2016 was another busy year … In addition to our workshops, we hosted our 4th Annual WMMFEST, a Screening Series, a Short Film Challenge and premiered our first television pilot, OFF THE GRID. Then there are the countless collaborations that grew out of our workshops, finding their way into the festival circuit and in theaters all over the nation. Here’s a taste of the magic made through WMM, in 2016’s “Year In Pics”!
O F F T H E G R I D P R E M I E R E
Our first official television pilot premiered at The Sundance Theatre on October 6th.
W M M F E S T & S C R E E N I N G S E R I E S
E V E N T S
( W o r k s h o p s & C h a l l e n g e s )
* many pics below courtesy of the unsung Michael Beardsley, who tirelessly chronicles our events
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There were many collaborations throughout the year – we are a prolific bunch – but a few members shared production stills and snaps from their shoots and festival circuit of their short films, features, music videos & web series…
The winner of our first WMM Rolling Production Fund Challenge was Chris Valenti with the short film, SUBTEXT.
Chris Valenti / Michelle Loucadoux / Tommy Oceanak / Nick Osorio / Kristin Pickerell / Brynna Yentz / Veronic Shea / Verena Puhm / Tony Mouleart / Tyler Osika / Nina Borghi / Robbie Mosher / Will Ramsey / John Manning / Miriam Mayer / Iyin Landre / John Bigham / Ryan Murphy / Amy Schumacher / Dunja Gassman / Caitlyn Faucher / Julia Lotz / Dawn Bower / William Hill / Pamela Hill / Tori Tyson / Curtis Bechdholt / Donald Watson / Larry Altmayer
Shoot Date: 5/9/16
Festival Dates pending
Director: Daved Wilkins / Writers: Kirsten Day and Brendan Weinhold / Producers: Kirsten Day, Brendan Weinhold, and Daved Wilkins / Cinematography: Brian George Foster / Editor: Brian George Foster / Make-up: Easton Palyo / Sound Recording: Aaron Trager / Sound Editor: Steve Bucino / Key Grip: Glenn Brightwell / Best Boy: Douglas Charles / Set Photography: Lindsay Fishman / Production Assistant: Stina Pederson / Color Correction: Sam Mestman / Composer: Jeff Kirchner /
Special thanks to We Make Movies!
CAST: Brendan Weinhold … Baum / Kirsten Day … Flora / Joshua Sawtell … River / Lois Neville … Lark
Shoot date was 4/30/16
Rough Cut at What’s Next 7/13/16
Release coming in 2017
Cast: Julia – Christina Gray / Aubrey – Amy Lloyd / Sam – Bill Ferris / Ben – Robert DiTillio / Christopher (the Flirtatious Guy) – Joseph Niemeier / Bethany (Girlfriend of the Flirtatious Guy) – Tehana Weeks / Murphy (the Guy on His Phone) – Ryan Joseph Murphy / Bryan (the Young Band Dude) – Jared Boghosian / Chase (the Gym Rat Guy) – Eric Schettl / Cocktail Waitress – Jasmine Marie / Bar Patrons – Torie Tyson, Anne Woods, Terry Opp, Olivia J. Fox, James Rivard, Eric D. Altman, Ernie Charles, Sapna Gandhi, Heidi Schooler, Verena Puhm
Producers: Christina Gray and Amy Lloyd / Executive Producers: Ray Dell and Michael Moss / Writer: Christina Gray / Director: Ambika Leigh / Director of Photography: Collier Landry / Production Designer: Alex Wilt / First Assistant Director: Chad Kukahiko / Second Assistant Director: Heidi Schooler / Production Manager: Sapna Gandhi / Production Assistant: Anne Woods / Production Sound Mixer: Jason Aaron Moran / Art Department: Ernie Charles / Camera Operator/1st AC: Rudy Ruiz / 2nd AC/Swing: Alex Lizotte / Script Supervisor: Verena Puhm / Digital Imaging Technician: Eric D. Altman / Makeup Artist:Jacquelyn Behnke / Craft Service: Olivia J. Fox / Editor: Ambika Leigh / Re-Recording Mixer: Kendall Kanoa Hawley
Shoot date: 5/29/16
Premiere at WMM Screening Series 10/23/16
Festivals: Women’s Independent Film Festival 10/29/16
Eugene International Film Festival 11/14-20/16 (Winner “Best Comedy”)
HEAT OF THE BEAT
An hour long comedy-action pilot geared towards Netflix with WMM members including Bron Theron, Robert DiTillio, Victoria Ippolito., Michael Beardsley, and Cari Kenny.
Shot in December
Currently in post.
Director & Writer: Jennie Fahn / Producers: Sapna Gandhi & Jennie Fahn / Director of Photography: Kiko Suura / Editor: Meghan Noble / 1st AD: Amy Dax / Gaffer: Evan Kunesh/ Sound Recordist & Editor: Jason Stare / Make-up & Hair: Vinketa McDowell / Script Supervisor: Christina Gray / Production Assistants: Anzhelika Suchkova & Abigail Rodriguez / Art Designer: Gayle Asch / Production Designer: Danielle Lee / Composer: Joel Alpers/ Set Photographer: Dominic Oliver
Cast: Sapna Gandhi – Tracy / Patrick Duncan – Randy / Bri Giger – Norma / Gia Mora – Greta
Shot: 4/9/16 – 4/10/16
Currently in post
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From WMM CANADA’s Peter Campbell