A huge thank-you to everyone who attended Film Invasion L.A. Day One, both filmmakers and the public. We could not be happier with the films, our staff, and the people at the Whitefire Theatre.
We especially want to thank the filmmakers who attended the festival, including Miri Stone (The Hunter), Marius Iliescu (When My Eyes Go Dark), Michael Vaughn Hernandez & Kally Khourshid (Martyr), Jason Levering & David Weiss & Garrett Sheeks (Black Luck), Chris McElroy & Corey Schmalzle (Ghostland Boys), Dylan Sanford & Yancy Berns & Gary Wolf (An Entanglement), Steven Doxey & Julia Fae (Artificve), Max Silver & Rachel Sklar (Trunk Space), and Riley Wood (A Life Lived).
The Final Deadline is Thursday, July 21. We are still accepting entries until that date. After that date, we will regretfully have to turn away additional films.
Enter your film or script today!
Film Invasion L.A. is proud to announce that Zac Reeder, Head of Domestic Distribution at Electric Entertainment, has joined our Board.
Zac Reeder is a versatile entertainment executive currently working as Head of Domestic Distribution at Electric Entertainment. Prior to Electric, Zac was a Senior Manager in content acquisitions on the Global Features team at Netflix. He previously oversaw content strategy and acquisitions for Hallmark’s streaming subscription video on demand (SVOD) startup, Feeln. While at Feeln, Zac negotiated content deals with major studios such as Warner Bros, Sony, NBCU, Paramount, and MGM, along with numerous independent distributors and producers. His duties also included creative development of original productions as well as business development and partnerships.
The Standard Deadline is this Thursday, June 23. We are still accepting entries until July 21, but the entry fee goes up after each deadline. Enter soon!
Film Invasion L.A. is proud to announce that director Mike Flanagan has joined the Board.
Mike Flanagan began his feature film career in 2000 with “Makebelieve” at the age of 21. His follow up, “Still Life” (2001) was an award winning digital feature shot in and around Baltimore. Flanagan then produced television programming for Discovery and ESPN in 2002, and in 2003 wrote and directed the award-winning feature film “Ghosts of Hamilton Street”. He wrote and directed the applauded indie horror film “Absentia,” which he credits with establishing his career. “Absentia” led to “Oculus” (2014) and “Before I Wake” (2015).
We are proud to announce that producer Jonathan Stern has joined the Board of Film Invasion L.A. Jonathan Stern is the founder of Abominable Pictures, a creator-driven comedy production company that develops and produces content for television, web and film. He is the Emmy Award-winning Executive Producer of the television comedies Childrens Hospital (2008), NTSF:SD:SUV (2011), Newsreaders (2013), Garfunkel and Oates (2014), and You’re Whole (2012). In digital, Stern has executive produced Yahoo’s Burning Love (2012), Hulu’s The Hotwives of Orlando (2014), Wainy Days (2007), Horrible People (2008), and Beef (2014). He has produced numerous feature films including Oxygen (1999), Scotland, Pa. (2001), The Vagina Monologues (2002), Diggers (2006) and The Ten (2007).
Film Invasion L.A. is proud to announce that producer/director Dan Mirvish has joined the Board. A co-founder of the upstart Slamdance Film Festival, Dan Mirvish is also an active director, screenwriter and producer. Labeled a “cheerful subversive” by The New York Times, and “Hollywood’s Bad Boy” by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Mirvish has been named as one of Variety’s Top 50 Creatives to Watch, as well as one of Film Festival Today’s Top 25 Most Influential People in Independent Film.
Film Invasion L.A. is proud to announce that casting director Shannon Makhanian has joined the board. Ms. Makhanian’s work The Brother’s Bloom, Mysterious Skin, and 97 other casting credits with more sure to come
Veteran producer/manager Glen Reynolds has joined the Film Invasion L.A. board.
Glen founded Circus Road Films in 2006 to provide strategic advisory services to independent filmmakers. Glen takes the lead in film sales and negotiation for Circus Road.
In addition to selling hundreds of titles, Glen has produced and executive produced several films, including “Conversations with Other Women” with Aaron Eckhart and Helena Bonham Carter and “Night Train” with Danny Glover and Steve Zahn.
Prior to founding Circus Road, Glen was President of Fabrication Film and Head of Acquisitions for Curb Entertainment. Glen holds a JD from the University of Texas at Austin, a BA in English from New York University and is a graduate of the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York.
The deadlines for Film Invasion L.A. 2016 are as follows:
Open Date: January 1
Early Deadline ($40): May 26
Standard Deadline ($50): June 23
Late Deadline: ($60): July 14
Notification Date: August 4
Filmmakers learn if their films have been accepted to Film Invasion L.A. on this date.
Festival Dates: August 25 – September 1
See you there!