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Devil’s Tail composers play JazzFest!

Paco Luviano and Hannah Burgé at Toronto JazzFest…..

Devil’s Tail composers at Toronto JazzFest


Paco Luviano and Hannah Burgé played the Lula Lounge for Toronto’s famed JazzFest on Wednesday.

The atmosphere as always was great at the Lula Lounge and Hannah charmed the house with her soulful vocals and funny patter between songs. The gig is perfectly timed for the upcoming release of her single “Black Velvet” on iTunes this summer… and the release of The Devil’s Tail on that platform also.

We haven’t seen Paco and Hannah as much since post on DT, so it was a lovely reunion.

West Coast Premiere for The Devil’s Tail at RRAFF!

RRAFF logo

Picture our delight in being contacted out of the blue, via the contact form on this website, by the Director of Reel Rasquache in California.  He was interested in programming The Devil’s Tail based on what he had heard about it at BLIFF.

Another great example of what’s good about being online, and what’s good about getting your feature on to the festival circuit. Once it’s out there, it starts to take on a life of its own…

So! The Devil’s Tail will have its West Coast premiere in Los Angeles at the 7th annual Reel Rasquache Art & Film Festival.
The trailer for the film festival is beautiful, and we’re honored to have a clip from The Devil’s Tail included in it.
If you go to this page, you can watch the trailer.


Oh sure, he’s handsome and all that blah-blah-blah, but he’s also a great and we think, underrated actor. See his work in The Cleaner and Modern Family… and now La Mission. It’s with his new film, directed by his brother Peter Bratt, produced by and featuring Benjamin, that he helped RRAFF this year! La Mission launched the 7th annual Reel Rasquache, co-presented by Latin Heat, and Benjamin Bratt, with fellow actor Jeremy Ray Valdez, attended the screening and followed it with a Q&A.

What a great launch for Reel Rasquache 2010!

Jeremy Ray Valdez; Director of the Reel Rasquache Film festival, John Ramirez; Latin Heat’s Bel Hernandez and Benjamin Bratt



Yes and on back to the Boston area where we’ve been asked to speak at Curry College.

We’ll talk about the mad process of putting this big little movie into production, screen it, and then take questions.

It all happening this Thursday April 1st from 6 30 onwards at Curry College in Milton Massechusetts.

You can read the official info here or for more information please contact Jerry Gibbs, Co-Chairperson of the Communication department at Curry College at

Devil on Top…

As more news from the Beloit International Film Festival makes its way to us here in the Ontario cold equal to Wisconsin’s… we discovered the fest’s hottest tix, published by the head of the Selection Committee and the Executive Director who say:


If you can’t decide which film to see first, those wtih their finger on the pulse have selected their Top Ten Films, which are decidedly the hottest tickets of the festival…

Steve Fass
Selection Committee Chair

This most important nod comes straight from the Chair of the BIFF Selection Committee after months of screening hundreds of film submissions .


Rod Beaudoin
Executive Director

Previous films on Rod’s Top Ten list have gone on to screen at prestigious festivals such as Sundance after winning their first of many coveted awards at BIFF!

Yes, both Steve Fass and Rod Beaudoin have included THE DEVIL’S TAIL in their top 10!!!

We are absolutely delighted, to say the least.