Thursday, February 28, 2013


VEER! at Jacksonville's Sun-Ray Cinema

Filmed in Jacksonville, VEER! is the story of Jesse Sorensen, a skateboarder who had it all - a lucrative contract, girls, fame and an extravagant lifestyle. Now ten years later, past his prime and his usefulness in this youth-driven culture, Jesse is dropped by his skate team. Broke, he moves in with his elderly grandmother only to discover his 17-year old niece, Samantha, crashing there as well. Ironically, she is following the same slippery slope Jesse once paved, with the hottest new skater in town. After a decade of refusing to grow up, Jesse must confront what he has spent his entire life avoiding - responsibility - and figure out his future once and for all.

VEER! first theatrical run at Jacksonville's own Sun-Ray Cinema from March 1st through 7th.  Friday night's screening (March 1) will be followed by a Q&A session with members of the cast and crew.

The first ten people through the door at each screening on opening weekend will receive a free copy of the soundtrack. Bonus! Plus, Sun-Ray has graciously offered a free small popcorn with admission to the film for its entire run. Click on the link to get the printable coupon. Double bonus!

Exact screening times will be listed Monday on Sun-Ray's Facebook page. In the meantime, check out the special-cut trailer, made just for our Sun-Ray theatrical run!

St. Augustine Film Festival !

In January, the film had a standing-room-only screening at the St. Augustine Film Festival and also recently received the SKATE OR DIE AWARD at the Pollygrind Underground Film Festival in Las Vegas.

That's it for now. Thanks guys and gals. Hope to see you at Sun-Ray! 


World Cerebral Palsy Day - "Change My World in 1 min' Contest

United Cerebral Palsy has launched an international contest to help change the lives of individuals living with CP. ONE of three innovative ideas is a documentray highlighting the achivements of people living with Cerebral Palsy. From now until March 31st, 2013, UCP is inviting anyone who would like to submit proposals for how they would like to bring their ideas to life. All filmmakers are welcomed to particpate with their idea of a documentary and compete for a $25,000 prize.

For more info about the contest and the other two ideas please click

Friday, February 22, 2013

Amelia Island Film Festival


The 5th Annual Amelia Island Film Festival
March 21st -24th 2013

AIFF 2013 Kicks off March 21st with it's 5th Annual Red Carpet Event at the Historic Peck enter, Fernandina Beach, FL. At 7:00pm The Red Carpet Rolls out allowing you to be a Celebrity. Never know who you just might see walking down the Red Carpet. 

Along with guest speaker, Kiara C Jones, an award winning Writer, Director and Producer, who received honors for her work from HBO, BET, Lifetime Television Network, PBS, and Fox.  So make plans to join us Thursday March 21st, Cost is $30.00. Cost includes, Wine Tasting, 2 films, and a Party afterward wards at O'kanes Irish Pub.

See more events & purchase tickets at

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Oscar Party, 6 PM, Sunday Feb. 24th at Whisky River

CineCity Jax & American Lung Association Oscar Watch Party - 2/24/2013

Don't miss the Oscar Party on Sunday Feb. 24th, 6:00pm at Whisky River – 4850 Big Island Drive. Tickets are $15 per person or donation at the door. The $15 ticket gets you a free cocktail & appetizer buffet!

CineCity Jax & The American Lung Association invite you to join them for an evening with Oscar

Red Carpet: 6pm, Oscar Watch Party: 7pm
Attire: Rock Star Casual
All attendees will be provided 1 complimentary signature cocktail with donation at the door; all size donations are appreciated.

Silent Auction : 50/50 Best Picture Rafle
Tickets: Available Here    
Donation at Door: Signature Cocktail $15 - Includes signature cocktail and hors' d oeuvres
$125 - VIP table for 5 - Includes signature cocktails, hors d oeuvres, swag bags and a bottle of champagne to toast the night.

For more info, please click

Do You Have One of America’s Most Desperate Landscapes?

DIY Network is searching for some of the ugliest front yards in America for a special edition of DIY’s “Desperate Landscapes”. It’s the biggest makeover licensed contractor Jason Cameron and his team will do all year!

Jason wants to see video and pictures of you and your very desperate front yard! We’re not talking small problems like a bad lawn or some dead shrubs. We’re looking for over-the-top desperation on the front of your house and in your landscape. We want yards that rank up there with America’s Most Desperate Landscapes… yards so ugly that it will take a massive two-day transformation to take them from worst to first!

Jason wants to see your yard and hear from neighbors who hate your landscape. The first step to getting Jason to show up at your house is by showing us your fun spirit and your depressing landscape. Jason’s advice: BE CREATIVE! Your video will be one of hundreds he’ll receive so make a video that will really stand out.

To apply, send your video, pictures and contact information to

Friday, February 15, 2013

One Spark in Jacksonville - Deadline to register 2/22/13!

ONE SPARK will take place April 17 - 21, 2013 in downtown Jacksonville. Creators from all over the world will showcase ideas and projects to connect with a $250,000 crowd fund, $1 million in capital investments, and immediate individual contributions. Deadline for registration is February 22, 2013, 11:59 PM EST. This has been publicized all over the news, social media, etc. for the past several months.

ONE SPARK website:
Click following link, watch short video, register for $45, see who has registered:
Contact Information


(904) 250-0070

Recent article…

Jacksonville to play host to world’s first crowd funding festival, One Spark

By Peter Schorsch on February 4, 2013 St. Peters Blog

Jacksonville could soon reshape its image, and the state’s, when it hosts One Spark 2013, the world’s first crowd funding festival.

“Think SXSW [Austin] meets ArtPrize [Grand Rapids] meets Kickstarter, live!” said Elton

Rivas, executive director of One Spark, a non-profit that’s raised private funds to launch the event.

The festival, which is designed to attract Creators in technology, art, music and science, is schedule for April 17 – 21, 2013, in downtown Jacksonville. Hundreds of Creators will exhibit their work at more than 75 venues and attendees will utilize kiosks and smartphones to vote for their favorite creation. At the end of the festival, winners will split a guaranteed $250,000 crowd fund. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to contribute directly to Creators via smartphones as they tour exhibits

The event is the first of its kind in Florida and recently attracted the attention of Shad Khan, owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars and automobile parts manufacturer Flex-N-Gate. Khan, a billionaire recently featured on 60 Minutes, pledged $1 million in equity investment opportunities for chosen Creators who register for the event.

“We see this event as transformational for Jacksonville,” said Abel Harding, a Jacksonville banker who serves as the event’s spokesman. “This is a full-court press to afford venture capitalists, political leaders and the general public the opportunity to glimpse first-hand the innovation happening right here in Florida.”

Creator registration is still open and nearly 300 have already signed up from around the United States and 15 foreign countries. More information, including how to participate as a Creator, can be found here.