The Fairy Princess has been pretty sick – tis the season, but she did not want you to miss out on some truly unique stuff that is coming up in New York City – according to the Groundhog Spring is but a breath away, don’t miss out!
FIRST UP – The Asian American Film Lab is opening registration on MARCH 1, 2016 for it’s Annual 72 Hour Shootout!
What IS that you ask?
Well, Contestants are given a theme and 72 hours to make a short film on that theme and submit it for a prize. Completely make it – write, shoot, edit and submit it in just 72 hours.
THIS YEAR Teams compete for access to a year of free educational and networking events, mentorships with executives at NBC and more, cash, prizes and the chance to have their films screened at film festivals, both nationally and internationally.
The competition creates a valuable opportunity for filmmakers of color – focusing on Asian American filmmakers – and women to demonstrate their talent, gain exposure in the entertainment industry and impact the visibility of diverse stories and characters in film. One of the Shootout requirements is that at least one key production member (e.g., director, producer or writer) and a principal actor from each team must be of Asian descent.
Here is a trailer from 2013 to give you an idea.
Past films are able to be viewed on their YouTube Channel, and you can follow them on Twitter – @asamfilmlab
TFP has been at the initial kickoff party before, and at the end of the Shootout and it is a good time, truly. The energy is high, the filmmakers are enthusiastic, and every year the caliber of material gets higher and higher. Last minute crew ups only lend to the festivities – if you are an aspiring filmmaker, this is your shot, shot.
Next Up, the delightfully talented and gorgeous Havilland Stillwell will be performing her solo show at Joe’s Pub on Superbowl Weekend…
Yeah, TFP doesn’t get the football mania that much, but it makes people paint their faces and tackle one another, so she supposes it’s a happy thing?
Anyway, Havilland and TFP have performed on the same bill several times, and honestly, she is a wonderful talent and she could use your support at Joe’s Pub in NYC.
Click here for ticket link.
If you have not already checked out the new play WASHER/DRYER by Nandita Shemoy it is running courtesy of the MaYi Theater Company from February 2-20th in New York City.
The Playwrights Realm, a company devoted to finding Playwrights who are on their own journey and helping them achieve their goals through wide ranging support, have mounted a new work – SOJOURNERS by Mfoniso Udofia. The show opened January 21 and is closing on February 13th, so if you have not made it over there, you only have a few days left.
2econdStageTheatre over on W43rd Street in NYC, is having their say with the new play, very diversely cast – SMART PEOPLE by Lydia R. Diamond. That is running until March 6th, so you have a bit more time to get to that than the others.
ALLEGIANCE is closing on Broadway on Feb 14th, 2016 after 37 Previews and 113 regular performances.
If you have not had a chance to see it, TFP requests that you take a moment and try and see if you can get a ticket.
After all, if this guy liked it…
Maybe you will too…just sayin’