Nominated "Best Actress" at Brightside Tavern Film Festival and more

July 19, 2017

Getting to create films with people I admire is a dream come true. And when those films are nominated for awards, well that's just icing on the cake! I'm so grateful to Brightside Tavern Film Festival for nominating by newest film, "The Question," (Directed by Larry Rosen) for awards in three categories. Those nominations are "Best Actress," "Best Short Short," and "Best Short New Jersey Drama." 


In addition to nominations for "The Question," we've also received nominations for our sci-fi "33 Years" (Directed by Ryan Reid). Those nominations are "Best Supporting Actress" (myself) and "Best Concept." How awesome!! 


The Question is a short romantic drama which stars Larry Rosen, Bethany Nicole Taylor, and myself. We made it in less than 70 hours for a filmmaking challenge hosted by SetNYC. The film premiered last month alongside other great shorts including Freedom (starring Rebecca Benzell, Johnny Wu, Victor Costa. Directed by Savion Smith & Rebecca Benzell), Ms. Kiss (Starring Ayesha Adamo, Matthew Wilson. Directed by Nick Sakai), and more. 


Both "The Question" and "33 Years" will screen Sunday, July 30th at Brightside Tavern in Jersey City. Each film plays in the 1:25-3:08pm block (The Question plays downstairs, 33 Years plays upstairs).


Get your tickets here:


I'm also including the entire festival lineup below. Hope to see you there! 





7pm starts Opening Night Party gathering with open bar and free food
8pm Short films and presentation of honorary awards
James Mount will be getting our honorary acting award that night. You may of seen James in Gotham, Homeland, a bunch of short films and much more.
Also we are honoring our Debbie Markowitz with the honorary filmmaker award, our first time honorary a female director. We will be screening a couple of James's short films as well as Debbie's brand new short.

International set 1-2:10pm UPSTAIRS
The Tug (1:20) dir Nicholas Barker (Australia)
Thanamattapoeia (13:32) dir Michael Vander Does
Mind’s Eye (17:53) dir Bob Vanderbob (Belgium)
Claire and Bruno: A Story of Love and Fresh Meat (23:16) dir Lionel Delebarre (France)
Tuesday 10:08AM (12:45) dir Jane Tattersall and Thomas Pepper (Canada)

Student Films Sets 3:00-4:30pm UPSTAIRS
Mother of the Year (15:50) dir Makena Costlow
Heavy Nimbostratus Clouds (12:50) dir Michael Turner
Innocence (6:32) dir Nicole Collette
Double Date (9:20) dir James Ehle
“Forget” (7:55) dir Coby Hilelly
Jack Magic (9:44) dir Sam Block
A Table Discussion (29:20) dir Steve Lopez

3:15-4:25 DOWNSTAIRS
Liberty State Park (1:00) dir Anthony Raisley
Trip (5:00) dir Jackson Healey
Relief (10:20) dir Sean Cuddihy
Sonic Highways Middletown Trailer (2:04) dir Matt King, Anthony Raisley, Jackson Healey, Maria Dragone and Sage Levine
Cereal (2:40) dir Emily Granito, Julia Raisley, Julia Kelly and Shane Boyle
Sweet-Ish-Fish (4:04) dir Toria Pater, Courtney Voehl, Olivia Parauda, Colleen Kelly, Mitose McHugh and Keeley Giblin
Prank-Trailer (2:00) dir Brian Gross, Luca Cuervo, Anthony Decunto and Scott Kirshner
Technical Error (4:00) dir Kristen Merola, Lauren Dunham, Doug Walsh, Reece Golden and Nick Kowaleski
Drip (3:14) dir Maria Dragone
If a Tree Falls (3:45) dir Jackson Healey
2017 (11:05) dir Justin Tager
The Seagull (10:00) dir Justin Lee
The Post Office of Unsent Letters (10:05) dir Clio Gevirtz

