June 9, 2011
Now that the excitement of putting WTC VIEW onstage at 59E59 Theaters has ended with our last performance on Sunday, it's back to my day job in the film/TV world. But in a case of good timing, the excitement continues this week with the world premiere of a feature film I worked on called AUGUST. The premiere is happening tonight at the prestigious Seattle International Film Festival, with a gala screening at the Landmark Egyptian Theatre.
AUGUST is a sexy, romantic drama that tells the story of a love triangle that occurs when an ex-boyfriend shows up in Los Angeles during a heat wave. I co-wrote the film and helped produce it with a very talented filmmaker at the helm; Eldar Rappaport. I met Eldar in 2005 at a screening of his amazing short film POSTMORTEM at Outfest. I was so impressed by his work on that project that I suggested we develop it into a feature. And now, six years later, voila! Two of the amazing actors from the short film return to continue their roles in AUGUST, Murray Bartlett and Daniel Dugan, along with the addition of sexy newcomer Adrian Gonzalez.
After the world premiere tonight, AUGUST will be on the festival circuit this summer and fall. Other upcoming screenings include June 18th at the Frameline Festival in San Francisco and at Outfest in Los Angeles on July 10th, both of which I'll be attending. There will also be dates in Philadelphia and New York City later in the July....for continued updates and info, please check out our Facebook page and LIKE the film too. Anyway, I'm just thrilled to be able to finally share this new collaborative project with audiences around the country and hope to see you at one of the films' upcoming screenings.