EXCLUSIVE: Jennifer Prediger & Jess Weixler’s 10 Things You Should Know About APARTMENT TROUBLESMarch 27, 2015

EXCLUSIVE: Jennifer Prediger  & Jess Weixler’s  10 Things You Should Know About APARTMENT TROUBLES

APARTMENT TROUBLES (Gravitas Ventures)

APARTMENT TROUBLES is a story about how Olivia and Nicole are codependent roommates who are definitely going to make it; they're just not sure how. When they get evicted from their shoebox apartment in Manhattan--conceptual art just doesn't cover the rent--they boldly take off to L.A. for the promise of sunshine. As one door slams shut, another opens--a tarot card reading later, the duo decide to take their performance art sensibilities to the mainstream by auditioning for a reality TV talent show.

This madcap buddy film marks the screenwriting and directorial debuts of costars and real-life friends Jennifer Prediger (RED FLAG) and Jess Weixler (TEETH). Strong comedic performances by Megan Mullally (WILL & GRACE), Jeffrey Tambor (TRANSPARENT) and Will Forte (LAST MAN ON EARTH, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE) reveal the vulnerability behind even their most bizarre behavior. APARTMENT TROUBLES (Gravitas Ventures) is available today!

 

 

Jennifer Prediger  & Jess Weixler's  Top 10 Things You Should Know About APARTMENT TROUBLES

 

            

Jennifer Prediger                                                       Jess Weixler



1. Jenny kisses Megan Mullally in this movie, and then Megan cries (in that order).

2. Jess kisses Jeffrey Tambor in this movie, and then yells at her (in that order).

3. No one gets to kiss Will Forte in this movie, but we sure tried every time the cameras stopped rolling.

4. Will Forte's mom, Patti Forte, the sweetest woman on earth who raised the 'Last Man on Earth' has a role in the movie. When Will's character is on the phone talking to his mom, he actually did talk to his mom, Patti, on the phone and called her a turkey.

5. We wear garbage couture that was handmade by our costume designer. If you watch this movie, you'll find many tips throughout on how to dress stylishly eccentric.

 



6. If you like the British cult film "Withnail and I" you may like this movie. If you haven't seen "Withnail and I", watch our movie first, then rent that one too and have yourself a madcap, buddy movie mini-marathon.
 

Emilio Rivera’s Top 5 Things You Need To Know About WATER & POWERJanuary 20, 2015

Emilio Rivera’s Top 5 Things You Need To Know About WATER & POWER

WATER & POWER

WATER & POWER, tells the story of two brothers nicknamed Water & Power by their hard-working father who was an irrigation field man for the famed Department of Water & Power of Los Angeles (LADWP). From the blue-collar housing projects of the city’s Eastside to the very corridors of power where deals are made in the City of Angels. WATER & POWER explores a cautionary tale with a Chicano twist. Told in the classic L.A. noir style, with a darkly humorous tone.

WATER (Enrique Murciano) is a rising political star and California state senator. POWER (Nicholas Gonzalez) is a top cop in the LAPD elite upper chain of command. Following an unexpected and unavoidable tragedy, the brothers find themselves in a seedy motel room on the eastern edge of Sunset Boulevard on a dark and rainy night. Can they survive the long night? Can there be Water without Power? Will they remember the tough love lessons taught to them by their hard-working father? 

 

 

 

Emilio Rivera Top 5 Things You Need To Know About WATER & POWER

 

1. We shot WATER & POWER in 12 Nights, 8 to 12 pages a Night.

2. Not a lot money but a lot of love went into this film.

3. I was In the play of WATER & POWER as the hitman who worked for the fixer at the taper , workshopped in Sundance with Richard Montoya playing the role of Norte / Sur and got to play the role of N/S for the film. It was a great ride from the beginning to end.

 

 



4. WATER & POWER is a love story about two brothers played by Nicholas Gonzalez and Enrique Marciano and the sacrafice they make for each other.

5. WATER & POWER is a poetic, beautifully written piece by the great Mr. Richard Montoya, and it was my extreme pleasure to have shared the stage with Herbert Siguenza, and Ric Salinas all together as Culture Clash. Playing a character in the play was something on my bucket list.

 

- Emilio Rivera

 

 

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Ariana Bernstein’s Top 5 Things You Need To Know About DELUSIONS OF GUINEVEREDecember 08, 2014

Ariana Bernstein’s Top 5 Things You Need To Know About DELUSIONS OF GUINEVERE

DELUSIONS OF GUINEVERE

A former child star, Guinevere James, who now at 29, is washed up, overweight and not living up to her potential, struggles with her dark addiction to social media. She becomes increasingly obsessed with her former costar, Cadence Stone, who has blossomed into a modelesque A-lister at the top of her game. After a series of humiliating mishaps, Guinevere becomes a social media darling and pushes the limit of desire for fame, consequently destroying her familial relationships and friendships in her quest to regain the fame she thinks she deserves. DELUSIONS OF GUINEVERE is now in theaters in NYC and on iTunes. 


