"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 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 collaborators, MM Studios and OPPRIME.tv, thanks everyone in attendance 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."
(Top Indie Film Awards 2018)
Coming Soon !!!
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.
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.
"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!
The excitement around Alleys continues to grow!
Saturday, August 12 at 2 PM - 5 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 @ 6pm
Featuring Birds Dropping
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."
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