Roberto Christo of REVISTA CLIQUISH interviewed LA-based filmmaker Dawn Westlake from his office in Sao Paulo last week. http://www.revistacliquish.com/2014/05/an-interview-with-dawn-westlake.html
(If you'd prefer to read it in Portuguese, click here: http://www.revistacliquish.com/2014/05/entrevista-com-dawn-westlake.html)
I don't like popularity contests, but who doesn't love a good horse race? I made a film about one, called "Covariance", which has been chosen for legendary indie producer Ted Hope's* online VIEWSTER Film Fest.
You just go to this link:
http://www.viewster.com/festival-details/1251-17110-000 , register, hit us with 5 stars from the big orange VOTE button, and then, you can view the film as much as you want for free for two weeks. Pretty neat!
Just in time for holiday travel, Ron de Cana Productions is making a majority of their film library available for download! Make those plane, train and automobile rides just a little shorter...with film!
Ron de Cana Productions has made 15 films since 2000 in the US, France, Portugal and Spain which have won 44 awards, including honors from Canon USA and JVC-Tokyo. For more info on the films offered in the download channel above, please visit http://www.dawnwestlak...
"Covariance" by Dawn Westlake will represent the US in the 5th annual Baghdad International Film Festival in Iraq from October 6-10, 2013. The film was made with three 5Ds through the generosity of Canon USA, Inc. Shot by Francesco Uboldi and edited by Brandon Bondehagen, the film stars David Razowsky and Dawn Westlake. Music is by Gregory Johnson of Acoustic Labs. This is the film's Middle East premiere and the 33rd festival acceptance for "Covariance". It has been nomin...
The second episode of "Look Who's Stalking" aired on the BIO Network on April 7th, 2013. Directed by Dawn Westlake of Ron de Cana Productions, the show is now online at BIO's official site: http://www.biography.com/tv/look-whos-stalking/videos/episode-1-full-episode-24709187927
Cinematography by Stacey Dillon of Stacey Dillon Productions.
The full premiere episode of "Look Who's Stalking", directed by Dawn Westlake of Ron de Cana Productions for the BIO Network, is now online: http://www.biography.com/tv/look-whos-stalking/videos/episode-0-full-episode-24135235812
The show hit airwaves on the evening of Sunday, March 31st, 2013. Subsequent episodes will air on April 7th and 14th, 2013. Check your local cable/satellite listings in the US, UK and Canada.
Just a heads up that the show I directed for the BIO Channel, "Look Who's Stalking", premieres on March 31st with the next episode on April 7th.
Their promo dept just released 6 clips today that you can see here: http://www.biography.com/tv/look-whos-stalking
Do watch the full episodes on TV, if you can...Not sure what number is the BIO Channel in your area...You'll have to consult your cable or satellite guide in the US, Canada, & the UK.
"Covariance" received its 25th festival acceptance today from the
38th annual Filmets: Badalona International Film Fest in Spain (near
Barcelona) for November 16-25, 2012.
This is a special festival
for filmmaker Dawn Westlake as she was an exchange student in Barcelona
in 1980, and she considers Catalunya to be a second home.
For more information on "Covariance", please consult http://www.dawnwestlake.com
"A.L.I.C.E." was selected into the 29th annual Bogota International
Film Fest in Colombia for October 10-18, 2012. This is the 38th festival
acceptance for the film, and the first film of Ron de Cana's 14-film
catalog to play in Colombia.
The film stars Joey D'Auria, Dawn Westlake, Aketza Lopez and David Razowsky.
For more information and to see a trailer, please visit http://www.dawnwestlake.com
"Covariance" will play the Portobello Film Festival in London,
England on Sat., Sept. 8th, 2012. This is the 23rd festival acceptance
for the film.
Portobello Film Festival is held at Westbourne Studios in London, and admission is free to all people over 18 years of age.
For more info, please consult http://www.portobellofilmfestival.com
For more info on the film, and to see a trailer: http://www.dawnwestlake.com
"Covariance" was nominated Best Short Film at the 2012 Rwanda International Film Festival in Kigali last week.
is the third such nomination for the film. It received Best Film nods
at the Cape Winelands Film Fest in Capetown, South Africa in March, and
Best Digital Film and Best Actress nominations at the Art Deco Film Fest
in Sao Paulo, Brazil this month.
For more info on the film, please visit http://www.dawnwestlake.com
"Covariance" has been nominated for two awards by the jury of the 2012 Art Deco Film Festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
13.5-minute film which explores the fantasies of two gambling addicts
has garnered nods as Best Digital Capture Film and Best Actress for Dawn
Westlake was named a Canon Platinum Filmmaker in 2002. She made
"Covariance" with generous support in the camera d...
