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Dawn Westlake's blog


News about new short film releases from Ron de Cana Productions, Inc.


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Covariance

Film
Film
Language: 
English
Production country: 
United States
Running time (In minutes): 
13
Theme: 
Romance
Category/Format: 
Short films
Student film: 
No
Poster: 
Genevieve and Russell...a life-changing win!
Production year: 
May, 2011
Film Credits
About the Director: 

Dawn Westlake is President of Ron de Cana Productions, Inc. in Los Angeles. She has made 15 short films since 2000 in the U.S., Portugal, Spain and France which have played on all 7 continents and won a total of 44 awards, including prizes from Canon USA, Inc. and JVC-Tokyo. Dawn is also an actress/writer/producer and has judged film festivals in Italy and France. She can work in English, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, and she reads/understands Catalan. Dawn recently directed "Look Who's Stalking", a tv series for the BIO Channel which airs in the US and UK in March and April 2013.

Film director: 
Dawn Westlake
Producer: 
Dawn Westlake
About the Producer: 
<p>Dawn Westlake is President of Ron de Cana Productions, Inc. in Los Angeles. She has made 15 short films since 2000 in the U.S., Portugal, Spain and France which have played on all 7 continents and won a total of 44 awards, including prizes from Canon USA, Inc. and JVC-Tokyo. Dawn is also an actress/writer/producer and has judged film festivals in Italy and France. She can work in English, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, and she reads/understands Catalan.</p>
Screenplay: 
Dawn Westlake
Editing: 
Brandon Bondehagen
Film photographer: 
Francesco Uboldi
Sound: 
Fred Stuben
Music: 
Gregory Johnson
Art Director: 
n/a
Costume: 
Dawn Westlake
Decor: 
Teresa Pilar Huarte
Cast 1: 
David Razowsky
Cast 2: 
Dawn Westlake
Film synopsis: 
<p>Russell and Genevieve fall in together at the racetrack, but their circuitous journey leads them further and further from home.</p>
Budget
Budget Range: 
Under $10 000
Technical infos
Technical infos
Original Film Format: 
HD
Format Ratio: 
16:9
Film Sound: 
Dolby SR
Video master available ?: 
Yes
Video Type: 
HD CAM
Festival Selection, Awards...
Festival selection, awards or citation already received and other comments... :
Already selected in a Festival?: 
Yes
Festival selections: 

Comfortable Shorts, Melbourne, Australia, September 2011

Zimbabwe Int'l Film Festival, Harare, Zimbabwe, September-October 2011

Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes de Cusco, Cusco, Peru, November 2011

F_AQ Festival del Cinema dell'Aquila, L'Aquila, Italy, November 2011

Valpolicella Film Festival, San Pietro in Cariano, Italy, December 2011

SCENE PR Presentation at ShowBiz Cafe/NYC, January 2012

Love Actually Film Festival, New York City, USA, February 2012

Cape Winelands Film Festival, Capetown, South Africa, March 2012, Nominated Best Int'l Short Film

Festival de Cine de Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain, April 2012

Independent Days Film Festival, Karlsruhe, Germany, April 2012

Bushfire Film Festival, Malkerns, Swaziland, May 2012

Kino Otok Isola Cinema, Isola, Slovenia, May 2012

CinemAvvenire, Rome, Italy, June 2012

Johnstown Film Festival, Johnstown, PA, USA, June 2012

Porto7 International Film Festival, Porto, Portugal, June 2012

Art Deco Film Festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil, July 2012, Nominated Best Digital Film and Best Actress (Dawn Westlake)

Festival Internazionale del Cinema d'Arte, Bergamo, Italy, July 2012

Cinema da Mare Film Festival, Rome (and other cities), July-Sept. 2012

Rwanda Film Festival, Kigali, Rwanda, July 2012, Nominated Best Short Film

Portobello Film Festival, London, UK, September 2012

Patras International Film Festival, Patras City, Greece, Sept-October 2012

Montecatini Film & Video Festival 2012, Montecatini, Italy, October 2012

Gold Lion Film Festival, Manzini, Swaziland, October 2012

Kenya International Film Festival, Nairobi, Kenya, October 2012

FESANCOR, Festival Internacional del Cortometraje de Chile, Santiago, Chile, October 2012

Filmets: Badalona Int'l Film Festival, Badalona, Spain, November 2012

Silver Wave Film Festival, Fredericton, NB, Canada, November 2012, Nominated Best Int'l Short

ProFire Film Festival, Glasgow, UK, November 2012

Jalari in Corto, ParcoMuseo Jalari, Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto, Italy, December 2012

Dhaka International Short Film Festival, Dhaka, Bangladesh, January 2013

DaKino International Film Festival, Bucharest, Romania, April 2013

San Gio Film Festival, Verona, Italy, July 2013

Baghdad Int'l Film Festival, Baghdad, Iraq, October 2013

Awards received: 
<p>Nominated Best Short Film at fests in Rwanda, South Africa, Canada and Brazil.</p> <p>Nominated Best Actress in fest in Brazil.</p>
Film distribution
Theatre: 
Open
TV: 
Open
Video: 
Open
International: 
Open
Internet: 
Already Secured
Sales/distribution name: 
IndieFlix and BigStarTV
Publicity Infos
Publicity contact: 
Dawn Westlake
Publicity contact email: 
Trailer availble: 
yes
Your rating: None Average: 5 (1 vote)

Comments (29)

Festival 25 for "Covariance"!

