The organizers of HollyShorts announced today that the acclaimed short film “Euthanasia,” directed by Actor/Director Adrian Grenier (HBO’s “Entourage”) will have its Hollywood premiere as the official opening short film at the third annual HollyShorts, Short Film Festival, which takes place August 10-12, 2007.
The organizers have also confirmed Cinespace, Digital Superclub in Hollywood as the official venue for growing short film festival. The announcements were made today by Daniel Sol, HollyShorts, Short Film Festival Director.
“Euthanasia,” is a 17 minute coming of age dark comedy, which tells the story of Sam and Becky, an unfortunate accident forces them to grow too quickly and make some hard decisions about life and death.
“It’s an honor for HollyShorts to host the Hollywood premiere of “Euthanasia,” one of the most critically acclaimed short films in quite some time,” said Sol. “Adrian Grenier is multitalented and has quickly been gaining tremendous respect as a director. We look forward to opening our festival with his short film and it’s also a delight for us to once again be bringing the arts back to Hollywood at Cinespace Digital Superclub.”
Cinespace, Digital Superclub is located at 6356 Hollywood Blvd (2nd Level) and is every movie lover’s dream—an upscale restaurant, bar and screening room all rolled into one.
Submissions are now being accepted for the 3rd Annual HollyShorts, Short Film Festival. The regular deadline is April 27, 2007 and the late deadline is May 25, 2007. All short films must be 30 minutes or under. Categories include Short Live Action, Short Animation, Short Documentary and Student Short. Filmmakers are encouraged to submit their short films through Withoutabox. Sponsors and festival partners include Women in Film, Fetro, Creative Screenwriting Magazine, New York Film Academy, Breakyouself.com, Dreamhouse Ensemble, Stash, Si-Mi.com, Sharp Radio Network and Indiepix.Sponsorship and partnership opportunities are still available.
Sam and her best friend Becky are pretty typical, sheltered, modern teenagers. Sam has just gotten her drivers license and after borrowing the family car, she and Becky are given the opportunity to demonstrate a little independence by venturing out into the real world, alone. They are finally all grown up, and for the first time they can go anywhere and do anything. Nothing is stopping them from visiting “Jake at Holister” and pulling up “listening to ‘G Spot’” In fact, their lives seem to have no limits until an unfortunate accident forces these two precocious girls to really grow up and make some hard decisions about life and death.
Although he is more widely known as an actor, Adrian has recently been garnering much respect as a director. He founded Reckless Productions 6 years ago, and has directed/produced several films including the documentary "Shot in The Dark", which premiered at the Tribeca film festival in 2002. He is currently developing a feature length film about a single mom in NYC who becomes a vigilante in order to bring a young fugitive to justice.
Added Sol: “In just three years, our festival has quickly made its mark delivering high quality short films. As we continue striving to reach our goal, which is to advance the careers of filmmakers globally and showcase great short form projects in front of film enthusiasts, the industry, fellow filmmakers and actors, this year’s event is poised to be a tremendous experience for everyone involved.”
HollyShorts (hollyshorts.com), Short Film Festival is an annual short film festival showcasing the best and brightest short films from around the globe. HollyShorts is devoted to the advancement filmmakers through screenings, Q&A sessions and networking events. The HollyShorts Film festival showcases the top short films produced 30- minutes or less.