"A.L.I.C.E." (2010/USA/15 mins.) is an Official Selection to the SCINEMA Festival of Science Film in Brisbane, Australia. The festival runs from August 12-20, 2012. This is the 37th festival acceptance for the film.
"A.L.I.C.E." stars Joey D'Auria, Aketza Lopez, David Razowsky and Dawn Westlake. Cinematography is by Francesco Uboldi, and editing by Brandon Bondehagen. The film is represented for broadcast sales by Fred Joubaud at Ouat Media-Toronto. For more informatio...
"Covariance" (2011/USA/13.5 mins.) received its 22nd film festival acceptance from Sao Paulo, Brazil for the Art Deco Film Festival, July 2-21, 2012.
The film stars David Razowsky and Dawn Westlake. Cinematography is by Francesco Uboldi. 2nd Unit/DIT/Editing by Brandon Bondehagen. The film was generously supported in the camera department by Canon USA, Inc. and was shot on three Canon 5D Mark IIs.
For more info and to see a trailer, please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com...
Eregli Uluslar Kisa Film Festival in Konya, Turkey will screen both "Covariance" (2011) and "A.L.I.C.E."(2010) in their festival, 13-15 July 2012.
Both films were made with the generous support in the camera department from Canon USA, Inc. and were shot entirely on location on the Canon 5D Mark II.
For more information about the films and to see trailers, please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com
"Covariance" will screen in the main competition of Porto7
International Short Film Festival of Oporto, Portugal from June 13-17,
This is the 20th festival acceptance for the film.
Ron de Cana Productions began its short film production career in Porto (and environs) in 2000 with "Mini Driver Project".
For more information of Ron de Cana's films, please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com
"Covariance" will screen in the Video on the Beach section of the Kino Otok Isola Cinema Festival in Isola (and later Ljubljana), Slovenia from May 30-June 6, 2012.
This is the 19th festival acceptance for the film, which has now played on 5 continents.
For more information, and to see a trailer, please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com/dawnwestlake/rondecana/films/covariance/index.html
Here we are in the Official Selection list for CinemAvvenire in Rome...and seemingly, we're the only American film accepted: http://www.cinemavvenire.it/attivita/3-cinemavvenire-video-festival-la-selezione-ufficiale
For more info on "Covariance", and to see a trailer: http://www.dawnwestlake.com/dawnwestlake/rondecana/films/covariance/index.html
"Covariance" received invitations to 5 more festivals this week!
The film will screen for at least 3,000 people at the Bushfire Film Festival in Malkerns, Swaziland at the end of May.
From June 1-17, it screens with CinemAvvenire in Rome, Italy.
It continues a tour of Italy with Cinema da Mare Film Fest from July to September.
At the end of September, the film has its Greek premiere at the Patras International Film Festival in Patras City.
The final invita...
"Covariance" was judged among the finalists by the jury of the
Johnstown Film Festival in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA. It will be
projected with the award-winning films and other finalists on Sat., June
9th at People's Natural Gas Park in downtown Johnstown.
For more information: http://www.jaha.org/FilmFestival/Saturday2012.html
stars David Razowsky and Dawn Westlake. Cinematography is by Francesco
Uboldi. Editing by Brandon Bondehagen. An o...
Every Monday, I google myself. It's
amazing to me how many fests never let you know you made it "in". Today,
I found another one. In June of last year (2011), we played the Notturno
Festival in Caserta (suburb of Naples, Italy):
I'm now trying to figure out if we won anything. ;-) (We were a finalist for their Lumier Noire Award.)
36 fests and counting...;-)
"Covariance" will be presented in the Festival de Cine de Lanzarote from the 9th-16th of April in Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain.
This is the 11th festival acceptance for "Covariance".
For more info about the film and to see a trailer, please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com/dawnwestlake/rondecana/films/covariance/index.html
"A.L.I.C.E." has been accepted into its 35th festival. The film will play the Visionaria Film Festival in Siena, Italy in the international competition from April 14-21, 2012.
"A.L.I.C.E." is represented by Ouat Media of Toronto. For more info on broadcast sales, please contact Fred Joubaud at email@example.com
For more information on the film, please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com
"Covariance" was nominated Best International Short Film at the Cape Winelands Film Festival Awards Gala held at Oude Libertas amphitheatre in Stellenbosch, South Africa on March 24, 2012.
Out of the 59 short films presented between March 14-24, the five nominated were "41 Days" by Ahmed Aziz of Egypt, "Night Visit" by Piotr Chrzan of Poland, "Siggil" by Remi Mazet of France, "1937" by Svetozar Golovlev of Russia, and "Covariance&quo...