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"Pooling" accepted to Film Fest Weiterstadt!

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"Pooling" has been invited to screen at the 43rd annual Open Air Film Fest Weiterstadt in Germany, running August 8-12, 2019. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake, and produced under her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. shingle, "Pooling" features the dancing and choreography of Marc Carrizo Vilarroig of Brodas Bros fame. Marc also collaborated with Joan Armand Forero of Praxiz to create an original hip hop score. The animated opening and closing sequences were produced by Dismas &...

"Pooling" WINS the Audience Award at Xsection!

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"Pooling" won the Audience Award at the Xsection Festival, celebrating the cross-section of dance, science and film, at the Arts at the Armory complex in Somerville, Massachusetts, USA on June 30th, 2019. This is the first award for this hybrid film, and the 69th award for its director/producer, Dawn Westlake, under her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. shingle. "Pooling" features the breakdance and choreography of Marc "Markitus" Carrizo Vilarroig of the world-renowned Brod...

"Pooling" selected to Xsection Film Festival!

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"Pooling" has been accepted to Xsection Film Festival of science and dance in Watertown, MA, USA for June 30, 2019. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake and produced under her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. shingle, "Pooling" features the dancing and choreography of Marc Carrizo Vilarroig of Brodas Bros. The opening and closing animation was done by Dismas and GrissyG Lizarraga of GrisDismation. An original score was composed by Joan Armand Forero of Praxiz. "Pooling" was f...

"Pooling" to play Palma!

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"Pooling" has been invited to screen with Festival de Videodanza de Palma in Palma de Mallorca, Spain for October 2019. Filmed and edited in Barcelona by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona, "Pooling" was conceived and helmed by Dawn Westlake and produced under her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. shingle. "Pooling" features the dance and choreography of Marc Carrizo Vilarroig of Brodas Bros. Opening and closing animated sequences were done by Dismas & GrissyG Liza...

"Pooling" to play Venice with Videoconcorso Francesco Pasinetti!

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"Pooling" has been accepted to Videoconcorso Francesco Pasinetti in Venice, Italy for June 3, 2019. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake, and produced by her Ron de Cana Productions, Inc. shingle, "Pooling" is a hybrid short combining animation, breakdance, special effects and drone cinematography. The film features dancing and choreography by Marc Carrizo Vilarroig of Brodas Bros. It was shot/edited and visual effects were done in Barcelona by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge ...

"Pooling" accepted to Cefalu!

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"Pooling" has been accepted to the Cefalu Film Festival in Palermo, Italy for June 2019. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake, and produced by her Ron de Cana Productions, Inc. shingle, "Pooling" is a hybrid short combining animation, breakdance, special effects and drone cinematography. The film features dancing and choreography by Marc Carrizo Vilarroig of Brodas Bros. It was shot/edited and visual effects were done in Barcelona by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona. ...

"Pooling" accepted to FAD Festival: Film-Art-Dance in North Carolina!

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"Pooling" has been accepted to FAD Festival: Film-Art-Dance in Cary, North Carolina, USA for May 19, 2019. The film may also tour with their FAD Collections series to K-12 schools in other cities of North Carolina, states in the US, and provinces in Canada. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake under her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. shingle, "Pooling" features dancer/choreographer Marc Carrizo Vilarroig of Brodas Bros. The film was shot/edited and special effects done by Pol Carrizo...

"Pooling" to play Golden Sneakers Int'l Hip Hop Festival!

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"Pooling" has been accepted to the 2019 Golden Sneakers International Hip Hop Film Festival in Hamburg, Germany for June 21-22, 2019. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake and produced under her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. banner, "Pooling" features the breakdancing and choreography of Marc Carrizo Vilarroig of Brodas Bros. Joan Armand Forero of Praxiz composed an original score under Marc's supervision. Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona shot and edited and did special ...

"Pooling" to have European premiere in Spain with Incineracion!

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"Pooling" will have its European premiere in the country where it was shot and edited: Spain! The Incineracion Festival of Granada, Spain, running March 26-28, 2019, is an event held within the Festival Internacional de Jóvenes Realizadores, Film Fest Granada. "Pooling" is a concept developed by Dawn Westlake of Ron de Cana Productions for dancer/choreographer Marc "Markitus" Carrizo Vilarroig of Brodas Bros. It was shot and edited in Barcelona, Spain by Pol ...

"Pooling" to play Cuba!!

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"Pooling" is playing in a terrority new to Dawn Westlake & Ron de Cana Productions, Inc.! The hybrid breakdance/animation/visual effects film has been accepted into the 14th annual Festival Internacional de Videodanza in Havana, Cuba. This marks the first time work by Westlake will be shown in Cuba. "Pooling" was shot and edited in Barcelona, Spain by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona. The film features his brother, Marc Carrizo Vilarroig of the world-renowned bre...

"Pooling" to play FerFilm Festival in Kosovo!

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"Pooling", a breakdance/animation/visual effects hybrid film by Dawn Westlake, was accepted to the FerFilm Festival in Ferizaj, Kosovo for April 2-6, 2019. "Pooling" features the dancing/choreography of Marc "Markitus" Carrizo Vilarroig of Brodas Bros. An original score was composed for the film by Joan Armand Forero of Praxis. While the film was shot/edited in Barcelona by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona, the opening and closing animation was done by Gris...

"Pooling" to play Dansmuseet with Screendance Film Festival!

