Monday, October 1, 2018

HollyShorts - Always Cast Interview



Photo Credit: JBN Media

Angela DiMarco is an actor and producer known for The Parish, Brides To Be, Narco Hitman, and Switchmas with Elliott Gould. Angela's Directorial debut, Always, had it's international premiere in the 2018 Short Film Corner as part of the Festival de Cannes, and it's US premiere in SIFF 2018.

Born and raised in Seattle, Washington. Angela was cast in her first feature film when she was 10 years old. She attended Summit K-12 Alternative School of the Arts, then studied in a BFA program before moving to Los Angeles. In 2012 she moved back to Seattle, launched Mighty Tripod Productions and Acting Studio with her husband, David S. Hogan. They produce short films, feature films, teach on-going classes and offer private coaching to actors all over the US. Angela continues to be a working and teaching artist on both stage and screen. With a focus on the importance of Women in Film.

Madelyn Grace is an actress, known for The Orville (2017), Portlandia (2011) and Z Nation (2014).

David S. Hogan is an actor and producer known for Z Nation (2014), The Device (2014), and Grimm (2011). He was raised in Seattle, Washington by James and Susan Hogan. He holds a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Seattle University, where he also studied music, psychology, and drama. After graduation, he hit the boards, working often with Seattle Shakespeare Company, where he played roles like Puck, Caliban, Antony, and King Henry. He is a three time winner of the Seattle Times Footlight Award for Stellar Acting. He also plays an important role in the Seattle independent film scene, where he teaches acting for the camera and promotes the northwest film and television industry.


A Mother's strength brings life into the world but how will she overcome the agony of death.

ALWAYS
Directed by Angela DiMarco
Written by Angela DiMarco
Produced by Angela DiMarco & David S. Hogan

Always is a short film by Angela DiMarco. It tells the story of Marie and Scott, a couple who are struggling to find their way back to each other.

Angela DiMarco as Marie
David S. Hogan as Scott
Madelyn Grace as Grace
Christopher Taylor – Director of Photography
Ryan Enkema – Assistant Camera
Sound Mixer – Nick Abercrombie
Hair and Makeup – Rachael Wagoner



Angela DiMarco, David S. Hogan and Madelyn Grace on the Red Carpet with JBN Journalist. Americo Galli.

THE JBN TEAM INTERVIEW WITH ANGELA DIMARCO, DAVID S. HOGAN AND MADELYN GRACE
JOURNALIST: AMERICO GALLI
LOCATION: HOLLYSHORTS, THE CHINESE THEATER, HOLLYWOOD, CA 
 AUGUST 9TH - 18TH
INTERVIEW: AUGUST 12, 2018


Video: Erik Werlin. Audio/Edit: James Vallesteros (@jamesvallesteros). Sound: Edward Chung.

ABOUT HOLLYSHORTS
HollyShorts Film Festival is an organization devoted to showcasing the best and brightest short films from around the globe, advancing the careers of filmmakers through screenings, networking events, and various panel and forums. The Oscar Qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival showcases the top short films produced 40- minutes or less. Categories include Short Animation, Short Live Action, Short Documentary, Music Video, Webisode, Commercials, TV, and Digital Microbudget.

HollyShorts takes place August 9-18, 2018 at the TCL Chinese Theater, Harmony Gold Theater and other locations in Hollywood. Nearly 400 short films will compete for the festival’s top prizes. Last year HollyShorts finalists included 3 out of the 5 Live Action Oscar nominees and the winning short Silent Child from Rachel Shenton and Chris Overton. This year, HollyShorts received an all-time record 5,000 submissions from over 80 countries. The competition will feature Live Action, Animation and Documentary Shorts as well as web series, student shorts, music videos, TV pilots, and VR. The festival also features a screenplay competition where the winning short gets greenlit, shot and shown at next year’s festival courtesy of Seattle Film Summit.
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