Announcing first round of auditions for roles in Gunwalkers

Date : Friday, March 11th, 2016
Announcing first round of auditions for roles in Gunwalkers

The first round of auditions for Gunwalkers a USC graduate thesis, SAG-AFTRA project are underway.

Details on what we’re looking for are below:

WEAVER Male 30-50, Natural leader, but a reluctant warrior. Wants the best for his family and his business. Knows the world isn’t black and white but rather, shades of gray. Uncompromising character and deep eyes that we identify with.

DILLAN Male 6-12, Bright-eyed, playground-type. Smart and bears a moral conscience, but with a rebel spirit.

HAILEY Female 14-30 Beautiful teen girl who has always had her heart in the right place, but not always made the right decisions. She loves her child born out of wedlock and has a free spirit.

MATTHEWS Male 30-50, Corrupt federal agent. Strong, bold and not scared of anyone. He has all the power in the world and knows exactly how to use it. He doesn’t have to say a word, his presence is intimidating enough.


‘Married Living’ – A Multicam Comedy Project

Category : Notes
Date : Wednesday, March 9th, 2016
‘Married Living’ – A Multicam Comedy Project

I recently had a chance to work with some phenomenal actors, Jesse Holcomb and Robert Shreder, in a live multicam project I directed at the Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts.

Multicam shooting has a completely different feel than single camera production in that everything happens in the blink of an eye; editing is done in camera rather than in post.

Here are some photos from the set, I’ll be posting footage in the days to come.


Apply To Work On The Latest Addisonfilm Production

Date : Saturday, August 1st, 2015
Apply To Work On The Latest Addisonfilm Production

We have crew positions available for an upcoming high profile TBD (2017) production. Development is underway for the film which I will be writing, directing, and executive producing as part of the graduate thesis program at the USC School of Cinematic Arts.

The film promises to be a major flagship project and deal with delicate subject matter.

Those looking to apply can do so via the contact page. Be sure to include what role you wish to be considered for and any links or reels to your work.


Addison Sandoval Featured In USC Shoah Foundation Voices Of Impact

Category : Notes
Date : Tuesday, April 21st, 2015
Addison Sandoval Featured In USC Shoah Foundation Voices Of Impact

Growing up, Addison Sandoval worked in his dad’s diesel repair shop in Compton, Calif., driving and delivering parts during the summers.

It was there, encountering different people and places, that he learned to appreciate the values of humility, treating people with respect, and embracing people’s differences, he says.

He drew on these principles in his 2015 Student Voices Short Film Contest entry, LIVE ANOTHER DAY, and ended up winning the Peer Panel Award. Each year, Student Voices encourages students of all majors at USC to create short films incorporating testimony from USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive.

The winners are chosen by a panel of judges that include faculty from the USC School of Cinematic Arts, filmmakers, and genocide experts.

This year, Student Voices was led by DEFY, USC Shoah Foundation’s student association, and was conducted via IWitness, USC Shoah Foundation’s interactive educational website. The jury included USC School of Cinematic Arts faculty Michael Renov, Doe Mayer and Holly Willis, previous Student Voices winner Greg Irwin, and Carla Garapedian from the Armenian Film Foundation.

Sandoval, a graduate of UC Irvine and currently in his second year of the master’s in film and television production program at USC, said his 12-minute film is the longest he’s ever made. It weaves together the testimonies of several survivors, original footage of two actresses representing the older and younger generations, and a voiceover of an original poem Sandoval wrote.

Sandoval hadn’t explored the Visual History Archive before entering Student Voices, but was drawn to the contest because it gave students a lot of freedom to decide what to make. He feels film is a powerful medium to spread knowledge about history and increase awareness of events like genocide.

“There’s a lot of people that say genocide didn’t happen and I think that’s ridiculous,” Sandoval said. “I think making media like this cements what happened in the annals of history. The only way future generations will know what happened is through the pictures.”


Screening of Running Under the Sun at USC

Category : Notes
Date : Monday, December 15th, 2014
Screening of Running Under the Sun at USC

We held the first screening of Running Under the Sun (2015) at a packed Norris Theatre yesterday at the University of Southern California.

Attached is the text to the official speech I gave during the presentation, which many of you asked me for.

I want to thank everyone who supported this film again, you guys made it all possible.  Photos of the event will be posted soon on the photos section so stay tuned.


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