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April 2019

April 8

Showing to a fully packed theater for both screenings, "A Purgatory Story" wins 'Audience Award' for Best After Hours Shorts at the 

43rd Cleveland International Film Festival

April 1


March 2019

Marchl 15

The ICS 2019 Spring Showcase

Sunday April 21st


Tickets: $20

Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE

1000 W. Olympic Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90015

Purchase Tickets/RSVP

December 2018

Break Time

Visit the website to view the trailer and get updates on film festival submissions.

November 2018

ShortsTV  is excited to announce their  agreement with Kalliste Zoe Productions for the right to  broadcast "Alleys" and "Birds Dropping".

Click on the link for schedule in your area

October 2018

October 27

The ICS Fall Showcase

Saturday October 27th, 7pm - 11 pm.

'The Grays Studios' 

5250 Vineland Ave., North Hollywood

October 10


July 2018

July 28

The ICS Summer Showcase.

 Saturday July 28th, 7pm - 11pm

'The Grays Studios' 

5250 Vineland Ave., North Hollywood

July 11


Welcome to the Family!



April 2018

April 30

"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

April 29

The 2018 Spring Showcase featured an eclectic collection of films from around the world.  The Downtown Independent Theatre was alive with energy and  excitement. Kalliste Zoe Productions and collaborator,, thanks everyone in attendance for their support of independent filmmaking.

March 2018

Mar 24

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." 

(Top Indie Film Awards 2018)

February 2018

Feb 19

The Spring 2018 Showcase has been announced. Sunday April 29th is the big day. Book your tickets early. More announcements regarding what is on the bill will be coming soon. RSVP NOW!

Feb 07

Coming Soon !!!

A Purgatory Story (2018) 

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. 

January 2018

Jan 28

The Independent Cinema Showcase

The collaboration of Kalliste Zoe Productions, Two Roofs Productions and MM Studios, announces the launch of a new website.  Check it out here and submit your creation for showcasing.

Jan 05

The Martini Shot Show

This week on The Martini Shot Show they feature The Independent Cinema Showcase with their very own Matthew Riley at The Downtown Independent!

December 2017

Dec 14

Last Sunday, December 3rd, Cinemacy was invited to cover an up-and-coming series of short films presented by The Independent Cinema Showcase at the Downtown Independent.  (Read More)

Dec 4

Kalliste Zoe Productions  thanks everyone who came out to support and brought some Holiday Cheer, as we packed the theatre yesterday for the Independent Cinema Showcase !!!

November 2017

Nov 22

Kalliste Zoe Productions announces "The Independent Cinema Showcase" !  

Coming Sunday, December 3, 2017 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM PST 



Oct 17

Kalliste Zoe Productions is now affiliated with  You can stream Alleys and Birds Dropping anytime, anywhere on any device.

 Oct 16

BIRDS DROPPING screenings were well received and attended at the 40th MVFF !


Sept 12

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  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.

Best regards,


Sterling Hedgpeth

Programming Manager 

Mill Valley Film Festival"

Sept 10

Birds Dropping  to be featured at another festival!

Milwaukee Womens Film Festival  hosted by Film Girl Film

@ The Underground Collaborative


Aug 12

The excitement around Alleys continues to grow!

CineArtistry Shorts Fest IV

Saturday, August 12 at 2 PM - 5 PM

@ Secret Rose Theatre

"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!"

Aug 5

ACME Comedy Film Nights 

Saturday,  Aug 5th @ 6pm

Featuring Birds Dropping

Directed by Mary Rachel Gardner, Coral Huerta 

JULY 2017

July 8

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."

MARCH 2017

Mar. 2

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.”


Feb 28

Mary Rachel Gardner: Making Her Mark in the Film Industry

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Feb 4

This Hufflepuff Rap Parody To "Bubble Butt" Is The Anthem We Were All Waiting For

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Dec 22

'Hufflepuff' Rap Video To The Tune Of 'Bubble Butt' Is Pure Gold

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