Curse of the Sunset Starlet accepted into NewFilmmakersNY film fest!
Great news! Our film, Curse of the Sunset Starlet, has been accepted into the NewFilmmakersNY film fest in NYC. SInce COTSS has been in so many film festivals,... Read more
New film fest for Curse of the Sunset Starlet!
After taking a hiatus submitting to film festivals, I am back at it! Curse of the Sunset Starlet has been accepted into the very cool Mount Rainier Film... Read more
A great run!
Hope your year is going great so far.
2013 was a terrific year for Curse of the Sunset Starletwhich, as you know, premiered at the prestigious Newport... Read more
Curse of the Sunset Starlet is now officially eligible to be considered for an Academy Award nomination!
Our film screened, per Academy Award rules, at the North Hollywood Laemmle, 2x... Read more
Screening at the North Hollywood Laemmle this weekend!
I finally have screening information for Curse of the Sunset Starletthis weekend at the North Hollywood Laemmle. This screening will allow our film to become eligible for... Read more
Screening information for COTSS
We just booked the North Hollywood Laemmle theatr to screen Curse of the Sunset Starlet to make it eligible for Academy Award consideration. It will screen
Friday Sept... Read more
We reached our goal!
We reached our goal in our very last Kickstarter campaign. WOOHOO!
Now, we can book the theater and purchase a DCP so that Curse of the Sunset Starlet... Read more
Big news! Accepted into the Aethetica Film Festival in the UK!
With just 57 hours left in our very last (honest!) Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to screen Curse of the Sunset Starletso it can be eligible for... Read more
Update on Academy Award campaign
Just 5 days left in our Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to screen Curse of the Sunset Starletso it can be eligible for Academy Award consideration. If... Read more
For our film to be eligible for Academy Award consideration
We have just launched one last Kickstarter campaign!
This is a very quick and important campaign to raise funds to screen Curse of the Sunset Starletat the... Read more
More film fest news!
Curse of the Sunset Starlet was accepted into both the ORlando Film Festival and the San Diego International Film Festivals. (We were invited to submit to both... Read more
Screening in Topanga June 27
This Thursday June 27 @8pm we are screening a re-edited version of Curse of the Sunset Starlet at the beautiful 1909 Theater in Topanga 1909 Topanga Canyon Blvd. ... Read more
San Antonio Film Festival
Curse of the Sunset Starlet was just accepted into the San Antonio Film Festival, a great little fest in the west. Woohoo! BTW I stopped submitting for about... Read more
Newport Beach Film Festival news
I just got back from the Newport Beach Film Festival where our film played beautifully. It looked great on a big screen. Thank you to Steve, Jo, Niko,... Read more
Im at the Newport Beach Film Fest and it is quite spectacular--wish you were here (hey there's still time for you to come!!). Lots of press, lights, cameras... Read more
Tupelo Film Festival
Curse of the Sunset Starlet has been accepted into the Tupelo Film Festival.
Thanks again for all your help. This is as much your movie as it is... Read more
Newport Beach Film Fest help promote our (your!) film
Could you take a moment help promote the Newport Beach Film Fest screening of Curse of the Sunset Starlet by clicking on this link and giving it a... Read more
Tickets avail for screening at Newport Beach Film Fest
Tickets are now avail for the screening of your film, Curse of the Sunset Starlet, at the Newport Beach Film Festival. Hope you can come---please share the... Read more
OOPS APRIL 26 (not February duh)
Our film Curse of the Sunset Starlet will screen April 26(not February like I posted in the previous update) in a block of 5 shorts that starts at 8:30pm.... Read more
Newport Beach Film Festival!
The film fest that couldn't be named, can now be named! Our film has been accepted into the Newport Beach Film Festival and will screen in a prime... Read more
We've got 25 hours left before our mini Kickstarter campaign ends on lucky St. Patty's day! We are doing pretty well---we've raised $1750 of our $2250 goal---but we... Read more
I am SO EXCITED to tell you that our film, Curse of the Sunset Starlet,has been nominated for 3 awards--- Best Short, Best Short Screenplay and Best Producer of... Read more
I just got some exciting news that our film has been accepted into a prestigious film festival BUT Im not allowed to make a public announcement til March... Read more
OOPS here's the link
We just now launched a mini Kickstarter campaign to raise funding for submitting to film festivals. It adds up fast! The campaign ends March 17 so it's a... Read more
I wanted to share some reviews posted on IMDB about our film:
Michael Silverblatt Poetic and moving short that deals with the return of a family nightmare.... Read more
DVDs on the way!
Your DVDs are on the way! I can't wait to hear what you think! Let me know if don't get it. Could you help our film by "liking"... Read more
I screened Curse of the Sunset Starlet at the Charlie Chaplin Theater in Hollywood across the street from Paramount Studios. It was a full house of about 175... Read more
Screenings & film fest submissions
Happy Lucky 2013! Hope all is well with you and yours.
Lots of news for Curse of the Sunset Starlet. We had a mini screening in my hometown... Read more
DRUM ROLL PLEASE!
As of 12:30pm today, Curse of the Sunset Starlet is FINISHED!
The film, OUR film, is better than I ever imagined due to the many people who contributed their... Read more
technology black hole and moving forward
Sorry it's been awhile since my last update but I have been working diligently each and every day on Curse of the Sunset Starlet. The edit is now... Read more
Light at the end of the film tunnel
We are slowly (there are some who think it's been fast!) but surely making our way to completion of Curse of the Sunset Starletand it is everything... Read more
clarify & cash
Sorry for the flurry of messages! I made an error in my last update when I said if we raise 2k Anonymous Donor would then give 4k.... Read more
Great news...a matching fund!