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"Pooling", a breakdance/animation/visual effects short from Ron de Cana Productions, Inc. will play Dansmuseet, the only museum dedicated to dance and movement, with the Screendance Film Festival in Stockholm, Sweden. The festival runs from April 23-30, 2019, and then, selected titles go on tour to other venues into 2020. "Pooling" was conceived by director/producer Dawn Westlake. It features the dance and choreography of Markitus (Marc Carrizo Vilarroig) of Brodas Bros. The...

Pooling

Director: Dawn Westlake.

When one takes an ill-advised leap of faith into the void, the body breaks. It takes a pooling of the deepest resources of the spirit to reconstruct the man.

"Through the Pane" to play Colombia!

"Through the Pane" has been selected to play in El Saman de Festicine in Viterbo-Caldas, Colombia October 13-16, 2016. This is the 35th selection for "Through the Pane". Helmed and written by Dawn Westlake, the film is based on a memoir chapter by her father, Donald G. Westlake. It addresses his cosmic acceptance of his wife's death four years ago. They were very happily married for 62 years. The film was shot on the Canon6D by Pol Carrizo-Vilarroig of ImatgeBarcelona...

SCRAPPY : a new film from Ron de Cana Productions!

SCRAPPY is the 18th short film from Ron de Cana Productions. The 4-minute short was born on September 11, 2016. Based on a poem by Donald G. Westlake about a real-life event in his childhood, SCRAPPY was developed for the screen and directed by his daughter, Dawn Westlake. Canon USA, Inc. provided a CanonC300 and CanonXC10 for the shoot. Pol Carrizo-Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona shot, edited and did color grading and VFX. The film was shot on location in Pine Mountain, CA, USA and Calders, Cat...

Scrappy

Director: Dawn Westlake.

Based on the poem by Donald G. Westlake, SCRAPPY tells the story of a child’s courage in challenging an adult’s momentary lapse in judgment.

Festival #40 for "Games People Play" is L'Aquila!

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Dawn Westlake's "Games People Play" received its 40th festival acceptance today with L'Aquila Film Fest in L'Aquila, Italy for December 8-18, 2015. Shot on the C500 by Jon Carr, the film was scored by Alvarez-featured guitarist GC Johnson of Acoustic Labs in the style of Ennio Morricone. "Games People Play" stars David Razowsky, Mark Jacobson and Westlake, herself. For more info and to see a trailer, please visit: http://dawnwestlake.com/rondecana/films/gamespeop...

Website for "Through the Pane" is launched!

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The official website for "Through the Pane", a new short film from Ron de Cana Productions, Inc. in Los Angeles, is now live! http://dawnwestlake.com/rondecana/films/throughthepane/index.html It was designed by director Dawn Westlake and programmed by Jason Luckett. The site features more info about the 6:21 film, media (trailer, behind-the-scenes reel, stills), comments, and cast-crew bios. A festival list will be kept updated as selections come in. "Through the Pane" was...

Through the Pane

Director: Dawn Westlake.

 The filmmaker's 87-year-old father shares reflections on life through panes of glass while facing the pain of losing his wife of 62 years. With 'cosmic perspective', he takes comfort in the rhythms of nature to cope with the unpredictable, non-linear qualities of grief.

"Through the Pane" is born!

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"Through the Pane" is the latest short film from Ron de Cana Productions, Inc. Shot on the Canon 6D and edited in Adobe Premiere Pro by Barcelona-based DP/Editor Pol Carrizo-Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona, the film was made in Wheaton, IL, USA in the childhood home of director/producer Dawn Westlake. Based on a memoir chapter by Dawn's father Donald G. Westlake, "Through the Pane" features the 87-year-old sharing his cosmic perspective on the death of his beloved wife of 6...

"Games People Play" at the San Gio Film Fest in Verona 7/23-27/2015!

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"Games People Play" has been accepted to the film competition in the San Gio Film Festival in Verona, Italy for July 23-27, 2015. This is the 22nd festival acceptance for the film written and directed by Dawn Westlake of Ron de Cana Productions, Inc. in Los Angeles. "Games People Play" was shot on the Canon C500 by Jon Carr. Carr also edited and provided visual effects. The film was scored by Alvarez-featured guitarist Gregory Johnson of Acoustic Labs. "Games People Play...

"Games People Play" selected for 2014 MultiFest in Mexico!

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"Games People Play" has just been selected to MultiFest in Jalisco, Mexico for October 1-4, 2014. The dark comedy shot in the style of a Sergio Leone spaghetti western was written/directed by Dawn Westlake and shot/edited by Jon Carr. Canon USA, Inc. provided their C500. The score was composed by Gregory Johnson of Acoustic Labs. "Games People Play" features LA-based comedic actors David Razowsky & Mark Jacobson, along with Westlake. For more info on MultiFest: http://mi...

"Games People Play"

Director: Dawn Westlake.

A married couple vow never to speak another cross word, but playing some is not off the table.

"Games People Play" is born!

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Ron de Cana Productions is proud to present its 16th film, "Games People Play", a comedy noir shot in the spaghetti western style of Sergio Leone. Dawn Westlake directed, wrote and produced and stars as DIANA. Jon Carr shot the film on the Canon C500 and edited on Adobe Premiere. "Games People Play" has an original score by Alvarez featured guitarist Gregory Johnson of Acoustic Labs. Along with Dawn Westlake are actors David Razowsky, former artistic director of Second City-L...

Found Objects

Director: Dawn Westlake.

Once upon a time, the daughter of a famous Hollywood animator fell in love with an artist with whom she thought she’d found her place in the sun…While visiting her father to tell him of this man of her dreams, she learns more about the mysterious star who burnished her father’s career. When she returns to her beloved artist’s studio, she is surprised to find she’s been cast out of his picture. But, how do you compete with the biggest star in The System: The Sun...?

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