"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 

24th Festival for "Covariance"!

"Covariance" received its 24th festival acceptance from the 63rd annual Mostra Internazionale di Film in Montecatini, Italy for October 25-27, 2012.

The film stars David Razowsky and Dawn Westlake. Cinematography was by Francesco Uboldi. Editing by Brandon Bondehagen. Original music was provided by Gregory Johnson of Acoustic Labs. The film has so far received three nominations for Best Film at festivals in South Africa, Brazil and Rwanda, and a nomination of Best Actress in Brazil.

For more info: www.dawnwestlake.com 

23rd Acceptance for "Covariance"!

"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 

Another Nomination for "Covariance"!

"Covariance" was nominated Best Short Film at the 2012 Rwanda International Film Festival in Kigali last week.

 http://www.hillywood.org/

This 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 

Two Nominations for "Covariance" in Brazil!

"Covariance" has been nominated for two awards by the jury of the 2012 Art Deco Film Festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The 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.

http://www.festivalartdeco.blogspot.com/p/indicacoesnominations.html

Westlake was named a Canon Platinum Filmmaker in 2002. She made "Covariance" with generous support in the camera department from Canon USA. The company made 3 5D cameras available to her and her team.

For more info on the film, please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com 

Fest #22 for "Covariance"!

"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 

Fest #20 for "Covariance" Takes Producer 'back to one'

"Covariance" will screen in the main competition of Porto7 International Short Film Festival of Oporto, Portugal from June 13-17, 2012. http://www.porto7.com/selected-short-films-for-competition/

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 

Festival #19 for "Covariance"!

"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/inde...

Covariance receives 5 invitations in one week!

"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 invitation of the week came from the Gold Lion Film Festival, in Manzini, Swaziland, for October.

For more info on "Covariance", please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com/dawnwestlake/rondecana/films/covariance/inde...

Fest #13 for "Covariance"!

"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

"Covariance" stars David Razowsky and Dawn Westlake. Cinematography is by Francesco Uboldi. Editing by Brandon Bondehagen. An original score was composed by Gregory Johnson.

For more info and to watch a trailer, please visit:  http://www.dawnwestlake.com/dawnwestlake/rondecana/films/covariance/inde...

"Covariance" to play Festival Internazionale del Cinema d'Arte!

"Covariance" starring David Razowsky and Dawn Westlake has been
accepted to the prestigious Festival Internazionale del Cinema d'Arte in
Bergamo, Italy for July 14-21, 2012. This is the 12th film festival
acceptance for "Covariance". It was shot in Southern California in 2011
with 3 Canon 5D cameras, provided by Canon USA, Inc.

For more
information on the film and to see a trailer, please visit:
http://www.dawnwestlake.com/dawnwestlake/rondecana/films/covariance/inde...

Festival #11 for "Covariance"!

"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/inde...

"Covariance" receives nomination at Cape Winelands Film Festival

"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" by Dawn Westlake of the United States. The prize went
to Russia's "1937".

For more information about the Cape Winelands
Film Festival and to download its 2012 program, please visit
http://www.films-for-africa.co.za

For more information on
"Covariance", please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com "Covariance" is
available for viewing at http://www.bigstar.tv and
http://www.indieflix.com It can also be purchased on the DVD compilation
"Over A Cheever" at http://www.filmbaby.com/films/6009

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"Covariance" star nominated for 2 INNY Awards!

Great news! David Razowsky (co-star in my films "Dottie", "Project Ion", "The Catalyst", "A.L.I.C.E." and "Covariance") was nominated for 2 INNY Awards today! http://bit.ly/zh4Vc1

 

Perfect timing since we play in "Covariance" tonight in NYC at the Love Actually Film Fest in the ShowBiz Store & Cafe, 19 W. 21st St.

For tickets to Love Actually, please visit: http://scenepr.com/events/lovefest2012/

For more info on films featuring David Razowsky, please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com 

SCENEPR is offering a "two for one" ticket to "Covariance"

SCENEPR is offering a "two for one" ticket deal to its 5th annual Love Actually Film Festival on 2/14, Valentine's Day. Amongst the films playing is my 2011 film "Covariance".

To take advantage of the offer, please visit: http://startshop.scenepr.com/deals/luvfest-2

To learn more about the film, please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com/dawnwestlake/rondecana/films/covariance/inde...

