Screenings

Welcome to the blog for THREE-FIFTY, the hilarious, award-winning, comedy short film

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Welcome! to the trailer for short comedy THREE-FIFTY.  The story of a guy trying to weasel out of his late fees at the local video store.  The hilarious tale of late fees, privacy rights and just how much information about you is available at the touch of a button.

THREE-FIFTY (TRT 08:10) has screened at over 45 film festivals, including a special screening at Cannes Film Festival’s Short Film Corner and special museum screenings in Boston and Los Angeles.   “Three-Fifty” has aired on television and cable as follows:
2010 – 2011 – NBC/Universal: Turkey, Cyprus, Greece
2009 – 2010 –  NBC/Universal: Italy, Poland
2008 – 2009 – Canal Plus: France, Switzerland
2008 – 2009 – Multi-TV Afrique: numerous territories in Africa

THREE-FIFTY is available now on DVD at this link: bit.ly/ThreeFiftyonDVD


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FilmSnobbery Monthly Screening chooses comedy “Three-Fifty” for opening night.

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Nic Baisley at FilmSnobbery.com has chosen “Three-Fifty” as one of the short films to open their monthly screening series on January 30.

What:  Film Snobbery Live!  Monthly screening series and live taping of their show.
When:  Sunday, January 30 1pm – 6pm   (Three-Fifty screens at 1pm)
Where:  The Palace Theater , 165 Main Street, Danbury, CT

Click here for Tickets

Here’s what Nic has to say about his screening series:

FilmSnobbery Live! : A Day at the Palace

“We started this screening series as a way to get filmmakers and audiences together to see movies that would not be available in your mainstream multiplex. We believe that good films deserve to be seen, and we know that moviegoers are hungry for something different. We want to make an event that is more than just people sitting in a dark room, we want to make a collaborative event where the audience is part of the action.”

DVDs of many of the films will be available for sale after the screening and they will have some filmmakers present.

We want to wish Nic and FilmSnobbery.com the best of luck with their monthly series!  Please share the screening information with your friends on the East Coast!

What:  Film Snobbery Live!  Monthly screening series and live taping of their show.
When:  Sunday, January 30 1pm – 6pm   (Three-Fifty screens at 1pm)
Where:  The Palace Theater , 165 Main Street, Danbury, CT

Click here for Tickets

 

Big thanks to Nickel Film Festival!

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Thanks to Nickel Film Festival for screening “Three-Fifty”.   Nickel Film Festival is a video festival created by filmmakers FOR filmmakers.  Making films for the love of telling stories…so great to have an outlet with them.   If we had a limitless budget we definitely would have been there to hang w/the Nickel Film Festival crowd in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

And big thanks to journalist Jill Butler at St. John’s “The Scope” for choosing  “Three-Fifty” as one of her “picks” from the festival.  http://thescope.ca/onscreen/nickel-film-fest-picks-for-wednesday

You can read more about Nickel Film Festival here:  http://nickelfestival.com/

WildSound Film Festival – Audience discussion of THREE-FIFTY

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Major thanks to Matthew Toffolo and WILDSOUND Film Festival for video taping the audience discussion after a screening of comedy THREE-FIFTY.  After watching this audience reaction, if you’d like to own your own DVD of THREE-FIFTY, please click HERE.

“Three-Fifty” next festival stops? Lithuania’s Vilnius Comedy Festival

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Lithuania is home of Vilnius Film Festival and this year Vilnius decided to          create Vilnius Comedy Film Festival and take the laughs out to the people.  “Three-Fifty” will screen in three (3) Lithuania cities in the next few weeks.   Which cities? So glad you asked.  Here is a map of the cities so you can follow along…

Lithuania has special significance for me (Melinda Augustina) as my first college level acting professor was from Lithuania.  He came to America as a young child when his family was fleeing Europe in WWII.  His name was Joseph Daubenas.  He was TOUGH — we were hopelessy naive.  We loved him and realized (somewhat) how lucky we were for him to have chosen to teach in Kansas City for a few years while working on his PhD.   He had studied and taught at American Academy of Dramatic Arts and acted and directed in New York for many years working a lot with Harold Clurman and orignating some roles Off-Broadway.   In one article Daubenas was called a “Tasmanian Devil” by a reporter who watched him direct a rehearsal in New York City. (Tasmania is pretty far from Lithuania, but it’s still a fun reference.)   One of his television roles was as a Mad Scientist — and that he was.

