Escape 2120 Trailer and Awards!
Brian Bennett, director of Escape 2120, recently won a "prestigious" Award of Recognition from the IndieFEST Film Awards for his tireless work on the film! Trailer coming soon!
"In winning an IndieFEST Film Award, Vireo Productions joins the ranks of other high-profile winners of this internationally respected award including Liam Neeson as the narrator of “Love Thy Nature, A Path Appears” a documentary featuring George Clooney and Blake Lively; “Radical Grace” executive produced by Susan Sarandon; a searing expose “Davids and Goliath” by Peabody winner Leon Lee; and “Touched with Fire” starring Katie Holmes."
Escape 2120 is also a semi-finalist at the Director's Cut Int'l Film Fest 2019!!
It also won "Best Voiceover" at Oniros Film Awards September 2019 and I received an honourable mention for my screenplay and we were finalists for "Best Animation" and "Best Comedy"! We are now in contention for the annual gala in Saint-Vincent, Italy which takes place next summer. At Feel The Reel International Film Festival the cartoon won 2nd place in the Animation Category for the October 2019 edition.
I animated, wrote, directed, starred and even scored moments of this environmental comedic cartoon. Also starring the wonderful Paul Kandarian who also plays the role of Doc in Escape 2120.
"A courageous water bottle traverses the great kitchen to recycle himself for eternal life, all the while being taunted by a pessimistic yoghurt pot, content with a life in the trash."
Official Selections: LA Film Awards, Oniros Film Awards, Feel The Reel International Film Festival, Cutting Edge Film Festival, Direct Monthly Online Film Festival.
You're Invited is into its first Festival and 2 more in 2020!
You're Invited premiered in early November at the Austin Jewish Film Festival. It will be shown at two more in February 2020!
I played Dan in You're Invited, written and directed by Andrew Kaplan with assistant direction by Jennifer Enskat and Cinematography by Emmy Award Winning Andrew Gardner. The film will be released later this year. This is a heartwarming tale about a community coming together to celebrate the life of a stranger.
Supporting role in my second feature!
Just booked a fun supporting role in OJ Reyes and Rachel Robyn Wagner's Snowglobes in the Summer ! Follow along on IMDb for updates!
"Following a series of life changing events, Monica takes in her estranged sister, Gabby, who can see the ghost of their deceased brother."
More Projects to be released in 2020!
Freewriting directed by Bruno Mattos Rubeiz. I play a supporting role in this short film about a writer who goes on a journey inside his mind accompanied by one of his characters in search of a new story to write.
I am playing John Lennon in Lennon-McCartney, a biopic based on the break up of the Beatles and Ono and Lennon's relationship. The film is written and directed by Jacob Cleary and we are shooting in the vintage Pyramid Recording Studios in midtown.
Watch Out directed and written by Felix Van Kann. In this comedic short film I play the lead role of Alex, a self-important sociology student. For his thesis project, which he believes will be his breakthrough into the glamorous world of academia, he pretends to be a blind person in order to assess peoples’ behavior as they feel unobserved in public; when he witnesses a man commit a crime, he finds himself in mortal danger and must keep up the pretense of his lack of eyesight.
Where Your Life Begins
Where Your Life Begins, written and directed by Tiag Bhamber. I play the lead role of Thomas and the story encompasses his journey through college and all the trials and tribulations along the way to graduation.
Where Your Life Begins has been finished and submitted to a few festivals, more news to come on that front!
Three Friends. Four Years. Five Minutes. WHERE YOUR LIFE BEGINS follows a group of college students as they experience a time full of firsts and lasts, successes and failures, anguish and growth. As their lives flash before their eyes, they learn that good times and bad may come and go, but friendships forged in trying times can truly last forever.