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Found Objects (trailer)

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The trailer for Ron de Cana Productions' 2012 film, "Found Objects", has just been launched. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xm3bWZEJ5BU&list=UUZX_4bVlNcS97wDb85Zp4wg&index=1&feature=plcp The film is 11 mins. 38 seconds, and stars Jo-Anne Krupa, multiple Emmy Award-winner Joey D'Auria, Emanuele Secci (from Lena Dunham's 2012 Sundance Film Fest Award winner "Nobody Walks"), Dawn Westlake & Derek Graf. Brandon Bondehagen was DP/Editor; 1st AC was Ezra...

Festival 25 for "Covariance"!

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"Covariance" received its 25th festival acceptance today from the 38th annual Filmets: Badalona International Film Fest in Spain (near Barcelona) for November 16-25, 2012. This is a special festival for filmmaker Dawn Westlake as she was an exchange student in Barcelona in 1980, and she considers Catalunya to be a second home. For more information on "Covariance", please consult http://www.dawnwestlake.com ...

A.L.I.C.E. claims new territory for Ron de Cana Prods!

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"A.L.I.C.E." was selected into the 29th annual Bogota International Film Fest in Colombia for October 10-18, 2012. This is the 38th festival acceptance for the film, and the first film of Ron de Cana's 14-film catalog to play in Colombia. The film stars Joey D'Auria, Dawn Westlake, Aketza Lopez and David Razowsky. For more information and to see a trailer, please visit http://www.dawnwestlake.com  ...

24th Festival for "Covariance"!

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"Covariance" received its 24th festival acceptance from the 63rd annual Mostra Internazionale di Film in Montecatini, Italy for October 25-27, 2012. The film stars David Razowsky and Dawn Westlake. Cinematography was by Francesco Uboldi. Editing by Brandon Bondehagen. Original music was provided by Gregory Johnson of Acoustic Labs. The film has so far received three nominations for Best Film at festivals in South Africa, Brazil and Rwanda, and a nomination of Best Act...

Found Objects: A New Film from Ron de Cana Productions

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Principal photography on Ron de Cana Productions' 14th short film wrapped last week in Los Angeles. The new piece is called "Found Objects". It was shot with the generous support of Canon USA, Inc. on their C300 with a rig designed by cinematographer Shane Hurlbut ("Act of Valor"). "Found Objects" is written/produced/directed by Dawn Westlake. Cinematography is by Brandon Bondehagen. Location sound is provided by Amanda Beggs and Saif Parkar. "Fou...

Two Nominations for "Covariance" in Brazil!

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"Covariance" has been nominated for two awards by the jury of the 2012 Art Deco Film Festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The 13.5-minute film which explores the fantasies of two gambling addicts has garnered nods as Best Digital Capture Film and Best Actress for Dawn Westlake. http://www.festivalartdeco.blogspot.com/p/indicacoesnominations.html Westlake was named a Canon Platinum Filmmaker in 2002. She made "Covariance" with generous support in the camera d...

"A.L.I.C.E." is Official Selection at SCINEMA in Brisbane

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"A.L.I.C.E." (2010/USA/15 mins.) is an Official Selection to the SCINEMA Festival of Science Film in Brisbane, Australia. The festival runs from August 12-20, 2012. This is the 37th festival acceptance for the film. "A.L.I.C.E." stars Joey D'Auria, Aketza Lopez, David Razowsky and Dawn Westlake. Cinematography is by Francesco Uboldi, and editing by Brandon Bondehagen. The film is represented for broadcast sales by Fred Joubaud at Ouat Media-Toronto. For more informatio...

Festival #22 for "Covariance"!

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"Covariance" (2011/USA/13.5 mins.) received its 22nd film festival acceptance from Sao Paulo, Brazil for the Art Deco Film Festival, July 2-21, 2012. The film stars David Razowsky and Dawn Westlake. Cinematography is by Francesco Uboldi. 2nd Unit/DIT/Editing by Brandon Bondehagen. The film was generously supported in the camera department by Canon USA, Inc. and was shot on three Canon 5D Mark IIs. For more info and to see a trailer, please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com...

Festival #13 for "Covariance"!

