Pembroke Takes "Audience Choice Award" for Domestic Features at SLIFF
This was such a charming weekend. We had a great screening and went home with an awesome award.
It was also the first time that four of the major cast... Read more
Two Festival Acceptances In One Week!
Wow... that's all I can say... WOW!
Just days apart, I read the magic works from the Gasparilla International Film Festival in the Tampa Bay area and the Palm Beach... Read more
Mark Your Calendars: Screening @ StarLite
Hello, Wonderful Backers!
It's official: PEMBROKE CIRCLE will be screening on Friday, February 27th at 7:00PM! This is our first public screening in Central Florida and we're beyond excited.
The... Read more
PEMBROKE CIRCLE will screen at the 2015 StarLite Film Festival
It seems like 2015 is our year! PEMBROKE CIRCLE will be screening at the 2015 StarLite Film Festival which runs February 26th - March 1st at the beautiful Garden Theatre... Read more
Screening @ 2015 Saint Augustine Film Festival
Happy New Year!
Just wanted to let you all know that PEMBROKE CIRCLE will be screening at the 2015 Saint Augustine Film Festival on:
- Friday January 23rd at 3:00PM
- Corazon... Read more
PEMBROKE CIRCLE Takes Award For "Outstanding Debut Feature" at FLIFF
We can now say that PEMBROKE CIRCLE is an award-winning film!
I share this award with everybody who helped make this film possible!
Our Premiere Was A Success!!!
Dear Wonderful Backers,
This was an amazing week for our film. It was well-received and every screening had a great turnout. A huge thank you to everybody who attended, spread... Read more
Don't Pay For Parking Tomorrow!
Hello Wonderful Backers,
Tomorrow is the big day and I am beside myself in excitement!
There is free parking next to the cinema, so please don't pay for parking! See... Read more
FLIFF Updates (Nov 22nd screening cancelled)
We regret to inform you that the Nov 22nd screening of the film at FLIFF has been cancelled. We're sorry for any inconvenience that may have caused.
With... Read more
Tickets Are Finally Available!
Hello Wonderful Backers,
FLIFF just posted tickets for Pembroke!
Wednesday 11/12 @ 8PM: http://www.fliff.com/Film/1695/PEMBROKE_CIRCLE_-_Lauderdale
Saturday 11/15 @ 4:15PM: http://www.fliff.com/Film/1696/PEMBROKE_CIRCLE_-_Hollywood
Saturday 11/22 @ 2:30PM: http://www.fliff.com/Film/1697/PEMBROKE_CIRCLE_-_Miramar_Cultural_Ctr
- $10 General Admission
- $8 Student... Read more
3rd Screening Added at FLIFF
Hello Wonderful Backers,
We have great news! FLIFF added a 3rd screening of Pembroke:
Saturday November 22nd at 2:30pm
Miramar Cultural Center
2400 Civic Center Pl, Miramar, FL 33025
Tickets... Read more
2014 FLIFF Screening Days and Times
Hello Wonderful Backers,
Mark your calendars! We finally received our screening times for Pembroke Circle at FLIFF:
Wednesday November 12th at 8pm at the Cinema Paradiso (in downtown Ft. Lauderdale) ... Read more
Pembroke Circle Will Screen @ 2014 FLIFF
Dear Most Wonderful Backers,
I just got the word that we have been accepted into the 2014 29th annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival! I am extremely excited and honored... Read more
Florida’s Entertainment Industry Is Fighting For Its Survival...
... but, you can make a difference!
When I began my undergraduate studies at UCF in 2006, Florida ranked third in terms of film production. Now that I have my... Read more
Thanksgiving and Festivals
Well, it has been quite some time since my last update! For that, I’m truly sorry. Right now, we are in the festival notification limbo, anxiously awaiting decisions from 16... Read more
Ten Years After
“Help me, I’m Amanda Berry.”
In just five words and the help of a good Samaritan, Amanda Berry was able to escape the nightmare that became her reality for ten... Read more
When in doubt, option-C
Kyle Prince (Editor) and Geoff Levy (Director of Photography) proved to be a dynamic duo for color correction. In production, we used a picture profile called “Cinestyle” which produces images... Read more
**Teaser Trailer Release**
Yesterday, we released a first look at Pembroke Circle. Take a peek at the teaser trailer below!
Color Correction & ADR
This past weekend, Kyle Prince (Editor), our Sound Design team and I spent two 14-hour days recording ADR and music for the film. We were reunited with members of the... Read more
Tip Of The Iceberg
When we hear the words “human trafficking”, we picture far-off locations with foreign cultures committing these intolerable acts. On the contrary, it is very much a presence within our own... Read more
Now That We're Picture Locked...
Kyle and I made the decision to lock picture this week, which is a huge, huge milestone. As I said on Facebook, I’m very proud of the film. I’ve grown... Read more
Everything In The Can
It really feels good to finally have everything in the can. We had three days of pick-ups last month and one small pick-up day on the 10th, thus officially wrapping... Read more
Intro Scene Behind-the-Scenes
Check out some BTS footage from our recent reshoot of the introductory scene. Complete with gory makeup and wrist chains, this scenes offers a horrific look into the world of... Read more
Last weekend, we headed out to Lake Eola in downtown Orlando for the 5th Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Day event. Founded by Florida Abolitionist, this is the largest event in... Read more
Welcome back, fans!
Today, we have some behind-the-scenes footage of our recent ADR session (Automated Dialogue Replacement) with director, Max Rousseau. This session is for the voiceover of Samuel Rojas'... Read more
Slavery in Our Own Backyard
Welcome Pembroke Circle fans! You are reading the new and improved P.C. blog with updates every Monday.