Even though we are making great progress with our film, we still need about $4000 to be able to complete Curse of the Sunset Starlet.
The great news is that... Read more
new editor & matching funds
Got a new editor, Drew Kilcoin. He'll be great.
We are making good progress on the edit of COTSS. The few people who have seen it so far think the performances are terrific (they are!) and the... Read more
editing & juggling
We are now in the editing process with our talented editor Ryan Chan. Ryan is 1st assistant editor to director Robert Zemekis and just completed the upcoming Zemekis... Read more
Lots more photos posted on the Curse of the Sunset Starlet Facebook page
Make sure and :like: it while you are there!
Starting editing this week.
Boy am I tired.... Read more
Photos on Facebook
Hey...you can see stills from Curse of the Sunset Starlet (photos taken from the TV screen so quality is not as clear) on the Curse of the Sunset Starlet Facebook... Read more
IT'S A WRAP!
We did it! We finished 4 intense days of filming this morning at 12:40 am! The whole crew is exhausted but happy. Every single scene has excellent performances and many... Read more
Day 2 is done!
Kickass performances by Sally Kirkland & Kathleen Wilhoite--they make acting look easy. The kids were terrific too--as a director, they take more focus from me since... Read more
We had a great first day of shooting! We really rocked and got a lot of shots done---including a challenging long-ish fast paced scene with the whole cast and also... Read more
less than 18 hours from now
we'll be on set!
Lots of last minute details to tend to-- but we will be ready by our call time Monday at 7am
Production designer Tana is working with... Read more
Had a very good day today rehearsing the whole cast--Sally Kirkland, Kathleen Wilhoite, Bailey Tate and Niko Baur (except Kadeem who is in his scene solo). DP Joe... Read more
Had our table read today with all the actors and it went great! Sally Kirkland and Kathleen Wilhoite are dynomite together and really seem related--they even have the... Read more
One more important thing...
A big thank you to fellow director Nicole Holofcener for taking time out of her busy life to meet with me to review rehearsal procedure and to give all around... Read more
We have a shoot date!
Finally, after 14 months of work towards this goal (we first filmed Kathleen back in April 2011 for our Kickstarter video) we have a shoot date for Curse of... Read more
We have an actress!
As of this morning, Oscar nominated (I love saying that) actress SALLY KIRKLAND accepted the role of Grandma Gigi!!! She will be PERFECT in this role. She is excited about... Read more
This morning, I woke up to find a large, beautifully patterned brown moth perched on my front door. I think this is a very good omen for Curse... Read more
2 steps forward, half step back
Today, I sent out first edition, signed books These Dreams of You by Steve Erickson, co-writer of Curse of the Sunset Starlet to all the $1000. level donors.... Read more
correct link to These Dreams of You review in LA Review of Books
in the thick of it
Hope life is treating you well. As always, I am grateful for each and every one of you and your support of Curse of the Sunset Starlet.
Here's... Read more
getting the script "on its feet"
Here's the next update on our progress with Curse of the Sunset Starlet:
I am taking Joan Scheckel's master workshop to work with actors (not the ones... Read more
I sent out a HUGE THANK YOU on the day we were fully funded (Friday Feb 10) thanks to ALL OF YOU! But a friend just told me... Read more
First incentive fulfilled!
You can now find your name on the SPECIAL THANKS page of the production website for Curse of the Sunset Starlet. Let me know if we made... Read more
POPULAR THIS WEEK
Hey we are listed on Kickstarter as ❝POPULAR THIS WEEK❞
Thanks to all of you, we are 97% funded---we've raised $11,735 of our $12,000 goal with 46 hours left to... Read more
We are down to the last 3 days, after 2 months on Kickstarter
Only 3 short days left to reach our goal...s t r e s s f u l! The good news is that we are only $2100 away from... Read more
news & reviews
the names of all you fabulous Kickstarter contributors have been added to the www.spontaneousgirlfun.com website, see the page SPECIAL THANKS!
Steve Erickson, co-writer of our film (it's yours now too!)... Read more
Writer Steve Erickson
We are getting c l o s e r to our 12k goal thanks to all of you!
Steve Erickson (co-writer of Curse of the Sunset Starlet) newest book (#11)... Read more
Sundance & progress
Sundance was exciting and inspiring, I made lots of helpful contacts. The creative buzz was so energizing. Thanks to my sister Lisa (who owns the Fender Music Lodge,... Read more
Having a great time at Sundance, meeting lots of helpful people for Curse of the Sunset Starlet. Some contributers, producers, distributors, all swept up in the energy and joy of... Read more
Goin to Sundance
Im leaving tomorrow to go to Sundance to volunteer and promote Curse of the Sunset Starlet & this Kickstarter campaign. I hope next year to be there as... Read more
Thank you on our website
Our very favorite people (aka contributors to Curse of the Sunset Starlet!) are now thanked on our SPECIAL THANKS page on the Spontaneous Girl Fun Productions website.
We... Read more
off to a great start!
Thanks for all the early support!
It's only Day 3 and we're up to $1115. contributed towards our 12,000. goal!
Friends from LA & Michigan have jumped in to be... Read more