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The Independent Cinema Showcase: Accepting Submissions on FilmFreeway
Founder, Mary Rachel Gardner, was interviewed by a Stephen King fan website for producing and acting in The Escape Plan, based on a Stephen King short story. Read the entire interview here.
Post-production on the test shoot for The TAIM Series Pilot is officially completed.
The Independent Cinema Showcase is hosting Round 6 of the ICS family virtual conversations: Saturday November 21st from 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (PST) on CYA Live.
The Independent Cinema Showcase is hosting Round 5 of the ICS family virtual conversations: Friday October 30th from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (PST) on CYA Live.
The Independent Cinema Showcase is hosting Round 4 of the ICS family virtual conversations: Friday September 25th from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (PST) on CYA Live.
The Independent Cinema Showcase Fall Announcement (COVID-19)
The Independent Cinema Showcase is hosting Round 3 of the ICS family virtual conversations: Saturday August 29th from 4:00 - 6:00 PM (PST) on CYA.Live.
The Independent Cinema Showcase announces another virtual conversation Round 2 with founder Mary Rachel Gardner on CYA Live.
We are currently in post-production for the TAIM Series Pilot.
The Independent Cinema Showcase Spring Announcement
Join our founder Mary Rachel Gardner in a virtual conversation this Sunday April 26th from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PST). She has gathered three filmmakers from the Spring Edition 2019 to discuss the recent COVID-19 pandemic. We will share tips and resources as well as update everyone on what we are planning to do this 2020 season.
A Purgatory Story pushes beyond 1,000,000 views!!!
Wow 600K Views 👀 A Purgatory Story is now featured as one of the "Best of January" films on Omeleto🎺😈
A Purgatory Story is now available for viewing on Omeleto.
A Purgatory Story Online Release 😈
We are very happy to announce that early tomorrow morning (today, if you're on the East Coast) we share our film with the world. It will be available on Amazon Prime and Vimeo.
At FilmQuest, A Purgatory Story won 'Best Screenplay - Short' award.
FilmQuest (6th-14th): Velour Live Music Gallery, Downtown Provo, Utah
A Purgatory Story screens as part of block 14 horror shorts on Saturday the 14th @ 12 noon. It is nominated in two award categories: Best Fantasy Short, Best Screenplay - Short.
Every year the Fantasy Filmfest tours through Germany and every year it offers its viewers a unique mix of genre films that can not be found anywhere else in German cinema. A Purgatory Story is part of this years tour. It is nominated for the 'Get Shorty Award' and the 'Kurzfilm Award'. Click the Fantasy Filmfest link to learn which cities and dates have screenings.
The Independent Cinema Showcase Summer Newsletter
The ICS Summer Edition 2019 was well attended and a great success. Thank you everyone who attended, volunteered and contributed. The ICS Fall Edition 2019 is set for November 17th. To join the ICS family, share your vision on FilmFreeway.
The ICS Summer Edition 2019
Sunday August 25th
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
1000 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
A Purgatory Story received a rousing welcome from the packed theatre for its run at The LA SHORTS International Film Festival
Voyage LA Magazine features "Trailblazer Mary Rachel Gardner " in an editorial interview.
Showing to a fully packed theater for both screenings, A Purgatory Story won the 'Audience Favorite Award' for Best After Hours Shorts at the 43rd Cleveland International Film Festival.
The ICS Spring Edition 2019
Sunday April 21st
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
1000 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Visit the website to view the trailer and learn more about the series, directed by Mary Rachel Gardner
ShortsTV is excited to announce their agreement with Kalliste Zoe Productions for the rights to stream Alleys and Birds Dropping.
The ICS Fall Edition 2018
Saturday October 27th
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM.
5250 Vineland Ave.
North Hollywood 91601
The ICS Summer Edition 2018
Saturday July 28th
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5250 Vineland Ave.
North Hollywood 91601
The Independent Cinema Showcase Newsletter
"In an exclusive interview to Anna Krith’s Lifestyle, Actress and Film Producer of “Kalliste Zoe Productions”, Mary Rachel Gardner, talks about the life of Greeks in Los Angeles, how she managed to become Production Assistant at the Ellen Show and explains why she loves hand written cards and letters." Read More
The ICS Spring Edition featured an eclectic collection of films from around the world. The Downtown Independent Theatre was alive with energy and excitement. The ICS Family and distributor, OPPRIME.tv, thanks everyone who attended for their support of independent filmmaking.
