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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.

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

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” 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/

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

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.