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SHORT CUT: From Online Short to Studio Feature Film


Tuesday, April 23, 2013 from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)

SHORT CUT: From Online Short to Studio Feature Film

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Don't miss SHORT CUT: From Online Short to Studio Feature Film

Featuring "Evil Dead" director Fede Alvarez and "Hesher" director Spencer Susser!

The event is also live-streaming at Pitchfest.tv so if you're note in Los Angeles, tune in and ask questions via Twitter to @screencrafting at 8pm PDT!

When & Where: Tues, April 23rd at 7:30pm at the LA Film School Main Theater

Join us for an evening of award-winning short films and a fascinating look into the creative process that catapulted these online-video directors into major Hollywood studios and multi-million dollar feature films. After screening the 4 impressive short films that lifted these directors into the Hollywood limelight, we'll open up a live Q&A Panel with the directors themselves! Learn from these trailblazing directors who represent a new Hollywood. We're expecting a full event, so reserve your tickets early and come with good questions!  

Our panelists are:

Fede Alvarez

Fede Alvarez's legendary rise to prominence came in 2009 when he posted his short film “Ataque de Pánico!” on YouTube, which became an overnight sensation around the world prompting many phone calls from Hollywood.  A few weeks later, Alvarez made a deal with Sam Raimi and Ghost House Pictures to direct a $30 million sci-fi film.  However, that project was put on hold and his feature directorial debut is the highly anticipated Evil Dead in theaters now! 


Spencer Susser

Spencer Susser is the only American member of the Australian filmmaking collective Blue-Tongue Films. His short film I Love Sarah Jane, featuring Mia Wasikowska, won Best Narrative Short at the 2008 Nashville Film Festival, and the Canal+ Award at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival. Susser co-wrote the project with David Michôd. It has over 1 million views online and has been subtitled in several languages.  Susser co-directed the music video for Lana Del Rey's song "Summertime Sadness" with Kyle Newman. His feature film debut Hesher stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Natalie Portman, and premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.   We'll also be screening a surprise unreleased short film from Spencer...


Dan Trachtenberg

Dan Trachtenberg got his start as a commercial director for Lexus, Nike, and Coca Cola.  On August 23, 2011, Trachtenberg released the short film, Portal: No Escape.  Based on the video game, Portal, the film drew more than one million views within its first day on YouTube. Within two months, the number of viewers surpassed six million.  His directorial debut is slated to be at New Line, with a feature film adaptation of the comic Y: Last Man Standing. His film Crime of the Century is in development at Universal.

Dan Blank

Dan Blank is the writer and director of the short Monster RollDan received a Student Academy Award and Student Emmy for his animated short Shadowplay, and developed a feature film at Cartoon Network.  Dan has worked in animation, visual effects, and commercials for the last decade.  His past credits include Avatar, Watchmen, and The Chronicles of Narnia.  He is currently developing a slate of new projects, including the feature version of Monster Roll!

Moderator: Trevor White
Trevor White just wrapped his feature directorial debut, JAMESY BOY, starring James Woods, Mary-Louise Parker and Ving Rhames. Trevor has directed and produced many short films, premiering at various festivals nationwide. Brothers Trevor and Tim are co-founders of Star Thrower Entertainment, a film production company in Los Angeles. Trevor is a graduate of Cornell University, where he is the only student to be awarded a Presidential Research Scholarship in filmmaking.

And if you're not in the LA area, you can catch the event via live-streaming video at:

www.pitchfest.tv  at 7:30pm PST on April 23rd.

Have questions about SHORT CUT: From Online Short to Studio Feature Film? Contact ScreenCraft.org

When & Where

LA Film School - Main Theatre
6363 Sunset Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)

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