 

Ariana Bernstein's Top Five Things You Need To Know About Delusions of Guinevere:

1. A lot of the locations were designed by Ariana's Dad as he is an architect and sweet talked his clients into letting us use the spaces he designed for them. Our production designer then dirtied things down (Frank's Apt is actually really nice) or gussied them up, depending on what the scene called for.


2. We named the "Stoop Girl" scene after a drunk wanna-be intruder that wouldn't get off the stoop we were filming on for more than 3 hours. She tried to break into our location numerous times and was finally arrested (cigarette still in hand with handcuffs on). Clearly, she was coming down from an all night bender. Poor Stoop Girl.


3. It's a dark comedy that explores the duality between navigating your online persona vs. your real life one. See the movie and decide which one wins for Guinevere.

 

DELUSIONS OF GUINEVERE

4. All of the film’s coffee shop scenes were filmed at the popular Williamsburg coffee shop Second Stop. The people in the neighborhood are now so used to film crews taking over their streets that they weren’t phased by a production taking over their local coffee place. In fact, they would just come on in, while we were filming, to get their morning java even though the place was closed for our shoot. We even convinced some of them to stay as extras and you can see them in the film.


5. The film was co-written by four writers who hadn’t met before coming together to craft the script. They met when Ariana put an ad up on Craigslist looking for a writing partner. She received hundreds of responses but culled it down to Joanna Bowzer, Niccolo Aeed and Marina Tempelsman. Two weeks later, the team locked themselves away and emerged 2 months late with the first draft of the script.

BONUS ROUND: Gelee Shots are tasty ;)

 

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DELUSIONS OF GUINEVERE - Exclusive ClipDecember 08, 2014

DELUSIONS OF GUINEVERE - Exclusive Clip

Former child actress Guinevere James (Ariana Bernstein) and her inner circle discuss different ways for her to become famous (vs infamous) again. DELUSIONS OF GUINEVERE is now in theaters in NYC and on iTunes. 

 

DELUSIONS OF GUINEVERE FIRST LOOK

I want to be Successful

 

A former child star, Guinevere James, who now at 29, is washed up, overweight and not living up to her potential, struggles with her dark addiction to social media. She becomes increasingly obsessed with her former costar, Cadence Stone, who has blossomed into a modelesque A-lister at the top of her game. After a series of humiliating mishaps, Guinevere becomes a social media darling and pushes the limit of desire for fame, consequently destroying her familial relationships and friendships in her quest to regain the fame she thinks she deserves.

Starring: Ariana Bernstein, Andrew Ruth, Tom Grail, Amy Halldin, Graci Carli, Freddie Lee Bennett, Sandra Rodriguez

 

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5 New Movies On Demand to Watch: December 2014December 04, 2014

5 New Movies On Demand to Watch: December 2014

Kat Ashy (On Demand Weekly)

On Demand Weekly's Kat Ashy (@KatDoesLifegoes through all the new movies each month for her New Movies On Demand Preview.

 
5 New Movies On Demand to Watch - December 2014:

Kate
By Kat Ashy

Sleigh bells are ringing, chestnuts are roasting, and Rudolph’s being subpoenaed for a disastrous FUI incident. It’s officially the holiday season! And in between preparing those delicious latkes and forgetting your distant relatives names, make sure you schedule some quality On Demand time. Nothing softens the blow of forced merriment quite like a nice Movie On Demand, and I’ve got my top five December picks right here!

Kat’s Top Five Movies On Demand:

5. THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY, Premieres December 2 FAMILY PICK
This foodie masterpiece starring Dame Helen Mirren is a surefire way to satisfy your December gluttony.
PG, Drama, Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal, Charlotte Le Bon

4. THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU, Premieres December 16 - DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY PICK
Holidays breed familial insanity so why not watch this dysfunctional bunch that includes Tina Fey, Jason Bateman, and Jane Fonda.
R, Comedy/Drama, Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Adam Driver, Rose Byrne, Corey Stoll, Kathryn Hahn, Connie Britton, Timothy Olyphant, Dax Shepard

3. THE MAZE RUNNER, Premieres December 23 - TEEN PICK
Young Adult Dystopia fiction will not die! And in this case it’s a good thing since THE MAZE RUNNER is essentially a New Age Lord of the Flies.
PG-13, Action/Sci-Fi, Dylan O'Brien, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Kaya Scodelario, Will Poulter, Patricia Clarkson

2. THE SKELETON TWINS, Premieres December 16 INDIE PICK
Putting Kristin Wiig and Bill Hader together as estranged twin siblings is a genius move. Whoever casted this deserves a pie.
R, Drama, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Luke Wilson, Ty Burrell

1. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, Premieres December 9 TOP PICK
We are Groot! The biggest blockbuster of the summer is finally On Demand and if you didn’t catch it in theatres you must watch it now. In the Marvel universe, Chris Pratt stars as the charismatic Star-Lord who helms a team of vigilante criminals that include a ruthless assassin, an overly literal behemoth, a crazed raccoon, and a talking tree. With its 70’s soundtrack and “don’t give a shit” attitude GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY reigns supreme as the most entertaining film of the year.
PG-13, Action/Adventure, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper (voice), Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel (voice), Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Benicio Del Toro

That’s December team! Be sure to read what other great movies premiere On Demand this month below.
 
Happy watching!
 
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