We are honored that “Three-Fifty” will screen in Lithuania and enjoying this great lesson that energy eventually returns from where it came.   And so we sign off with the Lithuanian National Anthem and photos of their beautiful country. Thank you, Lithuania.  😉  http://bit.ly/1aERfs

“Three-Fifty” distributors attend MIPCOM 2009 in Cannes

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Melinda Augustina short comedy Three-Fifty at MIPCOM CannesReps for the “screamingly funny” short comedy “Three-Fifty” will be working hard at MIPCOM 2009 in Cannes next week.    “Three-Fifty” should be available digitally for ALL very soon.
Award-winning short comedy “Three-Fifty” is distributed by Network Ireland TV.
For more information on licensing “Three-Fifty” please contact
Network Ireland TV  http://www.network-irl-tv.com/

California Independent Film Festival – April 16 – 19

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May we have your liver?  Ha, ha… couldn’t resist.
Laugh all the way down to your liver when you see  hilarious comedy “Three-Fifty” in Livermore Valley Wine Country at the 11th Annual California Independent Film Festival, April 16 – 19.

Films and details of their screenings are listed here: http://caindiefilmfest.org/calindie/films.html
I don’t see the exact time and place of the screening for Three-Fifty but we’ll keep checking the site and post the complete details as soon as they share them with us.

Founded by Derek Zemrak, the  California Independent Film Festival began in 1999 and is now the fastest growing film festival in California, screening over 1,000 independent films from the US and around the world.    On April 18th, the festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Ms. Dianne Ladd (Laura Dern’s Mother, y’all). Ms.  Ladd is recipient of numerous awards in televison and film including a three-time Oscar nominee.

Garden State Film Festival, April 2 – 5

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Thank you, New Jersey!!!

garden-state-film-festival2You have chosen – wisely.  We know New Jersey folks have been waiting patiently for the premiere of  “the one” – that one great film – the film to solve all of the problems of our current times.  THREE-FIFTY is not that film but it’s in your festival anyway.  Yeah!  Trust us, screening THREE-FIFTY will take the Garden State and it’s  Film Festival to new heights of, ummm –  well, insanity and laughter.  This movie will complete you.

The Garden State Film Festival  will screen THREE-FIFTY sometime between April 2 – 5.  Check here for specific day and time updates.

The artistic philosophy of the Garden State Film Festival is rooted in the celebration of the independent film genre and the creation of a forum where local and other independent filmmakers can exhibit their work.  We would be those “others”.

Since 2003, such industry notables such as Glenn Close, Frank Vincent, Batman producer Michael Uslan, Austin Pendleton, Kurtwood Smith, James Gandolfini, Budd Schulberg and others have lent their support.  And now, those celebrities can say they’ve supported the same festival that screened Maurice Chauvet’s THREE-FIFTY — that hilarious tale of late fees, privacy rights and the easy availability of deeply personal details of your life.  We know they’ve been waiting to be included in the same paragraph with us.

Young Director’s Night at LACMA – Friday, March 6

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Happy to announce that comedy THREE-FIFTY will screen in Los Angeles at

LACMA Young Director's Night
LACMA Young Director’s Night

LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) Young Director’s Night.
This most likely is Three-Fifty’s final screening in Los Angeles for a while, so we invite you to join us!
6pm – Wine by Kenwood and Hors douvers by Border Grill and Ciudad
7:30pm – screenings (120 min. with 15 minute intermission)
9:30 pm – brief words from the filmmakers
10:30 – dessert by Melissa’s, wine by Kenwood & award presentation

Tickets, additional films, address, parking instructions are here:
http://www.lacma.org/support/YDN.aspx

In attendance from Team THREE-FIFTY will be
Producers: Jesse Rivard & Melinda Augustina
Director of Photography:  Barry Norwood
Editor: Eric Grush
Actors: Melinda Augustina & Michael Angelo Stuno

Thanks to LACMA for their support of short films!  I attended for a friends film last year and it’s a great evening.

 

PHOTOS FROM OUR EVENING @LACMA

 

Editor Eric Grush, Dean Rosen, Producers Melinda Augustina and Jesse Rivard
THREE-FIFTY @LACMA – Editor Eric Grush, Dean Rosen, Producers Melinda Augustina and Jesse Rivard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Melinda Augustina wearing earrings provided by Steve and Sabina Altinis from Tievoli Jewelers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Melinda with the "Zombie Prom" crew!  Oh yeah!  LACMA Young Director's Night
Melinda with the “Zombie Prom” crew! Oh yeah!

 

Short comedy THREE-FIFTY Australian Premieremicahel

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Friends and fans, thank you so much for your continued support!  Thank you for your referrals and for sending us more friends, fans and festivals.  We appreciate it!

Heart of Gold Int'l Film Festival
Heart of Gold Int

Three-Fifty continues to get requests for screenings…so stay tuned for the details.  
Our Australian Premiere is set March 25-29 – Heart of Gold Film Festival  Gympie, Queensland, Australia Check out their beautiful festival trailer: http://www.heartofgold.com.au/