Jul 082011

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Short Film Site UnderGroundFilm Hosts ‘All-SonnyBoo-Week’

Columbus, OH (PRWEB) January 17, 2005

Long running short film site UNDERGROUNDFILM.ORG is hosting a weeklong “All-Sonnyboo Week” premiering one new Sonnyboo short film every day. The new short films from Sonnyboo are joining the 30+ short films that have been showing on the Internet site since January 2000. No registration or pay required to watch any of the movies on Undergroundfilm.

“Undergroundfilm has been around since movies on the web began and they’re still going strong”, says Peter John Ross, Producer/Director with Sonnyboo Productions. “This site is far better quality presentation than Ifilm or Atomfilms. Who likes to watch commercials or pay to see video in high quality?”

Movies set to begin showing on Undergroundfilm from Sonnyboo include the award winning short ALWAYS LATE, Audience Award winner for the 48 Hour Film Project, the scene from the upcoming feature film “Horrors of War,” and several more. Most of the Sonnyboo catalog of short films have been playing on the site since the 6 part BACK OFFICE series of shorts, for which writer/director Peter John Ross was terminated from his brokerage job in 2000.

2005 already begin with the UK’s 3BTV having “Sonnyboo Days” where they exclusively played Sonnyboo content for 4 consecutive days. Using the Internet to present and exhibit short form entertainment has been the highest priority for Sonnyboo Productions, as is evident with the award-winning site Sonnyboo.com and the amount of traffic it gets now.

Several Sonnyboo short films are to play at film festivals as varied as the Central Nebraska Film Festival on January 28th, the Cinemaslam screenings in Ann Arbor Michigan Feb 8th, and the Panartist Global Shows at the London Shakespearean Globe theatre England February 28th, which will be simulcast on the web live.

Panartists UK Colin Chapman says, “Award winning film maker Peter John Ross is a versatile artist with more than over a hundred film and music in his curriculum vitae. From comedy to drama Ross’s success resides in an open quirky narrative and a very inventive plot providing actors with loads of support and free expression in his entertaining and arty films.”

About Undergroundfilm

Undergroundfilm has been a pioneer with presenting web video and short films via the Internet since 1999. As a non-profit organization, Undergroundfilm is focused on how to best to serve the twin communities of creative filmmakers and the audience that wants to view their work. Undergroundfilm is building a framework for content creators and owners to get their work where they want it most: in front of an audience. Undergroundfilm delivers video everywhere the Internet goes: on computer monitors, television sets, cellular phones, projected on screens, and whatever the next new distribution opportunity might be.

About award winning filmmaker Peter John Ross & Sonnyboo Productions

Microcinema Magazine says, “Ross will remain one of the all-time innovative leaders in the Microcinema movement.” Projects directed by Peter John Ross have been broadcast on Bravo UK, Tech TV, & Movieola the short film channel. Peter John Ross & Sonnyboo films have been noted in such publications as Computer Arts, RES Magazine, Film & Video Magazine, LA Weekly, Film Threat, the Village Voice, & Internet Video Magazine. More info & all of his short films are available online at the award winning site http://www.sonnyboo.com More info & all of his short films are available online at the award winning site     http://www.sonnyboo.com

Contact Info : Peter John Ross

5759 Tamarack Blvd, STE A

Columbus, OH 43229

(614) 378-5941 / FAX (614) 863-1143

EMAIL: ross@sonnyboo.com


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Mar 292011

Alexandra Rose Rieger, teen Musician, Actress (“Akeelah and the Bee”) and Youth Ambassador for ‘In A Perfect World’ Foundation created and hosted a star studded event at The Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House (RMH) for children and families. This two-evening event was called ‘A Star In You,’ which provided a “fun and safe platform for children to star in their own variety show,” explains Rieger.  An article about this event is expected in November”s issue of Teen Vogue.


