MANIFF Review: Language Arts
Though adapted from Stephanie Kallos’ 2015 novel of the same name, Language Arts immediately feels like a staggeringly personal effort from writer-director Cornelia Duryée (The Dark Horse, Camilla Dickinson), who infuses a lot of her own experiences into this heartfelt and sensitively drawn drama.
Washington Filmworks approves funding assistance for latest Kairos Productions film
Kairos Productions is overjoyed to announce that Washington Filmworks has generously approved funding assistance for our newest movie, Language Arts. This is the third time that Kairos has received funding from our state’s Motion Picture Competitiveness Program (MPCP) and we are utterly grateful to all that have worked so hard to keep more productions filming in our beloved state.
Chelsea Film Festival Selects West of Redemption for its East Coast Debut
West of Redemption is an official selection of the Chelsea Film Festival! This will be the film's New York debut. The Chelsea Film Festival focuses on global issues, working to empower and strengthen independent filmmakers and foster independent audiences. The four day film festival will be returning this October for it's fourth year.
West of Redemption Wins Best of Fest + 3 Others at Lady Filmmakers Film Festival
We are thrilled to announce that West of Redemption won four awards at the 8th Lady Filmmakers Film Festival. West of Redemption won Best of Fest, which goes to the best all around feature length film. This is in no small part due to the talents of our lead actors, who each were honored with awards: Billy Zane received Best Actor, Mariana Klaveno won Best Actress, and Kevin Alejandro was awarded Best Supporting Actor. Mariana Klaveno and producer Larry Estes were on hand to accept the awards.
West of Redemption is an Official Selection in competition at the Lady Filmmakers Film Festival 2016.
This will be the film's Los Angeles debut.
The Lady Filmmakers Film Festival is returning for it's eighth year of screenings. The festival strives to promote women in leadership roles in Hollywood and the entertainment industry in general, by highlighting the successes of women in film. Each film selected must include a woman who fills the role of writer, director, producer, cinematographer, production designer, or editor to qualify to screen.
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We are happy to announce that West of Redemption won the Staff Pick Award at the fourth annual Manchester Film Festival. MANIFF festival reviewers said that it was similar to "the works of Alfred Hitchcock or Alejandro Amenábar's Open Your Eyes." Cornelia Duryée was also recognized in the festival’s "Wonder Woman" lineup, featuring interviews with, and screenings of, the work of several working women in film. MANIFF was the movie’s fifth film festival this year, and West of Redemption’s International premiere.
West of Redemption, was Officially Selected and will be In Competition at the Manchester Film Festival in Manchester, England.
The first weekend of March 2016 will see Manchester welcome filmmakers, industry professionals and film lovers, to celebrate the very best of independent cinema from every corner of the globe.
West of Redemption, will be one of 16 international narrative films in competition at MANIFF, and one of over 90 in the entire Festival. It is also a part of the 'Inspiring Women in Film' programme which will coincide with Manchester's 2016 'Wonder Women' event, taking place March 3-13, 2016
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Recent Prizes for West of Redemption
West of Redemption was recently screened at the Eugene International Film Festival, as an official selection film, and won the award for Best Dramatic Direction for Cornelia Duryée. This is the second film that has shown at the EIFF. Camilla Dickinson screened there back in 2012, and took home the award for Best Narrative Feature that year. This is the fourth film fest that West of Redemption has been in so far this year, and the third “Excellence in Filmmaking” award that it has received so far this season.
West of Redemption also recently screened at the Jefferson State FLIXXFEST in historic Scott Valley, CA. Screenwriter Meagan Daine and Producer Larry Estes were on hand to scoop up the Best Feature and Spirit of Jefferson Awards.
For more information on the film West of Redemption, visit WestOfRedemption.com. To find out more about the film Camilla Dickinson, please visit CamillaDickinson.com, and to find out more about the producing team of Larry Estes and Cornelia Duryée More, better known as Kairos Productions.
By Jeffrey Overstreet
Today is the birthday of Cary Elwes — best known (whether he likes it or not) as Westley from The Princess Bride, and as the author of a new memoir: As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride.
Here's something that isn't very well known about Elwes: He recently starred in a movie based on a novel by Madeleine L'Engle.
And he's not the only accomplished actor in the film. The leading role went to up-and-comer Adelaide Clemens, who has since become a star in TV's Rectify. Samantha Mathis, Gregg Sulkin, Camryn Manheim, Star Trek: Voyager's Robert Picardo, and Colby Minifie (who will be in the upcoming Marvel series Jessica Jones) have notable supporting roles.