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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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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.

Own THREE-FIFTY on DVD (Collector’s Edition)

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Collector's Quality DVD THREE-FIFTY - $9.99

The Collector’s Edition DVD of THREE-FIFTY is now available.
Autographed by writer/director Maurice Chauvet and actress/producer Melinda Augustina.

Cover lists top festivals, awards, Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner, additional still photos.

On sale 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

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.

Thank you, Sonoma!!!!!

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We have to say Sonoma International Film Festival is an outstanding festival.  We had a great time and the films are excellent.  Sonoma is a beautiful, completely live-able,  little town and the people are extremely gracious.
Me:  The people are so happy!
Co-producer:  They’re within walking distance of the best wineries in the country.  Of course they’re happy!

Smart, fun audiences who are so curious about the filmmakers. Great parties, (more wineries) and their awards?  ha, ha…get this – magnums of wine are their statues with the award hand written on the bottle in silver ink.  Score! Wish we had scored an “award” like that, yet we are content with our five awards.

We stayed outside of town in a guest house with a view that will knock your socks off. Hills, vineyards, trees, more hills, green grass, flowers everywhere,  a few cows, a few sheep – truly – extraordinarily beautiful you can barely believe it’s real.  We’ll post photos as soon as we can — and we’ll post our wine notes, too.  Food, wine and film — so perfect.  Be sure to put it on your calendar for 2010.   You will have a magical week.

Sonoma Int’l Film Festival screens “Three-Fifty” twice.

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Food, Wine, Film – We are hedonists, we admit it…and if you give in to your best side, you might just be joining us at the Sonoma International Film Festival 2009.  Come on by and be surrounded by food, wine and film all day, every day April 1 – 5 in Sonoma, CA.

Our hilarious comedy “Three-Fifty” screens twice:
Sat. April 4 at 9:30 om at Highway 12 Lounge
Sunday April 5 at 9:30 am at Hollywood Theater
This link will give you addresses:
http://sonoma.bside.com/2009/films/threefifty_sonoma2009
Looks like you can buy individual tickets only at the door just before the film – dang! This place is fanceeee! So if you want to be sure you get in to see Three-Fifty looks like
you might have to buy a “day pass” here: http://sonomafilmfest.org/pages/09boxoffice

We’re not big ones on fancy, but this time we’ll make an exception and attend the big
shin-dig on Saturday night when Bruce Willis gets an award and you can supposedly ask him “ANY” question you want.   You can come to that event for only $75.  Call and order tickets here:  (707) 933-2600
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