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Suncast Entertainment’s Santiago Jr. Has Short Film “Fallen Hero” Accepted Into Prestigious LA Shorts Film Festival

Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) June 21, 2010

SunCast Entertainment VP of Creative Development announced today that his short film “Fallen Hero” has been accepted into the prestigious LA Shorts Fest, July 22-30.

“Fallen Hero” is a super 16mm short film written, directed and executive-produced by Santiago Jr. It premiered at the Phoenix Film Festival in May, and earned high praise at the Scottsdale Community College Film Festival, taking top honors in the categories of Best Dramatic Short and Best Produced Screenplay. It also earned second place for editing.

“It is a tremendous honor to have this film accepted by the LA Shorts Film Fest along with so many other great films,” Santiago Jr. said. “I worked with a fantastic cast and crew on this project, and we wouldn’t have this opportunity without their hard work.”

The LA Shorts Fest, in its 14th year, is an Academy Award nominating film festival that is attended by top industry talent, agents and studio executives. In past years, 33 films that were featured in the LA Shorts Fest have gone on to earn Academy Award nominations, while 11 filmmakers have won an Oscar.

“Fallen Hero” is Santiago’s fourth short film. His other previous works include “Diablita”, “Once Upon a Time in the Desert” and the award-winning “El Trafico”.

Santiago Jr. is working on his fifth short film, “Xtraction”. This action-thriller set in Mexico and the world of organ trafficking is currently in pre-production with SunCast Entertainment LLC., and is scheduled to begin filming in Arizona in July.

Santiago Jr. is a two-time fellow of the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) Writers Lab in 2006 and 2007; and a two-time fellow of the NALIP Producers Academy as a producing fellow in 2006 and as a directing fellow in 2007. He also was a two-time finalist for consideration to the Sundance Writers Lab in 2007 and 2008.

A proud client of William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, SunCast Entertainment is a film and media production company whose mission is to make commercially viable, culturally significant, emotionally resonant and intellectually satisfying film and media entertainment for distribution across multiple platforms in this era of “new media” and digital technology. SunCast Entertainment currently has several projects in various stages of pre-production, including the short film “Xtraction” and the highly-anticipated Marco Santiago Jr. feature film “86”.

To find out more about SunCast Entertainment go to http://www.SunCastEntertainment.com, http://www.Facebook.com/SunCastEntertainment or follow on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/suncastent.



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Dec 202010

JACKSONVILLE, FL (PRWEB) January 30, 2006

The 2006 Jacksonville Film Festival will once again present a broad spectrum of independent features, documentaries, international, experimental and short films as well as panels and workshops. The festival is looking for new voices and unique perspectives to enlighten and entertain the audiences of the North Coast of Florida.

Selected films will be eligible for Audience Awards for Best Documentary, Best Narrative Feature and Best Short. The official “Call for Entries” begins January 1, 2006.

Films can be submitted via WithoutaBox.com or directly to the festival. For details and more information, please visit www.jacksonvillefilmfestival.com.

In other Jacksonville Film Fest news, Northeast Florida film lovers will be celebrating the Oscars at a viewing party to benefit the Jacksonville Film Festival.

The inaugural Jacksonville Film Festival Oscar Party is Sunday, March 5 from 7:30 -11:30 p.m. at the J.Johnson Gallery in Jacksonville Beach.

Party goers can cast their predictions for Oscar winners with an interactive ballot, view the arrivals and ceremony on multiple screens from Sight and Sound, and participate in an auction featuring film memorabilia.

The event features a specialty dessert selection, gourmet coffee menu and full bar.

Tickets are limited, and are $ 100 per guest. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Jacksonville Film Festival.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.jacksonvillefilmfestival.com.

This year’s Jacksonville Film Festival is May 18-21, 2006, at various venues throughout the Downtown and San Marco neighborhoods. More than 60 feature length, short films and documentaries will be screened at six historic venues in the heart of Jacksonville.

All access passes for the Jacksonville Film Festival are $ 200, and include all screenings and events. Individual screenings are $ 8.50. For screening passes, tickets or more information, please log on to www.jacksonvillefilmfestival.com.

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Dec 162010

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 21, 2007

San Francisco, California, scene of the best independent and artistic films is home to a new production company, Imaginative Productions. Short on dollars and long on talent and inspiration, new writer Tonya Foster, with her first screenwriting effort, Knocked Up, in 3 episodes at the Cannes Festival.

Tonya Foster, writer and also starring in 2 of the three episodes, a bay area resident and part of the newly formed Imaginative Productions travels to the prestigious Cannes Film Festival to represent her film at the short film corner.

Katarina Fabic, co-director and editor, also starring in the film is also in France. This is Katarina’s first time at the Cannes Film Festival. Katarina, a successful actress, will be making in roads and contacts for distribution of Knocked Up for all of us at the festival. Katarina can be found on the Shari Carlson Players Directory.

Taylor Meritt, an actress with the Shari Carlson Studio, is co-producer on Knocked Up, and was already set to go to the festival for her film, Knock Off, also at the short film corner.

Shari Carlson Studio trains talented performers from all over the world. Shari has a San Francisco Studio and a Hollywood Studio. Shari grew up in Hollywood and prefers San Francisco as a home base for the quality of life and the artistic integrity of the talent. Here you find some of the most unique and gifted talents in the world. It is almost as if they are attracted here by some cosmic invitation. The talent in the bay area thinks for themselves and are a truly creative gift to any production.

Shari Carlson, Producer, Director, and the DP on Knocked Up, has trained each of the Actors and was thrilled to direct them on the set. These actors come with an open, easy to direct presence that inspires everyone to a new level of creativity.

Shockingly these three films finished on an operating budget of 1,500 dollars, (not a typo) competing with multi million dollar productions.

No one else could have made a film like this on so little money.

Imaginative Productions / Imaginative Films



588 Sutter Street

Suite 325

San Francisco, CA 94102


Shari Carlson Studio


588 Sutter Street

SF, CA 94102

Suite 327

San Francisco, CA 94102


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