4:55-6:40 DOWNSTAIRS
Q (5:50) dir Hart Jacquez
Before Christmas (14:57) dir He Chuyao (China)
Family, Inc. (14:47) dir William Meade
The Guilt List (16:53) dir Tereza Horak(Czech Republic)
Inside the Woods (30:00) dir Chelsea Jacobson
King Me (8:08) dir Julian Lipoff
Exit Stage Left (7:35) dir Raul Andres Hernandez
The Choices We Make (11:45) dir Angelo Donnelly
The Cursed Road (10:00) dir CJ Cullen
There is Something Out There (6:00) dir Larry Rosen



Some NJ Films 11:00-12:40 UPSTAIRS
Influencia (8:00) dir Gustavo Marquez
Diet TaB presents American Splenda (11:22) dir Eric Hackler
Swiped Right (21:20) dir Dana Marisa Schoenfeld
Based on True Events (14:15) dir Humberto Guzman
Talk to Me (18:57) dir Mark Stolzenberg
Initus (25:01) dir Jamie Glover

1:15-3:08 UPSTAIRS
You Got A Problem… (8:26) dir Charles Mandracchia
A Free Man (7:38) dir Stephen Newton and Tim Altonen
The Origami Gate (15:26) dir Jeffrey Kraynak
33 Years (15:22) dir Ryan Reid
Pay Per View (10:55) dir James Heiner
Man With the Western Hat (13:24) dir Cinder Chou
Lovenapped (9:33) dir Katrina Cebreiro
Ruin (15:00) dir Justin Guerrieri
Legit (15:00) dir Jordan Elizabeth Gelber and Thomas Kohut

3:35-5:07 UPSTAIRS
Jack and Ophelia (2:54) dir Ana Ziegler Loes
The Johns Bar (17:43) dir Michael Berg
Don't Think About It (12:12) dir Niv Klainer
Addle Strife (9:49) dir Karl Ryan Erikson
The Mystery Gang (9:46) dir Eric J Carlson
Window Dressing (20:17) dir Stephen Girouard
The Road to Jericho (24:31) dir Phillip G. Carroll, Jr.

11:10-12:40 DOWNSTAIRS
Jenny Got Famous: Loneliest Hour (3:32) dir Karl Dixon (United Kingdom)
Stowaway (5:00) dir Kenneth Anderson
The Apartment (4:45) dir Daryn Davidson
It’s Within (8:42) dir Manu (Canada)
Uncorked Potential (26:05) dir Jack Kauffman
Prep Talk (8:02) dir Michael Wagner and Susan Lehman
Riding with Sunshine (10:51) dir Kristian Comer and JT Maguire
Filling In (22:00) dir Bradley Hawkins

Some Comedy 1:25-3:08 DOWNSTAIRS
No Clue (4:24) dir Larry Rosen
Deliver Us! (6:45) dir Taylor Allen and Drew Chiminec
The Finger (10:08) dir Corydon Wagner
Reality Disorder (31:33) dir Gerard Bianco Jr.
Awkward Favors (21:00) dir Sarah Teed
Poetry Stalled (10:50) dir Steven Biver
Momtress (11:30) dir Jeremiah Kipp
The Question (7:25) dir Larry Rosen

Some Horror 3:45-5:16 DOWNSTAIRS
Locked In (1:00) dir Larry Rosen
The Holy Cleanse (3:00) dir Larry Rosen
Keep it in the Dark (12:17) dir The Cremer Brothers (Herb & Joe)
Gwendolyn (4:55) dir Larry Rosen
Evil is Here (5:50) dir Jennifer Marie
Anadellia (14:40) dir Brian Andrews
Evil Rising (9:13) dir Savion Smith
Photokill (19:21) dir Lance Reha
Mr. Bones (16:00) dir Joseph Meli

Last Set 5:40:7:40 DOWNSTAIRS
Project Wings (2:13) dir Vinny Randazzo
A Street Guided Meditation (6:00) dir Noam Oren
The Vow (6:15) dir Larry Rosen
Taking in Quinn (22:35) dir Daniella Turano
Date & Time (15:45) dir Craig Nobbs
Subway Platform Before the End of the World (10:00) dir Graham Litten
The Pooka (14:30) dir Luke Boyce
The Waiting Room (12:08) dir Debra Markowitz
Youth (16:59) dir Brett Marty





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