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"Covariance" was judged among the finalists by the jury of the Johnstown Film Festival in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA. It will be projected with the award-winning films and other finalists on Sat., June 9th at People's Natural Gas Park in downtown Johnstown. For more information: http://www.jaha.org/FilmFestival/Saturday2012.html "Covariance" stars David Razowsky and Dawn Westlake. Cinematography is by Francesco Uboldi. Editing by Brandon Bondehagen. An o...

Fest #12 for "Covariance"!

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"Covariance" starring David Razowsky and Dawn Westlake has been accepted to the prestigious Festival Internazionale del Cinema d'Arte in Bergamo, Italy for July 14-21, 2012. This is the 12th film festival acceptance for "Covariance". It was shot in Southern California in 2011 with 3 Canon 5D cameras, provided by Canon USA, Inc. For more information on the film and to see a trailer, please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com/dawnwestlake/rondecana/films/covariance/index....

"Covariance" nominated Best Int'l Short Film at Cape Winelands Film Festival

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"Covariance" was nominated Best International Short Film at the Cape Winelands Film Festival Awards Gala held at Oude Libertas amphitheatre in Stellenbosch, South Africa on March 24, 2012. Out of the 59 short films presented between March 14-24, the five nominated were "41 Days" by Ahmed Aziz of Egypt, "Night Visit" by Piotr Chrzan of Poland, "Siggil" by Remi Mazet of France, "1937" by Svetozar Golovlev of Russia, and "Covariance&quo...

WHAT HAVE WE DONE

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Ashley West Leonard's WHAT HAVE WE DONE is now available in hard and digital copy. The collectible magazine features the 2011 fine art photographs of one of Los Angeles' most prolific photographers, along with commentary on them by the city's leading independent filmmakers, writers, painters and poets. Ron de Cana director/producer Dawn Westlake is featured in "photoplay" in the chapters SummerGirl and Unstuck. To order hard or digital copies, please visit: http://bit.ly/weCmDq ...

Best Int'l Short Film award for "A.L.I.C.E." arrives from Silver Wave FF in Canada!

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Best Int'l Film Award for "A.L.I.C.E." SWFF2011: Dawn Westlake in Los Angeles with the trophy for "A.L.I.C.E." ...

"Covariance" Accepted to Fest #5!

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"Covariance" will play in the Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes de Cusco on November 19th, 2011 in Sala Banderas in the Palacio Municipal of Cusco. The film was written, produced and directed by Dawn Westlake. Westlake's 2010 film "A.L.I.C.E." was also accepted to the festival and will screen there on November 17th. For more info on "Covariance" and to see a trailer, please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com/dawnwestlake/rondecana/films/covariance/index...

"A.L.I.C.E." wins Best International Short at the 2011 Silver Wave Film Festival!

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"A.L.I.C.E." won the Best Int'l Short award at the 2011 Silver Wave Film Festival in Fredericton, NB, Canada on November 5th. The film stars Joey D'Auria, Dawn Westlake, Aketza Lopez and David Razowsky. DP was Francesco Uboldi. Editing/DIT/2nd Unit by Brandon Bondehagen. Gregory Johnson of Acoustic Labs provided the original score.  For more info on the film, please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com/dawnwestlake/rondecana/films/alice/index.html "A.L.I.C.E." is re...

"A.L.I.C.E." director interviewed by Canadian festival

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The Silver Wave Film Festival in Fredericton, NB, Canada interviews producer/director Dawn Westlake about her 2010 film "A.L.I.C.E." for the 2011 edition of their festival: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvwyf65t02I&feature=related ...

"A.L.I.C.E." to have Hollywood premiere on Hollywood Boulevard!

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"A.L.I.C.E." will have its Hollywood premiere (after playing in 30 film fests on 6 continents) on November 20th, 2011 at 6pm at DIM MAK Studios (formerly Cinespace) on Hollywood Blvd. Admission is free.  "A.L.I.C.E." was shot in Los Angeles and Joshua Tree, CA with the generous support of Canon USA, Inc. because director Dawn Westlake is a Canon Platinum Filmmaker. The film stars Los Angeles-based actors Joey D'Auria, Aketza Lopez, Dawn Westlake and David Razows...

"A.L.I.C.E." an Award Nominee in Armenia!