Alexandra Rose Rieger     “A Star In You” Poster

 On the first night, after the children and their families enjoyed ice cream, they were able to stand in the spot light as they explored and shared their inner stars. The footage was captured by Josh Sands, CEO of Hollywood Film and Acting Academy and highlights were edited in a short film. The second night, the children and their families walked the red carpet with other teen celebrities as they were celebrated as “stars” in their very own film.

Manuela Testolini, founder of ‘In A Perfect World’ (IAPW) pictured with girls who are at The Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House. IAPW sponsored “A Star In You” event. 


‘A Star in You” was sponsored by ‘In a Perfect World’ Foundation, which was founded by social entrepreneur Manuela Testolini where newly appointed Executive Director is Dr. Towanna Freeman. The event was supported by Hollywood Film and Acting Academy, Looking Ahead Program (division of SAG), and Ben and Jerry’s in conjunction with The Ronald McDonald House.


“A Star In You” event opened with Ice Cream provided by Ben & Jerry’s in Long Beach.

 Alexandra Rose Rieger at “Arts and Crafts” station of “A Star In You” event


 Alexandra Rose Rieger, teen philanthropist, has been involved with fund raising and supporting The Ronald McDonald House for several years. They play a key role for families nationwide by providing a home away from home for children and their families while critically ill children undergo treatment at local hospitals. Rieger is currently working on several projects including an upcoming ep which will be released in December 2008. In contemplating possible events as a Youth Ambassador, she drew inspiration from her upcoming singles. “Harmony,” which explores the passion of peace and the power in unity. Her song “Fairy Tale,” shaped the fairytalesque decorations with plenty of red, gold and royal blue colors; as well as stars, balloon bouquets and featuring real red carpet on premiere night. Mama and Paparazzi were also on hand to capture the keepsake memories of their brave cherished ones, most donning smiles. A precious commodity that often is lost amidst steely resolve during difficult times of treatment and recovery.


Teen celebrities participating in “A Star In You” 2nd Row Left to right: Musician/Actress and Youth Ambassador, Alexandra Rose Rieger (Akeelah and the Bee), Jillian Clare (General Hospital) Matthew Underwood (Zoey 101), Christopher Recupito Rossi (Miss Behave), Maiara Walsh (Cory In the House) From left to right front: Sammi Hanratty (Pushing Daisies), Joey Luthman (WEEDS).

 Many thanks to RMH staff who were accommodating and supportive. As a token of appreciation, ‘In A Perfect World’ provided their libraries with the premiere movie, showcasing how people coming together using funds in a strategic way can improve the quality of life of the RMH guests. A shorter form of this video can be seen online on you tube. When you support ‘In A Perfect World, you are helping empower youths to become socially conscious and responsible leaders; please visit www.iapw.org to begin today.

 Congratulations to all the fellow teen celebrities who joined Alexandra for this momentous occasion: Jillian Clare (Days of Our Lives), Matthew Underwood (Zoey 101), Joey Luthman (WEEDS; An American Carol), Christopher Recupito Rossi (Miss Behave; Zoey 101); Maiara Walsh (Corey In The House), and Sammi Hanratty (Pushing Daisies, Suite Life). To view video of IAPW promo from the event click here.

 Group shot of Children and Families of LA Ronald McDonald House, IAPW Team and Teen Celebrities at “A Star In You” event.


Alexandra Rose Rieger’s music can be purchased on iTunes and Yahoo music. Rieger is a published author, please visit her website www.AlexandraRieger.com where her book “Harmony” can be purchased. As an attendee of Oprah’s Legend Ball Premiere, Rieger is cognizant of the fact that she stands on the shoulders of those who come before her. View scenes from her multi city tour of Africa and Europe scored to her hit single “Harmony” please follow this link. Proceeds from these purchases go to support ‘In A Perfect World’ and other charities that benefit children. Those of you who have a heart to make a difference, this is a wonderful way to join hands and make things happen now.


Group shot of participants of “A Star In You” Premiere/Red Carpet Night.  Guest included teen leaders from Looking Ahead as well as IAPW Team, Teen Celebrities celebrating the children and families at the Los Angeles’ Ronald McDonald House.

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