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Best Screenplay Award Arrives from Roma!

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The Best Screenplay Award from CinemAvvenire Film Festival for Ron de Cana Productions' 2012 film "Found Objects" was received by director/writer Dawn Westlake yesterday in Los Angeles. Posing with her here is actor Emanuele Secci who, with Claudia Praolini (Concorto Film Festival in Pontenure), oversaw the Italian subtitling of the film. For more info on "Found Objects", please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com ...

Best of Video Anthology of CinemAvvenire Plays a Roman Circus!

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"Found Objects", winner of the Best Screenplay award at the 2013 CinemAvvenire Film Fest in Rome, is being included in the Best of Video Anthology of CinemAvvenire with projections at Coffee Park-Circus di Largo Passamonti in Rome. The screening is July 14th, 2013 at 9:30p. Tickets are 5 Euros. For more info on the screenings: http://www.pixwork.it/download/locandina_cinema.zip For more info on the film: http://www.dawnwestlake.com/dawnwestlake/rondecana/films/foundobjects/index.html...

Fest #33 for Covariance is San Gio in Verona!

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"Covariance" will play the San Gio Film Festival in Verona, Italy July 23-27, 2013. This is the 33rd festival acceptance for the 2011 short film made with the generous support in the camera department from Canon USA, Inc. Directed by Dawn Westlake and starring David Razowsky, the film has been nominated for awards in Brazil, Rwanda, South Africa and Canada. For more information: http://www.dawnwestlake.com ...

Crossing Destiny

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Director: Martin DORST.

On a hot afternoon in Tokyo, a foreign business man is on his way to a very important business meeting in Shinjuku. Overloaded with work he tries to be on time, but has to overcome some obstacles. Desperate to make it to the appointment, he hurries at a big street intersection, but someone is stopping him. It is an angel from heaven who forces him to think about his life. After the business man realizes what kind of life he lives and takes first steps to change it, the angel makes his way free for a new future.

City of 7 Hills is 7th Fest Acceptance!

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The 7th festival acceptance for Ron de Cana Productions' "Found Objects" comes from the City of 7 Hills: Rome, Italy! "Found Objects" unspools in June of 2013 in CinemAvvenire Film Festival. The film features Sardinian actor Emanuele Secci, known in Italy for his popular fastweb.it commercial spot co-starring George Clooney. Emanuele can also be seen in the 2012 Sundance Producers Award-winning film "Nobody Walks", co-written by Lena Dunham. For more info on Ci...

"Found Objects" to have African premiere at Bush Fire Fest!

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"Found Objects" will have its African premiere at the popular Bush Fire Festival in Malkerns, Swaziland, taking place 31 May to 2 June 2013. The film stars 5x Emmy Award winner Joey D'Auria, Emanuele Secci (known in Italy for his fastweb.it spot with George Clooney), and British actress Jo-Anne Krupa. The film was made with the generous support of Canon USA, Inc. as director Dawn Westlake was named a Canon Platinum Filmmaker in Hollywood. It was shot by DP Brandon Bondehagen on Can...

"Found Objects" scores South American premiere!

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"Found Objects" (2012) will have its South American premiere in the Art Deco Film Festival playing in Sao Paulo, Belem, Brasilia, and Florianopolis, Brazil between May 13-21, 2013. The film was shot in HD on the Canon C300 by Brandon Bondehagen and stars British actress Jo-Anne Krupa, 5x Emmy Award winner Joey D'Auria, and Italian actor Emanuele Secci, known in Italy for his fastweb spot with George Clooney and popular with Sundance audiences for his role in the Lena Dunham-scripte...

Found Objects to play Comfortable Shorts

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"Found Objects" will play the Comfortable Shorts screening series in Melbourne, Australia in May 2013. Shot by Brandon Bondehagen on the Canon C300, the film stars Emanuele Secci, a Sardinian-born actor known in Italy for his popular fastweb.it spot with George Clooney. The film also stars 5x Emmy Award winner Joey D'Auria and British actress Jo-Anne Krupa. For more info on the film and to see a trailer: http://www.dawnwestlake.com/dawnwestlake/rondecana/films/foundobjects/index.h...

Damage

Director: Vladimir Vlasenko.

Little cartoon about a robot who has lost his heart in his strange mechanical world.

Found Objects (trailer)

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The trailer for Ron de Cana Productions' 2012 film, "Found Objects", has just been launched. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xm3bWZEJ5BU&list=UUZX_4bVlNcS97wDb85Zp4wg&index=1&feature=plcp The film is 11 mins. 38 seconds, and stars Jo-Anne Krupa, multiple Emmy Award-winner Joey D'Auria, Emanuele Secci (from Lena Dunham's 2012 Sundance Film Fest Award winner "Nobody Walks"), Dawn Westlake & Derek Graf. Brandon Bondehagen was DP/Editor; 1st AC was Ezra...

Festival 25 for "Covariance"!

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"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. claims new territory for Ron de Cana Prods!

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"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  ...

24th Festival for "Covariance"!

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"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 Act...

23rd Acceptance for "Covariance"!

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"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"!

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"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 ...

Indebted

Director: Márton "Mara" Jelinkó.
Elli (Heidi Lindén), a university student, has a problem. Living in the poor area, but partying in the upscale clubs of the city is taking its financial toll, that can not be covered by her part time job as a cleaning lady. Even after her grandmothers antique necklace has been pawned, there just doesn't seem to be enough money for her lifestyle and to pay back the loans she has accumulated. So she decides to make money out of her one night stands and soon she settles into the lifestyle of a call-girl. Iiris (Kristiina Puukko), who has been forced into working with a small-time criminal group, has a problem of her own. She is in love with her colleague, Andrei (Juha-Tapio Arola), who doesn't even notice it. In a macho environment, where debts are collected via fists, there wouldn't be any room for the mushy stuff anyway. However, neighter of the women can foresee how much things will go wrong when Elli and Andrei meet one night and love springs its head up between them. Iiris is not going to just observe this from the sidelines and Elli is not going back to her old life without Andrei any more. Only when the women are forced to work together, do they come face to face with the facts that there are some mistakes that cannot be undone just like that. ”Indebted” is the debut feature as a director for Márton Jelinkó, who has worked in the Finnish independent scene as a cinematographer, for many years. It was made on a shoestring budget, using digital acquisition and utilizing an experimental improvisational method of working with the actors and combining that with the visual style of the camerawork.

Found Objects: A New Film from Ron de Cana Productions

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Principal photography on Ron de Cana Productions' 14th short film wrapped last week in Los Angeles. The new piece is called "Found Objects". It was shot with the generous support of Canon USA, Inc. on their C300 with a rig designed by cinematographer Shane Hurlbut ("Act of Valor"). "Found Objects" is written/produced/directed by Dawn Westlake. Cinematography is by Brandon Bondehagen. Location sound is provided by Amanda Beggs and Saif Parkar. "Fou...

Two Nominations for "Covariance" in Brazil!

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"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 d...

"A.L.I.C.E." is Official Selection at SCINEMA in Brisbane

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"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...

Festival #22 for "Covariance"!

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"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 to screen 2 Ron de Cana films!

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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    ...

Festival #19 for "Covariance"!

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"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 ...

"Covariance" receives 5 fest invitations in one week!

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"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...

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