The Fallbrook International Film Festival is jumpstarting their season with a series of free film screenings held at the local library. The first film being shown is “Listen to Your Heart,” a 100 minute musical drama that follows a struggling songwriter and hearing-impaired woman as they fall in love against all odds. This film is a truly touching drama that the whole family is sure to enjoy.
“Listen to Your Heart” was directed by Matt Thomson and stars Kent Moran. The film also features Cybill Shepherd, winner of three Golden Globe awards. Moran, who will be present at the screening, is also the writer of this moving piece and dedicated the film to his cousin, Nicole, who passed away from cancer at age 18. The idea came to Moran in a series of dreams that took place over two weeks. Each morning, Moran would write down notes, which eventual led to this feature length film.
“Listen to Your Heart” won the Fallbrook International Film Festival’s Audience Choice Award in 2011. The screening will be held in the library’s community room Sunday, January 27, at 5PM. The event is free, but seating is limited. The 2013 film festival will kickoff the community-wide “April in Fallbrook” and will take place April 5, 6 & 7 at the new Digiplex Destinations Cinemas (formerly UltraStar Cinemas) in River Village Plaza in Bonsall, California.
Film Factory Director of Youth Projects, Samantha Carr, sits down with Academy Award-winning actress Shirley Jones to talk about Jones’ amazing life in film, on the stage, and in TV. Jones provides valuable insights she has for aspiring actors and filmmakers.
Check it out the Shirley Jones Interview here!
Here’s my video blog as the Director of Youth Projects from Comic-Con 2010. Check out my Comic Con Video Blog!
Post your comments and share any stories you have if you got to visit Comic-Con 2010 as well!
Hey everyone! My name is Samantha Carr and as the Director of Youth Projects for the Fallbrook Film Factory I’m excited to share with you my first video blog. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to post your thoughts. The goal is to create a forum for discussion between filmmakers and aspiring filmmakers on the Fallbrook Film Factory website. Enjoy!
Click here for my First Video Blog!!
Wednesdays from 6:30pm-8:00pm. September 15 – November 3rd, 2010.
COST: $200.00 Active FFF members will receive A $50 rebate at the end of the program to be issued by FALLBROOK FILM FACTORY.
Learn how to construct your script, develop your characters and structure realistic and compelling dialogue. By the end of the first 8 week course, you should have the first 40 pages of your screenplay completed.
Adrienne Armstrong has been a WGA member since 1986. She has had numerous television shows produced, both half hour and hour. She has worked on staff and written produced television shows and documentaries for NBC, ABC, CBS and cable. She won a Writer’s Guild Blue Ribbon Panel Award for her episode of Northern Exposure, won many awards for her three documentaries produced for A&E and is a produced feature film writer and published book author. Adrienne has studied screenwriting at Cal State Northridge, UCLA, and with such writing gurus as Syd Field and John Truby.
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COST: $210.00 Active FFF members will receive A $50 rebate at the end of the program to be issued by FALLBROOK FILM FACTORY. Limit 12 students.
This hands-on 8-week acting class is for persons with little or no movie set experience. You will learn the basic of auditioning and acting for film; how to slate, hit your mark, deliver your lines, body language, reaction to others, avoiding the lens, working with directors, agents, etc. You will receive scripts or ‘sides’ for each class and each on-camera performance will be recorded to DVD’s for you to take home and review.
Milena Phillips has been an actress for over 20 years and is a long time member of AFTRA and SAG. She has appeared in films, theatrical productions and on television in shows such as The Bold and The Beautiful, Sunset Beach, Silk Stalking, Vanishing Son, High Tide, and many other programs. Milena is co-owner and Artistic Director of Literature Alive, a reading motivation program for elementary school children. Milena’s years of experience has given her a unique ability to help other actors advance their artistic potential.
Here’s the link to the Festival’s Facebook photo album. It’s public, so you don’t need a Facebook account to see it. Hope to see you next year!
After months of preparation and sleepless nights, the Fallbrook Film Festival weekend went by in a flash! Many amazing films were screened at the local UltraStar Cinemas in Bonsall. If you missed out on your chance to catch any of the movies, we will be re-screening some of the Fallbrook Film Festival favorites, including nominees, awards winners, audience choice, and staff picks at UltraStar Cinemas! For more information about the nominees and winners of the festival, and the times of the films, visit the Fallbrook Film Festival website. Many thanks to Factory member Samantha Carr and her family for getting some great interviews with the filmmakers. We hope to see those soon! The events concluded Sunday with a reception party catered by several of Fallbrook’s great restaurants.
It was an exhausting weekend for the volunteer staff. This festival would have been nothing without their dedication and hard work. I’d like to extend the deepest gratitude to the volunteer staff and to the staff of UltraStar Cinemas for all of their work.
Now, I’m going to bed.
Our 2010 Fallbrook Film Festival promo videos are up! They will be showing before every movie screening at the Bonsall Ultra-Star Cinemas, where the Festival will be held, as well as the Ultra-Star theaters in La Costa and Oceanside.
We want to thank ZUMBA Fitness with Shawn (at Fallbrook Martial Arts) for picking up the Theater Sponsorship.
Bryan Caron’s “Missing Ticket” starring Brandon Chesney, Cecilia Shattuck and Norman Black can be seen here:
The second trailer, “Stars are Lining Up,” starring many of our members, as well as James Kruk as Elvis, can be seen here:
Shane Doull’s “Teen Date” can be seen here:
As always, thanks to the many members who helped put these together! Credits for these pieces will be added soon.
Bryan has also completed the 30-sec Time-Warner Cable spot using our Chaplin
footage with a slightly different twist… we will let you known when
Time-Warner plans to start broadcasting it in San Diego County (approx. March
We hope to see you at the Festival on April, 9, 10 & 11. We are planning an awesome event!
Thank you TEAM, Extras and Ultra-Star!!!
We had a good (and a little crazy) shoot Friday night at Ultra-Star with ‘Elvis’s arrival’ staring Elvis tribute artist King Kruk. Thank you Roy and Linda Costello for the mint perfect 1965 Cadillac convertible!! Thanks to all our ‘Famous Extras”!! Thanks to our crew and contributing photographers!!
We also had a good shoot Sunday (indoors at Ultra-Star). Thanks Brandon as Charlie Chaplin, Charlotte Smith our make-up lady, Extras and crew!!
Our other two shoots had to be postponed due to an illness (Missing Ticket) and RAIN (Teen Date).
See attached four photos. You can pass these on to friends and/or publish them to the web….. BUT please include the following credits:
Elvis in Caddie:
’65 Caddie courtesy Roy & Linda Costello
Photo Peter Hulst
Elvis in Crowd:
Photo Wayne Taylor
Photo Peter Hulst
Elvis, Gina and Charlie:
Photo Susana Shattuck
- Ronald Shattuck