Two NYC screenings for Covariance in Jan/Feb

SCENEPR in NYC will present "Covariance" in their Love Actually Film
Festival on Valentine's Day (February 14, 2012) and will give it a sneak
preview at the ShowBiz Cafe in NYC at 19 West 21st Street on January
26th. Click here for more info: http://scenepr.com/events/lovefest2012/

"Covariance" has now been invited to screen in 9 festivals on 5
continents. The film was made with the generous support in the camera
dept. by Canon USA, Inc.

For more info, please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com 

7th Festival Acceptance for Covariance!

"Covariance" will play the 12th annual Independent Days Film Festival
in Karlsruhe, Germany from May 16-20, 2012. This is the 7th festival
acceptance for "Covariance".

For more information on the film, please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com/dawnwestlake/rondecana/films/covariance/inde...

"Covariance" to play in the Cape Winelands Film Festival

"Covariance" will play in the 5th annual Cape Winelands Film Festival in Capetown, South Africa from March 14-24, 2012. This is the 6th festival acceptance for the film and its second play date in Africa.

For more information, including a trailer and behind-the-scenes video, please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com/dawnwestlake/rondecana/films/covariance/inde...

"Covariance" to have South American premiere!

"Covariance" will play in the Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes
de Cusco on November 19th, 2011 in Sala Banderas in the Palacio
Municipal of Cusco. The film was written, produced and directed by Dawn
Westlake. Westlake's 2010 film "A.L.I.C.E." was also accepted to the
festival and will screen there on November 17th.

For more info on
"Covariance" and to see a trailer, please visit:
http://www.dawnwestlake.com/dawnwestlake/rondecana/films/covariance/inde...

Festival #4 comes in for "Covariance"!

"Covariance" was accepted into the F_AQ Festival del Cinema
dell'Aquila in L'Aquila, Italy for November 23-26, 2011. This is the
fourth festival acceptance for "Covariance" on three continents.

For
more info on the film and to see a trailer, please visit:
http://www.dawnwestlake.com/dawnwestlake/rondecana/films/covariance/inde...

Covariance Gains 3rd Festival on 3rd Continent!

"Covariance" has been accepted to its third festival on three
continents. The film will play at the Valpolicella Film Festival in San
Pietro in Cariano, Italy from December 1-3, 2011. "Covariance" is the
only US film in competition. Since its release, "Covariance" has also
been invited to fests in Australia and Africa.

For more
information on the film and to see a trailer, please visit:
http://www.dawnwestlake.com/dawnwestlake/rondecana/films/covariance/inde...

Covariance Gains 2nd Festival Berth on 2nd Continent!

"Covariance" will play the Zimbabwe Int'l Film Festival in Harare between Sept. 30th-October 7th, 2011. This is the film's 2nd festival acceptance in as many continents! (Its first fest was Comfortable Shorts, Melbourne, Australia on Sept. 20th.)

For more information on the film, please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com/dawnwestlake/rondecana/films/covariance/inde...

Rare Second City pilot starring "Covariance" actor!

A very rare Second City pilot starring David Razowsky of "Covariance"
has just been released by the Second City vault.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awMjN-x_kBE

Shot in 1993 in
Chicago, the 46-min. gem also features Steve Carell of NBC's "The
Office" and films "Little Miss Sunshine" and "The Forty-Year-Old
Virgin".

To see a trailer of "Covariance", please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com/dawnwestlake/rondecana/films/covariance/medi...

Covariance World Festival Premiere

"Covariance" will have its world festival premiere in Melbourne, Australia at Comfortable Shorts on September 20th, 2011 at 7pm.

For more information on the film, please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com/dawnwestlake/rondecana/films/covariance/inde...

 

Stellar review for "Covariance"

The first review of "Covariance" is in, written by Christine Pollock for Suite 101, on August 24, 2011. You can read it here: http://www.suite101.com/content/covariance---a-review-of-the-short-film-...

For more info on the film, please visit the "Covariance" website at: http://www.dawnwestlake.com/dawnwestlake/rondecana/films/covariance/inde...

The "Covariance" website is now live!

The "Covariance" site is now live. Go directly here: http://www.dawnwestlake.com/dawnwestlake/rondecana/films/covariance/index.html
Or, for the full effect, go to http://www.dawnwestlake.com and click on the COVARIANCE can.

Covariance Trailer

The trailer for "Covariance" (2011/USA/13:30) is now available on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zldnGDcDZx8

The film's DP was Francesco Uboldi. 2nd Unit Cinematography/Editing was done by Brandon Bondehagen. Original music was composed by Gregory Johnson of Acoustic Labs. "Covariance" stars David Razowsky and Dawn Westlake.

Behind-the-Scenes clip of "Covariance"

The Behind-the-Scenes clip for "Covariance" is now available on youtube:

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