Bleedfest is Back!

Bleedfest Septemberby Colleen Wanglund,

Brenda and Elisabeth Fies’ film festival for basass women BLEEDFEST is back this Sunday, September 25th. BLEEDFEST is proud to present the first full-length fantasy feature directed by a woman. The film is DAWN OF THE DRAGONSLAYER and is directed by Anne K. Black and is written and produced by Kynan Griffin. Both women as well as cast members will be on hand for a Q&A session.

Read more about September’s BLEEDFEST here:
“September 18, 2011 --Los Angeles, California-- BleedFest Film Festival, the monthly networking mixer, screening, and charity event promoting women who make badass movies, is ecstatic to present the World Premier of DAWN OF THE DRAGONSLAYER. It the world's first fantasy dragon feature directed by a woman. BleedFest runs Sunday September 25th from 1-5pm, with the feature screening at three pm. There will be a Q & A with writer/director Anne K. Black, writer/producer Kynan Griffin, and more members of the cast and crew. The September charity is Impact Personal Safety, the full contact self defense training that teaches women, kids, and men simple techniques that save lives.

September marks the move to the historic El Cid in Silverlake, a legendary Hollywood dinner theatre where D.W. Grifith's BIRTH OF A NATION screened in 1915. Says co-founder Brenda Fies "Isn't it awesome? We had to expand to a legendary theatre that seats up to two hundred! Even better, filmmakers will now have a stage and microphone to address the large audience, who will be enjoying lunch and cocktails with their badass movies by female filmmakers!" Elisabeth Fies, the other half of the demented duo The Fies Sisters chimes in, "We have the best audience, and now they're going to be even happier! We listened and got them food, more networking time, and an hour less of programming. Now that we're in our ninth month, we feel more confident saving back a film for next time."

The Shorts Section from 1:45-2:40pm showcases six different genres female filmmakers aren't normally associated with. A screening of December 2010 Partnership Award Winner Dave Reda's newest short MY UNDEADLY, featuring his signature blend of comic/horror/romance and starring the wonderful Michelle Tomlinson. A special rescreening of June Audience Winner ZEKE (Student Academy Award Winner, Silver Medal), a thrilling short about about a vindictive tomcat not too keen on sharing the house with the owner who had him neutered, gives director Dana Buning the chance to receive her Audience Award onstage. Making their debut at BleedFest is stalwart underground horror writer/director Lisa Coffelt with SCORN packing a punch at one minute; actress/producer Kari Nissena with the winsome and pitch perfect film noir serial SILVER PATRIOT; and writer/director Elizabeth Brissenden's visually stunning poem of longing in Los Angeles MISSED CONNECTIONS.

Rounding out the block of Genre Hodgepodge is a World Premier scene from on the brink of stardom actress/producer/swordstress/phenom Tara Cardinal's upcoming fantasy/action/adventure feature LEGEND OF THE RED REAPER. Raffle Winners receive a favorite BleedFest Alumni feature film DVD of either WAKING DREAMS by Deepika Daggubati, THE COMMUNE by BleedFest co-founder Elisabeth Fies, or A FOUNDLING by Carly Lyn. Raffle names will be drawn by horror hostess Jill Kill and emerging Scream Queen Jessica Cameron, star of The Fies Sisters' latest free fear film ACCOMPLICE, premiering September 22nd at Says Elisabeth Fies, "We love Jill Kill's funny and smart YouTube movie reviews, and Jessica Cameron has a lovely soul that shines onstage and on camera." BleedFest welcomes back charming celebrity photographer Winston Burris from PR Photos as he provides Red Carpet exposure to the filmmakers and attendees from 1-1:30pm, included with the admission price of $10 cash at the door. The Inanna Partnership Award is given every month to a male filmmaker who portrays a full-bodied, empowered female protagonist. September's recepient is Darrell Wheat, director of the twisted cheerleading horror/comedy/social statement short film SWALLOWED. Due to his schedule, Darrell will appear and screen in October’s BleedFest Event. The Sunday October 23rd BleedFest event will be a horror blow-out featuring the Los Angeles premier of the terrific supernatural/horror/comedy THE SELLING directed by Emily Lou. For more information on the filmmakers, schedule, and BleedFest: FULL SCHEDULE: Sunday September 25, 2011 1-5pm Admission is $10 cash at door, free street parking El Cid Restaurant in Silverlake 4212 Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90029 Tapas and bar drinks for sale.

1:45-2:40pm SHORTS MISSED CONNECTIONS (13 minutes) romance introduced by writer/director Elizabeth Brissenden SILVER PATRIOT (8 minutes) film noir serial introduced by star and executive producer Kari Nissena This Film Noir serial pits a Femme Fatale against Rivertown's finest, as a crime of passion sheds light on a devious villain's plot to kill the city's superheroes. SCORN (1 minute) horror. A sultry woman who likes it kinky with hot candle wax. Every man’s fantasy in the right circumstances… or payback for the wrong man. Introduced by writer/director Lisa Coffelt Partnership Award Alum Screening: MY UNDEADLY (6 minutes) horror comedy introduced by star Michelle Tomlinson, writer/director/BleedFest Inanna Partnership Award Alum Dave Reda. Sometimes brains aren't the only things zombies crave in this non-traditional horror tale.

June Audience Award Winner Screening: ZEKE (14 minutes 30 seconds) thriller comedy introduced by writer/director Dana Buning winner of a silver Student Academy Award

World Premier: Scene from Tara Cardinal's LEGEND OF THE RED REAPER (3 minutes) fantasy action feature For a thousand years, the Reapers guarded mankind from the demons that wait in the dark. Now, at the beginning of a new age, the Reapers are betrayed and slaughtered. Only one Reaper remains - Red, and she's out to exact revenge.
2:40-3:00 BREAK – networking, bathroom, drinks and food ordering
3:00-3:05pm RAFFLE
3:05-4:45pm FEATURE: WORLD PREMIER DAWN OF THE DRAGONSLAYER (100 minutes) fantasy feature introduced by writer/director Anne K. Black and writer/producer Kynan Griffin Will and his father live a simple and pastoral life in the mountains, unconcerned with the goings-on of the neighboring lowlands. When Will’s father is killed by a dragon, Will must journey down the mountain and use a mysterious family connection from years earlier to start squiring for Sterling, a once-wealthy land owner and knight. Unwelcomed for his backward, mountain ways, Will is put to work on the struggling farm. He soon befriends Sterling’s headstrong daughter Kate, and the two of them begin working together to uncover the secrets of their families’ connection and to prepare Will for his final battle with the dragon, in which he will avenge his father’s death and prove himself a man.
4:45-5pm Q&A Writer/director Anne K. Black, writer/producer Kynan Griffin and more!”

Dawn of The Dragonslayer


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