Category Archives: Festivals

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.

WHY WE LOVE BENJAMIN BRATT

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

The Beloit Experience

As we have mentioned, The Devil’s Tail was an official selection of the Beloit International Film Festival. We travelled to Beloit, a small city in Wisconsin, to be with the film, do some publicity and attend an awards ceremony where Samantha was nominated for Best Screenplay.

We had the most wonderful time and you can read Samantha and Christopher’s thoughts at the Ardent Pictures blog.

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:

TOP TEN FILMS

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 .

and

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.

BIFF in the New York Times

Rather interested in this piece in The New York Times; yes it’s already from back in 2006 when the festival was considerably newer, but it gives people a chance to to check the temperature of the water and read about comparisons to Sundance.

“The Beloit International Film Festival in Beloit, Wis., has a loftier goal — to return to the spirit of film festivals’ golden era, when guests talked film all night with directors and writers who were on hand and available for questions. “And I’ll bet no one else has limousine service for their guests,” joked Ron Nief, the festival’s public relations director. This year’s lineup of more than 100 films is from 26 nations, and many fall under themes like human rights, food-based films, or an international genre called neo-noir.”

To read the original article, you can follow it here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/15/travel/escapes/15ahead.html