MSPIFF 2018 opens today! Showcasing WOMEN & FILM, MN-MADE FILMS & Tribute to INGMAR BERGMAN

Drumroll please… the 37th Minneapolis St Paul International Film Festival opens today! From April 12-28, MSPIFF is showcasing 158 new feature films and 120+ shorts representing 70+ countries to audiences throughout the Upper Midwest. The Film Society is making things easier to watch movies and participate in a plethora of events and parties! You can catch …

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Valentine Special – A tribute to the film-related influences that inspire ‘Hearts Want’

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! Today is actually the only night where I don't have somewhere to be this week which is a treat for me. So my hubby and I are going to get some takeout from one of our fave restaurants (most likely Thai) while my hubby treat us w/ some chocolate-dipped strawberries for …

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TCFF 2017 Day 3 – ‘Hearts Want’ first screening in the ‘Ties That Bind Us’ short block and ‘A Gray State’ documentary

Day 3 of the Twin Cities Film Fest is actually quite a momentous one for me… If you know me well or have been following my blog and/or Facebook you might've guessed why. I took the day off Friday because I knew it's be quite an emotional day for me, showing my artistic baby, my …

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HEARTS WANT in the press – only hours left on Kickstarter

Ok here's the last Kickstarter post you'll see here… Y'know what, whatever happens I'll be so relieved when it's done. If you think it's tough making a film, well, try launching a Kickstarter campaign 😉 We're in the home stretch! Just 63 hours left to go… we're so close, help us cross the finish line …

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Just days left on HEARTS WANT Kickstarter campaign

Can't believe we're in mid July already! Time sure flies in the Summer time… and time seems to fly even faster when one is running a Kickstarter campaign. Yep, it's just 9 days to go until our campaign ends folks… and we could really use your help in crossing the finish line. We are still …

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Week In Review: A comedic play, Spider-man Homecoming and podcasting

How's your weekend everyone? Well it's been quite a whirlwind week for me, but a fun one nonetheless. I didn't get an extra day off for Fourth of July, but still a four-day work week is better than five 🙂 I did manage to see a fun play on Friday night, a French farce called …

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Weekend Roundup: Quick review of BABY DRIVER (2017)

Happy [almost] Fourth of July weekend! It's not really a long weekend for me as I'll be working both Monday AND Wednesday, though the office is pretty much dead today with everyone taking a day off. Last week was a pretty hectic one, hence I hadn't even posted anything other than my short film update. Well, …

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A film blogger’s journey into indie filmmaking – writing/producing ‘Hearts Want’ short film

It's been forty plus years in the making. No, no, it didn't take me 40 years to write the script, though if I had written something as an infant I might've been a literary genius by now. Some of you know my life's been consumed by my short film project lately. Well, I had just …

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Updates on Hearts Want short film & quick review on The Lost City of Z

Hello folks! Been a while since I wrote anything for the blog. Well actually the last post I wrote was on the eve of filming Hearts Want, my short film… I published it past midnight and my hubby just got done printing my cast/crew contracts that night, if you can believe that! Well, suffice to say I hadn't …

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Finally… Hearts Want Short Film shoot begins!

It says ONE MORE DAY above but as I'm writing this post, it's actually less than NINE hours until cameras are rolling!! 😬 As you can imagine, my hubby Ivan Maramis and I likely won't get much sleep much tonight. We've been making a ton of lists… and checking 'em twice (or more) to make …

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