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A poverty-stricken father and son struggle to survive in a region of the Middle East frequently targeted by unmanned aerial strikes.
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A poverty-stricken father and son struggle to survive in a region of the Middle East frequently targeted by unmanned aerial strikes.
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'From the Sky' returns to California for two more festivals!

Hello everyone!

'From the Sky' is headed back to The Golden State following our film's world premiere last April at the Newport Beach Film Festival. The film is an Official Selection at Awareness Festival and Wine Country Film Festival in the month of September, and will screen for each event on Sunday, September 21st.

First up is the film's L.A. premiere at the fifth annual Awareness Festival. 'From the Sky' will screen with two other shorts at the historic Bay Club in Santa Monica at 4PM on Sunday, September 21st. The screening will be followed by a Q&A featuring our entire cast, producer Jess Grant, and writer/director Ian Ebright. Click on the Awareness Festival laurel below to purchase tickets and for venue info. We hope to see you there!

Also on September 21st, 'From the Sky' will screen in Sonoma County at the 28th annual Wine Country Film Festival, the oldest film festival in the region. Those within reach can catch the film at 1pm at the The Kenwood Restaurant Theater Space: 9900 Sonoma Hwy. Kenwood, CA 95452. Click on the Wine Country Film Festival laurel below for more information. Tickets will be available through the website soon. 

We greatly appreciate your help in advertising these screenings by sharing the news with family, friends and your social media community. Thank you! 

Tickets and venue info
Tickets and venue info
Official festival website
Official festival website

From the Sky...wins!?

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Some truly surprising news. 

I just got back from Rhode Island International Film Festival which had 5,000 submissions this year, from which 260 films were selected to represent 65 countries. Two films won the International Humanitarian Award. And of those two, From The Sky took the Grand Prize!

We'll keep this update brief. First and foremost, thank you for believing in this story and film back when it was just a concept and some words on a page. I hope you feel a sense of ownership in this award because it belongs to everyone involved. 

More good news coming soon!

-Ian Ebright

Writer/Director- 'From the Sky'

'From the Sky' in the media, and East Coast premiere this Friday!

Hello everyone, just a brief update to share some of our recent appearances in the media:

Our East Coast premiere happens this Friday, August 8 in Rhode Island! We'll be screening with other shorts at 2:30PM in the Metcalf Auditorium located inside the RISD Museum in Providence. Here's the link to ticketing and venue info: http://riff.festivalgenius.com/2014/films/fromthesky_ianebright_riff2014

We'd greatly appreciate your help sharing any of these links and screening info with your social circles as we hope to get people in the seats for this East Coast premiere! I'm planning to be in Rhode Island for the screening and Q&A, and look forward to interacting with the audience including some of you, hopefully.

Thanks so much, and until next time,

Ian Ebright

Writer/Director- 'From the Sky'

http://fromtheskyfilm.com

'From the Sky' finds an East Coast premiere!

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Hello everyone, 

I'm excited to share the news that 'From the Sky' has been selected out of 5,000 submissions to screen at the 18th annual Rhode Island...well, like the poster says. 

Wow!

The Rhode Island International Film Festival populated its upcoming 2014 annual event with films from over 60 countries, and like SIFF in Seattle (our previous screening) is an Oscar-qualifying festival, which means winning the key award here makes a film eligible to be considered by the Academy for a Best Narrative Short nomination. While we have no expectation of that, it's an honor to be included in such a noteworthy festival for our East Coast premiere, as there are only 45- 55 festivals around the globe which are Oscar-qualifiers. 

The film will screen Friday, August 8 at 2:30PM at the Metcalf Auditorium which is located at the Rhode Island School of Design/RISD Museum in Providence, RI. Follow the link for more info about the screening which should include ticketing information soon: http://goo.gl/PbU7pT

Since we are an entirely West Coast production (except for some donors), we'd appreciate your help in getting the word out about this screening. I'll be sending a press release to some regional and national media outlets, and would really benefit from your help on social media. Supporting our efforts will be an article I've just completed for a prominent filmmaking magazine which will be published and shared soon.

It's a joy to share good news with you. Thank you so much for your support!

-Ian Ebright  

Writer/Director- 'From the Sky'

Festival news: 'From the Sky' premieres at Newport Beach, selected for Seattle International!

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'From the Sky' world premiere April 30, 2014.
'From the Sky' world premiere April 30, 2014.

Pictured above: Top row (left to right) actor Steven Soro, actor Maz Siam, writer/director Ian Ebright, executive producer Lauren Ebright, producer Jess Grant. Bottom row (left to right) assistant director Ian Van der Werff, actor Mohamad Tamimi, actor Georges Chalhoub. 

After an amazing experience premiering at the Newport Beach Film Festival, we are honored to announce that 'From the Sky' has been chosen as an Official Selection at the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) 2014! The film will screen with six other local short productions on May 25 at 11AM in lower Queen Anne. Q&A to follow. 

SIFF boasts the largest festival audience in the U.S., and this screening will include six other groups of cast, crew, family and friends, so tickets will go fast. Follow the link to purchase yours: http://www.siff.net/festival-2014/seattle-supersonic-shorts

We look forward to seeing those of you who can make it, and to screening a digital presentation of the film for the second time in a proper theater!