreet

Congratulations to our superstar Costume Designer Chelsey Hemstreet who has TWO feature films playing at the Silent River Film Festival! Pretty Rosebud and ODD BRODSKY screen back-to-back on 10/20! So come join us for a Chelsey double-feature!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Sold Out in Boston!

We're officially SOLD OUT in Boston! See you in 3 weeks Filmshift Festival!

Win a Pair of Passes

Here's a chance to WIN a VIP All-Access Pass to the LA Femme Film Festival where you can see all the films including ODD BRODSKY on Thursday, October 16th at noon!

Enter for a chance to WIN a pair of tickets ($300 Value) to the La Femme Film Festival including VIP All Access Pass to All Films, Parties, Seminars LIKE, Share and Enter to Win! https://www.facebook.com/livewithaarona…/app_228910107186452

Saturday, October 4, 2014

And the Nominees Are...

Nominations for this year's Silent River Film Festival are in & ODD BRODSKY has received THREE! "Best Actress" --Tegan Ashton Cohan "Best Director" --Cindy Baer AND...we're up for "Best Feature"!!! Thanks SO MUCH to everyone who came out and joined us last night for the Opening Party! We can't wait to see you at the big screening on 10/20!

Thank you Daily Pilot for the great story on the Silent River Film Festival and the shout out to ODD BRODSKY and the Laemmle Music Hall!


Thursday, October 2, 2014

We're Coming to Massachusetts!

ODD BRODSKY will be screening at the Filmshift Festival on October 25th at 7pm at the Somerville Theatre. There are only a FEW seats are left so be sure to get your tickets here before it sells out!  www.brownpapertickets.com/event/848249

 Or if you're on the North Shore, please come to The Cape Ann Community Cinema festival screening in Gloucester, October 26 at 5:15pm! Tix: http://capeanncinema.wordpress.com/advance-tickets/. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

ODD BRODKSY named Closing Night Film of Silent River Film Festival!

Mark your calendars Los Angeles! ODD BRODSKY was selected to be the Closing Night Film at the Silent River Film Festival! Woo Hoo! And to top it off we will be screening at the Laemmle Music Hall in Beverly Hills, CA --where we actually SHOT part of the movie! This has been my dream for years, as it would be an AMAZING full-circle, surreal, once-in-a-lifetime moment for our amazing cast and crew, and an authentic life-imitating-art-imitating-life moment for an audience!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

LA Femme presents ODD BRODSKY at L.A. Live!

Up next! Spend your lunch break with us Thursday Oct. 16th at noon at the beautiful state-of-the-art LA Live Regal Cinemas in downtown Los Angeles! Ticket are here: http://www.lafemme.org/tickets/ (Scroll down to tickets and under "single film screening" type in ODD BRODSKY.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

We've Been Short-Listed.

The Valley Film Festival just announced their Shortlist for 2014 --and guess who's on it? Our feature ODD BRODSKY!

Friday, September 26, 2014

#PF Just Be Yourself

This week's ‪#‎PhilosophicalFriday‬ is brought to you by Dr. Seuss & Jenni M. And it's a good one!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Matt's Visit to Aberdeen is Big News

Another Article on Matt's visit to Aberdeen! And this one was in an actual REEL Newspaper! Go Matt go!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

A Little Ink on MY MANY SONS

Here's a fun little article on a movie called MY MANY SONS that Matt shot last month.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Congratulations Audrey Brodsky! (Whoops --I mean Robin Brodskky!)

Congratulations to Robin Brodsky Curtin (the namesake of our movie) for getting her first royalty check as a songwriter! Her song "Freedom" was used on 2 episodes of The Voice & 1 episode of American Restoration!! AND her song "When you want" is also featured in ODD BRODSKY in this scene pictured here. Way to go Robin!!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Thanks for the Memories Big Bear!

We had a blast screening ODD BRODSKY at the 15th Annual Big Bear Lake International Film Festival.  The drive into the mountains is always surreal, like driving into the sky.  The volunteers were so good to us, and we loved the filmmaker goodie bags --which included the craziest wine-screw I've ever seen!  In between films, parties, events and food we found time to take boat out onto the lake!  It's not often the film festivals feel like a much  needed vacation but this one did! Thanks for the memories Big Bear!

Another highlight of the trip was waking up to this awesome tweet and then finding out it was from a reviewer!

And this one on facebook!

 The Big Bear Lake photo album is here.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Life is like a Camera.

As we head off to the Big Bear Lake International Film mFestival at a ridiculously early hour, I wanted to leave you with this meme for ‪#‎PhilisophicalFriday‬