here’s our formal press release — watch for the informal notes on later posts, today. 😉 Melinda
Los Angeles, CA—January 11, 2008 – The Santa Barbara Film Festival has named Maurice Chauvet’s award- winning short comedy film THREE-FIFTY as one of its official selections for 2008. THREE-FIFTY screens on Friday, Janaury 25 at 9:30 pm and Thursday January 31 at 12:30pm. The Santa Barbara Film Festival runs January 24 through February 3, 2008. Full screening schedules will be posted at www.sbfilmfestival.org shortly. THREE-FIFTY has won a total of three awards on the 2007 film festival circuit — two audience awards and one “Best Picture” award for an entire festival (chosen over all short and feature films).
THREE-FIFTY’s hilarious tale of late fees, privacy rights and just how much information is available at the touch of a button is charming film festival audiences around the world. From its world-premiere in Aspen to Nashville, Milwaukee, Palm Springs, and many more, THREE-FIFTY has played 14 festivals in the US and Europe. THREE-FIFTY’s world premiere was at Aspen ShortsFest 2007, and European premiere was at CineGlobe2007 in Geneva Switzerland. THREE-FIFTY was written and directed by Maurice Chauvet (Owning Mahowny, Sony Classics 2003–Canada’s Genie Award nomination). Other production credits include: Jesse Rivard, Producer; Melinda Augustina, Producer & Executive Producer; Barry Norwood, Cinematographer; Eric Grush, Editor; and John Abella, Original Music Composer. One of the unique features of THREE-FIFTY is that it was begun as a solar powered project. Also unique is the origin of THREE-FIFTY. Developed on stage at Chauvet’s theater company in Venice, CA, the film version of THREE-FIFTY stars the same actors who created the roles on stage: Evan Grensted as the beleaguered video customer, Michael Angelo Stuno as the dutiful “clerk behind the counter” and Melinda Augustina as the worldly-wise video store manager. THREE-FIFTY’s blog, trailer, full cast and crew list and upcoming film festival schedule can be found online at www.myspace.com/threefiftythemovie and at www.threefiftythemovie.com Blog can also be directly accessed at https://threefifty.wordpress.com. About Power Hungry Productions: Power Hungry Productions is “The sustainable production initiative”SM. THREE-FIFTY is their first short film and was produced partially with solar power. Power Hungry Prouctions was founded by Melinda Augustina in 2006 to produce
THREE-FIFTY and additional “stage to film” shorts and feature length films.
Contact: Melinda Augustina