As filmmakers, we want to bring more awareness to a widespread issue here... Read more
Starting a New Year
Yesterday, we had a mini-reunion with some familiar people for a photo shoot and voice over recording with Mario Nalini who plays “Samuel Rojas”.
You’ll see some familiar faces in... Read more
Thanks For Making 2012 a Great Year!
2012, while not without its challenges and hardships, was a great year for Pembroke Circle. I think everybody involved in this project has grown tremendously. If you look back at... Read more
Temp Score and Happy Holidays!
The first 12 cuts of the film were without any music or score of any kind. We’re finally at the stage where we can start thinking about music.
Yesterday, Kyle... Read more
Sorry For The Silence
It has been a while since I’ve written an update and I apologize for that. This has been a crazy two months packed with teaching, planning for graduation (in May)... Read more
Sound Design and SnagFilms Consultation
I apologize for the large gap between posts. The past few weeks have been quite eventful. Today won’t be a post-mortem, but an update instead.
We recently assembled our Sound... Read more
Behind The Scenes Days 16 - 20
Hey guys! Here are the links for the behind the scenes videos from days 16 through 20 on principal photography for Pembroke Circle!
Day 4 - With Age Comes Wis...Dance
As people get older, they get wiser and more experienced. Normally. Hopefully.
Pembroke Circle Day 1 - Mini Doc
My name is Nick Izvernari. I, and my partner in crime, Steve Diaz, will be documenting the comings and goings of the cast and crew of Pembroke Circle. Every... Read more
A Big Day Tomorrow!
We begin shooting tomorrow at 7AM! It's an exterior day. Let's hope the weather is kind to us. We'll make it work regardless. Because I'm going to be very busy... Read more
Indiewire "Project of the Month" Poll is Open - Please vote!
As most of you know, we won project of the week last week - thanks to many of you. It looks like indieWIRE doesn't want to waste any time because... Read more
$13K - Less than Four Hours Away
An update from our current Kickstarter: When I woke up this morning, we were 69% funded at $10,442 with 116 backers. With four hours left, we are 86% funded with... Read more
This time last week...
If you've been following my current Kickstarter campaign: This time last week we were 8% funded with $1337 raised and 30 backers. Now we are 65% funded with $9776 raised... Read more
"Pembroke Circle" is indieWIRE's Project of the Week!
Thank you so much for helping us achieve this milestone. I know many of you voted and forwarded this to your contacts! Now let's take this Kickstarter as well as... Read more
Please Vote: Our film is up for indieWIRE 'Project of the Week!' - Takes TWO SECONDS
We need your help! It takes TWO SECONDS. We won indieWIRE project of the day for Monday April 16th and we have a shot now at project of... Read more
A Great Article in the Central Florida Future
Check out a great article in the Central Florida Future on 'Pembroke Circle'. The word is really getting out about what we're doing!
Warm... Read more
We just submitted for indieWIRE project of the day.
What is indieWIRE you ask? It's one of the most respected news and information sites for the independent film community.
What... Read more
Launch Event Highlights
We put together a short highlight reel from the Launch Event we had on Thursday March 15th, 2012. The itinerary included a detailed pitch of the film, a... Read more
A Blog Post Written About 'Pembroke Circle'
Ali Wolf and Mona Sulieman are on an inspiring journey; an independent research project called 'Traffic In Our Streets', with which they are hoping to get to the root of... Read more
Pembroke Circle Launch Party
Last night was a great night for Pembroke Circle. Over 50 people from the community came to hear our pitch as well as see the PROMO scene. It was a... Read more
Ignorance Is Bliss Until It Happens Across The Street...
I have spent the past two years researching, reading and hearing about some of the worst crimes committed to some of the most vulnerable people. Many things that would make... Read more
Pembroke Circle PROMO
About two weeks ago, I embarked on filming a short scene from the feature. I wanted to show everybody, especially my supporters, what I'm going for. We used the actual... Read more
*New* Poster! Thoughts Please...
What do you think? Comment below!
I'll be posting soon about the PROMO shoot that occurred last weekend. Behind-the-scenes pictures and video are also on their way!
Cheers,... Read more
National Human Trafficking Awareness Day
Today is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. This is a good day to think about all the freedoms we take for granted; all the freedoms that so many victims are... Read more
Opus Article & Jerry Bruckheimer Tweet
The screening dates for "Opus" at the 2011 Vancouver International Film Festival are Friday October 7th and Monday October 10th. Please visit the link below on the VIFF... Read more
Wow! That's all I have to say. Wow.
My Fellow Collaborators,
I've been staring at this update box for the past 15 minutes. Unsure what to type. I'm stunned. Seriously. This is amazing.
Please keep in touch. Visit... Read more
Everybody loves a success story! Here's to today's:
We did it! With 9hrs left, we reached our goal and we're still striding forward.
Last week, around this time, we were in the mid 900s with 4100 needed to... Read more
The Home Stretch!
Hello everybody! I can't believe how far we've gotten! We're at $3236!!!!! Keep checking in. We're all in this together. I have faith we can make it. Hopefully you do... Read more
A Letter of Thanks from the Director
Dear My Fellow Collaborators,
I’m going to apologize in advance for being mushy.
I use the word “collaborator” because by supporting us you have become a part of our film. ... Read more
Breaking the $1000 Mark!
Whooo! This is a huge milestone. I'd say. Just wanted to thank everybody for their support. We are extremely grateful.
We have a new website up (same layout) but it... Read more
I can't thank you all enough for your support to my project! Seriously. I'm moved. Please visit the links below. I've put a Special Thanks page together for all of... Read more