Congratulations to everyone associated with 'Alleys' !!! It received five nominations (Best Short, Best Writing, Best Sound, Best Cinematography, Best Romantic Comedy) at the recent Top Indie Films Awards and won for Best Romantic Comedy.
"Excellent unconventional love story with fantastic writing, cinematography, sound, and music. Loved the opening with the funny roommate humor and most importantly the dark realistic turn when the homeless friend V passes away. The scene with Josh's friends also felt very authentic and natural. The ending was especially moving when his ex finds him so devastated. Great balance of tone with sadness but some comedy (like Josh riding his skateboard to Lani's house only to be embarrassingly spotted on the approach by her new boyfriend), hope (the nice moment in the kitchen with the redhead kissing Josh), etc. Not your typical terrible Hollywood rom com. Very well done. Most of it all, it felt real."
Author - Top Indie Film Awards
The ICS Spring Edition 2018 is Sunday April 29th! To learn more about ICS showcases visit the website.
A demon relegated to spirit board duty falls in love with a girl on the other side.
This collaboration with Mad Hat Entertainment is currently in post production aiming for release this Spring.
Kalliste Zoe Productions announces "The Independent Cinema Showcase" !
To Support and Promote Independent Filmmakers
The Independent Cinema Showcase (ICS) is a screening event to support and promote independent filmmakers from all around the world who have the perseverance and courage to create, collaborate and invest in their own movie dreams. The screening features an array of short independent content including TV pilots, parodies, dark comedies, suspense thrillers, animation and more! Let's continue to gather upcoming film visionaries and enthusiasts, while enjoying many beautiful pieces of cinema.
Kalliste Zoe Productions is now affiliated with OPPRIME.tv. You can stream Alleys, Birds Dropping and The Escape Plan anytime, anywhere on any device.
Birds Dropping screenings were well received and attended at the 40th MVFF !
Birds Dropping will be featured at the 40th Mill Valley Film Festival
"Dear Mary Rachel,
I am writing to invite you and your film BIRDS DROPPING to be part of the 40th Mill Valley Film Festival (MVFF), which will take place this year from October 5-15. The San Francisco Bay Area, as you may know, has a diverse and discerning audience, and we feel that your short will be an excellent fit in our program.
Founded in 1978, the eleven-day festival sells over 40,000 tickets annually, and hosts over 250 filmmakers from around the world. You can check out our website at http://www.mvff.com/mvff39-highlights-sizzle-reel/ to get a look at this festival known internationally as a high profile, prestigious event celebrating the best of independent international cinema. Our commitment to helping celebrate shorts and features, both American and foreign, has made it a festival of choice for filmmakers worldwide, and we would be thrilled to have you attend.
Again, we extend our congratulations on an excellent film. We would be honored to have it in this year's festival.
Mill Valley Film Festival"
Birds Dropping to be featured at another festival!
Milwaukee Womens Film Festival hosted by Film Girl Film
The excitement around Alleys continues to grow!
CineArtistry Shorts Fest IV
Saturday August 12th 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
"This will be a very special Showcase because Mary Rachel Gardner will be RETURNING with her new film Alleys just a few months after screening her last one! That's exactly how we roll at CineArtistry!"
Saturday Aug 5th at 6:00 PM
Featuring Birds Dropping
Directed by Mary Rachel Gardner, Coral Huerta
Birds Dropping Review
Author - CineArtistry
"A hilarious little short film about two women headed to a wedding when their car suddenly breaks down in the middle of the desert. Much in the same vein as a show like Seinfeld, the two characters are so petty that their actions ultimately worsen their own situation ... We’re excited to see kinds of films these guys will be making in the future, especially if they ever make a feature film."
Hollywood North Magazine Reviews "Chocolate Cake"
“A romantic conjuring of the tangential ideations that exist in every charged moment—a visual poem of the mind engaged.”
Mary Rachel Gardner: Making Her Mark in the Film Industry
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This Hufflepuff Rap Parody To "Bubble Butt" Is The Anthem We Were All Waiting For
Author - Bustle.com
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'Hufflepuff' Rap Video To The Tune Of 'Bubble Butt' Is Pure Gold
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There's finally an ENTIRE song celebrating the greatness of Hufflepuff
Author - Radio Times
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