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"terroir" to have South American premiere in Bogota!

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"terroir" will have its South American premiere with Independent Film Festival de Villa de Leyva in Bogota, Colombia from November 8-11, 2019. Written/directed/produced and sung by Dawn Westlake, "terroir" was orchestrated by multiple award-winning composer GC Johnson of Acoustic Labs. It was shot on location by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona in Wheaton & Peru, Illinois, USA, Font Romeu, Francia and Vilafranca del Penedes, Catalunya, Spain. Pol also edited and ...

"terroir" to have US Premiere at Austin Music Video Festival!

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"terroir", the new feminist musical from Dawn Westlake and her Ron de Cana Prods, Inc. has been selected to the Austin Music Video Festival in Texas for December 10-14, 2019. This will be the film's USA premiere. "terroir" was written as a poem by Westlake, and then orchestrated by GC Johnson of Acoustic Labs, who also coached her singing performance. The film was shot/edited and visual effects were done by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona. The piece was filmed o...

"terroir" to have World Premiere at Goa Short Film Festival!

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"terroir", the brand new musical film by Dawn Westlake with orchestration by GC Johnson of Acoustic Labs, will have its world premiere at the Goa Short Film Festival in India in November! "terroir" was shot by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona in Wheaton & Peru, Illinois, USA, Font Romeu, France and Vilafranca del Penedes, Catalunya, Spain. Pol edited and did visual effects as well. The film marks the professional acting debut of four-year-old Lilly Johnson, the g...

"terroir" is born!

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"terroir", a new musical film from Dawn Westlake of Ron de Cana Productions, Inc. was finished on 9.9.2019! Written as a poem by Westlake, "terroir" was orchestrated by GC Johnson of Acoustic Labs, and then sung by Westlake who also plays herself (in the present day) and her mother (in 1969 and the 1990s) in the film. Lilly Johnson, her cousin's granddaughter, plays Westlake as a four-year-old and her mother as a three-year-old, in 1969 and 1930, respectively. Pol Carriz...

"Scrappy" to play Granada, Spain!

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"Scrappy", based on the Studs Terkel Humanities Award-winning poem by Donald G. Westlake, will represent the USA in the 2017 InCINEracion Festival in Granada, Spain on April 19th, 2017. Helmed and produced by Westlake's daughter, Dawn, the film stars Nefertina Lizarraga, Dismas, GrissyG, Bruce Rheins, and the Mighty Kong as the titular "Scrappy". With gear provided by Canon USA, Inc., the film was shot in Pine Mountain, California, USA in September 2016. Pol Carrizo Vila...

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.

Little Things

Director: Rati Tsiteladze.

After the marriage Sophie realizes that once loving relationship with her husband, suddenly turned distant and decides to take action.

Distance

Director: Janno Jürgens.

A lonely boat wanders around aimlessly in the fog, which has unexpectedly rolled up. The engine has stopped working and the visibility is as clear as the relationship between the father and son, who sit in the boat. What happens when these two are faced with an inexplicable threat?

Searching Otto

Director: Angie Bolea.
In the future there is a co-existence of two Earths. When Nuka arrives to the original Earth she has a mission: Return Otto. Nuka is on her search whilst she is documenting information about the human urban lifestyle. Finally she finds Otto, living comfortably in this new world. He explains how he doesn’t want to return to their planet, and shows her the beauty this new Earth has for them. They both begin to live a different life, which is suddenly disrupted.

Know Thyself

Director: Réjane Ruby.
Arthur is a solitary man, unable to get away from the imaginary world he has created. As he discovers the deviations of his own self, he rebels and chooses to be free. But can anyone escape from their inner mind and seek freedom outside themselves?

Festival #20 Takes Producer 'Back to One'

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"Covariance" will screen in the main competition of Porto7 International Short Film Festival of Oporto, Portugal from June 13-17, 2012. http://www.porto7.com/selected-short-films-for-competition/ This is the 20th festival acceptance for the film. Ron de Cana Productions began its short film production career in Porto (and environs) in 2000 with "Mini Driver Project". For more information of Ron de Cana's films, please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com  ...

"Over A Cheever" Available at Filmbaby

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"Over A Cheever", a dvd compilation of four films made between 2008-2011 inspired by the life and work of celebrated American writer John Cheever, is now available for purchase at filmbaby: http://www.filmbaby.com/films/6009 The films included in the 53-min. compilation have played in over 70 international festivals and won awards in the U.S. and Canada. The titles are: "Project Ion" (2008/11 mins.) "The Catalyst" (2009/13.5 mins.) "A...

"Over A Cheever" compilation DVD released by Ron de Cana Productions

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New from Ron de Cana Productions is "Over a Cheever", a compilation DVD featuring four short films made between 2008-2011, inspired by the life and work of celebrated American author John Cheever. The 53-min. collection features the films "Project Ion" (2008), "The Catalyst" (2009), "A.L.I.C.E." (2010) and "Covariance" (2011). The DVD will be available for purchase within the next month at: http://www.filmbaby.com View the trai...

Covariance to screen in NYC in January and February!

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SCENEPR in NYC will present "Covariance" in their Love Actually Film Festival on Valentine's Day (February 14, 2012) and will give it a sneak preview at the ShowBiz Cafe in NYC at 19 West 21st Street on January 26th. Click here for more info: http://scenepr.com/events/lovefest2012/ "Covariance" has now been invited to screen in 9 festivals on 5 continents. The film was made with the generous support in the camera dept. by Canon USA, Inc. For more info, please vis...

unspoken

Director: Eric Geynes & Amna Hafiz.
Lawrence and Maxine have professional lives, good friends and a stable family with their baby daughter. One evening a dinner party and a long-standing friendship between two men leads to an unforeseen sequence of events. A film about surface, masks and truth.

Meet Indie Filmmaker: SÆKZI

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Article by Anna Takayama    SÆKZI, a recent submission to the ÉCU 2010 Dramatic Short category, is an honest story of a woman’s battle with her lack of self-confidence through the eyes of her devoted lover. Director Lars T. Moen gives interviewer Anna Takayama his views on women, beauty, ideals, and love in modern times.   Q: What is your film about? Sækzi is a film about self-confidence, and how it shouldn’t matter what you look like. The film port...

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