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Teaching with film works: Award-winning comedy “Three-Fifty” releases DVD + Teacher’s Guide

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Comedy Three-Fifty on DVD with Teacher's Guide
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SPECIAL DEAL:  Buy DVD of award-winning comedy “Three-Fifty” for $9.99  and receive the “Three-Fifty Teacher’s Guide”for free!”
CLICK HERE TO BUY THE DVD PLUS TEACHER’S GUIDE.
Comedy “Three-Fifty” is a hit on the film festival circuit, European cable, Asian cable and now, in the classroom. Hilarious and meaningful to our times, the mythology of “Three-Fifty” has universal appeal. Though presented as comedy, “Three-Fifty”‘s theme of privacy rights, dishonesty, consequences and redemption stimulate discussions.

“Three-Fifty”  and it’s Teacher’s Guide have been chosen by varied instructors.  On the security and privacy rights side “Three-Fifty” was chosen by an instructor for a Post-Naval Academy  course in surveillance.    On the artistic side, a composer chose it to enhance his residency at Maharishi University.

  • The “Three-Fifty” Teacher’s Guide includes:

    A) 1 DVD of “Three-Fifty”  (NTSC)  Currently available only in English

    B) PDF of “Teacher’s Guide” which is ten discussion questions and exercises for use in the classroom. The teacher’s guide was written by Jungian and Terra psychologist Craig Chalquist, MS, PhD.

    C) PDF of original stage play

    D) PDF of final screenplay/shooting script in English, Spanish or French.

If  you know a teacher or trainer with a sense of  humor who enjoys using film and story structure in their courses, have them contact me at melindaaugustina AT gmail DOT com for more information on 8 minute comedy “Three-Fifty” and it’s Teacher’s Guide.

CLICK HERE to buy the “Three-Fifty” DVD plus Teacher’s Guide.

Three-Fifty DVD confiscated by land shark?

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What is this?  It looks like our “Three-Fifty” DVD (mailed via US Post office) was attacked  by a Land Shark.  Somewhere between the post office near my home and the 5 miles the  package traveled to get to El Segundo… it was sliced and diced and lost the DVD, but the  envelope and packaging made it to the address.

If you buy a DVD of “Three-Fiftywe promise we’ll take the utmost care in  shipping it to you – but we can’t guarantee it won’t be confiscated by a land shark.  If that happens, just call us, we’ll be sure you get a new DVD.  Buying DVDs is easy – just click HERE.

We can also talk about my Anne Frank complex and why “Despite everything, I believe the post office is good at heart.”

More reasons to love the post office are in this article:
13 Things Your Mail Carrier Won’t Tell You.

Short comedy “Three-Fifty” and NBC Pan Asia contract.

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Short comedy “Three-Fifty” will be picking up fans all the way in Asia now.

Collector's Edition DVD of THREE-FIFTY $9.99

You know we love our distributors, right?   Because even in the midst of a world-wide recession, snow storms to rival all snow storms, biblical style floods, thousands of birds falling out of the sky, thousands of fish giving up the good fight, Network Ireland-TV, secured a 2 year Pan Asia television contract for “Three-Fifty”.   Nice.

Even nicer?  Getting a Facebook message from a USA fan saying she saw “Three-Fifty” on the SYFY channel while she was in Singapore!

Remember, there are lots of places you can meet other people who like short, funny films and keep up with any news on “Three-Fifty”
Three-Fifty Facebook Fan Page  http://facebook.com/ThreeFiftyTheMovie
Three-Fifty IMDB Page http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0995054/
and
On Twitter our Production Mamma  @PowerHungryFilm http://twitter.com/PowerHungryFilm

Some collector’s quality DVDs of “Three-Fifty” are still available at this link.

Thanks for being a fan and a friend and we look forward to sharing more good times with you in 2011!  🙂

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.

Oscar nominee Kathleen O’Rourke gets her “fancy toes” for Oscar night!

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Here’s Kathleen!

Who is Kathleen O’Rourke?
Kathleen O’Rourke is one of four Ireland natives who are Oscar nominees this weekend!
Kathleen is the creator/writer and hilarious voice behind
“Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty”
It’s a fractured fairytale guaranteed to leave you laughing until you cry.

Watch the entire film here.:  (6 mins.)

Melinda Augustina  Actress, Producer  (Tel) 310-228-8384
Reels/More information:
http://melindaaugustina.com
In America: See Melinda on SHOWTIME in “La La Land” w/Marc Wootten
In Europe: See Melinda in “Three-Fifty” in Spain, Poland and Italy. 

“…especially hilarious…” Backstage West

“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

A big, green THANK YOU! to cast & crew of “Three-Fifty” for our EMA 2009 Green Seal!

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Environmental Media Associaton's 2009 GREEN SEAL
Environmental Media Associaton GREEN SEAL!

Many of you know that our short comedy “Three-Fifty” was originally conceived as a solar powered project.   The idealism at the time was to create a 100% solar film production – ha – an impossible feat in 2006 – especially for a 35mm night shoot.   Mission Adjustment:  as “sustainable” as possible.   We conducted over 8 hours of rehearsal in a solar powered building and on our set used a solar powered marine battery (in a Woody Wagon no less) to recharge batteries, cell phones and the night shoot’s very important coffee urn.  Add to this that “Three-Fifty” was originally developed and enjoyed a 6 week run live on stage in a 100% solar powered performing arts complex, and we most likely have the greenest short in town.    The technical part of our solar system, the solar panel, transformer and the Woody Wagon were donated to us by ABC Solar.  Thanks, ABC!

We applied for our Environmental Media Associaton’s GREEN SEAL and just received our official notice.  No matter the size or budget of your production or special event “going green” most likely won’t cost you any money, just a little extra thought and planning on the front end.  It costs you nothing to recycle.   Deep inside everyone really wants it.  So do it!  You’ll be thrilled with the results.
So, a big green “THANK YOU” to our producers, writer/director and cast & crew who participated in our recycling on the set and a big “THANK YOU” to our crew members who braved the big solar powered battery in the Woody Wagon to re-charge their batteries, cell phones, etc.  We appreciate your courage to step up and be first!  We also need to thank our great supporter of the solar perspective, a man who created one of the first 100% solar powered films, filmmaker Jack Bibbo.
Read more about EMA’s GREEN SEAL here: 
 http://www.ema-online.org/green-seal