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"A.L.I.C.E." has been selected to compete and is nominated for an award in the KIN International Film Festival in Yerevan, Armenia from Dec. 1-5, 2011. "We are pleased to inform you that your film 'A.L.I.C.E.' was recognized among the best ones within the framework of Competition Program," wrote Varduhi Hayrapetyan of the film festival staff to director/producer Dawn Westlake. This is the 28th festival acceptance for "A.L.I.C.E.".  For ...

Turkish premiere for "A.L.I.C.E."!

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"A.L.I.C.E." was accepted to screen in the 12th annual Izmir International Short Film Festival in Izmir, Turkey for November 16-20, 2011. This is "A.L.I.C.E."'s 27th festival selection. The film starts 5x Emmy Award winner Joey D'Auria and former MTV Europe VJ, Aketza Lopez. It was written/directed/produced by Dawn Westlake under her Ron de Cana Productions banner. Cameras, lenses and other equipment were provided by Canon USA, Inc. The film is represented by Fred Jou...

"A.L.I.C.E." to play the Mestre Film Festival (Venice) in October!

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"A.L.I.C.E." will play the Mestre Film Festival just outside of Venice, Italy on October 14th, 2011. The film stars five-time Emmy Award winner Joey D'Auria, Aketza Lopez (formerly of MTV-Europe), Second City's David Razowsky, and the film's writer/director, Dawn Westlake. Cinematography was done by Milan-based DP Francesco Uboldi. Editing by Brandon Bondehagen. Original music was provided by Gregory Johnson. Two of the film's tracks, "The Rose" and "Dark Star", c...

Festival #19 for "A.L.I.C.E."

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"A.L.I.C.E." played in the 17th annual San Gio Film Festival in Verona, Italy on July 27th, 2011. The film has now played in 19 fests on 6 continents. Festival director Ugo Brusaporco told director Dawn Westlake, "Molto applaudito il tuo lavoro, e la concorrenza era davvero spietata!" "A.L.I.C.E." is represented for international broadcast sales by Ouat Media. Please contact Fred Joubaud for more info at fred.joubaud@ouatmedia.com  For more in...

"Covariance" trailer is now live!

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The trailer for "Covariance", a new short film from Ron de Cana Prods., Inc., is now live: http://www.vimeo.com/24801227 "Covariance" (2011/USA/13:30) features David Razowsky and Dawn Westlake. Original music is by Gregory Johnson of Acoustic Labs (http://www.youtube.com/acousticlabs). Cinematography is by Francesco Uboldi; 2nd Unit/DIT/Editing by Brandon Bondehagen; Sound by Fred Stuben; Set Decor/Rigging by Teresa Pilar Huarte. For more information, please visit...

Behind-the-Scenes of "Covariance"

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The Behind-the-Scenes clip for "Covariance", a new short film from Ron de Cana Productions, is now available on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKE_J0dYp68 "Covariance" was shot in Southern California with generous support in the camera department from Canon USA, Inc. Francesco Uboldi of Milan was the DP, and Brandon Bondehagen shot 2nd Unit. Original music was provided by Gregory Johnson of Acoustic Labs. The film stars David Razowsky and Dawn W...

Two award nominations for "A.L.I.C.E." at the Art Deco Fest in Sao Paulo

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"A.L.I.C.E." has been nominated for TWO awards at the Art Deco Film Festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil: BEST DIGITAL FILM (Dawn Westlake) and BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY (Francesco Uboldi). The film screens there on May 20th, 2011. "A.L.I.C.E." is currently screening in Cannes, presented by Ouat Media. For more information, please contact fred.joubaud@ouatmedia.com  For more info on the film, please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com/dawnwestlake/rondecana/films/ali...

10th Festival Invite for "A.L.I.C.E."

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"A.L.I.C.E." will be screened in the Art Deco Film Festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil on May 20th. Director/producer Dawn Westlake learned about Art Deco through a post they made on the film's Fest21.com page. So, thank you/merci to Bruno Chatelin and all the folks behind-the-scenes here at Fest21 and filmfestivals.com !!! "A.L.I.C.E." is available for broadcast sales and will be presented in the Cannes Short Film Corner 2011 by Ouat Media. For more information, please cont...
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